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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino (May 23, 2017)
The tribe's legal victory is on hold while opponents ask the nation's highest court to intervene.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend modest casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend modest casino (May 11, 2017)
Naskila Gaming offers Class II games, which are normally out of the state's reach, but officials in Texas are asserting jurisdiction at the facility.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming winFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win (April 21, 2017)
Casino opponents are preparing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case (April 11, 2017)
In a unanimous decision, a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe can use its reservation in Massachusetts for a modest casino.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gamingFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming (December 7, 2016)
A federal appeals court heard arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fightFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight (November 22, 2016)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit (October 26, 2016)
The tribe wants to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but the state of Massachusetts is opposed.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces legal fight over modest casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces legal fight over modest casino (October 25, 2016)
Naskila Gaming continues to draw notable crowds but the state of Texas contends it's illegal.

Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in OklahomaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | NIGC
Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma (October 19, 2016)
Steve Bruner, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, isn't ruling out gaming as he plans a dance hall and restaurant on his land.

Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrackFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrack (September 21, 2016)
Has a public relations firm spilled the beans on a new tribal gaming facility in Oregon?

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino (September 19, 2016)
The tribe is seeking to generate support for its Class II facility amid a legal battle with the state of Texas.

State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fightFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
State admits destroying records in Tohono O'odham Nation fight (September 15, 2016)
An attorney for the state of Arizona said rival tribes were interested in 'keeping things secret.'

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rightsFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights (August 17, 2016)
The state of Texas is once again trying to shut down a gaming facility on the reservation.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight loomsFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight looms (August 15, 2016)
The state of Texas is seeking to shut down Naskila Entertainment, a Class II facility on the reservation.

Poarch Creeks keep eye on lottery that could lead to Class III gamingFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks keep eye on lottery that could lead to Class III gaming (August 5, 2016)
Alabama could finally get a lottery and the tribe could finally get a Class III gaming compact.

Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarterFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Arizona tribes send fewer gaming revenues to state in last quarter (August 3, 2016)
The state's top gaming official is trying to blame the drop on the Tohono O'odham Nation without acknowledging his role in creating the situation.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casinoFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino (August 1, 2016)
The state of Texas has finally broken its silence on the Naskila Entertainment facility on the tribe's reservation.

Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino (June 15, 2016)
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) isn't showing his cards even as the state tries to limit another tribe's gaming rights.

Coquille Tribe economic data outlines impacts on existing casinosFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Coquille Tribe economic data outlines impacts on existing casinos (June 9, 2016)
Tribal casinos in Oregon and southern California are expected to see a decline in revenues if the Bureau of Indian Affairs approves the new development.

Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming lawFiled Under: Litigation | New York
Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law (June 2, 2016)
The tribe sued to protect a Class II gaming facility in the village of Union Springs, New York.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservationFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (June 2, 2016)
A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe offers gaming options closer to homeFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe offers gaming options closer to home (May 26, 2016)
The tribe is promoting the new Naskila Entertainment as a 'closer' destination for patrons who might otherwise go to Louisiana.

Little Traverse Bay Bands open doors to Class II gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Little Traverse Bay Bands open doors to Class II gaming facility (May 25, 2016)
The 5,000 square-foot Odawa Casino in Mackinaw City, Michigan, features 120 electronic gaming machines.

Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming project (May 24, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be making progress but has fallen behind on its anticipated schedule.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe opens Class II facility on reservationFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe opens Class II facility on reservation (May 18, 2016)
The 15,000 square-foot Naskila Entertainment in Livingston, Texas, offers 365 Class II games and features a full-service restaurant.

Coquille Tribe succeeds with complaint against state lottery adsFiled Under: Public Relations
Coquille Tribe succeeds with complaint against state lottery ads (April 26, 2016)
It's the end of the trail for an ill-conceived Lewis and Clark-themed advertising campaign in Oregon.

Coquille Tribe slams 'Lewis and Clark' campaign for Oregon LotteryFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Coquille Tribe slams 'Lewis and Clark' campaign for Oregon Lottery (April 20, 2016)
The spots depict explorers Lewis and Clark, and even an animated bear, 'discovering' gaming machines in the wild

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe schedules job fair as casino debut nearsFiled Under: NIGC | Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe schedules job fair as casino debut nears (April 18, 2016)
The highly-anticipated Naskila Entertainment facility will mark the return of gaming to the reservation in more than a decade.

Coquille Tribe questions opposition to new Class II gaming facilityFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Coquille Tribe questions opposition to new Class II gaming facility (April 14, 2016)
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) is urging the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the land-into-trust application for the proposed casino.

Enterprise Rancheria looking to expand gaming facility in phasesFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria looking to expand gaming facility in phases (April 8, 2016)
The long-awaited Fire Mountain Casino in Yuba County, California, will open in nine months to a year.

Enterprise Rancheria ready to start work on $170M Class II facilityFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria ready to start work on $170M Class II facility (April 7, 2016)
The long-awaited Fire Mountain Casino will be located on the tribe's 40-acre reservation in California.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux district eyes 'micro-gaming'Filed Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux district eyes 'micro-gaming' (April 1, 2016)
For many districts on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation the time for creating their own sustainable economies has arrived.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation waits for ruling on Illinois casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation waits for ruling on Illinois casino (March 29, 2016)
The tribe acquired 128 acres within the historic Shab-eh-nay Reservation in Illinois but is still going through the land-into-trust process for the site.

Miccosukee Tribe remains content without Class III gaming dealFiled Under: Compacts
Miccosukee Tribe remains content without Class III gaming deal (March 15, 2016)
The tribe doesn't have to share any revenues from its Class II facility with the state of Florida.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe prepares to open casino in a few weeksFiled Under: NIGC | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe prepares to open casino in a few weeks (February 29, 2016)
The 15,000 square-foot Naskila Entertainment facility will feature 365 Class II gaming machines and a restaurant.

Enterprise Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact lawsuitFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Enterprise Rancheria wins decision in gaming compact lawsuit (February 19, 2016)
The tribe signed an agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) but lawmakers failed to ratify it amid controversy over off-reservation gaming.

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians celebrates 3rd birthday of casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians celebrates 3rd birthday of casino (February 11, 2016)
The 46,000 square-foot Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Creola, Louisiana, opened to the public in February 2013.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asks 1st Circuit to hear gaming caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe asks 1st Circuit to hear gaming case (February 3, 2016)
A federal judge determined that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act does not apply to the tribe's reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid faltersFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters (January 29, 2016)
The tribe still hopes to open a casino on its reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Chairman Tobias Vanderhoop said.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation promotes gaming plan in IllinoisFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation promotes gaming plan in Illinois (January 27, 2016)
The tribe is going through the land-into-trust process for site within its ancestral reservation in present-day DeKalb County.

BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Meetings
BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bid (January 12, 2016)
The tribe, whose headquarters are located in Kansas, plans a Class II facility on an ancestral reservation in Illinois.

Little Traverse Bay Bands start construction on Class II facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Little Traverse Bay Bands start construction on Class II facility (January 8, 2016)
The casino in Mackinaw City, Michigan, is expected to open in May as the tribe expands its gaming operation.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation sees action on Illinois casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation sees action on Illinois casino plan (January 5, 2016)
In one of his final actions, former assistant secretary Kevin Washburn started the environmental review process for the tribe's proposed Class II gaming facility.

Tohono O'odham Nation welcomes large crowd to new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation welcomes large crowd to new casino (December 21, 2015)
The Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley in Glendale, Arizona, was filled to capacity soon after its debut.

Tohono O'odham Nation to open doors to contested casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation to open doors to contested casino (December 18, 2015)
The Desert Diamond Casino - West Valley is located on newly-acquired trust land in Glendale, Arizona.

Tohono O'odham Nation set to open new casino on December 20Filed Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation set to open new casino on December 20 (December 14, 2015)
Barring last-minute action in Congress, the tribe is on track to open the controversial facility with more than 1,000 Class II gaming machines.

Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facilityFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility (December 11, 2015)
The Obama administration has reaffirmed the tribe's gaming rights but is refusing to file a brief in the long-running case.

Mark Pilarski: Why are games different at some tribal casinos?Filed Under: Regulation
Mark Pilarski: Why are games different at some tribal casinos? (November 25, 2015)
Why do some tribal casinos offer different types of games? Columnist Mark Pilarski offers an explanation.

Enterprise Rancheria addresses concerns about gaming siteFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria addresses concerns about gaming site (November 24, 2015)
The tribe hasn't announced a construction date for the 105,000 square-foot Class II facility.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino case (November 16, 2015)
A federal judge determines that the tribe lacks 'governmental power' over its own reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

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