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Indian Gaming: Latest News
7:23pm 1-22-2017
 
 
article Obama's late decision favors potential Coquille Tribe casino
(Oregon) -- After several months of inaction, but then in the final hours of the President Obama administration, the Department of Interior determined that the...
article Sarasota Kennel Club president is enthusiastic about Sen. Bill Galvano’s gambling proposal
(Florida) -- A sweeping rewrite of Florida’s gaming laws proposed by a Bradenton politician would be a blessing for an area staple. Sarasota Kennel Club Dog Racing...
article Tribes to hold meeting in Windsor Locks on casino plans
(Connecticut) -- The two Connecticut tribes that want to develop a new casino will discuss their plans in one of two communities where they hope to build the gambling...
article Cherokee Nation opens 10th casino across state line
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation just opened its 10th casino in Grove, Okla., in the state's northeast corner near the Grand Lake area and close to the Arkansas...
article Ute Tribe renews its proposal for casino
(Colorado) -- The Northern Ute Tribe is back with a renewed proposal for a casino gaming project in the tiny town of Dinosaur just across the Colorado border, but this...
article PROGRESS: Hard Rock expansion coming along
(Iowa) -- Officials at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Sioux City don’t think it’s much of a gamble for the business to be undergoing a $6 million...
article Study finds Ho-Chunk expansion could draw $37 million from other casinos
(Wisconsin) -- A Ho-Chunk casino expansion in northern Wisconsin would draw $37 million in gambling revenue per year from other tribes, according to an economic impact...
article With Jimmy Buffett coming to town, River Spirit Casino Resort puts on finishing touches
(Oklahoma) -- It's been four years since the chief Parrothead Jimmy Buffett played in Tulsa, with sleet and snow falling around the BOK Center as the Parrotheads...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
3:39pm 1-22-2017
 
 
article Who Decides Who Counts as Native American?
(Washington) -- In the fall of 2012, a 48-year-old fisherman and carver named Terry St. Germain decided to enroll his five young children as members of the Nooksack, a...
article Small water systems now must get state approval
(California) -- Another round may begin in the effort to bring small water systems to developments in the Anza Valley with new state water regulations requiring the...
article Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Meets With Indian Country Media Network
(Washington D.C.) -- On her second to last day before turning off the lights at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Obama administration Cabinet Secretary Sally Jewell...
article Anishinabek man lays land claim over Benny forest in northern Ontario
(Ontario) -- An Anishinabek man is seeking a land claim over Benny forest in northern Ontario to stop commercial logging in the area. "It's been in the family a...
article Sask. First Nation potash project signs major deal with India
(Saskatchewan) -- A major potash deal could mean big business for a Saskatchewan First Nation. Encanto Potash has signed an agreement with National Federation of Farmers...
article Racism and discrimination “rampant” throughout ranks and elements of Canadian Armed Forces says report
(Canada) -- A report by the Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group says racism and discrimination “is a systemic issue” within Canadian Armed Forces that is...
article First Nation activist joins NDP in Manitoba for upcoming byelection
(Manitoba) -- Activist Bernadette Smith is set to carry the NDP banner in an upcoming Manitoba byelection. Smith was the only candidate to submit her name before the...
article Alaska public broadcasters fear funding cuts under Trump administration
(Alaska) -- As a new federal administration prepares to take office, rural communities in Alaska are worried about the suddenly murky future of public broadcasting. A...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
6:20pm 1-22-2017
 
 
article Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probe
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices...
article Slots parlor not hurting lottery sales
(Massachusetts) -- A study commissioned by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission suggests the opening of the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville in June 2015 did not...
article Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December 2016
(Maryland) -- Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,...
article Fourth quarter casino tax payouts plummet
(Ohio) -- Fourth-quarter Ohio casino tax distributions to counties and major cities for 2016 plummeted 11 percent below their 2015 levels. However, when a full-year...
article Would a casino boost Vigo County's economy?
(Indiana) -- With gaming revenues down by nearly two-thirds since 2009, Rising Star Casino and Resort, Indiana's smallest casino, is using only half of its...
article City receives casino pay
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. issued a third-quarter (October to December) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $590,180 to the City of Thunder Bay on...
article Jackpot: Charitable gambling reaches new heights in 2016
(Minnesota) -- Sales from charitable gambling in Mankato and North Mankato rose by 20 percent in 2016. The rise comes as organizations statewide brought in a record $1.5...
article “Gibraltar One Entity With UK”: EU Deals Body Blow to Gibraltar Online Gambling Industry
(UK) -- Online gaming hub Gibraltar should be treated as “one entity” with the UK in its freedom to provide services. That’s the opinion of the...
article Ex-SLS head Kreeger heeds the call of Macau
(Macau) -- Former SLS Las Vegas President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Kreeger is known for his knowledge of the Las Vegas gaming market. He has taken his expertise...
article VIDEO: Pushing Luck – A NoCasinos.org Documentary
(Florida) -- “Pushing Luck” is a short documentary produced by NoCasinos.org that takes a clear-eyed look at the economic and social perils of expanded...
article Gaming revenue tops $3.2B in ’16
(Pennsylvania) -- Total gaming revenue combining slot machines and table games at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos topped $3.2 billion in 2016, according to the...
 
 
Press Releases
9:12pm 1-20-2017
 
 
Department of Interior Issues Decision to Place Elk Grove Land into Trust for Wilton Rancheria
(California) -- The U.S. Department of Interior has issued a Record of Decision to place 35.9 acres of land in Elk Grove into federal trust for Wilton Rancheria, which...
NIGA Tribal Leaders Tax Reform Alliance & Economic Development Strategy Meeting
(Washington D.C.) -- NIGA Tribal Leaders Tax Reform Alliance & Economic Development Strategy Meeting Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Stanley Crooks Tribal Leaders Center...
American Gaming Association CEO to Address Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force
(Louisiana) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman will testify before the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force...
American Indian Graduate Center Announces New Board Member
(New Mexico) -- The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization embarking on a 50-year legacy of scholarships to Indian students welcomes Ernie L....
 

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