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Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
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
Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
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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.

Pokagon Band on hiring spree as first tribal casino in Indiana takes shape
Openings & Closings
Pokagon Band on hiring spree as first tribal casino in Indiana takes shape (July 24, 2017)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is looking to fill 1,200 jobs at its newest gaming facility.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 21, 2017)
Members of Congress, state lawmakers and local officials are rushing to support the Ho-Chunk Nation's gaming project despite a lack of movement at the federal level.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins approval of updated Class III gaming compact
Compacts | Federal Register | Litigation
Tohono O'odham Nation wins approval of updated Class III gaming compact (July 21, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has officially approved the Tohono O'odham Nation to offer slot machines and related games at its newest casino in Arizona.

Connecticut tribes sign new gaming agreements to account for new casino
Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes sign new gaming agreements to account for new casino (July 20, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are another step closer to opening a new casino in Connecticut.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino
Casino Stalker | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe urged to consider all options for stalled casino (July 20, 2017)
With its land-into-trust application in doubt, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe could revive its casino by seeking a commercial license from the state of Massachusetts.

Wilton Rancheria takes another huge step forward for casino in California
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Wilton Rancheria takes another huge step forward for casino in California (July 20, 2017)
Good news keeps coming to the Wilton Rancheria, whose federal recognition was in limbo for 58 years.

Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration
Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration (July 19, 2017)
Two tribes won approval for new casinos in Oklahoma on the last full day of the Obama administration but the Trump team held up the official announcements for six months.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 19, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation and supporters are hoping the Trump administration will approve the tribe's off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Wilton Rancheria again wins backing for casino land-into-trust application
California | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria again wins backing for casino land-into-trust application (July 18, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is standing by its decision to place land into trust for the Wilton Rancheria.

Nisqually Tribe talks to local officials about off-reservation gaming facility
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Nisqually Tribe talks to local officials about off-reservation gaming facility (July 12, 2017)
Discussions are still in the early stages but the Nisqually Tribe is interested in a casino and other development in Lacey, Washington.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm
Business Deals | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reportedly owes $347 million to casino firm (July 7, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is eager to restart work on its casino in Massachusetts and so is a key partner.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust (July 6, 2017)
The Trump administration is asking the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for more information about its land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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