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Indian Gaming: Latest News
8:51am 8-14-2018
 
 
article Tribal gaming market hits record breaking $32.4bn GGR in FY 2017
(USA) -- A report from the National Indian Gaming Commission has revealed that tribal gaming had a record breaking year in 2017, with the market- leading sector counting...
article Foxwoods reports decline in third-quarter earnings
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino has reported that its net revenues in the quarter ending June 30 totaled $209.2 million, down 3.3 percent over the same period...
article Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City to offer live casino gaming online
(Atlantic City) -- Live casino solutions provider Evolution Gaming has announced Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as its latest US licensee. The new Hard Rock Hotel &...
article CHAIRWOMAN TREPPA: Emergencies highlight critical tribal role
(California) -- With the Mendocino Complex fire burning through three counties in Northern California, the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribe could only watch and pray...
article Disney, Seminoles sink another $10 million into gambling fight
(Florida) -- Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. and the Seminole Tribe of Florida continue upping the ante as they try to pass a constitutional amendment that could make it...
article Should Idaho Have No Rules When It Comes To Gambling?
(Idaho) -- Should there be any government limits on gambling? One Idaho State Legislator recently asked her constituents for feedback. Republican Christy Zito received a...
article First-quarter opening for California’s new Soboba Casino
(California) -- After breaking ground on its six-story Soboba Casino in February of 2017, the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians has now reportedly announced that the new...
article Foxwoods unveils two-story brewery
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino is getting into the craft beer craze. Foxwoods recently announced that Branford's Stony Creek Brewery, one of Connecticut...
article Foxwoods, Stony Creek tap into brewpubs’ appeal
(Connecticut) -- In the tradition of Thrill Rides, a zip line, European-style go-kart racing and a host of other attractions aimed at playground-loving millennials,...
article Hotel business heating up; growth in NM tourism spurs demand for lodging
(New Mexico) -- SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Albuquerque’s newest hotel, finally opened in mid-May along the Paseo del Norte corridor – adding nearly 100...
article Talking Stick Resort closing until Sunday for storm cleanup
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort and Casino will be closed for the week after a Friday night storm knocked out power and caused plenty of damage to the resort. Hundreds...
article JACOBS: Tuscarora Indians are federally recognized
(North Carolina) -- According to the U.S. Department of Interior-Bureau of Indians Affairs’ Memorandum Letter dated Sept. 26, 1975, the 10-page letter by the...
article Three new executives join Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, operators of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Pennsylvania and manager of multiple properties throughout the United...
article Oneida Nation to host economic development conference
(New York) -- Commercial expansion remains a priority for the Oneida Indian Nation, which 25 years ago opened Turning Stone Resort Casino. And while nation leaders have...
article Designed to Deceive: How Gambling Distorts Reality & Hooks Your Brain
(USA) -- To call gambling a “game of chance” evokes fun, random luck and a sense of collective engagement. These playful connotations may be part of why...
press release IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Four Giant Jackpots in July
(USA) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded four life-changing jackpots in July. The awards from...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
9:51am 8-14-2018
 
 
article Ninth Circuit Nails Tribe for $58 Million in Cigarette Taxes
(Washington) -- The federal government can collect $58 million in delinquent taxes from a Native American tribal member’s tobacco business, a Ninth Circuit panel...
article Don't blame wildfires on climate change – it's environmentalists' fault, says Zinke
(California) -- The US interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, has blamed environmentalists for California’s ferocious wildfires and claimed, contrary to scientific...
article High court sidesteps challenge of law giving tribes say in adoptions
(Arizona) -- A court has thrown out a bid to void a federal law that challengers claim is racist because it places the desires and rights of Native American tribes over...
article Fond du Lac Band sues over opioids
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on Thursday, Aug. 2, joined a growing list of governmental bodies, including Carlton County, suing opioid...
article Court halts FCC plan to revoke low-income internet subsidies on tribal lands
(Washington D.C.) -- A $25 monthly subsidy that’s meant to help low-income households on tribal lands get phone or internet service will remain in place for the...
article Feds: Problems at South Dakota hospital pose 'immediate and serious threat'
(South Dakota) -- A federal health agency placed a South Dakota hospital on "immediate jeopardy" status last week after an inspection there flagged dangerous...
article Native American farmers plan moves to global market, greater sustainability
(Arizona) -- Thirty miles south of Phoenix, green fields of alfalfa and pima cotton stretch toward a triple-digit sun. Hundreds of yellow butterflies dance above the...
article U.S. attorneys, tribal leaders seek ways to work together to reduce crime in Indian country
(Oklahoma) -- The prevalence of crime in Native American communities nationwide is catching attention in Washington, prompting the U.S. Attorney General’s Office...
article Live salmon released for ailing killer whale but she doesn’t eat
(Washington) -- Marine researchers working to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca. But they did not see...
article Video billboard controversy heats up
(Oklahoma) -- It's already up and running -- so, what's next for the neighbors who live next to the giant video billboard that lights up the night at 41st and...
article Fond du Lac Band sues over opioids
(Minnesota) -- The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on Thursday, Aug. 2, joined a growing list of governmental bodies, including Carlton County, suing opioid...
article Tribe expresses its opposition to event
(Arizona) -- The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe staged a protest of the Laughlin River Regatta Saturday with one goal in mind. “Our ultimate goal is to end it,”...
article Southern Alberta A&W grilled for alleged racist policy
(Alberta) -- It was the last thing Nick Driedger was expecting when going to order his breakfast egg sandwich from the Cardston A&W Friday morning. He noticed a...
article Cardston doctor under fire for alleged racist confrontation with Indigenous people
(Alberta) -- A southern Alberta doctor is engulfed in controversy after he allegedly told a group of Indigenous people who are homeless to "get a job" and...
article Concerns mount over federal government's Indigenous housing contest
(British Columbia) -- The Canadian government will launch a contest this fall for First Nations communities to win $30 million toward innovative housing projects on...
article Pipeline protesters at Camp Cloud prepare for anticipated police intervention
(British Columbia) -- Pipeline protesters who were ordered to take down their camp outside a Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby, B.C., are instead preparing to tie...
article Court, regulators clash over uranium project in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Federal regulators recently abandoned a proposed survey of Native American cultural resources at a planned uranium mine site in the southwest part...
article The FCC May Disrupt the ‘Obamaphone’ Program. Critics Are Crying Foul
(Washington D.C.) -- Thomas Howard lives alone in Baltimore and relies on Social Security and an occasional meal at the Viva House, a soup kitchen where he once met a...
article Washington Tribes Call on FCC to Prioritize Native Needs In Consideration of Licenses Change
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission is considering a rule change for licenses normally reserved for education and public broadcasting. In...
article Tribal holiday recognizes Navajo Code Talkers
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation will recognize the contribution and legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers on Tuesday. More than 400 Navajo men were recruited by the U.S....
article Native American heirlooms, artifacts returned to couple after being stolen in Portland
(Oregon) -- A couple from California has been reunited with most of their Native American artifacts nearly a week after they were stolen - along with their van –...
article Tribe deploys diabetes prevention programs
(Oklahoma) -- For as long as anyone can remember, diabetes has proved to be a major health issue for Native Americans — it continues to be today. Muscogee (Creek)...
article Fundraiser to benefit Native American community leader fighting cancer
(Nebraska) -- A fundraiser will be held Saturday for a local Native American community leader who is battling cancer. Leonard Yankton, 42, is fighting Stage 4 throat...
article Concerns mount over federal government's Indigenous housing contest
(British Columbia) -- The Canadian government will launch a contest this fall for First Nations communities to win $30 million toward innovative housing projects on...
article South Dakota hospital's Medicare contract at risk over patient safety issues
(South Dakota) -- CMS has placed the Indian Health Service hospital on the Rosebud (S.D.) Sioux Indian Reservation on "immediate jeopardy" status and will...
article Miami University’s Native American center wins historic national grant
(Ohio) -- A famed Native American program at Miami University has landed a nationally acclaimed grant for its work on ancient language and culture. The program’s...
article Anishinaabe students dig into their past
(Ottawa) -- For a handful of summer students at the National Capital Commission, Quebec's Archeology Month is more than a neat opportunity to dig for hidden...
article Sequoyah and the Vital Nature of the Written Word
(Oklahoma) -- On a December evening in 1840, the writer John Howard Payne—known to Americans today, if at all, for his song “Home, Sweet Home”—...
article Métis artist defends controversial song lyrics
(North Canada) -- A Métis musician is defending one of his songs after the FSIN accused him of stoking racial division among Indigenous people. "My intentions were...
article Anishinaabe tale of creation springs to life on the wall of Toronto pharmacy
(Toronto) -- A brightly coloured Anishinaabe Woodland style mural is reclaiming space and sharing Indigenous knowledge in the traditionally Polish Toronto neighbourhood...
article Marlboro Native American Music Series Focuses on Water Rights
(New York) -- The 2016 and 2017 Dakota Access Pipeline protests brought awareness of the rights of Native Americans and the environmental threats to clean water at the...
article Yakama Nation Declares Emergency After Friday Fire
(Washington) -- Residents in White Swan who were forced from their homes on Friday night were back in their homes on Saturday after firefighters were able to contain a...
article OP/ED: Emergencies highlight critical tribal role
(California) -- With the Mendocino Complex fire burning through three counties in Northern California, the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribe could only watch and pray...
article LETTER: Tribal member disagrees with contribution to football stadium
(North Carolina) -- The recent decision made by Tribal Council to make a one-time contribution to Graham County Schools in the amount of $100,000 shows just how much...
article Wings of America marking 30 years with fundraiser
(New Mexico) -- Wings of America, a celebrated organization promoting American Indian runners and youth leaders, will celebrate 30 years since its founding with its Long...
article SWW Fair: Rodeo Brings Wild Horse Race to Western Washington For First Time in Decades
(Washington) -- No one in western Washington has officially raced wild horses in decades, but that will change this year at the Southwest Washington Fair. The 2018 Rodeo...
press release Apply Now for Native Agriculture & Food Systems College Scholarships - Applications Due October 4, 2018
(Colorado) -- Longmont, Colorado, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting applications for the fifth year...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
9:02am 8-14-2018
 
 
article NBA's gambling deal with MGM lays path for future
(Las Vegas) -- The National Basketball Association rolled out its new three-year sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International in ballyhooed fashion last...
article Sports betting is now legal in several states. Many others are watching from the sidelines.
(USA) -- On a recent sweltering afternoon in Las Vegas, the action at the sports book at Mandalay Bay seemed cool — there was baseball and horse racing, but the...
article The Life-Changing Magic of Chicken Wings and Sports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- Buffalo Wild Wings is looking at getting into sports gambling. The local B-Dubs has always been an attractive choice for sports TV excitement, but someday...
article Another sports betting milestone: First Lottery licenses issued
(West Virginia) -- Legalization of sports betting in West Virginia has reached another milestone, with the issuing of the first sports betting licenses by the state...
article And Just Like That, Mississippi Sports Betting Has Five Open Sportsbooks
(Mississippi) -- The Horseshoe Tunica Hotel and Casino will open its sportsbook today. According to ESPN’s David Purdum, the Caesars property will begin accepting...
article SCHWARTZ: Las Vegas Casinos Hope Sports Betting Will Change Their Luck
(Las Vegas) -- With rising displeasure at added fees and charges, as well as more competition from casinos around the world, Las Vegas-based gaming operators need a new...
article Nevada Sports Book Operator Accepted Online Bets From Gamblers Outside Of State
(Nevada) -- A top Nevada sports book operator is in hot water once again with regulators, and this time it will have to dismantle its systems used to facilitate wagers....
article Scientific Games to fight million-dollar patent award
(Las Vegas) -- Scientific Games (SG) was ordered to hand over $315 million to four different companies as a result of litigation stemming from a patent dispute. Last...
article MGM, Wynn Resorts working hard to restore company image
(Las Vegas) -- It’s summertime in Vegas, and the pressure on two corporate giants is ratcheting up in the August heat. Wynn Resorts Ltd., the most luxurious brand...
article July will be good for Atlantic City casinos, future uncertain, experts say
(Atlantic City) -- Gaming experts predict casino revenue will be up considerably in July but warn that the long-term ability of the market to sustain nine properties is...
article NJ Horsemen Continue To Play The Role Of Aggressor Against Sports Leagues
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) is on a roll and charging ahead with confidence. Along with the top elected officials in...
article Investigation: Monmouth Park owes $30 million to management firm
(New Jersey) -- The nonprofit horsemen's group that controls Monmouth Park owes $30 million to a company it hired to manage operations at the landmark Oceanport...
article Clock is Ticking on PA Lawmakers to Finalize Sports Betting Regulations
(Pennsylvania) -- When it comes to legalized sports betting, Pennsylvania lawmakers are on the clock. Each day that goes by, it seems more and more likely that they will...
article Churchill Downs Finalizes Deal That Gives Them Control Of Two PA Casinos
(Pennsylvania) -- Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) is just about officially a part of the Pennsylvania casino market. In a Monday press release, the Louisville-based...
article No smoking allowed inside MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- As MGM Springfield’s opening day gets closer, the casino has announced more of what you can do inside and what you can't. Spokesman Saverio...
article Resorts World Catskills Reports $37 Million Q2 Loss
(New York) -- Resorts World Catskills opened in Upstate New York in February of this year with a promise to revitalize the area. Its launch was even heralded as “...
article Indiana gaming regulators enlist market experts to study sports betting legalization
(Indiana) -- Regulators behind the Indiana gaming industry are taking steps to gather a clear idea of the possibilities of sports betting in the state, months after the...
article Legalized Gambling Could Increase Number Of Problem Gamblers
(Ohio) -- State lawmakers are working on a bill to bring full-scale sports betting to Ohio. That's after the Supreme Court in May struck down a law that restricted...
article Sports betting will be a hot topic at G2E
(Las Vegas) -- When the American Gaming Association holds its Global Gaming Expo international gaming trade show in Las Vegas Oct. 8-11, one of the best attended events...
article Ninja addresses controversy over Polygon interview and his stance on streaming with women
(Internet) -- Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is addressing critics on Twitter who are accusing him of sexism toward women on Twitch.
article Osaka governor wants Japan to pick up the pace on gambling
(Japan) -- Now that the Japanese government has signed off on gambling, at least one governor is getting anxious for the country to start the casino licensing process....
article Travellers International begins recovery
(Philippines) -- Travellers International Hotel Group, the developer and operator of Resorts World Manila, has released its financial results for the second quarter of...
article Will Gambling Become Legal In India? A Look At Governments That Taxed Their Way To Richer Horizons
(India) -- With the Law Commission of India recommending that gambling and sports betting be legalised, we examine other governments that taxed their way to richer...
article CG Technology’s third trip to Nevada’s regulatory woodshed
(Nevada) -- Sports betting technology provider CG Technology (CGT) has been fined for the third time by Nevada regulators after reporting more flaws in its software.
 
 
Press Releases
6:02pm 8-13-2018
 
 
IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Four Giant Jackpots in July
(USA) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots awarded four life-changing jackpots in July. The awards from...
Jamul Indian Village Celebrates the Relaunch of the Jamul Casino with the Support of the Local Community
(California) -- With a guest list of elected officials, community leaders, and thousands of loyal customers, the Jamul Indian Village recently celebrated the official...
NIGC: Guidance on 2008 Systems Annual Review
(Washington D.C.) -- On December 27, 2017, the Commission published changes to the Minimum Technical Standards for Class II Gaming Systems and Equipment regulations (25...
Certified Master Chef® Ron DeSantis Takes Over Prime Cut Steakhouse in an Exclusive Jamul Casino Relaunch Dinner
(California) -- The Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation announced today that Certified Master Chef® Ron DeSantis will host an exclusive invite-only dining...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Announces Opening of Swedish Gaming Market to Operators
(Sweden) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) is pleased to announce that the opening of Sweden’s gaming market to operators has begun. In...
Remarks by Chairwoman Erica M. Pinto Regarding Lyons Valley – Campo Road Improvements
(California) -- Thank you all for being here. My name is Erica Pinto, and as Chairwoman of the Jamul Indian Village, I am so thrilled to be here today (even in the hot...
Jamul Indian Village Breaks Ground Today on Road Improvement Projects in Jamul
(California) -- JAMUL INDIAN VILLAGE BREAKS GROUND TODAY ON ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN JAMUL July 31st, 2018 The Jamul Indian Village announced that road safety...
Conference line-up announced for National Indian Gaming Association Mid-Year Conference & Expo
(Washington D.C.) -- Operators and providers will come together this September to focus on one of the most widely discussed topics in today’s gaming landscape...
 

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