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Editorial: Seminole Tribe's gaming compact is good for Florida (12/28)

Give Gov. Rick Scott credit for finally hammering out a new gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Dispute resolved over shares of Pokagon Band gaming revenues (12/09)

The local revenue sharing board finally resolved an impasse that prevented the distribution of a $4.4 million payment.

Seminole Tribe agrees to share $3B with new Class III gaming compact (12/08)

The agreement must be ratified by Florida lawmakers and it will be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for review.

Seminole Tribe and state remain at odds for new casino compact (12/03)

The tribe continues to oppose attempts to expand non-Indian gaming in Florida amid litigation in federal court.

Tribes in Oklahoma generated $4.2B at gaming facilities in 2014 (11/20)

Tribal casinos generated $4.2 billion in revenue in 2014, representing 2.5 percent of private production in the state.

Seminole Tribe willing to share $3B in casino revenue with state (11/20)

A new Class III gaming compact has failed to materialize as the parties battle in federal court.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributes $2.95M in casino revenue (11/19)

The tribe shares 2 percent of Class III revenues with local communities twice a year.

North Fork Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact case (11/17)

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) failed to engage in 'good faith' negotiations for a controversial off-reservation site.

Arizona sees 6.4 percent increase in gaming revenues from tribes (11/09)

Tribes shared $25.6 million with the state for the most recent quarter, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of growth.

Steve Pego: Michigan compact bars off-reservation casino (11/06)

The Saginaw Tribe's opposition to the Little River off-reservation casino proposal in Muskegon is based on law and policy.

President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterprise (11/02)

In just five years, the tribe has built four gaming facilities and has paid out more than $122.5 million in employee benefits and salaries.

Seminole Tribe keeps blackjack games as key deadline passes (10/30)

Negotiations for a new Class III gaming compact continue as the tribe defends its rights in federal court.

Seminole Tribe faces deadline to remove blackjack from casinos (10/28)

Talks continue for a new Class III gaming compact but the tribe filed a lawsuit in federal court to ensure its rights are protected.

BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effect (10/28)

The state is now home to 12 'deemed approved' compacts, a record number.

Pauma Band celebrates win for $36.2M in compact overpayments (10/27)

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is considering an appeal in the long-running dispute.

Pauma Band wins dispute over $36.2M in gaming compact overpayments (10/26)

The tribe was paying a higher revenue sharing rate despite not being able to add more gaming machines to its casino.

Little Traverse Bay Bands lose vote for Class III gaming at site (10/26)

The tribe will go ahead with Class II machines at the facility in Mackinaw City, Michigan.

Oklahoma tribes mark $1B milestone in gaming revenue sharing (10/15)

The Chickasaw Nation by and large shared more gaming revenues than any other tribe in the Sooner State.

Seminole Tribe ramps up talks for new Class III casino compact (10/15)

Tribal leaders flew to the state capital to meet with Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) in hopes of renewing the deal.

Seminole Tribe faces key deadline for Class III gaming compact (10/13)

The grace period for blackjack expires October 29 but the tribe previously told the state it would continue to offer the games.

Tohono O'odham Nation faces counterclaims in gaming litigation (10/12)

The state of Arizona is once again arguing that the tribe promised it wouldn't pursue a casino in the Phoenix area.

Arizona tribes on road to recovery with $1.81B in casino revenues (10/08)

The Arizona Indian Gaming Association is releasing a report that highlights the benefits of the state's tribal industry.

Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming dispute (10/08)

The tribe's gaming revenues have taken a hit after the state threatened vendors that do business on the reservation.

Tribes to share in Keno revenues under new deal with Connecticut (10/07)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe each will receive 12.5 percent of gross revenues from the game.

Seminole Tribe remains in talks to renew Class III gaming compact (10/07)

A key Republican lawmaker told that negotiations have proven fruitful.

San Pasqual Band loses claim for damages in gaming dispute (10/06)

The tribe contended that it lost out on $315 million in profits because the state refused to allow 2,000 slot machines at the Valley View Casino.

Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases (10/06)

The states of Oklahoma and Wisconsin were handed defeat by the justices as they opened their October 2015 term.

Little Traverse Bay Bands consider Class II for second casino (10/06)

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.

BIA backs extension of Rosebud Sioux Tribe gaming compact (10/05)

The existing agreement runs through February 6, 2016, giving the parties more time to negotiate potential changes.

Poarch Creeks lose ruling over slot machines at Florida racetrack (10/05)

The Alabama-based tribe owns a commercial racetrack in neighboring Florida but saw a setback in state court.

Pojoaque Pueblo asks 10th Circuit to overturn gaming decision (09/29)

The tribe and the state have been unable to reach a new Class III gaming due to disagreements about revenue sharing.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gaming site officially put in trust (09/25)

A 151-acre site in Taunton, Massachusetts, plus another 170 acres in Mashpee, the location of tribal headquarters, were immediately placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bid (09/25)

Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to authorize casino-style games at racetracks in the state.

Pojoaque Pueblo to attend 10th Circuit hearing in casino dispute (09/24)

The tribe and the state of New Mexico are at odds after failing to negotiate a new Class III gaming compact.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino ruling stirs shakeup of sorts (09/23)

A commercial casino in southeastern Massachusetts faces significant hurdles now that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the land-into-trust application for the first Indian gaming facility in the state.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe aims to start casino work next year (09/21)

Approval of the land-into-trust application took eight years and the tribe is eager to start work on the first Indian gaming facility in Massachusetts.

Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects (09/18)

More lawsuits are expected if the Bureau of Indian Affairs ever approves the tribe's land-into-trust applications.

Donald Trump wanted Jeb Bush to negotiate gaming compact (09/18)

The Republican presidential candidate actively lobbied for a Class III deal because he wanted to manage casinos for the Seminole Tribe.

Donald Trump spars with Jeb Bush over gaming bid in Florida (09/17)

The Republican frontrunner denied ever wanting to open a casino in the Sunshine State in partnership with the Seminole Tribe.

Chumash Tribe wins state approval of Class III casino compact (09/10)

The new deal ensures stability as the tribe continues work on a $160 million expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort.

Sycuan Band focuses on upgrades at casino with new compact (09/10)

The agreement allows slot machines at a second location but the tribe isn't pursuing that option at this point.

Arizona tribes can't send gaming revenues directly to charities (09/10)

The state's interpretation of the Class III gaming compact could affect the way non-profits receive money.

California tribes no longer forced to pay 'fair share' of revenues (09/07)

Former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger convinced some tribes to sign gaming compacts with a questionable revenue sharing provision.

Sycuan Band can add slot machines to resort with new compact (09/07)

The Sycuan Resort, a golf facility with a hotel, will be able to offer up to 500 slot machines.

Alabama won't appeal decision in Poarch Creek gaming lawsuit (09/04)

Attorney General Luther Strange said a Class III gaming compact would be the only way for the state to gain a role in gaming on the tribe's reservation.

Sycuan Band enters new Class III gaming compact in California (09/04)

The deal comes as lawmakers ratified new agreements with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians and the United Auburn Indian Community.

United Auburn Indian Community compact gains quick approval (09/03)

The new Class III gaming agreement will be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for review.

Donald Trump tried to open casino with Seminole Tribe in Florida (09/02)

A failed gaming deal might be behind the Republican candidate's attacks on former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

Chumash Tribe signs new Class III casino compact in California (08/27)

The deal comes as the tribe continues work on a $160 million expansion of the Chumash Casino Resort.

Seminole Tribe heads into mediation for Class III gaming compact (08/26)

The tribe and the state have agreed to move forward with the dispute resolution process as discussions for a new deal continue.

Quapaw Tribe not rushing into expansion of casino on Kansas land (08/25)

Chairman John Berrey anticipates the Downstream Casino Resort will expand into Kansas in the new three to four years.

Seminole Tribe returns to Class III gaming compact negotiations (08/24)

Key provisions of the compact expired at the end of July but a top lawmakers believes progress is being made on a new agreement.

Wisconsin governor paid $2.2M to law firm for tribal casino work (08/20)

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.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sees growth in casino revenue (08/18)

The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, took in at least $360 million in the last fiscal year.

Gun Lake Tribe withholds revenue sharing payment in Michigan (08/18)

After sharing more than $60 million with the state, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians said no more until a dispute over online lottery tickets is resolved.

United Auburn Indian Community enters new gaming compact (08/17)

The tribe will pay about $18 million a year into the Indian Gaming Revenue Sharing Trust Fund and another $15 million a year into California's general fund.

BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (08/13)

The state is home to nine deemed approved compacts, accounting for more than half of the tribes with casinos.

American Gaming Association stakes claim in presidential race (08/12)

The Republican field includes a handful of contenders with somewhat negative records on Indian gaming.

Tribes in Arizona contribute $1.1B in gaming revenues to state (08/11)

Nearly $992.3 million has gone to the Arizona Benefits Fund and another $115.7 million went directly to local governments.

Seminole Tribe reports no progress on Class III gaming talks (08/10)

Lawmakers returned to work amid rumors of a new deal but an attorney dispelled the speculation.

Oklahoma tribes approach $1B in revenue sharing with state (08/10)

The director of the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission believes tribes will reach the milestone this month.

Arizona tribes see growth in casino revenue for another quarter (08/04)

Tribes shared $25.8 million with the state in the last quarter, a 4.5 percent increase from the same period last year.

Editorial: Seminole Tribe is a good gaming partner for Florida (08/03)

So here it comes, another costly court fight for Florida taxpayers, this time with the Seminole Tribe over the future of an agreement that sets the parameters for gambling in our state.

BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (07/30)

Seven tribes now have deemed approved Class III gaming compacts, a seemingly unprecedented number in any state.

Seminole Tribe reiterates request for mediation in casino dispute (07/28)

Key provisions of the Class III gaming compact expire on Friday and the parties have failed to reach a new agreement.

Seminole Tribe reports lack of progress in casino pact dispute (07/27)

A 30-day deadline to reach an agreement Gov. Rick Scott (R) passed so the next step in the process will be mediation.

Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo acts in bad faith in gaming fight (07/24)

Pojoaque cannot legally engage in gambling without a state compact – which expired June 30.

Chukchansi Tribe can't remove rivals from office near casino (07/23)

One group claimed the presence of rivals in a building across from the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino threatened the facility's reopening.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe weighs options after losing poker ruling (07/23)

A rehearing before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court are possible.

Editorial: Negotiate new casino compact with Seminole Tribe (07/22)

A divided Legislature couldn't come to an agreement on an extension of this part of the compact during last year's session or this year's, and now the ball's in Gov. Rick Scott's hands.

9th Circuit won't let Coeur d'Alene Tribe offer poker games (07/22)

Texas Hold'em games aren't legal under the Idaho Constitution or authorized by the Class III gaming compact.

Governor denies offer of $250M for Poarch Creek compact (07/21)

Chairwoman Stephanie A. Bryan, however, said the tribe's offer to pay the state is 'sincere.'

Pojoaque Pueblo files new suit in New Mexico gaming feud (07/21)

The tribe accuses Gov. Susana Martinez (R) of negotiating in bad faith for a Class III gaming compact.

Poarch Creeks continue campaign for Class III casino compact (07/16)

The tribe is airing ads touting revenue sharing as lawmakers meet to consider a $200 million shortfall in Alabama's budget.

Santa Clara Pueblo wants Pojoaque Pueblo to shutter casinos (07/16)

Pojoaque Pueblo has been operating without a valid Class III gaming compact since June 30.

Pojoaque Pueblo resists higher revenue sharing rate at casinos (07/15)

The tribe was operating under a compact that capped the rate at 8 percent while a new deal goes as high as 10.5 percent.

New Mexico tribes see 3.6 percent dip in slot machine winnings (07/14)

The net win at tribal casinos in 2014 was $731.3 million, down from $758.6 million in 2013.

Opinion: Renew Class III gaming compact with Seminole Tribe (07/14)

Unlike any other casino gambling interest in Florida, the Seminole Tribe is actually headquartered in the state and has been here for hundreds of years.

9th Circuit won't reconsider victory in Big Lagoon Rancheria case (07/10)

The state of California can now ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case that's being closely watched across Indian Country.

Seminole Tribe waits on response in Class III casino compact talks (07/06)

Florids Gov. Rick Scott (R) has maintained silence over the last few months as key provisions of the current deal are set to expire.

Four more tribes in New Mexico enter Class III gaming compact (07/02)

Zuni Pueblo, Ohkay Owingeh, Taos Pueblo and Isleta Pueblo signed the deal and more tribes are in talks.

Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo gets pass on illegal gaming operation (07/02)

Pojoaque rolled the dice in a bet that the federal government would not actually enforce the laws requiring Indian gambling operations to be subject to compacts with states. And won.

Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expires (07/01)

U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez will closely monitor the tribe's casinos while a lawsuit plays out in federal court.

Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal (06/30)

The compact expires at midnight tonight and Gov. Susana Martinez (R) contends the tribe's casinos will be operating illegally without a new agreement.

Editorial: Extend Class III casino compact with Seminole Tribe (06/30)

It is the best way to keep a lid on the spread of gambling in the state and ensure the state will continue to receive a cut of the Seminoles’ gambling operations.

South Dakota tribes benefit from expansion of Class III games (06/25)

Voters approved authorize keno, craps and roulette by a wide margin in November 2014.

Navajo Nation leader hails action on Class III gaming compact (06/25)

A notice of the new agreement was published in the Federal Register on June 22.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe extends Class III gaming deal to 2046 (06/25)

The tribe is embarking on a $28 million casino expansion of the Shoshone Rose Casino on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Seminole Tribe accuses state of violating Class III casino deal (06/25)

The tribe will continue to make revenue sharing payments even though Chairman James Billie said the state broke its word.

Seminole Tribe seeks to join case affecting Poarch Creek track (06/18)

The Seminoles believe their Class III gaming exclusivity rights are threatened by a May 29 decision in the lawsuit.

Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks (06/15)

The two tribes have been at odds over the handling of ancestral remains discovered at the site of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Big Lagoon Rancheria awaits move on Class III gaming compact (06/11)

The tribe proved that the state was not negotiating in good faith for a casino on an 11-acre site on the reservation.

Column: So much for a Class III casino deal with Seminole Tribe (06/11)

The governor has disappeared. The Legislature can’t agree on a basic budget, much less work out a new gambling compact with the tribe.

BIA raised concerns about Class III gaming deal in New Mexico (06/10)

The agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

California attorney general won't comment on Big Lagoon case (06/10)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected every one of the state's arguments in the closely-watched case.

Navajo Nation to add Class III table games to New Mexico casino (06/09)

The Flowing Water Navajo Casino in Shiprock will see table games thanks to a new gaming compact with the state.

Law Article: Big Lagoon Rancheria ruling clears air on casino land (06/09)

Big Lagoon is significant because of the court’s recognition that, as a matter of law, Carcieri did not operate to retroactively divest existing trust lands of their legal status.

Lawmakers ratify Class III gaming compact for Jackson Rancheria (06/09)

The new agreement reduces the number of slot machines from 2,000 to 1,800.

Law Article: Big Lagoon decision brings certainty to Indian gaming (06/08)

The ruling restores certainty to the federal government’s recognition of 'Indian lands' and states’ obligations to negotiate gaming compacts in good faith with tribes.

Navajo Nation Council leader reports approval of gaming compact (06/08)

The agreement went into effect without an approval or denial from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Speaker LoRenzo Bates said.

9th Circuit sides with Big Lagoon Rancheria in gaming site dispute (06/04)

By a unanimous vote, an en banc panel of the court rejected all of the challenges raised by the state of California.

BIA approves Class III gaming compacts for 27 Washington tribes (06/04)

Nearly every tribe in the state signed onto the deal, which paves the way for the addition of more gaming devices at their facilities.

Column: Seminole Tribe can thank Poarch Creeks for casino ruling (06/04)

A Florida appeals court's ruling to allow slot machines at a tiny barrel-racing track in rural Gadsden County could send huge shockwaves through Florida's gambling landscape.

GAO releases report into regulation of $28B tribal casino industry (06/03)

The report does not contain any major bombshells or reveal any significant controversies but it provides some key information about Class III gaming compacts.

Poarch Creeks win ruling for slot machines at Florida racetrack (06/01)

The tribe owns a commercial racetrack in a county where voters support slot machines.

Editorial: Extend Class III gaming compact with Seminole Tribe (06/01)

With Florida lawmakers facing a big gap in the state budget as they prepare to reconvene for a special session, it would be irresponsible for them to walk away from the table games compact with the Seminole Tribe.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares another $2.7M in gaming funds (05/29)

Since 1994, the tribe has shared $229 million in casino revenues with governments and schools Michigan

Pokagon Band faces hurdles in plan to develop casino in Indiana (05/27)

Some state lawmakers aren't excited about a tribal casino joining riverboat and land-based casinos.

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Graton Rancheria casino (05/27)

A group called the Stop the Casino 101 sued Gov. Jerry Brown (D), but not the tribe, for signing a Class III gaming compact.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to distribute $2.7M in gaming revenues (05/22)

Twice a year, the tribe shares 2 percent of Class III gaming revenues with communities affected by its two casinos.

Opinion: Poarch Creeks need state to protect gaming enterprise (05/22)

You can't blame the tribe for trying to protect its business interests, but that's the problem with cutting a classic sweetheart deal.

Connecticut lawmakers consider bill for one more tribal casino (05/20)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are urging support for the new version of the gaming measure.

New bill limits Connecticut tribes to one more gaming facility (05/19)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are looking to head off competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe questions non-Indian slot facility (05/15)

The Plainridge Park Casino will offer slot machines and electronic table games less than 20 miles from the tribe's casino site.

Quechan Nation shares gaming revenues with the community (05/15)

The tribe's contributed $9,700 to Yuma City in Arizona as part of the Class III gaming compact.

Pokagon Band questions legality of new gaming law in Indiana (05/14)

Chairman John Warren said the new law, which went into effect without the governor's signature, violates the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Poarch Creeks oppose efforts to expand gaming in Alabama (05/13)

Lawmakers are considering a bill to authorize Class III games at racetracks.

Tribes in Arizona see continued growth in gaming operations (05/12)

The Arizona Department of Gaming said revenues have been on the rise in September 2014.

Oneida Nation shares gaming revenues with communities (05/11)

Two counties received $11 million in gaming revenues as part of a settlement between the tribe and the state.

Column: Seminole Tribe won't give up easily in gaming flap (05/11)

You can bet your last dollar that the Seminoles won't fold blackjack, baccarat and other table games easily.

Seminole Tribe might not stop blackjack after compact ends (05/08)

The tribe is supposed to halt blackjack games if a new deal isn't reached by July 31.

Poarch Creek casinos once seen as illegal now eyed for cash (05/07)

The tribe has offered $250 million up front to the state in exchange for some form of exclusivity for Class III games.

Poarch Creeks eager to discuss gaming options with Alabama (05/06)

Republican leaders in the state are offering competing and somewhat confusing proposals to authorize gaming in the state.

Alabama governor won't rush into compact with Poarch Creeks (05/05)

The tribe is seeking a Class III gaming deal that offers some form of exclusivity.

Kialegee Tribal Town declines to submit brief in casino litigation (05/04)

The state of Oklahoma is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a dispute over a failed casino.

Seminole Tribe renews bid to negotiate Class III casino compact (05/04)

Key provisions of the existing agreement expire July 31 and the tribe is supposed to stop offering blackjack by October 29 if a new deal isn't reached.

Poarch Creeks question plan to authorize casinos at racetracks (05/04)

The tribe would rather negotiate a Class III compact that includes some form of exclusivity, Vice Chairman Robert McGhee said.

Draft bill calls for a Class III gaming compact with Poarch Creeks (05/01)

The bill, which could be introduced next week, authorizes a lottery as well as slot machines and table games.

Arizona tribes send another $25.2M in gaming revenues to state (05/01)

The amount was 4.7 percent higher from the same quarter in 2014, an indication that the casino market continues to rebound.

Acoma Pueblo awaits BIA approval for Class III gaming compact (05/01)

Tribal leaders negotiated for nearly four years to reach the new deal.

Opinion: Negotiate Class III casino compact with Poarch Creeks (04/30)

If there must be Poarch Creek gambling, it might as well include card games. They certainly won't harm the public weal any more than electronic bingo already does.

Gaming bill opposed by Pokagon Band sent to Indiana governor (04/30)

The bill dictates what 'must' be included in a Class III gaming compact even though negotiations have not yet begun.

Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in Alabama (04/29)

A top lawmaker is introducing legislation to expand non-Indian gaming options even as the tribe has offered to share revenue with Alabama.

Tulalip Tribes lose litigation over additional Class III machines (04/28)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the state in a dispute over a proposed amendment to the Class III gaming compact.

Pokagon Band casino remains a concern for Indiana lawmakers (04/24)

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.

Seminole Tribe talks with lawmakers about Class III casino deal (04/23)

Gov. Rick Scott (R) has refused to return to the table, citing opposition from lawmakers, but even they can't agree how to move forward.

Pokagon Band questions bill that affects Indiana casino project (04/22)

Chairman John Warren said some lawmakers in Indiana aren't making the tribe feel welcome in its own territory.

Bill for more tribally-operated casinos advances in Connecticut (04/21)

The bill authorizes as many as three new facilities but it was written to avoid the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Editorial: Tohono O'odham Nation drops 'rogue casino' on state (04/20)

Someone needed to stand up for the principle of the people's vote in 2002 authorizing tribal gambling compacts.

Fort Silll Apache Tribe continues push for casino in New Mexico (04/20)

The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of the state but Gov. Susana Martinez (R) won't come to the table.

Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid (04/17)

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.

Arizona agency threatens to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (04/17)

The tribe has already started construction on the West Valley Resort and plans to open an initial facility by the end of the year.

Letter raises legal issues for new tribal casinos in Connecticut (04/16)

Attorney General George Jepsen highlighted two major concerns as lawmakers consider a bill to authorize as many as three casinos for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

New Mexico gaming compact includes self-exclusion provision (04/15)

Five tribes signed the new agreement, which allows people to ban themselves from tribal gaming facilities.

Tribes in New Mexico send new Class III gaming compact to BIA (04/14)

The 22-year agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

Alabama Democrats push for gaming compact for Poarch Creeks (04/09)

The tribe has been eager to negotiate a deal but Republican Gov. Robert Bentley has refused to come to the table.

Opinion: Montana should approve Class III table games for tribes (04/08)

Montana is losing revenue because it does not allow table games, such as craps and roulette.

Editorial: Racinos seek a level playing field with Seminole Tribe (04/07)

It's notable this year that the pari-mutuels, who've been ferocious competitors, have ended their 'circular firing squad' lobbying efforts and joined hands around a single call: a level playing field with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Seminole Tribe could gain one-year extension for gaming pact (04/06)

Lawmakers would need to act quickly before the end of their session on May 1 and before key provisions of the existing deal expire on July 31.

Off-reservation gaming dead in tracks after California election (04/06)

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) takes a big step back after two off-reservation casinos he approved ran into major opposition.

Patrick Sullivan: North Fork Rancheria in long drama for casino (04/03)

The state won't negotiate another Class III gaming compact so the tribe is in federal court in hopes of compelling talks.

Leader of Fort Sill Apache Tribe to discuss New Mexico gaming (04/03)

The tribe wants to use its reservation in the southern part of the state for gaming but has run into numerous obstacles.

Oklahoma tribes send fewer gaming dollars to state amid growth (04/01)

Tribes are increasing the number of Class II machines at their facilities and they don't have to share revenues from those devices.

Everything you wanted to know about tribal gaming in Arizona (03/31)

With the passage of Proposition 202, gaming tribes in Arizona volunteered to share a portion of shared gaming revenues with the state of Arizona and local governments to support specific state and local programs.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe loses bid to force state into gaming deal (03/31)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) has refused to enter into negotiations and it appears the tribe can do little to force her to come to the table.

Pokagon Band faces hurdles for a gaming compact with Indiana (03/30)

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.

BIA rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming compact (03/30)

Even if Gov. Scott Walker (R) had approved the controversial casino in Kenosha, the agreement would have been rejected by the federal government.

Governor won't sign casino compact with Fort Sill Apache Tribe (03/26)

The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of New Mexico that it wants to use for gaming.

Editorial: Renew Class III gaming compact with Seminole Tribe (03/24)

Florida should not become another Nevada with gambling casinos strung across the state, but that's the possible scenario with pending legislation in Tallahassee.

Ho-Chunk Nation hails movement on off-reservation casino bid (03/20)

The tribe believes the Bureau of Indian Affairs has restarted work on the application.

New Mexico lawmakers give final approval to gaming compact (03/20)

The agreement can now be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., for review.

Seminole Tribe reveals details of Class III gaming negotiations (03/19)

The tribe says Gov. Rick Scott (R) has not come to the table since talks faltered a year ago.

Quapaw Tribe promises fight to protect casino rights in Kansas (03/19)

The tribe is withdrawing from a commercial gaming project in order to concentrate on a new battle over its expansion plans.

North Fork Rancheria sues California for off-reservation casino (03/18)

The tribe claims Gov. Jerry Brown (D) won't negotiate in good faith after voters rejected a compact last November.

Opinion: Fort Sill Apache Tribe deserves fair shake on compact (03/18)

Fairness and equality should matter to all citizens of the New Mexico.

Interview: Seminole Tribe executive discusses gaming compact (03/17)

'The reality is there is a relationship, and it's truly a partnership, between the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe.'

Stephanie Bryan: Poarch Creeks want casino not pot in Florida (03/16)

We do have plans to replicate in Florida what we have done in Alabama — create jobs and economic security, add to the tax base and fiscal strength of our state, and be good and charitable neighbors.

Pokagon Band outlines $480M investment in Indiana casino plan (03/13)

A local group is already stirring up opposition but the mayor says he's open to discussions.

Pokagon Band includes casino in land-into-trust plan in Indiana (03/12)

The tribe wants to develop a village and a Class III gaming facility in the city of South Bend.

New Mexico tribes clear one vote on Class III gaming compact (03/12)

The state Senate approved the new deal and it now awaits action in the House.

Seminole Tribe set to welcome visitors to new hotel at casino (03/11)

The tribe added a 99-room, four-story hotel to the casino in Immokalee amid talk of additional expansion plans.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sends gaming money to state (03/11)

The money was being withheld in a dispute over a rival off-reservation casino.

Editorial: Don't believe hype on bill to expand gaming in Florida (03/09)

Don’t believe the spin that a massive Florida House gambling bill represents a 'contraction' in gaming.

Tribes in New Mexico concerned about bill for non-Indian tracks (03/06)

The bill seeks to extend similar provisions from a gaming compact to the tracks.

Tonto Apache Tribe shares $23K in casino funds with community (03/06)

The tribe is also sharing its unclaimed jackpots with local non-profits.

Laguna Pueblo supports Class III casino compact in New Mexico (03/05)

The tribe opposed prior versions but now supports the new deal despite concerns about the Navajo Nation.

Opinion: Florida gaming expansion bill leads to less gaming (03/04)

In many debates over gambling expansion, often the starting point is that all gaming is equal.

Seminole Tribe touts compact as lawmakers take up expansion (03/03)

The tribe has shared $1 billion with the state but would no longer be required to do so if it loses regional exclusivity.

New Mexico lawmakers advance new Class III gaming compact (03/02)

Five tribes signed the agreement and are eager to see it approved before the end of the legislative session later this month.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe in court for gaming compact in New Mexico (03/02)

Gov. Susana Martinez (R) refuses to negotiate a deal with the tribe.

Tribes share nearly $16M in gaming revenues with New Mexico (02/26)

For all of 2014, tribes shared about $66 million with the state.

Florida governor wants land ruling for Poarch Creek gaming site (02/25)

The tribe's one-acre property in Florida was reportedly placed in trust in 1984 so it presumably can be used for a casino.

Karuk Tribe completes arbitration for county casino agreement (02/24)

The county won out in a dispute over the cost of law enforcement services.

Updated Class III gaming compacts get hearing in New Mexico (02/24)

The deal covers te Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

Poarch Creeks start building on potential casino site in Florida (02/23)

The metal structure could be used for a gaming facility -- or a marijuana operation.

Poarch Creeks bring up marijuana in Florida gaming deal talks (02/20)

The tribe is hoping to gain some leverage because Gov. Rick Scott (R) won't come to the table.

New Mexico lawmakers to consider Class III gaming compacts (02/20)

The new deal addresses revenue sharing, free play, operational hours and gaming on newly acquired lands.

Ho-Chunk Nation won't ask tribes about off-reservation casino (02/18)

The tribe's Class III gaming compact authorizes four locations.

Menominee Nation sought to bar rival off-reservation casino (02/17)

An offer to fund a new stadium was linked to the Ho-Chunk Nation's casino in Beloit.

Top lawmaker not waiting on Seminole Tribe casino compact (02/17)

The leader of the Florida Senate said he's 'anti-gaming' anyway.

Washington Gambling Commission approves tribal compacts (02/17)

The agreement allows tribes to add more gaming devices to their facilities.

Jena Choctaws celebrate second birthday of Class II facility (02/16)

Chief Cheryl Smith is still considering whether to push for a Class III gaming compact.

Seminole Tribe still hopeful for new Class III gaming compact (02/13)

The tribe has shared more than $1 billion with the state over the last five years.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band shares $20.4M in gaming revenues (02/13)

The tribe contributed $15.3 million to the state and $5 million to local governments.

Public school finally gets share of Seneca Nation casino revenue (02/12)

The city of Salamanca was withholding the money due to confusion about gaming revenues and the federal Impact Aid program.

Alabama governor won't enter gaming deal with Poarch Creeks (02/12)

The tribe is willing to share revenues with the state.

Editorial: Approve new gaming compacts for Washington tribes (02/11)

Washington’s treaty tribes would find it easier to add electronic slot machines as their enterprises gradually expand.

Connecticut lawmaker drops slot machine bill after tribes object (02/09)

The proposal would have relieved tribes of their revenue sharing obligations, tribal officials said.

New Mexico tribes push for action on Class III gaming compact (02/09)

Six tribes have been negotiating with the state because some agreements expire June 30.

Tohono O'odham Nation casino won't invoke compact provision (02/09)

The tribe is on track to open an off-reservation casino by the end of the year.

Arizona tribes contribute $14.2M in gaming revenues to state (02/05)

The amount shared was 5.8 percent higher than the same quarter in the prior year.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe challenges provision in gaming compact (02/05)

The provision in question states that gaming can only on occur on lands that were in trust prior to 1988.

Jackson Rancheria enters Class III gaming compact with state (02/03)

The tribe's casino is the largest employer in Amador County.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waiting for BIA answer on casino (02/02)

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn promised a decision in "early 2013" but that deadline has long passed.

Kootenai Tribe: The truth about the regulation of Indian gaming (01/30)

The tribe clears up 'misinformation' about the tribal casino industry in Idaho.

BIA questions provision in compact for some New Mexico tribes (01/27)

The agreement claims to limit gaming to lands that were in trust prior to 1988.

Ho-Chunk Nation's gaming compact authorizes another facility (01/27)

The tribe hopes its fourth Class III facility will be located in Beloit.

Washington tribes can add more machines with new casino deal (01/26)

Tribes have almost reached the cap of about 28,000 machines set by compacts from 2007.

Governor rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming plan (01/23)

The Menominees blamed a rival tribe and the governor's presidential aspirations for the negative decision.

Turtle Talk: Gaming compact cases are extremely difficult to win (01/23)

The decision to disapprove the compact strikes me as consistent with its approach in recent years to limit the scope of these types of agreements.

Menominee Nation expects fast action from BIA on new compact (01/22)

An answer could come before Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) makes a decision on the off-reservation casino in Kenosha.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sues BIA over rejected compact (01/22)

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C.

Tribes discuss gaming concerns with lawmakers in Connecticut (01/21)

A commercial casino in neighboring Massachusetts is a major issue.

Menominee Nation signs new compact for off-reservation casino (01/21)

The tribe says it will share $1 billion with the state over 25 years.

Column: Politicians play hardball with Seminole Tribe's compact (01/20)

The tribe faces a July 31 to renew key provisions of its Class III gaming compact.

Menominee Nation still negotiating off-reservation casino deal (01/20)

A new Class III compact could be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs this week.

Most Washington tribes reach new Class III gaming compacts (01/15)

The state announced agreements with 27 of 29 tribes.

Column: Don't bet on expansion of gaming options in Florida (01/15)

So gaming venues in some places appear to be crapping out even as the economy improves.

Menominee Nation seeks meeting for off-reservation casino (01/14)

Gov. Scott Walker (R) has indicated he will wait until February 19 to announce a decision.

New Mexico auditor supports tribes in dispute over free play (01/14)

The New Mexico Gaming Control Board tried to include free play credits in tribal revenue sharing payments.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe to sue BIA over gaming deal (01/13)

The tribe believes it must be compensated for losses from a rival casino.

BIA rejects Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's gaming compact (01/12)

Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said the deal went against the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Seminole Tribe faces deadline on new Class III casino compact (01/12)

Provisions for three card games expire July 31 although slot machines won't be affected.

Pojoaque Pueblo seeds scholarship fund with gaming revenues (01/12)

The tribe sets aside $1.5 million a year for scholarships and tuition programs.

Opponents hope to stop expansion of gaming in South Dakota (01/09)

Voters approved a constitutional amendment by a wide margin so all that's needed is action from the State Legislature.

Lawmakers don't appear interested in Seminole Tribe compact (01/09)

Republicans are in control of the Legislature but don't seem to care whether the state renews the gaming deal.

Te-Moak Tribe getting ready to add slot machines at smokeshops (01/08)

The tribe still needs to hire a gaming commission before installing the machines.

Acoma Pueblo reaches new Class III gaming compact with state (01/08)

The tribe has agreed to share a larger percentage of revenues over the course of the 22-year deal.

BIA ruling on Forest County Potawatomi Tribe compact expected (01/07)

The decision will help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) determine whether to approve an off-reservation casino for the Menominee Nation.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes warn of illegal gambling (01/05)

The tribe lacks a Class III gaming compact so Class III games are illegal on the reservation.

Jicarilla Apache Nation announces new Class III gaming compact (01/05)

The deal requires the tribe to share between 2 percent and 8.5 percent of its gaming revenues with the state.
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