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Massachusetts Gaming

article OP/ED: Hold all bets (10/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Maybe the rapid expansion of legalized gambling in Massachusetts isn’t the jackpot everyone thought it was going to be. And that has...
article OP/ED: Lottery holds up well to new competition (10/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- So much for concerns that legalized casino gambling would dent the revenue stream known as the Massachusetts Lottery. The lottery recorded $1.104...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article OP/ED: Let’s Honor the Indigenous (10/16/2019)
(California) -- Oct. 14, 2019 marked Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday where Native American culture is formally recognized and celebrated.
article It’s Not Just About ‘The Day’ — Do We Need Columbus At All? (10/15/2019)
(USA) -- Let’s talk history. Not pre-Columbian history or even 1492 history, but 2002. Seventeen years ago. It was early fall and season four of The Sopranos was...
article CARDINAL: Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' today and everyday (10/14/2019)
(Canada) -- Happy Indigenous Peoples Day everyone. Remember where you came from. That is the message of today. Have you talked to your mother today? Have you ever...
article LADUKE: “Columbus Day” Reminds Us Why the US Owes Reparations to Native People (10/14/2019)
(USA) -- Dancers from Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America school for indigenous students pray before dancing on Hollywood Boulevard near...
article Native American museum director: Columbus was far from the first to discover America (10/14/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- For decades, Americans have marked the second Monday in October as “Columbus Day.” Why Columbus? Because, as my generation learned in...
article OP/ED: Columbus Day Is Dying. Indigenous Peoples Day Is the Future. (10/14/2019)
(USA) -- “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue”—and in 2019, a growing number of US cities and states are recognizing that the cutesy rhyme we...
article Opinion: On Columbus Day, remember an inspiring Native American (10/14/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Growing up, Columbus Day was simply the day we celebrated the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas. Today, the focus is changing to the...
article Op/Ed: For Life to Continue on Earth, Every Day Must Be Indigenous People’s Day (10/13/2019)
(New York) -- Until relatively recently in human history, most people had a sense of a living Earth. We understood trees, forests, rivers, mountains, humans, animals and...
article Letters: Join us on Indigenous Peoples Day (10/10/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Legislature took the opportunity to make history and vote on proposed legislation to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.
article OP/ED: Columbus Day celebrations need to finally sail away (10/10/2019)
(New Jersey) -- There are a few things in this world that make me irrationally angry. Red Velvet Cake and paying for parking are just a few of these. However, I feel...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article COLE: Changing the course of the opioid epidemic (10/16/2019)
(Indian Country) -- While it takes time to change the course of a national health crisis, I am encouraged that noticeable progress has been made to combat the epidemic...
1 Article on this Issue

Alaska Gaming

article OP/ED: Is it time for a casino in Anchorage? The mayor says yes. (10/15/2019)
(Alaska) -- The federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act is a complicated statute. And past efforts to bring casino gambling to Anchorage are mostly forgotten. But today,...
article Casino in Eklutna is a gamble Berkowitz would take (10/11/2019)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Department of Law can’t seem to make up its mind on whether the 49th state should favor or oppose the opening of a Native-owned casino near...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Missouri Gaming

article EDITORIAL: Owners of illegal gambling machines need to testify (10/14/2019)
(Missouri) -- When Missouri legislators talked about convening hearings to investigate the spread of apparently illegal gambling machines in the state’s bars and...
1 Article on this Issue

Pamunkey Tribe

article Editorial: A Hampton Roads casino? The odds are long. (10/14/2019)
(Virginia) -- THE LAS VEGAS strip glitters and entices, its casinos and luxury hotels exerting a magnetic pull on patrons as strong as the electric lights that cast a...
article Editorial: A Hampton Roads casino? The odds are long. (10/12/2019)
(Virginia) -- Norfolk doesn’t intend to walk the path blazed by Atlantic City and its peers, and residents shouldn’t expect Tidewater Drive to resemble the...
article Letter: Shame on tribe, council (10/6/2019)
(Virginia) -- Shame on the Pamunkey Tribe for wanting to game Norfolk with its “gaming.” There’s no wonder the profiteers of gambling like to call...
article Letter: A rush to the unknown (10/3/2019)
(Virginia) -- Days prior to the Norfolk City Council vote to approve the land sale for a casino, I wrote each member detailing my firsthand knowledge of how casinos...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Chickasaw Nation

article OP/ED: Our economic plan is producing great results for all Chickasaws (10/11/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- At the Chickasaw Nation, we have collectively walked an economic path together for many years, and that path has been built on a solid plan. We began our...
1 Article on this Issue

Elizabeth Warren

article OP/ED: Elizabeth Warren and Ward Churchill: Birds of a Headdress Feather (10/11/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Senator Elizabeth Warren belongs to an elite club of American professors who have risen to academic heights through a fraudulent claim of Native...
article NATIONAL REVIEW: Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Problem Isn’t Going Away (9/30/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- ‘I have listened and I have learned,” said Elizabeth Warren at a forum of Native American voters in Iowa last month. “Like anyone...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Maryland Gaming

article OP/ED: Pimlico and wagering: a family habit (10/11/2019)
(Maryland) -- I'm glad the ponies will continue to run at Pimlico. I’m a faithful race goer, a low-stakes gambler, a Baltimore mom whose annual tradition is to...
article EDITORIAL: Gambling revenue rides to the rescue (again) (10/7/2019)
(Maryland) -- How do you come up with the money to finance a new sports venue? Negotiators representing Baltimore and The Stronach Group faced that daunting question in...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Dowd: Long Island needs to get its share of casino revenue (10/11/2019)
(New York) -- Drive past Jake’s 58 casino any morning on the LIE and you can see the future. The parking lot there is often filled to capacity – at 10 a.m....
article Editorial: Help communities not casino owners (10/10/2019)
(New York) -- Here’s what we know about the Resorts World Casino near Monticello. It cost too much to build and operate. It loses money at a rate that has been,...
article OP/ED: Resorts World Catskills Is A Safe Bet For Travelers (9/30/2019)
(New York) -- For the traveler who believes almost is just not good enough, and except for should be stricken from the lexicon, Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort is...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

press release BILL MILLER: Point of View: Gaming is many things for Oklahoma (10/10/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s gaming industry is one of the state’s largest economic engines. It supports more than 75,000 jobs — 4% of Oklahoma’s...
article Letter to the Editor: Stitt needs to leave the tribes alone (9/29/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- I voted for Gov. Kevin Stitt, and I expected him to do a lot of good things for Oklahoma. But trying to make up the state’s shortage of money by...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Enbridge Pipeline

article LADUKE: With Enbridge's Line 3, Minnesota has betrayed American Indian people yet again (10/9/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Two summers ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) created what then-MNDOT Commissioner Charlie Zell called “an incredibly horrific...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article CATO: Indian Child Welfare Act Creates Unconstitutional Race‐​Based Classifications That Hurt Kids (10/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indian Child Welfare Act strips basic constitutional rights any child who is racially classified as “Indian.” ICWA was initially...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article OP/ED: Making National Parks Accessible to Native People Again (10/9/2019)
(USA) -- A violent, racist history has kept Native people off their ancestral lands for decades. How can we remove the barriers that still exist today?
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article It's Hard to Imagine a Bleaker Leaders' Debate at a More Important Time (10/8/2019)
(Ottawa) -- This election is scant on debates. Literally, in that last night was the only chance Anglo viewers will get to see four of the major parties (and two fringe-...
article OP/ED: The Two Questions I Want To Ask Federal Leaders (10/1/2019)
(Canada) -- This federal election is unfolding as though we’re living in a vacuum—as if this election were happening in the same old status quo context that...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article BLOG: It’s time for the Braves to end the tomahawk chop (10/8/2019)
(Atlanta) -- The Atlanta Braves are without doubt one of the most talented young teams in Major League Baseball. That talent has been on full display in the club’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Redskins

article Washington’s sports teams have been a treat lately, except the one with that name (10/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Watching Washington’s professional sports teams in action lately has been a real treat, for the most part. The Nationals are now tied in the...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article OP/ED: The FBI's continued culture of silence when Montana needs it most (10/7/2019)
(Montana) -- Maybe the Federal Bureau of Investigation's most notable area agent and presence in Montana must scale back his important work because Washington, D.C...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Bagnall: Melnyk's gambling debt defence gets complicated (10/7/2019)
(Ottawa) -- The legal fight over Eugene Melnyk’s alleged gambling debt appears to have taken on a life of its own. A Connecticut casino run by the Mohegan Tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article OP/ED: Getting rid of Donald Trump won't solve America's deep-seated problems (10/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Ya'at'eeh, my relatives. This weekend I sat with my cup of gohwééh (coffee) and pondered the political chaos that has enveloped our nation...
article OP/ED: Serial Impeachment Leading to Resignation -- The Democrats' Optimal Strategic Game (10/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Democrats have no choice but to impeach President Trump. He has committed a long list of high crimes and misdemeanors.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article EDITORIAL: First The Thruway, Now The Casinos (10/6/2019)
(New York) -- It took far too long, but the good news is that New York State and the Seneca Nation of Indians have agreed to a plan that will allow for desperately...
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article OP/ED: Gaming Board should play hardball with Arlington owner Churchill Downs (10/4/2019)
(Illinois) -- A casino at Arlington Park would dramatically enhance the venue’s entertainment appeal, bolster live racing by driving more dollars into purses, and...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article OP/ED: The non-economic consequences of POGO (10/3/2019)
(Philippines) -- First, POGO stands for Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators. Regardless of any acronym or euphemism, it is into making money from a vice. The economic...
1 Article on this Issue

North Dakota Gaming

article State needs to be cautious about gambling (10/2/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Since the introduction of electronic pull tabs in August 2018, wagering has soared in the state. Because of this, the director of the charitable gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerStars

article OP/ED: Paddy Power Owner Makes a $6 Billion Bet Against the Antitrust Police (10/2/2019)
(New York) -- When a bookmaker’s shares shoot up as much as 22% on a wager to dominate the market for online betting, you can see what investors are thinking: This...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado River Indian Tribes

article LETTER: To the Editor: Former Riverview Manager tells his side (9/30/2019)
(Arizona) -- Editor, The recent article about the closing of Riverview Park because of deficiencies is inaccurate. The Riverview Park is just about in its 80th year and...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article GIAGO: Native American media faces a perilous future (9/30/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Here’s what was happening in the field of Native American media 50 years ago. Innovators like Gerald One Feather, former president of the Oglala...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting

article CSM: The headwinds against legalized sports betting (9/30/2019)
(USA) -- In the 16 months since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the country’s wealthiest sports league, the NFL, has...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article EDITORIAL: Growing casino market should be part of state’s Atlantic City plan (9/29/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Fertitta Entertainment has done a great job with its Golden Nugget Atlantic City, making it one of the city’s leading casinos. Its total gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article OPINION | Inuit need a federal government willing to work with us (10/17/2019)
(Nunavut) -- As election day approaches, we at the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) ask Canadians to elect a government that will continue to work with Inuit in the...
article OP/ED: A Call to Modernize American Philanthropy (10/16/2019)
(USA) -- When America’s philanthropic and social sector were developed early in the 20th century, the design resembled elements of colonial social architecture:...
article Opinion | Gov. Whitmer prioritizes Native American students in Michigan budget (10/16/2019)
(Michigan) -- On Sept. 30, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Michigan’s new budget that included cuts to rural counties, local businesses, infrastructure, road patrol...
article Mark Charles: “You cannot discover lands already inhabited” (10/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The first sentence of Mark Charles book, “Unsettling Truths – The Ongoing Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery,” reads...
article Opinion: How the U.S. still abuses indigenous people (10/15/2019)
(New York) -- As we honor the culture and history of indigenous peoples this weekend, Americans must also acknowledge the historical persecution of indigenous people at...
article EDITORIAL: Many thanks to Blue Lake Rancheria (10/12/2019)
(California) -- Some credit must also go to Enterprise rent-a-car assistant manager Caitlin Hall, who had the inspired idea to call Blue Lake Casino and Hotel on...
article OP/ED: How one Dene northerner is deciding how to vote (10/10/2019)
(Ottawa) -- It's no wonder there is distrust amongst Indigenous communities when it comes to placing their confidence in Canadian politics. Under Canadian Law,...
article OP/ED: Are we a vanquished 'tribe' or an independent 'Nation?' (10/10/2019)
(Indian Country) -- I think often about what the Euro-Americans encountered when they arrived here on the Great Plains. Based on my self-study of my language, culture,...
article Opinion: Custer Died For Your Sins, tributes from Indian Country (10/10/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Fifty-years years ago Vine Deloria, Jr., an enrolled citizen of the Standing Rock Lakota Nation, published Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto...
article OP/ED: The Stutter Group, a primer (10/9/2019)
(Wall Street) -- When I first read that Flutter – AKA Paddy Power Betfair Fanduel Draft – was acquiring The Stars Group – AKA Amaya Full Tilt Pokerstars Skybet – to...
article OP/ED: Blackface and an about-face: How Canada’s promise of reconciliation went wrong (10/8/2019)
(Ottawa) -- When photos of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in black and brown face surfaced, I was holding a copy of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s September 2019...
article Opinion: How Congress turns citizens’ voices into data points (10/2/2019)
(California) -- Big technology companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google aren’t the only ones facing huge political concerns about using citizen data: So is...
article Opinion: Untangling tattoos’ influence on immune response (10/2/2019)
(Alabama) -- I lay on the mat of the open-air bungalow in Apia, Samoa, looking up at a gecko. As its tail quivered, I felt a sympathetic twitch in my leg. Su’a...
article Column: By learning from history we can heal old wounds (10/2/2019)
(Colorado) -- Last month’s column lauded the bravery of Captain Silas Soule in his refusal to obey orders on Nov. 29, 1864, when almost 700 American troops...
article Column: Let’s shake-up the Super Bowl halftime show (10/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Did you know, year in and year out, you have a ticket to the biggest concert in the world? That’s right, you do! The Super Bowl halftime show...
article SCHUETZ: Rosa Parks Would Not Stand for a Manel (9/30/2019)
(USA) -- Are civil rights and women’s rights connected? Undoubtedly says gaming industry veteran Richard Schuetz. Just reflect on the history of Rosa Parks (l.)...
article Assemblymember Waldron: Supporting Native Americans (9/29/2019)
(California) -- The 52nd Native American Day was celebrated September 27, as a time to honor and remember the contributions of California's tribal nations, to...
article From the ground up: The wind of change (9/27/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- This summer, I was visited by multiple colleagues from across Europe, many for business reasons wanting to know more about Las Vegas. Just 48 hours after...
article OP/ED: Trudeau and blackface: it's time to stop a practice that's as Canadian as hockey (9/26/2019)
(Canada) -- Canada has an international reputation as a culturally diverse nation with a policy and ethos of multiculturalism. Frequently compared to the US, many...
article OP/ED: Keep your grubbies off our oligarchy pie (9/26/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- One thing about political arguments, even when your argument is strong and sharply defined, and the counter argument is wholesale hooey, you still...

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