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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.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casinoFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino (April 20, 2017)
The $33 million expansion in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, is due to be finished later in the year amid the controversy.

Dwanna Robertson: Dispelling a common myth about tribal gamingFiled Under: 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.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casinoFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino (April 19, 2017)
The lawsuit accuses Wisconsin of violating Class III gaming agreements and the Ho-Chunk Nation of engaging in illegal gaming.

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.

Agua Caliente Band announces plans for another gaming facilityFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Agua Caliente Band announces plans for another gaming facility (April 18, 2017)
An amendment to the tribe's Class III gaming compact authorizes up to four more casinos in southern California.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country caseFiled Under: 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.

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.

Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case (April 11, 2017)
In a unanimous decision, a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe can use its reservation in Massachusetts for a modest casino.

Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansionFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion (April 10, 2017)
A rival tribe claims the facility in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, doesn't comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casino (March 16, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to address growing competition for gaming dollars.

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.

Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino (March 7, 2017)
The Golden Mesa Casino will be located in Oklahoma's Panhandle, more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters.

Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casino (February 27, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to convert a vacant movie theater in East Windsor into a $300 million gaming facility.

Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in WashingtonFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in Washington (February 22, 2017)
The Northern Quest Resort and Casino is growing by 40,000 square-feet and will see a new recreational vehicle park.

United Keetoowah Band interested in pursuing casino in GeorgiaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
United Keetoowah Band interested in pursuing casino in Georgia (February 22, 2017)
'We can’t come back as fast as Georgia kicked us out,' the tribe's executive director said.

Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in OklahomaFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in Oklahoma (February 3, 2017)
The $25 million Golden Mesa Casino would still need to be approved by the governor of Oklahoma.

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.

Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in ColoradoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in Colorado (January 27, 2017)
High-level political opposition has prompted the tribe to come up with an alternative plan for a casino near the town of Dinosaur.

Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid (January 26, 2017)
On the last full day of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened the door for approval of the project.

Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion
Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era (January 25, 2017)
Tribes can gain some insight into how a Republican administration would address off-reservation gaming by looking back to the Bush 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.

Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compact (January 9, 2017)
Of the 17 tribes with casinos, 16 signed agreements whose provisions have raised concerns at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino (January 6, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has concluded that a lengthy environmental impact statement isn't needed for the project in Oklahoma.

Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site (January 5, 2017)
The tribe must gain approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the governor of California.

Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion projectFiled Under: Business Deals | Openings and Closings
Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion project (January 4, 2017)
The frontment of the legendary rock band are opening their first Rock & Brews casino with the tribe.

Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (January 4, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in WisconsinFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (January 3, 2017)
The proposed casino in Beloit has been under review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs for more than four years.

Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bidFiled Under: California | Litigation
Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid (December 13, 2016)
The California tribe has overcome numerous hurdles in the last 12 years and a new decision only muddies the waters.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be deadFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead (December 12, 2016)
The 60-acre site that was slated for the development has been sold, according to a local radio station.

Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1MFiled Under: Compacts
Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M (December 9, 2016)
This year, the tribe shared more than $1.58 million with local communities and schools in Michigan.

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.

Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new site (December 7, 2016)
A scoping meeting -- the first step in a what is expected to be a long process -- takes place December 21.

Chukchansi Tribe casino dispute leads to lawsuits in federal courtFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and 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.

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino (November 28, 2016)
Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.

National Indian Gaming Commission announces 2017 consultation scheduleFiled Under: NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission announces 2017 consultation schedule (November 22, 2016)
Uncertainty is in the air in Indian Country but consultation remains a vital part of the federal agency's efforts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fightFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight (November 22, 2016)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casinoFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino (November 21, 2016)
More than two years after winning a major decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Michigan tribe appears to reviving the project.

Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with FloridaFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe wins big decision in gaming dispute with Florida (November 10, 2016)
The tribe can continue offering blackjack and other banked card games and can do so without sharing revenues with the state.

Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project (November 9, 2016)
The casino in Washington is likely the last of its kind to gain approval under the Obama administration.

Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode IslandFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode Island (November 9, 2016)
Ballots are still being counted for a casino that would sit just 400 feet from the Massachusetts border.

Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administrationFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administration (November 7, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be seeing a new leader following the inauguration of a new president in January 2017.

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.

Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challengeFiled Under: California | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge (October 31, 2016)
The United Auburn Indian Community, the owners of a successful gaming facility, is fighting the new development.

Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lakeFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lake (October 28, 2016)
The tribe is submitting a land-into-trust application for the site at Lake Texoma.

Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homelandFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland (October 27, 2016)
The tribe purchased a 128-acre site in an area that was promised by an unratified treaty.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit (October 26, 2016)
The tribe wants to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but the state of Massachusetts is opposed.

Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site (October 26, 2016)
The tribe wants to move the Eagle Mountain Casino to a location that offers room to grow.

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