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Indian Gaming: Latest News
2:09am 4-29-2017
 
 
article New Hope For California Online Poker? Tribal Group Ends PokerStars Partnership
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians said Wednesday that it is no longer a member of the coalition that includes PokerStars, Commerce Casino, Hawaiian...
article Supreme Court ruling seen as benefit to casino bus crash lawsuit
(Texas) -- The ink is barely dry on a new sovereignty decision from the nation's highest court but some are already singing its praises. Attorney John David Franz...
article Seminole Hard Rock Casino shows off expansion
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Casino cut the ribbon on its new mezzanine-level casino and Orient Road garage Friday. The new level is more than 26,000 square feet...
article Florida Legislature Edges Towards Deal on Gambling Reform
(Florida) -- The Florida House and Senate appeared to be a step closer to a deal to reform Florida’s gambling landscape, as the second day of negotiations closed...
article Feds drop appeal in Taunton casino case, may still take land in trust on other grounds
(Massachusetts) -- The Department of Justice dropped its appeal in the Taunton tribal casino case on Thursday. But that doesn’t mean the federal government is...
article East Windsor residents shoot down casino-blocking ordinance
(Connecticut) -- East Windsor residents showed they support the casino planned for their town, voting late Thursday night to reject a proposed ordinance that was...
article Mohegan Sun names two new directors
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has promoted Don Sikorski to director of shops and hired Lynn Agnello as director of sponsorships. Sikorski oversees the 225,000-square-foot...
article River Spirit Casino Unveils New Resort Features
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino Resort has unveiled some new features, including the resort's new pool - which faces the Arkansas river - and two bars. A...
article Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of $76M casino expansion
(Michigan) -- With a long-running lawsuit nearly behind them, the leaders of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians are preparing for the next chapter...
article OP/ED: Supreme Court on Tribal Sovereign Immunity: a Smelly Pot of Fish Head Stew
(Washington D.C.) -- So, the Supreme Court has spoken; An employee of a Tribal Governmental Entity or Arm of the Tribe (Mohegan Gaming Authority) who is sued in State...
article ‘Area 66’ brings ‘out of this world’ new slot machines
(New Mexico) -- An unidentified flying object has made its way into Route 66 Casino Hotel’s gambling floor. The area, now known as Area 66, features a number of...
article Who is mightier, the one-armed bandits or the cellphone bandits?
(Florida) -- If you see a guy wandering the aisles of South Florida’s casinos, pointing his cellphone at the slot machines, don’t bother offering to help him...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:03am 4-29-2017
 
 
article DAPL Protesters Not Backing Down, March on Nation’s Capitol
(Washington D.C.) -- Just days before President Trump will reach his milestone 100 days in office, a group of protesters staged a peaceful march on the nation’s...
article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will continue to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline in court but is dropping a pending appeal in the case. A motion of...
article The company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is in another controversy
(Ohio) -- The same company that built the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline has twice spilled drilling fluids in two pristine Ohio wetlands this month while...
article Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Donald Trump orders review of Bears Ears monument
(Utah) -- The Ute Tribe is once again taking on powerful interests as it seeks to prevent the Trump administration from undermining the Bears Ears National Monument. Ute...
article Public-Private Partnership Results in Low-Carbon Community Microgrid for Blue Lake Rancheria Native American Tribe
(New Mexico) -- Solar PV-battery energy storage systems (BESS) and hybrid/renewable energy microgrids are catching on in Native American tribal communities in California...
article Kwikwetlem First Nation fish release
(British Columbia) -- Kwikwetlem First Nation elder Bev Morzoczkowski, centre, offers a traditional blessing with councillors Fred Hulbert Sr. and John Peters prior to...
article Regulators take action against 4 lenders operating in Arizona, other states
(Arizona) -- Federal regulators are taking legal action against four small-dollar lending companies owned by a tiny California tribe, arguing that the loans are void and...
article White Earth Tribe uses its wild rice to prospect business in France
(Minnesota) -- A few thousand pounds of wild rice from the White Earth Reservation in north-central Minnesota is en route to one of the biggest French culinary-and-arts...
article Secretary Zinke lacks leadership team more than a month into job
(Washington D.C.) -- He's ridden a horse to work, shoveled snow at the Lincoln Memorial and met with tribal leaders but the head of the Department of the Interior...
article California Tribes Host Emergency Services Agencies in Preparedness Summit
(California) -- California state and federal agencies got a firsthand look at what tribes in Indian country would be facing during a flood, wildfire or other hazard at...
article Revised GOP Health Care Bill Would Still Undermine Funding for Indian Health
(Washington D.C.) -- Speaker Paul Ryan said House Republicans are close to a deal that would allow them to pass the American Health Care Act. He says this is because of...
article A Native American called out this Coachella photo and got the most sincere apology
(California) -- Today, you'd be hard-pressed to find a music festival that isn't peppered with cultural appropriation. Everything from bindis to "box braids...
article Middleborough buys land to protect Native American site
(Massachusetts) -- Middleborough Town Meeting has voted to buy 20 acres from a developer to protect an ancient Native American settlement believed to be on the site. The...
article Can the Government Take Away My Indigenous Identity?
(Newfoundland) -- On January 31, 2017, I received a letter in the mail revoking my status as a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. As a Mi’kmaq poet...
article Whitecap Dakota First Nation takes step toward self-governance
(Saskatchewan) -- Whitecap Dakota First Nation took a step toward self-governance near Saskatoon. Officials signed an agreement-in-principle which could eventually grant...
article Leslieville gallery cancels art show over concerns of Indigenous cultural appropriation
(Ontario) -- An art gallery in Leslieville has cancelled an upcoming exhibit after receiving complaints that works by a Toronto artist are offensive to Indigenous people.
article From Australia to Standing Rock: Videos From the Indigenous Artist You Need to Know, Nahko Bear
(California) -- If you are not yet aware of Nahko Bear, you should take a look at an artists who is bringing his music to the world’s stage. His rock collective,...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
2:13am 4-29-2017
 
 
article Goodell: ‘We’ll Remain Opposed’ To Legalizing Sports Betting, NFL Not Changing Its Tune
(Pennsylvania) -- If the NFL is coming any closer to changing it stance on the legalization of sports betting, it’s not coming from the mouth of Commissioner Roger...
article $1.6 Billion Disneyland-Like Project For Wynn Las Vegas Receives Green Light
(Las Vegas) -- About a year after Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn announced plans for a $1.5 billion project called Paradise Park, the casino operator’s board...
article Nevada Gov. Sandoval Makes Case To AG Sessions: Online Gambling Regulation Works
(Nevada) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval reportedly made his case to keep online gambling legal in a meeting this week with US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He also told...
article New York Man Wins $160.5M in Lawsuit Against Vegas Casino
(Las Vegas) -- A former New York hedge fund manager has won $160.5 million in his lawsuit against the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. The Las Vegas Review-...
article Monte Carlo slot machine pays out 6-figure jackpot for 2nd straight month
(Las Vegas) -- For the second month in a row, a six-figure progressive slot machine jackpot hit inside the Monte Carlo hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Slot-maker...
article Investments in Tropicana Las Vegas seen continuing
(Las Vegas) -- Penn National Gaming will continue to leverage its investment in its Tropicana Las Vegas property and add to its holdings in Mississippi to expand and...
article Magic City Casino Owners Want to Build New Casino in Edgewater
(Florida) -- In September 2015, the company that owns Miami's Magic City Casino — West Flagler Associates — tried to apply for a license to open up a new...
article Jai-alai and poker could be coming to downtown Miami
(Florida) -- The owners of Magic City Casino and Flagler Dog Track want to bring pelotas and poker chips to downtown Miami. But slot machines are off the table —...
article Attack at Las Vegas Strip nightclub leads to $160M verdict
(Las Vegas) -- A New York City hedge fund manager who sued the Marquee nightclub after he was attacked by a manager and security officers won a $160.5 million jury...
article Del Lago Resort & Casino records best week in two months
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino reported its best week in two months and the second-best weekly financial performance since the facility opened Feb. 1. The...
article Gambling in Mississippi: State in Top 5 for Addiction, First for Related Arrests
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi sees the most gambling-related arrests and is in the top five states in the country for gambling addiction, a recent study from WalletHub...
article Lawmakers seek probe of York County casino ballot committee
(Maine) -- Two lawmakers want the state’s campaign finance watchdog agency to investigate whether backers of a proposal to build a casino in southern Maine failed...
article Senior staff exit as William Hill restructures online arm
(New York) -- William Hill has confirmed that three senior members of staff have departed the company as it continues an overhaul of its online division. Stuart Watson...
article Playtech BGT Sports confirms management team
(UK) -- Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has finalised its senior management team, following the acquisition of BGT by Playtech in July 2016. Armin Sageder, founder of BGT,...
article Experts warn of £12.6bn scale of UK gambling problem
(UK) -- Experts are warning that the UK must face up to the scale of its gambling problem with a lack of research, and industry influence, preventing proper scrutiny of...
article MGM Cotai to open in fourth quarter 2017: Murren
(Macau) -- MGM Cotai (pictured), the new Macau casino property from MGM China Holdings Ltd, is likely to open in the fourth quarter of 2017, said James Murren, the...
article Goa casinos refuse to hike entry fees despite jacked up licensing costs
(India) -- Casinos in Goa will not raise their entry fees despite the government’s decision to jack up the costs of operating gambling establishments—both...
article Consortium pulls Australian gambling giant offer: report
(Australia) -- A consortium led by US private equity firm KKR pulled its takeover bid for Australian gaming and lottery giant Tatts, reports said, after the firm...
article Fighting Compulsive Gambling Among Women
(New York) -- Blinking lights, the clicking sound of coins, and perks like free or inexpensive food, drinks and casino bus trips are enticing many older women to gamble...
article Scientific Games reports first-quarter revenue up 6 percent
(Las Vegas) -- Scientific Games, the maker of popular slot machines and table games, said first-quarter revenue rose 6 percent as it sold more products and a greater...
 
 
Press Releases
12:46am 4-28-2017
 
 
AGA Board Adopts New Sports Betting Principles
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association's Board of Directors this week ratified a new set of policy principles outlining the industry's approach to...
IGT Presents Diverse Content and Cabinets at Southern Gaming Summit
(Mississippi) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) will showcase innovative games, cabinets and systems solutions in booth 702 at the...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Provides Customized Regulator Training to Argentina’s Loteria Nacional Sociedad del Estado
(Argentina) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) experts traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to perform a series of training sessions for the Loteria Nacional...
Brian Cladoosby Accepts Position on Group Health Community Foundation Board
(Washington) -- Brian Cladoosby, Chairman of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, is honored to have accepted a position of service on the Board of Directors for the...
Pechanga promotes VP of HR and Talent Management
(California) -- Shannon Weidauer, a dedicated Pechanga Resort & Casino employee, was just promoted to Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Management at...
 

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