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Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act rears its controversial head again

Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act rears its controversial head again (January 29, 2019)

A bill to exempt tribes and their casinos from federal labor law continues to draw support Indian Country but the political landscape has changed.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes report arrests of fugitives at casino

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes report arrests of fugitives at casino (November 15, 2018)

Three men who allegedly shot at a law enforcement officer were arrested at a Shoshone-Bannock Tribes casino.

Chippewa Cree Tribe told to pay $25M to casino development firm

Chippewa Cree Tribe told to pay $25M to casino development firm (March 16, 2017)

Child support payments and general assistance payments have been cut after a Montana court issued a judgement against the tribe.

Former casino worker took $23K from Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Former casino worker took $23K from Northern Cheyenne Tribe (November 30, 2016)

Wenonah Sue Wagner is accused of stealing more than $23,000 from the Charging Horse Casino and Bingo in Montana.

Blackfeet Nation brings hotel and casino under 'Glacier Peak' name

Blackfeet Nation brings hotel and casino under 'Glacier Peak' name (November 2, 2016)

The adjoining properties in Browning, Montana, are now known as the Glacier Peaks Hotel and Casino.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes open doors to new casino

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes open doors to new casino (November 2, 2016)

The Gray Wolf Peak Casino offers more gaming machines, a new restaurant and other amenities.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek casino workers

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes seek casino workers (September 21, 2016)

The new Gray Wolf Peak Casino, set to open by November 1, will put 120 people to work.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes prepare for $21M casino

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes prepare for $21M casino (May 20, 2016)

The new Gray Wolf Peak Casino is due to open later this year and gaming officials are tightening their purse strings in preparation.

States with less Indian gaming presence rank higher for addictions

States with less Indian gaming presence rank higher for addictions (May 5, 2016)

States where non-Indian and commercial facilities outweigh tribal options rank at the top of a new study from WalletHub.com.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes working on $21M casino

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes working on $21M casino (April 15, 2016)

The new Gray Wolf Peak Casino is expected to open late October or early November.

Fort Peck Tribes estimate 25 percent boost in gaming revenues

Fort Peck Tribes estimate 25 percent boost in gaming revenues (March 24, 2016)

A finance official said a per capita payment from a $75 million trust fund settlement contributed to the increase.

Crow Tribe stopped offering poker games due to lack of interest

Crow Tribe stopped offering poker games due to lack of interest (February 24, 2016)

The Apsaalooke Nights Casino in Crow Agency, Montana, offered poker games for just four months last year.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes start work on casino

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes start work on casino (December 11, 2015)

The new Gray Wolf Peak Casino has been controversial and the tribe scaled back plans amid opposition from elders who are worried about damage to sacred sites.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes revise casino plans

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes revise casino plans (August 14, 2015)

Elders have raised concerns about the sacred nature of the Gray Wolf Peak Casino site and they say the project doesn't fit in with their traditional values.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes renovate casino resort

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes renovate casino resort (July 2, 2015)

The KwaTaqNuk Resort Casino is seeing $4.6 million in upgrades while another facility awaits a $27 million expansion.

Blackfeet Nation pays off $6.5M loan for casino ahead of schedule

Blackfeet Nation pays off $6.5M loan for casino ahead of schedule (June 17, 2015)

The tribe celebrate a milestone for its Glacier Peaks Casino in Browning, Montana.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe names casino hire

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe names casino hire (May 20, 2015)

Vernon Small, tribal member has been appointed acting Gaming Manager for the Charging Horse Casino located on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe fires casino manager

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe fires casino manager (April 24, 2015)

Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Gaming Commission, accompanied by President Llevando 'Cowboy' Fisher, arrived early at the Charging Horse Casino on April 13 and fulfilled a quick mission.

Opinion: Montana should approve Class III table games for tribes

Opinion: Montana should approve Class III table games for tribes (April 8, 2015)

Montana is losing revenue because it does not allow table games, such as craps and roulette.

CSKT leader defends casino expansion on land viewed as sacred

CSKT leader defends casino expansion on land viewed as sacred (April 2, 2015)

The $27 million expansion of the Gray Wolf Peak Casino includes a hotel, spa, restaurant and lounge.

Fort Peck Tribes might scale back plans for new gaming facility

Fort Peck Tribes might scale back plans for new gaming facility (March 30, 2015)

Tribal leaders took a straw poll and eight out of 12 council members said they do not support the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge in its current form.

Fort Peck Tribes expect casino to see traffic from energy boom

Fort Peck Tribes expect casino to see traffic from energy boom (March 24, 2015)

The gaming site will be located near two highways that see a lot of activity from North Dakota and Canada.

Fort Peck Tribes move forward with casino plan thanks to loan

Fort Peck Tribes move forward with casino plan thanks to loan (March 23, 2015)

A groundbreaking on the Buffalo Rivers Casino and Lodge is set for June 15.

Some CSKT leaders question $27.4M expansion of gaming facility

Some CSKT leaders question $27.4M expansion of gaming facility (January 22, 2015)

The casino will be built on land that elders consider to be sacred.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes warn of illegal gambling

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes warn of illegal gambling (January 5, 2015)

The tribe lacks a Class III gaming compact so Class III games are illegal on the reservation.

Roy Burton: Montana tribe puts its people at risk with gaming

Roy Burton: Montana tribe puts its people at risk with gaming (November 25, 2014)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are sacrificing their sovereignty for gaming.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes announce $27M casino

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes announce $27M casino (November 19, 2014)

The 40,000 square-foot facility will feature more gaming machines, a hotel with 70 rooms, spa facilities, a new restaurant and a lounge.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes buy former casino site

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes buy former casino site (June 27, 2014)

Property was acquired for $1.2 million.

Chippewa Cree Tribe suspends manager of casino amid probe

Chippewa Cree Tribe suspends manager of casino amid probe (March 14, 2014)

The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana has suspended the manager of its casino.

BIA publishes notice of Crow Tribe Class III gaming compact

BIA publishes notice of Crow Tribe Class III gaming compact (February 7, 2014)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has published notice of a Class III gaming compact between the Crow Tribe and the state of Montana.

Indian Land Capital Company becomes member of CNIGA

Indian Land Capital Company becomes member of CNIGA (January 24, 2014)

The Indian Land Capital Company has joined the California Nations Indian Gaming Association as an associate member.

Press Release: Marketing award for casino owned by Blackfeet Nation

Press Release: Marketing award for casino owned by Blackfeet Nation (July 30, 2013)

Glacier Peaks Casino, owned by the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, won a casino marketing award: Montana's Glacier Peaks Casino won the prestigious Diamond Romero Award at this year's national Casino Marketing Conference in Las Vegas. The award was presented to...

Blackfeet Nation sets July opening   date for hotel next to casino

Blackfeet Nation sets July opening date for hotel next to casino (June 3, 2013)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is set to open a hotel next to its casino in mid-July, The Great Falls Tribune reported. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites by the Glacier Peaks Casino features 86 rooms and more than 1,200...

Tribes in Alabama and Mississippi report largest gaming gains

Tribes in Alabama and Mississippi report largest gaming gains (February 28, 2013)

Tribal casino revenue grew by 3.4 percent in 201, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report, with Alabama and Mississippi leading the nation in terms of percentage gains. Alabama, home to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, saw a...

Blackfeet Nation breaks ground on hotel next to its casino

Blackfeet Nation breaks ground on hotel next to its casino (September 14, 2012)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana broke ground on a hotel and convention center next to the Glacier Peaks Casino. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites will feature 86 rooms and more than 1,200 square feet of conference space. The $5.8...

Chippewa Cree Tribe still working on bringing hotel to casino

Chippewa Cree Tribe still working on bringing hotel to casino (November 29, 2011)

The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is still hoping to add a hotel to the Northern Winz Casino. Earlier this year, the tribe announced plans for an $11 million, 80-room hotel. But obtaining financing has been difficult so the project...

Ex-employee pleads to stealing from Chippewa Cree casino

Ex-employee pleads to stealing from Chippewa Cree casino (June 8, 2011)

A former employee pleaded guilty to stealing from the casino owned by the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana. Stephen Edward Favel, 34, was a security guard at the Northern Winz Casino. He admitted that he stole $1,160 from the tribe....

Crow Tribe set to debut upgraded gaming facility this Friday

Crow Tribe set to debut upgraded gaming facility this Friday (May 10, 2011)

The Little Bighorn Casino. Photo © Casey Riffe/Billings Gazette. The Crow Tribe of Montana plans to open the new Little Big Horn Casino on Friday. The facility replaces an older building that the National Indian Gaming Commission said was...

Blackfeet Nation  includes casino in reservation smoking ban

Blackfeet Nation includes casino in reservation smoking ban (May 10, 2011)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana has banned smoking at the Glacier Peaks Casino. The Blackfeet Tobacco Free Act of 2005 bans smoking in public places. The casino was exempted for two years but tribal leaders were recently told that smoking...

Crow Tribe to use  $3M Shakopee loan to build a new casino

Crow Tribe to use $3M Shakopee loan to build a new casino (June 1, 2010)

The Crow Tribe of Montana agreed to the terms of a $3 million that will be used for a new casino. The tribe previously accepted a $2.5 million loan from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. Legislators voted...

Crow Tribe owes $400K in  casino employment taxes

Crow Tribe owes $400K in casino employment taxes (February 8, 2010)

The Crow Tribe of Montana owes $400,000 to the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid employment taxes at the Little Big Horn Casino. The tribe is negotiating payment to the IRS. “The Crow Tribe takes this responsibility seriously and is...

Crow Tribe eagerly welcomes smokers to casinos

Crow Tribe eagerly welcomes smokers to casinos (October 22, 2009)

The Crow Tribe of Montana is marketing its casinos to people who want a place to smoke and maybe even gamble a bit. The Montana Clean Indoor Air Act went into effect on October 1. The law bans smoking...

Editorial: Smoking   at   tribal casinos in Montana

Editorial: Smoking at tribal casinos in Montana (October 20, 2009)

"It's a niche market created by the last segment of Montana's Clean Indoor Air Act originally put in place four years ago. Across the state smoking is now prohibited in all indoor public places, including bars and casinos that had,...

Montana tribes weigh smoking policy at casinos

Montana tribes weigh smoking policy at casinos (October 19, 2009)

At least one tribe in Montana is promoting its casino as smoker friendly now that the state's smoking ban has gone into effect. Smokers can still light up at the casino owned by the Chippewa Cree Tribe. "I have...

Crow chairman's son wins $1.2M on Vegas slots

Crow chairman's son wins $1.2M on Vegas slots (August 4, 2009)

Dylan Black Eagle, the son of the chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana, won $1.27 million on a penny slot machine in Las Vegas. Dylan Black Eagle and Chairman Cedric Black Eagle were playing slots at The Venetian Hotel...

Montana tribe completing work on casino resort

Montana tribe completing work on casino resort (June 19, 2009)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana are finishing up work on renovations at its casino resort. The tribe is completing work on the gaming floor, restaurant, lounge and motel at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. Some new boat docks and...

Officials hope Obama lifts gaming 'moratorium'

Officials hope Obama lifts gaming 'moratorium' (December 5, 2008)

Officials in Romulus, Michigan, believe the Bush administration has imposed a moratorium on off-reservation gaming. The city has been talking with the Hannahville Indian Community, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe...

Blackfeet Nation marks second anniversary of casino

Blackfeet Nation marks second anniversary of casino (September 23, 2008)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana will hold a second anniversary celebration of its Glacier Peaks Casino. Casino executives say they have reason to be happy. After a rough first year, the tribe is making progress on paying back a...

Jodi Rave: Montana tribes at bottom of gaming scale

Jodi Rave: Montana tribes at bottom of gaming scale (July 2, 2007)

"Tribes across the country have transformed once-depressed reservation economies into economic gold mines since the gaming act became law. Indian gaming revenue has exploded from $206 million in 1988 to $25.5 billion in 2006, according to an industry report...

World Series of Poker rounds at Chippewa Cree casino

World Series of Poker rounds at Chippewa Cree casino (March 23, 2007)

The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is hosting a qualifying event for the World Series of Poker. As many as 500 players are expected at the Northern Winz Casino for the tournament. The winner gets $5,000 and a guaranteed...