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Australia Gaming

article Australian study shows decrease in gambling frequency and spend during COVID-19 lockdown (8/10/2020)
(Australia) -- A study of Australian gambling behaviour during the recent COVID-19 lockdown has found that around 75% of respondents gambled less frequently due to fewer...
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BIA

article Federal agency to reopen 53 Native American schools despite coronavirus fears (8/10/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs, which oversees the Bureau of Indian Education, announced last week that it would reopen "brick and mortar schools...
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CARES act

article Ute Mountain Ute petition seeks dispersal of U.S. coronavirus money (8/10/2020)
(Colorado) -- More than 500 Ute Mountain Ute tribal members have signed a petition urging the tribal council to distribute a portion of federal CARES Act aid directly to...
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Card Clubs

article Central California Casino Becomes State’s First Card Room To Reopen Outdoors (8/10/2020)
(California) -- A Central California casino is betting big on outdoor gambling. Stars Casino in the city of Tracy reopened this weekend, becoming the first card room in...
article Distanced blackjack and poker? First California cardroom reopens (8/9/2020)
(California) -- Shaded from the blazing sun by canopies and refreshed by fans, gamblers on Sunday regained some sense of normalcy by returning to an outdoor cardroom in...
article ‘Just Trying To Survive’: Tracy Casino Reopens Outdoors (8/8/2020)
(California) -- The luck of the draw is drawing people out to Stars Casino in Tracy after the casino moved operations outdoors following a voluntary shutdown amid the...
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Cheyenne River Sioux

article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe denies Sturgis bikers entrance to fight coronavirus (8/10/2020)
(South Dakota) -- As hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists and motorsport enthusiasts are descending into Sturgis, S.D., for the city’s annual motorcycle festival...
article Native American tribes set up COVID-19 checkpoints and block THOUSANDS of mask-less bikers (8/9/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Native American tribes have set up checkpoints to block thousands of bikers attending a 10-day motorcycle rally in South Dakota from entering...
article Sioux Nation will block bikers headed to Sturgis rally, citing coronavirus concerns (8/9/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A convoy consisting of thousands of bikers headed for a South Dakota rally will not be allowed to cross Cheyenne River Sioux checkpoints on their way...
article Sturgis rally visitors not allowed through Cheyenne River Reservation checkpoints (8/7/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Tourists heading to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will not be allowed through checkpoints on the Cheyenne River Reservation. The regulation is part of...
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COVID-19

article As providers turn to telehealth during COVID-19, calls rise for more resources in Indian Country (8/10/2020)
(Arizona) -- Before COVID-19, Joshuaa Allison-Burbank spent his days traversing the Navajo Nation, stopping at homes, libraries and schools to provide speech therapy and...
press release Weighing education against increasing COVID-19 risks (8/10/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Schools across the country are struggling to come up with plans to adequately educate students while also protecting them from the coronavirus. As...
article Federal lawmakers push to waive COVID-19 cost-sharing for tribes (8/9/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation have sent another letter to President Donald Trump asking that he direct the Federal Emergency...
article Potential COVID-19 exposure at two popular events puts Indigenous communities on alert (8/8/2020)
(Montreal) -- Some Indigenous leaders are asking community members to get tested for COVID-19 if they participated in either the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupé pilgrimage, or the...
article Crow, Northern Cheyenne tribes order curfews, lockdowns (8/7/2020)
(Montana) -- The Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribes have both issued curfews and are on "lockdown" on their reservations amid rapidly rising COVID-19 cases in...
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CSKT

article CSKT Stay-At-Home Order Lifted (8/10/2020)
(Montana) -- Employees of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes went back to work Monday as a stay-at-home order on the reservation was lifted. There are still...
article Virus Spread Forces Lockdown on Another Tribal Reservation (8/9/2020)
(Montana) -- The Crow Tribe in Montana ordered its members to lock down for two weeks beginning Friday as tribal leaders moved to slow a sharp spike in coronavirus cases...
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First Nations

article 90% of masks Alberta students will get at school are from Old Navy — meet the company making the other 10% (8/10/2020)
(Alberta) -- When Alberta students head back into their K-12 classrooms this fall, they (and school staff) will be provided with two reusable masks, courtesy of the...
article Northern artists' masks selected to be part of national exhibit (8/10/2020)
(North Canada) -- Most people these days wear masks as protection from COVID-19, but 45 masks will soon be exhibited as artwork and part of the "Breathe. Collection...
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Hard Rock

article Hard Rock casinos hiring extra COVID-19 security staff this week (8/10/2020)
(Florida) -- Dozens of new security personnel will be hired to enforce COVID-19 rules at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and the rest of Seminole Gaming...
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Indiana Gaming

article Indiana casino gambling, sports wagering revenue nearly back to normal despite COVID-19 restrictions (8/10/2020)
(Indiana) -- Gambling in the Hoosier State is roaring back following an unprecedented three-month casino shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, Indiana...
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Land Issues

article PHOTOS: Virus Revs Engine As Thousands Of Maskless Bikers Attend SD Rally (8/10/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Tens of thousands of bikers have descended upon the South Dakota city of Sturgis in recent days for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally — virus...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Grand Sierra Resort gets regulatory complaint on coronavirus safety (8/10/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Grand Sierra Resort, the 2,000-room Reno hotel that is a sister property to Sahara Las Vegas, has received a regulatory complaint from the state Gaming...
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Navajo Nation

article As many face pandemic without running water, Navajo urged to ‘lift each other up’ (8/10/2020)
(Arizona) -- By now, you’ve probably heard it more times than you can count: One of the simplest ways to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection is to wash your...
article Navajo Nation reporting 15 new COVID-19 cases (8/10/2020)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation health officials have reported 15 more cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths on August 9, raising the total number of people infected to...
article Navajo ‘Water Warrior’ drives miles during COVID to deliver to those in need (8/10/2020)
(Arizona) -- When the sun is up, he’s up and ready to hit the road by 8. Flatbed trucks are loaded with brimming barrels of water, and the teams take off —...
article Navajo 'water warrior' drives miles on pandemic aid mission (8/9/2020)
(Arizona) -- When the sun is up, he’s up and ready to hit the road by 8. Flatbed trucks are loaded with brimming barrels of water, and the teams take off –...
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Nevada Gaming

article New data shows jump in COVID cases for visitors to Nevada (8/10/2020)
(Nevada) -- The number of visitors to Nevada who have tested positive for COVID-19 since casinos reopened almost tripled last month, according to newly released state...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania casinos shutdown caused $424 million in lost tax revenue, analysis finds (8/10/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Like many sectors of the economy, Pennsylvania’s casinos took a massive hit when they were forced to close in the effort to fight the spread of...
article Pa. casinos lost big in lockdown. Here’s how that happened | Opinion (8/9/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- It should come as no surprise that Pennsylvania’s casinos have seen a major reduction in overall revenues during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic...
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Rocky Boy

article Rocky Boy in lockdown as contact tracing conducted (8/10/2020)
(Montana) -- Rocky Boy Health Center, the COVID-19 Incident Command Center at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, announced in a Facebook post Friday evening that the...
article Rocky Boy going back into lockdown Sunday (8/9/2020)
(Montana) -- Rocky Boy Health Center, the COVID-19 Incident Command Center at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation, announced in a Facebook post this evening that the the...
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Sports Leagues

article College Football's Pending Cancellation Sends Sports Books Scrambling (8/10/2020)
(USA) -- According to reports from Sports Illustrated's College Football columnists, Ross Dellenger and Pat Forde, the upcoming college football season is in serious...
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Trump Adminstration

article Trump Could Temporarily Block Americans Who Might Be Infected From Returning to the U.S. (8/10/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump is considering new immigration regulations that would allow border officials to temporarily block American citizens and legal...
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Wind River

article Tribe stay-home order lifted; casinos reopen (8/10/2020)
(Wyoming) -- After a thwarted first attempt in mid-July, the Wind River Hotel and Casino and Little Wind Casino just south of Riverton opened Friday morning. Owned by...
article Days after wife’s COVID death, husband loses his life (8/9/2020)
(Wyoming) -- COVID-19 has struck multiple members of yet another Northern Arapaho family, as a wife and husband both died this week after contracting the virus. The...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article COVID-19 resulting in younger crowd at Atlantic City casinos (8/9/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- There's a younger crowd hitting the tables and slots in Atlantic City, at least since their reopening in early July. And as a local university...
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Donald Trump

article A lost summer: How Trump fell short in confronting the virus (8/9/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- As the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows is responsible for coordinating the vast executive branch, including its coronavirus response. But...
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New Mexico Gaming

article Horse racing returns to the Albuquerque Downs without fans in the stands (8/9/2020)
(New Mexico) -- Horse racing returned to the Downs Racetrack and Casino Sunday for the first time since March. Fans are still not allowed to watch the races in-person...
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Cabazon Band

article Fantasy Springs Resort Casino moves country and Latin nights outdoors due to coronavirus (8/8/2020)
(California) -- To keep people distanced from each other during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino near Indio has moved two of its recurring...
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Chickasaw Nation

article Preregistration available for Chickasaw Nation COVID-19 testing centers (8/8/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Chickasaw Nation Department of Health has established COVID-19 temporary testing centers in the parking lots of the Chickasaw Nation Health Clinics in...
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Hoopa Tribe

article Hoopa Tribe reports 23 active COVID-19 cases (8/8/2020)
(California) -- The Hoopa Valley Tribe’s fire department said late Wednesday night there were 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the reservation. All of the new...
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Kiowa Tribe

article COVID relief freeze cripples Kiowa family (8/8/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- As Kiowa Tribe COVID-19 relief funds remain frozen due to a court injunction, the Aug. 22 budget election can’t come quick enough for Kiowa tribal...
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San Manuel Tribe

article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: California Indian Tribes Cancel Their 2020 Pow Wows Due to Coronavirus, Keep Casinos Open (8/8/2020)
(California) -- The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, who, along with other Indian Tribes in California, have no problem opening their casinos during the coronavirus,...
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Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Resorts disclosed positive worker numbers. Will others do same? (8/8/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts is the first major Strip gaming company to publicly disclose how many of its employees have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Health...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow Tribe issues lockdown, curfew order (8/7/2020)
(Montana) -- The chairman of the Crow Tribe has issued a 14-day lockdown order and a curfew for tribal members to fight the spread of coronavirus on the reservation.
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Genting

article Genting Singapore confirms delays to US$3.3 billion RWS expansion, plans re-design (8/7/2020)
(Singapore) -- Management of Genting Singapore have confirmed that the SG$4.5 billion (US$3.3 billion) expansion of Resorts World Sentosa will face inevitable delays due...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau Secretary for Security says more “good news” to be announced soon (8/7/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau’s Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak, said more “good news” about the progress of easing border restrictions between Macau and...
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New York Gaming

article Your Stories: Sovereign nation casinos are open but what about state casinos? (8/7/2020)
(New York) -- Casinos on sovereign land like Turning Stone have been up and running for nearly two months since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is...
article Catskills Casino Ready And Waiting For Gov. Cuomo To Allow Reopening (8/7/2020)
(New York) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is breaking from his fellow leaders in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts when it comes to reopening casinos. The...
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Other News

article Gambling Could Make Comeback Post COVID (8/10/2020)
(USA) -- Could it be back to the future for the casino industry? Gaming operators are going back to basics during the pandemic, with more of a focus on the gambling side...
article Study Aims To Explain Gambling Issues To Lawmakers (8/10/2020)
(Nevada) -- Anyone in the media who has covered statehouse legislative debates — or congressional ones — knows that few lawmakers seem to have a firm grasp...
article First Person: COVID-19 helping Hawaiians to ‘recognize the importance of heritage’ (8/8/2020)
(Hawaii) -- Sabra Kauka is a cultural practitioner and teaches Hawaiian Studies at the Island School on the island of Kauai, in Hawaii, while acting as a coordinator for...
article US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage (8/7/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic...
article Hollywood Casino rebounds quickly after pandemic closure (8/7/2020)
(Ohio) -- Columbus’ Hollywood Casino appears to be rebounding from the financial downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In July, the casino’s first...
article Here's Why MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts, and Other Casino Stocks Are Rising Today (8/6/2020)
(Wall Street) -- The stock market is seeing modest gains today, with most major indexes up less than 1% as of 3:20 p.m. EDT. However, large casino operators are...
article Brazil's Court Rules Government Must Protect Tribes From Coronavirus (8/5/2020)
(Brazil) -- Brazil's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that President Jair Bolsonaro's government must adopt measures to stop the spread of novel coronavirus to...
article The Long Con: Brett Abarbanel discusses UNLV gambling study findings (8/3/2020)
(Nevada) -- What are customers prioritizing as the Covid-19 pandemic drags on? With casinos now mostly reopen in the U.S., we can observe and get anecdotal stories, but...
article Disease holds all the cards for economic recovery, professor says (8/2/2020)
(USA) -- The number of people visiting Atlantic City casinos illustrates why the coronavirus threat – not government declarations – will determine how...
article Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns (8/2/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks,...
article A Casino Recovery May Come Sooner Than Expected in the U.S. (8/2/2020)
(USA) -- Earnings season has begun for the casino industry, and it's going to be a disaster by any measure. Las Vegas casinos were closed for most of the second...
article With summer powwows canceled, Indigenous Celebration fosters community (8/1/2020)
(Montana) -- Diego Hammett usually spends every weekend of the summer attending powwows with his family throughout Montana, but many powwows were canceled this year due...
article Clarion cancels iGB Live and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam 2020 (7/31/2020)
(London) -- Clarion has taken the decision to postpone iGB Live and iGB Affiliate Amsterdam until 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry events were...
article Nanticoke Indian Association’s 43rd Annual Powwow canceled (7/31/2020)
(Delaware) -- For the second time in three years, the Nanticoke Indian Association’s annual Powwow has been canceled. In a press release July 30, Chief Natosha...
article No More Awful Awfuls, as Little Nugget in Downtown Reno Shuts Down for Good (7/30/2020)
(Nevada) -- It's a sad day for many of us - The Little Nugget in Reno has closed its doors for good, and with it, no more famous Awful Awful burgers. After about a...
article Chippewa Downs salvages racing season amid COVID setbacks (7/29/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The races will go on this summer, at least for now, at Chippewa Downs. The pandemic created setbacks for this year, but supporters managed to persuade...
article S’ville casinos seek to reopen despite Covid (7/29/2020)
(Cambodia) -- Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesman Kheang Phearum said on Wednesday that 21 casinos in the coastal province have requested permission to resume...
article Pauline Frommer: If Casinos Go Touchless, More People May Suffer (7/28/2020)
(USA) -- Like many people who work in the travel industry, I start my day looking at the daily stories sent out by Travel Weekly, a top source for news. Today's...
article Greece online gambling revenue fell 40% in first five months of 2020 (7/27/2020)
(Greece) -- Greece’s online gambling market suffered a 40% revenue decline over the first five months of 2020 as sports halted due to COVID-19.
article Brazil Health Workers May Have Spread Coronavirus to Indigenous People (7/19/2020)
(Brazil) -- The telltale symptoms began in late May, about a week after government medical workers made a routine visit to the Kanamari Indigenous community in a remote...

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