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Indian Gaming: Latest News
9:53am 4-29-2017
 
 
article Investigation uncovers scheme to skim gaming revenue from Oklahoma tribes
(Oklahoma) -- One of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes' casinos paid more than $1.2 million over 18 months to lease a two-acre parking lot — about 10 times the...
article New Hope For California Online Poker? Tribal Group Ends PokerStars Partnership
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians said Wednesday that it is no longer a member of the coalition that includes PokerStars, Commerce Casino, Hawaiian...
article Supreme Court ruling seen as benefit to casino bus crash lawsuit
(Texas) -- The ink is barely dry on a new sovereignty decision from the nation's highest court but some are already singing its praises. Attorney John David Franz...
article Seminole Hard Rock Casino shows off expansion
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Casino cut the ribbon on its new mezzanine-level casino and Orient Road garage Friday. The new level is more than 26,000 square feet...
article Florida Legislature Edges Towards Deal on Gambling Reform
(Florida) -- The Florida House and Senate appeared to be a step closer to a deal to reform Florida’s gambling landscape, as the second day of negotiations closed...
article Calif. Tribe Looks To Nix DOI Quick Win Bid In Casino Row (sub req.)
(California) -- The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians on Thursday said the federal government’s own bid for a quick win in the tribe’s challenge of a...
article Feds drop appeal in Taunton casino case, may still take land in trust on other grounds
(Massachusetts) -- The Department of Justice dropped its appeal in the Taunton tribal casino case on Thursday. But that doesn’t mean the federal government is...
article East Windsor residents shoot down casino-blocking ordinance
(Connecticut) -- East Windsor residents showed they support the casino planned for their town, voting late Thursday night to reject a proposed ordinance that was...
article Plan for Third Casino Moves Forward After East Windsor Vote
(Connecticut) -- Plans to build a third casino in Connecticut are moving forward after residents of East Windsor rejected an ordinance, submitted by petition, that town...
article Mohegan Sun names two new directors
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun has promoted Don Sikorski to director of shops and hired Lynn Agnello as director of sponsorships. Sikorski oversees the 225,000-square-foot...
article River Spirit Casino Unveils New Resort Features
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino Resort has unveiled some new features, including the resort's new pool - which faces the Arkansas river - and two bars. A...
article Less money, but Harper Creek still tops casino payouts
(Michigan) -- Harper Creek Community Schools will see about $83,000 less in casino revenue after the final distributions of FireKeepers Casino Hotel's annual payment...
article OP/ED: Supreme Court on Tribal Sovereign Immunity: a Smelly Pot of Fish Head Stew
(Washington D.C.) -- So, the Supreme Court has spoken; An employee of a Tribal Governmental Entity or Arm of the Tribe (Mohegan Gaming Authority) who is sued in State...
article Chiefs mull legal action in push to locate casino at Downs
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba’s First Nations are turning up the heat on the prospect of an indigenous-run casino in Winnipeg. With his re-election as chief of Peguis...
article Entertainment continues at Ilani Casino next week
(Washington) -- The entertainment options at the new Ilani casino in Ridgefield continue with a full slate of performances next weekend. After a full week of...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
9:08am 4-29-2017
 
 
article DAPL Protesters Not Backing Down, March on Nation’s Capitol
(Washington D.C.) -- Just days before President Trump will reach his milestone 100 days in office, a group of protesters staged a peaceful march on the nation’s...
article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will continue to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline in court but is dropping a pending appeal in the case. A motion of...
article The company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is in another controversy
(Ohio) -- The same company that built the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline has twice spilled drilling fluids in two pristine Ohio wetlands this month while...
article Public-Private Partnership Results in Low-Carbon Community Microgrid for Blue Lake Rancheria Native American Tribe
(New Mexico) -- Solar PV-battery energy storage systems (BESS) and hybrid/renewable energy microgrids are catching on in Native American tribal communities in California...
article Kwikwetlem First Nation fish release
(British Columbia) -- Kwikwetlem First Nation elder Bev Morzoczkowski, centre, offers a traditional blessing with councillors Fred Hulbert Sr. and John Peters prior to...
article Regulators take action against 4 lenders operating in Arizona, other states
(Arizona) -- Federal regulators are taking legal action against four small-dollar lending companies owned by a tiny California tribe, arguing that the loans are void and...
article White Earth Tribe uses its wild rice to prospect business in France
(Minnesota) -- A few thousand pounds of wild rice from the White Earth Reservation in north-central Minnesota is en route to one of the biggest French culinary-and-arts...
article California Tribes Host Emergency Services Agencies in Preparedness Summit
(California) -- California state and federal agencies got a firsthand look at what tribes in Indian country would be facing during a flood, wildfire or other hazard at...
article Revised GOP Health Care Bill Would Still Undermine Funding for Indian Health
(Washington D.C.) -- Speaker Paul Ryan said House Republicans are close to a deal that would allow them to pass the American Health Care Act. He says this is because of...
article Middleborough buys land to protect Native American site
(Massachusetts) -- Middleborough Town Meeting has voted to buy 20 acres from a developer to protect an ancient Native American settlement believed to be on the site. The...
article Can the Government Take Away My Indigenous Identity?
(Newfoundland) -- On January 31, 2017, I received a letter in the mail revoking my status as a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. As a Mi’kmaq poet...
article Whitecap Dakota First Nation takes step toward self-governance
(Saskatchewan) -- Whitecap Dakota First Nation took a step toward self-governance near Saskatoon. Officials signed an agreement-in-principle which could eventually grant...
article Leslieville gallery cancels art show over concerns of Indigenous cultural appropriation
(Ontario) -- An art gallery in Leslieville has cancelled an upcoming exhibit after receiving complaints that works by a Toronto artist are offensive to Indigenous people.
article From Australia to Standing Rock: Videos From the Indigenous Artist You Need to Know, Nahko Bear
(California) -- If you are not yet aware of Nahko Bear, you should take a look at an artists who is bringing his music to the world’s stage. His rock collective,...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
9:35am 4-29-2017
 
 
article $1.6 Billion Disneyland-Like Project For Wynn Las Vegas Receives Green Light
(Las Vegas) -- About a year after Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn announced plans for a $1.5 billion project called Paradise Park, the casino operator’s board...
article Nevada Gov. Sandoval Makes Case To AG Sessions: Online Gambling Regulation Works
(Nevada) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval reportedly made his case to keep online gambling legal in a meeting this week with US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He also told...
article Monte Carlo slot machine pays out 6-figure jackpot for 2nd straight month
(Las Vegas) -- For the second month in a row, a six-figure progressive slot machine jackpot hit inside the Monte Carlo hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Slot-maker...
article Investments in Tropicana Las Vegas seen continuing
(Las Vegas) -- Penn National Gaming will continue to leverage its investment in its Tropicana Las Vegas property and add to its holdings in Mississippi to expand and...
article Jacobs Entertainment set to purchase Sands Regency Casino Hotel
(Nevada) -- Casino operator Jacobs Entertainment is set to purchase the Sands Regency Casino Hotel, two blocks of Fourth Street and the rest of the Gold Dust West Casino...
article Magic City Casino Owners Want to Build New Casino in Edgewater
(Florida) -- In September 2015, the company that owns Miami's Magic City Casino — West Flagler Associates — tried to apply for a license to open up a new...
article Jai-alai and poker could be coming to downtown Miami
(Florida) -- The owners of Magic City Casino and Flagler Dog Track want to bring pelotas and poker chips to downtown Miami. But slot machines are off the table —...
article Attack at Las Vegas Strip nightclub leads to $160M verdict
(Las Vegas) -- A New York City hedge fund manager who sued the Marquee nightclub after he was attacked by a manager and security officers won a $160.5 million jury...
article Pennsylvania’s last casino license getting few suitors
(Pennsylvania) -- The sprint to get Pennsylvania’s lone remaining horsetrack and casino license seems to be a one-horse race, so far. The only developer who’...
article Del Lago Resort & Casino records best week in two months
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino reported its best week in two months and the second-best weekly financial performance since the facility opened Feb. 1. The...
article Sullivan County places bets on billion-dollar casino and resort
(New York) -- At 18 stories, the glass-framed luxury casino hotel tower of the the Montreign Casino Resort is visible for miles from Route 17 in bucolic Sullivan County...
article Gambling in Mississippi: State in Top 5 for Addiction, First for Related Arrests
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi sees the most gambling-related arrests and is in the top five states in the country for gambling addiction, a recent study from WalletHub...
article Lawmakers seek probe of York County casino ballot committee
(Maine) -- Two lawmakers want the state’s campaign finance watchdog agency to investigate whether backers of a proposal to build a casino in southern Maine failed...
article Playtech BGT Sports confirms management team
(UK) -- Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has finalised its senior management team, following the acquisition of BGT by Playtech in July 2016. Armin Sageder, founder of BGT,...
article Experts warn of £12.6bn scale of UK gambling problem
(UK) -- Experts are warning that the UK must face up to the scale of its gambling problem with a lack of research, and industry influence, preventing proper scrutiny of...
article Labor organizations seek more representation in gaming
(Macau) -- Just ahead of the Labour Day holiday, the Conselho Permanente de Concertação Social (Permanent Council for Social Dialogue), or CPCS, is facing criticism for...
article MGM Cotai to open in fourth quarter 2017: Murren
(Macau) -- MGM Cotai (pictured), the new Macau casino property from MGM China Holdings Ltd, is likely to open in the fourth quarter of 2017, said James Murren, the...
article Goa casinos refuse to hike entry fees despite jacked up licensing costs
(India) -- Casinos in Goa will not raise their entry fees despite the government’s decision to jack up the costs of operating gambling establishments—both...
article Consortium pulls Australian gambling giant offer: report
(Australia) -- A consortium led by US private equity firm KKR pulled its takeover bid for Australian gaming and lottery giant Tatts, reports said, after the firm...
article Fighting Compulsive Gambling Among Women
(New York) -- Blinking lights, the clicking sound of coins, and perks like free or inexpensive food, drinks and casino bus trips are enticing many older women to gamble...
article Scientific Games reports first-quarter revenue up 6 percent
(Las Vegas) -- Scientific Games, the maker of popular slot machines and table games, said first-quarter revenue rose 6 percent as it sold more products and a greater...
 
 
Press Releases
12:46am 4-28-2017
 
 
AGA Board Adopts New Sports Betting Principles
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association's Board of Directors this week ratified a new set of policy principles outlining the industry's approach to...
IGT Presents Diverse Content and Cabinets at Southern Gaming Summit
(Mississippi) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) will showcase innovative games, cabinets and systems solutions in booth 702 at the...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Provides Customized Regulator Training to Argentina’s Loteria Nacional Sociedad del Estado
(Argentina) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) experts traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to perform a series of training sessions for the Loteria Nacional...
Brian Cladoosby Accepts Position on Group Health Community Foundation Board
(Washington) -- Brian Cladoosby, Chairman of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, is honored to have accepted a position of service on the Board of Directors for the...
Pechanga promotes VP of HR and Talent Management
(California) -- Shannon Weidauer, a dedicated Pechanga Resort & Casino employee, was just promoted to Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Management at...
 

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