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“While the Wire Act is not a model of artful drafting, we conclude that the words of the statute are sufficiently clear and that all but one of its prohibitions sweep beyond sports gambling,” Justice Department attorneys wrote. “We further conclude that that the 2006 enactment of (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) did not alter the scope of the Wire Act.” read quote >>>

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
4:04pm 1-15-2019
 
 
article Justice Department issues new opinion that could further restrict online gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department late Monday issued a legal opinion that could further restrict online gambling even as some states have been moving to...
article Sports media: Broadcast networks all-in on sports gambling
(California) -- Don’t be concerned with the over/under on when sports networks will become completely transparent about wanting an element of gambling to be part...
article Pamunkey Tribe says it's willing to jumpstart Norfolk casino project under commercial gaming law
(Virginia) -- Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe said Tuesday that it's willing to fast-track its planned casino in Norfolk by opening it under commercial gambling...
article Panel rules in favor of New York; Seneca must pay $200 million compact decision
(New York) -- On January 8, the Seneca Nation was dealt a decisive blow when it received a much-anticipated arbitration ruling regarding the casino compact dispute with...
article Connecticut Sports Betting Bill Introduced for 2019
(Connecticut) -- The Connecticut General Assembly will once again take up sports betting. After more than a year of deliberations in previous legislative sessions,...
article Why are casinos only allowed in 4 Arkansas counties?
(Arkansas) -- Questions remain over casinos in Arkansas, two months after voters approved an amendment authorizing four to be built in the state. Some ask, "Why not...
article Sands Bethlehem casino buyer pitches $190 million investment, second hotel on Steel land
(Pennsylvania) -- The Alabama gaming outfit in the process of buying Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has big plans for what was once Bethlehem Steel’s flagship plant...
article Baker appoints one of his top legal aides to lead Gaming Commission
(Massachusetts) -- Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday named one of his top legal aides, Cathy M. Judd-Stein, as the new leader of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission,...
article Deputies investigating possible connection between Chico, Gold Country Casino overdoses
(California) -- Three people are in stable condition after showing signs of a drug overdose at Gold Country Casino Monday morning, according to the Butte County Sheriff...
article Drone helps capture Missouri fugitive after woman attacked at Anacortes casino
(Washington) -- A Missouri fugitive was captured with the help of a drone after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend at an Anacortes casino early Saturday morning. It...
press release First Nations Receives $50,000 Grant from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians to Help Build the Fundraising Capacity of Native American Nonprofits
(California) -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has received a grant of $50,000 from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of Highland, California....
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:26pm 1-15-2019
 
 
article Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland Have Arrived
(Washington D.C.) -- Earlier this month, on the floor of the House of Representatives, two women embraced each other. The moment—captured by an eagle-eyed C-SPAN...
article Govt Shutdown Whittles Staff at US Indian Affairs Bureau to 'Skeleton Crew'
(Washington D.C.) -- The US government’s partial shutdown violates certain peace treaties with Native American tribes by disrupting services from federal agencies...
article Impact on U.S. government widens on 25th day of shutdown
(Washington D.C.) -- The longest shutdown in history affecting a quarter of U.S. government reached its 25th day on Tuesday, with most of the 800,000 employees who have...
article Native American tribes are ‘starting to feel the impact’ of shutdown funding delay
(Wisconsin) -- The government shutdown has affected Native American tribes who rely on federal funds allocated by treaty rights. For the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of...
article Federal Government Administers Many Tribal Nation Services: So What Now?
(New Mexico) -- When Deanna Lubarsky’s husband passed away 11 years ago, she took a couple of years to readjust to her new life before re-entering the workforce,...
article Trump’s Insults Toward Elizabeth Warren Are Racist. His Policies Toward Native Americans Are Worse.
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump on Sunday tweeted a clip from Senator Elizabeth Warren’s December 31 Instagram livestream with the caption, “If...
article County opposes additional FSST land being put in government trust
(South Dakota) -- Moody County Commissioners oppose a request that more land owned by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe be placed in government trust, meaning the tribe...
article Trump Administration Decision Puts Tribal School In Limbo
(Massachusetts) -- As legal wrangling continues over the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe's reservation land, tribal leaders voice concerns that a major point of pride, its...
article Navajo company looks into buying northern Arizona coal mine
(Arizona) -- A Navajo Nation energy company studying the purchase of a coal-fired power plant on the reservation says it’s looking into the mine that supplies it,...
article 'This is one step.' Community gathers to address crisis in reporting, preventing violence for indigenous women
(Washington) -- They already know that stemming the epidemic of missing and murdered Native women is daunting. They are well aware of the grim toll it has taken, because...
article 13 First Nations come together to create new forestry agreement
(Saskatchewan) -- Thirteen Indigenous communities who control more than 50 per cent of the provincial allocated and active wood supply in Saskatchewan have banded...
article What's that loud rumbling in southeast Chandler?
(Arizona) -- No, that loud “jet engine” noise Chandler residents reported hearing over the past week wasn't a UFO. As one Chandler resident noted on...
article Grand Traverse Band Looks to Diversify Revenue Streams, Create Jobs With Purchase of Manufacturing Co.
(Michigan) -- A Bay Shore steel manufacturer is keeping its original name but is now officially under new, unique ownership. Grand Traverse Economic Development, a...
article The end of modern-day prohibition
(Indian Country) -- A hundred years before the United States passed a constitutional amendment banning alcohol, Congress banned alcohol sales and production on...
article Jonathan Nez to be sworn in as Navajo Nation president
(Arizona) -- Jonathan Nez will be sworn in Tuesday as the next president on the country's largest Native American reservation. He and Vice President-elect Myron...
article Blood Tribe marks opening of new detox centre
(Alberta) -- A southern Alberta community that’s been hit hard by the opioid crisis is now home to a new detox centre. A ribbon cutting for the long-awaited...
article CN Tribal Council OK's family aid program
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a resolution Jan. 14 authorizing Career Services to develop and submit a Tribal Temporary Assistance to Needy...
article Following accusations of insensitivity and vulgarity in class, Native American studies professor is no longer teaching course
(California) -- English professor Kenneth Fields Ph.D. ’67 will no longer teach NATIVEAM 143A: American Indian Mythology, Legend and Lore after students wrote a...
article Announcer apologizes for ‘disgusting’ remark toward Native American lacrosse player
(Pennsylvania) -- A public address announcer for a professional lacrosse team in Philadelphia is apologizing for suggesting that the hair of an opposing Native American...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
1:57pm 1-15-2019
 
 
article William Hill settles suit against FanDuel over betting guide
(Atlantic City) -- Bookmaker William Hill has settled its lawsuit alleging that rival FanDuel copied its “how to bet” guide virtually word for word, and will...
article Cuomo revenue raisers to include sports betting and sales tax on pot
(New York) -- With the state facing a $3.1 billion fiscal gap, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has put the finishing touches on a state spending plan that is expected to top $170...
article Maine lawmakers to consider whether to allow sports gambling
(Maine) -- Maine lawmakers are poised to debate whether to allow Mainers to legally place bets sports games. The Portland Press Herald reports that lawmakers could...
article Casino executive Steve Hand dies
(UK) -- Steve’s varied career saw him manage casinos in Costa Rica, the Seychelles, Portugal, Poland and South Africa, among other places. More recently he...
article Smoke rule cheating persists in Macau VIP rooms: workers
(Macau) -- Alleged violations of Macau’s implemented update to casino smoking rules have most commonly been witnessed in some of the city’s VIP gambling...
article Genting responds to Wynn copyright infringement allegations
(Las Vegas) -- Last month, Wynn Resorts filed a lawsuit against Genting Berhard’s Resorts World Las Vegas LLC and its building under construction in Las Vegas,...
article Las Vegas home of mobster portrayed in 'Casino' is for sale
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas home of legendary Chicago mob enforcer Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is for sale. Spilotro, who was portrayed by Joe Pesci in the 1995...
press release Bet.works appoints former Sci-Games executive Quinton Singleton as Chief Operating Officer
(Nevada) -- Bet.Works™, a U.S. based igaming and sportsbook technology platform supplier, announced today that Quinton Singleton has joined the company as Chief...
 
 
Press Releases
1:01am 1-12-2019
 
 
Snoqualmie Casino develops tribal members and earns Minority Business of the Year Award
(Washington) -- The Foster School of Business at the University of Washington recently honored Snoqualmie Casino with the William D. Bradford Minority Business of the...
United States Supreme Court Rejects State of Utah's Attempt To Overturn The Ute Tribe's Victory In Tribal Exhaustion Case
(Washington D.C.) -- On January 7, 2019, the United States Supreme Court ordered that it would not review or overturn the Utah Supreme Court’s November 7, 2017...
NCAI Applauds Decision by Little League International to Ban Racially Offensive Team Names and Mascots
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is applauding a decision by Little League® International (the governing body of all global...
 

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