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Cowlitz Tribe reports strong turnouts a month after casino debut
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe reports strong turnouts a month after casino debut (May 31, 2017)
Business appears to be booming at the ilani Casino Resort, Washington's newest tribal gaming facility.

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians unveil unique casino project
Casino Stalker
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians unveil unique casino project (May 2, 2017)
The project is seen as a way to keep gaming dollars in Oregon from going to neighboring Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes big crowd to $510M casino in Washington
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe welcomes big crowd to $510M casino in Washington (April 25, 2017)
It took more than a decade but the tribe kept fighting for the right to return to its homelands in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nears
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nears (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 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.

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

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute (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 approaches
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe brings even more food options to forthcoming casino (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe brings Michael Jordan's Steakhouse to new casino (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 nears
Federal Register | Openings & Closings | Regulation
Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears (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 Oregon
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe casino seen as impacting lottery revenues in Oregon (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 dispute
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute (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 case
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (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 brief
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (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 case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case (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 casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino (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 case
Business Deals | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case (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 approaches
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches (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 casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casino (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 appeal
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal (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 casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino (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 casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe spends $32M for highway project at new casino (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 casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino (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 racetrack
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?

Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement (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 site
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (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 case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case (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 lawsuit
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (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 ruling
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (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 casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes might stand alone in battle against new casino (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 court
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes keep battling Cowlitz Tribe's casino in court (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 rights
Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights (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 Oregon
Casino Stalker | Openings & Closings
Non-Indian backers cite Cowlitz Tribe in bid for new casino in Oregon (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 cases
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Indian law experts debate outcomes in two land-into-trust cases (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 casinos
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (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 site
Openings & Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site (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 application
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application (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 casino
Business Deals | California
Donald Trump tried to partner with Agua Caliente Band on casino (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 track
Openings & Closings
Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old track (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 racetrack
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces name in Salish language for fast-rising casino (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 casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino (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 months
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe on track to open long-awaited casino in 10 months (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 team
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces more hires for casino management team (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 casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino (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 gaming
Regulation
Donald Trump's long and strained relationship with Indian gaming (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.

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