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Gambling Expansion

article Council to hear casino update Wednesday (1/15/2017)
(California) -- After a break of several weeks, the Ridgecrest City Council will once again be discussing the Timbisha Shoshone casino project, slated to be put in near...
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Suicide

article Report on Innu suicides hopes to shed light on causes (1/15/2017)
(Quebec) -- An upcoming coroner's report into the suicides of five members of the Innu community of Uashat-Maliotenam on Quebec's North Shore could have...
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Whiteclay

article Sheridan County Board recommends renewal of Whiteclay beer outlets' liquor licenses (1/11/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The controversial beer outlets in Whiteclay, Nebraska, passed a preliminary step Tuesday in their effort to continue selling alcohol in the remote border...
article Tiny town's massive liquor sales to continue despite concerns about neighbouring Native American reservation (1/11/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Officials have recommended that a small US town whose four beer stores sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans in 2015 be allowed to maintain liquor sales...
article Beer sales next to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation would continue under county decision (1/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Four liquor stores which sell the equivalent of three-and-a-half million cans of beer a year on the doorstep of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...
article Sheridan commissioners recommend approval of Whiteclay beer store licenses (1/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Sheridan County's board of commissioners has voted unanimously to recommend reissuing liquor licenses to the four beer stores in the troubled village...
article Tiny Nebraska town's massive beer sales again scrutinized (1/10/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A small Nebraska town whose four beer stores sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans in 2015 again is caught in the crosshairs of a debate over alcohol...
article Closing Whiteclay beer stores would 'scatter' problems, make things worse, area residents say (1/5/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Sheridan County residents defended Whiteclay's embattled beer stores Thursday, telling local leaders that shutting them down would "scatter"...
article Whiteclay beer stores could face higher bar in reapplying for liquor licenses (10/26/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Four liquor stores that sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans of beer last year on the doorstep of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation might soon be forced...
article Activists say Whiteclay should be shut down following woman's death (9/7/2016)
(Nebraska) -- A Native activist and documentary filmmaker told state liquor regulators Wednesday that the death of a woman they say was beaten in Whiteclay in August...
article Activists say woman's beating death is latest reason to end beer sales in Whiteclay (9/7/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Activists on Wednesday pointed to the death of a woman last month as further reason to end beer sales in the notorious border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska....
article New Whiteclay ideas taking shape, but some not satisfied (8/16/2016)
(Nebraska) -- A new effort to reduce violence and panhandling in Whiteclay is slowly taking shape, but some people say they won't be satisfied until the tiny village...
article Tiny town with big problems: Whiteclay faces tough choices (7/19/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Whiteclay, Neb., is very small town with some very big problems. It's located right smack on the southern border of South Dakota and the Pine Ridge...
article Activists decry crime calls to Whiteclay, demand beer stores be closed (6/8/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Ten people live in Whiteclay, but nearly 10 percent of calls to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office during the month of April came from the tiny...
article Critics cite violence in town near Indian reservation (6/7/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Advocates who want to end beer sales in a tiny Nebraska town are once again urging state alcohol regulators to intervene, citing numerous reports of...
article Conference on fetal alcohol syndrome is in Whiteclay (5/19/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Advocates are hosting a conference on fetal alcohol syndrome in Whiteclay, a tiny Nebraska village known for selling large quantities of beer near a South...
article Native Americans, activists protest group put together to find solutions in Whiteclay (2/10/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Native Americans and other activists are calling a group set up by Gov. Pete Ricketts to look into solving the problems at Whiteclay a "slap in the...
article Activists seeking closure of Whiteclay liquor stores ask President Obama for help (2/9/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Activists seeking closure of the liquor stores in the notorious border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska, disclosed Tuesday that they’ve asked President...
article Tackling the challenges with beer sales at Whiteclay: Group of local leaders holds its first meeting (2/9/2016)
(Nebraska) -- A committee appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts to explore problems associated with beer sales in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay, Nebraska, held its...
article Whiteclay activists take concerns to liquor regulators, state leaders (2/9/2016)
(Nebraska) -- Over the past 16 years, Nora Boesem and her husband, Randy, have taken in more than 150 foster children, nearly all of them from South Dakota’s Pine...
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Japan Gaming

article With casino bill’s passage, administration may submit gambling addiction prevention legislation early this year (1/8/2017)
(Japan) -- The Abe government is considering submitting a bill to the Diet early this year that would create a basic law on preventing gambling addiction, according to...
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Philippines Gaming

article OP/ED | Allan: The city officials that support gambling (1/8/2017)
(Philippines) -- IN 2009, the city council passed resolution number 121 enjoining the Honorable Mayor Reinaldo A. Bautista Jr to consider denying business permit...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Heroin and opioid awareness summit in Cherokee (9/19/2016)
(North Carolina) -- Fighting heroin and prescription pill abuse will take a combined effort. That was the message at an awareness summit in Cherokee Monday. The U.S...
article Drug use in Cherokee to come with a price (8/31/2016)
(North Carolina) -- Possessing drugs on the Qualla Boundary will get a lot more expensive following a decision this month to ratchet up fines for anyone — enrolled...
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Alabama Gaming

article Despite Alabama Supreme Court ruling, Victoryland casino reopens (9/18/2016)
(Alabama) -- Despite an Alabama Supreme Court ruling which shut down its electronic bingo operations for nearly three years, the controversial VictoryLand casino...
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Australia Gaming

article NT indigenous communities tackle problem gambling (8/7/2016)
(Australia) -- PROBLEM gambling is up to 20 times more prevalent in remote indigenous communities, with young kids indoctrinated through low stakes bets on activities...
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Fantasy Sports

article MERCER: Fantasy sports a sure bet in S.D. (8/7/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Soon we will have one more path to financial and family ruin with the legalization of fantasy sports betting now upon us. The New York Times headline...
article Concerns fantasy sports could create new generation of gamblers (6/25/2016)
(Australia) -- Gambling critics are concerned fantasy sports wagering could create a new generation of problem gamblers. Fantasy sports sites have attracted hundreds of...
article Drury: Are daily fantasy sports the new tobacco? (2/29/2016)
(Illinois) -- After spending millions of dollars to aggressively market their illegal gambling products in Illinois, daily fantasy sports contest operators like...
article How the NFL is ‘corrupting’ kids into becoming gambling addicts (2/25/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- The National Football League should stop offering fantasy sports competitions to children because the games could lead some young sports fans down the...
article Activists warn of a problem with fantasy-sports websites: addiction to gambling (2/22/2016)
(California) -- As California lawmakers consider licensing daily fantasy-sports websites, compulsive bettors and those who treat them say a new generation of problem...
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Seminole Tribe

article Fla. Appeals Court Says Tribe Was Immune Between Compacts [sub req] (7/31/2016)
(Florida) -- A Florida appeals court has found that the Seminole Tribe of Florida is immune from a slip and fall lawsuit filed by a woman who fell in a casino bathroom,...
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Spirit Lake Tribe

article Spirit Lake community continues to rise up against meth abuse (7/15/2016)
(North Dakota) -- Unlike any other region of the United States, an Indian reservation is unique in that the enforcement of laws is often quite complex. Tribes across the...
article Spirit Lake holding substance abuse summit (2/25/2016)
(North Dakota) -- The Spirit Lake Nation issued a “State of Emergency” declaration on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015 in response to the wide-spread, mounting problem...
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Video Gaming

article Teen was so addicted to online gaming his feet started to rot (6/25/2016)
(China) -- A teenager’s feet started to rot after a six-day online gaming binge during which he neither fed nor washed himself. The man, aged 19, had reportedly...
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Tulalip Tribe

article A Tulalip Tribal Member Is Raising Money to Prevent Overdose Deaths on the Reservation (6/24/2016)
(Washington) -- According to Rico Jones Fernandez, much like Seattle, the Tulalip tribal reservation is seeing a spike in overdose deaths. As a member of the tribe,...
article Good Samaritan working to combat Tulalip tribal drug deaths (6/23/2016)
(Washington) -- Rico Fernandez grew up watching addiction ravage his Tulalip tribe. He started getting involved as an activist by working to bring a needle exchange to...
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Native Voices

article BAKER: Fighting opioid surge in northeast Oklahoma (6/13/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- Prescription drug abuse is rampant in Oklahoma, with abusers being identified at younger and younger ages. Oklahoma ranks in the top 10 nationally of...
article ECOFFEY: Addiction Is Not A Sin (4/11/2016)
(South Dakota) -- As someone who has struggled with addiction I have empathy for the those who are currently dependent on substances; as well as the families who are...
article PEMBER: Battle at Home: Traditional Spirit v. Addiction Spirit (2/17/2016)
(USA) -- Opal, the brown Chihuahua mix, raised her head and smiled her snagged-tooth dog smile at me. She was curled up on the daybed in the main room of the little...
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Pine Ridge

article Lakota Leaders Win the Battle Against 'Liquid Genocide' (5/20/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The horse riders arrived at the Oglala Lakota tribal headquarters from the near and far corners of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They were bundled...
article Vote to legalize alcohol sales on Pine Ridge reservation called off at last minute (5/16/2016)
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will remain officially dry after a vote to allow alcohol sales was called off at the last minute. Residents of the...
article Should alcohol be legal on the Pine Ridge Reservation? Voters set to weigh in a second time (5/15/2016)
(South Dakota) -- Nearly three years have passed since members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe voted to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Though the measure...
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Choctaw Tribe

article Choctaw Nation ordered to pay damages in casino-bound bus accident (5/3/2016)
(Texas) -- A Texas court has ordered the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to pay $10.9 million in damages to the families of two women who died in a bus accident on the way...
article Families Awarded Millions In 2013 Casino Charter Bus Crash (5/2/2016)
(Texas) -- A jury awarded two North Texas families $10.9 million for the April 2013 Choctaw Casino charter bus crash that killed two of of their loved ones as well as...
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Social Gaming

article Candy crushed: One in 10 say they're addicted to "freemium" game apps (4/12/2016)
(UK) -- Chances are, at some point, you've been that person avidly playing Candy Crush on the tube. Or, if you haven't, you've probably sat mesmerised...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Tribe launching substance abuse program (3/6/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is about to begin a substance abuse prevention and recovery program that incorporates Native American culture into a...
article Mashpees Use Federal Grant to Craft Addiction Plan (2/25/2016)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is using a 5-year federal Health and Human Services grant to develop a strategic plan to tackle addiction issues among its...
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Mohegan Sun

article Police: Mohegan Sun Casino worker stole to feed pill habit (2/26/2016)
(Pennsylvania) -- Police say a former worker at a northeastern Pennsylvania casino told them he stole about $26,000 to feed his prescription painkiller habit. Online...
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Facebook

article Facebook Impacts Brain Similar To Cocaine, Gambling (2/22/2016)
(The Internet) -- Facebook impacts the brain in a similar way to cocaine, gambling and other substance and compulsive addictions, says a new study.
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Other News

article Teen addicted to Internet games is ‘rare’ patient in a Delhi hospital (1/14/2017)
(India) -- He used to spend eight hours a day in front of the computer screen, glued to the Internet game. Sometimes, he stretched it to 12. The game controlled his...
article Sunland Park Casino to fight youth gambling (1/8/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The Unified Prevention (UP!) Coalition for a Drug Free Doña Ana County, an initiative of the Southwest Center for Health Innovation, has been awarded a $...
article MCA warns youths against gambling (1/8/2017)
(Kenya) -- Hospital Ward MCA J.B Mwangi has warned that gambling could impact negatively on youths, insisting that many have lost their hard earned cash through it. He...
article Here's What It Feels Like to Heal Your Addiction in a Sweat Lodge (12/28/2016)
(California) -- Those interested in indigenous sweat lodge ceremonies now have a vivid cinematic depiction of them in Goodknife, a breathtaking documentary short on...
article From honour roll to rehab: Behchoko woman takes back her life (12/28/2016)
(Canada) -- Chelsea Migwi remembers first trying marijuana at age 11 and alcohol the following year. "I made a lot of bad decisions and a lot of mistakes growing up...
article S'Klallam program seeks to welcome back members (12/27/2016)
(Washington) -- When Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal member Terrance Wellman saw the police lights in his rearview mirror he panicked. For years, this was his typical...
article 'Please hear our cries': Youth on Manitoba First Nation plead for end to drug, alcohol abuse (12/16/2016)
(Manitoba) -- "Please hear our cries and stop the abuse." It's just one sentence in an open letter to the parents and leaders of the Birdtail Sioux First...
article Family drug courts fight rising tide of meth-fueled child abuse and neglect (12/14/2016)
(Montana) -- The assembled graduates heard messages of hope and congratulations. "You have a community of people who believe in you and have seen firsthand your...
article Fighting opioid abuse in Indian country (12/13/2016)
(Washington) -- When Misty Jones looks back on her drug-using years, she sees a pattern. Since she was 18, she’s been having babies, using drugs, losing custody of...
article Time for a limit on the amount of gambling machines? Calls for controls over 'addiction' (12/11/2016)
(UK) -- Councils could be given the power to limit the number of high-stakes gaming machines installed in local bookmakers. Government Ministers told former Newcastle...
article Gambling campaigners warn government ministers they'll have 'blood on their hands' if they don't curb high-stakes machines (12/11/2016)
(UK) -- Campaigners have warned that UK Government ministers will have “blood on their hands” unless they curb controversial high-stakes slot machines....
article Fighting opioid abuse in Indian country (12/7/2016)
(Washington) -- When Misty Jones looks back on her drug-using years, she sees a pattern. Since she was 18, she's been having babies, using drugs, losing custody of...
article Alcohol drives Flagstaff's high Native American arrest rate but recovery possible (11/13/2016)
(Arizona) -- Gary Gishie lives his life one day at a time. The 31-year-old recovering alcoholic is one of the great success stories to come out of the Coconino County...
article Roulette wheel-spinning chimp dies aged just 24 after becoming addicted to alcohol and cigarettes (11/4/2016)
(Russia) -- A chimpanzee who drank and smoked heavily while working at a casino in Russia has died at the age of 24. The chimp, named John, was frequently offered whisky...
article 'It saved my life': How managed alcohol program changed Nunavut man (10/22/2016)
(Nunavut) -- Six months ago 57-year-old Simeonie Kunnuk was a different man. "I used to drink until I was passed out or blacked out," Kunnuk admits. For almost...
article American Indians seeking treatment confront broken system, experts say (10/16/2016)
(Oklahoma) -- It's easy for Glenna Stumblingbear-Riddle to think back to the time it took her three months to get a patient into a residential drug abuse treatment...
article Tribal leaders meet with feds in push against opioid abuse (10/12/2016)
(New Mexico) -- American Indian tribal leaders from northern New Mexico — an area of the country devastated by heroin and opioid addiction — met with the U.S...
article Cree author takes on ‘filthy, stinking subject’ of aboriginals and alcohol (10/7/2016)
(Saskatchewan) -- Early on in his new book, Harold Johnson strikes an apologetic tone. He knows the theme of his book — alcohol use among aboriginals — will...
article Harold Johnson wants to talk about alcohol in his Indigenous community (10/7/2016)
(Saskatchewan) -- In both his personal and professional life, Cree lawyer Harold R. Johnson has witnessed too many lives ruined by alcohol in his Saskatchewan community.
article ‘Community’ key to solving local heroin epidemic (9/23/2016)
(Washington) -- Community helps to create the environment for drug use. So it needs to be involved in the solution. That was a major theme of the Opioids and Heroin in...

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