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Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in ConnecticutFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Tribes clear legislative hurdle in bid for new casino in Connecticut (May 24, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe see the facility as a way to keep jobs and revenue in the state.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must wait to restart work on casino (May 23, 2017)
The tribe's legal victory is on hold while opponents ask the nation's highest court to intervene.

Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes see support from Trump in push for new casino (May 15, 2017)
The new administration is sticking by a letter that should help the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribe in their quest.

Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is locatedFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located (May 12, 2017)
The Arizona Republican is joining the battle over a new casino in Connecticut but a letter sent to the Trump administration is marred by alternative facts.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hails another win in gaming disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and 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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump teamFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team (May 8, 2017)
An answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is being promised by June 19.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees more opposition to gaming winFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees more opposition to gaming win (April 25, 2017)
The state of Massachusetts is joining efforts to overturn the tribe's victory.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe must keep fighting despite gaming winFiled Under: 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.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe welcomes decision in gaming disputeFiled Under: 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 caseFiled Under: 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.

Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes promise to share more revenue from new casino (April 6, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to share revenues from table games.

Non-Indian casino in Massachusetts hits construction milestoneFiled Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian casino in Massachusetts hits construction milestone (March 29, 2017)
The development has the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe in neighboring Connecticut worried.

Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in MassachusettsFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation | Regulation
Mohegan Tribe can sue over denial of casino in Massachusetts (March 20, 2017)
The Connecticut-based tribe lost out to a rival gaming firm owned by billionaire Steve Wynn.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes see movement on bill to authorize new casino (March 16, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to address growing competition for gaming dollars.

Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs officialFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes enlist former Bureau of Indian Affairs official (March 10, 2017)
Two former Department of the Interior officials who once worked together are on opposite sides of a gaming debate in Connecticut.

Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Connecticut tribes finally settle on location for 3rd potential casino (February 27, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe want to convert a vacant movie theater in East Windsor into a $300 million gaming facility.

Connecticut tribes plan to announce site for potential new casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes plan to announce site for potential new casino (February 24, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are hoping to address competition from neighboring Massachusetts.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe enters new year with casino in limboFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe enters new year with casino in limbo (January 2, 2017)
The $1 billion project is on hold as a result of litigation from casino opponents in Massachustts.

Tribes in Connecticut report declines in slot machine revenuesFiled Under: Connecticut
Tribes in Connecticut report declines in slot machine revenues (December 15, 2016)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a drop of 6.9 percent while the Mohegan Tribe fared better.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C.Filed Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino in limbo amid change in D.C. (December 14, 2016)
The Massachusetts tribe had hoped to open the First Light Resort and Casino in the summer of 2017.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files notice of appeal in casino lawsuit (December 9, 2016)
Both the Massachusetts tribe and the Department of Justice are taking the case to a higher court.

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 (December 7, 2016)
A federal appeals court heard arguments in a dispute between the tribe and the state of Massachusetts.

Non-Indian firm set to open $1.4B casino outside of nation's capitalFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian firm set to open $1.4B casino outside of nation's capital (December 1, 2016)
In just a week's time, a massive gaming and entertainment facility will be open right outside of Washington, D.C.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe elects new chair amid gaming fightFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and 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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in officeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino faces unknowns with Donald Trump in office (November 10, 2016)
What will Indian gaming look like with Republican Donald Trump in the White House?

Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode IslandFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Non-Indian casino headed toward final approval in Rhode Island (November 9, 2016)
Ballots are still being counted for a casino that would sit just 400 feet from the Massachusetts border.

Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Non-Indian developer asks Rhode Island voters to approve casino (November 7, 2016)
The project site is right at the Massachusetts border, less than 20 miles from the casino being built by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe gets court date in gaming lawsuitFiled Under: 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.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigationFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees hope in casino land litigation (October 14, 2016)
The First Light Resort and Casino in Massachusetts remains in limbo as a result of a land-into-trust lawsuit.

Non-Indian gaming firm announces opening for big casino near D.C.Filed Under: Connecticut | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian gaming firm announces opening for big casino near D.C. (October 3, 2016)
The MGM National Harbor is located in Maryland, less than 10 miles from the U.S. Capitol.

Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming dealFiled Under: Compacts
Bureau of Indian Affairs faced pressure to approve gaming deal (September 29, 2016)
Kevin Washburn, the former Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, rejected the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's compact anyway.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe granted role in casino land dispute (September 28, 2016)
A federal judge acknowledged the tribe's 'undeniable and compelling interest' in the outcome of a lawsuit filed by casino opponents.

Connecticut tribes no closer to choosing site for potential casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes no closer to choosing site for potential casino (September 16, 2016)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are reopening the bidding process until October 15.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino siteFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (September 13, 2016)
Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuitFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (August 31, 2016)
Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe hails bid to reconsider casino ruling (August 25, 2016)
The Obama administration is defending the the tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and landFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in high stakes fight for casino and land (August 22, 2016)
The tribe's burial ground, headquarters and other important sites are in limbo as part of a court case.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land disputeFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe files motion to join casino land dispute (August 16, 2016)
Construction work on the First Light Resort and Casino has been put on hold amid legal uncertainty.

Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rightsFiled Under: Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Court decisions appear in conflict on tribal gaming rights (August 15, 2016)
Two federal court decisions decided one day apart considered the definitions of 'Indian' under the Indian Reorganization Act.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation drops lawsuit but still pushes for casinoFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation drops lawsuit but still pushes for casino (August 5, 2016)
The lawsuit was being funded by a non-Indian gaming company whose interests are threatened by a potential new casino in Connecticut.

Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinosFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Two tribes see conflicting rulings in long-running quests for casinos (August 2, 2016)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the Cowlitz Tribe are on the opposite sides of the country and have battling casino opponents.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court rulingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues work on casino despite court ruling (August 1, 2016)
The tribe expected to open First Light Resort and Casino about a year from now but that was before a federal judge stepped into the fray.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute (July 29, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs should not have approved the land-into-trust application for the tribe's casino in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled.

Gaming firm denies being responsible for anti-tribal amendmentFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut | Legislation
Gaming firm denies being responsible for anti-tribal amendment (July 11, 2016)
MGM Resorts International is trying to stop the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe from opening a new casino in Connecticut.

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bidFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (July 8, 2016)
The Massachusetts tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process is at issue in a closely-watched case.

Connecticut tribes still working on plan for potential new casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Connecticut
Connecticut tribes still working on plan for potential new casino (June 30, 2016)
The process has been taking so long that one location has been taken off the table although the tribes still have options.

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decisionFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision (June 30, 2016)
Opponents argue that the casino site in Massachusetts should not have been placed in trust as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of fundingFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding (June 28, 2016)
A non-Indian gaming developer stopped contributing to the lawsuit but a lead plaintiff vows to see the battle through.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casinoFiled Under: Connecticut
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation still fighting for federal recognition and a casino (June 28, 2016)
The tribe's sad saga is at the center of a battle over a new casino in Connecticut.

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