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Indian Gaming: Latest News
8:14pm 2-15-2019
 
 
article Judge revives lawsuit over casino blocked under Zinke
(Massachusetts) -- An American Indian tribe can revive a lawsuit arguing that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke responded to improper political pressure to block a...
article 'Significant political pressure': Former Secretary Zinke under scrutiny in tribal lawsuit
(Massachusetts) -- Did former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who resigned under a cloud of investigations, succumb to "significant political pressure"...
article Cherokee casino in Sevierville? Not without a change to state law
(Tennessee) -- A spokesperson for the City of Sevierville confirms reports that the Eastern Band of the Cherokee has agreed to buy a parcel of land just off I-40 at exit...
article South Dakota Senate Advances Sports Betting, Yankton Casino Bills
(South Dakota) -- Two bills that would let South Dakota voters decide on two key areas of gambling expansion advanced in the State Senate this week. Senate Joint...
article FBC Wetumpka Returns Check From Casinos
(Alabama) -- Members of Wetumpka’s First Baptist Church voted Feb. 10 to return a $25,000 donation from the Wind Creek Casinos, citing a conflict of interest and...
article Jamul Casino Opens New Poker Room with ‘Golden Cap’ Tournament
(California) -- The Jamul Casino will hold a grand opening ceremony and poker tournament Friday to celebrate the opening of its poker room. The poker room includes 10...
article Man charged with stealing Rolex watches from casino
(Connecticut) -- A Massachusetts man has been charged with stealing four Rolex watches worth a combined $73,600 from a Connecticut casino. The Norwich Bulletin reports...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
8:06pm 2-15-2019
 
 
article Largest tribe in East called NC home for centuries. Feds say it’s not Indian enough.
(North Carolina) -- The largest American Indian tribe east of the Mississippi, North Carolina’s Lumbee, counts 55,000 members and has called the state’s...
article Herrera v. Wyoming: Tribal hunting rights case could have broad implications
(Wyoming) -- A U.S. Supreme Court case involving elk killed in the Bighorn National Forest by a member of the Crow Tribe has implications far beyond the boundaries of...
article The Green New Deal Includes a Powerful Pledge to Indigenous People
(Washington D.C.) -- The Green New Deal is no perfect solution to climate change. It’s already facing backlash from Republicans and centrists, but it’s all...
article Tribe and federal programs caught in border security debate
(Washington D.C.) -- Round two of the shutdown debate is now over as President Donald Trump, who sought $5.6 billion in funding to go toward building a wall on the...
article Court Strikes Down FCC’s Mean-Spirited Effort to Reinforce Digital Divide
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal appeals court has overturned FCC chair Ajit Pai‘s attempt to gut the subsidy that makes it possible for low-income communities to...
article Three Incumbents, Three Newcomers Elected To Mashpee Tribal Council
(Massachusetts) -- The results of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council election came in Sunday night. The three incumbents—Carleton Hendricks Jr., Winnie Johnson-Graham...
article Employees facing theft charges appear on summons
(Oklahoma) -- Four former and current MCN employees, former Public Relations Director Neely Tsoodle and Sherman Hicks, Ernest McPerryman, and Oscar Hicks of Arbor...
article Mvskoke coalition formed in Dallas
(Texas) -- The first gathering of the newly established ‘Dallas Maskoke Coalition’ was held at the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas with approximately 60-...
article Adopting “Oklahoma Native American Day” is right for our state
(Oklahoma) -- Because Oklahoma’s rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage, it’s only natural that we should take an appropriate and lasting...
article Eastern Shawnee Tribe hopes to teach people gardening
(Oklahoma) -- The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is working to use its greenhouses to teach people homegrown food awareness. They are hoping to launch a community...
article Taking representation to the next level
(Oklahoma) -- Social Studies curriculum in Oklahoma’s public schools could look a lot different than it did just six years ago. The Oklahoma State Department of...
article Why are tribal college students slow to ask for financial aid?
(Indian Country) -- Hundreds of students at tribal colleges and universities who need financial aid are waiting until the last minute to ask for it, according to report...
article NPR host to speak in Tahlequah
(Oklahoma) -- The Northeastern State University Foundation has announced Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and author of “...
article Environment Minister Visits Indigenous Reservation That Leases Land For Soybean Production
(Brazil) -- On his first trip ever to the Amazon, Environment minister Ricardo Salles, 43, chose to visit an indigenous reservation where white farmers grow mechanized...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
8:18pm 2-15-2019
 
 
article State Senate Moves Rhode Island Sports Betting One Step Closer To Mobile
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island is the smallest state in the nation, but it’s still inconvenient to have to drive to one of its two casinos to bet on sports. The...
article Billionaire Carl Icahn Pressuring Caesars Entertainment to Sell Company
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire Carl Icahn is pushing Caesars Entertainment to consider selling its casino empire to a rival in an effort to improve management and increase...
article Icahn is betting that a Caesars sale is best for shareholders
(Wall Street) -- Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is urging Caesars Entertainment Corp. to sell itself. Caesars (NASDAQ: CZR), one of the world’s largest...
article Suffolk Sterling Files Explosive Claim Against Wynn Resorts
(Massachusetts) -- Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC, filed a claim in federal court that Wynn Resorts was involved in a number of improprieties associated with its bid...
article New Hampshire online lottery sues over gambling opinion
(New Hampshire) -- U.S. Department of Justice legal opinion that could threaten online gambling and state-run lotteries is being challenged in court by the state of New...
article Borgata Gets Green Light to Seize Phil Ivey’s Assets in Nevada
(Atlantic City) -- Borgata was recently given a green light by a US District Court in New Jersey to go after Phil Ivey’s assets in Nevada which the casino...
article MGC releases January 2019 gross gaming revenue for Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported today that the month of January 2019 at Plainridge Park Casino (PPC) and MGM Springfield generated...
article January revenue numbers released for MGM Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming officials have released January revenue numbers for MGM Springfield. The Mass. Gaming Commission reported that the Springfield resort-...
article Why Is 'Fortnite' Giving Away The Season 8 Battle Pass For Free? The Reason Is Simple
(Internet) -- Before we even begin, let's make one thing clear: it's not Apex Legends. Yes, Respawn's new battle royale is the first genuine threat to...
article Francis Lui Is The Unlikely New Face Of Macau Gaming
(Macau) -- Galaxy’s evolution from a company that “didn’t deserve” a gaming concession, according to Macau’s casino liberalization chief,...
article GT editor inducted into Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame
(Nevada) -- Figures from UNLV football, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and journalism were honored Friday when the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame...
article Aria Las Vegas Upgrades Fitness Center: Meetings & Conventions
(Las Vegas) -- The 4,004-room Aria Resort & Casino, the flagship property within CityCenter in Las Vegas, has upped its wellness game by introducing major upgrades...
article Feds: CPA laundered $1.3M for gambling habit
(Pennsylvania) -- Federal prosecutors on Friday revealed a Rice Twp. accountant who laundered more than $1 million from a nonprofit was stealing the money to pay down...
article NJ court: Government agency can’t ‘bank’ property for unspecified potential future redevelopment
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Appellate Division has issued a ruling preventing the state’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority from seizing a home in a low...
 
 
Press Releases
1:31pm 2-12-2019
 
 
Sara Slane Named Among Best Young Talent to Influence Future of Sports
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Sara Slane, senior vice president of public affairs, was named to the Sports Business Journal...
Hundreds Attend the Western Indian Gaming Conference
(California) -- More than 400 tribal leaders, regulators, industry professionals and policy experts, have gathered at the 24rdannual Western Indian Gaming Conference at...
American Indian Graduate Center Partners with California Nations Indian Gaming Association for Student Scholarships
(California) -- The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) has partnered with the California Nations Indian Gaming Association to administer an annual scholarship. The...
 

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