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Indian Gaming: Latest News
3:16pm 7-23-2017
 
 
article How to build a future
(Oregon) -- You know about the Coquille Indian Tribe’s popular casino and hotel in North Bend. You may also know about the tribe’s timber operation, highly...
article State budget process stumbles forward … slightly
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut legislature is still on its rocky road toward a budget, but the process moved forward last week when the long-awaited results of a union...
article Kiss Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino Launches Specially Designed
(New York) -- According to a report by Niagara This Week, the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has launched a line of specially designed chips inanticipation of the...
article South Bend Four Winds Casino job fair brings hundreds of people
(Indiana) -- The first of four massive job fairs took place Saturday to hire people for a new South Bend casino. The Four Winds Casino won't be complete until the...
article Tribal casino opens employment office in South Bend
(Indiana) -- A tribal casino set to open its doors in South Bend next year has opened an employment office in the northern Indiana city. The Pokagon (poh-KAY'-gun)...
article Man jailed for assaulting officer at casino
(New Mexico) -- Police arrested a man after a fight ended with an officer being assaulted at a local casino. Police say Mario Chavez was intoxicated at Isleta Casino...
article Unidentified Man Robs Sage Hill Casino
(Idaho) -- On Sunday, July 23, 2017, at approximately 02:25 A.M., an unidentified white male walked into the Sage Hill Casino, with a shotgun, and demanded the casino...
press release Main + Abbey honored in Wine Spectator magazine
(Iowa) -- In its August issue, Wine Spectator magazine lists Main + Abbey as having one of the best wine selections in Iowa. This is the first time the gastropub located...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
7:04pm 7-23-2017
 
 
article The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, July 23, 2017
(Indian Country) -- Devastating wildfires, health care on the edge, and a music icon walks on. All this and more during the Week That Was in Indian country before July...
article Navajo Housing Authority builds homes—and trust—on Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- The largest Indian housing authority in the country is poised to usher in a new era in affordable and versatile housing options on the Navajo Nation. The...
article Snoop Dogg Headdress Pic with ‘Knocahoe’ Comment Gets Heat on Social Media
(New York) -- Rapper Snoop Dogg got slammed on Thursday after posting a photo to social media of himself wearing a Native-style headdress. The Snoop Dogg headdress photo...
article Rock Stars Who’ve Worn Native Headdresses (and Probably Shouldn’t Have)
(New York) -- The wearing of American Indian regalia by non-Indians, particularly the feather headdress or “war bonnet,” is a vexing issue in Indian country...
article 20 First Nations Reel From B.C. Wildfires
(British Columbia) -- First Nations in British Columbia are continuing their desperate battle to save their reserves, homes and territories from hundreds of square miles...
article Utah League of Native American Voters leader to challenge U.S. Rep Chris Stewart
(Utah) -- The co-founder of the Utah League of Native American Voters is running to challenge U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah next year. Democrat Carol Surveyor...
article OP/ED: Markwayne Mullin – the Politician – Could Face Challenges This Election
(New York) -- Last year about now I was pretty much writing all politics all the time. Indian country had so many good candidates to offer. Interesting resumes. Better...
article OP/ED: State should reverse error and recognize Montauketts
(New York) -- One hundred seven years ago, a judge in a state courtroom in Riverhead ruled that the Montaukett Indian Nation was extinct — putting pen to paper in...
article Tribal Identity and Native American Education
(New York) -- Native American education is still far behind the rest of the nation, and is not suitable to Natives who want to preserve tribal identities, communities or...
article OP/ED: Summer, a Time to Keep the World in Balance Through Dance
(New York) -- Well boys and girls we are smack dab in the middle of summer. The 4th of July and the Major League All Star Games have always been my personal zenith of...
article NDN Food Porn, Anyone? 10 Delicious Frybread Photos
(New York) -- Frybread isn’t the healthiest food in the world. Nor the second-healthiest, nor the third. To tell the truth, it’s pretty low down on the list...
article Native American healing class sparks unique health textbook
(New Mexico) -- Laughter can combat trauma. Spiritual cleansings could be used to fight an opioid addiction. Cactus extract may battle diabetes and obesity. These...
article Michael Greyeyes, ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Native Zombie Killer at San Diego Comic-Con
(California) -- Those in Indian country who are fans of zombies and The Walking Dead franchise will be thrilled to learn that this season of Fear the Walking Dead...
article Native American Dance and Music Festival a bridge of cultures and understanding
(New York) -- If one needs to find a good outdoor festival that’s fun for all ages, the Native American Dance and Music Festival is the place to be, according to...
article Witch-Hunting in Eastern India, Activists Fight Back
(India) -- Elina Horo sits at her desk, combing through the pages of notes written in Hindi that recount the most recent killings. Horo, who is coordinator of the...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
7:04pm 7-23-2017
 
 
article E-sports isn't just a kids game anymore. There's big money for the best
(California) -- His father used to tell him that sitting in front of the computer, playing video games for hour after hour, was a waste of time. So Cody Altman didn...
article Las Vegas summer heat is hard on RTC’s double-decker buses
(Las Vegas) -- Getting around Las Vegas can be tough during the summer. Packed jetliners have a hard time taking off when it’s too hot at McCarran International...
article Blasting at Tiverton casino site leaves residents shaken
(Rhode Island) -- There is the rumble in the afternoon, a tremble in the solid earth. Then the neighborhood dogs begin to howl. At night, deer and fox venture into the...
article State profit from Iowa Lottery drops $7M from last year
(Iowa) -- The state has shared the lack of luck with people who played Iowa Lottery games over the last fiscal year. Lottery figures released Thursday show the lottery...
article Arkansas lottery's retailers wary of debit fees
(Arkansas) -- Some Arkansas Scholarship Lottery retailers are still unsure whether they will accept debit cards on ticket purchases when the law allowing the cards'...
article Debit cards soon to be allowed for Arkansas lottery tickets
(Arkansas) -- Those who buy lottery tickets in Arkansas will soon be able to purchase the tickets with debit cards instead of cash only. A new law allowing retailers to...
article BILL CRAWFORD: Casinos may get sports betting on the sly
(Mississippi) -- Speaking of doofuses, did you see Geoff Pender’s column entitled “Did legislative leadership really fall for sports-betting rope-a-dope?...
article Gambling addict steps in front of 75mph train
(UK) -- A gambler who had debts left notes apologising for his actions before deliberately stepping into the path of a 75mph train. Kevin Taylor, 56, of Georgette...
article Ground zero of gambling in Sydney
(Australia) -- In a city known for its large number of slot machines, the western Sydney district of Fairfield has become known as the ground zero of gambling. The area...
article Australians losing money and mind to slot machines
(Australia) -- She is better known in Australia as a health policy academic but Professor Laurie Brown recently revealed an embarrassing secret: she lost A$230,000 (S$...
article Men accused of ‘unprovoked’ Crown Casino assault granted bail
(Australia) -- The families of three men violently assaulted outside Melbourne’s Crown Casino have said they are furious the alleged offenders were bailed. Jason...
article Kazuo Okada’s Slot Machine Manufacturing Business Loses Appeal Case Against Reuters
(Japan) -- The Japanese Supreme Court denied an appeal filed by local pachinko and slot machine manufacturer Universal Entertainment Corp. in relation to its defamation...
article Did Japan's Casino Dreams Just Vanish?
(Japan) -- Analysts are still debating the finer points of what Japan's nascent casino gambling market will look like, but the discussion may be a moot point. After...
article Casino policy: govt. fooling people, says Goa Cong.
(India) -- Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Shantaram Naik said on Sunday that the State government’s plan to get a casino policy passed in the Legislative...
article Online Gambling Payments To Be Blocked in Brazil
(Brazil) -- Online gambling payments in Brazil are soon going to be banned. Proposed legislation will prohibit all forms of electronic payments involving online gambling...
article Brothers arrested, accused of cheating at Shreveport casino; dealer wanted
(Louisiana) -- Two Bossier City brothers are behind bars accused of cheating at a Shreveport casino and police are looking for the dealer they believe was in on the...
article Sparks Police ask for help ID'ing suspect who stole purse, vehicle from casino
(Nevada) -- The Sparks Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect who stole a woman's purse early Saturday morning at Western Village Casino. Police...
article Sheriff: Two arrested for promoting prostitution at del Lago Casino parking lot
(New York) -- Two men have been arrested on prostitution charges following an investigation at del Lago Casino parking lot. According to the Seneca County Sheriff's...
article Temple University Grad Wins $8 Million at World Series of Poker
(Las Vegas) -- A recent Temple University graduate took his place atop the poker world early Sunday by winning the world's biggest poker tournament — and...
article New Jersey man takes this year’s World Series of Poker bracelet
(Las Vegas) -- A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion. Scott Blumstein won the series’ marquee no-limit...
article Scott Blumstein Living the American Dream After Winning 2017 WSOP Main Event (video)
(Las Vegas) -- Scott Blumstein shares his experience after winning $8,150,000 and becoming the latest World Series of Poker Main Event champ. The 2017 WSOP had the 3rd...
article Scott Blumstein vs. Dan Ott in 2017 WSOP Main Event Final: Blumfield Wins
(Las Vegas) -- With France’s Benjamin Pollak eliminated in 3rd place, an American was guaranteed to win the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event along with the $8...
article Comedy Superstar Jeff Dunham Headlines the Borgata
(Atlantic City) -- On July 22nd & 23rd, International comedy sensation Jeff Dunham will rock the house with laughter this summer at the Borgata Hotel, Casino &...
 
 
Press Releases
9:42am 7-20-2017
 
 
2017 National Indian Gaming Association Legislative Summit
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) held its 2017 Summer Legislative Summit on July 18-19, in Washington, D.C.  This was the 16th...
2016 Indian Gaming Revenues Increased 4.4%
(Washington D.C.) -- Today Chairman Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, Vice Chair Kathryn Isom-Clause, and Associate Commissioner Sequoyah Simermeyer of the National Indian...
Major Survey on Indians with Disabilities Released
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) in collaboration with the National Center for American Indians with Disabilities (NCAID) are...
Sports Betting USA conference to analyse stakeholders’ response to Supreme Court decision re: NJ challenge to PASPA
(New York) -- In an unexpected turn of events, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the arguments in New Jersey’s sports betting case, giving new life to a years...
Press Conference: 30 years in the making – NIGC to announce 2016 gross gaming revenues
(Washington D.C.) -- National Indian Gaming Commission invites the public, media and Tribes to attend a press conference on July 17th at 1:00 p.m. EST.  The...
 

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