More: off-reservation

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing
NIGC | Regulation
Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing (October 2, 2017)
The senior-most political official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is back on Capitol Hill to testify at a hearing about the tribal gaming industry.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino (September 25, 2017)
Four Democrats in Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry
NIGC | Regulation
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry (September 25, 2017)
It's that time again -- the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an oversight hearing on the tribal gaming industry.

Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino
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Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino (August 9, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation thinks it can open an off-reservation in Wisconsin in 2021 even though there's been little movement on the federal level.

Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan (July 31, 2017)
Not everyone in Indian Country is upset with the Trump administration's first major land-into-trust decision.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects (July 28, 2017)
While one tribe in Michigan is vowing a fight, another is praising the Trump administration for rejecting proposals for two off-reservation casinos.

Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation sees more support for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 21, 2017)
Members of Congress, state lawmakers and local officials are rushing to support the Ho-Chunk Nation's gaming project despite a lack of movement at the federal level.

Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation remains hopeful for off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (July 19, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation and supporters are hoping the Trump administration will approve the tribe's off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

Nisqually Tribe talks to local officials about off-reservation gaming facility
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Nisqually Tribe talks to local officials about off-reservation gaming facility (July 12, 2017)
Discussions are still in the early stages but the Nisqually Tribe is interested in a casino and other development in Lacey, Washington.

Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official
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Connecticut tribes heap praise on senior Trump administration official (June 14, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe believe a letter from the Department of the Interior helped them get over the finish line for their proposed casino.

Ute Tribe confronts new obstacle to proposed casino in Colorado
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Ute Tribe confronts new obstacle to proposed casino in Colorado (April 18, 2017)
Racism and Ryan Zinke -- two hurdles the tribe must overcome in order to move forward with the project.

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.

Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
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.

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.

Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in Washington
Openings & Closings
Kalispel Tribe announces $20M casino expansion in Washington (February 22, 2017)
The Northern Quest Resort and Casino is growing by 40,000 square-feet and will see a new recreational vehicle park.

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.

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
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
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.

Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid
Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Sault Tribe claims win on long-delayed off-reservation casino bid (January 26, 2017)
On the last full day of the Obama administration, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened the door for approval of the project.

Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era
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Ryan Smith and Mike Smith: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era (January 25, 2017)
Tribes can gain some insight into how a Republican administration would address off-reservation gaming by looking back to the Bush administration.

Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino
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Shawnee Tribe forced to look far away for off-reservation casino (January 11, 2017)
The proposed Golden Mesa Casino is more than 400 miles from tribal headquarters in Oklahoma.

Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site
California | Casino Stalker | Federal Register
Tule River Tribe starts lengthy process to move casino to new site (January 5, 2017)
The tribe must gain approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs as well as the governor of California.

Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in Wisconsin
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Ho-Chunk Nation still pushing off-reservation casino in Wisconsin (January 3, 2017)
The proposed casino in Beloit has been under review at the Bureau of Indian Affairs for more than four years.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead
California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino plan appears to be dead (December 12, 2016)
The 60-acre site that was slated for the development has been sold, according to a local radio station.

Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe breaks ground on off-reservation casino project (November 9, 2016)
The casino in Washington is likely the last of its kind to gain approval under the Obama administration.

Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site
California | Casino Stalker
Tule River Tribe gains support for moving casino to a new site (October 26, 2016)
The tribe wants to move the Eagle Mountain Casino to a location that offers room to grow.

Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino
Openings & Closings
Spokane Tribe prepares to break ground on off-reservation casino (July 15, 2016)
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
California | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Chukchansi Tribe still trying to prevent another tribe from opening casino (July 14, 2016)
Fears of competition are driving the California tribe into an extremely litigious position.

Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo
California | Casino Stalker
Manzanita Band off-reservation casino project remains in limbo (July 12, 2016)
The southern California tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs aren't commenting on the long-delayed project.

Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinos
Casino Stalker | Opinion
Editorial: Decision opens door for more off-reservation casinos (June 20, 2016)
Seattle Times: What’s more dangerous is the precedent Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s approval may set for other tribes to expand their operations off reservations.

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decision
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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe anxious for off-reservation casino decision (June 16, 2016)
The tribe has been waiting for an answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs for two years.

Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling
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Spokane Tribe joins small group with off-reservation casino ruling (June 9, 2016)
Off-reservation casino proposals generate a lot of controversy but they are still exceedingly rare in Indian Country.

Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino
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Spokane Tribe wins governor's approval for off-reservation casino (June 8, 2016)
The decision marks only the second time that an off-reservation casino has been approved in Washington.

Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an end
California | Legislation | Opinion
Editorial: North Fork Rancheria gaming plan must come to an end (May 19, 2016)
It shouldn’t take an act of Congress for common sense to prevail. But in the case of the casino project that wouldn’t die, that’s what it’s come to.

Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribes
California | Legislation | Opinion
Maryann McGovran: Don't be fooled by efforts of wealthy tribes (May 13, 2016)
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians want to use their wealth, gained from casino gaming, to change the rules and deny us our sovereign right to conduct class III gaming on our lands.

Claudia Gonzales: Off-reservation gaming fuels attacks on tribes
California | Legislation | Opinion
Claudia Gonzales: Off-reservation gaming fuels attacks on tribes (May 13, 2016)
Please allow the California gaming tribes to solve a local California problem in a local state specific way and do not oppose the passage of H.R. 5079, the California Compact Protection Act.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino site
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community sees support for new casino site (May 10, 2016)
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't reconsider his stance but one local lawmaker is supporting the relocation of the Ojibwa Casino.

Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos
California | Compacts | Legislation
Bill blocks Class III gaming at two specific off-reservation casinos (May 6, 2016)
H.R.5079, the California Compact Protection Act, includes extremely tailored yet twisted language aimed at preventing two California tribes from engaging in Class III gaming on their trust lands.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked to resubmit casino project
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community asked to resubmit casino project (May 6, 2016)
The tribe has been pursuing the casino since 2006 but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't agree to it.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community fails to sell governor on casino (May 4, 2016)
The tribe wants to relocate a casino to a site that's actually closer to the reservation but Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is standing firm against it.

New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California
California | Casino Stalker | Compacts | Legislation
New bill takes aim at casinos opposed by rival tribes in California (May 2, 2016)
The Enterprise Rancheria and the North Fork Rancheria are now being targeted by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid
California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees warmer reception to casino bid (April 29, 2016)
A large group of advocates listened to Chairman George Gholson explain why the tribe is pursuing a development more than 130 miles from its headquarters.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency
California | Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions | Legislation
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees casino as a path to self-sufficiency (April 28, 2016)
The tribe has a reservation in Death Valley National Park but living conditions there can be difficult and development options are extremely limited.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate
California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino bid stirs debate (April 26, 2016)
The project, which is generating significant discussion online, is the subject of a special town hall in Ridgecrest, California.

Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan
California | Casino Stalker | Meetings
Critics cite God in opposing Timbisha Shoshone Tribe casino plan (April 22, 2016)
One pastor asked: 'Do we want to risk the displeasure of God for $395,000 a year?'

Kalispel Tribe welcomes public players to golf course near casino
Openings & Closings
Kalispel Tribe welcomes public players to golf course near casino (April 21, 2016)
The general public will be able to play at the storied Kalispel Golf and Country Club in Spokane, Washington, for the first time.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees opposition to off-reservation casino
California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe sees opposition to off-reservation casino (April 21, 2016)
Officials delayed consideration of a municipal services agreement due to opposition voiced by residents in Ridgecrest, California.

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks off-reservation casino agreement
California | Casino Stalker
Timbisha Shoshone Tribe seeks off-reservation casino agreement (April 19, 2016)
The tribe is looking at a site in Ridgecrest, more than 130 miles from its headquarters in Bishop, California.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casino
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Keweenaw Bay Indian Community revives off-reservation casino (April 19, 2016)
The tribe wants to relocate the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette. Michigan, to a site that's actually closer to its reservation.

Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case
Casino Stalker | Compacts | Litigation
Menominee Nation wins decision to join rival tribe's gaming case (April 19, 2016)
The Menominee Nation and the Forest County Potawatomi Community continue to battle over a controversial off-reservation casino in Wisconsin.

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