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Chukchansi Tribe signs agreement with NIGC to reopen casino (12/22)

The tribe agreed to a fine of $19.845 million for violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act but only $500,000 will be paid as long as the settlement conditions are met.

Tohono O'odham Nation welcomes large crowd to new casino (12/21)

The Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley in Glendale, Arizona, was filled to capacity soon after its debut.

Mohegan Tribe sets opening date for $130M hotel at casino (12/18)

The Earth Hotel features 400 rooms and joins the existing 1,200-room Sky Hotel at Mohegan Sun.

Tohono O'odham Nation to open doors to contested casino (12/18)

The Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley is located on newly-acquired trust land in Glendale, Arizona.

Pechanga Band breaks ground on $285M expansion at casino (12/17)

The project includes a new hotel wing with 568 rooms, a 67,000 square-foot events center, a 23,000-square-foot building with a spa, salon and fitness center, two new restaurants and a four-acre pool complex.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe starts work on $27M casino event center (12/17)

The Apache Casino Hotel in Lawton will see a 50,000 square-foot event center with seating for up to 1,200 people for concerts, meetings, banquets and other functions.

Agua Caliente Band plans to build new hotel and expand casino (12/15)

The hotel could feature up to 350 rooms and 510,000 square-feet of space and the Spa Resort Casino could grow by 68,000 square-feet.

Tohono O'odham Nation set to open new casino on December 20 (12/14)

Barring last-minute action in Congress, the tribe is on track to open the controversial facility with more than 1,000 Class II gaming machines.

Chumash Tribe continues to face opposition to casino expansion (12/14)

The tribe is spending $170 million to add a 215-room hotel, more gaming space, a pool and a parking garage to the Chumash Casino Resort.

Nooksack Tribe shuts down one casino amid financial concerns (12/14)

A judge in Washington ordered the tribe to pay $20.7 million plus interest for failing to live up to an agreement with a loan servicing company.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes start work on casino (12/11)

The new Gray Wolf Peak Casino has been controversial and the tribe scaled back plans amid opposition from elders who are worried about damage to sacred sites.

Chehalis Tribe closes casino in response to flooding conditions (12/11)

Tribal members who have been displaced by flooding are staying at the Lucky Eagle Casino and Hotel in Washington.

Kaw Nation celebrates expansion of casino near Kansas border (12/10)

The tribe completed a 10,000 square-foot addition with 275 games, table games and a cafe and bar.

Mississippi Choctaws celebrate 5th anniversary of satellite casino (12/09)

The Bok Homa Casin offers slot machines, other electronic games and, more recently, table games.

Non-Indian casino in Massachusetts already sees drop in revenue (12/09)

The Plainridge Park Casino had a strong debut over the summer but gamblers are spending less and less there, according to figures from the state's gaming commission.

Cowlitz Tribe closes on financing for long-delayed $550M casino (12/09)

The Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort will be located on the tribe's 152-acre reservation in Clark County, Washington.

Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revamp (12/08)

The hotel is the final piece of an $80 million expansion project at the facility in Roland, located just a few miles from the Arkansas border.

Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex on site next to casino (12/07)

Plans call for indoor and outdoor playing fields, a cultural center and a hotel on nearly 48 acres adjacent to the Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility.

Mississippi Choctaws debut bingo hall as part of $70M renovation (12/04)

The tribe said the Pearl River Resort is the only casino in Mississippi where bingo games are available.

Chitimacha Tribe plans $20M expansion and renovation at casino (12/04)

The Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel will see a larger gaming floor, a new restaurant and more retail options.

Pauma Band to add hotel to casino after win in gaming litigation (12/04)

The tribe won a $32.6 million judgement against the state of California after being forced to sign a new compact with higher revenue sharing rates.

Poarch Creeks debut new casino after $65M expansion project (12/02)

The Wind Creek Montgomery boasts a 65,000-foot gaming floor, three restaurants with 10,000 feet of dining space, a swimming pool, a salon and barbershop and a 123-room hotel.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes need architect for casino expansion (12/01)

The tribe had been working with Thalden-Boyd-Emery Architects but the firm abruptly quit in early November.

Agua Caliente Band to build parking garage adjacent to casino (12/01)

The four-story structure would be located on the north side of the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs, California.

Pechanga Band moves ahead with $285M expansion at casino (12/01)

The tribe reached a deal with the city of Temecula, California, to pay for infrastructure improvements and a police officer position.

Pala Band to build $5.6M recreational vehicle resort for casino (12/01)

The tribe is adding 100 full-service RV sites at the Pala Casino Spa & Resort.

Jamul Indian Village slated to open $390M casino in July 2016 (11/30)

The Hollywood Casino Jamul will be the closest tribal gaming facility to San Diego, California.

Cahuilla Band celebrates new travel center at gaming facility (11/27)

The Mountain Sky Travel Center boasts a gas station, a convenience store with food service and a smoke shop.

Stillaguamish Tribe debuts eatery and microbrewery at casino (11/25)

The Angel’s Tap House Brewery is the first tribally-owned brewery in Washington state.

Chukchansi Tribe reaches new agreement for shuttered casino (11/25)

The deal restores $1 million in annual payments that were promised to Madera County for providing services to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

Poarch Band to welcome visitors to $65M expansion at casino (11/25)

The expanded gaming floor and BB King's Blues Club at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery will open December 1.

Enterprise Rancheria addresses concerns about gaming site (11/24)

The tribe hasn't announced a construction date for the 105,000 square-foot Class II facility.

Tohono O'odham Nation eyes more development at new casino (11/19)

The controversial Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale, Arizona, is putting 500 people to work and Chairman Ed Manuel said more jobs are in line for the future.

Tuolumne Band closed casino to investigate false bomb threat (11/18)

Patrons were evacuated from the Black Oak Casino Resort for about two hours while authorities investigated.

Tohono O'odham Nation secures major victory in casino fight (11/17)

A bill to prevent the tribe from using its trust land for a casino suffered a humiliating defeat on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

House votes on bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (11/16)

Congress has never passed a law that retroactively prohibits Indian land from being used for gaming.

White Earth Nation breaks ground on second gaming facility (11/16)

The new Shooting Star Casino, located near the northeastern border of the reservation, is expected to open in June 2016.

Tohono O'odham Nation working to open casino next month (11/12)

The tribe has filled 400 of 500 permanent positions and has installed nearly half of the 1,089 gaming devices at the Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley in Glendale, Arizona.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe was making $1M a month at casino (11/11)

The tribe plans to open a Class II facility in 2016 but the state still hasn't commented on the matter.

Poarch Creeks almost done with $65M expansion at casino (11/11)

A grand opening at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery is set for December 15.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins another ruling in favor of casino (11/06)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals barred the state of Arizona from enforcing a law that would have annexed the tribe's trust property.

Chukchansi Tribe still working to reopen casino after a year (11/05)

The tribe held an election on October 3 in hopes of resolving a leadership dispute but some members haven't accepted the results.

Delbert Ray: Stop Tohono O'odham Nation from opening new casino (11/05)

The citizens of Arizona did not want any city or town to become the Las Vegas of the southwest. And that was not a possibility, until now.

Texas tribes optimistic as state stays mum on gaming ruling (11/04)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe won approval of their Class II gaming ordinances amid a long battle with the state.

Graton Rancheria celebrates 2nd birthday of Bay Area casino (11/04)

The $825 million Graton Resort and Casino, which will be seeing a $175 million hotel, is the closest Class III facility to San Francisco.

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Creeks start work on casino project (11/04)

The Poarch Creeks are building and managing the facility, which is located on Washoe land in Nevada.

Viejas Band debuts $50M hotel tower as part of casino expansion (11/02)

The tower at the Viejas Casino features 109 rooms, a fitness center, a business center, a bar and lounge and conference and meeting space for up to 1,200 people.

Tohono O'odham Nation sets December 20 opening for casino (10/30)

After nearly six years of contentious litigation and high-stakes lobbying, the West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is almost here.

GOP still working on bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (10/28)

The Keep the Promise Act was pulled from a vote this week as Republicans held a fundraiser on Capitol Hill.

Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinances (10/28)

More than 10 years after being forced to shut down its successful casino, the tribe plans to get back into the gaming business.

Chukchansi Tribe seats new leadership as casino remains closed (10/27)

Rival factions on the California reservation continue to dispute the results, with some not recognizing the new leaders at all.

Cachil Dehe Band continues fight over Enterprise Rancheria casino (10/27)

The Colusa Casino faces competition from a new development less than 40 miles away.

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.

House won't take up bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (10/26)

Local officials in Arizona objected when the Keep the Promise Act was being pushed for consideration under a process normally reserved for non-controversial bills.

Tohono O'odham Nation fights rival tribes for right to new casino (10/22)

The Gila River Indian Community has spent $1.64 million on lobbyists so far this year to prevent a new casino from opening in the Phoenix area.

Enterprise Rancheria quiet on casino despite victory in court (10/16)

Plans called for a permanent Class II gaming facility but there is still no timeline for development.

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.

Tohono O'odham Nation hires 400 for opening of Class II casino (10/15)

The West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is due to open in less than two months.

Shakopee Tribe to bring hotel with convention center to casino (10/15)

The expansion will make the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel the fourth-largest hotel and conference center in the Twin Cities area.

Nambe Pueblo to open first gaming facility in mid-December (10/14)

The Nambe Falls Casino will be the sixth tribal facility in the Santa Fe, New Mexico, area.

Otoe-Missouria Tribe breaks ground on fifth gaming facility (10/14)

The 4,500 square-foot 7 Clans Perry Casino will feature more than 100 slot machines, table games, a smoke shop, a cafe and a bar.

Cowlitz Tribe already in debt $485M for long-delayed casino bid (10/12)

Preliminary work has started on the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort, with an official groundbreaking set for early next year.

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.

Viejas Band opens new gaming floor and hotel with expansion (10/09)

The tribe added another 16,500 square-feet of gaming space to the Viejas Casino and will debut a new hotel later this month.

White Earth Nation plans hotel and RV park at third casino site (10/09)

The development will be located on 270 acres at Star Lake, a small community in Minnesota located outside of the boundaries of the main reservation.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe to debut $30M expansion of casino in 2016 (10/09)

The Shoshone Rose Casino in Lander, Wyoming, will see a 61-room hotel and other improvements.

Chukchansi Tribe accused of illegal vote and casino preparations (10/07)

A group that claims to represent the only true members of the tribe is questioning the activities of another faction.

Chemehuevi Tribe hosts public hearing for new gaming facility (10/06)

The 25,000 square-foot facility will feature 320 gaming machines and six table games. Plans also call for a 48-room hotel.

Eastern Cherokees see tangible benefits from gaming enterprise (10/05)

Gaming revenues represent about half of the tribe's $557 million budget, funding essential programs and services, including health care.

Navajo Nation to offer housing for employees of casino in Arizona (10/05)

The Outlook at Glittering Mountain calls for restaurants, stores, hotels and housing on land next to the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff.

Cowlitz Tribe turned down Donald Trump for gaming partnership (10/05)

The Republican presidential candidate attempted to explain some of his negative and racially charged comments about Native Americans in a newly-disclosed letter.

Chukchansi Tribe picks leaders and hires new gaming commission (10/05)

The election was aimed at resolving a leadership dispute that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Resort and Casino in northern California.

Chukchansi Tribe heads to vote as casino closure hits one year (10/02)

The election is already being treated as illegitimate by some on the reservation.

Eastern Cherokees bring gaming market a little closer to Atlanta (10/01)

After 18 years in the casino business, the North Carolina tribes finally opened a second location.

New Eastern Cherokee leaders aim to pay off $550M in casino debt (09/30)

Chief-elect Patrick Lambert, who will be sworn into office on October 5, is worried about potential competition to the tribe's gaming enterprise.

Oneida Nation won't offer gaming at location of convenience store (09/30)

The tribe is building a new One Stop convenience store and gas station but won't offer gaming there anymore.

Cowlitz Tribe prepares for groundbreaking on casino in early 2016 (09/30)

A lawsuit challenging the tribe's land-into-trust application is still pending in the federal court system.

Eastern Cherokees welcome big crowd for debut of $110M casino (09/29)

Some people waited hours in line for the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel, which caused some local traffic jams.

Tohono O'odham Nation sees massive turnout at casino job fair (09/29)

More than 3,000 people filed applications for the controversial West Valley Resort that's due to open in December.

Connecticut tribes push to open casino before non-Indian rival (09/28)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe hope to select a site for their new casino by the end of November.

White Earth Nation outlines plan for yet another gaming facility (09/28)

The tribe will build a casino with a hotel and RV park at Star Lake, a small community south of the reservation.

Enterprise Rancheria wins ruling in casino land-into-trust case (09/28)

A federal judge rejected a slew of claims made by two rival tribes with existing casinos in northern California.

EJ Montini: Tohono O'odham Nation still winning in casino fight (09/28)

The tribe did not get the injunction it wanted from the judge but the case moves forward and the casino will open.

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.

White Earth Nation linked to land buys at potential casino site (09/25)

A land management company whose contact is the tribe's attorney has purchased 230 acres in Star Lake, Minnesota, for $2.25 million.

Chukchansi Tribe brings on former NIGC chairman Phil Hogen (09/25)

The move comes after the tribe lost all three of its gaming regulators, along with the executive director of the gaming commission.

White Earth Nation considers plan for yet another gaming facility (09/24)

The tribe already operates the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen and is building a second one near Bagley, Minnesota.

Tohono O'odham Nation makes key change to casino agreement (09/24)

Payments to the city of Glendale, Arizona, were tied to Class III gaming but the tribe is now planning to open the West Valley Resort with Class II games.

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 faces lawsuit over gaming project (09/22)

An attorney is already lining up clients in hopes of preventing the Bureau of Indian Affairs from finalizing a long-delayed land-into-trust application.

Eastern Cherokees prepare for opening of new gaming facility (09/22)

The National Indian Gaming Commission has yet to approve a management contract covering the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel but it's still due to open on September 28.

Chukchansi Tribe sees departure of last gaming commissioner (09/22)

All three gaming commissioners, plus the executive director, resigned as part of a dispute with the tribal council.

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.

Comedy venue departs one tribal casino for another in Connecticut (09/21)

The Mohegan Tribe has lured COMIX away from its home at the casino owned by the neighboring Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Court won't force vote on Tohono O'odham Nation gaming deal (09/21)

Opponents questioned the city of Glendale for supporting the West Valley Resort that's due to open in December.

Tohono O'odham Nation to move forward with Class II facility (09/18)

A federal judge refused to order the state of Arizona to certify the West Valley Resort, which is scheduled to open sometime in December.

Chukchansi Tribe sees three departures at gaming commission (09/18)

Two of the tribe's gaming commissioners have resigned, along with the executive director of the regulatory body on the reservation.

Enterprise Rancheria defends plans for Class II gaming facility (09/16)

Two tribes with existing casinos say they haven't been provided with enough information about the new development.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe starts work on $30M casino expansion (09/16)

The tribe is adding a 61-room hotel, more floor space, an outdoor patio, conference rooms, a swimming pool and a coffee bar to the Shoshone Rose Casino in Lander, Wyoming.

Chukchansi Tribe won't be able to reopen casino in September (09/16)

The National Indian Gaming Commission wants to see more stability before giving its blessing to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California.

Outgoing Eastern Cherokee leader to join gaming commission (09/16)

Chief Michell Hicks will serve as the executive director of the tribe's regulatory body.

Seneca Nation wins decision in off-reservation gaming lawsuit (09/16)

The tribe is pursuing a $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York.

Mississippi Choctaws debut new restaurant at gaming facility (09/15)

The new Bakery at Silver Star Hotel and Casino offers fresh food, coffee and a variety of baked goods.

Editorial: Enterprise Rancheria makes big change to casino bid (09/14)

New plans by Enterprise Rancheria for a gambling operation that's been in a tug of war for more than a decade have people conjecturing.

Tohono O'odham Nation prepared to go with Class II machines (09/11)

The tribe plans to open the West Valley Resort later this year no matter what happens in federal court.

Mississippi Choctaws begin search for new gaming executive (09/11)

Holly Gagnon is stepping down as chief executive officer of the Pearl River Resort on September 22.

Enterprise Rancheria pledges to live up to gaming agreements (09/10)

The tribe plans to build a 105,750 square-foot Class II gaming facility on 40 acres in Yuba County, California.

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.

Eastern Cherokees withdraw plan for bowling alley near casino (09/10)

Tribal members support the project but they want to see it built somewhere else than the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort.

Yavapai-Apache Nation announces $27M expansion at casino (09/09)

The Cliff Castle Casino Hotel is getting a new hotel with 122 rooms, a 300-space parking garage, retail space and a 5,000 square-foot multi-purpose meeting center.

Enterprise Rancheria to pursue permanent off-reservation casino (09/08)

The tribe has secured financing for a permanent 105,750 square-foot Class II casino on 40 acres of trust land in Yuba County, California.

Eastern Cherokees to open new gaming facility on September 28 (09/07)

The $110 million Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel was built to draw patrons from Georgia and Tennessee.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seeks building inspector for casino (09/04)

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.

Osage Nation weighs plan to expand flagship casino with hotel (09/04)

The facility in Tulsa would see a 126-room hotel, a parking garage, convention space, more slot machines and more table games

Chukchansi Tribe revamping casino in anticipation of reopening (09/04)

The new chief operating officer at the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has been pushing for an opening this month.

Navajo Nation plans big development next to casino in Arizona (09/03)

The Outlook at Glittering Mountain calls for restaurants, stores, hotels, an entertainment pavilion and housing on 70 acres of fee land.

Graton Rancheria breaks ground on $175M expansion at casino (09/03)

The tribe is adding a 200-room hotel, a spa, a pool and meeting and convention space to the Graton Resort and Casino.

Construction worker dies at site of Jamul Indian Village casino (09/02)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and local authorities are investigating the incident.

Supreme Court takes up petition in Kialegee Tribal Town dispute (09/01)

The battle began when the tribe announced plans to open a gaming facility on an Indian allotment near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Chukchansi Tribe still aiming for reopening of casino this month (09/01)

The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino has hired 150 people in order to be ready to reopen the doors.

EJ Montini: Horses treated better than Tohono O'odham Nation (08/31)

There is a holier-then-thou tone from elected officials about the tribe and its casino not belonging there.

Fort Mojave Indian Tribe celebrates grand reopening of casino (08/31)

The 9,000 square-foot Spirit Mountain Casino in Mohave Valley, Arizona, has a completely new look and a new eatery.

Grand Portage Band works on expansion of casino near border (08/31)

The first phase of the project -- a renovation of the 95 rooms at the hotel -- is already near completion.

Seneca Nation plans $40M expansion of off-reservation casino (08/31)

The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will see a 28,500 square-foot, two-story addition that's due to open in early 2017.

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.

Little Traverse Bay Bands plan new development at old casino (08/27)

The Victories Casino in Petoskey closed in 2007 when the Odawa Casino Resort opened nearby.

Tohono O'odham Nation heading back to court in casino lawsuit (08/27)

The West Valley Resort is due to open later this year but the state's refusal to certify the facility could pose some problems.

Ak-Chin Indian Community announces $100M casino expansion (08/27)

The Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino will see another 200 hotel rooms, a spa, restaurants, a new ballroom, more conference center space and a parking garage.

Lower Sioux Indian Community debuts $22M casino expansion (08/27)

The tribe renovated the gaming floor and added a VIP lounge, bingo hall, sports bar and entertainment venue at the Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel in Morton, Minnesota.

New leader of Jamul Indian Village cites benefits of $360M casino (08/26)

The 200,000 square-foot Hollywood Casino Jamul on the southern California reservation is set to open in mid-2016.

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.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community weighs casino expansion plans (08/25)

Tribal leaders are considering an expansion of the Ojibwa Casino in Baraga and renovations at another facility in Marquette.

Poarch Creeks continue work on $65M expansion project at casino (08/25)

The Creek Casino Montgomery will feature a hotel with 123 rooms and new eateries.

Tohono O'odham Nation eyes December opening for $200M casino (08/25)

Despite progress on the West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, the project could be stopped by an act of Congress or litigation.

Leader of Muscogee Nation discloses shortfall in gaming budget (08/24)

Demand for services -- membership has grown 13 percent -- has put a strain on the tribe's revenues, Chief George Tiger said.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe offers look at new hotel at casino (08/21)

Groundbreaking on The Point Hotel, with 74,000 square-feet and 94 rooms, is slated by the end of the month.

Oneida Nation to bring table games to second gaming facility (08/21)

Bingo is going away at the Yellow Brick Road Casino to make way for table games and live dealers.

Cowlitz Tribe casino agreement awaits decision in state court (08/19)

The tribe reached a $14 million agreement with the city of La Center, Washington, for sewer service to the Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort.

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.

White Earth Nation prepares to break ground on second casino (08/18)

The tribe hasn't disclosed the cost or size of the new Shooting Star Casino but it's due to open in spring of 2016.

Non-Indian facility in Massachusetts sees $18.1M in revenues (08/18)

Gamblers poured nearly $181.6 million into slot machines and electronic table games at the Plainridge Park Casino in July.

Warm Springs Tribes to reopen casino as crews battle huge fire (08/17)

The Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa closed over the weekend in response to the County Line 2 Fire, which has consumed 55,000 acres near the reservation.

NIGC blocked North Dakota tribe from offering gaming on lake (08/17)

The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation purchased the Island Girl yacht for $1.2 million but hasn't been able to use it as a casino.

Chukchansi Tribe aims to reopen shuttered casino next month (08/17)

A leadership dispute on the reservation led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold, California, in October 2014.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe deadlocks on gaming referendum (08/17)

The vote fell short of the two-thirds majority that was required to put a halt to a controversial Class II facility on the reservation.

Fond du Lac Band almost finished with $6.2M casino upgrade (08/14)

The Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth is getting more modern look, nearly 30 years after opening in 1986.

MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians back in court in gaming case (08/14)

The state of Alabama is seeking to demolish 50 machines seized from a short-lived casino on the tribe's reservation.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes revise casino plans (08/14)

Elders have raised concerns about the sacred nature of the Gray Wolf Peak Casino site and they say the project doesn't fit in with their traditional values.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for gaming rights in court (08/13)

A judge considers whether the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act supersedes a land claim settlement act that subjects the reservation to state and local laws.

Vice chair of Yurok Tribe also lost money in casino scam case (08/13)

Sue Masten lost $5,500 and the tribe lost $250,000 to a man who promised $8 million to open the Redwood Hotel and Casino.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to vote on Class II casino project (08/12)

The referendum could put an end to a project that has generated controversy and spawned litigation.

Obama on holiday amid Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino flap (08/11)

Tribal leaders will be in federal court hundreds of miles away from their home on Martha's Vineyard, where the president and his family are taking some time off.

Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino project (08/11)

A firm opening date hasn't been determined but the 120-room hotel at the casino near the Arkansas border is set to open this fall.

Maryland sees 19 percent increase in lottery and casino revenue (08/11)

The state took in $1 billion in the last fiscal year -- $525 million from the lottery and another $487 million from five gaming facilities.

Cabazon Band offers free play gaming website and mobile app (08/10)

The new platforms offer the same slot machines visitors can find at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

Yurok Tribe swindled out of $250K in scam to finance casino (08/07)

A Georgia man promised $8 million to finance the Redwood Hotel Casino but the tribe never saw any money from the failed deal.

White Earth Nation to announce plan for second gaming facility (08/06)

Construction on the facility on the northern edge of the reservation is scheduled to begin in September.

Eastern Cherokees on track to debut new casino in September (08/06)

The $110 million Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel is on schedule and on budget.

Chemehuevi Tribe ready to start work on new casino with hotel (08/06)

Once financing is approved, the casino will be up within 18 months, Chairman Charles Wood said.

Oneida Nation casino blamed for losses at non-Indian racetrack (08/05)

A minority stakeholder at Vernon Downs said the facility has been 'bleeding' profits since the opening of the Yellow Brick Road Casino on June 2.

Quapaw Tribe denies claim of work on Kansas casino expansion (08/05)

Equipment seen at the Downstream Casino Resort was there for carpet replacement, not for construction.

Eastern Cherokee budget depends heavily on gaming revenues (08/04)

Chief Michell Hicks presented a $557 million budget, nearly half of which comes from the casino enterprise.

Kalispel Tribe sees golf course purchase as way to boost casino (08/04)

The Kalispels are facing potential competition from the Spokane Tribe, whose off-reservation casino awaits a decision by Gov. Jay Inslee (D).

Arizona claims immunity in Tohono O'odham Nation casino case (08/03)

Gov. Doug Ducey (R), Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Department of Gaming Director Daniel Bergin filed motions to dismiss the new lawsuit.

Editorial: Something's gotta give in New England casino race (08/03)

It seems doubtful that the region’s gambling dollar will stretch to cover all of these venues.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees big future with Class II casino (07/31)

Revenues from the contested facility are forecast at $4.5 million in the first year, $4.7 million in the second and $4.9 million in the third.

Cowlitz Tribe still working on design plans for contested casino (07/29)

The tribe's 152-acre reservation was placed in trust in March but plans for a casino there are being tested in federal court.

Chukchansi Tribe hosts job fair amid hopes of reopening casino (07/29)

More than 1,000 people lost their jobs when a leadership dispute spilled over to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

Judge orders Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop work on casino (07/29)

Tribal leaders believe they will ultimately prevail despite a temporary setback in federal court.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins round in casino battle with Arizona (07/28)

A federal judge has rejected most of the state's requests to obtain more information about the controversial casino in a suburb of Phoenix.

Graton Rancheria to break ground this fall on hotel at casino (07/27)

Specifics are still being discussed but Chairman Greg Sarris promised 'the nicest thing Northern California has seen.'

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance (07/27)

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.

Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014 (07/24)

Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe owes HUD for casino building (07/24)

The tribe accepted a grant to build a community center but the building will now be used for a Class II facility.

Editorial: Colville Tribes realize dream with flagship casino (07/24)

Hats off to the Colville Confederated Tribes for persevering with plans to build a destination-style casino in the mid-valley area.

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.

Non-Indian firm drops out of casino race in Massachusetts (07/23)

K.G. Urban Enterprises was unable to secure financing for a $650 million facility that was to have been managed by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation from neighboring Connecticut.

Adams Lake First Nation opens doors to new gaming facility (07/22)

The 22,000 square-foot facility features slot machines, electronic and paper bingo games, as well as space for meetings and conferences.

Mohegan Tribe launches Internet gaming site in New Jersey (07/22)

MoheganSunCasino.Com offers real money prizes for patrons who are based in the state.

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.

Members of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe debate casino bid (07/21)

Former chairwoman Beverly Wright is urging tribal members to vote in a referendum and stop the Class II facility for at least year.

Chukchansi Tribe planning to reopen casino by end of year (07/21)

Chairman Reggie Lewis said creditors have pledged up to $35 million to reopen the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

Massachusetts tribes still trying to get into the casino game (07/20)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe face different hurdles in their quests to join the $28 billion Indian gaming industry.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe to break ground on casino expansion (07/20)

The tribe is adding a 61-room hotel, an outdoor patio, conference rooms, a swimming pool and a coffee bar to the Shoshone Rose Casino in Lander.

Quapaw Tribe casino expansion faces opposition from tribes (07/20)

The Iowa Tribe and the Sac and Fox Nation want to join a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas in federal court.

Connecticut tribes hope to debut casino ahead of nearby rival (07/17)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe they can open a third gaming facility as early as the end of 2016.

Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe wants casino reopened (07/17)

Tex McDonald met with rivals on the reservation but has not returned to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, which closed last October.

Ho-Chunk Nation still working on plans for land next to casino (07/17)

Options for the facility in Madison, Wisconsin, include a cultural center, a hotel, a sports center, entertainment venues and retail shops.

North Dakota tribe spends $47M on casino expansion project (07/17)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is adding an 85,000 square-foot events center to the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge in New Town.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbies Congress for gaming rights (07/16)

The tribe is willing to drop its land claim -- and $270 million in damages -- in order to reopen a casino that was closed more than a decade ago.

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.

Non-Indian gaming company lashes out at Connecticut tribes (07/16)

MGM Resorts says it will do whatever it takes to stop the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe from opening a new casino.

Enterprise Rancheria won't see tribal opposition at Class II site (07/15)

The United Auburn Indian Community and the Colusa Indian Community won't fight the smaller casino that's near their Class III facilities.

Judge sets hearing in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino case (07/15)

The town of Aquinnah wants a restraining order or an injunction to halt the construction of a 6,500 square-foot Class II gaming facility.

Bear River Band breaks ground on event center next to casino (07/15)

The 23,000 square-foot Bear River Recreation Center will host entertainment and concert events for the Bear River Casino Hotel.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces court action over casino bid (07/14)

The town of Aquinnah wants a federal judge to enforce a cease and desist order and stop construction on the Class II facility.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe might stop work on Class II project (07/13)

A referendum on August 16 will determine whether the tribe moves forward with a controversial casino on the reservation.

Enterprise Rancheria still hopes to open Class III gaming facility (07/13)

The tribe plans to open a 10,000 square-foot Class II facility and local officials are wondering if they will see any revenues from it.

Bear River Band to break ground on event center next to casino (07/10)

The 23,000 square-foot Bear River Recreation Center will function as a gym and activity center during the day and an entertainment venue at night.

Editorial: Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe's wrong approach on casino (07/09)

It is hard to know if the tribe intends to press ahead with plans to place rows and rows of blinking electronic bingo devices in its living room and invite gamblers in, or if this is some type of bluff designed to advance mainland aspirations.

Enterprise Rancheria won't face local opposition to Class II casino (07/09)

The tribe plans to build a 10,000 square-foot gaming facility on land that was placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Comanche Nation casino employees and patrons rally after flood (07/09)

The tribe's gaming enterprise collected nearly 67,000 cans of food to help people affected by devastating storms.

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation starts expansion at casino (07/08)

The tribe is adding an 85,000 square-foot events center to the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge in New Town.

Mississippi Choctaws want to add table games to satellite casino (07/08)

Chief Phyllis Anderson is promising improvements to the tribe's gaming enterprise as part of a 100-day plan.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe announces plans for hotel at casino (07/08)

The 74,000 square-foot hotel at The Point Casino will feature 94 rooms.

Little Traverse Bay Bands still working on plans for another casino (07/07)

The initial 5,000 square-foot structure will be followed by a larger facility and a hotel within five years.

Grand Traverse Band opens restaurant across from gaming facility (07/07)

The Ridge Microbrewery & Restaurant is located in a conference center that was acquired by the tribe.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe ignores order to stop working on casino (07/07)

The tribe offered to meet with the town of Aquinnah to work on a government-to-government agreement affecting the Class II gaming facility.

Chumash Tribe defeats lawsuit that sought to halt casino expansion (07/07)

The tribe is spending $160 million to add a 12-story hotel tower with 215 rooms and other amenities to the Chumash Casino Resort.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to stop working on gaming facility (07/06)

Local officials are sending a cease and desist letter to the tribe after learning that construction will start soon.

Bishop Paiute Tribe seeks loan for $30M casino expansion project (07/06)

Tribal members voted down plans to expand the Paiute Palace Casino two years ago but the project appears to be moving forward.

Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case (07/06)

David Patchak, who wants money from the tribe, will take the case to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time since 2008.

Cherokee Nation to open hotel at $80M casino near Arkansas in fall (07/03)

The 170,000 square-foot Cherokee Casino in Roland enjoyed a soft opening in May.

Tohono O'odham Nation faces state in court in new casino lawsuit (07/03)

The case has been assigned to a federal judge who has already issued a slew of rulings in the tribe's favor.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts work on Class II gaming facility (07/03)

Tribal leaders are converting an unfinished community center into a casino and hope to open it by the end of the year.

Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe sentenced for clash at casino (07/03)

Tex McDonald is being released after serving 242 days in jail for his role in an incident that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes renovate casino resort (07/02)

The KwaTaqNuk Resort Casino is seeing $4.6 million in upgrades while another facility awaits a $27 million expansion.

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.

Soboba Band celebrates 20th anniversary for gaming facility (07/01)

The tribe is planning to move the casino to a new site now that its land-into-trust application has been finalized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Local leaders talk Tohono O'odham Nation casino controversy (06/30)

The tribe is back in court in hopes of ensuring the controversial West Valley Resort opens later this year as planned.

Connecticut tribes welcome delay in commercial casino project (06/29)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to beat Massachusetts in the New England casino race.

Column: Chemehuevi Tribe won't seek off-reservation casino (06/26)

Chairman Charles Wood said the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act makes the process too difficult.

Little Traverse Bay Bands to spend $2.5M on new gaming site (06/26)

The 5,000 square-foot casino will feature 64 slot machines and create 20 jobs.

Oneida Nation still working on shopping center at gaming facility (06/24)

The tribe announced the 250,000 square-foot retail development last fall but additional details haven''t been revealed.

Tohono O'odham Nation defends legality of casino in new case (06/23)

The tribe is seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the state from interfering with the West Valley Resort and from retaliating against vendors doing business with the tribe.

Peguis First Nation seeks to move casino closer to largest city (06/22)

Officials in Manitoba have resisted proposals for a Native casino in a large urban area.

Nooksack Tribe owes more than $20.7M for unpaid casino loan (06/22)

The tribe might be forced to close the Nooksack River Casino after losing a series of rulings in the case.

Enterprise Rancheria to break ground on Class II gaming facility (06/19)

The tribe is going with Class II due to reluctance from the state to enter into a Class III compact.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can't stop non-Indian gaming facility (06/19)

The Plainridge Park Casino, with up to 1,500 slot machines, will open on June 24.

Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law (06/18)

The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act of 2014 protects the tribe's gaming facility from litigation.

Colville Tribes welcome public to $43M flagship gaming facility (06/18)

The 12 Tribes Resort and Casino features a 56,000 square-foot gaming floor, two lounges, two restaurants and an 80-room hotel with meeting space and an indoor/outdoor pool.

Eastern Cherokees to host job fair to fill 800 positions at casino (06/18)

The $110 million Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel is due to open in September.

Blackfeet Nation pays off $6.5M loan for casino ahead of schedule (06/17)

The tribe celebrate a milestone for its Glacier Peaks Casino in Browning, Montana.

Chukchansi Tribe offered settlement to county to reopen casino (06/17)

The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino has been closed for eight months but a tribal leader believes an agreement is near.

Little River Band breaks ground on $18M casino expansion project (06/16)

The tribe is adding a pool and spa to the Little River Casino Resort and will be renovating the gaming floor and other spaces.

Sen. McCain claims authority on Tohono O'odham Nation casino bid (06/15)

The lawmaker sponsored two key laws that have given rise to a controversial casino in the Phoenix, Arizona, area.

Navajo Nation Council supports bill to block rival casino in Arizona (06/12)

Tribal lawmakers believe the West Valley Resort under construction near Phoenix poses a risk to the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino outside of Flagstaff.

Colville Tribes getting ready to welcome visitors to $43M casino (06/12)

The 12 Tribes Resort and Casino will finally open its doors on June 17.

Warm Springs Tribes approve gaming facility for new truck stop (06/11)

The tribe will install Class II machines at a truck stop located off a major highway in Madras, Oregon.

County seeks share of revenues from new Oneida Nation casino (06/10)

The tribe opened the Yellow Brick Road Casino last week to large crowds and now Madison County wants some of the action.

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.

Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case (06/05)

Attorney General Derek Schmidt said he needs to conduct 'extensive' legal research amid a looming furlough for state employees.

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.

Four defendants face court date in Chukchansi Tribe casino case (06/04)

Vernon King, who was the treasurer of one faction of the tribe, remains free pending resolution of his role in an incident that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes pass referendum for alcohol at casino (06/03)

Sales of beer, wine and liquor will be allowed as part of a $35.2 million expansion project.

BIA confirms Soboba Band can put casino at newly acquired site (06/03)

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

NIGC seeks dismissal of suit over Quapaw Tribe casino expansion (06/03)

The state of Kansas is trying to stop the tribe from moving forward with a $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.

Oneida Nation sees huge turnout for opening of new $20M casino (06/03)

More than 1,500 people were in line for the Yellow Brick Road Casino and some even waited overnight.

Former Choctaw Nation official sentenced in casino fraud case (06/02)

Jason Brett Merida, a tribal member who served as executive director of construction, received 12 years in prison -- the longest of any of the defendants.

Oneida Nation opens doors to $20M Yellow Brick Road Casino (06/02)

The facility features 430 gaming machines, a 500-seat bingo hall, a Keno lounge and several bars and restaurants.

Soboba Band still working on plan to relocate casino to new site (06/01)

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.

Another lawsuit seeks to block Jamul Band from $360M casino (05/29)

The sister of Chairman Raymond Hunter is challenging the tribe's legitimacy, 34 years after being organized under federal law.

Comanche Nation closed casino for one day to address flooding (05/28)

Chairman Wallace Coffey declared an emergency in response to record-setting rain and dangerous flooding conditions.

Tohono O'odham Nation chooses new leader amid casino conflict (05/28)

Ed Manuel, a former chairman, ousted Ned Norris Jr., who pushed hard for the controversial casino during his two terms in office.

Pala Band finishes $5.7M casino renovation in just a few months (05/26)

The tribe opened a Mexican eatery, a wine bar and restaurant and a permanent outdoor stage at the Pala Casino Resort and Spa.

Chukchansi Tribe remains in talks with NIGC for casino reopening (05/26)

More than 1,000 people were put out of work when the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino was forced to close in October 2010.

Prairie Island Indian Community plans $19M expansion at casino (05/22)

The Treasure Island Resort and Casino will see a 40,000 square-foot addition with a fitness center, an upscale spa and salon and a water park.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe to debut rodeo event at reopened casino (05/22)

The Bordertown Casino and Arena will host its first bull riding event over the Memorial Day weekend.

Oneida Nation close to opening of new gaming facility on June 2 (05/21)

The debut of the $20 million Yellow Brick Road Casino is less than two weeks away.

Native casino in Saskatchewan on track with expansion plan (05/20)

Part of the Gold Eagle Casino will go smoke-free when the expansion opens early this summer.

Judge again refuses to stop Jamul Band from building casino (05/20)

The tribe expects to open the $360 million Hollywood Casino Jamul sometime this year.

Mayoral candidate embraces Fond du Lac Band urban casino (05/19)

Incumbent Mayor Don Ness, who has repeatedly criticized the tribe, will not be seeking re-election.

Umatilla Tribes host Tesla vehicle charging station at casino (05/19)

The Supercharger station at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino will offer eight charging stalls for owners of the first fully-electric vehicles.

More pleas in incident at Chukchansi Tribe's shuttered casino (05/18)

Vernon King, the treasurer of one of the factions on the reservation, has not accepted a deal and it looks like he is headed to trial.

Disputed Chuckchansi Tribe leader still involved in casino case (05/15)

Vernon King, the treasurer of one of the factions on the reservation, is due to return to court on May 29 as the tribe's casino closure enters another month.

Sen. McCain denies being influenced by tribal casino lobbyists (05/15)

Rival tribes are spending millions of dollars in hopes of stopping the Tohono O'odham Nation from opening a new casino in the Phoenix area.

Eastern Cherokees look to hire up to 900 people at new casino (05/14)

The $110 million Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel will open later this summer.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes plan for $35M expansion of casino (05/14)

The Fort Hall Casino will be expanding to the site of the adjacent Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center.

Judge weighs sentence in Choctaw Nation casino fraud case (05/13)

Federal prosecutors are seeking anywhere from 14 years to 17.5 years in prison for a tribal employee who oversaw casino construction contracts.

Cherokee Nation to debut $80M casino near Arkansas border (05/13)

The tribe created another 300 jobs at the new Cherokee Casino in Roland, set to open May 19.

Former Yakama Nation casino board director disputes ouster (05/12)

Shay-Anne Spencer, the former chairwoman of the board of directors, plans to file an ethics complaint against the tribal council.

Yakama Nation removes casino board for mismanagement (05/11)

The three members of the board of directors were accused of mismanaging a $90 million expansion project.

Chemehuevi Tribe close to breaking ground on a new casino (05/08)

Chairman Charles Wood said the tribe is 'one signature away' from starting work on a new facility that will include a 48-room hotel.

Nambe Pueblo announces construction of first gaming facility (05/07)

Plans call for a 7,310-square-foot casino with 180 slot machines off a major highway.

Oregon tribe ready to welcome visitors to new Class II facility (05/06)

Casino staff are busy putting the final touches on the Three Rivers Casino in Coos Bay before its official debut to the public.

Rivals outspend Tohono O'odham Nation in urban casino battle (05/04)

The Gila River Indian Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are spending millions of dollars on lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe pleads guilty in casino case (05/04)

Tex McDonald, who was the chairman of one faction of the tribe, has been jailed since November but could be released in July.

Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe set for plea in casino dispute (05/01)

Tex McDonald has been in jail since November 2014 after he was arrested in connection with an incident that led to the casino's closure.

Tohono O'odham Nation slams action on bill that blocks casino (04/30)

The Keep the Promise Act prevents the tribe from using land that's already been placed in trust for a casino.

Oneida Nation sets June 2 opening for Yellow Brick Road Casino (04/30)

The $20 million facility and its amenities take inspiration from the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Ho-Chunk Nation wins decision on legality of video poker games (04/30)

The ruling is a complete victory for the tribe over the status of machines that were installed at a facility in Madison, Wisconsin.

Chumash Tribe extends condolences after worker dies at casino (04/30)

A construction worker fell at the site of the $160 million expansion of the facility.

Senate panel passes bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (04/29)

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), the vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, spoke out against the measure at a business meeting.

Oregon tribe announces May 7 opening date for Class II casino (04/29)

The Three Rivers Casino in Coos Bay is located less than three miles from another tribe's Class III facility.

Last defendant to be sentenced for Choctaw Nation casino fraud (04/27)

So far, seven people have been punished in connection with a casino expansion project in which the tribe was bilked out of $8.5 million.

Senate panel takes up bill to halt Tohono O'odham Nation casino (04/27)

Consideration of the Keep the Promise Act comes as the Congressional Budget Office warns that the federal government could be on the hook for $1 billion or more if the tribe wins a case in court.

Small Alturas Rancheria runs casino but can't agree on much else (04/27)

The tribe has anywhere from three to seven members -- two are siblings who are locked in a bitter rivalry.

Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming (04/23)

The tribe has no plans for a casino in Central Arkansas, so why not put a conservation easement on the 160 acres?

Tohono O'odham Nation vows defense for off-reservation casino (04/23)

Chairman Ned Norris Jr. and local officials criticized the state of Arizona for threatening the West Valley Resort.

Mashantucket Tribe plans grand opening for casino outlet mall (04/22)

The 320,000-square-foot Tanger Outlets at the Foxwoods Resort Casino debuts on May 21.

Northern Arapaho Tribe on track for debut of casino expansion (04/22)

The Wind River Hotel and Casino is getting a 36,000 square-foot kitchen and food court.

Nisqually Tribe welcomes public to non-smoking area at casino (04/22)

The tribe has completed the second phase of a $45 million casino expansion. The final phase is expected to debut in July 2015.

City reaffirms support for Tohono O'odham Nation urban casino (04/22)

The state of Arizona is threatening to block the tribe from opening the facility later this year.

Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (04/21)

Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Eastern Cherokees schedule another job fair for $110M casino (04/21)

The Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel is due to open later this year.

Oneida Nation to announce opening date of new gaming facility (04/21)

The Yellow Brick Road Casino focuses heavily on a Wizard of Oz theme.

Kansas seeks injunction to stop Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion (04/17)

Individual tribal leaders, including Chairman John Berrey, have been added to the state's lawsuit as defendants.

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.

Colville Tribes plan ceremonial debut of $68M casino next month (04/16)

The official opening of the 12 Tribes Resort and Casino will take place sometime this summer.

Rincon Band contributes $9.5M to highway projects near casino (04/16)

The tribe debuted a $160 million casino expansion a year ago that has generated additional traffic.

Fond du Lac Band spars with city over services for urban casino (04/15)

The city of Duluth has demanded $2 million a year, a figure that the tribe won't accept.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe sets job fairs for $28M casino expansion (04/14)

Construction on the new Shoshone Rose Casino on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming is expected to begin in June.

Defendants in Chukchansi Tribe casino case file civil rights claims (04/14)

The 14 defendants who have been charged for a confrontation at the casino are each seeking more than $1 million from Madera County.

Tribal casino market in California regains footing after downturn (04/13)

Tribal casinos in the state took in $6.994 billion in 2013, according to a new report, and nearly 30 expansion projects are in development.

Opinion: More tribal casinos aren't right answer for Connecticut (04/13)

Connecticut’s response to its declining casino revenue has been to try to replace it with more gambling.

Judge affirms state jurisdiction in Chukchansi Tribe casino case (04/13)

The 15 defendants include two leaders of a rival faction within the tribe and 13 non-Indians that were hired as police officers.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe finalizing $27M casino expansion plan (04/10)

The Shoshone Rose Casino will see a 65-room hotel, a larger gaming floor, an outdoor patio, conference rooms, a swimming pool and a coffee bar.

Chukchansi Tribe lays off top casino executives and regulators (04/10)

Chairman Reggie Lewis said the tribe doesn't need regulators right now because there's no activity to regulate at the shuttered Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

Chumash Tribe legal team 'laughed' at suit over casino expansion (04/09)

Chairman Vincent Armenta said the tribe's reservation is indeed a reservation despite claims from an opposition group.

Disputed leaders of Chukchansi Tribe in court over casino closure (04/09)

The tribe's casino has been closed for six months as 15 people who were involved in a confrontation there face charges in state court.

Chumash Tribe and leaders sued over $160M casino expansion (04/08)

An opposition group claims the casino site was never placed in trust and is not part of the tribe's reservation.

Chukchansi Tribe enters another month without casino revenue (04/07)

A disenrollment dispute -- and its effect on per capita payments -- appear to be at the heart of an inter-tribal struggle that has kept the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino closed for six months.

Ho-Chunk Nation looks to develop property adjacent to casino (04/06)

The tribe owns 49 acres next to Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison that could be used for a sports complex, museum and entertainment venues.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe welcomes big crowd to reopened casino (04/03)

The Bordertown Casino and Arena is located right on the Oklahoma border with Missouri.

Connecticut tribes defend gaming after swipe by non-Indian rival (04/02)

The top executive at MGM Resorts International ridiculed the tribes for proposing to build a 'box of slots' near the Massachusetts border.

Fond du Lac Band faces more court battles with city over casino (04/02)

The city of Duluth keeps on fighting despite losing a series of lawsuits affecting the Fond-du-Luth Casino.

CSKT leader defends casino expansion on land viewed as sacred (04/02)

The $27 million expansion of the Gray Wolf Peak Casino includes a hotel, spa, restaurant and lounge.

MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians loses decision in casino lawsuit (04/01)

The tribe must return to state court to determine the fate of gaming machines seized from an operation that was shut down by local authorities.

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.

Santee Sioux Tribe prepares to open casino golf course in June (03/31)

The 18-hole Tatanka Golf Club at the Ohiya Casino was developed by famed designer Paul Albanese and reflects stories in tribal culture.

Editorial: Cherokee Nation contributes to economy with casino (03/31)

It’s the latest evidence that tribal gambling is very big business in Oklahoma and that money rolls from the tribes to the general economy.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe to welcome visitors to reopened casino (03/31)

Chief Glenda Wallace said the doors to the Bordertown Casino and Arena will open at 11am on Thursday, April 2.

Nisqually Tribe to open second phase of $45M casino expansion (03/30)

The tribe added a smoke-free area with a new deli, a full service bar and a gift shop to the Red Wind Casino.

Fort Peck Tribes might scale back plans for new gaming facility (03/30)

Tribal leaders took a straw poll and eight out of 12 council members said they do not support the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge in its current form.

Cherokee Nation to launch $6.9M renovation project at casino (03/26)

Work will start in May and will include a spa, a 16,000 square-foot pool area and an improved hotel lobby.

House panel backs bill to block Tohono O'odham Nation casino (03/26)

The tribe is already building the facility on land that was placed in trust in July 2014.

Suquamish Tribe reaches deal to allow highway work at casino (03/25)

The improvements come as the tribe finalizes a $30 million expansion at the facility.

Fort Peck Tribes expect casino to see traffic from energy boom (03/24)

The gaming site will be located near two highways that see a lot of activity from North Dakota and Canada.

Fond du Lac Band plans to spend $5.5M on casino renovations (03/23)

The Art Deco facade and interior are being replaced, nearly 30 years after the facility opened in 1986.

Fort Peck Tribes move forward with casino plan thanks to loan (03/23)

A groundbreaking on the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge is set for June 15.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe closer to reopening of casino by border (03/20)

Chief Glenda Wallace said the tribe will be hiring between 100 to 150 people to work at the facility.

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.

Ho-Chunk Nation continues work on expansion plan for casinos (03/19)

The tribe plans to add hotels, restaurants and other amenities at four facilities as it pursues an off-reservation casino.

Chukchansi Tribe cut membership in half after opening of casino (03/17)

The tribe is down to about 900 members and critics say one leader wants to cut the rolls even further.

Bills introduced to recognize gaming rights of all tribes in Texas (03/16)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe are currently barred from gaming on their reservations.

Oregon tribes continue battle over new Class II gaming facility (03/12)

The Coquille Tribe is facing intense opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe.

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.

Ned Norris: Tohono O'odham Nation casino a boost to economy (03/10)

The West Valley Resort represents a major economic boost for construction companies and workers who were hit so hard by the recession.

Kansas sues over gaming land determination for Quapaw Tribe (03/10)

The state claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming if it was placed in trust.

Sandia Pueblo opens parking garage as part of casino expansion (03/09)

It took 15 months and 600 workers to build the 1,700-space garage.

Seminole Tribe wins local approval for new hotel tower at casino (03/06)

The tribe might add a 1.2-million square-foot hotel with 537 rooms to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Tampa.

Cherokee Nation opens $10M gaming facility by Kansas border (03/06)

Of the 135 employees at the new casino, more than 100 are tribal citizens.

Seminole Tribe seeks approval for 537-room casino hotel tower (03/05)

The tribe needs a local height variance for the 1.2-million square-foot, 16-floor tower.

Muscogee Nation set for big job far as part of casino expansion (03/03)

Some 5,000 workers will be needed during the two-year construction period.

Tohono O'odham Nation spends $200M on first phase of casino (03/02)

The tribe has put more than 1,300 people to work on construction of the West Valley Resort.

MGM on track to complete $1.2B casino near US Capitol next year (03/02)

The casino at National Harbor will feature 3,600 slot machines, 140 table games, a 300-room hotel, a 3,000-seat venue, several restaurants and retail shops.

Hannahville Indian Community starts $8M casino expansion work (02/27)

Some of the renovations will be complete by this summer while the bigger ticket items will take longer.

Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to manager of $80M casino (02/26)

Chad McReynolds started off as a card dealer at the casino in Roland and has risen through the ranks.

Northern Arapaho Tribe plans to open casino food court in May (02/26)

The tribe will be hiring 50 to 70 more people as part of the expansion.

Muscogee Nation seeks 5000 workers for big casino expansion (02/26)

A job fair will be held March 5 at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa.

Tribes in Oregon planning to open Class II gaming facility in April (02/25)

The tribe just announced the first hires for the new Three Rivers Casino.

Grant aids employees who lost jobs at Chukchansi Tribe casino (02/24)

More than 1,000 people were put out of work when the casino closed as a result of an internal leadership dispute.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe plans April 2 opening for gaming facility (02/23)

The Bordertown Casino and Arena is undergoing a makeover based on a rodeo theme.

Fond du Lac Band to spend $3M on more modern look at casino (02/23)

Work at the Fond-du-Luth Casino will begin this summer and will take about four months.

Mashantucket Tribe sets opening date for casino outlet mall (02/19)

The Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort Casino will open May 21 and employ 900 people.

Pala Band moves quickly with $5M casino expansion project (02/19)

The project will be finished in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend.

Eastern Cherokees on track to open new casino later this year (02/18)

The tribe is holding a job fair on March 16 to start filling more than 800 positions.

Hannahville Indian Community announces casino expansion (02/17)

Plans call for a full-service spa, a second golf course, a new hotel entrance and numerous renovations throughout the facility.

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.

Suquamish Tribe set to debut $30M casino expansion in June (02/16)

The tribe added 98 hotel rooms, a cafe, steakhouse and a 10,000-square-foot conference center to the facility.

Poll finds growth in negative views about gaming in Maryland (02/16)

The state is home to five casinos and a sixth one, less than 10 miles from the U.S. Capitol, is on the way.

Chukchansi Tribe faction avoids contempt over gaming per caps (02/11)

A federal judge said it was 'reasonable' to withhold checks from people whose enrollment status is being questioned.

Quapaw Tribe slams casino expansion opposition as 'anti-Indian' (02/11)

The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

Oneida Nation won't renew liquor store lease for Class II casino (02/10)

The Yellow Brick Road Casino will be located in a shopping plaza but a liquor store there won't be sticking around.

County opposes expansion of Quapaw Tribe casino into Kansas (02/10)

A county claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming.

Chukchansi Tribe faction claims victory in bid to reopen casino (02/10)

Reggie Lewis and Nancy Ayala say they have been recognized as the rightful leaders.

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.

Oneida Nation stands by 'Wizard of Oz' theme for Class II casino (02/09)

The Yellow Brick Road Casino is due to open this spring.

Mohegan Tribe to issue $123M in bonds for new hotel at casino (02/06)

The tribe will build a standalone hotel at the Mohegan Sun amid an expansion of gaming in New England.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe once eyed off-reservation casino at track (02/03)

The tribe and the track are now at odds over historical horse racing machines that are being investigated by law enforcement authorities.

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe involved in video gaming project in Georgia (02/03)

The Louisiana-based tribe paid $6 million for a site in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Navajo Nation brings in $80M in revenue at four gaming facilities (02/02)

The tribe operates Class II and Class III facilities in New Mexico and Arizona.

Mississippi Choctaws seek to compete with Poarch Creek casinos (02/02)

The Choctaws had hired disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to prevent the Poarch Creeks from expanding their gaming empire.

Gaming dispute leads to cancellation of major powwow in Idaho (02/02)

The event was to be held at a non-Indian racetrack where disputed gaming machines are being offered.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community approves casino market study (01/30)

The results will help determine whether to pursue new opportunities.

Member of Chehalis Tribe works on $40M expansion of casino (01/28)

The entire project will last about 18 months but a portion of the new casino will open this fall.

Mississippi Choctaws to reopen casino after $70M renovation (01/28)

The Golden Moon Hotel and Casino will host a grand reopening on Saturday.

Chukchansi Tribe comes together in hopes of reopening casino (01/26)

The so-called unification council plans to submit an agreement to the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Otoe-Missouria Tribe reaches agreement with city for new casino (01/23)

The tribe will pay $250,000 up front and $30,000 a year for city services.

Some CSKT leaders question $27.4M expansion of gaming facility (01/22)

The casino will be built on land that elders consider to be sacred.

Chukchansi Tribe set to run out of money for gaming per capitas (01/22)

Rival factions continue to duke it out in federal court as their casino remains closed.

City affirms support for Tohono O'odham Nation gaming project (01/21)

The city took action in response to a bill in the 114th Congress that would block the casino.

Cherokee Nation on track to complete $80M casino this summer (01/20)

The 170,000 square-foot facility features a hotel with 120 rooms and space to host conferences, events, weddings and trade shows.

Coushatta Tribe celebrates major anniversary for gaming facility (01/19)

The casino has grown to include 950 hotel rooms, an entertainment pavilion and a golf course.

Eastern Cherokees not affected by bankruptcy of casino company (01/16)

The Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort will operate as usual and the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino is on track to open this fall.

Muscogee man wins appeal over arrest at Poarch Creek casino (01/15)

A jury voted unanimously to overturn guilty verdicts against Wayland Gray.

Lawmakers still trying to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino (01/15)

The tribe has won a series of federal and state court decisions affirming its right to use its trust land for a gaming facility.

Muscogee man appeals conviction over Poarch Creek casino (01/14)

Wayland Gray was trying to bless a burial site when he was arrested and later convicted.

Graton Rancheria to make decision about adding casino hotel (01/13)

The tribe could spend up to $200 million on its hotel in the Bay Area.

Tonkawa Tribe signs agreement for machines and renovations (01/13)

Poydras Gaming Finance Corp. will supply 600 Class III machines and provide up to $5.5 million for renovations and developments at two facilities.

Oregon tribe on track to open new gaming facility in late spring (01/12)

The $5 million Class II facility will employ about 80 people.

Factions of Chukchansi Tribe continue fight over gaming funds (01/09)

A court hearing is scheduled for February as the casino remains closed for another month.

Chukchansi Tribe's casino remains closed for third straight month (01/08)

More than 1,000 people have been put out of work.

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.

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