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Off-Reservation Casinos

Beloit Casino

article Walker Won't Reveal Stand About Casino (10/17/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- With no imminent movement from the federal government on the Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit casino-resort plan, Gov. Scott Walker declined to tip his hand during...
article Sweeny: It’s November or never for Rockford casino (8/25/2018)
(Illinois) -- If the Illinois House of Representatives doesn’t vote in the second week of November on a casino gambling bill, the chances of Rockford ever getting...
article Federal meeting on Beloit casino plan delayed (8/17/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- An internal U.S. Department of the Interior meeting to evaluate the Ho-Chunk Nation casino-resort plan in Beloit has been postponed, according to Visit...
article Proposed Beloit casino inches closer to reality (8/3/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs on Aug. 17 will review the Ho-Chunk Nation’s proposal to build a $405 million casino in Beloit, a move that comes...
article Feds set casino meeting Aug. 17 (8/1/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation plan to bring a casino and resort to Beloit has reached a critical phase, with the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian...
article City of Beloit, Ho-Chunk discuss casino (6/13/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Another meeting between the city of Beloit and the Ho-Chunk Nation moves the possibility of a casino closer to becoming reality. In a Wednesday morning...
article Rockford casino proposal takes on urgency as Beloit plans move ahead (5/18/2018)
(Illinois) -- State Sen. Dave Syverson has been pushing for a Rockford casino for years. The Rockford Republican says casinos were started in Illinois to keep money from...
article Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for movement on off-reservation casino (4/24/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation remains optimistic of plans for an off-reservation casino in Wisconsin even though the Bureau of Indian Affairs hasn't taken...
article Tribe remains optimistic on casino (4/24/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Nation officials say they are shrugging off a slowdown in the tribe's Beloit casino/resort plan timeline while optimism for the project's...
article Beloit and Rockford race for casinos in their cities (4/23/2018)
(Illinois) -- An empty patch of land just west of I-90 in Beloit could soon be home to a multi-million dollar casino project. "We're looking at a direct payment...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Tule River

article Support shown for casino relocation at public hearing Monday [sub req] (10/17/2018)
(California) -- A small crowd gathered inside the Veteran’s Memorial building Monday evening to attend a public hearing regarding the relocation of the Eagle...
article Tule River Tribe takes major step forward with casino relocation plan (9/22/2018)
(California) -- The Tule River Tribe is taking a big step forward with plans to relocate its casino to an off-reservation site in northern California. A long-awaited...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Stockbridge-Munsee

article Stockbridge-Munsee Band takes gaming dispute to appeals court (9/29/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Stockbridge-Munsee Community is trying to revive an inter-tribal gaming dispute in Wisconsin. The tribe went to court after the Ho-Chunk Nation...
1 Article on this Issue

United Keetoowah Band

article Enid City Commission hears proposed casino details (9/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians tribe is proposing a casino possibly opening as early as 2020 in east Enid. During an Enid City Commission...
article Tribe: Casino could happen with, without city of Enid approval (9/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- A proposed United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians casino could be opened in Enid even if the city commission does not give its approval. While the tribe...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Forest County Potawatomi

article Wis. Tribe Loses Gambling Compact Suit Against US [sub req] (9/11/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest County Potawatomi Community lost its challenge Monday in D.C. federal court to the U.S. government's decision to disapprove a 2014...
1 Article on this Issue

Calexico Casino

article Manzanita Band off-reservation gaming project officially declared dead (9/8/2018)
(California) -- An off-reservation casino that was to be located near the U.S. border with Mexico has been declared dead in southern California. The Manzanita Band of...
1 Article on this Issue

North Fork Rancheria

article Federal court ruling allows tribal gaming in Madera County (7/28/2018)
(California) -- A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California will allow tribal gaming on an approximately 300-acre site in Madera...
article Federal court ruling allows tribal gaming in Madera County (7/23/2018)
(California) -- A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California will allow tribal gaming on an approximately 300-acre site in Madera...
article DOI Beats Challenge To North Fork Casino Project Green Light [sub req] (7/16/2018)
(California) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior didn't violate the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act by allowing North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to operate slot...
article North Fork Rancheria’s casino plans take another small step (4/14/2018)
(California) -- The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians' plans to build a casino on Highway 99 north of Madera got a small boost from a federal appellate court. In...
article Another small step for North Fork Rancheria’s casino (4/13/2018)
(California) -- In one of a long string of a court decisions, a Washington D.C. Circuit Court panel stood by a decision to uphold a lower court’s ruling denying a...
article Controversial project to build a casino along Highway 99 impacted by court ruling (4/13/2018)
(California) -- For years the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians has been trying to turn the land off of Avenue 18 and Road 23 in Madera County into a casino. Lawsuits...
article DC Circuit Won't Revisit North Fork Tribe Casino Ruling [sub req] (4/10/2018)
(California) -- The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday stood by its recent decision to uphold a lower court’s nix of a challenge to the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Ponca Tribe

article Ponca Tribe negotiates casino agreement as construction and litigation continues (7/19/2018)
(Nebraska) -- The Ponca Tribe continues work on a controversial casino amid opposition in two states. The tribe broke ground on the unnamed facility in Carter Lake, Iowa...
1 Article on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Ho-Chunk Gaming prepares for grand opening of Wittenberg casino expasnion (7/10/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Ho-Chunk Gaming in Wittenberg will celebrate their grand opening after a recent expansion, something a rival tribe passionately fought to prevent from...
article Wisconsin, Ho-Chunk Nation Fight Appeal In Casino Row (sub req) (6/28/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk Nation on Wednesday both urged the Seventh Circuit to reject the Stockbridge-Munsee Community's bid to revive its lawsuit...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Table Mountain Rancheria

article Will A New Casino Near Fresno Change Indian Gaming In The Valley? (7/10/2018)
(California) -- Gaming tribes in the San Joaquin Valley are working different angles to seek your betting dollar. Several projects are on the drawing board between Kern...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article EDITORIAL: Get ’em while they’re young (7/6/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s state government is so addicted to gambling revenue that it has crossed a threshold into new territory, putting itself in direct...
article Our view: Pa. should stop iLottery games, work with casinos on compromise (7/2/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- We were ready to dish out a healthy dose of criticism to Pennsylvania’s licensed casino operators for their beef with the state. The casinos are...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article AMENDMENT 3: Explaining 13 constitutional amendments on Florida’s ballot (6/18/2018)
(Florida) -- When Floridians head to the ballot box in November, they will encounter a list of candidates asking for their vote for seats in the state House to the U.S....
1 Article on this Issue

Lansing Casino

article Prospects for a casino in downtown Lansing are getting dimmer (6/12/2018)
(Michigan) -- Lansing’s mayor does not expect long-stalled plans for a casino in downtown Lansing are going to become a reality. The Sault Ste Marie Tribe of...
article Lansing Mayor says long-awaited casino project a no-go (6/11/2018)
(Michigan) -- The plan to bring a casino to downtown Lansing has been in the works since 2012, but due to setbacks, it’s likely it will never happen, according to...
article Officials, Tribe still rolling the dice on Lansing casino (3/28/2018)
(Michigan) -- Will a casino be built in downtown Lansing in the foreseeable future or will the project bust? The casino project was proposed in 2012 and it's one...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

California Gaming

article Table Mountain Rancheria tribe considers relocating (6/8/2018)
(California) -- One of the region's oldest casino could be moving. The Table Mountain Rancheria Tribe is planning to build a new casino and hotel right next to their...
1 Article on this Issue

Ione Miwok Casino

article Calif. County Presses Justices To Hear Casino Land Case [sub req] (5/25/2018)
(California) -- A California county said Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn an appeals court decision that backed the U.S. Department of the Interior...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Indian Tribes Continue to Challenge the NLRB's Jurisdiction Over Casinos Located on Indian Lands (5/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian tribes continue to challenge the NLRB's jurisdiction over casinos located on Indian lands and courts continue to side with the NLRB. In...
1 Article on this Issue

Timbisha Shoshone

article Timbisha Shoshone Tribe off-reservation casino remains the talk of the town (4/28/2018)
(California) -- Two years after proposing an off-reservation casino in southern California, the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe appears no closer to its goal. The tribe believes...
article Timbisha Shoshone Tribe faces hurdles in Washington for casino bid (4/14/2018)
(California) -- As predicted, the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe is running into obstacles as it pursues an off-reservation casino in California. Tribal leaders and local...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pamunkey Tribe

article Pamunkey associates buy New Kent land (4/21/2018)
(Virginia) -- A group working with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe has purchased more than 600 acres in New Kent County that the tribe is actively considering as the site of a...
1 Article on this Issue

Mechoopda Tribe

article Mechoopda win Butte County’s federal court appeal on proposed casino (4/14/2018)
(California) -- Butte County has lost an appeal in federal court in its attempt to prevent a new casino from being built near the intersection of highways 149 and 99 by...
article Mechoopda win Butte County’s federal court appeal on proposed casino (4/13/2018)
(California) -- Butte County has lost an appeal in federal court in its attempt to prevent a new casino from being built near the intersection of highways 149 and 99 by...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Shawnee Tribe

article Shawnee Tribe to break ground on off-reservation casino in spring (4/3/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- In Oklahoma, the Shawnee Tribe plans to break ground in Guymon for the Golden Mesa Casino after on March 28 following a Texas County records check and site...
article Shawnee Tribe signs deed to 107 acres for Golden Mesa Casino construction (4/1/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe has cleared the way for the building of the Golden Mesa Casino in Texas County, Oklahoma, after signing a deed that placed 107 acres in...
article Shawnee Tribe planning to start work on off-reservation casino (3/29/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe is planning to start of construction on a long-awaited off-reservation casino. The tribe officially signed the deed for the 107-acre site...
article Following a site visit and Texas County records check, the deed signing took place March 28 (3/28/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe signed a deed placing 107 acres in the Oklahoma Panhandle officially in trust, clearing the way for the building of the Golden Mesa...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article Sault Tribe 'remains fully committed' to off-reservation casino (3/30/2018)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has yet to sue the Trump administration for rejecting two off-reservation casinos in Michigan but "...
1 Article on this Issue

Arkansas Gaming

article Casino group told ballot bid still too fuzzy (3/29/2018)
(Arkansas) -- For the third time this year, state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has balked at a proposed constitutional amendment advanced by the Driving Arkansas...
article Private group seeks OK for 4 casino sites in Arkansas (3/29/2018)
(Arkansas) -- A private committee has proposed a constitutional amendment that would authorize the creation of four casinos at specific locations in Benton, Boone,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee officials seek better communication with tribe, legislators (3/28/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Selectmen say they’ve been left in the dark about an effort in Congress to end an ongoing legal challenge to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s...
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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