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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of approval of casino (June 22, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe expects to hear a decision on its long-awaited casino in Massachusetts by June 27.

Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino
California | Casino Stalker | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria accused of working too closely with city on casino (June 21, 2017)
It took the Wilton Rancheria more than three years to gain federal approval for a casino in northern California but opponents are accusing the tribe of rushing through the process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe still waits on casino ruling from Trump team (June 20, 2017)
A June 19 deadline came and went without word on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's land-into-trust application in Massachusetts.

Osage Nation sees support and opposition to casino in Missouri
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Osage Nation sees support and opposition to casino in Missouri (June 8, 2017)
The Osage Nation continues to generate headlines after expressing interest in a casino on ancestral territory in Missouri.

Osage Nation gave $52K to Missouri governor amid gaming push
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Osage Nation gave $52K to Missouri governor amid gaming push (June 5, 2017)
The Osage Nation might be expanding its gaming enterprise to ancestral territory in Missouri and Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear is already building bridges there.

Coyote Valley Band works with county to move casino to new site
California | Compacts | Openings & Closings
Coyote Valley Band works with county to move casino to new site (May 31, 2017)
The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is planning a 30,000 square-foot casino with a 101-room hotel at a new site in California.

Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on $10M casino by Texas border
Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on $10M casino by Texas border (May 25, 2017)
The new facility is going up on land that was placed into trust on the last full day of the Obama administration.

Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute
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Tohono O'odham Nation secures victory in long-running gaming dispute (May 17, 2017)
A highly-charged gaming dispute that set off a litigation, legislation and lobbying frenzy is finally coming to an end.

Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location
California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location (May 12, 2017)
The scoping report for the new Eagle Mountain Casino has been released but it's only a small step in a long process.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe awaits casino ruling from Trump team (May 8, 2017)
An answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is being promised by June 19.

Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge
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Gun Lake Tribe eager to defend casino in Supreme Court challenge (May 2, 2017)
The nation's highest court has agreed to review a federal law that shields the Michigan tribe's casino from litigation.

Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case
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Supreme Court brings bad news to tribes by taking up land case (May 1, 2017)
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has been hoping to leave the legal drama behind but the nation's highest court won't let that happen.

Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion (April 28, 2017)
With a long-running lawsuit nearly behind them, the leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians are preparing for the next chapter in their Indian gaming success story.

Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case
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Supreme Court relists petition in Gun Lake Tribe gaming land case (April 25, 2017)
A non-Indian man who lives three miles from the tribe's casino in Michigan is trying to keep his long-running lawsuit alive.

Cowlitz Tribe welcomes big crowd to $510M casino in Washington
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe welcomes big crowd to $510M casino in Washington (April 25, 2017)
It took more than a decade but the tribe kept fighting for the right to return to its homelands in Washington.

Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Supreme Court takes no action on long-running tribal land case (April 24, 2017)
The Trump administration and Indian Country will have to wait a little longer to learn the status of the Patchak petition.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation remains confident as rival tribe sues over casino (April 20, 2017)
The $33 million expansion in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, is due to be finished later in the year amid the controversy.

Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino
Compacts | Litigation
Stockbridge-Munsee Band sues to stop expansion of rival casino (April 19, 2017)
The lawsuit accuses Wisconsin of violating Class III gaming agreements and the Ho-Chunk Nation of engaging in illegal gaming.

Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump administration faces test of off-reservation gaming policy (April 18, 2017)
The Spokane Tribe is counting on the Trump team to defend its gaming project from a lawsuit filed by a rival in Washington state.

Agua Caliente Band announces plans for another gaming facility
California | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Agua Caliente Band announces plans for another gaming facility (April 18, 2017)
An amendment to the tribe's Class III gaming compact authorizes up to four more casinos in southern California.

Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe announces April 24 opening for long-awaited casino (April 17, 2017)
The ilani Casino Resort in Washington survived a slew of legal challenges and is the first gaming facility approved in the wake of a major Supreme Court decision.

Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case
Connecticut | Litigation
Supreme Court declines to hear yet another Indian Country case (April 17, 2017)
In a positive move for tribal interests, the nation's highest court refused to reopen a lawsuit that targeted the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos
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Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos (April 13, 2017)
After just a month in office, the new leader of the Department of the Interior has made it harder for tribes to open off-reservation casinos.

Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Ho-Chunk Nation continues to defend legality of casino expansion (April 10, 2017)
A rival tribe claims the facility in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, doesn't comply with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears
Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe unveils $32M highway project as casino debut nears (April 5, 2017)
It's been a big week so far for the Washington-based tribe.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe praises development in casino dispute (April 3, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court's good news continues to spread across Indian Country.

Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe thanks Secretary Zinke as casino opening approaches (April 3, 2017)
Chairman Bill Iyall praised the new leader of the Department of the Interior for supporting the tribe's land-into-trust efforts.

Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute
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Supreme Court considers petition in casino land-into-trust dispute (March 20, 2017)
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
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Trump administration given more time for appeal in tribal gaming case (March 17, 2017)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe was forced to stop work on a $1 billion gaming facility in Massachusetts by an ongoing lawsuit.

Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe plans to start work soon on off-reservation casino (March 13, 2017)
The project came up when Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made his first appearance on Capitol Hill.

Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe secures final approval for off-reservation casino (March 7, 2017)
The Golden Mesa Casino will be located in Oklahoma's Panhandle, more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters.

Charles Banks-Altekruse: Stand up to bullying tactics of shady 'California' group
California | Opinion
Charles Banks-Altekruse: Stand up to bullying tactics of shady 'California' group (March 7, 2017)
It’s time to stand up to the bullying tactics of Stand Up to California!

Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief
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Trump administration backs Cowlitz Tribe in Supreme Court brief (March 7, 2017)
The filing comes as the Washington tribe prepares to open a $400 million casino in a matter of weeks.

Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facility
California | Openings & Closings
Soboba Band moves quickly to open replacement gaming facility (March 6, 2017)
The casino in southern California is expected to open in the summer of 2018.

Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria joins lawsuit as foes challenge casino decision (March 2, 2017)
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
California | Land Acquisitions | Openings & Closings
Soboba Band breaks ground on expanded casino at new location (February 28, 2017)
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.

Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case
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Trump team gets more time in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 27, 2017)
The Gun Lake Tribe is already operating a successful casino in Michigan but a non-Indian man won't drop his long-running lawsuit.

Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust
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Bureau of Indian Affairs confirms Wilton Rancheria casino site in trust (February 21, 2017)
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
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Litigation
Wilton Rancheria seeks to join lawsuit as gaming site is put in trust (February 20, 2017)
The California tribe is celebrating a major milestone after going without land for nearly 60 years.

Raymond Hitchcock: The facts about the Wilton Rancheria's casino plan
California | Opinion
Raymond Hitchcock: The facts about the Wilton Rancheria's casino plan (February 20, 2017)
The chairman of the Wilton Rancheria addresses criticism about the tribe's casino project in California.

Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Trump team gets another extension in Supreme Court tribal casino case (February 20, 2017)
President Donald Trump has an unusual connection to the dispute -- he once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe, whose casino is the subject of a closely-watched lawsuit.

Wilton Rancheria sees setback on land agreement for casino project
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria sees setback on land agreement for casino project (February 9, 2017)
The California tribe remains confident of its plans for the $400 million development.

Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Cowlitz Tribe getting closer to April opening of long-awaited casino (February 9, 2017)
The tribe is on its way to putting 1,100 people to work at the ilani Casino Resort in Washington.

Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria gaming proposal up for discussion at city meeting (February 7, 2017)
Officials in Elk Grove, California, might leave an agreement that affects the casino up to a vote of the people.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe wants land swap for off-reservation casino (February 3, 2017)
The California tribe appears to the beneficiary of yet another last-minute Obama administration action.

Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration
California | Casino Stalker
Wilton Rancheria casino land in limbo amid change in administration (February 2, 2017)
The California tribe has been without a land base ever since it was illegally terminated in the 1950s.

Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case
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Trump team gets more time for brief in Supreme Court tribal casino case (January 31, 2017)
The new president once tried to partner with the Cowlitz Tribe for a casino that's now before the nation's highest court.

Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project
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Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project (January 31, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs didn't make a decision before the end of the Obama administration.

Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in Colorado
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Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in Colorado (January 27, 2017)
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
California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register | Land Acquisitions
Wilton Rancheria celebrates approval of gaming land application (January 26, 2017)
For the first time time in decades, the California tribe is looking forward to having a homeland.

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