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Indian Gaming: Latest News
2:50pm 9-21-2017
 
 
article American Gaming Association To Make Its Sports Betting Pitch To Tribes At Conference
(Phoenix) -- A rollout of legal sports betting in many states will take the cooperation of gaming tribes. The American Gaming Association will hope to bring more of them...
article Poarch Band of Creek Indians continue efforts to clarify tribal status
(Alabama) -- The interpretation of a single word appears to be a persistent concern for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI), which has made a significant effort in...
article Flandreau tribe wins victory over state tax man
(South Dakota) -- The state of South Dakota cannot impose a use tax on non-tribal members who purchase goods or services associated with the Royal River Casino in...
article Mixed reaction in Fairfield County to MGM Bridgeport casino project
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International wants to bring the first casino to Fairfield County and the first nontribal gaming venue to Connecticut with a $675 million...
article Niagara Falls could go broke without Seneca slots revenue
(New York) -- Niagara Falls could go broke if New York State’s casino dispute with the Seneca Nation of Indians isn’t resolved by the end of the year. On...
article Driver of Charter Bus in Fatal Queens Crash Was Fired by M.T.A.
(New York) -- A charter bus driven by a man who had been fired two years ago by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority barreled through an intersection in Queens...
article Further construction planned for Gun Lake Casino
(Michigan) -- The second phase of a $76 million expansion at Gun Lake Casino, which includes a slots and table games high-limit room and bar, has been completed. Casino...
article Comedy at the Creekside
(Manitoba) -- A comedy show at Lake Country's Creekside Theatre will bust ethnic stereotypes – and guts. Come ready to laugh as First Nation comedian Howie...
article Judge sentences Crow Creek woman to 27 months for embezzling from nonprofit
(South Dakota) -- Saying Tally Colombe used Hunkpati Investments on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation as “her personal piggy bank,” U.S. District Judge...
press release Potawatomi Casino names CEO and general manager
(Wisconsin) -- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has named Rodney Ferguson as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for the...
press release Wilson Learning Expands Market Reach to Tribally-Owned Enterprises Across Indian Country With N2N HR Solutions
(Minnesota) -- Wilson Learning Worldwide announced today the addition of N2N HR Solutions (N2NHR) as an Authorized Distributor based in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. This...
press release NIGA hosts annual mid-year conference
(Arizona) -- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) is hosting the annual Mid-Year Conference this week at the Renaissance Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona, which...
press release NIGC Takes Strides to Increase Training Opportunities for a Stronger Workforce
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) will deliver their first virtual training sessions during the D.C. Regional Training Course, September...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
1:17pm 9-21-2017
 
 
article Lumbee bills working through Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The state-recognized Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is attempting again to garner federal recognition through two identical bills currently going...
article The Trump Administration Might Not Be Terrible for Indian Health Services
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s administration is now supporting an increase of $173.8 million in funding for the Indian Health Service (IHS) over...
article Browning to Sell Assets to Blackfeet Tribe as Town Dissolves
(Montana) -- A judge has ordered the Town of Browning to hand over most of its assets to the Blackfeet Tribe in order to settle a number of lawsuits between the two...
article City leaders respond to concerns about depiction of Native Americans in Wellsville ‘Sham Battle’
(Utah) -- People packed the city council room in Wellsville Wednesday night, to listen to discussion over the Wellsville Founders' Day Sham Battle. The Sham Battle...
article How Native Americans and Immigrants Are Coming Together to Define the Future of Resistance
(Washington D.C.) -- “Indians are the miner’s canary. They mark the shift from fresh air to poison gas in our political atmosphere, and our treatment of...
article POTASH: Encanto secures $100 million injection
(British Columbia) -- Encanto Potash Corp. of Vancouver has secured a commitment for $100 million of funding over the next three years from GEM Investments American and...
article Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement
(Washington) -- The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community started planning for climate change a decade ago. Located on the southeastern peninsula of Fidalgo Island on Puget...
article Mining leaves legacy of contamination on reservations
(Utah) -- Mining companies have extracted materials such as gold, uranium and coal on Native American lands for centuries. The contamination left behind, such as excess...
article Through agreement with CBP, Colville Tribes to issue Enhanced Tribal Card
(Washington) -- Through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation will begin issuing Enhanced...
article Chippewa Tribe shares details on Tawas Lake property purchase
(Michigan) -- The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has issued a press release regarding their recent purchase of 902 acres of land, including a little more than one mile of...
article In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic Dyes
(Mexico) -- As a child, Porfirio Gutiérrez hiked into the mountains above the village with his family each fall, collecting the plants they would use to make colorful...
article Hoh Tribe takes steps to close the Digital Divide
(Washington) -- The Hoh Indian Tribe recently selected Native Network to complete a Broadband Feasibility Study. The Tribe wanted a feasibility study to assess the...
article Nanaimo councillors say sorry to Indigenous official
(British Columbia) -- Nanaimo council has issued a letter of regret to their chief administrative officer Tracy Samra and pledged to follow a consultant’s...
article Forsman elected president of Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
(Washington) -- Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman is the new president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. Forsman received 3,343 votes to Colville...
article Sisters Sentenced for Embezzlement from Indian Tribal Government
(Alaska) -- Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Sylvia Toolie, 60, and her sister, Peggy Akeya, 57, of Savoonga, Alaska, were sentenced by Chief U.S....
article The importance of the positive and beneficial impact of Tribal Education
(Alaska) -- The Yupiaq had a system of education that took into account the universe of the human being, including respect for all renewable and non-renewable resources...
article Pair of local Young Marines meet Navajo Code Talkers
(Arizona) -- Two members of the Ashtabula County Young Marines joined with almost 120 peers from across the country as they gathered in Window Rock, Arizona last month...
article No invitation: Why Native American groups weren’t protesting Unite the Right
(Virginia) -- On August 12, the streets around Emancipation Park were a riot of color: socialist red, antifa black, the white robes of clergy, bright rainbow flags. But...
article Brazil’s ‘Uncontacted’ Indigenous Amazonians Must Be Protected
(Brazil) -- In a remote corner of far-western Brazil lies the Vale do Javari, home to one of the greatest concentrations of isolated or entirely “uncontacted...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
2:49pm 9-21-2017
 
 
article Wrangling the Wild West: SEC Steps in to Regulate Initial Coin Offerings
(New York) -- First, it was digital currencies like bitcoin. Then, it was distributed ledger technologies like blockchain. Now, another potentially groundbreaking...
article Florida’s Mardi Gras Casino Accuses Rival Gulfstream of Looting Players After Hurricane Irma
(Florida) -- As Floridians pull together in a spirit of communal recovery after Hurricane Irma, clean-up efforts have one casino in the state contending its chief...
article Can Nevada casinos cash in on cannabis industry without breaking federal law?
(Nevada) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday ordered a committee to make policy recommendations on the interactions between the state’s long-established...
article Pension crisis fuels new momentum for casino gambling in Kentucky
(Kentucky) -- The pension crisis has renewed the push for expanded gambling in Kentucky as lawmakers look to fill a $30 billion to $60 billion hole without raising taxes...
article New Jersey’s Live Poker Market Took A Slight Downswing In August
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey poker scene experienced a bit of a downturn in the month of August. In fact, according to numbers released by the New Jersey Division of...
article Pennsylvania Casinos Win 11 Percent More From Table Games In August
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos won a combined $74.2 million from their table games last month, a significant increase over the same month last year....
article Pennsylvania Senate Committee to Crackdown on Illegal Gambling, as Legislature Considers Gaming Expansion
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee Chairman Chuck McIlhinney (R-District 10) says business owners allowing illegal gambling operations to...
article Jim Dey: Video gambling putting heat on casinos
(Illinois) -- Video gambling in Illinois continues to grow at a rapid pace, while casino gambling is enduring a slow decline. That's according to the 2016 annual...
article Ganim welcomes MGM but says city has options
(Massachusetts) -- Not too long ago returned Mayor Joe Ganim was wary of embroiling himself and this city in another casino war. “The city’s been through...
article Maine gubernatorial candidates on York County casino: Vote it down
(Maine) -- They may not agree on much, but the pantheon of candidates now hoping to replace Gov. Paul LePage in 2018 seem to agree that a ballot question that would give...
press release IGT Signs Cross-Licensing Agreement With AGS
(London) -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (IGT), holder of the largest slot game feature patent portfolio in North America, announced that it has...
article Gateway Casino announces new casino development and renovations
(Ontario) -- Gateway Casinos have been very busy celebrating their 25th anniversary having announced two casino renovation projects and the approval of a new $70m casino...
article Mardi Gras Casino closed indefinitely following Hurricane Irma
(Florida) -- Less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma hit South Florida, local casinos are back to normal operations. Mardi Gras Casino, however, remains closed. “...
article Gaming chairman: Give commission horse racing oversight
(Massachusetts) -- The chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission pressed lawmakers this week to give the commission the ability to restructure oversight of the...
article Mass. Lottery retailers fight online sales bill
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Lottery says it could stop being successful unless a bill allowing online ticket sales becomes law, while retailers say their future...
article Genting Singapore opens Tokyo branch office
(Japan) -- Casino operator Genting Singapore Plc has established a branch office in Tokyo, Japan. The announcement was made by the company on Wednesday. The firm said in...
article Development of the Japanese Gambling Industry
(Japan) -- As a rule of thumb, the gambling industry in casino venues and betting shops always guarantees big revenue to any government. It is expected to bring lots of...
article Gambling addict brings landmark Australia poker machine case
(Australia) -- A landmark trial began Tuesday against Australian casino giant Crown and gambling slot machine maker Aristocrat, alleging players are misled or deceived...
article Player sues slot maker
(Australia) -- A lawsuit in Australia alleging slot-maker Aristocrat’s Dolphin Treasure game has an oversized fifth reel, which has more symbols than the first...
article Chinese high rollers drive Macau’s casino rebound
(Macau) -- Conventional wisdom in Macau says authorities favor mass market gambling by tourists over VIP play from high rollers using junket promoters to circumvent...
article Changing the game: Macau bets big on sports in bid to shed its gambling image
(Macau) -- Macau has earned a reputation as the Las Vegas of Asia for good reason, right down its own garish fake Eiffel Tower at the Parisian. Now its cavernous casino...
article November 23 Court Ruling to Define Poker in India
(India) -- The fate of poker in India could change dramatically on November 23 when the Gujarat High Court delivers its verdict on the skill aspect of the game.
article N.J. Powerball lottery winner charged in child sex assaults
(New Jersey) -- A Wayne, New Jersey, man who won $338 million in one of the largest Powerball lottery jackpots in New Jersey history has been charged with repeatedly...
press release AGA announces Gaming Hall of Fame 2017 inductees
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced the four honorees who will be inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame's Class of 2017. The inductees are...
press release Playtech completes largest ever Live Casino customer migration
(UK) -- Playtech has completed the industry’s largest migration of dedicated Live Casino rooms to its next generation studio in Riga, Latvia. Playtech completes...
press release Penn & Teller unveil new slot machine at the Rio
(Las Vegas) -- Penn and Teller unveiled a new slot machine at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino Tuesday and already had some luck! Like most Las Vegans, Penn Jillette...
press release Isle of Man continues to be a “Safe Bet” for eGaming Sector
(Isle of Man) -- Opening its doors to almost 300 delegates from around the world, the Villa Marina played host on Thursday 7 September to KPMG’s annual Isle of Man...
 
 
Press Releases
9:01am 9-19-2017
 
 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Says Wind River and Yellowstone Actress is Not Enrolled nor Descended from Tribe
(Hollywood) -- In a recent article entitled “What’s So Hard About Casting Indian Actors in Indian Roles?” published by The New York Times, it stated...
Raving’s NEXT Conference: Innovative Strategies that Drive Profit
(Oklahoma) -- The gaming industry’s leading gaming and hospitality firm, Raving Consulting, announced its newest program: Raving Next which will precede their...
EMPLOYMENT: NIGC Supervisory Government Information Specialist
(Washington D.C.) -- Job Title: Supervisory Government Information Specialist Job Announcement Number: NIGC-8000-17-EW-004(EXC) Salary Range: $ 94,796.00 to $145,629.00/...
Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Victorious in Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit
(California) -- Today, the California Court of Appeal for the Third District issued a long-awaited opinion in the case of Sharp Image Gaming v. Shingle Springs Band of...
Secretary Zinke Names John Tahsuda III the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that he has named John Tahsuda III, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, as DOI’...
Federal Sports Betting Coalition Launches to Unleash $531 Million for Minnesota’s Economy
(Washington D.C.) -- A legal, regulated sports betting market could bring as much as $531 million in economic output to Minnesota’s economy, support up to 3,093...
 

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