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Don't expect the case to be filed soon -- opponents plan to wait up to six years to challenge the tribe's land-into-trust application.
Plans call for a 48,100 square-foot casino on about 11.41 acres in Skagit County.
The acquisition helps the tribe stay competitive in the event another off-reservation casino opens nearby.
We face staggering social, health and environmental problems as historic sources of tribal revenue no longer exist, are in decline, and are near flatlining.
The Mohegan Sun Inspire project features a foreigners-only casino, a hotel complex, a 20,000-seat arena, shops, restaurants and other amenities.
The tribe isn't give up on plans to open a gaming facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
The Obama administration has tilted toward allowing tribes to create pockets of territory off their reservations, spurring casino development even as gambling revenues are leveling off.
Attorney Dennis J. Whittlesey was accused of malpractice but a federal judge dismissed the case against him.
The next step in the process will be the Department of the Interior officially designating the East Taunton property and another 170 acres of land in Mashpee as a sovereign tribal reservation.
A federal judge determines that the tribe lacks 'governmental power' over its own reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.
Public opinion now appears heavily in favor of getting the casino built and operating.
Chairman William Iyall is confident that the Environmental Protection Agency will approve the project.
Chairman Cedric Cromwell said the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs carries added meaning as Thanksgiving approaches.
If the Connecticut Airport Authority has its way, Bradley will become the first airport in the nation to open a casino on premises, not across the street, but alongside the terminals, or maybe right smack in a terminal building itself.
The tribe submitted its land-into-trust application in September 2013 but there hasn't been much overt activity on the federal level since.
The facility would be located just 380 feet from the Massachusetts border.
The tribe has seen strong local support for the $180 million project in Fruitport Township in Michigan.
Administrative appeals and litigation have delayed construction of the $510 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort.
Plans call for about 300 Class II gaming machines in what's being billed as an 'entertainment center' on the reservation.
The tribe hopes to break ground on the long-awaited First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts, in spring 2016.
The Saginaw Tribe's opposition to the Little River off-reservation casino proposal in Muskegon is based on law and policy.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs released a scoping report in February 2014 but has yet to issue a draft environmental impact statement.
Officials in DeKalb County, Illinois, aren't sure whether they will support the tribe's land-into-trust application for the site.
Kevin Brown was forced out just days before the Bureau of Indian Affairs granted recognition to the tribe, a first in the state of Virginia.
A final decision is years away but the tribe hopes local support translates into approval at the state and federal level.
A large crowd attended the first Bureau of Indian Affairs public hearing on the $180 million project in Fruitport Township, Michigan.
At least two communities along a major interstate are interested in hosting a new casino for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.
MLive Muskegon Chronicle will carry a webcast of the public meeting for the $180 million project in Fuirtport Township, Michigan.
The initial 56,000 square-foot facility could be open by May 2016 if the tribe breaks ground in November.
After years of working together with the local community to bring a new casino to Muskegon County, an outside force is now trying to derail the project.
The land-into-trust application touts the project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, as a means to gain self-sufficiency.
The states of Oklahoma and Wisconsin were handed defeat by the justices as they opened their October 2015 term.
Revenue sharing with the local community won't be required if the tribe sticks with Class II games at a proposed facility in Mackinaw City.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) isn't rushing into a decision on the proposed development in Airway Heights that faces opposition from the Kalispel Tribe.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could release a draft environmental impact statement by the end of the year.
The landless tribe has faced controversy over its proposed casino in Amador County, California.
Opponents raised the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar in hopes of stopping the tribe from building a casino in Amador County, California.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hope to select a host community by December 15.
The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will be facing a formidable opponent as it purses the $180 million development in Michigan.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hope to select a site for their new casino by the end of November.
A land management company whose contact is the tribe's attorney has purchased 230 acres in Star Lake, Minnesota, for $2.25 million.
Local officials are singing the praises of the $180 million project as the Bureau of Indian Affairs moves forward with the review process.
Tribal leaders believe their off-reservation casino in Kenosha fell victim to the now-failed presidential aspirations of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).
The pledge is included in a new agreement that enables the tribe to reduce its revenue sharing payments to Sonoma County by a significant amount.
The tribe is pursuing the project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) dropped out of the race barely two months after announcing his bid for the White House.
The tribe plans a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, about 80 miles from reservation headquarters.
More lawsuits are expected if the Bureau of Indian Affairs ever approves the tribe's land-into-trust applications.
The tribe wants to build a $245 million casino in Lansing, Michigan, on property that was acquired in connection with a land claim settlement.
A developer was talking to the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma but a deal never materialized.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are joining forces to address a gaming threat from neighboring Massachusetts.
The acquisition will help the Northern Quest Resort and Casino address potential competition from another tribe.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward on the land-into-trust application but a decision is years away.
It was a big deal but it wasn’t the right fit for Albuquerque.
A decision on the West Plains Mixed-Use Development in Airway Heights, Washington, is many months away.
A listing on the Indianz.Com jobs board outlines a resort with a 927,445 square-foot casino, a 329,000 square-foot hotel and a garage with space for up to 4,000 vehicles.
A developer never actually approached any tribes despite mentioning them in a proposal for a project in downtown Albuquerque.
Documents obtained by KRQE describe a casino, a 400-room hotel and a12,000 seat multi-purpose arena on a prime piece of city-owned real estate.
A decision on the land-into-trust application for the $500 million First Light Resort and Casino isn't imminent.
The tribe is eager to start work on the $500 million First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.
The deal changes the method in which the tribe shares casino revenues with the state.
It's only taken eight years but the Bureau of Indian Affairs is going to make a decision on the tribe's land-into-trust application.
Global Gaming Solutions, a Chickasaw subsidiary, plans to manage the Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma's panhandle.
A resolution to support the tribe's land-into-trust application for a Class II gaming facility in Illinois was tabled.
Gov. Scott Walker (R), now a 2016 presidential candidate, hired an out-of-state firm because he said he needed help making a decision on the Menominee Nation's off-reservation casino bid.
The tribe is suing the city of Richmond and the federal government over a failed casino project at Point Molate.
The Los Coyotes Band is already in the process and the Chemehuevi Tribe hopes to join the race soon.
The tribe's dreams of a Hard Rock Casino were dashed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), now a 2016 presidential candidate, earlier this year.
The tribe is seeking support from Dekalb County as it pursues a Class II gaming facility on ancestral territory in the state.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) are named as defendants in the tribe's lawsuit.
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, took in at least $360 million in the last fiscal year.
Gamblers poured nearly $181.6 million into slot machines and electronic table games at the Plainridge Park Casino in July.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing an environmental impact statement for a 250,000 square-foot casino in Kern County, California.
The Chemehuevi Tribe will be resubmitting a land-into-trust application for an off-reservation casino in Barstow, California.
The land-into-trust application for a site Lansing, Michigan, has been pending for 11 months.
Folks, there is nothing positive about what a casino can bring to this city or county except what the Catawba Indians and possibly outside investors might gain from emptying pockets of those who will suffer greatly.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs still hasn't made a decision on a project that has been in the works for more than a decade.
The tribe predicts a $12 million impact on the economy and 930,000 visitors every year to DeKalb County.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs apparently asked for more information even though an environmental review was completed more than a year ago.
The tribe reacquired 127 acres within the Shab-eh-nay Reservation and contends the land can be used for gaming.
The tribe wants to build the $245 million Kewadin Lansing Casino in Lansing, a project supported by the mayor.
The Kalispels are facing potential competition from the Spokane Tribe, whose off-reservation casino awaits a decision by Gov. Jay Inslee (D).
A casino will bring a variety of jobs to Cleveland, Gaston and surrounding counties and play a significant role in rounding out the economy.
A federal law mandates the acquisition of land in North and South Carolina but the Bureau of Indian Affairs does not move quickly.
The Samish Nation, though, isn't interested. And neither is the Suquamish Tribe.
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe face different hurdles in their quests to join the $28 billion Indian gaming industry.
Tribal leaders believe Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) rejected the $800 million casino because he was thinking about his presidential race.
If tribes can place casinos on ancestral or aboriginal lands, rather than on reservations, then where does it end?
The two tribes are at odds over gaming facilities that will be located about an hour apart.
The document comes as another community seeks to participate in the review process for the $26 million Cedars at Bear Creek.
The tribe is hoping to convince Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) to sign off on the project.
Chairman Charles Wood said the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act makes the process too difficult.
The tribe plans to manage the $650 million facility in New Bedford.
The tribe hopes to break ground on a 5,000 square-foot casino in September.
Officials in Manitoba have resisted proposals for a Native casino in a large urban area.
The Plainridge Park Casino, with up to 1,500 slot machines, will open on June 24.
The state hopes to block the Kewadin Lansing Casino by suing individual tribal leaders rather than the tribe itself.
A Republican member of Congress, several state lawmakers and the Kalispel Tribe are mounting opposition to the project.
It took nearly a decade of work but the tribe still has one more hurdle to cross -- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).
The Bureau of Indian Affairs completed the final environmental impact statement more than two years ago.
The tribe and the state will head to court on August 12 and they have agreed to let a judge, rather than a jury, decide the case.
Chairwoman Kathryn Morgan warned that the process will take at least two years, if not longer, to complete.
Some state lawmakers aren't excited about a tribal casino joining riverboat and land-based casinos.
The main hurdle is whether the Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar bars the tribe from following the land-into-trust process.
The state of Oklahoma wants to be able to sue the tribe and its leaders for trying to open a casino on an Indian allotment.
Why is Indiana being mean to the Indians again?
Chairman Charles Wood said a second gaming facility could provide jobs and bring members back to the reservation.
The two tribes expect to break ground on the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort in Washington later this year.
The state of Oklahoma is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a dispute over a failed casino.
Tex McDonald, who was the chairman of one faction of the tribe, has been jailed since November but could be released in July.
An Indiana lawmaker brought up 'bows and arrows' in reference to the tribe's plan for a casino on ancestral territory in the state.
The bill dictates what 'must' be included in a Class III gaming compact even though negotiations have not yet begun.
The bill asks Congress to declare that 'reservations and restored Indian lands within Indiana' are not eligible for gaming.
The tribe hopes to build an $180 million casino at a former racetrack about 80 miles from the reservation.
One bill would authorize a casino for Houlton Band of Maliseet and the other would allow the Penobscot Nation to operate electronic Class II machines.
The tribe is planning a casino, hotel and other development on its ancestral territory in Indiana but lawmakers there aren't welcoming the project.
The Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort has been delayed by litigation but construction could start later this year with union hands.
At least one top lawmaker doesn't believe the state can stop the tribe from opening a casino if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves a land-into-trust application for a 166-acre site in South Bend.
Chairman John Warren said some lawmakers in Indiana aren't making the tribe feel welcome in its own territory.
The bill authorizes as many as three new facilities but it was written to avoid the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Chairman Kevin Brown signed a memorandum of understanding at a ceremony in Seoul, the nation's capital.
Two national organizations are coming to the defense of the tribe in response to questionable comments from state lawmakers whose county includes a non-Indian riverboat.
Some local officials want the tribe to state that it won't use the land in Little Rock for gaming but that wouldn't necessarily bar a casino in the future.
While the odds of a Mashpee Wampanoag casino opening in Taunton now appear slimmer than ever, how would a tribal casino affect a third state-licensed casino?
About 200 people attended a hearing to discuss plans for a $400 million development in South Bend, Indiana.
Leaders in South Bend, Indiana, are laying out the welcome mat for the tribe as it seeks to further its presence in the state.
The tribe plans a $480 million development in South Bend, where many of its members live.
The tribe hopes to open a casino with 350 slot machines in northern Maine.
The vote might come ahead of a Bureau of Indian Affairs public meeting on the tribe's land-into-trust application.
A facility with 350 slot machines in the northern part of the state could bring in $200 million a year.
Attorney Arlinda Locklear said work picked up after a federal judge upheld a land-into-trust application for a recently recognized tribe in Washington.
The tribe owns 49 acres next to Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison that could be used for a sports complex, museum and entertainment venues.
Gov. Jerry Brown (D) takes a big step back after two off-reservation casinos he approved ran into major opposition.
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn told the top gaming regulator in Massachusetts that the tribe's land-into-trust application remains a 'high priority.'
The state won't negotiate another Class III gaming compact so the tribe is in federal court in hopes of compelling talks.
Wendell Long, a member of the Choctaw Nation, is leaving after two years on the job.
The tribe and supporters are still waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to release a draft environmental impact statement for the casino in Beloit.
Gov. Mike Pence (R), who would be negotiating with the tribe, has said he opposes an 'expansion' of gaming in a state where revenues from existing facilities have fallen 17 percent in the last five fiscal years.
Even if Gov. Scott Walker (R) had approved the controversial casino in Kenosha, the agreement would have been rejected by the federal government.
The tribe dropped plans to build a casino on an Indian allotment but the state of Oklahoma is trying to keep the dispute alive by asking the justices to review a case that's very similar to one they recently decided.
The bill would require the Legislature to ratify a compact, a practice that is common other states with tribal casinos.
The tribe has agreed to share gaming revenues with the city of Beloit and Rock County.
Chairman John Berrey told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that there are no plans to change the use of the land.
The tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for 160 acres of its former reservation.
The agreement runs for 22 years and authorizes another facility in six years.
A called Panhandle Citizens for Truth in Gaming wants opponents to contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs and state lawmakers.
The tribe is planning a $480 million development with housing and gaming in South Bend, Indiana.
The mayor of Little Rock is among those who are questioning whether a casino is right for the area.
Wine industry groups and local officials are stoking fears of a casino that hasn't been announced or confirmed.
The tribe still needs to clear the land-into-trust process and would need to negotiate a Class III gaming compact.
Chairman Bill Iyall believes opponents -- including a rival tribe with an existing casino -- have lost the war.
The tribe's plan for an off-reservation casino was shot down by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 2002.
The tribe claims Gov. Jerry Brown (D) won't negotiate in good faith after voters rejected a compact last November.
Muskegon County cannot afford the luxury of an Indian casino.
A support group is rallying for the tribe while an opposition group remains secretive.
The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application more than seven years ago.
'We believe that there are going to be well over 1,000 jobs created.'
Chief George Tiger said the agreement to promote the Kialegee Tribal Town casino was never a secret.
The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust earlier this week.
The environmental study hasn't been released but local officials are already raising questions about the contractor being used for the project.
A local group is already stirring up opposition but the mayor says he's open to discussions.
The tribe wants to develop a village and a Class III gaming facility in the city of South Bend.
Absent the settlement agreement, the tribe would be free to develop its lands as it sees fit.
The Coquille Tribe is facing intense opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe.
Tribe officials have said they will invest $180 million in the project and that they expect to create more than 1,200 new jobs.
Opponents -- including a rival tribe with an existing casino -- are still in court trying to stop the project.
The Menominee are our fellow Wisconsinites, they are our brothers and sisters; when opportunity is taken from them it is taken from all of us.
Chief George Tiger denies any wrongdoing in signing a deal to work as a consultant for another tribe.
The facilities would be located near the borders with Massachusetts and New York, where commercial facilities will be opening in the coming years.
Chairman Gary Besaw said the tribe is considering all of its options.
The tribe plans to build a Class II facility on its reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
A commercial casino will be opening in Massachusetts, less than 10 miles from the state line.
The tribe filed the land-into-trust application after gaining federal recognition in 2000.
The tribe wants to open a Class II facility on its reservation but the state is objecting.
If you have reservations about marijuana, then a reservation teeming with marijuana might not strike you as a good idea.
A draft environmental impact statement could be issued sometime this summer.
The tribe's ogema, or leader, believes a decision could come within 18 months to two years.
Local businesses are hoping to counter opposition coming from the religious community.
The tribe's one-acre property in Florida was reportedly placed in trust in 1984 so it presumably can be used for a casino.
The tribe and its partner plan to build the commercial facility in two phases.
The tribe wants to turn a 60-acre former racetrack into a casino with a hotel.
The metal structure could be used for a gaming facility -- or a marijuana operation.
In past congressional sessions, this same bill was presented only to be stopped by the Democrat-led Senate.
The tribe hasn't announced a decision but a law professor believes a case could be made in federal and state court.
More than 400 supporters stood by at the State Capitol as Chairman Gary Besaw was turned away from the office of Gov. Scott Walker (R).
Local officials hope the Golden Moon Casino brings more people to Oklahoma's Panhandle.
The final environmental impact statement was published in April 2014.
The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application more than two years ago.
The tribe's Class III gaming compact authorizes four locations.
The tribe was restored to federal recognition by an act of Congress in 2000.
An offer to fund a new stadium was linked to the Ho-Chunk Nation's casino in Beloit.
Tribal members are braving frigid temperatures as the head toward the state capitol in Madison.
The walk begins tomorrow morning at tribal headquarters in Keshena.
The march will begin on Friday in Keshena, the tribal headquarters.
The land-into-trust application was submitted in September 2013.
Three tribes in Oregon appear to be gunning for the same market.
The Menominee are right to challenge the Walker administration’s interpretation of the compact, and they deserve support from local leaders.
The final deadline on the off-reservation casino in Kenosha is February 19.
The tribe's $600 million casino in North Carolina remains under consideration at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Mohegans have reportedly invested $40 million in the long-delayed project.
Chairwoman Brenda Meade speaks in support of the proposed Class II facility in Medford.
The tribe was hopeful for approval of the $800 million casino in Kenosha after some legal and policy issues were resolved favorably.
The main issue in the case is the Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
The Table Mountain Rancheria, the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians oppose the new development.
The tribe laid off 93 people at the Seven Feather Casino Resort.
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn promised a decision in "early 2013" but that deadline has long passed.
The results will help determine whether to pursue new opportunities.
Vice Chair Crystal Chapman-Chevalier said the governor made the the 'wrong decision' on the casino.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers asked Gov. Scott Walker (R) to give the project a second chance.
The Ho-Chunk say they would invest upward of $200 million in the complex. It would create hundreds of construction jobs and between 1,000 and 2,000 permanent jobs.
The land-into-trust application was submitted nearly 15 months ago.
Gov. Scott Walker (R) seems to have caved to pressure from evangelicals in Iowa.
The tribe hopes its fourth Class III facility will be located in Beloit.
To understand how Illinois dodged a large fiscal musket bullet shaped like a roulette ball, you’d have to understand what Wisconsin Gov. Scott “Scooter” Walker wants more than anything else.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been moving slowly on the project.
The Menominees blamed a rival tribe and the governor's presidential aspirations for the negative decision.
An answer could come before Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) makes a decision on the off-reservation casino in Kenosha.
The tribe says it will share $1 billion with the state over 25 years.
A new Class III compact could be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs this week.
The casino could affect the presidential ambitions of Gov. Scott Walker (R).
The tribe plans to use a 2.4-acre site in Medford for a Class II gaming facility.
The Elem Colony and the Koi Nation had submitted separate bids to open a casino on Mare Island in Vallejo.
A scoping meeting will be held February 3 in Medford in preparation of an environmental impact statement.
The Chukchansi Tribe went to court to try and stop the rival casino from moving forward.
Gov. Scott Walker (R) has indicated he will wait until February 19 to announce a decision.
The tribe believes it must be compensated for losses from a rival casino.
Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the deal went against the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Our state’s gambling market is already saturated, according to university research.
The tribe is already on the hook for $100 million and some members are worried about the growing debt.
The tribe paid $1.1 million for eight parcels totaling 17 acres.
The decision will help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) determine whether to approve an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) faces a February 19 deadline to make a decision.
The tribe is seeking to build a Class II facility on its reservation but the state opposes the plan.
California newspaper doesn't think the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians should be able to open an off-reservation casino due to voter opposition.
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