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“I think the most important thing for us—if the iGaming world moves forward legally—is that they understand that tribes are governments, and that we would expect to interact with that industry just like any other government would. That’s the level we would expect to participate." read story >>>

 

— Ernie Stevens, chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
9:55am 3-25-2017
 
 
article Sharing Expertise
(California) -- In the 20 years following the 1988 passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the interplay between the tribal and commercial gaming verticals was...
article The Buzz: Owner of Redding Inn wants to buy golf course
(California) -- With Redding Rancheria officials scheduled to meet next week with homeowners who live near soon-to-be-closed River Tasalmi, the nine-hole golf course has...
article Casino Lawsuit Continues for Review of Alleged Open Meeting Law Violations
(Massachusetts) -- The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) dismissed of a large portion of the Mohegan Sun and City of Revere lawsuit brought against the Massachusetts Gaming...
article Work to resume at Wampanoag casino site
(Massachusetts) -- Erosion-control work is set to resume next week on the 170-acre parcel where the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe plans to build its First Light Resort &...
article Mohegan's $80M convention center another challenge for Hartford
(Connecticut) -- The $80 million convention center Mohegan Sun has started building will mean steeper competition for Hartford, officials say.
article Fashion Outlets at Foxwoods, LLC v. GGH Management, LLC (sub req.)
(Connecticut) -- The members of a limited liability company failed to show that they had independent interests in the litigation sufficient to confer standing.
article CT conversation on casino expansion continues
(Connecticut) -- "The Public Safety and Security Committee did the prudent thing today in heeding Attorney General Jepsen's warning and passing House Bill 7239-...
article Where to build new Oneida Nation casino? County Executive suggests downtown Utica
(New York) -- These are the main issues Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. spoke about Tuesday afternoon with the Observer-Dispatch Editorial Board. On the...
article Does New York Now Need Online Poker? Tribe To Stop $110M Payments After New Casino Openings
(New York) -- Could the state of New York be poised for internet poker? New York lawmakers several years ago approved a plan to allow four new Las Vegas-style commercial...
article Did the Seneca Nation just outmaneuver Albany?
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation’s decision this week to stop paying the state more than $100 million a year in casino revenue sharing caught leaders in Albany completely...
article Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Touts Investments
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians says it has invested nearly $92 million into Michiana over the last year. That figure includes $38 million in...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
10:57am 3-25-2017
 
 
article Trump approves Keystone XL, calling it 'great day' for jobs
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump declared it a "great day for American jobs" on Friday as he formally green-lighted the Keystone XL pipeline,...
article Indigenous Women of Standing Rock and Allies to Speak Out During Divestment Delegation to Norway
(Norway) -- Native American women who took a stand at Standing Rock in North Dakota to defend the water from a crude oil pipeline under the Missouri River are arriving...
article Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots
(Oregon) -- This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of...
article Tribes win federal trust status for Pe Sla property in Black Hills
(South Dakota) -- A five-year effort to put a tract of tribal land in the Black Hills into federal trust is over. And now that the fight to keep the tract permanently in...
article OP/ED: Climate Change Forces Northwest Natives From Their Ancestral Homes
(Washington) -- Fawn Sharp grew up in Taholah village, a small community on the Quinault Reservation nestled between the mouth of the Quinault River and the Pacific...
article Judge rules against UPS in untaxed cigarette case
(New York) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that UPS ignored "red flags" that its brown trucks were being used to transport untaxed cigarettes from Indian...
article ‘Indianpreneurship’ Training Sets Nevada Tribal Businesses Up to Succeed
(Nevada) -- Across Nevada, many tribal members are learning how to build and sustain their own business at "Indianpreneurship" workshops. The 5-year-old...
article Canadian Court Decision Could Revive 'Extinct' Tribe With Members In Washington
(Washington) -- A provincial court in British Columbia Monday could revive Canada’s recognition of an Indian tribe and vindicate a Washington man charged with...
article Catherine Benton becomes first Mi'kmaq, female aboriginal judge in N.S.
(Nova Scotia) -- Standing on lands her people have inhabited for centuries, Catherine Benton took a historic oath on Friday, becoming both Nova Scotia’s first Mi...
article Native Youth Sex Offenders and Victims Not Hopelessly Broken
(South Dakota) -- “Beyond losing your child, hearing that they have been acting out sexually against other children is the worst news you can get,” says...
article Tribal Council accepts grant to help increase fitness, nutrition
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on Monday unanimously approved a contract with the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Healthy Living Program...
article Meth Related Convictions Lead to Banishments on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation
(South Dakota) -- It has been almost two years since the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Council passed Resolution 182-2015-CR, banning tribal members and other individuals...
article OP/ED: Fake Natives: A very real burden
(Ottawa) -- The recent high-profile controversy around the legitimacy of award-winning author Joseph Boyden's Indigenous affiliation has recently ignited...
article A Navajo Chef on the Complexities of Modernizing Native American Cuisine
(New York) -- In the culinary world, Native American food—let alone its various tribal iterations—is incredibly difficult to find, even amongst New York...
article A Fight Over A Bison Herd In Montana Sets Retired Rangers Against Tribes
(Montana) -- It may have been the first attempt to save the wild bison. In the 1870s, Little Falcon Robe of the Pend d’Oreille tribe in Montana, traveled east on a...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
11:35am 3-25-2017
 
 
article Oxford Casino yields bonanza for town, county
(Maine) -- A "cascade of revenue" distribution system from the Oxford Casino yielded $1.6 million for the town of Oxford and just over $800,000 for Oxford County in 2016...
article House majority leader loses bid for North Dakota casinos
(North Dakota) -- Despite a Republican House majority in North Dakota, their leader’s plan to establish more casinos in the state was been defeated Thursday by a...
article Why security expert says Las Vegas visitors should feel ‘very, very safe’ here
(Las Vegas) -- Acts of terror may be happening more frequently in tourism hot spots around the world, but visitors to Las Vegas are coming to one of the safest...
article Las Vegas casino panic over suspected robber in pig mask
(Las Vegas) -- People fled the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas as a suspected robber wearing a pig mask sparked fears of a shooting. The casino and hotel was put on...
article Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors
(Las Vegas) -- When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly...
article Tax Rates Aren’t The Only Thing That Could Derail Online Gambling In Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- Last summer, the House of Representatives passed a comprehensive gaming reform bill that included the legalization of online gambling. That was the...
article Pennsylvania Casino Gambling Win Down In February
(Pennsylvania) -- The report shows that this February's gross table games revenue was $66,302,623 compared to $68,187,957 in revenue produced by the 12 casinos...
article Massachusetts developer poised to buy Scarborough Downs for project that may include racetrack
(Maine) -- Scarborough Downs, the struggling center of Maine’s harness racing industry, is under contract to be purchased by a Massachusetts developer who specializes in...
article New casinos dip into tracks' revenue
(New York) -- Gamblers shuffling from one upstate casino to another is well underway: Existing racetracks near the two new casinos had a revenue drop of 17 percent each...
article Officials ask OLGC to stop looking for new operator of two casinos
(Ontario) -- The St. Catharines Standard newspaper in Canada reports local officials have followed their counterparts in Niagara Falls by unanimously passing an official...
article Reeling casinos seek breaks from Statehouse
(Indiana) -- Indiana lawmakers are working to keep afloat the state’s crippled casino industry in an effort to shore up declining tax revenue and spur investment.
article Governor takes strong stance against casino gambling
(Nebraska) -- Gov. Pete Ricketts reiterated his strong opposition to legalization of casino gambling in the state during his call-in radio show Monday. A caller told the...
article Ark. bill prohibits Alcoholic Beverage Control from enforcing gambling machine laws
(Arkansas) -- In Arkansas, a bill already approved in the Senate came out of the House Rules Committee this week without comment. The bill, championed in the State...
article Slot revenue pours into London infrastructure projects
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation poured $4.5 million in slot machine revenue last year into infrastructure upgrades in London. A chunk of up to $1...
article VR/AR Gambling Conference 2017 Announces Key Speakers
(Prague) -- The upcoming VR/AR Gambling Conference 2017 is dedicated to exploring the next wave of iGaming innovation in the industry. Eyes were already being drawn...
article Coast casinos will dim lights during Earth Hour
(Australia) -- The lights will go down at East Biloxi casinos Saturday night as Harrah’s Casino Gulf Coast and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino join people and...
article Guy Who Wants Everyone To Believe He Created Bitcoin, Now Patenting Everything Bitcoin With An Online Gambling Fugitive
(Internet) -- As you may recall, there was a giant fuss last year, when an Australian guy named Craig Wright not only claimed that he was "Satoshi Nakamoto...
article Bet365, William Hill latest to exit Poland’s online gambling market
(Poland) -- A growing number of Polish-facing online gambling operators are racing for the border ahead of new regulatory restrictions that take effect on April 1.
article The UK Online Gambling Market Continues To Dominate
(UK) -- The UK has always been a pretty tolerant country when it comes to enjoying a flutter. Ever since way back in the day when bets would be placed by telegraph wire...
article Tabcorp : Australian Gaming Company Tabcorp Fined $45 Million for Anti-Trust Violations
(Australia) -- Gaming company Tabcorp has been fined $45 million for breaching anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing laws. The Federal Court found that...
article Crown Resorts Averts Focus to Domestic Casino Operations to Reduce Instability
(Australia) -- With market cap of around A$8.4 billion, Crown Resorts Ltd. is one of Australia’s largest casino operators. The company runs two integrated resorts...
article Gambling on a brighter future
(New Zealand) -- Kiwis pumped $843 million into pokie machines last year, with 40 per cent going back into the community. It's supposed to be a win-win - but the...
article North Korea: Country Is Seeking Foreign Investment To Start Casino Cruise Line
(North Korea) -- North Korea was recently in a diplomatic battle with Malaysia over the death of Kim Jong-nam and it has also been in the news for its missile tests. The...
article Cordish Gaming’s €2.2b Madrid casino plan rejected as unviable
(Spain) -- Casino operator Cordish Companies’ plan to build a €2.2b resort in Spain have hit a major stumbling block after Madrid officials rejected the plan...
article Thousands calling Michigan Gambling Helpline as state fights addictions
(Michigan) -- More than 526,000 phone calls were placed to Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline since its creation in 1999, according to data obtained by the Newschannel 3...
article Amaya Eyes Acquisitions After Baazov Exit
(New York) -- In his first year as chief executive of online gambling company Amaya Inc., Rafi Ashkenazi has made careful moves. Now his appetite for risk is growing.
 
 
Press Releases
12:35pm 3-21-2017
 
 
Big Laughter, Big Cause: 2017 Native Strong Comedy Slam Returns To San Diego
(California) -- During the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (NIGA), the largest gathering of tribal leaders and casino executives in the country, Raving...
National Indian Gaming Association to honor Native American Casting Director with the Chairman's Leadership Award
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association announced today that they will be honoring Native American Film and Television Casting Director Tricia Wood...
Tribal Leaders Cannabis Symposium
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Tribal Enterprise Consulting group, in collaboration with Native Network Consulting and Emerald Enterprise Inc., will co-host the Tribal...
IGT Megabucks® Delivers $3 Million Jackpot at Havasu Landing Resort and Casino
(California) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) awarded $3,028,416to a lucky player on Megabucks® Double Diamond Deluxe® video...
RES Kicks Off in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) opened the doors on the 31st annual National Reservation Economic...
The Pointer Sisters to Headline Annual Wendell Chino Awards Banquet at Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention
(Washington D.C.) -- The 2017 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention announced today the event's respected annual Wendell Chino awards banquet will feature the...
Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Announces Free Training To Protect Residents From Gambling Addiction
(Bermuda) -- Today the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission announced it will host a public presentation to educate and train the faith-based community on how to best tackle...
 

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