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Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case (October 10, 2017)
The state of Kansas is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino with a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application
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Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application (September 7, 2017)
It's been four years since the Catawba Nation submitted a casino application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs but there's still no decision.

Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino (August 21, 2017)
The Comanche Nation is suing the federal government in hopes of stopping the Chickasaw Nation from expanding its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case
California | Litigation | NIGC
Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case (August 11, 2017)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino
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 bid
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 casino
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 administration
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 administration
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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 lake
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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 homeland
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 rumors
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 casino
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 site
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 again
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 case
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 dispute
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 casinos
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 California
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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-sufficiency
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 plan
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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 applications
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 casino
Litigation | Openings & 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 empire
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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 airport
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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 facility
Land Acquisitions | Openings & 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 proposal
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 lawsuit
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 project
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 bid
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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 Kansas
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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 bid
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 litigation
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & 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 casino
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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 projects
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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 litigation
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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 lawsuit
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & 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 plan
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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 fees
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 plan
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 expansion
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & 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 dispute
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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 casino
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 facility
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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 case
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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.

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