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I will be posting on a light schedule for the rest of the week. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday week. I will be spending my downtime preparing a delicious dinner for my friends & family. And to my friends around the globe... get back to work!!

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
5:11pm 11-24-2017
 
 
article Report: MGM Resorts Chief Doesn't Mention Bridgeport In Casino Development Strategy
(Connecticut) -- The chief of MGM’s casino development operations did not mention a $675 million waterfront casino proposal for Bridgeport in a recent conference...
article Thanksgiving tribe calls on Trump to grant it casino lands
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans. 6Mashpee...
article The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans. Mashpee...
article Car won from casino still undelivered
(California) -- Merida Manipoun filed suit in federal court November 16, claiming that she won a $134,000 Aston Martin Vantage GT in a drawing at Viejas Casino. The...
article Oneida Nation opens liquor store near Yellow Brick Road Casino
(New York) -- The Oneida Nation is opening a new 17,000-square-foot liquor store next to the Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango. Monday will be the grand opening...
article Florida Is Getting a 450-Foot Hard Rock Hotel Shaped Like a Giant Guitar
(Florida) -- Preparations are underway for what will be the largest guitar shaped hotel at Florida's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The plans were unveiled to...
article Plan your trip to Inn of the Mountain Gods, Ski Apache
(New Mexico) -- The unfortunate side effect of such warm and completely pleasant winter weather is that ski season might be pushed back here in southern New Mexico. But...
article New Mexico doing little to fight gambling addiction
(New Mexico) -- State government is the big winner when it comes to gambling in New Mexico. It raked in more than $156 million in the last budget year from the New...
article Comedian Nick Swardson to perform at Chumash Casino Resort
(California) -- One of the co-stars of “Reno 911” is cruising into the Santa Ynez Valley for a stand-up performance at the Chumash Casino Resort. Nick...
article Theatre Royale and Pechanga Resort and Casino to present Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas: the Musical”
(California) -- The Theatre Royale presents Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas: the Musical,” Dec. 14-17, at Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
5:31pm 11-24-2017
 
 
article Understanding Tribal governance
(Wisconsin) -- Many misconceptions exist about the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Cultural differences, historic events and more contribute to...
article What does a Shinnecock Thanksgiving look like?
(New York) -- Every November, the Shinnecocks of Long Island gather together at the community center on the Indian reservation in Southampton to celebrate Thanksgiving....
article Colin Kaepernick visits Alcatraz to support a Native American protest
(California) -- Former 49ers quarterback and walking political flashpoint Colin Kaepernick received honorary eagle feathers as he attended the annual Indigenous People...
article Native American Heritage Day: See the Navajo Nation in 1948
(Arizona) -- As LIFE described the situation to readers in 1948, the Navajo Nation was "a country within a country" — a reminder that Native American...
article EPA's Work On Navajo Nation Uranium Sites Under Review
(Arizona) -- A federal watchdog says it will review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to clean up abandoned uranium sites on the Navajo Nation. The...
article Trudeau Apologizes To Residential School Students In Newfoundland And Labrador
(Quebec) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has "humbly" apologized for abuse and cultural losses at residential schools in Newfoundland and Labrador, saying the...
article Is Grassy Narrows poisoning a crime against humanity?
(Ontario) -- The experience of Grassy Narrows must be understood as part of the legacy of decades of mistreatment of Canada’s Indigenous people by the government...
article A Vision for the Navajo Nation in One Farm's Sustainability
(Arizona) -- When the oil and gas industry takes a dive, or when extractive industries tank, so do economies in rural areas, where a lot of jobs come from drilling,...
article Here's How The Red Lake Indian Reservation Dines Off The Land
(Minnesota) -- On the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, the Ojibwe people are working to reclaim their food sovereignty with recipes that celebrate...
article Alberta First Nations close milestone $503-million oilsands asset deal
(Alberta) -- The Fort McKay and Mikisew Cree bands in northern Alberta have closed what's being described as the largest business investment to date by a First...
press release West Coast Firm Boughton Law Brokers $545 Million Deal for Fort McKay and Mikisew First Nations
(British Columbia) -- West Coast firm Boughton Law announced this week the completion of Fort McKay First Nation and Mikisew Cree First Nation landmark acquisition of a...
article Life or Meth: Battle for Pine Ridge (Pt 3: Solutions)
(South Dakota) -- It would be easy to look at the Meth crisis on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and simply say, everywhere has a Meth problem. And that may be true....
article Here's How The Red Lake Indian Reservation Dines Off The Land
(Minnesota) -- On the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, the Ojibwe people are working to reclaim their food sovereignty with recipes that celebrate...
article LI Shinnecock wants to empower other indigenous women
(Arizona) -- With her eyes closed and her heart racing, Autumn Rose Williams stood on stage as a finalist in the Miss Native American USA pageant and was preparing to...
article Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is reclaiming its long-lost language, one...
article Indigenous Institutes and Ontario move forward with legislation to recognize and respect Indigenous Institutes
(Ontario) -- The Aboriginal Institutes Consortium celebrates the Government of Ontario's decision to introduce ground-breaking legislation that will recognize our...
article Why Ian Campeau Had To Leave A Tribe Called Red
(Toronto) -- Ian Campeau can’t help but smile as he talks about the potlatch ceremony, a festival celebrated by West Coast Indigenous peoples. We’re in a...
article Artist Kent Monkman’s alter ego gets a book deal
(Ontario) -- On a recent morning in the artist Kent Monkman’s west end Toronto studio, riot police in black-visored helmets and flak jackets variously beat,...
article The Makings of a Navajo Sailor
(USA) -- Ya’at’teeh, shí éí Denise yinshyé, Kinyaa ą’anii nishłí, Tá neeszahnii bashishchiin, Ą’shįįníí dashicheii, Mą’íí deshgíízhníí...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
5:03pm 11-24-2017
 
 
article Richard Schuetz Criticises Bermuda Authorities for Not Keeping Casino Gaming Corruption-Free
(Bermuda) -- Richard Schuetz has reportedly stepped down from his position as Executive Director of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission (BCGC), after he decided that...
article Thanksgiving busiest day for food & beverage at Atlantis
(Reno) -- Many places are closed on Thanksgiving day, but for some it happens to be their busiest day of the year. The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is expecting to serve...
article California casino fined $8m for AML violations
(California) -- A casino in the US state of California has been fined $8m following an investigation which revealed repeated violations of US anti-money laundering laws...
article Pennsylvania borough remaining open to hosting a satellite casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Although several communities in Pennsylvania may be considering whether to officially opt out of the possibility of hosting one of the state’s...
article Jackpot elusive for 3 new upstate New York casinos
(New York) -- Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with local towns, cities and...
article Casino de Montréal temporarily closed because of broken aqueduct
(Montreal) -- The Casino de Montréal has temporarily closed its doors. The closure is related to a broken aqueduct on the edge of Ile Notre-Dame. In a statement posted...
article OP/ED: Let voters be heard on deadly dog races
(Florida) -- It’s time to ban dog racing in Florida. Why? Consider this. You’re running a foot race at 40 mph when your feet tangle with a competitor’s...
article Over four million Australians watched esports in 2017
(Australia) -- New studies have indicated that just under 4 million Australians are watching esports. The report, Just a Game? Understanding the existing and future...
article Malta offers complete gaming ecosystem to iGaming professionals and entrepreneurs – Schembri
(Malta) -- Whilst addressing another edition of Sigma, the iGaming Summit, Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri explained how MGA is working on a brand new Gaming Act...
article UK Gambling Commission stresses it is monitoring video game loot boxes after global controversy
(UK) -- The UK gambling regulator, the Gambling Commission, has laid out its position on the controversial question of loot boxes in video games. The concept of loot...
article Crown Resorts Says It's in Talks on Online Betting Service Stake
(Australia) -- Crown Resorts Ltd. said it’s in talks regarding its stake in an online betting service after a report that William Hill Plc held discussions on a...
article Brazil’s Online Gambling Estimated at $2.1 Billion per Year
(Brazil) -- Brazil has had a casino gambling ban in place for the past 70-years, but recently the country has been exploring the possibility of legalizing the industry...
article Winfil Casino Falls Foul of Brazilian Gambling Laws
(Brazil) -- Brazil has had a casino ban in place for the past seven decades, although lawmakers in the country have seriously been exploring the possibility of...
article Preliminary Study Released On Gambling Addiction Prevention Tool
(Massachusetts) -- A new study suggests people using a gambling addiction prevention tool at Massachusetts’ first casino are betting less, and loosing less than...
article You're looking live at Brent Musburger in a sports book
(Las Vegas) -- The wink and nod are no longer needed. Neither are the euphemisms Brent Musburger liked to use on network television for those who might have a dollar or...
article Paddy Power Betfair vies with William Hill for CrownBet deal
(UK) -- Paddy Power Betfair and William Hill have held talks on a deal with Australia’s CrownBet as UK-focused gambling companies seek to expand overseas to offset...
 
 
Press Releases
5:29pm 11-23-2017
 
 
The National Indian Gaming Association Joins Indian Country In Celebrating Native American Heritage Day
(Washington D.C.) -- On November 24, 2017, America will celebrate Native American Heritage Day. The Day was established by Congress in 2008, to honor Native Americans...
FinCEN Issues $8 Million Penalty on California Card Club for Willful Violation of Anti-Money Laundering Controls
(California) -- The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced an $8 million civil money penalty against Artichoke Joe’s, a California...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Welcomed Representatives from 19 Countries to its 10th Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable
(Panama) -- Almost 70 gaming and lottery regulators and government lottery representatives of 30 entities and two associations from 19 Iberoamerican and Caribbean...
 

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