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“Tribal operators could choose not to offer [sports betting] and then terminate the revenue sharing agreement. We could make money on the one side and lose money on the other. It might result in a net reduction in revenues for Detroit and the School Aid Fund.” read quote >>>

— Michigan State Sen. Ruth Johnson, a Groveland Township Republican

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
11:54pm 10-20-2019
 
 
article State leaders could change course on gambling
(Florida) -- After the loss of roughly $350 million a year in payments from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, House and Senate leaders are rethinking the state’s...
article Haar: MGM renews Bridgeport option amid stalemate
(Connecticut) -- Quietly over the summer, with zero fanfare and nary a public announcement, MGM Resorts International renewed a contract giving it the option to develop...
article Bristol casino developers donate to campaigns
(Virginia) -- Developers of the proposed Bristol Resort and Casino have contributed more than $300,000 to the various campaigns in the upcoming Virginia legislative...
article 2 leaning cranes toppled at site of New Orleans hotel collapse
(New Orleans) -- Officials set off thundering explosions that toppled two cranes Sunday that had loomed precariously for days over a partially collapsed hotel in New...
article La Center-area artist creates story pole to be displayed at casino
(Washington D.C.) -- Long, long ago, people hit their heads on the sky because it was too low. Tribes worked together to lift the sky with cedar poles, but some beings...
article Google to remove online casino advertising ban in US by 2020
(USA) -- As the gambling landscape continues to evolve in the United States, Google has decided to change advertising polices regarding online casino advertising in the...
article Betting on Ballots: An Inside Look at the Business of Gambling on Elections
(USA) -- Everybody has a political opinion and a prediction about who will win the 2020 election. But are you willing to “put your money where your mouth is,...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
11:54pm 10-20-2019
 
 
article Drawn From Poverty: Art Was Supposed to Save Canada’s Inuit. It Hasn’t.
(Nunavut) -- Hours before flying off to her debut show in Toronto, Ooloosie Saila, a rising star in the Canadian art world, was hiding in her grandmother’s room on...
article Trudeau defends record on Indigenous issues, as stump speech mentions are brief
(Manitoba) -- Justin Trudeau highlighted the push for reconciliation with First Nations, Metis and Inuit at a rally Saturday night, an issue he has otherwise rarely...
article Quapaw chief Saracen a tragic but heroic man
(Arkansas) -- Saracen was a Quapaw Indian who has been portrayed in Arkansas history as a hero, "the rescuer of captive children." During the Revolutionary War...
article From student debt to Indigenous reconciliation, here's what is driving young first-time voters to the polls
(Canada) -- "This is the time, being a first-time voter, to express what I believe is best for Canada going forward," says Sebastian Farkas, a student at...
article 'I want my voice heard': Get-out-the-vote effort underway in North Central
(Canada) -- Sandy Wankel and her team are literally driving people to the polls in Regina's North Central — a neighborhood dealing with widespread poverty,...
article 'Unthinkable': Community reacts to recent murders of Alaska Native women
(Alaska) -- They were missing, before their loved ones learned they were murdered. Now, Alaskans across the state and those who knew Veronica Abouchuk, 53, and Kathleen...
article Oil pipeline fuels fears in Native American reservations
(North Dakota) -- It’s been three years since thousands of protesters, environmentalists and more than 95 Native American nations gathered in a field-turned-...
article US Rep. Raul Ruiz to tour Thermal dump on Sunday, says fire nearing containment
(California) -- U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz will tour the burning Thermal dump on Sunday, nearly a week after it caught fire and emitted noxious fumes that sickened more than...
article Saskatchewan First Nations say Scheer absent in his riding
(Saskatchewan) -- First Nations chiefs in Andrew Scheer's home riding say they haven't seen much of him in advance of Monday's federal vote, and feel like...
article Housing in Yukon: An election issue with no clear solution
(Yukon) -- It's an issue that's come up throughout the federal election campaign in Yukon — affordability. More specifically, the affordability of housing...
article Maine tribes receive grants to prevent violence against women, help crime victims
(Maine) -- More than $1 million was awarded to two American Indian communities in Maine to combat violence against native women and help victims of crime, the US...
article Catching the warning signs: N.W.T. workshops promote suicide prevention
(Northwest Territories) -- Alyssa Carpenter knows depression and suicidal ideation from the inside, and she's learned the formal skills to not only help herself, but...
article Dental care remains out of reach for many in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Tooth decay, gum disease and many other oral-health illnesses are considered to be 100% preventable, yet many children and adults across South Dakota...
article Dakota State student creates computer game to help preserve Lakota language
(North Dakota) -- Dakota State University student Carl Petersen has a new way for indigenous people to engage with their language and culture: a computer game. The game...
article Robbins: Livingood writes about the long war against the Chickamaugas
(Tennessee) -- The late Dr. James Livingood, the UTC distinguished history professor, wrote about the extended war of U.S. militias against the Chickamauga Indians in...
article A look at the historic Dene reunification in Calgary
(Calgary) -- Dene and Indeh from all over the world gathered near Calgary this past week for a historic reunification. More than 750,000 people have Dene heritage,...
article Morales leads Bolivia vote for controversial fourth term
(Bolivia) -- President Evo Morales was in the lead in early returns from the first round of Sunday's presidential election in Bolivia, but with less than a 10...
article NDP asks Elections Canada to provide special ballots for evacuees in Manitoba
(Manitoba) -- The federal NDP is asking Elections Canada to make special accommodations to make sure thousands of evacuees from First Nation communities can vote on...
article Jacoby Ellsbury quietly became the Yankees’ forgotten man
(New York) -- The season was on the line for the Yankees on Saturday in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. It was win-or-go-home time. Not for outfielder...
article PASSING: Shirley L. Mills, 90
(Massachusetts) -- Shirley L. “Misqua Wahan” Mills, 90, went peacefully to her final rest on Friday, October 4 surrounded by her loving family. Misqua Wahan...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
11:53pm 10-20-2019
 
 
article D.C.’s No-Bid Contract For Sports Betting Is Likely Legal, Judge Rules
(Washington D.C.) -- A D.C. judge ruled on Friday that the D.C. Council likely did not violate the law when it granted a Greek gaming company a no-bid, $215 million...
article Ohio schools ask lawmakers to ban betting on collegiate sports
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s public colleges and universities are asking lawmakers to prohibit betting on collegiate sports as the state moves to authorize sports wagering,...
article All but one of state-licensed casinos now have on site sports betting
(Iowa) -- Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission administrator, Brian Ohorilko, says the Wild Rose Casinos opened their on-site sports betting facilities last week and now...
article Wynn, Full House Resorts Partner For Mobile Sports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- Full House Resorts and Wynn Resorts have entered into an agreement to allow Wynn Resorts to operate mobile and online sports betting from Full House...
article Calumet City casino proposal aims to revitalize River Oaks Center
(Illinois) -- The latest entry in the south suburban casino sweepstakes aims to put a new gaming facility less than two miles from the Indiana border at the River Oaks...
article Inside New York’s Illegal Gambling Dens
(New York) -- An alleged illegal gambling den located just three blocks from a New York Police Department precinct in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights went unnoticed by...
article East Arkansas track closing, but dogs won't go homeless
(Arkansas) -- The greyhound racing industry and people who want it abolished agree on one thing: Greyhounds make great pets. Well over 1,000 greyhounds will be available...
article He played for 72 hours straight: South Korea wrestles with video game addiction
(South Korea) -- His video game habit started in middle school. His bedroom door was always locked, and when his grandmother stood on the veranda and peered through his...
article $11.5M casino license fee spending bill now law
(Saipan) -- ACTING Gov. Arnold I. Palacios on Friday signed into law the Senate version of House Bill 21-78, which appropriates $11.5 million of the $15.5 million fee...
article Pilgrimage to continue despite casino demolition plans
(Cambodia) -- Buddhist monks and youths who are conducting a ten-day pilgrimage from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville in protest of a Chinese-owned beachfront casino in Koh...
 
 
Press Releases
9:57am 10-16-2019
 
 
NAJA condemns Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council denial of citizen free press vote
(Oklahoma) -- The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council’s failure to pass strengthened free press...
BILL MILLER: Point of View: Gaming is many things for Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s gaming industry is one of the state’s largest economic engines. It supports more than 75,000 jobs — 4% of Oklahoma’s...
Redwolf Pope to remain behind bars
(New Mexico) -- A Santa Fe Magistrate Judge ruled today that Redwolf Pope, a man who posed as a Native American to prey on Indigenous women, shall remain in custody...
Redwolf Pope could be released within 48 hours
(Washington D.C.) -- A Santa Fe Magistrate judge will decide on October 9 whether to release Redwolf Pope, a man charged with multiple counts of felony sexual crimes. A...
Federal Judge Dismisses Opponents' Claim Against Wilton Rancheria
(California) -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday  issued a comprehensive final order dismissing the remaining claims contesting the U.S. Department of...
 

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