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Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land caseFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case (April 25, 2017)
A non-Indian man who lives three miles from the tribe's casino in Michigan is trying to keep his long-running lawsuit alive.

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land caseFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case (April 24, 2017)
The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of the Patchak petition.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country caseFiled Under: Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (April 17, 2017)
In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino caseFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 27, 2017)
The Gun Lake Tribe is already operating a successful casino in Michigan but a non-Indian man won't drop his long-running lawsuit.

Gun Lake Tribe shares nearly $5.8M in gaming revenue in MichiganFiled Under: Compacts
Gun Lake Tribe shares nearly $5.8M in gaming revenue in Michigan (December 9, 2016)
Gaming continues to be good business for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians and its neighbors.

Michigan tribes share $28.6M in gaming funds with communitiesFiled Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Michigan tribes share $28.6M in gaming funds with communities (October 31, 2016)
The amount shared in 2015 was 1.8 percent lower than the year prior as some tribes saw declines in their net wins.

Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust lawFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Federal appeals court backs Gun Lake Tribe land-into-trust law (July 15, 2016)
Congress has the power to ratify land-into-trust acquisitions, a move that protects the Michigan tribe from litigation.

Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino (July 14, 2016)
The tribe has embarked on a $76 million expansion of its casino in Michigan.

Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with communityFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with community (April 19, 2016)
The Gun Lake Casino has been a boom to local communities and the state of Michigan.

Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M projectFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe to nearly double size of casino with $76M project (April 12, 2016)
The addition to the Gun Lake Casino in Michigan will debut in the summer of 2017.

Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in MichiganFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe offers update on expansion at casino in Michigan (April 8, 2016)
The tribe is adding more jobs and new options to the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan.

Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe starts preliminary work for expansion at casino (January 7, 2016)
The Gun Lake Casino in Wayland, Michigan, will see more gaming space, a 300-seat buffet, a larger lounge and entertainment area and a larger employee dining room and lounge.

Gun Lake Tribe withholds revenue sharing payment in MichiganFiled Under: Compacts
Gun Lake Tribe withholds revenue sharing payment in Michigan (August 18, 2015)
After sharing more than $60 million with the state, the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians said no more until a dispute over online lottery tickets is resolved.

Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino caseFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Non-Indian man plans appeal in loss of Gun Lake Tribe casino case (July 6, 2015)
David Patchak, who wants money from the tribe, will take the case to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time since 2008.

Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust lawFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Judge supports Gun Lake Tribe in battle over land-into-trust law (June 18, 2015)
The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act of 2014 protects the tribe's gaming facility from litigation.

Non-Indian man disputes law protecting Gun Lake Tribe's casinoFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Non-Indian man disputes law protecting Gun Lake Tribe's casino (December 10, 2014)
A non-Indian man who lives three miles from the casino has made it clear he wants a monetary settlement from the tribe.

Gun Lake Tribe surpasses $60M mark in shared gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Gun Lake Tribe surpasses $60M mark in shared gaming revenues (December 9, 2014)
The tribe hit a major milestone since the opening of its casino in February 2011.

Gun Lake Tribe awaits court action in long-running gaming caseFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Gun Lake Tribe awaits court action in long-running gaming case (October 6, 2014)
One law professor thinks the non-Indian plaintiff who filed the case won't go away quietly.

Attorney claims case against Gun Lake Tribe's casino still aliveFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Attorney claims case against Gun Lake Tribe's casino still alive (October 2, 2014)
The Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act, however, requires the lawsuit to be dismissed.

Gun Lake Tribe hails new law that protects casino from litigationFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Gun Lake Tribe hails new law that protects casino from litigation (September 29, 2014)
President Obama signed S.1603, the Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act, into law on Friday.

House passes bill to shield Gun Lake Tribe casino from litigationFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation
House passes bill to shield Gun Lake Tribe casino from litigation (September 17, 2014)
The bill can now be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature with the goal of ending a lawsuit that one lawmaker described as 'frivolous.'

Vote set on bill to protect Gun Lake Tribe's casino from litigationFiled Under: Legislation | Litigation
Vote set on bill to protect Gun Lake Tribe's casino from litigation (September 15, 2014)
The bill ensures that land already held in trust for the tribe can't be challenged in federal court.

Judge upset with lack of movement in Gun Lake Tribe gaming caseFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation
Judge upset with lack of movement in Gun Lake Tribe gaming case (September 4, 2014)
A federal judge expressed frustration with a non-Indian landowner who wants a monetary payment in connection with the casino owned by the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians.

Judge schedules hearing in Gun Lake Tribe's gaming land litigation">Filed Under: Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Litigation
Judge schedules hearing in Gun Lake Tribe's gaming land litigation (September 2, 2014)
The hearing comes two years after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Salazar v. Patchak.

House committee passes bill to protect Gun Lake Tribe's casino ">Filed Under: Legislation | Litigation
House committee passes bill to protect Gun Lake Tribe's casino (August 1, 2014)
A case pending in federal court puts 1,000 jobs in jeopardy.

Gun Lake Tribe shares $7.8M in casino revenue with communityFiled Under: Compacts
Gun Lake Tribe shares $7.8M in casino revenue with community (June 17, 2014)
Tribe has shared $52.2 million since the casino opened in February 2011.

Gun Lake Tribe sends $8.79M in casino revenue  to communityFiled Under: Compacts
Gun Lake Tribe sends $8.79M in casino revenue to community (November 21, 2013)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is sharing $8.79 million in gaming revenues in Michigan.

Gun Lake Tribe starts working  on   expansion project at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe starts working on expansion project at casino (September 25, 2013)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has started work on a casino expansion project.

 Gun Lake Tribe awarded permit as part of   expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe awarded permit as part of expansion at casino (August 15, 2013)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has received a permit as part of a casino expansion plan.

Gun Lake Tribe shares more than $34M in gaming revenuesFiled Under: Compacts
Gun Lake Tribe shares more than $34M in gaming revenues (June 11, 2013)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has shared more than $34 million in gaming revenues with the state and local governments in Michigan. The tribe began making the payments since the opening of...

Gun Lake Tribe shares $8.4M in casino funds with communityFiled Under: Compacts | Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe shares $8.4M in casino funds with community (June 6, 2013)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is sharing $8.4 million in gaming revenues in Michigan. Under its Class III gaming compact, the tribe shares between 8 percent and 12 percent of electronic gaming...

Gun Lake Tribe seeks permit as part of gaming expansion planFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe seeks permit as part of gaming expansion plan (April 18, 2013)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, could be expanding its casino. The tribe asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit to fill in about four acres of wetlands by the...

Gun Lake Tribe  takes step toward expansion of gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe takes step toward expansion of gaming facility (April 16, 2013)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is taking steps to expand its casino in Michigan. After years of litigation, the tribe opened the Gun Lake Casino in early 2011. The tribe is now...

Gun Lake Tribe makes largest revenue sharing payout to dateFiled Under: Compacts
Gun Lake Tribe makes largest revenue sharing payout to date (November 28, 2012)
The gaming business paying off well for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, and communities in Michigan. After years of litigation, the tribe opened the Gun Lake Casino in early 2011.Since then, the...

Gun Lake Tribe shares over $8.6M in casino revenue  with stateFiled Under: Compacts
Gun Lake Tribe shares over $8.6M in casino revenue with state (November 27, 2012)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is sharing more than $8.6 million in gaming revenues with the state of Michigan and local communities. Some $7.0 million is going to the state. Another $1.6...

Gun Lake Tribe works to expand law enforcement beyond casinoFiled Under: Regulation
Gun Lake Tribe works to expand law enforcement beyond casino (September 6, 2012)
The Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is expanding its police department. The tribe has three officers on duty. They mainly provide service to the Gun Lake Casino but they are also...

Gun Lake Tribe shares $1.6M in casino revenue with communityFiled Under: Compacts
Gun Lake Tribe shares $1.6M in casino revenue with community (July 26, 2012)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, shared $1.6 million in gaming revenues with communities in Michigan. Under its Class III gaming compact, the tribe shares 2 percent of net win from electronic games...

Gun Lake Tribe hints at expansion after refinancing casino debtFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Gun Lake Tribe hints at expansion after refinancing casino debt (July 20, 2012)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has refinanced $165 million in casino-related debt. The tribe incurred the debt during the development and construction of the Gun Lake Casino. The original loan was due...

Turtle Talk: Ironies of the Supreme Court's land-into-trust rulingFiled Under: Litigation
Turtle Talk: Ironies of the Supreme Court's land-into-trust ruling (June 27, 2012)
"Here are some interesting ironies of the reasoning and outcome in Patchak. First, the prudential standing of David Patchak to sue the federal government to protect the rural character of his community (and related objections) — under Michigan law (I...

Non-Indian behind Gun Lake casino challenge applauds decisionFiled Under: Litigation
Non-Indian behind Gun Lake casino challenge applauds decision (June 19, 2012)
The non-Indian behind the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Salazar v. Patchak is ready to prove his case in court, an attorney said. David Patchak sued the Interior Department for approving a land-into-trust application for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi...

Turtle Talk: Commentary on Supreme Court land-into-trust caseFiled Under: Litigation
Turtle Talk: Commentary on Supreme Court land-into-trust case (June 19, 2012)
"First, the SG lost yet another case while acting as tribal trustee. The trust responsibility is in real trouble, despite the Court’s surprising affirmation of Ramah. The Supreme Court does not appear to defer in any way to the OSG...

Gun Lake Tribe: Business as usual despite Supreme Court rulingFiled Under: Litigation
Gun Lake Tribe: Business as usual despite Supreme Court ruling (June 18, 2012)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, said operations at its casino in Michigan will continue as normal despite a negative decision from the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices ruled that a lawsuit challenging...

Supreme Court rules DOI can be sued over  Gun Lake casino landFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Supreme Court rules DOI can be sued over Gun Lake casino land (June 18, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling today in Salazar v. Patchak, a gaming land case. By an 8-1 vote, the justices ruled that the Interior Department can be sued for approving a land-into-trust application for the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of...

Gun Lake Tribe shares $8M in gaming revenues with community Filed Under: Compacts
Gun Lake Tribe shares $8M in gaming revenues with community (June 5, 2012)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, shared nearly $8 million in gaming revenues with the state and local governments in Michigan. The tribe shared $6.4 million with the state and $1.4 million for...

SCOTUSBlog: Seeking middle ground in Gun Lake casino caseFiled Under: Litigation
SCOTUSBlog: Seeking middle ground in Gun Lake casino case (April 27, 2012)
"On Tuesday, April 24, the Court heard arguments in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak, consolidated with Salazar v. Patchak. The case presents the question whether a landowner affected by the building of an Indian casino in his community...

Supreme Court debates challenge to Gun Lake casino landFiled Under: Litigation
Supreme Court debates challenge to Gun Lake casino land (April 25, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Salazar v. Patchak, a gaming land case, on Tuesday. The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, opened a casino in February 2011. The Gun Lake Casino...

Turtle Talk: Commentary on Supreme Court oral argumentsFiled Under: Litigation
Turtle Talk: Commentary on Supreme Court oral arguments (April 25, 2012)
"The first remarkable point about today’s argument is that Justice Scalia appeared to come to the rescue of counsel for Patchak four times , and by the end of Respondent’s time was virtually arguing the case against the government and...

Supreme Court to hear Gun Lake Tribe gaming land dispute Filed Under: Litigation
Supreme Court to hear Gun Lake Tribe gaming land dispute (April 24, 2012)
UPDATE: The Supreme Court has posted the transcript of the oral arguments. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Salazar v. Patchak, a gaming land case, this morning. David Patchak, a non-Indian, sued the federal government to block...

SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court to hear gaming land disputeFiled Under: Litigation
SCOTUSBlog: Supreme Court to hear gaming land dispute (April 23, 2012)
"On Tuesday, April 24, the Court will hear arguments in a case challenging the federal government’s decision to put into trust land purchased by an Indian Tribe in Michigan, in order to facilitate the Tribe’s building of a casino. The...

Anti-casino group submits brief in Supreme Court land caseFiled Under: Litigation
Anti-casino group submits brief in Supreme Court land case (March 30, 2012)
An anti-gaming group with a spotty record has submitted a brief in a land-into-trust case that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear next month. The court will hear Salazar v. Patchak on April 24. At issue is whether a non-Indian...

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