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Indian Gaming: Latest News
2:14pm 1-22-2017
 
 
article VIDEO: Elk Grove Casino project wins significant federal government ruling
(California) -- A proposed $400 million Indian casino in Elk Grove took one step closer to becoming a reality Friday. The U.S. Department of Interior made a major...
article Obama's late decision favors potential Coquille Tribe casino
(Oregon) -- After several months of inaction, but then in the final hours of the President Obama administration, the Department of Interior determined that the...
article Florida Appeals Federal Judge Ruling on Seminole Blackjack Exclusivity
(Florida) -- The State of Florida appealed on Thursday a court ruling made by a US District Judge last November that allowed the Seminole Tribe to keep blackjack at its...
article Sarasota Kennel Club president is enthusiastic about Sen. Bill Galvano’s gambling proposal
(Florida) -- A sweeping rewrite of Florida’s gaming laws proposed by a Bradenton politician would be a blessing for an area staple. Sarasota Kennel Club Dog Racing...
article CT Senators, Representatives Show Support for Mohegan Sun's Proposed Hospital Project
(Connecticut) -- On Tuesday, Senator Paul Formica (Republican-20), Senator Heather Somers (Republican-18) and Representative Mike France (Republican-42) attended the...
article Tribes to hold meeting in Windsor Locks on casino plans
(Connecticut) -- The two Connecticut tribes that want to develop a new casino will discuss their plans in one of two communities where they hope to build the gambling...
article Cherokee Nation opens 10th casino across state line
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation just opened its 10th casino in Grove, Okla., in the state's northeast corner near the Grand Lake area and close to the Arkansas...
article Ute Tribe renews its proposal for casino
(Colorado) -- The Northern Ute Tribe is back with a renewed proposal for a casino gaming project in the tiny town of Dinosaur just across the Colorado border, but this...
article PROGRESS: Hard Rock expansion coming along
(Iowa) -- Officials at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Sioux City don’t think it’s much of a gamble for the business to be undergoing a $6 million...
article With Jimmy Buffett coming to town, River Spirit Casino Resort puts on finishing touches
(Oklahoma) -- It's been four years since the chief Parrothead Jimmy Buffett played in Tulsa, with sleet and snow falling around the BOK Center as the Parrotheads...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
1:57pm 1-22-2017
 
 
article Who Decides Who Counts as Native American?
(Washington) -- In the fall of 2012, a 48-year-old fisherman and carver named Terry St. Germain decided to enroll his five young children as members of the Nooksack, a...
article Small water systems now must get state approval
(California) -- Another round may begin in the effort to bring small water systems to developments in the Anza Valley with new state water regulations requiring the...
article Settlement reached to clean up uranium mines
(New Mexico) -- A settlement for more than $600 million has been reached between the United States, the Navajo Nation and two subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. to...
article NAPABA disagrees with band in trademark case
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments on two cases — Lee v. Tam and Ziglar v. Abbasi — that will have a...
article Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Meets With Indian Country Media Network
(Washington D.C.) -- On her second to last day before turning off the lights at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Obama administration Cabinet Secretary Sally Jewell...
article Sask. First Nation potash project signs major deal with India
(Saskatchewan) -- A major potash deal could mean big business for a Saskatchewan First Nation. Encanto Potash has signed an agreement with National Federation of Farmers...
article Challenge to St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s investment in soy processing plant dismissed
(New York) -- A St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Court judge has dismissed claims filed against the Tribal Council in a lawsuit challenging the council’s management of a...
article Racism and discrimination “rampant” throughout ranks and elements of Canadian Armed Forces says report
(Canada) -- A report by the Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group says racism and discrimination “is a systemic issue” within Canadian Armed Forces that is...
article First Nation activist joins NDP in Manitoba for upcoming byelection
(Manitoba) -- Activist Bernadette Smith is set to carry the NDP banner in an upcoming Manitoba byelection. Smith was the only candidate to submit her name before the...
article Native American culture honored through CTX Powwow
(Texas) -- Today the Texas Indian Hobbyist Association kicked off it's 61st year with a Powwow at the Bell County Expo Center. Those who gathered spent the evening...
article Ecuador Indigenous Leaders Win Right to Fight Chevron For $12B
(Ecuador) -- Ecuadorean Indigenous leaders have won the right to take Chevron to court in Canada for US$12 billion in company assets over environmental damages. Justice...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
11:38am 1-22-2017
 
 
article Las Vegas Sands paying $7M to settle corrupt practices probe
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices...
article Evidence linking casino to crime, bankruptcy lacking
(Indiana) -- As casinos have sprouted up around the country, industry critics have raised questions about increased crime, gambling addiction and personal bankruptcy,...
article Would a casino boost Vigo County's economy?
(Indiana) -- With gaming revenues down by nearly two-thirds since 2009, Rising Star Casino and Resort, Indiana's smallest casino, is using only half of its...
article City receives casino pay
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. issued a third-quarter (October to December) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $590,180 to the City of Thunder Bay on...
article Jackpot: Charitable gambling reaches new heights in 2016
(Minnesota) -- Sales from charitable gambling in Mankato and North Mankato rose by 20 percent in 2016. The rise comes as organizations statewide brought in a record $1.5...
article “Gibraltar One Entity With UK”: EU Deals Body Blow to Gibraltar Online Gambling Industry
(UK) -- Online gaming hub Gibraltar should be treated as “one entity” with the UK in its freedom to provide services. That’s the opinion of the...
article VIDEO: Pushing Luck – A NoCasinos.org Documentary
(Florida) -- “Pushing Luck” is a short documentary produced by NoCasinos.org that takes a clear-eyed look at the economic and social perils of expanded...
article Gaming revenue tops $3.2B in ’16
(Pennsylvania) -- Total gaming revenue combining slot machines and table games at Pennsylvania’s 12 casinos topped $3.2 billion in 2016, according to the...
 
 
Press Releases
9:12pm 1-20-2017
 
 
Department of Interior Issues Decision to Place Elk Grove Land into Trust for Wilton Rancheria
(California) -- The U.S. Department of Interior has issued a Record of Decision to place 35.9 acres of land in Elk Grove into federal trust for Wilton Rancheria, which...
NIGA Tribal Leaders Tax Reform Alliance & Economic Development Strategy Meeting
(Washington D.C.) -- NIGA Tribal Leaders Tax Reform Alliance & Economic Development Strategy Meeting Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Stanley Crooks Tribal Leaders Center...
American Gaming Association CEO to Address Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force
(Louisiana) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman will testify before the Louisiana Riverboat Economic Development and Gaming Task Force...
American Indian Graduate Center Announces New Board Member
(New Mexico) -- The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization embarking on a 50-year legacy of scholarships to Indian students welcomes Ernie L....
 

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