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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.

Cowlitz Tribe brings even more food options to forthcoming casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe brings even more food options to forthcoming casino (March 31, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington is set to open in late April with four high-end eateries.

Cowlitz Tribe brings Michael Jordan's Steakhouse to new casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe brings Michael Jordan's Steakhouse to new casino (March 28, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington is due to open in late April.

Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears
Federal Register | Openings & Closings | Regulation
Cowlitz Tribe secures approval to offer liquor as casino debut nears (March 22, 2017)
All the pieces are falling into place as the tribe prepares to open the ilani Casino Resort in late April.

Cowlitz Tribe casino seen as impacting lottery revenues in Oregon
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe casino seen as impacting lottery revenues in Oregon (March 21, 2017)
Video lottery sales are projected to fall $110 million a year once ilani Casino Resort opens in Washington.

Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute (March 20, 2017)
The Cowlitz Tribe will debut a long-awaited casino in April unless non-Indian opponents convince the court to take up the case.

Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (March 7, 2017)
The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

Yakama Nation debuts hotel as part of $90M casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Yakama Nation debuts hotel as part of $90M casino expansion (February 23, 2017)
The six-story, 200-room hotel at the Yakama Nation Legends Casino is now accepting guests.

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.

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 20, 2017)
President Donald Trump has an unusual connection to the dispute -- he once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe, whose casino is the subject of a closely-watched lawsuit.

Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino (February 9, 2017)
The tribe is on its way to putting 1,100 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe hosts job far as opening date for casino approaches (January 12, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort is due to open April 17 as opponents seek to derail it at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe sees huge interest for positions at fast-rising casino (November 17, 2016)
The tribe is hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Reality television star beaten after leaving Tulalip Tribes casino
Public Relations
Reality television star beaten after leaving Tulalip Tribes casino (November 15, 2016)
Jake Harris of Deadliest Catch accepted a ride from a couple at the Quil Ceda Creek Casino before he was beaten and left on the side of a highway.

Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe starts searching for employees of fast-rising casino (November 14, 2016)
The tribe will be hiring more than 1,000 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe announces opening for casino hotel
Openings & Closings
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe announces opening for casino hotel (November 14, 2016)
The 94-room hotel at The Point Casino in Washington debuts November 25.

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.

Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe remains confident as casino opponents file appeal (November 9, 2016)
The U.S. Supreme Court rarely accepts cases but this one might be attractive because it involves one of their prior decisions.

Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe faces one more legal hurdle before opening casino (November 1, 2016)
Non-Indian opponents are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a closely-watched land-into-trust case.

Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino
Legislation | Openings & Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes drop legal challenge to Cowlitz Tribe casino (October 31, 2016)
Grande Ronde leaders have changed their mind and won't try to prevent a fellow tribe from joining the Indian gaming industry.

Cowlitz Tribe spends $32M for highway project at new casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe spends $32M for highway project at new casino (October 27, 2016)
The work will ease traffic for the new ilani Casino Resort, due to open in April 2017.

Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces more executives for fast-rising casino (October 20, 2016)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington remains on track for an opening in April 2017.

Swinomish Tribe starts work on $20M casino expansion project
Openings & Closings
Swinomish Tribe starts work on $20M casino expansion project (October 19, 2016)
The Swinomish Casino & Lodge in Washington will see a new gaming room and a new cafe and food court.

Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrack
Casino Stalker
Grand Ronde Tribes still working on plans at former racetrack (September 21, 2016)
Has a public relations firm spilled the beans on a new tribal gaming facility in Oregon?

Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Tribes clash over new casino but agree on #NoDAPL movement (September 20, 2016)
The Cowlitz Tribe is calling out the non-Indian allies of the Grand Ronde Tribes, because those allies have a financial connection to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo after decision on casino site (September 13, 2016)
Work stopped on the First Light Resort and Casino after a federal judge's decision created uncertainty about the tribe's land-into-trust application.

Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Grand Ronde Tribes ask Supreme Court to hear casino land case (September 13, 2016)
Is Indian Country ready for another Carcieri decision? Leaders of an Oregon tribe hope you are.

Kalispel Tribe continues to build economy around gaming facility
Openings & Closings
Kalispel Tribe continues to build economy around gaming facility (September 8, 2016)
The tribe just opened a large laundry-processing business that is providing services to the casino and has already branched out to other clients.

Kalispel Tribe maintains law and order at busy casino in Washington
Public Relations
Kalispel Tribe maintains law and order at busy casino in Washington (September 2, 2016)
Tribal police have the authority to arrest Indians and non-Indians alike at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits word on role in casino lawsuit (August 31, 2016)
Opponents are trying to stop the Massachusetts tribe from building a casino in their backyard.

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