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Indian Gaming: Latest News
4:36am 7-17-2019
 
 
press release Foxwoods Resort Casino Names John James As New President And CEO
(Connecticut) -- Today The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council announces tribal gaming executive John J. James has been named the new President and CEO of Foxwoods Resort...
article Legal sports betting begins in New York state
(New York) -- New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after when the Rivers Casino and Resort cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge...
article Online sports gambling delayed another year in New York
(New York) -- New Yorkers will have to do their legal sports betting at upstate casinos for the foreseeable future. State lawmakers are expected to leave Albany this...
article Turning Stone to open sports betting Aug. 1
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation plans to start sports betting Aug. 1 with a grand opening of its venues for it at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona and Point...
article North Carolina Legislature Approves Sports Betting At Two Tribal Casinos
(North Carolina) -- It may be the dog days of summer when it comes to sports betting, but don’t tell lawmakers in North Carolina. Legislators in the Tar Heel State...
article A year of declines for Foxwoods’ slot revenue
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino joined Mohegan Sun later Monday posting lower year-over-year June slot revenues, its 12th consecutive month in decline. Foxwoods...
article OKLAHOMA GOP: The sweetheart deal is over
(Oklahoma) -- The 15-year Indian gaming compact negotiated by former Gov. Brad Henry and State Treasurer Scott Meacham with the tribes is set to expire in January 2020....
article Tulsa to welcome ‘the biggest little show in Indian Gaming’
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association will host its annual conference and trade show in Tulsa from July 22 to 24. Described by the association as ‘...
article Hard Rock would be the ‘best partner’ for a Rockford casino, Cheap Trick guitarist says
(Illinois) -- About 100 invited guests including Rick Nielsen’s family attended an event Tuesday announcing that Hard Rock International wants its name on a casino...
article Hard Rock Name Planned For New Indiana Casinos
(Indiana) -- The Hard Rock name will going on the new on-land casino being planned in Gary and the same could happen for another proposed in Terre Haute.
article Federal judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Spokane Tribe Casino location
(Washington) -- In Washington and a federal judge has reportedly dismissed a lawsuit that had sought to invalidate the United States Department of the Interior’s...
article Gaming authority had a good year
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) is marking a successful year. For 2018-19 SIGA, which owns and operates seven casinos in the province...
article Live Nation, Agua Caliente, Oak View Eye $250M Stadium in Palm Springs
(California) -- Live Nation Entertainment joined the development team that includes The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and Los Angeles-based Oak View Group, in...
article Tucson moves forward with proposed casino
(Arizona) -- Members of the Tucson City Council signed off on a preliminary agreement for a proposed hotel and casino on land owned by the Pascua Yaqui tribe last...
article Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino grows its conference space
(Arizona) -- Located 37 miles from Phoenix, Arizona, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and Resort has expanded its conference and event space. The Events Center at Harrah...
article Sands Casino renamed by Poarch Creek, now known as Wind Creek Bethlehem
(Pennsylvania) -- The Sands Casino Resort and Event Center have been renamed by their Alabama-based owners. The properties have been rebranded as Wind Creek Bethlehem...
article Shock video comes back to haunt Donald Trump as he insists he’s not racist
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump insists his demand that four Democrats “go back” to where they “came from” wasn’t racist and he doesn...
article Comanche Nation Casino hosts blood drive
(Oklahoma) -- Comanche Nation Casino hosted a blood drive Tuesday. The community was invited out to donate blood to make sure hospital supplies are stocked for summer...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:48am 7-17-2019
 
 
article Tenth Circuit Upholds New Districts in Navajo Voting Rights Case
(Utah) -- The Tenth Circuit Tuesday approved new school board and county commission election districts for Utah’s geographically largest county, finding that a...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe legalizes same-sex marriage, considering updated hate crime law
(South Dakota) -- Monique "Muffie" Mousseaux and Felipa DeLeon have talked about returning to the Pine Ridge Reservation to renew their vows after the Oglala...
article Native American representation expands on repatriation panel. Tribal leaders praise addition
(California) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Monday a bill that gives California Native Americans equal representation on a committee that decides the fate of...
article Proposal seeking raises for Cherokee Nation employees yet to be discussed
(Oklahoma) -- A proposal to increase the salaries of Cherokee Nation employees is still awaiting consideration. Amid the chaos at the end of Monday’s Rules...
article In new victory for protesters, police back away from Mauna Kea for second straight day
(Hawaii) -- For the second straight day, law enforcement authorities on Hawaii Island said Tuesday that they would take no action against Thirty Meter Telescope...
article Tribal Canoe Journey celebrating 30 years in Suquamish
(Washington) -- Traditional ocean going canoes are scheduled to land at the Charles Lawrence boat ramp this Friday, as the Suquamish tribe welcomes other tribes of the...
article FSIN calls on Country Thunder to cancel Williams and Ree
(Canada) -- The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is calling on Country Thunder to cut ties with the comedy act “Williams and Ree,” following a...
article After 90 years, Idaho high school retires its controversial Native American mascot
(Idaho) -- After 90 years, the Teton Redskins are gone. The school board for the Teton School District voted 4-1 Tuesday night to retire the high school’s...
article Meet a Blackfoot elder who worked for 20 years to showcase Writing-on-Stone to the world
(Alberta) -- Áísínai’pi, home to the highest concentration of rock carvings and paintings on the Great Plains of North America, was designated as Alberta’s...
article 2 homeless men found the remains of a Native American woman in a freezer, nearly 9 months after she went missing
(Washington) -- On October 2, a friend picked up Rosenda Strong at her sister's house for a night out at a casino. The 31-year-old mother-of-four was never seen...
article Missing in Oklahoma: State could take steps to curb 'epidemic' of missing Native American women
(Oklahoma) -- Rebecca Ponkilla still remembers the last moment she saw her daughter. She hugged Ida Beard inside their El Reno home as her daughter’s friends...
article U.S. company to be sentenced for spilling diesel, oil in B.C. First Nation's fishing territory
(British Columbia) -- A Texas-based company is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to a diesel spill from a tugboat that ran aground and sank in a...
article Trump is Trying to Revive the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site
(Nevada) -- “The United States is brokering land deals to enrich corporations and deprive the Shoshone of our lawful property rights and interests,” Ian...
article Sault Ste. Marie tribe awarded $2M to build manufacturing, warehouse facility
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in the Upper Peninsula have been awarded a $2 million grant to help construct a new manufacturing and...
article Ex-Navajo president's daughter pleads guilty in DUI case
(Arizona) -- The daughter of former Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is serving three years of probation in a DUI case. Karis Begaye pleaded guilty last month to...
article Nearly Two Years' Work By 100 Carvers Yields Totem Pole For Sheldon High
(Oregon) -- Today, a large totem pole was installed at Sheldon High School in Eugene. As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the pole is the culmination of a year-and-a-...
article Native designer says brand gives him freedom to create and express
(Arizona) -- Aconav, a Native American fashion brand, has taken the fashion world by storm showing that Native Americans can be successful in the world of fashion....
article How Beyonce's 'Lion King' 'Spirit' video shut down remote Grand Canyon waterfalls
(Arizona) -- Last week, the head of Arizona’s film office received a phone call: Would it be possible for Beyonce to shoot a video to promote new "The Lion...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
4:29am 7-17-2019
 
 
article POLYGAMOUS BLOOD CULT: One Kingston, who co-owns a California casino, wants to give his shares to another member of a Utah polygamous sect
(California) -- Two men with ties to a Utah polygamous sect, and who own a casino in Lake Elsinore, Calif., should receive more time to apply for gambling licenses or...
article ‘Pain in the Butt’ Remark About West Virginia Sports Betting Taken Out of Context According to Lottery Official
(West Virginia) -- While the head of the West Virginia Lottery was quoted over the weekend as calling sports betting a “pain in the butt,” a spokesman for...
article William Hill, Eldorado announce plans for sportsbooks at two Iowa casinos
(Iowa) -- Eldorado Resorts and William Hill US said Tuesday the companies will launch sports betting in Iowa at two casinos as soon as next month. Las Vegas-based...
article Company named to run sports book at The Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
(Iowa) -- The Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo and a new partner are gearing up for impending sporting contest wagering. William Hill US announced Tuesday it will operate the...
article Bloomington Council Mulls Future Of Video Gambling, Supports Parkview Inn License
(Illinois) -- Bloomington is still mulling over what to do with the city’s year-and-a-half long moratorium on new video gambling licenses. City council members...
article Pennsylvania casinos rolling out online gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is joining the short list of states where online casino-style gambling is available. Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia and Penn...
article Cheating Accusations Cool Encore Boston Harbor's Hot Start
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor raked in $16.8 million in its first week of business, nearly catching MGM Springfield's monthly haul, but a lawsuit filed...
article Southeast Mass. lawmakers push for table games at Plainridge Park
(Massachusetts) -- A clutch of lawmakers from the southeastern region painted a rosy picture of Massachusetts in the legal gambling era and asked the Joint Committee on...
article Twin River accuses casino workers union of ‘harassment’
(Rhode Island) -- The owners of the two Twin River casinos have accused the casino employees union that filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board of...
article MORON ALERT: Maryland’s government created a website to deter gambling. It ended up promoting casinos.
(Maryland) -- State legislative auditors accused Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration of lax oversight of hundreds of millions of dollars in grants —...
article The first legal sports bet in New York state has been placed
(New York) -- The first bets are down. Rivers Sportsbook, the first place in New York state where you can legally place a wager on a sporting event, opened today at the...
article Gamblers play the odds at New York’s first legal sports betting parlor
(New York) -- One of the first legal sports bets made in New York was a $20 gamble on a team from Seattle. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-Mount Vernon) was at the front of...
article Will state study shakeup New York gambling?
(New York) -- Major changes could be in store for New York's gambling landscape. Industry insiders are anticipating a shakeup based on the state's decision to...
article Former New York Governor joins Las Vegas Sands to push for a casino in NY City
(New York) -- He said that there’s no reason to wait until 2023 to open a casino in the city under the three authorized licenses, and that lawmakers should lift...
article Lucky Lady Patron Details Moments Leading Up to When Gardena Casino’s Roof Caved In
(California) -- A man who was gambling at the Lucky Lady in Gardena when part of the roof caved in on Monday said he heard a loud noise at the casino just a few days...
article Detroit casinos' aggregate revenue falls in June
(Michigan) -- Detroit's three casinos saw their first dip in year-over-year revenue in 2019 for the month of June. Greektown Casino-Hotel, MGM Grand Detroit and...
article BLOG: A Sixth Dead Racehorse at Saratoga
(New York) -- And yet another. The Gaming Commission has disclosed the death of 3-year-old Overlord at Rood and Riddle Hospital, by way of Saratoga Race Course,...
article Connecticut Lottery executive on leave amid questions over FBI taping
(Connecticut) -- The vice president of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation has been placed on administrative leave amid questions over her role in an FBI investigation...
article National Lottery age limit could rise from 16 to 18 in bid to cut gambling addiction
(UK) -- THE National Lottery age limit could rise from 16 to cut gambling addiction, the government has announced. The minimum age to play National Lottery scratchcards...
article GVC’s bet on online gambling pays off as retail business suffers
(UK) -- GVC, the owner of betting shop chain Ladbrokes Coral, reported double digit online growth as it seeks to offset a sharp fall in revenue from its UK retail arm....
article Half of Macau casino ops testing face recognition tech: DICJ
(Macau) -- Macau’s Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, also known by its Portuguese acronym DICJ, says that the use of facial recognition technology needs...
article Government vows to continue crackdown on online gambling
(Macau) -- The government has been cracking down on illegal online gambling and will continue to do so, resulting in over 300 websites being shut down between 2016 and...
article Facebook privately pitched its cryptocurrency plan last month to regulators. They were left even more scared.
(Washington D.C.) -- Two days after Facebook announced plans for the creation of a new cryptocurrency for its 2.7 billion users last month, the tech giant presented its...
 
 
Press Releases
1:51am 7-11-2019
 
 
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Matthew L. Morgan, Esq, Offers Clarification in Response to Governor Stitt’s Recent Op-Ed
(Oklahoma) -- In the last 15 years, Oklahoma tribal governments have paid more than $1.5 billion in exclusivity fees to the budget of the State of Oklahoma; have...
 

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