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Colville Tribe

article ‘Burnt, like I am’: After fires burn through Colville Reservation, efforts underway to recover, adapt (9/26/2020)
(Washington) -- When the fire roared down the western edge of the Colville Reservation, Jimmy Timentwa jumped in the 2002 cherry red convertible Corvette he won in a...
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Voter Suppression

article 'They don't want us here': Native Americans struggle to vote in US election (9/26/2020)
(Indian Country) -- When you drive down one of the dirt roads on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, then stop the car and get out, all you hear is: Silence....
article Judge rules against Navajo Nation voter lawsuit to force Arizona to count late-arriving mail-in ballots (9/25/2020)
(Arizona) -- A federal judge on Friday denied a request by several voters to require that election officials count mail ballots received from the Navajo Nation after 7 p...
article Native American Groups Sue South Dakota Over Voting Rights (9/16/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A Native American voting rights group and two tribes on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit against South Dakota state agencies, alleging that the state...
article Trump committee intercedes vs. tribal-voting lawsuit in Arizona (9/3/2020)
(Arizona) -- President Trump's reelection committee is fighting an attempt by Navajo Nation members to force Arizona to count mail-in ballots from reservation voters...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Court removes Pendley from role as public lands chief (9/25/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge on Friday ordered William Pendley to be removed as leader of the head of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), a role that typically...
1 Article on this Issue

Colorado River Indian Tribes

article BlueWater employee tests positive for coronavirus (9/24/2020)
(Arizona) -- The Colorado River Indian Tribes are informing the public that an employee at the BlueWater Resort & Casino has tested positive for the coronavirus,...
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Donald Trump

article The Trump Files: The Shady Way Fred Trump Tried to Save His Son’s Casino (9/24/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- Donald Trump’s career was built on help from his father, Fred, whether it was the years Trump spent managing his dad’s apartment building...
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Historical Racing Machines

press release Kentucky Supreme Court Rules Slot Machines Illegal (9/24/2020)
(Kentucky) -- The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday that historical horse racing slot machines are illegal under the state’s definition of pari-mutuel betting...
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Michigan Gaming

article Michigan prepares for online sports betting by 'late fall' (9/24/2020)
(Michigan) -- Sports gambling fanatics soon could be able to save the gas. The head of the Michigan Gaming Control Board said this week that online gambling and sports...
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Pamunkey Tribe

article Who’s funding opposition to Norfolk casino? Even citizens involved say they don’t know. (9/24/2020)
(Virginia) -- Voters already have started to cast ballots to decide whether to give the green light to the Pamunkey Indian Tribe and their billionaire backer to build a...
1 Article on this Issue

PokerStars

article Isai Scheinberg escapes with fine for illegal gambling (9/24/2020)
(New York) -- Isai Scheinberg, the founder of PokerStars, has been fined $30,000 for his role in running an illegal internet gaming business in the US, but avoided jail...
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BIA

article Tribe asks for new BIA superintendent (9/23/2020)
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is asking the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to give it a new agency superintendent following a unanimous vote...
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Minnesota Gaming

article Tribes dealt severe economic blow as pandemic squeezes casino revenues (9/23/2020)
(Minnesota) -- The Shooting Star Casino was a logical choice as a site for drive-in coronavirus testing on the Ojibwe White Earth Reservation.The sprawling casino, hotel...
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Native Voices

article View the entire 'Indigenous Impacts' project (9/23/2020)
(Indian Country) -- "Indigenous Impacts: How Native American communities are responding to COVID-19" takes a deep dive into the effects of the coronavirus on...
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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Naskila Gaming seeks support for new gambling bill (9/21/2020)
(Texas) -- Naskila Gaming, an electronic bingo facility in Polk County, is a popular destination for gaming enthusiasts in Conroe and Montgomery. It sits on land...
article Sen. Cornyn stands against tribal gaming bill backed by East Texas Republicans (9/14/2020)
(Texas) -- Congress is poised to allow gaming on the lands of two Native American tribes in Texas after the U.S. House passed a bill pushed by Texas Republicans to take...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan develops large gatherings playbook (9/21/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun is not waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine before welcoming guests to its $80-million Earth Expo & Convention Center that counted more than...
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Postle Scandal

article The Cheating Scandal That Ripped the Poker World Apart (9/21/2020)
(California) -- Mike Postle was on another tear. The moonfaced 42-year-old was deep into a marathon poker session at Stones Gambling Hall, a boxy glass-and-steel casino...
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Sports Leagues

article From ‘Irreparable Harm’ to Moneymaker: A Brief History of NCAA Sports Betting Policy (9/21/2020)
(USA) -- Earlier this month, NCAA member institution The University of Colorado announced a five-year agreement with PointsBet, a sports betting operator with soon-to-be...
article Sports betting deal reached between DraftKings and NFL’s New York Giants (9/16/2020)
(New York) -- The latest sports betting deal has matched up DraftKings with the New York Giants and will include a “virtual” sports lounge on game day, which...
article Cubs want to open a sportsbook at Wrigley Field for legal game bets in a partnership with DraftKings (9/3/2020)
(Illinois) -- Gambling is nothing new at Wrigley Field, as longtime bleacher denizens know, but the ballpark might be getting a legal sportsbook if the Chicago Cubs and...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Census

article How Trump Officials Cut The 2020 Census Short Amid The Pandemic (9/20/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump said it was a “situation that has to be.” A month after he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, Trump...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article COVID-19 at Las Vegas resorts: Where have possible exposures happened? Nevada released a list. (9/18/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Disease investigators have released a list of places where possible COVID-19 exposures have happened in Southern Nevada, and dozens of popular hotel-...
article Elon Musk’s Tunnel Under Las Vegas for Self-Driving Cars Is Almost Complete (9/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- For most of 2020, Elon Musk has dominated news headlines for SpaceX rocket launches and Tesla’s wild stock movements, so much so that it’s...
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New Mexico Gaming

article Upping their bets (9/17/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The changes could mean an end to the state’s gambling compacts with Native American tribes, which produces about $70 million a year in revenue...
article Game Off: State facing job losses, $55 million casino and gaming revenue shortfall as tribes consider how to reopen casinos (9/1/2020)
(New Mexico) -- A pre-pandemic weekend night would normally fill casinos and racetracks up and down the corridors of New Mexico to the brim with both locals and tourists...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

McGirt

article PBS: What SCOTUS' McGirt v. Oklahoma means for Native tribes (9/16/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently that much of eastern Oklahoma remains Native land. The decision granted jurisdictional control for most criminal...
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Pennsylvania Gaming

article Workers at Rivers Casino Philadelphia complain of coronavirus secrecy and lax safety (9/16/2020)
(Pennsylvania) -- When Rivers Casino Philadelphia reopened its doors in July after months of coronavirus-related shutdowns, its returning employees had to make some...
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Maryland Gaming

article DraftKings, FanDuel have spent $750,000 on campaign to legalize Maryland sports betting on November ballot (9/15/2020)
(Maryland) -- An organization funded with $500,000 from FanDuel and $250,000 from DraftKings — the fantasy sports and betting sites — says it is launching a...
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Caesars

article ‘There’s a lot of money to be made’ — Caesars CEO still bullish about sports betting after ESPN deal (9/14/2020)
(New York) -- Caesars Entertainment CEO Tom Reeg told CNBC on Monday that the further legalization of sports betting is one of the biggest growth opportunities for the...
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Mobile Gaming

article Addicted to losing: How casino-like apps have drained people of millions (9/14/2020)
(USA) -- Shellz, 37, a nurse from Houston, spends at least two hours a day with her husband playing a casino-style smartphone game called Jackpot Magic. The app offers a...
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Cherokee Nation

article CNB casinos open under strict safety protocols (9/13/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impose the need for restrictions, Cherokee Nation Businesses has its casino doors open with social distancing and...
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COVID-19

article Skating on Stolen Land (9/13/2020)
(Indian Country) -- A roller skating fundraising campaign for Navajo health during the pandemic? At first I thought I had misunderstood my colleague Daisy Purdy’s...
article CDC report: dining out increases risk of contracting coronavirus more than other activities (9/10/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Dining out is one of the riskiest possible activities during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report issued by the Centers for Disease...
article REPORT: Indian Country small businesses face strong headwinds in COVID-19 recovery (9/9/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to economic and health hardships throughout Indian Country, affecting the many small businesses that are the backbone...
article Tribal casinos weigh balancing risks of doing business amid COVID-19 (9/5/2020)
(USA) -- As the country’s economy slowly opens back up while COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, tribal gaming finds itself caught in a bind: restoring an...
article COVID-19 Is Putting Essential Indigenous Casino Revenue At Risk (8/31/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly all open Indigenous-run casinos in the U.S. are operating at half capacity, putting essential money for healthcare and education at risk, according...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article DraftKings, Penn National: Echoes Of The 2000 Dotcom Bubble Getting Louder By The Day (9/13/2020)
(Wall Street) -- A Columbia University professor of mine who taught a class in logic admonished us to follow a single, iron clad rule throughout our careers “Be...
1 Article on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Nebraska high court allows casino measure on ballot, giving win to Ho-Chunk's Atokad track (9/10/2020)
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska voters should get a chance this year to legalize casino gambling in South Sioux City and other cities with horse tracks, the state Supreme Court...
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Indian Gaming

article Rural Southwestern Tribal Casinos Have Worriesome Outlook for Recovery (9/9/2020)
(USA) -- Tribal gaming properties in the Southwestern US, especially those in rural areas, are among the most vulnerable to continuing economic risk because of the...
article Tribal casinos weigh dueling risks of COVID-19, economic ruin (8/31/2020)
(Indian Country) -- As the country’s economy slowly opens back up while COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, tribal gaming finds itself caught in a bind:...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Food Sovereignty

article Centuries After Their Loss and Theft, Native American Seeds Are Reuniting With Their Tribes (9/8/2020)
(Indian Country) -- The squash had traveled a thousand miles to rest quietly on Henrietta Gomez’s arms. The elder farmer from Taos Pueblo, a 1,000-year-old...
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Santa Ana Pueblo

article Pueblo leaves city naming-rights agreement (9/7/2020)
(New Mexico) -- The City of Rio Rancho will spend about $20,000 to change the name of Santa Ana Star Center to Rio Rancho Events Center, on top of no longer having...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article FTC & California Court Examine Possible Illegal Gambling in Video Games (9/5/2020)
(California) -- California resident Kevin Ramirez has filed a federal lawsuit against Electronic Arts, claiming their video games contain illicit gambling. Ramirez is...
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Shinnecock Tribe

article Shinnecock Nation announces deal with Seminole Hard Rock for casino venture (9/2/2020)
(New York) -- The Shinnecock Indian Nation on Wednesday disclosed several strategic moves to reignite its decade-long plans to enter casino gaming in New York,...
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Commercial Gaming

article Collapse And Recovery: The COVID-19 Casino Shutdown In Numbers (9/1/2020)
(USA) -- There are few areas of the US economy that haven’t been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic. The brick-and-mortar casino industry has been one of the hardest...
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Macau Gaming

article Association calls on Macau gov’t to extend concessions (8/30/2020)
(Macau) -- A gaming association is calling on the government to extend the current gaming concessionaires which are scheduled to expire in June 2022. Speaking to the...
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Wyoming Gaming

article ICYMI: Statewide gaming rules will hurt reservation casinos, says expert (8/30/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Statewide gaming provisions enacted by the Wyoming Legislature in March could result in hundreds of jobs – and millions of dollars – lost in the...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Federal grand jury subpoenas Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe for documents related to the election of Chairman Cedric Cromwell (8/28/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- A federal grand jury investigation into the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is now digging for information on the re-elections of tribal Chairman Cedric...
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Other News

article 2020 State Of The Industry Survey Results: A Transformational Moment (9/25/2020)
(USA) -- We are grateful to the more than 1,350 live industry professionals who participated in Pollstar and VenuesNow’s 2020 State of the Industry Survey, the...
article Oklahoma Supreme Court denies Gov. Stitt’s request for rehearing on gaming compact ruling (9/15/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied Gov. Kevin Stitt’s request for a rehearing after the high court ruled Stitt’s compact with the Otoe-Missouria...
article Casino Sues Scientific Games, Bally’s for Antitrust Law Violations, Charge 100% Card-Shuffler Monopoly (9/15/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, a casino operator, alleges in a proposed class action that Scientific Games Corp., Bally Technologies, Inc., and...
article The Woman Propositioned by Alaska’s Former Lieutenant Governor Tells Her Story for the First Time (9/10/2020)
(Alaska) -- As the elevator rose, Jody Potts wondered at the possibilities. It was late on a Sunday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2018, in downtown Anchorage. Potts was in town on...
article Long Island Bar Set Up Betting Pool Over How Many People Will Be Shot In NYC, Chicago This Weekend (9/3/2020)
(New York) -- A Long Island bar set up a gambling pool over how many shootings would occur in NYC and Chicago over Labor Day weekend—a vile move that could get the...
article ‘We’ve Already Survived an Apocalypse’: Indigenous Writers Are Changing Sci-Fi (8/15/2020)
(Indian Country) -- When Cherie Dimaline was growing up near Penetanguishene, a small town on the Georgian Bay in Ontario, her grandmother and great-aunts told her...
article School-to-prison pipeline has deep roots in tangled history of tribal schools (8/13/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- In the early 1930s, Robert Carr, a member of the Creek Nation, was expelled for “incorrigible behavior” from Chilocco Indian Agricultural...
article Cooperative enterprises may lead to “new normal” for Native businesses (8/7/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Business has been grinding to a halt in much of Indian Country, perhaps more than in the U.S. economy at large, prompting a Minnesota-based Native...
article Disease holds all the cards for economic recovery, professor says (8/2/2020)
(USA) -- The number of people visiting Atlantic City casinos illustrates why the coronavirus threat – not government declarations – will determine how...
article Greyhound group finds dogs at Southland trained on live animals (7/27/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Live-lure training is the practice of training greyhounds for the racetrack with live animals, typically jackrabbits. It’s a barbaric practice in...
article Iroquois Exclusion from IWGA Event Renews Debate over Sovereignty (7/24/2020)
(Alabama) -- The Iroquois Nationals would not need passports to travel to Birmingham, Alabama. But the question of Haudenosaunee sovereignty — and the governing...
article Fighting for native rights: Ever resilient, Boulder-based Native American Rights Fund turns 50 (7/19/2020)
(Colorado) -- John Echohawk, executive director and founding member of the Native American Rights Fund, has worked in law for half a century protecting the rights of...
article After Long-Sought Wins For Native Americans, What's Next? (7/15/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- There have been several big victories for Native American rights in the last week. One from the Supreme Court on tribal land in Oklahoma. Another...
article Washington state justices void 1916 tribal rights ruling as racist (7/10/2020)
(Washington) -- Washington state’s Supreme Court on Friday vacated a 1916 ruling that allowed a prosecutor to bring criminal charges against a tribal fisherman as...
article Inside expensive downward spiral of the $315 million Powerball winner (7/4/2020)
(West Virginia) -- Luck was the last thing that Jack Whittaker needed. In fact, it was so-called good fortune that set off the decimation of Whittaker, who died June 27...
article BOK scrambles to stem losses from shuttered tribal casinos (6/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- When BOK Financial took its once local business of lending to Native American casinos national in 2018, executives never suspected revenues from gaming...
article The Rebirth of Red Power (6/1/2020)
(Indian Country) -- On an early November morning in 1969, Richard Oakes, shirtless but with his boots still strapped on, leaped off the side of the three-masted boat...
article Swedish government considers online casino shut-down (4/9/2020)
(Sweden) -- Reports from Sweden suggest government ministers are mulling a temporary shut-down or new restrictions on online casino to avoid an increase in gambling...
article Tilman Fertitta furloughs 40,000 workers at his casino, hotel and restaurant empire (3/24/2020)
(Texas) -- Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta said he’s had to temporarily lay off roughly 40,000 workers at his casino, hotel and restaurant empire to limit the...
article Virginia moves closer to casino gaming, posing real threat to MGM National Harbor's revenue (3/9/2020)
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s House and Senate signed off on legislation Saturday and Sunday that will allow five cities to hold public referendums as early as November...

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