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Indian Gaming: Latest News
1:46pm 2-15-2019
 
 
article Judge revives lawsuit over casino blocked under Zinke
(Massachusetts) -- An American Indian tribe can revive a lawsuit arguing that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke responded to improper political pressure to block a...
article Month seven: Foxwoods' Jan. slot revenue down 8.5%
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino on Thursday reported an 8.5 percent dip in January slot revenue, its seventh consecutive month of declines. Foxwoods, operated by...
article EW casino champion quits top tribal post
(Connecticut) -- One of the drivers of the Tribal Winds Casino in East Windsor has stepped down from his leadership position on the Mohegan Tribal Council, putting the...
article Cherokee casino in Sevierville? Not without a change to state law
(Tennessee) -- A spokesperson for the City of Sevierville confirms reports that the Eastern Band of the Cherokee has agreed to buy a parcel of land just off I-40 at exit...
article South Dakota Senate Advances Sports Betting, Yankton Casino Bills
(South Dakota) -- Two bills that would let South Dakota voters decide on two key areas of gambling expansion advanced in the State Senate this week. Senate Joint...
article Significant milestone for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento
(California) -- In northern California, the federally-recognized Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of Enterprise Rancheria reportedly held a topping-off ceremony for its coming...
article Developers present plans for Point Molate to Richmond City Council
(California) -- On Tuesday, the Richmond City Council received pitches from four developers to build waterfront housing on the pristine Point Molate shoreline. Orton...
article Introducing the Kituwah, LLC
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee opened in November 1997 with little more than video poker as the only gaming option. This followed the opening of a tribal...
article Baptist church in Alabama returns $25k donation from Wind Creek casinos
(Alabama) -- In Alabama, the pastor of a Baptist church in the city of Wetumpka returned a $25,000 donation from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians after a Sunday vote by...
article Virginia to Replace Current Sports Betting Bill
(Virginia) -- Last week Sen. Louise Lucas and Sen. Bill Carrico both approved the notion for the text and language structure within Senate Bill 1126 to be completely...
article Muckleshoot Tribe to add conference center, more gaming space and amenities to casino
(Washington) -- The Muckleshoot Casino is about to get bigger with more amenities. The tribe announced late Wednesday that the Auburn casino would soon undergo a...
article Could cannabis be the new gambling for Native Americans? So far, tribes are being shut out
(California) -- At the end of a road off scenic Highway 79, in rural San Diego County, a building that once let visitors try their hand at slot machines and poker tables...
article Native Americans Turn To Cannabis Cultivation To Lift Their Tribes Out Of Poverty After Gambling Fails
(California) -- Some Native American tribes are looking towards the emerging, semi-legal cannabis industry to lift their tribes out of poverty, after casinos failed to...
article Jamul Casino Opens New Poker Room with ‘Golden Cap’ Tournament
(California) -- The Jamul Casino will hold a grand opening ceremony and poker tournament Friday to celebrate the opening of its poker room. The poker room includes 10...
article Man charged with stealing Rolex watches from casino
(Connecticut) -- A Massachusetts man has been charged with stealing four Rolex watches worth a combined $73,600 from a Connecticut casino. The Norwich Bulletin reports...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:13pm 2-15-2019
 
 
article Largest tribe in East called NC home for centuries. Feds say it’s not Indian enough.
(North Carolina) -- The largest American Indian tribe east of the Mississippi, North Carolina’s Lumbee, counts 55,000 members and has called the state’s...
article Herrera v. Wyoming: Tribal hunting rights case could have broad implications
(Wyoming) -- A U.S. Supreme Court case involving elk killed in the Bighorn National Forest by a member of the Crow Tribe has implications far beyond the boundaries of...
article Lakota People’s Law Project Legal Team Says Biased Report Fails to Exonerate Covington Catholic Students
(North Dakota) -- On Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, famed Atlanta, Georgia Libel & Defamation Attorney L. Lin Wood, who has declared that “the pendulum has...
article The Green New Deal Includes a Powerful Pledge to Indigenous People
(Washington D.C.) -- The Green New Deal is no perfect solution to climate change. It’s already facing backlash from Republicans and centrists, but it’s all...
article Native American Rights Groups Are Gearing Up to Fight Voter Suppression in 2020
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American rights advocates who went to bat against voter suppression and disenfranchisement in last year's mid-term elections—and...
article Tribe and federal programs caught in border security debate
(Washington D.C.) -- Round two of the shutdown debate is now over as President Donald Trump, who sought $5.6 billion in funding to go toward building a wall on the...
article Sen. Hoeven Outlines Committee Agenda at National Congress of American Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- At the National Congress of American Indians 2019 Executive Council Winter Session today, Senator John Hoeven, Chairman of the Senate Committee on...
article Women's Memorial March organizers call on the public to take a stand against violence
(British Columbia) -- Thousands of people filled the streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside on Thursday to take part in the 28th Women's Memorial March, as...
article Neskantaga First Nation orders Kingdom Construction workers to 'leave the community immediately'
(Ontario) -- It's been almost 25 years since residents in Neskantaga First Nation, about 450 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont., have had access to safe, clean...
article Federal government says it must fight 'grave risks' of climate change at Sask. carbon tax challenge
(Saskatchewan) -- Canada must have the latitude to address the national and international concerns posed by climate change, according to a lawyer for the federal...
article Dan King sworn in as Hereditary Chief for the Red Lake Nation
(Minnesota) -- At the Regular Tribal Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Dan King was sworn in as the 7th Hereditary Chief of the Red Lake Nation,...
article Three Incumbents, Three Newcomers Elected To Mashpee Tribal Council
(Massachusetts) -- The results of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council election came in Sunday night. The three incumbents—Carleton Hendricks Jr., Winnie Johnson-Graham...
article B.C. commits to being 1st province in Canada to put UNDRIP into legislation
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. government says it will introduce legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP),...
article Eastern Shawnee Tribe hopes to teach people gardening
(Oklahoma) -- The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is working to use its greenhouses to teach people homegrown food awareness. They are hoping to launch a community...
article Taking representation to the next level
(Oklahoma) -- Social Studies curriculum in Oklahoma’s public schools could look a lot different than it did just six years ago. The Oklahoma State Department of...
article Mi'kmaw man urges N.S. golf club to remove Indigenous imagery from logo
(Nova Scotia) -- A Mi'kmaw man is calling on a Cape Breton golf club to change its century-old logo, saying it's disrespectful to Indigenous people.
article NPR host to speak in Tahlequah
(Oklahoma) -- The Northeastern State University Foundation has announced Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and author of “...
article Environment Minister Visits Indigenous Reservation That Leases Land For Soybean Production
(Brazil) -- On his first trip ever to the Amazon, Environment minister Ricardo Salles, 43, chose to visit an indigenous reservation where white farmers grow mechanized...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
12:46pm 2-15-2019
 
 
article Rhode Island Senate Approves Mobile Sports Betting Bill
(Rhode Island) -- Big news out of Rhode Island: the Rhode Island Senate passes a measure on Wednesday that legalizes mobile sports betting within the state.
article State Senate Moves Rhode Island Sports Betting One Step Closer To Mobile
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island is the smallest state in the nation, but it’s still inconvenient to have to drive to one of its two casinos to bet on sports. The...
article Caesars jumps on report Carl Icahn pushing casino operator to sell
(Wall Street) -- Caesars Entertainment shares rose 6 percent after hours following a Wall Street Journal report that shareholder Carl Icahn is pushing the casino...
article Billionaire Carl Icahn Pressuring Caesars Entertainment to Sell Company
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire Carl Icahn is pushing Caesars Entertainment to consider selling its casino empire to a rival in an effort to improve management and increase...
article Icahn is betting that a Caesars sale is best for shareholders
(Wall Street) -- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is urging Caesars Entertainment Corp. to sell itself. Caesars (NASDAQ: CZR), one of the world’s largest...
article Sports betting allowed in New Hampshire gov’s budget
(New Hampshire) -- New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu's proposed budget legalizes sports betting and estimates it would eventually generate $10 million a...
article New Jersey Internet Gaming and Online Poker Rose in January
(New Jersey) -- A new year is often a chance to start fresh, to makes changes for the better, to improve from the past year. New Jersey’s internet gaming business...
article SugarHouse GM Duhon Stepping Down After Less Than A Year
(Pennsylvania) -- Eight months after becoming the second-ever general manager of SugarHouse Casino, Cheryl Duhon stepped down from her position this week.
article MGC releases January 2019 gross gaming revenue for Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported today that the month of January 2019 at Plainridge Park Casino (PPC) and MGM Springfield generated...
article Italian Government Set to Ban Amateur Sports Betting
(Italy) -- The Italian coalition government adopted an anti-gambling position when it came to power in 2018. This coalition is led by the Lega-5Star party; its members...
article Why Is 'Fortnite' Giving Away The Season 8 Battle Pass For Free? The Reason Is Simple
(Internet) -- Before we even begin, let's make one thing clear: it's not Apex Legends. Yes, Respawn's new battle royale is the first genuine threat to...
article The United Kingdom Gambling Commission Announces New Regulations
(UK) -- The United Kingdom Gambling Commission has recently announced new rules that will enhance consumer protection in the online gambling sector.
article Francis Lui Is The Unlikely New Face Of Macau Gaming
(Macau) -- Galaxy’s evolution from a company that “didn’t deserve” a gaming concession, according to Macau’s casino liberalization chief,...
article MGM Resorts places all-in bet on Osaka for Japanese casino
(Japan) -- MGM Resorts International wants to build a casino resort in the Japanese prefecture of Osaka, the U.S.-based operator of casinos said on its full-year...
article Pro football league AAF is using technology that may revolutionize pro sports and gambling
(Arizona) -- Less than a week removed from the Super Bowl, a new pro football league debuted last weekend with an average crowd size that would have ranked 95th out of...
article Aria Las Vegas Upgrades Fitness Center: Meetings & Conventions
(Las Vegas) -- The 4,004-room Aria Resort & Casino, the flagship property within CityCenter in Las Vegas, has upped its wellness game by introducing major upgrades...
article Feds: CPA laundered $1.3M for gambling habit
(Pennsylvania) -- Federal prosecutors on Friday revealed a Rice Twp. accountant who laundered more than $1 million from a nonprofit was stealing the money to pay down...
 
 
Press Releases
1:31pm 2-12-2019
 
 
Sara Slane Named Among Best Young Talent to Influence Future of Sports
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs, was named to the Sports Business Journal...
Hundreds Attend the Western Indian Gaming Conference
(California) -- More than 400 tribal leaders, regulators, industry professionals and policy experts, have gathered at the 24rdannual Western Indian Gaming Conference at...
American Indian Graduate Center Partners with California Nations Indian Gaming Association for Student Scholarships
(California) -- The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) has partnered with the California Nations Indian Gaming Association to administer an annual scholarship. The...
 

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