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Arizona Gaming

article Talking Stick Resort, Casino Arizona to reopen June 1: Here are the changes they're making (5/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Salt River's Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona will open at noon on Monday, June 1 with some slot machines and table games open, as well as...
article Two more Valley casinos opening with heightened safety precautions (5/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- Two more Valley casinos have announced they will reopen at a limited capacity and with added health precautions in place next week after being closed for...
article Cocopah Casino in Somerton To Reopen Monday (5/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Cocopah Casino in Somerton will reopen Monday morning at 9 a.m. On their website, casino officials say social distancing measures will be in place,...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City hotels welcome guests back as restrictions on short-term rentals loosen (5/29/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- The Claridge’s lobby was sparkling clean Friday afternoon, with bottles of hand sanitizer at the front desk and all employees masked to keep...
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California Gaming

article Some casinos have reopened, here’s what it’s like now (5/29/2020)
(California) -- A number of Southern California’s tribal casinos have reopened at this point, and things look a lot different than the pre-COVID times. We’re...
article Effort to legalize sports betting cites coronavirus’ attack on economy (5/28/2020)
(California) -- Ballparks, arenas and ice rinks have sat empty to limit the spread the coronavirus, but a pair of Northern California legislators are betting that...
article Gamblers at San Diego casino are separated by plastic partitions at betting tables in 'new normal' of gaming (5/28/2020)
(California) -- Footage has emerged of what appears to be a 'new normal' when it comes to gaming tables in casinos. In a brief TikTok video shot earlier this...
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Colorado Gaming

article Colorado casinos ante up with proposals to reopen as coronavirus restrictions ease (5/29/2020)
(Colorado) -- Communities that are home to Colorado’s casinos are forging ahead with plans to reopen, even as they struggle to understand exactly how they get...
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Connecticut Gaming

article After ‘some progress,’ Lamont signs off on casino reopenings (5/29/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Ned Lamont somewhat grudgingly signed off Friday on the casinos’ scheduled reopenings. Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun, set to open to...
article Without fanfare, Connecticut’s scaled-back casinos are set to reopen Monday (5/29/2020)
(Connecticut) -- No grand opening with balloons, confetti and marching bands will herald a scaled-back reset Monday of Connecticut’s two tribal-owned casinos...
article Lamont continues to express concerns about casinos reopening June 1 (5/28/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Ned Lamont continued to express concerns Thursday about plans by Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun to reopen on June 1, saying tribal decisions to close two...
article Senators who urged Lamont to slow reopening support casino plans (5/28/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Several state senators who urged Gov. Ned Lamont to delay reopening the state now support the tribal casinos’ decision to open their doors June 1...
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Delaware Gaming

article Harrington Casino reopening June 1st with limited capacity (5/29/2020)
(Delaware) -- Harrington Raceway and Casino will open back up to the public on Monday, June 1st, but as expected guests will see a lot of changes at the facility....
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Hard Rock

article 7 things we’ll see at Hard Rock Hollywood casino reopening (5/29/2020)
(Florida) -- Mandatory masks, full-body thermal scanners, Plexiglas barriers, unplugged slot machines — this will be the new reality at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel...
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Ilani Casino

article ilani reopens after 70-day closure in response to COVID-19 (5/29/2020)
(Washington) -- Those looking for entertainment in Clark County can once again be patrons to ilani as the casino resort officially reopened its doors Thursday, May 28....
press release Crowds line up for ilani casino’s reopening (5/28/2020)
(Washington) -- ilani reopened its doors Thursday following a 70-day closure due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The move jumps the casino resort ahead of the...
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Iowa Gaming

article Grand Falls Casino's gaming floor to reopen June 1 (5/29/2020)
(Iowa) -- Starting on Monday, the Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort’s casino will be back in business as Iowa loosens its restrictions around the COVID-19...
article Wild Rose Casino and Resort to reopen Monday (5/29/2020)
(Iowa) -- Wild Rose Casinos & Resort will reopen Monday in compliance with the proclamation announced by Gov. Kim Reynolds on May 26, according to casino officials....
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas' Harrah's to reopen on June 5 (5/29/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment will open a third property on the Las Vegas Strip next week in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown. Harrah's Las Vegas will open...
article Las Vegas is reopening in one week (5/28/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Detailed housekeeping checklists. Half-empty casinos. Reservations-only dining. No shows, nightclubs or sporting events. These are just some of the...
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Little River Band

article Little River Casino Resort officials: Precautions help ensure safety of employees, patrons (5/29/2020)
(Michigan) -- As tribal casinos across the state are reopening, some fear they may be gambling with more than just chips and dice. Little River Casino Resort in Manistee...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Hemp-Help for Native American Tribe (5/29/2020)
(Colorado) -- A local bulk CBD manufacturer and a Native American tribe from North Dakota came together in Palisade on Friday, in hopes of expanding sustainable...
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Maryland Gaming

article New Live! Casino pandemic plans: plexiglass slot dividers, sanitized chips, plastic forks (5/29/2020)
(Maryland) -- Maryland casinos have been closed since mid-March, but all six are formulating their reopening plans, and Live! Casino & Hotel has released some...
article Live! Casino & Hotel announces new safety protocols for reopening (5/28/2020)
(Maryland) -- On Thursday, Live! Casino & Hotel announced a new comprehensive safety plan in preparation for the eventual re-opening of the property. The new Play It...
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Michigan Gaming

article Kewadin Casinos extends temporary closure amid coronavirus (5/29/2020)
(Michigan) -- Kewadin Casinos has made the decision to remain closed until June 12. The temporary closure of all five casino properties and attached hotels in Michigan’s...
article Mid-Michigan tribal casinos prepare for upcoming reopening (5/28/2020)
(Michigan) -- Seven Indian casinos in Michigan, which closed voluntarily, are reopening as early as Friday. And with the safety precautions in place, you can bet that it...
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Mille Lacs Band

article Casino gears up to reopen, first COVID-19 case confirmed (5/29/2020)
(Minnesota) -- On Monday of last week, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe announced they are gearing up to reopen the Grand Casinos in both Onamia and Hinckley. The casinos...
article Grand Casino To Reopen Both Locations June 1 (5/28/2020)
(Minnesota) -- After 77 days of being closed, Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley will be opening on Monday with strict safety measures in place. On...
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Mississippi Gaming

article Business begins to roll in for Magnolia Bluffs Casino (5/29/2020)
(Mississippi) -- The usual patron’s of the Magnolia Bluffs Casino have slowly started to trickle back in since the casino reopened its doors last week. Under the...
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Missouri Gaming

article Ameristar Casino to reopen Monday with increased sanitation efforts (5/29/2020)
(Missouri) -- Ameristar Casino, which attracts 5.5 million visitors a year, will reopen Monday with plans in place to keep guests safe. When the St. Charles attraction...
article Isle of Capri prepares for reopening (5/29/2020)
(Missouri) -- The Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel in Boonville will open its doors Monday after being closed for more than two months to accommodate stay-at-home orders...
article Ameristar Casino in KC to reopen Monday with new measures to protect against COVID-19 (5/28/2020)
(Missouri) -- Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City will reopen June 1 with new protocols in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to a company news...
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New York Gaming

article Assemblyman Sean Ryan Skeptical About Statler Casino Idea (5/29/2020)
(New York) -- Jemal admitted he doesn't know much about gaming in New York. Assemblyman Sean Ryan believes he'll learn building a casino is a tough task. "...
article Gyms, casinos and amusement parks are not part of New York’s phase two reopening plan (5/29/2020)
(New York) -- Gyms, fitness centers, casinos, VLTs and malls are not a part of New York’s second phase of reopening businesses, state officials posted online this...
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Nottawaseppi Huron

article FireKeepers CEO: Casino reopening because 'we are an essential business to the tribe' (5/29/2020)
(Michigan) -- As most of the rest of the state's dine-in restaurants and entertainment venues wait for the state to say they can reopen, some of Michigan's...
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Oregon Gaming

article Wildhorse casino reopens following months-long closure due to pandemic (5/29/2020)
(Oregon) -- Wildhorse Resort and Casino reopened to the public Thursday following a months-long closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The popular casino located just...
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Pascua Yaqui

article A tour of Casino Del Sol as it prepares to reopen for gaming (5/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- Casino Del Sol plans to reopen June 3, but only after implementing new safety measures. That includes rearranging the gaming floor. KGUN 9 has a first look...
article Casino Del Sol reopening facilities June 3 (5/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- After more than two months closed, Casino Del Sol, Casino of the Sun and Estrella at Casino Del Sol will reopen to the public June 3 at 8 a.m., the Pascua...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Horse racing industry struggles to survive in Berks County and across Pennsylvania as new report takes aim at it (5/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Berks County thoroughbred breeder Glenn Brok is in a precarious financial and ethical position. He is boarding 18 horses for a client who races them in...
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Salt-River Pima Maricopa

article Casino Arizona And Talking Stick to reopen on June 1 (5/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort, both in Scottsdale and owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, will reopen at 12 noon...
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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article Sault Tribe, Kewadin Casinos extends temporary closure to June 12 (5/29/2020)
(Michigan) -- Kewadin Casinos has made the decision to extend the temporary closure of all five casino properties and attached hotels in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula...
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Tohono O’odham

article Desert Diamond Casino West Valley to reopen June 5 (5/29/2020)
(Arizona) -- The West Valley’s biggest entertainment center is preparing to reopen. The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) will reopen Desert Diamond...
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West Virginia Gaming

article Mountaineer Casino to reopen at 50% person capacity (5/29/2020)
(West Virginia) -- Next Friday, June 5, gambling will be able to take place again at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. Not everything will open at once...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article ‘Everything Is Tied To Gaming Revenue,’ Says Chief Sneed As Eastern Band Casinos Reopen (5/28/2020)
(North Carolina) -- Both Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos opened at 30 percent capacity Thursday morning. When Chief Richard Sneed of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians...
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Gun Lake

article Gun Lake Casino to open June 8 (5/28/2020)
(Michigan) -- Gun Lake Casino will open in phases beginning 8 a.m. on Monday, June 8. The first phase begins with being open daily 8 a.m. to 3 a.m., allowing guests age...
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Indiana Gaming

article Indiana Gaming Commission: Casinos likely to reopen in mid-June (5/28/2020)
(Indiana) -- It's the place you stay up all night to get lucky, and while most doors remain closed, all bets are off when casinos will reopen in Indiana. But after...
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Kickapoo Tribe

article Kickapoo Tribe announces casino to remain closed until June 19 due to COVID-19 (5/28/2020)
(Kansas) -- The Kickapoo Tribe has announced the Golden Eagle Casino will be closed until June 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tribal Chairman Lester Randall said the...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article Pearl River Resort taking steps necessary to reopen (5/28/2020)
(Mississippi) -- While the Pearl River Resort and Bok Homa Casino in Sandersville remain closed right now, management says major steps are being taken as they prepare to...
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Muscogee Creek

article River Spirit Casino Resort to offer free night stay for healthcare professionals (5/28/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort announced it will offer a free night stay and $10 Rewards Play for all healthcare professionals. It is scheduled to officially...
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Nevada Gaming

article Nevada is starting to reopen, including its hotel-casinos. Now, will people show up? (5/28/2020)
(Nevada) -- Nevada has officially reopened for business. Now we just need people to show up. That was the takeaway from a much-anticipated Tuesday night press conference...
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Other News

article As casinos reopen in KC, attention turns to social distancing, ‘high-touch surfaces’ (5/29/2020)
(Missouri) -- As casinos in Missouri begin reopening, visitors will have the chance to play their best hands — but with some new rules. In the Kansas City area,...
article In Phase 2 of reopening, theaters and museums are a go. But the Smithsonian will take it slow. (5/28/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- When speaking about the Smithsonian’s plan to reopen its museums, Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III has told staff that they have to stop thinking...
article Chehalis Indian Tribe begins manufacturing hand sanitizer at new distillery (5/21/2020)
(Washington) -- The Chehalis Indian Tribe and Heritage Distilling Co. (HDC), announced Thursday that they have teamed up to produce up to 600,000 gallons of hand...
article Puerto Rico chooses GLI for sports betting, esports, fantasy sports consulting services (5/21/2020)
(Puerto Rico) -- After a thorough public bid process, the Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority (AAFAF) has chosen Gaming Laboratories International...
article PHOTO STORY: Community resilience carries Native-owned businesses through the pandemic (5/17/2020)
(Oregon) -- As businesses shutter and unemployment surges in response to the coronavirus pandemic, businesses owned by people of color are at risk of permanent closure....
article Mad River Brewing Co.'s New Native Swag (5/13/2020)
(California) -- In October, when the Yurok Tribe bought the Mad River Brewing Co., it became one of only a handful of breweries owned and run by a Native American tribe...
article Las Vegas company creates tools for casinos to manage cleaning, social distancing (5/12/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- New tech tools developed in Las Vegas could play a major role, helping casinos welcome back visitors safely. FOX5 got a demonstration of the technology at...
article With downtown event canceled, Santa Fe Indian Market goes virtual (5/8/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts is taking its annual Santa Fe Indian Market online this summer. Following the cancellation last month of the...
article Las Vegas company designs, manufactures gaming barriers for casinos (5/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Chances are you've seen their work. "Screaming Images" is the company behind signs, posters and wraps for organizations like the Las Vegas...
article On the Front Lines: Lawyer helps the unemployed access their claims (5/3/2020)
(Washington) -- Juliana Repp has spent her entire life helping the underdogs. And with nearly 1 million unemployment claims filed in recent weeks due to layoffs caused...
article Red Earth Festival postponed (5/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The 34th annual Red Earth Festival — an intertribal celebration of Native American visual art, dance and culture — has been postponed due to...
article Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana reopens golf course and in-store fuel service (5/1/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Koasati Pines at Coushatta, along with the Feather Fuel in-store service at the front of the resort, is now open. The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana said...
article Waiting to exhale: Controversial wood pellet plant would burden Lumberton with more pollution (4/27/2020)
(North Carolina) -- The picnic tables at Alamac Community Park are ideal for watching log trucks yaw into the entrance of an old textile factory in Lumberton. The swings...
article Will COVID-19 emergency relief trickle down to Native entrepreneurs? (4/25/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Native American entrepreneurs operate what clearly are small businesses – either alone or with family members and with no more than a handful...
article Land O’Lakes Removes Native American Woman From Its Products (4/18/2020)
(Minnesota) -- For nearly a century, an illustration of a Native American woman with a feather in her hair has adorned the packaging of Land O’Lakes cheese and...
article Land O’Lakes Removes Native American Woman From Its Products (4/17/2020)
(Minnesota) -- For nearly a century, an illustration of a Native American woman with a feather in her hair has adorned the packaging of Land O’Lakes cheese and...
article First Native American woman to lead SWAIA (4/17/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts has named Santa Fe-born Kim Peone executive director. An enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes...
article Swedish government considers online casino shut-down (4/9/2020)
(Sweden) -- Reports from Sweden suggest government ministers are mulling a temporary shut-down or new restrictions on online casino to avoid an increase in gambling...
article Dana White says he has secured private island to hold UFC events 'every week' amid coronavirus pandemic (4/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- As several leagues consider plans to hold games in isolated stadiums without fans, UFC president Dana White is apparently taking things a step further....
article Covid-19: nearly 90% of casino staff are without work (3/31/2020)
(Monaco) -- The tourism sector in Monaco is already feeling the economic fallout of Covid-19. The pandemic that has sent the world reeling has turned Monte Carlo into a...

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