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article Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies (4/22/2018)
(California) -- Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have been lobbying federal regulators to protect at least some virtual currencies from being categorized as...
article Some college students gambling with financial aid money (3/29/2018)
(Michigan) -- A large number of college scholars are trying to make a buck off of their financial aid money... About one in five student borrowers admit to using loan...
article Casino, pot business slow to adopt bitcoin in Nevada (3/26/2018)
(Nevada) -- A clerk at Pisos marijuana dispensary, a couple of miles east of the Strip, accepts $37 worth of bitcoinlike tokens to sell a pound of cannabis-infused...
article Twitter is reportedly planning to ban cryptocurrency ads (3/18/2018)
(USA) -- Following Facebook and Google’s footsteps, Twitter is reportedly planning to ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs),...
article Congressional hearing on cryptocurrencies devolves into bitcoin bash fest (3/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A House Financial Services subcommittee met Wednesday in what was supposed to be an overview of the cryptocurrency landscape. The two-hour hearing...
article Bitcoin's plunge in volume stirs questions about its future (3/2/2018)
(Worldwide) -- Earlier this year, when Bitcoin's price fell by more than 60 per cent from its record close, a less-noticed Bitcoin figure also plunged: the number of...
article Bill Gates: Cryptocurrency is ‘super risky’ over the long-term (2/27/2018)
(Washington) -- Bill Gates is not a fan of cryptocurrency. During a recent "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, the Microsoft co-founder said that the main...
article Here's How Much Bitcoin Elon Musk Owns (2/23/2018)
(California) -- Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t exactly active in cryptocurrency. Musk revealed this week on Twitter how much Bitcoin he owns—and it’s not...
article Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies (2/18/2018)
(Worldwide) -- The currency they were after was virtual, but the guns they carried were anything but. In the beach resort of Phuket, Thailand, last month, the assailants...
article Cryptocurrencies Come to Campus (2/9/2018)
(California) -- While the price of Bitcoin has dropped since Christmas, the virtual currency boom has shown no signs of cooling off in the more august precincts of...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article EDITORIAL: Restore the casino payments (4/15/2018)
(New York) -- There’s no question that poor negotiations jammed up the budgets of at least two out of three cities desperate to get casino money. Gov. Andrew M....
article Niagara Falls approves casino spending policy as dispute with Seneca Nation continues (4/11/2018)
(New York) -- A stalemate between New York State and Seneca Nation could put the City of Niagara Falls under water. The state and the Senecas are still fighting over...
article Dyster: Niagara Falls budget squeezed by casino payments dispute (2/27/2018)
(New York) -- Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster emphasized development projects during his State of the City address Tuesday. But the city may not be able to carry out...
article County seeks end to casino impasse (2/21/2018)
(New York) -- As Niagara County's casino cash fund continues to shrink, the county legislature called again this week for New York State and the Seneca Nation to...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Seneca Nation

article With no Seneca casino payment in sight, Niagara Falls scales back plans (4/14/2018)
(New York) -- As a stalemate continues in a casino compact dispute between New York State and the Seneca Nation, local municipalities that depend on casino cash are...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Cashing in on Standing Rock (4/13/2018)
(North Dakota) -- “The only way I’ll talk is if you sign over the rights to the interviews,” said Michael Wood. The 38-year-old activist slid a...
1 Article on this Issue

DOI

article What will Zinke do with the extra $2.5 billion in his budget? (4/13/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Since his confirmation in March 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s push to trim the department he oversees while opening more public lands...
article Ryan Zinke blasts 'misleading' scrutiny of his spending, travel (4/11/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Wednesday ripped attacks over his spending as "false, misleading, and blatantly untruthful." Zinke is the...
article Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's NRA visit among several trips being questioned (3/1/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- In September, women gun owners and enthusiasts from the National Rifle Association headed to a plush Four Seasons resort in Texas for an annual...
article Interior Dept. panel weighs lower royalty payments for offshore oil and gas drilling (2/26/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- An Interior Department advisory panel is considering whether the federal government should sharply cut the royalty rate that oil and gas firms pay...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Toronto Gaming

article Woodbine Racetrack developer promises to hire locally and pay Toronto $31 million a year for casino expansion (4/13/2018)
(Ontario) -- Great Canadian Gaming, the company planning to revamp Woodbine Racetrack, promises to provide hundreds of jobs to local residents and pay the city as much...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article US State Department Accuses Philippine Casino Sector of Ongoing AML Deficiencies (4/11/2018)
(Philippines) -- The Philippines has tightened anti-money laundering (AML) controls at its casinos, but the gaming sector is still guilty of “ongoing deficiencies...
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article GAMING EXPANSION: Massive Oklahoma teacher protests expected to enter 2nd week (4/8/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma lawmakers are slated to return to the state Capitol amid a second week of massive teacher demonstrations for more classroom money. Leaders of...
article Teacher group demands more cash after lawmakers approve $40M (4/6/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Two bills approved by the state Senate — one taxing certain internet sales and another expanding tribal gambling — will be sent to Gov. Mary...
article Walkout Day 5: OEA calls for veto of hotel/motel tax repeal, vote on capital gains tax exemption (4/6/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma teachers are vowing to continue their walkout for a sixth day after issuing two new demands on Friday. After the state Senate overwhelmingly...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

N.J. Sports Betting

article New Jersey Has Racked Up Huge Legal Bills in Supreme Court Sports Betting Case (4/6/2018)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s lengthy sports betting legal battle against the NCAA and major professional sports leagues has major upside for the state, but has...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pa.'s horse-racing industry gets more state money than Health or Agriculture Departments (4/6/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania dropped $239 million into the saddlebags of the state’s struggling horse-racing industry last year, bringing the total amount given...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Naloxone nasal spray for opioid overdoses now free for eligible First Nations and Inuit, feds say (4/5/2018)
(North Canada) -- Naloxone nasal spray will now be covered for First Nations and Inuit, the federal government says. Naloxone can be a life-saving tool to help someone...
article Federal Govt. to Spend $4.6 Billion Fighting Opioids This Year (3/25/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government will spend a record $4.6 billion this year to fight the nation’s deepening opioid crisis, which killed 42,000 Americans...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Seminole Tribe

article All in: Seminole Tribe says it will keep paying state (4/4/2018)
(Florida) -- Despite a legal right to cut off the money, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has decided to continue paying the state its share of Indian casino gambling...
article No casinos suggests special session talk is ‘fictional crisis,’ Tribe’s lawyer says no imminent halt to payments (4/3/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida legislative leaders are expected to decide this week whether to pursue a special session to expand slot machines in some counties while it asks the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article B.C. attorney general reviewing report aimed at ending money laundering (4/3/2018)
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia's attorney general says a report on money laundering makes clear that proceeds of crime have been laundered through the...
article Suspicious Transactions Plummet at BC Casinos Following Crackdown (3/28/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Suspicious cash transactions at British Columbia’s casinos have dropped significantly in the wake of tighter controls implemented by the...
article B.C. attorney-general wants Ottawa to help province halt money laundering (3/26/2018)
(British Columbia) -- British Columbia’s attorney-general wants the federal government to help the province prevent money laundering. Former RCMP deputy...
article No quick fix: B.C.’s Attorney General says money laundering problem will take years to solve (2/19/2018)
(British Columbia) -- B.C.’s Attorney General is promising a widespread crackdown in the wake of shocking allegations of money laundering in B.C. real estate...
article Smyth: Eby talks tough on money-laundering, will he back it up with real action? (2/19/2018)
(British Columbia) -- B.C. has become a haven of drug-dealing and money-laundering that’s killing hundreds of people from overdoses and pricing homes beyond the...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Will state bail out the new del Lago casino? (4/1/2018)
(New York) -- Will the new $440 million del Lago Resort & Casino in Seneca County get a bailout from the state? The casino resort in Seneca County, just 27 miles...
1 Article on this Issue

Yucca Mountain Project

article Budget bill excludes money for Yucca nuke dump (3/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A budget bill passed by the House does not include money for work to develop and build a nuclear waste dump outside Las Vegas.
1 Article on this Issue

Buena Vista Casino

article As Wilton Rancheria's Elk Grove Casino Works it Way Through Courts, Nearby New Indian Casino Financed With 'Junk Bonds' (3/13/2018)
(California) -- As the case challenging Wilton Rancheria's proposed $500 million casino in Elk Grove, California works its way through Federal court in Washington DC...
article Tiny California Tribe Pays Highest Interest on Casino Junk Bond Since Economic Crash (3/10/2018)
(California) -- The Buena Vista Rancheria band of Me-Wuk Indians has finally received financial backing for its long-cherished dream of a casino in Amador County,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article 'The check is in the mail' Cherokee Nation teachers get $5K raise (3/13/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- While public school teachers are still fighting for a livable wage, educators in Tahlequah just got a huge pay bump. 45 certified teachers are employed by...
article Cherokee Nation OKs $10K raise for SHS, immersion teachers (3/13/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- At the March 12 Tribal Council meeting, Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed into law a $10,000 pay increase for 45 certified teachers at the Cherokee...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Mass. Gov's $610M Bill Extends Fantasy Sports Gaming [sub req] (3/10/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker released a new economic development framework and legislation Friday that commits $610 million to various...
1 Article on this Issue

White Earth

article Allegations fly in White Earth: Tribal secretary-treasurer, chairman seek to oust each other (2/28/2018)
(Minnesota) -- The White Earth secretary-treasurer and tribal chairman have filed charges against each other, seeking to have each other censured and removed from office.
1 Article on this Issue

Foxwoods

article BLOG: Foxwoods Philadelphia Failed, But It Might Succeed Getting Its Money Back (2/26/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- A federal appeals court has breathed new life into the group behind the failed Foxwoods Casino Philadelphia project’s effort to get back a $50...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Port Angeles lays out terms of land sale to Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe (2/25/2018)
(Washington) -- The Port Angeles City Council, facing a balloon payment of $1 million in 2021, agreed last week on terms for selling a prime downtown parcel to the Lower...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Fly-fishing museum gets a new life (2/19/2018)
(North Carolina) -- After losing its lease in a building in downtown Cherokee, N.C., and not being offered an alternative site by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee...
1 Article on this Issue

National Congress of American Indians

article NCAI Issues Statement of Concern for President’s Proposed FY2019 Budget (2/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, more than 500 tribal representatives from across the United States raised a unified voice in opposition to the FY...
1 Article on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Feds fine U.S. Bancorp $613 million for failing to guard against money laundering (2/16/2018)
(New York) -- U.S. Bancorp has agreed to pay the federal government $613 million to settle criminal charges that it did not guard against money laundering in its...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Norway's oil fund should divest from gambling stocks, opposition says (2/14/2018)
(Worldwide) -- Norway's$1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, should be forced to sell its stakes in companies involved in the gambling industry...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Obtaining Federal Food Aid Takes Time, Patience (4/23/2018)
(Iowa) -- The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the biggest federal program aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty that millions of Americans find...
article United Tribes Technical College approves tuition waivers (4/20/2018)
(North Dakota) -- United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck has approved a permanent tuition waiver program. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the waivers began in...
article Budget cuts for Indian programs again come under fire on Capitol Hill (4/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Here we go again. The Trump administration is defending cuts to Indian Country programs amid bipartisan fire from Congress.
article Federal funding to bring high-speed Internet to Indigenous community in northern Ontario (4/10/2018)
(Ontario) -- Internet access is more than just a convenience; communities, businesses and institutions need it to find information, offer services and create...
article LEGAL BLOG: President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan and Tribal Bonds (4/10/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump's proposed infrastructure plan as described in the "Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure" would expand...
article Construction adds to Nuui Cunni struggles (4/3/2018)
(California) -- “Our House” is in financial trouble. The Nuui Cunni (Our House) Native American Intertribal Cultural Center located at French Gulch is facing...
article Philippine Casinos Generate Nearly $3 Billion in 2017 Gross Gaming Revenue (4/1/2018)
(Philippines) -- Philippine casinos generated PHP152.55 billion ($2.92 billion) in land-based gross gaming revenue (GGR) during 2017, an increase of 13.8 percent...
article Federal Government Allots Funds For Native American Crime Victims (3/31/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- More than $130 million is expected to be made available to tribes to help Native American and Alaska Native crime victims. Advocates say those...
article Native American tribes get funding boost for crime victims (3/29/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Roughly $133 million is expected to be made available to tribes to support Native American and Alaska Native crime victims who advocates say had...
article Tribal agencies, programs receive increase in federal spending bill (3/28/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Agencies and programs that provide services to tribes received a financial boost in the $1.3 trillion spending bill signed by President Trump on...
article Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami will have say in how some federal money for Inuit is spent (3/27/2018)
(Ottawa) -- With the federal government promising hundreds of millions of dollars for Inuit priorities, the head of the national organization, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami,...
article Canadian Civil Rights Pioneer Will Appear On Country's $10 Bill (3/14/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Canada's $10 bill is getting a new look. Viola Desmond, known as the Canadian Rosa Parks, has been named as the first black person and first non-royal...
article Ex-Wells Fargo rep barred for way he deposited gambling winnings (3/12/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- A former Wells Fargo rep with a penchant for gambling was expelled from the industry for depositing his winnings in a way that deliberately skirted...
article Brussels casts doubts on sufficiency of Malta’s anti-money laundering measures (3/11/2018)
(Malta) -- The European Commission this week cast doubts on the sufficiency of Malta’s measures to combat money-laundering – an issue that has thrust the...
article Tribe calls for special prosecutor to probe Gear Up, state employee ties (2/20/2018)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday are set to weigh a resolution calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a financial scheme...
article Missing Turn Saddles $20 Million Indian Health Service Project In Yolo County (2/15/2018)
(California) -- A dispute between the Indian Health Service and Yolo County has a $20 million project on hold. The IHS was approved to build an American-Indian youth...
article Woman Gets Probation for Using Fake Cash at Casino (2/13/2018)
(Iowa) -- A Le Mars woman has been given two years of probation for using counterfeit cash at a Sioux City casino.
article 'I almost fainted' Queens woman surprised to win $5M on scratch-off (2/8/2018)
(New York) -- Meet New York City's new millionaires -- including a woman who had no idea she'd cashed in a 5-million-dollar scratch-off ticket.The New York...
article Judge Sets Hearing Date For $560M Powerball Winner Who Wants to Stay Anonymous (2/8/2018)
(New Hampshire) -- A Superior Court judge will hear argument next Tuesday in the case of a New Hampshire woman who wishes to remain anonymous after winning a $560...
article USET and UNC Asheville sign education agreement for Native Americans (2/6/2018)
(North Carolina) -- In a signing ceremony this morning, United South and Eastern Tribes Inc., or USET, and the University of North Carolina at Asheville agreed to...

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