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Indian Gaming: Latest News
4:27am 4-10-2020
 
 
article UFC events planned in California canceled. ‘Powers that be’ interceded, Dana White tells ESPN
(California) -- UFC 249 is not taking place at Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore, after all. UFC president Dana White shared the news with his pay-per view partner...
article No one really knows when casinos will reopen, but here are their best bets
(California) -- As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, tribal-owned casinos across Southern California remain closed and the target for reopening continues to...
article Pala Reservation Following COVID-19 Stay At Home Orders
(California) -- Life on one of San Diego's largest Native American reservations has changed in recent weeks as communities take preventative measures to slow the...
article San Manuel extends casino closure
(California) -- On Friday, April 3, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians extended the closure of San Manuel Casino. In a statement from the business committee, they...
article Sen. Cramer urges SBA to include small tribal gaming enterprises in Payment Protection Program
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) are requesting that the Small Business Administration (SBA) issue...
article Selectmen To Sign Letter In Support Of Tribe's Reservation
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee selectmen on Monday, April 6, voted to authorize the board’s chairman to sign a letter addressed to the Bureau of Indian Affairs...
article Where the Major Sports Stand Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
(USA) -- Nearly every sporting event, major and minor, has been canceled, moved or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The question now, to which no one...
article Casino closures in Indian Country hit core tribal services
(USA) -- When Bryan Newland was 16, he got a job as a dishwasher at his tribe’s casino restaurant. In college, he carried golf bags for patrons at the casino...
article Tribal Casino Closures Put Nearly 300K People Out of Work, $4.4B in Lost Economic Activity
(USA) -- Tribal casino closures across the nation have put almost 300,000 people out of work and resulted in an economic activity loss of roughly $4.4 billion. That...
article Connecticut Governor Says ‘No’ To Tribal Request For Immediate iGaming
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and tribal leaders in the state have long been at odds over an expansion of gaming that includes adding retail and...
article State Sen. Tony Hwang voices support for Gov. Lamont’s rejection of tribes’ online gambling bid
(Connecticut) -- State Sen. Tony Hwang (R- 28th) and retired state Rep. Robert Steele have issued an open letter supporting Gov. Ned Lamont’s rejection of a...
article Facebook page a lifeline for Foxwoods’ furloughed employees
(Connecticut) -- It used to teem with fond memories, anecdotes and nods to such shared milestones as birthdays, anniversaries and deaths. Now, it's mostly a how-to...
article Creek, Cherokee casinos to remain closed through April
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) and Cherokee nation casinos will remain closed through April, the tribes announced in separate news releases Thursday. Both tribes’...
article Wind Creek closure hits Bethlehem’s budget, contributing to projected $5 million to $7 million deficit
(Pennsylvania) -- As the coronavirus shutdown drags on, Bethlehem is looking at a $5 million to $7 million budget deficit this year, driven significantly by a reduction...
article Rolling Hills Casino staff manufactures medical supplies for clinics
(California) -- A team of volunteers from Rolling Hills Casino manufactured medical supplies that will be delivered Friday to the Rolling Hills Clinics in Red Bluff and...
article Career workshop introduces partnership between Soboba Band and Mt. San Jacinto College
(California) -- A workshop to introduce a collaboration between Mt. San Jacinto College and the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians was held Feb. 6 at the Soboba reservation...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
4:24am 4-10-2020
 
 
article Native Americans suffer disproportionately from the coronavirus
(USA) -- Tribal leaders across the US gear up to protect their communities as they seek to overcome historical inequality. Native American reservations across the US...
article Oglala Sioux council banishes non-member with COVID-19 from reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux tribal council voted Wednesday evening to banish a non-member from the Pine Ridge Reservation after she contracted COVID-19. “...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has first confirmed COVID-19 case in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has its first confirmed COVID-19 case on the South Dakota side of the reservation. Chairman Mike Faith was alerted...
article Following First Death, Cherokee Nation Braces For Increase In Coronavirus Cases
(Oklahoma) -- Following the death of a tribal official, Cherokee Nation is preparing to face the coronavirus crisis head-on. In a Facebook Live interview with Indianz....
article Notah Begay III on COVID-19: I'm going to lose family members
(USA) -- While many in the golf world have dealt with simple inconveniences due to the coronavirus pandemic, Notah Begay III’s worries run much deeper. On a Golf...
article New efforts help American Indians in Minnesota during COVID-19 pandemic
(Minnesota) -- American Indian tribes across Minnesota are establishing special relief funds, increasing food donations and meals, and taking other new steps to respond...
article Leech Lake students sew masks to aid in fight against COVID-19
(Minnesota) -- With classes no longer in session at Leech Lake Tribal College in northern Minnesota, some students are spending their free time sewing masks to help in...
article North Coast tribes confront coronavirus crisis in rural areas with less resources
(California) -- Early last month, when the coronavirus was beginning to spread in parts of California, Eddie Crandell, tribal chairman of the Robinson Rancheria of Pomo...
article Hoopa Tribe confirms it has 1 of the positive coronavirus cases in Humboldt County
(California) -- One of Humboldt County’s 50 confirmed cases of the coronavirus belongs to the Hoopa Valley Tribe, a spokesperson confirmed Thursday. The one...
article Nez and Lizer self-quarantining after exposure to infected person
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are in self-quarantine after they were told that they were in close proximity to someone...
article San Juan County closes 4 transfer stations this weekend to comply with Navajo Nation curfew
(New Mexico) -- San Juan County is closing its four solid waste convenience stations located on the Navajo Nation this weekend to comply with the tribal government's...
article DAVIS: Amid coronavirus hard times, US government must honor its commitments to Native Americans
(USA) -- The global economic and social devastation brought by the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing stark contrasts between the fortunate and vulnerable in American...
article I Tried to Get Tested for Coronavirus in a Major City. It Was a Maze of Dead Ends.
(Utah) -- I currently live in Salt Lake City, but I’m originally from the New Mexico side of the Navajo Nation and still have cultural connections and citizen...
article Tlingit and Haida launch emergency response center for tribal citizens
(Alaska) -- The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska recently created an emergency response center to keep tribal citizens updated about the...
article MORON ALERT: Anchorage state representative apologizes for village dividend comment
(Alaska) -- Anchorage Republican Rep. Jennifer Johnston has apologized for telling the managing editor of the Alaska Journal of Commerce that “social services...
article Montana's Fort Peck tribes report 2 COVID-19 cases
(Montana) -- Montana's Fort Peck Tribes have reported two cases of COVID-19, believed to be the first among the state's seven Indian reservations. The...
article CSKT lands, boat launches only open to tribal residents due to COVID-19
(Montana) -- The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council recently passed a resolution to limit access of its lands for recreation. It includes the closure of...
article Little Shell Band: Tribes face coronavirus without federal help
(Montana) -- In the midst of a global pandemic, the legacy of federal Indian policy could once again turn deadly, forcing some tribal nations to fight the novel...
article Tribes: 2 health care workers in Poplar test positive for COVID-19
(Montana) -- The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes said Wednesday they were notified by Northeast Montana Health Services that two health care workers at the...
article Tribes adapt to pandemic crisis
(Montana) -- We are living in historic times — a sad chapter of history is being written with each breath we take, and with each last breath taken from those that...
article HUD awards funding to New York Native American tribes for COVID-19 relief on affordable-housing projects
(California) -- The Onondaga Nation, Oneida Indian Nation, Cayuga Nation, and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe are among the Native American communities in New York that will...
article HUD gives $29M in relief funding to help Oklahoman tribes
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today recently $28,822,877 in Indian Housing Block Grants to American Indian Tribes...
article Tribal chairman signs Stay Safe-Stay Home order
(North Dakota) -- The chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa signed a Stay Safe-Stay Home executive order on Wednesday. Chairman Jamie Azure’s order, in...
article Vulnerable First Nations brace for COVID-19’s spread
(Canada) -- Long before COVID-19 arrived at Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Chief Jason Henry started bracing for the first case. He knew that overcrowding on the...
article MI environmental leaders, civic leaders, Native Americans as state to delay Line 5 consideration
(Michigan) -- A coalition of environmental leaders, civic leaders and Native American tribes are requesting the state halt consideration of any Line 5 permit...
article Parker, CRIT leaders agree on need to work together through pandemic
(Arizona) -- Town of Parker officials have responded to a statement from Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Attorney General Rebecca Loudbear by asking everyone to...
article Tribe to provide stimulus for tribally-licensed businesses
(North Carolina) -- The tribal leadership of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) has voted to provide a stimulus package to local businesses in the wake of COVID...
article Raquel Montoya-Lewis Is Ready for the State Supreme Court
(Washington) -- When Raquel Montoya-Lewis walks the halls of Olympia’s Temple of Justice, intimidation fairly radiates from its marble pillars—and from the...
article Lummi Nation to detain inmates released by Chehalis jail to prevent coronavirus spread
(Washington) -- Several inmates currently housed in the Chehalis Tribal Jail could soon be released back into the custody of the Lummi Nation, which will activate a...
article Almost 150 years later, the Siksika First Nation is getting Chief Crowfoot’s regalia back
(Alberta) -- A dozen Indigenous relics dating from the signing of Treaty 7, confined to a British museum for more than 140 years, are coming home to Alberta. The regalia...
article Navajo Nation encourages families to learn the native language while staying at home
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation is under orders to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To pass the time, the Nation officials say families should learn the...
article Martin Scorsese Talking With Apple, Netflix to Distribute Next Film — Report
(Hollywood) -- According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Martin Scorsese’s representatives are in talks with Apple and Netflix to produce and/or distribute...
article Tribes dance online during shutdown
(North Dakota) -- Powwows across the country have been canceled, leaving tribal citizens with no way to showcase their dancing. We talked to one woman who says tribes...
article Coronavirus reaches Amazon's isolated Yanomami tribe
(Brazil) -- Brazil has announced the first coronavirus case among the Yanomami people, an Amazon indigenous group known for its remoteness and vulnerability to foreign...
article What's the Difference Between Sasquatch and Bigfoot?
(USA) -- Bigfoot is one of the most enduring legends in North American history, a shadowy, hairy creature that roams the forests undetected. The beast is by no means new...
article Lasting impact: Former Muckleshoot Tribal standout Rosalie Fish reflects on her message-filled 2019 state track and field weekend
(Washington) -- When a distance runner wins four medals at the small school state track championships, it doesn’t make much of a ripple. When that runner is a...
article Umatilla Tribes Shorten And Alter Funeral Services To Curb Virus
(Oregon) -- In recent weeks, Armand Minthorn led two traditional Washut religious services for elders at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation longhouse....
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
4:23am 4-10-2020
 
 
article US casino workers: Pay us through the shutdown
(USA) -- Casino workers across the country are calling on the gambling industry to pay its laid-off workers their full salary and benefits for the duration of...
article "It’s a long, slow climb back" for the casino industry, Penn National executive says
(Pennsylvania) -- Penn National Gaming, which owns Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia, has been forced to take drastic measures to stay afloat...
article ‘Life-sustaining’ casino? Construction continued in South Philly despite Wolf’s coronavirus shutdown. At least one worker tested positive.
(Pennsylvania) -- As COVID-19 spread across the region last month and Gov. Tom Wolf ordered a halt to all but life-sustaining business, construction workers on the site...
article New rule extends life of Massachusetts uncashed gaming prizes
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts gaming regulators granted a reprieve Thursday to any gamblers whose unclaimed winnings are close to expiring. With the state's slots...
article R.I. offers advice for sports gamblers looking to get their money back
(Rhode Island) -- It’s not just the games that have stopped in the sporting world. The wagering that accompanies them has also come to a screeching halt. The state...
article Virus Closing Slashes VLT Play at Hollywood Gaming
(Ohio) -- Digital slots play at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course had its worst month since the Austintown racino’s opening in September 2015,...
article ‘10 times worse than Katrina.’ Casinos not eligible for COVID-19 relief to pay employees.
(Mississippi) -- A union that represents employees at three Coast casinos demanded on Thursday that casinos across the country pay staff members during the new...
article GOUKER: The Shutdowns In US Online Gambling Should Be A Wakeup Call On Transparency
(USA) -- Some legal online gambling sites and apps in the United States have been down for almost two weeks. This isn’t good. The details of what happened are...
article Coronavirus: NHS fears 'new wave' of gambling addiction
(UK) -- Gamblers could struggle during the coronavirus crisis as isolation leads them into addiction and debt, an NHS clinic has warned. The clinic, in Leeds, expects a...
article Group monitoring tennis says gambling on rise as result of COVID-19 pandemic
(UK) -- The group charged with monitoring gambling and punishing corruption in tennis found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches during the first three...
article Studies show dramatic rise in online gambling during COVID-19 lockdowns
(Australia) -- A joint study by Australian credit bureau illion and analytics firm AlphaBeta has revealed a 67% increase in online gambling in the past week alone...
article Swedish government considers online casino shut-down
(Sweden) -- Reports from Sweden suggest government ministers are mulling a temporary shut-down or new restrictions on online casino to avoid an increase in gambling...
article Malta-licensed gaming company sheds staff
(Malta) -- The Malta-licenced gaming company, Kindred Group, will be shedding 75 of its employees from its offices around the world and some of the layoffs will affect...
article Nevada gaming officials give blessing to new Indian Springs casino
(Nevada) -- Indian Springs is one step closer to getting a casino. The state Gaming Control Board on Wednesday recommended approval of licensing for Herbst IS Holdings...
article Reports: Eldorado Resorts to furlough workers in Reno beginning April 11
(Reno) -- Eldorado Resorts, Inc. will begin furloughing employees at its Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus properties in downtown Reno (called The Row) on April...
article Marle Cordeiro Sues Postle in Nevada Court
(California) -- The saga of the Mike Postle cheating allegations became a little more complicated a few days ago when poker player Marle Cordeiro filed a lawsuit against...
article Local company sells sports gambling news — even when there are no sports
(Iowa) -- With organized sports shut down worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, it stands to reason that the burgeoning industry of sports gambling has been...
article Wynn Macau Still Bleeding Cash, Expects Losses Until COVID-19 Protocols Are Lifted, Forecasts Massive Q1 EBITDA Decline
(Macau) -- Wynn Macau continues losing money although casinos in the world’s largest gaming center are open for business and the company expects the cash burn will...
article Will Melco Resorts Survive the Coronavirus Crisis?
(Macau) -- The coronavirus pandemic has now infected over one million people around the world with new hotspots developing in the United States and Europe. While China,...
 
 
Press Releases
10:44am 3-27-2020
 
 
NIGA: CONGRESS TO PASS COVID-3 CARES ACT: Establishes Tribal Coronavirus Relief Fund
(Washington D.C.) -- SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES COVID-19 RELIEF PACKAGE   Late last night, the Senate finalized negotiations for the third COVID-19 relief...
 

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