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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid (June 28, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is going back to court to defend its casino land-into-trust application amid signs of uncertainty from the Trump administration.

Wilton Rancheria won't comment on status of gaming compact talks
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria won't comment on status of gaming compact talks (June 27, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria's plan for a $400 million casino in Elk Grove, California, remains the subject of considerable debate as opponents fight in and out of court.

Two more Pueblo tribes challenge state's demand for gaming revenue
Compacts | Litigation
Two more Pueblo tribes challenge state's demand for gaming revenue (June 27, 2017)
Santa Ana Pueblo and Santa Clara Pueblo are resisting the state of New Mexico's demand for another $9 million in gaming revenues.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino (June 22, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe expects to hear a decision on its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts by June 27.

Pueblo tribes dispute state's demand for $40M in gaming revenues
Compacts
Pueblo tribes dispute state's demand for $40M in gaming revenues (June 22, 2017)
The state of New Mexico continues to try and squeeze more and more gaming revenues out of tribes.

Connecticut tribes welcome court decision favoring new casino law
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation | Litigation
Connecticut tribes welcome court decision favoring new casino law (June 22, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are praising a federal court decision in favor of a law that paved the way for their new casino in Connecticut.

Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino (June 21, 2017)
It took the Wilton Rancheria more than three years to gain federal approval for a casino in northern California but opponents are accusing the tribe of rushing through the process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team (June 20, 2017)
A June 19 deadline came and went without word on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Nooksack Tribe closes doors to casino after being hit with federal order
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Nooksack Tribe closes doors to casino after being hit with federal order (June 19, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe has been forced to close its casino in Washington amid a long-running disenrollment and leadership dispute.

Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official (June 14, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe a letter from the Department of the Interior helped them get over the finish line for their proposed casino.

Connecticut tribes hope to break ground on new casino in the fall
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
Connecticut tribes hope to break ground on new casino in the fall (June 9, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to open their jointly-operated facility before the end of 2018.

Jamestown S'Kallam Tribe enters new Class III gaming compact
Compacts
Jamestown S'Kallam Tribe enters new Class III gaming compact (June 8, 2017)
Just two years after updating their compact, the Jamestown S’Kallam Tribe and the state of Washington have agreed to some new changes.

Lawmakers in Connecticut approve bill for tribal gaming facility
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Lawmakers in Connecticut approve bill for tribal gaming facility (June 7, 2017)
It looks like a third casino, to be operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, is coming to Connecticut.

Harold Monteau: Sovereignty at risk with Nooksack Tribe dispute
NIGC | Opinion
Harold Monteau: Sovereignty at risk with Nooksack Tribe dispute (June 6, 2017)
A former chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission is calling for the closure of the Nooksack Tribe's casino in Washington.

Coyote Valley Band works with county to move casino to new site
California | Compacts | Openings & Closings
Coyote Valley Band works with county to move casino to new site (May 31, 2017)
The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is planning a 30,000 square-foot casino with a 101-room hotel at a new site in California.

Spokane Tribe faces another challenge to off-reservation casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe faces another challenge to off-reservation casino (May 30, 2017)
Local officials in Washington are hoping to prevent the Spokane Tribe from opening a new gaming facility in just a matter of months.

Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on $10M casino by Texas border
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on $10M casino by Texas border (May 25, 2017)
The new facility is going up on land that was placed into trust on the last full day of the Obama administration.

Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in Connecticut
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in Connecticut (May 24, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe see the facility as a way to keep jobs and revenue in the state.

Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute
Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute (May 17, 2017)
A highly-charged gaming dispute that set off a litigation, legislation and lobbying frenzy is finally coming to an end.

Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location
California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location (May 12, 2017)
The scoping report for the new Eagle Mountain Casino has been released but it's only a small step in a long process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team (May 8, 2017)
An answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is being promised by June 19.

Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case
Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case (May 1, 2017)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has been hoping to leave the legal drama behind but the nation's highest court won't let that happen.

Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion (April 28, 2017)
With a long-running lawsuit nearly behind them, the leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians are preparing for the next chapter in their Indian gaming success story.

Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case (April 25, 2017)
A non-Indian man who lives three miles from the tribe's casino in Michigan is trying to keep his long-running lawsuit alive.

Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state (April 24, 2017)
Tribal leaders are resisting demands for a greater share of their revenues but options appear to be running out.

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case (April 24, 2017)
The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of the Patchak petition.

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy (April 18, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is counting on the Trump team to defend its gaming project from a lawsuit filed by a rival in Washington state.

Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino (April 17, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington survived a slew of legal challenges and is the first gaming facility approved in the wake of a major Supreme Court decision.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case
Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (April 17, 2017)
In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos (April 13, 2017)
After just a month in office, the new leader of the Department of the Interior has made it harder for tribes to open off-reservation casinos.

Former employee of North Dakota tribal casino admits to assault
Public Relations
Former employee of North Dakota tribal casino admits to assault (April 10, 2017)
Max Garett Moede apparently set fire to his trailer home at the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge after losing his job at the facility.

Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion (April 10, 2017)
A rival tribe claims the facility in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, doesn't comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casino
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casino (April 6, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to share revenues from table games.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute (April 3, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court's good news continues to spread across Indian Country.

Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches (April 3, 2017)
Chairman Bill Iyall praised the new leader of the Department of the Interior for supporting the tribe's land-into-trust efforts.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe hints at news regarding gaming project
California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe hints at news regarding gaming project (March 31, 2017)
The tribe announced the project nearly a year ago but there doesn't appear to be much movement on the federal level

Seneca Nation ends casino payments after sending $1.4B to state of New York
Compacts
Seneca Nation ends casino payments after sending $1.4B to state of New York (March 24, 2017)
'Our obligation to the state ended,' President Todd Gates announced at a press conference.

Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears
Federal Register | Openings & Closings | Regulation
Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears (March 22, 2017)
All the pieces are falling into place as the tribe prepares to open the ilani Casino Resort in late April.

Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute (March 20, 2017)
The Cowlitz Tribe will debut a long-awaited casino in April unless non-Indian opponents convince the court to take up the case.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Openings & Closings
Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino (March 13, 2017)
The project came up when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first appearance on Capitol Hill.

Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official
Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official (March 10, 2017)
Two former Department of the Interior officials who once worked together are on opposite sides of a gaming debate in Connecticut.

Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino (March 7, 2017)
The Golden Mesa Casino will be located in Oklahoma's Panhandle, more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters.

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (March 7, 2017)
The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facility
California | Openings & Closings
Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facility (March 6, 2017)
The casino in southern California is expected to open in the summer of 2018.

Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision (March 2, 2017)
Opponents are hoping to trip up the Bureau of Indian Affairs even though the gaming site in California has been placed in trust.

Bureau of Indian Affairs questioned Seminole Tribe gaming deal
Compacts
Bureau of Indian Affairs questioned Seminole Tribe gaming deal (March 1, 2017)
The state of Florida is trying to extract more and more gaming revenues from the tribe.

Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new location
California | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new location (February 28, 2017)
Plans call for a 200-room hotel, 2,000 slot machines, 24 table games, a spa/fitness center, a 15,000 square-foot event space, six food outlets and a pool and sports bar.

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 27, 2017)
The Gun Lake Tribe is already operating a successful casino in Michigan but a non-Indian man won't drop his long-running lawsuit.

Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Land Acquisitions
Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust (February 21, 2017)
The tribe must still negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the state of California.

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