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“The bottom line is that even if Defendants are operating illegal class III gaming at the Poarch Band casinos, (state law) does not provide the State authority to prohibit such gaming.” read quote >>>

 

— U.S. District Court Judge Keith Watkins

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
2:13am 4-17-2014
 
 
article Get the point, Luther? Indian gaming wins in Alabama
(Alabama) -- Indian gaming won a decisive victory over Attorney General Luther Strange and the state of Alabama last week. Strange had filed a lawsuit to try and shut...
article Alabama tribe: We meet same criteria as Seminoles in Florida gaming
(Florida) -- The recently published editorial by The Tampa Tribune “Squeezed by the gaming vice” (Our Views, April 10) attempts to make a compelling argument...
article New lawsuit filed to stop Jamul casino
(California) -- A lawsuit filed in San Diego Superior Court on behalf of two Native Americans against the California Department of Transportation says the bodies of...
article North Bay Tribe That Runs Casino Could Kick Out Dozens Of Members
(California) -- A Bay Area Indian tribe that runs a well-known casino could take some potentially drastic action. More than 70 members could get kicked out.
article Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s plan to offer poker at casino at odds with Idaho
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d’Alene Casino is ready to shuffle up and deal. The casino is advertising a May 2 opening date for its new poker room, with executives saying...
article Slot revenue down at casinos
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's Indian-run casinos say slot machine revenue fell sharply in March, with Foxwoods Resort Casino citing an "ultra-competitive...
article Former Shinnecock leaders ask federal agency to reject new trustees council
(New York) -- Two former leaders of the Shinnecock Indian Nation have asked the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to refuse to acknowledge a new council of trustees because...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:13am 4-17-2014
 
 
article Tribe tells truckers hauling oil equipment to stay off reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, part of a coalition opposing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, is sending a message to truckers hauling loads for oil...
article Brain drain challenges First Nation communities across Canada
(Canada) -- John Gladstone perches in his captain's chair above a gaggle of tourists as they board his ferry to downtown Vancouver. He casually steers the boat...
article San Manuel names Lynn “Nay” Valbuena new chairwoman
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has elected Lynn “Nay” Valbuena, a longtime advocate for tribal issues, as chairwoman. Her term began...
article Oklahoma lawmaker opposes giving more money to American Indian Museum
(Oklahoma) -- Sen. Cliff Aldridge: He says he doesn’t oppose the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum but is against “using any more government money...
article Tribes irked by slow start to U.S. land buyback program
(Washington D.C.) -- Is 10 years enough time to buy 10 million acres of land? Maybe not, at least for the U.S. government. Many of the nation’s tribal leaders say...
article Hearing cancelled for Navajo Nation Council Speaker Johnny Naize's temporary restraining order request
(Arizona) -- The Window Rock District Court cancelled a hearing for a temporary restraining order that Speaker Johnny Naize filed against 12 members of the Navajo Nation...
article Ute Indian Tribe and University Of Utah Agree on Keeping "Ute" Name
(Utah) -- After several months of debate over using the title of "Utes" as the official name of the University of Utah's sports teams, a decision has been...
article Houston school district bans 'inflammatory' nicknames, including Redskins
(Texas) -- The Houston Independent School District announced plans to spend an estimated $250,000 to replace four "inflammatory" mascots relating to Native...
article Tilikum Crossing or TilixƏm Crossing? Why Portland's new bridge name doesn't have traditional native spelling (video)
(Oregon) -- Initially, the spelling of Portland's bridge name was proposed as “Tillicum.” In the end, however, the committee charged with choosing a...
article Tribes win appeal against phosphate plant
(Idaho) -- A three-judge appellate court panel has ruled the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have civil jurisdiction over the FMC Corporation, according to a new release from...
article Elizabeth Warren: ‘I was hurt, and I was angry’
(Washington D.C.) -- Elizabeth Warren was “hurt” and “angry” about attacks on her family and ancestry in the 2012 Senate race, she writes in a...
article Métis groups in Saskatchewan, B.C. audited over finances
(Saskatchewan) -- At least two provincial Métis groups came under scrutiny after questions arose about their management and finances, newly released documents show.
article Indian fishing rights under debate
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey and Mattaponi Indian tribes have been fishing their namesake rivers for centuries. A treaty signed in 1677 between the Commonwealth and...
article Race relations council wants more Ojibwe/English signage
(Minnesota) -- “Boozhoo” and “Miigwech” adorn doors on buildings sprinkled throughout Bemidji. Yet, some Bemidjians don’t know that the...
article Navajo Code Talker passes away
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation lost another beloved Navajo Code Talker earlier this week. Samuel "Jesse" Smith Sr. died Monday of pneumonia at Presbyterian...
article Financial support for 2014 First Nations Games continues to roll in
(Saskatchewan) -- Financial support for the 2014 Saskatchewan First Nations Games continues to roll in as the event hosted in Prince Albert is set to kick off on Sunday.
article Future of Our Salmon Conference 2014
(Oregon) -- The goal of the Future of Our Salmon Conferences is to facilitate dialogue between the co-managers of the resource and a broad range of other interested...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
2:13am 4-17-2014
 
 
article Culinary, Bartenders unions agree to deal with Golden Nugget
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary and Bartenders unions reached a five-year contract agreement with the Golden Nugget on Wednesday, the first settlement after more than a year...
article Website’s commenters take issue with Las Vegas’ listing among world’s most disappointing destinations
(Las Vegas) -- Maybe the nearly 40 million people visiting Las Vegas annually are wrong? The website smartertravel.com this week ran a story listing its “10 most...
article Cheaters may speed need for pricey data-tracking poker chips
(Atlantic City) -- Gaming chips with tracking technology have been slow to catch on, but a recent cheating scandal at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City...
article Rally calls for unionization of Revel casino workers
(Atlantic City) -- Hundreds of people gathered outside the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City this evening to support the creation of a union for the casino’s...
article NJ iGaming Weekly: Can the NJCOP Stop New Jersey’s Online Poker Downslide?
(New Jersey) -- Recently released revenue data from the DGE reveals that New Jersey’s online poker market grew slightly in March, with month-over-month gross...
article Legal arguments filed in Massachusetts casino referendum appeal
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is defending her decision to exclude from the November ballot a voter referendum calling for repeal of...
article MGM asks gambling commission to delay awarding casino license
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts has spent nearly $40 million on its furious two-year push to win the sole Western Massachusetts resort casino license, but now that the...
article Albany casino plan picks up support from labor, surrounding counties
(New York) -- A labor union and the leaders of four upstate counties are the latest to announce their support for a proposed $300 million-plus resort casino on the...
article City wants say in racino expansion
(New York) -- City leaders are expected to accept public input in the coming weeks on Saratoga Casino and Raceway’s $30 million plan to build a hotel with resort...
article Horse racing industry wants more out of casino expansion legislation
(Illinois) -- Horse racing tracks across Illinois, including the Balmoral Race Course near Crete, are among the opponents of a bill pending before the Illinois General...
article Cedar Rapids officials, casino investors await gaming commission decision
(Iowa) -- No one in the Cedar Rapids delegation here Wednesday night — on the eve of this morning’s crucial meeting of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission...
article Golden Nugget will celebrate end of construction with three-day party
(Mississippi) -- A grand opening celebration May 1-3 will mark the completion of $100 million in renovations and the expansion of Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino.
article Texas Lottery Commission delays decision on expanding bingo rules
(Texas) -- State lottery officials on Wednesday delayed voting on a proposal to let bingo halls in Texas use certain electronic devices that some fear would expand...
article Arkansas Lottery Commission embraces keno, monitor games
(Arkansas) -- A day after the Arkansas Lottery Legislative Oversight Committee passed a motion against the lottery adding video monitor games, the Arkansas Lottery...
article Atari bringing its classic games to real-money gambling platforms
(The Internet) -- Atari is partnering with gambling and lottery game developer Pariplay to bring the former's classic video game brands to real-money gambling...
article Judge delays trial over Victoryland casino raid
(Alabama) -- A judge has delayed a trial over whether the state government can keep the cash and destroy the gambling machines seized in a raid of VictoryLand casino in...
 
 
Press Releases
9:54am 4-16-2014
 
 
Registration is now open for the second-annual Indian Country Online Congress, being held June 2 – 3, 2014 at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK.
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal gaming operators, gaming regulators, attorneys, analysts, and Internet gaming experts from around the world will convene for the second annual...
iGaming Veteran Matthew Cullen Hired to Lead Interactive Initiatives
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians today announced that its digital development company, San Manuel Digital, LLC, has hired iGaming veteran Matthew...
Northern Arapaho Leaders Slam Draft Bill
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho leaders Monday condemned draft legislation they say would terminate a portion of the Wind River Reservation.   The Northern Arapaho...
Intermedia Touch Launches 70” Interactive Game Platform
(Florida) -- Intermedia Touch launches its proprietary 70” game platform accompanied with its Semtex Server to house and display interactive touch-screen...
Second-Annual Tribal iGaming Business Conference Will Explore The Future Of The Industry
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal gaming operators, gaming regulators, attorneys, analysts, and Internet gaming experts from around the world will convene for the second annual...
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Declares Drought Emergency
(California) -- The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is calling on its citizens, employees, and neighbors to reduce water usage by 20% as we face the severe ongoing drought....
Ortiz Gaming’s Sky Paper triggers excitement in the Great Plains
(Minnesota) -- These past three days, Ortiz Gaming took part in the Great Plains Indian Gaming Association (GPIGA) Conference & Tradeshow at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel...
 

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