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Tribes hit roadblocks as Trump team refuses to sanction new gaming agreements
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Tribes hit roadblocks as Trump team refuses to sanction new gaming agreements (November 10, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are wondering why the Trump administration has failed to take action on their new gaming agreements.

Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Federal Register
Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut (November 1, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe honored a top Trump administration official but their gesture doesn't seem to have helped plans for a new casino in Connecticut.

Sault Tribe votes to initiate litigation over Trump's denial of off-reservation casinos
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Sault Tribe votes to initiate litigation over Trump's denial of off-reservation casinos (October 25, 2017)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians plans to sue the Trump administration for rejecting two off-reservation casinos in Michigan.

Tribes spar with Obama's former Interior secretary over new casino in Connecticut
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Tribes spar with Obama's former Interior secretary over new casino in Connecticut (October 25, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are battling a big foe as they pursue a new casino in Connecticut.

Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington
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Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington (October 5, 2017)
The Tule River Tribe is pursuing an off-reservation casino as the Trump administration seeks to change the rules of the game.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino (September 25, 2017)
Four Democrats in Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin.

Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid (August 15, 2017)
The leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of plans for a long-delayed casino even though the Trump administration was prepared to kill the project.

Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino (August 9, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation thinks it can open an off-reservation in Wisconsin in 2021 even though there's been little movement on the federal level.

Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan
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Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan (July 31, 2017)
Not everyone in Indian Country is upset with the Trump administration's first major land-into-trust decision.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects (July 28, 2017)
While one tribe in Michigan is vowing a fight, another is praising the Trump administration for rejecting proposals for two off-reservation casinos.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 21, 2017)
Members of Congress, state lawmakers and local officials are rushing to support the Ho-Chunk Nation's gaming project despite a lack of movement at the federal level.

Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration
Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
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.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 19, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation and supporters are hoping the Trump administration will approve the tribe's off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gets another shot at casino land-into-trust (July 6, 2017)
The Trump administration is asking the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for more information about its land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe shifts course on casino land-into-trust bid (June 28, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is going back to court to defend its casino land-into-trust application amid signs of uncertainty from the Trump administration.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team (June 20, 2017)
A June 19 deadline came and went without word on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official
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Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official (June 14, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe a letter from the Department of the Interior helped them get over the finish line for their proposed casino.

Harold Monteau: Sovereignty at risk with Nooksack Tribe dispute
NIGC | Opinion
Harold Monteau: Sovereignty at risk with Nooksack Tribe dispute (June 6, 2017)
A former chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission is calling for the closure of the Nooksack Tribe's casino in Washington.

Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casino
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Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casino (May 15, 2017)
The new administration is sticking by a letter that should help the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribe in their quest.

Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location
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Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location (May 12, 2017)
The scoping report for the new Eagle Mountain Casino has been released but it's only a small step in a long process.

Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located (May 12, 2017)
The Arizona Republican is joining the battle over a new casino in Connecticut but a letter sent to the Trump administration is marred by alternative facts.

Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state
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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.

Ute Tribe confronts new obstacle to proposed casino in Colorado
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Ute Tribe confronts new obstacle to proposed casino in Colorado (April 18, 2017)
Racism and Ryan Zinke -- two hurdles the tribe must overcome in order to move forward with the project.

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy (April 18, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is counting on the Trump team to defend its gaming project from a lawsuit filed by a rival in Washington state.

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos
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Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos (April 13, 2017)
After just a month in office, the new leader of the Department of the Interior has made it harder for tribes to open off-reservation casinos.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute
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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.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino (March 13, 2017)
The project came up when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first appearance on Capitol Hill.

Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official
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Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official (March 10, 2017)
Two former Department of the Interior officials who once worked together are on opposite sides of a gaming debate in Connecticut.

Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision (March 2, 2017)
Opponents are hoping to trip up the Bureau of Indian Affairs even though the gaming site in California has been placed in trust.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casino (February 3, 2017)
The California tribe appears to the beneficiary of yet another last-minute Obama administration action.

Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project
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Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project (January 31, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't make a decision before the end of the Obama administration.

Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino (January 11, 2017)
The proposed Golden Mesa Casino is more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters in Oklahoma.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & 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.

Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration
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Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration (November 2, 2016)
The Michigan tribe submitted a land-into-trust application two more years ago and there's no decision in sight.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & 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.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation waits for ruling on Illinois casino
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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.

Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fight
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fight (March 17, 2016)
The northern California tribe has been trying to build a casino for more than 10 years but has been hindered by legal challenges.

National Indian Gaming Commission finally gets its third member
Federal Register | NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission finally gets its third member (March 15, 2016)
The agency that regulates the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry is operating with a full slate for the first time in more than three years.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe prepares to open casino in a few weeks
NIGC | Openings & 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.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal
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Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal (February 17, 2016)
The tribe planned to invest $200 million to $250 million in a gaming facility but Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to come to the table.

National Indian Gaming Commission slated to get a third member
Federal Register | NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission slated to get a third member (February 8, 2016)
Kathryn Isom-Clause, an attorney and member of Taos Pueblo, has been appointed to join the agency that regulates tribal casinos.

Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal
Litigation | NIGC
Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal (January 29, 2016)
The real estate mogul didn't win in court but that didn't stop him from attacking tribes and the Indian gaming industry.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters
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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.

BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bid
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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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work (January 6, 2016)
A federal judge ruled that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 does not apply to the reservation but the tribe is appealing.

Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility
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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino case
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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.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe aims to open casino next year
Casino Stalker | NIGC
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe aims to open casino next year (November 9, 2015)
Plans call for about 300 Class II gaming machines in what's being billed as an 'entertainment center' on the reservation.

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