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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


Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community working to reopen casino

Repairs at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino are taking longer than expected after a storm knocked out power and caused flooding.

Posted: September 17, 2018


Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas

Two tribes whose casinos are being threatened with closure are getting a big assist from Washington.

Posted: September 14, 2018


Spokane Tribe eyes new investments in gaming enterprise

With its new casino finally up and running, the Spokane Tribe is looking to make improvements in its gaming enterprise in Washington state.

Posted: September 12, 2018


Tohono O'odham Nation wins approval to restore more homelands

The Trump administration is facing fire for its tribal homelands decisions but not everything coming out of Washington looks bad for Indian Country.

Posted: September 11, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe solidifying plans for long-awaited casino

With the Chickasaw Nation as a partner, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is looking at a $12 million investment in its first casino.

Posted: September 10, 2018


Sauk-Suiattle Tribe welcomes Bigfoot to first gaming facility

The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe is almost ready to open the Last Chance Casino and Bingo in Washington

Posted: September 10, 2018


Ponca Tribe begins hiring employees for long-awaited casino

The Ponca Tribe will be hiring about 100 employees to work at the Prairie Flower Casino in Iowa.

Posted: September 5, 2018


Mississippi Choctaws become first in Indian Country with sports betting

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is offering sports betting at two gaming facilities.

Posted: September 3, 2018


Pocasset Tribe benefits from opening of non-Indian gaming facility

The Pocasset Tribe is welcoming the debut of a new casino in Rhode Island.

Posted: September 3, 2018


Osage Nation anticipates big payoff from $160 million expansion

The Osage Nation's new casino and hotel is located near downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Posted: August 29, 2018


Ponca Tribe honors 'sacrifices our people made' with gaming project

The Prairie Flower Casino is named in honor of a daughter of Ponca Chief Standing Bear.

Posted: August 27, 2018


Ponca Tribe still looking to debut casino before end of 2018

The Ponca Tribe is working with the Chickasaw Nation on a new casino in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 23, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe lands big partner for gaming project

Though plans remain in development, the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is serious about Indian gaming.

Posted: August 22, 2018


Bay Mills Indian Community awaits decision on disputed casino

More than four years after securing victory at the nation's highest court, the Bay Mills Indian Community is waiting for a crucial decision.

Posted: August 22, 2018


Choctaw Nation and Cherokee Nation offer first ball and dice games

Patrons are finally rolling the dice at Choctaw and Cherokee casinos in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 21, 2018


Forest County Potawatomi Community celebrates hotel milestone

The Forest County Potawatomi Community is on track to complete an $80 million casino expansion project.

Posted: August 16, 2018


Tribes see decline in slot machine revenues as they await new arrival

With a non-Indian rival about to open a new facility, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are entering a new era.

Posted: August 15, 2018


Mohegan Tribe on track with first phase of big project in Korea

The Mohegan Tribe is meeting with officials in South Korea to update them on the Inspire project.

Posted: August 14, 2018


Hopland Band shuts down casino due to largest wildfire in state history

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians has laid off all employees at its casino, after it was forced to evacuate due to ongoing fires.

Posted: August 13, 2018


Ak-Chin Indian Community highlights culture and tradition at new restaurant

The Ak-Chin Indian Community has debuted another component of an ongoing casino expansion project.

Posted: August 8, 2018


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians continues casino expansion work

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is adding a conference center, a new hotel and more to its flagship gaming facility in North Carolina.

Posted: August 8, 2018


Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation welcomes visitors to water park

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is hosting a grand opening for the 4 Bears Water Park in North Dakota.

Posted: August 7, 2018


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe breaks ground on brewery at casino

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is opening a brewery at its casino, the first of its kind in New York.

Posted: August 6, 2018


Osage Nation sets August 29 opening for $160 million casino expansion

The Osage Nation is debuting a new casino and hotel near downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Posted: July 31, 2018


Muckleshoot Tribe enters online gaming industry with unique system

Patrons of the Muckleshoot Casino will soon be able to download an app and place real-money bets on games.

Posted: July 30, 2018


Chemehuevi Tribe on track to finish new casino in the spring of 2019

The Chemehuevi Tribe is building a brand new casino on the California side of Lake Havasu.

Posted: July 30, 2018


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.3 million in gaming revenues

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shared more than $1.3 million in gaming revenues in Michigan.

Posted: July 27, 2018


San Manuel Band breaks ground on $550 million expansion at casino

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians celebrated Yaamava' as it broke ground on a major expansion project.

Posted: July 26, 2018


Puyallup Tribe makes good progress on $370 million casino expansion

The Puyallup Tribe is going big as it turns the Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel into a gaming and entertainment destination.

Posted: July 25, 2018


Nottawaseppi Huron Band announces second hotel tower at casino

With rooms almost always booked, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi is adding a second hotel tower at its casino in Michigan.

Posted: July 23, 2018


Authorities in North Carolina shut down Tuscarora Nation casinos

More than 26 people accused of operating an illegal gambling and marijuana ring in the name of the Tuscarora Nation have been arrested in North Carolina.

Posted: July 23, 2018


Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe still working on casino after court victory

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe hasn't opened a casino this summer as planned but gaming is still on the agenda.

Posted: July 20, 2018


Ponca Tribe negotiates casino agreement as construction and litigation continues

The Ponca Tribe is being welcomed by the host of its casino but other neighbors are resorting to litigation.

Posted: July 19, 2018


La Jolla Band adds slot machines to trading post on reservation

The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians is finally getting back into the tribal gaming business.

Posted: July 19, 2018


Cowlitz Tribe offers treatment services for gambling addiction

The Cowlitz Tribe is offering treatment for gambling addiction with funding from its casino in Washington state.

Posted: July 17, 2018


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe secures victory over state in tax dispute

The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe has once again emerged victorious in a taxation dispute in South Dakota.

Posted: July 17, 2018


Seminole Tribe looks to offer sports betting at new Hard Rock facility

The Seminole Tribe might soon offer sports betting at its new Hard Rock casino in New Jersey.

Posted: July 12, 2018


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe hits milestone with $60 million casino expansion

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is adding a five-story, 148-room hotel to the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino in Michigan.

Posted: July 11, 2018


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