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Non-Indian firm asks court to force casino bids in Massachusetts (01/08)

A non-Indian developer is asking a federal judge to force the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to open the casino bidding process. K.G. Urban Enterprises wants to bid on a casino in southeastern Massachusetts. The firm says...

IPR: Michigan says Supreme Court serious about Bay Mills casino (01/08)

"The U.S. Supreme Court made a move Monday that may indicate it’s interested in deciding the fate of a northern Michigan casino. The Vanderbilt Casino was opened quietly by the Bay Mills Indian Community in...

Supreme Court rejects petition in Seminole Tribe casino dispute (01/07)

The U.S. Supreme Court won't be hearing Contour Spa at the Hard Rock v. Seminole Tribe, a casino business dispute. The Seminole Tribe of Florida waived its sovereign immunity in a 10-year lease with a...

Supreme Court requests DOJ's views in Bay Mills gaming litigation (01/07)

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking more time to consider a petition in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, a gaming case. In an order today, the high court asked the Department of Justice for...

Supreme Court considers petition in Bay Mills gaming litigation (01/04)

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up a petition in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community, a gaming case. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette sued the Bay Mills Indian Community for opening an casino on...

Judge holds hearing in gaming rights lawsuit in Massachusetts (12/18)

A federal judge heard from the state of Massachusetts, two tribes, a town government, a taxpayer group and a non-Indian developer during a hearing into a gaming rights lawsuit on Monday. H.3702 authorized three casinos...

United Auburn Indian Community also sues to stop new casino (12/18)

The United Auburn Indian Community filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Enterprise Rancheria from opening an off-reservation casino. The Auburn Community says the new development will draw revenues from the Thunder Valley Casino. The...

Cachil Dehe Band files suit to halt Enterprise Rancheria casino (12/17)

The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians, also known as the Colusa Indian Community, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday in hopes of stopping the Enterprise Rancheria from opening an off-reservation casino. The...

Poarch Band says Muscogee Nation casino lawsuit lacks merit (12/13)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama says a lawsuit filed by the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma is without merit. The Poarch Band is spending $246 million to expand the Wind Creek Wetumpka. The...

Judge to hear from parties in Massachusetts gaming law case (12/13)

A court hearing on Monday looks to be a busy affair as a federal judge sorts out a gaming dispute in Massachusetts. K.G. Urban Enterprises, a non-Indian developer, sued the state in order to compete...

Muscogee Nation cites Carcieri in Poarch Creek casino lawsuit (12/12)

The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit in federal court today aimed at preventing the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama from operating a casino on a sacred site. The Muscogee Nation is...

Town objects to gaming rights for Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe (12/12)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is facing opposition to its bid to join a gaming lawsuit in Massachusetts. H.3702 authorized three casinos in the state, including one for "a federally recognized tribe." But the Aquinnah have...

State calls Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino the 'first option' (12/06)

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) says the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe should be the "first option" for a casino in the southeastern region of the state. H.3702 authorizes three casinos in different regions of the state....

Judge backs Ho-Chunk Nation in electronic poker game dispute (12/06)

A federal judge said an arbitrator went too far in ordering the Ho-Chunk Nation to stop offering electronic poker games. The arbitrator said the tribe violated state and federal law by offering the games. But...

Michigan asks Supreme Court to hear Bay Mills gaming lawsuit (12/03)

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an Indian gaming lawsuit involving the Bay Mills Indian Community. The state sued the tribe for opening an casino on a recently...

BIA asked to help with dispute over Creek casino at sacred site (12/03)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being asked to help resolve a dispute between the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama. The Muscogee Nation is upset over the...

2nd Circuit won't reconsider Shinnecock Nation casino dispute (11/29)

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday voted against reconsidering a casino dispute involving the Shinnecock Nation of New York. Prior to gaining federal recognition, the tribe started building a casino on a parcel...

Supreme Court won't hear suit over Miccosukee Tribe casino (11/26)

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a petition in Furry v. Miccosukee Tribe, a case involving the Miccosukee Tribe's casino. Tatiana Furry, a non-Indian patron, was reportedly drinking heavily at the Miccosukee Resort & Gaming...

Tribes aim to influence vote in off-reservation gaming dispute (11/20)

The Tohono O'odham Nation and the Gila River Indian Community spent $235,000 to influence voters in Glendale, Arizona. The Tohono O'odham Nation plans to build a casino near Glendale. The tribe spent $70,000 on city...

8th Circuit hears Fond du Lac Band gaming agreement lawsuit (11/14)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on Tuesday in City of Duluth vs. Fond Du Lac Band of Chippewa, a gaming agreement case. The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa...

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