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Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino

Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino (04/20)

The $33 million expansion in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, is due to be finished later in the year amid the controversy.
Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino

Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino (04/19)

The lawsuit accuses Wisconsin of violating Class III gaming agreements and the Ho-Chunk Nation of engaging in illegal gaming.
Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casino

Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casino (04/06)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to share revenues from table games.
Stockbridge-Munsee Band prepares possible lawsuit in casino feud

Stockbridge-Munsee Band prepares possible lawsuit in casino feud (04/06)

The state of Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk Nation might be sued over a disputed expansion project.
Seminole Tribe accuses state of breaking gaming compact again

Seminole Tribe accuses state of breaking gaming compact again (03/28)

A new court ruling is raising fresh concerns about the spread of gaming devices in non-tribal facilities in Florida.
Seneca Nation ends casino payments after sending $1.4B to state of New York

Seneca Nation ends casino payments after sending $1.4B to state of New York (03/24)

'Our obligation to the state ended,' President Todd Gates announced at a press conference.
John Kane: Seneca Nation money train coming to an end in New York

John Kane: Seneca Nation money train coming to an end in New York (03/24)

With the Seneca gaming compact coming to an end, will the state and local municipalities finally see the error of their ways?
South Dakota tribes continue to extend Class III gaming compacts

South Dakota tribes continue to extend Class III gaming compacts (03/22)

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are extending their agreements once again.
Ho-Chunk Nation defends legality of casino project in Wisconsin

Ho-Chunk Nation defends legality of casino project in Wisconsin (03/08)

A $33 million expansion project has led to a dispute with another tribe.
Stockbridge-Munsee Band withholds casino revenue in Wisconsin

Stockbridge-Munsee Band withholds casino revenue in Wisconsin (03/07)

Another tribe's casino expansion project is triggering a Class III gaming compact dispute.
Bureau of Indian Affairs questioned Seminole Tribe gaming deal

Bureau of Indian Affairs questioned Seminole Tribe gaming deal (03/01)

The state of Florida is trying to extract more and more gaming revenues from the tribe.
Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida

Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida (02/28)

The state violated the Class III gaming compact but the tribe is keeping its promises.
Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust

Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust (02/21)

The tribe must still negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the state of California.
Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compact

Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compact (01/09)

Of the 17 tribes with casinos, 16 signed agreements whose provisions have raised concerns at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino deal

Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino deal (01/05)

The Michigan Native American Heritage Fund can be used to help schools eliminate harmful mascots.
Indian gaming on agenda for winter meeting of state lawmakers

Indian gaming on agenda for winter meeting of state lawmakers (01/02)

The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States is meeting in Arizona, where new tribal compacts were just signed.
Tohono O'odham Nation heads to trial in casino feud with state

Tohono O'odham Nation heads to trial in casino feud with state (12/20)

The Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort still can't offer Class III games a year after opening to large crowds.
Tohono O'odham Nation returns to court in Class III gaming fight

Tohono O'odham Nation returns to court in Class III gaming fight (12/15)

Nearly after a year opening a new facility, the tribe still can't offer slot machines and other Class III games.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.5M in casino funds

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.5M in casino funds (12/14)

Money went to communities in two counties and to the state of Michigan.
Sault Tribe distributes $850K in casino revenue with community

Sault Tribe distributes $850K in casino revenue with community (12/13)

In 2016, the total payment came to $1,485,825, slightly higher than last year's distribution.
Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M

Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M (12/09)

This year, the tribe shared more than $1.58 million with local communities and schools in Michigan.
Gun Lake Tribe shares nearly $5.8M in gaming revenue in Michigan

Gun Lake Tribe shares nearly $5.8M in gaming revenue in Michigan (12/09)

Gaming continues to be good business for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and its neighbors.
Seminole Tribe still shares gaming revenue despite lack of compact

Seminole Tribe still shares gaming revenue despite lack of compact (12/08)

The tribe is on track to share $306 million this year but there's speculation that the payments could end.
Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect

Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect (12/05)

In just the past three months alone, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed compacts for 10 tribes in the state to take effect.
Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute

Tohono O'odham Nation and state remain at odds in casino dispute (12/01)

A federal judge will go ahead with a previously scheduled hearing after the tribe said a settlement wasn't on the horizon.
Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact

Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact (11/29)

The tribe wasn't included in talks for the updated agreement but signing it would resolve a long-running dispute with the state of Arizona.
Paul Seago: Seminole Tribe prevails in gaming dispute in Florida

Paul Seago: Seminole Tribe prevails in gaming dispute in Florida (11/29)

'To use a gambling parlance – the state busted.'
Tohono O'odham Nation poised for win in long-running casino feud

Tohono O'odham Nation poised for win in long-running casino feud (11/21)

A new Class III gaming compact would end a years-long dispute over the legality of a new casino in the Phoenix area.
Poarch Creeks reiterate offer to share gaming revenue with state

Poarch Creeks reiterate offer to share gaming revenue with state (11/18)

The tribe has offered to negotiate a Class III gaming compact for years yet no state governor has come to the table.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares $3M in gaming revenue with community

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares $3M in gaming revenue with community (11/17)

The payment to governments and schools represents an increase from the same period in 2015.
Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with Florida

Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with Florida (11/10)

The tribe can continue offering blackjack and other banked card games and can do so without sharing revenues with the state.
Michigan tribes share $28.6M in gaming funds with communities

Michigan tribes share $28.6M in gaming funds with communities (10/31)

The amount shared in 2015 was 1.8 percent lower than the year prior as some tribes saw declines in their net wins.
Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereignty

Peter d'Errico: Seminole Tribe embraces limits on sovereignty (10/24)

'They are playing in a game devised entirely by the U.S. as an extension of its colonial, Christian Discovery doctrines.'
Ho-Chunk Nation moves forward with $33M casino expansion

Ho-Chunk Nation moves forward with $33M casino expansion (10/20)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) won't be doing anything to stop the project.
Ho-Chunk Nation faces opposition to casino expansion project

Ho-Chunk Nation faces opposition to casino expansion project (10/19)

A new Indian gaming controversy is brewing in Wisconsin among tribes and Gov. Scott Walker (R).
Libertarian candidate takes credit for New Mexico tribal casinos

Libertarian candidate takes credit for New Mexico tribal casinos (10/18)

Gary Johnson signed the first Class III gaming compacts after his Democratic predecessor refused to do so.
Oklahoma tribes contribute a record $132M in gaming revenues

Oklahoma tribes contribute a record $132M in gaming revenues (10/13)

Tribes took in nearly $2.2 billion in Class III revenues at their facilities, according to a state report.
Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talks

Seminole Tribe accuses state of bad faith in gaming compact talks (10/03)

A long-awaited trial opened in federal court in Florida as the tribe's Hard Rock International marked a major milestone.
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe casino project seen as a surprise to state

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe casino project seen as a surprise to state (10/03)

A provision in the Class III gaming compact limits the size of the St. Croix Casino Hertel Express in Webster, Wisconsin.
Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida

Donald Trump hired firm to lobby for tribal casino deal in Florida (09/29)

Seven Arrows was paid to push for a deal with the Seminole Tribe but also was reimbursed for a potentially illegal trip to Cuba, Newsweek reports.
Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming deal

Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming deal (09/29)

Kevin Washburn, the former Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, rejected the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's compact anyway.
Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilities

Tribes in California welcome labor unions at gaming facilities (09/26)

Three tribes that operate some of the largest casinos in the state have adopted the Tribal Labor Relations Ordinance.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe extends Class III gaming compact again

Rosebud Sioux Tribe extends Class III gaming compact again (09/23)

Negotiations in South Dakota appear to be moving at a glacial pace.
California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts

California governor keeps busy with tribal gaming compacts (09/22)

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has signed 11 compacts with tribes so far in 2016 and resolved a $36.3 million compact dispute with another tribe.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wins approval of gaming compact

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wins approval of gaming compact (09/20)

The tribe will be able to operate up to 1,000 slot machines at the Royal River Casino in South Dakota.
Osage Nation gears up for talks on new Class III gaming compact

Osage Nation gears up for talks on new Class III gaming compact (09/16)

The Oklahoma tribe wants to offer more types of games, Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear said.
Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute

Pauma Band is finally getting $36.3M payment in gaming dispute (09/12)

The tribe is owed the money after being forced into signing a bad deal with the state of California.
Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case

Pauma Band gets closer to seeing $36.3M payment in gaming case (09/01)

A bill to pay the tribe for its victory in a lawsuit has been sent to California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for his signature.
North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact case

North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact case (08/30)

The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.
Poarch Creeks won't see Class III gaming after lottery effort fails in Alabama

Poarch Creeks won't see Class III gaming after lottery effort fails in Alabama (08/26)

A bill to put a lottery on the November ballot died after lawmakers raised concerns about the tribe's gaming rights.
Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case

Pauma Band might finally see $36.3M payment from gaming case (08/24)

The tribe was overcharged for more slot machines but the state of California has yet to pay up.
Seneca Nation stopped paying $17M a year for casino police service

Seneca Nation stopped paying $17M a year for casino police service (08/23)

The tribe walked away from the arrangement in 2011 and local agencies are picking up the slack.
Yankton Sioux Tribe getting closer to new Class III gaming compact

Yankton Sioux Tribe getting closer to new Class III gaming compact (08/11)

The tribe plans to double the number of slot machines at the Fort Randall Casino, bringing the total to 500 devices.
Eight tribes push for passage of new gaming compacts in California

Eight tribes push for passage of new gaming compacts in California (08/10)

The Class III agreements include provisions that address revenue sharing and labor unions.
California governor reaches five more Class III gaming compacts

California governor reaches five more Class III gaming compacts (08/05)

The Agua Caliente Band, the Pechanga Band, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and the Jamul Indian Village signed new deals while the Yurok Tribe amended its agreement.
Poarch Creeks keep eye on lottery that could lead to Class III gaming

Poarch Creeks keep eye on lottery that could lead to Class III gaming (08/05)

Alabama could finally get a lottery and the tribe could finally get a Class III gaming compact.
Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarter

Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarter (08/03)

The state's top gaming official is trying to blame the drop on the Tohono O'odham Nation without acknowledging his role in creating the situation.
North Fork Rancheria saddened by rival tribe's anti-casino efforts

North Fork Rancheria saddened by rival tribe's anti-casino efforts (08/03)

Th Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians has spent millions of dollars trying to keep relatives out of the Indian gaming business.
Iowa Tribe delays launch of real money games on online poker site

Iowa Tribe delays launch of real money games on online poker site (08/02)

PokerTribe.Com is now promising real money play on October 15 instead of August 1.
North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games

North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games (08/01)

The California tribe has been trying to open an off-reservation casino for more than a decade but rivals are trying to stop the project.
State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes

State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes (07/22)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community then shared the internal documents with a reporter.
Another Class III gaming compact up for review in South Dakota

Another Class III gaming compact up for review in South Dakota (07/19)

The agreement with the Yankton Sioux Tribe will be the subject of a public hearing on August 11.
Oklahoma tribes stress unity as they prepare for new casino deals

Oklahoma tribes stress unity as they prepare for new casino deals (07/15)

The first Class III gaming compacts in the state are due to expire on January 1, 2020.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe eyes new Class III gaming compact

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe eyes new Class III gaming compact (07/13)

The proposed agreement appears to be the first in South Dakota to mandate some form of revenue sharing.
Buena Vista Rancheria still faces local opposition to casino plan

Buena Vista Rancheria still faces local opposition to casino plan (07/11)

Officials in Amador County, California, have spent $2 million on litigation and are even considering another lawsuit.
Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures

Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures (07/08)

The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.
Colville Tribes move forward with plans for another gaming facility

Colville Tribes move forward with plans for another gaming facility (07/08)

The Twin Lakes Casino is being described as a modest facility with just 50 gaming machines.
Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact

Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact (07/04)

The state of California faces a deadline to consent or reject the tribe's agreement.
Buena Vista Rancheria signs updated Class III casino compact

Buena Vista Rancheria signs updated Class III casino compact (06/30)

The tribe has been trying to build a casino in northern California for more than a decade.
Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues

Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues (06/28)

The money goes to local governments and schools and the tribe hopes to replicate that effort with an off-reservation casino.
Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case

Supreme Court won't hear Pauma Band compact negotiation case (06/27)

The state of California is still on the hook for paying $36.2 million back to the tribe but a key issue remains on the table.
Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans

Senate provision targeted tribes with commercial gaming plans (06/27)

The amendment would have punished certain tribes that enter the commercial industry by requiring the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject their gaming compacts.
Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida

Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida (06/23)

H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, confirms that the tribe's land in Florida is Indian Country.
Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents

Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents (06/23)

The tribe and the state of Arizona continue to spar over a controversial casino that opened last December.
Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus

Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus (06/20)

O’Neal Darden Jr., who was elected last July, turned himself in to face charges in Louisiana state court.
Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case

Seminole Tribe seeks decision in Class III gaming compact case (06/07)

The tribe has accused the state of Florida of violating the exclusivity provisions of the agreement and of failing to negotiate in good faith.
Seminole Tribe starts work on scaled back casino expansion plan

Seminole Tribe starts work on scaled back casino expansion plan (06/01)

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa will see some additional amenities but a new hotel tower is no longer on the table.
Iowa Tribe offers free play on poker website ahead of full launch

Iowa Tribe offers free play on poker website ahead of full launch (05/26)

The tribe launched PokerTribe.Com after winning a dispute over its Class III gaming compact.
Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino deal

Seminole Tribe still going strong despite lack of new casino deal (05/24)

The tribe continues to offer banked table games at five of its seven casinos even though a key provision in its Class III gaming compact expired last July.
Editorial: Suquamish Tribe shares casino funds with community

Editorial: Suquamish Tribe shares casino funds with community (05/17)

We raise our hands in thanks. Hy’sh’qa, Suquamish Tribe, for your generosity and your continued stewardship in your historical territory.
Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rights

Steve Stallings: Compact process respects tribal and state rights (05/16)

The opinions expressed in The Sacramento Bee’s editorial are very concerning and full of misleading information on the state compacting process.
Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rights

Bryan Newland: Bill grants states a veto over tribal gaming rights (05/16)

H.R.5079 would mark a dramatic shift in congressional policy, because it would modify the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to subject tribes to a state veto of the rights recognized in the Cabazon Supreme Court decision.
County in California  blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill

County in California blasts lawmaker for anti-Indian gaming bill (05/13)

Rep. Jeff Denham (R) expressed support for the North Fork Rancheria's efforts as a state lawmaker but it looks like his tune has changed since arriving on Capitol Hill.
Seminole Tribe drops motion after gaming revenues published

Seminole Tribe drops motion after gaming revenues published (05/13)

A top executive said the tribal gaming enterprise generated $2.2 billion in revenues in 2015.
Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming information

Seminole Tribe seeks court order to protect gaming information (05/12)

The state inadvertently released a transcript of the deposition of a top gaming executive to a news organization.
Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues

Pojoaque Pueblo disputes state's 'illegal tax' on gaming revenues (05/11)

The New Mexico tribe is refusing to sign a Class III gaming compact that increases the revenue sharing rate.
Pala Band enters Class III gaming compact for more slot machines

Pala Band enters Class III gaming compact for more slot machines (05/10)

The tribe will be able to offer up to 2,500 machines at the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in southern California.
North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact

North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact (05/09)

Rival tribes are still hoping to stop the new development through H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act.
Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos

Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos (05/06)

H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act, includes extremely tailored yet twisted language aimed at preventing two California tribes from engaging in Class III gaming on their trust lands.
Arizona reports 5.1 percent decline in casino revenue from tribes

Arizona reports 5.1 percent decline in casino revenue from tribes (05/03)

Tribal gaming contributions totaled about $23.9 million for the quarter that ended on March 31, 2016.
New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California

New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California (05/02)

The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria are now being targeted by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe

Florida racks up legal bills in gaming fight with Seminole Tribe (04/29)

Some lawyers are getting paid as high as $350 an hour as part of a dispute over a Class III gaming compact.
Oglala Sioux Tribe wins approval for new Class III gaming compact

Oglala Sioux Tribe wins approval for new Class III gaming compact (04/25)

The tribe is now able to offer craps, keno and roulette following voter approval of a gaming initiative in South Dakota.
Iowa Tribe aims to be first in Indian Country with poker website

Iowa Tribe aims to be first in Indian Country with poker website (04/20)

PokerTribe.Com is set to launch with free money play on May 17 and real money play on August 17.
Fantasy sports bill in doubt due to impact on tribes in Connecticut

Fantasy sports bill in doubt due to impact on tribes in Connecticut (04/19)

Attorney General George Jepsen said the measure could jeopardize the exclusivity promised to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.
Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with community

Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with community (04/19)

The Gun Lake Casino has been a boom to local communities and the state of Michigan.
Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case

Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case (04/19)

The Menominee Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi Community continue to battle over a controversial off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.
Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' games

Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' games (04/13)

Some lawmakers say the devices look more like slot machines, which only tribes have the right to operate.
Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming site

Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming site (04/07)

The state of Oklahoma won't oppose the certification of an arbitration award that said gaming website was permissible under the Class III gaming compact.
Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effect

Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effect (04/05)

The Land of Enchantment is now home to 15 tribes with 'deemed approved' agreements, the most of any state in the nation.

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