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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.

Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location
California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location (May 12, 2017)
The scoping report for the new Eagle Mountain Casino has been released but it's only a small step in a long process.

Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Connecticut
Sen. McCain doesn't seem to know where New York City is located (May 12, 2017)
The Arizona Republican is joining the battle over a new casino in Connecticut but a letter sent to the Trump administration is marred by alternative facts.

Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state
Compacts | Litigation
Pojoaque Pueblo loses big decision in gaming dispute with state (April 24, 2017)
Tribal leaders are resisting demands for a greater share of their revenues but options appear to be running out.

Ute Tribe confronts new obstacle to proposed casino in Colorado
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Ute Tribe confronts new obstacle to proposed casino in Colorado (April 18, 2017)
Racism and Ryan Zinke -- two hurdles the tribe must overcome in order to move forward with the project.

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy (April 18, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is counting on the Trump team to defend its gaming project from a lawsuit filed by a rival in Washington state.

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos (April 13, 2017)
After just a month in office, the new leader of the Department of the Interior has made it harder for tribes to open off-reservation casinos.

Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches (April 3, 2017)
Chairman Bill Iyall praised the new leader of the Department of the Interior for supporting the tribe's land-into-trust efforts.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker | Openings & Closings
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.

Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration (February 2, 2017)
The California tribe has been without a land base ever since it was illegally terminated in the 1950s.

Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project
Casino Stalker
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.

Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era
Opinion
Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era (January 25, 2017)
Tribes can gain some insight into how a Republican administration would address off-reservation gaming by looking back to the Bush administration.

Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
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.

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