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Kalispel Tribe Plans Big Expansions

Written by at August 23, 2017

Kalispel Tribe Plans Big Expansions

The Kalispel Tribe is going all out to expand and improve its holdings on the West Plains, just west of downtown Spokane, Washington.

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Seneca Nation slams governor of New York for repeatedly putting off gaming meetings

Written by at August 23, 2017

The Seneca Nation is firing back at the governor of New York for refusing to sit down and discuss gaming issues.

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Pokagon Band on track to open first gaming facility in Indiana in January 2018

Written by at August 22, 2017

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians continues to make major progress on the first-ever tribal gaming facility in Indiana.

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Osage Nation hires lobbying team in bid to open casino in neighboring Missouri

Written by at August 22, 2017

The Osage Nation is currently based in Oklahoma but is interested in pursuing a casino on ancestral territory in Missouri.

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Comanche Nation sues over last-minute approval of Chickasaw Nation casino

Written by at August 21, 2017

The Comanche Nation is suing the federal government in hopes of stopping the Chickasaw Nation from expanding its gaming empire in Oklahoma.

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Indian Country warms up to legislation to repeal federal ban on sports betting

Written by at August 21, 2017

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey), who has been an ally to tribes on economic development, health care and other initiatives, is drafting a bill to open the door to sports betting.

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Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe sentenced for theft of gaming funds

Written by at August 21, 2017

A second former leader of the Winnebago Tribe was sentenced to probation for his role in the theft of gaming funds.

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Muscogee Nation seeks to disenroll citizen who leads rival Kialegee Tribal Town

Written by at August 18, 2017

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is seeking to disenroll one of its citizens because he also holds citizenship in a rival tribe pursuing a contested casino.

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Mississippi Choctaw citizens win court decision to put new casino to a vote

Written by at August 17, 2017

A group called Chahta for Better Government is trying to halt plans for a $25 million casino on the reservation.

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Nez Perce Tribe shares $409,000 in gaming revenues for education programs

Written by at August 17, 2017

Under a gaming initiative approved by voters in 2002, the Nez Perce Tribe dedicates 5 percent of net revenues to education in Idaho.

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Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid

Written by at August 17, 2017

A dispute between the Muscogee Nation and the Kialegee Tribal Town over a potential casino is escalating in Oklahoma.

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Klamath Tribes break ground on hotel as part of long-term casino expansion

Written by at August 16, 2017

The Klamath Tribes are bringing an 84-room Choice Hotels Sleep Inn to the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino in Oregon.

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Strategic Planning Crucial for Tribal Economic Sustainability

Written by at August 16, 2017

“You have to make a long term plan for diversification, but it doesn’t happen overnight. It’s important to commit to the reinvestment necessary to accomplish your goals so you are not bleeding enterprises dry while on the path. [It’s] critical to continually educate the leadership and community about the plan and how it’s progressing.” -Kelly Croman

Most tribes with significant gaming initiatives and related businesses can find themselves bombarded with myriad offers,

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Wilton Rancheria continues to see litigation over casino project in California

Written by at August 16, 2017

The Wilton Rancheria continues to make progress on a long-awaited casino in northern California but opponents are still trying to tie the project up in court.

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Tribes report mixed results in slot machine revenues at casinos in Connecticut

Written by at August 15, 2017

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation saw a decline in slot machine revenues while the Mohegan Tribe reported an increase as both team up to address growing competition in New England.

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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident as Trump team reviews casino bid

Written by at August 15, 2017

The leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains confident of plans for a long-delayed casino even though the Trump administration was prepared to kill the project.

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Oneida Nation starts construction of third casino as outlet mall remains on hold

Written by at August 15, 2017

The Oneida Nation is on track to open the Point Place Casino in Bridgeport, New York, in the spring of 2018.

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Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma

Written by at August 11, 2017

The Kialegee Tribal Town is firing back at the National Indian Gaming Commission after the federal agency’s top attorney questioned plans for a casino.

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Employee and patron plead in blackjack scam at Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino

Written by at August 11, 2017

Two more guilty pleas have been reached in a blackjack scam at the casino owned by the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate.

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Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case

Written by at August 11, 2017

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

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Jim Cooper: Wilton Rancheria casino brings benefits to everyone in our community

Written by at August 10, 2017

After fighting for decades to be restored to federal recognition, the Wilton Rancheria is closer than ever to opening a casino in California.

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New Hires Roundup: Four Female Executives Named to Lead Tribal Enterprises & Casinos

Written by at August 9, 2017

New Hires Roundup: Four Female Executives Named to Lead Tribal Enterprises & Casinos

Business and gaming industry veterans were appointed to top-level positions at tribally owned enterprises and casinos this year for both their experience and “empowerment, passion and perseverance.” This round-up of four new hires happens to be a venerable, all-female lineup, representative of the growing number of women assuming CEO and other executive level positions at tribal corporations, as well as in the historically male-dominant gaming world.

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Chukchansi Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit seeking $21 million from casino

Written by at August 9, 2017

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of violating a contract with a gaming firm.

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Seneca Nation plans meeting with state to discuss future of gaming compact

Written by at August 9, 2017

The Seneca Nation is still willing to sit down with the state of New York to discuss gaming issues but a meeting has proven elusive.

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Ho-Chunk Nation outlines optimistic schedule for stalled off-reservation casino

Written by at 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.

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