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"I think the tribes are going to stand on the principle that only we operate full casino-style gaming in the state," said Steve Stallings, chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Assn., which represents 35 federally recognized tribes in the state. read quote >>>

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
9:30pm 5-20-2018
 
 
article Sports gambling may be coming to California — but it's unclear who will take your bets
(California) -- If there is one sure bet Californians can make now that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for legalized sports gambling, it's this: Months, if...
article Fitch: Connecticut should not expect tax revenue boon from sports betting
(Connecticut) -- Legalized sports gambling could be in the cards for Connecticut, but it will not likely create a jackpot of tax revenue for the state, said one of the...
article Could special session on sports betting take up other gambling matters?
(Connecticut) -- If Gov. Dannel P. Malloy calls a special legislative session to consider legalizing sports betting in the state, could lawmakers also revisit other...
article Indian Tribes See Gambling Opportunities, Revenue Potential in Sports Betting
(USA) -- American Indian tribes are embracing the chance to offer their customers a brand new game in the years ahead — sports betting.
article The Lead [3rd Item]
(Minnesota) -- Sports betting, coming to a casino near you? Hard telling not knowing. In the wake of the Supreme Court striking down a federal ban on sports betting last...
article Our View: Clock ticking on tribes’ sports betting bid [sub req]
(Arizona) -- Expecting legal sports gambling parlors to quickly pop up in Arizona? Don’t bet on it. Though a Supreme Court ruling last week sets the stage for...
article Streetwise: Oneida Nation has big economic impact, new brewery moving forward in Allouez
(Wisconsin) -- Take a moment and think about the Oneida Nation's impact on northeastern Wisconsin. Now, try to put a dollar figure on that impact.
article GAMBLING ON THE HORIZON: All states now allowed to have sports betting
(Virginia) -- I bet you think the U.S. Supreme Court opened up some interesting possibilities, either dire or opportunistic, when the high court ruled on May 14 that...
article At 40, are Atlantic City casinos healing or courting danger?
(New Jersey) -- Having lost five of its 12 casinos over the past four years, Atlantic City will mark its 40th anniversary of casino gambling by reopening two of those...
article Expect sports gambling in Indiana and Michigan and a 'growth opportunity' for casinos
(Indiana) -- It’s all but guaranteed that residents in Indiana and Michigan will be able to legally place sports bets in the future. It’s just a matter of...
article EDITORIAL: New York, get your act together on sports betting
(New York) -- The New York state Legislature needs to pass sports betting legislation this session, or risk getting left on the sidelines as other states carve up $150...
article 8 years on, Bucky’s Casino of Prescott still going strong
(Arizona) -- Bucky’s Casino of Prescott lost its first three games at the Tobin-Glick Senior Softball Tournament on sunny, windy Saturday, but the adversity didn...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
9:33pm 5-20-2018
 
 
article Summit focuses on border travel rights
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho recently concluded their second Northern Tribal Border Summit, held at the Akwesanse Mohawk...
article Monacan tribe reflects on struggle to achieve federal recognition
(Virginia) -- For Dean Branham and members of the Monacan Indian Nation, Bear Mountain in Amherst County is sacred ground. The tribe’s spiritual center is about...
article Hopi Tribe ask governments for help in land exchange efforts
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe has reached out to local governments for help as it attempts to finalize a land transfer under an agreement between the tribe and the Navajo...
article ROLO: Going Native: My Longing to Migrate Home
(Wisconsin) -- Growing up on the southside of Milwaukee during the late 1960s, I remember a particularly painful coming-of-age moment. We were poor; eleven children...
article UI alumna says Chief Illiniwek mascot can be reinvented
(Illinois) -- A University of Illinois alumna says officials should form closer ties with the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and reinvent the university's...
article Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance
(Michigan) -- A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy...
article Environment, tribal groups rally to fight Line 3 oil pipeline
(Minnesota) -- With just weeks left before Minnesota regulators decide the fate of Enbridge Energy's contentious Line 3 oil pipeline proposal, activists are gearing...
article Browning man presents Blackfeet sustainable agriculture plans to United Nations
(Montana) -- Making a presentation on sustainable agriculture during a panel discussion recently at a United Nations gathering in New York was just another tricky day...
article Native American female entrepreneur launches Grand Canyon rafting company
(Arizona) -- As downstream rapids roar, multicolored rafts line Diamondhead Beach at the base of the Grand Canyon. Patricia Cesspooch stands out in this scene,...
article #NativeVote18: Deb Haaland in a tight three-way race; Gavin Clarkson draws controversy with Team Trump flag
(New Mexico) -- A new poll shows Deb Haaland trailing two of her primary opponents by a slim margin. The New Mexico primary is June 5 and early voting started Saturday.
article Commentary: Voter ID issue deserves something better than Democratic rhetoric
(North Dakota) -- Recently, incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp accused North Dakota lawmakers of working to suppress the votes of college students and Native American citizens
article As first Alaska Native police chief in Juneau, Ed Mercer strives to be role model
(Alaska) -- Nearly a quarter-century later, Ed Mercer still remembers the night vividly. It was near midnight on a January night in Sitka in 1994, and Mercer was in his...
article Cayuga Indian Nation hires superintendent of police
(New York) -- The Cayuga Indian Nation does not yet have an official reservation. But in apparent anticipation of that happening, the Nation announced Friday that it has...
article More than words: why I'm trying to learn the language of my ancestors
(Toronto) -- I'm late for class. As I sit down, my teacher looks at me. "Aanakwadans, gwiinagam na?" he asks. Simple question. But I stare at him, blank-...
article American Indian grads blanketed with honor
(Minnesota) -- Graduating American Indian students in the Elk River Area School District were honored during a ceremony on May 8. The ceremony, which was put on by the...
article Haskell celebrates largest graduating class in its history
(Kansas) -- Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence celebrated the largest graduating class in its history this week. The Lawrence Journal-World reports 234...
article Menominee teacher brings culture into everyday curriculum, recognized among state's best
(Wisconsin) -- Teachers can’t and don’t know everything, so it’s not unusual for them to have to research something before taking it into the classroom.
article South Carolina's Native American tribes aim to protect their legacy with new legislation
(South Carolina) -- Who is considered an American Indian in South Carolina? The state of South Carolina has just put limits on who falls into the category of recognized...
article New Miss Manito Ahbee honours Amanda Jane Cook's family
(Manitoba) -- Every year a new young woman is chosen for the title of Miss Manito Ahbee Youth Ambassador. Since 2006, the title has been used by the Manito Ahbee...
article Tsleil-Waututh language educators find allies across borders and oceans
(British Columbia) -- Tsleil-Waututh language teachers Kalila George-Wilson and Nick George lead their class in a hən̓q̓əmin̓əm translation of the song Head and...
article Colonial Reality Tour brings Indigenous land and history into focus
(British Columbia) -- It was early morning, not quite dawn yet. Cheryl Bryce was walking into the woods in Beacon Hill, an urban park in Victoria, B.C., with her grandma...
article Songhees Nation serves up traditional recipes, and hits the streets of Victoria in a food truck
(British Columbia) -- A new culinary arts program offered through the Songhees Nation is bringing traditional Indigenous recipes back into the kitchen.
article Going 'Round': Native American New Play Festival to feature 1950s comedy
(Oklahoma) -- Hat cocked at a jaunty angle and charming smirk in place, Zack Morris strikes a pose and prepares to deliver a thoughtfully witty line.
article Celebrating the stars: An Indigenous Walk of Fame proposed for downtown Victoria
(British Columbia) -- Inspired by the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Steve Sxwithul'txw wants to create one that would honour Indigenous talent from across the...
article Pine Ridge Reservation Public Concert
(South Dakota) -- Three musicians who also serve as volunteers at Re-Member on the Oglala-Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will present a public concert at...
article Tribe to announce $50,000 donation at Palm Springs fire station groundbreaking
(California) -- The Palm Springs Fire Department will be getting new equipment thanks to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The tribe will announce a $50,000...
article Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds
(Montana) -- Yellowstone National Park is launching a new program to capture and quarantine wild bison with the goal of establishing new, disease-free herds across the...
press release Dr. Gavin Clarkson Receives Unanimous Endorsement of the Coalition of Large Tribes
(New Mexico) -- Dr. Gavin Clarkson (Choctaw), a Republican candidate for New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District, was unanimously endorsemed by the Coalition of...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
9:32pm 5-20-2018
 
 
article Poll Finds Half of Americans Now Approve of Sports Gambling
(USA) -- Bill Bradley isn’t one of them, but a new poll has found half of Americans approve of legalized sports gambling. Conducted shortly before the Supreme...
article Well Played: Supreme Court ruling paves the way for esports gambling
(USA) -- The news buzzing across all esports this past week has been the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a law that had been prohibiting gambling on the...
article States that allow sports gambling now allowed to host NCAA championship events, for now
(USA) -- The NCAA has always supported federal gambling laws. One example of that was a policy that prohibited NCAA championship events from taking place in states that...
article Kentucky’s Calipari sounds unconcerned about legal gambling
(Kentucky) -- Kentucky coach John Calipari’s reaction to the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing individual states to allow legal gambling on sports events? A...
article Column: Kevin Pendergast represents side of legal gambling story easy to overlook
(Illinois) -- A couple of years ago, Kevin Pendergast decided to tell his two young sons about the unsavory part of his past as a convicted sports gambler who spent two...
article The Week in Review: Crashing the Sports Betting Party Before It Even Starts
(USA) -- It’s been a week now since the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a federal law barring wagering on team sports, blasting open a legislative...
article Sports wagering has an unlikely potential foe in gaming industry, says Matthew Mitchell
(Las Vegas) -- This week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of an issue that seems to be nearing a tipping point in terms of public acceptance: sports betting. But will it...
article Russellville mayor says being on casino committee is no conflict of interest
(Arkansas) -- Russellville Mayor Randy Horton said he discovered he had been named to the Ballot Question Committee of the group Drive Arkansas Forward like a lot of...
article James Gill: Hoping Louisiana will outstmart Mississippi for once? That's a bad bet
(Louisiana) -- Irish bookie Paddy Power has announced plans to expand its American operations by buying the online fantasy sports betting company FanDuel, which just...
article Sports betting not all it's cracked up to be | Opinion
(Louisiana) -- Like junkies chasing the next high, pretty much every state government in the union was jonesing this past week for a chance to get into the sports...
article Downtown Las Vegas casino details revealed
(Las Vegas) -- Documents filed with the Las Vegas Planning Commission have revealed some details about the secretive 18 Fremont project, the downtown resort that will...
article There’s a shortage of resources for problem gamblers in Erie area
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania has limited number of certified counselors to work with them, and none in northwestern Pennsylvania. “There is a shortage of trained...
article Joe Henderson: Cover your ears, the sports betting debate is on
(Florida) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it’s legal for Congress or individual states to allow gambling on college and pro sports if they want to.
article If legalized sports betting is coming to Massachusetts, it won’t likely happen fast
(Massachusetts) -- If Massachusetts decides to legalize sports betting, local legislators think it probably won’t happen fast. Following the Supreme Court’s...
article Sports Betting A State Boon, But Gambling Addict’s Nightmare
(New Jersey) -- For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalized sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organizations...
article Lawmaker Pushes For NY Online Poker In Letter To Assembly Speaker
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow appears serious about getting an online poker bill passed next month. Online Poker Report has obtained a letter the...
article Editorial: Betting on sports gambling in Alabama
(Alabama) -- Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that allows individual states to legalize sports betting if they so choose. That quickly became...
article Sports betting ruling good for states’ rights
(Iowa) -- Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down a 1992 federal law that prohibited states from authorizing sports betting will allow states to...
article Harrah's casino deal collapses
(Louisiana) -- A deal to extend Harrah's lease for its New Orleans land-based casino collapsed during the waning hours of the Legislature's Regular Session late...
article Editorial, 5/20: State should legalize sports betting after court ruling
(Nebraska) -- To visit so-called Casino Row in Council Bluffs, Iowa – the nearest spot to Lincoln that offers legalized gambling – one must take the Nebraska...
article Our view: Should Virginia, Tennessee consider legalizing sports betting?
(Tennessee) -- In what many observers see as a major victory for states’ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday that a federal law that effectively...
article Will Canadian Gaming Industry be Hurt by US Sports Betting Decision?
(Canada) -- Canadians may still be able to play online poker, but as of this week, they now lag behind their neighbors when it comes to sports betting. And that could...
article Coast casinos just had the best April ever, numbers show
(Mississippi) -- Even before sports betting has a chance to bring in new customers, before the summer tourists arrive and a new casino opens at Island View, Coast...
article Justify wins 143rd Preakness Stakes to move within one leg of Triple Crown
(Maryland) -- The horses, a rumor of thundering hoofs and distant roars disappearing into the fog at the first turn, made an invisible loop around Pimlico Race Course...
article Why Gibraltar’s crypto gambling regulation is important and what to expect from it?
(UK) -- Gibraltar is one of the world’s biggest gambling hubs. The industry enjoys very low taxes and some of the biggest names in the industry have their success roots...
article UK gambling giant Bet365 moving to Malta post-Brexit; Gibraltar denies
(Malta) -- Bet365 – one of the world’s leading online gambling groups – has finalised plans to relocate its operations to Malta from Gibraltar as soon...
 
 
Press Releases
3:49pm 5-20-2018
 
 
Dr. Gavin Clarkson Receives Unanimous Endorsement of the Coalition of Large Tribes
(New Mexico) -- Dr. Gavin Clarkson (Choctaw), a Republican candidate for New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District, was unanimously endorsemed by the Coalition of...
NIGA Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Murphy v NCAA
(Washington D.C.) -- National Indian Gaming Association Chairman, Ernie Stevens, Jr., issued the following statement after the announcement of the Supreme Court’s...
Pechanga Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Sports Betting
(California) -- Statement of Pechanga Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro on Supreme Court’s Ruling on the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA): ...
CNIGA Chairman Steve Stallings Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Allowing for Sports Wagering
(California) -- Today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) also known as the Bradley Act, which prohibited all...
CNIGA Doubles Down on Innovation
(California) -- Today, the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) formally announced its new communications app is available for download. The app,...
Ruffey Rancheria Restoration Act Advances
(California) -- We, the people of the Ruffey Rancheria, are very pleased that HR 3535 – the Ruffey Rancheria Restoration Act of 2018 – has now advanced out...
The National Indian Gaming Association Passes Resolution Urging Interior Department to Fulfill IGRA
(Washington D.C.) -- During their Annual Membership Meeting and Tradeshow on April 17th, the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) passed a resolution urging...
 

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