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Indian Gaming: Latest News
3:16am 10-21-2018
 
 
article A foe became an ally: Commemorating 30 years of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(Washington D.C.) -- At a commemoration event at the Washington D.C. office of the National Indian Gaming Commission, (NIGC) Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, the NIGC Chairman...
article Bedlam and betting: When will Oklahomans legally be able to bet on sports?
(Oklahoma) -- Nine states have legalized sports betting, and six states have already opened the betting windows, as Oklahoma’s tribal-owned casinos start the push...
article The Week In Sports Betting: A Sixth State Joins In The West, Hearings Galore Out East
(USA) -- The two-day football holiday is here after another week dense with sports betting news. Last week’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) put a damper on the pace, but...
article Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues work on gaming project
(Massachusetts) -- The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe is still working on plans for a long-delayed gaming facility in Massachusetts. Last year, the tribe secured a historic...
article Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation seeks to revive gaming lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is firing back at the Trump administration as plans for a new casino in Connecticut remain in limbo. Court...
article Local municipalities grapple with possible loss of casino revenue in budgets
(New York) -- With three new towns opting into its Partnership for Prosperity Program, Oneida County is eliminating money previously appropriated to four Western Oneida...
article Prop 1 backers, opponents take each other on in new ads
(Idaho) -- Idaho’s airwaves continue to see an ongoing battle between the backers and opponents of Proposition 1, the racing initiative on the November ballot, with...
article Teen arrested after multiple people injured in stabbing incident at Foxwoods
(Connecticut) -- A 15-year-old suspect was arrested after Mashantucket Tribal Police Department responded Saturday to a stabbing incident involving multiple victims at...
press release Pechanga gets rockin' for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
(California) -- Pechanga Resort Casino will host a night of rock 'n' roll featuring live performances from five bands all in honor of breast cancer awareness...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
3:10am 10-21-2018
 
 
press release NCAI Executive Board Place Executive Director on Administrative Leave
(Washington D.C.) -- National Congress of American Indians Executive Board Place Executive Director on Administrative Leave The National Congress of American Indians (...
article Interior Secretary Zinke’s approach to wife’s travels raised red flags, report finds
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s approach to his wife’s travel and activities sparked concerns among the department’s ethics officials, according to...
article Zinke violated Interior travel policy, agency's internal watchdog says
(Washington) -- Contradicting a claim by a Cabinet secretary, the Interior Department said Thursday that a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban...
article North Dakota Native Americans fight to protect their right to vote after court ruling
(North Dakota) -- Courtney Yellow Fat, a tribal council member for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has lived on a reservation for most of his life -- a community which...
article North Dakota votes have a bigger impact than you think
(North Dakota) -- Republicans and Democrats are doing what they can before November 6th to be sure people get out and vote. According to FiveThirtyEight.com, North...
article Deb Haaland- With a Vision of How Government Can Work
(Montana) -- Working with her own and other tribes as well as raising a daughter as a single mom has made Deb Haaland sensitive to needs that can be met by good...
article AFN makes dire call to fight opioid abuse, sex assault
(Alaska) -- Drug abuse and sexual assault took center stage at the Alaska Federation of Natives on Saturday, as the state's largest Native organization called for...
article Photos: Quyana the celebration of native dance and drum groups
(Alaska) -- 17 groups performed during this years Quyana at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage. The drum and dance...
article AFN resolutions reference Schneider crime against Native woman
(Alaska) -- Two of the resolutions Alaska Federation of Natives delegates will vote on Saturday reference sexual assault, in relation to the recent Justin Schneider case...
article Masten receives national recognition
(California) -- Susan Masten, a leader with the Yurok Tribe, has received national recognition from an association focusing on tribal finance and fostering economic...
article ECHO HAWK: Changing Elizabeth Warren's story to one about Native America
(Washington D.C.) -- Invisibility of Native peoples to most of America threatens our fundamental rights and the wellbeing of our children. We are invisible within...
article CHIEF BAKER: College housing program helps Cherokees fulfill educational dreams
(Oklahoma) -- More Cherokees are in college than ever before, and much of the credit for that goes to Cherokee Nation scholarships. This fall we assisted more than 5,000...
article Elizabeth Warren's DNA test raises fraught questions of Native American identity, tribes say
(USA) -- When Sen. Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results asserting her Native American ancestry this week, she was blasted by tribes including the Cherokee Nation,...
article Before Arguing About DNA Tests, Learn the Science Behind Them
(New York) -- People have always told stories about their ancestral origins. But now millions of people are looking at their DNA to see if those stories hold up. While...
article Walk focuses on missing, murdered Indigenous women
(Arizona) -- As John Tsosie walked along Navajo Route 13 here on Thursday, he carried a sign that states, "Remembering those that are missing" and depicts a...
article Montana voters to decide whether to impose stricter mining standards
(Montana) -- One of the most contentious ballot issues facing Montana voters this fall is whether to deny permits to mines that require perpetual treatment of water....
article Tribal leaders, members protest all oil, gas drilling
(New Mexico) -- You could hear a pin drop as Samuel Sage, representative of the Navajo Counselor Chapter, laid out his harsh experience with current oil and gas...
article Dakota Access expansion takes step forward
(North Dakota) -- A potential expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline took a step forward Friday. Energy Transfer Partners announced it is seeking commitments from...
article Red Wing residents, tribal members find common ground on He Mni Can
(Minnesota) -- The sign behind Art Owen said Barn Bluff, but the spiritual leader from the Prairie Island Indian Community told more than 75 people gathered around him...
article Another Indian Country organization undergoes change
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (NATHPO) is searching for a new leader following the departure of its long-serving...
article Tribe approves $24M budget; Locklear to exit
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council approved on Thursday a $24.2 million budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The budget now goes before the tribe’s...
article 2 Crow tribal judges removed from office
(Montana) -- In a 12-3 vote, the Crow Tribe's Legislative Branch removed Chief Judge Leroy Not Afraid from the Crow Tribal Court. In addition, Associate Judge Kari...
article Nez, Shirley square off in first Navajo Nation presidential debate
(Arizona) -- Jonathan Nez and Joe Shirley Jr. responded to questions that centered on various topics during the first debate of the Navajo Nation presidential race here...
article 'I can't do this alone': Kids from Northern Quebec still taking medevac flights without parents
(Quebec) -- Valerie-Lynn Gull wrapped her sweater around her six-year-old son Pelle Jr., who was lying on a stretcher in an air ambulance last August, about to be air...
article Major new addiction treatment center coming to Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A new in-patient drug and alcohol treatment center on the Pine Ridge Reservation will provide a major boost for efforts to combat the scourge of...
article Yurok approach to opioid crisis focuses on culture, tradition, responsibility
(California) -- Fighting the opioid crisis among the Yurok Tribe may take a village. And that’s one of the new approaches — one among many the Yurok Tribe is...
article Clinic for urban Indians set to open in Billings to provide primary medical and behavioral health care
(Montana) -- Nearly 18 months after the clinic that served Billings’ urban Indian population closed, a new one will soon open across the street from St. Vincent...
article State and tribal partners preserving Native American petroglyphs
(Michigan) -- More than 100 petroglyphs are being digitally scanned and recorded as part of a archaeological project to preserve the 'glyphs on the Cass River...
article Three New Mexico trailblazers honored by Native American Hall of Fame
(New Mexico) -- Over the course of her 87 years, Native American activist LaDonna Harris has campaigned to be vice president of the United States, helped return federal...
article Dinner in the Canyons
(California) -- The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians hosted their spectacular 27th Annual “Dinner In The Canyons,” heralding the start of the 2018-2019...
article Extra effort saves Indian artifacts threatened by storm
(North Carolina) -- The selfless efforts of a local educator helped save rare American Indian historical artifacts that were threatened when heavy rains from Hurricane...
article 'I owe my life to this game': Jordin Tootoo retiring from NHL
(Manitoba) -- The first Inuk to play in the National Hockey League is retiring. Jordin Tootoo, 35, made the announcement Friday afternoon in Brandon, Man., where he...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
3:08am 10-21-2018
 
 
article Sports Betting Gets Green Light From Legislative Panel
(Indiana) -- You might be able to place bets on the Colts or the Boilermakers next year, but there are a lot of details left to work out. A legislative study committee...
article Report: Sports betting could bring $466 million impact to Indiana
(Indiana) -- Sports betting could generate $466 million annually in statewide economic impact by the fifth year if it's legalized by the Indiana General Assembly,...
article MLB, NBA could see $1.7 billion revenue increase from sports betting, study finds
(Washington D.C.) -- Legalized sports gambling may increase annual revenue for Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association by $1.7 billion, according...
article Hard Rock makes up for Kid Rock cancellation with free show
(Atlantic City) -- Kid Rock's concert Saturday night at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has been canceled due to an illness, the venue announced.
article Illinois lawmaker works on sports gambling bill
(Illinois) -- A bill to legalize sports gambling in Illinois likely won’t be put before the General Assembly until next year, according to a state lawmaker....
article Pennsylvania fantasy sports revenue soars after NFL kick-off
(Pennsylvania) -- Figures from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) show that fantasy sports contest revenue has more than doubled in September after the 2018-19...
article Where are the loosest slots in the Capital Region?
(New York) -- The billboards communicate directly to the gambler who really, really wants to win. "Loosest Slots in the Capital Region!" they proclaim,...
article The City That Had Too Much Money
(British Columbia) -- The black coupe pulled up outside the Starlight Casino in a suburb of Vancouver. The driver got out, greeted a man in a red shirt, and pulled two...
article Legislators are targeting loot boxes, here’s why
(Worldwide) -- In-game items have almost become ubiquitous in mainstream gaming. Cosmetic items for characters have become one of the single-largest drivers of revenue...
article World's worst gamblers: Australia's destructive love affair with sports betting continues to grow
(Australia) -- As the spring racing carnival kicks off this weekend with the Caulfield Cup, new figures show Australians are losing more money than ever on sports...
article Macau casino shares down 40 per cent since June as trade war deters Chinese high rollers
(Macau) -- China’s crackdown on corruption and investors’ fears over the impact of the trade war on the economy have sent the stock prices of Macau’s...
article Is Yumeshima safe as a casino site? Some question Osaka’s pitch after flooding at Kansai airport
(Japan) -- Less than two months ago, Typhoon Jebi ripped through western Japan and slammed a tanker into the only bridge leading to Kansai International Airport, forcing...
article Adelsons Add $25 Million to Their Midterm Campaign Spending
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, delivered another $25 million to help Republicans try to hold control of the U.S. Senate in...
article Gambling Stocks Aren’t So Lucky, According to Goldman Sachs
(New York) -- Goldman Sachs removed Las Vegas Sands from its Conviction Buy list amid a dimmer outlook for Macau, although the firm still thinks it’s the best bet...
 
 
Press Releases
9:12pm 10-20-2018
 
 
NCAI Executive Board Place Executive Director on Administrative Leave
(Washington D.C.) -- National Congress of American Indians Executive Board Place Executive Director on Administrative Leave The National Congress of American Indians (...
Bi-Partisian Team 1st Tuesday Campaigns Launches Referendum Initiative Firm
(Washington D.C.) -- Three of the most successful campaign and ballot-measure strategists of the past three decades have launched a new bi-partisan firm—1ST...
National Indian Gaming Association Brings a Strong Presence at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo
(Las Vegas) -- Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2018 officially kicked off their annual show on Monday, at the Sands Expo with a full day of panels and educational workshops...
Jamul Indian Village of California Finishes Intersection Road Improvement Project In Jamul, CA
(California) -- The Jamul Indian Village of California announced the completion of the road safety improvements at the intersection of Lyons Valley Road and Campo Road...
 

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