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Spokane Tribe faces another challenge to off-reservation casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe faces another challenge to off-reservation casino (May 30, 2017)
Local officials in Washington are hoping to prevent the Spokane Tribe from opening a new gaming facility in just a matter of 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.

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
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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.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino
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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.

Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino (March 7, 2017)
The Golden Mesa Casino will be located in Oklahoma's Panhandle, more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters.

Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in Washington
Openings & Closings
Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in Washington (February 22, 2017)
The Northern Quest Resort and Casino is growing by 40,000 square-feet and will see a new recreational vehicle park.

Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in Oklahoma
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Shawnee Tribe touts approval of off-reservation casino in Oklahoma (February 3, 2017)
The $25 million Golden Mesa Casino would still need to be approved by the governor of Oklahoma.

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

Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in Colorado
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Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in Colorado (January 27, 2017)
High-level political opposition has prompted the tribe to come up with an alternative plan for a casino near the town of Dinosaur.

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
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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.

Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino (January 6, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has concluded that a lengthy environmental impact statement isn't needed for the project in Oklahoma.

Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site
California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site (January 5, 2017)
The tribe must gain approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the governor of California.

Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion project
Business Deals | Openings & Closings
Kaw Nation joins with frontmen of KISS for casino expansion project (January 4, 2017)
The frontment of the legendary rock band are opening their first Rock & Brews casino with the tribe.

Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (January 4, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (January 3, 2017)
The proposed casino in Beloit has been under review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs for more than four years.

Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid
California | Litigation
Court strikes big blow against North Fork Rancheria casino bid (December 13, 2016)
The California tribe has overcome numerous hurdles in the last 12 years and a new decision only muddies the waters.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead
California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead (December 12, 2016)
The 60-acre site that was slated for the development has been sold, according to a local radio station.

Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M
Compacts
Little River Band payment puts gaming revenue sharing at $32.1M (December 9, 2016)
This year, the tribe shared more than $1.58 million with local communities and schools in Michigan.

Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project (November 9, 2016)
The casino in Washington is likely the last of its kind to gain approval under the Obama administration.

Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge
California | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Enterprise Rancheria casino work in limbo due to legal challenge (October 31, 2016)
The United Auburn Indian Community, the owners of a successful gaming facility, is fighting the new development.

Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site
California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site (October 26, 2016)
The tribe wants to move the Eagle Mountain Casino to a location that offers room to grow.

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.

United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
United Auburn Indian Community loses suit against new casino (October 14, 2016)
The Enteprise Rancheria plans to open a gaming facility 22 miles from the Auburn Community's casino.

Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino (July 15, 2016)
Construction is slated to begin in the fall and the first phase will open in 2017.

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino
California | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino (July 14, 2016)
Fears of competition are driving the California tribe into an extremely litigious position.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo
California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo (July 12, 2016)
The southern California tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't commenting on the long-delayed project.

Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid (June 30, 2016)
Plans to develop land around the Coconut Creek Casino in Florida have been in the works for six years.

Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues
Casino Stalker | Compacts
Little River Band credited with sharing $30M in gaming revenues (June 28, 2016)
The money goes to local governments and schools and the tribe hopes to replicate that effort with an off-reservation casino.

Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band updates agreement for off-reservation casino (June 22, 2016)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has yet to make a decision on the project in Barstow, California.

Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinos
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinos (June 20, 2016)
Seattle Times: What’s more dangerous is the precedent Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s approval may set for other tribes to expand their operations off reservations.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling
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Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (June 9, 2016)
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino
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Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino (June 8, 2016)
The decision marks only the second time that an off-reservation casino has been approved in Washington.

Kaw Nation receives national award for tribal gaming initiatives
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Kaw Nation receives national award for tribal gaming initiatives (May 26, 2016)
Kaw Gaming, Inc. received the Tribal Gaming Visionary award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino site
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino site (May 10, 2016)
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't reconsider his stance but one local lawmaker is supporting the relocation of the Ojibwa Casino.

North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact
California | Compacts | Legislation | Litigation
North Fork Rancheria gets closer to new Class III gaming compact (May 9, 2016)
Rival tribes are still hoping to stop the new development through H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act.

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.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked to resubmit casino project
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked to resubmit casino project (May 6, 2016)
The tribe has been pursuing the casino since 2006 but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't agree to it.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino (May 4, 2016)
The tribe wants to relocate a casino to a site that's actually closer to the reservation but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is standing firm against it.

New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California
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-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.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casino
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casino (April 19, 2016)
The tribe wants to relocate the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette. Michigan, to a site that's actually closer to its reservation.

Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan
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.

North Fork Rancheria blasts rival tribes over anti-casino efforts
California | Casino Stalker | Legislation
North Fork Rancheria blasts rival tribes over anti-casino efforts (March 30, 2016)
A Republican Congressman confirmed that discussions are underway for a bill that could block the new development.

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to block North Fork Rancheria casino
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to block North Fork Rancheria casino (March 25, 2016)
A 14-month casino shutdown hasn't made the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians more sympathetic to the gaming dreams of one of its fellow California tribes.

Forest County Potawatomi Community marks 25th casino birthday
Openings & Closings
Forest County Potawatomi Community marks 25th casino birthday (March 9, 2016)
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino was the first facility to be approved under the two-part determination provisions of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site
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Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site (March 3, 2016)
The tribe paid $500,000 for another 120 acres in Fruitport, Michigan, the location of the proposed casino.

Los Coyotes Band waits for decision on off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker
Los Coyotes Band waits for decision on off-reservation casino (February 23, 2016)
The final environmental impact statement was completed nearly two years ago but there's still no word from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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