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Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe sentenced for theft of gaming funds
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Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe sentenced for theft of gaming funds (August 21, 2017)
A second former leader of the Winnebago Tribe was sentenced to probation for his role in the theft of gaming funds.

Former leader of Winnebago Tribe receives first sentence in theft of gaming funds
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Former leader of Winnebago Tribe receives first sentence in theft of gaming funds (August 8, 2017)
Lawrence Payer, 71, was the first former council member to plead guilty and the first to be sentenced for his role in taking gaming funds from the Winnebago Tribe.

Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe pleads in gaming theft case
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Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe pleads in gaming theft case (June 20, 2017)
Charles Aldrich, a former council member, admitted to one count of theft from a gaming establishment in a case that ensnared nine former leaders of the Winnebago Tribe.

Another guilty plea in theft of gaming funds from Winnebago Tribe
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Another guilty plea in theft of gaming funds from Winnebago Tribe (May 24, 2017)
The former secretary of the tribe is the second person to admit to a crime.

Former leader of Winnebago Tribe pleads guilty in gaming theft case
Public Relations
Former leader of Winnebago Tribe pleads guilty in gaming theft case (May 9, 2017)
Lawrence Payer is the first of nine former leaders to admit his role in the theft of gaming funds.

Former employee of Winnebago Tribe's casino sentenced for theft
Regulation
Former employee of Winnebago Tribe's casino sentenced for theft (November 1, 2016)
Mark Hanan won't be serving any prison time but was ordered to repay more than $12,000 to his former employer.

Winnebago Tribe sees strong turnout for one race at new track
Openings & Closings
Winnebago Tribe sees strong turnout for one race at new track (September 12, 2016)
The Atokad track in South Sioux City, Nebraska was only open for one event but a larger crowd than expected came to watch.

Winnebago Tribe's track offers race for one day to stay in game
Openings & Closings
Winnebago Tribe's track offers race for one day to stay in game (September 9, 2016)
The tribe hopes to turn the site into a casino but efforts to put a gaming question on the ballot in Nebraska failed.

Santee Sioux Tribe honors youth for taking part in casino work program
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Santee Sioux Tribe honors youth for taking part in casino work program (August 15, 2016)
The tribe put 16 high school and college students to work at the Ohiya Casino in Nebraska for the summer.

Referendum to expand gaming in Nebraska fails to qualify for ballot
Legislation
Referendum to expand gaming in Nebraska fails to qualify for ballot (August 11, 2016)
State authorities rejected a significant number of signatures submitted by a group backed by the Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation.

Ex-employee pleads guilty to theft from Winnebago Tribe's casino
Regulation
Ex-employee pleads guilty to theft from Winnebago Tribe's casino (August 2, 2016)
Mark Hannan, 20, admitted he stole between $11,000 and $15,000 by create fake jackpots at the Native Star Casino and pocketing -- literally -- the proceeds.

Casino Foe: 'We've subsidized the Indians for hundreds of years'
Legislation
Casino Foe: 'We've subsidized the Indians for hundreds of years' (July 13, 2016)
Pat Loontjer of Gambling With the Good Life thinks Indian people should move away if they don't like economic conditions on their reservations.

Winnebago Tribe's corporation turns in signatures for gaming vote
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Winnebago Tribe's corporation turns in signatures for gaming vote (July 7, 2016)
A series of ballot measures could finally put tribes in Nebraska on the same footing as those in neighboring states.

Winnebago Tribe's corporation collects signatures for gaming vote
Legislation
Winnebago Tribe's corporation collects signatures for gaming vote (June 6, 2016)
Keep the Money in Nebraska said voters are responding to the group's efforts to expand gaming in the Cornhusker State.

Former Winnebago Tribe casino employee denies theft charge
Regulation
Former Winnebago Tribe casino employee denies theft charge (May 25, 2016)
Mark Hannan allegedly stole $15,000 in cash from the Native Star Casino on the Nebraska portion of the reservation.

Santee Sioux Tribe hosts grand opening for golf course at casino
Openings & Closings
Santee Sioux Tribe hosts grand opening for golf course at casino (May 12, 2016)
Each of the 18 holes at the Tatanka Golf Club at the Ohiya Casino tells a different story in the tribe's culture.

Winnebago Tribe's corporation wins approval to restart horse races
Openings & Closings
Winnebago Tribe's corporation wins approval to restart horse races (May 6, 2016)
The South Sioux City Racing and Events Center could be converted into a casino if voters in Nebraska approve a series of gaming measures in November.

Ex-employee of Winnebago Tribe casino accused of stealing $15K
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Ex-employee of Winnebago Tribe casino accused of stealing $15K (April 22, 2016)
Mark Hannan allegedly stole $15,000 in cash from the Native Star Casino on the Nebraska portion of the reservation.

Winnebago Tribe's corporation to revive horse races at former track
Openings & Closings
Winnebago Tribe's corporation to revive horse races at former track (March 9, 2016)
The plan comes as Ho-Chunk Inc. asks voters in Nebraska to approve an expansion of gaming.

Winnebago Tribe faces opposition to Nebraska gaming initiative
Legislation
Winnebago Tribe faces opposition to Nebraska gaming initiative (February 12, 2016)
Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) claims gaming will be bad for the Cornhusker State even though all of Nebraska's neighbors have been taking part in the industry for decades.

Group fights 'tooth and nail' against gaming initiative in Nebraska
Legislation | Public Relations
Group fights 'tooth and nail' against gaming initiative in Nebraska (November 2, 2015)
Gambling with the Good Life recently celebrated 20 years of fighting gaming expansion efforts in the Cornhusker State.

Winnebago Tribe corporation raises funds for gaming petition
Legislation
Winnebago Tribe corporation raises funds for gaming petition (October 16, 2015)
A group called Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures to put three gaming questions on the ballot in 2016.

Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bid
Compacts | Legislation
Executive from Winnebago Tribe pushes Nebraska gaming bid (September 25, 2015)
Keep the Money in Nebraska is collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to authorize casino-style games at racetracks in the state.

Santee Sioux Tribe prepares to open casino golf course in June
Openings & Closings
Santee Sioux Tribe prepares to open casino golf course in June (March 31, 2015)
The 18-hole Tatanka Golf Club at the Ohiya Casino was developed by famed designer Paul Albanese and reflects stories in tribal culture.

Lawmakers in Nebraska table bill affecting expansion of gaming
Legislation
Lawmakers in Nebraska table bill affecting expansion of gaming (March 3, 2015)
Under the state constitution, all proposals to expand gaming must be put to a vote of the people.

Former manager sentenced for theft from Omaha Tribe's casino
Regulation
Former manager sentenced for theft from Omaha Tribe's casino (February 11, 2015)
Susan Marr gained access to the payroll system and issued herself unauthorized checks.

Winnebago Tribe revokes casino worker bonuses amid scrutiny
Regulation
Winnebago Tribe revokes casino worker bonuses amid scrutiny (December 11, 2014)
Some tribal members raised questions about the payments and some even claimed they were a form of embezzlement.

Santee Sioux Tribe getting ready to debut golf course at casino
Openings & Closings
Santee Sioux Tribe getting ready to debut golf course at casino (October 28, 2014)
Each hole at the Paul Albanese-designed course tells a different story in the tribe's culture.

Nebraska court orders removal of gaming referendum from ballot
Litigation
Nebraska court orders removal of gaming referendum from ballot (September 5, 2014)
The decision puts an end to plans by the Winnebago Tribe to open a gaming facility at an old racetrack.

Nebraska Supreme Court hears arguments over gaming initiative
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Nebraska Supreme Court hears arguments over gaming initiative (August 28, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe plans to convert an old racetrack into a gaming facility is the referendum appears on the ballot and passes.

Santee Sioux Tribe working to bring more attractions to casino
Openings & Closings
Santee Sioux Tribe working to bring more attractions to casino (August 21, 2014)
The Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska is hoping to turn its modest casino into a destination resort.

Nebraska Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over gaming initiative
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Nebraska Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over gaming initiative (August 7, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe is supporting a referendum to authorize electronic betting on historical horse races.

Law Article: More states look to legalize bets on old horse races
Legislation
Law Article: More states look to legalize bets on old horse races (August 5, 2014)
Attorneys discuss efforts to legalize betting on old horse races through electronic gaming machines.

Opposition group sues to block gaming referendum in Nebraska
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Opposition group sues to block gaming referendum in Nebraska (July 30, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe supports an amendment to authorize electronic betting on historical horse races.

Winnebago Tribe backs gaming amendment on Nebraska ballot
Casino Stalker
Winnebago Tribe backs gaming amendment on Nebraska ballot (July 17, 2014)
Tribal executive says initial polling shows support for electronic betting on historical horse races.

Editorial: Gaming proposal opens doors to tribes and problems
Opinion
Editorial: Gaming proposal opens doors to tribes and problems (July 16, 2014)
Voters are being asked to amend the constitution this November.

Winnebago Tribe expands poker room at gaming facility in Iowa
Openings & Closings
Winnebago Tribe expands poker room at gaming facility in Iowa (July 7, 2014)
The WinnaVegas Casino Resort will be the only place for poker once a riverboat casino closes down.

Judge won't let Winnebago Tribe enter commercial casino suit
Litigation
Judge won't let Winnebago Tribe enter commercial casino suit (June 12, 2014)
Tribe's proposal for a $122 million casino was rejected last year.

Winnebago Tribe makes case to join commercial casino lawsuit
Litigation
Winnebago Tribe makes case to join commercial casino lawsuit (May 23, 2014)
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission went with another developer, prompting a lawsuit.

Omaha Tribe opens doors to bingo hall at Iowa gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Omaha Tribe opens doors to bingo hall at Iowa gaming facility (May 5, 2014)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska opened a bingo hall at its gaming facility in Iowa.

Winnebago Tribe welcomes referendum for gaming at racetrack
Casino Stalker | Legislation
Winnebago Tribe welcomes referendum for gaming at racetrack (April 8, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is gearing up for a statewide and local referendum on gaming.

Winnebago Tribes faces opposition in commercial casino lawsuit
Litigation
Winnebago Tribes faces opposition in commercial casino lawsuit (March 25, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is facing opposition to its request to join a lawsuit over a commercial casino in Iowa.

Winnebago Tribe seeks role in commercial casino case in Iowa
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Winnebago Tribe seeks role in commercial casino case in Iowa (March 24, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska hopes to take part in potential settlement talks over a commercial casino in Iowa.

Winnebago Tribe wants to enter lawsuit over casino in Iowa
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Winnebago Tribe wants to enter lawsuit over casino in Iowa (March 17, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is seeking to join a lawsuit that challenges the awarding of a commercial casino license in Iowa.

Winnebago Tribe remains hopeful for gaming project in Nebraska
Legislation
Winnebago Tribe remains hopeful for gaming project in Nebraska (March 3, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe remains hopeful for approval of Class III gaming in Nebraska.

Omaha Tribe eyes expansion for newly reopened casino in Iowa
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Omaha Tribe eyes expansion for newly reopened casino in Iowa (February 24, 2014)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska held a grand reopening for its Class III gaming facility in Iowa.

Nebraska committee hears bill to put casino issue to voters
Legislation
Nebraska committee hears bill to put casino issue to voters (February 12, 2014)
The Nebraska General Affairs Committee heard testimony on Monday on a bill that would put casino-style gaming to a vote of the people.

Omaha Tribe set to welcome visitors to new casino in Iowa
Openings & Closings
Omaha Tribe set to welcome visitors to new casino in Iowa (February 10, 2014)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska will debut its new casino in Iowa on Wednesday.

Winnebago Tribe sees support for Class III casino in Nebraska
Legislation
Winnebago Tribe sees support for Class III casino in Nebraska (February 6, 2014)
The board of commissioners in Dakota County, Nebraska, voted to support a Class III facility for the Winnebago Tribe.

Winnebago Tribe pushing for Class III gaming in Nebraska
Legislation
Winnebago Tribe pushing for Class III gaming in Nebraska (January 27, 2014)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is lobbying lawmakers to authorize casino-style gaming in the state.

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