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— Victor Rocha, Executive Editor of Pechanga.Net

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
2:30pm 10-1-2014
 
 
article American Gaming Association includes tribes in economic report
(Las Vegas) -- The American Gaming Association is releasing its annual economic impact report today as the Global Gaming Expo gets underway in Las Vegas, Nevada. For the...
article Viewpoints: Proposition 48 will boost Central Valley’s economy
(California) -- In California, business and labor leaders don’t always see eye-to-eye on issues – but we are in complete agreement on our support for...
article Chumash casino expansion to include 12-story hotel tower
(California) -- The Chumash tribe will begin construction in coming weeks of a $100-million expansion of its Las Vegas-style casino that will bring a 12-story hotel...
article Connecticut presses BIA to scrap Indian recognition proposal
(Washington D.C.) -- The administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy has asked the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to scrap proposed rule changes the state believes would lead...
article CT Delegation Concerned About More Casinos
(Connecticut) -- The state's Congressional delegation is unanimously opposing potential changes in federal rules that could allow Indian tribes to build more casinos...
article Local officials travel to D.C. for McCain, Flake anti-gaming bill
(Arizona) -- Ground has been broken for a new tribal casino in Glendale, but it won't go up if Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake have their way. They're...
article Community members invited to Brasher highway garage open house
(New York) -- Brasher’s supervisor is encouraging community members to come out during Saturday’s open house at the town’s new highway garage on County...
article Shinnecock Indian Nation Disbands Tribal Gaming Authority
(New York) -- With the Shinnecock Indian Nation’s casino plans shelved and the specter of an FBI investigation and unsolved arson swirling, members of the tribe...
press release Ortiz Gaming Launches O-Circle in an “Amazing Unveiling”
(Las Vegas) -- Ortiz Gaming launched their newest innovations, including their revolutionary cabinet O-Circle, during their event an “Amazing Unveiling”,...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
2:20pm 10-1-2014
 
 
article Mohegan Tribe purchases more wood pellet production facilities
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has completed the purchase of two more wood pellet production facilities. The tribe entered the industry earlier this...
article Company claims Native American "Battle Headdress" not racist
(USA) -- October. It's a time for changing leaves, for pumpkin spice everything, and for racist Halloween costumes full of cultural appropriation! Tis the season....
article Washington Football Team Has a ‘Disregard for Basic Human Dignity,’ Says Native American Author
(New York) -- Louise Erdrich happens to be both an award-winning Native American novelist and an avid sports fan, so who better to weigh in on the ongoing "...
article FCC considering a ban on the term 'Redskins'
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of Washington’s NFL team, the...
article The Badd35t Vexation
(Washington D.C.) -- Kevin Durant the sharpshooting small forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder is known for putting up points. In fact, he has won 4 scoring titles and...
article Obama Admin To Recognize Indian Tribe That Bans Interracial Marriage With African Americans
(Virginia) -- Black lawmakers are furious that the Obama administration is in the process of acknowledging a Native American tribe that still has laws prohibiting its...
article Tribal Judicial Systems Receive a Boost to the Tune of $87 Million
(Washington D.C.) -- Some 169 grants totaling more than $87 million to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in nine...
article Willie Nelson and Neil Young Rock Against Keystone XL at 'Harvest the Hope'
(Nebraska) -- Moccasins and cowboy boots crowded a Nebraska cornfield to see Willie Nelson and Neil Young on Saturday. The sold-out “Harvest the Hope”...
article Greenland hunting more killer whales as climate changes
(Greenland) -- Inuit in eastern Greenland have been hunting more killer whales as climate change leaves the area free of ice longer, says a Dane who recently posted a...
article Native American Bank Receives Bank Enterprise Award
(Colorado) -- Native American Bank has received a Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) in the amount of $355,000 in recognition of the service to economically distressed...
article Ninth Circuit Upholds TERO Requirements in Indian Country Mineral Leasing
(Washington D.C.) -- Conducting commercial operations on tribal lands can pose significant challenges for non-Indian companies. Demonstrating sensitivity to the cultural...
article Eastern Shoshone reject Northern Arapaho dissolution of Joint Business Council
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Eastern Shoshone business council are rejecting the Northern Arapaho tribe’s attempt to dissolve the Joint Business Council that...
article Cherokee Nation chief apologizes for attending live pigeon shoot
(Oklahoma) -- The leader of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma apologized for attending a live pigeon shoot but said he didn't kill any birds despite the existence of a...
article Construction on northbound bridge over Puyallup River moving forward
(Washington) -- Construction of a new northbound bridge over the Puyallup River could be underway by January now that the state has reached an agreement with the...
article Bellingham council may replace Columbus Day
(Washington) -- The Bellingham City Council will consider an ordinance to celebrate Coast Salish Day instead of Columbus Day. The proposal comes from council member...
article Tribal convictions may not stand in federal court
(Montana) -- Federal prosecutors can’t always use past tribal court convictions as proof of a defendant’s criminal history, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit...
article Tribal lawyer to speak in York
(New Hampshire) -- Sherri Mitchell, J.D., Executive Director of the Land Peace Foundation, will speak at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the York Public Library. A lawyer...
article Fort Hall standoff proves costly
(Idaho) -- When Ray Broncho barricaded himself inside his home on Lodge Pine Street on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation Sept. 20, law enforcement officers from several...
article AFN wants probe into police handling of Tina Fontaine
(Canada) -- The Assembly of First Nations is calling for an independent probe of how Winnipeg police handled the disappearance of a teen whose body was eventually pulled...
article FOUL BALL: Mary Fallin ignores grieving Native mother to play basketball with Kevin Durant
(Oklahoma) -- Last week, Red Dirt Report previewed the Justice for Mah-Hi-Vist Goodblanket Rally, a Native-led protest that was determined to not only bring to light and...
article NWAC appeals to Harper government to fund project aimed at helping Indigenous women
(Canada) -- Almost a year ago, the Native Women’s Association of Canada applied to the Status of Women minister seeking funding for a program to combat violence...
article Urban Indian health care: body, mind, spirit
(South Dakota) -- Donna Keeler invited South Dakota’s junior senator by her workplace Tuesday morning to dispel a few myths and maybe provide a little...
article Manitoba chiefs say child welfare system ongoing 'genocide'
(Canada) -- A Manitoba aboriginal group says the province's child welfare system is part of an ongoing "genocide" and needs to be completely overhauled....
article Boy, 11, commits suicide in Cape Dorset, Nunavut
(Canada) -- Nunavut’s suicide epidemic has claimed another victim. That by itself isn’t shocking. Last year was the worst on record for suicide in the...
article Urban Native Education Alliance Recruiting Language Instructors
(Washington) -- The Urban Native Education Alliance is recruiting language instructors for its Clear Sky Program. Seattle has a large urban Native population, and the...
article Toyota Grant Has Science Programs Blooming At Red Cloud School
(South Dakota) -- The Red Cloud School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation recently received its second sizable grant from the Toyota USA Foundation to develop science...
article Money will target higher ed for Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- South Dakota State University will receive a $3.6 million grant from the White House to promote access to college and graduation for Native American...
article Study Finds California Schools Fail American Indian Students
(California) -- Less than one-quarter of American Indian and Native Alaskan students meet University of California and California State University entrance requirements...
article A few final words from NSI New Voices class of 2014
(Canada) -- Earlier this summer, we bid farewell to our NSI New Voices 2014 students as they graduated from the course. NSI New Voices trains young Aboriginal adults...
article Miss Indian Rodeo Is a Life-long Cowgirl Living Unexpected Dreams
(New York) -- Barrel racer Amanda Kay Not Afraid is ready to turn in her tiara and climb down from the saddle after representing the Indian National Finals Rodeo as Miss...
article Native Cleveland: Robert Roche and the Origins of American Indian Activism in Cleveland
(Ohio) -- The most famous American Indian of the 20th century is riding shotgun in my Dodge Avenger, and he seems to have nodded off. We're rumbling east along I-480...
article Rare Treaty Four medal returns to Sask. First Nations
(Canada) -- A rare Treaty Four medal, presented to chiefs who took part in the historic agreement of 1874, is back in Saskatchewan after being discovered at an auction...
article Tulalip Hibulb Cultural Center features 'Coast Salish Canoes' exhibit
(Oregon) -- The marvel that is the canoe is told in the featured exhibit at the Tulalip Hibulb Cultural Center, an accredited tribal museum located in one of Washington...
article Sun rising on Sequim totem
(Washington) -- Dale Faulstich, lead carver and designer for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, is readying a totem pole to reveal why the sun always shines in Sequim.
article National Football Foundtion Names Esley Thorton (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara) Semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy
(Texas) -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame today announced North Dakota State senior linebacker Esley Thorton (MHA Nation) from Bismarck, N.D...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
2:21pm 10-1-2014
 
 
article G2E to ring up $22.3 million in nongaming economic impact
(Las Vegas) -- Leaders of the industry that made Las Vegas what it is today are gathering in the city this week for a conference that may shed light on where gaming is...
article G2E 2014: iGaming and the Future of Legitimacy
(Las Vegas) -- G2E, also known as the Global Gaming Expo, kicked off this week Monday Sept 29, 2014 with much fanfare. Sands Expo & Convention Center is hosting G2E...
article G2E 2014 has much to be excited about
(Las Vegas) -- If you are reading this in the original print form, there is a good chance you are currently attending the 2014 Global Gaming Expo (G2E). I look forward...
article Ortiz Gaming launches O-Circle cabinet
(Las Vegas) -- Ortiz Gaming, a multinational developer of electronic slot and bingo gaming machines, launched its new O-Circle cabinet on Tuesday, during the opening day...
article Wynn’s thoughts on Internet gaming: ‘Not much’
(Las Vegas) -- Casino operator Steve Wynn used his Tuesday afternoon keynote address at the Global Gaming Expo to clearly state his position on legalized Internet...
article Gamblit Gaming Unveils Innovative Platform Offering New Revenue Stream
(Las Vegas) -- Gamblit Gaming, leading technology provider for real money gaming in mobile games, today introduces their proprietary new platform to casino owners,...
article Fujitsu Hopes to Play a Winning Hand with Casino Tech Combination
(Las Vegas) -- Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a division of the famous Japanese ICT firm specializing in cash-handling security systems, will showcase a variety of...
article Winning Bidder to Reopen Revel as Casino
(Atlantic City) -- The defunct Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City will reopen as another casino, a spokesman for Brookfield Property Partners parent company said...
article Revel auction still taking bids, did not adjourn
(Atlantic City) -- The bankruptcy auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel ground into its third day early Wednesday as lawyers for the bankrupt resort...
article Revel buyer has money woes at its Las Vegas casino
(Atlantic City) -- The Toronto company that won Atlantic City's Revel casino at a bankruptcy auction is facing financial problems at a Hard Rock casino it owns in...
article Winner of Revel auction plans to reopen bankrupt AC casino
(Atlantic City) -- A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City on Wednesday and plans to reopen...
article Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino
(Atlantic City) -- As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed...
article Mayor nixes tax break to save Taj Mahal casino
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s mayor said he cannot agree to massive tax reductions sought by the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, throwing into...
article This Casino Cost $2.4 Billion to Build Two Years Ago, but Just Sold at Auction for a Tiny Fraction of That
(Atlantic City) -- Brookfield Asset Management just got a roughly 95 percent discount on what was meant to be Atlantic City’s high-end casino. The company won the...
article License Renewel Hearing for Presque Isle Downs
(Pennsylvania) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 2, 2014 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the...
article We Interrupt This Election Program for a Word about Gambling ...
(Florida) -- Amid the uproar of looming November elections, casino gambling policy in Florida has so gone off the boil. But you wouldn't know that by gambling...
article Steve Tocco takes a victory lap on Wynn win
(Massachusetts) -- Perhaps one of the biggest gambles Steve Wynn ever made was trusting Steve Tocco. While former governor Bill Weld acted as Wynn’s lawyer and...
article WJZ Witness: Phelps Spent Hours At Horseshoe Casino Before DUI Arrest
(Maryland) -- New information about where Olympic champion Michael Phelps spent his evening just prior to his DUI arrest.
article Bankruptcy judge grants Trump Entertainment request for hearing on union pension obligations
(Delaware) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing Thursday on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a...
article Meeting to focus on gambling addiction in New York as state expands number of casinos
(New York) -- Gambling regulators and mental health professionals are gathering for a meeting to examine gambling addiction in New York. The New York Council on Problem...
article Those multiline, multi-coin slot machines are bad news
(Michigan) -- QUESTION: What are your thoughts on nickel multiline, multi-coin machines? Do they induce play more than the older machines? Is the return the same as...
article Brockton Fair owner applies to offer horse racing in ‘15
(Massachusetts) -- The owner of a long-closed horse track in Brockton filed an application Tuesday with the state Gaming Commission to bring thoroughbred horse racing...
article Horse racing makes the strangest bedfellows
(Kentucky) -- Awarding racing dates is probably the most important non-integrity function of a racing commission. And it's often the most controversial. Where...
article Boston to eye Chinese players: Steve Wynn – Exclusive
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd’s planned new casino development in Massachusetts will be an international standard property that will attract Chinese and other...
article Casino industry likely consulted by Japanese policymakers
(Japan) -- The existing casino industry expects it will have a constructive dialogue with the authorities in Japan prior to the second bill that would regulate casino...
article Genting Singapore stocks continue to fall
(Singapore) -- Short-sellers are betting that Genting Singapore Plc, the worst-performing stock on the city’s benchmark equity index this year, has further to fall...
 
 
Press Releases
9:28am 10-1-2014
 
 
Ortiz Gaming Launches O-Circle in an “Amazing Unveiling”
(Las Vegas) -- Ortiz Gaming launched their newest innovations, including their revolutionary cabinet O-Circle, during their event an “Amazing Unveiling”,...
Free Global Gaming Expo Pass for Pechanga.net Readers
(Las Vegas) -- Pechanga.net readers can receive a free exhibit hall pass to Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2014 by registering at http://www.globalgamingexpo.com/pechanga. The...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Expands Development Team, Further Extending Company’s Reach Across North America
(Las Vegas) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has expanded its Supplier and Tribal Development Teams, adding seasoned sales professionals to its global...
The second-annual iGaming Legislative Symposium returns to the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel on February 26, 2015
(California) -- Don’t miss the most comprehensive discussion on the future of iGaming in California. State legislators, gaming regulators, tribal and commercial...
Notah Begay III Foundation Announces Leadership Transition
(New Mexico) -- After more than 5 years successfully leading the Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) as Executive Director, and instilling a focus on strategic research,...
Ortiz Gaming to have an “Amazing Unveiling” at G2E
(Las Vegas) -- Ortiz Gaming announced that they will be hosting an “Amazing Unveiling” on Tuesday September 30th at 11:30AM, in their booth opening day of...
Gamblit Gaming Hires Marcus Yoder to Handle Regulated Markets Business Development
(California) -- Gamblit Gaming, leading technology provider for real money gaming in mobile games, today announced that it has hired gaming technology leader, Marcus...
Department of Interior Disapproves Unlawful New Mexico Tribal-State Gaming Compact
(New Mexico) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior disapproved the unlawful Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the State of New Mexico and the Pueblos of Zuni and...
NFL's Goodell Hiring Many Experts, But None About Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- Embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, in a major mea culpa, has just promised "we will get our house in order," in large part by...
Colorado's Sky Ute Casino Selects VizExplorer Software
(Colorado) -- Sky Ute Casino Resort in southwestern Colorado has just announced that it has purchased several VizExplorer data analytics products to help optimize its...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Helps Regulators, Suppliers and Operators Get More at G2E 2014
(Las Vegas) -- At G2E 2014, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®), which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, will show regulators, suppliers and...
 

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