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“Furthermore, removing the exclusivity agreement with our tribes also effectively removes the constraints of a nation’s boundaries on where a gaming facility may be constructed. Gov. Stitt is potentially opening up all of Oklahoma for gaming on every corner of every neighborhood in any part of the state.” read quote >>>

— Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
2:06am 12-12-2019
 
 
article Gov. Kevin Stitt is getting bad legal advice on tribal gaming compacts, House leader thinks
(Oklahoma) -- Legislative leaders expressed varying opinions Wednesday about Gov. Kevin Stitt’s dispute with the state’s American Indian tribes over gaming...
article 4 types of online gambling expected to be legal in Michigan soon
(Michigan) -- Four types of online gambling, including sports betting, could be operating legally in Michigan by March if Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, as expected, signs a...
article Michigan on verge of joining national sports betting movement
(Michigan) -- Michigan took major steps Wednesday toward legalizing sports betting and online gaming, potentially joining a national push to allow and tax wagers on...
article Ex-lottery chairman claims in lawsuit that he was defamed by officials who went to FBI about him
(Connecticut) -- Former Connecticut Lottery Corp. Chairman Frank Farricker has filed a defamation lawsuit against three past or present lottery officials —...
article Mississippi casino operator makes its case for Pope County permit
(Arkansas) -- Though it’s not yet clear when Circuit Judge Tim Fox will ever hear the lawsuit by Gulfside Casino Partnership claiming it has a valid application to...
article Redding Rancheria's plan for Win-River Casino has split community opinion. We examined both sides.
(California) -- The Redding Rancheria tribe announced in 2016 that it planned to expand its current Win-River Resort and Casino and relocate it to Strawberry Fields,...
article CEO: Rancheria to address casino concerns
(California) -- Redding Rancheria CEO Tracy Edwards discusses the Win-River Casino relocation project and says the tribe plans 10 responses to community concerns.
article Oneidas plan big expansion at Yellow Brick Road Casino
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation continues to invest in and expand its gaming and entertainment offerings in Central New York. Its latest project is an upgrade to...
article Want to work at a casino? Seneca Gaming Corporation is hiring!
(New York) -- There are now more than 100 jobs available at all three Seneca casino locations in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Salamanca.
press release Oneida Indian Nation Announces Multi-Million Dollar Expansion at YBR Casino to Create New Entertainment Experience with Social Games
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation announced today the third phase of construction at its YBR Casino, located in the Village of Chittenango. The renovation will...
press release Travel deal: Champagne comes with $149 rooms at Temecula casino-resort
(California) -- Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula lowers room prices in January to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Midweek stays start at $149 and come with late arrival...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:20am 12-12-2019
 
 
article Montana's Little Shell Tribe moves closer to federal recognition
(Montana) -- The Little Shell Tribe of the Chippewa Indians is once again on the verge of winning a generations-long battle to be recognized by the federal government....
article ‘This is a Squamish place’: Why a First Nation’s mega real-estate project in Vancouver is being seen as a powerful statement
(British Columbia) -- A First Nation has approved a real-estate mega project in Vancouver’s west side — a landmark decision that community members and...
article Return to ‘the Rock’: Original Alcatraz occupier retraces steps during 50th anniversary
(California) -- With a paintbrush in one hand, a can of red paint in the other and a cowboy hat atop his graying head, Dennis Turner began up-and-down strokes along a...
article 'It Changed Our Lives': Banished Women Fight Ute Tribal Leaders In Federal Court
(Utah) -- Four women from the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in northeastern Utah have turned to the federal court system after they were banished by Ute tribal...
article House votes climate change aid to native villages on Olympic Peninsula
(Washington) -- Seventeen Native American tribal communities have made ancestral homes along the 3,000 miles of Washington's marine coastline. Such villages as the...
article Crowd leaves in an uproar as Killingly Board of Education votes not to have mascot
(Connecticut) -- The Killingly Board of Education voted late Wednesday night to temporarily not have a mascot given the different opinions on whether it should be the...
article Fashion Show for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women to Take Place in City Hall
(California) -- It’s been two months since the San Francisco Arts Commission opened The Continuous Thread — a landmark exhibit celebrating the indigenous...
article It’s almost 2020, and 2 million Americans still don’t have running water, according to new report
(Arizona) -- On a good day, when the breeze is up and Apache County’s rutted red-clay roads are passable, Legena Wagner’s family drives 45 minutes to fill...
article Why can’t Puyallup Tribe and Tacoma stand together on climate change? 3 letters: LNG
(Washington) -- On a day when the need for teamwork and collaboration were stressed, it was hard to miss the sizable fracture. Tuesday, the Puyallup Tribal Council and...
article Governor, Legislative Leaders Petition Supreme Court For Emergency Review Of Energy Law
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and legislative sponsors of the 2019 Energy Transition Act petitioned Monday afternoon...
article Defense Bill Poised to Place Camp 4 Into Trust for Chumash Tribe
(California) -- A defense budget bill making its way through Congress includes language to place 1,400 acres into trust for Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. It’...
article $100 million solar project slated for South Dakota reservation moves ahead
(South Dakota) -- German energy developers and their Native American business partners have inched closer to the construction of a historic $100 million solar...
article Thursday deadline looms for BLM employees on potential move to the West
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington-based employees of the Bureau of Land Management have until Thursday to decide if they will move out West as part of the planned...
article Future of overcrowding tied to accurate census counting
(Alaska) -- Rural Alaskans are expressing concerns with the counting process as the 2020 Census begins January 21 in Toksook Bay. Some fear there will be repercussions...
article Gila County Recorder’s Apache Voter Outreach
(Arizona) -- If you haven’t taken a moment to appreciate your right to vote, consider this: women didn’t have the right to vote until the 19th amendment was...
article The Nation Must Come to Terms With Its Violent Past With American Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- Thanks to House Democrats, particularly Rep Sheila Jackson-Lee and legislation she’s been shepherding this year, the nation has finally begun...
article Detention hearing held following cyber-attack
(North Carolina) -- Cherokee Tribal Court opened the detention hearing for Benjamin Cody Long on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The hearing came two...
article Crow Tribe, Montana city consider forming their own police forces
(Montana) -- Both the Crow Tribe and the city of Hardin, Montana, are considering forming their own police forces, amid discussions of cross-deputizing the reservation...
article Jamestown Tribe reveals MAT clinic plans
(Washington) -- Tribal members, local dignitaries, local residents and other advocates got a chance to see the initial designs for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe...
article State, Northern Arapaho agree to find solutions to money problems in tribe's child social services
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho leaders and state officials are looking for ways to improve a child protective services program that the tribe says needs more money from...
article Tribal, state leaders share mixed views on impending SNAP benefits
(South Dakota) -- There will be new protocols for food stamp recipients beginning in April 2020. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and federal leaders announced new rules to...
article Keeping Indigenous Science Knowledge out of a Colonial Mold
(Indian Country) -- During her doctoral research, Dominique David-Chavez was studying her indigenous community’s climate knowledge. As she reviewed the scientific...
article NAU grad hopes to alleviate Type 2 diabetes, health disparities on the Navajo Nation
(Arizona) -- When Lyle Becenti was a teenager growing up in Naschitti, New Mexico, a small community on the Navajo Nation, he had not expected his grandmother’s...
article Tiny, Ancient Native American Weapons May Have Been Used to Train Children to Fight
(Washington) -- In ancient times, some Native American groups taught their children how to fight and hunt using miniature versions of popular projectile weapons,...
article Greta Thunberg labeled a 'brat' by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
(Brazil) -- Brazil's president has called Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg a "brat" after she condemned violence against indigenous people...
article 'She is speaking out to us': Māori leader says volcano eruption was a message
(New Zealand) -- Pouroto Ngaropo, standing on an ancient settlement site overlooking the island of Whakaari, recites his ancestry back thousands of years, back to the...
article Antelope Canyon is Shutting Down Its Photo Tours Due to Overcrowding and Negative Reviews
(Arizona) -- Photography tours in Upper Antelope Canyon, one of the most popular and controversial photography attractions in the US, are shutting down in 2020. To...
article Congress passes the Esther Martinez Native Languages Programs Reauthorization Act
(Washington D.C.) -- On December 9, in a voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Esther Martinez Native Languages Programs Reauthorization Act. “The...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
12:32am 12-12-2019
 
 
article Michigan Legislature Votes to Legalize Online Sports Betting
(Michigan) -- On the final day of the year for the Michigan state Legislature, the Senate voted, 35-3, to pass a bill that includes the legalization of sports betting...
article Indiana sports betting handle goes beyond $100m in November
(Indiana) -- Indiana‘s online and retail sportsbooks took more than $100m in bets in a month for the first time, as online betting continued to rapidly gain...
article Colorado Stakeholders Offer Diverging Views On Data Licensing At Integrity Working Group
(Colorado) -- In the wake of the NFL’s first suspension of an active player for gambling in more than two decades, issues related to monitoring suspicious betting...
article In-Person Sign-Up Throttling RI Sports Betting Mobile Revenue, Account Growth
(Rhode Island) -- Every month, Rhode Island looks more and more like a case study on why mobile sports betting shouldn’t be limited by in-person registration....
article Delaware sports betting revenue declines again in November
(Delaware) -- Delaware’s sports betting revenue declined for the second consecutive month in November, with the state’s three licensed sportsbooks bringing...
article New York needs to consider the perilous seductions of online sports betting
(New York) -- In 2020, New York state will likely face a staggering $6 billion budget shortfall. How will Albany make up the deficit? You can bet it won’t involve...
article A $200M casino in Columbus? Businessman makes promise if Georgia passes gambling laws
(Georgia) -- The debate of whether to legalize casino gambling in Georgia was back in the forefront of discussion in Columbus Wednesday when local businessman Bob Wright...
article Revenue up at Detroit's 3 casinos in November
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos earned 5.6 percent more in revenue in November than they did in the same month last year. MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity Casino...
article Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino is reopening with a new name. What else is changing?
(Indiana) -- The ship has sailed for Horseshoe Southern Indiana. The riverboat casino 14 miles downriver from Louisville just closed its doors on Monday. But do not...
article Brooklyn Nets Owner Joe Tsai Buys $10 Million Stake in Esports Team
(New York) -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. co-founder Joe Tsai is expanding his sports empire, buying a minority stake in competitive gaming franchise G2 Esports. The...
article 'Suspicious' withdrawal at Star casino before $100,000 donation: ICAC
(Australia) -- Exactly $100,000 in cash was withdrawn from a gambling account funded by exiled billionaire Huang Xiangmo at Sydney's Star Casino just six days before...
article Wynn Macau looks to raise $991 million through note offering
(Macau) -- Macau’s gambling scene has been in a rut this year, with revenue for virtually all of the operators remaining flat or seeing only mediocre gains. Wynn...
article Japan pauses plan to withhold tax on foreigners' casino winnings
(Japan) -- Japan’s plan to withhold tax on casino winnings by foreign gamblers has been shelved, at least temporarily, for fear of scaring off casino investors. On...
article IR revenue to be split by population between four special wards, according to Osaka Metropolis plan
(Japan) -- A legal conference to discuss the Osaka Metropolis plan system, which will eliminate Osaka city and reorganize it into four special wards, was held on Tuesday...
article Philippine National Police reports 42 casino or POGO related kidnappings through November 2019
(Philippines) -- The Philippines reported 42 cased of kidnapping related either to casinos or POGOs in the first 11 months of 2019, according to latest figures from the...
article Resorts World Las Vegas expects 75 percent of revenue from non-gaming
(Las Vegas) -- Resorts World Las Vegas may not be opening until summer 2021, but executives are expecting great things out of the most expensive hotel-casino ever built...
article Fremont Street Experience Ready to Unveil Renovated $32M Viva Vision Canopy With Las Vegas New Years Eve Show
(Las Vegas) -- The entertainment district in downtown Las Vegas will use New Year’s Eve to flip the switch on its renovated centerpiece attraction, Viva Vision. The 1,...
article How banks should navigate sports betting
(USA) -- The gambling and sports betting industries in the U.S. represent a complicated sector that banks' anti-money laundering and compliance officers must...
press release Betting on Sports America 2020 to gather 2,500 industry professionals
(New Jersey) -- Betting on Sports America (BOSA) returns to New Jersey’s Meadowlands Exposition Center on 28-30 April 2020 and, mirroring the rapid growth of the U...
 
 
Press Releases
9:53pm 12-5-2019
 
 
CNIGA Elects New Chairman and Executive Board Members, Pechanga Re-Joins Organization
(California) -- At the organization’s annual meeting, the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) elected James Siva as the new chairman and Mike...
NCPG Launches New Advisory Board
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)­–the leading national organization for people and their families who are affected by...
Gun Lake Tribe Shares $9.6 Million with State and Local Governments
(Michigan) -- Today, the Gun Lake Tribe (Tribe) announced details of its fall revenue sharing payments. The State of Michigan received $5,613,249 and the local revenue...
Statement from Abigail Echo-Hawk regarding executive order to establish federal MMIWG task force
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the Trump Administration issued an executive order to establish a federal task force to address the missing and murdered Indigenous women and...
 

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