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“The administrative record or other evidence may ultimately demonstrate that the alleged political pressure did not occur or affect the Secretary’s decision [...] But at this stage, Plaintiffs have plausibly alleged that significant political pressure was brought to bear on the issue and the Secretary may have improperly succumbed to such pressure.” >>> read story

— Judge Rudolph Contreras, of the U.S. District Court for D.C.

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
5:28pm 2-16-2019
 
 
article Judge revives lawsuit over casino blocked under Zinke
(Washington D.C.) -- An American Indian tribe can revive a lawsuit arguing that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke responded to improper political pressure to block a...
article El Paso Native American Tribe Suffers Major Defeat In Quarter-Century Battle With Texas
(Texas) -- El Paso’s Tigua Native American tribe suffered another major defeat this week in their quarter-century battle with Texas over casino-style gaming when a...
article Taunton plaintiffs in tribal casino case request change of venue
(Massachusetts) -- Michele Littlefield said the latest move by her lawyers to ensure that the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe does not retain reservation land in Taunton and...
article MN Lawmakers Announce Legislation To Legalize Sports Gambling
(Minnesota) -- Sports betting is currently illegal in Minnesota. That means if you want to bet the "over" in the next Vikings-Packers game, you have to do it...
article Why Cherokee land deal concerns neighbors
(Tennessee) -- Sevier County leaders said leaders from the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians expressed interest in a possible land purchase near Smokies Stadium. WVLT...
article California Cardrooms Battle on with Tribal Casinos Over Gaming Rights, as Confusing Lingo Further Clouds Clarity
(California) -- California cardrooms are facing an uncertain hand as tribal casino operators turn up pressure on state officials to enforce exclusivity laws, leaving...
article Petitioners urge Arkansas casino caution, ask state panel to slow rule-setting process
(Arkansas) -- A Little Rock attorney and two faith-based leaders petitioned the state Racing Commission in a joint effort Friday to slow down the process of adopting...
article Sports Betting Legislative Lasso: We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Rope
(USA) -- Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly roundup of all the sports betting goings-on in statehouses across the country. And there have been plenty of goings-...
article Florida Senate president preparing bill on sports gambling
(Florida) -- Bill Galvano the president of the senate of Florida is moving ahead with his plans to find the legislative approval for the gambling done on sports in the...
article Even for Washington, the Fight Over Online Gambling Has Been Unusually Shady
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talked to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “several times” about changing the Justice Department...
article Committee will try to resolve differences in casino bills
(Virginia) -- A seven-member conference committee was established by the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday to hammer out a compromise for casino legislation. The...
article Our Views: Beloit won't be getting rich quick
(Wisconsin) -- Has the proliferation of casinos made gambling more acceptable, or has gambling’s growing acceptance brought more casinos?
article Jena Choctaw Pines Casino turns 6
(Louisiana) -- Six years ago a new Central Louisiana casino made its mark on Grant Parish. Jena Choctaw Pines Casino celebrated their sixth anniversary on Saturday. The...
article How long before big media companies become big sports-gambling companies?
(USA) -- Sports betting in the US used to be illegal, for the most part. Now it’s up to individual states to decide if they want it. Besides Nevada, which has...
article BLOG: Washington State Looking To Bring Sports Betting To Tribal Casinos
(Washington) -- Washington Representative Eric Pettigrew (D-District 37) believes that sports betting should be added to the list of gaming options that are offered at...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
5:39pm 2-16-2019
 
 
article Lawmaker apologizes over 'genocide' comments targeted at American Indian lawmakers
(Montana) -- A Republican lawmaker has apologized after comments he made about Native Americans drew a strong rebuke on the House floor. "To my friends in the...
article Arizona lawmaker accused of endangering drought plan
(Arizona) -- Top Arizona Democrats on Friday accused the Republican House speaker of risking the collapse of a drought plan for the Colorado River by pushing legislation...
article Tribe Meets with Police Over Death Threats
(Texas) -- The Texas tribe taking a stand against the border wall is now dealing with death threats. Mission Police Department say they are now investigating. Juan...
article CHIEF BAKER: 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 Innu court interpreters underpaid, Sheshatshiu's justice co-ordinator says
(North Canada) -- With language cited as a big barrier facing Innu people that are going through the justice system in Labrador, the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation (SIFN...
article Indigenous senators praise Wilson-Raybould's integrity, say her resignation leaves 'many questions'
(Ottawa) -- A group of Indigenous senators — most of them appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, — issued a statement today praising the integrity of...
article Quebec women's group petitions Canada to end residual sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act
(Quebec) -- An Indigenous women's association in Quebec has launched a petition to end discrimination in the Indian Act, which they say continues to affect...
article Quebec declines talks with feds, provinces, territories on coerced sterilization
(Quebec) -- Quebec won't be part of a working group the federal government wants to examine claims that Indigenous women have been sterilized against their will. A...
article B.C. gas pipeline on hold as company investigates Indigenous artifacts claim
(British Columbia) -- Construction on a controversial gas pipeline project in British Columbia's northern Interior has been suspended while the company investigates...
article Nearly 150 years later, the buffalo slaughter hangs over American Indian wealth, study finds
(Indian Country) -- Tribal nations that once relied on bison have per capita incomes today that are 20 to 40 percent below the average of all American Indian nations, a...
article Trafficking charges dropped against former Tribal ReLeaf dispensary workers
(New Brunswick) -- Trafficking charges against two former employees of Tribal ReLeaf, an on-reserve cannabis dispensary, were dropped Thursday. Co-accused Gerald Bear...
article Arkansas Dem introduces bill to honor Native Americans instead of Confederacy on state flag
(Arkansas) -- A lawmaker in Arkansas introduced legislation on Friday to nix Confederate symbolism on the state's flag. State Rep. Charles Blake (D) filed a bill...
article Manitoba to look at connection between youth incarceration and child welfare
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba is taking a hard look at youth justice and its connection to child welfare after a study found more than half of kids incarcerated had also been...
article 'Nothing has been done' to save remote First Nation from mould, leaders complain
(North Canada) -- Frustrated leaders of a remote First Nation in northern Ontario say they may be forced to evacuate the community unless they get immediate help dealing...
article 2 Innu communities are looking to culture, tradition and language for students' success
(Labrador) -- Around 20 kilometres into a remote part of the Labradorian interior blanketed by semi-frozen marshland, a dozen Innu women and teens are charging through...
article Wichita and Affiliated Tribes offering scholarships for enrolled members
(Oklahoma) -- The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes are offering three $4,500 scholarships for enrolled members through the American Indian College Fund. Two scholarships...
article Lawmakers Advance Bill To Allow Lottery Scholarships At Some Tribal Colleges
(New Mexico) -- Tribal colleges are the only public higher education institutions in New Mexico where students cannot use the state lottery scholarship. A measure...
article EXCLUSIVE: Here Is Jeff Sessions at the Museum of the American Indian
(Washington D.C.) -- Working with an anonymous source, SPLINTER can exclusively bring to you this uncensored, recent photograph of Jeff Sessions chilling at the National...
article Fort McMurray hockey team forfeits season after backlash over 'disrespectful' video
(Alberta) -- An uproar in Fort McMurray, Alta., over a viral video that some considered racist has led to a minor hockey team forfeiting the remainder of its season...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
5:40pm 2-16-2019
 
 
article Can gambling boost flagging interest in NASCAR?
(USA) -- Brendan Gaughan has a unique perspective on sports gambling. He's a part-time driver, and his family has been in the casino business for decades. So is he...
article Sports Gambling in Kansas? Experts Say It Is a Possibility
(Kansas) -- It has been a rough few years for the state of Kansas from a financial standpoint. The Kansas legislature has been in an open war with the former governor,...
article January PA Sports Betting Report Highlights Need For Mobile Wagering
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania sports betting generated a modest $32 million in January handle, begging a question: when is mobile coming? The Pennsylvania Gaming...
article Sports betting venues are on the rise in Pa., but NJ still has the lead
(Pennsylvania) -- The number of sports betting venues in Pennsylvania doubled last month, according to a story on Philly.com, as well as the amount of money being...
article Now at Rivers Casino, Vegas oddsmaking legend is bullish on Pa. sports betting
(Pennsylvania) -- Jimmy Vaccaro watched the legal sports betting industry grow as one of its Las Vegas leaders for four decades, and after viewing the new Pennsylvania...
article Massachusetts Bar Owners Form Group To Lobby For Place In Sports Betting
(Massachusetts) -- As Massachusetts considers legalizing sports betting, bar owners want in on the action. Angling for a seat at the table as Beacon Hill begins to look...
article Bonita Springs greyhound track being replaced with poker room
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article Bill would open up casino competition
(Indiana) -- Legislation that would steer a casino license toward Terre Haute has competition in the statehouse. Bremen Republican Ryan Mishler, chairman of the Senate...
article Local player hits the jackpot at Scarlet Pearl
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article How a Rhodes College economics professor became one of world's best at betting on horses
(Tennessee) -- Marshall Gramm is a Rhodes College economics professor who thinks in data and numbers and statistics, so he couldn’t initially remember the horse...
article Norway bans transactions to six Malta-based gaming firms
(Malta) -- Norway has banned transactions with six Malta-based gaming firms, which it accuses of operating “illegally” within its territory, the Times of...
article Casino gaming watchdog must find own funds
(Bermuda) -- The island’s gambling watchdog said yesterday it was ordered by the Government to find its own funds. The news came as the Bermuda Casino Gaming...
 
 
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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