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“Our ability to exponentially expand and refresh [the casino] is a true testament to, not only the growth of Pala, but also to the thriving economy and the continued strength of the gaming industry in California. This is a significant milestone.” read more >>>

— Robert Smith, Pala Band of Mission Indians Chairman

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
1:32pm 10-19-2017
 
 
article Manitoba Chiefs sue state government for $870m
(Manitoba) -- The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) has filed an $870m lawsuit against the Government of Manitoba after alleging that the decision to approve the opening...
article Casino to enrich First Nations
(Saskatchewan) -- The new target opening date of the Lloydminster casino is next fall along with a revised estimated total cost of $26.5 million with construction...
article DraftKings, FanDuel Miss Legal Sweep Of New England; Fantasy Sports Out Of Latest Connecticut Budget
(Connecticut) -- DraftKings and FanDuel almost had what amounts to legal clarity in every state in New England. But daily fantasy sports legalization looks to be off the...
article As Fires Rage Across Northern California, Native Tribes Are Coming to the Rescue
(California) -- The devastating wildfires in Northern California continue to burn through homes and businesses, leaving dozens dead and thousands without shelter. In the...
article San Diego casino boom heats up: Valley View to launch $50 million expansion
(California) -- Valley View Casino & Hotel on Tuesday announced a $50 million expansion, becoming the region’s sixth casino property to launch a construction...
article Manager: Rain Rock Casino expected to open Jan. 29
(California) -- The Karuk Tribe has long expected to open its Rain Rock Casino in Yreka in early 2018, and on Tuesday, casino General Manager Michael Rose told the...
article Spokane Tribe to fill 300 positions ahead of casino opening
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe is moving along with their new casino in Airway Hieghts. Thursday morning, tribal members and their families showed up in big numbers...
article Answer Man: Tribe has room to grow in Washington County
(Minnesota) -- Dear Answer Man, while waiting for my wife to play just about every slot machine at Treasure Island the other night, I heard that the Prairie Island tribe...
article Eastern Minnesota township concerned tribe will use land for casino; Prairie Island leaders say housing is main priority
(Minnesota) -- A Native American tribe has asked that a large swath of land in eastern Minnesota be placed into a federal trust, saying the land will likely be used for...
article Coquille tribe hosts student career fair
(Oregon) -- The Coquille Tribe partnered with the Mill Casino to host its second annual College and Career Fair on Wednesday. Students from nine area high schools and...
article OP/ED: What Casino Environment Is The Right Environment For Skill-Based Games?
(Las Vegas) -- It wasn’t as expansive as the booths for IGT or Konami, but GameCo’s booth stood out from the crowd at G2E. As seen in the pictures above, the...
press release Sage Run Golf Course at Island Resort to open June 2018
(Michigan) -- Sage Run at Island Resort & Casino will be the third new golf course to open in Michigan in as many years when it debuts in June 2018. The construction...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:05pm 10-19-2017
 
 
article Mohawk tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft in complicated supercomputer patent spat
(New York) -- A Native American tribe and a small computer company have reportedly sued Amazon and Microsoft, claiming that they’re infringing on patents relating to...
article Three Candidates Vying to President of National Congress of American Indians
(Wisconsin) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) members will cast their votes tomorrow to be president the nation’s oldest and largest American...
article Crow tribal member found guilty of illegal elk killing appeals to U.S. Supreme Court
(Montana) -- A Crow tribal hunter has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his treaty rights case. Clayvin Herrera was found guilty by a Wyoming jury in Sheridan...
article House subcommittee takes up controversial American Indian Empowerment Act
(Washington D.C.) -- A controversial Indian lands bill that faced repeated opposition during the Obama administration is seeing new life in the Trump era. Rep. Don Young...
article Court gives boost to legal fight against new state rule that would allow more toxins in water
(Florida) -- After a year of legal hurdles, the city of Miami and Seminole Tribe of Florida can now move forward with a lawsuit challenging a state rule that would allow...
article Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on public safety measures
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is moving quickly on legislation to address pressing public safety and justice issues in tribal communities....
article Food law leaves Maine meat producers squealing for a fix
(Maine) -- The so-called food sovereignty law enacted in June was meant to increase local control, but federal regulators say they'll close down Maine...
article Maine Lawmakers Rush To Fix New Food Sovereignty Law Before Feds Step In
(Maine) -- Maine’s landmark food sovereignty law was on the books for less than a month before the federal government informed state officials in July the...
article Residential school survivors can proactively preserve documents: Bennett
(Ottawa) -- Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says there is a proactive effort underway to tell residential school survivors that their records can...
article Thunder Bay city council unanimously 'denounces' Senator Lynn Beyak's comments
(Ontario) -- It took nearly one and a half hours, created lots of confusion, and even some heated comments, but city councillors in Thunder Bay unanimously agreed to...
article Karluk Tribe keeps up fight over ownership of river
(Alaska) -- Centuries of tides changed the Karluk River’s course and the Tribe that continues to claim ownership today. Storms in Shelikof Strait altered the beach...
article London creates Indigenous working group - with no Indigenous members for now
(London) -- A former First Nations chief is praising London city councillors for working to strengthen the city's relationship with neighbouring Indigenous...
article National Congress of American Indians looks forward to Tara Sweeney confirmation
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Congress of American Indians is looking forward to the "swift confirmation" of Tara Sweeney as the new leader of the Bureau...
article Kalamazoo City Commission Votes in Indigenous Peoples’ Day – Columbus Day Out
(Michigan) -- After a long debate on Monday, October 16, 2017, the Kalamazoo City Comission voted unanimously to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, instead of...
article Counting the dead
(Arizona) -- Interactive exhibit at ASU Library explores toll of 1918 flu pandemic in Arizona, including the thousands of underreported Native deaths.
article Passing on a tradition of wild rice harvest in northern Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- A job isn’t always just a job – sometimes it is a way of life. This story is part of a series exploring what it means when jobs define several...
article A Tribe Called Red co-founder Ian Campeau leaves group
(Ottawa) -- One of the founders of Juno-winning Indigenous electronic music group A Tribe Called Red announced Wednesday he's leaving. Ian Campeau, who performs as...
article Zapatista-Backed Indigenous Candidate Starts Mexican Campaign Tour
(Mexico) -- The Zapatistas announced in December 2016 their plans to elect a female candidate to represent the Indigenous community. Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez,...
article Gord Downie remembered in 'the Paris of the Prairies'
(Saskatchewan) -- Even though fans of Gord Downie knew this day was coming, they still described the musician's death at 53 as a shock. Downie, the lead singer of...
article First Nations sign ‘historic’ plan to save caribou
(Quebec) -- Seven Indigenous Nations from Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador signed an “historic” caribou management plan to save two herds over two...
article Tired of waiting on government, Indigenous groups to protect Quebec caribou on their own
(Quebec) -- With caribou populations in Quebec in steep decline, seven Inuit and First Nations groups have signed a "historic" cooperative wildlife management...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
1:02pm 10-19-2017
 
 
article Crown hit by slot-machine tampering claims after China turmoil
(Australia) -- An Australian lawmaker is demanding parliament and police probe claims that Crown Resorts illegally tampered with slot machines, a potential setback for...
article Aussie politicians squabble over who gets to probe Crown Resorts’ pokies-tampering allegations
(Australia) -- Australian politicians are squabbling over who should investigate yesterday’s bombshell allegations about video poker machine tampering and money...
article No long-term effects on tourism expected after Las Vegas shooting
(Las Vegas) -- A return to normalcy for Las Vegas tourism may still be weeks away, but there should be no long-term effects on tourism to Southern Nevada because of the...
article Measuring China’s impact on Las Vegas
(Macau) -- Everyone in the gaming industry knows that Macau’s casinos suffered large downturns in revenue during the Mainland government’s corruption...
article Charges laid in probe of alleged B.C. money laundering
(British Columbia) -- Criminal charges have been laid against Silver International Investment, a money-transfer business that RCMP allege was involved in money...
article Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino Hotel: A Historic and Inviting Boardwalk Gem
(Atlantic City) -- Even upon first glance, viewing it as you approach from the Atlantic City Boardwalk, it’s obvious that Resorts Casino Hotel is not like the...
article Casino panel to urge table game tax cut
(Delaware) -- A committee created to analyze the state of Delaware’s casino industry is poised to recommend lawmakers slash the table game tax rate in half, among...
article From the State House: Casino would provide Maine with much-needed revenue
(Maine) -- If the lawmakers and residents of Maine can agree on one thing, it’s that Maine can always use a little more revenue. They don’t necessarily agree...
article Maine Governor Fires Against Third Casino Proposal Due to Lack of Transparency
(Maine) -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage criticized proponents of a plan for the construction of the state’s third casino for trying to add value to the proposal by...
article Maryland casino hopes to open table games addition by year’s end
(Maryland) -- Table games could be coming to the Casino at Ocean Downs before the end of the year, casino officials confirmed this week. The Casino at Ocean Downs along...
article Our say: Anne Arundel County Council must scrutinize Live casino tax break
(Maryland) -- The notables were on hand Tuesday for the “topping off” of the tallest building in Anne Arundel County — the 17-story hotel going up at...
article Horseshoe Casino labor contract take effect this month
(Maryland) -- A group of five unions successfully unionized about 1,000 workers at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, negotiating a contract that took effect this month....
article 2 former chairs quit Sudbury Chamber of Commerce over casino, arena position
(Ontario) -- Two people who were once the face of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce quit the board this week over the group's stance on a new casino and arena.
article Joysticks and Jackpots: What are video game gambling machines?
(UK) -- If poker is the casino's foremost game of strategy and skill, then slots is its mindless antithesis: Place your bet, press the button, repeat. Heck, these...
article ‘Convenience gambling’ at root of addiction, not IRs, says scholar
(Macau) -- Problem gambling is not necessarily more prevalent in gaming meccas like Macau and Las Vegas, a professor on responsible gambling said on Tuesday, but it is...
article Kidnapping raps filed against suspects in casino loan shark operations
(Philippines) -- The Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) filed on Wednesday kidnapping and serious illegal detention complaints before the...
article Ohio: 2017 Problem Gambling Annual Update (sub req)
(Ohio) -- On October 18, 2017, the Ohio For Responsible Gambling (ORG) coalition released its Report on Problem Gambling Services SFY 2017-2018. The ORG coalition...
article Judge’s Decision Mixed in Poker Pro’s Lawsuit Against King’s Casino Owner
(Las Vegas) -- A Clark County, Nevada District Court Judge isn’t making it easy for Australian poker pro Matthew Kirk to get $2 million back from King’s...
article Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN) CEO Timothy J. Wilmott Sells 11,159 Shares
(California) -- Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN) CEO Timothy J. Wilmott sold 11,159 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October...
press release Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) to Support Clients’ iGaming Efforts at Excellence in iGaming (EiG) Conference & Trade Show 2017
(Netherlands) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®), the global leader in iGaming testing and certification, standards consultancy and thought leadership, is...
press release Snoqualmie Casino to Install a Comprehensive Suite of Scientific Games' Casino Management System Solutions
(Las Vegas) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today that the company will be installing...
 
 
Press Releases
9:58am 10-19-2017
 
 
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) to Support Clients’ iGaming Efforts at Excellence in iGaming (EiG) Conference & Trade Show 2017
(Netherlands) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®), the global leader in iGaming testing and certification, standards consultancy and thought leadership, is...
Secretary Names Bryan Rice Director of Bureau of Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the selection of Bryan Rice, a veteran federal administrator and citizen of the Cherokee...
GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards to take place 18 April, 2018
(London) -- Now it’s in second year, the annual GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards will recognise excellence in the field of regulatory compliance and...
Soboba Casino Wins Best of SoCal for Second Year in a Row
(California) -- Each year “The Southern California Gaming Guide” requests that its readers participate in their annual “Reader's Choice Awards...
NIGA Issues Statement on the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas, NV
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association sends its condolences to those families who lost loved ones and those who were injured in last night's...
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Outraged at Senator McCaskill’s Attempt to Abrogate Sovereign Immunity
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe issued the following statement today in response to legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) that seeks...
 

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