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Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case
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Supreme Court brings good news to Quapaw Tribe in restoration of homelands case (December 11, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court has brought some good news to the Quapaw Tribe, whose casino expansion plans have been held up the state of Kansas.

Chickasaw Nation gaming revenues hit $1.44 billion as enterprise keeps growing
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Chickasaw Nation gaming revenues hit $1.44 billion as enterprise keeps growing (December 7, 2017)
The Chickasaw Nation continues to see growth in its gaming enterprise, with $1.44 billion in net revenues in the last fiscal year.

Ponca Tribe returns to Indian gaming industry with Chickasaw Nation as partner
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Ponca Tribe returns to Indian gaming industry with Chickasaw Nation as partner (November 20, 2017)
The Ponca Tribe is rejoining the Indian gaming industry with the help of an experienced partner in Oklahoma.

Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino
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Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino (November 15, 2017)
The Comanche Nation has been dealt a setback in its effort to stop the Chickasaw Nation from opening another casino in Oklahoma.

Choctaw Nation celebrates completion of $50 million casino expansion project
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Choctaw Nation celebrates completion of $50 million casino expansion project (November 7, 2017)
The Choctaw Casino and Resort in Grant, Oklahoma, not far from the Texas border, boasts a new hotel tower and the only Chili's Grill & Bar inside a gaming facility.

Ponca Tribe seeks to rejoin Indian gaming industry with new facility in Oklahoma
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Ponca Tribe seeks to rejoin Indian gaming industry with new facility in Oklahoma (October 25, 2017)
Details are scarce but the Ponca Tribe is looking to rejoin the Indian gaming industry after shutting down previous facilities in Oklahoma.

Iowa Tribe announces 'Monsterous' deal linked to long-delayed poker website
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Iowa Tribe announces 'Monsterous' deal linked to long-delayed poker website (October 12, 2017)
The Iowa Tribe continues to make big promises as it prepares to offer real money play on its long-delayed poker website.

Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case
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Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case (October 10, 2017)
The state of Kansas is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino with a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Proposal for more games at tribal casinos generates little support in Oklahoma
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Proposal for more games at tribal casinos generates little support in Oklahoma (October 4, 2017)
A proposal to bring more types of games to tribal casinos seems to be going nowhere in Oklahoma.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe celebrates opening of $34 million casino expansion project
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Eastern Shawnee Tribe celebrates opening of $34 million casino expansion project (October 4, 2017)
The Eastern Shawnee Tribe debuted a $34 million tower with additional hotel rooms at the Indigo Sky Casino in Wyandotte, Oklahoma.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes sue former partners for failed online gaming site
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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes sue former partners for failed online gaming site (October 2, 2017)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are suing their former partners over a failed online poker website.

Iowa Tribe promises to launch long-delayed online poker site sometime in fall
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Iowa Tribe promises to launch long-delayed online poker site sometime in fall (September 25, 2017)
PokerTribe.Com has repeatedly missed deadlines to launch but the Iowa Tribe believes operations are imminent.

Osage Nation celebrates construction milestone for $150 million casino project
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Osage Nation celebrates construction milestone for $150 million casino project (September 18, 2017)
The Osage Nation is making progress on a replacement gaming facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Proposal to link gaming expansion to car tags in Oklahoma gains little traction
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Proposal to link gaming expansion to car tags in Oklahoma gains little traction (September 14, 2017)
Key tribes in Oklahoma are questioning plans to expand gaming by linking it to car tag revenues.

Republican lawmaker links expansion of gaming to car tag revenues in Oklahoma
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Republican lawmaker links expansion of gaming to car tag revenues in Oklahoma (September 12, 2017)
A key Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma is proposing an expansion of tribal gaming but there's a catch for those that wish to add roulette and dice games.

Kialegee Tribal Town can't sue Muscogee Nation officials for raid of gaming site
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Kialegee Tribal Town can't sue Muscogee Nation officials for raid of gaming site (August 30, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town has been dealt another setback in its attempt to open a casino on an Indian allotment in Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town sues officials of Muscogee Nation for raid of casino site
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Kialegee Tribal Town sues officials of Muscogee Nation for raid of casino site (August 24, 2017)
A gaming dispute between the Kialegee Tribal Town and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation continues to escalate with a lawsuit in federal court.

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

Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino
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Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino (August 21, 2017)
The Comanche Nation is suing the federal government in hopes of stopping the Chickasaw Nation from expanding its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation seeks to disenroll citizen who leads rival Kialegee Tribal Town
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Muscogee Nation seeks to disenroll citizen who leads rival Kialegee Tribal Town (August 18, 2017)
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is seeking to disenroll one of its citizens because he also holds citizenship in a rival tribe pursuing a contested casino.

Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid
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Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid (August 17, 2017)
A dispute between the Muscogee Nation and the Kialegee Tribal Town over a potential casino is escalating in Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma (August 11, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town is firing back at the National Indian Gaming Commission after the federal agency's top attorney questioned plans for a casino.

Tribes leave $7.2 billion impact on economy in Oklahoma thanks to Indian gaming
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Tribes leave $7.2 billion impact on economy in Oklahoma thanks to Indian gaming (August 8, 2017)
Oklahoma is home to more Indian gaming facilities than any other state and the industry shows no signs of slowing down.

Kialegee Tribal Town continues to seek employees for casino-related positions
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Kialegee Tribal Town continues to seek employees for casino-related positions (August 7, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town appears to be moving forward with plans for a casino on an allotment in Oklahoma despite fierce opposition.

Kialegee Tribal Town faces opposition to potential casino on allotment
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kialegee Tribal Town faces opposition to potential casino on allotment (August 2, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town isn't saying much about plans for a potential casino in Oklahoma but local officials and the Muscogee Nation are taking action.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes see property once used as casino lot go up for sale
Business Deals | NIGC
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes see property once used as casino lot go up for sale (July 31, 2017)
A property in Oklahoma that was once used as a casino parking lot has gone up for sale but the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes can't buy it.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association details economic benefits of casinos
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Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association details economic benefits of casinos (July 26, 2017)
Tribal casinos employ in Oklahoma employ about 28,000 people and contribute to another 42,700 jobs in the state.

Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration
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Oklahoma tribes won casino approvals on last day of Obama administration (July 19, 2017)
Two tribes won approval for new casinos in Oklahoma on the last full day of the Obama administration but the Trump team held up the official announcements for six months.

Kialegee Tribal Town confirms interest in gaming facility on allotment
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Kialegee Tribal Town confirms interest in gaming facility on allotment (July 19, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town is once again generating controversy with attempts to open a gaming facility in Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town aims to approve gaming at allotment in Oklahoma
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Kialegee Tribal Town aims to approve gaming at allotment in Oklahoma (July 17, 2017)
It looks like the Kialegee Tribal Town is trying to get back into the casino game by asserting authority at an allotment in Oklahoma.

Quapaw Tribe wins decision favoring restoration of homelands in Kansas
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Quapaw Tribe wins decision favoring restoration of homelands in Kansas (June 29, 2017)
A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to the state of Kansas in its attempt to prevent the Quapaw Tribe from expanding a casino onto ancestral territory.

Muscogee Nation asserts authority at allotment where casino was proposed
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Muscogee Nation asserts authority at allotment where casino was proposed (June 19, 2017)
The Muscogee Nation is warning one of its citizens not to engage in gaming on his allotment in Oklahoma.

Restaurant set to open on site of failed Kialegee Tribal Town casino
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Restaurant set to open on site of failed Kialegee Tribal Town casino (June 12, 2017)
Gaming is still on the table on an Indian allotment in Oklahoma that was the subject of a political and legal controversy.

Osage Nation caught off-duty police officer stealing casino ticket
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Osage Nation caught off-duty police officer stealing casino ticket (June 9, 2017)
A police offer from a neighboring county is being accused of taking a $750 casino ticket that didn't belong to him.

Osage Nation sees support and opposition to casino in Missouri
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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.

Wyandotte Nation casino theft suspect arrested after manhunt
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Wyandotte Nation casino theft suspect arrested after manhunt (June 6, 2017)
A manhunt involving tribal, local and state police led to the capture of a casino theft suspect in northeastern Oklahoma.

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

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes lose access to parking lot at casino
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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes lose access to parking lot at casino (June 5, 2017)
The owner of the lot next to the Lucky Star Casino in Clinton, Oklahoma, barricaded his property after the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes stopped paying him to lease the land.

Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on $10M casino by Texas border
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Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on $10M casino by Texas border (May 25, 2017)
The new facility is going up on land that was placed into trust on the last full day of the Obama administration.

Iowa Tribe misses deadline again to launch internet poker project
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Iowa Tribe misses deadline again to launch internet poker project (May 23, 2017)
Meanwhile, the National Indian Gaming Commission appears to be looking into the company that is behind the effort.

Oklahoma lawmakers spar over potential expansion of tribal gaming
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Oklahoma lawmakers spar over potential expansion of tribal gaming (May 10, 2017)
Republicans and Democrats blamed each when a budget deal that authorized new Class III games fell apart.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes oust casino executives due to fraud
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Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes oust casino executives due to fraud (May 2, 2017)
The tribe's former gaming director arranged an unusual deal that appeared to benefit him financially.

Jason Salsman: Maybe tribal casinos shouldn't book Adam Sandler
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Jason Salsman: Maybe tribal casinos shouldn't book Adam Sandler (April 5, 2017)
‘Here Comes the (Not So) Funny Tour’

Cherokee Nation moves ahead with plan to put casino at new site
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Cherokee Nation moves ahead with plan to put casino at new site (March 30, 2017)
The facility would be located at the Cherokee Springs Plaza, a tribal retail development in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Choctaw Nation opens doors to travel center and gaming facility
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Choctaw Nation opens doors to travel center and gaming facility (March 29, 2017)
The Choctaw Travel Plaza and Casino Too in Heavener, Oklahoma, features an 10,200 square-foot fueling station, a full-service kitchen and 37 gaming machines.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino (March 13, 2017)
The project came up when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first appearance on Capitol Hill.

Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino (March 7, 2017)
The Golden Mesa Casino will be located in Oklahoma's Panhandle, more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters.

United Keetoowah Band interested in pursuing casino in Georgia
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United Keetoowah Band interested in pursuing casino in Georgia (February 22, 2017)
'We can’t come back as fast as Georgia kicked us out,' the tribe's executive director said.

Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in Oklahoma
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Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in Oklahoma (February 3, 2017)
The $25 million Golden Mesa Casino would still need to be approved by the governor of Oklahoma.

Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project
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Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project (January 31, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't make a decision before the end of the Obama administration.

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