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Las Vegas Gaming

article Why security expert says Las Vegas visitors should feel ‘very, very safe’ here (3/24/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Acts of terror may be happening more frequently in tourism hot spots around the world, but visitors to Las Vegas are coming to one of the safest...
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Poker

article WPN Players Targeted by Phishing Attempt (3/24/2017)
(Internet) -- Poker players on the Winning Poker Network (WPN) were the targets of a phishing scam this week, as they received fake e-mails encouraging them to login to...
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Tabcorp

article Tabcorp : Australian Gaming Company Tabcorp Fined $45 Million for Anti-Trust Violations (3/24/2017)
(Australia) -- Gaming company Tabcorp has been fined $45 million for breaching anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing laws. The Federal Court found that...
article Tabcorp : fined $45 million for breaching money laundering and terrorism financing laws (3/18/2017)
(Australia) -- Gaming company Tabcorp has been fined $45 million for breaching anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing laws. The massive fine imposed by the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

AIM

article American Indian Movement launches community patrol in Winnipeg (3/23/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A new community patrol has hit Winnipeg's streets. A chapter of the American Indian Movement has started in the city's core area and will patrol...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Hopland tribe and cannabis company file claim against county over raid (3/23/2017)
(California) -- The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians and Therafields, Inc. have filed nearly identical claims against Mendocino County, alleging that Mendocino County...
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Missing Women Crisis

article Manitoba woman left confused by #MMIW inquiry process (3/23/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A Manitoba woman who has seven murdered and two missing family members, says she has been left in the dark about the National Inquiry into Missing and...
article Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has just 122 names registered (3/21/2017)
(Canada) -- Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are concerned about how the commission overseeing a long-awaited national inquiry is collecting...
article Indigenous women’s inquiry, Ottawa locked in data dispute (3/20/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The federal Minister of Indigenous Affairs says her government has provided the names of hundreds of missing and murdered Indigenous women to the inquiry...
article Pressure builds as missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry prepares public hearings (3/18/2017)
(Ontario) -- More details were released this week about how the national inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will proceed, but some...
article Toronto tattoo artist raising money and awareness for MMIW (3/18/2017)
(Ontario) -- When two young girls went missing and were later found dead in Kenora last year Jenn Liles felt it was important not to let their deaths go unnoticed or be...
article Pressure builds as missing, murdered Indigenous women inquiry prepares public hearings (3/17/2017)
(Thunder Bay) -- More details were released this week about how the national inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will proceed, but...
article Sudbury police to launch missing and murdered Indigenous women strategy (3/16/2017)
(Sudbury) -- Police in Sudbury say they will soon have an official strategy in place to help deal with female Indigenous victims of crime. According to the Greater...
article 'Do no harm': Mental health support key as MMIW inquiry triggers painful past, families say (3/14/2017)
(Canada) -- Cheryl James says the looming national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women is triggering painful memories. James' mother and stepmother...
article Manitoba delegation telling UN about risks faced by young Indigenous women (3/12/2017)
(Manitoba) -- The root causes of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls epidemic — and possible solutions — are on the agenda as Manitobans head...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Man Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Navajo Police Officer (3/23/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A Navajo man was formally charged with murder on March 21 for the shooting death of a Navajo police officer, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a...
article Navajo Man Charged with Murder of Navajo Police Officer Houston Largo (3/23/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Kirby Cleveland, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, has been charged with murder of Navajo Nation Police Officer Houston Largo, 27.
article Document details woman finding dying officer (3/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- What sounded like someone knocking on a window late one night turned out to be gunfire erupting in a small community on the nation’s largest...
article Suspect in Navajo officer's death will be held (3/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A federal judge has determined there's probable cause for prosecutors to pursue their case against a man accused of gunning down a police officer on...
article Kirby Cleveland Charged With Murder Of Navajo Nation Tribal Officer (3/21/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Kirby Cleveland made his initial appearance in federal court this morning on a criminal complaint charging him with murder, announced Acting U.S....
article Officials: Murder suspect drunk before Navajo officer's death (3/21/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Investigators say the man charged with the murder of a Navajo Nation police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call was intoxicated the...
article Sister of Fallen Navajo Police Officer Remembers Her ‘Baby Brother’ (3/19/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Tamarra Largo described her baby brother, Houston James Largo, 27, the only way a protective and loving big sister would. “I clearly remember the...
article FBI names suspect in fatal shooting of Navajo officer (3/16/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Law enforcement is piecing together what happened March 11, the day officer Houston Largo was gunned down. According to the Navajo Times, officer Largo...
article Flags Fly at Half Staff on Navajo Nation in Honor of Slain Police Officer Houston Largo (3/15/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez sign a proclamation in honor and recognition of Navajo Police Officer Houston James...
article Navajo Police Officer Shot, Killed; Funeral Service Scheduled (3/15/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow for a Navajo Nation police officer who was shot and killed during the line of duty early March 12 near...
article Suspect Named in Navajo Police Shooting (3/14/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office helped in the capture and arrest early Monday of the suspect in the shooting death of Navajo Police Officer...
article Tribal officer killed after encountering pair on rural road (3/14/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A tribal police officer killed on a sprawling Native American reservation was shot after he encountered two people in a vehicle on a county road in the...
article Flags to be lowered for fallen tribal officer (3/13/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is ordering flags to fly at half-staff in honor of a Navajo Nation police officer who died after being shot by someone he...
article Navajo Nation officer died after encountering 2 people (3/13/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A tribal police officer shot dead over the weekend in a remote community on the nation's largest American Indian reservation died after he...
article Navajo police officer fatally shot (3/13/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A Navajo police officer died Sunday afternoon of a gunshot wound he received Saturday night while responding to a domestic disturbance in Casamero Lake,...
article FBI: Navajo Nation officer shot responding to call has died (3/12/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A police officer from the largest U.S. Indian reservation died after being shot early Sunday while responding to a domestic violence call in western New...
16 Total Articles on this Issue

Cedar Rapids Casino

article Alturas Police Chief May Have Given False Testimony in Cherie Rhoades Trial, Modoc Sheriff’s Department Says (3/22/2017)
(California) -- New information has been released that could affect the case against the woman convicted of killing four people at a tribal meeting in Alturas. The Modoc...
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Cedarville Rancheria

article Motion filed for retrial in Modoc tribal murder trial (3/22/2017)
(California) -- Cherie Lash-Rhoades attorney, Antonio Alvarez, has filed for a retrial after the Modoc County Sheriff's Office was notified that a witness in the...
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Donald Trump

article FBI wiretapped Russian gambling ring headquartered at Trump Tower for two years (3/22/2017)
(New York) -- The Feds were monitoring Russian activity at Trump Tower — but it was years before President Trump ever ran for office. The FBI had a court-...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks (3/21/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just as it's...
article Vandals deface Dakota Access Pipeline protest mural art in downtown Las Vegas (3/12/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Activists are heartbroken after taggers made their mark Friday night on a downtown Las Vegas mural that stands as a symbol of hope for indigenous people...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Miccosukee Tribe

article Video shows self-defense fatal shooting of ex-soldier at Miccosukee casino (3/21/2017)
(Florida) -- Newly released surveillance videos shows a former U.S. Army soldier threatening and then charging at a car in the Miccosukee casino parking lot, spurring a...
article 'Apocalypto' Star Arrested for Casino Drunkenness (3/19/2017)
(UK) -- Rudy Youngblood -- best known for playing Jaguar Paw in "Apocalypto" -- was arrested for being drunk and obnoxious in a Miami casino.
article Apocalypto star Rudy Youngblood arrested for being drunk and disorderly 'after being abusive to other poker players at casino' (3/19/2017)
(Florida) -- An actor best known for starring in Apocalypto was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in a casino. Rudy Youngblood, 34, was allegedly verbally abusive...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article Casino employee arrested on charge of theft of a slot machine (3/20/2017)
(Mississippi) -- Agents with the Mississippi Gaming Commission on Saturday arrested an employee of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on a casino violation. Gary Landon...
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Florida Gaming

article Florida drops charges in case that shook state’s politics (3/19/2017)
(Florida) -- Florida is dropping charges against an attorney once accused of being at the center of a $300 million gambling ring that led to the 2013 resignation of Lt....
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Internet Sweepstake Cafes

article Charges In Florida's Internet Cafe Fraud Case Dropped (3/18/2017)
(Florida) -- The legal situation regarding online gambling has been difficult to understand in the USA because of the numerous jurisdictions with different laws. In the...
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MGM Resorts

article A $15,000 mink coat vanished from MGM National Harbor casino. Here’s how it was found. (3/18/2017)
(Maryland) -- A diner at Fish, the José Andrés seafood restaurant at the MGM National Harbor casino, found out the hard way that $15,000 fur coats sometimes have a...
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Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article Russian slot hackers focusing on new targets, group told (3/17/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- An international syndicate of Russian hackers that cashed out millions from slots in U.S. casinos over the years is focusing its efforts on South America...
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Whiteclay

article Whiteclay beer stores accused of selling to bootleggers (3/16/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The battle over Whiteclay beer sales is heating up in the final weeks before a planned showdown in front of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. The...
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Kickapoo Tribe

article Former Kickapoo Tribal official convicted on fraud (3/15/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The Kickapoo Tribe issued a news release Friday that a former Council member was found guilty of fraud and misuse of tribal funds.
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Sports Betting

article Two Men Escape Prison Time in Illegal $32 Million Sports Betting Operation (3/15/2017)
(New York) -- Two of 17 people charged in an illegal $32 million sports betting venture learned their fate Monday, and it was a lot less severe than they might have...
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Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Skirting the Indian Child Welfare Act Is a Lucrative Business (3/12/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Removal of Indian children from their homes appears to be a lucrative business in South Dakota, to the tune of “almost a hundred million dollars...
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Sands Corp.

article Alleged drunken patron punches Sands Casino manager (3/12/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A drunken Lehigh County man is accused of punching a Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem security manager and resisting arrest. Charged is William Philip...
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Crown Ltd

article Casino billionaire James Packer reportedly wanted for questioning by Israeli police over Benjamin Netanyahu corruption probe (3/11/2017)
(Australia) -- Australian casino mogul James Packer is reportedly wanted for questioning by Israeli police amid a corruption investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin...
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Other News

article Ameristar casino dealer charged with cheating, theft (3/24/2017)
(Illinois) -- A dealer at Ameristar Casino is accused of conspiring with three other gamblers to cheat the casino out of $26,000 in a dominoes betting game, court...
article Spike in casino-related calls prompt Seneca County board to create deputy position (3/24/2017)
(New York) -- The Seneca County Board of Supervisors made another move related to del Lago Resort & Casino Tuesday night. Supervisors voted to create and fill a full...
article Prosecutor: Gambling debts led to suburban killing (3/24/2017)
(Ohio) -- Donald Dawson-Durgan was desperate for money in the days before he shot and killed a man who treated him like a son, prosecutors said.
article Man charged with being in fight at Aurora casino (3/24/2017)
(Illinois) -- Alex Escobedo, 24, 500 block of Batavia Avenue, Aurora, was charged with aggravated battery, a Class 2 felony, and misdemeanor criminal trespassing after...
article Cops say Rochester man caught cheating at new del Lago casino (3/23/2017)
(New York) -- A Rochester man has been charged with gaming fraud for cheating at mini baccarat at del Lago Resort Casino, the state police said.
article Targeting the Frauds of Native Jewelry and Art (3/23/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Imagine spending $60,000 on Native jewelry only to discover that it is fake. That’s what happened to one collector who recently made a purchase at...
article Indian lawmaker resigns after being charged for child prostitution (3/23/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- An Indian lawmaker who has been charged for child prostitution resigned from the Oklahoma Legislature on Wednesday. Former Sen. Ralph Shortey (R), a...
article Dangerous offender hearing for man who raped, beat and lit Marlene Bird on fire heads into final phase (3/23/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- The dangerous offender hearing for the man convicted of raping, beating and setting Marlene Bird on fire is entering into the final phase.
article Vegas Party Followed Plea Deal in Gambler's Insider-Trading Case (3/23/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- A day after signing a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in New York last year, former Dean Foods Co. chairman Tom C. Davis went to Las Vegas to...
article Tribal officer shot, Covelo man in custody (3/22/2017)
(California) -- The suspect was taken to a hospital on Tuesday for breathing difficulty unrelated to the incident, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office...
article Ex-Providence Plan finance chief admits to skimming $742,000 to feed gambling habit (3/22/2017)
(Rhode Island) -- The former financial director of the Providence Plan admitted Wednesday to siphoning $742,000 from the education nonprofit to feed his gambling at Twin...
article Man hooked on casino gambling sent to prison in $600K bank fraud (3/22/2017)
(Michigan) -- A man who obtained fraudulent loans to cover crushing debt from casino losses has been sentenced to three years, one month in prison and has to pay $612,...
article Jury finds Jared Stone guilty in fatal casino shooting (3/22/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A Sioux Falls man could spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury found him guilty of killing another man outside of a downtown casino last...
article Statue stolen from park on Colville Indian Reservation (3/21/2017)
(Washington) -- Parks officials said they have all but given up hope that they will find a statue stolen from Keller Park at the Colville Indian Reservation. Officials...
article 'He was murdered, he deserves justice,' First Nations family disturbed by court delays (3/21/2017)
(Thunder Bay) -- Five years is too long to wait for justice, according to the family of Sherman Quisses. Lawyers for the man accused of killing him are arguing the same...
article 15 arrested in South Texas raid, 123 gambling machines seized (3/21/2017)
(Texas) -- South Texas law enforcement arrested more than a dozen people last week during a raid on a suspected illegal gambling operation where authorities also seized...
article Covelo man arrested after allegedly firing shotgun at tribal police officer (3/21/2017)
(California) -- A Covelo man who allegedly fired a shotgun at a tribal police officer was in custody Tuesday night, according to a Mendocino County sheriff’s emergency...
article Reservation crime would nearly double South Dakota stats (3/20/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The 2016 crime report was released by the South Dakota Attorney General’s office Monday, revealing some interesting trends. While violent crimes...
article Officer shoots knife-wielding man in leg at Isle of Capri Casino (3/20/2017)
(Louisiana) -- Investigators say a man with a knife refused to put it down and officers fired shots that struck the man in his leg Monday morning in the parking lot of...
article Russian slot hackers focusing on new targets, group told (3/19/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- An international syndicate of Russian hackers that cashed out millions from slots in U.S. casinos over the years is focusing its efforts on South America...

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