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American Gaming Association

article AGA, congressional members seek Trump’s help in reversing gaming’s omission from $349B in forgivable loans (4/9/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- After being ignored by the Small Business Administration over concerns that small gaming companies were precluded from sharing in $349 billion in...
article US gaming lobby pleads with feds to allow loans to small casinos (4/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- America’s casino lobby says its smaller gaming operators deserve access to federal funding aimed at mitigating the fallout of suspended...
article American Gaming Association applauds senate passage of CARES Act (3/25/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller released the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s passage of the CARES Act...
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Nevada Gaming

article Professional gamblers qualify for Nevada unemployment amid crisis (4/9/2020)
(Nevada) -- Professional gamblers would normally not be allowed to file for unemployment insurance benefits in Nevada, but circumstances have changed amid the COVID-19...
article Nevada congressional delegation, union chief ask Congress for help (3/19/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- With casinos, hotels and resorts closed in Las Vegas and Reno, the entire Nevada congressional delegation urged House and Senate leaders on...
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Colorado Gaming

article City of Cripple Creek Waives $300,000-Plus Worth of Device Fees (4/7/2020)
(Colorado) -- Cripple Creek is a gambling town and the city government is upping the stakes by betting big on the future of the gaming industry. Last week, in a special...
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Colville Tribe

article Colville Indian House Authority to provide rent relief in April, May (4/6/2020)
(Washington) -- The Colville Indian Housing Authority announced today they will be providing rent relief to all CIHA housing tenants for rental payments, homebuyer...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Many Las Vegas workers in limbo without work or unemployment pay (4/6/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- When Nevada casinos shut down on March 18, a number of local operators offered employees one or two weeks of pay and benefits.That time is up for a number...
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Trump Adminstration

article RICKERT: Why the Trump Administration’s Failure to Initially Add Tribes To $2 Trillion Stimulus Doesn’t Shock Me (4/6/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The April 1 HuffPost headline read “The White House Wanted to Give $0 to Tribes in the $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill.” I was not shocked by...
article The White House Wanted To Give $0 To Tribes In The $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill (4/1/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- In the end, tribes got about $10 billion in the emergency $2 trillion stimulus bill that President Donald Trump signed into law last Friday. But if...
article Trump proposing cut in tribal scholarship funding (3/5/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump released his proposal of the Budget of the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2021. One notable change is a request of...
article Trump budget proposal calls on eliminating tribal scholarship funding (2/23/2020)
(California) -- The Trump administration has proposed eliminating funding for a federal program that provides scholarships for Native American college students. The cut...
article DOT’s Elaine Chao Announces $8.9 Million in Grants for Tribal Nations (2/18/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently announced that $8.9 million in grant funding will be dedicated to improving highway safety in tribal...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Connecticut faces loss of $1.4 billion in sales, income and other taxes due to coronavirus shutdown (4/2/2020)
(Connecticut) -- With unemployment skyrocketing and everything from casinos to restaurants shut down, officials fear that the state budget could suffer a loss of tax...
article Lamont releases Mashantucket Pequot, Mohegan funds early (3/18/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Gov. Ned Lamont is releasing the remaining two-thirds of the budgeted $51.4 million in Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Fund payments to towns and cities...
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COVID-19

article 'We need the money right now': Tribes await billions of dollars in coronavirus relief (4/1/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- With the number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country continuing to rise, the Trump administration is embarking on the most consequential tribal...
article How Can the CARES Act Help My Tribe? A Briefing on Economic Stimulus for Tribes (4/1/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders and federal officials this week will begin the task of implementing the economic relief programs of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and...
article MORON ALERT: Kent State Gun Girl mocks stimulus bill for providing relief to Native Americans (4/1/2020)
(USA) -- Kaitlin Bennett, better known as the Kent State Gun Girl, isn’t letting coronavirus interfere with her mission to be the most hated person on the internet.
article Maine tribal communities get housing boost with coronavirus emergency package (4/1/2020)
(Maine) -- Five Maine tribal communities will share $1,337,985 for housing, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Housing...
article Qawalangin Tribe Qualifies For Federal Funds Under $2 Trillion Economic Relief Plan (4/1/2020)
(Alaska) -- On Friday, President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion economic relief plan into law—the largest stimulus ever passed in the United States. The package...
article SIXKILLER: Key Takeaways for Indian Country From the Coronavirus Relief Package (3/31/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- On March 25, 2020, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which the House passed and President Trump signed into...
article CARES Act provides critical assistance for tribal governments (3/28/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, signed into law by President Trump on Friday, provides critical relief for...
article Tribes say persistent efforts pay off in massive stimulus (3/28/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The sweeping bill that President Donald Trump signed will help better equip health care systems that serve Native Americans, improve the emergency...
article Coronavirus relief package to send $8 billion to tribes (3/27/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package that passed the House Friday would give $8 billion to tribal governments, and $2 billion worth of emergency...
article COVID-19 Relief Package Includes $8 Billion For Tribal Assistance (3/27/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A quarter of the relief dollars will provide emergency supplemental funding for tribal governments, communities and urban Indian health programs....
article COVID-19 stimulus package offers $10 billion for tribes, including funds for Montana tribes (3/27/2020)
(Montana) -- Responding to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump on Friday signed the biggest economic stimulus package in American history,...
article Federal officials provide $80 million to tribes for COVID-19 response (3/24/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal officials announced upcoming action to provide $80 million in funding to tribes, tribal organizations, and Urban Indian Organizations for...
article Senate, White House reach $2 trillion stimulus deal to blunt coronavirus fallout (3/24/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate leaders and the Trump administration reached agreement early Wednesday on a $2 trillion stimulus package to rescue the economy from the...
article Tribal Colleges Need Immediate Funding to Confront COVID-19 Challenges (3/24/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is calling on all of us to phone and email our representatives and senators to request...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Federal officials seek input from tribes on how $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds should be distributed (4/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior has sent letters to tribal leaders across the nation seeking recommendations on how $8 billion in coronavirus relief...
article Tribal governments battle coronavirus effects (3/31/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt isn’t the only head of a government in Oklahoma scrambling to bolster a health care system, rework a disintegrating budget and...
article State budgets revenue from tribal gaming operations (2/19/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma state officials continue to include anticipated revenue from tribal gaming operations in state budgets, despite Gov. Kevin Stitt arguing in...
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Seneca Nation

article Temporary layoffs begin for Seneca Nation workers (3/31/2020)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians is temporarily laying off much of its workforce, effective next week. Workers who provide essential services such as health...
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Sheldon Adelson

article Sands’ Adelson Made Calls on Stimulus Bill But Won’t Take Loans (3/25/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sheldon Adelson, the politically connected founder of Las Vegas Sands Corp., made calls to contacts in Washington to spur passage of the $2 trillion...
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Health Care

article White Earth, Leech Lake won't have pay back $29 million used for opioid treatment (3/23/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Good news for the White Earth and Leech Lake nations: They won’t be required to come up with $29 million to make up for a miscommunication by the...
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National Indian Gaming Association

press release An Important Update From Chairman Stevens Regarding COVID-19 (3/18/2020)
(Washington D.C.) --   Dear Tribal Leader, The National Indian Gaming Association would like to commend each of you for the diligence they are taking to help all of...
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Indian Gaming

article As American Indian casinos close for coronavirus, industry seeks $18 billion aid (3/17/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Native American gaming industry on Tuesday requested $18 billion in U.S. federal aid as it shut casinos that are the sole source of commercial...
article LEGAL BLOG: When the “Lights Go Out on Broadway” Will the Lights on Tribal Slot Machines be Next? (3/17/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump has declared a national emergency as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and more than 30 States have made...
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First Nations

article Ontario First Nations 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' as COVID-19 preparations ramp up (3/16/2020)
(Ontario) -- Attawapiskat resident Lucien Lazarus says he and his family are now washing their hands every time they re-enter the house. That's because the COVID-19...
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Donald Trump

article Trump’s Error-Laden ‘Foreign Virus’ Speech Has Investors Spooked (3/11/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The America First presidency collided with a global pandemic Wednesday night. The result did not appear to reassure skittish markets or a nervous...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Russell Redding: After $3 billion on horse racing, Pa. shifts priorities (3/7/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- A budget is really a list of priorities. In our own homes we spend the most money on necessities like housing, food and transportation, and we spend...
article Governor Wolf faces backlash over proposed transfer of horse breeding and racing funds (2/29/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- While Governor Tom Wolf travels through the state to promote his proposed tuition reimbursement program, he is facing backlash from the Department of...
article COLUMN: 9 ways horse racing can retain slot revenue (2/15/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- Having had a front-row seat to both the beginning, full tenure and calamitous end to Ontario’s Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP), I can...
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New York Gaming

article Push To Restore VLT Aid Continues As Budget Deadline Nears (3/5/2020)
(New York) -- With a New York State budget due in less than a month, local officials in Saratoga Springs are counting on the restoration of state aid. For hosting...
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Congress

article Tribal officials press for more, and more predictable, federal funding (3/3/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal officials raised issues ranging from polluted water to underfunded police last month but there was one message they all had for House...
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MGM Springfield

article Mass. Gaming Commission to meet with MGM Springfield for quarterly report, vote on Court Square housing (2/26/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mass. Gaming Commission will meet Thursday with MGM Springfield officials to review their quarterly report and vote on a Court Square housing...
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Spokane Tribe

article Spokane Tribe celebrates compensation from dam construction (2/22/2020)
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe of Indians is celebrating the adoption of federal legislation that will compensate the tribe for 2,500 acres of land lost to the...
article Spokane Tribe celebrates compensation from dam construction (2/21/2020)
(Washington) -- The Spokane Tribe of Indians is celebrating the adoption of federal legislation that will compensate the tribe for 2,500 acres of land lost to the...
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West Virginia Gaming

article West Virginia Senate rejects bill eliminating Greyhound Breeding Fund (2/19/2020)
(West Virginia) -- A bill to eliminate the West Virginia Greyhound Breeding Development Fund has been voted down. Senate Bill 285 was rejected in a 11-23 vote with nine...
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Ambassador Stevens

article Trump eliminates funding for program honoring Ambassador Stevens, who was killed in Benghazi (2/15/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration has zeroed out of the State Department budget a request from a nonprofit entity set up in honor of J. Christopher Stevens,...
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Other News

article Jobless in Las Vegas: Locals lean on their faith, cut back on food and cling to the past (3/28/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Michael Moore no longer allows his two young children to grab snacks from the fridge. The 52-year-old single father, a security network programmer, is out...
article Group says Alaska isn’t meeting commitment to fund rural schools (3/10/2020)
(Alaska) -- Because of a more than 20-year-old lawsuit, the state is obligated to fund rural school construction. A group focused on education funding says Gov. Mike...
article $6M in federal funding going to Native American Tribes across NY State (2/21/2020)
(New York) -- Nearly $6 million in federal funding will coming to Native American Tribes across New York State. Four out of the eight tribes are located here in Central...
article Government asking for an extra $2.1 billion for Indigenous programs (2/20/2020)
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is asking Parliament to spend an additional $2.1 billion on Indigenous programs and initiatives, above and...
article Eastern Washington tribes receive $6.5 million in federal housing funds (2/15/2020)
(Washington) -- Three tribes in Eastern Washington received $6.5 million in federal funds to build affordable housing projects. “This is great news for tribal...
article JUSTICE: Heavy regulation still challenges gambling payments innovation (2/10/2020)
(USA) -- In recent years, changes within the gaming industry, from the Supreme Court’s ruling on sports betting in 2018 to online gaming’s growth in...
article Sask. First Nations asking federal government to transfer $360M per year to take over child welfare (1/10/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- New federal legislation now allows First Nations to take control of their own child welfare. But Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby...
article South Dakota nonprofits reminded of loans available for September flooding, storms (1/1/2020)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota groups affected by storms and flooding in September are reminded to turn in applications for a Small Business Administration loan. Low-...
article Grants boost local salmon projects, including 248-acre site at mouth of Stillaguamish (12/31/2019)
(Washington) -- The state Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced Dec. 16 that it is awarding $26 million to projects throughout the state to help bring salmon back from...
article 2020 Native American $1 Coin Image Unveiled (12/27/2019)
(USA) -- The United States Mint published an image of the one-year-only design that will appear on the 2020 Native American $1 Coin. Highlighting the contributions of...
article Alaska Native communities win $16 million in housing grants (12/25/2019)
(Alaska) -- Five Alaska Native communities and entities are receiving federal grants totaling more than $16.5 million for housing construction and rehabilitation. The U....
article South Dakota hopes $10M will help wildlife conservation (12/25/2019)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's wildlife officials are hoping to receive $10 million from legislation pending in Congress to protect 104 species in the state that...
article Dunleavy’s second budget may have similarities with his first (12/10/2019)
(Alaska) -- Gov. Mike Dunleavy may again seek deep cuts in state spending, along with higher permanent fund dividends, when he introduces his second budget this week....
article Senate approves bipartisan deal to fund minority-serving colleges, but its chances in the House remain uncertain (12/5/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan deal to restore millions of dollars in federal funding to minority-serving colleges and universities,...
article OCF provides key funding for Tribal Museum in Coos County (12/4/2019)
(Oregon) -- Oregon Community Foundation announced that it has distributed nearly $10 million in new grants across the state, including $4.2 million through the Community...
article Rick Salomon Can't Claim $2.8M Poker Debt from Saudi Sheikh (12/3/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Professional poker player Rick Salomon has come unstuck in his legal bid to claim a $2.2 million gambling debt from a Saudi sheikh. The American is maybe...
article Federal government awards Alaska bus infrastructure grants (11/26/2019)
(Alaska) -- Three Alaska Native groups will receive federal grants for bus infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that $1.8 million in...
article "Protect Native Culture" license plate initiative launches in California (11/19/2019)
(California) -- The California Native American Heritage Commission has come up with a new avenue to raise funds for the protection of the state's Native American...
article Public To Select Sacagawea Dollar 20th Anniversary NGC Label Design (11/18/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Next year is the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Sacagawea Dollar, and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC) will celebrate the occasion...
article Despite Federal Funding, Holy Cross Remains Without Tribal Police Officer (11/17/2019)
(Alaska) -- New funding from the U.S. Department of Justice is allowing some rural communities to hire, train, and provide law enforcement where they previously had...

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