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"A lot of money was paid and nothing was ever received [...] Nothing became of it. It was $9.4 million for a website basically — there was no realization of profits and no actual working internet gaming." read more >>>

— Reggie Wassana, speaker of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal legislature

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
12:22pm 5-23-2017
 
 
article Oklahoma tribe's launch of international gaming website stalled
(Oklahoma) -- Pokertribe.com, the Perkins-based Iowa Tribe's international, real-money gaming website, has yet to launch after missing several announced debut dates...
article MORON ALERT: NIGC probes UEG’s sketchy tribal online gambling deals
(Oklahoma) -- The sketchy developer behind efforts to launch an online gambling site for Oklahoma tribal groups is reportedly being investigated by the National Indian...
article Florida Supreme Court Bars Slot Machine Expansion in Lee, 7 Other Counties
(Florida) -- The power to expand gambling, including slot machines, belongs exclusively to Florida lawmakers, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week,...
article BLOG: Coalitions Shuffle The Deck, But CA Online Poker Still A Wash This Year
(California) -- In an April interview with Online Poker Report, California Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer pronounced California online poker dead for the 2017...
article Aquinnah casino opponents given time for Supreme Court appeal
(Massachusetts) -- Like a Ferris wheel cabin being stopped at the top of its arc, a federal appeals court has frozen its decision in the case that paves the way for the...
article Genting Malaysia may lose $274M on Mass. casino bet
(Massachusetts) -- Genting Malaysia BhD stands to lose US$274 million should the US Department of Interior (DOI) thumbs down the construction of its Massachusetts casino...
article Connecticut guv sides with tribes on third casino plan
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s governor has told state legislators that the only casino expansion proposal he’ll sign is one that doesn’t interfere...
article Jepsen: Letter From Federal Regulators Eases Concerns On Casino Expansion
(Connecticut) -- The operators of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun got another boost in their push for a casino in East Windsor, this time from the attorney...
article GameCo into Foxwoods casino
(Connecticut) -- The world’s largest casino in terms of its number of slots, Foxwoods in Connecticut, US, has taken six VGM machines from GameCo of Las Vegas.
article Possible vote to end Red Water Casino
(Mississippi) -- Some tribal members are protesting the construction of the Red Water Casino that is expected to be built in Leake County. The decision could soon be...
article Dawson: Gambling is bad – and the government should get out of the business
(Ottawa) -- You’d think there would be a little more grumbling about potential changes to the Rideau Carleton Raceway, which would become the Hard Rock Casino...
article Wa She Shu Travel Plaza celebrates first anniversary
(Nevada) -- The Washoe Tribe is a federally recognized Indian tribe located in Gardnerville, Nevada, situated about 20 miles south of Lake Tahoe, organized pursuant to...
article OP/ED: Did Arizona win in Glendale casino deal? It's up to Ducey
(Arizona) -- The deal that ended a lawsuit over a West Valley casino is being called a “win-win.” Clearly, the Tohono O’odham won their full-blown...
article Judge sympathizes with woman denied her jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino
(New York) -- Niagara Falls City Judge Robert P. Merino seems to think it was unfair for Seneca Niagara Casino to deny a $1,400 jackpot to a Canadian woman last month....
article RUDDOCK: Complete Makeover, Slot Machine Edition: The Era Of Skill-Based Gaming Is Upon Us
(USA) -- The era of the pump-and-pull slot machine may soon be at an end. A number of new, innovative products are landing on casino floors, and developers and casinos...
article Whistleblower investigation reveals bed bug infestation in casino hotel
(Minnesota) -- Thousands have tuned in on Facebook to see a live bedbug nightmare play out in a popular hotel. After several people contacted the Whistleblower Hotline,...
article OP/ED: Just Put California Online Poker to Bed Already
(California) -- For ten years, California legislators have been examining the issue of intrastate online poker. And in the tenth year of trying to find a bill that would...
article Former Winnebago tribal officer pleads guilty to theft
(Nebraska) -- The second of nine former Winnebago Tribal Council members charged with theft from the tribe's casino has pleaded guilty. Louis Houghton, 70, entered...
press release Job Fair at Thunder Valley Casino
(California) -- Thunder Valley Casino Resort looks to hire over 50 new employees at its Job Fair on Tuesday, May 23 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Positions include housekeepers...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
12:27pm 5-23-2017
 
 
article Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- The new leader of the Department of the Interior met with just a handful of tribes during his first two months in office, according to documents...
article Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers
(Nebraska) -- Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska are the latest to see offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. The Department of the Interior...
article Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon dispute
(Washington) -- Treaty tribes are celebrating after a federal appeals court refused to reheard a dispute over salmon crossings in Washington state. Last June, the 9th...
article Stand against offensive team name in Kalamazoo
(Michigan) -- Kalamazoo Schools may be the first in the state to leave out the name of an offensive team mascot when making field announcements over the P.A. system at a...
article Couple calls on Ontario government to ban Indigenous logos, mascots in schools
(Ontario) -- Lynne Courchene remembers the time she and her family were in an Ottawa-area toy store when members of the Copper Cliff minor hockey team walked in. "...
article Canadian actor Adam Beach walks a fine line as an ambassador for Canada 150
(Manitoba) -- Canadian actor Adam Beach finds himself walking a fine line after agreeing to be an ambassador for the federal government's Canada 150 celebrations....
article Santee Sioux Trial, Day Two: Ex-Partner Denies Hagen’s Guilt
(South Dakota) -- Cannabis consultant Eric Hagen came face-to-face with his former business partner in court on Monday as the prosecution wrapped its case against the...
article Frustrated families vow to 'blockade' missing and murdered inquiry hearings
(Canada) -- Some family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are vowing to blockade meetings of the national inquiry to protest what they call a...
article Mono County, Tule River Tribe added to California Major Disaster Declaration for February Storms
(California) -- One California county and a federally recognized Tribe impacted by severe winter storms in February 2017, which were not part of the original Disaster...
article Tribes Gather for State Park Opening in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota welcomed Native Americans from around the region for the opening of Good Earth State Park. Tribal members from around the Plains gathered...
article Time is running out to comment on Bears Ears, Arizona monuments
(Arizona) -- Arizonans and tourists alike love the state for the opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Three designated national monuments in Arizona may soon lose their...
article Documents show few meetings between Secretary Zinke and tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- The new leader of the Department of the Interior met with just a handful of tribes during his first two months in office, according to documents...
article CFPB Faces Increasing Challenges to Its Authority to Investigate Violations of Consumer Financial Laws
(Washington D.C.) -- Six years into its existence, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is facing increasing challenges to its authority. While Congress is...
article If the beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, stay closed for good, what's next for the tiny village?
(Nebraska) -- When State Sen. Tom Brewer was confronted Saturday by a stranger in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...
article Whiteclay task force envisions transformation
(Nebraska) -- The saga of this century-old source of alcohol isn't over, even if beer sales here never resume. State lawmakers, nonprofit groups and Native and non-...
article ASU American Indian Studies program trains advocates for indigenous communities
(Arizona) -- Exclusively made up of indigenous professors, the American Indian Studies program at Arizona State University motivates the next generation of scholars to...
article Who is Richard Oakes? Google Doodle honours Native American activist on his birthday
(Internet) -- Richard Oakes has been honoured with a special Google Doodle which shows him alongside three locations that defined his life and legacy. The illustration...
article Google honors Richard Oakes, Native American activist killed in Sonoma County
(California) -- Google recognized the late Native American activist Richard Oakes on its homepage Monday with an illustrated image of the man who was shot and killed in...
article Native woman in skirt and sandals wins ultramarathon in Mexico
(Mexico) -- According to news reports, María Lorena Ramírez ran the 31-mile UltraTrail Cerro Rojo on April 29 in seven hours and three minutes. She wore just a simple...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
12:27pm 5-23-2017
 
 
article New Jersey Sees Online Poker Numbers Drop in April
(New Jersey) -- The month of April wasn’t a very good one for online poker operators in New Jersey. The Garden State reported that revenue from online poker dropped 24%...
article DFS moves ahead in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill that would legalize and regulate paid-entry fantasy sports — including DraftKings and FanDuel — in a...
article New Jersey Assembly votes to regulate daily fantasy sports
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey's Democrat-led Assembly has approved legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports. The Assembly voted 56-15 Monday on a bill that...
article Nevada plans to offer mobile betting at Raiders stadium
(Nevada) -- Fans at future Las Vegas Raiders home games will be able to legally place bets on their phones from inside the planned $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat stadium,...
article You Might Be Able To Bet On NFL At Las Vegas Raiders Stadium, But Not Play DraftKings, FanDuel
(Las Vegas) -- The new Las Vegas Raiders stadium — scheduled for completion in 2020 — sets up an interesting dynamic for gambling and the NFL. Namely, sports...
article NFL Not Happy Over Prospect of Mobile Betting at Vegas Raiders Stadium
(Nevada) -- The National Football League still considers sports betting detrimental to society. This hasn’t stopped the Raiders from relocating to the gambling...
article Loophole would allow Las Vegas fans to gamble from their seats at Raiders’ stadium
(Las Vegas) -- The Raiders’ process to move to Las Vegas took a big step forward last week after the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board unanimously approved the...
article Crown pulls out of Las Vegas market with land sale
(Las Vegas) -- Crown Resorts has abandoned plans to build a casino on the highly sought-after 35-acre plot on the Las Vegas Boulevard. The Australia-based gaming...
article Alon site up for sale: A piece of property with a history
(Las Vegas) -- How's this for a neighborhood? “It's across the street from Wynn, the Venetian is there, Fashion Show, Resorts World,” enthuses broker...
article Sandoval opposes independent counsel for GCB, ‘proud’ of Laxalt
(Nevada) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday said he would not support independent counsel for the state’s gaming regulators. Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, D-...
article Luxor Casino to close Poker room
(Las Vegas) -- The nine-table poker room at the Las Vegas Luxor casino resort is due to close its doors on 18 June, reducing the total number of poker rooms on the Las...
article Upcoming $4B Resorts World Las Vegas Taps President
(Las Vegas) -- Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) has appointed Edward Farrell as president of the Genting Group’s $4 billion world-class integrated resort. In his new...
article At the bar, a pair of Vegas casino giants use tech to up the ante for free drinks
(Las Vegas) -- The free drinks at casinos make everyone feel like a winner. However, several casinos are killing the buzz: Select properties in Nevada, including Las...
article Is Donald Trump’s casino empire linked to money laundering?
(Atlantic City) -- So Donald Trump screwed the pooch again. This time the president did it on camera, standing next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when he...
article First quarter casino earnings show 30 percent gain for Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- After years of struggle, it seems the casinos of Atlantic City are finally on an upward trend. One official associated with the gaming industry has...
article Caesars, Tropicana lead pack in growth as industry revenues rise
(Atlantic City) -- Caesars Atlantic City and Tropicana Atlantic City have seen the most revenue growth among the city’s seven operating casinos as the industry...
article Inside Donald Trump’s Stay at Israel’s King David Hotel: Robots, Rocket-Proof Glass and a $100m Price Tag
(Jerusalem) -- Sheldon Ritz was expecting business as usual at the storied King David Hotel in Jerusalem last week. Several notable names—such as the Premier of Quebec...
article Smoking ban pushed for all Pennsylvania casinos, bars
(Pennsylvania) -- Some casino-goers who don’t smoke support smoking inside the Rivers Casino. Others who don’t smoke say that smoking in the casino is OK...
article Developer Chris Stone pushing for casino in downtown Springfield
(Illinois) -- A lobbyist and local developer has proposed bringing a casino to downtown Springfield, an effort that faces significant political obstacles. City officials...
article Developer Chris Stone pushing for casino in downtown Springfield
(Illinois) -- A lobbyist and local developer has proposed bringing a casino to downtown Springfield, an effort that faces significant political obstacles. City officials...
article Coast casinos win more in April, river casinos win less
(Mississippi) -- Casinos in Mississippi's river region won less from gamblers in April, while casinos along the state's Gulf Coast won more. State Revenue...
article New Orleans-area casino revenue rises in April
(Louisiana) -- The New Orleans-area gaming market brought in nearly $62 million in April, according to figures from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. That’s up...
article Australian casino high roller’s moldy millions spark police probe
(Australia) -- A VIP gambler’s moldy millions are raising eyebrows in a case of suspected money laundering at an Australian casino. Last week, the Brisbane Supreme...
article Macau gaming crime rises 15% thanks to unlawful detentions
(Macau) -- Macau’s crime rate shot upward in the first three months of 2017, in part due to a surge of gamblers trying to pass off counterfeit casino chips as the...
article Macau sees increase in gaming-related crime
(Macau) -- The rate of gaming-related crime in Macau increased 15% year-on-year in Q1 2017 with a total of 432 suspected cases, according to police data. The Macau...
article CoD Manila casino riding Chinese visitor wave: Aegis
(Philippines) -- The City of Dreams Manila casino resort (pictured) should benefit from rising numbers of Chinese visitors to the Philippines, said a Friday note from...
article CCC defers IPI casino opening
(Saipan) -- The Commonwealth Casino Commission is deferring its decision on the request of Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC to open its Imperial Pacific Resort...
article Isaac Newton Vs. Las Vegas: How Physicists Used Science To Beat The Odds At Roulette
(USA) -- While Einstein famously attempted to forbid God from playing dice, his ordinance certainly did not apply to physicists. Indeed, scientists sometimes fall prey...
article James Packer could be set for $1.1 billion Crown payday
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts director and major shareholder James Packer could receive almost $1.1 billion in dividends over three years as the casino operator looks to...
 
 
Press Releases
7:29pm 5-9-2017
 
 
Tribal Leaders Convene First Annual Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Economic Summit
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe, in partnership with the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Rocky Mountain Tribal Leader’s Council, Federal...
 

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