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— California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Glendale

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
10:31am 12-26-2014
 
 
article Money from Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe making big difference for Pinconning Area School District
(Michigan) -- Through a school-to-work program at Pinconning Area High School, senior Jordan Rosenbrock is training to become a machinist with a Saginaw-based company...
article Final casino suspect turned over to authorities
(California) -- The last of 15 suspects wanted in connection to the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Oct. 9, takeover turned himself in to authorities last week....
article Oneida Nation plans to open $20M 'Wizard of Oz'-themed casino
(New York) -- The Oneida Nation of New York announced plans to open a $20 million casino in the spring of 2015. The Yellow Brick Road Casino will be located in...
article Massachusetts tribe buoyed by court decision
(Massachusetts) -- An Indian tribe seeking to build a resort casino in southeastern Massachusetts is hoping a critical decision on its tribal reservation application is...
article LETTER: No admission awarded Chinook
(Washington) -- Concerning the court ruling on the reservation for the Cowlitz Tribe, the Department of the Interior's decision can be ruled as "reasonable...
article Carving a niche: Casino chef is caterer to the stars - and ice sculptor
(Arizona) -- After spending many years catering to the stars, Anibal Aguirre has reclaimed his roots and recently became the Cocopah Casino’s new Food and Beverage...
article Moscow man charged for pushing trooper inside Mohegan Sun casino
(Connecticut) -- A man from Lackawanna County was charged with pushing a state police trooper and threatening security at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino early Friday...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
10:27am 12-26-2014
 
 
article Eight Not to Be Forgotten Stories from 2014
(USA) -- This past year was filled with stories that pushed government-to-government and tribal sovereignty forward for Indian country. The year was filled with ups and...
article 330-mile ride in South Dakota and Minnesota remembers hangings of Dakota Indians in 1862
(Minnesota) -- The faint hiss of a waterfall could be heard Christmas Day on the Minnesota River bottom road as dozens of horseback riders quietly rode toward the Rick...
article Kansas tribes take cautious approach to marijuana
(Kansas) -- A recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice gave the go-ahead for American Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana on their land, but several...
article Tribes wade carefully into marijuana discussions
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and whether alcohol should be sold in them. The...
article ROSS: Our Native Children Are Not Poverty Porn: 'If One Succeeds, a Hundred Are Coming After' (a Poem)
(Washington) -- Native kids from Indian Reservations are supposed to feel like victims. Right? And ESPECIALLY kids from the Pine Ridge Reservation—they don’t...
article David Letterman on Washington NFL Name: “Haven’t They Have Suffered Enough?…Change the Name”
(New York) -- David Letterman, the long-time host of CBS’ “Late Show” has weighed on American Indians’ call to have the name of the Washington...
article New Predictors of Type 2 Diabetes in Native Americans
(USA) -- Seven metabolites can predict the risk of type 2 diabetes in Native American patients, according to a study published in Diabetes Care.
article Tribe official wants health care through Sanford
(South Dakota) -- A tribal president wants to tackle substandard health care on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation by kicking out the Indian Health Service and...
article Native Sun News: Town sticks with park named for Indian fighter
(New Mexico) -- A proposal to change the name of Kit Carson Memorial State Park to Red Willow Park in the town of Taos met with such controversy, backlash and death...
article Powerful role model / Sallee learned Native American heritage from grandfather
(Wisconsin) -- Kameron Sallee generally spends part of his Christmas vacation in Montana, visiting a man he calls his life-long role model. This year will be different....
press release Remarks on Omaha Tribal Sovereignty for 2015 and Beyond
(Nebraska) -- The importance and impact that this determination has on the entire community of Pender and its residents is not lost on this court.  As Appellants...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
10:29am 12-26-2014
 
 
article Casino closings act as Grinch in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- One got her Christmas dinner handed to her a week in advance in foil containers from a union food bank. Another could no longer afford to buy gifts...
article Will Any States Enact Online Poker Regulations in 2015?
(USA) -- After three states launched online poker and gambling regimes in 2013, there was hope that 2014 would see more state legislatures join the igaming party. With...
article Casino Gambling in Georgia – Should Casino Gambling Be Made Legal in Georgia?
(Georgia) -- The State of Georgia is facing a budget shortfall for fiscal 2009 of over $2 Billion. And states do not have the luxury of running deficit spending, and...
article New Year’s Eve or not, there’s always a party at Drai’s Nightclub
(Las Vegas) -- Victor Drai didn’t so much reinvent nightlife in 2014 as he did completely obliterate the boundaries between night and day, roof and basement, swimming...
article Casinos: A toast to positive trends as entertainers return
(Atlantic City) -- It’s beginning to look a lot like summer in Atlantic City — especially at historic Boardwalk Hall. Winter may only be a few days old, but...
article Would casinos be successful in North Jersey?
(New Jersey) -- As New Jersey lawmakers craft a ballot question that would ask voters next year if casino gambling should be allowed in the northern half of the state,...
article Gambling addicts get lifeline by text
(New Jersey) -- The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey has unveiled a text-message alternative to its hallmark 1-800-GAMBLER hotline.
article Legislative Gatekeeper Says Casinos Need To Stay Competitive
(Indiana) -- The likely gatekeeper for bills to help Indiana’s casinos has not said what he will do with those bills, but he’s indicating sympathy with two...
article Deadwood gaming revenue still sluggish
(South Dakota) -- It was the mild weather that helped Deadwood casinos gain in revenue last month. But barely. Betting growth is soft, up by less than 1 percent In...
article Florida bill would require reports on racing greyhounds’ injuries
(Florida) -- A bill requiring operators of greyhound racing establishments to report all injuries sustained by their dogs to the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering...
article Churchill could spark change
(Kentucky) -- Imagine a run-up to the Triple Crown that didn't include the Florida Derby or the Fountain of Youth or the Louisiana Derby. Such an upheaval to so...
article Hackers claim PlayStation and Xbox attack
(The Internet) -- Xbox and PlayStation internet services experienced severe problems on Christmas Day, preventing users acessing online gaming sites, amid claims of a...
article What took down Microsoft and Sony’s gaming networks? Meet Lizard Squad, the hackers taking credit
(The Internet) -- Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's Xbox Live are both still recovering after being down for many users Christmas Day, while a hacking...
article Tony Fung’s Aquis acquires Casino Canberra
(Australia) -- Hong Kong businessman Tony Fung Wing Cheung’s Aquis Group has completed the AUD6 million (US$4.9 million) acquisition of Casino Canberra from...
article Japan’s casino bill likely approved by Nov 2015: academic
(Japan) -- Japan’s newly re-elected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday promised to revive Japan’s economy through his ‘Abenomics’ programme...
article Fitch upgrades Las Vegas Sands to ‘BBB-’
(New York) -- Fitch Ratings Inc has upgraded the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) for casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp and its subsidiaries, including Macau-based Sands...
 
 
Press Releases
9:44pm 12-25-2014
 
 
Remarks on Omaha Tribal Sovereignty for 2015 and Beyond
(Nebraska) -- The importance and impact that this determination has on the entire community of Pender and its residents is not lost on this court.  As Appellants...
National Indian Gaming Association Recognizes the Passing of Rochanne Hackett
(Washington D.C.) -- It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Rochanne Hackett who has been a long-time friend and ally of Indian Country....
The Coyote Valley Band of Promo Indians to Increase their Minimum Wage Rate
(California) -- The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians is one of the largest employers in Mendocino County, with over 165 employees combined from Coyote Valley...
California Nations Indian Gaming Association Announces Elections Results
(California) -- The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) unanimously re-elected Steve Stallings of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians to his second term...
Agenda announced for 2nd annual iGaming Legislative Symposium at Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, February 26, 2015
(California) -- Don’t miss the most comprehensive discussion on the future of iGaming in California. State legislators, gaming regulators, tribal and commercial...
Ortiz Gaming Sets High Expectations for 2015
(Florida) -- Ortiz Gaming Raised Expectations in 2014. The multinational gaming manufacture started the year with expansions into new countries and aimingto maintain...
VIALPANDO: The Fox Guarding the Hen House
(California) -- Anyone who believed that the State of California interacts with Tribal Gaming Agencies on a mutually respectful government-to-government basis had that...
 

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