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Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid (August 17, 2017)
A dispute between the Muscogee Nation and the Kialegee Tribal Town over a potential casino is escalating in Oklahoma.

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.

Casino opponents ask Supreme Court to hear Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe case
Casino Stalker | Litigation
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.

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.

Tigua Tribe hit with a new lawsuit over gaming operation in Texas
Litigation
Tigua Tribe hit with a new lawsuit over gaming operation in Texas (June 9, 2017)
The Tigua Tribe is offering games that violate state law, officials in Texas allege in a new lawsuit.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming dispute (May 12, 2017)
Opponents are planning to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of stopping the tribe from opening a Class II facility on its reservation.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend modest casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend modest casino (May 11, 2017)
Naskila Gaming offers Class II games, which are normally out of the state's reach, but officials in Texas are asserting jurisdiction at the facility.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win (April 21, 2017)
Casino opponents are preparing to take the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nears
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nears (April 19, 2017)
The agreement allows officers in Clark County, Washington, to enforce the law on the reservation.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute
Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute (April 17, 2017)
Chairwoman Cheryl Andrews-Maltais called on officials in Massachusetts to drop their long-running attempts to assert jurisdiction over her people's homeland.

Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case
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.

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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & 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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight
Litigation | Openings & 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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit
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.

Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma
Casino Stalker | NIGC
Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma (October 19, 2016)
Steve Bruner, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, isn't ruling out gaming as he plans a dance hall and restaurant on his land.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino (August 1, 2016)
The state of Texas has finally broken its silence on the Naskila Entertainment facility on the tribe's reservation.

Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington
Casino Stalker
Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington (July 18, 2016)
Neither the Samish Nation nor the Suquamish Tribe are interested in developing the site in Bremerton.

Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus
Compacts | Regulation
Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus (June 20, 2016)
O’Neal Darden Jr., who was elected last July, turned himself in to face charges in Louisiana state court.

Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino (June 15, 2016)
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) isn't showing his cards even as the state tries to limit another tribe's gaming rights.

Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to court
Litigation | New York | Opinion
Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to court (June 9, 2016)
While we will vigorously defend our rights in court when left with no other option, negotiation, not litigation, is our preferred method of dispute resolution.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (June 6, 2016)
The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.

Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming site
Litigation | New York | Opinion
Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming site (June 6, 2016)
With a federal appeals court panel's ruling last week reinstating the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York lawsuit against Union Springs, the village has a few options to consider.

Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law
Litigation | New York
Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law (June 2, 2016)
The tribe sued to protect a Class II gaming facility in the village of Union Springs, New York.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (June 2, 2016)
A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal (June 1, 2016)
The tribe is currently barred from opening a Class II gaming facility on its reservation in Massachusetts.

Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers (April 8, 2016)
Construction is progressing quickly on the tribe's reservation but officials in Clark County, Washington, aren't happy about it.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and rival spar over potential casino
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and rival spar over potential casino (March 25, 2016)
A lot is at stake as the tribe prepares to break ground on the long-awaited First Light Resort and Casino in a matter of weeks.

Cowlitz Tribe and city reach long-awaited agreement for casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe and city reach long-awaited agreement for casino (March 2, 2016)
The tribe will pay $32 million to renovate a highway interchange near the Cowlitz Casino Project that's already under construction.

Cowlitz Tribe included waiver of immunity in old casino agreement
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe included waiver of immunity in old casino agreement (March 1, 2016)
The memorandum of understanding would have allowed the tribe to be sued for alleged violations but it can't be enforced because it was invalidated.

Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threat
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threat (February 29, 2016)
Officials in Clark County, Washington, claim construction of a wastewater treatment system at the casino site violates a local ordinance.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters (January 29, 2016)
The tribe still hopes to open a casino on its reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Chairman Tobias Vanderhoop said.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work (January 6, 2016)
A federal judge ruled that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 does not apply to the reservation but the tribe is appealing.

Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility
Litigation | NIGC
Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility (December 11, 2015)
The Obama administration has reaffirmed the tribe's gaming rights but is refusing to file a brief in the long-running case.

Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case
Business Deals | Litigation
Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case (December 2, 2015)
The dispute began after the tribe refused to pay $50 million in bonds that were issued for a failed commercial riverboat casino.

Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming
Legislation | Litigation
Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming (November 24, 2015)
Not every tribe is on equal ground when it comes to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino case
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino case (November 23, 2015)
The tribe isn't give up on plans to open a gaming facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino case
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino case (November 16, 2015)
A federal judge determines that the tribe lacks 'governmental power' over its own reservation on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinances
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinances (October 28, 2015)
More than 10 years after being forced to shut down its successful casino, the tribe plans to get back into the gaming business.

Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases (October 6, 2015)
The states of Oklahoma and Wisconsin were handed defeat by the justices as they opened their October 2015 term.

Poarch Creeks meet for mediation session in casino tax dispute
Litigation
Poarch Creeks meet for mediation session in casino tax dispute (October 1, 2015)
Nothing substantive came of the talks with Escambia County, whose tax assessor is claiming authority over the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.

NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case
Litigation | Regulation
NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case (September 1, 2015)
A disagreement among judges on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals could lead to another look at the application of federal labor law at casinos.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe deadlocks on gaming referendum
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe deadlocks on gaming referendum (August 17, 2015)
The vote fell short of the two-thirds majority that was required to put a halt to a controversial Class II facility on the reservation.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for gaming rights in court
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for gaming rights in court (August 13, 2015)
A judge considers whether the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act supersedes a land claim settlement act that subjects the reservation to state and local laws.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to vote on Class II casino project
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to vote on Class II casino project (August 12, 2015)
The referendum could put an end to a project that has generated controversy and spawned litigation.

Obama on holiday amid Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino flap
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Obama on holiday amid Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino flap (August 11, 2015)
Tribal leaders will be in federal court hundreds of miles away from their home on Martha's Vineyard, where the president and his family are taking some time off.

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation revives plan for Illinois casino
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation revives plan for Illinois casino (August 5, 2015)
The tribe reacquired 127 acres within the Shab-eh-nay Reservation and contends the land can be used for gaming.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees big future with Class II casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees big future with Class II casino (July 31, 2015)
Revenues from the contested facility are forecast at $4.5 million in the first year, $4.7 million in the second and $4.9 million in the third.

Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust land
Casino Stalker | Regulation
Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust land (July 30, 2015)
The Samish Nation, though, isn't interested. And neither is the Suquamish Tribe.

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