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St. Croix Chippewa Tribe welcomes public to new casino complex
Openings & Closings
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe welcomes public to new casino complex (May 4, 2017)
The complex in Hertel, Wisconsin, includes a casino, a restaurant, a convenience store, a truck stop, an amphitheater and an RV park.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino
Compacts | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino (April 20, 2017)
The $33 million expansion in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, is due to be finished later in the year amid the controversy.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino
Compacts | Litigation
Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino (April 19, 2017)
The lawsuit accuses Wisconsin of violating Class III gaming agreements and the Ho-Chunk Nation of engaging in illegal gaming.

Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion (April 10, 2017)
A rival tribe claims the facility in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, doesn't comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band prepares possible lawsuit in casino feud
Compacts | Litigation
Stockbridge-Munsee Band prepares possible lawsuit in casino feud (April 6, 2017)
The state of Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk Nation might be sued over a disputed expansion project.

Ho-Chunk Nation defends legality of casino project in Wisconsin
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation defends legality of casino project in Wisconsin (March 8, 2017)
A $33 million expansion project has led to a dispute with another tribe.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band withholds casino revenue in Wisconsin
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Stockbridge-Munsee Band withholds casino revenue in Wisconsin (March 7, 2017)
Another tribe's casino expansion project is triggering a Class III gaming compact dispute.

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.

Ho-Chunk Nation moves forward with $33M casino expansion
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Ho-Chunk Nation moves forward with $33M casino expansion (October 20, 2016)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) won't be doing anything to stop the project.

Ho-Chunk Nation faces opposition to casino expansion project
Compacts | Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation faces opposition to casino expansion project (October 19, 2016)
A new Indian gaming controversy is brewing in Wisconsin among tribes and Gov. Scott Walker (R).

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe casino project seen as a surprise to state
Compacts | Openings & Closings
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe casino project seen as a surprise to state (October 3, 2016)
A provision in the Class III gaming compact limits the size of the St. Croix Casino Hertel Express in Webster, Wisconsin.

Ho-Chunk Nation starts work on $153M gaming expansion project
Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation starts work on $153M gaming expansion project (September 26, 2016)
The tribe is upgrading three facilities, with work expected to be complete by the end of 2017.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on casino replacement project
Openings & Closings
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe breaks ground on casino replacement project (September 14, 2016)
The St. Croix Casino Hertel Express is seeing a major upgrade as part of a complex that includes a convenience store, truck stop, park and amphitheater.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe arrests patron for offering drugs at casino
Public Relations
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe arrests patron for offering drugs at casino (August 18, 2016)
Mary Ann Holter, 26, allegedly tried to sell drugs at the St. Croix Casino in Danbury, Wisconsin.

Ho-Chunk Nation announces $153M in casino expansion projects
Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation announces $153M in casino expansion projects (August 16, 2016)
The Wisconsin tribe is upgrading three casinos and will be building new hotels at two of the facilities.

Ho-Chunk Nation secures approval to offer liquor at gaming facility
Regulation
Ho-Chunk Nation secures approval to offer liquor at gaming facility (August 12, 2016)
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison was the only tribal casino in Wisconsin that wasn't allowed to serve liquor.

Patron upset over removal from Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino
Public Relations
Patron upset over removal from Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino (June 13, 2016)
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, said it is reviewing its dress code policy in light of negative press.

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.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe announces another hiring change at casino
Public Relations
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe announces another hiring change at casino (April 28, 2016)
The hiring of Rodney Ferguson as chief operating officer comes less than a week after the longtime general manager left the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

Suspect in Forest County Potawatomi casino shooting found dead
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Suspect in Forest County Potawatomi casino shooting found dead (April 25, 2016)
Terrill J. Thomas, 38, had been accused of firing a gun and stealing $4,825 in gaming chips at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe names new manager for casino
Public Relations
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe names new manager for casino (April 22, 2016)
Hartford Shegonee, the vice chairman and a former chairman of the tribe, will be in charge of the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Man charged for shooting at Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino
Public Relations
Man charged for shooting at Forest County Potawatomi Tribe's casino (April 21, 2016)
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino closed for a few hours last Friday when a patron fired a gun in a high-stakes area of the facility.

Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case
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Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case (April 19, 2016)
The Menominee Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi Community continue to battle over a controversial off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe reopens casino after early morning shooting
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Forest County Potawatomi Tribe reopens casino after early morning shooting (April 15, 2016)
A 38-year-old man is in custody after allegedly opening fire on the floor of the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications
California | Land Acquisitions | NIGC | New York
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications (April 1, 2016)
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.

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.

Ho-Chunk Nation requests liquor license at Class II gaming facility
Regulation
Ho-Chunk Nation requests liquor license at Class II gaming facility (March 1, 2016)
The Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility plans to serve liquor to patrons on the gaming floor and at a bar with seating.

Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex on site next to casino
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex on site next to casino (December 7, 2015)
Plans call for indoor and outdoor playing fields, a cultural center and a hotel on nearly 48 acres adjacent to the Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility.

Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case
Business Deals | Litigation
Lac du Flambeau Band loses ruling in messy casino bond case (December 2, 2015)
The dispute began after the tribe refused to pay $50 million in bonds that were issued for a failed commercial riverboat casino.

Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases
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Supreme Court declines to hear appeals in two gaming cases (October 6, 2015)
The states of Oklahoma and Wisconsin were handed defeat by the justices as they opened their October 2015 term.

Oneida Nation won't offer gaming at location of convenience store
Openings & Closings
Oneida Nation won't offer gaming at location of convenience store (September 30, 2015)
The tribe is building a new One Stop convenience store and gas station but won't offer gaming there anymore.

Menominee Nation reels after casino foe drops out of GOP race
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Menominee Nation reels after casino foe drops out of GOP race (September 23, 2015)
Tribal leaders believe their off-reservation casino in Kenosha fell victim to the now-failed presidential aspirations of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R).

Menominee Nation casino foe ends GOP presidential campaign
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Menominee Nation casino foe ends GOP presidential campaign (September 22, 2015)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) dropped out of the race barely two months after announcing his bid for the White House.

Former Menominee Nation off-reservation casino site for sale
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Former Menominee Nation off-reservation casino site for sale (August 19, 2015)
The tribe's dreams of a Hard Rock Casino were dashed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), now a 2016 presidential candidate, earlier this year.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sees growth in casino revenue
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Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sees growth in casino revenue (August 18, 2015)
The Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, took in at least $360 million in the last fiscal year.

American Gaming Association stakes claim in presidential race
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American Gaming Association stakes claim in presidential race (August 12, 2015)
The Republican field includes a handful of contenders with somewhat negative records on Indian gaming.

Editorial: More tribes should go smoke-free at gaming facilities
Opinion
Editorial: More tribes should go smoke-free at gaming facilities (August 6, 2015)
Five years after Wisconsin made bars and restaurants smoke-free, an American Indian tribe is doing the same.

Wisconsin asks Supreme Court to rule on Ho-Chunk Nation poker
Litigation
Wisconsin asks Supreme Court to rule on Ho-Chunk Nation poker (July 28, 2015)
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the tribe can offer electronic poker but the state isn't happy with that decision.

Ho-Chunk Nation still working on plans for land next to casino
Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation still working on plans for land next to casino (July 17, 2015)
Options for the facility in Madison, Wisconsin, include a cultural center, a hotel, a sports center, entertainment venues and retail shops.

Ho-Chunk Nation goes smoke free at gaming facility on August 1
Public Relations
Ho-Chunk Nation goes smoke free at gaming facility on August 1 (June 16, 2015)
The tribe is the first in Wisconsin to completely eliminate smoking at a gaming facility.

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.

Ho-Chunk Nation wins decision on legality of video poker games
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation wins decision on legality of video poker games (April 30, 2015)
The ruling is a complete victory for the tribe over the status of machines that were installed at a facility in Madison, Wisconsin.

Ho-Chunk Nation looks to develop property adjacent to casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation looks to develop property adjacent to casino (April 6, 2015)
The tribe owns 49 acres next to Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison that could be used for a sports complex, museum and entertainment venues.

Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino deal goes 3 more years
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Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino deal goes 3 more years (April 1, 2015)
The tribe and supporters are still waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to release a draft environmental impact statement for the casino in Beloit.

BIA rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming compact
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BIA rejects Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming compact (March 30, 2015)
Even if Gov. Scott Walker (R) had approved the controversial casino in Kenosha, the agreement would have been rejected by the federal government.

Ho-Chunk Nation extends agreement for off-reservation casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation extends agreement for off-reservation casino (March 27, 2015)
The tribe has agreed to share gaming revenues with the city of Beloit and Rock County.

Ho-Chunk Nation hails movement on off-reservation casino bid
Compacts
Ho-Chunk Nation hails movement on off-reservation casino bid (March 20, 2015)
The tribe believes the Bureau of Indian Affairs has restarted work on the application.

Ho-Chunk Nation continues work on expansion plan for casinos
Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation continues work on expansion plan for casinos (March 19, 2015)
The tribe plans to add hotels, restaurants and other amenities at four facilities as it pursues an off-reservation casino.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sends gaming money to state
Compacts
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe sends gaming money to state (March 11, 2015)
The money was being withheld in a dispute over a rival off-reservation casino.

Opinion: Wrong call on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
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Opinion: Wrong call on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino (March 9, 2015)
The Menominee are our fellow Wisconsinites, they are our brothers and sisters; when opportunity is taken from them it is taken from all of us.

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