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“There was a time when tribes felt like we’re all in this together, everyone can get a piece of the pie,” former National Indian Gaming Commission chairman Phil Hogen told the New York Times. “That unity has diminished over time, maybe regrettably.” read quote >>>

 

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
4:01pm 10-24-2014
 
 
article Chukchansi strife threatens Fresno State language course funding
(California) -- Since the indefinite closing of Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, fears have risen among programs and organizations receiving contributions from the...
article BIA announces intent to put Cowlitz Tribe gaming site in trust
(Washington) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs will be placing a gaming site in trust for the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington, according to a notice filed in federal court.
article Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Watching Question 3 Closely
(Massachusetts) -- If Massachusetts voters approve Question 3 on November 4, which would repeal the state’s expanded gaming law, it would not necessarily mean that...
article Proposed Central California tribal casino at heart of Prop. 48 battle
(California) -- A high-stakes turf war involving a proposed Central California casino has put a wedge between some Native American tribes and even divided the governor...
article Feinstein opposes North Fork Rancheria off-reservation casino
(California) -- Unsurprisingly, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) opposes an off-reservation casino for the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians. Feinstein has...
article A Gamble: Shinnecock Tribe Closes Its Gaming Authority Office
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation has voted to disband their Gaming Authority. It’s a sad day for the tribe. But after years of high hopes, it has all...
article Gaming industry could soon grow — or shrink — in these 5 places
(USA) -- In the not-too-distant past, Nevada and New Jersey were the only states with casinos. Now, 39 states have some form of casino gambling — and the industry...
article Four Winds casino in Hartford set to open 500-slot gaming facility in August
(Michigan) -- Four Winds Casino’s satellite casino in Hartford will open in August, tribe and casino officials announced this morning. The 52,000-square-foot...
article Oklahoma-Based Tribes Looking to Expand Service Areas
(Oklahoma) -- The Fort Sill Apache Tribe and Delaware Tribe are among the nearly 40 Native American tribes that call Oklahoma home after forced relocation. Now, though,...
article Shooting Star Casino promotes staff members
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth Nation Tribal Council has promoted William "Bill" Marsh to general manager and Mindy Iverson to assistant general manager of...
article Police: Dad left young kids in car while gambling for hours at Arizona casino
(Arizona) -- A Mesa dad faces child abuse charges after he allegedly left his two children in a parked car while he was at a Scottsdale casino early Wednesday morning.
 
 
Native News: Latest News
4:00pm 10-24-2014
 
 
article Chumash Camp 4 Approval Edges Closer
(California) -- In a huge — but not especially out-of-the-blue — win for the Chumash and a huge worry for some Santa Ynez Valley residents, the federal...
article Chumash Get Initial Federal Approval for Camp 4
(California) -- A controversial plan by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indian Tribe to annex more than 1,400 acres of mainly agricultural land in the Santa Ynez Valley...
article The Stonechild Effect: 10 years after the explosive inquiry, a look at how one teen's death changed a city
(Saskatoon) -- Cody Bear was a high school student in Prince Albert when he first heard the name Neil Stonechild. The freezing death of the 17-year-old Stonechild, the...
article Voting accusations fly in reservation areas
(South Dakota) -- Early voting in Indian Country has not gone smoothly in at least two counties, prompting accusations of voter intimidation and voter suppression. In...
article How A South Dakota County Is Suppressing The Native American Vote
(South Dakota) -- The Crow Creek Indian Reservation lies along the Missouri River in central South Dakota, an area marked by rolling hills of corn fields, a government-...
article Navajo Nation candidate Chris Deschene won't halt campaign
(Arizona) -- Chris Deschene, a candidate for president of the Navajo Nation, will continue his campaign even though the tribe's highest court said he must be removed...
article Council passes legislation to let voters decide if candidate is fluent in language
(Arizona) -- After hours of seemingly endless debate, the Navajo Nation Council voted just after midnight last night to let voters decide for themselves if their Navajo...
article Robert-Falcon Ouellette being wooed by political parties
(Winnipeg) -- Coming off a strong third-place finish in Winnipeg's mayoral election, Robert-Falcon Ouellette says he's already being courted by provincial and...
article Police Deny Wrongdoing in Treatment of Misty Upham Before Her Death
(Washington) -- Police in Auburn, Wash., say they did nothing wrong in dealing with now-deceased actress Misty Upham in the days and weeks leading up to her death.
article Interior Board of Appeals: Benally owes tribe at least $500,000
(Arizona) -- While most of the attention has focused on Chris Deschene lately, news of Joe Shirley Jr.’s vice presidential running mate Dineh Benally owing the...
article Corruption, energy issues focus of tribal race
(North Dakota) -- The two candidates in the running to be the next leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation both want to eliminate the...
article HOWARD: Dividends do not define success for Alaska Native corporations
(Alaska) -- During campaign season at Alaska Native corporations you hear the slogan of “more dividends” in many board candidates’ speeches. Candidates...
article WILKNS: Deconstructing the Doctrine of Discovery
(Minnesota) -- There’s been a lot of talk lately about the so-called Doctrine of Discovery, originally a theological fiction produced in the 1400s, later...
article Expect an enormous rally against the Redskins name at upcoming MN game
(Minnesota) -- The Washington Redskins are coming to Minneapolis and the team's controversial nickname is stirring up emotions.
article Inuit group says Nunavut justice system 'failing children and youth'
(North Canada) -- A new report from Nunavut Tunngavik cites alarming statistics about Nunavut. The report, tabled today in Cambridge Bay, states:
article U.S. Tribes To Canada: Please Don’t Allow Tar Sands Pipeline To Pollute Our Waters
(Washington) -- The leaders of several Pacific Northwest Native American tribes are asking Canadian regulators not to approve a huge expansion of Kinder Morgan’s...
article RIGHT WING WATCH: American Indian Tribes and the ‘Rent-A-Tribe’ Scheme
(USA) -- Just when you thought it was okay to admit you like the Washington Redskins again, it’s now becoming common knowledge that American Indian tribes are knee...
article Native Sun News: Violence against Native women is on the rise
(South Dakota) -- Native American women are facing the greatest threat to their lives since the pre-reservation era. Women residing on Indian reservations suffer...
article HUD Secretary Julián Castro Witnesses 13 People Living in 2-Bedroom House on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro paid a visit to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Tuesday as part of a two-day trip to...
article Cherokee Citizen Leads Tribal Health System to National Recognition
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Kim Chuculate will accept a national award from the director of Indian Health Service at a ceremony in Maryland in November.
article Residential school survivors in Nunavut confused about education credit
(Nunavut) -- A coordinator with Nunavut Tunngavik says some residential school survivors in Nunavut are still confused about how to claim their education credit. Former...
article Premier Clark apologizes for wrongful death of First Nations chiefs
(British Columbia) -- The provincial government has apologized for the wrongful hanging of six Tsilhqot’in chiefs more than a century ago, saying the apology is...
article Film tells story of Inuk man who died in RCMP custody
(North Canada) -- A documentary that tells the story of an Igloolik, Nunavut man who died in RCMP custody premieres this week. The film, Sol, tells the story of Solomon...
article Jordin Tootoo’s Latest Stop on a Long, Hard Journey
(New Jersey) -- It is a long way from Nunavut to Newark. For Jordin Tootoo, that unusual journey took him from the tundra through junior hockey stardom, a brother’...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
4:13pm 10-24-2014
 
 
article Decision due Friday on sports betting
(New Jersey) -- A judge could decide today whether New Jersey residents can place legal bets on this weekend’s football games. U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp...
article Federal judge to decide on leagues' attempt to stop NJ sports betting
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge said he would decide Friday whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New...
article Judge Halts New Jersey's Sports Betting Plan
(New Jersey) -- A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to at least temporarily stop New Jersey...
article South Point poker website gets final approval
(Nevada) -- South Point’s online poker website, Real Gaming, received final approval from state gambling regulators today. Real Gaming became the third real-money...
article Billionaire Says Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Will 'Almost Certainly Close'
(Atlantic City) -- Though it likely won’t close next month, the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City will “almost certainly” be closing this year, said...
article Carl Icahn to Taj Mahal casino workers: I'm from the mean streets of Queens
(Atlantic City) -- The union can't bully Carl Icahn. He's from Queens! Or that's what he said, anyway, in an open letter to the Local 54 union, which...
article Union supporters picket the Taj
(New Jersey) -- No health care, no peace!" That was the refrain Friday as union supporters started picketing outside Trump Taj Mahal. They say the casino's...
article Trump critic: Mass. $$$, population can support casinos
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts voters should pay no heed to one-time casino mogul Donald Trump's warnings that the casino market in the Northeast is already...
article Pastors join to speak against gambling
(California) -- Milpitas religious leaders gathered last week to convince voters not to allow a card room in town, while Bay 101 Casino representatives after the press...
article Alleged casino thief taken into custody after winning big at Blue Chip
(Indiana) -- A man kept winning big at Blue Chip Casino, but it was allegedly from cheating. After dodging authorities off and on for the past few years, the law finally...
article Zynga to launch new social poker title
(California) -- Social gaming company Zynga has moved to bolster its online poker offering by launching a new title in the form of Zynga Poker Classic. The new game is...
article Wynn Sees Glimmer Of Hope As Macau Visitors Increase
(Macau) -- Macau-centric casinos such as Las Vegas Sands got a glimmer of hope Friday in a report that the number of visitors to the world's most popular gaming...
article Pagcor disallows e-gambling in Baguio
(Philippines) -- The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) will have no e-gaming activities here due to lack of endorsement from the city government and a...
article Expanded legalized sports gambling seems inevitable
(New York) -- Even as the tussle over legalized sports gambling in New Jersey trudges on -- more about that later -- it increasingly appears to be a short-term skirmish...
article Full House Resorts’ bylaws change makes special meetings more difficult
(Las Vegas) -- A sudden bylaw revision by Full House Resorts will make it difficult for shareholders seeking changes in the regional casino operator to call a special...
 
 
Press Releases
9:21pm 10-22-2014
 
 
Bureau of Indian Affairs Announces Finding of No Significant Impact For Camp 4
(California) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced today it has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indian...
Ortiz Gaming Introduced Evolutionary Concepts and Newest High - Tech Cabinets
(Las Vegas) -- Ortiz Gaming at G2E Las Vegas 2014 Ortiz Gaming came to the 2014 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) with a new slogan “Raise Your Expectations...
Chris Stearns elected Chair and Bud Sizemore Vice Chair of the Washington State Gambling Commission at a Commission meeting last week
(Washington) -- Chris Stearns was unanimously elected Chair of the Washington State Gambling Commission. Commissioner Stearns, who is Navajo, is an attorney specializing...
GiGse adopts innovative engagement tool as 40 strong Advisory Board rises to the challenge
(London) -- Organisers of next year's GiGse (April 21-23, San Francisco, CA) are promising a 'transformational experience' following the unique output...
National Indian Gaming Association Chairman, Ernest L. Stevens, Jr. Inducted into Gaming Hall of Fame
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association recognized National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman, Ernest L. Stevens, Jr. for his tireless efforts as an...
Southern California’s Casino Pauma Implements VizExplorer Business Intelligence Tools
(California) -- San Diego County-based Casino Pauma has acquired several of VizExplorer’s award-winning data analytics products to enhance its operations and...
 

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