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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming winFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming win
Posted: 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 nearsFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nears
Posted: 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 disputeFiled Under: Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming dispute
Posted: 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 caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanaog Tribe scores major win in sovereignty case
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Litigation
Meskwaki Tribe ordered to pay damages for incident at casino
Posted: 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 gamingFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe defends right to use land for gaming
Posted: 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 fightFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fight
Posted: 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 lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuit
Posted: 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 OklahomaFiled Under: Casino Stalker | NIGC
Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino
Posted: 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 WashingtonFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington
Posted: 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 bonusFiled Under: Compacts | Regulation
Chairman of Chitimacha Tribe accused of stealing casino bonus
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino
Posted: 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 courtFiled Under: Litigation | New York | Opinion
Clint Halftown: Cayuga Nation faced little choice but to go to court
Posted: 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 planFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan
Posted: 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 siteFiled Under: Litigation | New York | Opinion
Editorial: Cayuga Nation can't claim sovereignty over gaming site
Posted: 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 lawFiled Under: Litigation | New York
Cayuga Nation wins ruling in dispute over local anti-gaming law
Posted: 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 reservationFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation
Posted: 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 appealFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal
Posted: 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 workersFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe accuses county of threatening casino site workers
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and rival spar over potential casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe and city reach long-awaited agreement for casino
Posted: 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 agreementFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe included waiver of immunity in old casino agreement
Posted: 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 threatFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Cowlitz Tribe won't stop working on casino despite county threat
Posted: 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 faltersFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to finish community center as casino bid falters
Posted: 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 workFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe permanently barred from casino work
Posted: 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 facilityFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility
Posted: 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 caseFiled Under: Business Deals | Litigation
Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case
Posted: 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 gamingFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Tribes with special acts of Congress face hurdles for gaming
Posted: 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 caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to appeal decision in casino case
Posted: 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 caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees major blow in casino case
Posted: 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 ordinancesFiled Under: NIGC | Openings and Closings
Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinances
Posted: 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 casesFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases
Posted: 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 disputeFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks meet for mediation session in casino tax dispute
Posted: 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 caseFiled Under: Litigation | Regulation
NCAI pushes for court rehearing in tribal labor sovereignty case
Posted: 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 referendumFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe deadlocks on gaming referendum
Posted: 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 courtFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe argues for gaming rights in court
Posted: 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 projectFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to vote on Class II casino project
Posted: 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 flapFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Obama on holiday amid Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino flap
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation revives plan for Illinois casino
Posted: 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 casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees big future with Class II casino
Posted: 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 landFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Regulation
Indian family in Washington still pursuing casino on trust land
Posted: July 30, 2015
The Samish Nation, though, isn't interested. And neither is the Suquamish Tribe.

Judge orders Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop work on casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge orders Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe to stop work on casino
Posted: July 29, 2015
Tribal leaders believe they will ultimately prevail despite a temporary setback in federal court.

Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing taxFiled Under: Litigation
Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing tax
Posted: July 27, 2015
A tax assessor hit the tribe with a $22.3 million bill for the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinanceFiled Under: Federal Register | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance
Posted: July 27, 2015
The tribe is due back in federal court to defend the legality of a controversial Class II facility on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in HouseFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Regulation
Lawmakers advance Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act in House
Posted: July 23, 2015
A bill to exempt tribes and their gaming facilities from federal labor law took another step forward on Wednesday.

Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinosFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Dennis Whittlesey: Judges disagree on labor law at casinos
Posted: July 23, 2015
Two separate three-judge panels of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit have rendered labor law decisions concerning Indian casinos in Michigan only 22 days apart.

Members of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe debate casino bidFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Members of Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe debate casino bid
Posted: July 21, 2015
Former chairwoman Beverly Wright is urging tribal members to vote in a referendum and stop the Class II facility for at least year.

Judge sets hearing in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino caseFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge sets hearing in Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino case
Posted: July 15, 2015
The town of Aquinnah wants a restraining order or an injunction to halt the construction of a 6,500 square-foot Class II gaming facility.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces court action over casino bidFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe faces court action over casino bid
Posted: July 14, 2015
The town of Aquinnah wants a federal judge to enforce a cease and desist order and stop construction on the Class II facility.

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