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Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casinoFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation
Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino (April 19, 2017)
The lawsuit accuses Wisconsin of violating Class III gaming agreements and the Ho-Chunk Nation of engaging in illegal gaming.

Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bidFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid (January 26, 2017)
On the last full day of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened the door for approval of the project.

Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino (November 28, 2016)
Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.

Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administrationFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
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.

Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administrationFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe worried about gaming plan with change in administration (November 2, 2016)
The Michigan tribe submitted a land-into-trust application two more years ago and there's no decision in sight.

Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lakeFiled Under: 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.

Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homelandFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band envisions casino as part of new homeland (October 27, 2016)
The tribe purchased a 128-acre site in an area that was promised by an unratified treaty.

Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumorsFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Public Relations
Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumors (October 17, 2016)
The Minnesota tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for housing and non-gaming developments.

Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians announces $700M casino (October 17, 2016)
Plans call for a 400,000 square-foot casino with a hotel in Vallejo, California

Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino siteFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Scotts Valley Band sets off frenzy with plans for new casino site (September 14, 2016)
All the usual suspects -- including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) -- are swarming around the California tribe.

Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case againFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case again (May 18, 2016)
After delaying action on a petition filed by casino opponents, the justices are due to consider a case that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in New York.

Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land caseFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land case (May 16, 2016)
Without explanation, the justices delayed the consideration of a petition that questions whether the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is legal.

Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino disputeFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | New York
Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino dispute (May 11, 2016)
Opponents have been questioning the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, for years.

Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinosFiled Under: California | Compacts | Legislation
Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos (May 6, 2016)
H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act, includes extremely tailored yet twisted language aimed at preventing two California tribes from engaging in Class III gaming on their trust lands.

New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in CaliforniaFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California (May 2, 2016)
The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria are now being targeted by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiencyFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency (April 28, 2016)
The tribe has a reservation in Death Valley National Park but living conditions there can be difficult and development options are extremely limited.

Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan (April 11, 2016)
The Coquille Tribe is already facing opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe and now Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) has stepped into the fray.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applicationsFiled Under: California | Land Acquisitions | NIGC | New York
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications (April 1, 2016)
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.

Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation wins yet another decision on new casino (March 29, 2016)
The ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals again confirms the legality of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort, which opened in December 2015.

Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empireFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empire (March 25, 2016)
The casino in Grove will be the tribe's 10th casino in Oklahoma.

Sault Tribe proposes off-reservation casino near major airportFiled Under: Casino Stalker
Sault Tribe proposes off-reservation casino near major airport (February 15, 2016)
The tribe plans to convert an abandoned 70,000 square-foot church near the Detroit airport into a gaming facility.

Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facilityFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility (January 28, 2016)
The tribe's 10th casino will be located near Grove, Oklahoma, and will feature 400 gaming machines, a restaurant, a full-service bar, a live music venue and a dance floor.

Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposalFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria ready for BIA public hearing on gaming proposal (January 27, 2016)
Chairman Raymond Hitchcock anticipates a long process to get the land in trust for the proposed casino.

Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuitFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit (January 19, 2016)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing a dispute that tests the $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.

Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming projectFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project (January 13, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.

Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Meetings
Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid (January 4, 2016)
Plans call for a 601,780 square-foot facility that includes a 110,260 square-foot gaming floor, a 302-room hotel, a 48,150-square-foot convention center and a 3,500-space parking lot.

Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in KansasFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas (December 18, 2015)
The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

Wilton Rancheria at impasse with city over stalled casino bidFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria at impasse with city over stalled casino bid (October 29, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs released a scoping report in February 2014 but has yet to issue a draft environmental impact statement.

Tohono O'odham Nation faces counterclaims in gaming litigationFiled Under: Compacts | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Tohono O'odham Nation faces counterclaims in gaming litigation (October 12, 2015)
The state of Arizona is once again arguing that the tribe promised it wouldn't pursue a casino in the Phoenix area.

Coquille Tribe awaits next step in bid for off-reservation casinoFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Coquille Tribe awaits next step in bid for off-reservation casino (October 2, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could release a draft environmental impact statement by the end of the year.

Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projectsFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Compacts | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects (September 18, 2015)
More lawsuits are expected if the Bureau of Indian Affairs ever approves the tribe's land-into-trust applications.

Sault Tribe wins dismissal of off-reservation gaming litigationFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Sault Tribe wins dismissal of off-reservation gaming litigation (September 17, 2015)
The tribe wants to build a $245 million casino in Lansing, Michigan, on property that was acquired in connection with a land claim settlement.

Seneca Nation wins decision in off-reservation gaming lawsuitFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings and Closings
Seneca Nation wins decision in off-reservation gaming lawsuit (September 16, 2015)
The tribe is pursuing a $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York.

Shawnee Tribe works with Chickasaw Nation work on casino planFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Meetings
Shawnee Tribe works with Chickasaw Nation work on casino plan (August 24, 2015)
Global Gaming Solutions, a Chickasaw subsidiary, plans to manage the Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma's panhandle.

Guidiville Band and gaming partner ordered to pay $1.9M in feesFiled Under: Business Deals | California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Guidiville Band and gaming partner ordered to pay $1.9M in fees (August 20, 2015)
The tribe is suing the city of Richmond and the federal government over a failed casino project at Point Molate.

Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino planFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino plan (August 13, 2015)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing an environmental impact statement for a 250,000 square-foot casino in Kern County, California.

Quapaw Tribe denies claim of work on Kansas casino expansionFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Quapaw Tribe denies claim of work on Kansas casino expansion (August 5, 2015)
Equipment seen at the Downstream Casino Resort was there for carpet replacement, not for construction.

Sault Tribe remains confident in off-reservation gaming disputeFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Sault Tribe remains confident in off-reservation gaming dispute (August 4, 2015)
The tribe wants to build the $245 million Kewadin Lansing Casino in Lansing, a project supported by the mayor.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casinoFiled Under: Litigation
Fort Sill Apache Tribe fights NIGC on use of reservation for casino (July 13, 2015)
The reservation was placed in trust in 2002 but the tribe is facing opposition from the federal agency that regulates Indian gaming.

BIA releases scoping report for Coquille Tribe Class II facilityFiled Under: Casino Stalker
BIA releases scoping report for Coquille Tribe Class II facility (June 30, 2015)
The document comes as another community seeks to participate in the review process for the $26 million Cedars at Bear Creek.

Sault Tribe confident of victory in off-reservation gaming caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation
Sault Tribe confident of victory in off-reservation gaming case (June 18, 2015)
The state hopes to block the Kewadin Lansing Casino by suing individual tribal leaders rather than the tribe itself.

Quapaw Tribe requests dismissal of lawsuit over casino expansionFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe requests dismissal of lawsuit over casino expansion (June 16, 2015)
The tribe and its leaders are claiming sovereign immunity in a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas.

Sen. McCain claims authority on Tohono O'odham Nation casino bidFiled Under: Legislation | Openings and Closings
Sen. McCain claims authority on Tohono O'odham Nation casino bid (June 15, 2015)
The lawmaker sponsored two key laws that have given rise to a controversial casino in the Phoenix, Arizona, area.

BIA confirms Soboba Band can put casino at newly acquired siteFiled Under: California | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions | Openings and Closings
BIA confirms Soboba Band can put casino at newly acquired site (June 3, 2015)
The tribe spent nearly eight years trying to get the 410-acre site placed in trust.

NIGC seeks dismissal of suit over Quapaw Tribe casino expansionFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC | Openings and Closings
NIGC seeks dismissal of suit over Quapaw Tribe casino expansion (June 3, 2015)
The state of Kansas is trying to stop the tribe from moving forward with a $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.

Tejon Tribe plans to negotiate agreement with county for casinoFiled Under: California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Tejon Tribe plans to negotiate agreement with county for casino (June 3, 2015)
Chairwoman Kathryn Morgan warned that the process will take at least two years, if not longer, to complete.

Judge issues decision in Fort Sill Apache Tribe gaming disputeFiled Under: Litigation | NIGC
Judge issues decision in Fort Sill Apache Tribe gaming dispute (May 18, 2015)
The tribe had been waiting more than three years for the National Indian Gaming Commission to rule on an appeal affecting its reservation in southern New Mexico.

Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in ArkansasFiled Under: Land Acquisitions | NIGC
Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas (May 13, 2015)
Chairman John Berrey has insisted a casino is not in the works for ancestral land in Little Rock, the state capital.

NIGC rules against Fort Sill Apache Tribe in gaming disputeFiled Under: NIGC
NIGC rules against Fort Sill Apache Tribe in gaming dispute (May 7, 2015)
The agency determined that the tribe's reservation in southern New Mexico does not qualify for a casino under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Acoma Pueblo awaits BIA approval for Class III gaming compactFiled Under: Compacts
Acoma Pueblo awaits BIA approval for Class III gaming compact (May 1, 2015)
Tribal leaders negotiated for nearly four years to reach the new deal.

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