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“The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association continues to oppose the expansion of off-reservation gambling, including the legalization of sports betting.” read quote >>>

— Charles Vig, chairman of the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
3:46am 1-22-2019
 
 
article DOJ iGaming reversal facing undue influence allegations
(Washington D.C.) -- Lobbyists allegedly working for American casino magnate, Sheldon Adelson (pictured), may have reportedly played a significant role in getting the...
article Facing long odds, advocates of legalized sports betting must make decision
(Minnesota) -- The odds of legalizing sports gambling in Minnesota appear to be long in 2019, and one advocate says it’s time to compromise with Native American...
article State raises estimates for casinos’ slots-revenue payments
(Connecticut) -- State officials have raised their estimates of the slot-machine revenue they expect southeastern Connecticut's casinos to generate in the current...
article Lamont seeks path around ‘legal mud’ of gambling wars
(Connecticut) -- Union members turned out at a rally in New Haven in support of a plan by MGM Resorts International to develop a casino in Bridgeport. Similar rallies...
article Connecticut Sports Betting Takes Step Forward as Governor Pushes to Legalize It
(Connecticut) -- Sports gambling is slowly inching towards legalization in many states, and it seems like its found another supporter in the northeast. That's...
article Va. Senate committee grants rare victory for casino bill — but don’t bet on it yet
(Virginia) -- Casinos took a baby step forward in Virginia on Monday when a Senate committee passed a bill that could set five cities on track to seek a casino license...
article Pamunkey chief says Norfolk casino is needed to help tribe
(Virginia) -- The chief of an Indian tribe that supports casino gambling in Norfolk says the venture is badly needed for his people. Chief Robert Gray leads the Pamunkey...
article Casino proposal creates no buzz / State notes lack of rules feedback
(Arkansas) -- A week after the Arkansas Racing Commission published its proposed rules on licensing and running gambling facilities, no written comments have been...
article Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel announces opening date
(Idaho) -- In 2017, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes broke ground on the 85,463 square foot casino addition connected to the west side of the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and...
article Hard Rock Tulsa's Expansion Includes Concert Venue That Nods to Oklahoma Music
(Oklahoma) -- Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa will open its 65,000-square foot expansion in less than two weeks. Hard Rock Senior Director of Marketing Martin Madewell...
article San Diego casino opening food hall featuring 5 local fast casuals
(California) -- As part of a $226 million renovation, Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, California, is opening The UnCommons — a food hall featuring cuisine from...
article SCHUETZ: Integrity in Gaming Education
(USA) -- The legalization of sports betting has exposed the lack of understanding that most operators and more importantly, educators, have about the issue. And there...
article Annual grant distribution from Legends Casino open to nonprofits
(Washington) -- Legends Casino Hotel is inviting nonprofit organizations to apply for the Yakama Cares annual grant distribution. The Charitable Contributions fund...
article Prosecutors file homicide charges in Baraboo casino death
(Wisconsin) -- Sauk County authorities have filed formal charges against a man they suspect of carrying out a homicide at a casino near Baraboo. The Sauk County District...
press release Seneca Gaming offering free buffets to all TSA & US Customs and Border Protection officers at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
(New York) -- “During the government shutdown so many families are being affected with no paycheck. Our U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and TSA...
press release Remembering the Legacy Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Washington D.C.) --   Since 1986, on the third Monday of each January, the United States observes the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
3:28am 1-22-2019
 
 
article The Power of Nathan Phillips’s Song
(Washington D.C.) -- I am honored to know the Omaha Nation elder and activist Nathan Phillips. I walked nearly 40 miles in the snow and ice alongside him last February,...
article Who is Nathan Phillips? Years ago, Omaha Tribe member said spiritual journey was grounded in mall prayer vigil
(Nebraska) -- For 26 days now, Nebraska native Nathan Phillips has conducted a personal, somewhat eccentric vigil on Washington's National Mall. Joined by his...
article Native American activist says MAGA teens were harassing tribal elder with tomahawk chops and war whoops
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indian activist Chase Iron Eyes told MSNBC on Monday that despite spin to the contrary, the Covington Catholic High School students were...
article The government shutdown starts hitting home
(Washington D.C.) -- As the partial federal government shutdown approaches the one-month mark, the effects on tribes and individuals who rely on services are growing:...
article Shutdown hitting reservations harder than most places
(Minnesota) -- The federal government shutdown is hitting Native Americans harder than most people, with jobs on hold and critical funds cut to some of the nation's...
article Gila River tribe threatens to pull out of Arizona drought plan
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community is threatening to blow up the drought-contingency plan because of efforts it says will undermine its claim to water rights....
article Del Norte Supervisors will decide to move forward with cannabis license with Elk Valley Rancheria
(California) -- The Del Norte County Board of Supervisors will decide if they should move forward with a cannabis license with the Elk Valley Rancheria. The tribe is...
article Are Native American mascots unacceptable in 2019? Even native groups can't agree
(Ohio) -- Are Native American mascots a source of pain or pride? On Monday night, the Native American Guardian’s Associated hosted an event promoting a rare public...
article Vigil for missing and murdered indigenous women held at UM
(Montana) -- Activists and family members held a candlelight vigil for missing and murdered indigenous women at the University of Montana campus on Saturday. 54 Native...
article Blood Tribe reaches historic $150M settlement with Ottawa over cattle mismanagement
(Ottawa) -- he Blood Tribe says it reached a $150-million settlement with Ottawa over a historic claim that federal officials devastated the band's cattle industry...
article Decision to put local lands on National Register to be made this summer
(Oregon) -- A crowd showed up to Thursday's informational meeting over the application to put twenty-square miles of Native lands on Oregon’s National Register...
article Grand Traverse tribe's economic arm acquires Bay Shore Steel Works
(Michigan) -- A Bay Shore manufacturing business recently moved under the ownership of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians’ economic arm. Grand...
article There is real opportunity for 54 New Mexico chapters to get Infrastructure Funding
(New Mexico) -- On Thursday, 24th Navajo Nation Council members that represent communities in the state of New Mexico held an all-day session entitled the “New...
article Turtle Mountain Chairman talks state, tribal relations
(Washington D.C.) -- Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Chairman Jamie Azure says the tribe has come a long way in its relationship with the state of North Dakota. Azure...
article Blood Tribe reaches historic $150M settlement with Ottawa over cattle mismanagement
(Alberta) -- The Blood Tribe says it reached a $150-million settlement with Ottawa over a historic claim that federal officials devastated the band's cattle industry...
article Ailing man sues over 8-hour trip in 'sardine can' prison transport van
(Ottawa) -- A federal inmate who says he was shackled in a cramped transport van for almost eight hours — despite a heart condition and other ailments — is...
article Bill would allow Native American students to wear regalia
(North Dakota) -- In 2015, Chelsea Schmitt and six other students successfully petitioned officials at Bismarck Public Schools to allow students to wear eagle feathers...
article Native American skulls heading back to Canada after 200 years
(Scotland) -- Two Native American skulls are to be sent back to Canada from Scotland – nearly 200 years after they were taken from their graves. The National...
article Dispute over tribal fishing among issues facing new DNR secretary
(Wisconsin) -- A possible lawsuit over Wisconsin’s handling of Native American fishing rights is just one of several hot-button issues greeting Preston Cole in his...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
3:45am 1-22-2019
 
 
article Online casino group leaks information on 108 million bets, including user details
(Internet) -- An online casino group has leaked information on over 108 million bets, including details about customers' personal information, deposits, and...
article Lesniak back to fight DOJ on Wire Act reversal
(New Jersey) -- One of New Jersey’s strongest gaming advocates is prepared to fight the federal government, again, over a recent U.S. Department of Justice memo...
article The 5 Most Luxurious And Expensive Suites In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Palms Casino Resort is known for the posh and playful suites in its iconic Fantasy Tower. One of the tower’s recently redesigned suites is now among...
article Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone
(Atlantic City) -- Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the...
article Successful ownership of Atlantic City casinos by an individual getting harder to pull off
(Atlantic City) -- If entrepreneurs still dream of owning a casino and succeeding in Atlantic City, the high cost of entering the market and the gaming competition from...
article Campton Hills to ask voters again about video gambling
(Illinois) -- Campton Hills trustees once again will ask voters if they want video gambling in the village. Nearly 70 percent of voters rejected a similar proposal in an...
article After inflation, Pennsylvania casinos in 2018 had worst year since 2010
(Pennsylvania) -- Going by raw numbers alone, 2018 was a record year for casino gambling in Pennsylvania, with the more than $3.2 billion in revenue topping 2017 by...
article Amid PA gambling expansion, questions arise about federal laws
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is in the middle of rolling out a slate of gambling expansions, including online gaming. In general, things have been going smoothly. But...
article Maryland General Assembly Faces Complex Issues In New Sports Gambling Quest
(Maryland) -- Potential action by the Maryland General Assembly in the current legislative regarding sports wagering is, frankly, amusing. After previously failing to do...
article Senate committee approves casino bill for Bristol, other Virginia cities
(Virginia) -- A bill support the regulation of casinos in Virginia is another step closer to making its way back to the floor of the Virginia Senate. The Senate General...
article Growing calls for public inquiry into B.C. casinos laundering money
(British Columbia) -- Pressure is mounting on the British Columbia government to do something about the links between money laundering, organized crime, and the fentanyl...
article Province appealing court ruling allowing slot-like games in Ontario bars
(Ontario) -- You sit in front of a screen, slide in your cash card, press a "spin" button and watch a wheel of symbols go around and around, hoping for a match...
article DOJ backs dismissal of charges against Kazuo Okada in Okada Manila LED lights fraud case
(Philippines) -- The Philippine Department of Justice (DOJ) has backed the previous dismissal by the City Prosecutor’s Office of Parañaque of estafa charges...
article MOTLEY FOOL: How Legalized Sports Betting Will Grow in 2019
(USA) -- It's been eight months since the United States Supreme Court paved the way for legalized sports betting by ruling to strike down the Professional and...
 
 
Press Releases
6:49pm 1-21-2019
 
 
Remembering the Legacy Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Washington D.C.) --   Since 1986, on the third Monday of each January, the United States observes the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by...
National Indian Gaming Association Urges An End To The Longest Government Shutdown in History
(Washington D.C.) --   As the Country endures the longest government shutdown in history, the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) joins our Sister...
Snoqualmie Casino develops tribal members and earns Minority Business of the Year Award
(Washington) -- The Foster School of Business at the University of Washington recently honored Snoqualmie Casino with the William D. Bradford Minority Business of the...
United States Supreme Court Rejects State of Utah's Attempt To Overturn The Ute Tribe's Victory In Tribal Exhaustion Case
(Washington D.C.) -- On January 7, 2019, the United States Supreme Court ordered that it would not review or overturn the Utah Supreme Court’s November 7, 2017...
NCAI Applauds Decision by Little League International to Ban Racially Offensive Team Names and Mascots
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is applauding a decision by Little League® International (the governing body of all global...
 

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