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Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming disputeFiled Under: Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation | Openings and 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.

Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with stateFiled Under: 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.

South Dakota tribes continue to extend Class III gaming compactsFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
South Dakota tribes continue to extend Class III gaming compacts (March 22, 2017)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are extending their agreements once again.

Tohono O'odham Nation returns to court in Class III gaming fightFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Tohono O'odham Nation returns to court in Class III gaming fight (December 15, 2016)
Nearly after a year opening a new facility, the tribe still can't offer slot machines and other Class III games.

State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
State defends destruction of notes in Tohono O'odham Nation case (October 6, 2016)
The tribe is seeking sanctions after notes about its casino were destroyed by an Arizona state attorney.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe extends Class III gaming compact againFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Rosebud Sioux Tribe extends Class III gaming compact again (September 23, 2016)
Negotiations in South Dakota appear to be moving at a glacial pace.

Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation seeks sanctions in battle over casino (September 22, 2016)
A long-running war between the Tohono O'odham Nation, the state of Arizona and two rival tribes continues.

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?

Osage Nation gears up for talks on new Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Osage Nation gears up for talks on new Class III gaming compact (September 16, 2016)
The Oklahoma tribe wants to offer more types of games, Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear said.

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.'

North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact caseFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria wins final decision in gaming compact case (August 30, 2016)
The California tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade.

Poarch Creeks won't see Class III gaming after lottery effort fails in AlabamaFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks won't see Class III gaming after lottery effort fails in Alabama (August 26, 2016)
A bill to put a lottery on the November ballot died after lawmakers raised concerns about the tribe's gaming rights.

Editorial: Drop the 'charade' against Tohono O'odham Nation's casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Drop the 'charade' against Tohono O'odham Nation's casino (August 18, 2016)
As many people may suspect, the Native American contingent in Arizona is quite influential.

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.

North Fork Rancheria saddened by rival tribe's anti-casino effortsFiled Under: California | Compacts
North Fork Rancheria saddened by rival tribe's anti-casino efforts (August 3, 2016)
Th Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians has spent millions of dollars trying to keep relatives out of the Indian gaming business.

North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III gamesFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria wins federal approval to offer Class III games (August 1, 2016)
The California tribe has been trying to open an off-reservation casino for more than a decade but rivals are trying to stop the project.

Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming proceduresFiled Under: California | Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures (July 8, 2016)
The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.

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.

Oglala Sioux Tribe wins approval for new Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Oglala Sioux Tribe wins approval for new Class III gaming compact (April 25, 2016)
The tribe is now able to offer craps, keno and roulette following voter approval of a gaming initiative in South Dakota.

Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' gamesFiled Under: Compacts | Regulation
Washington gaming panel weighs limits on 'amusement' games (April 13, 2016)
Some lawmakers say the devices look more like slot machines, which only tribes have the right to operate.

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.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe continues work on Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Rosebud Sioux Tribe continues work on Class III gaming compact (March 10, 2016)
The tribe and the state have been negotiating for at least a year but have been unable to finalize a new agreement.

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.

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.

Tohono O'odham Nation sets December 20 opening for casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation sets December 20 opening for casino (October 30, 2015)
After nearly six years of contentious litigation and high-stakes lobbying, the West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is almost here.

Little Traverse Bay Bands lose vote for Class III gaming at siteFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Little Traverse Bay Bands lose vote for Class III gaming at site (October 26, 2015)
The tribe will go ahead with Class II machines at the facility in Mackinaw City, Michigan.

Tohono O'odham Nation hires 400 for opening of Class II casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation hires 400 for opening of Class II casino (October 15, 2015)
The West Valley Resort in Glendale, Arizona, is due to open in less than two months.

Little Traverse Bay Bands want to break ground soon on casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Little Traverse Bay Bands want to break ground soon on casino (October 12, 2015)
The initial 56,000 square-foot facility could be open by May 2016 if the tribe breaks ground in November.

Tohono O'odham Nation faces counterclaims in gaming litigationFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation faces counterclaims in gaming litigation (October 12, 2015)
The state of Arizona is once again arguing that the tribe promised it wouldn't pursue a casino in the Phoenix area.

Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming disputeFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming dispute (October 8, 2015)
The tribe's gaming revenues have taken a hit after the state threatened vendors that do business on the reservation.

Little Traverse Bay Bands consider Class II for second casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Meetings
Little Traverse Bay Bands consider Class II for second casino (October 6, 2015)
Revenue sharing with the local community won't be required if the tribe sticks with Class II games at a proposed facility in Mackinaw City.

BIA backs extension of Rosebud Sioux Tribe gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
BIA backs extension of Rosebud Sioux Tribe gaming compact (October 5, 2015)
The existing agreement runs through February 6, 2016, giving the parties more time to negotiate potential changes.

Pojoaque Pueblo asks 10th Circuit to overturn gaming decisionFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo asks 10th Circuit to overturn gaming decision (September 29, 2015)
The tribe and the state have been unable to reach a new Class III gaming due to disagreements about revenue sharing.

Tohono O'odham Nation makes key change to casino agreementFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation makes key change to casino agreement (September 24, 2015)
Payments to the city of Glendale, Arizona, were tied to Class III gaming but the tribe is now planning to open the West Valley Resort with Class II games.

Pojoaque Pueblo to attend 10th Circuit hearing in casino disputeFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo to attend 10th Circuit hearing in casino dispute (September 24, 2015)
The tribe and the state of New Mexico are at odds after failing to negotiate a new Class III gaming compact.

Tribes contributed $1.4M to politicians amid gaming fight in TexasFiled Under: Regulation
Tribes contributed $1.4M to politicians amid gaming fight in Texas (September 8, 2015)
The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma donated $670,000 in the 2014 election cycle, the largest amount among casino interests.

Enterprise Rancheria still hopes to open Class III gaming facilityFiled Under: California | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria still hopes to open Class III gaming facility (July 13, 2015)
The tribe plans to open a 10,000 square-foot Class II facility and local officials are wondering if they will see any revenues from it.

Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expiresFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expires (July 1, 2015)
U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez will closely monitor the tribe's casinos while a lawsuit plays out in federal court.

Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal (June 30, 2015)
The compact expires at midnight tonight and Gov. Susana Martinez (R) contends the tribe's casinos will be operating illegally without a new agreement.

South Dakota tribes benefit from expansion of Class III gamesFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
South Dakota tribes benefit from expansion of Class III games (June 25, 2015)
Voters approved authorize keno, craps and roulette by a wide margin in November 2014.

Navajo Nation leader hails action on Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts | Federal Register
Navajo Nation leader hails action on Class III gaming compact (June 25, 2015)
A notice of the new agreement was published in the Federal Register on June 22.

Eastern Shoshone Tribe extends Class III gaming deal to 2046Filed Under: Compacts
Eastern Shoshone Tribe extends Class III gaming deal to 2046 (June 25, 2015)
The tribe is embarking on a $28 million casino expansion of the Shoshone Rose Casino on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.

Navajo Nation to add Class III table games to New Mexico casinoFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Navajo Nation to add Class III table games to New Mexico casino (June 9, 2015)
The Flowing Water Navajo Casino in Shiprock will see table games thanks to a new gaming compact with the state.

Casino Answer Man: About those Class II and Class III machinesFiled Under: Opinion | Regulation
Casino Answer Man: About those Class II and Class III machines (June 9, 2015)
I know the machines at the Indian casinos are different, but how are they different from the Las Vegas machines?

Opinion: Montana should approve Class III table games for tribesFiled Under: Compacts | Opinion
Opinion: Montana should approve Class III table games for tribes (April 8, 2015)
Montana is losing revenue because it does not allow table games, such as craps and roulette.

South Dakota voters support initiative for more Class III gamesFiled Under: Compacts | Legislation
South Dakota voters support initiative for more Class III games (November 5, 2014)
The prospect of additional games fueled support for Amendment Q in Indian Country.

Northern Arapaho Tribe plans expansion of gaming enterpriseFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Northern Arapaho Tribe plans expansion of gaming enterprise (October 13, 2014)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved Class III gaming procedures that will remain in effect until 2040.

Judge won't issue injunction in Pojoaque Pueblo compact disputeFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Judge won't issue injunction in Pojoaque Pueblo compact dispute (September 12, 2014)
The state of New Mexico is trying to prevent the Obama administration from issuing Class III gaming procedures for the tribe.

New Mexico sues to stop Class III decision for Pojoaque PuebloFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
New Mexico sues to stop Class III decision for Pojoaque Pueblo (August 8, 2014)
Lawsuit claims the Bureau of Indian Affairs can't authorize Class III gaming for the tribe.

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