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Ponca Tribe faces more litigation as opponents continue to fight casino

Opponents in Iowa and Nebraska aren't heeding the Ponca Tribe's call for a more cooperative relationship when it comes to gaming.

Posted: August 28, 2019


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community invests nearly $50 million in gaming projects

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is on track to complete an expansion of its flagship casino after unveiling upgrades at another facility.

Posted: August 26, 2019


Shawnee Tribe announces September 12 opening date for long-awaited casino

It took more than a decade but the Shawnee Tribe is finally ready to debut the Golden Mesa Casino.

Posted: August 26, 2019


Enterprise Rancheria getting closer to debut of long-awaited casino

The Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria is getting ready to welcome guests to its Hard Rock development in California.

Posted: August 14, 2019


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community shares less with citizens

Some citizens of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are upset that their gaming per capita payments haven't kept up with the times.

Posted: August 14, 2019


Ponca Tribe scores another legal victory against casino opponents

The Ponca Tribe can continue to operate its gaming facility on its homelands in Iowa.

Posted: August 13, 2019


Leech Lake Band debuts new casino by setting fry bread record

The Leech Lake Band set a Guinness World Record with a fry bread that weighed 150.2 pounds.

Posted: August 13, 2019


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians prepares to offer sports betting

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is moving quickly in the wake of a new sports betting law in North Carolina.

Posted: July 29, 2019


Quapaw Nation announces groundbreaking for casino on ancestral territory

The Quapaw Nation plans to open a casino resort in Arkansas next spring but gaming machines will debut much sooner.

Posted: July 29, 2019


RECAP: National Indian Gaming Commission nominee outlines vision in Trump era

National Indian Gaming Commission nominee Sequoyah Simermeyer sidestepped two major issues at a sparsely-attended confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.

Posted: July 25, 2019


'There was no substance': Ryan Zinke claims exoneration in Indian gaming scandal

The former leader of the Department of the Interior is telling the media and energy interests that he's been cleared of wrongdoing.

Posted: July 23, 2019


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues to fight for gaming rights

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe plans to appeal a judge's decision that places construction of a long-awaited casino under local jurisdiction.

Posted: July 17, 2019


Wilton Rancheria remains optimistic for long-awaited casino

The Wilton Rancheria continues to plan for a late 2020 opening for its casino amid ongoing litigation filed by opponents in California.

Posted: July 16, 2019


'We are thrilled': Spokane Tribe prevails in challenge to new casino

The Spokane Tribe has rebuffed a rival Indian nation's lawsuit.

Posted: July 15, 2019


Nooksack Tribe gets back into Class III gaming with updated compact

The Nooksack Tribe is getting back into the Class III gaming industry after a nearly four-year absence.

Posted: July 11, 2019


Osage Nation breaks ground on $28 million hotel at casino

The Osage Nation continues to expand its flagship gaming facility in Oklahoma with a $28 million hotel tower.

Posted: July 9, 2019


Umatilla Tribes begin work on $85 million casino expansion project

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are adding more family-friendly amenities to their casino in Oregon.

Posted: July 9, 2019


Seminole Tribe creates thousands of jobs with $2.2 billion gaming expansion project

The Seminole Tribe is creating thousands of jobs in Florida as part of a $2.2 billion gaming expansion project at two facilities.

Posted: July 2, 2019


Mescalero Apache Tribe enters into partnership for sports betting

The Mescalero Apache Tribe is joining other Indian nations in New Mexico in offering sports betting.

Posted: June 24, 2019


Muscogee (Creek) Nation reopens most of casino after historic flooding

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation welcomed visitors back to its flagship gaming facility nearly a month after being shut down.

Posted: June 24, 2019


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe told to seek local permits to build casino

Despite winning a landmark sovereignty case, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is being forced to seek local approval to construct a building that will house a Class II gaming facility.

Posted: June 20, 2019


Pueblo of Laguna plans $55 million investment in racetrack in Kentucky

After years of setbacks, the Pueblo of Laguna is finally entering the commercial gaming industry.

Posted: June 18, 2019


Quapaw Nation returns home with gaming project in Arkansas

The Quapaw Nation has won approval to open a commercial casino on ancestral territory in Arkansas.

Posted: June 13, 2019


Mohegan Tribe continues to expand gaming footprint around the globe

The Mohegan Tribe has expanded its gaming and entertainment portfolio to Canada amid ongoing efforts closer to home.

Posted: June 12, 2019


Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation celebrates milestone in casino construction

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is on track to complete its brand new gaming facility in Arizona.

Posted: June 10, 2019


Eastern Shoshone Tribe announces cost-cutting measures at casino

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is laying off employees, reducing hours and implementing other cost-cutting measures at its casino in Wyoming.

Posted: June 7, 2019


Muscogee (Creek) Nation renews lawsuit over desecration of burial ground

A completed casino expansion on Creek territory in Alabama continues to generate friction between two tribes.

Posted: June 5, 2019


Oneida Nation moves forward with sports betting partnership

The Oneida Nation is getting closer to opening sports books at its gaming facilities in New York.

Posted: June 3, 2019


Nottawaseppi Huron Band prepares for casino milestone with new hotel tower

Gaming continues to be good business for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.

Posted: June 3, 2019


'You were right and I was wrong': Judge concedes to Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe was back in court to defend its sovereignty amid opposition to a long-delayed gaming facility.

Posted: May 31, 2019


Choctaw Nation extends partnership with Major League Baseball team

The Choctaw Nation's gaming enterprise will serve as the 'exclusive' casino for the Texas Rangers.

Posted: May 30, 2019


Comanche Nation 'disappointed' with end to dispute over rival tribal casino

The Comanche Nation has hit the end of the road with its challenge to another tribe's casino.

Posted: May 30, 2019


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe pushes back opening date of long-awaited casino

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is heading back to court to defend its sovereignty.

Posted: May 29, 2019


Poarch Band of Creek Indians joins commercial gaming industry in Pennsylvania

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has secured regulatory approval to acquire and operate a casino in Pennsylvania.

Posted: May 29, 2019


Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat

Rising water levels in the Arkansas River are threatening tribal casinos and tribal businesses in Oklahoma.

Posted: May 23, 2019


VIDEO: Buena Vista Rancheria celebrates grand opening of long-awaited casino

It took more than a decade but the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians finally achieved success.

Posted: May 21, 2019


Mayor: Ponca Tribe brings hope to the local community with casino

The Prairie Flower Casino represents much-needed economic development on a plot of land that was previously sitting vacant.

Posted: May 21, 2019


Non-Indian firms that fought tribes in talks for sale of gaming property

'Makes no sense at all,' one gaming consultant said of the potential deal in Massachusetts.

Posted: May 21, 2019


Coyote Valley Tribe announces minimum wage increase amid casino milestone

The Coyote Valley Tribe is celebrating 25 years in the Indian gaming industry with some big changes.

Posted: May 8, 2019


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe back in court to defend gaming rights

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is being forced to defend its sovereignty again.

Posted: May 6, 2019


Stockbridge-Munsee Community loses ruling over rival casino project

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community has once again lost a challenge to a Ho-Chunk Nation casino expansion project.

Posted: May 1, 2019


Non-Indian firm keeps gaming license despite sexual misconduct scandal

Billionaire mogul Steve Wynn trashed tribes in bidding for a casino license in Massachusetts. His legacy lives on.

Posted: April 30, 2019


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Groundbreaking set for casino expansion

The Lucky Star Casino in Watonga, Oklahoma, is getting a five-story hotel, a conference center and more gaming space.

Posted: April 29, 2019


Cowlitz Tribe debuts convenience store and gas station on gaming anniversary

It's been two years since the Cowlitz Tribe opened its long-awaited gaming facility and business only continues to grow.

Posted: April 22, 2019


New Interior leader had 'absolutely nothing to do with' stalled tribal casino

David Bernhardt gets credit for doing a lot at the Department of the Interior. Except when it might get him into trouble.

Posted: April 17, 2019


Kalispel Tribe welcomes visitors to new gaming facility in Washington

The Kalispel Tribe, one of the pioneers in the Indian gaming industry, is hoping to draw patrons closer to home.

Posted: April 15, 2019


Lac Courte Oreilles Band acquires golf course as complement to casino

The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians bought the Big Fish Golf Club for $1.1 million.

Posted: April 10, 2019


Cherokee Nation helps break ground on hotel next to new gaming facility

'Tahlequah is a place that is on the move,' Chief Bill John Baker said of the capital of the Cherokee Nation.

Posted: April 9, 2019


Comanche Nation asks Supreme Court to hear dispute over rival tribe's casino

The Comanche Nation is trying to keep a dispute over a new Chickasaw Nation casino alive in the court system.

Posted: April 8, 2019


Buena Vista Rancheria announces grand opening for long-awaited casino

It's taken more than a decade and the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is ready to celebrate.

Posted: April 2, 2019


Ponca Tribe remains confident after judge's ruling affecting new casino

A new court decision doesn't undermine the Ponca Tribe's sovereignty or its gaming rights, Chairman Larry Wright Jr said.

Posted: March 29, 2019


Ponca Tribe sees setback with federal judge's decision on new casino

As the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear recover from disastrous flooding, a federal judge has cast doubt on their new gaming facility.

Posted: March 27, 2019


Indian gaming industry grows in revenues but not in number of facilities

The number of tribal casinos has remained relatively the same in recent years despite overall growth in revenues.

Posted: March 27, 2019


Pueblo of Pojoaque becomes second in New Mexico with sports betting operation

The Thunder Race & Sportsbook is the 'best place to wager on the big game and the track,' according to Pojoaque Pueblo.

Posted: March 18, 2019


Quapaw Nation ready to break ground on commercial casino in Arkansas

The Saracen Casino Resort, named for a Quapaw leader, could be open in less than a year.

Posted: February 25, 2019


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts construction on long-awaited gaming facility

After years of legal and political debates, the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino is finally a reality.

Posted: February 25, 2019


Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation continues work on new gaming facility

The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is building an entirely new casino on its reservation in Arizona.

Posted: February 22, 2019


Enterprise Rancheria celebrates major milestone at long-awaited casino

It's only taken 17 years but the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria is finally going to open a casino.

Posted: February 14, 2019


Osage Nation debuts final piece of $160 million casino expansion project

The first show at the Osage Nation's new performance venue is already sold out.

Posted: February 7, 2019


Ho-Chunk Nation announces plans for expansion of gaming facility

The Ho-Chunk Nation is looking to add a hotel, convention center and more gaming space to its facility in Madison, the capital of Wisconsin.

Posted: February 5, 2019


Chicken Ranch Rancheria undertakes casino expansion with eye toward future growth

The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is making plans to grow the tribal economy.

Posted: February 4, 2019


Patrick Lambert: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reaches gaming milestone

It took a lot of work but the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians officially entered the Class III gaming industry on January 25, 1994.

Posted: February 4, 2019


Shoshone-Bannock Tribes set grand opening for casino expansion project

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are finally opening the doors to a long-awaited casino expansion.

Posted: January 23, 2019


Otoe-Missouria Tribe prepares for February debut of indoor water park

An expansion at the 7 Clans First Council Casino Hotel in Oklahoma features a 19,300 square-foot water park.

Posted: January 23, 2019


Quapaw Nation reaches deal to sell land as it pursues casino in Arkansas

The Quapaw Nation plans to sell some of its land in Arkansas now that its gaming dreams are finally being realized.

Posted: January 16, 2019


Poarch Band of Creek Indians plans $190 million investment in commercial casino

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians has big plans for a commercial casino being acquired in Pennsylvania.

Posted: January 16, 2019


Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe ready to break ground on $40 million casino expansion

A new hotel tower is on the way at the 7 Cedars Casino in Washington.

Posted: January 16, 2019


Ponca Tribe continues to see strong business at long-awaited casino

Litigation isn't stopping the Ponca Tribe from welcoming customers to its casino in Iowa.

Posted: January 11, 2019


'Morongo has come a long way': Morongo Band starts work on casino expansion

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is celebrating a major project at its casino in southern California.

Posted: January 9, 2019


Wilton Rancheria slated to break ground on long-awaited gaming facility

The Wilton Rancheria is looking forward to another big year of achievements in California.

Posted: January 9, 2019


Comanche Nation loses bid to derail rival tribe's casino

The Comanche Nation has been turned away by yet another federal court as another tribe's gaming empire continues to grow.

Posted: December 17, 2018


Quapaw Nation awaits decision on gaming license in Arkansas

The Quapaw Nation is planning to build a commercial casino in an area of Arkansas where the tribe has long connections.

Posted: December 12, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe aims to open casino in the summer

Details remain scarce about the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts.

Posted: December 12, 2018


Mohegan Tribe lands entertaiment partner for casino in South Korea

The Mohegan Tribe is working with a big film studio on a theme park at its casino in South Korea.

Posted: December 10, 2018


Pechanga Band quickly wins approval for naming rights deal

The Pechanga Band's naming rights came as a surprise to local officials and to the tribe which previously held them.

Posted: December 6, 2018


Pueblo of Tesuque 'absolutely pleased' with response to new casino

New Mexico's newest tribal gaming facility opened to the public on the day after Thanksgiving.

Posted: December 6, 2018


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still working with backer of derailed casino

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe isn't the only one reeling from the Trump administration's termination-era decisions.

Posted: December 4, 2018


Pueblo of Tesuque welcomes visitors to new gaming facility

The first new tribal gaming property in northern New Mexico is finally open.

Posted: November 26, 2018


Pueblo of Tesuque getting ready to open new gaming facility

Pueblo of Tesuque officials are expecting large crowds at the Tesuque Casino, which opens a day after Thanksgiving.

Posted: November 19, 2018


Cahuilla Band breaks ground on new gaming facilty with hotel

The Cahuilla Band of Indians will be adding a 57-room hotel to its new casino in southern California.

Posted: November 16, 2018


Tribes see another decline in slot machine revenues in Connecticut

The two tribal casinos in Connecticut each reported a 10 percent decline in slot machine revenues, a sign of growing competition in New England.

Posted: November 15, 2018


Choctaw Nation announces another expansion of flagship casino

The Choctaw Nation is adding a 1,000-room hotel and a slate of another amenities to its largest casino.

Posted: November 13, 2018


Snoqualmie Tribe opens private gaming room on 10th anniversary

The Snoqualmie Tribe has been celebrating the 10th anniversary of its casino in Washington with a string of upgrades and additions.

Posted: November 13, 2018


Coeur d'Alene Tribe undertakes massive renovation of casino

The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel is seeing some big changes as it wraps up its 25th anniversary celebration.

Posted: November 13, 2018


Cherokee Nation disputes disruption of sensitive sites at new casino

A local artist who claims Cherokee ancestry is accusing the Cherokee Nation of acting in a 'non-Indian' way.

Posted: November 8, 2018


A symbol of sovereignty: Ponca Tribe comes full circle with Prairie Flower

The descendants of Chief Standing Bear are celebrating the debut of a long-awaited casino on their homelands.

Posted: November 1, 2018


Ponca Tribe sets November 1 opening for long-awaited casino

History has come full circle for the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear.

Posted: October 29, 2018


Coquille Tribe questions governor's push to expand gaming options

The Coquille Tribe is wondering why Gov. Kate Brown (D), who is running for her first full term in office, wants to expand the Oregon Lottery.

Posted: October 29, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues work on gaming project

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is working with the Chickasaw Nation on a long-awaited casino.

Posted: October 17, 2018


Pueblo of Santa Ana jumps into sports betting industry

The Pueblo of Santa Ana will be the first tribe in New Mexico to offer sports betting.

Posted: October 10, 2018


Report: Dip in gaming revenues offset by other gains at Arizona casinos

Gambling revenues dipped slightly at Arizona’s tribal casinos in 2016, but those losses were more than offset by a strong jump in non-gaming revenues.

Posted: October 8, 2018


White Earth Nation blames poor financial situation on gaming projects

The White Earth Nation is experiencing financial hardships and some tribal leaders are blaming the situation on prior leadership.

Posted: October 4, 2018


Muscogee (Creek) Nation moves foward with charges in criminal case

A dispute over gaming on Indian allotments in Oklahoma has spawned a messy mix of litigation in tribal and federal court.

Posted: October 3, 2018


Graton Rancheria converts space at casino into smoke-free area

Patrons can now enter and gamble at the Graton Rancheria without coming into contact with secondhand smoke.

Posted: October 3, 2018


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reopens casino after storm

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community welcomed guests to its flagship casino after a month-long closure.

Posted: September 27, 2018


Trinidad Rancheria plans 100-room hotel adjacent to casino

The Trinidad Rancheria is seeking a federal loan guarantee to finance a 100-room hotel in northern California.

Posted: September 24, 2018


Tribes see dip in slot machine revenues as rival opens new facility

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe have entered a new era in gaming.

Posted: September 18, 2018


Ponca Tribe inches closer to opening of long-awaited casino

Anticipation is building as the Ponca Tribe prepares to open the Prairie Flower Casino in Iowa.

Posted: September 18, 2018


Comanche Nation heads to court to battle Chickasaw Nation casino

The Comanche Nation says it wasn't consulted before the Chickasaw Nation acquired land for yet another casino.

Posted: September 18, 2018


Whitecap Dakota First Nation breaks ground on hotel and conference center

The Whitecap Dakota First Nation is bringing a 155-room hotel and conference center to Saskatchewan.

Posted: September 17, 2018


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