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Enterprise Rancheria

article Hard Rock Wheatland starts countdown to inauguration (2/18/2019)
(California) -- The casino, Hard Rock’s first Vegas-style casino in California and built in partnership with Enterprise Rancheria Indian tribe, has been placed in...
article Enterprise Rancheria celebrates major milestone at long-awaited casino (2/17/2019)
(California) -- It's only taken 17 years but the Estom Yumeka Maidu Tribe of the Enterprise Rancheria is finally going to open a casino in northern California. The...
article Oroville Tribe Celebrates New Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at Topping-Off Ceremony (2/13/2019)
(California) -- It seemed like the day would never arrive for members of the Enterprise Rancheria tribe of Native Americans. Their 17-year effort to establish a casino...
article Yuba County casino landmark noted (2/13/2019)
(California) -- As the final steel beam was raised, the sounds of tribal drumming crescendoed inside the tent directly in front of the future casino’s main...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Muckleshoot Tribe

article Muckleshoot Tribe to add conference center, more gaming space and amenities to casino (2/18/2019)
(Washington) -- The Muckleshoot Casino is about to get bigger with more amenities. The tribe announced late Wednesday that the casino would soon undergo a significant...
article Muckleshoot Tribe to add conference center, more gaming space and amenities to casino (2/14/2019)
(Washington) -- The Muckleshoot Casino is about to get bigger with more amenities. The tribe announced late Wednesday that the Auburn casino would soon undergo a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Caesars

article Icahn interest in Caesars may overshadow casino operator’s earnings announcement (2/17/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Carl Icahn may have doubled the audience for Caesars Entertainment’s scheduled fourth quarter earnings call this Thursday. The company’s last...
article Caesars bankruptcy main contributor of 2018 casinos’ net loss (2/16/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The big headline that emerged from this month’s release of the state Gaming Control Board’s 2018 Gaming Abstract was that Nevada casinos lost...
article Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta makes Caesars stock buy, per report (2/16/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Tilman Fertitta, the billionaire Houstonian whose bid to merge with Caesars Entertainment Corp. was rejected last year, has purchased 4.5 million shares...
article Billionaire Carl Icahn Pressuring Caesars Entertainment to Sell Company (2/15/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire Carl Icahn is pushing Caesars Entertainment to consider selling its casino empire to a rival in an effort to improve management and increase...
article Caesars jumps on report Carl Icahn pushing casino operator to sell (2/14/2019)
(Wall Street) -- Caesars Entertainment shares rose 6 percent after hours following a Wall Street Journal report that shareholder Carl Icahn is pushing the casino...
article Carl Icahn goes all in, will push Caesars to sell itself (2/14/2019)
(Wall Street) -- Carl Icahn is placing his chips on a sale of Caesars Entertainment Corp. The billionaire shareholder activist owns roughly 10% of Caesars and plans to...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians

article Jena Choctaw Pines Casino turns 6 (2/16/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Six years ago a new Central Louisiana casino made its mark on Grant Parish. Jena Choctaw Pines Casino celebrated their sixth anniversary on Saturday. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article ICYMI: Could cannabis be the new casinos for Southern California Native Americans? (2/16/2019)
(California) -- At the end of a road off scenic Highway 79, in rural San Diego County, a building that once let visitors try their hand at slot machines and poker tables...
article Could cannabis be the new gambling for Native Americans? So far, tribes are being shut out (2/14/2019)
(California) -- At the end of a road off scenic Highway 79, in rural San Diego County, a building that once let visitors try their hand at slot machines and poker tables...
article Native Americans Turn To Cannabis Cultivation To Lift Their Tribes Out Of Poverty After Gambling Fails (2/14/2019)
(California) -- Some Native American tribes are looking towards the emerging, semi-legal cannabis industry to lift their tribes out of poverty, after casinos failed to...
article Trafficking charges dropped against former Tribal ReLeaf dispensary workers (2/14/2019)
(New Brunswick) -- Trafficking charges against two former employees of Tribal ReLeaf, an on-reserve cannabis dispensary, were dropped Thursday.
article Cannabis Lobbying Heats Up As Congress Looks At Pot Banking (2/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The cannabis industry and others who stand to benefit from pot legalization have been boosting their lobbying presence on Capitol Hill. Banks,...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Casino Mitigation Funds Sought For 'The Loop' Bus Service (2/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts casino regulators are being asked to help fund the expansion of a free bus service linking the MGM Springfield casino with the city...
article Massachusetts Bar Owners Form Group To Lobby For Place In Sports Betting (2/16/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- As Massachusetts considers legalizing sports betting, bar owners want in on the action. Angling for a seat at the table as Beacon Hill begins to look...
article MGC releases January 2019 gross gaming revenue for Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield (2/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported today that the month of January 2019 at Plainridge Park Casino (PPC) and MGM Springfield generated...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article How long before big media companies become big sports-gambling companies? (2/16/2019)
(USA) -- Sports betting in the US used to be illegal, for the most part. Now it’s up to individual states to decide if they want it. Besides Nevada, which has...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Francis Lui Is The Unlikely New Face Of Macau Gaming (2/15/2019)
(Macau) -- Galaxy’s evolution from a company that “didn’t deserve” a gaming concession, according to Macau’s casino liberalization chief,...
article Non-gaming activities to expand in Macau’s Fisherman’s Wharf (2/15/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau Fisherman’s Wharf has been a staple of the city’s casino community. This could soon change, though, as the operator of the complex looks to...
article Cotai boosts MGM China rev, firm eyes more market share (2/14/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau casino operator MGM China Holdings Ltd reported fourth-quarter revenue of HKD5.38 billion (US$685.1 million), up 33.2 percent from the prior-year period...
article Gaming magnates slip in Forbes list of HK richest (2/14/2019)
(Macau) -- The six billionaires with gaming interests in Macau again feature prominently in this year’s Hong Kong’s 50 Richest People – although their...
article Macau Fisherman’s Wharf to offer more non-gaming: exec (2/14/2019)
(Macau) -- The operator of the waterfront casino resort complex Macau Fisherman’s Wharf is looking to introduce more non-gaming elements this year, in a bid to...
article China Lowers Economic Growth Target, Macau Casinos Prepare for Slowdown (2/13/2019)
(Macau) -- China has lowered its economic growth target for 2019 to 6-6.5 percent, which would be the country’s lowest expansion in 29 years. As a result, Macau...
article Hong Kong's Richest 2019: Lawrence Ho Expands His Empire Across Asia And To Europe (2/13/2019)
(Macau) -- Lawrence Ho, son of Macau gaming tycoon Stanley Ho, is busy with opportunities in Asia and Europe. Having successfully expanded Melco Resorts &...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Springfield

article January revenue numbers released for MGM Springfield (2/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- State gaming officials have released January revenue numbers for MGM Springfield. The Mass. Gaming Commission reported that the Springfield resort-...
article MGM Springfield gambling revenue for January lowest since opening (2/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield’s gross gambling revenue of $19.7 million for the month January was the lowest revenue of any full month of operation since the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

N.J. Sports Betting

article NJ court: Government agency can’t ‘bank’ property for unspecified potential future redevelopment (2/15/2019)
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Appellate Division has issued a ruling preventing the state’s Casino Reinvestment Development Authority from seizing a home in a low...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Suffolk Sterling Files Explosive Claim Against Wynn Resorts (2/15/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC, filed a claim in federal court that Wynn Resorts was involved in a number of improprieties associated with its bid...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article How A New Governor Could Help Connecticut Sports Betting Over The Hump (2/14/2019)
(Connecticut) -- A change in governors could be just what Connecticut sports betting needs to finally get up and running. Last August, then-Gov. Dannel Malloy was...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Introducing the Kituwah, LLC (2/14/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee opened in November 1997 with little more than video poker as the only gaming option. This followed the opening of a tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain Holds Topping Off Ceremony (2/14/2019)
(California) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain held a topping off ceremony on Feb. 13, 2019, to celebrate reaching this major construction...
1 Article on this Issue

International Game Technology

press release IGT announces appointments for leadership team (2/14/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Global gaming and lottery supplier International Game Technology Plc (IGT) announced on Wednesday that it expanded its senior leadership team with the...
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Change in ownership coming to Sands Casino (2/14/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is in the process of being sold to Wind Creek Hospitality from its previous owner, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Mint Sealed Copy of Super Mario Bros. Sells for More Than $100,000 at Auction (2/14/2019)
(USA) -- A sealed, unopened copy of the original NES version of Super Mario Bros. just set a world record when it sold for $100,150 USD at an auction. It is the first...
1 Article on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article Cosmetics company allegedly connected to casino money laundering scheme, police say (2/13/2019)
(British Columbia) -- There's something important in the briefcase. So important a mysterious figure clad in black leather and a motorcycle helmet battles a series...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Esports market expected to surpass $1 billion globally in 2019 (2/13/2019)
(Worldwide) -- The global esports market is expected to surpass $1 billion this year — a 27% increase from last year — thanks to the explosive growth of...
1 Article on this Issue

Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison to Present Plans to Grow in Size & Scope to City’s Urban Design Commission (2/13/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Collaboration is the theme of Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison’s relationship with the city of Madison, Wisconsin. On February 13, the Tribal gaming arm will...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Elgin continues discussion on video gambling fees (2/13/2019)
(Illinois) -- Elgin officials continued discussing Wednesday the possibility of implementing licensing fees for video gambling, which has been allowed in town since 2013.
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article First Nations say Alberta has no right to cut oil activity on their land (2/13/2019)
(Alberta) -- Some First Nations in Alberta want an exemption from the provincial government's decision to mandate oil production cuts. The First Nations say the...
1 Article on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article In the Magazine: Seminole Power (2/13/2019)
(Florida) -- The Seminoles have won the Second Seminole War. In 1842, after that seven-year conflict, most members of the tribe who had lived in what then was the...
1 Article on this Issue

Shoshone-Bannock

article Shoshone Bannock Hotel and Casino Officially Opens (2/13/2019)
(Idaho) -- Hundreds packed into the Shoshone Bannock Casino and Hotel this morning to officially open their latest expansion. Fort Hall officially opened an over 85...
article Shoshone-Bannock Celebrates Casino Completion (2/13/2019)
(Idaho) -- In 2016, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes broke ground on the 85,463 square foot casino addition connected to the west side of the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and...
article Shoshone-Bannock Tribes host opening ceremony for new casino (2/13/2019)
(Idaho) -- Pam Gallegos believes the opening of a new casino has the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes well positioned to capitalize on growth in tourists passing through the area...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Wire Act

article MGM CEO: Feds' Wire Act opinion is perplexing, unenforceable (2/13/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- The chairman and chief executive officer of casino operator MGM Resorts International on Wednesday decried a U.S. Department of Justice opinion that is...
1 Article on this Issue

Louisiana Gaming

article Belle of Baton Rouge owners looking into possible investments, gaming facility upgrades (2/12/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The owners of the Belle of Baton Rouge are considering investment options and gaming facility upgrades. Jim Rigot, the casino’s new manager, said...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Tlicho chief pens open letter after Air Tindi pilots' deaths (2/18/2019)
(Northwest Territories) -- Two pilots with Air Tindi died in late January after a plane crashed near Behchoko, N.W.T. Tlicho Grand Chief George Mackenzie penned this...
article Alfastreet growing, unveils new games at ICE London 2019 (2/18/2019)
(UK) -- Slovenian gaming equipment company Alfastreet celebrated the 25th anniversary of its first slot machine sale during the recent ICE London 2019 and the business...
article Dallmeier reports good ICE 2019 performance (2/18/2019)
(UK) -- Fraud, high operating costs and scarce business intelligence data – these are the challenges the industry pioneer Dallmeier addressed with its “Smart...
article TCSJOHNHUXLEY introduces Adaptive Winning Number Displays at ICE 2019 (2/18/2019)
(UK) -- As a global leader in winning number display technology, TCSJOHNHUXLEY offers an extensive range of displays which deliver unrivalled quality and performance.
article Blueprint Gaming MD: “Project acquisition adds another string to our bow” (2/18/2019)
(UK) -- Gambling Insider spoke exclusively with Blueprint Gaming Managing Director, Matt Cole, at ICE London, discussing the company’s recent acquisition of...
article Feds: CPA laundered $1.3M for gambling habit (2/15/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Federal prosecutors on Friday revealed a Rice Twp. accountant who laundered more than $1 million from a nonprofit was stealing the money to pay down...
article Kangwon Land’s 4Q profit slumps as gaming rev declines (2/14/2019)
(South Korea) -- Profit at Kangwon Land Inc, the operator of South Korea’s only casino resort open to locals, fell by 75.8 percent year-on-year in the three months...
article Singapore reports record tourism income in 2018 (2/14/2019)
(Singapore) -- Tourists flocked to Singapore in greater numbers than ever before last year, spending a record amount on gaming, sightseeing and entertainment, says the...
article Aboriginal rights an issue in carbon tax court battle between Ottawa and Sask., says First Nation (2/13/2019)
(Ottawa) -- A First Nation in northern Alberta says Saskatchewan's opposition to Ottawa's carbon pricing law and failure to come up with an effective alternative...
article Alaska tribes to get $1.8M for transit projects (2/13/2019)
(Alaska) -- Some Alaska Native tribal organizations are set to receive nearly $1.8 million for transit projects from the Federal Transit Administration. It’s part...
article N.W.T. woman reps her Dene/Métis identity in Nordstrom ad campaign (2/12/2019)
(North Canada) -- Tunchai Redvers says when she was a young girl, she never saw an Indigenous, two-spirit model on a billboard — let alone on one several storeys...
article Kansas woman donates part of farm sale profits back to tribe (2/11/2019)
(Kansas) -- A Kansas woman who sold land that's been farmed by her family for five generations has donated a portion of the profits to help preserve the heritage of...
article Tak Chun VIP at Cambodia’s NagaWorld this month: junket (2/11/2019)
(Cambodia) -- Tak Chun Group, a leading Macau investor in gambling junkets, is preparing to open a VIP gaming club at the NagaWorld casino resort complex (pictured) in...
article Small Business Summit in Helena to go over tribal relations, government contracts (2/10/2019)
(Montana) -- The three-day conference to help small businesses in Montana broaden their horizons and work with the government and native tribes begins this week. Put on...
article Burning sage has hit the mainstream, but should you buy it in stores? (2/9/2019)
(Canada) -- Smudging appears to have officially hit the mainstream with online and retail stores selling kits that include how-to books, smudging bowls and even feathers...
article Harvey Weinstein and a broken promise in Indian Country (2/9/2019)
(Hollywood) -- If all had gone according to plan, nearly every time someone were to watch Wind River, a 2017 film about the death of a Northern Arapaho woman on the Wind...
article E-Commerce, Net Neutrality, & Digital Connectivity for Indian Country (2/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Wiring the Rez conference brought together attorneys, scholars, financiers, tribal leaders, and tax and gaming experts, to share strategies and...
article Economic Forecast Night highlights growth, Canada relations (2/8/2019)
(Washington) -- Employment trends, Skagit County’s relationship with Canada and local business successes were topics Wednesday at the Economic Development Alliance of...
article BtoBet’s CEO Alessandro Fried details expansion plans (2/8/2019)
(UK) -- BtoBet’s CEO Alessandro Fried stated that the expansion of the White Label Partnership Program in the emerging Latam market is part of the company’s...
article EDITORIAL: On good deeds, growth, and the arts (2/8/2019)
(California) -- With all the snow challenges this week, we thought it appropriate to highlight only the good stuff in this week’s Bravos and Barbs. We can all use...

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