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Miccosukee Tribe 'disappointed' by ruling on taxation of gaming per caps
Legislation | Litigation
Miccosukee Tribe 'disappointed' by ruling on taxation of gaming per caps (June 5, 2018)
Citizens of the Miccosukee Tribe must pay taxes on their shares of gaming revenues, a federal appeals court ruled in a big ticket case.

Massachusetts casino under review after report of top executive's sexual misconduct
Regulation
Massachusetts casino under review after report of top executive's sexual misconduct (January 29, 2018)
A commercial casino in Massachusetts is being reviewed after The Wall Street Journal reported on numerous claims of sexual misconduct by mogul Steve Wynn.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe claims victory in long-running state taxation fight
Litigation
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe claims victory in long-running state taxation fight (September 19, 2017)
As the Trump administration debates whether to take a stand on a major taxation issue in Indian Country, one tribe is claiming victory over the state of South Dakota.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe challenges tax on casino contractors
Compacts | Litigation
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe challenges tax on casino contractors (May 8, 2017)
A casino expansion project has led to a lawsuit against the state of South Dakota.

Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt
Business Deals
Donald Trump avoided paying taxes on hundreds of millions in casino debt (November 1, 2016)
The Republican presidential nominee racked up $1.3 billion in debt in connection with his failed gaming empire.

Nick Sortal: Miccosukee Tribe loses $1B bet on gaming per capitas
Opinion
Nick Sortal: Miccosukee Tribe loses $1B bet on gaming per capitas (September 6, 2016)
The steadfastly independent Miccosukee Tribe is finally approaching a day of reckoning: paying up on $1 billion in taxes that tribal members have dodged for decades.

Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita dispute
Litigation
Judge rules against Miccosukee citizen in gaming per capita dispute (August 23, 2016)
A tribal member who received $272,000 for her household has lost a significant ruling in the case.

Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill
Regulation
Donald Trump paid $5M to settle hefty New Jersey casino tax bill (August 17, 2016)
The Republican presidential candidate once attacked tribes on tax issues but avoided paying his own tax bill for years.

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.

Pokagon Band agrees to share revenues from casino in Indiana
Casino Stalker
Pokagon Band agrees to share revenues from casino in Indiana (April 11, 2016)
A memorandum of understanding details what's being promised to the city of South Bend.

Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empire
Land Acquisitions | Openings & 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.

Pokagon Band reaches two agreements for casino site in Indiana
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Pokagon Band reaches two agreements for casino site in Indiana (March 23, 2016)
The tribe is addressing sewer and water services, along with payments in lieu of property taxes, at its 166-acre land-into-trust in South Bend, Indiana.

Seneca Nation faces fire over gas station and store at casino site
New York | Openings & Closings
Seneca Nation faces fire over gas station and store at casino site (March 15, 2016)
Some local officials and business leaders in Niagara Falls, New York, are worried about lower gasoline and tobacco prices.

Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal
Litigation | NIGC
Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal (January 29, 2016)
The real estate mogul didn't win in court but that didn't stop him from attacking tribes and the Indian gaming industry.

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.

Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casino
Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casino (December 16, 2015)
Plans call for a 48,100 square-foot casino on about 11.41 acres in Skagit County.

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.

California tribes no longer forced to pay 'fair share' of revenues
California | Compacts
California tribes no longer forced to pay 'fair share' of revenues (September 7, 2015)
Former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger convinced some tribes to sign gaming compacts with a questionable revenue sharing provision.

Navajo Nation president signs bill to impose casino alcohol tax
Legislation
Navajo Nation president signs bill to impose casino alcohol tax (August 11, 2015)
The 3.25 percent tax on alcohol sold at the tribe's gaming facilities in Arizona is expected to generate $73,000 a year.

Fond du Lac Band wants to resolve long-running gaming fight
Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band wants to resolve long-running gaming fight (August 3, 2015)
The tribe already paid $75 million to the city for hosting the Fond-du-Luth Casino but officials in Duluth, Minnesota, want more despite losing several cases in court.

Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilities
Legislation
Navajo Nation Council passes tax on alcohol at gaming facilities (July 28, 2015)
The 3.25 percent tax is expected to generate $73,000 a year for a public safety fund on the reservation.

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.

Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Legislation | Meetings | NIGC | Regulation
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (July 22, 2015)
Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.

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.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe buys properties next to casino
Land Acquisitions
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe buys properties next to casino (May 21, 2015)
The tribe will start a planning process but won't use the land for gaming. A land-into-trust application won't be filed either.

Fond du Lac Band spars with city over services for urban casino
Business Deals | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Fond du Lac Band spars with city over services for urban casino (April 15, 2015)
The city of Duluth has demanded $2 million a year, a figure that the tribe won't accept.

Snoqualmie Tribe collects 8.6 percent sales tax on food at casino
Regulation
Snoqualmie Tribe collects 8.6 percent sales tax on food at casino (January 8, 2015)
The tribe plans to use the revenues for government services and programs.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe could lose casino's liquor license
Compacts | Litigation
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe could lose casino's liquor license (November 26, 2014)
The state has refused to renew the license because the tribe won't collect a tax on sales to non-Indians.

Report places economic impact of US gaming industry at $240B
Compacts | Meetings | NIGC | Public Relations
Report places economic impact of US gaming industry at $240B (October 1, 2014)
Tribal facilities play an important role in shaping the U.S. gaming industry through jobs, revenues, direct and indirect spending as well as payroll and other taxes.

Seminole Tribe wins ruling over state taxation at gaming facilities
Federal Register | Litigation
Seminole Tribe wins ruling over state taxation at gaming facilities (September 11, 2014)
A federal judge handed the tribe a victory on two taxes that were being imposed on the reservation.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe gets ready to open casino hotel
Openings & Closings
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe gets ready to open casino hotel (August 5, 2014)
The 371,000 square-foot hotel features 381 rooms on 19 floors.

Oneida Nation announces start of revenue sharing from casino
Compacts | New York
Oneida Nation announces start of revenue sharing from casino (March 12, 2014)
The Oneida Nation will start sharing slot machine revenues with the state of New York on April 1.

Non-Indian billionaire complains about Wampanoag compact
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Federal Register
Non-Indian billionaire complains about Wampanoag compact (February 3, 2014)
Billionaire gaming mogul Steve Wynn is once again complaining about revenue sharing provisions being afforded to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.

Mashantucket Tribe looks to address casino taxation issue
Connecticut | Litigation
Mashantucket Tribe looks to address casino taxation issue (January 22, 2014)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation said it was dropping further appeals in a slot machine taxation case in hopes of addressing the issue with the state of Connecticut.

Mashantucket Tribe won't appeal slot machine taxation suit
Connecticut | Litigation
Mashantucket Tribe won't appeal slot machine taxation suit (January 21, 2014)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is dropping further appeals in a slot machine taxation case.

Tribes call for rehearing in Mashantucket casino taxation suit
Connecticut | Litigation
Tribes call for rehearing in Mashantucket casino taxation suit (September 10, 2013)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is seeing support from Indian Country in a casino taxation dispute.

Miccosukee Tribe sues US  over probe into gaming per capitas
Litigation
Miccosukee Tribe sues US over probe into gaming per capitas (August 19, 2013)
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is suing the federal government over an investigation into the taxation of gaming per capita payments. The tribes shares a portion of gaming revenues with its members. An investigation by the Internal Revenue Service determined...

Mashantucket Tribe weighs appeal in slot machine taxes case
Connecticut | Litigation
Mashantucket Tribe weighs appeal in slot machine taxes case (August 19, 2013)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is weighing its next step in a dispute over slot machines at its casino. The tribe sued the town of Ledyard over taxes imposed on non-Indian vendors that lease slot machines to the...

Gabe Galanda: Ruling allows taxation despite    IGRA provision
Connecticut | Litigation | Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Ruling allows taxation despite IGRA provision (August 15, 2013)
Attorney Gabe Galanda criticizes a decision from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that allows state and local taxation of tribal casino vendors: In a horrid opinion in Mashantucket Pequot v. Town of Ledyard, the Second Circuit scrutinized IGRA’s tax...

Another town expects taxes from non-Indian gaming vendors
Connecticut | Litigation
Another town expects taxes from non-Indian gaming vendors (August 14, 2013)
A second town in Connecticut plans to cash in on taxes from non-Indian gaming vendors that do business with the Mohegan Tribe.

Town expects $300K yearly  from  non-Indian gaming vendors
Connecticut | Litigation
Town expects $300K yearly from non-Indian gaming vendors (August 12, 2013)
A town in Connecticut expects $300,000 a year in taxes from non-Indian gaming vendors that do business with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. The town of Ledyard won a decision from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that said its...

Law Article: Decision opens doors to state taxation at casinos
Connecticut | Litigation
Law Article: Decision opens doors to state taxation at casinos (July 26, 2013)
Attorney discusses implications of a 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision affecting taxation at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Law Article: Slot machine tax decision  puts  burden on tribes
Connecticut | Litigation
Law Article: Slot machine tax decision puts burden on tribes (July 25, 2013)
Attorneys discuss 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision that allows town to impose taxes on slot machines leased by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation: Reversing a district court order that would have preempted the imposition of local taxes on personal...

Editorial: Town wins ability to tax non-Indian gaming vendors
Connecticut | Litigation | Opinion
Editorial: Town wins ability to tax non-Indian gaming vendors (July 18, 2013)
Newspaper welcomes decision that allows town in Connecticut to impose taxes on gaming vendors that do business with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation: Only a few months after his November 2011 election, Ledyard Mayor John Rodolico faced a difficult decision....

Town plans to impose taxes on all non-Indian casino vendors
Connecticut | Litigation
Town plans to impose taxes on all non-Indian casino vendors (July 17, 2013)
A town in Connecticut plans to impose property taxes on all non-Indian vendors who do business with tribal casinos, The New London Day reports. The town of Ledyard won a decision from the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that said...

Town hails ruling in taxes on Mashantucket Tribe slot machines
Connecticut | Litigation
Town hails ruling in taxes on Mashantucket Tribe slot machines (July 16, 2013)
The town of Ledyard, Connecticut, is celebrating after the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that slot machines leased by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation can be taxed. The town imposes property taxes on two non-Indian vendors that provide slot...

Mashantucket Tribe loses decision in taxation of slot machines
Connecticut | Litigation
Mashantucket Tribe loses decision in taxation of slot machines (July 15, 2013)
A town in Connecticut can impose taxes on slot machines leased by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. A federal judge had barred the town of Ledyard from imposing the taxes. But on...

Michigan governor won't agree to KBIC off-reservation casino
Casino Stalker
Michigan governor won't agree to KBIC off-reservation casino (June 19, 2013)
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) refused to agree to an off-reservation casino for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.

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