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Loot Boxes

article Can legislation fix gaming's loot box problem? (2/24/2018)
(USA) -- Last year's gaming controversy has turned into this year's legislative battleground. Fans were outraged when Star Wars: Battlefront II launched with...
article In a First, U.S. Senator Demands Government Oversight of Predatory “Loot Boxes” in Video Games (2/24/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Last year, The Intercept talked to psychologists, gambling addiction experts, and state lawmakers about the proliferation of video game “loot...
article Bills to Regulate Video Game Loot Boxes Introduced in Hawaii (2/18/2018)
(Hawaii) -- A pair of bills have been introduced in the Hawaii House of Representatives (with twin bills in the Senate) that aim to regulate video games that employ loot...
article Bills target video games with rewards for a price (2/12/2018)
(Hawaii) -- It might be game over for certain video games in Hawaii after state lawmakers introduced legislation to limit the implementation of electronic gambling...
article Hawaii introduces four new bills targeting the sale of loot boxes (2/12/2018)
(Hawaii) -- Hawaiian lawmakers are taking on the regulation of video game loot boxes. Four new bills have been introduced in the past month that target the sale of games...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Legislators buck Senate co-chairs, keep casino expansion alive (2/23/2018)
(Connecticut) -- An 11th-hour uprising by rank-and-file members of a legislative committee Thursday resurrected an issue that two Senate co-chairs seemed to have tabled...
article Connecticut Considering New Commercial Casino and Sports Betting Bill (2/13/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut has always been on the forefront of gaming. Just four years after the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act passed in 1988, the Foxwoods Casino...
article Will The Connecticut General Assembly Be Tempted To Revisit The State's Gaming Future? (2/12/2018)
(Connecticut) -- As plans for a casino in East Windsor seem stalled, the state legislature looks to be in for a lengthy debate over the future of gaming once again this...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article New York State Bills on Sports Betting Head to Committee (2/23/2018)
(New York) -- On January 24, the New York State Senate held a public hearing to discuss the potential of New York sports betting, which brought together speakers from...
1 Article on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article Senate keeps Port Yankton off 2018 ballot, at least for now (2/23/2018)
(South Dakota) -- The Port Yankton gambling project won’t be on the November general-election statewide ballot, the South Dakota Senate decided Thursday. Senators...
article 'Port Yankton' passes first legislative hurdle (2/21/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Could Yankton become the next deadwood? Port Yankton passed its first legislative hurdle Wednesday. A Senate committee approved a joint resolution to...
article Port Yankton gambling plan deadlocks Senate committee (2/21/2018)
(South Dakota) -- The road through the Legislature suddenly became longer for the Port Yankton gambling proposal to be on South Dakota’s general-election ballot this...
article South Dakota lawmakers to consider Yankton casino proposal this week (2/20/2018)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers this week plan to debate legislation on refugee resettlement, early childhood education and a proposed casino and entertainment...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article FCC Readies to Publish Net Neutrality Rollback (2/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Federal Communications Commission plans to publish an order rolling back its net neutrality rules in the Federal Register Feb. 22, a move that...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Wyoming Now Third State to Propose ALEC Bill Cracking Down on Pipeline Protests (2/21/2018)
(Wyoming) -- On the heels of Iowa and Ohio, Wyoming has become the third state to introduce a bill criminalizing the type of activities undertaken by past oil and gas...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Sen. Kaine Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill Expanding Funding for States Fighting Opioid Epidemic (2/21/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to introduce the Opioid Response Enhancement Act to...
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Florida Gambling Deal Appears ‘Dead On Arrival,’ Analyst Says [sub req] (2/20/2018)
(Florida) -- A veteran observer of the negotiations between the state legislature and the Seminole Tribe of Florida does not expect a deal to be reached on a package of...
article José Oliva’s hopes for gambling resolution plummet (2/20/2018)
(Florida) -- House Speaker-designate José Oliva on Tuesday didn’t quite put the nail in the coffin for a gambling bill this Session—but he’s holding...
article Double or nothing? Senate gambling bill clears latest panel (2/12/2018)
(Florida) -- Sen. Travis Hutson says he believes “there’s a way for us to get there” when asked about gambling legislation finally passing the...
article New gambling legislation introduced in Florida (2/12/2018)
(Florida) -- The uncertainty regarding the future shape of gambling in Florida reportedly took another turn late last week after a local Republican lawmaker filed...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article West Virginia Senate passes sports wagering bill (2/20/2018)
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday to legalize sports betting at the state’s five casinos in the event that a U.S. Supreme Court...
article With debate about finances, WV Senate passes sports gambling bill (2/20/2018)
(West Virginia) -- The state Senate passed a bill that would allow sports gambling in West Virginia, pending the results of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The bill now...
article Iowa Sports Betting Bill Passes House Committee Without ‘Integrity Fee’ (2/20/2018)
(Iowa) -- An Iowa sports betting bill that doesn’t include a so-called “integrity fee” earmarked for the professional sports leagues recently passed...
article Leagues Shut Out As Iowa Committee Passes Sports-Betting Bill [sub req] (2/17/2018)
(Iowa) -- Bluntly rejecting demands by major professional sports leagues, an Iowa House committee on Thursday voted 16-7 to pass a sports-betting bill without a 1...
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...
article Finance Committee approves sports betting bill (2/13/2018)
(West Virginia) -- After 3 1/2 hours of debate spread over two days, members of the state Senate’s Finance Committee approved a sports gambling bill Tuesday...
article Sports Betting Bill Advances To West Virginia Senate Floor (2/13/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Amid attempts to lessen involvement of casinos and retain more money for state coffers, legislation to legalize sports betting in West Virginia...
article West Virginia Senate committee passes sports betting bill (2/13/2018)
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia Senate committee has advanced a bill that would introduce sports betting at the state's five casinos. The Senate Judiciary...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

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.
article West Virginia Tracks Could Win With Sports Betting Measure (2/11/2018)
(West Virginia) -- Wheeling Island Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack and Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort could get a boost if West Virginia allows sports betting,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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 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...
2 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...
1 Article on this Issue

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

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

California Gaming

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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

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.
article Is Tampa’s Hard Rock getting craps and roulette? It’ll be up to state lawmakers, Seminole Tribe. (2/12/2018)
(Florida) -- The odds have increased for a legislative compromise to update Florida’s gaming laws, one that would guarantee the state more money from the Seminole...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Delaware Gaming

article Delaware casinos betting on tax relief bill (2/12/2018)
(Delaware) -- The state's leading advocate for cutting the taxes paid by Delaware's three casinos is making one last push to reach a deal before he leaves office...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article New law on Navajo Nation addresses cyberbullying (2/12/2018)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials have taken a step to strengthen tribal statutes by enacting a law against cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is bullying that occurs by...
article Navajo Nation delegate wants tribe to oppose fugitive bill (2/11/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A member of the Navajo Nation Council is asking fellow lawmakers to oppose a federal bill that would give federal law enforcement officials the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Virginia Gaming

article Virginia Gambling Bill Passes Assembly Committee, Legislation Would Legalize Historical Racing Terminals (2/12/2018)
(Virginia) -- The Virginia House of Delegates Appropriations Committee has passed House Bill 1609, a gambling measure that would allow the currently shuttered Colonial...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Naabi votes against bill that would allow feds to enter rez, make arrests (2/24/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill in Congress seeks to violate the Treaty of 1868. House Resolution 4864, the so-called “No Haven for Dangerous Fugitives Act,” was...
article Brazil gaming vote next week? (2/23/2018)
(Brazil) -- The opening of Brazil's casino market could be taking steps forward. Brazilian Senator Benedito de Lira expects to hold a vote in the Senate on...
article Senate Committee approves Tribal Law and Order Reauthorization Act (2/22/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, said he welcomed the committee’s passage of the Tribal Law and...
article Leader of National Congress of American Indians slams 'fugitives' bill (2/17/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The leader of the National Congress of American Indians singled out a controversial bill as a threat to tribal sovereignty as he called on lawmakers...
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 Native American boarding school victims seek SD law change (2/12/2018)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota lawmakers may establish a new window for victims of childhood sexual abuse at Native American boarding schools to file lawsuits against...
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 Wave of Endorsement from Alaska Native Entities Supporting House Bill 199 (2/9/2018)
(Alaska) -- Thursday, a packet of letters and resolutions from Alaska Native leaders in support of House Bill 199, the Wild Salmon Legacy Act introduced by Rep. Louise...
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 House subcommittee schedules hearing on two more tribal land bills (2/1/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will take testimony on H.R.231, the Canyon Village Land Conveyance Act, and H.R....
article Panel: State should notify tribal chairmen if disinterment is sought for enrolled members (1/22/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A panel of state lawmakers recommended Monday that deceased enrolled members of tribes in South Dakota shouldn’t be taken from graves and...
article Panel: Tribal chairmen to be notified if disinterment is sought for enrolled members (1/22/2018)
(South Dakota) -- SB 88 also would add tribal chairpersons to the list who can request a circuit judge stop a disinterment. County commissions and cemetery boards...
article People of Switzerland Challenging Controversial Online Gambling Bill (1/22/2018)
(Switzerland) -- Following in the footsteps of several European countries, Switzerland passed an online gambling bill last year, which gives country's land-based...
article Swiss Youth Parties Gather Enough Valid Signatures to Contest New Money Gaming Act (1/17/2018)
(Switzerland) -- Opponents of Switzerland’s recently approved new gambling law have gathered enough valid signatures to initiate a referendum against the...
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 Minnesota Native American tribe seeks farm bill funding (1/13/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Native American leaders are part of an initiative to bring more farm bill funding to Indian Country.
article A historic moment as Congress approves first tribal recognition bill in decades (1/12/2018)
(Washington D.C.) -- A landmark bill to recognize six tribes in Virginia is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature. Final passage of H.R.984, the Thomasina E...
article Ireland’s Gambling Control Bill could finally pass with new independent regulator proposal (1/12/2018)
(Ireland) -- Ministers in Ireland have put forward proposals for an independent regulatory body that would handle all aspects of gambling control. If successful, the...
article Tribe’s land-into-trust bill has movement, support (1/11/2018)
(Tennessee) -- A bill that would bring several historic Cherokee sites back under the control of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has support from various leaders.
article President Trump signs second Indian bill into law to help tribes in Oregon (1/10/2018)
(Oregon) -- Less than a month after securing his first Indian legislative achievement, President Donald Trump has signed a second tribal bill into law.

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