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Coeur d'Alene Tribe won't comment on arrest of top casino executive for battery
Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe won't comment on arrest of top casino executive for battery (November 9, 2017)
The top gaming executive for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has been arrested for battery in Idaho.

Ponca Tribe seeks to rejoin Indian gaming industry with new facility in Oklahoma
Casino Stalker | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Ponca Tribe seeks to rejoin Indian gaming industry with new facility in Oklahoma (October 25, 2017)
Details are scarce but the Ponca Tribe is looking to rejoin the Indian gaming industry after shutting down previous facilities in Oklahoma.

Spokane Tribe ramps up hiring efforts as opening of long-awaited casino nears
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe ramps up hiring efforts as opening of long-awaited casino nears (October 23, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is getting closer to opening a new casino in Washington after pursuing the project for more than a decade.

Prairie Island Indian Community refutes speculation of new casino in Minnesota
Land Acquisitions
Prairie Island Indian Community refutes speculation of new casino in Minnesota (October 23, 2017)
Casino rumors are once again surfacing as the Prairie Island Indian Community goes through the land-into-trust process.

Gila River Indian Community hosts job fair for more than 260 casino positions
Openings & Closings
Gila River Indian Community hosts job fair for more than 260 casino positions (September 28, 2017)
The Gila River Indian Community is hosting a job fair to fill more than 260 positions at its three gaming facilities in Arizona.

Forest County Potawatomi Community names chief executive officer for casino
Public Relations
Forest County Potawatomi Community names chief executive officer for casino (September 20, 2017)
The Forest County Potawatomi Community announced Rodney Ferguson as the chief operating officer and general manager of its casino in Wisconsin

Mohegan Tribe names new top executive for gaming and entertainment enterprise
Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe names new top executive for gaming and entertainment enterprise (September 12, 2017)
The Mohegan Tribe has promoted its longtime financial officer to lead its national and international gaming and entertainment ventures.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians cheated out of more than $500K in casino scam
Public Relations
Poarch Band of Creek Indians cheated out of more than $500K in casino scam (August 30, 2017)
A former employee of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and her mother admitted they cheated one of the tribe's casinos in Alabama out of more than $500,000.

Employee and patron plead in blackjack scam at Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino
Public Relations
Employee and patron plead in blackjack scam at Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino (August 11, 2017)
Two more guilty pleas have been reached in a blackjack scam at the casino owned by the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate.

Kialegee Tribal Town continues to seek employees for casino-related positions
Openings & Closings
Kialegee Tribal Town continues to seek employees for casino-related positions (August 7, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town appears to be moving forward with plans for a casino on an allotment in Oklahoma despite fierce opposition.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association details economic benefits of casinos
NIGC | Public Relations
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association details economic benefits of casinos (July 26, 2017)
Tribal casinos employ in Oklahoma employ about 28,000 people and contribute to another 42,700 jobs in the state.

Chehalis Tribe promotes longtime employee as chief executive at casino
Openings & Closings
Chehalis Tribe promotes longtime employee as chief executive at casino (July 25, 2017)
The Chehalis Tribe just completed a $46 million expansion project and now the casino in Washington has a new chief executive.

Pokagon Band on hiring spree as first tribal casino in Indiana takes shape
Openings & Closings
Pokagon Band on hiring spree as first tribal casino in Indiana takes shape (July 24, 2017)
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is looking to fill 1,200 jobs at its newest gaming facility.

Eastern Cherokee citizen promoted to vice president of casino marketing
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Eastern Cherokee citizen promoted to vice president of casino marketing (June 23, 2017)
Sean Ross has been promoted to regional vice president of casino marketing at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in North Carolina.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes lose access to parking lot at casino
Business Deals | NIGC
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes lose access to parking lot at casino (June 5, 2017)
The owner of the lot next to the Lucky Star Casino in Clinton, Oklahoma, barricaded his property after the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes stopped paying him to lease the land.

Seneca Nation gaming corporation announces new top executive
New York
Seneca Nation gaming corporation announces new top executive (June 1, 2017)
Holly Gagnon has been named the top gaming executive for the Seneca Nation.

Matthew Fletcher: Expect 'uptick' in litigation after Supreme Court decision
Litigation | Opinion
Matthew Fletcher: Expect 'uptick' in litigation after Supreme Court decision (May 17, 2017)
The dust is starting to settle after the nation's highest court delivered defeat to Indian Country in a dispute that originated at a tribal casino.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band promotes from within for top casino job
Public Relations
Nottawaseppi Huron Band promotes from within for top casino job (May 16, 2017)
Kathy George, who has worked at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Michigan for more than five years, is taking on a new role as chief executive officer.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe prepares citizens for casino management jobs
Public Relations
Pascua Yaqui Tribe prepares citizens for casino management jobs (May 16, 2017)
The tribe plans to choose one of its own to serve as chief executive officer of its gaming operation in Arizona.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe employee accused of repeated thefts at casino
Public Relations
Coeur d'Alene Tribe employee accused of repeated thefts at casino (May 12, 2017)
Colten N. Curley, 19, allegedly stole more than $64,000 over 42 separate occasions at the casino in Idaho.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes oust casino executives due to fraud
NIGC
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes oust casino executives due to fraud (May 2, 2017)
The tribe's former gaming director arranged an unusual deal that appeared to benefit him financially.

Supreme Court decision affects employees of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe
Litigation
Supreme Court decision affects employees of Tunica-Biloxi Tribe (May 1, 2017)
The writing was on the wall for the tribal casino employees who are being sued in Louisiana state court.

Harold Monteau: Supreme Court stirs smelly pot of fish head stew with tribal decision
Opinion
Harold Monteau: Supreme Court stirs smelly pot of fish head stew with tribal decision (April 28, 2017)
The SCOTUS decision on Lewis et al. v. Clarke this week could ultimately effect the full ‘vitality’ of tribal sovereign immunity

Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion (April 28, 2017)
With a long-running lawsuit nearly behind them, the leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians are preparing for the next chapter in their Indian gaming success story.

Mashantucket Tribe charges off-duty officer for assault at casino
Connecticut | Public Relations
Mashantucket Tribe charges off-duty officer for assault at casino (April 27, 2017)
A 73-year-old bathroom attendant at the Foxwoods Resort Casino was punched in the face because the water was too cold for the officer.

Mohegan Tribe wants gaming disputes resolved in own judicial system
Connecticut | Litigation
Mohegan Tribe wants gaming disputes resolved in own judicial system (April 26, 2017)
The tribe's court system resolved other claims connected to the incident that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jenn Weddle: 'Best possible result' from Supreme Court in sovereignty case
Litigation | Opinion
Jenn Weddle: 'Best possible result' from Supreme Court in sovereignty case (April 26, 2017)
Indian law expert: 'I don’t see that tribes or tribal employees lose any ground as a result of this opinion.'

Supreme Court hands defeat to tribal interests in sovereignty case
Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court hands defeat to tribal interests in sovereignty case (April 25, 2017)
While tribes are generally protected by sovereign immunity, the same does not apply to their employees, the nation's highest court ruled.

Matthew Fletcher: 'Gamesmanship' brings defeat to Indian Country at Supreme Court
Connecticut | Litigation
Matthew Fletcher: 'Gamesmanship' brings defeat to Indian Country at Supreme Court (April 25, 2017)
Professor Matthew L.M. Fletcher offers some initial thoughts on the new decision in a posting on Turtle Talk.

Dwanna Robertson: Dispelling a common myth about tribal gaming
Opinion
Dwanna Robertson: Dispelling a common myth about tribal gaming (April 20, 2017)
Indian gaming is a very political issue that is terribly misunderstood outside of Indian country, and I dare say, not well understood within it.

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.

Former employee of North Dakota tribal casino admits to assault
Public Relations
Former employee of North Dakota tribal casino admits to assault (April 10, 2017)
Max Garett Moede apparently set fire to his trailer home at the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge after losing his job at the facility.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community hiring for $40M casino upgrade project
Openings & Closings
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community hiring for $40M casino upgrade project (April 7, 2017)
'If you need a job … come here,' the leader of the Michigan-based tribe said.

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 27, 2017)
The Gun Lake Tribe is already operating a successful casino in Michigan but a non-Indian man won't drop his long-running lawsuit.

Mohegan Tribe said gaming executive didn't disclose stake in firm
Connecticut | Regulation
Mohegan Tribe said gaming executive didn't disclose stake in firm (February 21, 2017)
Former president Bobby Soper, who is a tribal citizen, denied hiding anything.

Mohegan Tribe announces resignation of top gaming executive
Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe announces resignation of top gaming executive (February 16, 2017)
Bobby Soper, a tribal citizen, is leaving his post as president and CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority 'immediately.'

Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings
Republican lawmaker renews push for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (February 14, 2017)
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana), whose top staffer is a tribal citizen, thinks the bill can finally become law.

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.

Mississippi Choctaw leaders approve plan for new gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Mississippi Choctaw leaders approve plan for new gaming facility (January 30, 2017)
The 35,000 square-foot Red Water Casino will feature 500 slot machines, 10 table games and dining options.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation security guard brought gun to casino
Public Relations
Citizen Potawatomi Nation security guard brought gun to casino (January 12, 2017)
An employee who was shot and killed at the tribe's casino in Oklahoma had only been on the job for a few months.

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.

FBI leads probe into Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting
Public Relations
FBI leads probe into Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting (January 11, 2017)
A 22-year-old employee of the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Oklahoma died after being shot.

Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket
Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court hears argument in lone Indian law case on docket (January 9, 2017)
The justices are trying to determine whether an employee of the Mohegan Tribe enjoys sovereign immunity.

Mashantucket Tribe reaches contract with labor union at casino
Connecticut
Mashantucket Tribe reaches contract with labor union at casino (December 13, 2016)
The United Auto Workers was the first union to organize at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.

Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming funds
California | Openings & Closings
Chukchansi Tribe finally distributes $1.4M in overdue gaming funds (December 8, 2016)
A leadership dispute and the shutdown of the tribe's casino delayed the release of the funds for a little over three years.

Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal court
California | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal court (December 6, 2016)
Police officers who were hired by one faction of the northern California tribe say their reputations have been damaged.

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.

Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes
Litigation | Opinion
Matthew Fletcher: Supreme Court case poses new risks to tribes (November 14, 2016)
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that will rule on the the limits of legal immunity of tribes and their employees.

Former employee of Winnebago Tribe's casino sentenced for theft
Regulation
Former employee of Winnebago Tribe's casino sentenced for theft (November 1, 2016)
Mark Hanan won't be serving any prison time but was ordered to repay more than $12,000 to his former employer.

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