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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe turns to Congress after hitting end of road at Supreme Court

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe turns to Congress after hitting end of road at Supreme Court (January 27, 2020)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe won't be able to argue for its gaming rights at the nation's highest court.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear sovereignty case

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe asks Supreme Court to hear sovereignty case (October 1, 2019)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is turning to the nation's highest court for help with its disputed casino in Texas.

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas (September 14, 2018)

Two tribes whose casinos are being threatened with closure are getting a big assist from Washington.

Tribes once again ask Congress to recognize sovereign rights in Texas

Tribes once again ask Congress to recognize sovereign rights in Texas (September 10, 2018)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe are being denied rights most others in Indian Country take for granted.

Texas Tribune: So why do I have to go to other states to gamble?

Texas Tribune: So why do I have to go to other states to gamble? (March 20, 2018)

In most cases, it’s illegal to gamble or place a bet in Texas. But there are some exceptions.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe backs bill in Congress to restore gaming rights

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe backs bill in Congress to restore gaming rights (February 26, 2018)

Amid a court fight with the state of Texas, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is supporting a bill to restore its gaming rights.

Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights

Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights (February 15, 2018)

A bill introduced in the U.S. Congress affirms that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo can engage in gaming on their homelands in Texas.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe vows fight to protect casino after loss in court

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe vows fight to protect casino after loss in court (February 7, 2018)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is already pursuing an appeal after a federal judge said the tribe's gaming facility in Texas was illegal.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend modest casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend modest casino (May 11, 2017)

Naskila Gaming offers Class II games, which are normally out of the state's reach, but officials in Texas are asserting jurisdiction at the facility.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces legal fight over modest casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces legal fight over modest casino (October 25, 2016)

Naskila Gaming continues to draw notable crowds but the state of Texas contends it's illegal.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino (September 19, 2016)

The tribe is seeking to generate support for its Class II facility amid a legal battle with the state of Texas.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights (August 17, 2016)

The state of Texas is once again trying to shut down a gaming facility on the reservation.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight looms

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight looms (August 15, 2016)

The state of Texas is seeking to shut down Naskila Entertainment, a Class II facility on the reservation.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino (August 1, 2016)

The state of Texas has finally broken its silence on the Naskila Entertainment facility on the tribe's reservation.

Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino

Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino (June 15, 2016)

Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) isn't showing his cards even as the state tries to limit another tribe's gaming rights.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees brighter future with gaming facility

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees brighter future with gaming facility (June 8, 2016)

Leaders plan to use the revenues for education, infrastructure and housing needs on the reservation in east Texas.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (June 6, 2016)

The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (June 2, 2016)

A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe offers gaming options closer to home

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe offers gaming options closer to home (May 26, 2016)

The tribe is promoting the new Naskila Entertainment as a 'closer' destination for patrons who might otherwise go to Louisiana.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe welcomes back former casino workers

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe welcomes back former casino workers (May 20, 2016)

The tribe hired 200 people for the new Naskila Entertainment and some of them used to work at a casino that was shut down in 2002.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe opens Class II facility on reservation

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe opens Class II facility on reservation (May 18, 2016)

The 15,000 square-foot Naskila Entertainment in Livingston, Texas, offers 365 Class II games and features a full-service restaurant.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe schedules job fair as casino debut nears

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe schedules job fair as casino debut nears (April 18, 2016)

The highly-anticipated Naskila Entertainment facility will mark the return of gaming to the reservation in more than a decade.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe prepares to open casino in a few weeks

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe prepares to open casino in a few weeks (February 29, 2016)

The 15,000 square-foot Naskila Entertainment facility will feature 365 Class II gaming machines and a restaurant.

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming (November 24, 2015)

Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe was making $1M a month at casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe was making $1M a month at casino (November 11, 2015)

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

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe aims to open casino next year

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe aims to open casino next year (November 9, 2015)

Plans call for about 300 Class II gaming machines in what's being billed as an 'entertainment center' on the reservation.

Texas tribes optimistic as state stays mum on gaming ruling

Texas tribes optimistic as state stays mum on gaming ruling (November 4, 2015)

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

Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinances

Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinances (October 28, 2015)

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

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbies Congress for gaming rights

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbies Congress for gaming rights (July 16, 2015)

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.

Dennis Whittlesey: Texas tribes are pawns in much larger game

Dennis Whittlesey: Texas tribes are pawns in much larger game (April 27, 2015)

The disparity between the Kickapoo on one hand and the two other Texas tribes has been the subject of discussion for years. Yet, nothing was ever really done to confront it and provide all tribes an equal opportunity to develop gaming.

Texas tribes aim for level playing field with casino amendment

Texas tribes aim for level playing field with casino amendment (April 6, 2015)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe aren't allowed to engage in gaming on their lands due to litigation from the state.

Gaming operations proliferate in Texas as state goes after tribes

Gaming operations proliferate in Texas as state goes after tribes (April 1, 2015)

Anywhere from 30,000 to 150,000 slot machines known as eight-liners are being offered around the state.

Bills introduced to recognize gaming rights of all tribes in Texas

Bills introduced to recognize gaming rights of all tribes in Texas (March 16, 2015)

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

Lawmakers in Texas    hold  first hearing on legalization of casinos

Lawmakers in Texas hold first hearing on legalization of casinos (April 11, 2013)

The Texas Senate Committee on Business & Commerce held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the legalization of casinos in the state. SJR 64 creates a gaming commission that will award licenses for up to 21 gaming facilities across the...

Texas bill authorizes Class III gaming for three tribes in state

Texas bill authorizes Class III gaming for three tribes in state (April 9, 2013)

A bill that was introduced in the Texas Legislature authorizes casinos for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, the Tigua Tribe and the Kickapoo Tribe. Senate Joint Resolution 6 creates a gaming commission that will award licenses for up to 21 gaming facilities...

Editorial: Restore gaming rights of Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

Editorial: Restore gaming rights of Alabama-Coushatta Tribe (April 5, 2013)

Newspaper supports H.R.1144, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act, which would settle land claims of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe in exchange for gaming rights: Over several decades, the Alabama Coushatta Tribe of East Texas has walked...

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe willing to ax land claim for casino

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe willing to ax land claim for casino (April 4, 2013)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas is willing to drop its land claim in exchange for a casino. A federal court said the tribe deserves $270 million for being deprived of its land rights. H.R.1144, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Equal...

Editorial: Gaming not a solution for Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

Editorial: Gaming not a solution for Alabama-Coushatta Tribe (April 2, 2013)

Newspaper opposes H.R.1144, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Equal and Fair Opportunity Settlement Act, which would settle land claims of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe in exchange for gaming rights: Texans can sympathize with the economic plight of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe....

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe seeks restoration of gaming rights

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe seeks restoration of gaming rights (March 19, 2013)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas wants Congress to restore its gaming rights. The tribe was restored to federal recognition in 1987. A provision in the law includes a gaming prohibition that has been upheld in the federal courts. “We’re trying...

Texas bill would allow      tribes to   open casinos on reservations

Texas bill would allow tribes to open casinos on reservations (February 4, 2013)

A bill in the Texas Legislature would allow federally recognized tribes to operate casinos on their reservations. The bill would require voters to authorize non-Indian casinos and slot machine facilities throughout the state. A new Texas Gaming Commission would be...

Sen. Reid tried to move bill to help Texas tribes with gaming

Sen. Reid tried to move bill to help Texas tribes with gaming (January 15, 2013)

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the Senate majority leader, tried to move a bill that would help tribes in Texas open gaming facilities. Reid tried to "hotline" the bill on December 18, 2012, Politico reports. Republicans objected and the measure never...

Group eyes   slot machines at racetracks and reservations

Group eyes slot machines at racetracks and reservations (April 26, 2011)

A group called Win for Texas is proposing to legalize slot machines on reservations and at racetracks. The group says Texans spend $2.5 billion at gaming facilities in Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Legalizing slot machines will keep that money...

Tribes jump into debate over legalization of casinos in Texas

Tribes jump into debate over legalization of casinos in Texas (March 30, 2011)

Lawmakers in Texas are once again considering bills to expand gaming and legalize casinos. One of the 17 proposals up for debate calls for three tribal casinos, two on the Gulf and three in urban areas. It would also legalize...

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe testifies for expanded gaming in Texas

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe testifies for expanded gaming in Texas (July 9, 2010)

Carlos Bullock, the chairman of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe testified at a state House hearing on Thursday. The tribe operated a successful Class III casino on its reservation. But it was shut down after the state went to court to have...

Texas tribes won't get to reopen casinos

Texas tribes won't get to reopen casinos (May 13, 2009)

Tribes in Texas won't get to reopen their casinos after a comprehensive gaming bill officially died in the Texas Legislature on Tuesday. The Tigua Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbied for the measure. Their casinos were shut down in 2002...

Tigua Tribe included in latest Texas gaming bill

Tigua Tribe included in latest Texas gaming bill (April 30, 2009)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas could reopen its casino under the latest draft of a gaming bill in Texas. The tribe faced opposition after lawmakers learned Tigua women don't have the right to vote in elections. Then, criminal record of...

Editorial: Big voices join Texas tribes for gaming

Editorial: Big voices join Texas tribes for gaming (April 10, 2009)

"Texans are no longer talking with tiny voices when advocating legalization of casino gambling. Now statesmen are abuzz with billion-dollar money-making reasons to set up the slot machines and card tables. They're asking for casinos on not only the two...

Editorial: Restore  gaming  rights  for Texas tribes

Editorial: Restore gaming rights for Texas tribes (April 6, 2009)

"El Paso looks to have some committee clout, and we expect it to be used, when casino gambling bills will be discussed Wednesday in the Texas Legislature. Proponents and opponents will appear before the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee...

Texas tribes push for restoration of gaming

Texas tribes push for restoration of gaming (March 31, 2009)

Leaders of the Tigua Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe testified in support of a bill to restore their gaming rights in Texas. The tribes agreed to a state ban on gaming when they were restored to federal recognition. That led...

Tigua Tribe defends tradition amid gaming push

Tigua Tribe defends tradition amid gaming push (March 26, 2009)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas is defending its traditions as lawmakers consider bills that would authorize Indian gaming in the state. Tribal elections are only open to adult men, an issue that has concerned at least one lawmaker. Women were...