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Republican governor suffers another setback in dealings with tribes in Oklahoma

Republican governor suffers another setback in dealings with tribes in Oklahoma (July 28, 2020)

From contracting COVID-19 to being cut out of talks with tribes, Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) has endured a rough month in Oklahoma.

NCAI stands with tribes in high-profile gaming dispute in Oklahoma

NCAI stands with tribes in high-profile gaming dispute in Oklahoma (February 18, 2020)

The National Congress of American Indians is throwing its weight behind tribes in Oklahoma as they deal with one of the greatest threats to their sovereignty.

Republican leader agrees with tribes in gaming compact dispute

Republican leader agrees with tribes in gaming compact dispute (January 29, 2020)

A key Republican lawmaker is siding with tribes in an ongoing Class III gaming compact dispute in Oklahoma.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends sovereignty in gaming case

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends sovereignty in gaming case (January 27, 2020)

Class II gaming is not subject to state or local jurisdiction but a federal judge is trying to force the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to cede authority anyway.

Tribes sue Oklahoma governor to protect Class III gaming rights

Tribes sue Oklahoma governor to protect Class III gaming rights (January 6, 2020)

The Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, the Choctaw Nation are suing the Republican governor of Oklahoma as a gaming impasse enters the new year.

John Berrey: Oklahoma governor threatens tribal economies

John Berrey: Oklahoma governor threatens tribal economies (January 1, 2020)

The Oklahoma governor’s actions have begun threatening the stability of tribal gaming, and thereby the revenue bases of tribal governments and the countless gaming industry jobs across the state that provide livelihoods to Oklahomans.

Oklahoma governor stands alone in tribal gaming compact negotiations

Oklahoma governor stands alone in tribal gaming compact negotiations (December 18, 2019)

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is growing increasingly isolated as he continues to demand a larger share of gaming revenues from tribes.

Deadline approaches in tribal gaming compact dispute in Oklahoma

Deadline approaches in tribal gaming compact dispute in Oklahoma (December 4, 2019)

Do Oklahoma's Class III gaming compacts expire at the end of the month? Tribes might soon find out.

Ponca Tribe on track to get back into Indian gaming industry

Ponca Tribe on track to get back into Indian gaming industry (September 9, 2019)

The Ponca Tribe has started construction on the Fancy Dance Casino in Oklahoma, with an opening expected in early 2020.

Shawnee Tribe announces September 12 opening date for long-awaited casino

Shawnee Tribe announces September 12 opening date for long-awaited casino (August 26, 2019)

It took more than a decade but the Shawnee Tribe is finally ready to debut the Golden Mesa Casino.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues to fight for gaming rights

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues to fight for gaming rights (July 17, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe plans to appeal a judge's decision that places construction of a long-awaited casino under local jurisdiction.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Battle brews over gaming compacts

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Battle brews over gaming compacts (July 15, 2019)

Tribes have already shared more than $1.2 billion in gaming revenues with the state of Oklahoma and the new governor wants more.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to seek local permits to build casino

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to seek local permits to build casino (June 20, 2019)

Despite winning a landmark sovereignty case, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is being forced to seek local approval to construct a building that will house a Class II gaming facility.

'You were right and I was wrong': Judge concedes to Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe

'You were right and I was wrong': Judge concedes to Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe (May 31, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe was back in court to defend its sovereignty amid opposition to a long-delayed gaming facility.

Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino

Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino (May 30, 2019)

The Comanche Nation has hit the end of the road with its challenge to another tribe's casino.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes back opening date of long-awaited casino

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes back opening date of long-awaited casino (May 29, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is heading back to court to defend its sovereignty.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights (May 6, 2019)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is being forced to defend its sovereignty again.

Comanche Nation asks Supreme Court to hear dispute over rival tribe's casino

Comanche Nation asks Supreme Court to hear dispute over rival tribe's casino (April 8, 2019)

The Comanche Nation is trying to keep a dispute over a new Chickasaw Nation casino alive in the court system.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts construction on long-awaited gaming facility

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts construction on long-awaited gaming facility (February 25, 2019)

After years of legal and political debates, the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino is finally a reality.

Comanche Nation loses bid to derail rival tribe's casino

Comanche Nation loses bid to derail rival tribe's casino (December 17, 2018)

The Comanche Nation has been turned away by yet another federal court as another tribe's gaming empire continues to grow.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe aims to open casino in the summer

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe aims to open casino in the summer (December 12, 2018)

Details remain scarce about the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts.

Comanche Nation heads to court to battle Chickasaw Nation casino

Comanche Nation heads to court to battle Chickasaw Nation casino (September 18, 2018)

The Comanche Nation says it wasn't consulted before the Chickasaw Nation acquired land for yet another casino.

Chickasaw Nation inadvertently left off gaming compact notice

Chickasaw Nation inadvertently left off gaming compact notice (September 11, 2018)

The Chickasaw Nation was among the first to offer ball and dice games in Oklahoma despite a minor oversight at the federal level.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe solidifying plans for long-awaited casino

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe solidifying plans for long-awaited casino (September 10, 2018)

With the Chickasaw Nation as a partner, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is looking at a $12 million investment in its first casino.

Chickasaw Nation lands first-ever casino partnership with NFL team

Chickasaw Nation lands first-ever casino partnership with NFL team (September 7, 2018)

The WinStar World Casino and Resort is the official casino of the Dallas Cowboys.

Ponca Tribe still looking to debut casino before end of 2018

Ponca Tribe still looking to debut casino before end of 2018 (August 23, 2018)

The Ponca Tribe is working with the Chickasaw Nation on a new casino in Oklahoma.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe lands big partner for gaming project

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe lands big partner for gaming project (August 22, 2018)

Though plans remain in development, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is serious about Indian gaming.

Shawnee Tribe wins federal approval of Class III gaming compact

Shawnee Tribe wins federal approval of Class III gaming compact (June 7, 2018)

The Shawnee Tribe continues to make progress on a long-awaited off-reservation casino.

Shawnee Tribe plans to open long-awaited off-reservation casino in summer of 2019

Shawnee Tribe plans to open long-awaited off-reservation casino in summer of 2019 (June 4, 2018)

After more than a decade of work, the Shawnee Tribe is finally joining the Indian gaming industry.

Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling

Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling (May 15, 2018)

Well that was fast. The Oneida Nation plans to offer sports betting in the 'near future' on its homelands in New York.

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino (April 23, 2018)

The Comanche Nation is expecting a 25 percent decline in revenues at one of its gaming facilities, and tribal citizens will feel the pain too.

Chickasaw Nation spends big on lobbying for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act

Chickasaw Nation spends big on lobbying for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (April 17, 2018)

The Chickasaw Nation already enjoys an exemption from federal labor law but has been spending big in order to help the rest of Indian Country.

Shawnee Tribe planning to start work on off-reservation casino

Shawnee Tribe planning to start work on off-reservation casino (March 29, 2018)

The Shawnee Tribe officially signed the deed for the site of the future Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma.

Shawnee Tribe secures historic approval for off-reservation homelands

Shawnee Tribe secures historic approval for off-reservation homelands (January 19, 2018)

After nearly two decades of delays and setbacks, the Shawnee Tribe finally has a place to call home.

Chickasaw Nation gaming revenues hit $1.44 billion as enterprise keeps growing

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.

Ponca Tribe returns to Indian gaming industry with Chickasaw Nation as partner

Ponca Tribe returns to Indian gaming industry with Chickasaw Nation as partner (November 20, 2017)

The Ponca Tribe is rejoining the Indian gaming industry with the help of an experienced partner in Oklahoma.

Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino

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.

Proposal to link gaming expansion to car tags in Oklahoma gains little traction

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.

Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino

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.

Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration

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.

Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on $10M casino by Texas border

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.

Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino

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.

Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administration

Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administration (November 7, 2016)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be seeing a new leader following the inauguration of a new president in January 2017.

Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lake

Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lake (October 28, 2016)

The tribe is submitting a land-into-trust application for the site at Lake Texoma.

Chickasaw Nation celebrates interior and exterior casino upgrades

Chickasaw Nation celebrates interior and exterior casino upgrades (October 3, 2016)

The Chisholm Trail Casino in Duncan, Oklahoma, now boasts are more modern look inside and out.

American Gaming Association welcomes Indian Country to board

American Gaming Association welcomes Indian Country to board (September 19, 2016)

The board now includes representation from five tribes across the nation.

Chickasaw Nation expands mega-casino with convention center

Chickasaw Nation expands mega-casino with convention center (September 12, 2016)

The 65,000 square-foot space at the WinStar World Casino offers rooms for meetings of all sizes.

Settlement opens door to tribal casino at popular Oklahoma lake

Settlement opens door to tribal casino at popular Oklahoma lake (May 23, 2016)

Lake Texoma lies within Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation territory but state officials aren't saying whether they are interested in the casino.

Chickasaw Nation emerges as major player with shows at casino

Chickasaw Nation emerges as major player with shows at casino (December 7, 2015)

The WinStar World Casino and Resort is booking top musicians, comedians and other acts that might otherwise perform in the Dallas, Texas, area.

Oklahoma tribes mark $1B milestone in gaming revenue sharing

Oklahoma tribes mark $1B milestone in gaming revenue sharing (October 15, 2015)

The Chickasaw Nation by and large shared more gaming revenues than any other tribe in the Sooner State.