South Dakota tribes continue to extend Class III gaming compacts (March 22, 2017)

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are extending their agreements once again.

Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears (March 22, 2017)

All the pieces are falling into place as the tribe prepares to open the ilani Casino Resort in late April.

Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application (January 26, 2017)

For the first time time in decades, the California tribe is looking forward to having a homeland.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band addresses education in new casino deal (January 5, 2017)

The Michigan Native American Heritage Fund can be used to help schools eliminate harmful mascots.

Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site (January 5, 2017)

The tribe must gain approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the governor of California.

Wilton Rancheria takes a huge step forward with casino project (December 13, 2016)

With just a few weeks left in the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is delivering a big decision for the California tribe.

Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect (December 5, 2016)

In just the past three months alone, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed compacts for 10 tribes in the state to take effect.

Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana (November 29, 2016)

The tribe is celebrating major milestones as it moves forward with a casino in Indiana.

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino (November 28, 2016)

Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe extends Class III gaming compact again (September 23, 2016)

Negotiations in South Dakota appear to be moving at a glacial pace.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wins approval of gaming compact (September 20, 2016)

The tribe will be able to operate up to 1,000 slot machines at the Royal River Casino in South Dakota.

National Indian Gaming Commission raises penalty amount to nearly $50K (July 7, 2016)

Tribes, management companies and other parties doing business in the Indian gaming industry are facing higher penalties for violating federal law.

Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino plan (May 18, 2016)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will 'immediately' place 61.83 acres in trust for the California tribe.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts forums on casino construction and related work (May 5, 2016)

The tribe will be offering updates on the fast-rising casino, a $15 million water reclamation plant and a $32 million highway improvement project.

Oglala Sioux Tribe wins approval for new Class III gaming compact (April 25, 2016)

The tribe is now able to offer craps, keno and roulette following voter approval of a gaming initiative in South Dakota.

Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effect (April 5, 2016)

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

National Indian Gaming Commission finally gets its third member (March 15, 2016)

The agency that regulates the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry is operating with a full slate for the first time in more than three years.

Jamul Indian Village still waiting for decision on gaming contract (March 14, 2016)

The tribe plans to open a $390 million on its reservation in southern California in July with or without a federally-approved management contract.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe continues work on Class III gaming compact (March 10, 2016)

The tribe and the state have been negotiating for at least a year but have been unable to finalize a new agreement.

National Indian Gaming Commission slated to get a third member (February 8, 2016)

Kathryn Isom-Clause, an attorney and member of Taos Pueblo, has been appointed to join the agency that regulates tribal casinos.

Umatilla Tribes raise gambling age as sales of liquor start at casino (February 8, 2016)

Patrons can enjoy beer, wine and other beverages on the gaming floor and in other areas of the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton, Oregon.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ready to build long-awaited casino (January 8, 2016)

The First Light Resort and Casino will be located on about 151 acres in the city of Taunton, Massachusetts, land that is now officially a reservation.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation sees action on Illinois casino plan (January 5, 2016)

In one of his final actions, former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn started the environmental review process for the tribe's proposed Class II gaming facility.

BIA allows another New Mexico gaming compact to go into effect (January 4, 2016)

The Land of Enchantment is now more to more 'deemed approved' compacts than any other state thanks to former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn.

Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid (January 4, 2016)

Plans call for a 601,780 square-foot facility that includes a 110,260 square-foot gaming floor, a 302-room hotel, a 48,150-square-foot convention center and a 3,500-space parking lot.

Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casino (December 16, 2015)

Plans call for a 48,100 square-foot casino on about 11.41 acres in Skagit County.

Cowlitz Tribe plans $13.4M wastewater system at casino site (November 13, 2015)

Chairman William Iyall is confident that the Environmental Protection Agency will approve the project.

BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effect (October 28, 2015)

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

BIA backs extension of Rosebud Sioux Tribe gaming compact (October 5, 2015)

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

National Indian Gaming Commission finally sees another member (September 30, 2015)

Sequoyah Simermeyer, a Senate staffer who used to work at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is due to join the agency that oversees the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe vows fight over off-reservation casino (September 29, 2015)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians will be facing a formidable opponent as it purses the $180 million development in Michigan.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gaming site officially put in trust (September 25, 2015)

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.

Little River Band sees strong support for off-reservation casino (September 24, 2015)

Local officials are singing the praises of the $180 million project as the Bureau of Indian Affairs moves forward with the review process.

Little River Band remains committed to off-reservation casino (September 23, 2015)

The tribe is pursuing the project in Fruitport Township, Michigan, under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

BIA sets hearing on Little River Band off-reservation casino bid (September 21, 2015)

The tribe plans a $180 million development in Fruitport Township, about 80 miles from reservation headquarters.

BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (August 13, 2015)

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

BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect (July 30, 2015)

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

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance (July 27, 2015)

The tribe is due back in federal court to defend the legality of a controversial Class II facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Navajo Nation leader hails action on Class III gaming compact (June 25, 2015)

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

BIA confirms Soboba Band can put casino at newly acquired site (June 3, 2015)

The tribe spent nearly eight years trying to get the 410-acre site placed in trust.

Soboba Band still working on plan to relocate casino to new site (June 1, 2015)

It only took nearly eight years, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs has finally approved a land-into-trust application for the southern California tribe.

Pokagon Band includes casino in land-into-trust plan in Indiana (March 12, 2015)

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

Karuk Tribe completes arbitration for county casino agreement (February 24, 2015)

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

BIA still working on potential Pokagon Band casino in Indiana (February 18, 2015)

The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application more than two years ago.

Seminole Tribe wins ruling over state taxation at gaming facilities ">

Seminole Tribe wins ruling over state taxation at gaming facilities (September 11, 2014)

A federal judge handed the tribe a victory on two taxes that were being imposed on the reservation.

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BIA publishes final report on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (September 4, 2014)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is getting even closer to a casino.

Stillaguamish Tribe finally secures reservation status for casino (August 26, 2014)

The effort took nearly 30 years, Chairman Shawn Yanity said.

Class III compact for Swinomish Tribe lowers legal age to 18 (July 23, 2014)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved an amendment to the tribe's existing agreement.

Federal Register: NIGC adopts final fee rate and fingerprint fee (June 3, 2014)

Notice was published in today's issue of the Federal Register.

Los Coyotes Band praises action on off-reservation casino (April 21, 2014)

After more than a decade of work, the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians is closer to an off-reservation casino in California.

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