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Connecticut Gaming

article MGM Backs DOI's Bid To Nix Tribe's Gambling Claims [sub req] (2/20/2018)
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International told a D.C. district court Monday that the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe — a rival for a potential casino development in...
article OP/ED: Yes, Both the East Windsor and Bridgeport Casinos are Still Bad Ideas (2/15/2018)
(Connecticut) -- On Wednesday we got a brief look at the plans for a controversial new casino that the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes want to build in East...
article Connecticut Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into Stalled Casino Deal (2/14/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Members of Connecticut’s U.S. congressional delegation are calling for an investigation into the Department of the Interior over a decision on a...
article Lawmakers seek probe on indecision of CT gaming pact amendment (2/14/2018)
(Connecticut) -- U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut have called on the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior...
article Connecticut Congressional Delegation Seeks Federal Probe of DOI Over Tribal Casino (2/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Four members of the Connecticut congressional delegation have asked the US Inspector General to investigate the Department of the Interior (DOI) on the...
article Connecticut Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into Stalled Casino Deal (2/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Members of Connecticut’s U.S. congressional delegation are calling for an investigation into the Department of the Interior over a decision on a...
article Connecticut lawmakers seek investigation of casino lobbying (2/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut's U.S. senators and two of its congressmen asked Monday that the inspector general of the Department of the Interior investigate the...
article Federal lawmakers call for official probe into government inaction (2/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- In Connecticut, four federal lawmakers have reportedly called for an official investigation into why the United States Department of the Interior has...
article Lawmakers want US interior secretary grilled over casino agreements inaction (2/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Four Connecticut lawmakers are demanding a federal probe of the U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) decision to sit on the request of tribal...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Councillors stumped how a vote meant an increase in slots at 'Rocksino' (2/20/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Councillors who have been vocal skeptics about expanded gambling in Ottawa are shocked to learn that a council-ordered cap on the number of slot machines at...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Resolution Exempting Utah From Antiquities Act Passes Utah House (2/20/2018)
(Utah) -- A measure asking Congress to exempt Utah from the 1906 Antiquities Act passed through the Utah House Friday. Lawmakers voted 59-13 to progress Rep. Carl...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article NCAA Opposes Sports Betting Legalization Campaign (2/20/2018)
(USA) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) protested against sports betting legalization efforts. The opposition of the non-profit organization...
article Adam Silver Just Made A Mess Of The NBA’s Talking Points On Sports Betting And Its Proposed ‘Integrity Fee’ (2/19/2018)
(New York) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver probably made it tougher for the leagues to get paid directly from the legalization and regulation of sports betting, thanks...
article Iowa Sports Betting Bill Advances Without NBA, MLB's 'Integrity Fee' (2/19/2018)
(Iowa) -- A day before former NFL running back Napoleon Harris III of Illinois introduced a pro-league friendly Illinois sports betting bill, the Iowa House Government...
article MLB Presents Missouri with Sports Betting Bill (2/16/2018)
(Missouri) -- MLB, until recently a staunch opponent of regulated sports wagering in the US, has drafted its very own sports betting bill, which it presented this week...
article BLOG: MLB Pushes New Sports Betting Bill That Gives A Lot Of Money And Power To… MLB (2/14/2018)
(USA) -- The sports betting lobbying push from Major League Baseball and the NBA kicked into high gear in a new state, as the former has drafted a bill in Missouri with...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Maine Gaming

article Maine Lawmakers To Consider More Disclosure On Ballot Initiative Financing (2/19/2018)
(Maine) -- Legislative leaders have voted unanimously to allow a new bill this session that requires more disclosure of the financing of ballot initiatives. Rep. Louis...
1 Article on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article South Dakota lawmakers to weigh education and casino bills (2/19/2018)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers this week plan to debate legislation on early childhood education and a proposed casino and entertainment complex in Yankton,...
1 Article on this Issue

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article Advocates Seek Justice for Abused Native American Women (2/19/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Over the past several months, dozens of women have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse by celebrities and politicians, prompting a global...
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West Virginia Gaming

article Sports betting bill gets a piece of PEIA action (2/19/2018)
(West Virginia) -- The state Senate took a bill dealing with sports betting and popped in an amendment meant to help stabilize the Public Employees Insurance Agency.
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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Bill affirms Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and Tigua Tribe gaming rights (2/18/2018)
(Texas) -- A bill introduced in the U.S. Congress last week affirms that the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, also known as the Tigua Tribe, can...
article BLOG: Texas Lawmaker Rolls Out New Bill after Court’s Ruling against Electronic Bingo Hall (2/15/2018)
(Texas) -- Only a week after a federal judge made a ruling against the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, imposing a ban on the latter to offer its gambling operations, a...
article Lawmaker proposes bill that could keep local bingo hall open (2/14/2018)
(Texas) -- A week after a federal judge ruled the Alabama-Coushatta must shut down their gambling operations, U.S. Rep. Brian Babin introduced legislation that would...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

National Congress of American Indians

article Tribes call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty (2/18/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal tax overhaul passed in December is "completely unacceptable" to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article McBride: Government leadership roles over Indian gaming remained unfilled (2/18/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- Indian gaming is big business in Oklahoma, where it provides the lion's share of tribal government revenue. In 2015, Oklahoma Indian gaming generated $...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article PHOTOS: Since Standing Rock, 56 Bills Have Been Introduced in 30 States to Restrict Protests (2/16/2018)
(USA) -- On February 23 of last year, a day when the frozen ground had started to turn to mud, law-enforcement officers rolled into the Oceti Sakowin camp near the...
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Lawmakers In ‘Early Stages’ of Gambling Talks (2/16/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida lawmakers are continuing a push to get gambling legislation passed this legislative session. House Speaker-Designate Jose Oliva says even as the...
article Lawmakers In ‘Early Stages’ of Gambling Talks (2/15/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida lawmakers are continuing a push to get gambling legislation passed this legislative session. House Speaker-Designate Jose Oliva says even as the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Legislative Fight Over Loot Boxes Heats Up with Pair of Hawaii State Bills (2/16/2018)
(Hawaii) -- Two new bills recently introduced to the Hawaiian State Legislature—HB2727 and HB2686—seek to regulate the usage of “a system of purchasing...
1 Article on this Issue

Online Poker

article While East, Midwest Contemplate Online Poker And Casinos, Western States Lag Behind (2/16/2018)
(USA) -- The US online poker and casino landscape is still sparse and dictated by geography.Three of the four states with legal iGaming are on the east coast —...
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California Gaming

article No Online Poker Bill in California This Year, Tribes Turn Against Sports Betting Instead (2/15/2018)
(California) -- California appears to have given up on regulating online poker, at least for 2018. Friday is the deadline for filing bills in the California legislature...
article BLOG: California Online Poker Hinges on NJ Sports Betting Case (2/14/2018)
(California) -- Online poker legislation in California may have failed to gain any traction over the past decade, but at least in the past lawmakers have made an effort...
article California Won't Consider Online Poker In 2018 (2/14/2018)
(California) -- For the first time in a decade, the Golden State won’t be home to an online poker debate. Per Online Poker Report, no bill is expected to be pushed...
article California Online Poker Legalization Effort Appears To Be Dead Before It Even Begins In 2018 (2/13/2018)
(California) -- For the first time in more than a decade, California will not be considering an online poker bill in 2018. However, online poker may be tied with sports...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Lawmakers debate Sen. Donoghue bill to legalize fantasy sports gambling (2/15/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The sun is setting on the temporary legalization of daily fantasy sports gaming, and Sen. Eileen Donoghue is hoping to permanently regulate what she...
article Lawmakers debate permanently legalizing daily fantasy sports in Mass. (2/14/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Daily fantasy sports gaming would be permanently legalized under a proposal aired before a legislative committee Wednesday. With a July deadline...
article Massachusetts Legislature Takes Up Bill To Tax, Regulate Fantasy Sports (2/14/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Lawmakers in Massachusetts are weighing a bill to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports operators. The legislation would impose a 15 percent tax on...
article Senator eyes 15 percent tax as part of fantasy sports regulation (2/14/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- If regulated correctly, the daily fantasy sports world could be a boon to the state's coffers, an opportunity for economic development and job...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Labor & Tribes

article Tribes looking for more support to pass controversial sovereignty bill (2/15/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribes are not quite there when it comes to a controversial bill that recognizes their sovereignty over labor unions. A vote on the Tribal Labor...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting & Tribes

article Tribal Gaming and US Sports Betting (2/15/2018)
(USA) -- The will they won’t they sporting outlook encapsulating many a conversation within the industry regarding the United States, and particularly New Jersey,...
1 Article on this Issue

Texas Gaming

article Poker Clubs In Texas Continue To Be Under Scrutiny Due To Stringent Gambling Regulations (2/15/2018)
(Texas) -- While many states in the US are now advancing to legalizing online poker and casinos in their jurisdictions, Texas remain one of the more conservative states...
1 Article on this Issue

DOI

article Interior Secretary Vents Frustration Over Delay On Indian Gaming Nominee [sub req] (2/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday vented his frustration over how long it is taking to confirm President Trump’s...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Justin Trudeau promises new focus on rights of Indigenous peoples (2/14/2018)
(Ottawa) -- “Going forward, recognition of rights will guide all government relations with Indigenous Peoples,” Prime Minister says in speech to House of...
article Trudeau promises government recognition of Indigenous rights (2/14/2018)
(Ottawa) -- The federal government says it will support Indigenous people in realizing their visions for their futures and in rebuilding their nations by creating new...
article Trudeau promises new legal framework for Indigenous people (2/14/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising a fundamental rethink of how the federal government recognizes Indigenous rights and title, vowing to work with...
article First Nations leaders react with caution to Justin Trudeau's Indigenous rights plan (2/14/2018)
(Ottawa) -- First Nations leaders remain cautious of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announced plan to recognize Indigenous rights in the Constitution through...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article How California Is Blocking Native Americans From the Weed Business (2/14/2018)
(California) -- Like most folks, the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel got into the weed business for the money. The 700-member tribe, situated about 45 minutes east of San...
1 Article on this Issue

Patchak Decision

article LEGAL BLOG: Is the Federal Judiciary Independent of Congress? (2/14/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Can Congress command a federal court to rule in favor of a particular party in a pending case? The answer to this seemingly simple question is...
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Seminole Tribe

article Florida lawmakers scurry to renew Seminole gaming compact as deadlines near (2/14/2018)
(Florida) -- Give contending constituencies a piece of the pie and maybe things will work out. The Florida Senate is gambling on that strategy as lawmakers negotiate a...
article Seminoles Expected to Offer Compact Proposal Before End of Week (2/14/2018)
(Florida) -- Florida lawmakers have been locked in negotiations with the powerful Seminole tribal operator this week, as they try to thrash out a new gaming compact.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Cooke Aquaculture Threatens to Seek Damages from Washington State (2/20/2018)
(Washington) -- Cooke Aquaculture, the Canadian fish farming operation responsible for the escape of thousands of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound, is threatening to...
article Hoeven Bill to Reauthorize, Enhance Tribal Law and Order Act Clears Committee (2/16/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, today welcomed the committee’s passage of the Tribal Law and...
article Missouri lawmakers try to define real Native American art (2/16/2018)
(Missouri) -- Kathy Dickerson worries about the future of the Kiowa culture. Dickerson is a St. Louis artist and citizen of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. She said she...
article BLOG: New Legal Wars: How A Few Proposed Bills Can Shape The Gambling Industry In 2018 And Beyond (2/12/2018)
(USA) -- Society and business are becoming more relaxed on past taboos, and it looks like gambling is center stage for the next wave of legislation.
article Colten Boushie’s Family Is Headed to Ottawa (2/11/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- At a Saskatoon rally protesting the not-guilty verdict, the 22-year-old’s relatives say they’re going to seek justice for his death.
article Northern Nevada Wa She Shu Casino to expand gambling offerings (2/10/2018)
(Nevada) -- An intergovernmental negotiation between the Washoe Tribe of Nevada, California and the state of Nevada has resulted in a new gambling compact recently...
article House Passes Bill to Help Efforts to Locate Missing Native American Women (2/9/2018)
(Washington) -- The Washington State House has passed a bill that seeks to increase efforts to identify missing Native American women in the state. A US Justice...
article Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California Reaches Agreement for Amended Tribal-State Gaming Compact with State of Nevada (2/8/2018)
(Nevada) -- After significant intergovernmental negotiations, the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California ("Tribe") has entered into an amended tribal-state...
article Faced with Underfunding, Connecticut Seeks Proposals Tuesday for Teachers Pension Plan (2/6/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Faced with a teachers’ retirement plan that is 55.97% funded and a growing state budget deficit, Connecticut will hold a public hearing to hear...
article North Dakota tribe extends suspension of alcohol taxes (2/6/2018)
(North Dakota) -- An American Indian tribe has extended its suspension of new alcohol taxes and rules on the reservation located in the heart of North Dakota's oil...
article U.S. says Mashantuckets lack standing in 3rd-casino suit over gaming compact amendments (2/5/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Attorneys for U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Department of the Interior moved Monday for "partial dismissal" of a lawsuit seeking to compel...
article Guilty plea in nationwide scheme to defraud casinos (2/2/2018)
(California) -- Vivian Wang, 54, of Alpharetta, GA. pleaded guilty today to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft related to a nationwide casino and credit card...
article N. Fulton woman faces 20 years for national casino fraud scheme (2/2/2018)
(Georgia) -- An Alpharetta woman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges related to a nationwide casino and credit card scheme. Vivian Wang, 54, pleaded guilty to wire...
article Tribal Officials Critical Of Reservation Fugitive Bill (2/1/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem which would make it easier for state officials to extradite fugitives from American Indian reservations is...
article Florida kicks off two months of gambling legislative squabbling (1/31/2018)
(Florida) -- Call us crazy, but we think we’ve figured out a way to make Florida’s annual gambling legislation derby a whole lot more entertaining. Two weeks ago,...
article Lawmakers roll the dice again on a gambling plan (1/31/2018)
(Florida) -- Attempts to reach a deal on sweeping gambling proposals have been perennially fruitless endeavors in the Florida Legislature. The issue of gambling was...
article This proposal would freeze gambling expansion in Florida. What are the odds it passes? (1/30/2018)
(Florida) -- The Florida House revived legislation Tuesday to prevent any expansion of gambling in Florida for the next 20 years, force the shutdown of some card games,...
article If sports gambling is legalized, the NBA wants in on the profits (1/23/2018)
(USA) -- As the Supreme Court chews over the legality of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, the federal law that heavily restricts sports...
article New tribal council for Yocha Dehe Nation (1/23/2018)
(California) -- The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has sworn into office new Tribal Chairman Anthony Roberts, Tribal Officers, and Council Members for a three-year term. The...
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...

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