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Quapaw Tribe sees another setback with gaming bid in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe sees another setback with gaming bid in Arkansas (March 14, 2018)
A gaming initiative that could help the Quapaw Tribe return to its homelands in Arkansas has seen another setback.

Quapaw Tribe joins partnership to authorize up to three casinos in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe joins partnership to authorize up to three casinos in Arkansas (January 9, 2018)
The Quapaw Tribe is hoping to bring gaming to Arkansas, its ancestral homeland.

Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid
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Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid (October 19, 2016)
The Arkansas Supreme Court knocked the initiative off the November ballot but a request for reconsideration is pending.

Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas
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Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas (October 14, 2016)
The tribe poured $1 million into the Arkansas Wins campaign in hopes of managing a commercial casino.

Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas
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Gaming initiative backed by Cherokee Nation advances in Arkansas (September 2, 2016)
Voters are being asked to approve three commercial casinos, one of which will be managed by the Oklahoma tribe.

Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas
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Cherokee Nation contributes $1M for gaming petition in Arkansas (August 16, 2016)
Backers of the petition are asking voters to approve three casinos, one of which would be operated by the Oklahoma tribe.

Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bid
Opinion
Editorial: Let's leave gaming to tribes and kill Arkansas casino bid (June 28, 2016)
There are already too many opportunities to lose the light bill in this state without inviting stand-alone, 24/7 casinos.

Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in Arkansas
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Cherokee Nation enters deal to run commercial casino in Arkansas (June 23, 2016)
The Oklahoma tribe is hoping to expand its gaming empire into Arkansas.

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track for opposition in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track for opposition in Arkansas (March 4, 2016)
Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly disavowed plans to open a casino on its ancestral reservation but local officials remain skeptical.

Quapaw Tribe seeks to acquire more ancestral land in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe seeks to acquire more ancestral land in Arkansas (February 18, 2016)
Chairman John Berrey is again disclaiming plans for a casino but local officials are wary of entering into any agreements with the tribe.

Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas land
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Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas land (January 21, 2016)
Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly promised that the tribe doesn't want to build a casino on a 160-acre site in Little Rock.

Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revamp
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Cherokee Nation opens 120-room hotel as part of $80M casino revamp (December 8, 2015)
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.

Quapaw Tribe works on agreement for ancestral Arkansas land
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Quapaw Tribe works on agreement for ancestral Arkansas land (November 10, 2015)
Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly pledged not to pursue gaming on its former reservation in present-day Little Rock.

Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in Arkansas (November 3, 2015)
Chairman John Berrey has been willing to sign a no-casino pledge although it's not clear whether it would be enforceable.

Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas (August 31, 2015)
Local officials said Chairman John Berrey hasn't followed up on his offer but he's planning on arranging meetings soon.

Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino project
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Cherokee Nation to debut hotel as part of $80M casino project (August 11, 2015)
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.

Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino
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Quapaw Tribe willing to sign agreement barring Arkansas casino (July 13, 2015)
The tribe's land-into-trust application for 160 acres near Little Rock has been met with significant controversy in the state.

Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust
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Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust (July 10, 2015)
Four members of the state's Congressional delegation -- including two who have received contributions from the tribe -- want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the application.

Cherokee Nation to open hotel at $80M casino near Arkansas in fall
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Cherokee Nation to open hotel at $80M casino near Arkansas in fall (July 3, 2015)
The 170,000 square-foot Cherokee Casino in Roland enjoyed a soft opening in May.

Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track in Arkansas for opposition
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Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track in Arkansas for opposition (June 8, 2015)
Local officials have raised concerns about a casino even though Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly insisted there aren't plans for one.

Quapaw Tribe looks to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe looks to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (May 27, 2015)
Chairman John Berrey said the tribe's land-into-trust application for an ancestral site is about cultural preservation, not gaming.

Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas (May 13, 2015)
Chairman John Berrey has insisted a casino is not in the works for ancestral land in Little Rock, the state capital.

Cherokee Nation to debut $80M casino near Arkansas border
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Cherokee Nation to debut $80M casino near Arkansas border (May 13, 2015)
The tribe created another 300 jobs at the new Cherokee Casino in Roland, set to open May 19.

Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming
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Editorial: State needs assurances from Quapaw Tribe on gaming (April 23, 2015)
The tribe has no plans for a casino in Central Arkansas, so why not put a conservation easement on the 160 acres?

Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas (April 21, 2015)
Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe faces opposition over possible casino in Arkansas (April 16, 2015)
Some local officials want the tribe to state that it won't use the land in Little Rock for gaming but that wouldn't necessarily bar a casino in the future.

Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request
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Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request (March 26, 2015)
Chairman John Berrey told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that there are no plans to change the use of the land.

Quapaw Tribe insists a casino isn't focus of Arkansas land plan
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Quapaw Tribe insists a casino isn't focus of Arkansas land plan (March 25, 2015)
The tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for 160 acres of its former reservation.

Quapaw Tribe faces opposition to potential casino in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe faces opposition to potential casino in Arkansas (March 24, 2015)
The mayor of Little Rock is among those who are questioning whether a casino is right for the area.

Quapaw Tribe open to casino on historic homeland in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe open to casino on historic homeland in Arkansas (March 23, 2015)
The tribe still needs to clear the land-into-trust process and would need to negotiate a Class III gaming compact.

Cherokee Nation on track to complete $80M casino this summer
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Cherokee Nation on track to complete $80M casino this summer (January 20, 2015)
The 170,000 square-foot facility features a hotel with 120 rooms and space to host conferences, events, weddings and trade shows.

Police in Oklahoma kill suspect outside of Choctaw Nation casino
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Police in Oklahoma kill suspect outside of Choctaw Nation casino (December 4, 2014)
The suspect led police on a high-speed chase that ended at the tribe's casino in Grant.

Choctaw Nation arrests 10 people in prostitution sting at casino
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Choctaw Nation arrests 10 people in prostitution sting at casino (September 26, 2014)
The sting netted people on both sides of the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.

Cherokee Nation promotes tribal member to manager of casino
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Cherokee Nation promotes tribal member to manager of casino (September 25, 2014)
Tony Nagy has worked for Cherokee Nation Entertainment since 2007

Cherokee Nation announces plans for casino by Kansas border
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Cherokee Nation announces plans for casino by Kansas border (July 16, 2014)
The facility near the Kansas border will be the tribe's eighth casino.

Oklahoma tribes reach for gamblers across border in Arkansas
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Oklahoma tribes reach for gamblers across border in Arkansas (June 3, 2014)
Gaming facilities operated by the Choctaw Nation and the Cherokee Nation attract patrons from Arkansas.

Cherokee Nation to break ground on new hotel with casino
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Cherokee Nation to break ground on new hotel with casino (April 18, 2014)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma will break ground on a new casino and hotel.

Community in Arkansas reacts to possible Quapaw Tribe casino
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Community in Arkansas reacts to possible Quapaw Tribe casino (February 25, 2014)
Residents and officials in Little Rock, Arkansas, are debating the merits of a potential casino from the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.

Quapaw Tribe won't rule out casino on historic land in Arkansas
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Quapaw Tribe won't rule out casino on historic land in Arkansas (February 21, 2014)
The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is open to gaming in Arkansas, Chairman John Berrey said.

Choctaw Nation expands casino options with $60M   expansion
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Choctaw Nation expands casino options with $60M expansion (April 30, 2013)
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is getting ready to debut the results of a $60 million casino expansion project tomorrow. The tribe added 145,000 square feet, a seven-story hotel, a 500-seat entertainment venue, a 600-space covered parking garage and new...

Choctaw Nation sets grand opening for $60M casino expansion
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Choctaw Nation sets grand opening for $60M casino expansion (November 29, 2012)
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is hosting a grand opening this Saturday for a $60 million casino expansion project. The Choctaw Casino in Pocola is getting more slot machines, table games and restaurants. A hotel is also on the works...

Oklahoma tribes attract gamblers from nearby states
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Oklahoma tribes attract gamblers from nearby states (June 5, 2009)
Oklahoma tribes are drawing gamblers from Texas, Kansas and Arkansas, where gaming options are limited. The Chickasaw Nation owns a large casino near the Texas border. WinStar World Casino is undergoing a renovation that will make it the third largest...

Cherokee Nation debuts   expansion of casino
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Cherokee Nation debuts expansion of casino (November 11, 2008)
The Cherokee Nation debuted a big expansion of its casino in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma, near the Arkansas border. The gaming floor now stretches more than 200,000 square-feet. That's a lot bigger than the small bingo hall that opened...

Supporters of UKB casino in Arkansas hold rally
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Supporters of UKB casino in Arkansas hold rally (August 30, 2007)
Supporters of an off-reservation casino sought by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians held a rally in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on Wednesday. The tribe, which is based in Oklahoma, wants to have land placed in trust for the project....

Developer still supports UKB casino in Arkansas
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Developer still supports UKB casino in Arkansas (July 18, 2007)
The backer of an off-reservation casino sought by the United Keetoowah Band of Oklahoma still supports the project. Bennie Westphal transferred 10 acres in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to the tribe for the casino. He gave the tribe a spring 2009...

Editorial: UKB casino in Arkansas a good idea
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Editorial: UKB casino in Arkansas a good idea (July 17, 2007)
"In the world of Indian gaming, a pair of aces is a winning hand — if those aces happen to be governors. Last week, the news came down that the Eastern Oklahoma office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs had...

BIA office  opposes off-reservation casino
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BIA office opposes off-reservation casino (July 16, 2007)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs in Eastern Oklahoma is opposing an off-reservation casino sought by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. The tribe wants 10 acres in Fort Smith, Arkansas, placed in trust for a casino. But local opposition...

Editorial: Support Keetoowah  casino in Arkansas
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Editorial: Support Keetoowah casino in Arkansas (April 24, 2007)
"Right now, hundreds — go count the license plates if you don’t believe us — of Arkansans head to the casinos each day to gamble. Those dollars are not being spent in Arkansas, not being taxed in any way, shape...

Arkansas governor opposes Keetoowah  casino
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Arkansas governor opposes Keetoowah casino (April 20, 2007)
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe (D) said he won't support the United Keetoowah Band's proposed casino. The tribe is based in Oklahoma but wants 10 acres in Arkansas placed in trust for a $131 million casino. The land is located in...

United Keetoowah Band touts Arkansas casino
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United Keetoowah Band touts Arkansas casino (February 6, 2007)
The United Keetoowah Band of Oklahoma says 71 percent of residents in Fort Smith, Arkansas, support a casino in their city. The tribe has asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to place land in trust for a casino. The application...

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