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— Crystal Banuelos, chair of the Salt River Community Gaming Enterprises Board of Directors

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
3:03am 9-18-2018
 
 
article Feds accused of stacking deck for Chickasaw gaming empire
(Oklahoma) -- Along the Old Chisholm Trail, it’s not cattle crossing the Red River these days but two-legged Texans driving north on U.S. 81 to try their luck at...
article Talking Stick Resort announces reopening date, weeks after storm knocks out power
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort and Casino announced it will reopen Sept. 24, weeks after a violent monsoon storm knocked out power and caused flooding.
article Genting Malaysia plans recovery of $428M Massachusetts investment
(Massachusetts) -- Genting Malaysia is weighing its options for getting back MYR1.77 billion ($427.5 million) worth from promissory notes issued to a Massachusetts tribe...
article Casinos’ August slot revenues down 1 percent
(Connecticut) -- Southeastern Connecticut’s two resort casinos combined to rake in nearly $95 million in slot-machine revenue in August — slightly less than...
article Ponca Tribe cuts first check to Carter Lake for new casino
(Iowa) -- The Ponca Tribe's long-sought casino in Carter Lake is nearly ready to open in late October — and it's already paying off for the host city....
article Source: NFL Likely To Testify At Sports Betting Hearing In Congress This Month
(Washington D.C.) -- A Congressional hearing on the topic of sports betting planned for later this month will likely feature representatives from both the NFL and the...
article Another tribe wins approval for ball and dice games in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Another tribe has won federal approval to offer ball and dice games in Oklahoma. This time it's the Comanche Nation. Approval of the tribe's...
article Enid City Commission to hear casino proposal on Tuesday
(Oklahoma) -- A proposal for a casino will be presented to the Enid City Commission by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians tribe during a study session meeting...
article Tribe's funds to OK casinos put at $1.4M
(Arkansas) -- The Quapaw tribe in August gave $191,000 to the Driving Arkansas Forward committee promoting the proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize...
article Tribe Asks Full 9th Circ. To Mull Tech Effect In Bingo Ruling (sub req)
(California) -- The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel asked the Ninth Circuit on Friday to rethink its ruling affirming a lower-court decision that shut down the tribe’...
article Tribes might finally get some help with gaming efforts in Maine
(Maine) -- Thirty years after the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, some tribes are still waiting to benefit from the $32 billion and growing industry....
article Choctaw Tribe Goes With IGT As Its Mississippi Sports Betting Operator
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians announced recently a partnership with International Game Technology (IGT) that will allow the tribe to utilize...
article Legalised gambling: An introduction to Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- When you think about Mississippi and gambling, images of elegant riverboat casinos sailing along the coast immediately come to mind. For most of its...
article Fight in Graton Casino parking lot leaves man in critical condition
(California) -- A Lake County man was arrested following a violent altercation over the weekend at the Graton Casino that left a Santa Rosa man in critical condition at...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
3:01am 9-18-2018
 
 
article Native Leader Expresses Concern About Kavanaugh
(Idaho) -- Native American leaders say they have concerns about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Today [Monday] in Worley, Idaho, the executive director of...
article IHS To Shift $25M Over Tribal Leaders' Objections [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indian Health Service told Native American leaders Friday that the agency will take $25 million earmarked for inflation funding to cover costs...
article Feds, Indigenous groups agree on spending plans for $1.7 billion for child care
(Ottawa) -- Three national Indigenous organizations will receive a combined $1.7 billion to spend on child care over the coming decade under an agreement announced on...
article Short- and long-term plans emerging for homeless camp
(Minnesota) -- Medical staff are now on site in South Minneapolis, where a homeless camp continues to grow, but city leaders say a longer term solution is coming soon.
article CHAIRMAN WOOTEN: To save the orca, we must save the Salish Sea
(Washington) -- A member of our family died. The Samish Indian Nation’s ties to J-Pod are deeper than our location on the Salish Sea. They are our family. One of...
article CORONADO: Mass Incarceration Is a Huge Problem for Indigenous Peoples in Oklahoma. Here's What I’m Doing to Help
(Oklahoma) -- My name is Isabel Coronado and I am a citizen of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation. I am of the wind clan and Thlopthlocco tribal town. I recently turned 22 years...
article Native American activists continue their fight against Redskins team name
(Arizona) -- They clambered from a small caravan of SUVs and cars in a CVS parking lot. They unpacked a few banners emblazoned with slogans like “I Am Not Your...
article Ottawa looks at having retired judge help guide renewed pipeline review process
(Ottawa) -- The federal government is shopping around for a retired federal judge to help guide a renewed consultation with Indigenous communities on the Trans Mountain...
article 'A place to come home to': Tlowitsis Nation establishes new community near Campbell River
(British Columbia) -- The sign at the start of a gravel driveway leading into a rural piece of land just outside Campbell River, B.C., says "Nenagwas"...
article Land requested by Incline Village General Improvement District dropped from Washoe County lands bill
(Nevada) -- Land requests by the improvement district here have been dropped from a federal lands bill being drafted by Washoe County. Conflicts with Forest Service...
article Gun Lake Tribe Name New Chairman
(Michigan) -- The new chairman of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, better known as the Gun Lake Tribe, is Bob Peters. The tribe made the...
article Tribe Pursues Cell Tower To Improve Public Safety In Northern Wisconsin
(Wisconsin) -- The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa says plans are underway for a cell tower on the tribe’s reservation. A tribal official says the recent...
article Kashechewan students rally on Parliament Hill to plead for new school
(Ontario) -- Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott promised Monday to do everything in her power to relocate a flood-prone First Nation and build a new school after...
article Stilwell, Oklahoma, has lowest life expectancy in the United States
(Oklahoma) -- One branch of the Trail of Tears ended in what is now a quiet cemetery on the western outskirts of Stilwell, where the federal government set up a “...
article Eastern Shawnee Tribe holds history summit at Indigo Sky Casino
(Oklahoma) -- A gathering at Indigo Sky Casino honors the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. It's a history summit - the official conclusion of the tribe's 2018...
article Photo: Mural of a Narragansett Tribe member in downtown Providence
(Rhode Island) -- This super-sized artwork can be seen on the back of a building between Delta and Custom House streets, facing Dyer Street in downtown Providence.
article Southern California man at center of tainted flute investigation arrested on child exploitation charges
(California) -- The founder of an international music program under investigation for possibly providing flutes contaminated with semen to hundreds of Southern...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
2:59am 9-18-2018
 
 
article As more sports betting nears, legislators concerned over Lottery changes
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia legislators were told Monday that sports betting should be up and running at four of the state’s five casinos — including...
article Easier Gambling Has Sports Worried About Fighting the Fix
(Illinois) -- It’s early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6. Scattered...
article Where The Midwest Is at on Sports Betting Legislation
(USA) -- In the first half of the year, midwestern states in general weren’t able to legalize sports betting, but some began to lay the groundwork for passable...
article NJ’s Top Regulator: We Have A ‘Great Opportunity’ To Be A Leader In Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- At the end of last week, the New Jersey Assembly Tourism, Gaming, and the Arts committee held a hearing to discuss a new regulation, ACR 186. As part of...
article Panel recommends first exemption to Aurora's video gambling law
(Illinois) -- Aurora is looking at granting an exemption to its video gambling law for a planned restaurant near Fox Valley Mall. It would be the first such exemption...
article Lawsuit Says Pittsburgh Casino Illegally Wiretapped Its Gamblers, Saving Images Of Texts, Emails
(Pennsylvania) -- A pair of gamblers have accused the Rivers Casino in Pennsylvania of violating wiretapping laws when it snooped on their text messages, emails and...
article Gamblers Drop A Boatload At New Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Gamblers lost almost $9.5 million at the new MGM Springfield casino during the first nine days it was open, according to state revenue officials
article MGM’s Massachusetts casino earns $9.5m in opening week
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts’ new Massachusetts casino generated nearly $9.5m in its first week of activity, despite bad publicity regarding underage visitors...
article MGM Springfield’s early haul is unremarkable
(Massachusetts) -- MGM’s new casino in Springfield opened with much fanfare last month: a grand parade featuring Budweiser Clydesdales and a marching band, and a...
article Plainridge has robust August
(Massachusetts) -- Plainridge Park Casino has just concluded the most successful August in its three-year history, but now it is contending with new competition. A new...
article Encore Boston Harbor casino to donate $100K to help Columbia Gas explosion victims in Lawrence, Andovers
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor casino will donate $100,000 to help victims of the the gas explosions that ripped through Lawrence, Andover and North Andover...
article Encore Boston Harbor casino to donate $100K to help Columbia Gas explosion victims in Lawrence, Andovers
(Massachusetts) -- The Encore Boston Harbor casino will donate $100,000 to help victims of the the gas explosions that ripped through Lawrence, Andover and North Andover...
article Sixteen European, US Gambling Regulators Teaming Up to Tackle Loot Boxes, Skin Gambling
(Worldwide) -- Sixteen international gambling regulators are teaming up to address gambling and loot boxes in video games with a new declaration, according to the UK...
article COD Homeland Security Institute Hosts Free Mass Casualty Workshop
(Las Vegas) -- Gain an insider's perspective into the tragedies at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas, two of the...
 
 
Press Releases
1:12pm 9-17-2018
 
 
Compliance Director Dustin Thomas Named as a Native American 40 under 40 Award Recipient
(Washington D.C.) -- National Indian Gaming Commission’s Compliance Director Dustin Thomas has been named as a 2018 winner of the Native American 40 Under 40 award...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Certifies First Tribal Sports Book in the U.S. To GLI-33 Event-Wagering Standard
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians made history on Thursday, August 31, 2018, at 10:00.m. CST as the new sports book at their Pearl River Resort...
Call for Participation in Opioid Litigation and Amicus Briefing Effort
(USA) -- Background: As you may know, over 50 Tribal Nations have filed suit against prescription opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailer/pharmacies.  The...
Cord Media Company Hosts G2E's All-Star Jam on Oct. 10 in Las Vegas
(California) -- Cord Media Company, a full-service agency specializing in creative, media, public relations, integrated marketing and branding, host the inaugural All-...
Tribal Leaders and Congressional Members Convene For Tribal Unity Impact Days
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and co-sponsors kicked off a two-day event, Tribal Unity Impact Days, on Capitol Hill with...
Mashpee Tribal Leaders Vow to Fight and Save Ancestral Homeland
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee Wampanoag tribal leaders vow to continue their fight to retain its reservation and push for passage of bipartisan legislation to protect its...
Hawaiians Oppose Plans For Kamehameha Bio Pic
(Hawaii) -- A coalition of Indigenous Hawaiian scholars, activists and filmmakers are speaking out against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s second attempt...
IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Two Massive Jackpots in August
(USA) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots continued its millionaire-making legacy by awarding two giant...
Latest Sharice Davids Television Ad Highlights the Opportunities That Lead Her From Leavenworth to Washington D.C.
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids, Democratic nominee in the Kansas Third Congressional District, has released her a new television ad. The 30-second spot, entitled “...
NFL Could Reap $2.3 Billion Annually Due to Legalized Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Football League's (NFL) annual revenue may increase by $2.3 billion a year due to widely available, legal, regulated sports betting...
Calling Upon the Warrior Spirit, Inspired by the Creator, to Heal Historical Trauma among Native America through Indigenous Wisdom
(California) -- “Myself, I’m one of the generations.  My mother is one of the generations, wandering out there in alchcolism, and death, and murder and...
Michigan Department of Corrections to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility
(Michigan) -- Last week the Michigan Department of Corrections announced they selected to close the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Gogebic County to fulfill a $19...
 

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