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Shawnee Tribe plans to open long-awaited off-reservation casino in summer of 2019
Openings & Closings
Shawnee Tribe plans to open long-awaited off-reservation casino in summer of 2019 (June 4, 2018)
After more than a decade of work, the Shawnee Tribe is finally joining the Indian gaming industry.

Choctaw Nation weighs options after being held liable for deaths of casino patrons
Litigation | Public Relations
Choctaw Nation weighs options after being held liable for deaths of casino patrons (June 4, 2018)
The Choctaw Nation might be taking a casino bus accident case to a higher court in Texas after losing a major ruling.

Choctaw Nation loses big as state court upholds $9.3 million judgment
Litigation | Public Relations
Choctaw Nation loses big as state court upholds $9.3 million judgment (May 31, 2018)
The Choctaw Nation is responsible for an accident that claimed the lives of two casino patrons, an appeals court in Texas ruled.

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino
Land Acquisitions | Legislation | Openings & Closings
Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino (April 23, 2018)
The Comanche Nation is expecting a 25 percent decline in revenues at one of its gaming facilities, and tribal citizens will feel the pain too.

Texas Tribune: So why do I have to go to other states to gamble?
Litigation | Regulation
Texas Tribune: So why do I have to go to other states to gamble? (March 20, 2018)
In most cases, it’s illegal to gamble or place a bet in Texas. But there are some exceptions.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe backs bill in Congress to restore gaming rights
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe backs bill in Congress to restore gaming rights (February 26, 2018)
Amid a court fight with the state of Texas, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is supporting a bill to restore its gaming rights.

Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights
Legislation | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights (February 15, 2018)
A bill introduced in the U.S. Congress affirms that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo can engage in gaming on their homelands in Texas.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe vows fight to protect casino after loss in court
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe vows fight to protect casino after loss in court (February 7, 2018)
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe is already pursuing an appeal after a federal judge said the tribe's gaming facility in Texas was illegal.

Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino (November 15, 2017)
The Comanche Nation has been dealt a setback in its effort to stop the Chickasaw Nation from opening another casino in Oklahoma.

Choctaw Nation celebrates completion of $50 million casino expansion project
Openings & Closings
Choctaw Nation celebrates completion of $50 million casino expansion project (November 7, 2017)
The Choctaw Casino and Resort in Grant, Oklahoma, not far from the Texas border, boasts a new hotel tower and the only Chili's Grill & Bar inside a gaming facility.

Tigua Tribe hit with a new lawsuit over gaming operation in Texas
Litigation
Tigua Tribe hit with a new lawsuit over gaming operation in Texas (June 9, 2017)
The Tigua Tribe is offering games that violate state law, officials in Texas allege in a new lawsuit.

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.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend modest casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend modest casino (May 11, 2017)
Naskila Gaming offers Class II games, which are normally out of the state's reach, but officials in Texas are asserting jurisdiction at the facility.

Supreme Court ruling seen as benefit to casino bus crash lawsuit
Litigation
Supreme Court ruling seen as benefit to casino bus crash lawsuit (April 27, 2017)
The victims of a fatal crash in Texas are trying to connect the Kickapoo Tribe and its casino to the incident.

Tigua Tribe agrees to state inspection of disputed gaming facility
Litigation
Tigua Tribe agrees to state inspection of disputed gaming facility (March 13, 2017)
A battle over the tribe's operations in El Paso, Texas, continues after 17 years of litigation.

Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lake
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.

Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents
California | Litigation | Public Relations
Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents (October 28, 2016)
The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for common patterns after a crash this week resulted in 13 fatalities in California.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces legal fight over modest casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe faces legal fight over modest casino (October 25, 2016)
Naskila Gaming continues to draw notable crowds but the state of Texas contends it's illegal.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe shares economic impact of new casino (September 19, 2016)
The tribe is seeking to generate support for its Class II facility amid a legal battle with the state of Texas.

Choctaw Nation starts work on expansion of casino by Texas border
Openings & Closings
Choctaw Nation starts work on expansion of casino by Texas border (August 23, 2016)
The Choctaw Casino Resort in Grant, Oklahoma, will be seeing a new hotel tower with 96 rooms and other amenities.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights (August 17, 2016)
The state of Texas is once again trying to shut down a gaming facility on the reservation.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight looms
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees more crowds at casino as court fight looms (August 15, 2016)
The state of Texas is seeking to shut down Naskila Entertainment, a Class II facility on the reservation.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino (August 1, 2016)
The state of Texas has finally broken its silence on the Naskila Entertainment facility on the tribe's reservation.

Kickapoo Tribe faces lawsuits over fatal casino bus crash in Texas
Litigation
Kickapoo Tribe faces lawsuits over fatal casino bus crash in Texas (July 7, 2016)
Nine people died and 43 were injured aboard a bus that was headed to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino.

Tigua Tribe implements border controls after losing gaming case
Litigation | Public Relations
Tigua Tribe implements border controls after losing gaming case (July 1, 2016)
Members of the media, law enforcement personnel and government officials must request permission from the tribe before entering the reservation.

Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino (June 15, 2016)
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) isn't showing his cards even as the state tries to limit another tribe's gaming rights.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees brighter future with gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees brighter future with gaming facility (June 8, 2016)
Leaders plan to use the revenues for education, infrastructure and housing needs on the reservation in east Texas.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (June 6, 2016)
The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (June 2, 2016)
A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal
Casino Stalker | Litigation
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe submits first brief in gaming appeal (June 1, 2016)
The tribe is currently barred from opening a Class II gaming facility on its reservation in Massachusetts.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe offers gaming options closer to home
Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe offers gaming options closer to home (May 26, 2016)
The tribe is promoting the new Naskila Entertainment as a 'closer' destination for patrons who might otherwise go to Louisiana.

Settlement opens door to tribal casino at popular Oklahoma lake
Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Settlement opens door to tribal casino at popular Oklahoma lake (May 23, 2016)
Lake Texoma lies within Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation territory but state officials aren't saying whether they are interested in the casino.

Kickapoo Tribe added to lawsuit over deadly casino bus accident
Litigation
Kickapoo Tribe added to lawsuit over deadly casino bus accident (May 23, 2016)
Nine people died and dozens were injured when a bus that was on its way to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino was involved in a rollover.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe welcomes back former casino workers
Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe welcomes back former casino workers (May 20, 2016)
The tribe hired 200 people for the new Naskila Entertainment and some of them used to work at a casino that was shut down in 2002.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe opens Class II facility on reservation
Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe opens Class II facility on reservation (May 18, 2016)
The 15,000 square-foot Naskila Entertainment in Livingston, Texas, offers 365 Class II games and features a full-service restaurant.

Kickapoo Tribe looks into bus company involved in fatal accident
Public Relations
Kickapoo Tribe looks into bus company involved in fatal accident (May 17, 2016)
Eight people were killed and 44 were injured when a bus headed to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino crashed.

Choctaw Nation offered settlements in fatal casino bus accident
Litigation
Choctaw Nation offered settlements in fatal casino bus accident (May 4, 2016)
The $75,000 that was offered to settle two lawsuits pales in comparison to the $10.9 million that the tribe was ordered to pay by a jury in Texas.

Choctaw Nation ordered to pay $11M for casino bus crash deaths
Litigation | Public Relations
Choctaw Nation ordered to pay $11M for casino bus crash deaths (May 3, 2016)
The tribe plans to appeal after being held liable for a fatal bus accident that occurred in Texas in April 2013.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe schedules job fair as casino debut nears
NIGC | Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe schedules job fair as casino debut nears (April 18, 2016)
The highly-anticipated Naskila Entertainment facility will mark the return of gaming to the reservation in more than a decade.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe prepares to open casino in a few weeks
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe prepares to open casino in a few weeks (February 29, 2016)
The 15,000 square-foot Naskila Entertainment facility will feature 365 Class II gaming machines and a restaurant.

Choctaw Nation casino enterprise donates $100K to tornado relief
Public Relations
Choctaw Nation casino enterprise donates $100K to tornado relief (January 4, 2016)
The money will assist people affected by devastating tornadoes in North Texas.

Randy Galloway: Kickapoo Tribe opposes historical horse racing machines
Opinion
Randy Galloway: Kickapoo Tribe opposes historical horse racing machines (December 29, 2015)
In a column a month ago, there was criticism from here directed at the Star-Telegram editorial board for its repeated stance on an issue that directly impacts the sport of horse racing in this state.

Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility
Litigation | NIGC
Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility (December 11, 2015)
The Obama administration has reaffirmed the tribe's gaming rights but is refusing to file a brief in the long-running case.

Chickasaw Nation emerges as major player with shows at casino
Public Relations
Chickasaw Nation emerges as major player with shows at casino (December 7, 2015)
The WinStar World Casino and Resort is booking top musicians, comedians and other acts that might otherwise perform in the Dallas, Texas, area.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe was making $1M a month at casino
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe was making $1M a month at casino (November 11, 2015)
The tribe plans to open a Class II facility in 2016 but the state still hasn't commented on the matter.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe aims to open casino next year
Casino Stalker | NIGC
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe aims to open casino next year (November 9, 2015)
Plans call for about 300 Class II gaming machines in what's being billed as an 'entertainment center' on the reservation.

Texas tribes optimistic as state stays mum on gaming ruling
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Texas tribes optimistic as state stays mum on gaming ruling (November 4, 2015)
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe won approval of their Class II gaming ordinances amid a long battle with the state.

Editorial: Tigua Tribe finally gets some good news about gaming
NIGC | Opinion
Editorial: Tigua Tribe finally gets some good news about gaming (November 3, 2015)
We welcome the opinions from the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Interior Department.

Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinances
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinances (October 28, 2015)
More than 10 years after being forced to shut down its successful casino, the tribe plans to get back into the gaming business.

Column: Casino industry pours millions into Texas campaigns
Opinion
Column: Casino industry pours millions into Texas campaigns (September 15, 2015)
Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico Indian tribes are making fortunes off Texas folks who play their slot machines and table games.

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