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Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nearsFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nears
Posted: April 19, 2017
The agreement allows officers in Clark County, Washington, to enforce the law on the reservation.

Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino
Posted: 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 caseFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case
Posted: 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.

Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nearsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears
Posted: April 5, 2017
It's been a big week so far for the Washington-based tribe.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino disputeFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute
Posted: 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 approachesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches
Posted: 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.

Cowlitz Tribe brings even more food options to forthcoming casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe brings even more food options to forthcoming casino
Posted: March 31, 2017
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington is set to open in late April with four high-end eateries.

Cowlitz Tribe brings Michael Jordan's Steakhouse to new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe brings Michael Jordan's Steakhouse to new casino
Posted: March 28, 2017
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington is due to open in late April.

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

Cowlitz Tribe casino seen as impacting lottery revenues in OregonFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe casino seen as impacting lottery revenues in Oregon
Posted: March 21, 2017
Video lottery sales are projected to fall $110 million a year once ilani Casino Resort opens in Washington.

Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute
Posted: 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 caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case
Posted: March 17, 2017
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

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

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case
Posted: February 20, 2017
President Donald Trump has an unusual connection to the dispute -- he once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe, whose casino is the subject of a closely-watched lawsuit.

Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino
Posted: February 9, 2017
The tribe is on its way to putting 1,100 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Business Deals | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case
Posted: January 31, 2017
The new president once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe for a casino that's now before the nation's highest court.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approachesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches
Posted: January 12, 2017
The ilani Casino Resort is due to open April 17 as opponents seek to derail it at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino
Posted: November 17, 2016
The tribe is hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casino
Posted: November 14, 2016
The tribe will be hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appealFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal
Posted: November 9, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court rarely accepts cases but this one might be attractive because it involves one of their prior decisions.

Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino
Posted: November 1, 2016
Non-Indian opponents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a closely-watched land-into-trust case.

Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino
Posted: October 31, 2016
Grande Ronde leaders have changed their mind and won't try to prevent a fellow tribe from joining the Indian gaming industry.

Cowlitz Tribe spends $32M for highway project at new casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe spends $32M for highway project at new casino
Posted: October 27, 2016
The work will ease traffic for the new ilani Casino Resort, due to open in April 2017.

Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino
Posted: October 20, 2016
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington remains on track for an opening in April 2017.

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

Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement
Posted: September 20, 2016
The Cowlitz Tribe is calling out the non-Indian allies of the Grand Ronde Tribes, because those allies have a financial connection to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino siteFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site
Posted: September 13, 2016
Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case
Posted: September 13, 2016
Is Indian Country ready for another Carcieri decision? Leaders of an Oregon tribe hope you are.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit
Posted: August 31, 2016
Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling
Posted: August 25, 2016
The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.

Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casino
Posted: August 22, 2016
Opponents of the Cowlitz Tribe's new casino haven't decided whether they will pursue further appeals in the long-running case.

Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in courtFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court
Posted: August 17, 2016
The Oregon tribe expects to lose a lot of business once the Washington tribe's casino opens in April 2017.

Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rightsFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights
Posted: August 15, 2016
Two federal court decisions decided one day apart considered the definitions of 'Indian' under the Indian Reorganization Act.

Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in OregonFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in Oregon
Posted: August 8, 2016
Despite losing at the polls in the past, two non-Indian developers are reviving plans for a gaming facility outside Portland, Oregon.

Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust casesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases
Posted: August 4, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar continues to generate uncertainty for tribes across the nation.

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinosFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos
Posted: August 2, 2016
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.

Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new siteFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site
Posted: August 1, 2016
The tribe continues efforts to expand its economy with a project just outside of Portland, Oregon.

Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust applicationFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application
Posted: July 29, 2016
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.

Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | California
Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino
Posted: July 26, 2016
The real estate mogul tiibal headquarters in California just a few months before he launched his infamous attack on Indian gaming.

Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old trackFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old track
Posted: June 29, 2016
A media consultant said the tribe has no 'current' plans for a casino at the site near Portland, Oregon.

Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrackFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack
Posted: June 24, 2016
The tribe still hasn't said what it plans to do with the 31-acre site right outside of Portland, Oregon's most populous city.

Cowlitz Tribe announces name in Salish language for fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces name in Salish language for fast-rising casino
Posted: June 21, 2016
The name for the facility -- ilani -- comes from the Salish word for 'sing.'

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino
Posted: June 20, 2016
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe on track to open long-awaited casino in 10 monthsFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe on track to open long-awaited casino in 10 months
Posted: June 17, 2016
The $500 million facility In Washington is expected to welcome patrons on April 17, 2017.

Cowlitz Tribe announces more hires for casino management teamFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces more hires for casino management team
Posted: June 8, 2016
The Cowlitz Casino team is headed by Kara Fox-LaRose, a member of the Mohegan Tribe, a partner in the project.

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino
Posted: May 25, 2016
Clark County, however, remains part of a lawsuit that challenges the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gamingFiled Under: Regulation
Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming
Posted: May 19, 2016
If the presumptive GOP nominee wins the presidency, he will hold considerable sway over the $28.5 billion and growing tribal casino industry.

Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casino
Posted: May 18, 2016
Officials in Clark County, Washington, has been fighting the casino for more than a decade they might be willing to work with the tribe.

Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casino
Posted: May 17, 2016
The Cowlitz Casino Project is 40 percent complete and a local government has rescinded a resolution of opposition.

Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casino
Posted: May 9, 2016
The casino mogul often brags of his business prowess but he failed to seal a deal with the the Washington tribe in the early 2000s.

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