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Indian Gaming: Latest News
2:22am 4-21-2015
 
 
article Upcoming California Online Poker Hearings Mark Start Of Long Journey
(California) -- On April 22, the California Assembly Governmental Organization Committee will hold a hearing on Chairman Adam Gray’s online poker bill, AB 431...
article GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
(California) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Interior Department is the most important federal agency overseeing Indian Country. As assistant secretary, Kevin...
article Latest casino bill differs from 1995 effort
(Connecticut) -- The last time Connecticut lawmakers considered expanding casino gambling 20 years ago, there was a very different process in place.
article Casino bill makes second hurdle
(Connecticut) -- A casino bill designed to protect Connecticut's tribal gambling industry from a looming Massachusetts competition easily sailed through a second...
article Tribal Casino Evades Wrongful Death Suit Over Jurisdiction
(Washington D.C.) -- A Mississippi federal judge tossed a wrongful death suit against a tribal casino Friday, saying federal courts lacked jurisdiction because the...
article Indiana lawmakers not so welcoming to Pokagon Band casino bid
(Indiana) -- Two national organizations are coming to the defense of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, whose plans to open a casino on ancestral territory in...
article Local lawmaker's casino bill slated for hearing today
(Texas) -- A local representative's bill that would legalize casino gambling in Southeast Texas is one of three casino proposals that will get an audience with a...
article A rogue casino? You're going to have to fight for it
(Arizona) -- The decision by Gov. Doug Ducey to stand athwart the Tohono O'Odham Nation's plan to open a casino near Glendale is gratifying and encouraging.
article 'None of your business' — Quapaw Tribal official blasts Kansas lawsuit, governor
(Kansas) -- On Friday, April 17, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Chairman John Berrey reacted to allegations in a lawsuit filed in Wichita, Kansas, Federal Court, seeking an...
article Virginia Lawmakers Take on the Fight of the Pamunkey Tribe
(Virginia) -- Everyone knows Pocahontas, but do you know what tribe she hails from? Virginia’s Pamunkey Indians claim her as an ancestor. While Pocahontas and the...
article House subcommittee to hold hearing on BIA recognition reform
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Subcommittee Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing on Wednesday to discuss the Part 83 reforms to the federal...
article Blumenthal raises $1M in three months for re-election bid
(Connecticut) -- A tough slog ahead for Connecticut Republicans -- challenging Democrat Richard Blumenthal in 2016 -- just got more daunting.
press release Mohegan Sun and Incheon International Airport Corp (IIAC) Announce
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (“MTGA” or the “Authority”) operator of Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Sun Pocono and Resorts Casino...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:22am 4-21-2015
 
 
article Preview: Boys don't cry - Is it time we start talking about our murdered and missing indigenous men?
(Saskatchewan) -- Grace Lafond-Barr believes healing starts in the home, so she moved her family to Muskeg Lake Cree Nation from Saskatoon two years ago to escape the...
article Navajo Election: How We Got Here?
(Arizona) -- When the polls close Tuesday on the Navajo Nation, voters will finally have put to rest a question that has lingered for five months: who will be the next...
article Extremely Awkward Conversation With a Native American at Redskins Game
(Washington D.C.) -- It was a cool, late autumn Sunday and the Washington football team was playing a home game. Joseph Bennett, an African American gentleman in his...
article Hopi Tribe members battle plan to build $1 billion mega-mall at the Grand Canyon
(Arizona) -- Developers Confluence Partners plan to erect an IMAX cinema, shops, hotels and fast food cafes“smack dab in the middle of one of America’s most...
article Judge Allows Uranium Mining at Sacred Native American Site
(Arizona) -- A preexisting uranium mine, located about six miles from the Grand Canyon, will be allowed to reopen, according to a judge’s ruling last week.
article Blackfeet Nation and NCAI to Announce National Campaign to Protect Sacred Lands from Oil and Gas Drilling
(Montana) -- On Wednesday, the Blackfeet Nation and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) will announce a national campaign to cancel remaining oil and gas...
article Water compact's road can be a long and rocky one in Washington, D.C.
(Montana) -- After more than 30 years of negotiations, and two contentious battles in back-to-back Montana legislative sessions, it may feel like the Flathead water...
article SACRIFICED FOR SOLAR: Sacred tribal area destroyed for efficiency's sake
(California) -- Inside a San Diego storage room, hundreds of Indian artifacts – many of them broken – were displayed on folding tables. Hundreds more...
article Maine Governor Affirms and Rejects Tribal Sovereignty in New Executive Order
(Maine) -- The governor of Maine has rescinded a three year-old executive order that recognized the “special relationship” between the State of Maine and...
article Feds review history to argue Riverton is part of reservation
(Wyoming) -- Congress never intended for Riverton to leave the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation, the U.S. Department of Justice argued recently on behalf of the...
article BLOG: Last Real Indians Denounces Disenrollment
(South Dakota) -- Disenrollment is not our way as indigenous peoples. We know of no Lakota word for “disenrollment.” We have no prayers, songs, dances or...
article TURTLE TALK: Quapaw Partially Prevails in Dispute over Undistributed Indian Claims Commission Judgment Funds
(Oklahoma) -- An excerpt: In deciding the cross-motions for partial summary judgment on this issue, the Court considered at least two factors. Foremost, the Court notes...
article Clyde River's fight against seismic testing in federal court
(Ontario) -- The lawyer representing Clyde River told the Federal Appeals Court in Toronto Monday that the community's fight against seismic testing is about the...
article Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Wisconsin treaty rights
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court won't be hearing Wisconsin v. Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, a treaty rights case.
article Lakota Country Times: Families come together to fight suicide
(South Dakota) -- On a cold morning in February. three grassroots organizations met on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to discuss the continuing suicide epidemic...
article America Is Trying to Fix a Mental Health Crisis That It Created
(Arizona) -- Julian Juan was only 13 when he noticed the scars. A high school freshman on the Tohono O’Odham Reservation, about an hour and a half southwest of...
article BAKER: Cherokee Culture, Language & Customs Not Only Being Preserved, but Advanced
(Oklahoma) -- Part of my sworn oath as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation is to preserve, promote and advance the language and culture of the Cherokee Nation. We...
article Vatican Defends Canonization Of Junipero Serra, Controversial Hispanic Evangelizer
(Vatican City) -- The Vatican is mounting a campaign to defend an 18th century Franciscan missionary who will be canonized by Pope Francis in the U.S. against protests...
article First Amazon Indian to run London Marathon
(UK) -- Nixiwaka Yawanawá will be the first Amazon Indian to run the London Marathon on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Nixiwaka is raising vital funds for Survival...
article Sex offender status at Fort Berthold reviewed
(North Dakota) -- A joint law enforcement operation to check on sex offenders on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation found nearly 20 percent of offenders may be in...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
2:21am 4-21-2015
 
 
article GiGse 2015 Day 1 Recap
(California) -- The first day of GiGse 2015 has kicked off at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, an event dedicated to the regulated US iGaming market and surrounding...
article Silver: Gambling 'good for business, I don't want to hide from that'
(USA) -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued...
article Adelson May Have to Answer Ex-Macau Chief’s Casino Firing Claims
(Las Vegas) -- Sheldon Adelson will be confronted in court for the first time with allegations of wrongdoing by a man he fired five years ago as the head of his Macau...
article Atlantic City Managers In Talks to Hire Restructuring Lawyers
(Atlantic City) -- An emergency manager tapped by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to study Atlantic City’s deteriorating finances is preparing to interview...
article Pennsylvania may be turning to online gambling to generate new revenue, but is it a smart bet?
(Pennsylvania) -- With the state facing a multi-billion-dollar deficit and a proposed tax increase in Gov. Tom Wolf's first budget, Pennsylvania Rep. John Payne says...
article Voices pro and con on Medford casino pack Brookhaven Town Hall
(New York) -- Hundreds of supporters and opponents of a proposed Medford video-lottery casino packed Brookhaven Town Hall last week at the first meeting since a legal...
article Aging gamblers and lack of interest by younger generation will challenge regional casinos, report says
(Ohio) -- Regional casinos will struggle because their primary customers are aging and have less discretionary income while younger generations show little interest in...
article Indiana lawmakers remain unsettled over allowing live dealers for horse track casino games
(Indiana) -- The question of whether the two horse track casinos in central Indiana will be allowed to add live dealers for their current electronic table games remained...
article Taking a gamble / There’s gold in them there slots
(Illinois) -- From its beginning in July 2009, video gaming in Illinois has been growing steadily. In 2014, state coffers took in almost $165 million from individuals...
article Fantasy Sports Advocates Forced To Play Defense As Well As Offense [sub req'd]
(USA) -- New bills in Illinois and Texas are proposing to amend their states’ laws regarding fantasy sports by imposing more formal regulatory requirements on...
article Smarkets hits £1 billion trading milestone
(UK) -- Online betting exchange Smarkets has announced that it has reached its £1 billion trading milestone, aided by wagering recorded during this year’s...
article Ireland’s Gambling Act 2015 introduces new online gambling amendments & policies
(Ireland) -- Following numerous delays since its first draft in 2011, the Irish government approved the passing of the nation’s Gambling Act 2015.
article Bitcoin Marketplace Brawker to Shut Down
(USA) -- Bitcoin buying service Brawker has announced that it will close its doors at the end of April, citing competition and workload issues. The news, made public in...
article Stratford's Aspers prepares to welcome five millionth visitor
(UK) -- Will it be beginner’s luck or a full house for Aspers Casino’s five millionth visitor? The east London venue will notch up the milestone before the...
article Star casino may be the most violent venue but exempt from restrictions
(Australia) -- The Star casino at Pyrmont is likely to be the state's most violent venue, new figures show, yet it remains exempt from key NSW government policies...
article Too many poker machine venues? Council wants to allow more of them
(New Zealand) -- The Wellington City Council’s policy covering non-casino gaming machines – or pokie machines and gambling at TABs is up for review.
article Galaxy feels pain of Macau downturn, sweats new gaming table uncertainty
(Macau) -- Casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) sidestepped the worst of Macau’s 2014 revenue downturn but the bad times caught up with the company in...
article Singapore Investor to Build Casino Resort in Spain
(Spain) -- ARC Resorts wants to open a six-star hotel and golf resort in Valencia’s Juan Carlos I Royal Marina, complete with a museum made of glass and gardens.
article Fifty per cent of teenagers in Adelaide’s north are gambling
(Australia) -- TEENAGE gambling in the northern suburbs is at alarming levels, according to a survey in which half the respondents admitted placing a bet in the past...
article Gambling Stock Roundup: Melco Crown to Open Boulevard at Studio City, Penn National and Las Vegas Sands in Focus
(Wall Street) -- As the earnings season begins to gain steam, companies in the gambling industry are busy handling their balance sheet as well as portfolio. While Penn...
article MGM Resorts rises after taking on Evercore as advisor
(New York) -- MGM Resorts International said Monday that the investment bank Evercore will join its team of advisors as it looks at strategic options.
article Shares of Caesars fall sharply as debt talks fail
(Las Vegas) -- Shares of Caesars Entertainment fell $2.05, or 17 percent on Monday to close at $10. The casino operator said the company’s bankrupt operating...
press release Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Announces Agreement with Social Game Developer Ruby Seven Studios
(New Jersey) -- Tropicana Entertainment Inc. ("Tropicana") announced today it has entered into a strategic relationship agreement with San Francisco-based...
 
 
Press Releases
4:16pm 4-17-2015
 
 
Fort Sill Apache Tribe Files Motion for Mandamus Reconsideration
(New Mexico) -- Early this week, the Fort Sill Apache Tribe (FSA) filed a motion for reconsideration of the State Supreme Court’s order denying a petition for Writ...
Porter backs Luntz to rejuvenate iGaming message at GiGse
(California) -- Frank Luntz, the president of Luntz Global, will offer attendees at GiGse next week an insight into how they can reach out to the public more effectively...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Delivers Testing and Certification Services for the Launch of Shared Liquidity Internet Gaming System
(New Jersey) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has successfully completed testing and certification services for the first shared liquidity internet gaming...
Santa Ysabel white paper sets out legal stance ahead of GiGse
(California) -- Just days before speaking at GiGse in San Francisco, the lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel tribe from California has published a white paper setting out why...
ORTIZ: National Indian Gaming Tradeshow 2015 Review
(Cyprus) -- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Tradeshow and Convention, opened the tradeshow floor April 1st- 2nd, 2015 in the San Diego Convention Center....
Open Letter from IGT CEO Marco Sala
(USA) -- To our valued customers, Together, we are marking the beginning of a bright future for our industry. Welcome to the new IGT — the world leader in gaming...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Names Alex Bertone Tribal Development Representative for Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has named Alex Bertone as the Tribal Development Representative for the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming market. In her...
 

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