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Australia Gaming

article Andrew Wilkie tables claims in Parliament that Crown Casino ‘tampered’ with poker machines (10/17/2017)
(Australia) -- Whistleblowers have alleged Crown Casino has deliberately tampered with poker machines to increase gambling losses. Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has...
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Bears Ears

article Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill (10/17/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important...
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Seminole Tribe

article Miami Judge Dismisses Seminole Tribe's Utility Tax Challenge (10/17/2017)
(Florida) -- A Miami federal judge dismissed the Seminole Tribe of Florida's second lawsuit seeking relief from state utility taxes, ruling the issue was already...
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Oneida Nation

article Hennessy seeks larger slice of casino cash for host communities (10/16/2017)
(New York) -- Oneida County Board of Legislators candidate Michael J. Hennessy wants communities that are home to tax-free land owned by the Oneida Indian Nation to...
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Iowa Gaming

article OP/ED: Can Monster force open the door to legal online gambling in the U.S.? (10/15/2017)
(California) -- You’ve probably heard of Monster, also known as Monster Cable, and now, you’re about to hear a lot more about it for reasons totally...
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New Mexico Gaming

article Big names throw cash into New Mexico gubernatorial race (10/15/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Hungarian-born billionaire investor George Soros and his son were among top contributors to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham,...
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White Earth

article White Earth tribal chairman seeks removal of secretary-treasurer (10/15/2017)
(Minnesota) -- This should make things a little awkward at White Earth Tribal Council meetings: Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts has filed charges with the Minnesota...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Wisconsin lawmakers to consider whether state is open for industrial hemp business (10/14/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A legislative committee is set to vote on a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and...
article BLOG: Native American Leaders Meet to Discuss Cannabis Businesses on Tribal Lands (10/9/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- As cannabis legalization unfurls across the United States, a number of Native American tribes are looking to the plant as an economic boon to help their...
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Online Poker

article Governor Christie Announces Online Gaming Growth Agreement With Nevada And Delaware (10/14/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Governor Chris Christie announced today that he has reached an agreement with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor John Carney to allow...
article New Jersey to join Nevada, Delaware in online poker pact (10/13/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Gamblers in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware soon will be able to play poker against each other online. The agreement announced Friday by the three states...
article PPA survey shows support for regulated online poker in the US (10/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is the largest organization currently lobbying for regulated online poker in the United States. Established in 2005,...
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Water Issues

article Fifty-year legal fight ends with five North County tribes getting their water back (10/14/2017)
(California) -- In 1967, Robert Pelcyger was a newly minted lawyer who knew little about the rights of Native Americans and even less about water rights. Then he met...
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Wilton Rancheria

article Amended casino lawsuit focuses on land-into-trust issue (10/14/2017)
(California) -- Stand Up for California! and three Elk Grove residents – collectively called Stand Up – on Oct. 1 filed a motion for a summary judgment in...
article CHAIRMAN HITCHCOCK: Sets the Record Straight—Again—on Resort & Casino Project (10/11/2017)
(California) -- As Wilton Rancheria’s resort and casino project continues to make progress, elkgrovenews.net’s apparent determination to publish specious...
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Chukchansi

article Tribe Fighting Rival Casino Says Feds Ignored Economic Harm (sub req) (10/13/2017)
(California) -- The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians sought to upend another California tribe’s plans to build a Las Vegas-style casino less than 30 miles...
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Gun Lake

article Gun Lake Tribe secures strong local support in casino case except for one town (10/13/2017)
(Michigan) -- Local governments are backing the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, as it defends its casino before...
article Hopkins declines to join neighbors in supporting casino in high court case (10/12/2017)
(Michigan) -- The Hopkins Township Board has voted down a resolution to lend its support to an amicus brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in support of the...
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Maine Gaming

article Aroostook Band of Micmacs backs ballot referendum for new casino in Maine (10/13/2017)
(Maine) -- The Aroostook Band of Micmacs is endorsing a proposed casino in Maine after reaching an agreement with the project developers. Chief Edward Peter-Paul said...
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Online Gaming

article Governor Christie announces online gaming growth agreement with Nevada and Delaware (10/13/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Governor Chris Christie announced today that he has reached an agreement with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor John Carney to allow...
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Seneca Niagara

article Gov. Cuomo delivers bad news to the Falls, Mayor Dyster remains silent in betrayal’s wake (10/13/2017)
(New York) -- The silence emanating from Mayor Paul Dyster’s office was deafening in the wake of a statement by his close personal friend, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, that...
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Alabama Gaming

article AG Marshall files civil lawsuits to combat illegal gambling (10/12/2017)
(Alabama) -- Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Oct. 4 that he is pursuing legal action against casinos in five counties where illegal slot machines...
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Allergan Patent

article Allergan documents due to address patent ‘sham’ question (10/12/2017)
(New York) -- Allergan has until tomorrow, Friday October 13, to address the question of whether its patent licensing deal with a Native American tribe was a sham.
article Ten big lobbying groups turn their guns on Allergan’s controversial patent gambit (10/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Ten of the biggest healthcare lobbying groups in Washington, DC have joined the growing forces lined up against Allergan’s patent gambit...
article How Racism Is Fueling a Pharma Scandal Over a Billion-Dollar Patent (10/9/2017)
(New York) -- An unprecedented deal between a pharmaceutical company and a Native American tribe has sparked a backlash, including a new bill to prevent an unusual legal...
article Judge Questions Allergan plc Patent Agreement With Mohawk Tribe (10/9/2017)
(New York) -- A Federal judge raised questions about the legitimacy of Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN)’s patent deal with the Native American Mohawk tribe...
article 'That should be illegal': Lawmakers are taking aim at pharma giant Allergan over an unusual deal with a Native American tribe (10/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Allergan, the drugmaker behind Botox, is using a tricky workaround to protect patents on one of its drugs — and lawmakers aren't exactly...
article New bill would end Native American “sovereign immunity” for patents (10/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Allergan's move to stop its patents from being reviewed by handing them off to a Native American tribe is winning support from few people...
article ‘That should be illegal’: Lawmakers are taking aim at pharma giant Allergan over an unusual deal with a Native American tribe (10/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- In September, Allergan struck an unusual deal with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe to transfer patents of the eye drug Restasis, a move that gives the...
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Card Clubs

article Members of La Center City Council asked to cut tax in half for final three months of 2017 (10/12/2017)
(California) -- The owners of the two remaining card rooms in La Center have asked the city of La Center for a temporary reduction in the gambling taxes they pay to the...
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Florida Gaming

article Disney Wants Voters, Not Politicians, in Charge of Casino Expansion in Florida (10/12/2017)
(Florida) -- Disney, Florida’s largest employer, is leading the campaign effort to strip state legislators from having the power to decide whether to expand casino...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Exemption sought for some with criminal records for casino employment (10/12/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- People with criminal records could find it easier to get a job at one of the casinos being built in Massachusetts if a provision adopted Wednesday by...
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Soboba Band

article He builds million-dollar Coachella Valley homes. But contractors say they were never paid for their work. (10/12/2017)
(California) -- A high-profile Coachella Valley home builder is facing four separate lawsuits from subcontractors who say they were never paid for their work and are...
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Tribal Taxation

article Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Receives Partial Victory in South Dakota Tax Case (10/12/2017)
(South Dakota) -- In a recent case before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Gerlach, Case No. 14-4171 (D.S.D....
article Pa. Appeals Court Rejects Tribal Gaming Co.’s Tax Arguments (sub req) (10/12/2017)
(New York) -- A Pennsylvania appellate court Thursday stood by a panel’s decision that held the commonwealth’s tax authority was correct to find a tribal-...
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Yurok Tribe

article Yurok Tribe welcomes introduction of bill to add important lands to reservation (10/12/2017)
(California) -- Support is growing for a bipartisan bill that would restore important lands in California to the Yurok Tribe. When Rep. Jared Huffman (D-California),...
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Iowa Tribe

article MORON ALERT: Legal online gambling is returning to the U.S., if Monster plays its cards right (10/11/2017)
(USA) -- Gambling is a fantastically, astonishingly lucrative market, yet online gambling is more or less illegal in the United States, despite the popularity of...
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Maryland Gaming

article Maryland casinos won't see a threat from Virginia anytime soon, gaming director predicts (10/11/2017)
(Maryland) -- Since Maryland and other East Coast states legalized casino gambling, the market has become increasingly saturated with gaming destinations. But Maryland...
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Osage Tribe

article State, Osage Nation at odds (10/11/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma may have another water rights dispute on its hands. Last month, the Osage Nation Environmental and Natural Resources Department issued its first...
article Osage Nation battles AG's office over water rights (10/9/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Geoffrey Standing Bear, chief of the Osage Nation, has been fighting the same battle in different arenas for three decades, carrying on a tradition of...
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Sports Betting

article Maryland encouraged to consider sports betting (10/11/2017)
(Maryland) -- Casino industry advocates have said that Maryland lawmakers should consider sports betting during the upcoming legislative session as the Supreme Court...
article Why Pennsylvania Shouldn’t Dawdle On Legalizing Sports Betting During Budget Impasse (10/10/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- Every state has an exciting opportunity in front of it when it comes to gaming. Namely, the New Jersey sports betting case that will be heard in the US...
article Casino industry pushes for action on sports betting in Maryland (10/10/2017)
(Maryland) -- Maryland legislators should take a closer look at sports betting this coming legislative session as a Supreme Court decision that could open the door to...
article Sports betting at Maryland casinos could return for 2018 agenda in General Assembly (10/10/2017)
(Maryland) -- The issue of casino gambling, largely absent from the General Assembly’s agenda for the past five years, could return to Annapolis in 2018. Joe...
article Connecticut to legalise sports betting (10/9/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 could soon be struck down by the US Supreme Court after New Jersey challenged the...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article At Least One PA Lawmaker Optimistic On Budget Deal, Online Gambling (10/10/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- A Pennsylvania lawmaker is spreading optimism that a budget deal in the state is still possible, a deal that would include online gambling.
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Sixties Scoop

article The Métis complained of having been excluded from the agreement (10/10/2017)
(Ottawa) -- An association dedicated to the defence of the interests of aboriginal children victims of the roundup of the 1960s denounced the agreement last Friday with...
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South Bend Casino

article Indiana’s First Tribal Casino ‘An Unparalleled Threat’ To Commercial Operators [sub req] (10/10/2017)
(Indiana) -- When the Four Winds South Bend opens its doors in January it will become Indiana’s first tribal casino, but gaming advocates believe the Class II...
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Doctrine of Discovery

article The 15th-century doctrine that let Columbus ‘discover America’ is now the basis of Indian policy (10/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- On October 12, 1993, I sat in my first-grade classroom with a mountain of Popsicle sticks on my desk. I had just been taught that Columbus was a...
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Michigan Gaming

article Michigan Lawmaker Wants Online Gambling Bill Through House By Thanksgiving (10/9/2017)
(Michigan) -- State Rep. Brandt Iden wants Michiganders to go to sleep Nov. 23 with bellies full of turkey and happy thoughts about the future prospects of online...
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Other News

article Government’s FOBTs Review to Provide MPs with Diverse Options for Crackdown (10/13/2017)
(UK) -- The triennial gambling review will present “a number of options” regarding different aspects of the UK gambling industry, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has...
article UKGC Investigating the Use of Cartoon Characters as Lure for Underage Gambling (10/13/2017)
(UK) -- The UK Gambling Commission has moved to outline its full commitment to protect underage gambling. In an article published over the weekend several operators are...
article New Dutch iGaming Law Expected on Jan 1st (10/13/2017)
(Europe) -- During an event held by the European Sports Security Association (ESSA) in London on October 12th, Henk Kesler (photo), VP of the Dutch Gaming Authority,...
article Ex-Justice Department Environmental Atty Joins Stoel Rives (sub req) (10/13/2017)
(New York) -- Stoel Rives LLP has announced it beefed up its environmental, land use and natural resources group with an attorney who has spent almost all his career in...
article Dead Indian Memorial Road: Public Debates Whether Name Should Change (10/12/2017)
(Oregon) -- People are divided over whether the name of a well-traveled road in Jackson County should be changed. Jackson County Commissioners held a public hearing...
article USET meeting opens in Cherokee (10/10/2017)
(North Carolina) -- Leaders of over 20 federally-recognized tribes gathered in Cherokee this week to discuss numerous issues affecting Indian Country. The USET (United...
article Legislation aims to reduce violence against Native American women (10/9/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico, joined in introducing legislation to combat the epidemic of murdered and missing Native...
article Ramapoughs Trial Continues As Tribe Claims Town Is Trying To Outlaw Prayer At Tepee Site (10/9/2017)
(New Jersey) -- The Ramapough Lenape Nation claims that township officials are preventing the indigenous people from expressing their religious beliefs at a prayer site...
article State won’t interfere with tribal banishments, despite civil rights issues, AG says (10/8/2017)
(Alaska) -- In villages around Alaska, tribal leaders frustrated by drug dealing and bootlegging have banished suspects using tribal laws and methods – a...
article Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs heads back to Capitol Hill for gaming hearing (10/3/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The senior-most political official at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is back on Capitol Hill this week. John Tahsuda, a citizen of the Kiowa Tribe who...
press release Experienced Indian and Alaska Native Regulatory Lawyer Alison Grigonis Joins Dorsey (10/2/2017)
(California) -- International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Alison M. Grigonis has joined the Firm’s Regulatory Affairs and Indian and...
article Ottawa spent $110K in legal fees fighting First Nations girl over $6K dental procedure (9/29/2017)
(Ottawa) -- The federal Liberal government has spent more than $110,000 fighting a First Nations girl in court to block payment for orthodontic treatment that cost just...
article British Bookmakers to Suffer Massive Losses from FOBTs Crackdown (9/28/2017)
(UK) -- Over the last few weeks, the possibility that high-street bookmakers will face a crackdown on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) seems to have increased,...
article Brazil’s ‘Uncontacted’ Indigenous Amazonians Must Be Protected (9/21/2017)
(Brazil) -- In a remote corner of far-western Brazil lies the Vale do Javari, home to one of the greatest concentrations of isolated or entirely “uncontacted...
article FOBTs Addiction Ruins UK Players Lives as Industry Awaits Government’s Review (9/20/2017)
(UK) -- Fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) – the machines that offer a large variety of casino games and some of the highest stakes in the industry – have...
article The 1718 treaty that saved a native Louisiana tribe (9/19/2017)
(Louisiana) -- For 12 years, bitter, brutal war raged between the Chitimacha band of Native Americans and early French settlers in Louisiana, resulting in repeated raids...
article Mystic Lake lands high-end music venue for Super Bowl (9/19/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The company that brought Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift to the Houston Super Bowl has landed a deal with Mystic Lake Casino for four nights of entertainment...
article Local gaming distributor suing state, says machines aren't gambling devices (9/18/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- A local distributor of a cash-yielding game found in a number of convenience stores in Racine County is suing the state Department of Revenue, arguing it...
article Trio from Myrtle Beach plead guilty to conducting gambling business (9/18/2017)
(South Carolina) -- On Monday, United States Attorney Beth Drake announced three men pleaded guilty to charges related to a gambling business. Lawson Mangum, 65, Anthony...
article Indian Nations Law Update - September 2017 (9/15/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The State Bar’s Indian Law Section will hold its annual continuing legal education program on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the Legendary Waters Resort...

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