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Tribes turn tables on non-Indian company intent on derailing new gaming facility
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Tribes turn tables on non-Indian company intent on derailing new gaming facility (December 7, 2017)
Connecticut is getting 'played' by a non-Indian gaming company, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe say.

Chickasaw Nation gaming revenues hit $1.44 billion as enterprise keeps growing
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Chickasaw Nation gaming revenues hit $1.44 billion as enterprise keeps growing (December 7, 2017)
The Chickasaw Nation continues to see growth in its gaming enterprise, with $1.44 billion in net revenues in the last fiscal year.

Hopi Tribe finally joins Indian gaming industry as coal mining operation dies down
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Hopi Tribe finally joins Indian gaming industry as coal mining operation dies down (December 5, 2017)
The Hopi Tribe is facing an 85 percent reduction in revenues with the pending closure of a coal mining operation.

Tribes sue Trump administration for dragging feet on revised gaming agreements
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Tribes sue Trump administration for dragging feet on revised gaming agreements (November 30, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, along with the state of Connecticut, are suing the Trump administration for failing to take action on their gaming agreements.

Another appeals court decision backs restoration of tribal homelands in California
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Another appeals court decision backs restoration of tribal homelands in California (November 29, 2017)
Despite doubts voiced by a senior Trump administration official, tribes continue to score legal victories as they restore their homelands.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe calls Trump team for help on eve of Thanksgiving
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe calls Trump team for help on eve of Thanksgiving (November 22, 2017)
In his first Thanksgiving proclamation, President Trump credited the Wampanoag people with helping the Pilgrims survive. The tribe wants the favor returned.

Pokagon Band debuts police station to service site of new casino in Indiana
Openings & Closings
Pokagon Band debuts police station to service site of new casino in Indiana (November 21, 2017)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians marked another milestone in the restoration of its homelands in Indiana with the opening of a police substation in South Bend.

Redding Rancheria faces opposition to move of casino amid changes in D.C.
California | Casino Stalker
Redding Rancheria faces opposition to move of casino amid changes in D.C. (November 21, 2017)
The Redding Rancheria is planning to move its casino to a new site in California amid change thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C.

Tribes report mixed slot machine returns as they press Trump team on casino
Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Tribes report mixed slot machine returns as they press Trump team on casino (November 16, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe saw mixed slot machine results last month as they await word from the Trump administration about their gaming agreements.

Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino (November 15, 2017)
The Comanche Nation has been dealt a setback in its effort to stop the Chickasaw Nation from opening another casino in Oklahoma.

Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands
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Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands (November 15, 2017)
A nearly decade-long battle for the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear may be nearing the finish line after the tribe's gaming plans again won federal approval.

Tribes hit roadblocks as Trump team refuses to sanction new gaming agreements
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Tribes hit roadblocks as Trump team refuses to sanction new gaming agreements (November 10, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are wondering why the Trump administration has failed to take action on their new gaming agreements.

Lawmakers join tribes in pressing Trump team for firm response on new casino
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Federal Register
Lawmakers join tribes in pressing Trump team for firm response on new casino (November 8, 2017)
Lawmakers from Connecticut are supporting the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe as they seek a firm response from the Trump administration on plans for a new casino.

Supreme Court hears arguments in long-running Gun Lake Tribe homeland case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court hears arguments in long-running Gun Lake Tribe homeland case (November 7, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court finally heard arguments in its first, and so far only, Indian law case of the term and one member boiled the dispute down to a seemingly simple question.

Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut
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Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut (November 1, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe honored a top Trump administration official but their gesture doesn't seem to have helped plans for a new casino in Connecticut.

Bureau of Indian Affairs allows last casino deal in New Mexico to take effect
Compacts | Federal Register
Bureau of Indian Affairs allows last casino deal in New Mexico to take effect (October 26, 2017)
It's official -- every tribe in New Mexico is operating under a Class III gaming compact that was neither approved nor outright rejected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Sault Tribe votes to initiate litigation over Trump's denial of off-reservation casinos
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Sault Tribe votes to initiate litigation over Trump's denial of off-reservation casinos (October 25, 2017)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians plans to sue the Trump administration for rejecting two off-reservation casinos in Michigan.

Tribes spar with Obama's former Interior secretary over new casino in Connecticut
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Tribes spar with Obama's former Interior secretary over new casino in Connecticut (October 25, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are battling a big foe as they pursue a new casino in Connecticut.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe anticipates uphill battle with Trump team over casino
California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe anticipates uphill battle with Trump team over casino (October 23, 2017)
Leaders of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe are preparing for some big battles as they pursue a casino in California.

Spokane Tribe ramps up hiring efforts as opening of long-awaited casino nears
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe ramps up hiring efforts as opening of long-awaited casino nears (October 23, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is getting closer to opening a new casino in Washington after pursuing the project for more than a decade.

Prairie Island Indian Community refutes speculation of new casino in Minnesota
Land Acquisitions
Prairie Island Indian Community refutes speculation of new casino in Minnesota (October 23, 2017)
Casino rumors are once again surfacing as the Prairie Island Indian Community goes through the land-into-trust process.

Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington
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Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington (October 5, 2017)
The Tule River Tribe is pursuing an off-reservation casino as the Trump administration seeks to change the rules of the game.

Wilton Rancheria clears yet another hurdle in quest to open casino in California
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Wilton Rancheria clears yet another hurdle in quest to open casino in California (October 4, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria has made major progress on a casino in California after being restored to federal recognition several years ago.

Proposal for more games at tribal casinos generates little support in Oklahoma
Compacts
Proposal for more games at tribal casinos generates little support in Oklahoma (October 4, 2017)
A proposal to bring more types of games to tribal casinos seems to be going nowhere in Oklahoma.

Wilton Rancheria hails action on compact for long-awaited gaming development
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wilton Rancheria hails action on compact for long-awaited gaming development (October 3, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria has cleared yet another hurdle in its long-awaited quest for a casino in California.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing
NIGC | Regulation
Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing (October 2, 2017)
The senior-most political official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is back on Capitol Hill to testify at a hearing about the tribal gaming industry.

Mohegan Tribe believes Trump team accepted new casino despite murky response
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Mohegan Tribe believes Trump team accepted new casino despite murky response (September 27, 2017)
The Mohegan Tribe believes the Trump administration has approved a new casino in Connecticut despite a seemingly ambiguous letter.

Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe draws in more allies as Supreme Court considers casino case (September 25, 2017)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians is seeing widespread support as it defends its casino in a closely-watched U.S. Supreme Court case.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino (September 25, 2017)
Four Democrats in Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry
NIGC | Regulation
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry (September 25, 2017)
It's that time again -- the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an oversight hearing on the tribal gaming industry.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe claims victory in long-running state taxation fight
Litigation
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe claims victory in long-running state taxation fight (September 19, 2017)
As the Trump administration debates whether to take a stand on a major taxation issue in Indian Country, one tribe is claiming victory over the state of South Dakota.

Connecticut tribes can't get clear answer from Trump team on bid for new casino
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes can't get clear answer from Trump team on bid for new casino (September 19, 2017)
Efforts by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe to open a new casino in Connecticut appear to have hit a snag within the Trump administration.

Proposal to link gaming expansion to car tags in Oklahoma gains little traction
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Proposal to link gaming expansion to car tags in Oklahoma gains little traction (September 14, 2017)
Key tribes in Oklahoma are questioning plans to expand gaming by linking it to car tag revenues.

Republican lawmaker links expansion of gaming to car tag revenues in Oklahoma
Compacts
Republican lawmaker links expansion of gaming to car tag revenues in Oklahoma (September 12, 2017)
A key Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma is proposing an expansion of tribal gaming but there's a catch for those that wish to add roulette and dice games.

Connecticut tribes see another win as court refuses to rehear casino challenge
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Connecticut tribes see another win as court refuses to rehear casino challenge (September 11, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe have scored another win in their bid to open a new casino in Connecticut.

Nooksack Tribe reopens casino after reaching settlement with gaming agency
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Nooksack Tribe reopens casino after reaching settlement with gaming agency (September 11, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe is back in the gaming business after a three-month shutdown imposed by the federal government.

Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application
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Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application (September 7, 2017)
It's been four years since the Catawba Nation submitted a casino application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs but there's still no decision.

Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino (September 6, 2017)
The Tule River Tribe signed a new Class III gaming compact that recognizes plans for an off-reservation casino in California.

Wilton Rancheria secures legislative approval of Class III gaming agreement
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Wilton Rancheria secures legislative approval of Class III gaming agreement (September 5, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria expects to break ground on a long-awaited casino in northern California in mid-2018.

Wilton Rancheria sees more support for Class III gaming compact in California
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Wilton Rancheria sees more support for Class III gaming compact in California (August 30, 2017)
Local officials and union representatives are calling for ratification of the Wilton Rancheria's gaming agreement with the state of California.

Wilton Rancheria inches closer to state approval of Class III gaming compact
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wilton Rancheria inches closer to state approval of Class III gaming compact (August 28, 2017)
Lawmakers in California are moving quickly to ratify a Class III gaming compact with the Wilton Rancheria.

Pokagon Band on track to open first gaming facility in Indiana in January 2018
Openings & Closings
Pokagon Band on track to open first gaming facility in Indiana in January 2018 (August 22, 2017)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians continues to make major progress on the first-ever tribal gaming facility in Indiana.

Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino (August 21, 2017)
The Comanche Nation is suing the federal government in hopes of stopping the Chickasaw Nation from expanding its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California
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Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California (August 16, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on a long-awaited casino in northern California but opponents are still trying to tie the project up in court.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid (August 15, 2017)
The leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of plans for a long-delayed casino even though the Trump administration was prepared to kill the project.

Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case
California | Litigation | NIGC
Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case (August 11, 2017)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino (August 9, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation thinks it can open an off-reservation in Wisconsin in 2021 even though there's been little movement on the federal level.

Pojoaque Pueblo agrees to sign gaming deal with higher revenue sharing rate
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo agrees to sign gaming deal with higher revenue sharing rate (August 7, 2017)
After losing two major court decisions, the Pueblo of Pojoaque plans to sign a Class III gaming compact with the state of New Mexico.

Tribes in Connecticut await federal approval of revised gaming agreements
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Tribes in Connecticut await federal approval of revised gaming agreements (August 1, 2017)
Lawmakers in Connecticut gave final approval to a bill that updates gaming agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan (July 31, 2017)
Not everyone in Indian Country is upset with the Trump administration's first major land-into-trust decision.

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