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Indian Gaming: Latest News
8:57pm 12-5-2016
 
 
article Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect
(California) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California to take effect. Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act,...
article Elk Grove casino referendum backer is chef with casino investments
(California) -- Los Angeles celebrity chef Roy Choi is the force behind the referendum to keep Elk Grove from approving a $400 million tribal casino. Choi’s...
article Firm that runs card room games is bankrolling Elk Grove casino fight
(California) -- The force behind the effort to halt the proposed Indian casino in Elk Grove is a Bay Area company tied to a Sacramento card room operator. Knighted...
article Union Wants 9th Circ. To Trim Calif. Tribal Casino's Brief [sub req]
(California) -- Unite Here International Union urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to cut large chunks of a California tribal casino’s brief challenging a National...
article It’s Game Time for Tribe on Martha’s Vineyard
(Massachusetts) -- For the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), time may have finally run out on their continued efforts to operate a gaming facility on Martha’...
article Pokagon plan ups pressure on casinos
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ entrance into the casino business and its expansions in that industry have all been in Michigan — a...
article We'll learn more about proposed South Bend casino on Wednesday
(Indiana) -- Work is already underway on the new Pokagon Band village in South Bend. Now we're about to learn about the plans for a proposed casino. Tribal leaders,...
article Feds Say Tribe Member Must Post Bond During Tax Appeal [sub req]
(Florida) -- The federal government pressed a Florida federal judge on Friday to require a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians to post an appeal bond while she...
article Lifelong chef takes over at Pechanga Resort & Casino’s Blazing Noodles
(California) -- A natural at preparing Asian cuisine, Chef Kok Che (Chef Tim) has taken over as the head chef of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s authentic Chinese...
article Charter Oak to open branch at Mohegan Sun
(Connecticut) -- The fast-expanding network of Charter Oak Federal Credit Union branches will include a full-service facility at Mohegan Sun next year. Expected to open...
press release California Tribal Gaming generates $7.8 Billion in economic output in the State
(California) -- The California Nations Indian Gaming Association announced the release of its bi-annual economic impact study produced by Beacon Economics, a premier...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
1:32am 12-6-2016
 
 
article Trump advisors aim to privatize oil-rich Indian reservations
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American reservations cover just 2 percent of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along...
article Tribal leader: Pipeline opponents should go home
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault says it's time for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to leave a camp along the pipeline route in...
article Obama puts Dakota pipeline on Trump’s desk
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration’s decision to deny permits for the Dakota Access pipeline puts an early, high-profile decision on President-elect...
article Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
(North Dakota) -- Developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline say they are “fully committed” to completing the project without rerouting the pipeline and filed...
article Trump not saying what he’ll do about Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Protesters who celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline vowed to remain camped on federal land as they wait...
article In Dakota Access pipeline controversy, Obama’s ties to tribes played pivotal role
(Washington D.C.) -- Three months ago a young Malaysian woman asked President Obama about the protests taking place over the Dakota Access pipeline: She wanted to know...
article As North Dakota Pipeline Is Blocked, Veterans at Standing Rock Cheer
(North Dakota) -- After four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, after being hit by a roadside bomb and losing two friends to explosions, Jason Brocar floated from job...
article Sense of duty draws U.S. veterans to Dakota pipeline protest
(North Dakota) -- In the back reaches of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp, U.S. military veterans, armed with saws, hammers and other tools, are quietly building...
article Forgiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans And Natives At Standing Rock Casino
(North Dakota) -- On Monday, Native Americans conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans at the Standing Rock casino, giving the veterans an opportunity to...
article Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
(North Dakota) -- As blizzard conditions mounted, a representative of the protest camps just south of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction zone issued a clear message...
article National Chief Perry Bellegarde faces divisions over pipelines as AFN meets
(Ottawa) -- First Nations leaders who support pipeline projects are afraid to speak out because they have become stigmatized by some protesters, AFN national chief Perry...
article Saskatoon protesters say Dakota Access pipeline would have consequences for Saskatchewan
(Saskatoon) -- Protesters attending a rally against the Dakota Access pipeline in Saskatoon on Sunday said the outcome of the project has potential consequences for...
article Baker, other tribal leaders endorse Fallin for interior secretary post
(Oklahoma) -- Bill John Baker, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, is among the American Indian voices in Oklahoma who have endorsed Gov. Mary Fallin as secretary of...
article Swinomish plan to expand reservation could have major impact
(Washington) -- Tom Grzelak has lived on Fidalgo Island for 22 years, never knowing he might actually be living on an Indian reservation. Now he isn't sure what to...
article TRAHANT: The Inevitable Pipeline That Wasn’t
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has defied history. Nearly two years ago the Dakota Access Pipeline and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told the tribe...
article How the Story of "Moana" and Maui Holds Up Against Cultural Truths
(Washington D.C.) -- I’ve said it before and I will say it again: the colonization of Pacific Islands is the greatest human adventure story of all time. People...
article MMIW commission won't hear testimony from families until spring 2017
(Canada) -- Three months after the official launch of the long-awaited inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, a spokesman says the commissioners won't...
article Solving the legacy of indigenous sexual abuse: think globally, act nationally
(Manitoba) -- Fred Kejick Thomas remembers the exact day — April 14, 2005 — when he confronted the uncle who had sexually molested him out on a trap line...
article Umatilla Indian Reservation grapples with pipelines in Northeastern Oregon
(Oregon) -- The explosion shook the ground beneath the Umatilla Indian Reservation and unleashed a massive fireball that roared up to 500 feet into the air. On Jan. 2,...
article Federal Government Offers $270 Million for Fractionated Blackfeet Land
(Montana) -- The federal government has sent offers to nearly 7,000 landowners on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation valued at more than $270 million as part of the Land...
article Akwesasne expands bed tax
(New York) -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's bed tax has been expanded. The Tribal Council recently adopted a resolution that expands the occupancy fee from the two...
article Payday lenders may soon find friends in Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- Payday lenders have been up in arms in recent years over federal banking regulators attempting to put “death sentence” limits on the...
article All four Whiteclay beer stores reapply for licenses
(Nebraska) -- As expected, all four beer stores in Whiteclay want to continue selling alcohol across the state line from South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...
article Cabinet ministers set to discuss sexual abuse on reserves, says Bellegarde
(Canada) -- The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says he will meet soon with three federal cabinet ministers to discuss the issue of sexual abuse within...
article Tribe files federal tort claim for mine spill
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation has filed a $160 million claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act for damages and ongoing injuries incurred from the Gold King Mine spill....
article Tribal officials and residents react to malnourished children
(South Dakota) -- After two toddlers were found malnourished and neglected at a residence on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last month, tribal officials and concerned...
article Psychologist says northern Sask. suicides a result of colonization, not mental illness
(Saskatchewan) -- An expert who has worked in First Nations communities for years says a string of suicides in northern Saskatchewan won't be solved by outside...
article Private donations to Indian Cultural Center and Museum top $7 million so far
(Oklahoma) -- Private donors have written checks for $7.2 million for the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, with more expected before the end of the year....
article Kennewick Man skeleton closer to tribal return
(Washington) -- Legislation that would return the 8,400-year-old bones of Kennewick Man to Columbia Basin tribes could become law in the coming weeks. The legislation...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
1:30am 12-6-2016
 
 
article Jeb’s New Consulting Job Is With A Fantasy Sports Law Firm
(Florida) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a new consulting job less than a year after he ended his presidential campaign. Bush “will act as a strategic...
article Rahul Sood: Las Vegas should invest in eSports
(Las Vegas) -- One of the things that boggles the minds of every gambling operators is how to get the millennials to gamble. The internet is filled with articles about...
article Guess Who’s Back? Anti-Online Gambling Proponents Make Appeal To Trump Transition Team
(Washington D.C.) -- On November 17, ten state attorneys general signed a letter addressed to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence and the entire Trump transition team. The...
article Yahoo Quietly Receives UK Gambling License For Daily Fantasy Sports
(UK) -- Yahoo became the latest daily fantasy sports site to enter the United Kingdom, joining DraftKings and FanDuel. The news comes as daily fantasy soccer site...
article Local 54 contract leads to reduced profits at Caesars properties
(Atlantic City) -- A contract with Unite Here Local 54, described as among the best in the union’s history, helped contribute to a double-digit drop in profits at...
article Bill blocking 'warehousing' of casino licenses advances in Assembly
(New Jersey) -- A bill that would disqualify a casino license applicant for five years if that person “substantially” closes a casino in New Jersey was...
article Massachusetts gaming regulators to study casino industry and possible impact of legalized marijuana
(Massachusetts) -- In the state of Massachusetts, there are gambling facilities in the works that would cater to players who enjoy table games, slots and more. The...
article From Sand to Shimmer: A Casino Resort Rises in Maryland
(Maryland) -- As MGM opens a new resort this week on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River, it will deliver a victory in a long effort to develop a shoreline carved...
article Newer casinos upping the ante
(New York) -- As bright lights and bells of gambling spread across the Northeast, New York’s first voter-authorized casino opened Friday on rural land that once...
article Rezoning for casino site clears public planning although OLG has yet to name operator, pick location
(Ontario) -- City politicians are set to approve the rezoning of two sites on Pinewood Park Drive as potential casino locations. There were no objections from around the...
article Jack Entertainment partners with Interblock for Detroit enhancement
(Detroit) -- American casino operator Jack Entertainment has partnered with luxury electronic table games manufacturer Interblock in order to bring a new stadium-style...
article Larry Flynt sues Golden State to expand casino empire
(California) -- Hustler founder and distinguished smut king Larry Flynt is eager to diversify his business holdings and invest in several casinos across the country. But...
article Lottery authorities warn Alabama over draft legislation
(Alabama) -- The president of Louisiana's lottery said Alabama should be careful in how it drafts lottery legislation and cautioned against defining the game too...
article Paddy Power founder secretly urged a BAN on 'dangerously addictive' gambling machines
(UK) -- The former boss of Britain's biggest bookmaker secretly urged the Irish government not to give the go-ahead to 'dangerously addictive' fixed odd...
article Japan Passes Casino Bill
(Japan) -- Only weeks ago, analysts in the know said Japan’s long-stalled casino bill was unlikely to pass during an extraordinary legislative session that ended...
article Fontana casino shut down; Lam still in Phl?
(Philippines) -- Agents of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) and the Angeles City police shut down the other day the casino operated by fugitive Chinese...
article Macau's top gambling tycoon: Who is Jack Lam?
(Philippines) -- Another name has been added to the list of individuals who have earned the ire of President Rodrigo Duterte. Jack Lam, a Chinese gaming tycoon, is...
article Bermudian officials give the thumbs up to 2016 Casino Gaming Amendment Act
(Bermuda) -- Bermudian officials have voted unanimously to pass the 2016 Casino Gaming Amendment Act moving the island that much closer to legalised casino gambling.
 
 
Press Releases
9:13am 12-5-2016
 
 
California Tribal Gaming generates $7.8 Billion in economic output in the State
(California) -- The California Nations Indian Gaming Association announced the release of its bi-annual economic impact study produced by Beacon Economics, a premier...
Casinos a Bright Spot in Key Report Grading U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Measures
(Washington D.C.) -- The influential international body that grades countries’ efforts to prevent money laundering today recognized casino gaming companies’...
NIGC Remembers Core Values of National Native American Heritage Month
(Washington D.C.) -- As November draws to a close, the National Indian Gaming Commission will continue to recognize the core values of the National Native American...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Reaches 2.5 Million Testing and Certification Milestone
(New Jersey) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has been the leading land-based, iGaming and lottery testing and certification laboratory for over 25 years...
Santa Ynez Tribal Chairman Disappointed With Lack Of Progress With County
(California) -- In a strongly worded letter to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Tribal Chairman Kenneth Kahn ...
 

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