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“We see this as another tribal enterprise adding to our economic potential. It’s not going to be a huge facility, but kind of a place where you can stop and fill up at a gas station that has some of the lowest prices around and do a little gambling. We’re going to have a community feeling.” read quote >>>

— Skye McMichael, CEO of La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
2:36am 7-20-2018
 
 
article Wall Street firm lowers Niagara Falls' credit rating because of casino cash cutoff
(New York) -- Fitch Ratings, one of the three major Wall Street bond rating firms, reduced the City of Niagara Falls' credit rating Wednesday to BBB, a one-level...
article Ponca casino on Nebraska's border may open soon despite lawsuit
(Nebraska) -- In Carter Lake, Iowa The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is preparing the site for construction and finalizing agreements to reimburse the city for revenues lost...
article Ponca Tribe negotiates casino agreement as construction and litigation continues
(Nebraska) -- The Ponca Tribe continues work on a controversial casino amid opposition in two states. The tribe broke ground on the unnamed facility in Carter Lake, Iowa...
article Casino Gambling Is Allowed, But All Quiet on Western Front
(Massachusetts) -- Cleared to pursue gaming by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) announced last January that an electronic bingo hall...
article Mashpee chairman to testify before Congress on Taunton casino land bill
(Massachusetts) -- In the next chapter of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s legal battle over reservation rights to 321 acres in East Taunton and Mashpee, the House...
article Tribe Pushes To Revive Casino Suit Against Wis., Ho-Chunk [sub req]
(Wisconsin) -- The Stockbridge-Munsee Community pressed the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday to revive its lawsuit seeking to block the Ho-Chunk Nation’s casino...
article Florida Gaming Advocates Work To Oppose Gambling Amendment
(Florida) -- Opponents are lining up against a proposal that would effectively handicap Florida gambling expansion. Two political committees have registered to lobby...
article La Jolla Band adds slot machines to trading post on reservation
(California) -- The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians is finally getting back into the tribal gaming business. The tribe is adding 75 slot machines to the La Jolla...
article Tribe’s new wastewater system could spur economy
(Wisconsin) -- On Monday, July 16, the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Public Works Department began construction of a new wastewater treatment plant south of the Sevenwinds...
press release Lifescapes Intl. completes landscape design for Pechanga Resort Casino expansion
(California) -- Landscape architectural firm Lifescapes International completed a landscape design for the $300-million expansion of the Pechanga Resort Casino in...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:36am 7-20-2018
 
 
article Trump administration won't commit to permanent funding for tribal water rights
(Washington D.C.) -- A tribal water rights fund is due to run out of money but the Trump administration isn't ready to support a permanent fix despite billions of...
article Endangered Species Act stripped of key provisions in Trump administration proposal
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration unveiled a proposal Thursday that would strip the Endangered Species Act of key provisions, a move that conservationists...
article Final fed report: Tribes misspent $6.2 million
(Wyoming) -- The Department of the Interior’s Office of the Inspector General has finalized a report that finds the roads department operated by the Eastern...
article Federal authorities seized more than $1 million in property in Winnebago raid
(Nebraska) -- The economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe stands to lose more than $1 million in property after a raid on the reservation earlier this year....
article Canada's premiers meet Indigenous groups, although three major groups decline
(New Brunswick) -- Canada's premiers emerged from meetings with Indigenous organizations Wednesday with little in the way of concrete initiatives after several major...
article Warm Springs elders protest Kah-Nee-Ta’s closure
(Oregon) -- Elder members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs oppose the planned closing of Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa and plan to let their tribal leaders know...
article The Story Behind the Dream Catcher That Became a Healing Symbol for School Shooting Survivors
(USA) -- Days after a gunman murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, Anthony Salvatore was sitting at his desk,...
article When Native Americans Routed the Ku Klux Klan in the Battle of Hayes Pond
(North Carolina) -- On July 5 a historical marker was erected in Maxton, North Carolina, to commemorate an event that occurred sixty years ago, when the Ku Klux Klan...
article Native American congressional candidate vows to represent rural areas that lack running water and electricity
(Washington D.C.) -- A Native American congressional candidate in New Mexico said on Thursday that she hopes to address the underrepresented rural areas that still lack...
article Judge says Leonard Peltier's free speech lawsuit can proceed
(Washington) -- A federal judge says convicted killer Leonard Peltier can sue the state of Washington for removing his paintings from a state-sponsored art exhibit....
article Fort Berthold group pushes tribal voting rights
(North Dakota) -- A grassroots organization comprised primarily of Three Affiliated Tribes members is seeking to restore the rights of nonresident tribal voters in...
article Navajo Nation welcomes first Indigenous attorney general of Canada
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article Drilling in Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to get fast review
(Washington D.C.) -- The Interior Department has commissioned an expedited environmental review of the impact of leasing part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for...
article PSE’s gas plant studies have ‘significant technical issues,’ Puyallup tribe’s experts allege
(Washington) -- The Puyallup Tribe of Indians has asked Tacoma to re-examine whether a Tideflats liquified natural gas plant — now under construction — is...
article Rosebud Sioux Tribe joins fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
(South Dakota) -- Last week, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe told TransCanada "We will be waiting" in a response to a letter notifying them of impending...
article One year later: Indian Island transfer from city to tribe moves forward
(California) -- Wednesday marked one year since the Eureka City Council unanimously voted to approve of an agreement between the city of Eureka and Wiyot Tribe to...
article Rosebud Sioux Tribe expands economic development initiatives
(South Dakota) -- Every business in a capitalist economy has a purpose—to make a profit. The problem is other businesses have set out to do the same thing. To be...
article CBC North TV is off the air in most of Nunavut — here's why
(North Canada) -- Some people in Nunavut have not been able to watch CBC North television on cable for the past week. It's due to a scheduled equipment upgrade that...
article Eagle Bank soars to new heights
(Montana) -- Eagle Bank presented the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) with its largest dividend to date, a $51,500 check. Tribal Council Chairman Ronald...
article Drive-through pot shop opens in Auburn; 1st in Washington
(Washington) -- There’s now a faster way to buy marijuana and you don’t even have to get out of your car. Joint River in Auburn is now the first in the state...
article Seki wins second term as Red Lake Chairman
(Minnesota) -- Chairman Darrell Seki will lead the Red Lake Band of Chippewa for another four years after defeating Floyd "Buck" Jourdain in Wednesday's...
article Tsuut’ina Nation displaying Indigenous language stop signs
(Ontario) -- New stop signs can be seen at some intersections on Tsuut’ina Nation, written in the community’s Indigenous language. The 32 stop signs were put...
article U.S. Customs and Border Protection speeds crossings for Mohawk travellers at Massena checkpoint
(New York) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced a new pilot program to speed up border crossings for Mohawk residents of Akwesasne. Starting on July...
article 'Race' called a factor in Minnesota reservation jail appeal
(Minnesota) -- The attorney for a Red Lake woman imprisoned for a 2011 drug crime argued Thursday, July 19, that his client should receive credit for time she spent in...
article Indigenous activists call for end to ticketing of homeless people in Montreal
(Quebec) -- More than a dozen people gathered in downtown Montreal Tuesday, concerned about the police ticketing homeless people around Cabot Square, which has...
article WILLIAMS-KAHN: Why Gov. Pete Wilson is wrong about the Santa Ynez Chumash 'bigfooting' local residents
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article Meet the 11 federally recognized tribes of Wisconsin
(Wisconsin) -- The state’s 11 federally recognized tribes are distinct in a variety of ways.
article Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma to close N2N University
(Oklahoma) -- The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma announce the closing of N2N University in Wyandotte, Okla. No additional student are being enrolled, the final class...
article Monument features the first female leader of Pamunkey Tribe
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article Throwback Thursday: Arizona Highways, July 1962
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article Hoopa Valley Tribe warns of lawsuit over salmon fishing rules
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe notified federal agencies Wednesday of its intent to file a lawsuit claiming the agencies failed to follow their own protocols...
article First Nation women’s hockey team catches spotlight
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press release Hard Rock International Appoints Mark Linduski As Director Of Licensing
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most-recognizable and iconic brands – announces the appointment of Mark Linduski as...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
3:19am 7-20-2018
 
 
article Mississippi, West Virginia, Rhode Island Could be Next to Offer Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) that banned sports betting, several states have...
article Union workers OK new contract with Las Vegas Convention Authority
(Las Vegas) -- Union workers at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year contract in a vote Wednesday. About 295 service,...
article Las Vegas City Council green lights new Fremont Street hotel-casino
(Las Vegas) -- The newest hotel-casino on Fremont Street may be one step closer to becoming a reality. The Las Vegas City Council gave the green light to begin...
article Legionnaires' disease bacteria found at Laughlin hotel-casino
(Nevada) -- The Southern Nevada Health District is investigating two cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in guests who stayed separately at Harrah’s Laughlin Hotel...
article Appeal court ponders whether popular bar games are slots
(Florida) -- In a legal dispute that’s dragged on for more than three years and has eluded a legislative remedy, an appellate court is grappling with whether...
article No Surprise Here: Fantasy Sports Revenue Is A Pittance Compared To Other Gambling Formats In PA
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has unveiled the revenue figures for the second month of regulated fantasy sports contests, and well, they’...
article Hold Your Horses — PA Online Casino Plan Still Riddled With Problems
(Pennsylvania) -- The fact that Pennsylvania received nine applications for interactive gaming licenses is something to celebrate, especially since gaming taxes and...
article Parx Casino readies second pitch for casino gambling in Carlisle area
(Pennsylvania) -- Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment executives are stepping back to the plate in their uphill bid to develop a casino in the Carlisle area. The...
article Wynn Completes $68M Pollution Cleanup at Casino Site
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts has removed nearly 1 million tons of contaminated sediment from the former chemical plant site where it's building a $2.5 billion...
article DraftKings Partners With Del Lago, But No Clarity On When Sportsbook Will Launch
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article New Orleans casino market outperforms state numbers in June
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article Report calls casinos unreliable revenue source; supporters undeterred
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article Gaming association brings promotional campaign to Des Moines
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article Billionaire casino owner James Packer quits business interests
(Australia) -- Billionaire James Packer has resigned from 22 Australian company directorships in the past few weeks and no longer holds any board seats in his home...
article Casino in northeast Vietnam fined $15,000 for tax evasion
(Vietnam) -- Royal International Corporation, which runs the Casino Gaming Club in Ha Long City, has violated several tax regulations, provincial authorities say.
article Japanese casino legislation clears penultimate hurdle
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article Las Vegas is the trade show capital of the world
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Press Releases
7:32pm 7-17-2018
 
 
The National Center's First Native Edge Institute is Only One Week Away
(New Mexico) -- There is still space available for The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's (The National Center) first Native Edge Institute...
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Annual Convention And Tradeshow Is A Wealth Of Information On Tribal Gaming Past, Present And Future
(Oklahoma) -- Downtown Oklahoma City’s Cox Center will become a global hub for Tribal Gaming July 23-25, as OIGA launches its 23rd Annual Conference and Trade...
Final Call for Entries in Great Women of Gaming Awards
(Las Vegas) -- It’s last call for nominations for the 2018 Great Women Of Gaming Awards presented by Global Gaming Women. The award categories include Rising Star...
AGA: Responsible Gaming: More Than A Pledge, It's Our Priority
(Las Vegas) -- Dear Gaming Colleague, The American Gaming Association (AGA) and its members understand that responsible gaming (RG) is more than a pledge, it’s...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Showcases Industry-Leading iGaming Expertise at iGB Live! 2018
(Netherlands) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®)will showcase its years of industry-leading iGaming experience at its stand P4during the iGB Live!...
Wilton Rancheria Chairman Refutes False Report
(California) -- Wilton Rancheria Chairman Raymond C. Hitchcock today refuted an erroneous blog entry posted by www.elkgrovenews.net under the headline “Boyd Gaming...
 

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