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"If history is any indicator, California poker rooms, as well as Native American tribes, have wanted to dissuade as much competition as possible."  read story >>>

 

— John Pappas, executive director, Poker Players Alliance

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
8:29am 7-28-2014
 
 
article PPA Calls for Horse Racing to Join California Online Poker Bid
(California) -- Many experts believe that California is a sure bet to become the next place in the United States to officially pass legislation that would allow real-...
article Indian Gaming Provided Over 650,000 Jobs in 2013
(Washington D.C.) -- “Nationwide, Indian gaming is a proven job creator. Indian gaming delivered over 665,000 direct and indirect American jobs in 2013 alone,...
article Massachusetts Casino Repeal Could Leave Tribes Holding All The Aces [sub req'd]
(Massachusetts) -- The budding casino repeal campaign in Massachusetts could backfire on activists, potentially leaving the state with a pair of tribal gambling palaces...
article Developer of failed horse track wants to open casino near Metro Airport
(Michigan) -- Banking executive Jerry Campbell — the developer of the failed $50-million Pinnacle Race Course who walked away from its $2.5-million tax bill four...
article Pojoaque gov.: Some gaming rules will stay
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo Gov. George Rivera said the pueblo has no intention of abandoning some restrictions on its gambling operations if the federal government...
article EDITORIAL: Pojoaque’s bid for federal compact bad play for NM
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo is rolling the dice in a “winner takes all” game of chance. The pueblo is pursuing a gambling compact through federal...
article Chief Hicks testifies at Senate gaming hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- Principal Chief Michell Hicks told a U.S. Senate committee in testimony on Wednesday, July 23 that gaming on the Cherokee reservation has had a...
article Wildfire near Lewiston causes temporary closures to US highways
(Idaho) -- The Central Grade Fire was reported at 6:23 pm yesterday afternoon, the fire is approximately 2500 acres as of this morning. Burning in grass on very steep...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
8:32am 7-28-2014
 
 
article These Native-American Tribes Are Pioneering Marriage Equality
(Washington) -- This year, the list of states with marriage equality expanded to include Oregon, among others. While that's big news, of course, gay and lesbian...
article Not Just Symbolic: The Harm of Indian Mascots
(California) -- When seeing the dancing “Redskin” Wahoo fan below, many Americans think it’s okay as it’s “just fun,” or it is some...
article Commerce Department honors Ho-Chunk's Morgan
(Nebraska) -- Lance Morgan, president and CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc., will receive the Advocate of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority...
article More Than $900K in Federal Funds for Workforce Training for North Dakota American Indians Announced
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today announced more than $900,000 in federal funding to provide low-...
article Swimmer sworn-in as Cherokee Clerk of Court
(North Carolina) -- Leslie Shannon Swimmer, an EBCI tribal member from the Painttown Community, was sworn-in as the new Clerk of Court for the Cherokee Tribal Court on...
article Support for UA Native American Grad Students Gets Boost With $2.4M Grant
(Arizona) -- In a multimillion dollar effort to increase the number of Native American students in graduate programs, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is continuing...
article Eastern Shawnee Tribe plans upcoming events
(Missouri) -- In the coming weeks, members of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will host two events, one honoring students going back to school the second,...
article Ohio artist hones skill in flint knapping, crafting 600-plus arrowheads so far this year
(Ohio) -- Dean Ziegler sits under a shady tree along the canal at Heritage Park, focusing on a new, unique design by striking away at a flint rock to shape the latest...
article The Seminole-African Alliance
(USA) -- The Native American Indian people that comprised the Seminole Nation grew out of the Creek Nation in Florida. Multilingual and diverse, the Seminoles (from a...
article Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction
(Nevada) -- A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad’s effect on American...
article N.B. man pleads guilty to several offences against police, Rexton, N.B.
(New Brunswick) -- A 47-year-old man from Saint-André-de-Madawaska, N.B. has pleaded guilty to several charges, dating back to July, related to protests against seismic...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
8:31am 7-28-2014
 
 
article Kentucky pushes ahead with online lottery proposal
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to progress with plans to launch an online lottery system in the US state.
article Ivey’s bail bid fails to free betting suspects
(Las Vegas) -- Phil Ivey and another big-name professional poker player posted $2.5 million in cash last week to bail out key defendants charged in an international...
article Meadowlands track owner eyes casino nearby
(New Jersey) -- At more than 750 acres, the Meadowlands Sports Complex has plenty of places for a casino, should one be approved by state officials.
article Racetrack Road continues torrid growth pace
(Pennsylvania) -- At the Meadows Casino, where gambling can be a lifestyle, this was a sure bet. The facility spent $2 million to $3 million in upgrading its restaurants...
article A looming casino war, with casualties likely
(New York) -- For most of its life as a casino town, Atlantic City was a safe bet. The people who made the city’s skyline glow and roulette wheels spin watched the...
article Steve Israel: Thompson Supervisor Rieber furious at rabbi's anti-casino letter
(New York) -- Town of Thompson Supervisor Bill Rieber lays down the law to the leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community about a rabbi's very public opposition...
article Fantasy Sports Groups Wary of Online Gambling Bans
(USA) -- Fantasy sports have become a way of life in the United States. Of course, despite the fact that they’re not usually tied to the gaming industry, fantasy...
article Here's Something A Gaming Visionary Just Said That Might Make You Think Twice About Candy Crush
(Australia) -- Here’s something Trip Hawkins just told us that shed some light on what could be a huge challenge for the video game industry in the not-too-distant...
article State on a losing streak
(Ireland) -- When is roulette not roulette? When it’s played on a bookmaker’s premises, apparently. Walk into any branch of the major bookmakers in this...
article Tatts, Tabcorp take levy to High Court
(Australia) -- GAMBLING firms Tatts and Tabcorp are hoping the High Court will stop them from having to pay millions of dollars in poker machine levies to the Victorian...
article “We can never expect Macau to have a diversified economy”
(Macau) -- The fact that the mass market segment is outgrowing the VIP market seems to be solely related to the lack of a clear definition of the VIP market in Macau.
article Developers placing bets on casinos overseas
(China) -- Chinese real estate companies are trying to participate in overseas casino projects as the sluggish property market at home is leading to a drop in profits.
article Nikkei Hits 6-Month High on Earnings Hopes; Casino Plays Outperform
(Japan) -- Japan's Nikkei average rose to six-month highs on Monday, and looked poised to test key resistance levels around 15,500 points, on hopes of continued...
article Banyan Tree seeks casino approval
(Vietnam) -- Singaporean resort developer Banyan Tree Holdings is expecting to receive the Vietnamese government’s approval to open a casino at its existing Laguna...
article Cop turned solon files bill to regulate online gambling
(Philippines) -- A partylist legislator has proposed a measure that would regulate online gambling as it has become accessible to minors. ACT- CIS partylist Rep. Samuel...
article President would like law amended to allow for more casino licences
(Guyana) -- President Donald Ramotar said that he would like the gambling law amended so that all hotels which met the criteria would be given a casino licence, and not...
article Lawyer tied to corruption cases admits hiding income
(New York) -- A lawyer whose former firm was tied to three federal corruption cases and who was a close friend of the former Westchester County district attorney...
 
 
Press Releases
12:26pm 7-22-2014
 
 
Pechanga Announces Tribal Council Election Results
(California) -- The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians today announced the results of elections for the seven-member Tribal Council held this past Saturday. Chairman...
GLI Expands Professional Services Leadership Team
(Canada) -- GLI’s Professional Services division has been growing rapidly since its inception in 2012, and now the division’s leadership team has added a...
 

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