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Off-Reservation Casinos

Quapaw Tribe

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...
1 Article on this Issue

South Bend Casino

article Indiana’s First Tribal Casino ‘An Unparalleled Threat’ To Commercial Operators [sub req] (10/10/2017)
(Indiana) -- When the Four Winds South Bend opens its doors in January it will become Indiana’s first tribal casino, but gaming advocates believe the Class II...
article What Indiana's first tribal casino — the Four Winds in South Bend — means for the state (8/26/2017)
(Indiana) -- When the Pokagon band of Potawatomi opened its Four Winds Casino Resort in Michigan in 2007, just 4 miles from the Indiana border, it immediately began...
article Indiana's first tribal casino: Four Winds South Bend (8/26/2017)
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon are opening the first tribal casino in Indiana (video only).
article Sneak peek of partly finished Four Winds Casino in South Bend (8/22/2017)
(Indiana) -- A soaring octagonal rotunda will be the first thing visitors see upon entering Four Winds Casino when it opens on the city's southwest side early next...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Beloit Casino

article Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino (9/30/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Four members of Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation. The tribe submitted...
article Ho-Chunk Nation sees support from Congress in bid for off-reservation casino (9/26/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Four members of Congress are calling on the Trump administration to approve an off-reservation casino for the Ho-Chunk Nation. The tribe submitted an...
article Representatives urging action on Beloit casino (9/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Get a move on with the Ho-Chunk Nation Beloit casino plan. That's the message from a group of Wisconsin congressional representatives to...
article Ho-Chunk increases presence as casino plan advances (8/8/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Efforts by Ho-Chunk Nation officials to move the proposed casino project forward are picking up, with the tribe preparing to make a marketing and project...
article Beloit Ho-Chunk casino proposal gets a boost (7/18/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Interests from the federal, state and local level to bring a Ho-Chunk Nation casino to Beloit are hailing progress on the plan following a meeting last...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Chickasaw Nation

article Feds Look To Nip Comanche Bid To Stymie Chickasaw Casino [sub req] (9/26/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The federal government urged a district court judge Monday to reject the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma's bid to block federal approvals for a Chickasaw...
1 Article on this Issue

Glendale Casino

article Growing Pains / Arizona sees gambling expansion in wake of Glendale dispute (9/26/2017)
(Arizona) -- The recent settlement of a nasty, eight-year legal dispute pitting the sprawling Tohono O’odham Indian Nation against Arizona officials and several...
1 Article on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Ho-Chunk's Hire Washington, DC Lobbyists [2nd Item] (9/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe in Wisconsin, has hired the law and lobbying firm Husch Blackwell. The Ho-Chunk Nation is in a legal...
article Ho-Chunk Nation Seeks Win In Wis. Spat Over Gambling Pacts [sub req] (8/28/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation urged a Wisconsin federal judge Friday to toss a suit by the Stockbridge-Munsee Community seeking to block the Ho-Chunk tribe’s...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Catawba Nation

article Catawba Nation remains in limbo years after submitting casino application (9/10/2017)
(North Carolina) -- It's been four years since the Catawba Nation submitted a casino application to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and it's anyone's guess when...
1 Article on this Issue

Tule River

article Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino (9/10/2017)
(California) -- The Tule River Tribe signed a new Class III gaming compact that recognizes plans for an off-reservation casino in California. The tribe is seeking to...
1 Article on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article Indiana’s first tribal casino to open in 2018 (9/5/2017)
(Indiana) -- As the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians revealed that the upcoming Four Winds Casino in South Bend will open its doors in 2018, some people related to the...
article Tribal casino to open in '18 (9/2/2017)
(Indiana) -- The state's newest casino could turn the industry on its head and cost the state millions in tax revenue. The Four Winds Casino in South Bend –...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

North Fork Rancheria

article DOI Didn't Follow Law In Allowing Tribal Casino, Group Says [sub req] (8/29/2017)
(California) -- Advocacy group Stand Up for California on Monday asked a California federal court for a quick win in its bid to stop a tribe's off-reservation casino...
article DOI, Calif. Tribe Say Casino Challenge Should Be Tossed [sub req] (7/20/2017)
(California) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior and a California tribe each urged a federal judge on Wednesday to toss a suit challenging department-issued...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Osage Nation hires lobbying team in bid to open casino in neighboring Missouri (8/26/2017)
(Missouri) -- The Osage Nation has hired a team of lobbyists as it pursues a casino in Missouri, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The tribe hired Steve Tilley, a...
article Lobbyists hired by Osage Nation in push for Missouri casino (8/23/2017)
(Missouri) -- The Osage Nation is pulling out all the stops in its effort to open a casino in Crawford County near the city of Cuba on Interstate 44, approximately 80...
article Oklahoma tribe pushes bid for Missouri casino (8/23/2017)
(Missouri) -- A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has hired lobbyists in its bid to open a casino in Missouri. The Osage Nation hired former Missouri House Speaker Steve...
article Oklahoma Tribe Targets Missouri for Native American Casino (8/23/2017)
(Missouri) -- A Native American tribe in Oklahoma wants to bring gambling off riverboats in Missouri by building the state’s first land-based casino.
article Oklahoma tribe hires lobbyists in push for Missouri casino (8/22/2017)
(Missouri) -- A Native American tribe based in Oklahoma has upped the ante in its bid to open a casino in Missouri. Nine months after writing checks worth over $52,000...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article ROBLES: Complexities of tribal gaming play out in Michigan (8/6/2017)
(Michigan) -- Punters visiting the United States may be surprised to find that a dichotomy exists in the American casino market. That is, the land-based casino space is...
article Another tribe chimes in with criticism of 'reservation shopping' in Michigan (7/31/2017)
(Michigan) -- Not everyone in Indian Country is upset with the Trump administration's first major land-into-trust decision. Chief Frank Cloutier of the Saginaw...
article Existing casinos lobby to stop six new off-reservation casinos in Michigan (7/29/2017)
(Michigan) -- A massive fight is brewing to stop six new casinos from opening in Michigan. Three tribes are lobbying to open the casinos in Muskegon, Lansing, Romulus,...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

White Earth

article Otter Tail County board considering further environmental review on Star Lake casino (8/6/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Officials in Otter Tail County, on July 11, accepted a consultant’s recommendation to continue its environmental review of the White Earth Nation...
1 Article on this Issue

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article Casino denied for Michigan tribe (8/2/2017)
(Michigan) -- The new Kewadin Lansing Casino won’t see the light of day -at least for now- as the Michigan Gaming Commission has rejected the Sault St. Marie tribe...
article Indian group denied land for casino in Huron Township (7/31/2017)
(Michigan) -- After five years of fighting for it, an Indian group was denied land in Huron Township that would have been developed as a casino. The Sault Ste. Marie...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Miccosukee Tribe

article Tribal pair praises recent Michigan land-into-trust denials (8/1/2017)
(Michigan) -- Last week’s decision by the United States Department of the Interior not to take two parcels of land into trust for Michigan’s Sault Ste Marie...
1 Article on this Issue

Lansing Casino

article Nottawaseppi Huron Band praises denial of off-reservation gaming projects (7/29/2017)
(Michigan) -- While one tribe in Michigan is vowing a fight, another is praising the Trump administration for rejecting proposals for two off-reservation casinos....
article Athens tribe applauds denial of Lansing casino request (7/28/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi on Friday applauded the federal government's denial of a request to build a $245 million casino in downtown...
article Lansing mayoral candidates weigh in on casino (7/28/2017)
(Michigan) -- Setback after setback keeps Mayor Virg Bernero's vision of the Kewadin Casino from becoming a reality. His term may be up before plans are finalized....
article Michigan Tribal Casino in Lansing Denied by US Department of the Interior (7/28/2017)
(Michigan) -- Construction of a Michigan tribal casino in Lansing is being blocked by the US Department of the Interior (DOI), which ruled this week that the Sault Ste....
article Michigan tribe to continue casino fight despite failed land-into-trust rulings (7/28/2017)
(Michigan) -- In Michigan, the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has reportedly declared that it intends to keep fighting for permission to build a pair of new...
article Sault Ste. Marie to continue efforts for 2 new Michigan casinos (7/28/2017)
(Michigan) -- An Indian tribe says it will continue its efforts to build gambling facilities in Lansing and near Detroit Metropolitan Airport following a new setback....
article U.S. Department of the Interior denies land trust deal for Lansing casino (7/28/2017)
(Michigan) -- Department of the Interior has denied an application from the Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians that would have allowed the tribe to gain land and...
article Feds' denial of casino plan won't stop Bernero, tribe from a fight (7/27/2017)
(Michigan) -- A Native American tribe in Michigan that wants to build a casino in downtown Lansing has another hurdle to jump over. The U.S. Department of Interior...
article Indian tribe still planning casinos near Lansing, Metro airport (7/27/2017)
(Michigan) -- An Indian tribe says it will continue its efforts to build gambling facilities in Lansing and near Detroit Metropolitan Airport following a new setback.
article Interior Dept. Blocks Application for Downtown Lansing Casino (7/27/2017)
(Michigan) -- Lansing mayor Virg Bernero expressed disappointment that the U.S. Department of Interior denied an application to an Indian tribe seeking to build a $125...
article Plans for new tribal casinos in Lansing, Romulus hit roadblock (7/27/2017)
(Michigan) -- Plans for new tribal casinos in downtown Lansing and Romulus have hit a roadblock. The U.S. Department of the Interior has turned down a request from the...
article Sault Tribe's trust land application denied for Lansing casino (7/27/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians have received a letter from the United States Department of the Interior that their trust land applications...
article Tribe vows to fight feds over casino land near Romulus (7/27/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians said Thursday it will keep fighting the U.S. Department of Interior after federal officials denied the tribe...
article U.S. Department of the Interior denies land trust deal for Lansing casino (7/27/2017)
(Michigan) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior has denied an application from the Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians that would have allowed the tribe to gain...
14 Total Articles on this Issue

Wilton Rancheria

article Governor signs gaming compact for Wilton Rancheria (7/26/2017)
(California) -- The Wilton Rancheria tribe’s plan to have Sacramento County’s first tribal casino-resort built on a 35.9-acre site at Highway 99 and Kammerer...
1 Article on this Issue

Enterprise Rancheria

article 9th Circ. Urged To Halt Off-Reservation Casino Plans [sub req] (7/3/2017)
(California) -- A group of citizens has asked the Ninth Circuit to reverse a lower court victory for the federal government that greenlighted a tribe’s proposed...
article Calif. Gov. Rips Tribe's Suit Over Casino OK At Top State Court [sub req] (6/27/2017)
(California) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown urged the state’s top court Monday to reject the United Auburn Indian Community’s attempt to revive its lawsuit...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Broken Arrow

article Broken Arrow project re-ignites casino controversy (6/20/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- When plans to build a casino in south Broken Arrow became public in late 2011, it led to protests, lawsuits, the termination of the city manager and the...
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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