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— Bill Iyall, chairman, Cowlitz Indian Tribe

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
7:39am 2-27-2017
 
 
article Florida House, Senate at Odds on Gambling Plans
(Florida) -- In opening salvos fired Thursday, lawmakers gave preliminary approval to diametrically opposed proposals that would either vastly expand the state’s...
article East Windsor Approves Casino Development Agreement
(Connecticut) -- The board of selectmen Saturday unanimously backed a development agreement that brings the town another step closer to possibly hosting the state's...
article East Windsor signs Connecticut casino agreement
(Connecticut) -- East Windsor announced on Saturday that the company signed an agreement that could allow them to host an upcoming third casino in Connecticut. MMCT...
article Cowlitz leader bets on casino
(Washington) -- As long as Bill Iyall can remember, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe had a central quest. “The main topic was when do we get our land,” he said. In...
article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino Expansion Readies to Open
(New York) -- It won’t be long until the $40 million expansion of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino opens for business. The exterior of the addition looks pretty...
article Proposed Idaho video gaming machine ban downed in committee
(Idaho) -- In Idaho, proposed legislation that would have banned tribal casinos from operating video gaming machines has reportedly been narrowly defeated following...
article Chehalis Tribe names interim CEO to lead Lucky Eagle Casino
(Washington) -- Lisa Miles has been named interim chief executive of Rochester-based Lucky Eagle Casino, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation announced...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
7:40am 2-27-2017
 
 
article Navajo Student Finds Some Bottled Water Unhealthily Acidic
(Utah) -- Gregory Hurley’s study shows that snow and at least 14 kinds of bottled water are no safer than tap water. Hurley, 13, an eighth grader at Naatsis’...
article 35 Native American Tribes File Lawsuit Against Energy Transfer Partners
(North Dakota) -- On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Navajo Nation filed an amicus brief in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia with 34...
article Meet the youth at the heart of the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Opposition against the Dakota Access Pipeline shifted into a new phase this week after law enforcement in full riot gear evicted several protest camps...
article SWALLOW: The ladies dumped the flour and made dresses out of the sacks
(South Dakota) -- George Catlin who was a Naturalist traveled West in the 1830s. He was known as an American painter, author and traveler who focused his work on Native...
article Bill seeks ban on Native American mascots
(Massachusetts) -- Along the driveway to Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, a banner proudly declares: "Home of the Tomahawks." For many in...
article Rincon moves to protect reservation water
(California) -- The Rincon tribe has taken a major step to protect water quality on the reservation and downstream, earning approval by the Environmental Protection...
article Tohono O'odham Nation Releases Video On Its Opposition To Proposed Border Wall
(Arizona) -- The Tohono O'odham Nation has released a video, "There's No O'odham Word for Wall," detailing its opposition to the fortified border...
article Native American Youth Take on the Dark Destructive Power of Meth Abuse
(California) -- The Strength of Siblings, a short dramatic film made with youth of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and under the auspices of FYI Films is set to premiere on...
article The story of how a new era of Indigenous filmmaking began in Canada
(Ontario) -- In 1968, it dawned on the National Film Board that it was time for films about Indigenous people to actually be made by Indigenous people. This decision was...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
7:40am 2-27-2017
 
 
article Casinos begin courting millenials
(Las Vegas) -- Slowly but surely, Las Vegas casinos are making moves to attract young adults to areas outside of the nightclubs. On the Strip, MGM Grand and Hakkasan...
article Appealing to millenials, Las Vegas gets a new e-sports arena
(Las Vegas) -- The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast...
article 15,000-Square Foot Esports Arena To Open In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Gone are the days where video games are dismissed to be but a hobby. Today, the world of esports has attracted much attention where winners can bring home...
article Key New York Assemblyman signals online poker support
(New York) -- A key New York state politician has signaled he’s willing to throw his support behind legalizing online poker, significantly boosting the chances of...
article Casinos must change games to survive, 2 execs say
(New York) -- Casinos cannot survive if they keep doing business as usual, say two management executives with experience appealing to current and future generations of...
article NRL chief Todd Greenberg defends code's commercial ties to gambling
(Australia) -- NRL chief Todd Greenberg on Sunday defended the game's commercial links to gambling in the wake of the allegations levelled at Tim Simona, insisting...
article Aristocrat's social gaming grows
(Australia) -- Poker machine supplier Aristocrat Leisure says it is now the fourth biggest digital social gaming company in the world. Aristocrat chief executive Jamie...
article Gambling Companies’ Political Donations: Who Paid What to Whom
(Australia) -- The gambling industry contributed $1,294,501 to Australian political parties in 2015-16, according to figures extrapolated by the by The Conversation from...
article Macau lifted by Chinese high rollers flush from home prices
(Macau) -- Chinese high rollers are pulling Macau out of its doldrums, helping reverse the gambling Mecca's two-year slump with cash created by soaring real estate...
article SunCity Group restructuring Philippine online gambling ops?
(Philippines) -- Leading casino junket operator SunCity Group appears to be restructuring its Philippine online gambling operations in response to the country’s...
article Problem gambling bill introduced by Osaka-based national political party
(Japan) -- New problem gambling legislation has been proposed in Japan via Nippon Ishin no Kai, a national political party based in Osaka. The goal of the new bill is to...
article Osaka presents new problem gambling bill
(Japan) -- The Osaka-based opposition party Nippon Ishin no Kai introduced a new legislation in order to deal with problems related to gambling. The party is trying to...
article Mob Boss Nicola Femia Sentenced for Running $65 Million Illegal Poker Network
(Italy) -- Mafia boss Nicola Femia has been sentenced to 26 years in prison after a judge found him guilty of running an illegal online poker and casino operation.
article Absolute Poker Founder Pleads Not Guilty to Gambling and Money Laundering Charges
(Costa Rica) -- The founder of what had been one of the largest online poker websites agreed on Thursday to confront U.S. charges stemming from a long-running criminal...
press release ‘IPI, as advised by casino commission, requests extension; sustaining growth’
(Marianas) -- IMPERIAL Pacific International LLC issued the following press release on Sunday: “The Casino License Agreement requires Imperial Pacific...
press release Link2Win announces strategic game development partnership with Sigma Games
(UK) -- L2W Limited (“Link2Win”) has entered into a long term strategic game development agreement with UK-based Sigma Games Limited (“Sigma Games...
 
 
Press Releases
10:19am 2-24-2017
 
 
State Affairs Committee Votes to Hold Anti-Gaming Bill
(Idaho) -- Today, the House Committee on State Affairs concluded their hearing on House Bill 127, which was an attempt to undermine tribal gaming in Idaho. The committee...
The Center For Native American Youth Announce The 2017 Champions For Change
(Washington D.C.) -- The Aspen Institute's Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) presented the 2017 Champions for Change (CFC) to the tribal leadership at the...
IGT Megabucks® Awards $5 Million Jackpot at Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs
(California) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) delivered a colossal $5,026,176jackpot to a lucky player on Megabucks® Pink Ice...
 

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