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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.

Ute Tribe confronts new obstacle to proposed casino in ColoradoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
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 policyFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and 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 casinosFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
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 disputeFiled Under: 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 approachesFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and 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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Openings and Closings
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 officialFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
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 decisionFiled Under: 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 casinoFiled Under: 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 projectFiled Under: Casino Stalker
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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
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 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.

Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administrationFiled Under: Casino Stalker
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 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.

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.

Judge backs BIA in long-running Buena Vista Band gaming fightFiled Under: 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 memberFiled Under: 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 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.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino dealFiled Under: Compacts
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 memberFiled Under: 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 illegalFiled Under: 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 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.

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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino workFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
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 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.

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.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe aims to open casino next yearFiled Under: 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.

NIGC officially gets new member in Sequoyah SimermeyerFiled Under: NIGC
NIGC officially gets new member in Sequoyah Simermeyer (November 5, 2015)
E. Sequoyah Simermeyer is the new associate commissioner of the agency that regulates the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry.

Texas tribes optimistic as state stays mum on gaming rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Texas tribes optimistic as state stays mum on gaming ruling (November 4, 2015)
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe won approval of their Class II gaming ordinances amid a long battle with the state.

Editorial: Tigua Tribe finally gets some good news about gamingFiled Under: NIGC | Opinion
Editorial: Tigua Tribe finally gets some good news about gaming (November 3, 2015)
We welcome the opinions from the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Interior Department.

Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinancesFiled Under: NIGC | Openings and Closings
Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinances (October 28, 2015)
More than 10 years after being forced to shut down its successful casino, the tribe plans to get back into the gaming business.

National Indian Gaming Commission finally sees another memberFiled Under: Federal Register | NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission finally sees another member (September 30, 2015)
Sequoyah Simermeyer, a Senate staffer who used to work at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is due to join the agency that oversees the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry.

National Indian Gaming Commission announces general counselFiled Under: NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission announces general counsel (September 7, 2015)
The position has seen an unusually high turnover rate since the Clinton administration and even went unfilled for the entirety of the Bush administration.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe deadlocks on gaming referendumFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe deadlocks on gaming referendum (August 17, 2015)
The vote fell short of the two-thirds majority that was required to put a halt to a controversial Class II facility on the reservation.

Judge orders Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop work on casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge orders Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop work on casino (July 29, 2015)
Tribal leaders believe they will ultimately prevail despite a temporary setback in federal court.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinanceFiled Under: Federal Register | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance (July 27, 2015)
The tribe is due back in federal court to defend the legality of a controversial Class II facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014Filed Under: California | NIGC | Openings and Closings | Regulation
Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014 (July 24, 2015)
Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.

Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gamingFiled Under: Legislation | Regulation
Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming (July 23, 2015)
A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

Members of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe debate casino bidFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Members of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe debate casino bid (July 21, 2015)
Former chairwoman Beverly Wright is urging tribal members to vote in a referendum and stop the Class II facility for at least year.

Judge sets hearing in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge sets hearing in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino case (July 15, 2015)
The town of Aquinnah wants a restraining order or an injunction to halt the construction of a 6,500 square-foot Class II gaming facility.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe ignores order to stop working on casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe ignores order to stop working on casino (July 7, 2015)
The tribe offered to meet with the town of Aquinnah to work on a government-to-government agreement affecting the Class II gaming facility.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to stop working on gaming facilityFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to stop working on gaming facility (July 6, 2015)
Local officials are sending a cease and desist letter to the tribe after learning that construction will start soon.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts work on Class II gaming facilityFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts work on Class II gaming facility (July 3, 2015)
Tribal leaders are converting an unfinished community center into a casino and hope to open it by the end of the year.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes for decision in casino litigationFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes for decision in casino litigation (June 8, 2015)
The tribe and the state will head to court on August 12 and they have agreed to let a judge, rather than a jury, decide the case.

Connecticut lawmakers consider bill for one more tribal casinoFiled Under: Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut lawmakers consider bill for one more tribal casino (May 20, 2015)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are urging support for the new version of the gaming measure.

Jonodev Chaudhuri takes oath of office as new leader of NIGCFiled Under: NIGC
Jonodev Chaudhuri takes oath of office as new leader of NIGC (May 14, 2015)
The Muscogee Nation citizen is the seventh chairman of the agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal casino industry.

New  NIGC Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri chooses chief of staffFiled Under: NIGC
New NIGC Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri chooses chief of staff (April 28, 2015)
Shannon O'Loughlin, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, will lead the day-to-day operations of the agency.

North Fork Rancheria sues California for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria sues California for off-reservation casino (March 18, 2015)
The tribe claims Gov. Jerry Brown (D) won't negotiate in good faith after voters rejected a compact last November.

Florida governor wants land ruling for Poarch Creek gaming siteFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | NIGC
Florida governor wants land ruling for Poarch Creek gaming site (February 25, 2015)
The tribe's one-acre property in Florida was reportedly placed in trust in 1984 so it presumably can be used for a casino.

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