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Native Voices

article CHIEF BAKER: Native students have the right to wear eagle feathers at graduation (4/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- High school graduation ceremonies across Oklahoma will soon take place. Graduation from high school is an especially significant occasion for Cherokee...
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Ohio Gaming

article OP/ED: Cleveland casinos should close for Good Friday’s solemn afternoon hours (4/19/2019)
(Ohio) -- Do you remember the times when Good Friday was a day in Cleveland that was respected and many businesses closed during the afternoon? How do you feel about the...
article Editorial: Casino Control Commission can best regulate sports betting (4/13/2019)
(Ohio) -- The Dispatch is skeptical that legalized sports betting will, on balance, be good for Ohio. But since it appears certain to come, we hope lawmakers will set up...
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Pine Ridge

article OP/ED: FDOT holding Pine Ridge hostage (4/19/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The residents of Pine Ridge have been held hostage to the Suncoast Parkway extension by FDOT and more recently the county for approximately. 20 years....
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Buffalo & Bison

article OP/ED: National Bison Range belongs to all Americans, not CSKT (4/18/2019)
(Montana) -- Recently, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) announced their renewed effort to have owernership of the National Bison Range (NBR), a federal...
article OP/ED: Next chapter for National Bison Range (4/18/2019)
(Montana) -- In the 1930s, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes had proposed that the Mission Mountains on the Flathead Indian Reservation be designated as a...
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Seneca Niagara

article Editorial: Senecas are bound by arbitration (4/17/2019)
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation was for binding arbitration before it was against it. The nation changed its position after an arbitration panel ruled for New York State...
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Wynn Boston Harbor

article BOSTON GLOBE: Wynn Resorts should keep gaming license (4/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Here’s the state’s dilemma: Massachusetts is counting on the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor casino rising on the banks of the Mystic...
article Editorial: Gaming Commission won’t stream Wynn hearing or post report online (4/1/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Back in 2013, when Steve Wynn came before the state Gaming Commission to argue that he was suitable to hold a Massachusetts casino license, the...
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Iowa Gaming

article Letter to the editor: Bets off, Iowa (4/16/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowa casinos want the out-of-state billionaire carpetbaggers like DraftKings and FanDuel to serve as bookies for the casinos — handling their sports and...
article COLUMN: Iowa must reject online sports betting (4/13/2019)
(Iowa) -- The issue of legalizing online sports betting still is alive in our Legislature and could have a major influence on many lives in Iowa. My perspective on this...
article Column: Iowans should speak out against sports betting (3/31/2019)
(Iowa) -- State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann’s gambling bill would legalize on-site and online college and professional sports betting, as well as daily fantasy sports...
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Indiana Gaming

article Mark Bennett: Preparing for the good and bad (4/15/2019)
(Indiana) -- A casino could open in Terre Haute a couple years from now. If national statistics prove true here, a small percentage of residents could develop a gambling...
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Cherokee Nation

article CHIEF BAKER: Making great strides in economic growth, development and diversification (4/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Our tribal government is the sole owner, or shareholder, of Cherokee Nation Businesses. CNB is not just the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, but for all...
article Letter to the Editor: Tribal car tags taking millions from public schools (3/30/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- In a recent article about the Cherokee Nation contributing $5.7 million to schools, Chief Bill John Baker informs the audience of the annual generosity of...
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Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Staff Editorial: Tobacco age limit poses dilemma for tribes (4/13/2019)
(Washington) -- The Washington State Legislature recently passed a bill that would raise the legal age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products, e-cigarettes and...
article Staff Editorial: Tobacco age limit poses dilemma for tribes (4/12/2019)
(Washington) -- The Washington State Legislature recently passed a bill that would raise the legal age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products, e-cigarettes and...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article OP/ED: Deepening regret over Pennsylvania's 2017 gambling expansion (4/12/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- In Berks County’s Caernarvon Township, which borders Lancaster County, plans for Hollywood Casino Morgantown — a $110 million, 86,000-...
article OP/ED: Casinos are still a bad bet in Pa. (4/5/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- The casino industry and its addicted enabler — a.k.a. your elected Pennsylvania representatives — never ceases in their efforts to bring...
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Texas Gaming

article OP/ED: All froth, no pour? Catchy ideas changing Texas beer, liquor and gambling laws may go flat (4/12/2019)
(Texas) -- It’s a seemingly catchy idea: Let Texas join the rest of the nation in letting adults buy beer to go from home-grown craft breweries. Smaller brewpubs...
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Alabama Gaming

article OP/ED: An Alabama Lottery would not target the poor, but fearmongers do (4/11/2019)
(Alabama) -- Well, we can all relax now. The Senate is preparing to vote on a bill introduced that would prohibit Alabama counties and cities from banning plastic bags...
article OP/ED: Trump warned against it in 1993, now it’s coming home to Alabama (4/3/2019)
(Alabama) -- Over 25 years ago, then-business mogul Donald Trump sued the federal government over what he believed was the unfair advantage it afforded Indian gaming...
article OP/ED: Albritton, Marsh introduce Indian lottery bill, sell out Alabama citizens (4/2/2019)
(Alabama) -- Sens. Greg Albritton and Del Marsh are sellouts. There are probably nicer ways I could say that, but what’s the point, really? Why am I worried about...
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Macau Gaming

article OP/ED: What is going on in Macau these days? (4/11/2019)
(Macau) -- In March, casino revenue in Macau fell 0.4 percent to $3.2 billion; in February revenue was up 4.4 percent and in January down 5 percent. VIP win was down 10...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article OP/ED: Casino hearing a reminder of the downsides of legal gambling (4/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The larger takeaway from last week's hearing may be the realization of exactly what Massachusetts brought upon itself by legalizing gambling...
article LETTER: Casino bill aimed to protect jobs and revenues without saturating market (4/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- We are pleased that the Globe acknowledges in its recent editorial that Plainridge Park Casino is a model gaming operation in the state (“A bad...
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Seminole Tribe

article OP/ED: Compact is a sweetheart deal for the Seminoles because state is underpaid (4/11/2019)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a global gaming empire. There’s no other way to say it. In 2006 the tribe purchased Hard Rock International for $965...
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Labor & Tribes

article OP/ED: Union: Protect casino workers from hedge fund neglect (4/10/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- The nation's largest casino workers union is asking gambling regulators to protect employees from neglect by hedge funds or private equity firms...
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Land Issues

article BLOG: A Battle is Being Waged to Save Bears Ears, Chaco Canyon National Parks (4/10/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- During his tenure, Barack Obama gave roughly 553 million acres of land national protection (more than even famed conservationist Theodore Roosevelt...
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Louisiana Gaming

article James Gill: How Harrah's casino deal made Taylor Barras look like a chump, John Alario look like a sage (4/10/2019)
(Louisiana) -- You know a deal is real taxpayer ripoff if 21 lobbyists are required to get it past Louisiana's sleepy House of Representatives. That's what...
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Montana Gaming

article OP/ED: Start discussion on benefits of sports betting (4/10/2019)
(Montana) -- Add Montana to the long list of states considering legalized sports betting. Kalispell Republican Sen. Mark Blasdel recently introduced a bill to the state...
article OP/ED: Tying sports betting to bars drives up alcohol license prices (4/10/2019)
(Montana) -- Once again, the Legislature avoids a chance to help Montana consumers, restaurants and communities. And once again, they have the gleeful support of the...
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Sports Leagues

article OP/ED: NCAA Tournament experience transcends other sporting events (4/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- The NCAA Tournament is one of the best events in American sports. It’s proof that everyone adores watching amateurs compete in high-stakes competition...
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Poarch Creek

article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: PCI tribe admits state played into their hands, still calls Alabama ‘their deadliest enemies’ (4/9/2019)
(Alabama) -- Former Poarch Creek Band of Indians’ attorney general in the fall of 2016 bragged to the magazine “Indian Gaming Lawyer” that the state of...
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Singapore Gaming

article COHEN: Singapore Makes Casinos An Offer They Can't Refuse (4/9/2019)
(Singapore) -- Singapore’s two casinos came out of the gate strong in 2010 with estimated gross gaming revenue of US$6 billion. The city appeared poised to join...
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Fantasy Sports

article Fantasy Sports: Game of Skills or Game of Chance? (4/8/2019)
(Internet) -- The idea of fantasy sports has been there since the 1950s. Fantasy sports are basically groups where people create imaginary teams made up of professional...
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Kentucky Gaming

article COMMENTARY: Legislature should be lauded for rejecting bad betting bill (4/8/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Unfortunately, the Kentucky Standard editorial board responded to the defeat of Kentucky House Bill 175 (the so-called “sports wagering” bill)...
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Wynn Resorts

article COLUMN: Gaming Commission should give Elaine Wynn and casino CEO Maddox the boot (4/8/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Steve Wynn is gone from Wynn Resorts. But not his ugly legacy. That lingers, as long as Matt Maddox, Wynn’s handpicked successor, runs Wynn...
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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article LETTER: EBCI tribal member opposes Catawba casino proposal (4/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- To the Editor, The Catawba Indian Tribe is proposing a casino complex near Charlotte. They have succeeded in getting their Senator Lindsey Graham, of...
article OP/ED: My bet's on Cherokee casinos (4/3/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Here's what's happening in the General Assembly on Thursday, April 4: The Senate Rules committee considers allowing betting on college and...
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Food Sovereignty

article Complicated Rules For Foraging Aren’t Helping Our National Parks (4/5/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Officials from the National Park Service (NPS) announced an agreement last week with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians that will allow select...
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IHS

article Ernestine Chasing Hawk: 'Low-life bullies' attack my reporting on Indian hospital (4/3/2019)
(South Dakota) -- First of all I am not one to engage in online tit-for-tat when my integrity as a journalist is being challenged. I spent many years on the therapy...
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Japan Gaming

article OP/ED:The Labour Challenge for Japan’s Casino Resorts (4/3/2019)
(Japan) -- Integrated casino resorts are moving closer to becoming a reality in Japan. While the Integrated Resort (IR) Implementation Bill was passed by Japan's...
article COHEN: Osaka Votes To Decide Casino Question, But Not The Big One (3/31/2019)
(Japan) -- On Sunday, voters in Osaka will choose a new mayor and governor in elections that carry strong implications for the effort to obtain a license for a casino...
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MMIW

article Opinion: When you refer to women as 'girls', you rob them of their power (4/3/2019)
(Nova Scotia) -- A year and a half ago, I had the absolute pleasure and honour of touring with a group of fierce women while we brought the story of a residential school...
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Mining & Drilling

article LADUKE: Sleeping with the Wiindigo, and how to wake up (4/2/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Way to go Fond du Lac. First you all throw us under the bus over a pipeline. All Minnesota Chippewa Tribes opposed the pipeline formally, but then, you...
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Australia Gaming

article LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Libraries and casinos not a good mix (4/1/2019)
(Australia) -- I was distressed to read the following comment in the above article from Jim Wooder, project manager with Harbour Royal Development, at Wednesday’s...
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Illinois Gaming

article Editorial | Gambling fever? (4/1/2019)
(Illinois) -- How does one freeze a raging fire? It's easy to sympathize with Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin's call for a moratorium on the expansion of video...
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New York Gaming

article Editorials: Long story short (3/31/2019)
(New York) -- A shell game? A sucker's bet? Throwing good money after bad? It's tough to decide which gambling metaphor best describes efforts by Rush Street...
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Nez Perce Tribe

article Learning from our neighbors, the Nez Perce (3/30/2019)
(Idaho) -- Growing up in eastern Montana the first 13 years of my life, I was fortunate to be exposed to many Native American tribes and peoples. I went to school with...
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Other News

article OP/ED: Native American studies: Where to begin? (4/17/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- With its recent announcement that it will add instruction on Native American history and issues to its history and social studies curriculum, the...
article LETTER: There will never be a winner in the Redskin mascot battle. (4/12/2019)
(Idaho) -- Pride in the Redskin name runs deep through generations of valley citizens. Others can see nothing but potential for Native Americans to be offended.
article OP/ED: Who exactly pays for reparations? (4/12/2019)
(USA) -- It’s like when one of the 20 Democrat candidates for President offer something really stupid to the national discussion, there is a pile on. The latest...
article Arne Vainio: 'I want you to never miss anyone's cancer' (4/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- I was looking for an old truck someone had told me about and I thought I had the right place. She slowly stepped out of the house into the hot summer...
article Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribes maintain sacred relationship with cottonwood trees (4/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Now that spring is nearly upon us… the cottonwood trees are just beginning to bud. They will bloom and then by late summer catkins produce the...
article OP/ED: Appomattox and our desperate need for constructive civility (4/9/2019)
(Utah) -- On this day in 1865, with his army demoralized, beleaguered and defeated, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee met Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a small home in the...
article Liberty Vittert: How to win three times more money at the casino (4/7/2019)
(USA) -- Some casino chains are making it harder to win, and people are getting bamboozled by it. Let’s start at the beginning, taking roulette. For any non-...
article Letters: Hogan missed revenue requirement; traffic congestion and more from readers (4/5/2019)
(Maryland) -- Gov. Larry Hogan has failed to abide by a major provision of the Constitutional Amendment approved overwhelmingly by the voters in November 2018. This...
article OP/ED: Buy Native (4/5/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Spring has sprung, and pollen is in the air. The impact of allergens increases as I grow older. Sinuses swell, the nose runs, and my balance is just...
article Ivan Star Comes Out: So-called 'tribal' constitution keeps our people down (4/5/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The majority of us here on the Pine Ridge Reservation have endured unending poverty. Actually, we endured a segregation championed by an autocratic...
article OP/ED: Going Native: Staying Silent, or Standing Up (4/5/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Growing up, my Ojibwe mother was very vigilant about hiding her native self. She never spoke her original language at home or in public. And while her...
article Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribes maintain sacred relationship with cottonwood trees (4/5/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Now that spring is nearly upon us… the cottonwood trees are just beginning to bud. They will bloom and then by late summer catkins produce the...
article Opinion: Nothing less than consent: Consultation and the diminishment of Indigenous rights (4/3/2019)
(USA) -- The concepts of consent and consultation are receiving a lot of attention these days. Although lately consultation has gained the upper hand in the parlance of...
article Column: 100 years after the Black Sox scandal, MLB — now aligned with a gambling partner — owes Buck Weaver and Shoeless Joe Jackson another look (4/3/2019)
(Illinois) -- Never in 100 years would Buck Weaver have imagined Major League Baseball going into business with a “sports gaming” outfit. A century removed...
article OP/ED: CS Matiang'i right on betting tax, wrong on closure (4/2/2019)
(Kenya) -- Taxation goes as far as the history of humanity itself. The history of application of acceptable tax to humanity and business is dotted with a lot of back and...
article OP/ED: Are things really spicing up in India? (4/1/2019)
(India) -- In recent months, the vast majority of the global online gambling industry has been entirely focussed on the U.S. market following the repeal of PASPA in May...
article MLB: Time to reinstate Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson (4/1/2019)
(USA) -- MLB has begun to embrace sports gambling. If that is the case, then it is time that Pete Rose and Shoeless Joe Jackson are reinstated. Over the decades, and...
article OP/ED: Legalized sports betting could be a boon for Wellesley (3/31/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- We’re hearing whispers that a citizen’s petition could be in the works for May’s special town meeting to ensure that Wellesley can...
article LETTER: Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe good choice for marina (3/31/2019)
(Washington) -- In response to “Why does anyone want the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe to acquire John Wayne Marina,” many of us believe that the Jamestown...
article OP/ED: Improving quality of food closet would better help students who need it (3/31/2019)
(California) -- Walking into the food closet in the Student Activities Center is an underwhelming experience at best. They’re not kidding when they call it a...

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