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Missing Women Crisis

article Grandmothers call for monument to honour Sagkeeng First Nation's MMIWG (6/27/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Several grandmothers in Sagkeeng First Nation would like to see a permanent monument in their community to remember loved ones who went missing or were...
article Stolen sisters / 5 untold stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (6/26/2017)
(Canada) -- Waves lap on the shore of the Winnipeg River, which flows through the centre of the community. Red dresses tied to trees sway in the wind outside a handful...
article Frustration after Edmonton meetings cancelled by inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women and girls (6/23/2017)
(Alberta) -- Advocates say they’re frustrated the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls hasn’t released more information...
article 'It needs to stop': Rally draws attention to negative stereotypes of missing and murdered men (6/19/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A vigil was held in Winnipeg today to remember a some of the missing and murdered who are often forgotten or shut out: men. Laura Lafrance helped organize...
article 4th staffer leaves MMIWG inquiry commission amid calls for reform (6/16/2017)
(Canada) -- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls lost its fourth staffer this week, CBC News has learned.
article Stolen mothers (6/15/2017)
(Ontario) -- Freda Ballantyne had barely started the search for her birth mother before it came to an abrupt end. “I’m sorry. Your mom was murdered,”...
article 'A sense of hope': Edmonton march honours missing, murdered Indigenous people (6/12/2017)
(Edmonton) -- Melanie Dene remembers walking down an Edmonton street when a car pulled up and the man inside asked: "How much?" Dene, who was 16 at the time,...
article 'Trying to keep that momentum going': Missing and murdered indigenous women walk marks tenth anniversary (6/11/2017)
(Alberta) -- The signs covered the front steps of Edmonton City Hall, left there for safekeeping while the loved ones of the women in the pictures prayed and listened to...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Prosecutor: Fatal fight started over joke (6/27/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A man who died on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year was so drunk he could have hit his head or choked on his own vomit, a defense lawyer said...
1 Article on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Iowa Supreme Court overturns conviction in lottery scandal, but it may not save Tipton from prison (6/26/2017)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned the conviction of a lottery employee implicated in a nationwide fixing scandal, saying his trial over a rigged $16....
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation program director sentenced to DWI program (6/26/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The director of the Navajo School Clothing Program has pleaded guilty to an outstanding warrant for a driving while intoxicated conviction as the Navajo...
article Upgraded 911 system complete for Tuba City region (6/20/2017)
(Arizona) -- In May, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye commended the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety on their successful implementation of the E911...
article Navajo Nation program director, school board member arrested (6/13/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The director of the Navajo School Clothing Program who is also a board member of a tribally controlled school could be removed from office after he was...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sheldon Adelson

article Sheldon Adelson ‘disappointed and angry’ at Netanyahu — report (6/26/2017)
(Israel) -- US billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adleson reportedly told Israeli police on Monday that he was “surprised, disappointed and angered” to learn...
1 Article on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Former Winnebago tribe councillor pleads guilty to theft (6/26/2017)
(Nebraska) -- In proceedings held in the US District Court in Omaha, former Winnebago Tribal Council member Charles Aldrich pleaded guilty to charges of theft following...
article Third Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska defendant agrees plea deal (6/22/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The third of nine former members of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s tribal council charged with theft from the WinnaVegas Casino Resort has...
article Third former tribal leader pleads guilty in casino theft (6/20/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A third former Winnebago Tribal Council member has pleaded guilty to his role in stealing from the tribe's casino in Iowa. Charles Aldrich, 48, pleaded...
article Former Winnebago tribal officer pleads guilty (6/19/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The third of nine former Winnebago Tribal Council members charged with theft from the tribe's casino has pleaded guilty. Charles Aldrich entered his...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Crown Ltd

article Accused Crown staff expected to plead guilty in Shanghai (6/25/2017)
(Australia) -- Nineteen Crown Resort employees charged in China with gambling crimes, including three Australians and a Malaysian, are expected to plead guilty to the...
article Australian Crown staff jailed in China for promoting gambling, set for release within months (6/25/2017)
(Australia) -- Three Australian employees of James Packer's Crown Resorts will be released from a Chinese jail over the next two months after pleading guilty to...
article Chinese court sentences 3 Australian Crown Resorts staff to prison (6/25/2017)
(Australia) -- Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company on Monday pleaded guilty to charges relating to gambling and the three Australians were sentenced to...
article Crown staff detained in China to face court amid notoriously high 99pc conviction rate (6/25/2017)
(Australia) -- Seventeen staff members and two former employees of Crown Resorts will face trial in a Shanghai district court today, eight months after being detained...
article James Packer all at sea as Crown staff jailed and fined in Chinese court (6/25/2017)
(Australia) -- TESTING times for James Packer culminated today with three Australian Crown Resorts employees handed jail sentences for promoting gambling in China.
article Crown Resorts employees in China charged with promoting gambling (6/15/2017)
(Australia) -- The group of Crown Resorts employees who were arrested in China in October last year has now been charged by a local court, an announcement from the...
article China charges Australian casino staff with promoting gambling (6/14/2017)
(China) -- A major casino operator's bust-up with Beijing just took a turn for the worse. Australian company Crown Resorts said Tuesday that a group of its employees...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Woman accused in DAPL protest shooting now in halfway house (6/25/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing a move from jail to a halfway house for a Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers during a protest...
article An indigenous woman is facing federal charges for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (6/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- In an escalation of the criminalization of protesters, an indigenous woman is facing several federal charges for her involvement in the Standing Rock...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Charity Gaming

article MORON ALERT: The Skinner situation (6/24/2017)
(Michigan) -- After a nearly five-hour meeting, the Linden Board of Education tabled a motion to decide disciplinary action for Todd Skinner, the Linden teacher who was...
1 Article on this Issue

Europe Gaming

article Money Laundering with Online Poker? British Tab Says Celeb Swindlers Soon to Be Outed (6/21/2017)
(UK) -- You probably use an online poker site to make some money and have fun playing your favorite game. But according to an investigation in the UK, at least one well-...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Former Mohegan Sun Pocono exec sentenced in money-laundering scheme (6/20/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A former executive at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the Mohegan Tribe's racetrack casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was sentenced last week in federal court to 32...
article Former Mohegan Sun manager sentenced for money laundering (6/19/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Monday that a former Mohegan Sun manager has been sentenced...
article Former Mohegan Sun Pocono Exec Sentenced to 32 Months for Bogus Loyalty Card Scheme (6/19/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A former executive at the Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 32 months for his role in a scheme that involved the...
article Former Mohegan Sun Pocono casino exec sentenced to prison (6/16/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- The house always wins, and it beat Robert Pellegrini at his own game of stealing from his employer. The admitted gambler who held an executive post at...
article Former Mohegan Sun VP sentenced to 32 months in prison for casino scam (6/16/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Former Mohegan Sun Pocono casino Vice President Robert Pellegrini will spend 32 months in prison for his admitted role in a money-laundering scam that...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Manitoba Mé​tis honour their own residential, day school survivors (6/20/2017)
(Manitoba) -- A garden of red paper hearts was planted outside the Manitoba Mé​tis Federation Tuesday to remind Winnipeggers of the suffering Mé​tis residential and day-...
1 Article on this Issue

St. Regis Mohawk

article Mohawk tribe kicks 20 people off reservation (6/20/2017)
(New York) -- Criminal offenders who are among 20 non-Native persons kicked off the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation last month still have to answer to local prosecutors....
article Akwesasne woman facing felony charge for allegedly threatening St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Tribal Council (6/17/2017)
(New York) -- A 60-year-old Akwesasne woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly making threats against the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Tribal Council. Desiree R....
article State Senate passes legislation allowing St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police to make arrests in Bombay Triangle (6/14/2017)
(New York) -- Legislation that would ensure the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police can continue to patrol and make arrests in the Bombay Triangle passed the State Senate...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

article Police: Calif. woman’s check scheme cheated Foxwoods (6/19/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Police say a 62-year-old California woman with a long history of financial crimes used a phony check to bilk Foxwoods Resort Casino out of $50,000 in...
1 Article on this Issue

Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article Canadian miners, casinos hit by hacker eyeing new targets (6/19/2017)
(Toronto) -- The same hacker targeting Canadian casinos and mining companies for extortion since 2013 is planning more attacks, researchers at cyber security company...
article Hackers leak Cowboys Casino documents online one year after 2016 data breach (6/13/2017)
(Calgary) -- A year after a cyberattack at the Cowboys Casino in Calgary, hackers have leaked personal information about hundreds of patrons and staff. Thousands of...
article Questions and answers on the Cowboy's Casino cyber attack (6/13/2017)
(Calgary) -- Customers and staff of Cowboy's Casino in Calgary who have had their personal information leaked online probably have a lot of questions about what...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Construction continues at Tioga Downs Casino (6/19/2017)
(New York) -- Construction continues at Tioga Downs Casino in the Town of Nichols. Construction manager Carl York said the new facilities will have dozens of features...
1 Article on this Issue

Black Friday

article Absolute Poker Co-Founder Pleads Guilty to Online Activities (6/16/2017)
(USA) -- Absolute Poker Co-Founder, Scott Tom pled guilty after admitting to criminal activities of “interstate transmission of gambling information” and...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Before attack, gunman thrown out of Resorts World casino (6/15/2017)
(Philippines) -- A former government employee who set fire to gaming tables and tried to steal millions of pesos in casino chips at Resorts World Manila last June 2 was...
article '300 rounds' of gunfire during Resorts World attack (6/13/2017)
(Philippines) -- Resorts World Manila president Kingson Sian says victims who were hiding – and eventually died of suffocation – likely thought there was...
article Police identify Manila casino killer (6/11/2017)
(Philippines) -- They said he was a Filipino, Jessie Javier Carlos, who had heavy gambling debts, and was not a terrorist. Some gamblers there were injured when they...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Former Officer Faces Charges For Swiping Casino Cash Ticket (6/14/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- A former Cleveland police officer has been charged with misdemeanor theft in Osage County. Tribal police say surveillance video shows he swiped a $750 cash...
1 Article on this Issue

Auga Caliente

article Melbourne pedestrians run for their lives as driver mounts footpath before crashing into Crown Casino (6/13/2017)
(Australia) -- A Melbourne driver has been arrested after a terrifying late-night rampage had Swanston Street pedestrians running for their lives.
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Card Clubs

article ‘I’m Scared Every Minute Now’: Victim Shot While Leaving Gardena Casino With Winnings Speaks Out (6/12/2017)
(California) -- A man who was shot multiple times after leaving Larry Flynt's Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena said he is still in awe he's alive. “I’m...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Ex-casino worker admits role in 'inside job' robbery that led to murder of Brink's guard (6/27/2017)
(Florida) -- A Broward man who was serving life in prison for his role in a robbery that led to the fatal shooting of an armored truck guard at a South Florida race...
article Former tribal chairman sentenced to probation for assault (6/27/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A onetime Three Affiliated Tribes chairman has been sentenced to six months of probation on an assault charge. Marcus Levings, also known as Marcus...
article Remains of Shiprock airman identified in Montana cold case (6/26/2017)
(Montana) -- The remains of a missing Shiprock man serving in the U.S. Air Force have been identified as part of a cold case more than 40 years old.
article Audit report links Essel Group firms in $1.83B India lottery scam (6/25/2017)
(India) -- Two companies associated with business conglomerate Essel Group have been linked to the INR11,808 crore (US$1.83 billion) lottery scam in the Indian state of...
article UK online gambling licensees face “enforcement action” for violating consumer law (6/25/2017)
(UK) -- The UK’s competition watchdog has launched enforcement action against a number of online gambling companies over misleading sign-up promotions.
article Jury recommends 50-year term after man's conviction in 2014 robbery, burglary (6/24/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Jurors on Friday recommended a man who was once Tulsa Police's Most Wanted fugitive spend a combined 50 years in prison for four felony charges that...
article Three Indy men arrested at casino on gun charges (6/24/2017)
(Indiana) -- Three Indianapolis men were arrested and one was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon (a Level 5 felony) after...
article Man arrested after 4-hour standoff inside Las Vegas casino parking garage (6/24/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police say they have arrested the suspect who barricaded himself for about four hours inside a stolen SUV at the Cosmopolitan casino-hotel...
article Suspect surrenders from stolen SUV at Vegas Strip casino (6/24/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police say they have arrested the suspect who barricaded himself for about four hours inside a stolen SUV at the Cosmopolitan casino-hotel...
article Washington State Gambling Commission seeks ID of accused thief at casino (6/24/2017)
(Washington) -- Special Agents with the Washington State Gambling Commission are asking for the public’s help to ID an accused thief caught on surveillance camera...
article Casino fraudster’s $2 million life of luxury is laid bare (6/23/2017)
(New Zealand) -- The excess and decadence of former casino employee, Tessa Grant’s lifestyle has been revealed in detail in court this week. It’s not the...
article Man on the run after allegedly running gambling hall out of grocery store (6/23/2017)
(Texas) -- In a plot that sounds like it is straight out of the movies, a man is reportedly on the run after police in Harris County, Texas, received numerous complaints...
article Exclusive - Fake online stores reveal gamblers' shadow banking system (6/22/2017)
(UK) -- A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, a Reuters examination has found.
article The ‘dummy’ websites being used to process illicit online gambling payments (6/22/2017)
(UK) -- A network of dummy websites selling mundane household goods have been set up to hide illicit online gambling payments, an investigation by news agency Reuters...
article Gambling, ethics issues prompt three dismissals over Banker's Oath violations (6/22/2017)
(Netherlands) -- The Disciplinary Committee for Banks banned three bank employees from working as bankers for varying periods of time because they violated the Banker...
article 'Incredibly damning allegation': Angela Cardinal case ignites feud between prosecutors, justice minister (6/22/2017)
(Alberta) -- Alberta's justice minister has been accused of making an "incredibly damning allegation" about discrimination in the Angela Cardinal court...
article Jailing of indigenous assault victim sparks debate in Canada (6/22/2017)
(Alberta) -- A homeless indigenous woman, victim of a stabbing and sexual assault, was forced to testify in shackles, then jailed in a cell alongside that of her...
article Toledo man charged with leaving girl in van at Missouri casino (6/22/2017)
(Missouri) -- An Ohio man has been charged with leaving his 6-year-old daughter alone in a parked van at a suburban St. Louis casino on Father's Day.
article Tribal member receives 30-year sentence (6/22/2017)
(Michigan) -- A Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians tribal member faces a decades-long federal prison term in a child sexual abuse case.
article Pendleton police recover load of missing Indian regalia (6/22/2017)
(Oregon) -- Pendleton and Umatilla tribal police recovered most of the American Indian regalia and artifacts stolen from an unlocked storage shed.

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