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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe moves forward with Class II gaming facility
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe moves forward with Class II gaming facility (January 11, 2018)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe won't be using a community center for a new casino but gaming plans are still moving forward in Massachusetts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails win in long-running sovereignty case
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails win in long-running sovereignty case (January 10, 2018)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is once again calling for talks in Massachusetts after securing victory in a long-running sovereignty case.

Spokane Tribe welcomes big crowds to long-awaited casino in Washington
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe welcomes big crowds to long-awaited casino in Washington (January 9, 2018)
It took more than 10 years but the Spokane Tribe finally opened a new casino in Washington.

Spokane Tribe readies January 2018 opening for new casino in Washington
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe readies January 2018 opening for new casino in Washington (December 21, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe will open its long-awaited casino in Washington on January 8, 2018.

Forest County Potawatomi Community starts work on $80 million hotel at casino
Openings & Closings
Forest County Potawatomi Community starts work on $80 million hotel at casino (December 18, 2017)
The Forest County Potawatomi Community broke ground on an second hotel tower at its casino in Wisconsin.

Ponca Tribe faces roadblock with lawsuit challenging restoration of homelands
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Ponca Tribe faces roadblock with lawsuit challenging restoration of homelands (December 15, 2017)
The descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear are once again facing opposition to plans for a casino on their restored homelands.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as Supreme Court delays action in sovereignty dispute
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as Supreme Court delays action in sovereignty dispute (December 11, 2017)
While the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered good news to one tribe and its homelands, another must wait longer for an answer.

Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case
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Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case (December 11, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court has brought some good news to the Quapaw Tribe, whose casino expansion plans have been held up the state of Kansas.

Tohono O'odham Nation celebrates start of work on $400 million permanent casino
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation celebrates start of work on $400 million permanent casino (December 8, 2017)
The Tohono O'odham Nation is celebrating another major gaming milestone in Arizona.

Tribes turn tables on non-Indian company intent on derailing new gaming facility
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut | Federal Register | Litigation
Tribes turn tables on non-Indian company intent on derailing new gaming facility (December 7, 2017)
Connecticut is getting 'played' by a non-Indian gaming company, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe say.

Chickasaw Nation gaming revenues hit $1.44 billion as enterprise keeps growing
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Chickasaw Nation gaming revenues hit $1.44 billion as enterprise keeps growing (December 7, 2017)
The Chickasaw Nation continues to see growth in its gaming enterprise, with $1.44 billion in net revenues in the last fiscal year.

Tribes sue Trump administration for dragging feet on revised gaming agreements
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Tribes sue Trump administration for dragging feet on revised gaming agreements (November 30, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe, along with the state of Connecticut, are suing the Trump administration for failing to take action on their gaming agreements.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe awaits answer from Supreme Court in sovereignty case
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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe awaits answer from Supreme Court in sovereignty case (November 28, 2017)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is hoping to move forward with a casino on its reservation, so long as the Supreme Court turns back opponents in Massachusetts.

Ponca Tribe faces challenge to casino as city in Iowa moves forward with lawsuit
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Ponca Tribe faces challenge to casino as city in Iowa moves forward with lawsuit (November 28, 2017)
The descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear are facing a legal challenge to plans for a casino in Iowa.

Tribes report mixed slot machine returns as they press Trump team on casino
Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Tribes report mixed slot machine returns as they press Trump team on casino (November 16, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe saw mixed slot machine results last month as they await word from the Trump administration about their gaming agreements.

Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino (November 15, 2017)
The Comanche Nation has been dealt a setback in its effort to stop the Chickasaw Nation from opening another casino in Oklahoma.

Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands
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Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands (November 15, 2017)
A nearly decade-long battle for the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear may be nearing the finish line after the tribe's gaming plans again won federal approval.

Tribes hit roadblocks as Trump team refuses to sanction new gaming agreements
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
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.

Lawmakers join tribes in pressing Trump team for firm response on new casino
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Lawmakers join tribes in pressing Trump team for firm response on new casino (November 8, 2017)
Lawmakers from Connecticut are supporting the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe as they seek a firm response from the Trump administration on plans for a new casino.

Voters in Maine easily reject bid for new commercial casino after tribes objected
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Voters in Maine easily reject bid for new commercial casino after tribes objected (November 8, 2017)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation came out against the proposed casino while the Aroostook Band of Micmacs endorsed it.

Tribes seek stronger response from Trump team on new casino in Connecticut
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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.

Stockbridge-Munsee Community plans appeal in dispute over rival gaming project
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Stockbridge-Munsee Community plans appeal in dispute over rival gaming project (October 30, 2017)
The Stockbridge-Munsee Community is planning to appeal a federal judge's decision that favors a rival tribe's casino expansion project in Wisconsin.

Bureau of Indian Affairs allows last casino deal in New Mexico to take effect
Compacts | Federal Register
Bureau of Indian Affairs allows last casino deal in New Mexico to take effect (October 26, 2017)
It's official -- every tribe in New Mexico is operating under a Class III gaming compact that was neither approved nor outright rejected by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tribes spar with Obama's former Interior secretary over new casino in Connecticut
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
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.

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.

Aroostook Band of Micmacs backs ballot referendum for new casino in Maine
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Aroostook Band of Micmacs backs ballot referendum for new casino in Maine (October 13, 2017)
The Aroostook Band of Micmacs is endorsing a proposed casino in Maine after reaching an agreement with the project developers.

Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case
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Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case (October 10, 2017)
The state of Kansas is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino with a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
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.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing
NIGC | Regulation
Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing (October 2, 2017)
The senior-most political official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is back on Capitol Hill to testify at a hearing about the tribal gaming industry.

Mohegan Tribe believes Trump team accepted new casino despite murky response
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Mohegan Tribe believes Trump team accepted new casino despite murky response (September 27, 2017)
The Mohegan Tribe believes the Trump administration has approved a new casino in Connecticut despite a seemingly ambiguous letter.

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.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry
NIGC | Regulation
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry (September 25, 2017)
It's that time again -- the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an oversight hearing on the tribal gaming industry.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe claims victory in long-running state taxation fight
Litigation
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe claims victory in long-running state taxation fight (September 19, 2017)
As the Trump administration debates whether to take a stand on a major taxation issue in Indian Country, one tribe is claiming victory over the state of South Dakota.

Shingle Springs Band wins reversal of $30 million judgment in gaming dispute
Business Deals | California | Litigation | NIGC
Shingle Springs Band wins reversal of $30 million judgment in gaming dispute (September 18, 2017)
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians doesn't owe $30 million to a former gaming partner, an appeals court in California ruled.

Connecticut tribes see another win as court refuses to rehear casino challenge
Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation | Litigation
Connecticut tribes see another win as court refuses to rehear casino challenge (September 11, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe have scored another win in their bid to open a new casino in Connecticut.

Nooksack Tribe reopens casino after reaching settlement with gaming agency
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Nooksack Tribe reopens casino after reaching settlement with gaming agency (September 11, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe is back in the gaming business after a three-month shutdown imposed by the federal government.

Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application
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Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application (September 7, 2017)
It's been four years since the Catawba Nation submitted a casino application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs but there's still no decision.

Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts
Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino (September 6, 2017)
The Tule River Tribe signed a new Class III gaming compact that recognizes plans for an off-reservation casino in California.

Kialegee Tribal Town can't sue Muscogee Nation officials for raid of gaming site
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Kialegee Tribal Town can't sue Muscogee Nation officials for raid of gaming site (August 30, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town has been dealt another setback in its attempt to open a casino on an Indian allotment in Oklahoma.

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.

Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case
California | Litigation | NIGC
Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case (August 11, 2017)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma (August 11, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town is firing back at the National Indian Gaming Commission after the federal agency's top attorney questioned plans for a casino.

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.

Casino opponents ask Supreme Court to hear Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe case
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Casino opponents ask Supreme Court to hear Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe case (August 9, 2017)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe has been trying to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but continues to see opposition in Massachusetts.

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.

Pojoaque Pueblo agrees to sign gaming deal with higher revenue sharing rate
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo agrees to sign gaming deal with higher revenue sharing rate (August 7, 2017)
After losing two major court decisions, the Pueblo of Pojoaque plans to sign a Class III gaming compact with the state of New Mexico.

Kialegee Tribal Town faces opposition to potential casino on allotment
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kialegee Tribal Town faces opposition to potential casino on allotment (August 2, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town isn't saying much about plans for a potential casino in Oklahoma but local officials and the Muscogee Nation are taking action.

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.

Connecticut tribes sign new gaming agreements to account for new casino
Compacts | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes sign new gaming agreements to account for new casino (July 20, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are another step closer to opening a new casino in Connecticut.

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