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Osage Nation hires lobbying team in bid to open casino in neighboring Missouri

Osage Nation hires lobbying team in bid to open casino in neighboring Missouri (August 22, 2017)

The Osage Nation is currently based in Oklahoma but is interested in pursuing a casino on ancestral territory in Missouri.

Osage Nation sees support and opposition to casino in Missouri

Osage Nation sees support and opposition to casino in Missouri (June 8, 2017)

The Osage Nation continues to generate headlines after expressing interest in a casino on ancestral territory in Missouri.

Osage Nation gave $52K to Missouri governor amid gaming push

Osage Nation gave $52K to Missouri governor amid gaming push (June 5, 2017)

The Osage Nation might be expanding its gaming enterprise to ancestral territory in Missouri and Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear is already building bridges there.

Quapaw Tribe arrests suspect for methamphetamine at casino

Quapaw Tribe arrests suspect for methamphetamine at casino (June 21, 2016)

A suspect was found with four ounces of methamphetamine at the Downstream Casino Resort.

Quapaw Tribe not rushing into expansion of casino on Kansas land

Quapaw Tribe not rushing into expansion of casino on Kansas land (August 25, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey anticipates the Downstream Casino Resort will expand into Kansas in the new three to four years.

NIGC seeks dismissal of suit over Quapaw Tribe casino expansion

NIGC seeks dismissal of suit over Quapaw Tribe casino expansion (June 3, 2015)

The state of Kansas is trying to stop the tribe from moving forward with a $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe to debut rodeo event at reopened casino

Eastern Shawnee Tribe to debut rodeo event at reopened casino (May 22, 2015)

The Bordertown Casino and Arena will host its first bull riding event over the Memorial Day weekend.

Kansas seeks injunction to stop Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion

Kansas seeks injunction to stop Quapaw Tribe gaming expansion (April 17, 2015)

Individual tribal leaders, including Chairman John Berrey, have been added to the state's lawsuit as defendants.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe welcomes big crowd to reopened casino

Eastern Shawnee Tribe welcomes big crowd to reopened casino (April 3, 2015)

The Bordertown Casino and Arena is located right on the Oklahoma border with Missouri.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe to welcome visitors to reopened casino

Eastern Shawnee Tribe to welcome visitors to reopened casino (March 31, 2015)

Chief Glenda Wallace said the doors to the Bordertown Casino and Arena will open at 11am on Thursday, April 2.

Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request

Quapaw Tribe did not include casino on land-into-trust request (March 26, 2015)

Chairman John Berrey told the Bureau of Indian Affairs that there are no plans to change the use of the land.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe closer to reopening of casino by border

Eastern Shawnee Tribe closer to reopening of casino by border (March 20, 2015)

Chief Glenda Wallace said the tribe will be hiring between 100 to 150 people to work at the facility.

Quapaw Tribe promises fight to protect casino rights in Kansas

Quapaw Tribe promises fight to protect casino rights in Kansas (March 19, 2015)

The tribe is withdrawing from a commercial gaming project in order to concentrate on a new battle over its expansion plans.

Kansas sues over gaming land determination for Quapaw Tribe

Kansas sues over gaming land determination for Quapaw Tribe (March 10, 2015)

The state claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming if it was placed in trust.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe plans April 2 opening for gaming facility

Eastern Shawnee Tribe plans April 2 opening for gaming facility (February 23, 2015)

The Bordertown Casino and Arena is undergoing a makeover based on a rodeo theme.

Quapaw Tribe slams casino expansion opposition as 'anti-Indian'

Quapaw Tribe slams casino expansion opposition as 'anti-Indian' (February 11, 2015)

The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

County opposes expansion of Quapaw Tribe casino into Kansas

County opposes expansion of Quapaw Tribe casino into Kansas (February 10, 2015)

A county claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming.

Kansas attorney general questions Quapaw Tribe's gaming plans

Kansas attorney general questions Quapaw Tribe's gaming plans (December 10, 2014)

The tribe plans to build a $15 million casino expansion on newly acquired land in Kansas.

Quapaw Tribe to expand gaming facility into ancestral territory

Quapaw Tribe to expand gaming facility into ancestral territory (December 5, 2014)

The tribe has secured a favorable land determination from the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe to reopen gaming facility in February 2015

Eastern Shawnee Tribe to reopen gaming facility in February 2015 (September 1, 2014)

The Bordertown Casino closed two years ago while the tribe focused on the Indigo Sky Casino.

Judge rejects  county challenge to Quapaw Tribe's  gaming site

Judge rejects county challenge to Quapaw Tribe's gaming site (July 26, 2013)

It only took seven years but a federal judge finally issued a decision on Thursday in a lawsuit that challenged the legality of the casino owned by the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma.

Quapaw Tribe's casino makes another donation to   food banks

Quapaw Tribe's casino makes another donation to food banks (July 2, 2013)

The Quapaw Tribe is donating 10 tons of canned goods to four food banks in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. The donation was facilitated by the Downstream Casino Resort. Recipients included the Inter-Tribal Council Food Distribution Center. The tribe donated $40,000...

Quapaw Tribe cites $1B contribution to economy from casino

Quapaw Tribe cites $1B contribution to economy from casino (January 21, 2013)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma welcomed visitors to its new casino hotel on Friday amid a study that put the economic impact of the facility at over $1 billion. The Downstream Resort Casino has pumped more than $225 million into...

Quapaw Tribe touts $1B impact of casino as facility expands

Quapaw Tribe touts $1B impact of casino as facility expands (January 16, 2013)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has contributed more than $1 billion in to the economy thanks to Indian gaming, according to a study that is being released this week. The tribe opened the Downstream Resort Casino five years ago. The...

Quapaw Tribe's casino  makes big donation to local food banks

Quapaw Tribe's casino makes big donation to local food banks (December 7, 2012)

The Quapaw Tribe donated $40,000 worth of canned goods to five food banks in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. The donation was facilitated by the Downstream Casino Resort. Recipients included the Inter-Tribal Council Food Distribution Center. “This donation means our clients...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe spent $85M on  bigger casino and hotel

Eastern Shawnee Tribe spent $85M on bigger casino and hotel (November 15, 2012)

The 80,000 square-foot Indigo Sky Casino features over 1,200 gaming machines, 117 hotel rooms, five dining options and an RV park.

Quapaw Tribe   expands tri-state gaming facility into Missouri

Quapaw Tribe expands tri-state gaming facility into Missouri (October 18, 2011)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is undertaking another expansion of its casino. The Downstream Casino Resort is located in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The latest project brings an RV park, a 24-hour gas station, a convenience and a liquor store...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe sees most gaming patrons   from Missouri

Eastern Shawnee Tribe sees most gaming patrons from Missouri (December 14, 2010)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma says 70 percent of its casino patrons come from Missouri. The Bordertown Casino is only a couple of miles from the Missouri border. The tribe is building a new $87 million facility to...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe cites favorable conditions for new casino

Eastern Shawnee Tribe cites favorable conditions for new casino (December 3, 2010)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is taking advantage of low interest rates and low construction costs for its new casino. The tribe hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the $85 million project on Tuesday. Chief Glenda Wallace said now is...

Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $85M gaming complex

Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $85M gaming complex (December 1, 2010)

The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma broke ground on an $85 million gaming facility. The project includes a hotel and casino. It's expected to open in January 2013. The casino will be located just a couple of miles from Oklahoma's...

Quapaw Tribe pays for construction of   casino wetlands

Quapaw Tribe pays for construction of casino wetlands (April 19, 2010)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is paying for the construction of wetlands at the Downstream Casino Resort. Work is expected to cost between $65,000 to $70,000. “It’s really got a lot of potential,” said Doug Blex of the Spring River...

Quapaw Tribe sees upgrade in credit rating at casino

Quapaw Tribe sees upgrade in credit rating at casino (February 17, 2010)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma reported an upgrade in the credit rating for the Downstream Casino Resort. Moody’s Investment Service upgraded the casino from negative to stable. A report cited a strong operating performance despite lower then anticipated revenues during...

Column: Quapaw casino boosts area economy

Column: Quapaw casino boosts area economy (August 26, 2009)

"The Downstream Casino Resort recently released some numbers about its first year of operation that I think you should see. These, of course, are raw numbers. They tell a story, but sometimes it can be difficult to make sense...

Oklahoma tribes attract gamblers from nearby states

Oklahoma tribes attract gamblers from nearby states (June 5, 2009)

Oklahoma tribes are drawing gamblers from Texas, Kansas and Arkansas, where gaming options are limited. The Chickasaw Nation owns a large casino near the Texas border. WinStar World Casino is undergoing a renovation that will make it the third largest...

County urged to drop lawsuit over Quapaw casino

County urged to drop lawsuit over Quapaw casino (May 12, 2009)

Commissioners in Cherokee County, Kansas, are being urged to drop a lawsuit over the casino owned by the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma. The tribe opened the Downstream Casino Resort last July. The facility is located in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri....

Quapaw Tribe debuts 12-story hotel at casino

Quapaw Tribe debuts 12-story hotel at casino (November 24, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma opened a 12-story, 222-room hotel at its casino on Saturday. The tribe says the hotel will turn the $301 million Downstream Casino Resort into a true destination. “It is kind of our first step...

Quapaw Tribe set to open hotel at $300M casino

Quapaw Tribe set to open hotel at $300M casino (November 3, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will host a grand opening for its casino hotel on November 22. The 22-story hotel at the Downstream Casino Resort features 222 rooms, a retail shop and meeting rooms. A limited portion of the...

Quapaw Tribe's casino too much for competitor

Quapaw Tribe's casino too much for competitor (September 12, 2008)

Competition from the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has caused a gaming company to pull out of a project in Kansas. Penn National Gaming wanted to bid on a state-licensed casino in Cherokee County. But the company said it couldn't do...

Quapaw Tribe to work on roads around new casino

Quapaw Tribe to work on roads around new casino (August 26, 2008)

The commission in Cherokee County, Kansas, approved the Quapaw Tribe's plans to improve roads around its new casino. The $301 million Downstream Casino Resort opened in July. It's located in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The tribe plans to...

New Quapaw casino a threat to gaming company

New Quapaw casino a threat to gaming company (July 10, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma opened a massive casino to large crowds over the July 4 weekend and the development could force one of the nation's largest gaming companies to drop a casino bid in Kansas. Penn National Gaming is...

Thousands flock to Quapaw Tribe's new casino

Thousands flock to Quapaw Tribe's new casino (July 7, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma opened the $301 million Downstream Casino Resort to large crowds on Saturday. Within a hour of opening, more than 10,000 people filled the gaming floor, the tribe said. Traffic was backed up to the...

Quapaw Tribe to open $301M casino on Saturday

Quapaw Tribe to open $301M casino on Saturday (July 3, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma will open its $301 million casino resort on Saturday. The media got a preview of the million square-feet Downstream Casino Resort. It features 70,000 square-feet of gaming space with 2,000 slot machines, 30 table...

Quapaw Tribe buys more land near new casino

Quapaw Tribe buys more land near new casino (June 17, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is buying more land around its new casino. The $301 million Downstream Casino Resort is set to open July 5. The facility is located in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The land on the Oklahoma side...

Quapaw Tribe gives tour of $301M casino

Quapaw Tribe gives tour of $301M casino (June 10, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma gave a tour of its new $301 million casino to officials in Cherokee County, Kansas. Chairman John Berrey showed the commissioner around the Downstream Casino Resort. The facility, which will employ 1,200 people, opens...

Quapaw Tribe moves closer to opening new casino

Quapaw Tribe moves closer to opening new casino (June 4, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is a month away from opening its new casino. The $300 million Downstream Casino Resort is located in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. The gaming portion is on the Oklahoma side. The tribe created 800 jobs...

Hundreds seek jobs at Quapaw Tribe's casino

Hundreds seek jobs at Quapaw Tribe's casino (May 12, 2008)

More than 800 people applied for jobs at the casino being opened by the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma. The tribe plans to hire 1,200 people at the Downstream Casino Resort. The $301 million facility is located on land in...

Quapaw Tribe to hire up to 1,200 for casino

Quapaw Tribe to hire up to 1,200 for casino (March 7, 2008)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is planning to hire 1,200 people for its $300 million Downstream Casino Resort. The tribe has set up kiosks at a mall in Joplin, Kansas, to take job applications. Between 800 to 900 people...

County to sue DOI over Quapaw Tribe's casino

County to sue DOI over Quapaw Tribe's casino (January 22, 2008)

The Cherokee County Commission in Kansas plans to sue the Bush administration for allowing the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma to build a casino. The commission questions whether the land the $200 million Downstream Casino Resort is using for the project...

Work continues on $200M Quapaw casino

Work continues on $200M Quapaw casino (January 21, 2008)

Work continues on the Quapaw Tribe's $200 million casino near the intersections of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. The Downstream Casino Resort is set to open this summer. A hotel at the site will open in the fall. The resort...

Quapaw Tribe says new casino right on schedule

Quapaw Tribe says new casino right on schedule (December 17, 2007)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma says work on its $200 million casino is on schedule for an opening in July or August of 2008. Construction on the Downstream Casino Resort in October. The facility includes 177,000 square-foot casino with...