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Off-Reservation Casinos

Beloit Casino

article Candidate vows to approve Ho-Chunk Nation off-reservation casino (2/11/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- A decision is still far away but a candidate for governor in Wisconsin says he will approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation if he wins...
article Development, partnerships are seen for Beloit in 2018 (12/29/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Current Beloit City Council members hope to see increased economic development and continued community partnerships in 2018. Four council seats are open...
article Beloit casino ‘promising,’ but Illinois legislator says it would hurt Rockford (12/24/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Prospects look good for a casino with an indoor water park to be built in Beloit, Wisconsin, in time for a 2021 opening, backers of the project said at a...
article Illinois lawmaker opposes proposed $405.5M Wisconsin casino (12/23/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- An Illinois lawmaker says a casino proposed for southern Wisconsin would deal an economic blow to an adjacent Illinois town. The Rockford Register Star...
article Ho-Chunk Nation committed to off-reservation casino despite uncertainty in Trump era (12/23/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation remains committed to an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin despite uncertainty created by the Trump administration. Tribal leaders...
article Tribal leaders confident about casino complex (12/22/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Nation leaders believe efforts to bring a casino and resort development to Beloit have found renewed support at the local and federal levels....
article Beloit and Ho-Chunk Nation leaders unveil new casino expansion project (12/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit and Ho-Chunk Nation leaders have talked about a casino coming to the area for about a decade. Now that project is another step closer to becoming a...
article Beloit casino ‘promising,’ but Illinois legislator says it would hurt Rockford (12/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Prospects look good for a casino with an indoor water park to be built in Beloit, Wisconsin, in time for a 2021 opening, backers of the project said at a...
article Ho-Chunk casino proposal in Beloit still has ways to go (12/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Nation leaders are optimistic the Trump administration will greenlight their proposed casino in Beloit, but the project still has plenty of...
article Ho-Chunk Nation adds indoor water park to plans for Beloit casino (12/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Beloit wants to see a new Ho-Chunk casino up and running by 2021. At a news conference Thursday, the Ho-Chunk Nation announced it plans to build a 40,000-...
article New Year's optimism for Beloit casino (12/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Interests involved with the Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino project are heading into the new year preparing for key milestones in the massive...
article Ho-Chunk Nation committed to off-reservation casino despite uncertainty in Trump era (12/19/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation remains committed to an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin despite uncertainty created by the Trump administration. Tribal leaders...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

DOI

article Zinke's agency held up Indians’ casino after MGM lobbying (2/1/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Two casino-owning American Indian tribes are accusing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of illegally blocking their plans to expand operations in...
1 Article on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article Arkansas attorney general rejects wording of casino-highway funding proposal (1/26/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the language for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow up to three casinos in...
article Arkansas AG rejects wording of casino ballot measure (1/25/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas’ attorney general has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure that would allow up to three casinos in the state to raise money for...
article Group seeks to overturn Supreme Court sovereign immunity ruling with amendment (1/24/2018)
(Arkansas) -- An ad hoc group has announced plans to attempt to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would restore the right of the legislature to waive the...
article Officials in 2 casino towns consider them beneficial (1/18/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Officials in two communities that have casinos consider their towns to have a better quality of life as a result. Jefferson County could be getting a...
article A casino in Pope County? (1/14/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Imaging driving along Interstate 40 or Scenic Highway 7 and coming into Russellville. You go around the Arkansas Tech University curve and cross the I-40...
article Arkansas Casinos?: Proposal looks better than others in the past, but that doesn't mean it's a winner for state (1/9/2018)
(Arkansas) -- A group called Driving Arkansas Forward has submitted a proposed Constitutional amendment that would authorize casinos in Crittenden and Jefferson Counties...
article Arkansas group pushing for casinos to help fund highways (1/8/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Up to three casinos could be coming to Arkansas, but some major hurdles will need to be cleared first. A new group, Driving Arkansas Forward, is awaiting...
article Proposed resort-like casinos in Arkansas would benefit roads (1/8/2018)
(Arkansas) -- A proposal could allow up to three casinos to be built in Arkansas while also benefiting state highways. Arkansas voters may get a chance to decide if the...
article Leaders discuss possible resort/casino in Jefferson County (1/7/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Pine Bluff and Jefferson County officials joined members of the business community Friday to kick off what they hope will be the beginning of an economic...
article Casino plan for Arkansas proposed to benefit roads (1/6/2018)
(Arkansas) -- A private group on Friday proposed a constitutional amendment that would authorize the state to issue licenses for up to three casinos in Arkansas, with...
article Casino proposal for PB needs state voters’ OK (1/6/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Pine Bluff and Jefferson County officials joined members of the business community Friday to kick off what they hope will be beginning of an economic...
article Supreme Court asked to resolve dispute (10/10/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The nation's highest court has been asked to resolve a dispute regarding a tribal gambling rule that impacts southeast Kansas. The state and...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

Forest County Potawatomi

article Feds, Wis. Tribe Stand By BIA Gaming Compact Decision [sub req] (1/22/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The federal government and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin told a D.C. federal court Thursday that a Bureau of Indian Affairs decision rejecting...
1 Article on this Issue

South Bend Casino

article Four Winds South Bend Opens (1/22/2018)
(Indiana) -- The new Four Winds Casino South Bend in Indiana, owned by the Dowagiac, Michigan-based Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, opened January 16 in a ceremony...
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Cotterell: Casino amendment shows flaws in petition proposals (1/21/2018)
(Florida) -- Amendment 3 on Florida’s November election ballot purports to assure “Voter Control of Gambling,” but it does a bit more than that. If...
1 Article on this Issue

Timbisha Shoshone

article California tribe begins accepting public feedback on casino proposal (1/16/2018)
(California) -- In California, the proposal from the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe to build a $29 million casino on an off-reservation site near the small city of Ridgecrest...
article Timbisha Shoshone Tribe solicits local input for off-reservation casino project (1/15/2018)
(California) -- The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe is asking the public to comment on plans for an off-reservation casino in California. The tribe wants to build the facility...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Bay Mills

article 6th Circ. Says Tribe Can't Intervene In Mich. Casino Spat [sub req] (1/9/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s decision rejecting the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan’s efforts to intervene in...
1 Article on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Fresh off legal win, Vineyard tribe could eye bigger prize (1/9/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has new leverage in its plans to build a gambling hall on Martha’s Vineyard, and signaling a...
1 Article on this Issue

Ponca Tribe

article Backers of new casino in Carter Lake bet it becomes reality (12/19/2017)
(Iowa) -- Supporters of a Native American-run casino in Carter Lake are confident it will become a reality despite legal attempts to stop it. There would be the...
1 Article on this Issue

Mackinaw City Casino

article No Decision Reached on Mackinaw City Casino Expansion; Discussion Continues [sub req] (11/28/2017)
(Michigan) -- No final decisions were made when the Mackinaw City Village Council finance subcommittee met with members of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians...
1 Article on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article Pokagon Band celebrate opening of police substation to serve Four Winds Casino site in Indiana (11/22/2017)
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians held a grand opening ceremony on Monday but it wasn’t for its new $400 million Four Winds South Bend casino....
article Pokagon tribe takes next step in casino/homeland project in South Bend (11/22/2017)
(Indiana) -- The owners of the Four Winds Casino Resorts are taking the next step in developing a huge new gaming facility in South Bend, Ind. The Dowagiac-based Pokagon...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Redding Rancheria

article Redding Rancheria faces opposition to move of casino amid changes in D.C. (11/22/2017)
(California) -- The Redding Rancheria is planning to move its casino to a new site in California amid change thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C. The Trump...
1 Article on this Issue

Chickasaw Nation

article Comanche Nation sees setback in effort to stop new Chickasaw Nation casino (11/18/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Comanche Nation has been dealt a setback in its effort to stop the Chickasaw Nation from opening another casino in Oklahoma. On January 19, the last...
1 Article on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Ho-Chunk Breaks the Binds Holding Tribes Back (11/3/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- “I love that I took economics, but it wasn’t on purpose,” explained the self-effacing Ho-Chunk CEO Lance Morgan, “It just had the...
article Judge says lawsuit 3 years too late to block Ho-Chunk casino expansion (10/31/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- In Wisconsin, U.S. District Judge James Peterson’s ruling on Wednesday all but clears the way for the Ho-Chunk Nation to open the $33 million...
article Ho-Chunk Nation dismissed from casino expansion lawsuit (10/26/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A federal judge has sided with the Ho-Chunk Nation and its casino-expansion plans in a lawsuit filed by the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe. U.S. District Judge...
article Judge sides with Ho-Chunk in casino dispute with Stockbridge-Munsee (10/26/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A federal judge has sided with the Ho-Chunk Nation and its casino expansion plans in a lawsuit filed by the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe.
article Judge Won’t Block Wisconsin Tribe’s Contested Casino Expansion (10/26/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Ruling against another tribe, a federal judge in Wisconsin held Wednesday that the Ho-Chunk Nation can move forward with a casino expansion because the...
article Judge deals setback to lawsuit to block Ho-Chunk casino expansion (10/25/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A federal judge dealt a near-fatal blow Wednesday to one Wisconsin tribe's lawsuit against another, likely clearing the way for the Ho-Chunk Nation to...
article Judge dismisses Ho-Chunk Nation from lawsuit over northern Wisconsin casino expansion (10/25/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed the Ho-Chunk Nation from a lawsuit by a rival tribe protesting the expansion of the Ho-Chunk Nation's expansion...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Lansing Casino

article Tribe fights for gaming license (10/30/2017)
(Michigan) -- An official announcement released by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians states that the native organisation will take the fight for a gaming...
article Lansing casino fight rages on as tribe votes to challenge feds (10/25/2017)
(Michigan) -- The tribe working to build a casino near downtown Lansing voted on Tuesday to challenge the federal government's refusal earlier this year to put the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Stockbridge-Munsee

article Tribes clash in northern Wisconsin casino expansion fight (10/30/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans in Wisconsin say they will certainly appeal a federal judge’s decision issued last week that said the tribe...
article Stockbridge-Munsee call casino decision "outrageous," vow to appeal (10/26/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Calling it “outrageous,” the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans said Thursday that it will appeal a federal judge’s decision issued...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Prairie Island

article Minnesota Tribe Seeks New Land Be Taken Into Trust, Residents Don’t Want a Casino (10/21/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A Minnesota tribe has asked the US government to place 112 acres of land it bought in 2015 into a federal trust, which would allow the property to become...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Trump administration erects new hurdle for off-reservation casinos (4/13/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- 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. In an...
article House Natural Resources Chairman, Rob Bishop, Attacks Off-Reservation Gaming Approvals (4/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Five or more off-reservation Indian gaming projects approved by the Obama administration’s Department of the Interior in its waning hours have...
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...

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