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Group fights 'tooth and nail' against gaming initiative in Nebraska

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.

Former manager sentenced for theft from Omaha Tribe's casino

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.

Omaha Tribe opens doors to bingo hall at Iowa gaming facility

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.

Omaha Tribe eyes expansion for newly reopened casino in Iowa

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.

Omaha Tribe set to welcome visitors to new casino in Iowa

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.

Omaha Tribe set to open permanent casino in February 2014

Omaha Tribe set to open permanent casino in February 2014 (June 17, 2013)

Logo for Blackbird Bend Casino. Image from Omaha Tribe The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is on track to open its permanent casino in Iowa in February 2014. The tribe held a beam signing ceremony at the Blackbird Bend Casino...

Omaha Tribe to host ceremony for permanent casino in Iowa

Omaha Tribe to host ceremony for permanent casino in Iowa (June 12, 2013)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska will hold a beam signing ceremony for its casino in Iowa. The tribe is operating the Blackbird Bend Casino in a temporary structure. A permanent facility is due to open in February 2014. The beam...

Omaha Tribe puts members back to work at reopened casino

Omaha Tribe puts members back to work at reopened casino (March 18, 2013)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is putting its members back to work thanks to Indian gaming. The tribe opened its gaming facility in Iowa in January and gave it a new name -- the Blackbird Bend Casino. The facility, which...

Omaha Tribe plans to  spend $11M on permanent      Iowa casino

Omaha Tribe plans to spend $11M on permanent Iowa casino (January 21, 2013)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska will spend $11 million on a permanent casino in Iowa, The Sioux City Journal reports. The tribe is using its own funds, plus disaster funds from the Federal Emergency Management Administration, to build the new...

Omaha Tribe to start work on permanent casino this March

Omaha Tribe to start work on permanent casino this March (January 15, 2013)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska plans to break ground on a permanent casino in March. The tribe reopened the Blackbird Bend Casino in a temporary, 6,800 square-foot building. A new facility could be ready by spring of 2014, according to...

Omaha  Tribe celebrates  reopening of  gaming facility in Iowa

Omaha Tribe celebrates reopening of gaming facility in Iowa (January 14, 2013)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska reopened its gaming facility in Iowa on Saturday. The Blackbird Bend Casino replaces the CasinOmaha, which closed due to flooding on the Missouri River in June 2011. "It feels good to see our doors open...

Omaha Tribe  expects to open  temporary casino on January 12

Omaha Tribe expects to open temporary casino on January 12 (December 7, 2012)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska will open its temporary casino on January 12, 2013, KMEG-TV reports. The BlackBird Bend Casino replaces the old CasinOmaha, which shut down in June 2011 due to flooding along the Missouri River. "We've taken the...

Omaha Tribe putting people back to work  at temporary casino

Omaha Tribe putting people back to work at temporary casino (October 19, 2012)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is putting 40 people back to work at its temporary casino in Iowa. The temporary home of the BlackBird Bend Casino will open in December. It's replacing CasinoOmaha, which closed last year due to flooding...

Omaha Tribe starts construction on new gaming facility in Iowa

Omaha Tribe starts construction on new gaming facility in Iowa (October 5, 2012)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska broke ground on a new gaming facility on its trust land in Iowa. The tribe is building a temporary structure to replace CasinoOmaha, which closed last year due to flooding on the Missouri River....

Omaha Tribe looking to get back on track with casino reopening

Omaha Tribe looking to get back on track with casino reopening (October 2, 2012)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has had a rough couple of years but is looking to get back on track with the reopening of its gaming facility in Iowa. The tribe shut down CasinOmaha in June 2009 due to financial...

Omaha Tribe set to reopen casino with new name  in December

Omaha Tribe set to reopen casino with new name in December (September 27, 2012)

The Omaha Tribe will be reopening its casino in Iowa this December, KCAU-TV reports. The new facility will be called the Blackbird Bend Casino. It will be housed in a temporary structure while the tribe builds an entirely new building...

Supreme Court declines Omaha Tribe casino agreement case

Supreme Court declines Omaha Tribe casino agreement case (January 10, 2012)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a casino contract dispute affecting the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. The tribe entered into 11 contracts with StoreVisions, a non-Indian company, to perform work on a casino, racetrack and other facilities....

Omaha Tribe wants Supreme Court to hear casino dispute

Omaha Tribe wants Supreme Court to hear casino dispute (October 24, 2011)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a casino contract dispute. The tribe entered into 11 contracts with StoreVisions, a non-Indian company, to perform work on a casino, racetrack and other facilities. The tribe's...

Omaha Tribe preparing damage estimate for closed casino

Omaha Tribe preparing damage estimate for closed casino (October 19, 2011)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is facing millions of dollars in damages at its casino and gas station due to flooding from the Missouri River. CasinOmaha, which is located on trust land in Iowa, has been closed since June. The...

Omaha Tribe also closes casino due to Missouri River flooding

Omaha Tribe also closes casino due to Missouri River flooding (June 14, 2011)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has closed its casino in Iowa due to flooding from the Missouri River. The tribe just reopened CasinOmaha in December. It was shut down in June 30 amid financial difficulties. It's not clear when the...

Tribes an issue as Iowa lawmakers debate Internet gaming

Tribes an issue as Iowa lawmakers debate Internet gaming (April 20, 2011)

Lawmakers in Iowa are discussing Internet gaming and the effect it could have on tribes. The Meskwaki Tribe, the Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe operate Class III facilities in Iowa. If the state legalizes Internet gaming, the tribes will...

Winnebago Tribe, Omaha Tribe  work  to improve  Iowa facilities

Winnebago Tribe, Omaha Tribe work to improve Iowa facilities (March 28, 2011)

The Winnebago Tribe and the Omaha Tribe are working to improve their gaming facilities in Iowa. The Winnebago Tribe recently completed a $3 million renovation of the WinnaVegas Casino, which opened 19 years ago. A 78-room hotel is scheduled to...

Nebraska court rules Omaha Tribe can be sued for casino work

Nebraska court rules Omaha Tribe can be sued for casino work (March 25, 2011)

The Omaha Tribe can be sued for allegedly breaking contracts for work at its casino, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled today. The tribe entered into 11 contracts with StoreVisions in 2008. The tribe's chairman and vice chairman reportedly signed a...

Omaha Tribe hosts grand opening for casino   closed in June 2009

Omaha Tribe hosts grand opening for casino closed in June 2009 (December 16, 2010)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is back in the gaming business. The tribe shut down Casino Omaha in June 2009 amid regulatory concerns and the recession. But after hiring a new gaming executive and making some minor changes, the facility...

Omaha Tribe gets ready to reopen casino after nearly two years

Omaha Tribe gets ready to reopen casino after nearly two years (November 11, 2010)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is getting ready to reopen its gaming facility in Iowa. The tribe closed CasinOmaha on June 30, 2009. There were fears that it would never reopen but a grand opening has been set for...

Omaha Tribe  warns of permanent closure of  Iowa gaming facility

Omaha Tribe warns of permanent closure of Iowa gaming facility (September 16, 2010)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska might not reopen its casino in Iowa. The tribe was supposed to reopen the Casino Omaha early next month. But CEO William Walsh told KCAU-TV that the date has been pushed to late October due...

Kevin Abourezk: Omaha Tribe sued by contractor

Kevin Abourezk: Omaha Tribe sued by contractor (October 22, 2009)

"An Omaha contractor is suing the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska for failing to pay for work the contractor did on the tribe's Iowa casino and other facilities. StoreVisions, a partner of Vision Church Builders of Omaha, filed a civil complaint...

Omaha   treasurer suspended after casino closure

Omaha treasurer suspended after casino closure (July 6, 2009)

The treasurer of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska was suspended following the closure of the tribe's casino in Iowa. Tribal members demanded the removal of Ansley Griffin, The Sioux City Journal reported. They blamed him for the failure of the...

Kevin Abourezk: NIGC urged Omaha casino closure

Kevin Abourezk: NIGC urged Omaha casino closure (July 1, 2009)

"The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska closed a casino it operates near Onawa, Iowa, Tuesday, laying off about 185 employees. Jim Hunt, general manager of CasinOmaha, said the tribal council decided to close the casino after the National Indian Gaming...

Omaha Tribe closes casino, lays off workers

Omaha Tribe closes casino, lays off workers (June 30, 2009)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has closed its Class III facility in Iowa, resulting in the layoffs of 185 employees. Operations at CasinOmaha will be suspended indefinitely while the tribe renovates the facility. Employees were told this morning. "We understand...

Omaha Tribe breaks ground on casino expansion

Omaha Tribe breaks ground on casino expansion (February 7, 2008)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska broke ground on a $3.2 million expansion of its CasinOmaha in Iowa. The expansion will occur in two phases. The first, to be completed in June, is an entirely new 27,000-square-foot casino, similar in size...