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Indian Gaming: Latest News
9:42pm 2-12-2016
 
 
article Morongo, San Manuel Tribes Protest Against California DFS Measure
(California) -- Two prominent tribal gaming nations in California, the Morongo and San Manuel bands of Mission Indians, have written letters of concern over the rapid...
article Senator says Florida Lottery targets the poor
(Florida) -- Congratulations to Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) for exposing the Florida Lottery’s dirty little secret – “targeting” low-income...
article Mayo: Don't bet on gambling deal, but bet all you want in South Florida
(Florida) -- It's easy to get confused by Florida's confounding gambling landscape. There's a never-ending food fight between the Seminole tribal casinos and...
article Foxwoods reports revenue gains in latest quarter
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino generated $229.3 million in net revenues in the three months that ended Dec. 31, a 2.6 percent increase over the same period the...
article Dan Haar: Casino Delay Bodes Well For East Windsor, Hartford
(Connecticut) -- Many of us were surprised to hear this week that the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes might not come to the legislature until 2017 with a final...
article Madison County seeks Oneida Nation host county status
(New York) -- Madison County’s Board of Supervisors discussed the ongoing impact of the 2013 agreement between the Oneida Indian Nation and the state at a special...
article Cowlitz Tribe, Clark County Fire & Rescue reach deal
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe signed an agreement Wednesday with Clark County Fire & Rescue to provide fire and emergency medical services to the Cowlitz...
article Rick Elkins commentary: Fun with a couple of stories
(California) -- Every once in a while you work on a story that is both challenging and fun. It is rare for me to have two such stories at the same time, but that is...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
10:16pm 2-12-2016
 
 
article Report details challenges facing Indian voters
(Montana) -- Conditions such as distance, health, weather, income and a history of discrimination in voting are some of the reasons why satellite offices on American...
article Tulare Union High School seeks new mascot to replace banned 'Redskins'
(California) -- A giant mural of an Indian chief in full headdress is painted on the front of Tulare Union High School. That will soon change. The school district this...
article Burns Paiute Tribe to help assess damage from armed takeover
(Oregon) -- The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon will remain closed for several weeks as federal authorities work with the Burns Paiute Tribe to assess damage...
article Obama weighs tribal request for Bears Ears National Monument
(Washington D.C.) -- President Barack Obama could establish the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah before he leaves office, The Washington Post reports.
article A Louisiana Tribe Is Now Officially A Community Of Climate Refugees
(Louisiana) -- Deep in the bayous of Louisiana, about 80 miles southwest of New Orleans, lies the Isle de Jean Charles, a tiny swath of land that's all but vanished...
article Opinion: State should stop fighting the tribes and help with salmon recovery
(Washington) -- THE state of Washington should end its long, failed history of denying tribal, treaty-reserved fishing rights and halt its appeal of a federal court...
article TRAHANT: The Hidden History of Why Native Americans Lose Elections (And What to Do About It)
(North Dakota) -- Native Americans make up .37 percent of Congress (that’s about one-third of one percent) compared to about 2 percent of the country’s...
article Begaye to OK tribe's veterans administration
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez will sign into law a tribal council resolution to establish the Navajo Nation...
article Ojibwe fishermen in Minnesota win decision in treaty rights case
(Minnesota) -- Ojibwe fishermen have a fight to catch and sell fish from treaty-protected waters and lakes in Minnesota, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today.
article SCHILLING: I Am a Male Victim of Sexual Assault
(Virginia) -- When I was a young man—more like a boy, actually—I was molested and sexually assaulted on several occasions by two different older men.
article Tribal Housing Needs Far Outstrip Federal Allocations
(Washington D.C.) -- The extra $50 million the Obama Administration wants to go towards tribal housing in fiscal 2017 looks to be just a drop in the bucket against...
article Cherokee Nation To Award $4.7M To 106 Oklahoma School Districts
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is set to award a record $4.7 million in donations to 106 school districts during the tribe’s annual Public School Appreciation...
article Diné College Reorganizes, Names Interim President
(Arizona) -- An interim president has taken over the helm at Diné College, the Navajo Nation’s institution of higher learning, as the college reevaluates its role...
article Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation provides $1.2M endowment to ASU Law’s Indian Legal Program
(Arizona) -- The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation has created a $1.2 million endowment to benefit the Indian Legal Program (ILP) at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of...
article Avogel tribe keeps culture strong, despite repercussions of racism
(Louisiana) -- A cultural workshop led by a chief of the Avogel tribe showed the culture of the small tribe is still very much alive, despite the tribe's history of...
article Two Klamath Falls residents sentenced in stolen Native American artifacts case
(Oregon) -- Two Klamath Falls residents have been sentenced in connection to a 2015 case of unlawful possession and sale of Native American artifacts, according to a...
article Native Americans Take To Social Media To Support Team Over Navajo Hairstyle Controversy
(Arizona) -- It was Native American Heritage Night, which began with the national anthem sung in Navajo. Then mothers, aunts and grandmothers helped the entire team of...
article Native Voices Once Silenced, Now Heard
(Nevada) -- Autumn Harry has spent her twenty three years living on the Paiute reservation in northern Nevada. She will spend her whole life there if she has her way
article Does #OscarsSoWhite Controversy Overlook Diversity in ‘The Revenant’?
(California) -- In a year when “The Revenant” is a leading Academy Award contender for Best Picture, its rare, authentic glimpse into Native American culture...
article Influential Native American novel picked for reading program
(Arkansas) -- A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that helped launch a Native American literary movement has been picked for a community book read sponsored by the University...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
10:16pm 2-12-2016
 
 
article FanDuel Exec Has Delusional View of DFS, Poker
(USA) -- FanDuel Chief Financial Officer Matt King was interviewed by PBS’s “Frontline” in September about, naturally, his company and the daily...
article Atlantic City casino numbers tumble in January
(Atlantic City) -- January was a chilly month for the city’s casinos, which saw 3.8 percent less gambling revenue than in January 2015, industry regulators...
article Somerville files environmental challenge to Wynn casino
(Massachusetts) -- Somverville has filed a last-minute challenge to a key waterfront license for the $1.6 billion Wynn casino in Everett that will trigger an automatic...
article Chambers vows to kill three-part gambling bill that would define fantasy sports as games of skill
(Nebraska) -- Omaha State Sen. Ernie Chambers has vowed to “run the clock” by filibustering a “Christmas tree bill” involving fantasy sports...
article ThistleDown Racino plans job fair as completion of $70 million expansion draws near
(Ohio) -- ThistleDown Racino said it will host a job fair next week to hire more than 40 people for positions in food and beverage service. Workers will staff a new 150-...
article Gaming commission to take action on Tropicana's plans for land-based casino
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission is set to take action on Tropicana's plans for a land-based casino. By law, the commission must approve Tropicana's...
article Slot payouts get competitive
(Florida) -- Sure, casinos won’t tell you when a slot machine will hit, but they do tell you how much they’ve been paying out. State law requires the payback...
article Radio host Rick Burgess in anti-gambling video: Lottery is 'lazy plan' from politicians
(Alabama) -- The Alabama Policy Institute is launching a full-scale assault on plans to expand gambling in Alabama. Birmingham-based API said it will roll out a series...
article Gambling opponents wary of lottery measure
(New Mexico) -- A Senate bill attempting to amend the lottery scholarship includes one tricky sentence that gambling opponents worry could sanction government-sponsored...
article ‘We’ve Got Good 15 Years Before US Online Gambling Is Legalized’ with Martyn Beacon and Stephen Croft from Affiliate Edge
(USA) -- Martyn Beacon and Stephen Croft are Affiliate Managers at Affiliate Edge, which currently runs nine online casinos, with seven of those operating in the US.
article Minister will call tennis authorities to account over gambling scandal
(UK) -- The culture secretary, John Whittingdale, has expressed “extreme concern” at the Guardian’s revelations that international tennis umpires are...
article Man 'knocked to the ground and had his leg broken in two places' by bouncers at Sydney's Star casino
(Australia) -- Horrific footage has emerged which allegedly shows a man at The Star casino in Sydney being beaten by a number of security guards.
article Angus Reid opens up about his gambling addiction and recovery
(British Columbia) -- A former B.C. Lions player is coming forward with his story of gambling addiction and recovery in the hope he can help others going through a...
article Tackling gambling addiction requires policy, not prohibition: addiction expert
(British Columbia) -- Gambling affects the brain in much the same way as drugs or alcohol, and a public health approach should used to regulate the industry, said an...
article Gambling experts want specialist court for addicts
(New Zealand) -- Professionals working with compulsive gamblers are calling for more money to be taken from casinos, pokies, racing and Lotto to pay for a new court to...
article Entrepreneur inspired by video game competition is launching Global Poker League
(USA) -- Hordes of screaming fans are turning up at arenas or tuning in through apps to watch video game players duel each other. Now a veteran gambling entrepreneur is...
article Macau casino operators positive on CNY period
(Macau) -- Macau casino operators MGM China Holdings Ltd. and Sands China are expecting growth in their business for the Chinese New Year (CNY) period.
article Caesars restructuring plan coming undone as senior creditors get grabby
(Illinois) -- Embattled casino operator Caesars Entertainment is facing fresh pressure from an unexpected source as senior creditors voice objections to the company...
article Wynn Resorts dragged down by Macau millstone but 2016 off to "lucky" start
(Wall Street) -- Casino operator Wynn Resorts’ Q4 and FY15 results showed continued weakness in Macau but at least chairman Steve Wynn managed not to publicly...
 
 
Press Releases
1:21pm 2-8-2016
 
 
Legislative and policy veteran to join San Manuel as Legislative Director
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is pleased to announce that Mr. Alva Johnson, a veteran California legislative and policy staffer with more than a...
Oklahoma's Cimarron Casino Chooses VizExplorer's Automated Campaign Management Solution
(Oklahoma) -- VizExplorer today announced that Cimarron Casino Enterprises has purchased their fully automated campaign management solution for its two central Oklahoma...
 

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