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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
NIGC | Public Relations
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
NIGC | Public Relations
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
Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
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
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
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
Openings & Closings | Regulation
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
Openings & Closings
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
Business Deals | NIGC
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
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
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
Business Deals | NIGC | Openings & Closings
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
Openings & Closings
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
Openings & Closings
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.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation security guard brought gun to casino
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Citizen Potawatomi Nation security guard brought gun to casino (January 12, 2017)
An employee who was shot and killed at the tribe's casino in Oklahoma had only been on the job for a few months.

Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino (January 11, 2017)
The proposed Golden Mesa Casino is more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters in Oklahoma.

FBI leads probe into Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting
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FBI leads probe into Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting (January 11, 2017)
A 22-year-old employee of the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Oklahoma died after being shot.

One reported dead in Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting
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One reported dead in Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting (January 10, 2017)
The shooting took place among employees at the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino (January 6, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has concluded that a lengthy environmental impact statement isn't needed for the project in Oklahoma.

Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion project
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion project (January 4, 2017)
The frontment of the legendary rock band are opening their first Rock & Brews casino with the tribe.

Eastern Shawnee Tribe hits milestone on $36M casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Eastern Shawnee Tribe hits milestone on $36M casino expansion (December 16, 2016)
A new hotel and other amenities at the Indigo Sky Casino in Oklahoma are expected to be complete by August 2017.

United Keetoowah Band won't talk about plans for potential casino
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United Keetoowah Band won't talk about plans for potential casino (December 1, 2016)
Chief Joe Bunch contacted a local paper to talk about the project but didn't have enough time to talk about it.

Former casino worker took $23K from Northern Cheyenne Tribe
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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.

United Keetoowah Band faces opposition at potential casino site
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United Keetoowah Band faces opposition at potential casino site (November 29, 2016)
A local official who opposes the idea spilled the beans about a potential gaming facility in Enid, Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association elects vice chair
Meetings | Regulation
Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association elects vice chair (November 16, 2016)
Jean Ann Blalock, a member of the Quapaw Tribe, was sworn into her position during the organization's fall meeting.

Osage Nation set to break ground on $150M expansion at casino
Openings & Closings
Osage Nation set to break ground on $150M expansion at casino (November 15, 2016)
The tribe is adding a hotel, a brewery, more gaming space and other amenities to the facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Quapaw Tribe starts own coffee brand to serve casino patrons
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Quapaw Tribe starts own coffee brand to serve casino patrons (November 10, 2016)
Downstream Casino Resort serves more than 2 million cups of coffee a year so creating the brand was a logical step.

Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administration
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Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administration (November 7, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be seeing a new leader following the inauguration of a new president in January 2017.

Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lake
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lake (October 28, 2016)
The tribe is submitting a land-into-trust application for the site at Lake Texoma.

Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facility (October 25, 2016)
The Cherokee Casino Grove, the tribe's 10th gaming facility, is creating 175 jobs.

Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma
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Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma (October 19, 2016)
Steve Bruner, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, isn't ruling out gaming as he plans a dance hall and restaurant on his land.

Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid
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Cherokee Nation contributed $6M to failed Arkansas gaming bid (October 19, 2016)
The Arkansas Supreme Court knocked the initiative off the November ballot but a request for reconsideration is pending.

Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas
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Cherokee Nation backed gaming initiative off ballot in Arkansas (October 14, 2016)
The tribe poured $1 million into the Arkansas Wins campaign in hopes of managing a commercial casino.

Oklahoma tribes contribute a record $132M in gaming revenues
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Oklahoma tribes contribute a record $132M in gaming revenues (October 13, 2016)
Tribes took in nearly $2.2 billion in Class III revenues at their facilities, according to a state report.

Muscogee Nation investigates suspected abduction at casino
Regulation
Muscogee Nation investigates suspected abduction at casino (October 11, 2016)
Details are sketchy but the incident occurred over the weekend at the River Spirit Casino Resort.

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