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“I think the most important thing for us—if the iGaming world moves forward legally—is that they understand that tribes are governments, and that we would expect to interact with that industry just like any other government would. That’s the level we would expect to participate." read story >>>

 

— Ernie Stevens, chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
2:09pm 3-26-2017
 
 
article Casinos might need more than games to keep gamblers as competition grows
(California) -- Sacramento’s Indian casino scene could soon get more crowded. With two casino projects on the horizon in an already bustling market, tribal...
article Work to resume at Wampanoag casino site
(Massachusetts) -- Erosion-control work is set to resume next week on the 170-acre parcel where the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe plans to build its First Light Resort &...
article State lawmakers are mulling legalization of online gambling
(Massachusetts) -- Just two years after its first casino opened, Massachusetts is exploring a major expansion that would position it as one of only four states to allow...
article As a Casino Rises in Springfield, Legislators in Hartford Argue Over Gambling Expansion
(Connecticut) -- Motorists sailing by the MGM casino site along I-91 can easily see the seven-story parking garage rising on the 14-acre site encompassing three city...
article New $80 Million Convention Center Approved for Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun officials recently announced the approval of plans to add an $80 million convention center to the casino resort, as reported by the New...
article John Kane: Seneca Nation money train coming to an end in New York
(New York) -- With terms of a Class III gaming compact expiring soon, radio show host John Karhiio Kane (Mohawk) wonders whether the state of New York will continue to...
article OP/ED: Seneca Gaming Compact: Money for Nothing Ends for New York
(New York) -- As the sun set on 2016, the world trembled in anticipation of what the Trump era of U.S. national politics would bring. Meanwhile at the New York State...
article House majority leader loses bid for North Dakota casinos
(North Dakota) -- Despite a Republican House majority in North Dakota, their leader’s plan to establish more casinos in the state was been defeated Thursday by a...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
1:44pm 3-26-2017
 
 
article Tribe's 300-unit housing development kicked off with drum ceremony
(Michigan) -- Ground was broken Saturday, March 25 for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians' housing development project. The large-scale development located near...
article Dakota Access to set new course for N.D. oil
(North Dakota) -- Completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline is expected to fundamentally change the direction of North Dakota oil. The "interstate highway" for...
article Law was meant to let American Indians prosecute violence; is it working?
(Washington D.C.) -- When you hear about violence against women, the commonly used statistics are 1 in 2 have experienced physical violence in their lifetime while 1 in...
article Native American Tribes Fighting High Prices, Poor Food Quality
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's Crow Creek Indian Reservation is home to the descendants of the Dakota People, who thrived in Minnesota before they were forced onto...
article Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Responds to Keystone Pipeline Permit Approval
(North Dakota) -- On Friday, President Trump announced that the State Department has issued the final permit necessary to proceed with the Keystone Pipeline. On his...
article Newest Adam Sandler Netflix Deal Includes Four New Movies
(California) -- According to the latest from Deadline Hollywood, there is a four-movie extension of the Adam Sandler Netflix contract through his company Happy Madison...
article First Nation poised to sue Husky Energy for damage caused by spill last summer
(Saskatchewan) -- The ice has not yet thawed on the North Saskatchewan River, but Chief Wally Burns is sure there's damage below. Last summer, a Husky Energy...
article North Dakota pipeline spill larger than previously thought
(North Dakota) -- An initial appraisal of the Belle Fourche Pipeline spill in December estimated that 176,000 gallons of oil had been released from the leaking pipe. But...
article Special needs school raises money for clean water
(Arizona) -- The students at a special-education school on the Navajo Reservation have grown accustomed to two things: watching a dark, smelly liquid emerge from the...
article Tapping into a history that connects maple syrup to First Nations
(Quebec) -- On a cold Thursday afternoon in March, Tabitha Martens and students from Maples Collegiate meet in a Winnipeg park to learn how to tap maple syrup. The...
article Native tourism gears up for summer
(North Dakota) -- A Native American-owned tour bus company is just one of many strides being made in developing a native tourism industry in the state. NativeWays Tour...
article Burgum angling for government reinvention
(North Dakota) -- Gov. Doug Burgum's first few months in office involved juggling a budget upheaval with the demands of a protest movement: Both are issues that have...
article Indigenous Affairs spent almost $14,000 for a single TV, MP says
(Ottawa) -- Federal government spending on television sets is out of control, a Conservative MP says after he discovered departments spent tens of thousands of dollars...
article National inquiry seeks 'best practices' for a database of missing, murdered Indigenous women
(Ontario) -- The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls wants to clear up confusion around the lists it is compiling after it faced...
article Meth Related Convictions Lead to Banishments on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation
(South Dakota) -- It has been almost two years since the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Council passed Resolution 182-2015-CR, banning tribal members and other individuals...
article Documentary follows the wild life of gator-wrestling, empire-building Seminole chief James Billie
(Florida) -- The electronic jingle of slot machines, the spirited din of card games and the loud chattering of gamblers at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in...
article Court urged to solve ‘mystery’ of hidden Indian residential school documents
(Ontario) -- The courts must clear up the mystery of why the federal government withheld thousands of relevant documents from survivors who sought compensation for their...
article Longtime Chickasaw Legislator Dean McManus Passes Away in Ada
(Oklahoma) -- Dean McManus, a full-blood Chickasaw who devoted over 40 years of her life to enhancing the lives of Chickasaws, passed away March 18. She was 78.
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
2:09pm 3-26-2017
 
 
article OP/ED: Vegas gambling issues falling on deaf ears within NFL
(Las Vegas) -- When it comes to the potential practical consequences of putting a professional football team in Las Vegas, the NFL isn’t completely ignoring the...
article Homicide investigation underway in central Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Homicide detectives have been called to a central Las Vegas neighborhood Sunday to investigate a deadly overnight shooting. Metro police said they...
article Sheldon Adelson is world’s richest gambling industry billionare
(Las Vegas) -- Sheldon Adelson, owner of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. gambling company, has been named the world’s richest gambling billionaire, according to Forbes...
article Montana Visitor Killed in Shooting on Las Vegas Strip Bus; Shooter ID’d
(Las Vegas) -- A man visiting from Montana was shot and killed on a Las Vegas bus before the gunman barricaded himself in the vehicle and shut down the Strip for hours,...
article Pennsylvania Poker Rooms Scoop $4.9 Million in Revenue During February
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania poker rooms raked in approximately $4.9 million in revenue during the month of February. There was virtually no change from the same time...
article New Hampshire casino bill passes in Senate
(New Hampshire) -- Efforts to bring casino gambling to the Granite State paid off on Thursday, after a bill passed the full New Hampshire Senate at 13 votes to 10. SB...
article Racino expands slot-machine options
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course announced Friday that it will be increasing the size of its gaming floor, allowing for the addition of 50 new...
article Tuesday’s hearing could determine future flow of millions in gaming money
(Ohio) -- Two months from today, if the May 26 state Supreme Court deadline has passed, and lawmakers fail to come up with a fix for how communities share gambling...
article Coast casinos will dim lights during Earth Hour
(Australia) -- The lights will go down at East Biloxi casinos Saturday night as Harrah’s Casino Gulf Coast and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino join people and...
article Kansas lawmakers considering lottery vending machines
(Kansas) -- Kansas Lottery players soon might be able to buy tickets from vending machines. The House voted this week in support of the move, which the state lottery has...
article 'Scam Free' Gambling on Ethereum? Regulators Might Not Be Ready
(Russia) -- A world without gambling scams – that's just the latest big idea being tested on the ethereum blockchain. While much of the news lately has been on...
article Gambling on a brighter future
(New Zealand) -- Kiwis pumped $843 million into pokie machines last year, with 40 per cent going back into the community. It's supposed to be a win-win - but the...
article CDO archbishop says no to new casino
(Philippines) -- Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma opposed over the weekend the reported plan by Limketkai Sons Inc. to build a new gaming site in its commercial...
article Japan’s Ruling Parties to Introduce Responsible Gambling Bill
(Japan) -- Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito plan to introduce a responsible gambling-focused bill, local news outlets...
article Are Thailand’s Gambling Laws Too Far Behind The Times ?
(Thailand) -- The opening of a new casino in the sport hub province of Buri Ram has caused a researcher at the Centre of Gambling Studies to say that the state has not...
article Why Operators Leave Poland’s ‘Liberalized’ Gambling Market
(Poland) -- Online gambling has seen its role for the growth of the overall gambling industry increase significantly over the past decade or so. The Internet has allowed...
press release More Operators Leaving Poland as Market Prepares for Tight Regulations
(Poland) -- Polish punters and casino players are waiting to see how the new gambling bill will shape the local market. It will go into effect on April 1 and is going to...
article Patrick Kluivert Reportedly Owed Criminal Gang over €1M in Gambling Debts
(Spain) -- Former Barcelona star and current Paris Saint-Germain director of football Patrick Kluivert was reportedly blackmailed by a criminal gang for years after...
article How technology has helped make poker accessible to everyone
(Internet) -- There is nothing quite like a game of poker. What was once the stereotype of high rollers, gangsters and other rather nefarious characters, has now become...
article GameCo, a video game gambling machine maker, raising funds for expansion
(Las Vegas) -- GameCo, the first U.S. maker of video game gambling machines (VGM), hopes to raise as much as $30 million in a third round of funding as it seeks to...
 
 
Press Releases
12:35pm 3-21-2017
 
 
Big Laughter, Big Cause: 2017 Native Strong Comedy Slam Returns To San Diego
(California) -- During the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention (NIGA), the largest gathering of tribal leaders and casino executives in the country, Raving...
National Indian Gaming Association to honor Native American Casting Director with the Chairman's Leadership Award
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association announced today that they will be honoring Native American Film and Television Casting Director Tricia Wood...
Tribal Leaders Cannabis Symposium
(California) -- The Santa Ysabel Tribal Enterprise Consulting group, in collaboration with Native Network Consulting and Emerald Enterprise Inc., will co-host the Tribal...
IGT Megabucks® Delivers $3 Million Jackpot at Havasu Landing Resort and Casino
(California) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) awarded $3,028,416to a lucky player on Megabucks® Double Diamond Deluxe® video...
RES Kicks Off in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (the National Center) opened the doors on the 31st annual National Reservation Economic...
The Pointer Sisters to Headline Annual Wendell Chino Awards Banquet at Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention
(Washington D.C.) -- The 2017 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention announced today the event's respected annual Wendell Chino awards banquet will feature the...
Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission Announces Free Training To Protect Residents From Gambling Addiction
(Bermuda) -- Today the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission announced it will host a public presentation to educate and train the faith-based community on how to best tackle...
 

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