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Sports Betting

article Are you betting on March Madness? Here's what to know about taxes if you win — or lose (3/24/2019)
(Arizona) -- If you're betting on the March Madness basketball tournament — or other sporting events — probably the last thing on your mind is taxes. But...
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First Nations

article Yukon First Nations anticipate windfall from land claim loan forgiveness and reimbursement (3/22/2019)
(North Canada) -- Yukon chiefs are applauding the federal government's move to forgive loans to negotiate their comprehensive land claims, and reimburse loans that...
article Liberals 2019 federal budget promises $700M for Canada's North over next decade (3/19/2019)
(North Canada) -- The federal government has promised to spend $700 million over the next 10 years for Canada's North, with money coming for post-secondary education...
article Nunavut Tunngavik didn't see the big shake-up it wanted in territory's budget (2/22/2019)
(North Canada) -- Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. feels the second budget from this government is just more of the same. Aluki Kotierk, president of NTI, says she supports the...
article $1.9 million in nation-rebuilding funding going to Manitoba First Nations, Indigenous organizations (2/20/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba First Nations and Indigenous organizations are receiving $1.9 million collectively this fiscal year to support nation-rebuilding efforts, Crown-...
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New York Gaming

article Casino Companies See Opportunity In New York’s Budget Shortfall (3/22/2019)
(New York) -- Gambling casino companies are pressing Governor Cuomo and the legislature to allow them to open gaming centers in New York City as part of the new state...
article With NY revenue ailing, casinos pitch gambling expansion (3/19/2019)
(New York) -- Former Gov. David A. Paterson returned to the State Capitol Tuesday as part of an effort by a Las Vegas gambling company to open up bidding for a downstate...
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Florida Gaming

article Budgets and bad omens: Bill Galvano won’t count Seminole gambling money (3/21/2019)
(Florida) -- The Senate’s proposed $90 billion state budget for next year is missing something: Any gambling money from the Seminole Tribe of Florida. That’s...
article No bailout for industry needed, dog racing ban backer tells lawmakers (2/19/2019)
(Florida) -- One of the main proponents of the state’s recently passed ban on dog racing is telling legislators it’s “not necessary” to pass a...
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Leech Lake Band

article Cass County Board: County joins Leech Lake tribe in seeking larger return of state tax revenue (3/20/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Cass County Commissioner Neal Gaalswyk and Leech Lake Tribal Chair Faron Jackson testified before a state legislative committee March 11 in an effort to...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Mass Cultural Council skips talk of belt-tightening at budget meeting (3/19/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The Massachusetts Cultural Council reports it is “in good shape” with its budget — especially with casino cash about to flow into...
article Cultural council could get steady flow of casino cash (3/19/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The jet-setting Massachusetts Cultural Council — called out for lavish spending on hotels, meals and trips — is in line for a big budget...
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Ohio Gaming

article DeWine's Budget Doesn't Bet On Sports Gambling Money (3/19/2019)
(Ohio) -- Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll pay for the spending in his $69 billion budget with economic growth – not new taxes or fees. He’s also not...
article DeWine's Budget Doesn't Bet On Money From Sports Gambling (3/17/2019)
(Ohio) -- Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll pay for the spending in his $69 billion dollar budget with economic growth – not new taxes or fees. And he’s also...
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Illinois Gaming

article Gambling money again plays significant role in Waukegan election (3/17/2019)
(Illinois) -- In an echo of Waukegan’s last mayoral race, dollars tied to the video gambling industry appear to be a significant force in Waukegan’s...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Members of Mashpee Wampanoag tribal council face ouster (3/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Not even two months after the annual election, three Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council members are facing expulsion hearings in the coming days. The...
article Loss Of Loans Will Shrink Tribal Budget (3/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe heads into budget season, it will be doing so without a significant hunk of cash it has had the last several years....
article Loans to Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for operations halted (3/3/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Genting Malaysia, the company behind the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s proposed $1 billion casino project in Taunton, is no longer loaning the tribe...
article Tribe Paying City Of Taunton $500,000 A Year (2/21/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Despite no casino and dwindling funds from its benefactor, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe continues to pay the City of Taunton more than $500,000 a year...
article Mashpee Wampanoag deliver on latest PILOT payment (2/20/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- It’s unclear whether a casino will ever be built in East Taunton. But as long as the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has land in trust in Taunton it...
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eSports

article First Apex Legends “path to pro” esports scholarship program in US established in Massachusetts (3/14/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Becker College in Massachusetts unveiled the nation’s first “path-to-pro” esports scholarship in the country for Apex Legends in a...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Gambling everywhere and on credit could be coming to Connecticut (3/12/2019)
(Connecticut) -- How do you feel about gambling everywhere in Connecticut? How about being able to do it with a credit or debit card account on your smartphone? That...
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Karuk Tribe

article The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding (3/12/2019)
(California) -- Deep in California’s Six Rivers National Forest, a satisfying “crack” breaks the early morning silence as Lisa Hillman snaps a dead...
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Saginaw Chippewa

article Ottawa announces compensation of up to $200K for students of Indian Day Schools, $200M legacy fund (3/12/2019)
(Ottawa) -- Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett announced today that eligible Indian Day School students will be entitled to thousands of dollars in...
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Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

article Why cryptocurrency trading appeals to problem gamblers (3/11/2019)
(New Jersey) -- There appears to be a link between frequently trading cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and problem gambling. In the first of study of its kind, researchers...
article Regulations needed after cryptocurrency CEO takes passwords to his grave (3/3/2019)
(Worldwide) -- A high-stakes legal drama featuring cryptocurrencies has been unfolding in a Canadian court recently. The antics that led to the litigation almost defy...
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DOI

article Interior budget request highlights border push (3/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration on Monday called for cutting the Interior Department's funding by 14 percent, but it also highlighted the agency's...
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Iowa Gaming

article County Endowment Fund builds giving in 84 counties without casinos (3/11/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowa counties which do not have a state-licensed casino in them did receive some gambling revenue again this year. Iowa Gaming Association president Wes...
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Payday Loans

article “Rent-a-tribe”: Virginians say online lender uses tribal immunity to get around state laws (3/6/2019)
(Virginia) -- Virginians are taking a lead attacking what they say is a legal loophole that has left thousands of people stuck with debt they can’t escape. The...
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Prairie Band Potawatomi

article FireKeepers Casino Hotel gives $5.75 million to local governments, $18.5 million to state (3/5/2019)
(Michigan) -- FireKeepers Casino Hotel is giving $5,748,672 this year to local governments, school districts and other public bodies in Calhoun County. On Tuesday,...
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Indiana Online

article Casino bill could provide funds for convention center (2/28/2019)
(Indiana) -- A gambling bill that passed the Indiana Senate this week would send an estimated $900,000 per year in tax receipts from a Terre Haute casino toward...
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Arkansas Gaming

article Arkansas House panel advances highway funding proposal (2/27/2019)
(Arkansas) -- An Arkansas House panel endorsed a proposal Tuesday to raise fuel taxes for the first time in 20 years and tap into expected casino revenue to increase...
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Seneca Niagara

article Still No Casino Cash as Politics Begin to Take Center Stage in Niagara Falls (2/27/2019)
(New York) -- Still no word on when — or even if — casino money will begin flowing again to the state and the three host cities several weeks after the...
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Ilani Casino

article EDITORIAL: Tribe’s casino payments flap raises questions (2/26/2019)
(Washington) -- Think of it like your neighborhood. When somebody moves in and spends a lot of money on a behemoth structure, you hope to develop a good relationship and...
article County, Cowlitz Tribe aim to resolve funds issue (2/25/2019)
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Tribe and Clark County are trying to get along better. After years of arguments and litigation over the tribe’s $510 million, 368,000-...
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Residential Schools

article Government Watchdog: EPA Lacks Superfund Data for Tribal Sites (2/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal watchdog group says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) doesn’t have sufficient data to show for efforts made to clean up...
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Haskell

article Haskell Cultural Center and Museum to close indefinitely (2/23/2019)
(Kansas) -- Haskell Indian Nations University's Cultural Center and Museum will close indefinitely because its operating grant expired Friday. Julia Good Fox, a...
article Haskell Cultural Center and Museum to close indefinitely after grant expires (2/21/2019)
(Kansas) -- Haskell Indian Nations University’s Cultural Center and Museum will close indefinitely after its operating grant expires on Friday, according to a...
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Seminole Tribe

article Seminole Tribe continues to share gaming revenues with Florida (2/23/2019)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe has continued to share gaming revenues with Florida even though the state broke its promise to the tribe. The tribe pays $19.5 million a...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Sex trafficking ring suspects may have made millions and tried to hide it at casinos (2/22/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Dallas police said the owners of some seedy massage parlors made them rich, and they spent some of the money on luxury cars, homes and trips, which were...
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IHS

article Rounds says Indian Health Service needs regular independent audits (2/21/2019)
(South Dakota) -- U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) on Feb. 14 sponsored legislation that would authorize an independent outside audit of the Indian Health Service (IHS), a...
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Mining & Drilling

article Morigeau bill would give tribes access to loans from Montana's Coal Tax Fund (2/18/2019)
(Montana) -- Tribal governments would be allowed to access a state infrastructure loan program under legislation debated Monday in the Montana House Appropriations...
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Native Voices

article James Giago Davies: It's time to make universal basic income a reality (2/18/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Universal Basic income (UBI) is an idea that has been bounced around for years, and attempted in a few limited settings. The idea is that an...
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Bermuda Gaming

article Casino gaming watchdog must find own funds (2/16/2019)
(Bermuda) -- The island’s gambling watchdog said yesterday it was ordered by the Government to find its own funds. The news came as the Bermuda Casino Gaming...
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Nevada Gaming

article Gaming companies spent more than $1.6 million on legislators last cycle (2/16/2019)
(Nevada) -- The casino industry has long been considered the top power player on Nevada’s political landscape, and in 2018 the industry backed that assertion up by...
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New Jersey Gaming

article New Jersey OKs $20M subsidy for horse racing industry (2/16/2019)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey is back in the horse racing business. The return of state support is good news for tracks that have struggled to compete with rivals in...
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Buffalo & Bison

article Nearly 150 years later, the buffalo slaughter hangs over American Indian wealth, study finds (2/15/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Tribal nations that once relied on bison have per capita incomes today that are 20 to 40 percent below the average of all American Indian nations, a...
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Government Shutdown

article Indian Reservations Fear Potential Impact Of Second Government Shutdown (2/12/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The government shutdown that was triggered just before Christmas left almost a million federal employees working without pay or furloughed, unsure...
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Crow Tribe

article Judge orders First Interstate Bank to unfreeze $2.5 million of Crow tribal money (2/11/2019)
(Montana) -- A federal judge ordered First Interstate Bank Friday to unfreeze about $2.5 million in Crow tribal fund to Chairman A.J. Not Afraid after two other tribal...
article First Interstate ordered to release $2.4M to Crow Tribe amid government power struggle (2/9/2019)
(Montana) -- A federal judge in Billings has ordered First Interstate Bank to release more than $2.4 million of the Crow Tribe’s government funds after it...
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Other News

article Southern Ute Indian Tribe awarded grant to assist victims of crime (3/22/2019)
(Colorado) -- The federal government awarded the Southern Ute Indian Tribe almost $400,000 to expand direct victim services and trauma-informed personnel support...
article US$17 Million for Energy Infrastructure on Tribal Lands (3/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian tribes interested in harnessing their undeveloped energy resources can now get up to US$17 million in new funding to deploy energy...
article Cuts to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative proposed again in federal budget (3/17/2019)
(Michigan) -- President Donald Trump’s proposed gutting of Great Lakes protection and cleanup funds for a third straight year has drawn frustration and eye-rolling...
article Opinion: Treaty settlements always look big in headlines! (3/16/2019)
(Ontario) -- Land claim settlements always look huge in headlines. “Historic $1.1-Billion Williams Treaty settlement signed in Rama”, was a typical title for...
article House bill would require Fincen to work with tribal agencies [sub req] (3/13/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House unanimously passed a bill Tuesday requiring the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to work with tribal law enforcement agencies and...
article $4.5M funding to help build supportive housing for Indigenous people experiencing 'chronic homelessness' (3/12/2019)
(Ontario) -- A planned new housing facility for Indigenous people who are experiencing chronic homelessness in Kenora, Ont., received a provincial funding boost of more...
article Tony Evers to propose more money for Native American communities, tribal college students (2/27/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ two-year budget proposal will include several initiatives aimed at helping Wisconsin’s Native American communities...
article Tribal Initiatives Unveiled Ahead Of Evers' Budget Address (2/26/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes met with tribal leaders at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College on Tuesday to unveil several tribal initiatives Gov. Tony...
article Committee kills bill to give scholarships to tribal colleges for non-tribal students (2/21/2019)
(South Dakota) -- If House Bill 1150 had survived, the Board of Regents would be able to dole out $50,000 from the state’s general fund for scholarships at $4,000...
article Montana tribes could access coal fund loans under proposal (2/19/2019)
(Montana) -- Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow Native American tribal governments to take out loans from the state Coal Tax Fund for...
article Edward Curtis’ “Horse Capture, Atsina” to go under the hammer at Swann Auction Galleries (2/17/2019)
(New York) -- Edward Curtis’ “Horse Capture, Atsina” will be offered at Swann Auction Galleries’ upcoming sale, “Photographs: Art &...
article Eye-opening forensic audit will kick off 2nd phase of Muskrat Falls inquiry (2/15/2019)
(North Canada) -- The second phase of the Muskrat Falls commission of inquiry will commence Monday with the much-anticipated release of a forensic audit that...
article N.W.T. woman reps her Dene/Métis identity in Nordstrom ad campaign (2/12/2019)
(North Canada) -- Tunchai Redvers says when she was a young girl, she never saw an Indigenous, two-spirit model on a billboard — let alone on one several storeys...
article Tribal Members Urge KTJUSD to Provide Transparency Around School Funding (2/11/2019)
(California) -- Over the past few years, the Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District (KTJUSD) has become increasingly less transparent, less open to community...
article Bill to shift federal education funding pits urban schools against tribes (2/9/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Two state senators who represent rural districts hope to topple a long-standing system that uses the lion’s share of a federal grant program to...
article Court rules First Nation needn't share settlement cash with victims of discrimination (1/31/2019)
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Superior Court has ruled in a case that highlights the fallout from past government laws that discriminated against First Nations women....
article UW College of Arts and Sciences Funds Research Around Wyoming (1/29/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Research projects on the uplift of the Bighorn Mountains, pigments in the Wyoming landscape, revitalizing the Northern Arapaho language and microbes of the...
article DFW couple turns love of Native American jewelry into thriving business (1/23/2019)
(Texas) -- Squash blossoms, Zuni inlays, and spiny oyster rings…the world of Navajo jewelry and its exotic lingo was once foreign to Fort Worth native Mike...
article Social impact bonds could cost taxpayers more, keep kids who need help out of care: experts (1/8/2019)
(Manitoba) -- Economic experts warn the province's social impact bond program designed to keep babies with their mothers will cost Manitobans more than if the...
article Six Nations receives $4.5M of casino money (1/6/2019)
(Ontario) -- The first annual casino payment for Six Nations from the Ontario government landed in December, giving the administration an extra $4.5 million to spend on...

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