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Jena Band of Choctaw Indians celebrates fifth birthday of casino
Openings & Closings
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians celebrates fifth birthday of casino (February 12, 2018)
The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Louisiana is growing this year with the addition of an 80-room hotel.

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians secures funding for casino hotel
Openings & Closings
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians secures funding for casino hotel (February 16, 2017)
The 80-room facility at the Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Louisiana is expected to open next year.

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians celebrates 3rd birthday of casino
Openings & Closings
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians celebrates 3rd birthday of casino (February 11, 2016)
The 46,000 square-foot Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Creola, Louisiana, opened to the public in February 2013.

Jena Choctaws celebrate second birthday of Class II facility
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Jena Choctaws celebrate second birthday of Class II facility (February 16, 2015)
Chief Cheryl Smith is still considering whether to push for a Class III gaming compact.

Jena Band fulfills dream with debut of Class II  gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Jena Band fulfills dream with debut of Class II gaming facility (February 20, 2013)
It only took 15 years but the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Louisiana has finally joined the Indian gaming industry.

Jena Band making plans to expand brand new gaming   facility
Openings & Closings
Jena Band making plans to expand brand new gaming facility (February 13, 2013)
The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino finally opened to the public.

Jena Band set to open Class II gaming facility on Wednesday
Openings & Closings
Jena Band set to open Class II gaming facility on Wednesday (February 12, 2013)
The 46,000-square-foot Jena Choctaw Pines Casino will feature more than 700 gaming devices, poker tables, a sports bar and a buffet.

Jena Band on track       to open 1st  gaming  facility in January 2013
Openings & Closings
Jena Band on track to open 1st gaming facility in January 2013 (October 24, 2012)
The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Louisiana is on track to open its first gaming facility in January 2013. The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino will feature Class II games only. Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) won't discuss a Class III...

Jena Band plans to hire 270 people for Class II facility
Openings & Closings
Jena Band plans to hire 270 people for Class II facility (April 20, 2012)
The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians plans to employ 270 people at its Class II facility in Louisiana, Chief B. Cheryl Smith said. The tribe broke ground on the casino last month. Construction has been slowed a bit by bad...

Jena Band goes to Class II after governor refuses compact
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Jena Band goes to Class II after governor refuses compact (March 14, 2012)
The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians will begin construction on a Class II facility next week. The tribe has been trying to open a casino for more than a decade. But its plans fell victim to Jack Abramoff, who...

Editorial:   EchoHawk nomination and Indian gaming
Opinion
Editorial: EchoHawk nomination and Indian gaming (February 20, 2009)
"The big discussion in the tiny Grant Parish village of Creola centers on a question only the president of the United States can answer: Will the president appoint Larry EchoHawk to be head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs?...

Jena Band of Choctaws forge ahead with Class II
Casino Stalker
Jena Band of Choctaws forge ahead with Class II (April 5, 2007)
The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians plan to open a Class II facility now that the Louisiana tribe has a land base. The tribe was recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1995. Earlier this month, the agency proclaimed...

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