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Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling
Compacts | Litigation | New York
Oneida Nation already lining up sports betting after Supreme Court ruling (May 15, 2018)
Well that was fast. The Oneida Nation plans to offer sports betting in the 'near future' on its homelands in New York.

Arizona lawmaker delays gaming bill after Navajo Nation objects

Arizona lawmaker delays gaming bill after Navajo Nation objects (February 5, 2018)
A bill to authorize keno games in Arizona has drawn objections from the Navajo Nation, prompting the sponsor to withdraw it for the time being.

Hopi Tribe finally joins Indian gaming industry as coal mining operation dies down
Compacts
Hopi Tribe finally joins Indian gaming industry as coal mining operation dies down (December 5, 2017)
The Hopi Tribe is facing an 85 percent reduction in revenues with the pending closure of a coal mining operation.

Cronkite News: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act is back on the agenda
Legislation
Cronkite News: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act is back on the agenda (March 30, 2017)
Tribal leaders called on Congress to exempt their governments and government-run businesses from oversight by the National Labor Relations Board, a right they said is enjoyed by every other government in the country.

Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation open to new Class III gaming compact (November 29, 2016)
The tribe wasn't included in talks for the updated agreement but signing it would resolve a long-running dispute with the state of Arizona.

Navajo Nation celebrates sixth birthday of casino in New Mexico
Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation celebrates sixth birthday of casino in New Mexico (October 10, 2016)
The Flowing Water Navajo Casino was the tribe's second casino at the time of its debut in October 2010.

Navajo Nation's top gaming executive placed on leave with pay
Public Relations
Navajo Nation's top gaming executive placed on leave with pay (September 23, 2016)
Derrick Watchman is the first tribal citizen to serve as chief executive officer.

Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino (July 21, 2016)
Plans call for a gas station and convenience store at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Navajo Nation Council debates travel center at Arizona casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation Council debates travel center at Arizona casino (July 18, 2016)
A bill on the council's summer session agenda seeks a $10 million loan for a gas station and convenience store at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff.

Appeals court backs sentence in death near Navajo Nation casino
Litigation
Appeals court backs sentence in death near Navajo Nation casino (June 14, 2016)
Marvin Ahasteen was 36 years old when he was struck and killed in front of the Fire Rock Casino near Gallup, New Mexico.

Navajo Nation debates funding for fire station at flagship casino
Legislation
Navajo Nation debates funding for fire station at flagship casino (April 21, 2016)
Tribal gaming officials are seeking $4.5 million for the project at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Arizona.

Cronkite News: Tribes in Arizona see $1.82B in gaming revenues
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Cronkite News: Tribes in Arizona see $1.82B in gaming revenues (March 17, 2016)
Revenues from Arizona casinos inched up to $1.82 billion in 2014 for a fourth straight year of growth, both trends that mirrored tribal casinos nationwide, according to a new national report.

Navajo Nation casinos in New Mexico saw net win of $19.3M in last quarter
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation casinos in New Mexico saw net win of $19.3M in last quarter (January 25, 2016)
The figure is expected to grow as the tribe converts another facility from Class II to Class III and expand its enterprise.

Navajo Nation yet to share $6M in casino revenues with chapters
Legislation | Regulation
Navajo Nation yet to share $6M in casino revenues with chapters (January 20, 2016)
The tribe opened its first gaming facility in 2008 yet none of the chapters have received their shares of revenues from the growing enterprise.

Navajo Nation celebrates fourth birthday of New Mexico casino
Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation celebrates fourth birthday of New Mexico casino (January 7, 2016)
The Northern Edge Navajo Casino near Farmington, New Mexico, opened in January 2012.

Navajo Nation goes ahead with $14M development next to casino
Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation goes ahead with $14M development next to casino (January 6, 2016)
The first phase of The Outlook at Glittering Mountain calls for a 50,000 square-foot entertainment center.

President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterprise
Compacts | Meetings
President of Navajo Nation touts benefits of gaming enterprise (November 2, 2015)
In just five years, the tribe has built four gaming facilities and has paid out more than $122.5 million in employee benefits and salaries.

BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effect
Compacts | Federal Register
BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effect (October 28, 2015)
The state is now home to 12 'deemed approved' compacts, a record number.

Navajo Nation to offer housing for employees of casino in Arizona
Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation to offer housing for employees of casino in Arizona (October 5, 2015)
The Outlook at Glittering Mountain calls for restaurants, stores, hotels and housing on land next to the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff.

Navajo Nation plans big development next to casino in Arizona
Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation plans big development next to casino in Arizona (September 3, 2015)
The Outlook at Glittering Mountain calls for restaurants, stores, hotels, an entertainment pavilion and housing on 70 acres of fee land.

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.

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.

Navajo Nation Council approves bill to share gaming revenue
Legislation
Navajo Nation Council approves bill to share gaming revenue (July 1, 2015)
All 110 chapters on the reservation, not just the host communities, will share in the proceeds.

Navajo Nation leader hails action on Class III gaming compact
Compacts | Federal Register
Navajo Nation leader hails action on Class III gaming compact (June 25, 2015)
A notice of the new agreement was published in the Federal Register on June 22.

Navajo Nation Council supports bill to block rival casino in Arizona
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation Council supports bill to block rival casino in Arizona (June 12, 2015)
Tribal lawmakers believe the West Valley Resort under construction near Phoenix poses a risk to the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino outside of Flagstaff.

BIA raised concerns about Class III gaming deal in New Mexico
Compacts
BIA raised concerns about Class III gaming deal in New Mexico (June 10, 2015)
The agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

Navajo Nation to add Class III table games to New Mexico casino
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation to add Class III table games to New Mexico casino (June 9, 2015)
The Flowing Water Navajo Casino in Shiprock will see table games thanks to a new gaming compact with the state.

Navajo Nation Council leader reports approval of gaming compact
Compacts
Navajo Nation Council leader reports approval of gaming compact (June 8, 2015)
The agreement went into effect without an approval or denial from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Speaker LoRenzo Bates said.

Navajo lawyer re-appointed to Washington gaming commission
Regulation
Navajo lawyer re-appointed to Washington gaming commission (May 5, 2015)
Chris Stearns, a member of the Navajo Nation, is the first Native American to serve as chair of the Washington State Gambling Commission.

New Mexico gaming compact includes self-exclusion provision
Compacts | Regulation
New Mexico gaming compact includes self-exclusion provision (April 15, 2015)
Five tribes signed the new agreement, which allows people to ban themselves from tribal gaming facilities.

Tribes in New Mexico  send new  Class III gaming compact to BIA
Compacts
Tribes in New Mexico send new Class III gaming compact to BIA (April 14, 2015)
The 22-year agreement was signed by the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

Navajo Nation signs Class III casino compact with New Mexico
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Navajo Nation signs Class III casino compact with New Mexico (March 25, 2015)
The agreement runs for 22 years and authorizes another facility in six years.

New Mexico lawmakers give final approval to gaming compact
Compacts
New Mexico lawmakers give final approval to gaming compact (March 20, 2015)
The agreement can now be sent to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C., for review.

New Mexico tribes clear one vote on Class III gaming compact
Compacts
New Mexico tribes clear one vote on Class III gaming compact (March 12, 2015)
The state Senate approved the new deal and it now awaits action in the House.

Laguna Pueblo supports Class III casino compact in New Mexico
Compacts
Laguna Pueblo supports Class III casino compact in New Mexico (March 5, 2015)
The tribe opposed prior versions but now supports the new deal despite concerns about the Navajo Nation.

New Mexico lawmakers advance new Class III gaming compact
Compacts
New Mexico lawmakers advance new Class III gaming compact (March 2, 2015)
Five tribes signed the agreement and are eager to see it approved before the end of the legislative session later this month.

Updated Class III gaming compacts get hearing in New Mexico
Compacts
Updated Class III gaming compacts get hearing in New Mexico (February 24, 2015)
The deal covers te Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Nation, Acoma Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

New Mexico lawmakers to consider Class III gaming compacts
Compacts | Litigation | NIGC
New Mexico lawmakers to consider Class III gaming compacts (February 20, 2015)
The new deal addresses revenue sharing, free play, operational hours and gaming on newly acquired lands.

New Mexico tribes push for action on Class III gaming compact
Compacts
New Mexico tribes push for action on Class III gaming compact (February 9, 2015)
Six tribes have been negotiating with the state because some agreements expire June 30.

Navajo Nation brings in $80M in revenue at four gaming facilities
Openings & Closings
Navajo Nation brings in $80M in revenue at four gaming facilities (February 2, 2015)
The tribe operates Class II and Class III facilities in New Mexico and Arizona.

Jicarilla Apache Nation announces new Class III gaming compact
Compacts
Jicarilla Apache Nation announces new Class III gaming compact (January 5, 2015)
The deal requires the tribe to share between 2 percent and 8.5 percent of its gaming revenues with the state.

Navajo president signs bill to acquire land near gaming facility
Land Acquisitions
Navajo president signs bill to acquire land near gaming facility (December 3, 2014)
The tribe is buying about 67 acres in New Mexico for $980,000 plus closing costs and expenses.

Gaming compacts on agenda for 2015 session in New Mexico
Compacts
Gaming compacts on agenda for 2015 session in New Mexico (November 25, 2014)
Existing compacts with five tribes expire in June 2015 and two more tribes are seeking agreements for the first time.

Navajo Nation challenges lawsuit over death of casino patron
Compacts | Litigation
Navajo Nation challenges lawsuit over death of casino patron (October 23, 2014)
Lara Sanders, a tribal member, was killed on February 8, 2011, as she was walking home from the Fire Rock Casino in New Mexico.

Navajo lawyer named chair of Washington gaming commission
Regulation
Navajo lawyer named chair of Washington gaming commission (October 16, 2014)
Chris Stearns is the first Native American to hold the post.

Al Jazeera: Navajo Nation puts tribal people to work at casinos
Legislation | Regulation
Al Jazeera: Navajo Nation puts tribal people to work at casinos (September 23, 2014)
Al Jazeera visits casinos owned by the Navajo Nation to learn how the gaming industry has impacted the largest reservation.

Navajo Nation gaming executive concerned about smoking ban
Public Relations
Navajo Nation gaming executive concerned about smoking ban (August 18, 2014)
The head of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise is keeping a close eye on an anti-smoking movement that's sweeping the reservation.

Patron dies after collapsing at Navajo Nation casino in Arizona
Public Relations
Patron dies after collapsing at Navajo Nation casino in Arizona (June 9, 2014)
The patron was part of a tour group at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino.

Tribes welcome ruling in Bay Mills off-reservation casino case
Litigation
Tribes welcome ruling in Bay Mills off-reservation casino case (May 28, 2014)
But tribes warn of future attacks on sovereign immunity as state indicates it will pursue individual tribal officials.

Column: Pueblo contributions linked to Navajo compact dispute
Compacts
Column: Pueblo contributions linked to Navajo compact dispute (May 19, 2014)
Laguna Development Corp., which manages casinos for Laguna Pueblo, ranked among the top 10 political donors last year.

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