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Cherokee Nation

article Cherokees grow into an economic and cultural leader for Oklahoma (4/22/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation, during a 30-year growth spurt initially sparked by gaming revenue, has grown into an economic and cultural behemoth. It is not a...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Interior rejected staff advice when scuttling tribes' casino (4/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Trump administration officials rejected recommendations from federal experts on Indian gaming policy when they blocked two American Indian tribes...
article Gambling bills in limbo as session adjournment nears (4/21/2018)
(Connecticut) -- With the clock running out on Connecticut's legislative session, it's unclear which bills, if any, that could lead to more gambling will make it...
article EW selectmen not concerned about casino’s need for federal approval (4/20/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Members of the Board of Selectmen remained optimistic Thursday despite an opinion from Attorney General George Jepsen saying that tribal partnership...
article Easterns say they should get share of Mashantucket Pequot-Mohegan Fund (4/20/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Having fought for more than a decade to recover the federal recognition that slipped through their grasp, the Eastern Pequots are turning their...
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DOI

article Interior dismissed experts’ recommendations in blocking tribes’ casino: report (4/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- The Trump administration appeared to ignore the advice of federal experts at the Interior Department when it rejected a proposal by two American Indian...
article THE GAME IS RIGGED: Deputy Interior Secretary Met With Lobbyist For A Casino His Former Firm Also Represents (4/20/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt met last fall with a lobbyist for MGM Resorts, the casino giant that his former employer also...
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Japan Gaming

article Melco Resorts May Have an Edge in Japan Casino Bidding (4/22/2018)
(Japan) -- Hong Kong-based gaming operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment may have catapulted itself to the front of the pack of casino operators trying to win one of...
article Japan’s proposed gambling bill makes a big push (4/20/2018)
(Japan) -- Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito are ready to deliver the highly anticipated Integrated Resorts (IR) bill...
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Labor & Unions

article Union rally shows support for striking casino workers (4/22/2018)
(Windsor) -- On Sunday morning, members of local unions shut down Chatham Street East, in front of Caesars Windsor to rally for casino workers who are on strike. Workers...
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Leonard Peltier

article Foxwoods cleaning, maintenance workers vote to join union (4/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Workers who clean Foxwoods Resort Casino voted Friday to join a labor union, the New England Joint Board of Unite Here announced Friday night. The vote...
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Louisiana Gaming

article Harrah's promises 500 new jobs from planned expansion, but key lawmaker has doubts (4/22/2018)
(Louisiana) -- House Speaker Taylor Barras is pushing the Legislature to approve a 30-year, no-bid extension to Harrah’s exclusive contract to operate a casino in...
article DFS bill moves ahead in Louisiana while sports betting falls behind (4/20/2018)
(Louisiana) -- In the Louisiana legislature on Tuesday, both fantasy sports and sports betting were up for discussion and while the House advanced the daily fantasy...
article LA Online Gambling Bill Shut Down as Sports Betting Advances (4/20/2018)
(Louisiana) -- Lawmakers in Louisiana have tabled a measure that would have expanded online casinos in the state. They said more study is needed before a final decision...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Native American Tribe Battles to Keep Land (4/22/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Money from casinos has lifted many Native American tribal economies and made some tribes rich. Take the Shakopee Mdewakanton in the state of Minnesota...
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MGM Springfield

article Tribes A Top Candidate To Take Over Springfield Casino If MGM Moves To Wynn Site In Boston (4/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut’s two tribal casino operators — Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun — are seen by industry experts as top candidates to...
article MGM Springfield announces Springfield road projects, traffic advisory (4/22/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Springfield has issued a traffic advisory for the the coming two weeks, in and around downtown Springfield, as a result of improvement projects...
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Ontario Gaming

article Delta disagrees with Richmond casino crime warning (4/22/2018)
(Ontario) -- Delta has a very different view from Richmond when it comes to crime that could result from Gateway’s proposed casino/hotel in Ladner. City of...
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Sports in Las Vegas

article Station Casinos is giving members free bets on the Golden Knights winning the Stanley Cup (4/22/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- The Golden Knights’ second round playoff tickets go on sale tomorrow. If the last series was any indication, those tickets are going to sell fast...
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Steve Wynn

article Steve Wynn isn’t out of the woods with gaming regulators (4/22/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Just because Steve Wynn has stepped down from his leadership positions at Wynn Resorts Ltd., has sold all the shares he owned in the company and settled...
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Texas Gaming

article Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew White Wants Casinos to Fund Education (4/22/2018)
(Texas) -- Declaring an “educational emergency,” Texas gubernatorial candidate Andrew White (D) revealed a $9 billion plan to improve the public school...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Arkansas AG Asks Court to Side with Her in Ongoing Dispute with Casino Group (4/21/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked the state’s Supreme Court to reject a request to force her to give the nod to the wording of a ballot...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article Atlantic City's 2 new casinos dealing with hype very differently (4/21/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- When Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City opens its doors in June, it will be the final act in a highly-publicized play that included a Times...
article Changes Afoot: Tropicana Atlantic City Casino Sold As Part Of $1.85 Billion Deal (4/20/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- It is beginning to look a lot like musical chairs on The Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Last year, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, sold the former Trump...
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Hard Rock

article Everything you need to know about Hard Rock's gaming scene (4/21/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- Last week nearly all casino news focused on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. James F. Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International and chief...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City Sets June 28th Opening Date (4/20/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- On Wednesday, Executives from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City said that the property will open its doors for business on June 28th,...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Billion dollar Las Vegas Strip projects on track for 2020 (4/21/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Executives with Resorts World Las Vegas and The Drew touted their casino projects for enhancing the north end of the Strip and pave the way for further...
article Hooters Hotel prepares for growth as South Strip develops (4/21/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Just days after Penn National snapped up the Tropicana in 2015, private equity investor George Ruff bought the neighboring 696-room Hooters Hotel for $70...
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MGM Resorts

article What is Elgin getting in new owner of the Grand Victoria Casino? (4/21/2018)
(Illinois) -- What is Elgin getting with the impending new owner of the Grand Victoria Casino? And should the community be concerned that casino behemoth MGM Resorts...
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Missouri Gaming

article After Tropicana deal, one real estate firm could own every St. Louis area casino (4/21/2018)
(Missouri) -- Tropicana Entertainment’s deal to sell six of its eight casino properties, including Lumière Place in downtown St. Louis, poses a unique regulatory...
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National Indian Gaming Association

article NIGA18: Non-Verbal Communication Raises Red Flags on the Casino Floor (4/21/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- It’s important that casino staff be aware of non-verbal behaviors, but judgements about the meaning of those behaviors need to be made carefully,...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article State may be approaching gambling overkill (4/21/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- The future holds the answer of whether gambling-saturation fears have begun detouring Pennsylvania’s journey into gaming expansion. Even more...
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Quapaw Tribe

article Arkansas AG asks court to reject casino backers’ complaint (4/21/2018)
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas’ attorney general is asking the state’s highest court to reject an effort to force her to approve the wording of a proposed ballot...
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Rhode Island Gaming

article Job-seekers rolls the dice at Twin River casino career fair (4/21/2018)
(Rhode Island) -- Marcus Dobberfuhl rolled with the dice his whole life. He made a career of gambling, from Oregon to Nevada, on to Atlantic City, and finally to Lincoln...
article Tiverton board approves name of road leading to casino (4/21/2018)
(Rhode Island) -- The private road leading to the Twin River-Tiverton casino and hotel project will be called Tiverton Casino Boulevard, a name that will make it easier...
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Seminole Tribe

article Scott, Seminoles reach deal on gambling money (4/21/2018)
(Florida) -- In exchange for payments to the state, the tribe would continue to have exclusive rights to offer games such as blackjack at its casinos and would continue...
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Washington Gaming

article Help ID burglar giving new meaning to ‘going bust’ at casino (4/21/2018)
(Washington) -- A big night at a Spokane casino for this guy. Problem is — the casino was closed and he broke in by hurling a brick through a window. A camera...
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Agua Caliente

article An Entertainment Oasis Rises in the Desert: The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa (4/20/2018)
(California) -- If you’re on the way to Coachella this weekend passing through Palm Springs, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is hard to miss, towering above the...
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Australia Gaming

article Aquis boss accuses ACT government of 17-month silence (4/20/2018)
(Australia) -- The CEO of Hong Kong’s Aquis Entertainment Limited has accused the Australian Capital Territory government of leaving it in the dark for 17 months...
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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Macau issues cryptocurrency crime warning after link to former triad boss emerges (4/20/2018)
(Macau) -- Concerns over a Macau cryptocurrency firm backed by a notorious former gangster, and which has links to the company behind the Facebook data-mining scandal,...
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British Columbia Gaming

article The Vancouver Model: BC Casinos Linked with Chinese Gangs, Drugs and International Crime (4/20/2018)
(British Columbia) -- The suspicions that money from criminal activity has been laundered through British Columbia casinos for years have spread and are now turning into...
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California Gaming

article VIDEO: Rain Rock Casino Opens for Business in Yreka (4/20/2018)
(California) -- NewsWatch12' Sionan Barrett was on site for today's ribbon cutting. She shows us what you can expect when you walk through the doors.
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Class II

article Why Class II is important to the Game Mix in Your Casino (4/20/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- When you’re at a conference sponsored by the National Indian Gaming Association, it would be difficult to imagine that they wouldn’t have a...
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Colorado Gaming

article Cripple Creek City Council approves project of special merit for new Bronco Billy's renovation (4/20/2018)
(Colorado) -- The Cripple Creek City Council voted 4-0 Wednesday night to approve a project of special merit designation needed to build a new six-story hotel and...
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Crown Ltd

article Packer's right hand: John Alexander wields the knife at uneasy Crown (4/20/2018)
(Australia) -- James Packer steps out into the hotel’s ritzy reception hall, dressed in a dark suit, sipping from a cardboard coffee cup. His two female bodyguards...
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Florida Gaming

article Weekly Roundup: First, Do No Harm (4/20/2018)
(Florida) -- Debates can’t usually help, but they can kill. That’s according to Florida Atlantic University political-science professor Kevin Wagner, who...
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Foxwoods

article Union election at Foxwoods as CT tribes push back against federal labor laws (4/20/2018)
(Connecticut) -- More than 300 employees who clean the Mashantucket Pequot tribe's Foxwoods Resort Casino will decide on Friday if they want to unionize and reject...
article Foxwoods Resort Casino unveils the HighFlyer Zipline (4/20/2018)
(Connecticut) -- I went to bed one night recently thinking about jumping off the roof of a casino hotel tower the next day. And it had nothing to do with gambling. The...
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Indiana Gaming

article Horseshoe Southern Indiana appears to have plans for dry land (4/20/2018)
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana is bringing its plans for a land-based casino to the Indiana Gaming Commission next week. The hotel and riverboat casino received...
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Kentucky Gaming

article Churchill Downs adds casino exec. to oversee new venture (4/20/2018)
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs has hired a casino executive to run its new facility that will offer machines allowing people to gamble on past horse races.
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Other News

article THE FIX IS IN: Interior rejected staff advice on casino, docs show (4/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- You Never Know Waht You're Going To Get: Interior officials reversed course on plans from two American Indian tribes to build a casino last year...
article Icahn’s company strikes approximately $1.85B Tropicana deal (4/21/2018)
(Atlantic City) -- Carl Icahn’s company struck an approximately $1.85 billion deal Monday that would fuse the gambling and hotel operations of Tropicana...
article In Vietnam, a Mega Casino Rises With the Help of a Macau Junket Company (4/21/2018)
(Vietnam) -- Along a three-kilometer (2-mile) stretch of coastline in central Vietnam, construction cranes are digging up mounds of sand and rubble where the country...
article Shuffle up and deal: Controversy, conspiracy and card shufflers (4/21/2018)
(USA) -- Few gadgets are as ubiquitous on the casino floor as the card shuffler. The rectangular box looks simple enough, but its low table profile belies an inner core...
article Goa casinos could be shipped out to airport entertainment zone (4/20/2018)
(India) -- Licensed casinos in the Indian state of Goa could be pushed to relocate to a specially designated ‘entertainment zone’, under draft proposals set...
article Betting tax cut by more than half to 15 per cent (4/20/2018)
(Kenya) -- The Treasury has caved in to pressure from betting firms and proposed to cut gaming tax from 35 per cent of revenue to 15 per cent. The proposed lower rate...
article Kenya Could Scrap 35% Gambling Tax and Introduce Tax on Winnings (4/20/2018)
(Kenya) -- Kenya’s current 35% tax on betting and gaming services could be scrapped by the government in favor of a 15% one under growing pressure from the country...
article Thunderbird Resorts flies out of Peru (4/20/2018)
(Peru) -- Sun Dreams SA, born out of a partnership between South African casino company Sun International and Chile’s Dreams SA, is now officially the proud owner...
article Rivers Casino embraces Earth Day (4/20/2018)
(New York) -- For Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady in the US state of New York, Earth Day is a concept the property has embraced since its inception.
article Gambler's luck runs out (4/20/2018)
(Texas) -- Law enforcement across the country described Lois Riess' arrest with the same one word on Friday: "relief." But now that she's behind bars...
article Longtime Las Vegas FBI agent retiring, joining Wynn Resorts (4/20/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- A longtime FBI agent in Las Vegas is retiring from the agency and will take on an executive role with Wynn Resorts. Assistant Special Agent in Charge...
article Disgruntled Worker Murders Las Vegas Casino Executive at Company Picnic (4/19/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- A “disgruntled” employee who shot a Las Vegas casino executive to death and injured another is currently at large. The crime took place during...
article Federal warrant issued for Las Vegas park shooting suspect (4/19/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- A federal arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect in Sunday’s deadly shooting at Sunset Park in Las Vegas, according to the FBI.
article Police: Suspect in Vegas picnic shooting was casino dealer (4/19/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- A suspect in the fatal shooting of one casino executive and the wounding of another at a picnic held for a group of employees of a Las Vegas casino-resort...
article Texas deputy stumbles upon suspect in Vegas picnic shooting (4/19/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- A disgruntled casino employee accused of shooting two executives at a company picnic in Las Vegas planned an escape and spent days on the run before a...
article Vegas card dealer who killed his Venetian casino boss during company picnic is arrested in Texas after four days on the run (4/19/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- The disgruntled Vegas card dealer who killed his Venetian casino boss during a company picnic has been arrested after four days on the run.
article Southwest valley casino adding new restaurants, hotel as part of $60 million project (4/19/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- A southwest valley casino is investing millions to bring more restaurants and entertainment to Las Vegas. Silverton Casino broke ground on its newest...
article Las Vegas Casino Brand Adds More Vegan Options to the Menu Due to High Demand (4/19/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- One company just made it easier to eat vegan at a casino. Station Casinos, a major gaming company based in Las Vegas that owns a number of casinos,...
article Horseshoe Southern Indiana appears to have plans for dry land (4/19/2018)
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana is bringing its plans for a land-based casino to the Indiana Gaming Commission next week. The hotel and riverboat casino...
article Reno’s Eldorado Resorts part of $1.85 billion deal for Tropicana assets (4/19/2018)
(Reno) -- Reno-based Eldorado Resorts struck a major deal this week to help purchase a majority of Tropicana Entertainment's gambling and hotel operations.

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