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Off-Reservation Casinos

Tule River

article Tule River Tribe Chairman lays out major proposal to move casino to Porterville (1/13/2017)
(California) -- If Eagle Mountain Casino moves from the Tule River Reservation to a 40-acre property next to the Porterville Airport, Tule River Tribe Chairman Neil...
article Tribe hopes casino relocation to airport will take off (10/26/2016)
(California) -- It might take years, if it happens at all, but the Tule Indian Tribe hopes to relocate its casino from the Sierra Nevada foothills to an industrial park...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Barstow Casino

article Los Coyotes Band still waiting for answer on off-reservation casino (1/4/2017)
(California) -- The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians is still waiting for a decision on its proposed off-reservation casino in California. The Bureau of...
1 Article on this Issue

Beloit Casino

article Casino interests start to deal again (1/2/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Parties involved with the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Beloit casino project are testing the waters to see if there’s support to move the plan ahead at...
article Opinion: An opening for a tribal casino? (12/21/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- THIS IS A NATURAL question people around Beloit might be asking: With the election of Donald Trump, a man with a deep history in the casino business, is...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Kenosha Casino

article A commitment to community and kids (12/21/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- Simmons Field, the Boys & Girls Club, the Kenosha Unified School Board. These were just some of the community institutions that benefited from Eric...
1 Article on this Issue

Glendale Casino

article Ariz. Gaming Head Fights Tribe's Gambit In Casino Suit [sub req] (11/14/2016)
(Arizona) -- The head of Arizona's gambling department urged a federal judge on Tuesday to reject the Tohono O'odham Nation's bid to prevail in a suit over...
article Attorney wasn’t wrong in destroying notes, gaming director says (10/4/2016)
(Arizona) -- State Gaming Director Daniel Bergin said his state-assigned attorney did nothing wrong or illegal in destroying notes of his May 2015 meeting with officials...
article Arizona state’s attorney deliberately destroys records of meetings with rival tribes (9/15/2016)
(Arizona) -- Arizona Assistant State Attorney General Roger Banan has testified under oath that he deliberately destroyed notes resulting from meetings related to the...
article Assistant attorney general destroys meetings notes with tribes who are against West Valley casino (9/14/2016)
(Arizona) -- An assistant attorney general has admitted he deliberately destroyed notes of meetings with representatives of tribes trying to undermine the Tohono O'...
article Arizona Gaming Director Questioned Over Bid To Block Glendale Casino (8/10/2016)
(Arizona) -- The state gaming director is facing some questions from a U.S. district court judge over his bid to block full scale casino gambling near Glendale. The...
article Judge questions Arizona gaming director’s action in Glendale casino case (8/9/2016)
(Arizona) -- A federal judge is questioning some actions by the state’s gaming director in his bid to block full-scale casino gambling near Glendale. In a written...
article Tribal leaders appeal to politicians (7/27/2016)
(Philadelphia) -- Edward Manuel ticks off the issues — water shortages, federal approval of mining projects, allocation of scarce resources — all decisions...
article Arizona Department of Gaming admits to sharing Tohono O’odham Nation documents (7/23/2016)
(Arizona) -- The state is owning up to sharing documents that they shouldn’t had after admitting minutes of the Tohono O’odham Nation were provided to a...
article Documents from Tohono O’odham lawsuit vs. state find way from one attorney to another, then to PR firm, then to reporter (7/21/2016)
(Arizona) -- Minutes from the San Lucy Council District of the Tohono O’odham Nation were made public in an interesting fashion last week. A freelance reporter,...
article Arizona state attorney: Tohono O'odham Tribe committed fraud (7/19/2016)
(Arizona) -- Officials of the Tohono O'odham Nation were discussing possible sites for a casino in Maricopa County even as tribes were telling voters in 2002 there...
article Dirty dealing in Arizona; State releases documents to rival tribe (7/14/2016)
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O’odham Nation’s hopes of turning their Class II Desert Diamond Casino Resort in the West Valley in Glendale, Arizona into a full-...
article Documents reveal Tohono Nation officials sought land before tribal gaming vote (7/14/2016)
(Arizona) -- Officials of the Tohono O'odham Nation were discussing possible sites for a casino in Maricopa County even as tribes were telling voters in 2002 there...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Spokane Tribe

article Spokane Tribe breaks ground on controversial casino (11/10/2016)
(Washington) -- Ground has been broken in the Spokane suburb of Airway Heights for a controversial new off-reservation casino resort for the Spokane Tribe of Indians.
article Spokane Tribe breaks ground on STEP (11/9/2016)
(Washington) -- Members of the Spokane Tribe broke ground on phase one of the STEP development on the West Plains. STEP, which stands for the Spokane Tribe Economic...
article Spokane Tribe breaks ground on West Plains casino, plans for 2017 opening (11/9/2016)
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe broke ground Wednesday on a long-awaited and controversial casino in Airway Heights, with plans of opening for business within 10...
article New details released on planned casino for Spokane Tribe of Indians (7/17/2016)
(Washington) -- On Thursday of last week, the Spokane Tribe of Indians released new information on a casino that is planned for the Airway Heights area of Washington....
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Lansing Casino

article Long planned Lansing casino project remains in limbo (10/31/2016)
(Michigan) -- Next month’s presidential election is causing some concern for those backing a proposed casino in downtown Lansing. More than two years ago, the...
1 Article on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Tribes object to Ho-Chunk casino expansion (10/26/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- A small northern Wisconsin Native American tribe is raising alarm about another tribe’s expansion of a once-limited gambling hall into a larger...
article Other tribes oppose Wittenberg expansion (10/21/2016)
(Wisconsin) -- Two Wisconsin tribes are worried plans for an expanded Ho-Chunk casino in Wittenberg will take away from their gaming sites. The Stockbridge-Munsee and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Scotts Valley Casino

article Tribe seeks to build casino in Vallejo (10/14/2016)
(California) -- An Indian tribe from the Clear Lake area has set its sights on building a casino in Vallejo, much to the chagrin of local officials. The Scotts Valley...
article Tribal casino project of California begins turf war between neighboring counties (9/20/2016)
(California) -- The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians have proposed a casino project in the Vallejo area of California that has created a turf war of sorts between...
article Indian tribe reportedly looking to Solano, not Napa, for possible casino (9/10/2016)
(California) -- Napa Valley’s wine country seems to have avoided being targeted for an Indian casino for now, with a tribe that had considered the county...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Medford Casino

article Guest Opinion: Objections to Medford casino not based in fact (9/4/2016)
(Oregon) -- Jackson County residents ask a lot of questions about the Coquille Indian Tribe’s proposed casino, The Cedars at Bear Creek. Or, more accurately, they...
1 Article on this Issue

Wilton Rancheria

article 'Protect Elk Grove' Holds Meeting, Seeks Grassroots Opposition Against Proposed Elk Grove Casino (8/20/2016)
(California) -- The anti-casino group known as Protect Elk Grove held a meeting last week in hopes of organizing grassroots opposition to the proposed casino in Elk...
article Anti-Elk Grove casino group starts campaign (8/18/2016)
(California) -- Protect Elk Grove, an activist group that opposes the Wilton Rancheria’s proposed Elk Grove casino, held their kickoff meeting on Aug. 11. The...
article Poll Shows Majority Oppose Wilton Rancheria's Proposed Elk Grove Casino (7/19/2016)
(California) -- An online poll conducted on this site showed a majority of respondents do not support placing a casino in Elk Grove. The unscientific poll, which was...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mechoopda Tribe

article Letter: New casino would just create more problems (8/7/2016)
(California) -- I agree 100 percent with the Butte County Board of Supervisors in their opposition to a new casino down off of Highway 149 near Chico. This area doesn...
article Butte County will continue lawsuit against Mechoopda casino (7/28/2016)
(California) -- Butte County isn’t budging in its pursuit of stopping a new casino at the intersection of Highway 99 and Highway 149, even after a federal judge...
article California tribe wins land-into-trust court battle (7/23/2016)
(California) -- In northern California, the federally-recognized Mechoopda Indian Tribe Of Chico Rancheria could finally be allowed to open a casino after a federal...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Grand Ronde Tribe

article Grand Ronde Tribes plan hotel and won't rule out casino at new site (8/2/2016)
(Oregon) -- The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde are slowly revealing plans for a former racetrack near Oregon's most populous city. The tribe wants to build an...
article Greyhound Park Grandstand Meets With A Bulldozer (8/2/2016)
(Oregon) -- The demolition of the Greyhound Racing Park Grandstand building took place today. Cranes and bulldozers began tearing down the iconic structure in big...
article Oregon tribe reveals plan for Multnomah Greyhound Park (8/2/2016)
(Oregon) -- After purchasing the derelict Multnomah Greyhound Park in October, the Confederated Tribes Of The Grand Ronde Community has revealed that it now wants to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Ilani Casino

article Cowlitz Tribe wins appeal on casino (8/2/2016)
(Washington) -- The $510 million Ilani Casino Resort under construction near La Center will continue toward its scheduled opening this spring without further hassle in...
1 Article on this Issue

North Fork Rancheria

article California tribe receives federal gaming compact approval (8/1/2016)
(California) -- In central California, the North Fork Rancheria Of Mono Indians could soon begin construction of a new casino in Madera County after having the latest...
article North Fork casino gets another OK (8/1/2016)
(California) -- The North Fork tribal casino planned for land north of Madera off Avenue 17 west of SR 99 once more has received federal approval, this time from the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

South Bend Casino

article Plans for South Bend casino move forward (8/1/2016)
(Indiana) -- Planning for a Four Winds Casino in South Bend took a step forward with the July 11 publication of a final Environmental Impact Statement. The EIS, issued...
article Public comment heard on Pokagon Casino proposal (7/29/2016)
(Indiana) -- Happening now, the feds are taking public comments on the Pokagon Band's proposal to build a casino in South Bend. One local group is speaking out....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Enterprise Rancheria

article Our View: It’s time that the casino hazing comes to a stop (7/28/2016)
(California) -- Representatives of the Enterprise Rancheria say they're fed up. We wonder why they wouldn't have been a long, long time ago. They've been...
article Anti-Gaming Groups Stall Yuba County Casino Construction (7/27/2016)
(California) -- Construction of a much-anticipated Yuba County casino has been suspended, due to pending litigation. Opposition groups say the Fire Mountain Resort and...
article Oroville tribe puts Yuba County casino work on hold (7/27/2016)
(California) -- Work has been suspended at the site in Yuba County where an Oroville tribe is building a casino, pending two federal decisions.
article Tribe halts construction on Yuba casino (7/27/2016)
(California) -- The Enterprise Rancheria Indian tribe halted construction Tuesday on its $170 million casino outside of Sacramento, blaming the owners of Thunder Valley...
article Tribe stops construction on casino near Marysville (7/27/2016)
(California) -- Three months after breaking ground, the Enterprise Rancheria Indian tribe said on Tuesday that it was forced to stop construction on a casino outside...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Fruitport Casino

article Tribe unveils plans for 300-unit housing development near proposed casino (7/27/2016)
(Michigan) -- The Indian tribe planning a casino in Muskegon County has unveiled its plans for 120 acres of land it purchased in Fruitport Township.
1 Article on this Issue

Washington Gaming

article Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington (7/18/2016)
(Washington) -- An Indian family has put off plans to develop a casino on their allotment in Washington, The Bremerton Patriot reports. The Chambers family owns the 0.79...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article NY Prepares for Potential Casino Competition (6/19/2016)
(New York) -- One of the last acts of the New York legislature before its 2016 session ended June 18 was to send a message to one of its neighbors: New York is poised to...
article Column: It’s not a new mascot that Illinois needs (5/7/2016)
(Illinois) -- So, the University of Illinois announced this week that it's taking steps toward selecting the school's first-ever mascot. Except that it's not.
article Illinois Sports: The Chief is Dead. Get Over It. (5/7/2016)
(Illinois) -- As recently reported by Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune, and many others, the U of I is making a play for moving past the Chief.
article Sault Chippewas optimistic they will prevail in gaming dispute (8/8/2015)
(Michigan) -- The state of Michigan and the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians are embroiled in an off-reservation gaming dispute which according to attorney for the tribe...
article Casino Developer Trashes Calif. City's $2.3M Atty Fee Bid (4/23/2015)
(California) -- A developer that had partnered with a Native American tribe in a failed bid for a casino in a Bay Area city has told a California federal court that a $2...
article SEBELIUS: Die, Dotty’s, die! (12/8/2014)
(Nevada) -- It’s really too bad for the Clark County Commission that they simply couldn’t pass an ordinance that says, “All Dotty’s must close...
article Effort to reform rules on tribal recognition has communities concerned (11/1/2014)
(California) -- To Napa Valley winemakers, the idea of a giant casino or big-box store sprouting up amid their carefully manicured vineyards is almost too distressing to...
article OP/ED: Bad move to dissolve Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Council (10/20/2014)
(Montana) -- How a sovereign state behaves toward its neighbors is a sign of its maturity. A sovereign nation would, one would think, prefer to make decisions in a way...
article Voters To Decide On Off-Reservation Casino (10/5/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48 asks Californians to approve an agreement between the North Fork Indian tribe and the state under which the tribe would build a casino on...
article Viewpoints: Proposition 48 will open floodgates to casinos in California (10/5/2014)
(California) -- In 2000, California voters were asked to approve limited casino gambling on Indian reservations. Tribes promised that casinos would open only on...
article California tribe's casino plan to go before voters (10/4/2014)
(California) -- A Native American tribe's plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation has drawn opposition from...
article Tribal gambling referendum at a glance (10/4/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48 gives California voters a chance to approve or reject a deal signed by the governor and passed by the Legislature that would allow the...
article SCHMIT: Years ago, California tribes asked voters to approve limited casino... (9/13/2014)
(California) -- Prop. 48 will escalate tribal casinos off-reservation; vote no. Years ago, California tribes asked voters to approve limited casino gaming on Indian...
article Editorial: Prop. 48 would build casino in Madera; we don’t need it (9/7/2014)
(California) -- Proposition 48 is about figuring out when enough is enough. If you feel there aren’t enough casinos in California, vote “yes,” as Gov....
article Editorial: Time to draw the line on 'reservation shopping’ (9/7/2014)
(California) -- Indian gaming in California today bears little resemblance to the concept approved by voters with the passage of Proposition 1A in 2000.
article Payment: Story missed the boat on Soo Tribe gaming bid (8/18/2014)
(Michigan) -- Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan, offers tribal perspective on off-reservation gaming plans:
article County opposes easier rules for Indian tribe recognition (8/10/2014)
(California) -- The Napa County Board of Supervisors has decided to weigh in on proposed changes the U.S. government is considering making in the process of recognizing...
article KBIC considers relocation of Ojibwa casino (8/8/2014)
(Michigan) -- Things are heating up in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. The purchase of a hotel in Baraga was approved, there are reports that it will be used for the...
article Kialegee Tribal Town seeks dismissal of state's gaming lawsuit (7/17/2014)
(Oklahoma) -- The Kialegee Tribal Town is seeking dismissal of a gaming lawsuit filed by the state Oklahoma. The tribe wants to open a casino on an Indian allotment. A...
article Grand Forks casino plans on hold again (6/4/2014)
(North Dakota) -- Plans for a Grand Forks casino run by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa have been put on hold again. The idea, which was revived in February after...

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