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MGM Springfield

article June Gloom For MGM Springfield as Gaming Revenue Slumps 10.5 Percent From May, Second-Worst Month Since Opening (7/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield struggled to jumpstart gross gaming revenue (GGR) in June, notching its second-worst month by that metric since opening in August 2018.
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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

article U.P. tribe gets $2 million grant for manufacturing center (7/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- A Native American tribe in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is receiving $2 million in federal funds to help build a manufacturing and warehouse facility. U....
article Sault Ste. Marie tribe awarded $2M to build manufacturing, warehouse facility (7/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in the Upper Peninsula have been awarded a $2 million grant to help construct a new manufacturing and...
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Ak-Chin Indian Community

article Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino grows its conference space (7/16/2019)
(Arizona) -- Located 37 miles from Phoenix, Arizona, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and Resort has expanded its conference and event space. The Events Center at Harrah...
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Agua Caliente

article Live Nation, Agua Caliente, Oak View Eye $250M Stadium in Palm Springs (7/16/2019)
(California) -- Live Nation Entertainment joined the development team that includes The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and Los Angeles-based Oak View Group, in...
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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Facebook privately pitched its cryptocurrency plan last month to regulators. They were left even more scared. (7/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Two days after Facebook announced plans for the creation of a new cryptocurrency for its 2.7 billion users last month, the tech giant presented its...
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California Gaming

article POLYGAMOUS BLOOD CULT: One Kingston, who co-owns a California casino, wants to give his shares to another member of a Utah polygamous sect (7/16/2019)
(California) -- Two men with ties to a Utah polygamous sect, and who own a casino in Lake Elsinore, Calif., should receive more time to apply for gambling licenses or...
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Cultural Appropriation

article People cried when Yosemite restored historic names like the Ahwahnee. Here’s why (7/16/2019)
(California) -- The Ahwahnee Hotel was named in the 1920s. Curry Village dates back to the 19th century. So does the Wawona Hotel. These were iconic names in one of the...
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Donald Trump

article Shock video comes back to haunt Donald Trump as he insists he’s not racist (7/16/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump insists his demand that four Democrats “go back” to where they “came from” wasn’t racist and he doesn...
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Hard Rock

article 'It's the best partner for any community' (7/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- Dozens of invited guests and Rick Nielsen's children and grandchildren attended the announcement of Hard Rock Casino Rockford on Tuesday at the...
article Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Hard Rock announce casino pitch (7/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- The investment group that includes Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, along with the chairman of Hard Rock International, on Tuesday announced its...
article Hard Rock announces casino proposal for Rockford; further details forthcoming (7/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- At an invitation-only announcement today at the site of the former Clock Tower Resort, Jim Allen, chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Hard Rock...
article Hard Rock International announces plans for Rockford casino (7/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- Rock sensation Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick helped announce plans Tuesday to bring a Hard Rock Casino to Rockford. Hard Rock International announced its...
article Hard Rock would be the ‘best partner’ for a Rockford casino, Cheap Trick guitarist says (7/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- About 100 invited guests including Rick Nielsen’s family attended an event Tuesday announcing that Hard Rock International wants its name on a casino...
article Renderings released, preliminary plans announced for Hard Rock casino proposal (7/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock International CEO Jim Allen and Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen announced preliminary plans for a proposal of Hard Rock Casino Rockford. Allen...
article Hard Rock Name Planned For New Indiana Casinos (7/16/2019)
(Indiana) -- The Hard Rock name will going on the new on-land casino being planned in Gary and the same could happen for another proposed in Terre Haute.
press release Hard Rock Cafe Introduces World's First 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger™ With A Portion Of Sales To Support Action Against Hunger (7/16/2019)
(Florida) -- 24-Karat magic is in the air at Hard Rock Cafe! Hard Rock Cafe recently launched the most extensive menu innovation in the history of the brand in locations...
article Loves Park, Machesney Park leaders weigh in on Rockford casino location (7/15/2019)
(Illinois) -- As Rockford leaders contemplate the best casino location and proposal, the city’s neighbors to the north are weighing in. Both the Loves Park City...
article Indiana Majestic Star Casino to Become Hard Rock Gary Through $400M Partnership (7/15/2019)
(Indiana) -- Four months after the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) approved the sale of the Majestic Star Casino in Gary to Spectacle Entertainment, the new owners made...
article New Gary casino to be named for manager Hard Rock (7/15/2019)
(Indiana) -- The owner of the two Majestic Star casinos in Gary’s Buffington Harbor has announced a partnership with Hard Rock International to build its planned casino...
article New Gary casino to carry 'Hard Rock' brand, theme (7/14/2019)
(Indiana) -- The new land-based casino in Gary is going to rock. Spectacle Entertainment announced Sunday that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Hard Rock...
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Hard Rock Las Vegas

article Virgin Hotels Announces Managing Director of Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, Soon to be Rebranded as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (7/16/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Sir Richard Branson, announces Mary Giuliano as the Managing Director at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las...
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Illinois Gaming

article Bloomington Council Mulls Future Of Video Gambling, Supports Parkview Inn License (7/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- Bloomington is still mulling over what to do with the city’s year-and-a-half long moratorium on new video gambling licenses. City council members...
article Illinois gambling expansion could take a while. Here's a look at what's to come. (7/14/2019)
(Illinois) -- Two weeks after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law authorizing a massive expansion of gambling in Illinois, the state has taken the first small step toward...
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Land Issues

article Forest service chief talks timber sales in visit to Alaska’s Tongass National Forest (7/16/2019)
(Alaska) -- The head of the U.S. Forest Service visited Alaska’s Tongass National Forest recently to investigate timber sales and related issues. U.S. Sen. Lisa...
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New York Gaming

article Will state study shakeup New York gambling? (7/16/2019)
(New York) -- Major changes could be in store for New York's gambling landscape. Industry insiders are anticipating a shakeup based on the state's decision to...
article Ex-governor David Paterson takes VP role at Sands casino (7/15/2019)
(New York) -- Former Democratic Gov. David Paterson on Monday was named vice president of Las Vegas Sands Corp., the casino company headed by Sheldon Adelson, a known...
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Oneida Nation

article Oneida Nation partners with Caesars Entertainment (7/16/2019)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation is partnering with Caesars Entertainment to open sports books at several of its casinos, including Turning Stone Resort Casino....
article Oneida Nation will begin accepting sports bets soon at three upstate NY casinos (7/15/2019)
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation is partnering with Caesars Entertainment to accept sports bets at its three upstate New York casinos. The Lounge with Caesars...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Twin River attracting investment community interest as casino acquisition market heats up (7/16/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island-based Twin River Holdings has five casinos in its pipeline – as many properties as the company currently operates – and...
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William Hill

article Company named to run sports book at The Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo (7/16/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo and a new partner are gearing up for impending sporting contest wagering. William Hill US announced Tuesday it will operate the...
article William Hill, Eldorado announce plans for sportsbooks at two Iowa casinos (7/16/2019)
(Iowa) -- Eldorado Resorts and William Hill US said Tuesday the companies will launch sports betting in Iowa at two casinos as soon as next month. Las Vegas-based...
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Arkansas Gaming

article BLOG: A Pope County casino: a good bet (7/15/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The state Racing Commission will hear an appeal of its decision to reject a casino permit application on Thursday. Five casino operators have filed...
article Business Leaders Form PAC for Vigo County Casino (7/15/2019)
(Indiana) -- Business leaders in Vigo County have formed a political action committee in support of a referendum for a new casino. The Advance West Central Indiana PAC...
article Debate on casino heats up in county (7/14/2019)
(Arkansas) -- A daily barrage of letters, emails, phone calls and meetings keeps members of the Pope County Quorum Court informed on all sides of the debate on whether...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Sports, horse betting bill for Cherokee gets final approval (7/15/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina's only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The...
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Indiana Gaming

article Gary Casino Hotel Closes With Planned Move To Inland Site (7/15/2019)
(Indiana) -- A 300-room hotel built opened by Donald Trump's casino company in 1998 to help draw gamblers to a northwestern Indiana casino has been shut down. The...
article Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino hiring dealers ahead of new law going into effect (7/15/2019)
(Indiana) -- Harrah’s Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino are now accepting applications for live dealer positions and dealer school as they prepare...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Greenlights $60M Hotel Project (7/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Rivers Casino Pittsburgh announced June 18 that it will break ground on a $60 million North Shore hotel later this summer. The seven-story, four-star...
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Pennsylvania Online

article Online gaming starts in Pennsylvania casinos (7/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania is joining the short list of states where online casino-style gambling is available. State regulators on Monday are allowing Parx Casino...
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Philippines Gaming

article Okada Manila sees huge gains in first half of 2019 (7/15/2019)
(Philippines) -- Okada Manila in the Philippines has gotten off to a good start this year. The casino’s gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the first six months has...
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Sports Betting

article Beyond the Margin: What Else Does Sports Betting Do for Your Casino? (7/15/2019)
(Indian Country) -- At the 2019 NIGA Trade Show in San Diego, I moderated a panel on sportsbetting. The objective was to illustratewhat added benefits sports betting...
article What sports betting brings to the total casino property (7/15/2019)
(Indian Country) -- When the tribal gaming industry convened at the national Indian Gaming Association’s annual convention in April, sports betting was at the top...
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Sports in Las Vegas

article Raiders, Stadium Authority named in lawsuit over disputed payment (7/15/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A subcontractor on the Las Vegas Stadium has filed suit claiming it is owed $2.8 million for work tied to the $1.8 billion, 65,000 seat stadium. The...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article Despite Sunday morning launch, Encore Boston Harbor made $16 million in its first week (7/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Despite an unorthodox Sunday morning opening, Encore Boston Harbor generated more than $16 million in gross gambling revenue during its first week in...
article Everett casino nets $2M a day in first week (7/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- In the first eight days that Encore Boston Harbor was open, gamblers wagered more than $93.5 million on the slot machines alone at the Everett casino...
article New casino generates more than $4M in taxes in 1st week (7/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The new Encore Boston Harbor casino raked in nearly $16.8 million in gambling revenue and paid $4.2 million in state taxes in its first week of...
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Macau Gaming

article Bet on Macau casinos, where too much is never enough, stock analysts say (7/14/2019)
(Macau) -- Betting on glitzy Macau’s casino stocks is a good long-term gamble, many analysts say – not because of high-rolling big whales but because of the...
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Navajo Nation

article ‘They’re left with zero’: Shiprock fair, $100,000 in the red, asks RDC for help (7/14/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Complaints about last year’s Shiprock Fair were plentiful, but what many of them had in common was brusque and disrespectful treatment by former...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article MATT MORGAN: Some things to keep in mind as Oklahoma and 31 tribes consider the future of gaming in the state (7/14/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal gaming in Oklahoma began more than three decades ago with simple bingo halls situated in retrofitted buildings. Today, 31 tribal nations operate 131...
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Other News

article Martha Schuessler named new vice-president at Aruze Gaming (7/17/2019)
(USA) -- In a July 17 press release from Aruze Gaming America Inc, they announced Martha Schuessler has been promoted to Vice President of Global Finance. This is...
article Ex-Gov. Paterson to lead Sands’ push for casino in NYC (7/15/2019)
(New York) -- Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer’s push for a casino in New York City. Voters...
article The Ahwahnee is coming back: Yosemite settles lawsuits to regain trademarks (7/15/2019)
(California) -- After a years-long intellectual property legal battle, the names of several Yosemite lodges will be restored to their former glory. The private company...
article Inside the $26 million Lake Tahoe mansion built by Harrah’s casino founder (7/14/2019)
(Nevada) -- A Lake Tahoe, Nevada mansion built by William F. Harrah, the founder of Harrah’s casinos, is for sale for $25.75 million. The home, built in 1963 had a...
article Antique firearm auction to benefit preservation, conservation, upkeep at J.M. Davis (7/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- If a Stevens .22 caliber long rifle, engraved "From Buffalo Bill to Night-Hawk & Broncho Bill" is on your wish list—you're in luck...
article Myth-Busting UNLV Study Reveals that Gamblers Can’t Detect Slot Machine Payout Percentages (7/12/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- It’s a common sight on casino floors: patrons jumping from slot machine to slot machine before eventually hunkering down at a game that’s due...
article High Country News wins 19 National Native Media Awards (7/12/2019)
(Indian Country) -- High Country News’ writers and photographers received eight first-place awards, nine second-place awards and two third-place award for its...
article Reno-based Eldorado selling casinos in Mississippi, Missouri (7/12/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Casino company Eldorado Resorts Inc. says it is selling two of its 26 properties and will use the proceeds to help it buy Caesars Entertainment Corp.
article From Gambling to Solar, U.S. Tribes Bet on New Revenue Stream (7/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Dozens of new solar and wind projects are sprouting up on tribal lands across the U.S. as Native Americans seek new ways to boost their economies...
article Kenya betting operators could lose access to mobile payments (7/10/2019)
(Kenya) -- Kenya’s leading sports betting operators could lose their access to mobile money payments while their gaming licenses are suspended. On Wednesday,...
article Young succeeds Juliano as VP and general manager at del Lago Resort & Casino (7/8/2019)
(New York) -- Del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County has its third executive vice president and general manager in two years. Lance Young, who served as vice...
article Indian Country Today’s news team grows (7/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- Kolby KickingWoman, Blackfeet and Gros Ventre, will be joining Indian Country Today as a reporter-producer in the Washington Bureau.
article Zuni fetish museum set to open in Old Town Albuquerque (7/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A Zuni fetish museum is opening up in Old Town Albuquerque. Before even building this museum, a Zuni elder came here to conduct a blessing ceremony and...
article GVC announces they may need to close 900 shops (7/5/2019)
(UK) -- The maximum state cut on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) machines is taking its toll on the British gambling industry. Not very long after William Hill...
article Twin River Rapidly Becomes Hedge Fund Favorite (7/5/2019)
(Wall Street) -- Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:TRWH), the owner of four casinos in three states, became a public company through its acquisition of Dover...
article 'Game Changer' Project Near Phoenix Steele Indian School Park (7/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- Big changes are coming to a key intersection in Phoenix. On Wednesday, the City Council approved a zoning change for the northeast corner of Central Avenue...
article 'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman to speak about, prepare indigenous foods (7/3/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The concept of sovereignty is typically reserved for self-governing states. Yet at the core of self-governance is the ability to sustain a population’...
article Local shop changes name over offensive language concerns (7/3/2019)
(Arizona) -- A local Tucson shop recently had to change names because the language could be considered offensive. The name was Creative Tribe. It was to try and convey...
article Taos Pueblo begins work on Hail Creek Travel Center (7/3/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Drivers and visitors in Taos will soon be able to stop and grab some gas and view Taos Pueblo's new convenience store. Officials broke ground on the...
article 6 Inuit guardian groups to receive $4.3M in federal funding (7/2/2019)
(North Canada) -- Six Inuit organizations will receive $4.3 million in federal funding for a variety of environmental stewardship programs. The money will be disbursed...

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