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'Sovereign nation helping sovereign nation': Sauk-Suiattle Tribe finally opening casino
Openings & Closings
'Sovereign nation helping sovereign nation': Sauk-Suiattle Tribe finally opening casino (June 15, 2018)
The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe is getting into the gaming industry for the first time thanks to a fellow Indian nation.

Kalispel Tribe on track with $10.5 million casino and economic development project
Openings & Closings
Kalispel Tribe on track with $10.5 million casino and economic development project (June 4, 2018)
The Kalispel Tribe has another big project on its agenda -- a $10.5 million casino and economic development project in Washington.

Gaming market in Oregon survives after Cowlitz Tribe opens casino
Openings & Closings
Gaming market in Oregon survives after Cowlitz Tribe opens casino (May 25, 2018)
The Cowlitz Tribe recently celebrated the first anniversary of its gaming facility in Washington and its neighbors in Oregon have survived just fine.

Police officer's rifle went off inside Suquamish Tribe's casino
Public Relations
Police officer's rifle went off inside Suquamish Tribe's casino (May 16, 2018)
Authorities are looking into an incident in which a police officer's rifle was inadvertently discharged at the casino owned by the Suquamish Tribe.

Tribes with casinos just a couple of miles apart step up their food game
Litigation | Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Tribes with casinos just a couple of miles apart step up their food game (April 26, 2018)
The Kalispel Tribe and the Spokane Tribe are competing for gamblers' dollars and their taste buds too.

Cowlitz Tribe debuts event center as it celebrates casino anniversary
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe debuts event center as it celebrates casino anniversary (April 10, 2018)
The Cowlitz Tribe is celebrating the first anniversary of its gaming facility with the unveiling of new events center.

Lower Elwha Klallam citizen pleads guilty to domestic assault
Public Relations
Lower Elwha Klallam citizen pleads guilty to domestic assault (March 29, 2018)
Matthew Tyler Charles, a citizen of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, has admitted assaulting his former partner at the Elwha River Casino in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe kept paying casino employee even after she left job
Litigation
Cowlitz Tribe kept paying casino employee even after she left job (March 12, 2018)
The Cowlitz Tribe is suing a former casino employee to recover $13,672.01 in mistaken wages,

Man from Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe accused in assault at casino
Opinion
Man from Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe accused in assault at casino (March 12, 2018)
Matthew Tyler Charles, a citizen of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, is accused of assaulting a former domestic partner at his tribe's casino in Washington.

Nisqually Tribe solicits design options for potential casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Nisqually Tribe solicits design options for potential casino expansion (January 29, 2018)
The Nisqually Tribe might be expanding its casino in Washington with a hotel and convention center.

Stillaguamish Tribe prepares for $60 million expansion of gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Stillaguamish Tribe prepares for $60 million expansion of gaming facility (January 17, 2018)
The Stillaguamish Tribe is gearing up for a major expansion of its casino in Washington.

Spokane Tribe welcomes big crowds to long-awaited casino in Washington
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe welcomes big crowds to long-awaited casino in Washington (January 9, 2018)
It took more than 10 years but the Spokane Tribe finally opened a new casino in Washington.

Spokane Tribe readies January 2018 opening for new casino in Washington
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe readies January 2018 opening for new casino in Washington (December 21, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe will open its long-awaited casino in Washington on January 8, 2018.

Tulalip Tribes break ground on $140 million replacement casino after adding hotel to project
Openings & Closings
Tulalip Tribes break ground on $140 million replacement casino after adding hotel to project (December 18, 2017)
The Tulalip Tribes broke ground on a $140 million replacement casino, which will include a hotel, in Washington.

Stillaguamish Tribe puts casino name on arena in $3.4 million naming rights deal
Business Deals | Public Relations
Stillaguamish Tribe puts casino name on arena in $3.4 million naming rights deal (December 14, 2017)
The Stillaguamish Tribe announced a 10-year, $3.8 million naming rights deal for an arena in Everett, Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe on track to open event center on first anniversary of gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe on track to open event center on first anniversary of gaming facility (November 28, 2017)
It's been nearly seven months since the Cowlitz Tribe opened its long-awaited casino in Washington but expansion plans are already in motion.

Spokane Tribe ramps up hiring efforts as opening of long-awaited casino nears
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe ramps up hiring efforts as opening of long-awaited casino nears (October 23, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is getting closer to opening a new casino in Washington after pursuing the project for more than a decade.

Squaxin Island Tribe holds grand opening for remodeled hotel tower at casino
Openings & Closings
Squaxin Island Tribe holds grand opening for remodeled hotel tower at casino (October 12, 2017)
The Squaxin Island Tribe completely remodeled all 90 rooms in the hotel tower at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Washington.

Chehalis Tribe working with local  authorities on fatal shooting outside casino
Openings & Closings
Chehalis Tribe working with local authorities on fatal shooting outside casino (October 11, 2017)
A Washington man died after being involved in a shooting outside of the casino owned by the Chehalis Tribe.

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe announces first phase of gaming expansion project
Openings & Closings
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe announces first phase of gaming expansion project (October 10, 2017)
The Jamestown S’Kallam Tribe is planning a long-term expansion of its casino in Washington, with a hotel tower set to rise in 2020.

Tulalip Tribes plan to break ground $100 million replacement gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Tulalip Tribes plan to break ground $100 million replacement gaming facility (September 13, 2017)
The Tulalip Tribes will be breaking ground on a replacement facility for the Quil Ceda Creek Casino in Washington later in 2017.

Stillaguamish Tribe responds to incident of baby left in car as mother gambled
Public Relations
Stillaguamish Tribe responds to incident of baby left in car as mother gambled (September 13, 2017)
A Washington woman is facing charges after allegedly leaving her baby alone in a car while she gambled at the casino owned by the Stillaguamish Tribe.

Nooksack Tribe reopens casino after reaching settlement with gaming agency
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Nooksack Tribe reopens casino after reaching settlement with gaming agency (September 11, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe is back in the gaming business after a three-month shutdown imposed by the federal government.

Kalispel Tribe breaks ground on $20 million expansion project at casino
Openings & Closings
Kalispel Tribe breaks ground on $20 million expansion project at casino (August 2, 2017)
The Kalispel Tribe is working hard to make the Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Washington more attractive to families.

Chehalis Tribe promotes longtime employee as chief executive at casino
Openings & Closings
Chehalis Tribe promotes longtime employee as chief executive at casino (July 25, 2017)
The Chehalis Tribe just completed a $46 million expansion project and now the casino in Washington has a new chief executive.

Stillaguamish Tribe installs vehicle charging stations at casino gas station
Public Relations
Stillaguamish Tribe installs vehicle charging stations at casino gas station (July 25, 2017)
The Stillaguamish Tribe is welcoming electric vehicle users to its casino in Washington.

Spokane Tribe provides funds for highway project at new gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe provides funds for highway project at new gaming facility (July 12, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is fully funding a highway project that will benefit its new casino in Washington.

Nisqually Tribe talks to local officials about off-reservation gaming facility
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Nisqually Tribe talks to local officials about off-reservation gaming facility (July 12, 2017)
Discussions are still in the early stages but the Nisqually Tribe is interested in a casino and other development in Lacey, Washington.

Washington couple admits to fraud as they gambled millions at casino
Public Relations
Washington couple admits to fraud as they gambled millions at casino (July 10, 2017)
While a husband scammed investors out of millions of dollars, his wife was gambling the money at a casino owned by the Puyallup Tribe in Washington.

Spokane Tribe casino doesn't bother Air Force despite claims in lawsuit
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe casino doesn't bother Air Force despite claims in lawsuit (June 26, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe and the U.S. Air Force are both disputing claims being made about a new casino in Washington.

Nooksack Tribe accepting slot tickets while casino remains closed
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Nooksack Tribe accepting slot tickets while casino remains closed (June 22, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe has yet to comment publicly on the status of its shuttered casino in Washington.

Nooksack Tribe closes doors to casino after being hit with federal order
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Nooksack Tribe closes doors to casino after being hit with federal order (June 19, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe has been forced to close its casino in Washington amid a long-running disenrollment and leadership dispute.

Nooksack Tribe told to close casino amid leadership and citizenship feud
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Nooksack Tribe told to close casino amid leadership and citizenship feud (June 16, 2017)
The National Indian Gaming Commission has ordered the Nooksack Tribe to close its casino in Washington.

University of Washington offers gaming and hospitality program
Public Relations
University of Washington offers gaming and hospitality program (June 13, 2017)
A partnership with the Washington Indian Gaming Association will connect students to the tribal casino industry.

Jamestown S'Kallam Tribe enters new Class III gaming compact
Compacts
Jamestown S'Kallam Tribe enters new Class III gaming compact (June 8, 2017)
Just two years after updating their compact, the Jamestown S’Kallam Tribe and the state of Washington have agreed to some new changes.

Harold Monteau: Sovereignty at risk with Nooksack Tribe dispute
NIGC | Opinion
Harold Monteau: Sovereignty at risk with Nooksack Tribe dispute (June 6, 2017)
A former chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission is calling for the closure of the Nooksack Tribe's casino in Washington.

Spokane Tribe on track to open casino later this year amid lawsuits
Litigation | Opinion
Spokane Tribe on track to open casino later this year amid lawsuits (June 2, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is opening a $400 million gaming facility on ancestral territory in Washington state.

Cowlitz Tribe reports strong turnouts a month after casino debut
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe reports strong turnouts a month after casino debut (May 31, 2017)
Business appears to be booming at the ilani Casino Resort, Washington's newest tribal gaming facility.

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.

Kalispel Tribe using bottled water at casino due to contamination
Public Relations
Kalispel Tribe using bottled water at casino due to contamination (May 18, 2017)
The tribe took action after high levels of chemicals were found in water wells in Airway Heights, Washington.

Grand Ronde Tribes concerned about proposed inter-tribal casino
Casino Stalker
Grand Ronde Tribes concerned about proposed inter-tribal casino (May 3, 2017)
The proposal from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians was apparently a surprise.

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians unveil unique casino project
Casino Stalker
Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians unveil unique casino project (May 2, 2017)
The project is seen as a way to keep gaming dollars in Oregon from going to neighboring Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nears
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Cowlitz Tribe enters law enforcement deal as casino debut nears (April 19, 2017)
The agreement allows officers in Clark County, Washington, to enforce the law on the reservation.

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.

Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino (April 17, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington survived a slew of legal challenges and is the first gaming facility approved in the wake of a major Supreme Court decision.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case
Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (April 17, 2017)
In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears (April 5, 2017)
It's been a big week so far for the Washington-based tribe.

Puyallup Tribe investigates double shooting in parking lot of casino
Public Relations
Puyallup Tribe investigates double shooting in parking lot of casino (April 4, 2017)
Two men were injured after opening fire outside of the Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel in Fife, Washington.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute (April 3, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court's good news continues to spread across Indian Country.

Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches (April 3, 2017)
Chairman Bill Iyall praised the new leader of the Department of the Interior for supporting the tribe's land-into-trust efforts.

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