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Connecticut Gaming

article MGM Resorts Spending ‘Ungodly Amounts of Money’ Lobbying in Connecticut (1/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- And some 25 miles south in the Connecticut capital of Hartford, the casino operator is spending big money trying to safeguard its nearly $1 billion...
article MGM outspends the rest in casino bid (1/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- While the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations are set to begin work on an East Windsor casino within weeks, MGM Resorts International is...
article Tribes: East Windsor Casino Plans Moving Forward (1/17/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Though there’s been no construction at the site of a planned casino along Interstate 91 in East Windsor, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Delaware Gaming

article Casino relief legislation introduced (1/22/2018)
(Delaware) -- A bipartisan effort is underway to provide relief to the state’s beleaguered casino industry. State Sen. Brian Bushweiler, D-Dover, sponsored the...
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Florida Gaming

article Gambling Issue Will Be On Florida Ballot (1/22/2018)
(Florida) -- Voters In Charge has collected enough valid signatures to place the Voter Control of Gambling in Florida initiative on the November ballot, state election...
article Cotterell: Casino amendment shows flaws in petition proposals (1/21/2018)
(Florida) -- Amendment 3 on Florida’s November election ballot purports to assure “Voter Control of Gambling,” but it does a bit more than that. If...
article Cotterell: Casino amendment shows flaws in petition proposals (1/20/2018)
(Florida) -- Amendment 3 on Florida’s November election ballot purports to assure “Voter Control of Gambling,” but it does a bit more than that. If...
article Anti-gambling measure bankrolled by Disney goes on Florida ballot (1/18/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida voters could make decisions in the future about casino-style gambling, including slot machines, under a proposed constitutional amendment that will...
article Florida Voters Will Decide Future Of Casinos (1/18/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida voters are going to have a say over the future of gambling in the Sunshine State. State election officials on Wednesday certified that a proposed...
article Power to the People: Florida Voters to Decide Whether They Want to Rule State’s Gambling Future (1/18/2018)
(Florida) -- In November, Florida voters will be asked through a constitutional ballot referendum if they want the power to dictate the future of gambling in the...
article Anti-gambling amendment headed to 2018 ballot (1/17/2018)
(Florida) -- Voters in November might get the chance to make all future decisions about expanding gambling in Florida. A proposed constitutional amendment says voters...
article Anti-Gambling Measure To Go On November Ballot (1/17/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida voters could make decisions in the future about casino-style gambling, including slot machines, under a proposed constitutional amendment that will...
article Florida voters will decide future of casinos in state (1/17/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida voters are going to have a say over the future of gambling in the Sunshine State. State election officials on Wednesday certified that a proposed...
article Gambling amendment wins enough signatures for ballot (1/17/2018)
(Florida) -- A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at limiting gambling’s expansion in the state now has enough signatures to be placed on the 2018 ballot.
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article State lawmaker says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion (1/22/2018)
(Illinois) -- One state lawmaker says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion. State Senator Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, says a bill that would...
1 Article on this Issue

Labor & Tribes

article Congress looks to make unionizing tribal casinos difficult (1/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress soon may make it more difficult for labor unions to organize workers at tribal casinos by shrinking the power of the National Labor...
article GAMBLING AND THE LAW: House Passes Bill to End Union Organizing of Tribal Casinos (1/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes and the unions that represent casino workers have been at loggerheads for years over the right of union organizers to even enter onto Indian...
article Vote anticipated in February on bill with Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (1/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A final vote on a bill to exempt tribal casinos from federal labor law is expected in February, The Washington Examiner reports. The vote is being...
article Congress looks to make unionizing tribal casinos difficult (1/20/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress soon may make it more difficult for labor unions to organize workers at tribal casinos by shrinking the power of the National Labor...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Feds OK Deal for a Road Through Alaska Wilderness (1/22/2018)
(Alaska) -- The Interior Department has completed a land swap that will allow Alaska to build a gravel road through a wildlife refuge in the southwestern part of the...
article The fight over America's national monuments, explained (1/20/2018)
(USA) -- The Trump administration is pursuing a major rollback of federal land protections — prompting a furious response. Here's everything you need to know.
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Poarch Creek

article House passes bill to bring ‘much-needed certainty’ to Poarch Band of Creek Indians (1/22/2018)
(Alabama) -- Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Fairhope, successfully shepherded a bill through the House of Representatives last week that resolves any potential legal...
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RAWA

article BLOG: Oh Look, Another Letter To The DOJ About Regulated Online Gambling (1/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Two New Jersey Congressmen have asked the US Department of Justice to reaffirm its stance on the legality of online gambling. Sens. Cory Booker and...
article Paul: Let the States Decide on Gambling (1/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The news that four Republican congressmen recently sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein demanding the federal government overturn...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

South Bend Casino

article Four Winds South Bend Opens (1/22/2018)
(Indiana) -- The new Four Winds Casino South Bend in Indiana, owned by the Dowagiac, Michigan-based Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, opened January 16 in a ceremony...
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Sports Betting

article Legalized sports betting bill working its way through Legislature (1/22/2018)
(West Virginia) -- West Virginia has the potential to generate more than $30 million in sports betting revenue in just the first year if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns...
article Pa. is preparing for the possibility of sports betting (1/22/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- David G. Schwartz is the director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which has led to him fielding a few...
article Divided opinions in Mississippi over sports betting (1/22/2018)
(Mississippi) -- Lawmakers in Mississippi are divided over the potential legalisation of sports betting in the state, with two bills at odds in the state senate.
article Why Indiana is suddenly the center of the sports betting world's focus (1/20/2018)
(Indiana) -- While the gambling world awaits the United States Supreme Court's ruling in the New Jersey case and whether single-game sports betting will be legal...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting & Tribes

article Haar: Legalized sports gambling a strong bet as debate takes shape (1/22/2018)
(Connecticut) -- If you think Connecticut already depends too heavily on gambling, between the two tribal casinos, the lottery, a robust off-track betting network and an...
1 Article on this Issue

Shawnee Tribe

article Shawnee Tribe secures historic approval for off-reservation homelands (1/21/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- After nearly two decades of delays and setbacks, the Shawnee Tribe finally has a place to call home. During a ceremony in Oklahoma City on Friday, Chief...
article Feds Approve Tribe's Plan for Casino in Oklahoma Panhandle (1/20/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Federal officials have approved an Indian tribe's request to put more than 100 acres of land into trust to pave the way for a 42,000-square-foot casino in...
article Shawnee Tribe cleared to build Guymon casino (1/20/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke approved the Shawnee Tribe's application to put 102.98 acres of land in Guymon into federal Indian trust...
article U.S. Interior approves Shawnee Tribe’s plan for casino (1/20/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- At a signing ceremony Friday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke approved the Shawnee Tribe’s application to put 102.98 acres of land in...
article Feds approve tribe's plan for casino in Oklahoma Panhandle (1/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Federal officials have approved an Indian tribe's request to put more than 100 acres of land into trust to pave the way for a 42,000-square-foot casino in...
article Golden Mesa Casino receives full approval to move forward (1/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- After several months of waiting and no news, the Shawnee tribe and Global Gaming Solutions have received full approval to move forward with Golden Mesa...
article Officials clear the way for Guymon casino to be built amid controversy (1/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe's application to place land in trust for casino construction in Texas County has been approved. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke,...
article OK Gov. Fallin Signs Application with Golden Mesa Casino (1/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Governor Mary Fallin was joined by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Ron Sparkman, chief of the Shawnee Tribe, in signing the Shawnee Tribe’s...
article Secretary of the Interior approves tribe’s fee-to-trust application to build casino in Oklahoma Panhandle (1/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American Tribe’s application to put over 100 acres of land into federal Indian trust status for a casino has been approved.
article Shawnee Tribe secures historic approval for off-reservation homelands (1/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- After nearly two decades of delays and setbacks, the Shawnee Tribe finally has a place to call home. During a ceremony in Oklahoma City on Friday, Chief...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Indiana Gaming

article MARSH: Misleading report about Indiana's new tribal casino (1/20/2018)
(Indiana) -- I just finished reading an article at jconline.com on the first “tribal” casino in the state. It was one of the most slanted, irresponsible...
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Seminole Tribe

article Weekly Roundup: Capitol Grapples with Porn, Gambling, Storms (1/20/2018)
(Florida) -- Plants froze. Pipes burst. Noses dripped. Temperatures approached the teens this week in Tallahassee, causing a conundrum for visitors to the Capitol from...
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Trump Adminstration

article Maine tribes say Medicaid work requirement would jeopardize health care (1/20/2018)
(Maine) -- Tribal nations say a push endorsed by federal authorities to require Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer is at odds with the federal government’s...
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White Mountain Apache

article Chairman Lupe's legacy (1/20/2018)
(Arizona) -- This February’s White Mountain Apache tribal election will be significant. It will be the first in five decades not to have Ronnie Lupe’s name...
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Payday Loans

article CFPB Signals Shift by Dropping Payday Lender Lawsuit (1/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is dropping a lawsuit against a group of payday lenders associated with an American Indian tribe in a sign...
1 Article on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article Officials in 2 casino towns consider them beneficial (1/18/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Officials in two communities that have casinos consider their towns to have a better quality of life as a result. Jefferson County could be getting a...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Fantasy game regulation bill gets three hours debate, filibuster (1/17/2018)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska senators spent three hours debating a bill Tuesday and Wednesday that would designate how online fantasy contest operators are to be licensed and...
article Opponents block vote on senator's proposal to regulate fantasy sports contests (1/17/2018)
(Nebraska) -- A bill to regulate the daily fantasy sports industry remained in limbo Wednesday after opponents blocked a vote on the measure in the Nebraska Legislature.
article Industry-Backed Fantasy Sports Bill Under Consideration in Nebraska (1/17/2018)
(Nebraska) -- Lawmakers in Nebraska are debating the merits of a bill that would add new regulations to daily fantasy sports sites, a move that is supported by industry...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Japan Gaming

article Caesars appoints former senator to three-person Japan Advisory Committee (1/17/2018)
(Japan) -- Former US Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (pictured) is now part of a three-person Japan Advisory Committee established by Caesars Entertainment...
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Other News

article More Details Surface about Sweden’s Online Gambling Regulation Push (1/22/2018)
(Sweden) -- A few more details about the nearing regulation of Sweden’s online gambling market emerged late last week. In a post on his LinkedIn page, Mark...
press release Secretary Zinke Approves the Shawnee Tribe’s Fee-to-Trust Application for a Gaming Facility (1/19/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- At a signing ceremony today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke approved the Shawnee Tribe’s application to put 102.98 acres of land in Guymon...
article Report on French lottery FDJ privatisation due mid February-sources (1/18/2018)
(France) -- BNP Paribas bank and law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, mandated by France’s state holding company APE to prepare the privatisation of state...
article Indigenous Gaming Issues In Canada (1/15/2018)
(Ottawa) -- The current division of jurisdiction over gaming in Canada came about as a result of a Federal-Provincial Agreement that was entered into in 1985, intended...
article New bill could put Washington salmon farms in jeopardy (1/15/2018)
(Washington) -- A Senate committee is considering a bill that could bring an end to some of Washington state’s largest salmon farms.
article CloudBet Bitcoin Gambling Site Stops Accepting US Citizens (1/9/2018)
(Internet) -- Bitcoin-focused online sportsbook and casino Cloudbet ceased allowing US citizens abruptly Tuesday morning. Gamblers were made aware of this move only...
article Swiss voters could derail gambling domain-blocking plans (1/9/2018)
(Switzerland) -- Switzerland’s plans to block the domains of internationally licensed online gambling operators appear headed for a voter referendum. Last...
article Tasmanian Liberals commit to pokies (1/9/2018)
(Tasmania) -- Poker machines will remain in Tasmanian pubs and clubs if the Liberal party is returned to power, in what opponents have branded a government sell-out.
article Online Gambling Ban Became Effective January 1st (1/8/2018)
(Uruguay) -- September of last year, a new online gambling regulator was passed in Uruguay. The new regulators were approved and supported by the Senate and became...
article North Florida Lawmaker Slot Machine Referendum Push Faces Long Odds (1/4/2018)
(Florida) -- One Florida state legislator believes slot machines can be placed in one of his district’s racetracks, and introduced a bill proposing such on Wednesday....
article More than 150 grizzlies killed while NDP contemplated hunting policy (1/1/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Hunters killed more than 150 grizzly bears in B.C. — one-third of them females — during the time it took the newly elected NDP...
article Indigenous children’s commissioner rejects out-of-home care targets (1/1/2018)
(Australia) -- The outgoing Aboriginal children’s commissioner in Victoria opposes hard limits on the number of Indigenous children being removed from families,...
article REVIEW: From eSports to International Expansion, These Were the Top 5 Indian Gaming Trends of 2016 (1/1/2018)
(USA) -- As the casino industry evolves, Indian country is staying two steps ahead of the game. From developing a $5 billion casino in South Korea to debuting the first...
article Gaming Authority still awaiting financial statements from SleepIn for casino application (12/26/2017)
(Guyana) -- As the Gaming Authority continues to review the application made by SleepIn International Hotel and Casino Inc. for a casino licence, the financial...
article Christmas comes early: Sweden release draft gambling legislation (12/21/2017)
(Sweden) -- Sweden hopes to have its new liberalized gambling regime in place by 2019, which will finally allow international online operators the chance to legally...
article Pequot Tribe Members Hit the Genetic Jackpot (12/17/2017)
(Connecticut) -- If Vincent A. Sebastian Jr. didn't tell you he was Native American, you wouldn't know. He looks African American. In fact, for most of Sebastian's 38...
article Falls council reinstates two police posts (12/15/2017)
(New York) -- Niagara Falls lawmakers agreed on Thursday to reinstate two of the four police officer positions that were in line to be cut under the 2018 city budget....
article B.C. lawyer tapped to help shape National Council for Reconciliation (12/15/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A Vancouver lawyer and specialist in Indigenous rights law has been appointed to a new federal interim board of directors for the National Council...
article $80 million investment: Potawatomi Hotel and Casino breaks ground on new tower (12/14/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A major expansion is underway at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. A second tower will create more jobs and attract more visitors -- and from the mayor's...
article Tsawwassen First Nation could be option if casino rejected (12/14/2017)
(British Columbia) -- The Tsawwassen First Nation could end up as a fallback should the City of Delta decide not to approve a casino. Representatives from Gateway...

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