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Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute
Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute (May 17, 2017)
A highly-charged gaming dispute that set off a litigation, legislation and lobbying frenzy is finally coming to an end.

Spirit Lake Nation suspends referendum on liquor sales at casino
Public Relations
Spirit Lake Nation suspends referendum on liquor sales at casino (May 17, 2017)
Liquor sales at the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort are supposed to fund an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center.

Cowlitz Tribe brings Michael Jordan's Steakhouse to new casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe brings Michael Jordan's Steakhouse to new casino (March 28, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington is due to open in late April.

Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears
Federal Register | Openings & Closings | Regulation
Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears (March 22, 2017)
All the pieces are falling into place as the tribe prepares to open the ilani Casino Resort in late April.

Penobscot Nation develops plan to bottle vodka for tribal casinos
Business Deals
Penobscot Nation develops plan to bottle vodka for tribal casinos (January 6, 2017)
Chief Kirk Francis wouldn't confirm details of the operation, which has generated some controversy on the Maine reservation.

Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana
Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana (November 29, 2016)
The tribe is celebrating major milestones as it moves forward with a casino in Indiana.

Jamul Indian Village refutes complaints about casino and alcohol
California | Openings & Closings | Regulation
Jamul Indian Village refutes complaints about casino and alcohol (November 18, 2016)
Opponents are trying to prevent the tribe from securing a liquor license for its southern California casino.

Chumash Tribe enters agreement for law enforcement at casino
California | Regulation
Chumash Tribe enters agreement for law enforcement at casino (August 30, 2016)
The California tribe is investing more than $530,000 in the first year alone.

Ho-Chunk Nation secures approval to offer liquor at gaming facility
Regulation
Ho-Chunk Nation secures approval to offer liquor at gaming facility (August 12, 2016)
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison was the only tribal casino in Wisconsin that wasn't allowed to serve liquor.

Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facility
California | Openings & Closings
Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facility (July 20, 2016)
The Chumash Casino Resort features a 12-story hotel, a rooftop pool, a larger gaming floor and other new amenities.

Ho-Chunk Nation requests liquor license at Class II gaming facility
Regulation
Ho-Chunk Nation requests liquor license at Class II gaming facility (March 1, 2016)
The Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility plans to serve liquor to patrons on the gaming floor and at a bar with seating.

Umatilla Tribes raise gambling age as sales of liquor start at casino
Federal Register | Regulation
Umatilla Tribes raise gambling age as sales of liquor start at casino (February 8, 2016)
Patrons can enjoy beer, wine and other beverages on the gaming floor and in other areas of the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton, Oregon.

Tohono O'odham Nation still can't serve alcohol at new casino
Openings & Closings | Regulation
Tohono O'odham Nation still can't serve alcohol at new casino (January 28, 2016)
The state of Arizona is conducting an unspecified investigation that could take several months to resolve.

Dry Creek Rancheria looking to expand liquor service at casino
California | Regulation
Dry Creek Rancheria looking to expand liquor service at casino (November 3, 2015)
The River Rock Casino has suffered since the opening of another tribal facility so changes in the liquor license could help address the situation.

Chumash Tribe raises gambling age to 21 for new liquor permit
California | Public Relations
Chumash Tribe raises gambling age to 21 for new liquor permit (October 30, 2015)
The Chumash Casino Resort will be serving liquor on the gaming floor so younger patrons are no longer allowed.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't serve alcohol at casino for ten days
Regulation
Coeur d'Alene Tribe can't serve alcohol at casino for ten days (October 19, 2015)
An all-male dance group known as The Hunks got too racy during a recent appearance at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Idaho.

Red Lake Nation votes down referendum to sell liquor at casinos
Regulation
Red Lake Nation votes down referendum to sell liquor at casinos (August 20, 2015)
According to preliminary results, 54 percent of tribal members said no to alcohol sales at two gaming facilities.

Navajo Nation president signs bill to impose casino alcohol tax
Legislation
Navajo Nation president signs bill to impose casino alcohol tax (August 11, 2015)
The 3.25 percent tax on alcohol sold at the tribe's gaming facilities in Arizona is expected to generate $73,000 a year.

Red Lake Nation leader supports sales of liquor at two casinos
Regulation
Red Lake Nation leader supports sales of liquor at two casinos (July 30, 2015)
Tribal members will vote on August 19 to determine whether to offer alcohol at the Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls and another in Warroad.

Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilities
Legislation
Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilities (July 28, 2015)
The 3.25 percent tax is expected to generate $73,000 a year for a public safety fund on the reservation.

Red Lake Nation schedules August 19 referendum on liquor sales
Regulation
Red Lake Nation schedules August 19 referendum on liquor sales (July 27, 2015)
Tribal members rejected liquor in a 1999 vote but the outcome was not binding.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance
Federal Register | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wins approval for liquor ordinance (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.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes pass referendum for alcohol at casino
Openings & Closings | Regulation
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes pass referendum for alcohol at casino (June 3, 2015)
Sales of beer, wine and liquor will be allowed as part of a $35.2 million expansion project.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes plan for $35M expansion of casino
Openings & Closings
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes plan for $35M expansion of casino (May 14, 2015)
The Fort Hall Casino will be expanding to the site of the adjacent Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center.

Mashantucket Tribe seeks to expand sale of alcohol at casino
Connecticut
Mashantucket Tribe seeks to expand sale of alcohol at casino (November 28, 2014)
Currently, liquor service stops a at 1am on weekdays and 2am on weekends.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe could lose casino's liquor license
Compacts | Litigation
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe could lose casino's liquor license (November 26, 2014)
The state has refused to renew the license because the tribe won't collect a tax on sales to non-Indians.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation to meet over liquor sales at casino
Compacts | Regulation
Citizen Potawatomi Nation to meet over liquor sales at casino (November 26, 2014)
The tribe says its gaming facility doesn't have to comply with a county ban on Sunday liquor sales.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation in arbitration over alcohol at casino
Compacts | Regulation
Citizen Potawatomi Nation in arbitration over alcohol at casino (November 17, 2014)
The tribe doesn't believe it falls under a ban on Sunday sales in Pottawatomie County.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation serves alcohol on Sundays at casino
Regulation
Citizen Potawatomi Nation serves alcohol on Sundays at casino (October 27, 2014)
The tribe says its casino does not fall under local jurisdiction.

Poarch Creeks face another lawsuit for liquor served at casino
Litigation
Poarch Creeks face another lawsuit for liquor served at casino (May 27, 2014)
Alabama Supreme Court chief justice delivers unusual opinion in dispute.

Bars at Mohegan Tribe's casino face lawsuit over driving death
Connecticut
Bars at Mohegan Tribe's casino face lawsuit over driving death (April 11, 2014)
Two bars at the casino owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut are being sued in connection with a drunken driving death.

Mother appeals lawsuit over death linked to Poarch Creek casino
Litigation
Mother appeals lawsuit over death linked to Poarch Creek casino (March 28, 2014)
A woman whose son was killed in an accident says the driver was over-served liquor at a casino owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Editorial: Lawmaker's vendetta against Poarch Creek casinos
Opinion
Editorial: Lawmaker's vendetta against Poarch Creek casinos (March 19, 2014)
Newspaper says Alabama Sen. Bryan Taylor (R) holds a grudge against Poarch Band of Creek Indians and its gaming operation.

Letter: Say no to Sunday liquor sales at Poarch Creek casino
Opinion | Regulation
Letter: Say no to Sunday liquor sales at Poarch Creek casino (March 18, 2014)
Sunday liquor sales at the casino owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians are once again an issue of debate in Alabama.

Harrison Tsosie: Navajo Nation's compact holds tribe liable
Compacts | Opinion
Harrison Tsosie: Navajo Nation's compact holds tribe liable (February 12, 2014)
Harrison Tsosie, the attorney general for the Navajo Nation, explains liability provisions in the tribe's Class III gaming compact.

Opinion: Navajo Nation gaming deal puts burden on victims
Compacts | Opinion
Opinion: Navajo Nation gaming deal puts burden on victims (February 10, 2014)
Kristina Bogardus, the president of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, questions the Navajo Nation Class III gaming compact.

Oklahoma wants tribes to waive immunity for casino liquor
Litigation | Regulation
Oklahoma wants tribes to waive immunity for casino liquor (January 22, 2014)
The Oklahoma ABLE Commission wants tribes to waive their sovereign immunity in order to server liquor at their casinos.

Family plans further appeals in Peoria Tribe casino liquor case
Compacts | Litigation
Family plans further appeals in Peoria Tribe casino liquor case (October 29, 2013)
An Oklahoma couple who sued the Peoria Tribe for allegedly over-serving alcohol to a casino patron will take their case to the Supreme Court if necessary, their attorney said.

Peoria Tribe can't be sued for serving liquor to casino patron
Compacts | Litigation
Peoria Tribe can't be sued for serving liquor to casino patron (October 28, 2013)
The Peoria Tribe can't be sued in state court for allegedly over-serving alcohol to a casino patron, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled.

Navajo Nation president signs bill for liquor at Arizona casinos
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation president signs bill for liquor at Arizona casinos (July 3, 2013)
Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed into law a bill that authorizes liquor at tribal gaming facilities in Arizona. The law allows alcohol on the floor of the new Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort. Currently, liquor is only served in...

Navajo Nation Council approves bill for liquor sales at casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation Council approves bill for liquor sales at casino (July 1, 2013)
The Navajo Nation Council voted 9-7 on Friday to pass a bill that authorizes the sale of liquor at gaming facilities in Arizona. The bill allows alcohol on the floor of the new Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort. Currently, liquor...

President of Navajo Nation   supports liquor beyond casinos
Openings & Closings | Regulation
President of Navajo Nation supports liquor beyond casinos (June 28, 2013)
The Navajo Nation Council is debating a bill to allow the sale of liquor at gaming facilities in Arizona but President Ben Shelly doesn't think it goes far enough. Shelly supports liquor sales at all of the tribe's tourism businesses,...

Navajo Nation Council weighs     liquor sales at Arizona casinos
Openings & Closings | Regulation
Navajo Nation Council weighs liquor sales at Arizona casinos (June 26, 2013)
The Navajo Nation Council is debating a bill to allow the sale of liquor at gaming facilities in Arizona. The tribe recently opened the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, its first in Arizona. The sponsor of the bill says liquor...

Navajo Nation reports successful opening of Arizona casino
Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation reports successful opening of Arizona casino (May 31, 2013)
The opening weekend for the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, the new Navajo Nation gaming facility in Arizona, was successful, an executive said. More than 2,000 people have been coming to the casino every day, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise CEO...

Bishop Paiute Tribe upgrades casino with beer and wine sales
California | Openings & Closings
Bishop Paiute Tribe upgrades casino with beer and wine sales (April 9, 2013)
The Bishop Paiute Tribe of California added beer and wine service to its casino last month. The tribe hired 13 new employees to handle the sale of beer and wine in the lounge at the Paiute Palace Casino. It's part...

Nez Perce Tribe wins passage of bill for liquor license at casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Nez Perce Tribe wins passage of bill for liquor license at casino (March 15, 2013)
A bill that would allow the Nez Perce Tribe to sell liquor at its casino cleared a final vote in the Idaho Legislature. House Bill 159 creates a new exception in state liquor law that applies to tribal hotel facilities...

Nez Perce Tribe close to final vote on bill for casino  liquor  sales
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Nez Perce Tribe close to final vote on bill for casino liquor sales (March 12, 2013)
A bill that would allow the Nez Perce Tribe to sell liquor at its casino is moving toward a final vote in the Idaho Legislature. House Bill 159 creates a new exception in state liquor law that applies to tribal...

Bill for liquor license at Nez Perce Tribe's  casino moves forward
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Bill for liquor license at Nez Perce Tribe's casino moves forward (February 21, 2013)
A bill that would allow the Nez Perce Tribe to sell liquor at its casino is moving toward a final vote in the Idaho House. The tribe already sells beer and wine at the Clearwater River Casino. As part of...

Lawmakers object to liquor license for Nez Perce Tribe casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Lawmakers object to liquor license for Nez Perce Tribe casino (February 13, 2013)
Some lawmakers in Idaho are raising concerns about a bill that would allow the Nez Perce Tribe to sell liquor at its casino. The tribe already sells beer and wine at the Clearwater River Casino. As part of a $16...

Chumash Tribe's casino liquor licenses includes 18 conditions
California | Regulation
Chumash Tribe's casino liquor licenses includes 18 conditions (February 6, 2013)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians must comply with 18 conditions for its casino liquor license. The license allows the tribe to to sell liquor in more areas at the Chumash Casino Hotel and Resort except on the gaming...

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