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“This decision severely restricts the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s sovereignty and its ability to exercise meaningful self-governance. In addition, the Tribe’s reservation is now threatened with disestablishment" read quote >>>

— National Congress of American Indians

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Indian Gaming: Latest News
12:32am 9-21-2018
 
 
article Rhode Island lawmakers signal opposition to Mashpee tribe bill
(Massachusetts) -- A bill sponsored by Bay State Democrats that would end a legal challenge to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s reservation could be facing opposition...
article With meeting now set, Brockton casino backers want second chance
(Massachusetts) -- The backers of a Brockton casino proposal want a second roll of the dice. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission held an agenda setting meeting on...
article Ron DeSantis on gambling, charter schools, differing from Rick Scott, and his concerns with student testing
(Florida) -- The GOP nominee for governor says his top transportation priority will be to "reduce traffic." He's no fan of restoring voting rights for...
article Editorial: Is Tulsa becoming Las Vegas?
(Oklahoma) -- Does Tulsa want to become the new Las Vegas? It seems that way as Tulsa area casinos keep growing as they invest perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars...
article EDITORIAL: Benefits too big a gamble for Enid gaming
(Oklahoma) -- When a casino was last considered in Enid two years ago, the deal involved government incentives and land, making it a very public matter.
article Tribes oppose Idaho’s Prop 1
(Idaho) -- The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) announced its opposition to Proposition 1, a ballot initiative to reinstate historical horse racing machines...
article VERIFY: Fact checking Save Idaho Horse Racing's second campaign ad
(Idaho) -- In the battle over Proposition 1, Save Idaho Horse Racing is now running a new advertisement in response to a political attack ad targeting their original...
article Navajo Nation breaks ground on travel center near Flagstaff (updated)
(Arizona) -- The Navajo Nation is bringing student interns on board as it develops and builds a travel center at the tribe’s casino east of Flagstaff. Up to 20...
article Take a look at progress on construction of the West Valley’s new Desert Diamond Casino
(Arizona) -- Nine years after announcing its plan for a full-scale casino in the West Valley, and nine months after breaking ground, the Tohono O’odham Nation is...
article Scientific Games confirms Hard Rock system details
(Atlantic City) -- The casino at the recently opened Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City is being powered by a comprehensive system and games package provided by...
press release National Indian Gaming Association Mid-Year Conference & Expo to host 20th Anniversary Reunion of Smoke Signals
(California) -- The National Indian Gaming Association announced that they will be hosting a discussion and screening of the award winning movie Smoke Signals during...
press release Large Video Distribution Upgrade a Success at Dakota Magic Casino Thanks to Key Digital’s Enterprise AV Over IP System
(New York) -- Set on the Fort Traverse Indian Reservation, Dakota Magic Casino has been a staple in the Harkinson, North Dakota area for twenty years. A destination like...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
11:26pm 9-20-2018
 
 
article Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Suicide Crisis in Native Communities
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)introduced the bipartisan Native American Suicide Prevention Act, along with U.S....
article Alaska Governor, Lieutenant Governor Oppose Confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh
(Alaska) -- Alaska Governor Bill Walker and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott on Thursday offered the following statement: We oppose the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh...
article Tribal leaders stand up to corporations on climate change
(Washington) -- Tribal and state leaders in Washington say they will ramp up efforts to get a ballot initiative passed that would hold corporations accountable for...
article Deb Haaland, Udall, National Women’s Org and more speak out regarding Kavanaugh
(Washington D.C.) -- As the controversy over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh continues to unfold, more public figures and organizations are coming...
article ACLU to Walmart: Keep Redskins gear out of Paw Paw store
(Michigan) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is pushing for Walmart to keep Paw Paw High School merchandise out of its local store, saying the school...
article Alberta education minister apologizes after test asks students about 'positive effect' of residential schools
(Alberta) -- Alberta's education minister apologized Thursday for what he calls "hateful material" — an online social studies question that asked...
article MOU Set to Give Boost to American Indian Tourism
(New Mexico) -- There were a lot of smiles at the opening session of the American Indian Tourism Conference at the Isleta Pueblo on Tuesday as an historic Memorandum of...
article Trump administration takes credit for increase in tribal safety grants
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is touting a tribal set-aside in the national Crime Victims Fund despite having little to do with it. Tribes and key...
article Creek Reservation Survived Okla. Statehood, Justices Told (sub req)
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a Tenth Circuit decision nixing his murder conviction in state court...
article DOJ grants $246 million for tribal law enforcement
(Washington) -- The Lummi and Nooksack Indian Tribes are receiving more than a half-million dollars in federal grants to improve public safety.
article Military Coalition to Congress: Add NOAA and USPHS to Native American Memorial
(Washington D.C.) -- Twenty-six service organizations are calling on Congress to include the U.S. Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
article Professors Take Fossils From Wind River Reservation Without Permission
(Wyoming) -- This summer two professors excavated the fossilized remains of a Phytosaur on the Wind River Indian Reservation without explicit permission from the...
article Sixties Scoop Network Hosts Fourth National Survivors Gathering
(Ottawa) -- On Wednesday, the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network began its fourth national Bi-Giwen Gathering at Waupoos Farm outside Ottawa.
article Native Brazilians set up a 'natural pharmacy' in Downtown São Paulo
(Brazil) -- "This is São Paulo's bellybutton," says Macsuara Kadiwéu, 60, in front of Father José de Anchieta, in Praça da Sé (See Square). The Jesuit...
article Ernie Jones Sr., president of Yavapai-Prescott Tribe, passes on
(Arizona) -- Ernest “Ernie” Jones Sr., the longtime president of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, passed away on Monday. He was 75. Jones was a veteran who...
article Rapid City police spearhead new effort to recruit Native officers
(South Dakota) -- The Rapid City Police Department is spearheading a new effort to diversify its ranks. The department wants its officers to reflect the city they serve...
press release Global Hemp Experts Prepare for Las Vegas Symposium on Tribal Economic Development
(Las Vegas) --     Tribal leaders, lawmakers and regulators will be convening later this year at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort for a three-day symposium...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
11:47pm 9-20-2018
 
 
article 'Integrity monitoring association' for sports betting under consideration
(Washington D.C.) -- Stakeholders in the sports betting industry have discussed the creation of an integrity monitor association that would share betting information in...
article FanDuel has reversed course and will payout $82,000 to bettor that mistakenly received 750/1 odds due to pricing error
(New Jersey) -- On Thursday, FanDuel announced that the company would honor Prince's $82,000 payout, as well as the payouts of other bettors that got a ticket at the...
article Congressional Hearing On Federal Sports Betting Oversight Confirmed For Next Week
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee will meet Thursday morning to discuss legal sports betting, a source confirmed today to Legal Sports...
article Westgate SuperBook Announces Plans to Expand Nationwide
(Las Vegas) -- On Wednesday, SuperBook — the sportsbook made famous at the Westgate Resort in Las Vegas — announced it would be expanding its gaming platform...
article No instant end to New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Democrat Phil Murphy campaigned for governor of New Jersey in part on a promise to end the state takeover of Atlantic City, the cash-strapped seaside...
article Federal judge nixes Pennsylvania law banning political donations from casino owners
(Pennsylvania) -- A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Pennsylvania law that bars casino owners and others with a stake in the gambling industry from donating to...
article MS Sportsbooks Take in $7.7M in Handle in August and Much Bigger Numbers Ahead
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday released its official report for the first full month of sports betting, and the state took in $7.7...
article MGM Resorts entering Ohio through acquisition of Hard Rock Rocksino operations
(Ohio) -- MGM Resorts International will move into the Ohio gaming market after acquiring the operations of a Cleveland-area Hard Rock casino property that is owned by...
article All Counties Get Casino Money, But Amounts Vary Widely
(Iowa) -- At the Wild Rose Casino in Jefferson, Connie Wehmeyer says she likes the slots tournaments, the free Tuesday donuts and the fact that Wild Rose puts money into...
article Louisiana casinos see winnings increase; Baton Rouge still down
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana’s casinos brought in 9.2 percent more in August than they did a year ago, while the Baton Rouge gambling market continued to report...
article Ontario Finance Minister open to idea of a casino on Toronto’s waterfront
(Ontario) -- Ontario’s Finance Minister says the provincial government is open to having a casino in downtown Toronto, but any decision will be made in consultation with...
article Betting on Sports 2018 day one recap
(London) -- The annual Betting on Sports (BOS) opened its doors today at London’s Olympia, an event that has managed to expand exponentially in size since its...
article Cheat Sheet: What's the Deal With Location-Based VR
(Internet) -- Sorry, skeptics: Virtual reality is growing faster than you thought it would. You’re just looking in the wrong place. Millions of people are leaving...
article It’s Official—Cannabis Is the New Crypto
(Wall Street) -- As one speculative frenzy fizzles, another arises from its ashes. Marijuana Inc. is making more headlines than Crypto Corp. as the stocks of companies...
article Labour promises ban on gambling ads during live sport
(UK) -- The Labour Party has announced that it will put a stop to gambling ads during live sport if it gets into government, with an exception for horseracing. The move...
article The Dorsett Gold Coast
(Australia) -- A 53-storey mixed use tower set to create 2300 jobs and house one of the Gold Coast's largest luxury hotels has broken ground in a sod-turning...
article Opinion: Packer v Star: duelling towers and #MeToo moment for Sydney
(Australia) -- I’ve always avoided the obvious tower-phallus analogy, focused as it is on an erection pun every bit as puerile as the priapism it seeks to satirise...
article How Chinese VIPs Figured Out An Easy Way To Beat Casinos
(Macau) -- Chinese VIPs have apparently figured out how to beat the house odds at casinos. As someone who covers gaming stocks closely, that may sound a bit snarky but...
article Melco confirms launch of 4 Cyprus satellite casinos in 2019
(Cyprus) -- Melco International has announced that it plans on opening three of its satellite casino in Cyprus sometime before the end of this year. Those three –...
article In Lab Turned Casino, Gambling Monkeys Help Scientists Find Risk-Taking Brain Area
(Massachusetts) -- Experiments with two gambling monkeys have revealed a small area in the brain that plays a big role in risky decisions. When researchers inactivated...
article “Are you real?” PokerStars prepare to unveil new VR experience
(Spain) -- As PokerStars prepare to launch PokerStars VR, Lee Davy, shares his experience of the new format after a brief play with the gear at the European Poker Tour...
article Nevada gaming regulators approve casino manager for Hard Rock Las Vegas
(Nevada) -- Gaming to continue as the casino operator for the Hard Rock Las Vegas while the property undergoes a multi-million transition to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
article Coroner opens up about office’s role after Las Vegas shooting
(Las Vegas) -- It was as if everyone had suddenly vanished. The stage was long empty. And someone had cut the lights. But more than three hours after the Route 91...
article Kent police captain charged with operating gambling house, money laundering
(Ohio) -- A Kent police captain has been arrested and charged with money laundering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity by the Lorain County Sheriff’s...
 
 
Press Releases
5:37pm 9-20-2018
 
 
Global Hemp Experts Prepare for Las Vegas Symposium on Tribal Economic Development
(Las Vegas) --     Tribal leaders, lawmakers and regulators will be convening later this year at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort for a three-day symposium...
National Indian Gaming Association Mid-Year Conference & Expo to host 20th Anniversary Reunion of Smoke Signals
(California) -- The National Indian Gaming Association announced that they will be hosting a discussion and screening of the award winning movie Smoke Signals during...
American Gaming Association Releases New Research on Economic Impact of Gaming Industry
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) released a new study examining the striking impact the gaming industry has on the U.S. economy –...
Indigenous film Warrior Women hosts Oceti Sakowin Homelands Premiere
(South Dakota) -- Warrior Women – co-directed by Elizabeth A. Castle and Christina D. King – is the story of mothers and daughters fighting for indigenous...
Compliance Director Dustin Thomas Named as a Native American 40 under 40 Award Recipient
(Washington D.C.) -- National Indian Gaming Commission’s Compliance Director Dustin Thomas has been named as a 2018 winner of the Native American 40 Under 40 award...
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Certifies First Tribal Sports Book in the U.S. To GLI-33 Event-Wagering Standard
(Mississippi) -- The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians made history on Thursday, August 31, 2018, at 10:00.m. CST as the new sports book at their Pearl River Resort...
Call for Participation in Opioid Litigation and Amicus Briefing Effort
(USA) -- Background: As you may know, over 50 Tribal Nations have filed suit against prescription opioid manufacturers, distributors and retailer/pharmacies.  The...
Cord Media Company Hosts G2E's All-Star Jam on Oct. 10 in Las Vegas
(California) -- Cord Media Company, a full-service agency specializing in creative, media, public relations, integrated marketing and branding, host the inaugural All-...
Tribal Leaders and Congressional Members Convene For Tribal Unity Impact Days
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and co-sponsors kicked off a two-day event, Tribal Unity Impact Days, on Capitol Hill with...
Mashpee Tribal Leaders Vow to Fight and Save Ancestral Homeland
(Massachusetts) -- Mashpee Wampanoag tribal leaders vow to continue their fight to retain its reservation and push for passage of bipartisan legislation to protect its...
Hawaiians Oppose Plans For Kamehameha Bio Pic
(Hawaii) -- A coalition of Indigenous Hawaiian scholars, activists and filmmakers are speaking out against Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s second attempt...
IGT Wheel of Fortune® Slots Award Two Massive Jackpots in August
(USA) -- International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE:IGT) Wheel of Fortune® slots continued its millionaire-making legacy by awarding two giant...
Latest Sharice Davids Television Ad Highlights the Opportunities That Lead Her From Leavenworth to Washington D.C.
(Kansas) -- Sharice Davids, Democratic nominee in the Kansas Third Congressional District, has released her a new television ad. The 30-second spot, entitled “...
 

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