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Indian Gaming: Latest News
2:12am 7-2-2015
 
 
article Gloves are off in lobbying war for online gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in D.C. this summer. The battle over state-based online gambling has reached a fever pitch. Until...
article Court reluctantly backs NLRB in Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispute
(Michigan) -- The National Labor Relations Board can assert jurisdiction at a casino owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, a divided 6th Circuit Court of...
article More tribes sign gambling agreements with New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- More Native American tribes have signed gambling agreements with the state in recent weeks as one northern New Mexico tribe digs in its heels. Gov....
article 4 more pueblos OK state-tribal gambling pacts
(New Mexico) -- Four more pueblos have signed on to the new state-tribal gambling agreement – with its more favorable terms and lower payments – and others...
article Gambling goes on at Buffalo Thunder despite expired compact
(New Mexico) -- You can keep gambling at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino and Cities of Gold Casino north of Santa Fe, for now, as the state of New Mexico and...
article OWENS: Could US Indian Tribes Set up Their Own Internet Gambling?
(California) -- For a long time, American supporters of Internet gambling predicted rapid legalization and adoption by state governments. One or two key states would...
article Tribe extends forbearance agreement with lenders
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods Resort Casino’s owner has extended its forbearance agreement with senior lenders as it deals with $1.7 billion in debt. The agreement, in which...
article Tribal casinos, protected by sovereign immunity, face challenges from gamblers claiming abuse
(Connecticut) -- For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America's tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of...
article Connecticut tribes denied second chance to petition for sovereignty
(Connecticut) -- Flanked by U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Indian tribes in Connecticut who had previously...
article Court allows lawsuit for incident at Tonto Apache Tribe casino
(Arizona) -- Three gamblers can proceed with a lawsuit against employees of the Tonto Apache Tribe, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday.
article Spokane Tribe Partners With Hard Rock
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe has decided on a brand name for their casino project on Spokane’s west plains. The name is likely to help the project, if the...
article Some alcohol permits could now be allowed in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- In Cherokee, alcohol could soon be available in more places than just Harrah’s Cherokee Casino following Gov. Pat McCrory’s signature on...
article Soboba Band celebrates 20th anniversary for gaming facility
(California) -- The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its gaming facility as it looks toward the future. The Soboba...
article Residents Celebrate Jobs From New Casino With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and Sequoyah County residents are celebrating hundreds of jobs that the new Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland is bringing to the area. A...
article Peter Mead, a Long-time Supporter of Indian Gaming Dies
(Las Vegas) -- Peter Mead, the founder of Casino Enterprise Management magazine has died. He was 54. Mead, a veteran in the publishing industry, died unexpectedly at his...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
12:19am 7-2-2015
 
 
article Experts say new rules could help 4 tribes in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Experts say that new U.S. Department of Interior regulations may benefit four tribes in Oklahoma in their efforts for federal recognition.
article How a long-dead white supremacist still threatens the future of Virginia’s Indian tribes
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s Indian tribes have faced numerous obstacles in their decades-old quest for federal recognition. But one person has long stood in their way...
article Bill ensures Native Hawaiians can practice ancient tradition in which body cleansed in fire
(Hawaii) -- The governor of Hawaii has signed a bill ensuring Native Hawaiians can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is cleansed by fire and the bones are...
article Lawyer accused of mishandling settlement funds of residential school survivors
(Ontario) -- A Kenora, Ont., lawyer is facing professional misconduct charges over alleged mishandling of settlement funds for more than a dozen residential school...
article Obama Administration rebuffs D.C.’s efforts to bring back the Redskins
(Washington D.C.) -- Efforts to lure the Washington Redskins back to the District have come up against a potentially insurmountable challenge: the Obama Administration...
article Obama administration likely to block new Redskins stadium
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration will likely block Washington, D.C., authorities from building a new stadium for the NFL's Washington Redskins because...
article The United Church of Christ has some opinions on the Indians
(Ohio) -- No, the United Church of Christ isn’t concerned about the Cleveland Indians’ lack of hitting or their occasional bullpen woes. The UCC, conversely...
article BIA acquires former military site in trust for Ho-Chunk Nation
(Wisconsin) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has placed 1,553 acres in trust for Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. Congress mandated the acquisition through H.R.3979, the...
article Choctaw chief title up for grabs
(Mississippi) -- Results were neck-and-neck Wednesday as ballots from Tuesday's election for tribal chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians were still being...
article In Drying Colorado River Basin, Indian Tribes Are Water Dealmakers
(Arizona) -- Mired in drought and torched by one of the hottest years ever measured, the seven states of the Colorado River Basin are acutely aware of how a desert can...
article Morongo Tribe Rides to Colt’s Rescue
(California) -- A business-savvy tribe of Native Americans, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, is riding to the rescue of Colt Defense LLC, the embattled gun maker...
article Chickasaw Nation Breaks Ground on Tishomingo Information Center
(Oklahoma) -- Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby led groundbreaking ceremonies for a new Chickasaw Nation Information Center here in the heart of downtown, Tuesday...
article Appropriations bill adds $10M for tribal courts in PL280 states
(Alaska) -- Tribes in Public Law 280 states will benefit from $10 million included in an appropriations bill under consideration in the Senate. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-...
article From Marshall to Marshall / The Supreme Court's changing stance on tribal sovereignty
(Michigan) -- From the era of Chief Justice John Marshall through the time of Justice Thurgood Marshall, the Supreme Court has struggled to define the doctrine of...
article Catching the Dream of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe -- A Glimmer of Hope in a Native 'National Emergency'
(Colorado) -- "When Chairman Heart of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe gave us the Dreamcatcher at the end of the retreat, I felt like I had just won a lifetime...
article Makibi Timilak death: Former Nunavut nurse calls on coroner to resign
(North Canada) -- A former Nunavut nurse is calling on the territory's chief coroner to resign, alleging that the investigation into the death of a Cape Dorset baby...
article Neeginan College of Applied Technology celebrates graduates
(Manitoba) -- A new class of aboriginal trades graduates celebrated their achievements in Winnipeg on Tuesday. This year's graduates of the Neeginan College of Applied...
article Navajo youth learn how to use film, photography and music to tell stories
(New Mexico) -- Navajo young people are learning skills to produce short films, photography and music through a weeklong workshop by Paper Rocket Productions. The...
article What are some of Canada’s journalism schools doing to teach Indigenous affairs?
(Canada) -- Less than a month ago, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released 94 recommendations in its summary report. They were aimed at the federal government,...
article Going on a crash-course in 'Native 101'
(Canada) -- What exactly does it mean to be a 'good indian'? Adam Beach's character tried to answer that question in the 1998 cult classic Smoke Signals. For many, there...
article The Atrocity Propaganda Ben Franklin Circulated to Sway Public Opinion in America's Favor
(USA) -- Benjamin Franklin wrote and published this hoax "Supplement to the Boston Independent Chronicle" in 1782, hoping that it would end up in the hands of...
article Canadian Metis artist collaborates with fashion powerhouse Valentino for 2016 collection
(Canada) -- Canadian Metis visual artist Christi Belcourt can now add fashion to her list of achievements. One of the world’s top fashion designers has partnered...
article Hopi Festival begins Saturday
(Arizona) -- The 82 annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture takes place July 4-5 at the Museum of Northern Arizona and features award-winning artists and presenters...
article Man accused of stabbing BIA official in back pleads guilty
(North Dakota) -- A man accused of stabbing the Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendent in the back on South Dakota's Crow Creek Indian Reservation has pleaded...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
2:12am 7-2-2015
 
 
article Congressional push to ban online gaming gains prominence with Rubio
(Washington D.C.) -- An effort to ban gambling on the Internet has picked up prominent supporters in Congress, although significant obstacles remain in the way of it...
article Texas Congressman introduces Internet Poker Freedom Act
(Washington D.C.) -- Texas Congressman Joe Barton has opted to introduce a new online gaming bill in his latest attempt to legalise internet gambling at federal level....
article Macau casinos continue to experience declining revenues
(Macau) -- Macau’s gambling revenue fell 36 per cent from a year earlier to 17.36 billion patacas ($2.82bn) in June as the world’s casino capital continued...
article Latest Rose scandal shouldn't affect MLB's sports betting stance
(USA) -- In a 2012 deposition testimony for the New Jersey sports betting case, recently-retired baseball commissioner Bud Selig said that gambling is "the...
article MGM’s pitch for a $1B casino in metro Atlanta
(Georgia) -- Casino and entertainment giant MGM Resorts International is pitching a $1 billion gambling complex for downtown Atlanta that backers say would funnel tens...
article New CEO takes helm at Caesars Entertainment
(Las Vegas) -- For the first time in 12 years, a new person is at the top of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Mark Frissora took over as CEO of the casino giant Wednesday,...
article Siena closes its casino operations in Reno
(Nevada) -- There are some big changes underway at the Siena Hotel Spa Casino in downtown Reno. The signs on the side doors where you enter the casino from the parking...
article Plan for boutique casinos returns, less ambitious this time
(Atlantic City) -- There was a time when boutique casino hotels with as few as 200 rooms were seen as a possible component of Atlantic City's redevelopment.
article Everything you need to know about New Jersey’s pending high-stakes sports gambling ruling
(New Jersey) -- A monumental month of court rulings ended this week without one judicial decision that America’s professional sports leagues, gamblers, gaming...
article What Online Gambling Affiliates Need To Know About New Jersey’s New Policies
(New Jersey) -- In early June, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) released an an advisory bulletin regarding online gambling affiliate marketers.
article Illinois law doesn't ban gambling malls
(Illinois) -- There apparently is nothing in Illinois' gambling law that prohibits video gambling malls — a concept that may place as many as nine independently operated...
article Wynn Resorts schedules job fairs to help fill 4,000 positions for new casino
(Massachusetts) -- In anticipation of hiring 4,000 people for permanent jobs in the yet-to-be-built Wynn Everett resort casino, the company is set to hold career fairs...
article With Plainridge Park Casino open, Mass. officials monitoring impact on lottery sales
(Massachusetts) -- Treasurer Deborah Goldberg and the Massachusetts Lottery team she oversees appear to be taking the new casino industry pretty seriously. And for good...
article Binghamton City Council backs proposed casino project
(New York) -- Members of Binghamton City Council unanimously declared their support of an application for a Southern Tier casino license that, if granted, would allow a...
article Blue Horizon gambling ship expected to sail within 10 days
(Florida) -- Casino day cruise ship Blue Horizon is expected to begin sailing from the Port of Palm Beach within the next 10 days, a company official said Tuesday.
article Renderings show what renovated ThistleDown Racino will look like after $70 million upgrade
(Ohio) -- Renderings released today show for the first time what ThistleDown Racino will look like after a $70 million facelift. Work has already begun at the North...
article Austintown, racino communities to receive two $500,000 racino payments
(Ohio) -- Austintown and the other five racino host communities in Ohio are getting $500,000 payments for the next two years. Republican Gov. John Kasich did not line-...
article Deadwood launches keno, craps and roulette
(South Dakota) -- After voters and legislators said yes, the addition of keno, craps and roulette to Deadwood casinos was signed into law last March by Gov. Dennis...
article Strange to appeal ruling on VictoryLand
(Alabama) -- The celebration in Shorter was short-lived after Montgomery Circuit Judge William Shashy, as Attorney General Luther Strange announced on Friday his intent...
article Santa Anita Reports Attendance, Handle Gains
(California) -- Santa Anita Park's 39-day spring meet concluded June 28 with gains in both on-track attendance and total pari-mutuel handle.
article Bitcoin is Simplifying Gambling
(The Internet) -- Although gambling is a big industry, online gambling is still not as significant as it could be. Its proportion of the gambling industry currently...
article Jockey banned for three years after placing almost 1,000 bets
(UK) -- The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has handed former apprentice jockey Matthew Hopkins a three-year ban after it was revealed that he placed almost 1,000...
article Korean gambler's 7 million HKD in winnings seized by Macau customs
(Macau) -- A Korean man who won 13 million HKD while gambling in Macao saw his luck run out when he'd reached airport customs and had seven million HKD in cash...
article First on CNN: Macy's dumps Donald Trump
(New York) -- Macy's is pulling Donald Trump brand merchandise from its stores after the Republican presidential candidate's recent controversial remarks created a...
article Donald Trump is on the rise — and that’s very bad news for the GOP
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump is surging. In a field that has grown to 16 Republican presidential candidates (once Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John...
article GOP fears Trump hurting brand
(Washington D.C.) -- It took two weeks for Donald Trump to confirm the fears of Republicans that his entrance into the Republican White House race could hurt the GOP...
article Caesars Wants Bankruptcy Investigator to Probe 2008 Buyout
(Chicago) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s main operating unit asked a bankruptcy judge to let a court-appointed investigator scrutinize the 2008 buyout that left the...
 
 
Press Releases
7:43am 6-27-2015
 
 
Annual Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo A Tremendous Success
(Washington) -- The Tulalip Resort & Casino hosted hundreds of tribal leaders and gaming professionals for the annual Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo....
Canadian Association of Aboriginal Broadcasters Responds to CRTC Decision to Revoke Aboriginal Voices Radio Broadcasting Licences
(Winnipeg) -- The Canadian Association of Aboriginal Broadcasters (CAAB) supports the decision today by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission...
Champion of Indian Country Attacked for Defending Tribal Sovereignty
(Washington D.C.) -- Dear Tribal Leader: Today the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) and National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) jointly reach out to...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Completes WLA Responsible Gaming Level Four Certification Assessment for California Lottery
(California) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has successfully completed a World Lottery Association Responsible Gaming (WLA-RG) Level Four Certification...
EiG to explore eSports opportunities for the gaming industry
(Berlin) -- The eSports sector is a “generational movement” that can provide scalability that the gaming industry will relish, according to experts who will...
CHAIRMAN SARRIS: Correcting Gary Navarro's Egregious Testimony
(California) -- Dear Chairman Roe and Members of the Subcommittee:   My name is Greg Sarris, the Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.  I...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Draws Attendees from 18 Countries to its 10th European Regulators Roundtable
(Netherlands) -- Regulators, suppliers and operators from 18 countries gathered together in Rome late last month for Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI...
Ortiz Gaming Excites, Bringing Bingo to the Canadian Gaming Summit
(Windsor) -- The Canadian Gaming Summit, opened the tradeshow floor this week at Caesars Windsor. The conference and exhibition is the only conference in Canada...
 

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