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Guidiville Band off-reservation casino officially dead with settlement

The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians has officially dropped plans for an off-reservation casino in the Bay Area of California. In a lawsuit that sought $750 million in damages, the tribe accused the city of Richmond of going back on a deal to host the controversial project at Point Molate. A settlement approved by a federal judge on Thursday ends the dispute.

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4/15/2018

article Guidiville Rancheria Tribe Loses 14-Year Battle for Richmond, California Casino
(California) -- A federal judge on Thursday permanently quashed a 14-year bid by the by the Guidiville Rancheria Native American tribe to build a $1.2 billion casino on...
article Settlement Ends Bid To Build Gambling Casino At Point Molate
(California) -- A proposal for a Richmond casino has finally been put to rest in a settlement reached Thursday accompanied by a judicial ruling that the city need not...

4/13/2018

article Guidiville Band off-reservation casino officially dead with settlement
(California) -- The Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians has officially dropped plans for an off-reservation casino in the Bay Area of California. In a lawsuit that sought $...
article Judge rules on Point Molate development; housing to be built, but no casino
(California) -- After almost eight years of grinding litigation that has brought proposals to develop Richmond’s controversial Point Molate area to a halt, the...

3/29/2017

article Tribe Tells Calif. High Court Gov. Can't OK Off-Res Casino [sub req]
(California) -- The United Auburn Indian Community pressed California’s top court Monday to hold that the state’s governor cannot give the thumbs-up to a...

1/27/2017

article Ute Tribe sees local support for off-reservation casino in Colorado
(Colorado) -- The Ute Tribe is reviving plans for an off-reservation casino in Colorado. The tribe is primarily based in Utah and its reservation forms a border with...

1/26/2017

article OP/ED: Off-reservation gaming in the Trump era
(Washington D.C.) -- For Indian Country, one of the biggest mysteries is how the new Trump administration will deal with Indian tribes and reservations. Since neither...

8/9/2016

article Tule Indian Tribe plans on relocating Eagle Mountain Casino
(California) -- The Tule Indian Tribe owns land in the area of the Porterville Airport, which they would like to use to relocate the Eagle Mountain Casino. Tule Indian...

8/8/2016

article Tule tribe looks to relocate casino
(California) -- Members of the Tule Indian Tribal Council told the Board of Supervisors they were moving forward with plans to relocate Eagle Mountain Casino to the...

7/21/2016

article Tribe moving forward on city project
(California) -- During a meeting of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors and the Tule River Indian Reservation Tribal Council Wednesday, Tribal Council Chairman Neal...

6/24/2016

article Brother vs. Brother / Casino conflicts threaten federal Indian policy
(Arizona) -- Ivan Makil, who for 12 years served as chairman of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community near Scottsdale, Arizona, isn’t taking sides in a...

3/21/2016

article Ore. Tribe Slams DOI Land Buy In Casino Row At DC Circ.
(Oregon) -- An Oregon tribe seeking to block a rival casino told a D.C. Circuit panel on Friday that the Department of Interior's decision to take land into trust...

2/22/2016

article Native American tribe eyes casino north of Dayton
(Ohio) -- The project could help draw more visitors to the region, as well as Shawnee residents. With the help of a retired Ohio lawyer, the Eastern Band of the Shawnee...

2/18/2016

article ‘Open the land’: The Shawnee aim for a return to Ohio
(Ohio) -- Attempts to right a wrong exacted on the Shawnee Tribe almost 200 years ago are running into headwinds and government inertia in Ohio as the Native American...

2/15/2016

article Michigan Tribe plans on creating new casino complex on abandoned church site
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan are now stating they have enough land to be able to gain federal approval to create a casino in...

2/14/2016

article Michigan Tribe to Build New Casino at Former Church Site
(Michigan) -- Michigan-based Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians argued that it has acquired enough land not far from the Detroit Metro Airport to be given the...

2/13/2016

article Failed Wayne Co. horse track tied to new Detroit-area casino plan
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians says it has cobbled together enough land near Detroit Metro Airport to make a strong legal case to build a...

1/26/2016

article Sault Tribe awaits movement on off-reservation gaming projects
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians hasn't seen much federal movement on its two off-reservation gaming proposals. The tribe filed land-into...

10/16/2015

article Grand Ronde tribe buys former Portland area greyhound racetrack, fuels casino rumors
(Oregon) -- The Grand Ronde tribal confederation has purchased a former greyhound racetrack in Wood Village, fueling new rumors about whether a casino will end up on the...
article Tribe keeps options open on development of former greyhound park
(Oregon) -- It’s been three years since proponents of what would have been the first nontribal casino in Oregon — proposed for the now-decrepit Multnomah...
article Tribe's East Portland purchase could stave off casino competition
(Oregon) -- Looking in part to head off potential competition from a private casino, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde have purchased the 31-acre site of the...

10/15/2015

article Grand Ronde tribe purchases former dog racing track, sparking new casino speculation
(Oregon) -- The Grand Ronde tribal confederation on Thursday announced it was purchasing the defunct greyhound racetrack in Wood Village, sparking new speculation about...
article Grand Ronde Tribe Purchases Former Multnomah County Dog Track
(Oregon) -- The Confederate Tribes of the Grand Ronde last night approved the purchase of the dormant Multnomah County Greyhound Track. The purchase, for an undisclosed...

9/20/2015

article Sault Tribe faces hurdles with off-reservation gaming projects
(Michigan) -- The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians faces significant hurdles in its pursuit of two off-reservation casinos in Michigan despite winning the dismissal of a...

8/20/2015

article Guidiville Rancheria Owes Richmond $2 Million in Legal Fees
(California) -- The East Bay city of Richmond won $1.9 million in attorney's fees from the Guidiville Rancheria of California in a fight over a planned tribal casino...

7/29/2015

article Callow Avenue casino proposal at an impasse
(Washington) -- At 0.79-acre, 1321 N. Callow Ave. is arguably one of the smallest pieces of Indian Country in the United States. Under the U.S. Code, Indian Country...

6/18/2015

article Sault Tribe confident of victory in off-reservation gaming case
(Michigan) -- A federal judge heard arguments on Wednesday in an off-reservation gaming dispute between the Saul Tribe Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the state of...

4/19/2015

article Commentary: Five reasons to kill the casino bill
(Connecticut) -- It’s getting hard to keep up with all the attempts to expand casino-type gambling in Connecticut. Last year, public opposition stopped legislative...

4/18/2015

article Attorney General Warns Legislators That Tribes' Casino is a Gamble
(Connecticut) -- The Attorney General of Connecticut, George Jepsen, told legislators recently that the joint proposal to develop Connecticut’s first casino off...

4/7/2015

article Off-reservation gaming dead in tracks after California election
(California) -- Off-reservation gaming appears to be dead for the foreseeable future in California due to opposition from voters and tribes with existing casinos. In...

3/24/2015

article Newly formed group fights casino near Guymon
(Oklahoma) -- In February, the Shawnee Tribe announced plans to build a casino outside Guymon city limits and now some residents are fighting back. A group of residents...

1/20/2015

article 9th Circ. Revives Calif. Tribe's Bid For New Casino
(California) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday revived the Redding Rancheria tribe’s bid to build a new casino on recently acquired land in California to replace its...
article 9th Circuit rules in dispute over Redding Rancheria gaming site
(California) -- The Redding Rancheria of California will get another shot at opening a casino on a newly acquired site. The tribe filed a land-into-trust application for...
article Tribe's Bid for New Shasta Casino Revived
(California) -- Federal officials improperly ignored an Indian tribe's offer to close its casino in exchange for permission to build a larger one on proposed trust...

1/19/2015

article City in California excludes tribal off-reservation casino proposals
(California) -- The city council in Vallejo, California, voted 6-1 on Thursday to focus solely on "industrial" uses for Mare Island, a decision that appears to...

12/9/2014

article Column: Wealthy tribes spend big to limit competition to casinos
(California) -- Rival tribes raised $22 million for the Proposition 48 campaign in hopes of stopping the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians from opening an off-...

11/24/2014

article Kimme: If you're going to gamble Lagoon Valley, why not go all in?
(California) -- Last week, the City Council approved "Planned Development Guidelines" for the Lagoon Valley development — basically a pretty picture of...

11/20/2014

article Two tribes making push for off-reservation casino in California
(California) -- Two tribes are hoping to turn Mare Island in Vallejo, California, into an off-reservation gaming destination. The Elem Colony and the Koi Nation...

11/18/2014

article Off-reservation casino battle heats up in Vallejo
(California) -- Is a Las Vegas-style casino a good bet for Vallejo? Or would a glitzy gambling palace along Highway 37 cause too many headaches for law enforcement and...
article COMMENTARY: Though Prop 48 was a loser, we haven’t seen the end of off-reservation gaming
(California) -- The crushing defeat of Proposition 48 in California is negative way to end the year for proponents of off-reservation casino expansion, but we’ve...
article OP/ED: Quest for casino spots never stops
(California) -- Find a needy city with empty land, pick a spot near a freeway and woo local lawmakers with promises of jobs and tax money. It’s a formula that...

11/17/2014

article Indian tribes competing to build huge casino in Vallejo
(California) -- The ink is barely dry on the rejection that California voters dealt in this month’s election to an off-reservation tribal casino plan in the...

11/6/2014

article Kim's building to be demolished; may be site for casino
(Oregon) -- The former Kim's Restaurant building on South Pacific Highway will be demolished starting Nov. 10 by the Coquille Indian Tribe, which hopes to open a $26...

11/3/2014

article Woodward commissioners to hear a plan for a possible casino
(Oklahoma) -- Woodward City commissioners will hear a plan for a possible casino in the area during their regular meeting tonight. The commission meets at 7 p.m. in city...

10/24/2014

article Indian tribe considering $150M investment in Logan County
(Ohio) -- A Native American tribe is considering an investment in Logan County that proponents of the plan said could bring more than $150 million of economic...

10/23/2014

article Law Article: Judge restricts BIA authority in Class III dispute
(New Mexico) -- Attorneys discuss court decision that prevents the Bureau of Indian Affairs from issuing Class III gaming procedures for Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico:

10/22/2014

article Big changes coming to one Perry neighborhood
(Oklahoma) -- A new gaming center is about to start construction in the town of Perry. The new gambling hall is not going along the interstate or in the downtown area,...
article Eastern Shawnee may open resort near Indian Lake
(Ohio) -- Indian Lake residents could be sliding down indoor water slides or swiping their credit cards at a mall in the Indian Lake region soon, as one American Indian...
article Town meeting for Lac Vieux Desert Band off-reservation casino
(California) -- The town of Wakefield, Michigan, is holding a public meeting tomorrow to discuss an off-reservation casino for the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior...

10/20/2014

article Eastern Shawnee Tribe looks to return to Logan County
(Ohio) -- The Eastern Shawnee Tribe hopes to return to Ohio with the development of a 50-acre tract of land near Lewistown. Although the tribe bought the land more than...
article New Casino Could Arrive In Upper Peninsula
(Michigan) -- An Upper Michigan ski resort is hoping add a hotel and casino to increase business. Indianhead Mountain Ski Resort wants to work with the Lac Vieux Desert...

10/15/2014

article Vallejo to hold hearing on Indian gaming, other Mare Island proposals
(California) -- The Vallejo City Council will host a study session next month to review North Mare Island development proposals including office parks, hotels and Indian...

10/12/2014

article Tribes in California submit proposals to city to develop casino
(California) -- Tribes have submitted proposals to the city of Vallejo, California, to develop a casino on Mare Island. The Elem Colony and the Koi Nation are among 11...

10/8/2014

article Lac Vieux Desert Band sees support for off-reservation casino
(Michigan) -- The Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians in Michigan is seeing support for a proposed off-reservation casino.

10/6/2014

article East Bay City Can Kill Casino Deal
(California) -- The Easy Bay city of Richmond may back out of a casino development deal with a small Northern California tribe and a private developer, a federal judge...

10/1/2014

article Marin supervisors like state's $7.54 billion water bond plan
(California) -- The only state ballot measure that Marin County officials support is a $7.54 billion water projects plan. The Board of Supervisors, bowing to the...

9/30/2014

article Viewpoints: Proposition 48 will boost Central Valley’s economy
(California) -- In California, business and labor leaders don’t always see eye-to-eye on issues – but we are in complete agreement on our support for...
article Editorial: Vote yes to support North Fork Rancheria gaming deal
(California) -- The Los Angeles Times urges voters to support Proposition 48 to allow the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to open an off-reservation casino in...
article Rivals funded DC trips to oppose Tohono O'odham Nation casino
(Arizona) -- Rival tribes paid for local officials to go to Washington, D.C., to oppose the Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino.

9/29/2014

article Proposition 48: Tribes Trying To Block Casino In Madera County Off Designated Reservation
(California) -- An ugly battle is brewing over a multibillion dollar industry that will culminate with a spot on the November ballot. Proposition 48 would pave the way...
article Opinion: Endorsement Vote 'yes' on Prop. 48 for off-reservation casino
(California) -- California voters have generally supported Indian gaming, which has served, among other things, as an economic lifeline for Native Americans living in...

9/17/2014

article McCain Fumes About ‘Smart Ass’ Response From Obama’s Top Indian Gaming Official [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator John McCain of Arizona on Wednesday lambasted Kevin Washburn, the Obama administration’s top official on Indian gaming, accusing him...

9/15/2014

article Tribal family’s quest to build casino in Bremerton faces hurdles, foes
(Washington) -- The most unusual piece of property in Bremerton is less than an acre with no view and not far from downtown. Now the parcel is in the middle of...

9/14/2014

article Bremerton mayor, council signal opposition to Callow casino proposal
(Washington) -- City leaders have come out against a plan for a Native American-style casino on Callow Avenue due to what they believe its “perceived impacts...
article MORAIN: Tom McClintock should have no fear of losing re-election, except this is a weird year.
(California) -- Voters are in a foul mood. California’s jungle primary system has altered campaigns. Candidates with the most money usually win.

8/26/2014

article Douglas County And Delaware Tribe Discuss Land, But Not Casinos
(Kansas) -- Douglas County officials and leaders with the Delaware Tribe of Indians are meeting twice this week to consider what to do with 90 acres the tribe owns in...

8/17/2014

article City backs Tohono O'odham Nation off-reservation casino deal
(Arizona) -- The city council in Glendale, Arizona, voted 4-3 on Tuesday night to approve an off-reservation casino deal with the Tohono O'odham Nation.

8/6/2014

article KBIC finalizes $2.75 million purchase of property for new casino
(Michigan) -- A $2.75 million deal between the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Baraga Lakeside Inn was finalized last Saturday to settle the purchase of nearly...

7/31/2014

article PRESS DEMOCRAT: Don’t relax standards for tribes, casinos
(California) -- California is home to 109 recognized Indian tribes operating 71 gaming facilities, including the River Rock Casino in Alexander Valley and the Graton...

6/23/2014

article Sault Tribe faces opposition to off-reservation gaming projects
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians believes it can gain speedy approval for two off-reservation land-into-trust applications but opponents in...

6/19/2014

article Lower Peninsula tribes wary of Soo Indians’ plans for casinos in Lansing and Metro Detroit
(Michigan) -- Putting land into trust for off-reservation casinos outside of a Native American tribe’s territory will not just upset the gaming balance in Michigan...

6/18/2014

article KILDEE: Land for Soo tribe casinos in Lansing and SE Michigan not his legislation’s intent
(Michigan) -- Former U.S. Congressman Dale Kildee said legislation he authored and helped pass in Washington was not intended to help Native American tribes get off-...

6/17/2014

article Huron Township supervisor says casino proposal has merit
(Michigan) -- A proposal by a Native American tribe to build a casino at Sibley Road and I-275 could have some positive benefits for the township, Supervisor David Glaab...

6/16/2014

article Descendants want off-reservation casino at Indian allotment
(Washington) -- Descendants of a Quinault Nation woman want to open a casino on their family's allotment in Bremerton, Washington. The 0.79-acre site at 1321 North...

6/14/2014

article Developers hope to bring casino to Bremerton's Callow Avenue
(Washington) -- A development group is promoting a plan to bring a Native American-style casino to Callow Avenue, on a site long held as federal trust land.
article Indian Casino Proposed At I-275, Sibley Rd.
(Michigan) -- A vacant site in the northeast corner of Sibley Rd. and I- 275 in Huron Township is being eyed by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chip­pewa Indians for a...

5/27/2014

article LETTER: Diane Dillon will continue to stand against casino
(California) -- This may well be my first letter to the editor. I can't let a couple of misleading items go unnoticed. I am a supporter of Diane Dillon and have been...

4/22/2014

article Americans split on Native American casino rights
(New Jersey) -- A national survey released today by New Jersey’s Fairleigh Dickinson University finds Americans split on the issue of whether native American...

4/2/2014

article Officials question tribe's intentions with land
(California) -- County officials are still in the dark about whether the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo have submitted an application to declare their 277-acre parcel...

3/3/2014

article Tribes Clash as Casinos Move Away From Home
(California) -- Hemmed in on a small, rocky settlement, with trailers for housing and tribal members so poor they often cannot afford burials for their family members,...

2/24/2014

article Pulaski County Judge Reacts To News Of Possible Indian Casino in LR
(Arkansas) -- The Pulaski County judge is reacting to news of a possible casino locating in Little Rock. The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma bought 160 acres near the airport...

2/21/2014

article Quapaw Tribe hints at Little Rock casino
(Arkansas) -- Hubert Tate at Channel 4 reports on an interview with chief of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, which has purchased 160 acres near the Port of Little Rock and...
article 'Active consideration' of Grand River tribal recognition raises possibility of downtown Muskegon casino
(Michigan) -- Quietly in the background for several years, the idea of a downtown Muskegon casino was given new life in a December letter from the federal Bureau of...
article Two Indian casino proposals for Muskegon County causes confusion: Here are the details
(Michigan) -- Nothing seems more uncertain and puzzling than the process of securing an Indian casino in Muskegon County. And the fact that there are two parallel and...
article Casino Possibility Has Central AR Reacting
(Arkansas) -- The thought of a casino possibly coming to Little Rock has people talking. The Quapaw tribe, which operates Downstream Casino in Oklahoma, has bought...

2/20/2014

article Quapaws Talk Future Of Recent 160-Acre Purchase, Casino Not Ruled Out
(Arkansas) -- An Indian tribe, native to Arkansas, has purchased 160 acres of land in Pulaski County, hoping to reclaim a part of its history in the state.
article Turtle Mountain officials receive no negative feedback from tribal members on bringing casino to Grand Forks
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa held a meeting in Belcourt Thursday, discussing bringing a casino to Grand Forks.

2/19/2014

article Council says it will work with tribe on Grand Forks casino
(North Dakota) -- Representatives of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa came to the Grand Forks City Council with a few details of a proposed casino they say could...

1/27/2014

article BIA approves Mechoopda Tribe's gaming land acquisition
(California) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has once again approved a gaming land-into-trust application for the Mechoopda Tribe of California. The tribe was terminated...

1/21/2014

article California's Bar Against Indian Casino Justified
(California) -- Barring a big casino from environmentally sensitive land in California did not violate federal Indian gaming regulations, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday.
article Split 9th Circ. Hands Calif. A Win In Indian Casino Row
(California) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reversed a district court’s summary judgment against the state of California in a lawsuit brought by a federally...

1/15/2014

article Harbor 31 owners buy time with city of Muskegon to develop a downtown casino
(Michigan) -- The owners of the Harbor 31 business park on Muskegon Lake have bought some time to continue their attempts at developing the property as an Indian casino.

1/8/2014

article Is tribal gambling too big? ‘Enough is enough,’ opponents say
(Washington) -- By springtime, Bill Iyall figures the Cowlitz Tribe in Washington state will have 152 acres of new land in place and can make plans to break ground for...

12/31/2013

article Arizona Tribes eye ball Indian School Road
(Arizona) -- As the Navajo Nation own Twin Arrows Casino builds momentum, local tribes in Maricopa county are eye balling a piece of land that could become tribal...

12/29/2013

article Federal stance on tribal casinos touches off California fights
(California) -- Obama administration policies stimulating an expansion of tribal gambling have touched off new battles over proposed tribal casinos in California and...

12/16/2013

article Richmond Within Its Rights to Abandon Point Molate Casino Deal
(California) -- The City of Richmond, Calif., did not breach an agreement with a developer when it backed out of a proposed Indian casino project, finding that the...

11/11/2013

article Delaware Chief: An open letter to the people of Kansas
(Kansas) -- In recent months there has been much speculation as to what the Delaware Tribe’s intentions are with respect to our ever increasing presence in the...

11/10/2013

article Tribes in Kansas oppose Delaware Tribe's efforts in Kansas
(Kansas) -- The leader of the Oklahoma-based Delaware Tribe says the tribe could pursue a casino in Kansas, but the tribe also has a broader vision of providing services...

11/5/2013

article Tribes Fear ‘Unintended Consequences’ Of IGRA Off-Reservation Fix [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indian opposition to off-reservation casinos in Wisconsin, California, Arizona and elsewhere is growing, but indigenous leaders remain...

10/27/2013

article OP/ED: Tribal plans / The Delaware tribe’s plans to return to their ancestral home would be a significant development for Lawrence
(Kansas) -- Typically, any developer who wants to do a project in Lawrence or Douglas County has to follow a prescribed process that involves answering a lot of...

10/5/2013

article DANIELS: Senator Feinstein Is Scarier Than Frankenstein for Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- Pondering the state of current affairs impacting Indian country, it amazes me there are so many issues being thrust out there which affect the...

10/3/2013

article Indian Casino To Go Off Reservation, Set Precedent
(California) -- California's recent approval of an Indian casino outside a reservation sets a precedent in the state that could further shake up the U.S. casino...

10/2/2013

article Palermo: Sen. Feinstein fibbed on tribal gaming claims
(California) -- Did Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) fib when she claimed that California is home to more than 100 tribal casinos? Dave Palermo reports on how the...

10/1/2013

article PALERMO: Off-Rez, On Point
(Washington D.C.) -- No issue is more volatile in the discussion of American Indian gaming than off-reservation casinos, often lumped with “reservation shopping” as a...
article NATIONAL REVIEW: Placing a Bad Bet on More Indian Casinos
(Washington D.C.) -- A sure sign of a stagnant economy that is more focused on cannibalizing existing activity than creating economic growth is the growth of Indian...

9/30/2013

article Oklahoma Tribe Seeks To Expand Casino Into Kansas
(Kansas) -- An Oklahoma tribe is asking Kansas for permission to expand its casino operation at Downstream Casino Resort into the state. The Joplin Globe reports a...

9/19/2013

article Congressman Says IGRA Needs Tweaking After Casino Nods
(Washington D.C.) -- During a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, said he may soon put forward possible amendments...

9/18/2013

article Feinstein Battles With Obama Over Casinos Using 1934 Law
(Washington D.C.) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants to build an S-shaped casino that would rise from a forested area in Taunton, Massachusetts, and, Indian leaders...

9/17/2013

article Indian Tribes Get Obama Casino Support That Bush Blocked
(Washington D.C.) -- As President Barack Obama began his first term in January 2009, an Arizona Indian tribe saw a long-awaited opportunity to jumpstart a plan to build...

9/10/2013

article Dickinson Wright Sued Over Blocked Tribal Casino In Okla.
(New York) -- A group of developers lobbed a malpractice suit in Illinois federal court at Dickinson Wright PLLC on Friday over the alleged mishandling of an Indian...

8/30/2013

article WHITTLESEY: "Reservation Shopping" Circa 2013
(USA) -- The term "reservation shopping" has been coined by various anticasino groups, some local governments, and even some gaming tribes to disparage efforts...

8/18/2013

article Two California tribes still pursuing off-reservation casino bids
(California) -- Two California tribes are still pursuing off-reservation casinos although the Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be moving very slowly on the projects.

8/15/2013

article Tribal casinos away from reservations may get a second look
(California) -- It is a question that's not clearly spelled out in either federal or state law, and one at the heart of debate about the future of a multi-billion...

8/13/2013

article California Casino Expansion Faces Mounting Opposition
(California) -- Growing opposition to the expansion of American Indian casinos in California from the public, legislators and the state Attorney General’s office...

8/5/2013

article Indian tribe hasn’t yet filed federal paperwork to develop North Lawrence property
(Kansas) -- The future of prime North Lawrence property bought by an Oklahoma-based Indian tribe is still in a wait-and-see mode, but at least one local government has...

7/31/2013

article News of a downtown Lawrence hotel sale, and more on resort and casino talk
(Kansas) -- The idea of a resort at Clinton Lake, and the unanswered questions about the interest in a casino on land recently purchased by the Delaware Indian tribe in...

7/29/2013

article Cherokee County Commission Votes To Not Appeal A Federal Lawsuit
(Kansas) -- The Cherokee County Commission votes to not appeal a federal lawsuit. The county argued unclear land titles prohibited the U.S. Secretary of the Interior...
article No appeal on lawsuit, county says
(Kansas) -- The Cherokee County Commission Monday declined to appeal a summary judgement issued by the District Court of Washington DC last week, in a lawsuit against...
article Suit against DOI over Quapaw casino dismissed
(Kansas) -- A federal district court dismissed a Kansas county’s lawsuit July 25 against Sally Jewell and the Department of the Interior over an Oklahoma tribe...

7/24/2013

article Delawares Purchase Land in Kansas
(Kansas) -- The Bartlesville-based Delaware Tribe has purchased 87 acres near Lawrence, Kansas but has not yet announced any plans for the land. The Delaware Tribe of...
article Indian tribe that has considered casino buys land near Lawrence
(Kansas) -- A Delaware Tribe of Indians has purchased 87 acres of prime property along the Kansas Turnpike near Lawrence, and some speculate the tribe could be...

7/23/2013

article Indian tribe that once proposed North Lawrence casino purchases large tract along interstate
(Kansas) -- An Oklahoma-based Indian tribe that once explored building a casino in Lawrence and was recently reported to be interested in moving its tribal headquarters...

7/17/2013

article Gaming Committee called too political
(California) -- During Monday’s meeting between the county Board of Supervisors and Tule River Indian Tribal Council members, talk turned to recent controversies...
article Tule River tribe leader hints at new casino
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Reservation tribal government that owns Eagle Mountain Casino in the mountains southeast of Porterville is still considering...

7/16/2013

article Petaluma leaders seek bulwark against Kastania-area casino
(California) -- Petaluma city leaders are working to shore up federal opposition to a potential casino on 277 acres south of city limits, land owned by the Dry Creek...

7/15/2013

article Dry Creek Band claims no casino on land-into-trust application
(California) -- The Dry Creek Rancheria of California has dropped plans for a second casino. The tribe submitted a land-into-trust application to the Bureau of Indian...

6/17/2013

article Casino planned near Braman
(Oklahoma) -- A decision by the United States assistant secretary for Indian Affairs could open the door for the construction of a new casino near Braman.

6/8/2013

article Mike Connell: Casino odds appear to shorten
(Michigan) -- Two years ago, after an adverse ruling in a federal courtroom in Kalamazoo, the odds of Port Huron getting a casino looked lo-o-o-ng, maybe one chance in a...

6/5/2013

article Poll: Possible casino should be prevented
(California) -- Most of those responding to this week’s online poll thought that the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians might still build a casino on their property...

5/20/2013

article Casino impact, mental health contract on Board of Supervisors agenda
(California) -- An agreement regarding the impact of a casino proposed by the Pinoleville Pomo Nation and a contract for the county's mental health services are...

5/7/2013

article County delays MOU for new Ukiah casino
(California) -- The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors at its regular Tuesday meeting tabled an agreement with the Pinoleville Pomo Nation to deal with the impacts of...

4/21/2013

article EDITORIAL: Indian casinos getting out of hand in California
(California) -- Indian gambling in California has exploded well beyond the "modest increase" voters were promised when they approved casino gambling just 13...

4/18/2013

article PALERMO: Tribes Lobby To Stifle California Casino Boom [sub. req'd]
(California) -- California Indian tribes aligned with anti-gambling groups are looking to the courts and state legislature to halt two rancherias seeking to build...

3/11/2013

article VALANDRA: S.477: The Real Game Now Begins
(Washington D.C.) -- I have been thinking about the “Indian Land problems” that continue to swirl around DC. We have the ongoing impacts of the Carcieri and...

3/4/2013

article EDITORIAL: Unfair standard for casino plan / Walker is erecting an insurmountable barrier for tribal gaming. Why?
(Wisconsin) -- NORMALLY WHEN IT comes to investment, economic development and job creation, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a sensible and enthusiastic leader.

1/30/2013

article Indian casinos given go-ahead / Legal challenges still loom for Madera, Yuba county projects.
(California) -- Land transfers for two off-reservation Indian casinos in the Central Valley, including one just outside Madera, are expected this week, but court...

1/4/2013

article Casino plans in Aurelius
(New York) -- According to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Seneca-Cayuga tribe of Oklahoma has applied to have 229 acres of vacant land in Aurelius and...

1/3/2013

article Oklahoma tribe resurrects Aurelius casino plans
(New York) -- Five years after the federal government denied the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma's first request for a land trust in Cayuga County, the Oklahoma...
article Questions about heritage of tribal leaders behind mega-casino
(Oregon) -- Is the Cowlitz Indian Tribe trying to build its multi-million dollar mega-casino in Clark County on land that was never its traditional territory? As a judge...

12/27/2012

article Petaluma officials ponder Dry Creek Rancheria casino threat
(California) -- News that the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians is scheduled to have its parcel of land south of town taken into federal trust early next year has...

12/24/2012

article BIA gives Michigan more time for KBIC off-reservation casino
(Michigan) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs is giving Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) more time to consider the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community off-reservation casino.

12/14/2012

article California, Wisconsin Battlegrounds For Off-Reservation Gambling [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Wisconsin has joined California as a battleground state for Indian tribes seeking off-reservation casinos, many encouraged by empathetic Department...

11/5/2012

article 2 impoverished tribes want off-reservation casinos
(California) -- Two impoverished California tribes are planning off-reservation casinos. They would be the first in the state to have casinos off Indian reservations.

11/4/2012

article Off-reservation casinos raise hope, fear
(California) -- Two impoverished Indian tribes in Central California have received preliminary approval to be the first in the state to build casinos off their tribal...

9/28/2012

article Pokagon Band considering Elkhart site for development that may include casino
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is considering a site in Elkhart for a planned development that'll include homes, businesses, and perhaps a...
article Report: Wisconsin casino market is saturated
(Wisconsin) -- A new study shows that Wisconsin’s Indian casino market is saturated, and new gambling houses would just take money away from the current ones...
article Study critical of adding casinos
(Wisconsin) -- New casinos proposed for Kenosha, Beloit, Sheboygan and Shullsburg would mostly pull gamblers away from other parts of Wisconsin and be of no significant...

9/17/2012

article POLITICS: Kathy Miller
(California) -- (Editor's note: The Argus-Courier asked each of the six candidates for City Council to complete a questionnaire. This is Kathy Miller's complete...
article POLITICS: Mike Healy
(California) -- (Editor's note: The Argus-Courier asked each of the six candidates for City Council to complete a questionnaire. This is Mike Healy's complete...

9/16/2012

article Bill Cousins: Get re-educated
(Colorado) -- To criticize Kristopher Hammond (“Steve Hofman: Get educated,” Wednesday’s Steamboat Today) patently is ironic. Hammond is an experienced...

9/11/2012

press release Chairwoman Lohse: Governor Brown Changes the Rules for Indian Casinos: Statement by CTBA
(California) -- The California Tribal Business Alliance strongly disagrees with Governor Jerry Brown’s concurrence with the U.S. Department of Interior’s...

9/6/2012

article DURAN: Like it or Not - Why California Governor Brown’s Approval of Limited Off-Reservation Gaming is Supportive of Tribal Sovereignty and is consistent with Federal Law
(California) -- Recently, the California Governor, Jerry Brown, authorized the Class III gaming compacts of two landless tribes, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians...

9/4/2012

article OP/ED: Gov. Jerry Brown's unwise bet on casinos
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown has made a bad situation worse. He's approved a troubling expansion of tribal gambling by allowing two Sierra foothill tribes to...

9/3/2012

article Brown’s Land/Trust Decision May Fuel California Casino ‘Gold Rush’ [sub req'd]
(California) -- Critics predict California Governor Jerry Brown’s decision last week to approve two off-reservation American Indian casino projects will ignite...
article California's governor green lights Station Casino tribal casino
(California) -- Two Las Vegas-style casinos, including one that is a partnership with Station Casinos, will be built miles from their traditional reservation land in...
article Our View: Allowing casinos is just plain wrong
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown waited until Friday's deadline to announce his support for two controversial off-reservation casinos that are likely to usher in a...

8/31/2012

article Gov. Brown approves 2 off-reservation casinos
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown is allowing two American Indian tribes to build casinos off their reservations, over the objections of some neighboring gambling tribes...
article Jerry Brown authorizes California's first off-reservation tribal casinos
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown approved a plan for two tribes to open casinos away from their ancestral lands, a move that he said would create jobs and help local...
article Jerry Brown gives green light to two off-reservation casinos
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown will let two Indian tribes in remote parts of California build casinos along freeways many miles from their land, setting the stage for...

8/30/2012

article Craig residents sound off on proposed Hayden casino
(Colorado) -- Craig residents on Thursday night echoed the sentiments of some Hayden residents who have said that they need to diversify their economy and that a casino...
article Rob Douglas: Casino falls short on public policy
(Colorado) -- “The issue of Indian gaming engenders strong feelings among many parties.” – Ken Salazar, U.S. Secretary of the Interior. Those are the...

8/20/2012

article California Governor Faces Tough Call On Off-Reservation Casinos [sub req'd]
(California) -- California Governor Jerry Brown faces a politically difficult choice in deciding whether to approve applications from two American Indian tribes seeking...
article California governor should reject off-reservation casinos, LA Times suggests in editorial
(California) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has until the end of the month to decide if two Indian tribes can develop casinos on land far away from their difficult-to-...

8/19/2012

article LA TIMES: A bad bet on Indian casinos
(California) -- Indian gambling has brought long-needed financial gains to Native American tribes as well as a measure of painful internal strife. In California,...
article OP/ED: California tribes' casino shopping spree
(California) -- Since California voters approved Indian gambling over a decade ago, the business has exceeded all expectations and limitations. It's grown into a...
article Proposed Indian casino near Hayden draws opponents
(Colorado) -- Routt County residents are forming a coalition to oppose a proposed Indian casino near Hayden. Opponents say a casino would hurt the Yampa Valley's...

8/17/2012

article Proposed Indian casino near Hayden draws opponents
(Colorado) -- Routt County residents are forming a coalition to oppose a proposed Indian casino near Hayden. Opponents say a casino would hurt the Yampa Valley's...

8/16/2012

article LA TIMES: Indian casinos looking to come off the reservation
(California) -- The issue hasn't gotten much statewide attention, but Gov. Jerry Brown has a decision to make on Indian gambling that could have major impacts down...

8/10/2012

article Federal policy shift makes casino near Hayden more likely
(Colorado) -- The prospect of an Indian casino in Hayden is much likelier as a result of a June 2011 policy shift at the federal level that removed a Bush-era...
article Decision on casinos could set precedent
(California) -- As the state awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's decision on the fate of two off-reservation casino applications, local officials acknowledge the ruling could...
article Jerry Brown faces major decision on tribal casino expansion
(California) -- Gov. Jerry Brown must make a decision by the end of this month that could have wide-ranging implications for the future of tribal casinos in California....

8/1/2012

article PD Editorial: Off-site casinos a bad bet for California
(California) -- It’s been a dozen years since California voters approved casinos on tribal land. The most dire warnings about unchecked expansion of Las Vegas-...

7/7/2012

article Only a handful of off-reservation casinos have been approved
(Washington D.C.) -- The 1988 law passed by Congress has always allowed off-reservation casinos. But they’re extremely rare, with only a handful approved by the...

7/5/2012

article In a new twist, Indian tribes are moving to open more casinos far from home
(Washington D.C.) -- After buying a new chunk of land 50 miles north of San Francisco, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria just broke ground on a new, Las Vegas-...
article Even with relaxed casino rules, tribes could face many pitfalls
(Washington) -- It’s unlikely that anyone will ever accuse the Bureau of Indian Affairs of acting in haste. Just ask Bill Iyall, the chairman of the Cowlitz Tribe...

5/28/2012

article Rise Of Urban Indian Casinos Comes With Risks And Rewards [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Risks associated with the rising tide of potentially lucrative city-tribal casino partnerships were brought home in a decision this month by the U.S...

4/11/2012

article Our View: Feds should not take casinos' side
(California) -- Californians hold dear their right to protest, especially when developers try to build projects near their backyards. They invoke the law to block big...

4/7/2012

article Editorial: Feds side with casinos over property owners
(California) -- Californians hold dear their right to protest, especially when developers try to build near their backyards.

4/6/2012

article California community organizations participate in Supreme Court case on off-reservation casinos
(California) -- Twenty-eight community organizations throughout California have filed a “friends of the court” brief in a case going before the U.S. Supreme...

4/4/2012

article Attack of the Indian-Gaming Fighter, and How the Blowback Against Tribal Gaming Has Evolved
(California) -- From “not in my backyard” complaints to state and federal politics to flat-out racism, there are plenty of reasons why opponents of Indian...

3/29/2012

article Ho-Chunk In Talks With Madison About Expansion Proposal
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation is in talks with the city of Madison about possible future expansion at its Madison gaming facility.

3/14/2012

article Western Mohegans file for bankruptcy, cancelling sale of their property
(New York) -- The Western Mohegan Tribe and Nation has once again wiggled out from an apparent dead end to their casino dreams. The 255-acre Tamarack resort owned by the...

2/23/2012

article Redding Rancheria loses federal lawsuit; tribe sought casino application
(California) -- The Redding Rancheria has lost a lawsuit it filed against the U.S. Department of the Interior, claiming the agency wrongly denied an application that...

2/16/2012

article Proposed IGRA Amendment Would ‘Sanction’ Extortion of Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. John Sullivan (R-Oklahoma) has introduced an anti-Indian casino bill that gaming experts say would give local governments the power to shake...

2/14/2012

article Obama Re-election Best For Off-Reservation Gaming, Says Fitch [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- The re-election of Barack Obama would likely foster a more permissive environment for off-reservation gaming than a Republican administration, but...

2/13/2012

article Analysis: Obama friendly to tribal gaming
(Massachusetts) -- A Fitch Ratings gambling analysis said President Barack Obama's re-election would likely be a boon for Native American tribes seeking off-...

2/7/2012

article Feinstein voices concern about Indian casino in Napa
(California) -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., opposes an Indian casino being constructed within Napa County’s Agricultural Preserve, which local officials...

1/24/2012

article Meeting concerning property annex deferred
(Oklahoma) -- Shawnee city commissioners have deferred action on a public hearing until the Feb. 6 meeting to annex Kickapoo Tribe property. The deferment comes at the...

1/19/2012

article Bluffton Rep. Herbkersman among sponsors of gambling bill
(South Carolina) -- As local leaders deliberate the merits and drawbacks of a proposed casino in Hardeeville, state Rep. Bill Herbkersman, R-Bluffton, is co-sponsoring a...

1/18/2012

article Commission Delays Annexing Proposed Kickapoo Casino Site
(Oklahoma) -- Citizen Potawatomi Nation Chairman John A. “Rocky” Barrett told Shawnee city commissioners Tuesday he isn’t opposed a new Kickapoo casino...

1/16/2012

article Potawatomi to announce plans for hotel near casino
(Wisconsin) -- Representatives of the Forest County Potawatomi tribe and Potawatomi Bingo Casino on Tuesday will announce plans for a hotel development to be built next...

1/14/2012

article Casino and entertainment complex could come to SC
(South Carolina) -- There are no casinos in South Carolina right now, but that could soon change. A proposal is on the table for an enormous casino and entertainment...
article Investment group wants to build SC's 1st casino that Cherokee Indians would own
(South Carolina) -- An investment group that wants build the state's first casino near Hardeeville is already meeting resistance from Gov. Nikki Haley's office.

1/13/2012

article Casino proposed for Hardeeville
(South Carolina) -- A South Carolina investment group announced preliminary plans to build a hotel/casino resort entertainment complex in Hardeeville that would create 2...
article Jasper County hoping to hit jackpot with tribal casino, hotel
(South Carolina) -- An investment group is making plans to build what would be the state's first casino near Hardeeville, but it's already meeting resistance...

1/12/2012

article Feinstein Leads Fight Against Off-Reservation Gambling [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- California has become ground zero for growing opposition to the spread of tribal casinos off existing reservations, with U.S. Senator Dianne...
article Creek Nation: "We don't intend to build casino at 111th & Yale"
(Oklahoma) -- Earlier this week, FOX23 heard from several sources that the Muscogee Creek Nation was in negotiations to buy a piece of land near 111th Street and Yale...
article Rumored gaming site in limbo after death of Muscogee owner
(Oklahoma) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs denied a land-into-trust application for an Indian allotment that's been rumored for a casino development, The Tulsa World...

1/11/2012

article South Tulsa Residents, Council Set To Take Action Against Rumored Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Tulsa's city council is keeping a close eye on developments to bring a casino to Broken Arrow. The Red Clay Casino has come under fire from residents...
article South Tulsa smoke shop, site of possible casino, in legal limbo
(Oklahoma) -- Controversy swirling around construction of a Kialegee Tribal Town casino in Broken Arrow has erupted into a host of rumors that a casino is also planned...

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