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Ponca Tribe marches toward sovereignty with long-awaited gaming project
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Ponca Tribe marches toward sovereignty with long-awaited gaming project (June 13, 2018)
Chief Standing Bear’s people, who took the long walk home to Nebraska 139 years ago, are continuing their march toward sovereignty and self-sufficiency.

Ponca Tribe faces familiar opponent in long-running quest for casino
Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Ponca Tribe faces familiar opponent in long-running quest for casino (May 31, 2018)
The state of Nebraska is still trying to stop the Ponca Tribe from opening a casino on trust land in Iowa.

Ponca Tribe facing faith-based opposition to long delayed casino
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Ponca Tribe facing faith-based opposition to long delayed casino (March 26, 2018)
As it pursues a long-delayed casino in Iowa, the Ponca Tribe is facing opposition from a faith-based group in Nebraska.

Meskwaki Tribe announces scholarships for high school graduates
Public Relations
Meskwaki Tribe announces scholarships for high school graduates (March 20, 2018)
The Meskwaki Tribe will be recognizing high school graduates as part of a new scholarship program being run out of its gaming facility.

Ponca Tribe 'always open to talk' about contested gaming project
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Ponca Tribe 'always open to talk' about contested gaming project (March 5, 2018)
The Ponca Tribe continues to work on plans for a controversial casino in Iowa amid a lawsuit in federal court.

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.

Ponca Tribe faces challenge to casino as city in Iowa moves forward with lawsuit
Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
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.

Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands
Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
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.

Iowa Tribe announces 'Monsterous' deal linked to long-delayed poker website
Business Deals | Compacts | Openings & Closings
Iowa Tribe announces 'Monsterous' deal linked to long-delayed poker website (October 12, 2017)
The Iowa Tribe continues to make big promises as it prepares to offer real money play on its long-delayed poker website.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes sue former partners for failed online gaming site
Business Deals | Litigation
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes sue former partners for failed online gaming site (October 2, 2017)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are suing their former partners over a failed online poker website.

Meskwaki Tribe conducted undercover sex trafficking operation at Iowa casino
Regulation
Meskwaki Tribe conducted undercover sex trafficking operation at Iowa casino (September 27, 2017)
An undercover sex trafficking operation at the casino owned by the Meskwaki Tribe resulted in charges against two people.

Iowa Tribe promises to launch long-delayed online poker site sometime in fall
Business Deals | Compacts | Openings & Closings
Iowa Tribe promises to launch long-delayed online poker site sometime in fall (September 25, 2017)
PokerTribe.Com has repeatedly missed deadlines to launch but the Iowa Tribe believes operations are imminent.

Iowa Tribe misses deadline again to launch internet poker project
Business Deals | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Iowa Tribe misses deadline again to launch internet poker project (May 23, 2017)
Meanwhile, the National Indian Gaming Commission appears to be looking into the company that is behind the effort.

Meskwaki Tribe ordered to pay damages for incident at casino
Litigation
Meskwaki Tribe ordered to pay damages for incident at casino (February 23, 2017)
The tribe contended it was protected by sovereign immunity in small claims court in Iowa.

Winnebago Tribe becomes first with non-smoking room at casino
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Winnebago Tribe becomes first with non-smoking room at casino (August 26, 2016)
WinnaVegas the first casino in Iowa with a non-smoking area.

Meskwaki Tribe searches for fugitive reportedly seen at casino
Public Relations
Meskwaki Tribe searches for fugitive reportedly seen at casino (June 29, 2016)
John David Henderson has been on the loose for eight months and may have been seen jumping out of third-story hotel room window at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Iowa.

Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming site
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Iowa Tribe seeks decision in favor of PokerTribe.Com gaming site (April 7, 2016)
The state of Oklahoma won't oppose the certification of an arbitration award that said gaming website was permissible under the Class III gaming compact.

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Gaming website resurfaces
Business Deals | Compacts | Openings & Closings | Regulation
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Gaming website resurfaces (January 14, 2016)
The Iowa Nation of Oklahoma released a media statement announcing the launch of the Pokertribe.com online gambling website in 2016.

Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bid
Compacts | Legislation
Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bid (September 25, 2015)
Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to authorize casino-style games at racetracks in the state.

Menominee Nation reels after casino foe drops out of GOP race
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Menominee Nation reels after casino foe drops out of GOP race (September 23, 2015)
Tribal leaders believe their off-reservation casino in Kenosha fell victim to the now-failed presidential aspirations of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Opinion: Decision on Menominee Nation casino makes no sense
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Opinion: Decision on Menominee Nation casino makes no sense (January 28, 2015)
Gov. Scott Walker (R) seems to have caved to pressure from evangelicals in Iowa.

Editorial: Presidential politics derailed off-reservation casino bid
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Presidential politics derailed off-reservation casino bid (January 27, 2015)
To understand how Illinois dodged a large fiscal musket bullet shaped like a roulette ball, you’d have to understand what Wisconsin Gov. Scott “Scooter” Walker wants more than anything else.

Iowa Republicans blast Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Iowa Republicans blast Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (January 19, 2015)
The casino could affect the presidential ambitions of Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Man pleads guilty to domestic abuse at Meskwaki Tribe casino
Regulation
Man pleads guilty to domestic abuse at Meskwaki Tribe casino (October 8, 2014)
The incident occurred on August 9, during the same weekend as the 100th annual Meskwaki Powwow.

Woman jailed on methamphetamine charge at Iowa Tribe casino
Public Relations
Woman jailed on methamphetamine charge at Iowa Tribe casino (September 24, 2014)
Staff alerted local and tribal police after noticing some suspicious behavior of the suspect.

Man pleads guilty to felony for cheating at Meskwaki Tribe's casino
Regulation
Man pleads guilty to felony for cheating at Meskwaki Tribe's casino (September 3, 2014)
A Texas man admitted that he added chips to his bets at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino.

Editorial: Meskwaki Tribe should compromise on racetrack site
Opinion
Editorial: Meskwaki Tribe should compromise on racetrack site (July 21, 2014)
Iowa newspaper urges Meskwaki Tribe to find some 'middle ground' in dispute over old dog racing track.

Meskwaki Tribe seeks to foreclose on former dog racing track
Business Deals | Litigation
Meskwaki Tribe seeks to foreclose on former dog racing track (July 11, 2014)
The tribe paid $9.1 million to save the track from bankruptcy and now holds a lien on the property.

Winnebago Tribe expands poker room at gaming facility in Iowa
Openings & Closings
Winnebago Tribe expands poker room at gaming facility in Iowa (July 7, 2014)
The WinnaVegas Casino Resort will be the only place for poker once a riverboat casino closes down.

Judge won't let Winnebago Tribe enter commercial casino suit
Litigation
Judge won't let Winnebago Tribe enter commercial casino suit (June 12, 2014)
Tribe's proposal for a $122 million casino was rejected last year.

Winnebago Tribe makes case to join commercial casino lawsuit
Litigation
Winnebago Tribe makes case to join commercial casino lawsuit (May 23, 2014)
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission went with another developer, prompting a lawsuit.

Omaha Tribe opens doors to bingo hall at Iowa gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Omaha Tribe opens doors to bingo hall at Iowa gaming facility (May 5, 2014)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska opened a bingo hall at its gaming facility in Iowa.

Winnebago Tribes faces opposition in commercial casino lawsuit
Litigation
Winnebago Tribes faces opposition in commercial casino lawsuit (March 25, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is facing opposition to its request to join a lawsuit over a commercial casino in Iowa.

Winnebago Tribe seeks role in commercial casino case in Iowa
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Winnebago Tribe seeks role in commercial casino case in Iowa (March 24, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska hopes to take part in potential settlement talks over a commercial casino in Iowa.

Winnebago Tribe wants to enter lawsuit over casino in Iowa
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Winnebago Tribe wants to enter lawsuit over casino in Iowa (March 17, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is seeking to join a lawsuit that challenges the awarding of a commercial casino license in Iowa.

Winnebago Tribe remains hopeful for gaming project in Nebraska
Legislation
Winnebago Tribe remains hopeful for gaming project in Nebraska (March 3, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe remains hopeful for approval of Class III gaming in Nebraska.

Omaha Tribe eyes expansion for newly reopened casino in Iowa
Openings & Closings
Omaha Tribe eyes expansion for newly reopened casino in Iowa (February 24, 2014)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska held a grand reopening for its Class III gaming facility in Iowa.

Omaha Tribe set to welcome visitors to new casino in Iowa
Openings & Closings
Omaha Tribe set to welcome visitors to new casino in Iowa (February 10, 2014)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska will debut its new casino in Iowa on Wednesday.

Winnebago Tribe sees support for Class III casino in Nebraska
Legislation
Winnebago Tribe sees support for Class III casino in Nebraska (February 6, 2014)
The board of commissioners in Dakota County, Nebraska, voted to support a Class III facility for the Winnebago Tribe.

Winnebago Tribe pushing for Class III gaming in Nebraska
Legislation
Winnebago Tribe pushing for Class III gaming in Nebraska (January 27, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is lobbying lawmakers to authorize casino-style gaming in the state.

Tribes in Kansas oppose potential casino from Delaware Tribe
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Tribes in Kansas oppose potential casino from Delaware Tribe (November 11, 2013)
The four federally recognized tribes currently based in Kansas are opposing a potential casino from the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma.

Winnebago Tribe completes $7M expansion     at        casino in Iowa
Openings & Closings
Winnebago Tribe completes $7M expansion at casino in Iowa (October 4, 2013)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska debuted a $7 million expansion of its gaming facility in Iowa.

Omaha Tribe set to open permanent casino in February 2014
Openings & Closings
Omaha Tribe set to open permanent casino in February 2014 (June 17, 2013)
Logo for Blackbird Bend Casino. Image from Omaha Tribe The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is on track to open its permanent casino in Iowa in February 2014. The tribe held a beam signing ceremony at the Blackbird Bend Casino...

Winnebago Tribe names general manager of casino in Iowa
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Winnebago Tribe names general manager of casino in Iowa (June 14, 2013)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska named one of its own as the general manager of its casino in Iowa. Ray Thomas has worked at the WinnaVegas Casino Resort since 1992. He's risen through the ranks and will be overseeing a...

Omaha Tribe to host ceremony for permanent casino in Iowa
Openings & Closings
Omaha Tribe to host ceremony for permanent casino in Iowa (June 12, 2013)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska will hold a beam signing ceremony for its casino in Iowa. The tribe is operating the Blackbird Bend Casino in a temporary structure. A permanent facility is due to open in February 2014. The beam...

Winnebago Tribe passed over for    commercial casino in Iowa
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Winnebago Tribe passed over for commercial casino in Iowa (April 25, 2013)
Rendering of the proposed Warrior Casino & Hotel in Sioux City, Iowa. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska was passed over for a commercial casino in Iowa. The tribe planned to spend $122 million on the Warrior Casino & Hotel...

Winnebago Tribe to open entertainment venue at casino in Iowa
Openings & Closings
Winnebago Tribe to open entertainment venue at casino in Iowa (April 12, 2013)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska will open an entertainment venue at its casino in Iowa. Construction is already underway on the 1,500-seat venue at the WinnaVegas Casino Resort . It's due to open in June. The tribe is also expanding...

Omaha Tribe puts members back to work at reopened casino
Openings & Closings
Omaha Tribe puts members back to work at reopened casino (March 18, 2013)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is putting its members back to work thanks to Indian gaming. The tribe opened its gaming facility in Iowa in January and gave it a new name -- the Blackbird Bend Casino. The facility, which...

Winnebago Tribe wins local support for casino project in Iowa
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Winnebago Tribe wins local support for casino project in Iowa (February 5, 2013)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is winning local support for its proposed commercial casino in Iowa. Commissioners in Dakota County and Thurston County, both in Nebraska, voted to support the Warrior Casino & Hotel. The $122 million facility would...

Meskwaki Nation worried about proposed non-Indian casino
Openings & Closings
Meskwaki Nation worried about proposed non-Indian casino (January 22, 2013)
The Meskwaki Nation says a proposed non-Indian gaming facility will draw jobs and revenue away from the tribal casino. The tribe operates the Meskwaki Bingo Casino and Hotel in Tama. A non-Indian group wants to build a casino in Cedar...

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