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Choctaw Nation

article Cellmate convicted in 2015 death of Choctaw tribal member (11/18/2017)
(Arizona) -- A cellmate has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a Choctaw tribal member. A Neshoba County jury convicted Justyn Schlegel, 36, in...
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Shinnecock Tribe

article Shinnecock Indian Reservation Shooting Suspect Arrested (11/18/2017)
(New York) -- A 21-year-old man who was accused of firing a shotgun at a car while someone was sitting in it on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation earlier this month was...
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Card Clubs

press release FinCEN Issues $8 Million Penalty on California Card Club for Willful Violation of Anti-Money Laundering Controls (11/17/2017)
(California) -- The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced an $8 million civil money penalty against Artichoke Joe’s, a California...
article Golden West Casino releases statement; holds buffet breakfast in honor of fallen guard (11/6/2017)
(California) -- Golden West Casino issued a statement about Sgt. Richard Iloilo on its Facebook page Saturday night and held a free memorial buffet breakfast to honor...
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Michigan Gaming

article Flint man faces felony charges after alleged improper payments at Owosso Poker Room (11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- James Russel Johnston Jr. is being charged with violating state charitable gaming laws by requiring a supplier to pay him gambling profits. Johnston was...
article Owosso Poker Room operator arrested for violating gaming laws (11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- A 43-year-old Flint man was arraigned Nov. 9 in 66th District Court on felony larceny and charitable gaming law violation charges following an...
article Michigan lottery retailers are getting busted for stealing customers' winning tickets (11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- Well, this is one scam we'd never thought of. Some employees at party and grocery stores around Michigan have apparently been collecting winning...
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Quapaw Tribe

article Quapaw Tribe official indicted - Tribe calls for resignation (11/16/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Vice-chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Business Committee, Thomas Crawfish Mathews, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of...
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MGM Resorts

article Insurance professionals don’t expect MGM’s rates to rise after shooting (11/14/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Should MGM Resorts lose in lawsuits filed against the company following the Oct. 1 Strip shooting, executives believe their company’s insurance will...
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Atlantic City Gaming

article NFL's Jonathan Casillas, Insane Video Surfaces from '12 Casino Brawl (11/13/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- NY Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas should've been a running back -- because it took 5 SECURITY OFFICERS to bring him down during a violent...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas casino changes ‘do not disturb’ policy following concert shooting (11/13/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- A casino on the Las Vegas strip has changed its security strategy following last month’s shooting. Boyd Gaming, the parent company of The Orleans...
article Las Vegas convention staff fails to track more than $125K in gifts (11/4/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas convention officials handed out more than $125,000 worth of iPads, golf clubs, Bose headphones and other pricey merchandise without noting who...
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Missing Women Crisis

article Woman recounts 'horrific' gunpoint kidnapping at MMIWG Inquiry in Edmonton (11/13/2017)
(Alberta) -- Forced to lie on the ground with her hands tied and a gun pushed into her back, Virginia Littlewolfe-Hunter thought she was about to die.
article Sister of missing woman frustrated she can't testify at MMIWG inquiry because of missed registration (11/8/2017)
(Alberta) -- Eva Potts of Alexis First Nation, Alta. is upset that she missed the opportunity to participate in the Edmonton Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and...
article 'Just pray and ask for strength': Alberta man to tell MMIWG hearings about murdered sister (11/7/2017)
(Alberta) -- Paul Tuccaro and his wife, Judy Cardinal travelled hundreds of kilometres from their home in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., on Monday to tell their story at the...
article 'High hopes' for MMIWG national inquiry in Edmonton (11/6/2017)
(Edmonton) -- Every day for the past 18 years, Stephanie Harpe has carried an unrelenting anguish from the death of her mother. Ruby Anne McDonald was found dead in an...
article New app aims to help families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (11/6/2017)
(Manitoba) -- An innovative new app has been developed to provide support and resources for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Taken...
article Traci Genereaux's Remains Found On Salmon Arm, B.C. Farm (11/3/2017)
(British Columbia) -- RCMP have identified the remains of a young woman that were found on a farm in British Columbia where a large-scale search has been underway for...
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Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Patrol: Repeat DUI offender is high, rams 3 cars outside Wis. casino with child along (11/12/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A driver with a long history of driving under the influence went on a bumper-car rampage outside a Wisconsin casino while high and with a 3-year-old along...
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Coeur d’Alene Tribe

article Coeur d’Alene Casino CEO Facing Misdemeanor Battery Charge (11/10/2017)
(Idaho) -- Northern Idaho authorities say the CEO of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel has been arrested following an attack on his brother, the former Coeur d...
article Coeur d'Alene Tribe won't comment on arrest of top casino executive for battery (11/9/2017)
(Idaho) -- The top gaming executive for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has been arrested for battery, according to news reports. Francis SiJohn, the chief executive officer...
article Coeur d’Alene Casino CEO accused of battery; alleged victim is brother, a former Coeur d’Alene Tribe police chief (11/9/2017)
(Idaho) -- Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel CEO Francis SiJohn was arrested in Post Falls early Tuesday morning for the alleged battery of his brother, former...
article Coeur d’Alene Casino CEO arrested for battery; alleged victim is brother, a former Coeur d’Alene Tribe Police Chief (11/8/2017)
(Idaho) -- Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel CEO Francis SiJohn was arrested in Post Falls early Tuesday morning for the alleged battery of his brother, former...
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Hard Rock

article Police Identify Suspect in Stabbing at Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi (11/10/2017)
(Mississippi) -- CBS affiliate WLOX in Biloxi is reporting that a man has been stabbed at the Hard Rock Casino. According to WLOX, the stabbing happened around 4 o...
article Uber driver accused of kidnapping, robbing Sarasota woman he picked up at Hard Rock Casino (11/3/2017)
(Florida) -- Halloween night was terrifying for a Sarasota woman. Deputies say an Uber driver and a masked man kidnapped her — then forced her to withdraw cash...
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eSports

article Korean esports Association staff arrested in bribery scandal (11/9/2017)
(Korea) -- The offices of the Korean esports Association (KeSPA) have been raided by South Korean police, and two aides to its former chairman arrested, in an...
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Japan Gaming

article Nevada casino mobster tussles offer Japan lessons: UNLV (11/9/2017)
(Japan) -- Japan can learn from Nevada’s experience, to ensure organised crime does not infiltrate the former’s nascent casino industry, and to make sure the...
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Saginaw Chippewa

article Investment manager defrauded tribe of $9.6 million in commissions, panel says (11/9/2017)
(Michigan) -- A former investment manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe was recently ordered to pay the tribe more than $9 million in commission money he...
article Investment manager bilked Tribe for $9 million in commissions (11/3/2017)
(Michigan) -- A former investment manager for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe was ordered last week to repay more than $9 million he obtained fraudulently by “...
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Detroit Gaming

article Victims of brutal Greektown Casino beating share their story (11/7/2017)
(Detroit) -- The Greektown Casino and Hotel served as the venue for a Labor Day bachelor party - it was a night they will never forget for all the wrong reasons. A...
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Menominee Tribe

article Federal judge keeps ex-Menominee Tribal officer behind bars (11/7/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a former Menominee Tribal Police officer must stay behind bars as he faces charges of sending sexually explicit...
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Meskwaki Tribe

article U.S. House passes bill restoring criminal law authority on the Meskwaki Settlement (11/7/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The move to restore criminal jurisdiction to the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa passed the U.S. House last week according to an...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation discusses need for additional police officers in rural areas (11/7/2017)
(Arizona) -- During a special meeting Oct. 30, the Law and Order Committee (LOC) received reports from Alamo school board members representing the communities of Nageezi...
article Amber Alert hung up on paperwork glitch (11/6/2017)
(Arizona) -- The legwork to implement the Amber Alert and the 911 systems for the Navajo Nation is ready to go. It just needs the money to kick-start it.
article Arizona teen killed by drunk driver while getting off school bus (11/3/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Tribal Police Chief Phillip Francisco confirms a 15-year-old female student in the Kayenta School District was killed just after getting off a bus....
article Complaint filed to remove tribal school board member from office (11/3/2017)
(New Mexico) -- The Department of Diné Education has filed a complaint with the Navajo Election Administration to remove a Sanostee Day School board member from her seat...
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Pine Ridge

article Ex-Pine Ridge official sentenced to probation, restitution for theft (11/7/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A former Oglala Sioux tribal official who pleaded guilty to stealing from the tribe has been sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation and must...
article Pine Ridge woman pleads guilty to second degree murder (11/7/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Elizabeth LeBeau, 25 of Pine Ridge pleaded guilty to second degree murder and accessory to second degree murder in federal court in Rapid City Monday.
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Winnebago Tribe

article Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe sentenced for theft of gaming funds (11/7/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Another former leader of the Winnebago Tribe has been sentenced in connection with the theft of gaming funds. Thomas Snowball, 56, was sentenced to five...
article Ex-Winnebago tribal council member gets probation for theft (11/6/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A former Winnebago Tribal Council member was placed on probation Monday for theft from the tribe's casino. Chief U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp...
article Tribal leader sentenced to probation in WinnaVegas bonus case (11/6/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A former member of the Winnebago tribal council has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to stealing from the tribe’s WinnaVegas Casino...
article Charges against ex-tribal council member accused of theft from Iowa casino are dismissed (11/3/2017)
(Nebraska) -- A judge in Nebraska has dismissed an indictment against a former Winnebago Tribal Council member accused of theft from the tribe’s casino in Iowa.
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Nevada Gaming

article Man arrested for robbing M Resort's casino 3 times (11/6/2017)
(Nevada) -- A man was arrested for robbing more than $63,069 from the M Resort's casino last week, according to Henderson Police.
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Mandalay Bay Shooting

article Journalist’s photos became iconic images of Las Vegas shooting (11/4/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- From the glow of his laptop inside the country music festival’s now-dark media tent, filled with people whispering and whimpering, David Becker...
article Bus driver ferried Las Vegas shooting victims to hospital (11/4/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Antonio McLandau wasn’t even on the job for a full two months when his public bus was transformed into an oversize ambulance on Oct. 1. With no...
article Hospital heroes offered aid, comfort after Las Vegas shooting (11/4/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- The Regional Transportation Commission bus that pulled up to the main entrance of Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center the night of Oct. 1 was more...
article Las Vegas hotels donate nearly 2K room nights to shooting victims’ families (11/3/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Following the Las Vegas shooting, Las Vegas hotels provided at least 1,875 cumulative room nights to families of victims. A couple of airlines also...
article Las Vegas shooter's brother threatened to kill nursing home employees, report says (11/3/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Bruce Paddock, the brother of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, is banned from a nursing home in California after he reportedly screamed at and...
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Morongo Tribe

article Armed kidnapping suspect eludes deputies at Morongo casino’s property in Cabazon (11/3/2017)
(California) -- Riverside Sheriff’s Department searched the property of the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon for several hours after a man wanted out of...
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Payday Loans

article How a Main Line payday lender used an Indian tribe and an empty computer server to make millions (11/3/2017)
(California) -- The nerve center of payday lending pioneer Charles Hallinan’s multimillion-dollar business empire was – at least on paper – housed for...
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Other News

article Alaska Native’s account for more than half of sexual assault victims in state, study says (11/18/2017)
(Alaska) -- Alaska has one of the highest rates of sexual assault in the country, and Alaska Native women are more likely to be attacked than anyone else, according to...
article How a Facebook lie about Thunder Bay woman killed by trailer hitch spread (11/18/2017)
(Ontario) -- Tia Nicholaichuk said she was struck by how quickly the rumours spread on Facebook about Barbara Kentner, the Anishinaabe woman who died this summer after...
article Man gets more than 22 years for death of taxi driver (11/18/2017)
(Washington) -- Solomona Fatu Luteru, who last month pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of a taxi driver, was sentenced Friday to 22 years...
article "They Don't Trust Us And We Don't Trust Them": Discrimination Of Native Americans (11/17/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Half of American Indians living in native majority areas say they or a family member feel they’ve been treated unfairly by the courts, according to a...
article Mistrial sought in Windsor murder conviction (11/17/2017)
(Ontario) -- After a night of drinking and gambling at Caesar’s Windsor casino in October 2012, Andrew Cowan drove his friend’s Ford F-150 at speeds of up to...
article Gaming the system: Michigan Lottery cracks down on retailers who cheat customers (11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- When a customer brought a Keno ticket to Nick’s Party Stop in Clinton Township, retailer Don Kallo ran the ticket through his lottery terminal,...
article Michigan lottery cracks down on rule-breaking vendors (11/17/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Michigan Lottery is working to catch retailers who break the rules. Records show that almost 270 of the state's nearly 11,000 lottery retailers...
article Another J'can sentenced in US for lottery scamming (11/17/2017)
(Jamaica) -- A 32-year-old Jamaican man, who United States authorities said scammed elderly residents out of money by falsely telling them they had won millions in...
article Lottery market in Ukraine is unregulated, Finance Ministry admits (11/17/2017)
(Ukraine) -- A de facto illegal gambling market and a semilegal lottery market exist in Ukraine now. Deputy Finance Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Marchenko said this in an...
article Native American Child Gunned Down By Ashland County Sheriff Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich: #JusticeForJason (11/16/2017)
(Indian Country) -- People call 911 because they expect help, because they want prevent someone from getting hurt. People do not call 911 because they want to be hurt or...
article Tribal Community Deserves Real Answers as to Why Officer was Trigger Happy in Death of Bad River Teen (11/15/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- Shortly before noon, one week ago, 14-year-old Jason Ike Pero, a tribal citizen of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe, was shot and killed...
article Police watchdog orders Thunder Bay police to reinvestigate Ojibway man's wrongful arrest (11/15/2017)
(Ontario) -- Samuel Pervais was in a "good mood" that January Saturday morning. Early for a medical appointment, he bought himself a coffee from Robin's Donuts and was...
article Saying goodbye, Keeywaywin First Nation remembers Kyle Morriseau (11/15/2017)
(Ontario) -- The Keewaywin First Nation came together to say goodbye to Kyle Morriseau. “His generosity of sharing and his smile and the friendship he had with the...
article Poker Promoter Isok Aronov Gets Year Behind Bars for Operating Coney Island Gambling Den (11/15/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Remember kids, crime doesn’t pay. Case in point: 33-year-old Isok Aronov will spend the next year of his life behind bars for his role in operating...
article For Native Americans Facing Sexual Assault, Justice Feels Out Of Reach (11/14/2017)
(Wyoming) -- One morning earlier this year, Northern Arapaho member Rose was sitting at the table with her 14-year-old daughter, Latoya. "I told her to move her...
article The forgotten minority in police shootings (11/14/2017)
(USA) -- Allegations of excessive police use of force against African-Americans have captured the nation's attention in recent years. But there's another group...
article Police Investigating Shooting Outside Las Vegas Casino (11/14/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Police in Las Vegas say they are investigating a shooting outside the Monte Carlo casino-hotel that left one man injured. Capt. John Pelletier says the...
article Indigenous women targeted as street gangs flood Thunder Bay (11/14/2017)
(Ontario) -- She needed the money so she let the gang members in her home. Then things went crazy. They tried to take over and use her home as a trap house, a place...
article First Nations families weigh children's education vs. safety [video] (11/14/2017)
(Ontario) -- Families in remote First Nations of Ontario face a difficult choice when it comes to their children's safety and education. If kids want to finish high...
article Misty Upham Raped at 2013 Golden Globes? (11/14/2017)
(USA) -- Ellen Page today put out a statement about the humiliation she suffered at the hands of director Brett Ratner. Among the things she mentioned within her...

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