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Atlantic City Gaming

article Lawsuit seeks to block Atlantic City casino PILOT law (5/29/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez will hear arguments in July over whether a state law that lets casinos make fixed payments in lieu of property taxes...
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California Gaming

article BLOG: Tribes And Card Rooms Waging War Over Table Games (5/29/2017)
(California) -- California is unlikely to tackle the polarizing issue of online poker in 2017. However, an even more contentious gaming issue appears to be coming to a...
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Residential Schools

article Destroy 'highly personal' residential school records, NTI says (5/29/2017)
(North Canada) -- Inuit are opposed to the federal government's position in the Supreme Court case which will decide whether to preserve or destroy "highly...
article Residential school survivors should decide fate of documents: FSIN (5/26/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Supreme Court should not be deciding the fate of tens of thousands of residential school records, says Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations...
article Fate of residential school records in hands of Supreme Court (5/25/2017)
(Saskatoon) -- Tom Roberts was prohibited from speaking his native Cree language at the Prince Albert Indian Residential School, but that wasn't the worst part....
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Whiteclay

article Opponents of Whiteclay beer sales seek dismissal of stores' bid to reopen (5/29/2017)
(Nebraska) -- Sheridan County opponents of four closed beer stores in Whiteclay are trying to halt the stores' legal efforts to reopen. David Domina, an attorney...
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Tigua Tribe

article Tiguas fight city for land eyed for retail project (5/28/2017)
(Texas) -- El Paso's Tigua tribe claims it owns more than 100 acres of city land at Zaragoza Road and Interstate 10 in East El Paso, including a 69-acre city park...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Drone and cell phone footage lead to acquittal in protest case (5/27/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of endangering a police plane with his drone was found innocent of all charges on Thursday. At the...
article The Federal Government Wants To Imprison These Six Water Protectors (5/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- In February, a federal grand jury issued indictments of four Standing Rock water protectors on charges of Federal Civil Disorder and Use of Fire to...
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Flandreau Santee Sioux

article OP/ED: Ellis: Winners, losers in wake of Flandreau marijuana trial (5/27/2017)
(South Dakota) -- It took a Moody County jury just two hours on Wednesday to acquit a former consultant of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe on marijuana charges. The two...
article Flandreau marijuana trial focuses on defendant's interview (5/22/2017)
(South Dakota) -- An interview that an FBI agent made with a consultant hired by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe to grow marijuana was the key piece of evidence...
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Lumbee Tribe

article NC Gov. Wants Full Federal Recognition Of Lumbee Tribe [sub req.] (5/27/2017)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday announced he sent a letter to congressional leaders advocating for the full federal recognition of the...
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Online Poker

article New Legislation Could Make Online Poker Legal Across US in 2017 (5/27/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act (GAME), introduced by New Jersey Democrat Rep. Frank Pallone looks to not only make...
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Tunica-Biloxi

article Barbry pleads not guilty to federal embezzlement charge (5/27/2017)
(Louisiana) -- Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he embezzled more than $1,000 from a tribe-owned organization. His...
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Navajo Nation

article Federal court blocks attempt to condemn lands on Navajo Nation (5/26/2017)
(New Mexico) -- A federal appeals court has sided with tribal interests in a closely-watched land case that touches on a timely issue for the Trump administration.
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PokerStars

article Spanish Supreme Court rules against PokerStars (5/26/2017)
(Spain) -- Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled that PokerStars was operating illegally in the country following a complaint from rival gaming operator Codere.
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Marijuana & Hemp

article South Dakota Jury Acquits Tribal Cannabis Consultant of All Charges (5/25/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Two years ago, the Flandreau Santee Sioux had high hopes of capitalizing on the collapse of mariuana prohibition by opening a resort where cannabis...
article Consultant not guilty in marijuana trial (5/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota jury has cleared a consultant of drug charges after he helped an American Indian tribe develop a marijuana resort on tribal land. Eric...
article Jury Clears Tribal Marijuana Consultant on All Charges (5/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A state jury found a non-Indian consultant who worked on a South Dakota tribe’s failed attempt to open a marijuana grow facility and smoking...
article Not guilty verdict prompts community leaders to ponder future of marijuana in Flandreau (5/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The man at the center of the marijuana grow operation in Flandreau two years ago is a free man after being acquitted on a number of drug possession...
article Santee Sioux Trial Verdict: Cannabis Consultant ‘Not Guilty’ on All Charges (5/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Cannabis consultant Eric Hagen was acquitted on all charges on Wednesday afternoon, as his dramatic trial in Flandreau, South Dakota, came to a close....
article State loses pot trial in Flandreau (5/24/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The nationally watched marijuana trial in Flandreau, South Dakota, ended on Wednesday with a verdict of 'Not Guilty'. Prosecutors had argued...
article Santee Sioux Trial, Day Two: Ex-Partner Denies Hagen’s Guilt (5/22/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Cannabis consultant Eric Hagen came face-to-face with his former business partner in court on Monday as the prosecution wrapped its case against the...
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N.J. Sports Betting

article A step backwards for New Jersey (5/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Washington Post reported yesterday that federal authorities are considering rejecting the New Jersey’s appeal to legislate the sports...
article Trump administration says N.J. sports betting push should be dumped (5/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- When the U.S. Supreme Court in January delayed a decision on whether consider allowing sports betting in New Jersey, justices said they first wanted...
article New Jersey’s fight for legal sports betting on life support after Solicitor General brief (5/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Solicitor General’s Office on Wednesday dealt perhaps the death blow to New Jersey’s years-long quest to get legal sports...
article No Go For NJ Sports Betting Case? Solicitor General Tells SCOTUS To Deny Appeal (5/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The New Jersey sports betting case is down to its final out. The US Solicitor General’s office recommended to the US Supreme Court that it not...
article Solicitor General delivers blow to N.J. sports betting case (5/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- The United States Solicitor General's office filed a brief on Wednesday recommending that the Supreme Court decline to review New Jersey's...
article Solicitor General urges Supreme Court to reject New Jersey sports betting appeal (5/24/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- New Jersey’s quest for legal sports betting has taken a hit after the White House’s top legal eagle urged the US Supreme Court not to...
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Sheldon Adelson

article Trump Mega-donor Sheldon Adelson Testifies in Israel in Case Against Netanyahu (5/25/2017)
(Israel) -- American Jewish billionaire and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is giving Thursday testimony against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a case in which...
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Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Tribal Cigarette Distributor Can't Skirt Recordkeeping Rules [sub req] (5/25/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A D.C. federal judge held Wednesday that Contraband Cigarettes Trafficking Act recordkeeping requirements apply to Native American entities, a blow...
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Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Appeals Court Halts Tribal Bingo and Slots on Martha’s Vineyard (5/25/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A federal court in Massachusetts this week ordered the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head to halt its plans for opening a small casino on Martha’s...
article Vineyard gaming case put on hold (5/25/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) will be unable to move ahead with its gaming plans for up to three months as the state and town of Aquinnah...
article Aquinnah casino opponents given time for Supreme Court appeal (5/24/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Like a Ferris wheel cabin being stopped at the top of its arc, a federal appeals court has frozen its decision in the case that paves the way for the...
article Appeals court passes on Vineyard tribe’s gaming hall (5/24/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Construction of a tribal gambling hall on Martha’s Vineyard can’t begin until the nation’s highest court considers an appeal from...
article Massachusetts tribe temporarily barred from opening a gambling venue (5/24/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- In Massachusetts, a federal appeals court has reportedly issued a ruling that temporarily stops the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) from...
article Aquinnah casino opponents given time for Supreme Court appeal (5/23/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- Like a Ferris wheel cabin being stopped at the top of its arc, a federal appeals court has frozen its decision in the case that paves the way for the...
article Federal Court Issues Stay in Casino Case, Allowing Time for Last Appeal (5/23/2017)
(Massachusetts) -- A federal appeals court this week froze the effect of its ruling that the Aquinnah tribe has the legal authority to operate a gambling hall on the...
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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Alabama-Coushatta Indians Litigate the Honor of Texas (5/24/2017)
(Texas) -- On May 11, lawyers for the state of Texas came to federal court in Beaumont asking that the Alabama-Coushatta Indians be held in contempt of court for running...
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Cayuga Indian Nation

article Seneca County's fight to foreclose on tribe's tax-delinquent properties gets a reset (5/24/2017)
(New York) -- Seneca County’s legal battle to foreclose on tax-delinquent Cayuga Indian Nation properties is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court — again. The...
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Fantasy Sports

article Legal blow for DFS in California (5/24/2017)
(California) -- A district court in California dealt a blow to FanDuel, DraftKings and other DFS operators last week when it held that the payment of entry fees to enter...
article WALLACH: Entry Fee Or Wager: Why ‘Derby Wars’ Court Case Is Relevant To The Daily Fantasy Sports Wars (5/23/2017)
(USA) -- A case involving a small horse racing fantasy sports site could have an impact on much larger ones like DraftKings and FanDuel. Last week a court ruling came...
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Schaghicoke Tribe

article Schaghticokes threaten to sue over 3rd casino (5/24/2017)
(Connecticut) -- The state Senate early Wednesday approved legislation that would allow a joint venture of the state's two tribal casinos to build a third casino in...
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Seneca Niagara Casino

article Judge sympathizes with woman denied her jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino (5/23/2017)
(New York) -- Niagara Falls City Judge Robert P. Merino seems to think it was unfair for Seneca Niagara Casino to deny a $1,400 jackpot to a Canadian woman last month....
article Judge sympathizes with woman denied her jackpot at Seneca Niagara Casino (5/22/2017)
(New York) -- Niagara Falls City Judge Robert P. Merino seems to think it was unfair for Seneca Niagara Casino to deny a $1,400 jackpot to a Canadian woman last month....
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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article First Non-Indian Jury Trial Conviction In Indian Country Prosecuted At Tucson, Arizona's Pascua Yaqui Tribal Court (5/23/2017)
(Arizona) -- The first jury trial conviction of a non-Indian defendant under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) occurred on May 9 in the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona...
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Payday Loans

article CFPB Faces Increasing Challenges to Its Authority to Investigate Violations of Consumer Financial Laws (5/22/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Six years into its existence, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is facing increasing challenges to its authority. While Congress is...
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Winnebago Tribe

article Former Winnebago tribal officer pleads guilty to theft (5/22/2017)
(Nebraska) -- The second of nine former Winnebago Tribal Council members charged with theft from the tribe's casino has pleaded guilty. Louis Houghton, 70, entered...
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Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Ho-Chunk Nation urges judge to reject casino lawsuit (5/21/2017)
(Wisconsin) -- The Ho-Chunk filed a brief Thursday contending that the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans' preliminary injunction demand is an extraordinary remedy...
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Canada Online

article Defendant named in e-gaming lawsuit files counterclaim (5/20/2017)
(Prince Edward Island) -- One of the co-defendants named in the latest iteration of a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the P.E.I. government has filed his statement...
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Other News

article Charges are laid after tips lead La Ronge RCMP to a fugitive (5/28/2017)
(Saskatchewan) -- On Saturday at 1:43 a.m. La Ronge RCMP were alerted that a man they were seeking was hiding at a home on Lac La Ronge First Nation.
article DOI Watchdog Says Tribal Profit Misuse Allegation Unfounded (sub req.) (5/27/2017)
(New York) -- A federal investigation into whether a former Chippewa Cree tribe official allegedly misused income from a farming operation revealed that the allegation...
article MORON ALERT: New Suspect in Fake Indian Tribe Membership Case Due in Court (5/25/2017)
(Texas) -- A suspect accused of working with a couple who took advantage of people in the country illegally is set for trial next month. Humberto Reveles was sentenced...
article Woman sentenced for shooting into a house, striking man she suspected of abusing her son (5/25/2017)
(Montana) -- A Crow Agency woman who fired six rounds into a residence, striking a man prosecutors said she suspected of sexually abusing her son, will spend 30 months...
article Montana ACLU files lawsuit in Pryor Four case (5/25/2017)
(Montana) -- Four Native American parents of basketball players are going on offense after allegedly being denied entry to a gym due to racial discrimination. The...
article Pakua Shipi Innu accused of illegal caribou hunting launch constitutional challenge (5/24/2017)
(Labrador) -- Three men accused of illegally hunting caribou in southern Labrador are launching a constitutional challenge, citing aboriginal rights to hunt on...
article Ninth Circuit Rules for Tribes & Salmon Over Washington State (5/23/2017)
(Washington) -- Affirming a ruling that cited Native American treaties, the Ninth Circuit declined to reconsider a decision requiring Washington state to remove culverts...
article 5 Sisseton Wahpeton tribal executives admit to stealing thousands in funds (5/23/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Five current and former executives of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe in far northeast South Dakota have entered guilty pleas in federal court to...
article Former Cannon Ball leader's wife charged with failing to report abuse (5/23/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The wife of Robert Fool Bear, the former Cannon Ball district chairman convicted of child sexual abuse last month, faces criminal charges tied to his...
article ACLU Files Complaint After Native Americans Barred From Basketball Game (5/23/2017)
(Montana) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana filed a complaint today with the Montana Human Rights Bureau on behalf of four Native Americans, who say say...
article Treaty tribes celebrate after court refuses to rehear salmon dispute (5/22/2017)
(Washington) -- Treaty tribes are celebrating after a federal appeals court refused to reheard a dispute over salmon crossings in Washington state. Last June, the 9th...
article Washington state loses big legal battle over salmon culverts (5/20/2017)
(Washington) -- Washington state lost a major legal battle Friday that could force it to spend nearly $2 billion to restore salmon habitat by removing barriers blocking...
article Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Crash on Fort Hall Reservation (5/20/2017)
(Idaho) -- A 19-year-old man is due to be sentenced in August after pleading guilty to federal charges in a drunken driving crash that killed two people on the Fort Hall...
article Man sentenced to prison for assaulting woman on Indian reservation (5/20/2017)
(Michigan) -- A man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for domestic assault and being a habitual offender, as well as other offenses. According to the U. S....
article Appeals court approves settlement in Native American farmer lawsuit (5/19/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- An appeals court has approved a settlement on how to deal with $380 million in unclaimed funds from a discrimination case against the U.S....
article Supporters turn out for Ramapoughs at Mahwah meeting (5/19/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Dozens rallied Thursday night to support the Ramapough Lenape Nation against a recent township lawsuit to remove tepees from their tribal property.
article First Nations boys tethered at ankles at school angers aunt (5/19/2017)
(British Columbia) -- A First Nations woman has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, asking for a judicial review of a decision concerning a...
article Court upholds payments to Native American farmers (5/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Native American farmers and ranchers who claimed discrimination by the USDA.
article US federal court rules fantasy horseracing entry fees are wagers (5/17/2017)
(California) -- A US federal court has ruled that entry fees for horseracing fantasy contests are the equivalent of real-money wagers under the Interstate Horseracing...
article Federal Judge Rules Against Contest Operator Derby Wars In Stronach Group Lawsuit (5/17/2017)
(California) -- A federal judge has ruled that horse racing tournament website Derby Wars has been operating as an off-track betting business and is subject to the...

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