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Lawmakers easily approve tribal land bill as Supreme Court weighs major case
Legislation | Litigation
Lawmakers easily approve tribal land bill as Supreme Court weighs major case (November 13, 2017)
A bill to protect the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and its gaming enterprise from litigation is moving forward in Congress while the U.S. Supreme Court determines whether the approach is legal.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians acquires two gaming properties on Caribbean islands
Business Deals
Poarch Band of Creek Indians acquires two gaming properties on Caribbean islands (October 24, 2017)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians continues to expand its gaming empire beyond the tribe's homelands in Alabama.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians cheated out of more than $500K in casino scam
Public Relations
Poarch Band of Creek Indians cheated out of more than $500K in casino scam (August 30, 2017)
A former employee of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and her mother admitted they cheated one of the tribe's casinos in Alabama out of more than $500,000.

Washoe Tribe celebrates first anniversary of unique gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Washoe Tribe celebrates first anniversary of unique gaming facility (May 25, 2017)
The Wa She Shu Casino is operated in partnership with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casino
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Poarch Band of Creek Indians moves ahead with Mississippi casino (April 7, 2017)
The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond its homeland in Alabama.

Poarch Creeks reiterate offer to share gaming revenue with state
Compacts
Poarch Creeks reiterate offer to share gaming revenue with state (November 18, 2016)
The tribe has offered to negotiate a Class III gaming compact for years yet no state governor has come to the table.

Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development
Openings & Closings
Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development (November 4, 2016)
The Alabama tribe sees children having fun at a $500 million entertainment destination but locals are thinking about a casino.

American Gaming Association welcomes Indian Country to board
Meetings | Public Relations
American Gaming Association welcomes Indian Country to board (September 19, 2016)
The board now includes representation from five tribes across the nation.

Poarch Creeks won't see Class III gaming after lottery effort fails in Alabama
Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks won't see Class III gaming after lottery effort fails in Alabama (August 26, 2016)
A bill to put a lottery on the November ballot died after lawmakers raised concerns about the tribe's gaming rights.

Poarch Creeks keep eye on lottery that could lead to Class III gaming
Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks keep eye on lottery that could lead to Class III gaming (August 5, 2016)
Alabama could finally get a lottery and the tribe could finally get a Class III gaming compact.

Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana
Business Deals
Poarch Creeks in deal to acquire commercial casino in Louisiana (June 27, 2016)
The tribe continues to expand its gaming empire beyond Alabama.

Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida
Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creek land-into-trust bill could help casino effort in Florida (June 23, 2016)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, confirms that the tribe's land in Florida is Indian Country.

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Band celebrate opening of unique casino
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Washoe Tribe and Poarch Band celebrate opening of unique casino (May 31, 2016)
The Wa She Shu Casino was built with the help of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Suspect in custody for shooting at Poarch Creek casino garage
Public Relations
Suspect in custody for shooting at Poarch Creek casino garage (April 12, 2016)
Joseph Terry Grubbs, 52, is charged with first degree assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Poarch Creeks investigate shooting in parking garage at casino
Public Relations
Poarch Creeks investigate shooting in parking garage at casino (April 11, 2016)
The shooting occurred in the parking garage of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in Mississippi
Land Acquisitions
Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in Mississippi (March 30, 2016)
The tribe continues to look beyond Alabama to expand its gaming portfolio.

Washoe Tribe set to open casino with Poarch Creeks in summer
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Washoe Tribe set to open casino with Poarch Creeks in summer (March 17, 2016)
The casino will be located next to the Wa She Shu Travel Plaza, which just opened last month in Gardnerville, Nevada.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians warns of scam using casino name
Public Relations
Poarch Band of Creek Indians warns of scam using casino name (March 2, 2016)
Someone has been calling people and saying they have won a cash prize from the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal
Compacts
Poarch Band of Creek Indians offered $1B for Florida casino deal (February 17, 2016)
The tribe planned to invest $200 million to $250 million in a gaming facility but Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused to come to the table.

Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino
Compacts
Poarch Band lobbies Florida lawmakers with trip to Alabama casino (January 25, 2016)
The tribe hosted five members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus at the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.

Poarch Creeks debut new casino after $65M expansion project
Openings & Closings
Poarch Creeks debut new casino after $65M expansion project (December 2, 2015)
The Wind Creek Montgomery boasts a 65,000-foot gaming floor, three restaurants with 10,000 feet of dining space, a swimming pool, a salon and barbershop and a 123-room hotel.

Poarch Band to welcome visitors to $65M expansion at casino
Openings & Closings
Poarch Band to welcome visitors to $65M expansion at casino (November 25, 2015)
The expanded gaming floor and BB King's Blues Club at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery will open December 1.

Poarch Creeks almost done with $65M expansion at casino
Openings & Closings
Poarch Creeks almost done with $65M expansion at casino (November 11, 2015)
A grand opening at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery is set for December 15.

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Creeks start work on casino project
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Washoe Tribe and Poarch Creeks start work on casino project (November 4, 2015)
The Poarch Creeks are building and managing the facility, which is located on Washoe land in Nevada.

Poarch Creeks lose ruling over slot machines at Florida racetrack
Compacts | Litigation
Poarch Creeks lose ruling over slot machines at Florida racetrack (October 5, 2015)
The Alabama-based tribe owns a commercial racetrack in neighboring Florida but saw a setback in state court.

Poarch Creeks meet for mediation session in casino tax dispute
Litigation
Poarch Creeks meet for mediation session in casino tax dispute (October 1, 2015)
Nothing substantive came of the talks with Escambia County, whose tax assessor is claiming authority over the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore.

Poarch Creeks refute bribery allegations in casino tax dispute
Litigation
Poarch Creeks refute bribery allegations in casino tax dispute (September 17, 2015)
A local official who is at the losing end of a lawsuit is seeking more funds to pay for his legal battle against the tribe.

Poarch Creeks remain confident in appeal over taxes at casino
Litigation
Poarch Creeks remain confident in appeal over taxes at casino (September 9, 2015)
A county official claims he can assert authority over the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel even though it's located on trust land.

Alabama won't appeal decision in Poarch Creek gaming lawsuit
Compacts | Litigation
Alabama won't appeal decision in Poarch Creek gaming lawsuit (September 4, 2015)
Attorney General Luther Strange said a Class III gaming compact would be the only way for the state to gain a role in gaming on the tribe's reservation.

Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in Alabama
Litigation
Poarch Creeks secure major ruling in gaming dispute in Alabama (September 3, 2015)
The state's attempt to dispute the legality of land placed in trust for the tribe in the 1990s was rejected by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in a unanimous decision.

Poarch Creeks continue work on $65M expansion project at casino
Openings & Closings
Poarch Creeks continue work on $65M expansion project at casino (August 25, 2015)
The Creek Casino Montgomery will feature a hotel with 123 rooms and new eateries.

Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing tax
Litigation
Poarch Creeks win injunction blocking county from imposing tax (July 27, 2015)
A tax assessor hit the tribe with a $22.3 million bill for the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Governor denies offer of $250M for Poarch Creek compact
Compacts
Governor denies offer of $250M for Poarch Creek compact (July 21, 2015)
Chairwoman Stephanie A. Bryan, however, said the tribe's offer to pay the state is 'sincere.'

Poarch Creeks continue campaign for Class III casino compact
Compacts | Public Relations
Poarch Creeks continue campaign for Class III casino compact (July 16, 2015)
The tribe is airing ads touting revenue sharing as lawmakers meet to consider a $200 million shortfall in Alabama's budget.

Seminole Tribe seeks to join case affecting Poarch Creek track
Compacts | Litigation
Seminole Tribe seeks to join case affecting Poarch Creek track (June 18, 2015)
The Seminoles believe their Class III gaming exclusivity rights are threatened by a May 29 decision in the lawsuit.

Column: Seminole Tribe can thank Poarch Creeks for casino ruling
Compacts | Legislation | Openings & Closings
Column: Seminole Tribe can thank Poarch Creeks for casino ruling (June 4, 2015)
A Florida appeals court's ruling to allow slot machines at a tiny barrel-racing track in rural Gadsden County could send huge shockwaves through Florida's gambling landscape.

Editorial: Don't turn Poarch Creek racetrack into a full casino
Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Don't turn Poarch Creek racetrack into a full casino (June 2, 2015)
Casinos won’t kill you, although they offer ample opportunity to hurt yourself.

Poarch Creeks win ruling for slot machines at Florida racetrack
Compacts | Litigation
Poarch Creeks win ruling for slot machines at Florida racetrack (June 1, 2015)
The tribe owns a commercial racetrack in a county where voters support slot machines.

Poarch Creeks file lawsuit over taxes imposed on gaming facility
Litigation
Poarch Creeks file lawsuit over taxes imposed on gaming facility (May 28, 2015)
The tax assessor in Escambia County claims the tribe owes $22.3 million at the Wind Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama.

Opinion: Poarch Creeks need state to protect gaming enterprise
Compacts | Litigation | Opinion
Opinion: Poarch Creeks need state to protect gaming enterprise (May 22, 2015)
You can't blame the tribe for trying to protect its business interests, but that's the problem with cutting a classic sweetheart deal.

Poarch Creeks oppose efforts to expand gaming in Alabama
Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks oppose efforts to expand gaming in Alabama (May 13, 2015)
Lawmakers are considering a bill to authorize Class III games at racetracks.

Poarch Creek casinos once seen as illegal now eyed for cash
Compacts | Legislation | Litigation
Poarch Creek casinos once seen as illegal now eyed for cash (May 7, 2015)
The tribe has offered $250 million up front to the state in exchange for some form of exclusivity for Class III games.

Poarch Creeks eager to discuss gaming options with Alabama
Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks eager to discuss gaming options with Alabama (May 6, 2015)
Republican leaders in the state are offering competing and somewhat confusing proposals to authorize gaming in the state.

Alabama governor won't rush into compact with Poarch Creeks
Compacts | Legislation
Alabama governor won't rush into compact with Poarch Creeks (May 5, 2015)
The tribe is seeking a Class III gaming deal that offers some form of exclusivity.

Poarch Creeks question plan to authorize casinos at racetracks
Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks question plan to authorize casinos at racetracks (May 4, 2015)
The tribe would rather negotiate a Class III compact that includes some form of exclusivity, Vice Chairman Robert McGhee said.

Draft bill calls for a Class III gaming compact with Poarch Creeks
Compacts | Legislation
Draft bill calls for a Class III gaming compact with Poarch Creeks (May 1, 2015)
The bill, which could be introduced next week, authorizes a lottery as well as slot machines and table games.

Opinion: Negotiate Class III casino compact with Poarch Creeks
Compacts | Opinion
Opinion: Negotiate Class III casino compact with Poarch Creeks (April 30, 2015)
If there must be Poarch Creek gambling, it might as well include card games. They certainly won't harm the public weal any more than electronic bingo already does.

Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in Alabama
Compacts | Legislation
Poarch Creeks offer $250M for Class III gaming deal in Alabama (April 29, 2015)
A top lawmaker is introducing legislation to expand non-Indian gaming options even as the tribe has offered to share revenue with Alabama.

Alabama Democrats push for gaming compact for Poarch Creeks
Compacts
Alabama Democrats push for gaming compact for Poarch Creeks (April 9, 2015)
The tribe has been eager to negotiate a deal but Republican Gov. Robert Bentley has refused to come to the table.

Seminole Tribe could gain one-year extension for gaming pact
Compacts
Seminole Tribe could gain one-year extension for gaming pact (April 6, 2015)
Lawmakers would need to act quickly before the end of their session on May 1 and before key provisions of the existing deal expire on July 31.

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