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Indian Gaming: Latest News
3:02am 4-23-2019
 
 
article States see disappointing tax revenue from legal sports betting
(USA) -- Six states have legalized sports betting since the Supreme Court’s monumental decision last May, but New Jersey is the only one exceeding revenue...
article "With the benefit of hindsight, Pala Interactive would never have entered New Jersey"
(New Jersey) -- For Pala Interactive CEO Jim Ryan, The U.S. Supreme Court repeal of PASPA—which made it unlawful for a state and private individuals to sponsor,...
article Sports betting paying off at Buffalo Thunder, Santa Ana Star Casino
(New Mexico) -- Legalized sports betting in New Mexico seems to be paying off. New Mexico's two casinos that operate legal sportsbooks are Buffalo Thunder and Santa...
article St. Croix Chippewa Tribe accused of numerous violations of gaming laws
(Wisconsin) -- The St. Croix Chippewa Indians are facing millions of dollars in fines and penalties for allegedly violating gaming laws at the tribe's casinos in...
article Seneca Nation of Indians seeking federal help in New York revenue-sharing row
(New York) -- The casino-operating Seneca Nation of Indians has reportedly asked the federal government via the United States Department of the Interior to intervene in...
article Florida, Seminole Tribe Talk Sports Betting
(Florida) -- Talks between Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby, FL) and the Seminole Tribe could bring sports betting to Florida possibly bypassing the need of a statewide...
article As lottery vote looms, 2 measures aim to protect electronic bingo
(Alabama) -- Add two local amendments as points in the approaching discussion of gambling in Alabama. Legislators representing districts with two dog tracks have filed...
article Republican Roulette: All lotteries are not created equal
(Alabama) -- The first thing to understand about gambling in Alabama is that our lawmakers, for the most part, aren’t opposed to gambling. Not against casinos, nor...
article Five Republicans who may approve a pro-Indian lottery received over $100,000 from the tribe
(Alabama) -- The Senate Tourism and Marketing committee will vote Tuesday on a bill that, if approved, would give the Poarch Band of Creek Indians a complete monopoly...
article Cowlitz Crossing gas station, convenience store opens near ilani
(Washington) -- ilani staff, Cowlitz Indian Tribe leaders, first responders and officials from nearby cities gathered Monday for the opening of Cowlitz Crossing, the new...
article Turning Stone continues eco-friendly policies
(New York) -- In celebration of Earth Day, the Oneida Indian Nation continues to implement environmentally-friendly policies across its enterprises, including renewable...
article Pechanga Resort Casino volunteers spruce up Temecula trail for Earth Day
(California) -- More than a dozen Pechanga Resort Casino employees picked up garbage and pulled weeds along a popular cycling, jogging and walking trail in Temecula on...
article SCHUETZ: Phoning It In
(USA) -- I am the adult child of an alcoholic. One can use Google to look up the variety of implications that this can have on the development and psychology of the...
article HARRIS: Tribal Regulation of Single-Use Plastics
(Pennsylvania) -- The world is waking up to the growing problem of plastic waste contaminating our ocean and terrestrial environments. Local governments—lauded as...
article BLOG: Swampy Ex-Trump Officials Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke: They’re Back!
(Washington D.C.) -- Former top Trump environmental officials Scott Pruitt and Ryan Zinke, both forced out of their jobs last year under the weight of, for each, an...
article Justices Pass On Slip-And-Fall Suit Against Navajo Casino (sub req)
(Arizona) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a challenge to a Tenth Circuit ruling that determined a personal injury suit against a Navajo Nation-...
press release Gila River Hotels & Casinos will attempt Guinness records for Bingo
(Arizona) -- Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Gila River Hotels & Casinos is marking the momentous occasion in a big way with an attempt to break two Guinness World...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
1:44am 4-23-2019
 
 
article Trump’s Housing Agency Cracks Down on Zero-Down Home Loans
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump Administration is cracking down on national affordable housing programs because of concern over growing risk to the government’s...
press release Utah American Indian Band Sues HUD To Stop Unlawful Destruction Of Its Home-Purchasing Assistance Program
(Utah) -- Today the Cedar Band of Paiutes, the Cedar Band Corporation, and the CBC Mortgage Agency ("CBCMA") filed a lawsuit in the United States District...
article Federal judge dismisses key pieces of tribe’s claim against local water districts
(California) -- A federal judge has dismissed portions of a yearslong lawsuit brought by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians against the Coachella Valley's...
article American Indian Leaders Call for Congress to End Voter Suppression
(Washington D.C.) -- The US House Subcommittee on Elections last week held a field hearing at Standing Rock in North Dakota on Tuesday, writes Sarah Mearhoff in the...
article Community Leader Chris Stearns Launches Campaign for Auburn City Council
(Washington) -- Local community leader Chris Stearns launched his campaign to serve on the Auburn City Council today. Stearns has an extensive history as an attorney,...
article OST group seeks right for citizens to vote on tribal constitutional changes
(South Dakota) -- After debating just how grassroots a nearly two-year-long constitutional reform effort was, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted Monday to table the...
article Rep. Sharice Davids reflects on her first 100 days in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- This mid-April, the freshman class of political office-holders celebrated its first 100 days in office. Among them is Sharice Davids, Ho-Chunk, an...
article Native Americans Find Surprising Ally in N.J. Fight: Trump Administration
(New Jersey) -- A knee-high pile of rocks sits in a far corner of a gated community set among rolling hills known as the Polo Club. To the Ramapough Lenape Nation, which...
article UPDATE: Tribal officer walking after being shot at his home
(Idaho) -- Tribal Officer Josh Rigney is up and walking after he was shot Wednesday, at his home. Nez Perce Tribal officials said he is in good spirits and doctors...
article Native Americans Find Surprising Ally in N.J. Fight: Trump Administration
(New Jersey) -- A knee-high pile of rocks sits in a far corner of a gated community set among rolling hills known as the Polo Club. To the Ramapough Lenape Nation, which...
article KUNESH: Indian Country can help solve rural America’s decline
(Indian Country) -- Recently, Paul Krugman shared his thoughts about the decline of rural America: “There are powerful forces behind the relative and in some cases...
article Fairview Park school district changes logo with Native American imagery
(Ohio) -- The Fairview Park City Warriors are getting a new look. The school district has unveiled a new logo. The “New Warrior” was designed Mark Hull. He...
article Native American student to challenge policy that bans traditional garb at graduation
(Oklahoma) -- A student in Oklahoma is reportedly planning to challenge a policy at his high school that prevents him from wearing traditional Native American garb to...
article Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Pottawatomi tribe, Kalamazoo say signs recognize history
(Michigan) -- Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Pottawatomi members said it was an exciting day for their tribe. Several tribe and community members joined together for the...
article Kzoo reservation signs 'healing' for Gun Lake Tribe
(Michigan) -- Kalamazoo has installed streets signs that identify the original boundaries of a 19th century Native American reservation, with city and tribal leaders...
article Oneida grapples with cannabis sales while on the road to regulation
(Ontario) -- The chief and council of Oneida Nation of the Thames, a community south of London, want to ensure the safety of their First Nation's members who have...
article UM prof: Blackfeet Tribe should co-manage Badger-Two Medicine with Forest Service
(Montana) -- The Blackfeet Tribe has battled for decades against oil and gas development in the Badger-Two Medicine, but co-managing the national forest might be the...
article Native American tribes fight plans to reduce wilderness in Utah
(Utah) -- In the United States, five Native American tribes are joining forces to fight plans to reduce public lands in the state of Utah. The government's proposals...
article Board of Supervisors to consider responding to BIA over Habematolel Pomo trust application
(California) -- A week after it resolved issues over proposed letters to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the Big Valley Rancheria’s fee to trust land...
article Tribe hears plan to get out the vote
(North Carolina) -- At the first meeting of the Lumbee Tribal Council streamed live over the Internet, members on Thursday were urged to cooperate in improving voter...
article OP/ED: Getting real about Indian Country — surprising progress in the heartland
(Indian Country) -- Recently, Paul Krugman shared his thoughts about the decline of rural America: “There are powerful forces behind the relative and in some cases...
article Cherokee Nation fights opioid misuse through education, prevention
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health is hoping to end opioid misuse in Indian Country by helping Cherokee families with programs that focus on education,...
article Montana's Native American Graduation Rate Drops For First Time In Six Years
(Montana) -- After several years of improvement, Montana’s Native American graduation rate dropped slightly last year, according to Montana’s new statewide...
article P.E.I. Mi'kmaw soldier buried in France honoured in new tribute
(France) -- It was 102 years ago that Pte. Peter Knockwood from Lennox Island died in battle at Vimy Ridge in France in the First World War — long-gone but not...
article Whirlwind year for Inuvialuit model after being discovered on Instagram
(North Canada) -- A year ago, Willow Allen never gave modelling a thought. But now, she's just returned from a three-month professional modelling stint in Singapore....
article The fight to preserve Easter Island’s moai statues
(Easter Island) -- The centuries-old stone moai statues that embody the mystery and magnificence of Easter Island find themselves facing a questionable future as weather...
article Tornado Devastates Caddo Mounds Historic Site, Leaving The Mounds Undamaged.
(Texas) -- Spend enough time in the woods that blanket deep east Texas, and eventually you’ll run across earthen mounds. They look natural but they’re...
press release Big Win in Water Rights Fight
(Arizona) -- The Kilpatrick Townsend Native American Team achieved a significant victory for longtime firm client the Ak Chin Indian Community (Community), resulting in...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
2:55am 4-23-2019
 
 
article Iowa lawmakers approve sports betting and fantasy sports sites; bill heads to Reynolds
(Iowa) -- Iowans, get ready to start placing bets on your favorite college and professional sports teams. Iowa lawmakers on Monday finalized legislation that would...
article Oregon Lottery planning for sports wagering
(Oregon) -- Imagine a day when you could go to a Portland Trail Blazers or Timbers soccer game and in addition to spending $20 on a burger and beverage you could wager $...
article R.I. sports betting numbers improved in March, but remained below expectations
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island’s legal sports betting business had its best month yet in March, but still fell short of the profits the state anticipated when it...
article Mobile Sports Betting Apps Return From Dead In Indiana Bill
(Indiana) -- An Indiana conference committee is reinserting provisions for sports betting apps into the gambling bill approaching the finish line. The two chambers...
article Gaming bill will allow mobile sports betting, private casino meetings with governors
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers may soon be able to place sports bets anywhere in the state, but they won’t know if casino bosses are meeting privately with public officials...
article Deal would allow Indiana sports betting by mobile devices
(Indiana) -- Sports betting will be allowed by using mobile devices in Indiana under an expected agreement in the state Legislature on a wide-ranging gambling bill that...
article Colorado makes last-ditch effort to legalize sports betting
(Colorado) -- If the Colorado legislature passes a new sports betting bill that was introduced late last week, the western U.S. state could see the activity legalized at...
article Colorado sports gambling passes first legislative hearing
(Colorado) -- A bill to let Colorado voters decide in November whether to allow wagering on sporting events, with a 10% state tax, won approval Monday from the House...
article Shuttered Lucky Dragon sells for $36M
(Las Vegas) -- Nearly six months after lenders foreclosed on the Lucky Dragon, the shuttered off-Strip resort has been sold — and the buyer isn’t your...
article PokerStars fined $10K for taking illegal sports bets
(Atlantic City) -- State gaming regulators levied a five-figure fine against PokerStars for accepting more than 200 bets on prohibited sporting events. The online...
article Can Wynn Online Casino Make A Dent In Crowded NJ Industry?
(New Jersey) -- The already crowded New Jersey online casino market is going to have to make room for another new entrant: Wynn Resorts.The news of Wynn’s imminent...
article This barely noticed gaming bill could be a whole lot bigger than advertised
(Illinois) -- From the synopsis of SB516… Provides procedures for a riverboat to relocate to new a location. Removes provisions that describe the geographical...
article Hermitage Tic Toc may get gambling machines
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is quietly moving to allow gambling at more than 40 truck stops — including one site in Hermitage — and five mini-casinos...
article Sands Bethlehem’s Underage Gambling Fines Now Eclipse $500,000
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem took a hit to its bank account last week thanks to $230,000 in fines. The Pennsylvania Gaming and Control Board’...
article Wynn Resorts May "Fire" Its Way Into Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn's suitability to operate that casino changed in January 2018 when allegations of sexual misconduct by Wynn's co-founder and CEO Steve...
article Monticello raceway ends electronic gaming on Tuesday
(New York) -- Monticello Casino and Raceway will revert to plain old Monticello Raceway on Wednesday, April 23. The last day of electronic gaming at the harness...
article Lawsuit filed after two casinos couldn’t take March Madness bets
(West Virginia) -- A casino operator is suing a tech company after a contract dispute shuttered its sports betting platform at two West Virginia casinos ahead of the...
article Hotel, casino, racetrack sues sports app provider
(West Virginia) -- Owners of the Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack are suing the providers of their sports betting app, which has now been off-line for more...
article Reduced fee for Gary casino move in final version of gaming legislation taking shape at Statehouse
(Indiana) -- State lawmakers are putting the final touches on a compromise gaming proposal that significantly alters some of the provisions impacting Northwest Indiana,...
article Sportsbook plans approved for Catfish Bend Casino
(Indiana) -- The Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington got approval from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission during their meeting last week for a plan to create a space...
article Mississippi Handle Rises, Courtesy March Madness
(Mississippi) -- With the NFL season completely over but basketball dominating at Mississippi sportsbooks, the state saw an increase in betting handle and hold in March...
article China is banning online poker and other casino games
(China) -- China’s game industry doesn’t work the same as occidental gaming industry. Instead, it often passes on new regulations that we would find...
article Las Vegas Sands on potential acquisitions: ‘We’re building, not buying’
(Las Vegas) -- Don’t expect Las Vegas Sands to jump into the much-discussed casino acquisition market. Instead, the company’s focus is on making more than $5...
article Scientific Games seeks to raise $352 million through social games IPO
(Las Vegas) -- Scientific Games announced Monday that it hopes to raise as much $352 million through its initial public offering for the company’s social gaming...
article Tara Reid Drops $100 Million Lawsuit Against ‘Sharknado’ Producers
(Las Vegas) -- Tara Reid has dropped her $100 million lawsuit against the producers of Sharknado, in which the actress accused Asylum Entertainment and SYFY Media...
 
 
Press Releases
8:12am 4-18-2019
 
 
Newly Established California Tribal Chairpersons' Association Announces Executive Board
(California) -- On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association, Central California Tribal Chairpersons' Association and the Northern...
Enterprise Rancheria Awarded Prestigious Native American Project Financing Award
(California) -- The Estom Yumeka Maidu of the Enterprise Rancheria today received the distinguished 2019 Large Deal of the Year Award from the Native American Finance...
San Diego American Indian Health Center to Host the 31st Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow on May 11–12, 2019
(California) -- The San Diego American Indian Health Center’s (SDAIHC) Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow will take place on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2019,...
 

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