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Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino

Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino (07/21)

Plans call for a gas station and convenience store at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff, Arizona.
John Schneider: New Little Traverse casino is underwhelming

John Schneider: New Little Traverse casino is underwhelming (07/21)

Did you notice all the fanfare associated with the grand opening, around Memorial Day, of the new Odawa Casino in Mackinaw City?
National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry

National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry (07/20)

Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.
Hannahville Indian Community names new casino golf course

Hannahville Indian Community names new casino golf course (07/20)

Sage Run will serve as a complement to the Sweetgrass Golf Club at the tribe's casino in Michigan.
Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facility

Chumash Tribe celebrates $165M expansion at gaming facility (07/20)

The Chumash Casino Resort features a 12-story hotel, a rooftop pool, a larger gaming floor and other new amenities.
Eastern Cherokees start work on $13M bowling center at casino

Eastern Cherokees start work on $13M bowling center at casino (07/20)

The 50,000 square-foot facility at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is expected to open in the fall of 2017.
Santa Ana Pueblo adds hotel to casino with $50M expansion plan

Santa Ana Pueblo adds hotel to casino with $50M expansion plan (07/19)

The New Mexico tribe said construction will take about two years to complete.
Navajo Nation Council debates travel center at Arizona casino

Navajo Nation Council debates travel center at Arizona casino (07/18)

A bill on the council's summer session agenda seeks a $10 million loan for a gas station and convenience store at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort in Flagstaff.
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plans

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community schedules vote on casino plans (07/15)

The tribe is looking to spend $40 million to upgrade two casinos in Michigan.
Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino

Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino (07/15)

Construction is slated to begin in the fall and the first phase will open in 2017.
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino

Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino (07/14)

Fears of competition are driving the California tribe into an extremely litigious position.
Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino

Gun Lake Tribe seeks to hire more employees for growing casino (07/14)

The tribe has embarked on a $76 million expansion of its casino in Michigan.
Rival tribe distributes Tohono O'odham Nation gaming documents

Rival tribe distributes Tohono O'odham Nation gaming documents (07/13)

The state of Arizona shared the documents with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, whose public relations firm gave them to a news agency.
Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facility

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation celebrates 20th birthday of gaming facility (07/13)

The Lucky 7 Casino and Hotel has steadily grown since its debut in a double-wide mobile home in 1996.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe eyes new Class III gaming compact

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe eyes new Class III gaming compact (07/13)

The proposed agreement appears to be the first in South Dakota to mandate some form of revenue sharing.
Agua Caliente Band begins work on new parking garage at casino

Agua Caliente Band begins work on new parking garage at casino (07/12)

The garage is part of a larger effort by the tribe to develop land around the Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, California.
Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansion

Prairie Island Indian Community starts work on casino expansion (07/12)

The Treasure Island Resort and Casino will see two new hotel towers and an expanded water park.
Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid

Obama administration backs Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino bid (07/08)

The Massachusetts tribe's ability to follow the land-into-trust process is at issue in a closely-watched case.
Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures

Enterprise Rancheria waits on Bureau of Indian Affairs for Class III gaming procedures (07/08)

The state of California failed to consent to a proposed gaming compact so the Bureau of Indian Affairs can now take action.
Patrick Lambert: Eastern Cherokees in talks for outlet mall and more at casino

Patrick Lambert: Eastern Cherokees in talks for outlet mall and more at casino (07/05)

An outlet mall, a convention center and new hotel at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina are under discussion.
Karuk Tribe plans to debut long-awaited $30M casino in May 2017

Karuk Tribe plans to debut long-awaited $30M casino in May 2017 (07/05)

The Rain Rock Casino is expected to attract visitors in northern California and southern Oregon.
Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact

Enterprise Rancheria awaits action on Class III gaming compact (07/04)

The state of California faces a deadline to consent or reject the tribe's agreement.
Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid

Seminole Tribe takes a big step forward with land-into-trust bid (06/30)

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

Judge focuses on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino decision (06/30)

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.
Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old track

Grande Ronde Tribes consider hotel but not casino at old track (06/29)

A media consultant said the tribe has no 'current' plans for a casino at the site near Portland, Oregon.
Tohono O'odham Nation shares $1.2M from controversial casino

Tohono O'odham Nation shares $1.2M from controversial casino (06/29)

The tribe agreed to pay the city of Glendale for hosting the new facility.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino foes lose big source of funding (06/28)

A non-Indian gaming developer stopped contributing to the lawsuit but a lead plaintiff vows to see the battle through.
Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes to finish demolition work at site of old racetrack (06/24)

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.
Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $34M expansion at casino

Eastern Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on $34M expansion at casino (06/24)

The Indigo Sky Casino in Wyandotte, Oklahoma, is seeing another 128 hotel rooms and a ballroom / event center.
Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents

Tohono O'odham Nation told to turn over casino-related documents (06/23)

The tribe and the state of Arizona continue to spar over a controversial casino that opened last December.
Cowlitz Tribe announces name in Salish language for fast-rising casino

Cowlitz Tribe announces name in Salish language for fast-rising casino (06/21)

The name for the facility -- ilani -- comes from the Salish word for 'sing.'
Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case

Judge schedules trial in Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino case (06/21)

The case will determine whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs should have approved the land-into-trust application for the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino

Oregon tribe funds lawsuit against Cowlitz Tribe's fast-rising casino (06/20)

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde have joined non-Indian card rooms in trying to stop the new development in Washington.
Cherokee Nation sees strong progress on newest gaming facility

Cherokee Nation sees strong progress on newest gaming facility (06/17)

The tribe is hosting a topping-off ceremony less than 80 days after breaking ground in Grove, Oklahoma.
Cowlitz Tribe on track to open long-awaited casino in 10 months

Cowlitz Tribe on track to open long-awaited casino in 10 months (06/17)

The $500 million facility In Washington is expected to welcome patrons on April 17, 2017.
Eastern Cherokees bring benefits to community with new casino

Eastern Cherokees bring benefits to community with new casino (06/17)

The Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel in Murphy, North Carolina, has been open less than a year but it's already paying off for the tribe and local businesses.
Eastern Cherokees urged to bring more retail options to casino

Eastern Cherokees urged to bring more retail options to casino (06/15)

The North Carolina tribe has been in talks with one of the largest outlet mall developers in the United States.
Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino

Texas won't comment on new Alabama-Coushatta Tribe casino (06/15)

Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) isn't showing his cards even as the state tries to limit another tribe's gaming rights.
Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance

Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance (06/10)

The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees brighter future with gaming facility

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees brighter future with gaming facility (06/08)

Leaders plan to use the revenues for education, infrastructure and housing needs on the reservation in east Texas.
Cowlitz Tribe announces more hires for casino management team

Cowlitz Tribe announces more hires for casino management team (06/08)

The Cowlitz Casino team is headed by Kara Fox-LaRose, a member of the Mohegan Tribe, a partner in the project.
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open casino in Mississippi

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to open casino in Mississippi (06/07)

The 781,000 square-foot Foxwoods Resort Casino at Biloxi Pointe is tentatively scheduled to open in the spring of 2019.
Chumash Tribe unveils new sculptures as part of casino expansion

Chumash Tribe unveils new sculptures as part of casino expansion (06/06)

The six bronzes at the Chumash Casino Resort depict various aspects of tribal culture.
Tohono O'odham Nation still eyeing Class III games at new facility

Tohono O'odham Nation still eyeing Class III games at new facility (06/06)

The state of Arizona is refusing to certify the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino and Resort in Glendale because it claims the tribe pursued the project through fraudulent means.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe sees support for Class II gaming plan (06/06)

The Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is at issue in yet another case.
Eastern Shawnee Tribe aims to stay debt free as casino expands

Eastern Shawnee Tribe aims to stay debt free as casino expands (06/03)

Chief Glenna Wallace said the tribe remains on solid financial ground as it embarks on a $34 million expansion of its flagship facility.
Pala Band opens doors to $6.1M recreational vehicle resort at casino

Pala Band opens doors to $6.1M recreational vehicle resort at casino (06/03)

The facility near the Pala Casino Resort and Spa in southern California offers 100 full-service sites.
Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next year

Enterprise Rancheria on track to debut gaming facility next year (06/03)

The 140,000 square-foot Fire Mountain Casino is expected to open in April or May of 2017.
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (06/02)

A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
National Indian Gaming Commission cites Seminole Nation again

National Indian Gaming Commission cites Seminole Nation again (06/01)

The Oklahoma tribe was hit with yet another notice of violation, the latest in a string of enforcement actions that date to the late 1990s.
Seminole Tribe starts work on scaled back casino expansion plan

Seminole Tribe starts work on scaled back casino expansion plan (06/01)

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa will see some additional amenities but a new hotel tower is no longer on the table.
Eastern Shawnee Tribe plans $34M expansion of flagship casino

Eastern Shawnee Tribe plans $34M expansion of flagship casino (06/01)

The Indigo Sky Casino will see a seven-story addition with another 150 hotel rooms and a ballroom.
Washoe Tribe and Poarch Band celebrate opening of unique casino

Washoe Tribe and Poarch Band celebrate opening of unique casino (05/31)

The Wa She Shu Casino was built with the help of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about anti-casino lawsuit

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe not worried about anti-casino lawsuit (05/31)

Casino opponents are asking a federal judge to halt construction on the First Light Resort and Casino in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Iowa Tribe offers free play on poker website ahead of full launch

Iowa Tribe offers free play on poker website ahead of full launch (05/26)

The tribe launched PokerTribe.Com after winning a dispute over its Class III gaming compact.
Kaw Nation receives national award for tribal gaming initiatives

Kaw Nation receives national award for tribal gaming initiatives (05/26)

Kaw Gaming, Inc. received the Tribal Gaming Visionary award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe offers gaming options closer to home

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe offers gaming options closer to home (05/26)

The tribe is promoting the new Naskila Entertainment as a 'closer' destination for patrons who might otherwise go to Louisiana.
Tuolumne Band celebrates 15th birthday with casino expansion

Tuolumne Band celebrates 15th birthday with casino expansion (05/25)

The Black Oak Casino Resort will be seeing a 5,000 square-foot addition and recreational vehicle park is coming to the facility.
Little Traverse Bay Bands open doors to Class II gaming facility

Little Traverse Bay Bands open doors to Class II gaming facility (05/25)

The 5,000 square-foot Odawa Casino in Mackinaw City, Michigan, features 120 electronic gaming machines.
Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes discussions with opponent for casino (05/25)

Clark County, however, remains part of a lawsuit that challenges the tribe's land-into-trust application.
9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case

9th Circuit won't rehear Tohono O'odham Nation gaming case (05/24)

The development sets the stage for a potential appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe welcomes back former casino workers

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe welcomes back former casino workers (05/20)

The tribe hired 200 people for the new Naskila Entertainment and some of them used to work at a casino that was shut down in 2002.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes prepare for $21M casino

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes prepare for $21M casino (05/20)

The new Gray Wolf Peak Casino is due to open later this year and gaming officials are tightening their purse strings in preparation.
Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casino

Cowlitz Tribe in discussions with county about stance on casino (05/18)

Officials in Clark County, Washington, has been fighting the casino for more than a decade they might be willing to work with the tribe.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe opens Class II facility on reservation

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe opens Class II facility on reservation (05/18)

The 15,000 square-foot Naskila Entertainment in Livingston, Texas, offers 365 Class II games and features a full-service restaurant.
Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casino

Cowlitz Tribe reports significant progress on fast-rising casino (05/17)

The Cowlitz Casino Project is 40 percent complete and a local government has rescinded a resolution of opposition.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees large turnout for casino job fair

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sees large turnout for casino job fair (05/16)

Construction of the First Light Resort and Casino will support 1,000 jobs and the facility itself will put more than 2,600 people to work.
Seneca Nation celebrates milestone for $40M gaming expansion

Seneca Nation celebrates milestone for $40M gaming expansion (05/12)

The final steel beam was placed on the new structure at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York.
Santee Sioux Tribe hosts grand opening for golf course at casino

Santee Sioux Tribe hosts grand opening for golf course at casino (05/12)

Each of the 18 holes at the Tatanka Golf Club at the Ohiya Casino tells a different story in the tribe's culture.
Tohono O'odham Nation still fighting anti-casino bill on Capitol Hill

Tohono O'odham Nation still fighting anti-casino bill on Capitol Hill (05/11)

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) is angling to bring H.R.308, the Keep the Promise Act, back up for a vote in the House.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe invites all to casino job and vendor fair

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe invites all to casino job and vendor fair (05/10)

Construction of the First Light Resort and Casino will support 1,000 jobs and the facility itself will put more than 2,600 people to work.
Christine Edwards: Graton Rancheria casino foes eating their words

Christine Edwards: Graton Rancheria casino foes eating their words (05/10)

Now that the Graton Resort and Casino is on track to complete a $175 million expansion, writer Christine Edwards wonders what the fuss was all about.
Chumash Tribe to unveil casino expansion as foes return to court

Chumash Tribe to unveil casino expansion as foes return to court (05/09)

A group called Save the Valley already lost two lawsuits in protest of the work at the Chumash Casino Resort but has since filed a third one.
Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casino

Cowlitz Tribe hosted Donald Trump to discuss his interest in casino (05/09)

The casino mogul often brags of his business prowess but he failed to seal a deal with the the Washington tribe in the early 2000s.
Tribes quit Arizona Indian Gaming Association to protest new casino

Tribes quit Arizona Indian Gaming Association to protest new casino (05/06)

The Gila River Indian Community and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are blaming the organization for not a stronger stance against the Tohono O'odham Nation.
Winnebago Tribe's corporation wins approval to restart horse races

Winnebago Tribe's corporation wins approval to restart horse races (05/06)

The South Sioux City Racing and Events Center could be converted into a casino if voters in Nebraska approve a series of gaming measures in November.
Nambe Pueblo pays off remaining funds owed to gaming developer

Nambe Pueblo pays off remaining funds owed to gaming developer (05/05)

The New Mexico tribe agreed to pay $500,000 to Full House Resorts after a casino project never came to fruition.
Cowlitz Tribe hosts forums on casino construction and related work

Cowlitz Tribe hosts forums on casino construction and related work (05/05)

The tribe will be offering updates on the fast-rising casino, a $15 million water reclamation plant and a $32 million highway improvement project.
Editorial: New commercial casino won't hurt St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

Editorial: New commercial casino won't hurt St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (05/05)

For those who enjoy gambling, the Akwesasne Casino fills the bill.
Shakopee Tribe starts work on casino hotel and convention center

Shakopee Tribe starts work on casino hotel and convention center (05/04)

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel is getting a nine-story hotel with 180 rooms and a 70,000-square-foot convention center.
Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe overcomes hurdles with casino plan

Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe overcomes hurdles with casino plan (05/02)

Yet another obstacle -- in the form of a lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs -- might be losing financial support.
Cowlitz Tribe aims to hire locally as casino construction continues

Cowlitz Tribe aims to hire locally as casino construction continues (05/02)

With about 1,000 jobs on the line, the tribe is reaching out to its members and to the local community.
Mille Lacs Band announces upgrades as casino marks 25 years

Mille Lacs Band announces upgrades as casino marks 25 years (04/29)

The two locations of the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Minnesota will be seeing significant new investments.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises rejection of rival casino bid

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises rejection of rival casino bid (04/28)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 4 to 1 to deny a license for a commercial proposal less than 20 miles from the tribe's First Light Resort and Casino.
Graton Rancheria on track to complete $175M casino expansion

Graton Rancheria on track to complete $175M casino expansion (04/27)

The Graton Resort and Casino is seeing a hotel with 200 rooms and a convention center.
Pokagon Band to debut casino expansion project by end of year

Pokagon Band to debut casino expansion project by end of year (04/27)

The Four Winds Dowagiac will grow by 2,700 square-feet to make way for more slot machines and table games.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disputes rival's casino market study

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe disputes rival's casino market study (04/26)

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expected to decide whether to move forward with a project less than 20 miles from the tribe's site.
First Nations move forward with another casino in Saskatchewan

First Nations move forward with another casino in Saskatchewan (04/26)

The proposed facility in Lloydminster would join six other Native casinos operated by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reopens casino after two bomb threats

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe reopens casino after two bomb threats (04/22)

Two bomb threats were phoned in to the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, on Thursday night.
Kalispel Tribe welcomes public players to golf course near casino

Kalispel Tribe welcomes public players to golf course near casino (04/21)

The general public will be able to play at the storied Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane, Washington, for the first time.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits decision on rival casino plan

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits decision on rival casino plan (04/20)

The tribe has warned the Massachusetts Gaming Commission not to approve the $675 million project, which would be less than 20 miles from the First Light Resort and Casino.
Iowa Tribe aims to be first in Indian Country with poker website

Iowa Tribe aims to be first in Indian Country with poker website (04/20)

PokerTribe.Com is set to launch with free money play on May 17 and real money play on August 17.
Coquille Tribe slams 'Lewis and Clark' campaign for Oregon Lottery

Coquille Tribe slams 'Lewis and Clark' campaign for Oregon Lottery (04/20)

The spots depict explorers Lewis and Clark, and even an animated bear, 'discovering' gaming machines in the wild
Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with community

Gun Lake Tribe shares $88M in gaming revenues with community (04/19)

The Gun Lake Casino has been a boom to local communities and the state of Michigan.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe schedules job fair as casino debut nears

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe schedules job fair as casino debut nears (04/18)

The highly-anticipated Naskila Entertainment facility will mark the return of gaming to the reservation in more than a decade.
White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casino

White Earth Nation tries to address concerns about planned casino (04/18)

The tribe hopes to open a casino at Star Lake, a community away from the reservation, sometime in 2017.
Forest County Potawatomi Tribe reopens casino after early morning shooting

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe reopens casino after early morning shooting (04/15)

A 38-year-old man is in custody after allegedly opening fire on the floor of the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes working on $21M casino

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes working on $21M casino (04/15)

The new Gray Wolf Peak Casino is expected to open late October or early November.
Jamul Indian Village wins county approval for gaming agreement

Jamul Indian Village wins county approval for gaming agreement (04/14)

The $400 million Hollywood Casino near San Diego, California, is due to open this summer.
Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack

Grand Ronde Tribes still weighing plans at site of former racetrack (04/14)

The building that housed the old Multnomah Greyhound Park near Portland, Oregon, is being demolished to make way for some sort of development.

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