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North Fork Rancheria awaits casino financing (12/01)

The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians signed a Class III gaming compact earlier this year for a casino in California. But it could be some time before the tribe breaks ground on the $250...

Cowlitz Tribe works on casino deal with county (11/24)

The Cowlitz Tribe is working on a new casino agreement with Clark County, Washington. The two sides previously agreed to address the impacts of the Cowlitz Casino Resort on the local community. But their deal...

Soo Tribe seeks extension for sale of Detroit casino (11/18)

A federal bankruptcy judge held a hearing to discuss the future of the commercial casino that is majority owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan. The tribe plans to...

Cherokee Nation brings Hard Rock to Oklahoma (11/14)

The Cherokee Nation is bringing the Hard Rock name to Oklahoma. The tribe signed a licensing deal to brand its new $155 million casino as the Hard Rock Casino Tulsa. The agreement needs approval...

Mohegan Tribe leases land for potential casino (11/14)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is spending millions to invest in a potential casino in Massachusetts. The tribe is leasing 152 acres in the town of Palmer in case gaming is legalized in the state...

Mohegan Tribe eyes casino in Massachusetts (11/13)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is still making plans for a casino in Massachusetts even though legislation to authorize commercial gaming failed to pass. The tribe wants to build a casino in Palmer, in the...

2nd Circuit rejects Catskills casino lawsuit (10/23)

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit that claimed Harrah's Entertainment interfered with the development of a casino for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York. The tribe had an...

Quechan Nation hasn't secured casino financing (10/23)

The Quechan Nation hasn't secured financing to complete a $214 million casino, The Yuma Sun reports. In Wednesday's edition of the Quechan News, the tribal paper, the tribal council said it hadn't found $25...

Mashpee Wampanoag backers strained by economy (09/24)

The main financial backers of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts are feeling the effects of the economic downturn. Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's have downgraded the credit rating of the owner and...

Daughter of NIGC chair works for casino developer (09/22)

The daughter of National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen is working for a developer that wants to build a casino for the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, The Oklahoman reports. Vanya Hogen was hired by...

Quapaw Tribe's casino too much for competitor (09/12)

Competition from the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has caused a gaming company to pull out of a project in Kansas. Penn National Gaming wanted to bid on a state-licensed casino in Cherokee County. But the...

Fond du Lac Band questions revenue sharing (09/12)

Karen Diver , the chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, says her tribe isn't benefiting from a casino in downtown Duluth, Minnesota. The tribe contributes 19 percent of gross...

Cabazon Band casino extends sponsorship of fair (09/11)

The casino owned by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians will continue to sponsor the popular Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival. The Fantasy Springs Resort Casino has sponsoring fair for 14 years. The...

Mashantucket Tribe eyes Philadelphia casino (09/11)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is eyeing a new location for its proposed casino in Pennsylvania. The tribe envisions a slot machine facility in the heart of Philadelphia's downtown. The site being...

Prairie Band set for mediation with former partner (09/08)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas will enter into mediation with its former gaming partner as the result of a court ruling on Friday. The tribe says Harrah's Entertainment is violating an agreement by...

Blog: A glimpse of Menominee casino at Mohegan (09/03)

"To visit the Mohegan Sun resort in Uncasville, Conn., is to catch a glimpse of Kenosha's future. Outstanding craftsmanship performed by local workers. Impeccable service by well-paid employees. Top-quality entertainment that draws visitors to the...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe confident on investors (08/29)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts isn't worried about the financial rating of one of its gaming investors, a spokesperson said. Waterford Gaming, which is owned by South African business tycoon Len Wolman, is backing...

Non-Indian racetrack in Oklahoma may be sold (08/15)

A non-Indian racetrack in Oklahoma that claims it will be hurt by a proposed off-reservation casino might be sold. Remington Park is doing well, according to executives, but its parent company isn't. So Magna Entertainment...

First Nations to manage Native casinos in Taiwan (07/25)

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority has signed a deal to manage up to three Native casinos in Taiwan. SIGA will start with one casino for the Thao Tribe, one of Taiwan's indigenous groups. SIGA will...

Little River Band purchases defunct racetrack (07/17)

The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians purchased a defunct racetrack in Michigan for an undisclosed price. The tribe wants to open a casino at the site near Muskegon. But official said there is...

New Quapaw casino a threat to gaming company (07/10)

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma opened a massive casino to large crowds over the July 4 weekend and the development could force one of the nation's largest gaming companies to drop a casino bid in...

Choctaw Nation in negotiations to sell race track (07/09)

The Choctaw Nation is in talks to sell the Blue Ribbon Downs, potentially to the Cherokee Nation, according to published reports. The tribe bought the race track in November 2003 for $4.25 million. Choctaw leaders...

Mohegan Tribe loses partner in Kansas casino bid (07/01)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has lost one of its partners in a bid for a commercial casino in Kansas. The tribe, owners of the Mohegan Sun Casino, purchased the one-third interest held by Olympia...

Soo Tribe's Detroit casino lays off 89 employees (06/24)

The commercial casino owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians laid off 89 employees on Monday. Greektown Casino is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The tribe is seeking $150 million in...

Soo Tribe expects $15.9M loss at commercial casino (06/06)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians won approval from theMichigan Gaming Control Board to restructure the debt at its commercial casino in Detroit. The tribe has secured a $51.3 million loan to...

Bankruptcy judge approves loan for Soo Tribe casino (06/05)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan is moving to address the financial state of its commercial casino in Detroit. The tribe filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week to...

Soo Tribe in turmoil as casino files for bankruptcy (06/02)

News of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians deepened tensions within the Michigan tribe. The tribe has a majority stake in the Greektown Casino in Detroit...

Lac du Flambeau project wins Mississippi license (05/22)

A casino boat being backed by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Wisconsin has been awarded a license by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. The tribe is one of the partners in...

U.S. Attorney cites threat to Indian gaming (05/21)

U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling of the Eastern District of Oklahoma says Indian gaming remains vulnerable to criminal elements. Sperling successfully prosecuted Ivy Kwok Ong for tax fraud and bribery. Ong was able to infiltrate the...

Wyandotte Nation shares gaming revenues (05/16)

The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma made its first payment of gaming revenues to local governments in Kansas. The tribe agreed to share a percentage of revenues from its casino in downtown Kansas City with...

Soo Tribe pressed to keep Detroit casino afloat (05/14)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is facing pressure to make sure its commercial casino in Detroit complies with state law. The tribe has fallen behind on construction of a permanent Greektown...

Soo Tribe finds investors for Detroit casino (05/07)

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has landed a $100 million investment for its commercial casino in Detroit. The tribe needed to find new investors or face a state-ordered sale of the...

Lac du Flambeau Band fueds over gaming projects (04/25)

Members of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians are questioning the tribe's gaming projects. The tribe operates the Lake of the Torches casino on its reservation. Some say the books...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe seeks $525K in contract flap (03/14)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is seeking $525,000 from its former gaming partner. A tribal court ordered BBC Entertainment, which is owned by former tribal president Charles Colombe, to pay the money in...

Mille Lacs casino eyed as stop on high-speed rail line (03/05)

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is meeting with local governments in Minnesota to discuss a potential high-speed rail line stop at the tribe's Grand Casino. The tribe is open to the idea, an official...

Sho-Bans question tribe's role in Las Vegas deal (02/28)

Some members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho are criticizing the tribe's involvement in a potential Las Vegas casino. The tribe has apparently joined an effort to open the first Indian-run casino on the...

Seminole Tribe turns down one Las Vegas deal (02/27)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has turned down an offer to buy land on the Las Vegas strip. A developer named Triple Five wanted to sell about 40 acres near the southern end of the...

Tribes seeking to develop casino in Las Vegas (02/25)

The Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington is seeking to develop the first inter-tribal casino in Las Vegas, KPVI-TV reports. The tribe wants to buy 70 acres on the southern end of the strip. The Shoshone-Bannock...

Laguna casino to sponsor university teams (02/15)

Athletic teams at the University of New Mexico have a new sponsor: the casino owned by Laguna Pueblo. The tribe's development corporation signed a $2.5 million, five-year deal with UNM's athletics department. The tribe will...

Lac du Flambeau Band to mortage land for debts (02/15)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is will mortgage fee lands to pay off $50 million in gaming debts after members of the Wisconsin tribe approved a referendum on Thursday. The tribe...

Ponca Tribe hires firm to develop casino (02/15)

The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma has hired Sunway-Postoak Advisory Inc., an Indian-owned firm, to develop, design and build a casino. Sunway-Postoak Advisory is owned by Wayne Postoak, a member of the Choctaw Nation. Postoak...

Lac du Flambeau Band seeks $50M for gaming debts (02/12)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is weighing a $50 million bond deal to refinance debt on its Wisconsin casino and finance a gaming project in Mississippi. The bond would be financed...

Red Lake Nation retires $27M debt for casinos (01/28)

The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota has paid off a $27 million loan used to expand two casinos. The tribe retired the debt in seven years. Its been a rough road, but we made...

Navajo Nation's $100M gaming loan in limbo (01/16)

The Navajo Nation is looking at alternative sources of funding for its new gaming empire due to concerns about a $100 million loan from JP Morgan Chase bank. The tribe agreed to secure the loan...
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