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DOI

article Lucky seven? New leader of Department of the Interior already under scrutiny (4/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The first warning arrived on Thursday. Just a few hours after David Bernhardt was confirmed as the leader of the federal agency with the most...
article Recording Reveals Oil Industry Execs Laughing at Trump Access (3/24/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Gathered for a private meeting at a beachside Ritz-Carlton in Southern California, the oil executives were celebrating a colleague’s sudden...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article Blackstone seeks a buyer for Las Vegas's Cosmopolitan (4/17/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Blackstone Group is exploring strategic options for the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino in Las Vegas, including a possible sale of the strip property,...
article Some Las Vegas resorts cutting fees as visitation declines (3/22/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Some Las Vegas resorts are scaling back their fees or offering “no-resort-fee” promotions during slow periods, despite a lack of data showing...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania nears online sports betting, casino gambling (4/17/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania state regulators say online casino-style gambling, such as poker, and online sports betting is close to getting started. Pennsylvania...
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Seminole Tribe

article Florida, the Seminole Tribe, and a still-contentious gambling deal (4/16/2019)
(Florida) -- A proposed gambling agreement between the state and the Seminole Tribe might be a long shot, but the legal wrangling has already begun. As Sen. Wilton...
1 Article on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article Bill introduced in Congress aims sanctions on MCN (4/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band Inc (MCIFB) strategy for obtaining their MCN citizenship has shifted beyond obtaining a court order as they...
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Supreme Court

article Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (4/15/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to add another Indian law case to its workload but tribes and their advocates are still paying close attention to the...
article Conservatives' takeover of Supreme Court stalled by John Roberts-Brett Kavanaugh bromance (4/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The conservative takeover of the Supreme Court that was anticipated following President Donald Trump's two selections has been stalled by a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wire Act

article Legal opinion could have ‘devastating consequences’ for Mississippi lottery (4/15/2019)
(Mississippi) -- A federal legal opinion is putting every state lottery in jeopardy. But until there’s official guidance, it’s business as usual for...
article Feds move to dismiss NH lottery suit, admit Wire Act not meant to target states (4/10/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The U.S. Department of Justice moved to dismiss the New Hampshire state lottery’s lawsuit that maintains a federal memo written last November...
article Move Over, New Hampshire: NJ May Retake Charge Of Gambling Fight (4/9/2019)
(USA) -- A Department of Justice legal opinion made public in January titled “Reconsidering Whether the Wire Act Applies to Non-Sports Gambling” roiled the...
article The Mouthpiece: Digging up the truth on internet gambling law (4/2/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- We all know that the law of Internet gaming in the USA is what sailors used to call “a soup sandwich”: a self-contradictory circus.
article Lottery Director Warns N.H. Could Lose Millions Pending Outcome of Federal Lawsuit (3/26/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The state's top lottery official is warning lawmakers that New Hampshire could lose millions if it doesn't prevail in its lawsuit against the...
article US DOJ unlikely to reverse its opinion on the Wire Act (3/25/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A move by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to squash a lawsuit against it shows exactly how it feels about the backlash it has received for its...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Caesars

article Caesars Entertainment will be for sale as early as this week (4/13/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment, which owns Harrah’s and Bally’s hotels and casinos, is getting ready to put itself up for sale as soon as this week,...
article Carl Icahn may partner up with Tilman Fertitta for Caesars bid (3/20/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Billionaire Tilman Fertitta, the owner of the Houston Rockets and Golden Nugget Casino, is gearing up to make a second run at Caesars Entertainment...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Skins Betting

article Valve hit with illegal gambling lawsuit by Native American nation that operates a casino in Washington state (4/13/2019)
(Washington) -- A Native American nation that operates a casino in Washington state filed suit against Valve Software, accusing the gaming giant of fostering illegal...
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Fruitport Casino

article Mt. Pleasant Chamber asks members to oppose casino near Muskegon (4/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- The president of Mt. Pleasant's chamber of commerce sent out an email Monday, asking members to submit to federal regulators negative comments about a...
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Seneca Niagara

article Seneca Nation ordered to pay $255 million to New York State (4/10/2019)
(New York) -- An arbitration panel Wednesday ordered the Seneca Nation to pay the state $255 million in lapsed casino revenue-sharing proceeds – though it remained...
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Sports Betting

article Inside the Battle for the Future of Sports Betting (4/10/2019)
(USA) -- This spring, Americans spent $8.5 billion indulging in a time-honored vice: wagering on college basketball games. March brought with it “March Madness,...
article Now that states can legalize sports betting, venture capital wants in (4/8/2019)
(California) -- Without naming basketball tournament names, it's safe to say there's a lot of sports betting happening today. In the future it's going to get...
article Media Players Going All in on Sports Gambling Frenzy (4/5/2019)
(USA) -- As the Supreme Court paves the way for legal betting, ESPN, Turner and more are targeting consumers of fantasy leagues with new programming. "We don't...
article Legalized Betting Could Change How We Watch Sports (3/30/2019)
(Idaho) -- With sports betting legal in eight states, NCAA tournament brackets are more than a hobby for fantasy league fun, bragging rights and office pools. NCAA...
article Gloves Off As DraftKings, William Hill US CEOs Engage In Verbal Spat At Sports Betting Conference (3/28/2019)
(Maryland) -- The nascent US sports betting industry has mostly been a civil affair in public among gambling operators over the first year of its expansion outside of...
article Poll finds support for wagering on pro sports, but not college (3/23/2019)
(Atlantic City) -- Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family? Good luck!...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article Wynn Resorts proposes Steve Wynn be banned from company property (4/10/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. has proposed that its co-founder, Steve Wynn, be banned from the buildings that bear his name. In a 49-page legal brief the company...
1 Article on this Issue

PASPA Decision

article The Missing Millions: Some States Are Still Waiting for the Gambling Windfall (4/9/2019)
(USA) -- Some states are still waiting for the millions of dollars promised from legal sports betting. Several states, hoping for financial windfalls, quickly legalized...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article State eyes future of sports wagering (4/7/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Massachusetts sports teams have long made headlines for challenging the rules. While “legal sports wagering” doesn’t have the same...
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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article NRCC Hits Debbie Mucarsel-Powell on Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization (4/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The GOP is targeting freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., on her vote to reauthorize the “Violence Against Women Act.”...
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Illinois Gaming

article Illinois casinos, horse racetracks wager financial futures on sports betting (4/6/2019)
(Illinois) -- While the grandstands are still empty at Fairmount Park, horses, with riders mounted, gallop around the dirt track, which is muddy from the previous night...
article Bad-Actor Amendment Proposed In Illinois Sports Betting To Target DraftKings, FanDuel (3/29/2019)
(Illinois) -- A late amendment before Thursday’s subcommittee hearing on Illinois sports betting brought a bad-actor clause aimed at keeping out DraftKings and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Mexico Gaming

article Lawyers criticize 'secret' deal in racino case (4/6/2019)
(New Mexico) -- More questions are being raised about a lack of transparency and conflicts of interest as New Mexico stumbles through a process that will decide who wins...
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Agua Caliente

article How the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Held On in Palm Springs (4/5/2019)
(California) -- When the Southern Pacific Railroad was built across the Sonoran Desert in California, just a dozen years after the Gold Rush, the government divided the...
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National Indian Gaming Association

article Former DOI Solicitor General Discusses The Complexities Of Tribal Gambling (4/1/2019)
(California) -- Passing sports betting legislation is proving to be a difficult lift in states across the country. For many, one of the biggest friction points is how...
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West Virginia Gaming

article Wheeling Island, Mardi Gras Casinos Terminate Sports Betting Partnership with Miomni (3/29/2019)
(West Virginia) -- Sports betting at Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras Casino is suspended indefinitely as Delaware North, owner of Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras casino,...
article STORY TO WATCH: Miomni, Entergaming Dispute Leaves WV Sportsbooks In The Dark (3/28/2019)
(West Virginia) -- The West Virginia sports betting situation has become a little more clear. Legal Sports Report obtained a letter from Delaware North (DNGE) through a...
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Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Sun inks deal with sportsbook for online, on-site betting (3/28/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The tribal operators of Mohegan Sun have selected an online and on-site sportsbook should the state legalize sports betting. Mohegan Gaming &...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article NHL selects William Hill as an official sports betting partner (3/28/2019)
(Maryland) -- The National Hockey League said on Thursday the U.S. division of UK bookmaker William Hill Plc will become an official sports betting partner of the NHL....
article 'Perception of integrity' reason NFL is moving cautiously in lucrative sports betting market (3/25/2019)
(Arizona) -- There is a massive change headed to American sports, and the NFL continues to prepare for it. On Monday at the NFL’s annual league meeting, the league...
article NCAA can’t keep tournament games away from legal gambling (3/21/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Trump Administration Budget Eliminates Funding for Tribal College Scholarships (3/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal grant program that provides college scholarships to Native American students could lose funding. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, for...
1 Article on this Issue

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Appeals panel rules against Tribe’s gaming operation (3/26/2019)
(Texas) -- Although Naskila Gaming will remain open for the time being, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has affirmed a lower court...
1 Article on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Blizzard tweaks loot boxes in Heroes of the Storm amid gambling controversy (3/26/2019)
(Washington) -- Players of Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm noticed something in the latest patch notes: the developers were removing the ability to buy loot boxes...
1 Article on this Issue

American Gaming Association

article American Gaming Association Sports Betting Summit to Gather at MGM National Harbor, Just As March Madness Unfolds (3/25/2019)
(Maryland) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) will hold a Sports Betting Executive Summit later this week as an estimated 47 million Americans have placed wagers...
1 Article on this Issue

North Dakota Gaming

article North Dakota Senate kills sports betting bill (3/25/2019)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's Republican-led Senate has killed legislation to allow legal gambling on college and professional sports. The Senate killed the House...
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Florida Gaming

article Budgets and bad omens: Bill Galvano won’t count Seminole gambling money (3/21/2019)
(Florida) -- The Senate’s proposed $90 billion state budget for next year is missing something: Any gambling money from the Seminole Tribe of Florida. That’s...
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Iowa Gaming

article Working with Democrats, Republicans could limit in-game betting on college athletes (3/21/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowans wouldn't be able to place bets on in-game actions by their favorite college athletes under a measure Iowa lawmakers changed this week to legalize...
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Minnesota Gaming

article Reality Check: The Odds Of Sports Betting Coming To Minnesota (3/20/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Just like every year, March Madness is taking over offices all over America in the form of Final Four brackets. But this year, there’s a twist. A...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening (3/20/2019)
(New York) -- With New York’s upstate casinos struggling, some state officials are considering the once unthinkable: putting casinos in New York City itself....
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Other News

article Want to make a bet? Sports betting could be only months away at Mohegan Sun (4/13/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Twp. is getting ready to offer a new amenity the casino’s president and general manager Tony Carlucci expects will...
article Kalshi, An MIT Betting Startup, Is Allowing People To Bet On Anything (4/6/2019)
(USA) -- Given the heavy restrictions around sports betting, a sizeable portion of it is currently illegal. The illegal nature of such betting makes it hard to estimate...
article How ‘pretendians’ undermine the rights of Indigenous people (4/2/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The day before Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, released the results of her DNA test last fall, the Los Angeles Times revealed another prominent...
article Native Americans Shift Stereotypes, Boost Economies, Through Tourism (4/1/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes millions of vacationers from at home and abroad. Travel experts cite growing interest in Native...
article This family of five lives in a laundry room, a sign of Nunavut's housing crisis (3/18/2019)
(Nunavut) -- The house where Brenda Maniapik lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, is small. It has one bedroom, one bathroom, a laundry room and a living room with an adjacent...
article Tribes Shut Out of ‘Opportunity Zone’ Deals (3/15/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Native-American tribes across the country were left out of a major part of a new federal tax incentive for Opportunity Zones, with their governments unable...
article Santa Anita cancels racing indefinitely after 21st horse dies at track since Dec. 26 (3/5/2019)
(California) -- In an unprecedented move, Santa Anita has canceled horse racing at least through this weekend after a 21st fatality at the track Tuesday. The move was...
article Federal judge: Non-tribal police have authority over Yakamas in some cases on reservation (2/26/2019)
(Washington) -- City, county and state law enforcement officers have authority over Yakama Nations members on the reservation in crimes that involve non-native suspects...
article Fake invoices and gambling debts: How a county bureaucrat stole $6.7 million (2/21/2019)
(Maryland) -- Peter Bang was shaking. The 20-year Montgomery County, Maryland, employee sat before the county attorney and his deputy in a conference room, staring at...
article Gamblers Drop More Than $42 Billion On Commercial Casino Games In 2018 (2/8/2019)
(USA) -- It was another record-breaking year for the U.S. commercial casino industry. Commercial casino gaming across more than 20 states generated more than $42.7...
article In just two years, 9,000 of these cameras were installed to spy on your car (2/5/2019)
(USA) -- The surveillance state is no longer limited to the state. For years, police departments have been tracking people’s cars with cameras that capture the...
article Native Americans Face Greater Risk Of Becoming Problem Gamblers (2/4/2019)
(Indian Country) -- This story is KCUR's contribution to a collaborative reporting project from Sharing America called Fixed Odds, exploring the impact of problem...
article ICE panel looks at future of non-gaming entertainment in the land-based Industry (2/4/2019)
(London) -- A session this morning at ICE London, part of the conference’s Boardroom presentations on “what’s going on in the outside world” per...
article Sicilian courts seize €6m from Malta-based gaming firms - Italian media (1/26/2019)
(Malta) -- Some €6 million held in four Maltese gaming companies has been seized by the Palermo courts as part of anti-Mafia crackdown, Italian media has reported....
article How our gambling brains decide when to double down (1/8/2019)
(Maryland) -- The decision to “up the ante” even against long odds, or to be conservative, can result from an internal predisposition that those recent...
article The NIH Is Bypassing Tribal Sovereignty to Harvest Genetic Data From Native Americans (12/24/2018)
(USA) -- NIH’s plan to collect DNA from Native Americans without properly consulting them is “biocolonialism,” Indigenous leaders say, arguing that...
article An Activist Legacy Takes On The Meth Crisis (12/24/2018)
(South Dakota) -- Years of activism have taught Frances Zephier that change begins at home with healing and faith, but requires the support of lawmakers and the courts....
article New Barclays app limits spending on gambling and drinking (12/10/2018)
(UK) -- A NEW banking app helps limit spending on the likes of gambling and drinking. Barclays claims the tool is “a better way to manage money in a simple and...
article How Native Americans in the arts are preserving tradition in a changing world (12/2/2018)
(California) -- “It’s a good day to be indigenous!” said KREZ radio’s scrappy DJ Randy Peone, played by the late great John Trudell in the 1998...
article Epic Provisions took credit for Native-owned Tanka’s idea and built an empire on a foundation of misleading claims. (11/30/2018)
(USA) -- To hear the processed food industry tell it, the bison bar — the trendy, protein-dense snack now ubiquitous at high-end grocery stores across the country...

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