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Alaska Native Corporations

article Former Native corporation exec alleges 'sham companies' get government contracts (4/25/2017)
(Alaska) -- The process by which it emerged as a federal contracting heavyweight is at the heart of a whistleblower lawsuit with legal bills in the millions that is...
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eSports

article Esports Ain’t Easy: What Valve Can Learn from Riot Games (4/25/2017)
(Worldwide) -- Over the past year, Valve’s updates to CS:GO have been few and far between, but while these patches lack in frequency, they’ve almost always...
article Vegas Strip to get e-sports arena with Luxor club overhaul (4/16/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Strip is getting its first space dedicated for competitive gaming when the Luxor hotel-casino transforms its nightclub into a multi-level e-...
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Fantasy Sports

article The First Five Years Of DraftKings (4/25/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- In February 2012, a Boston-based company called DraftKings was getting ready to launch as a daily fantasy sports company. DraftKings was not the first...
article DFS companies keep leaving the US (4/19/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Daily Fantasy Sports companies have been trying to legalise the modality in several states of the country in the last couple of years. Ever since the...
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Ilani Casino

article ilani Casino open to public (4/25/2017)
(Washington) -- After years of anticipation and legal wrangling, the Cowlitz Tribe’s ilani Casino Resort just east of La Center off Interstate 5 Exit 16 is finally...
article Traffic quiets for Ilani’s second day (4/25/2017)
(Washington) -- By 3 a.m. Tuesday, all but five card tables were still in play at Ilani Casino Resort, casino officials said. “I guess I had anticipated the...
article Cowlitz tribe blesses, opens casino (4/24/2017)
(Washington) -- Ending decades of frustration, delay and opposition, the Cowlitz Tribe Monday morning blessed and opened its new Ilani Casino in north Clark County, a $...
article Cowlitz Tribe opening $510M casino complex they hope will draw 4.5M visitors (4/24/2017)
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Southwest Washington will open a $510 million casino and entertainment complex Monday, a project marked by a yearslong...
article Cowllitz Tribe Opens Huge Gambling Complex in Clark County (4/24/2017)
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe of Washington State, after years of legal battles plans to open its long-awaited Ilani Casino Resort on Monday, April 24. Tribal...
article Ilani Casino hits parking capacity on opening day, clogs I-5 for miles (4/24/2017)
(Washington) -- The opening of the Ilani Casino near La Center clogged northbound Interstate 5 for as far as eight miles Monday morning, and cars were turned away after...
article Ilani Casino opens its doors, attracting thousands (4/24/2017)
(Washington) -- Thousands of gambling enthusiasts braved cold, wet weather and a miles-long traffic jam Monday morning to try their luck at the newly minted Ilani, the $...
article Ilani Casino opens its doors, attracting thousands (4/24/2017)
(Washington) -- Thousands of gambling enthusiasts braved cold, wet weather and a miles-long traffic jam Monday morning to try their luck at the newly minted Ilani, the $...
article Ilani Casino Resort opens to eager crowds (4/24/2017)
(Washington) -- Speeches that started at 10 am., meant to encapsulate the years-long journey to build the Ilani Casino Resort and thank the many people responsible, were...
article Thousands Flock To Southwest Washington Casino Opening, Clog I-5 (4/24/2017)
(Washington) -- Monday’s wet weather didn’t keep the crowds, or the traffic, from showing up at the opening day of Ilani, the new Cowlitz Tribe casino in...
article Thousands pour into Ilani Casino for grand opening, massive back-up on I-5 NB (4/24/2017)
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe opened its new $510 million casino Monday, an effort years in the making. While Cowlitz officials hope the Ilani Casino Resort...
article Thousands take to slots, gaming tables at Ilani grand opening (4/24/2017)
(Washington) -- Karen Cowles and her two friends woke up at 6 a.m. to drive from the Enumclaw area down to Ridgefield to add a new stop to the coastal gambling circuit...
article Isleta Resort & Casino begins renovation (4/24/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Isleta Resort & Casino has started the US$40 million renovations announced earlier this month. Whilst the main entrance of the facility is already...
article Multi-million dollar casino set to open near La Center Monday (4/23/2017)
(Washington) -- A new multi-million dollar casino is set to open its doors in southwest Washington on Monday. La Center was buzzing Sunday afternoon, as much of the...
article Here comes ilani: Casino ready to open its doors (4/21/2017)
(Washington) -- The $510 million casino from the Cowlitz Tribe, the ilani Casino Resort (pronounced ay-lah-nay, meaning “sing” in the Cowlitz language), will...
article ilani Casino announces two entertainment venues (4/18/2017)
(Washington) -- Two new entertainment venues have been announced for ilani Casino. Muze and 360 Bar are just two of the venues planned for the massive casino, which is...
article ilani Casino to open Monday, April 24 (4/18/2017)
(Washington) -- After years of planning and 21 months of construction, ilani Casino Resort in North Clark County is set to finally open Monday, April 24, at 10 a.m. The...
article Washington tribe announced opening date (4/17/2017)
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Native Tribe announced that the upcoming Washington State casino, Ilani Casino Resort, will open its doors to the public next week, on April...
article Cowlitz Indian Tribe announces opening day of Ilani Casino Resort (4/16/2017)
(Washington) -- Casino officials announced on Friday afternoon that the $510 million Ilani Casino Resort in north Clark County will open on April 24, according to the...
article Ilani Casino announces more eating, shopping offerings (4/6/2017)
(Washington) -- A food court called The Market — offering deli sandwiches, hamburgers and Asian and Mediterranean fare — is the latest additions to the...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Like desert sands, Las Vegas resorts continue to shift (4/25/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Strip resorts of the future will probably look quite different. The casino floor, for one thing, will most likely be smaller. But Las Vegas and its huge...
article Is Vegas Making a Mistake Courting Visitors Who Don’t Gamble? (4/25/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- With its proud and certainly unique history in regards to gambling, Las Vegas has always been a destination that anyone who does enjoy gambling will have...
article In Las Vegas, Drinks Flow a Little Less Freely (4/18/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- On a recent trip here, Phil Fletcher and his friends were at a video poker bar at Bally’s casino when they noticed a series of red and green lights...
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Poarch Creek

article Merger talks end between Margaritaville Casino and Alabama Indian tribe (4/25/2017)
(Louisiana) -- The pending merger of Margaritaville Resort and Casino and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, an Alabama Indian tribe, has ended. The press were informed...
article Poarch Creek Indians open PCI Aviation (4/19/2017)
(Alabama) -- Poarch Band of Creek Indians have opened PCI Aviation in Huntsville, AL, a new cutting edge aviation company whose core mission is to keep US military...
article Another casino is on the D’Iberville horizon (4/7/2017)
(Mississippi) -- It’s been a year since Wind Creek Hospitality, the casino division of the the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, announced it had purchased a casino...
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Wynn Resorts

article Wynn's New Macau Casino Delivers Forecast-Topping Profit (4/25/2017)
(Macau) -- A new casino in Macau paid off nicely for Wynn Resorts Ltd. The company founded by Steve Wynn reported first-quarter results that easily topped analysts...
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Pechanga Casino

article BLOG: Pechanga Resort & Casino Hires First Ever General Manager Promoted From Within (4/23/2017)
(California) -- The Pechanga Development Corporation’s Board of Directors has just named the first-ever general manager promoted from within Pechanga Resort &...
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Marijuana & Hemp

press release National Indian Cannabis Coalition Acknowledges 4/20 Movement (4/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Jeff Doctor, Executive Director of the National Indian Cannabis Coalition (NICC), speaks on the official rollout of NICC’s nationwide efforts...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Casinos seek to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. in Massachusetts, 2 hours past bars, restaurants (4/19/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has "never talked about" extending alcohol serving hours at casinos, its chairman said, though House...
article Rosenberg against late night alcohol sales at casinos (4/16/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A House budget proposal that would allow alcohol to be served in casinos until 4 a.m. could become a slippery slope to other changes, eroding the...
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Mohegan Sun

article MTGA reaches settlement agreement with former top executive who resigned abruptly (4/19/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Bobby Soper, the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority chief executive whose abrupt resignation in February came amid a review of financial irregularities at...
article Washington Casino Co-Developed By Mohegans To Open Next Week (4/19/2017)
(Washington) -- A casino and entertainment complex in the state of Washington that was co-developed by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority will open Monday, another step...
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National Indian Gaming Association

article NIGA 2017 – ‘Getting Back to Business’ (4/19/2017)
(California) -- More than 7,000 people converged on the San Diego Conference Center April 10-13 for the National Indian Gaming Association’s annual conference in...
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Whiteclay

article End of beer sales won't solve all Whiteclay problems, locals say (4/19/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The sky was a washed-out gray over this tiny community Wednesday morning as the news began to trickle in. Regular patrons of Whiteclay's four beer...
article Whiteclay beer stores ordered to close, but appeal planned (4/19/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The flow of beer in Whiteclay must stop, the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission ordered Wednesday, an unprecedented move that sets the stage for a major...
article Activists: Beer stores near Indian reservation should close (4/7/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Four Nebraska beer stores on the border of a South Dakota Indian reservation should close because the area doesn't have sufficient law enforcement to...
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American Gaming Association

article Road trip by AGA slated to explain how casinos help small businesses (4/18/2017)
(Maryland) -- The American Gaming Association is starting a series of road trips Tuesday to explain how commercial and tribal casinos help small businesses across the...
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Phil Ivey

article Phil Ivey is done helping people improve their poker game (4/16/2017)
(Internet) -- Phil Ivey has fallen out of love with teaching people how to be winning poker players after announcing plans to close his training site The Ivey League on...
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Winnebago Tribe

article PROGRESS: Sloan casino still 'winning' at 25 (4/16/2017)
(Iowa) -- A roll of the dice by tribal elders led to the creation of the now 25-year-old WinnaVegas Casino and Resort. Owned and operated by the Winnebago Tribe of...
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New York Gaming

article OP/ED: Foss: Time to temper casino expectations (4/15/2017)
(New York) -- Shortly after Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady opened, Scotia resident Beverly Oudt wrote me a letter about her first trip to the casino. "...
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Cedar Rapids Casino

article Two firms to conduct market studies for proposed Cedar Rapids casinos (4/13/2017)
(Michigan) -- The path forward for a high stakes decision of whether to approve a gambling license for one or more casinos in downtown Cedar Rapids became clearer today.
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Card Clubs

article Bicycle Casino reopens after raid by federal officials (4/7/2017)
(California) -- The Bicycle Hotel and Casino resumed normal operations April 5 following a federal raid of the casino the day before. Casino officials announced on their...
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Hard Rock

article Why Hard Rock is in a better position than Revel was to be a game changer (4/7/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International’s plan to rebrand the closed Taj Mahal into the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Atlantic City has been called a new game-...
article Hard Rock could lay down the beat to Atlantic City’s revival (4/6/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Here's a sentence you don't see too often: Things are going pretty well in Atlantic City. I know it’s hard to believe, but these days,...
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Other News

press release Oglala Sioux Tribe to Host the First Annual Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Economic Summit to Promote Governance Strategies for Economic Growth (4/26/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Indian nations and tribes were independent sovereigns prior to the formation of the United States, with healthy, vibrant economies, self-sufficient...
press release Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) Provides Customized Regulator Training to Argentina’s Loteria Nacional Sociedad del Estado (4/20/2017)
(Argentina) -- Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) experts traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina to perform a series of training sessions for the Loteria Nacional...
article Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore (4/19/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The Bird Cage Book Store and Mercantile recently opened its doors in the old Abby Feed and Seed Building located at 406 5th Street. The book store will...
article Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Is Incubating Small Businesses (4/16/2017)
(Nevada) -- Johni Bill is a member of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony who just opened her own salon called Alluring Beauty in Sparks. Colony spokeswoman Stacey Montooth...
article Good Friday bet? Some casinos remain open over Easter holiday for the first time (4/14/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Club Regent Casino (shown here) and McPhillips Station Casino were open Good Friday for the first time. As Winnipeg's churches opened their doors in...
press release The Hand Of Aces provides creative solutions for the iGaming Sector (4/13/2017)
(Internet) -- A new Creative Company, The Hand Of Aces (www.TheHandOfAces.com), has been set-up to provide visually engaging, digital creative solutions specifically for...
press release Two Native American Women with over Fifty Years’ Industry Experience Launch Trilogy Group to Focus on Advancing Tribal Business Opportunities (4/11/2017)
(Arizona) -- Valerie Spicer, announced her recent departure as Executive Director of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) to join forces with Sheila Morago,...
article How technology innovation is shaping the gaming industry (4/7/2017)
(USA) -- Are tribal operators early adopters of new gaming technologies or do they tend to stick with more traditional products? It varies by the operator, but some of...
article Apache Sky Casino opens (4/6/2017)
(Arizona) -- After much anticipation and delays, the Apache Sky Casino has officially opened. On Friday April 1, a ribbon cutting Grand Opening ceremony was held at the...
article Annual Navajo rug auction set for Saturday at museum (4/6/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Bart Wilsey, the director of the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, acknowledges that his institution is hardly the only one in the region that stages an...
article Fun for all ages at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort (3/28/2017)
(Michigan) -- The countdown is on for Spring Break in West Michigan. While some people are heading for sand and sun, others are staying local. Soaring Eagle Casino and...
article S&K Technologies: A Major World Class Enterprise (3/27/2017)
(Montana) -- S&K Technologies is a Section 17 Corporation incorporated under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1935 and was formed in 1999 as a very small...
article From the streets of Toronto to a business degree: How one Indigenous woman defied the odds (3/27/2017)
(Manitoba) -- At 16, Ashley Richard was homeless and living on the streets of Toronto. A conflict with her mom forced her to move out on her own carrying only a garbage...
article Blizzard dropping its Battle.net name makes fans emotional (3/26/2017)
(Internet) -- #Blizzard has broken up with its Battle.net branding. An update, which users first noticed late Friday night, has changed the multiplayer client’s...
article Tribal councilor attends Million Women Mentors event (3/24/2017)
(Washington) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor of Pryor was among a select few invited to attend the Million Women Mentors Advancing Women and Girls STEM...
article Gathering of Nations prepares for debut in new location (3/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Anchor Royale Da sat down exclusively with the founder of the Gathering of Nations to talk about a new chapter in their long history with Albuquerque.
article Top 10 U.S. states by number of casinos per capita (3/20/2017)
(USA) -- For this week's top 10, Casino City is tapping into information provided by WalletHub, a personal finance website. While the No. 1 state (Nevada) on the...
article 'Drone Territory': B.C. First Nation hopes drone tourism will take flight (3/20/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A B.C. First Nation is trying to use Canada's new drone regulations to its advantage. Members of the Klahoose First Nation are hoping their...
article Selling rice to Japan? Minnesota tribes marketing wild rice to the world (3/20/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Washington lobbyist for Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe flew this month to Japan with 10 pounds of wild rice, displaying them alongside offerings of salmon...
press release Comanche Nation Entertainment announces the appointment of Michael Starr as new CEO (3/13/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Today Comanche Nation Entertainment announced they have chosen a new CEO, Michael Starr, who has already begun his new position. Mr. Starr is a seasoned...

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