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Indian Gaming: Latest News
2:47pm 2-22-2020
 
 
article Two Oklahoma tribes face opposition in requests to participate in lawsuit over gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- Five Oklahoma gaming tribes have asked a federal judge to reject requests by two other tribes to participate in their lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt. The...
article Pamunkey tribe's status as preferred casino developer in question
(Virginia) -- Will the Pamunkey Indian Tribe hold on to its status as the preferred developer of resort hotel-casinos in Richmond and Norfolk? Richmond Delegate Jeff M....
article New York Lawmaker Calls For Expedited Downstate Casinos In State Budget
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow is leading an effort to include licenses for casinos in the New York City area in the state budget. Pretlow, who chairs...
article Alabama Governor Orders Study On Gambling Expansion
(Alabama) -- As a deeply red state, Alabama is quite a longshot to legalize online gambling. The Heart of Dixie did take one tiny step in that direction this week,...
article Probe casts uncertainty over Gary, Terre Haute casino plans
(Indiana) -- The futures of a planned casino in Terre Haute and one under construction in Gary remain up in the air as the Indiana Gaming Commission looks into...
article Thoroughbreds return to WRD, Welder aims for $1M in earnings
(Oklahoma) -- Spring racing returns to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs for the 11th consecutive year on March 16. With the races comes the arrival of some of the top...
article Two Oklahoma tribes face opposition in requests to participate in lawsuit over gaming compacts
(Oklahoma) -- State budgets revenue from tribal gaming operations Five Oklahoma gaming tribes have asked a federal judge to reject requests by two other tribes to...
article Ethics complaint filed over Pope County politicking. Does it matter in ethics-free Arkansas environment.
(Arkansas) -- A complaint has been filed with the state Ethics Commission against political activities of the Pope County Majority, an advocate of casino development in...
article Gaming industry works to combat unregulated gaming machines
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) is looking to end the spread of unregulated gaming machines in the U.S., including a growing number of them in...
article Colorado Gaming Regulator Granted First Seven Sports Betting Licenses
(Colorado) -- The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission granted seven state casinos during its Thursday meeting with the right to start offering retail and mobile...
article Woman claims she won nearly $8.5 million at casino; casino won't pay
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma woman gambling at the Newcastle Casino Friday morning claims she hit the jackpot for nearly $8.5 million, but she said the casino won’t...
article MORON ALERT: Anti-mining activists slam Novak for comments about Fortune Bay
(Minnesota) -- Ely Mayor Chuck Novak faced the wrath of several area residents Tuesday, in the wake of public comments in which he supported a boycott of Fortune Bay...
press release California Valley Miwok Tribe’s sovereignty and relations with the United States damaged by Senator’s intervention for over a decade
(California) -- On February 6, 2020, the Tribe sent Senator Diane Feinstein a letter requesting a response to the Tribe’s concerns about the Senator’s...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:41pm 2-22-2020
 
 
article Trudeau says rail barricades 'need to come down now,' rules out sending in soldiers to restore rail service
(Ottawa) -- While ruling out deploying the army to lift Indigenous blockades restricting freight transport, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today called the blockades...
article Blockades a genius assertion of Indigenous power: UBC-based First Nations thinker Glen Coulthard
(Canada) -- Canada has exploded with protests that have crippled the country’s rail system. After the RCMP raided an Indigenous camp standing in the way of a...
article A New Study Contradicts a Washington Post Poll About How Native Americans View the Redskins’ Name
(Washington) -- In 2016, the Washington Post published a poll about whether Native Americans found the Washington Redskins’ name offensive. Ninety percent of...
article Minnesota officials side with Mille Lacs Band over boundary dispute
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota's top elected officials made it clear this week that they're siding with the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in a long-standing and often...
article Alaska Natives say their voices are being ignored in ferry reshaping group
(Alaska) -- With the Alaska Marine Highway System in dire straights, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced in January the formation of an AMHS Reshaping Work Group to come up...
article Red Lake to Vote on Legalizing Medical Marijuana in May
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Tribal Council passed a resolution earlier this month to vote on whether medical marijuana should be available as an option for Red Lake...
article Tribes worry a Canadian mine could poison Washington salmon
(Washington) -- In a remote corner of Washington’s North Cascades National Park in the middle of November, divers in insulated suits and snorkels brave the frigid...
article Spokane Tribe celebrates compensation from dam construction
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe of Indians is celebrating the adoption of federal legislation that will compensate the tribe for 2,500 acres of land lost to the...
article Yakama Nation Tribal Council announces plans for 150 miles of trails
(Washington) -- The Yakama Nation Tribal Council has announced that they plan to create 150 miles of trails from White Swan to Union Gap, in an effort to address...
article Cayuga Indian Nation seizes several properties and demolishes buildings in Seneca Falls
(New York) -- The Cayuga Indian Nation seized and destroyed several buildings in Seneca Falls Saturday morning. According to a release posted by the Cayuga Nation, the...
article Ellison: Mille Lacs Band Still Has 61K-Acre Reservation
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota’s attorney general contends the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation still exists. In a legal filing this week, Attorney General Keith Ellison...
article Victims’ Families, Tribes Want Public Reckoning For IHS Officials Who Protected Abusive Doctor. They Might Not Get One.
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indian Health Service says that it won't release a report on the government officials who were responsible for a pediatrician who was...
article Trump makes string of racist comments about Native Americans during attack on Elizabeth Warren
(Washington D.C.) -- Speaking at a rally in Las Vegas, Donald Trump has claimed that Elizabeth Warren believed she was an “Indian” because she had “...
article Indigenous woman vying for democratic nomination in 8th District Congressional race
(Minnesota) -- An Indigenous woman from Aitkin County has entered the race for Minneota's 8th congressional seat. Gaylene Spolarich joins Quinn Nystrom, of Baxter,...
article Native Voters in Nevada Head to Caucuses After Winning Voting Rights Fight
(Nevada) -- Nearly a decade before former Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada would become the powerful Democratic majority leader under President Obama, he won a tight reelection...
article Sotomayor accuses Supreme Court of bias in favor of Trump administration
(Washington D.C.) -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a dissenting opinion Friday accusing her conservative colleagues of having a bias toward the Trump...
article Indigenous candidate joins field seeking DFL nomination in 8th Congressional District
(Minnesota) -- The race for the DFL nomination in the 8th Congressional District widened earlier this month with the arrival of Gaylene Spolarich into the picture....
article State, tribal officials aim to learn more about missing and murdered indigenous Idahoans
(Idaho) -- Two agencies dedicated to assisting victims of domestic and sexual violence hosted Idaho's first summit in December to address the statewide and...
article Native American Tribes across New York State to receive federal funding for affordable housing
(New York) -- HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced more than $655 million in Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) to Native American Tribes in 38 States in an effort to...
article Claremore Indian Hospital to host insurance fair
(Oklahoma) -- Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Oklahoma will be at the Claremore Indian Hospital on March 5 to assist patients with signing up for free to low-cost health...
article Native Sun News Today: Making Montana Proud poster project
(Montana) -- Working under a State constitutional and legislative mandate (Article X and MCA 20-1-501) the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) has for years...
article Chief Black Coal’s journey back home
(Wyoming) -- “It’s the tribe’s now.” Temple Smith had tears in his eyes as he uttered those words to me on a cold January day. It was...
article Cherokee leaders gave birth to Native American journalism
(Oklahoma) -- The birth of Native American journalism happened on Feb. 21, 1828, near the junction of the Coosawattee and Conasauga rivers in what is now the...
article The Ballad of Iwo Jima flag raiser, Ira Hayes
(USA) -- In 1964, country music star Johnny Cash released an unconventional album. It was called Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian, and it was a radical...
article Sand Creek Massacre site demands we confront racial violence
(Colorado) -- The site sits hundreds of miles from any major city. There are no statues to admire, no gift shops to buy postcards, and no cheery activities for the kids...
article Research team from B.C.'s Camosun College turns The Witness Blanket into virtual reality
(British Columbia) -- Art commemorating the tragic legacy of residential schools may soon be available in isolated First Nations through a virtual reality project...
article DOJ sues Nebraska village, says it violated federal law when it denied church a building permit
(Nebraska) -- A small Christian church in a fight with the Village Board of tiny Walthill, Nebraska, has picked up a powerful ally — the United States of America....
article Robbie Robertson on why the Band 'was so beautiful, it went up in flames'
(California) -- Robbie Robertson is a stoic, imposing figure, but as he sits with Yahoo Entertainment discussing Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, the...
article Indigiqueer king Mx. Wolverine is politicizing and sexifying stages with a mix of drag and burlesque
(Toronto) -- Mx. Wolverine has only been been performing since 2018, but their rise to prominence in Toronto's drag and burlesque communities has been nothing less...
article Native American film’s story is fiction, but with authentic basis
(Hawaii) -- “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” is a fictional movie laced with authentic and culturally significant Native American history and driven by the decades of...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
2:43pm 2-22-2020
 
 
article NFL Allows Teams To Sell Official Sportsbook Sponsorships, Report Says
(New York) -- On Friday, the National Football League reportedly informed teams that they may now enter into official sponsorship arrangements with regulated sportsbooks...
article Georgia senator files bill that would legalize sports betting
(Georgia) -- A Republican senator filed legislation that would legalize online sports betting in Georgia, aiming to expand gambling through the state lottery system...
article US Sports Betting Likely to Benefit from NFL Proposed 17-Game Schedule and Playoff Expansion
(USA) -- On Friday, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) voted to table a vote on a proposed collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with league owners. The proposed labor...
article Montana Lottery Reveals Sports Betting Rules, Some March Madness Action Is Possible
(Montana) -- The Montana Lottery Commission on Thursday announced which sports Big Sky State gamblers can wager on and what type of bets will be accepted. There also...
article How Much Sports Betting Tax Revenue NJ Collects From NY, Quantified
(New Jersey) -- New Yorkers account for a remarkable 40% of the retail betting handle at the FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack, according to a research...
article Moran: With a Waukegan casino looming, it should be when, not if, Route 120 joins the Tri-State full access club
(Illinois) -- Lake County natives with long memories can tell you why the Marriott Corp. first eyed Gurnee for its theme park project way back in 1972: At that time,...
article Pennsylvania Sports Betting Handle Approaches $350M Handle in January, Online Wagering Near 90 Percent
(Pennsylvania) -- For the eighth straight month, Pennsylvania’s sports betting market saw month-to-month growth. According to data from the Pennsylvania Gaming...
article Revenues were up at Meadows Casino last month
(Pennsylvania) -- Revenue-wise, The Meadows Casino rebounded from a difficult December with a solid January. The gaming site in North Strabane Township had $20,966,333...
article Computer issue impacts slot machines at Encore Boston Harbor casino
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts says a computer issue was to blame after the slot machines malfunctioned at Encore Boston Harbor casino on Friday night. The issue forced...
article A Power Glitch At Encore Casino Impacted Slot Machine Payouts Friday Night
(Massachusetts) -- It was a frustrating night for people playing at Encore Casino Boston Harbor on Friday, after they experienced a power glitch that impacted the more...
article Mayor blocks deal to bring jai alai and poker room to Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood
(Florida) -- Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has vetoed a lawsuit settlement that would allow a jai alai fronton and poker room in Edgewater — a plan one of the mayor...
article Louisiana casinos have decent January despite industry slump
(Louisiana) -- Several Louisiana casinos are failing to reach their employment goals, though the chairman of the board that regulates gaming isn’t looking to beat them...
article Group forms to oppose gambling machine amendment
(Arkansas) -- Funny. Shortly after raising questions earlier today about spending by a group seeking to expand machine gambling in Arkansas comes the announcement of the...
article State seeks to block installation of historical horse racing terminals at Fonner Park
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Attorney General's Office sought to stop wagering on historical horse racing at Fonner Park from getting out of the gates Thursday. State...
article Vivo overtakes Samsung in India, what lies ahead for smartphone maker
(India) -- This is important news for Vivo with the number of overall smartphone users now at around 502.2 million. The market is only likely to grow as smartphones have...
article Punters steer clear of Victoria's cash limit program for pokies
(Australia) -- A Victorian government scheme that used voluntary loss limits in a bid to minimise poker machine harm has been deemed a failure, with negligible uptake...
article Macau to be very quiet for quite a long time: Lawrence Ho
(Macau) -- Macau’s gaming industry is likely to take “quite a long time” to recover from the sharp contraction it is facing related to the novel...
 
 
Press Releases
10:41am 2-19-2020
 
 
BILL MILLER: Gaming: An Economic Driver Beyond the Bright Lights
(Washington D.C.) -- To the candidates and their campaigns, let me be the first to welcome you to the gaming industry’s hometown and introduce you to an industry...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Illuminates the Path to Greatness for Regulators at the 20th Annual North American Regulators Roundtable
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) will illuminate the path to greatness for hundreds of regulators at its 20th annual North American Regulators...
Largest California Tribal Gaming Association Announces Support for Sports Betting Initiative at the 25th Western Indian Gaming Conference
(California) -- Celebrating a quarter century, more than 450 tribal leaders, regulators, industry professionals and policy experts, gathered at the 25th annual Western...
Trilogy Group Announces Relationship with Dine Brands franchisor of IHOP and Applebee’s
(USA) -- Applebee’s and IHOP are two of America’s most recognized brands. With 3,668 restaurants in 50 states and total system wide sales of $7.6B, Applebee...
 

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