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Oklahoma woman pleads guilty to murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino

Oklahoma woman pleads guilty to murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino (August 5, 2019)

An Oklahoma woman admitted she left her five-year-old grandchild in a locked car in a casino parking lot.

Tribes in Texas take a big step forward for their inherent sovereignty

Tribes in Texas take a big step forward for their inherent sovereignty (July 24, 2019)

A bill recognizing the inherent rights of two tribes in Texas is slated for passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

House committee advances bill recognizing sovereign rights of tribes in Texas

House committee advances bill recognizing sovereign rights of tribes in Texas (June 21, 2019)

A bipartisan bill placing two tribes in Texas on the same footing as just about every other Indian nation when it comes to gaming is moving forward.

Oklahoma woman charged with murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino

Oklahoma woman charged with murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino (April 23, 2019)

Federal authorities say a 50-year-old woman left her grandson inside a parked car on a hot day while she gambled.

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas

Trump administration supports sovereignty for tribes in Texas (September 14, 2018)

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

Choctaw Nation weighs options after being held liable for deaths of casino patrons

Choctaw Nation weighs options after being held liable for deaths of casino patrons (June 4, 2018)

The Choctaw Nation might be taking a casino bus accident case to a higher court in Texas after losing a major ruling.

Texas Tribune: So why do I have to go to other states to gamble?

Texas Tribune: So why do I have to go to other states to gamble? (March 20, 2018)

In most cases, it’s illegal to gamble or place a bet in Texas. But there are some exceptions.

Kickapoo Tribe casino bus crash lawsuits on hold amid insurance dispute

Kickapoo Tribe casino bus crash lawsuits on hold amid insurance dispute (June 28, 2017)

A slew of lawsuits targeting the Kickapoo Tribe and its casino in Texas are on hold amid a dispute over a $5 million insurance claim.

Supreme Court ruling seen as benefit to casino bus crash lawsuit

Supreme Court ruling seen as benefit to casino bus crash lawsuit (April 27, 2017)

The victims of a fatal crash in Texas are trying to connect the Kickapoo Tribe and its casino to the incident.

Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents

Federal authorities concerned about tribal casino bus incidents (October 28, 2016)

The National Transportation Safety Board is looking for common patterns after a crash this week resulted in 13 fatalities in California.

Kickapoo Tribe faces lawsuits over fatal casino bus crash in Texas

Kickapoo Tribe faces lawsuits over fatal casino bus crash in Texas (July 7, 2016)

Nine people died and 43 were injured aboard a bus that was headed to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino.

Kickapoo Tribe added to lawsuit over deadly casino bus accident

Kickapoo Tribe added to lawsuit over deadly casino bus accident (May 23, 2016)

Nine people died and dozens were injured when a bus that was on its way to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino was involved in a rollover.

Kickapoo Tribe looks into bus company involved in fatal accident

Kickapoo Tribe looks into bus company involved in fatal accident (May 17, 2016)

Eight people were killed and 44 were injured when a bus headed to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino crashed.

Kickapoo Tribe put casino on lockdown due to shooting incident

Kickapoo Tribe put casino on lockdown due to shooting incident (February 23, 2016)

Rival biker gangs reportedly exchanged gunfire at the travel plaza next to the Kickapoo Casino in Harrah, Oklahoma.

Randy Galloway: Kickapoo Tribe opposes historical horse racing machines

Randy Galloway: Kickapoo Tribe opposes historical horse racing machines (December 29, 2015)

In a column a month ago, there was criticism from here directed at the Star-Telegram editorial board for its repeated stance on an issue that directly impacts the sport of horse racing in this state.

Texas tribes optimistic as state stays mum on gaming ruling

Texas tribes optimistic as state stays mum on gaming ruling (November 4, 2015)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe won approval of their Class II gaming ordinances amid a long battle with the state.

Tribes contributed $1.4M to politicians amid gaming fight in Texas

Tribes contributed $1.4M to politicians amid gaming fight in Texas (September 8, 2015)

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma donated $670,000 in the 2014 election cycle, the largest amount among casino interests.

Dennis Whittlesey: Texas tribes are pawns in much larger game

Dennis Whittlesey: Texas tribes are pawns in much larger game (April 27, 2015)

The disparity between the Kickapoo on one hand and the two other Texas tribes has been the subject of discussion for years. Yet, nothing was ever really done to confront it and provide all tribes an equal opportunity to develop gaming.

Texas tribes aim for level playing field with casino amendment

Texas tribes aim for level playing field with casino amendment (April 6, 2015)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe aren't allowed to engage in gaming on their lands due to litigation from the state.

Gaming operations proliferate in Texas as state goes after tribes

Gaming operations proliferate in Texas as state goes after tribes (April 1, 2015)

Anywhere from 30,000 to 150,000 slot machines known as eight-liners are being offered around the state.

Bills introduced to recognize gaming rights of all tribes in Texas

Bills introduced to recognize gaming rights of all tribes in Texas (March 16, 2015)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Tigua Tribe are currently barred from gaming on their reservations.

Kickapoo Tribe ousts leader amid concerns about casino revenue

Kickapoo Tribe ousts leader amid concerns about casino revenue (January 6, 2015)

Council member Steve Cadue is accused of overspending and using a per capita trust fund as collateral without approval.

Tribes in Kansas oppose potential casino from Delaware Tribe

Tribes in Kansas oppose potential casino from Delaware Tribe (November 11, 2013)

The four federally recognized tribes currently based in Kansas are opposing a potential casino from the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma.

Lawmakers in Texas    hold  first hearing on legalization of casinos

Lawmakers in Texas hold first hearing on legalization of casinos (April 11, 2013)

The Texas Senate Committee on Business & Commerce held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the legalization of casinos in the state. SJR 64 creates a gaming commission that will award licenses for up to 21 gaming facilities across the...

Texas bill authorizes Class III gaming for three tribes in state

Texas bill authorizes Class III gaming for three tribes in state (April 9, 2013)

A bill that was introduced in the Texas Legislature authorizes casinos for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe, the Tigua Tribe and the Kickapoo Tribe. Senate Joint Resolution 6 creates a gaming commission that will award licenses for up to 21 gaming facilities...

Kickapoo Tribe ready to debut expansion of casino in Texas

Kickapoo Tribe ready to debut expansion of casino in Texas (March 29, 2013)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Texas will be unveiling a major casino expansion this spring. The tribe is more than doubling the size of the gaming floor at the Lucky Eagle Casino. The tribe is also adding a 249-room hotel to...

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe seeks restoration of gaming rights

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe seeks restoration of gaming rights (March 19, 2013)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas wants Congress to restore its gaming rights. The tribe was restored to federal recognition in 1987. A provision in the law includes a gaming prohibition that has been upheld in the federal courts. “We’re trying...

Texas bill would allow      tribes to   open casinos on reservations

Texas bill would allow tribes to open casinos on reservations (February 4, 2013)

A bill in the Texas Legislature would allow federally recognized tribes to operate casinos on their reservations. The bill would require voters to authorize non-Indian casinos and slot machine facilities throughout the state. A new Texas Gaming Commission would be...

Kickapoo Tribe in Texas awards $46.5M contract for casino work

Kickapoo Tribe in Texas awards $46.5M contract for casino work (May 23, 2012)

The Kickapoo Tribe in Texas will spend $46.5 million to expand its casino, according to a press release. The project includes a renovation of the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino and the addition of a 250-room hotel. There will also be...

Kickapoo Tribe hosts groundbreaking ceremony for new casino

Kickapoo Tribe hosts groundbreaking ceremony for new casino (May 18, 2012)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma broke ground on its second gaming facility on Wednesday. The tribe is building a temporary casino with 300 gaming machines, a snack shop and a bar. The building will open in August, The Shawnee News-Star...

Kickapoo Tribe's court dismisses gaming termination lawsuit

Kickapoo Tribe's court dismisses gaming termination lawsuit (March 22, 2012)

Two former gaming regulators for the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas saw their lawsuit dismissed last week. Fred Thomas and Nancy Bear were terminated from their positions on the Kickapoo Gaming Commission in July 2008. The filed a lawsuit in tribal...

Kickapoo Tribe still  in the planning stages for second casino

Kickapoo Tribe still in the planning stages for second casino (January 24, 2012)

The Kickapoo Tribe plans to build its second casino near Shawnee, Oklahoma. The tribe has 56 acres slated for development. But details are still being worked out. “The project is still in the planning stages and we're working on a...

Steve Cadue: Casino is an economic lifeline for   Kickapoo Tribe

Steve Cadue: Casino is an economic lifeline for Kickapoo Tribe (January 20, 2012)

"Gov. Sam Brownback had made a decision to retire some of Kansas’ debt with gambling revenues generated by state-owned casinos. The decision seems to be wise, but there are other governmental needs of the people. Whatever decisions are made on...

Kickapoo Tribe wants  city to annex site  of  proposed casino

Kickapoo Tribe wants city to annex site of proposed casino (January 19, 2012)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma is seeking to open another casino. The tribe is planning to build on 59 acres of trust land near Shawnee. The tribe has asked the city to annex the property in order to access police,...

Kickapoo Tribe in Texas spending big with $90M casino expansion

Kickapoo Tribe in Texas spending big with $90M casino expansion (August 22, 2011)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Texas is undertaking a $90 million expansion of its Class II gaming facility. The tribe is expanding the gaming floor and adding a 250-room hotel to the Lucky Eagle Casino in Eagle Pass. The project is...

Steve Cadue: Paper's  bias against Indian gaming in Kansas

Steve Cadue: Paper's bias against Indian gaming in Kansas (May 4, 2011)

Ed. Note: Steve Cadue is a former chairman of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. "It was interesting to read the recent Capital-Journal editoral headlined “Time to torch casino exemption,” which chided the Legislature for hypocrisy in permitting smoking in state...

Group eyes   slot machines at racetracks and reservations

Group eyes slot machines at racetracks and reservations (April 26, 2011)

A group called Win for Texas is proposing to legalize slot machines on reservations and at racetracks. The group says Texans spend $2.5 billion at gaming facilities in Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Legalizing slot machines will keep that money...

Tribes jump into debate over legalization of casinos in Texas

Tribes jump into debate over legalization of casinos in Texas (March 30, 2011)

Lawmakers in Texas are once again considering bills to expand gaming and legalize casinos. One of the 17 proposals up for debate calls for three tribal casinos, two on the Gulf and three in urban areas. It would also legalize...

Court backs Kickapoo Tribe's immunity in casino employment case

Court backs Kickapoo Tribe's immunity in casino employment case (February 2, 2011)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas is immune from lawsuits under the Civil Rights Act, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The tribe agreed to comply with Title VII of the law but it did not waive its immunity, the...

Lawyer can sue  over false report of ties to  Kickapoo casino  funds

Lawyer can sue over false report of ties to Kickapoo casino funds (January 31, 2011)

A Texas appeals court cleared the way for an attorney to sue a newspaper for a false report that said she admitted to "skimming" casino money from the Kickapoo Tribe. As part of a hearing into a tribal leadership dispute,...

Editorial: Keep  ban list at Kickapoo Tribe's casino

Editorial: Keep ban list at Kickapoo Tribe's casino (November 30, 2009)

"As casino gambling opportunities continue to expand in Kansas, so do the concerns of many residents about the impact those casinos have on problem gamblers and their families. That’s why it’s disappointing to learn that the Golden Eagle Casino...

Kickapoo Tribe contests former casino manager

Kickapoo Tribe contests former casino manager (August 27, 2009)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former employee at the Golden Eagle Casino. The tribe is raising a sovereign immunity defense to the lawsuit by Robert Nanomantube. The tribe...

Kickapoo Tribe sued by former casino manager

Kickapoo Tribe sued by former casino manager (July 31, 2009)

A former casino employee is accusing the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas of violating its Indian preference laws. Robert Nanomantube is a not a member of the tribe but he is a Kickapoo descendant and he lives in the state. He...

Kansas tribal casinos weathering the recession

Kansas tribal casinos weathering the recession (May 21, 2009)

The Potawatomi Prairie Band Nation and the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas say their casinos don't seem to be affected by the recession. “Actually, we’ve seen very little effects of the recession,” said Stephen Ortiz, the director of marketing for...

Texas tribes won't get to reopen casinos

Texas tribes won't get to reopen casinos (May 13, 2009)

Tribes in Texas won't get to reopen their casinos after a comprehensive gaming bill officially died in the Texas Legislature on Tuesday. The Tigua Tribe and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe lobbied for the measure. Their casinos were shut down in 2002...

Tigua Tribe included in latest Texas gaming bill

Tigua Tribe included in latest Texas gaming bill (April 30, 2009)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas could reopen its casino under the latest draft of a gaming bill in Texas. The tribe faced opposition after lawmakers learned Tigua women don't have the right to vote in elections. Then, criminal record of...

Supreme Court  refuses to hear Kickapoo gaming case

Supreme Court refuses to hear Kickapoo gaming case (October 6, 2008)

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear a gaming case involving the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas. The tribe wants to engage in Class III gaming but the state refuses to negotiate a compact. The Interior Department stepped in and...

Kickapoo Tribe fires two gaming commissioners

Kickapoo Tribe fires two gaming commissioners (July 16, 2008)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas has removed two members from its gaming commission. Fred Thomas and Nancy Bear were removed earlier this week. No reason was given. The commission has three members. Get the Story: 2 Kickapoo gaming members dismissed...

Kickapoo Tribe appeals to Supreme Court

Kickapoo Tribe appeals to Supreme Court (February 27, 2008)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Texas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Indian gaming case The tribe has been trying to negotiate a Class III gaming compact with Texas. But state officials have refused. So the tribe turned...

Kansas tribes withdraw state casino proposal

Kansas tribes withdraw state casino proposal (December 13, 2007)

Two Kansas tribes abruptly withdrew their application for a commercial casino in Wyandotte County. The Kickapoo Tribe and the Sac and Fox Nation proposed a $441 million casino in Kansas City. But an attorney said competition for the state-authorized casino...