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Oklahoma man wins more than $900,000 on his birthday at Lucky Star Casino in Clinton

Talk about a happy birthday! James Watkins, from Kingfisher, celebrated turning another year older at the Lucky Star Casino in Clinton.

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5/27/2018

article Where the buffalo roam: Auctioned bison herd to stay in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- In a first for the state, a herd of more than 60 bison were auctioned to the highest bidder this month — a bidder who has worked for decades to...

12/11/2017

article Oklahoma man wins more than $900,000 on his birthday at Lucky Star Casino in Clinton
(Oklahoma) -- Talk about a happy birthday! James Watkins, from Kingfisher, celebrated turning another year older at the Lucky Star Casino in Clinton.

10/18/2017

article Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council refutes president's fraud allegations
(Montana) -- The Northern Cheyenne Tribal Council issued a response Wednesday to allegations of fraud in tribal government made by the tribe’s president, who the...

10/4/2017

article Fraud Alleged in Tribal Online Poker Venture
(Oklahoma) -- Just days ago, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma announced that it received an online gaming license from the Isle of Man and was in the process of finalizing a...
article Universal Entertainment Group Sued by Former Tribal Business Partners for Alleged Fraud
(Oklahoma) -- Last week, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma received a license from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Committee for its PokerTribe.com website, the final...

10/3/2017

article PokerTribe software owner sued by former tribal partner
(Oklahoma) -- The controversial Florida entrepreneur behind the PokerTribe.com online poker project is being sued by his former Oklahoma tribal partners for allegedly...

9/30/2017

article Oklahoma tribes sue over failed poker website venture
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes claim in a lawsuit that fraudulent gaming deals, including a failed internet poker venture, cheated their people out of $13...

8/4/2017

article The remains of three Northern Arapaho children will be returned home to Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- This summer, as rattlesnakes bask in the rocky heat of central Wyoming and the sun withers the grass, Little Chief will come home. The Northern Arapaho boy...

7/31/2017

article Oklahoma Vice: Casino parking lot at center of gaming scheme up for sale
(Oklahoma) -- Land that includes a parking lot next to Lucky Star Casino in Clinton once at the center of a federal gaming investigation is now up for sale for $450,000...

6/6/2017

article Cheyenne/Arapaho artist planning all Native nude art exhibit for OKC
(Oklahoma) -- It’s been in the back of his mind for 17 years. The painting that didn’t sell. “It was a piece with two women sitting there. They were...

6/5/2017

article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes lose access to parking lot at casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have lost access to a parking lot at one of their gaming facilities in Oklahoma. The owner of the lot next to the Lucky...

5/30/2017

article Federal regulator rules against owner of Oklahoma casino’s parking lot
(Oklahoma) -- In western Oklahoma, a two-acre parking lot next to the Lucky Star Casino near the small city of Clinton now reportedly sits empty with concrete blocks...

5/29/2017

article Clinton casino parking lot at center of federal investigation now sits empty
(Oklahoma) -- A parking lot next to an Indian casino here was once at the center of what a federal agency claims was a lucrative scheme to skim gaming revenues from the...

5/23/2017

article MORON ALERT: NIGC probes UEG’s sketchy tribal online gambling deals
(Oklahoma) -- The sketchy developer behind efforts to launch an online gambling site for Oklahoma tribal groups is reportedly being investigated by the National Indian...
article National Indian Gaming Commission investigating PokerTribe.com developer
(Oklahoma) -- In Oklahoma, efforts by the federally-recognized Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma to launch an international online gaming website could be in jeopardy after the...

5/22/2017

article NIGC probes UEG’s sketchy tribal online gambling deals
(Oklahoma) -- The sketchy developer behind efforts to launch an online gambling site for Oklahoma tribal groups is reportedly being investigated by the National Indian...

5/2/2017

article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes oust casino executives due to fraud
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes fired two top gaming executives after an investigation revealed wrongdoing. The tribe had agreed to pay $25,000 a month,...

4/29/2017

article Investigation uncovers scheme to skim gaming revenue from Oklahoma tribes
(Oklahoma) -- One of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes' casinos paid more than $1.2 million over 18 months to lease a two-acre parking lot — about 10 times the...

4/17/2017

article Okla. Tribe Inks Settlement Over Casino Revenue Misuse [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have reached a deal with the National Indian Gaming Commission admitting that a former tribal official misused revenue from...

4/14/2017

article Okla. Tribe Inks Settlement Over Casino Revenue Misuse (sub req.)
(New York) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have reached a deal with the National Indian Gaming Commission admitting that a former tribal official misused revenue from...

3/25/2017

article One year in, gardening project on the reservation going strong
(Wyoming) -- A study evaluating the health impacts of food gardens with Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho families is under way, and the first wave of 18 families...

1/31/2017

article Tribe starts dialogue to contract state governments from Feds
(South Dakota) -- On January 31, 2017 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier will propose a resolution to the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s...

1/30/2017

article Feds Fight Arapaho Contract Claims In Shoshone Row [sub req]
(Wyoming) -- The federal government on Friday shot back at the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s claim that the Bureau of Indian Affairs improperly rejected proposals to...

1/21/2017

article Arts institute to open on Cheyenne River Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A nonprofit that for almost three decades has provided youth programs on South Dakota's Cheyenne River Indian Reservation is establishing a formal...

5/4/2016

article World Poker Fund to acquire stake in Oklahma tribe’s iGaming assets
(Oklahoma) -- World Poker Fund Holdings (WPFH), the poker and entertainment business backed by rapper Soulja Boy, has signed an agreement to acquire a 49 per cent stake...

5/3/2016

article MORON ALERT: World Poker Fund Acquires a Stake in Universal Entertainment Group
(Oklahoma) -- World Poker Fund Holdings has acquired a 49% stake in the online gaming assets of Universal Entertainment Group, the digital outfit that created the online...

4/21/2016

article Judge allows tribe to run PokerTribe.com
(Oklahoma) -- The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has received judicial approval to launch and run PokerTribe.com, an International gambling website. Judge David L Russell...

4/20/2016

article Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma OK’d for International Online Poker
(Oklahoma) -- The Iowa tribe of Oklahoma has received federal approval to launch an online poker site catering to an international market, as well as regulated US...

4/18/2016

article Okla. Judge Gives OK To Tribe's Online Gambling Award [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- A federal judge on Monday agreed to allow the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma to run a gambling website for international players, after the state of Oklahoma had...

4/12/2016

article Tribe Moves Closer To Launching Online Poker Site
(Oklahoma) -- The state of Oklahoma and a Native American tribe are close to finalizing an agreement that would allow the tribe to launch a real-money online poker site...

4/7/2016

article District Court Judge Wants Oklahoma, Iowa Tribe To Settle Online Gaming Dispute
(Oklahoma) -- The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is a step closer to launching its internet gambling site. Tribal representatives met with a judge Tuesday as part of their...

3/18/2016

article Oklahoma won’t stand in way of Iowa Tribe’s PokerTribe.com
(Oklahoma) -- The state of Oklahoma says the efforts of the federally recognized Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma to launch an online gambling site won’t be thwarted. The...
article State won’t oppose Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma’s PokerTribe.com gambling site
(Oklahoma) -- The state of Oklahoma says it won’t stand in the way of a federally recognized Indian tribe seeking to launch an online gambling site.

3/17/2016

article Okla. Says Approval Of Tribe's Online Gambling Award OK [reg req]
(Oklahoma) -- The state of Oklahoma told a federal judge Wednesday to confirm an arbitrator’s award that granted the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma permission to run a...

1/15/2016

article Oklahoma Tribe Pursues Poker Website
(Oklahoma) -- On November 24, retired Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeal Judge Charles Chapel, serving as an arbitrator, ruled the state's gaming compact permitted...

1/14/2016

article Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Gaming website resurfaces
(Oklahoma) -- The Iowa Nation of Oklahoma released a media statement announcing the launch of the Pokertribe.com online gambling website in 2016.

4/27/2015

article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes holds reception for USDA officials
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes held a reception for the U.S. Department of Agriculture during its recent regional meeting in Oklahoma. Ryan McMullen,...

4/23/2015

article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College to close at semester end
(Oklahoma) -- The chairwoman of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College Board of Regents says the college will be closed at the end of the current semester. Pauline...

4/15/2015

article Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes host honoring for Suzan Shown Harjo
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma will be honoring activist Suzan Shown Harjo. Harjo has been a leader in repatriation, cultural preservation,...

3/17/2015

article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Oklahoma sue to recover funds from former lieutenant governor
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma is suing Leslie Wandrie-Harjo, its former lieutenant governor, to recover money the tribe claims she embezzled.

3/16/2015

article Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes Receive $6.5 Million From Frozen Account
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes have just received $6,496,276 from First Bank and Trust of Clinton, Oklahoma. The funds had been on administrative freeze since...
article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes seeks to recover tribal funds from its former lieutenant governor
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes has filed a federal lawsuit against its former Lt. Gov. Leslie Wandrie-Harjo to recover $760,000 in funds the tribe claims...

3/11/2015

press release Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes Rightfully Receive the Return of nearly $6.5 Million in Trust Funds
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes is pleased to announce that on March 4, 2015 the Tribes finally received $6,496,276.54 in trust funds from First Bank and...

2/5/2015

article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Fight War on Meth
(Colorado) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have officially launched a public campaign “waging a war” on methamphetamine in an attempt to end meth use by...

2/4/2015

article Cheyenne and Arapaho governor calls fires an attack on tribe
(Oklahoma) -- The governor of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes on Tuesday said fires set at tribal buildings were a “heinous crime” and an attack on the tribe.
article Fire destroys tribal building, damages two other structures
(Oklahoma) -- Early this morning, multiple fire crews were on scene of a three-building fire on tribal land. Members of the executive branch are calling this an invasive...
article Officials: Early morning fires in Concho ruled 'suspicious'
(Oklahoma) -- "It was a cowardly, heinous act," said Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Gov. Eddie Hamilton. It started around 2:30 a.m. "There was a tanker...
article Three Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Buildings Destroyed by Arson
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal law enforcement are seeking the person—or individuals— who deliberately set three tribal buildings owned by the Cheyenne and Arapaho...

2/3/2015

article 3 Cheyenne-Arapaho tribal buildings in Concho burn
(Oklahoma) -- Three buildings owned by the Cheyenne-Arapaho tribe in the unincorporated community of Concho have been damaged by fires that are being called suspicious.
article Authorities Investigate After Truck Crashes Into Building In Concho
(Oklahoma) -- Another investigation is underway after a tanker truck slammed into a building in Concho on Tuesday. The tanker smashed into the Economic Development...
article Courthouse, Newspaper Office And Barn Set On Fire in Concho
(Oklahoma) -- A courthouse building, a newspaper office and a maintenance barn were all set on fire in Concho in Canadian County, according to authorities.
article UPDATE: Fires in Concho, Oklahoma tribal buildings reported Tuesday
(Oklahoma) -- The governor of the Cheyenne-Arapaho tribe called fires set at tribal buildings early Tuesday a “heinous crime” and an attack on the tribe.

10/25/2014

article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes' television station lauded by public television
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ television station, CATV47, received the Big Bird Partnership Award from OETA for its contribution to the “...

8/11/2014

article Whatever happened to Pokertribes.com, The State of Oklahoma and It’s Tribe’s on Online Poker & the iGaming opportunity?
(Oklahoma) -- Enquiring minds want to know: Whatever happened to PokerTribes. com? Sixteen months ago, Oklahoma was on the verge of a stunning transformation for its...

8/8/2014

article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Sell Nursing Home for $400K
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have sold the Geary Community Nursing Home to Tony Maldonado and Vicki Myers for $400,000. The sale of the 67-bed facility...

8/3/2014

article Cheyenne And Arapaho Tribal Government Again Under One Governor
(Oklahoma) -- After years of turmoil and litigation, the leadership dispute within the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes is settled. The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes consist of...

7/22/2014

article IBIA finally hands down C&A decision after 3 years
(Oklahoma) -- After more than three years, the Interior Board of Indian Appeals has handed down a decision in the leadership dispute within the Cheyenne and Arapaho...

7/19/2014

article An analysis: U.S. Interior Department rebuffs BIA meddling in OK Cheyenne & Arapaho governance
(Oklahoma) -- A seemingly obscure administrative ruling could mean good times will return for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, benefitting the state and...

2/18/2014

article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Ditch Pursuit of International Site PokerTribes.com
(Oklahoma) -- A month after a new tribal government took office, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are abandoning plans to pursue online gaming outside U.S. borders...

2/17/2014

article Cheyenne, Arapaho tribes drop online gaming site
(Oklahoma) -- A shift in political power has led the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes to drop ties to PokerTribes.com, a multimillion-dollar website that could have paved the...

2/4/2014

article Oklahoma backs Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes in compact case
(Oklahoma) -- The state of Oklahoma is supporting the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in a dispute over a Class III gaming compact that authorizes Internet wagering.

1/30/2014

article C&A Court Justice: ‘It may be necessary to start all over again’
(Oklahoma) -- Despite two pending court challenges and one faction taking out an emergency restraining order, Cheyenne and Arapaho voters are still scheduled to go back...

1/13/2014

article BIA not recognizing either new C&A leader
(Oklahoma) -- Despite election season ending for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, questions remain over who are the tribes’ legitimate leaders as an intra-tribal...

1/8/2014

article Cheyenne, Arapaho Tribes Fight Congress Over Land
(Oklahoma) -- A decades old fight to get back land originally taken from the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes is heating up. The farm bill now in front of congress would...
press release OK Tribes Fight to Have Historic Fort Reno Returned
(Oklahoma) -- A Farm Bill currently in front of congress would again strip the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of their land originally taken by the U.S. military in 1869....

1/7/2014

article BLOG: Federal Government Intervenes in Oklahoma Tribal Online Poker Compact
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. federal government is once again intervening in online poker. According to The Oklahoman, last month the U.S. Department of the Interior stopped...

1/6/2014

article Oklahoma Tribe Sues Federal Agency for Right to Offer Online Poker
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against United States Department of the Interior after the Department disapproved the tribe...
article Tribe In Oklahoma Sues Feds Over Online Poker Site
(Oklahoma) -- A tribe located within the state of Oklahoma has sued the U.S. government because it wants to be able to offer online poker and the feds have said not so...

1/5/2014

article BLOG: Federal Government Blocks International Online Gamblers, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Sue
(USA) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have filed suit against Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell after the Department Interior blocked their effort to offer real-...

1/3/2014

article Oklahoma Tribe Files Suit to Operate Gambling Site
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma tribal faction has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Dept. of Interior in hopes of being permitted to run an online gambling website.

1/2/2014

article Tribal Casino Operators Sue DOI To Restart Gaming Site
(Oklahoma) -- Native American casino operators sued the U.S. Department of Interior officials in Oklahoma federal court last week in an effort to stop the agency from...

12/31/2013

article Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe sues feds to re-establish international gambling website
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe is betting on the outcome of a federal lawsuit to re-establish its Internet gambling website.
article Okla.-based Native American tribe sues after federal government blocks Internet gaming website
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma-based tribe is betting on a federal lawsuit to get its Internet gambling website up and running. The Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribes and the state...

12/30/2013

article Federal officials block Oklahoma Internet gaming website, tribe sues
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes is betting on the outcome of a federal lawsuit to re-establish its Internet gambling website.

4/8/2013

article Internet gaming ‘not allowed in Oklahoma’
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma have settled an ongoing dispute with the state by removing an internet gaming site which, the governor's...

4/6/2013

article Tribes don't prevail in Internet gambling venture
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes settled an ongoing dispute Friday with Oklahoma by agreeing to take down an Internet gaming site after being told its...

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