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Pinoleville Pomo Nation buys site of long-delayed casino project
The 8.8-acre property in Ukiah, California, was put on the market last year.
Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute
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
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
The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.
Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision
Opponents are hoping to trip up the Bureau of Indian Affairs even though the gaming site in California has been placed in trust.
Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new location
Plans call for a 200-room hotel, 2,000 slot machines, 24 table games, a spa/fitness center, a 15,000 square-foot event space, six food outlets and a pool and sports bar.
United Keetoowah Band interested in pursuing casino in Georgia
'We can’t come back as fast as Georgia kicked us out,' the tribe's executive director said.
Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust
The tribe must still negotiate a Class III gaming compact with the state of California.
Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust
The California tribe is celebrating a major milestone after going without land for nearly 60 years.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casino
The California tribe appears to the beneficiary of yet another last-minute Obama administration action.
Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case
The new president once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe for a casino that's now before the nation's highest court.
Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in Colorado
High-level political opposition has prompted the tribe to come up with an alternative plan for a casino near the town of Dinosaur.
Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application
For the first time time in decades, the California tribe is looking forward to having a homeland.
Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid
On the last full day of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened the door for approval of the project.
Redding Rancheria 'excited' about plan to move casino to new site
A scoping meeting -- the first step in a what is expected to be a long process -- takes place December 21.
Pokagon Band secures approval for alcohol ordinance in Indiana
The tribe is celebrating major milestones as it moves forward with a casino in Indiana.
Redding Rancheria restarts process to replace existing casino
Plans call for a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center at a much larger site.
Pokagon Band secures historic approval to restore homeland in Indiana
The tribe is making history with approval of the first land-into-trust application in Indiana.
Bay Mills Indian Community plans to reopen controversial casino
More than two years after winning a major decision from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Michigan tribe appears to reviving the project.
Chickasaw Nation submits casino bid amid change in administration
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be seeing a new leader following the inauguration of a new president in January 2017.
Chickasaw Nation announces casino at popular Oklahoma lake
The tribe is submitting a land-into-trust application for the site at Lake Texoma.
Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on casino project
The tribe is pursuing a $400 million development in Elk Grove, California.
Tejon Tribe seeks headquarters as casino project sits in limbo
The Bureau of Indian Affairs missed an anticipated deadline on the California tribe's proposed gaming facility.
Prairie Island Indian Community dispels 'racist' casino rumors
The Minnesota tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for housing and non-gaming developments.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe secures approval to buy land for casino
The sale passed by a narrow vote and Chairman George Gholson thanked the local community for supporting the project.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks approval to buy land for casino bid
The plans to pay $5.5 million for about 24.6 acres owned by the city of Ridgecrest, California.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees setback in land-into-trust dispute
The Bureau of Indian Affairs should not have approved the land-into-trust application for the tribe's casino in Massachusetts, a federal judge ruled.
Cowlitz Tribe wins major court ruling on land-into-trust application
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has sided with the tribe and the Obama administration in a closely-watched gaming case.
Prairie Island Indian Community eyes trust status for new parcel
The Minnesota tribe is looking to grow but local officials are worried about a casino at the site.
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid
Plans to develop land around the Coconut Creek Casino in Florida have been in the works for six years.
Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision
Opponents argue that the casino site in Massachusetts should not have been placed in trust as a result of the Supreme Court's decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack
The tribe still hasn't said what it plans to do with the 31-acre site right outside of Portland, Oregon's most populous city.
Coquille Tribe awaits environmental review for gaming project
The Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be making progress but has fallen behind on its anticipated schedule.
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation still interested in developing casino
The band just won approval for an urban reserve and Chief Marcel Moody remains hopeful about gaming in Thompson, Manitoba.
Cloverdale Rancheria excited to move forward with casino plan
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will 'immediately' place 61.83 acres in trust for the California tribe.
Supreme Court takes up petition in Seneca Nation land case again
After delaying action on a petition filed by casino opponents, the justices are due to consider a case that questions the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in New York.
Supreme Court delays action on Seneca Nation gaming land case
Without explanation, the justices delayed the consideration of a petition that questions whether the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is legal.
Supreme Court considers petition in Seneca Nation casino dispute
Opponents have been questioning the legality of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, for years.
Cloverdale Rancheria might downsize plan for long-awaited casino
The process took so long that a nearby tribe opened a casino and is almost finished with an expansion project.
Cloverdale Rancheria wins approval of casino land-into-trust bid
The decision comes two years after the final environmental impact statement was issued and nearly eight years after the process formally began.
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency
The tribe has a reservation in Death Valley National Park but living conditions there can be difficult and development options are extremely limited.
Fond du Lac Band won't confirm plan for site adjacent to casino
The footprint of the Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minnesota, is about to grow with approval of a land-into-trust application.
Coquille Tribe questions opposition to new Class II gaming facility
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) is urging the Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the land-into-trust application for the proposed casino.
Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack
The building that housed the old Multnomah Greyhound Park near Portland, Oregon, is being demolished to make way for some sort of development.
Tribes in Oregon clash over Class II off-reservation casino plan
The Coquille Tribe is already facing opposition from the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe and now Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) has stepped into the fray.
Bureau of Indian Affairs still moves slowly on casino applications
Only 67 gaming acquisitions have been approved since the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988.
Poarch Creek gaming enterprise acquires property in Mississippi
The tribe continues to look beyond Alabama to expand its gaming portfolio.
Cherokee Nation to start work on new addition to gaming empire
The casino in Grove will be the tribe's 10th casino in Oklahoma.
Pokagon Band reaches two agreements for casino site in Indiana
The tribe is addressing sewer and water services, along with payments in lieu of property taxes, at its 166-acre land-into-trust in South Bend, Indiana.
Lytton Band acquires property adjacent to off-reservation casino
The tribe hasn't said whether it will seek to have the land placed in trust amid controversy over development plans in a nearby county.
Quapaw Tribe blames non-Indian track for opposition in Arkansas
Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly disavowed plans to open a casino on its ancestral reservation but local officials remain skeptical.
Little River Band acquires land near off-reservation gaming site
The tribe paid $500,000 for another 120 acres in Fruitport, Michigan, the location of the proposed casino.
Prairie Island Indian Community isn't planning for new casino
The tribe recently acquired 112 acres of farmland off the reservation but isn't looking to develop a casino there.
Quapaw Tribe seeks to acquire more ancestral land in Arkansas
Chairman John Berrey is again disclaiming plans for a casino but local officials are wary of entering into any agreements with the tribe.
Osage Nation seeks trust status for sites of two potential casinos
One sites lies across from the Bartlesville Municipal Airport and another is located in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
Wilton Rancheria focuses on two sites for potential gaming facility
The tribe is considering two locations along a major highway just outside of Sacramento, California.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ties casino suit to anti-Indian group
Michelle Littlefield admits she helped the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance host a conference in Massachusetts in March 2013.
Non-Indian firm looking to block Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino
Rush Street Gaming concedes that its proposed commercial casino in Brockton, Massachusetts, will benefit greatly if the tribe somehow goes away.
House committee approves Lytton Band bill with casino limitation
H.R.2538 appears to be the first bill that imposes geographic and temporal restrictions on future land acquisitions for a tribe that already has federal recognition.
Wilton Rancheria considers a second location for potential casino
A 28-acre property next to a half-completed mall is being reviewed as the tribe goes through the land-into-trust process.
Cherokee Nation slated to break ground on new gaming facility
The tribe's 10th casino will be located near Grove, Oklahoma, and will feature 400 gaming machines, a restaurant, a full-service bar, a live music venue and a dance floor.
Catawba Nation still waiting for action on casino in North Carolina
The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application in September 2013 but there's been little activity on the federal level.
Pokagon Band sees opposition to work at casino site in Indiana
The tribe wants to fill in wetlands and alter a stream at its 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend.
Quapaw Tribe hits snag in agreement for ancestral Arkansas land
Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly promised that the tribe doesn't want to build a casino on a 160-acre site in Little Rock.
Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing a dispute that tests the $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.
Wilton Rancheria anticipates lengthy process for gaming project
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is finally taking action on the tribe's land-into-trust application for a casino near Sacramento, California.
BIA hosts meeting on Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation casino bid
The tribe, whose headquarters are located in Kansas, plans a Class II facility on an ancestral reservation in Illinois.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ready to build long-awaited casino
The First Light Resort and Casino will be located on about 151 acres in the city of Taunton, Massachusetts, land that is now officially a reservation.
Pokagon Band aims to build police station at Indiana casino site
The facility would be located on the northern portion of the tribe's 166-acre land-into-trust site in South Bend.
Wilton Rancheria sees BIA movement on long-awaited casino bid
Plans call for a 601,780 square-foot facility that includes a 110,260 square-foot gaming floor, a 302-room hotel, a 48,150-square-foot convention center and a 3,500-space parking lot.
Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas
The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.
Foes promise suit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's casino
Don't expect the case to be filed soon -- opponents plan to wait up to six years to challenge the tribe's land-into-trust application.
Samish Nation still waiting for decision on long-awaited casino
Plans call for a 48,100 square-foot casino on about 11.41 acres in Skagit County.
Cowlitz Tribe plans $13.4M wastewater system at casino site
Chairman William Iyall is confident that the Environmental Protection Agency will approve the project.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino site finally placed in trust
Chairman Cedric Cromwell said the decision by the Bureau of Indian Affairs carries added meaning as Thanksgiving approaches.
Quapaw Tribe works on agreement for ancestral Arkansas land
Chairman John Berrey has repeatedly pledged not to pursue gaming on its former reservation in present-day Little Rock.
Little River Band might buy additional land near gaming site
The tribe has seen strong local support for the $180 million project in Fruitport Township in Michigan.
BIA formally declares reservation for Cowlitz Tribe casino
Administrative appeals and litigation have delayed construction of the $510 million Cowlitz Casino and Entertainment Resort.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe buys gaming site for $34.5M
The tribe hopes to break ground on the long-awaited First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts, in spring 2016.
Quapaw Tribe still vows no casino on ancestral land in Arkansas
Chairman John Berrey has been willing to sign a no-casino pledge although it's not clear whether it would be enforceable.
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation might not see casino support
Officials in DeKalb County, Illinois, aren't sure whether they will support the tribe's land-into-trust application for the site.
Grand Ronde Tribes open to ideas with purchase of old racetrack
A casino near Oregon's largest city could be a big win as long as it doesn't hurt an existing facility about 60 miles from Portland.
Grand Ronde Tribes won't rule out casino at former racetrack
The site puts the tribe a lot closer to Portland, Oregon's most populous city and could address competition from a rival casino.
Lytton Band vows not to pursue casino on newly acquired lands
Officials and residents have raised concerns about the tribe's plans to establish a homeland in Sonoma County, California.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe brings competition to New England gaming market
Moody's is warning of impacts in Massachusetts and even Rhode Island as the tribe moves forward with its long-delayed casino.
White Earth Nation plans hotel and RV park at third casino site
The development will be located on 270 acres at Star Lake, a small community in Minnesota located outside of the boundaries of the main reservation.
Coquille Tribe awaits next step in bid for off-reservation casino
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could release a draft environmental impact statement by the end of the year.
White Earth Nation outlines plan for yet another gaming facility
The tribe will build a casino with a hotel and RV park at Star Lake, a small community south of the reservation.
Enterprise Rancheria wins ruling in casino land-into-trust case
A federal judge rejected a slew of claims made by two rival tribes with existing casinos in northern California.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe gaming site officially put in trust
A 151-acre site in Taunton, Massachusetts, plus another 170 acres in Mashpee, the location of tribal headquarters, were immediately placed in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
White Earth Nation linked to land buys at potential casino site
A land management company whose contact is the tribe's attorney has purchased 230 acres in Star Lake, Minnesota, for $2.25 million.
Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects
More lawsuits are expected if the Bureau of Indian Affairs ever approves the tribe's land-into-trust applications.
Sault Tribe wins dismissal of off-reservation gaming litigation
The tribe wants to build a $245 million casino in Lansing, Michigan, on property that was acquired in connection with a land claim settlement.
Seneca Nation wins decision in off-reservation gaming lawsuit
The tribe is pursuing a $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York.
Seneca Nation grows land holdings at off-reservation casino
The tribe acquired several properties worth more than $3.2 million around the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.
Tejon Tribe anticipates lengthy process for casino in California
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is moving forward on the land-into-trust application but a decision is years away.
Quapaw Tribe still willing to sign no-casino pledge in Arkansas
Local officials said Chairman John Berrey hasn't followed up on his offer but he's planning on arranging meetings soon.
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation must wait for support on casino
A resolution to support the tribe's land-into-trust application for a Class II gaming facility in Illinois was tabled.
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe moves ahead with casino plan
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing an environmental impact statement for a 250,000 square-foot casino in Kern County, California.
Mayor believes BIA decision coming soon on Sault Tribe casino
The land-into-trust application for a site Lansing, Michigan, has been pending for 11 months.
John Kane: Seneca Nation money train coming to an end in New York
Seneca Nation ends casino payments after sending $1.4B to state of New York
Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company
Pinoleville Pomo Nation buys site of long-delayed casino project
Chukchansi Tribe fires back at gaming firm seeking $21M in court
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