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DraftKings

article DraftKings’ Legal Betting Shows How Big Gambling Can Be (8/23/2019)
(USA) -- DraftKings Inc., which launched in 2012 as a fantasy-sports company, is already on its way to doing more business in real gambling. The company’s legal...
article DraftKings CEO: "The casinos have become more of our partners than anything" (8/21/2019)
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey has become one of the country’s most popular locations for sports betting since it received the final approval from state lawmakers last...
article DraftKings CEO Sees NJ as Nationwide Model for Legal Sports Betting (8/19/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A year after DraftKings launched its first legal online sports book in New Jersey, the daily-fantasy-sports service is preparing for the day when...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Busy day on casino front includes rebid for license (8/22/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses reapplied Thursday for a casino license, three days after the state Racing Commission opened a 90-day window for accepting...
article Cole says questions abound about Cherokee delegate to Congress (8/19/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Cole predicted Monday that it will take a long time to resolve the Cherokee Nation’s claim that it has a treaty right to a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Election 2020

article Elizabeth Warren Was Well-Received at the Native American Presidential Forum. Mark Charles Was the Main Event. (8/22/2019)
(Iowa) -- “The Declaration of Independence refers to Natives as ‘merciless Indian savages,’” said Mark Charles, the only Native American running...
1 Article on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article Chances of a Florida recession are on the rise, chamber economist says (8/22/2019)
(Florida) -- The probability that Florida’s $1 trillion economy will lapse into recession has risen substantially since the spring, the chief economist for the...
1 Article on this Issue

Joy Harjo

article BOOK: The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate on How Poetry Can Counter Hate (8/22/2019)
(Indian Country) -- Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. poet laureate, tells TIME about her new book, ‘An American Sunrise,’ and the state of poetry.
1 Article on this Issue

Labor & Tribes

article Democrats tried to ‘blackmail’ casino owner to let employees unionize, conservative group claims (8/22/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A conservative watchdog group is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics on Thursday to review whether 14 Democratic lawmakers and one Republican...
1 Article on this Issue

Chinook Tribe

article Chinook Winds launching sports betting as Oregon Lottery falls behind schedule (8/21/2019)
(Oregon) -- The sports betting era in Oregon will begin on Aug. 27, when the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City starts up their games. “We’re expecting it...
1 Article on this Issue

Catskills Casino

article Resorts World Catskills officially sold: What it means for workers and customers (8/20/2019)
(New York) -- The public company that owns the struggling Resorts World Catskills has agreed to sell its remaining interest in the property to the casino's majority...
article Sullivan casino’s parent company considers bankruptcy (8/9/2019)
(New York) -- Empire Resorts, parent company of Resorts World Catskills casino, recorded a second-quarter 2019 loss of $35.96 million on revenue of $60.07 million and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

eSports

article Gamers risk health in bid to be eSports millionaires (8/20/2019)
(China) -- A record $33.5 million is up for grabs but professional eSports players like those competing in The International in Shanghai this week pay a physical price...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article When public lands become tribal lands again (8/20/2019)
(Oregon) -- The smell of scorched soil and burnt wood filled the air. Michael Rondeau, CEO of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, looked over the damage, clad...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article Cuomo: State won't fix Thruway because of Seneca casino cash holdout (8/20/2019)
(New York) -- A 3-mile stretch of the New York Thruway is crumbling so badly the state has cautioned people to drive 45 mph in some spots and put up signs warning of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Wire Act

article Justice Department to challenge internet gambling ruling (8/20/2019)
(New Hampshire) -- The Justice Department is planning to challenge a federal judge’s ruling that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports...
1 Article on this Issue

Alaska Gaming

article Casino rising? (8/19/2019)
(Alaska) -- In an effort to bring casino-style gambling to the outskirts of Alaska’s largest city, the Native Village of Eklutna is suing the Department of the Interior...
1 Article on this Issue

Agua Caliente

article Judge won't reconsider ruling in Agua Caliente tribe's water case (8/19/2019)
(California) -- A U.S. District Court judge has denied a motion from the federal government to reconsider a ruling on the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians'...
1 Article on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Why a $1.2 Billion Gambling Mecca Has Fallen on Hard Times (8/17/2019)
(New York) -- It was once thought to be a sure thing, a $1.2 billion gambling mecca that carried long-held hopes of revitalizing the Catskills, and more recent...
1 Article on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article Despite 'warmer' letter to tribal leaders, Stitt's position on gaming compacts remains unchanged (8/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- In an effort to kick-start negotiations, Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday sent a letter to tribal leaders suggesting both sides put aside their disagreement...
article Face-Off Over Gaming Compacts Amps Up, as Tribes Launch Marketing Campaign (8/17/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The back-and-forth between the Oklahoma governor and Native American tribes over gaming compacts appears to be amping up: Some tribes have launched a multi...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Chicago Casino

article How a Video Gambling Company Helped Bankroll Local Politicians (8/16/2019)
(Illinois) -- If you don’t know by now, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a massive gambling expansion bill in June that paves the way for six new casinos to be...
1 Article on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Paxton likely to challenge ruling upholding Indian adoption law (8/12/2019)
(Texas) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will likely challenge a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act, a U.S. law that gives...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article Pine Ridge legal system bounces back from tough time (8/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- What a difference eighteen months make. Not too long ago the Pine Ridge justice system faced serious challenges and a massive case backlog. Today...
1 Article on this Issue

Quinault Indian Nation

article A Centennial Celebration of Suffrage: Fawn Sharp: the voice of the Quinaults (8/11/2019)
(Washington) -- FAWN SHARP, fresh from a midday workout, seems remarkably calm for someone with so many plates spinning on broomsticks. As president of the Quinault...
1 Article on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article East Windsor Official Doesn't Think Gov. Lamont Will Derail Planned Casino (8/10/2019)
(Connecticut) -- An official in East Windsor, Connecticut, said he thinks a proposed casino in his town is on track, despite reported efforts by Governor Ned Lamont to...
article MGM suit takes new tact to blocking tribes (8/7/2019)
(Connecticut) -- MGM Resorts International sued the Department of the Interior on Wednesday in a fresh bid to bar tribal competitors in Connecticut from constructing an...
article XL Center could be sold to tribes under new proposal that would add gambling in Hartford (8/4/2019)
(Connecticut) -- A deal between the state and Connecticut’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes could lead to an extensive renovation of the XL Center and the...
article Gov. Ned Lamont excluded from drafting of gambling legislation that could bring Connecticut $200M in new revenue (8/3/2019)
(Connecticut) -- After years of failing to reach an agreement, legislators came forward last week with a new coalition pushing for two of the biggest prizes in...
article Mashantucket tribe touts $1B economic impact as Bridgeport casino efforts ramp up (8/2/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The Foxwoods Resort Casino had a $1.1 billion impact on the state’s economy in 2017, according to a new report issued by its operator, the...
article Study: Mashantuckets, Foxwoods help drive region’s economy (7/31/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Amid the continuing debate over gaming expansion, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe is releasing a report Thursday that emphasizes its role in driving the...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Loot Boxes

article Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Will Require Loot Boxes to Disclose Odds Starting in 2020 (8/10/2019)
(Internet) -- Gamers will have a better idea of what to expect when they open loot boxes next year, as Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have all agreed to start requiring...
article Loot boxes a matter of "life or death," says researcher (8/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- In the opening panel of the Federal Trade Commission's workshop on loot boxes yesterday, representatives of the industry and consumer and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Lac du Flambeau Band leaders accused in new online lending lawsuit (8/9/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Several leaders and employees of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians are being sued by a consumer of the tribe's online...
1 Article on this Issue

Tennessee Gaming

article Sports betting could be delayed further (8/9/2019)
(Tennessee) -- Though the Tennessee General Assembly voted earlier this year to legalize sports betting in the state, gamblers still might not be able to place wagers...
1 Article on this Issue

William Hill

article William Hill posts £63.5m loss after FOBT stake is cut (8/9/2019)
(UK) -- William Hill reported a loss of £64m in the first half of the year as it coped worse than its rivals with the impact of curbs on fixed-odds betting...
1 Article on this Issue

Salt-River Pima Maricopa

article Salt River members were sold a new Talking Stick Resort with the promise of big profits. 10 years later, they have yet to arrive (8/8/2019)
(Arizona) -- When the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community was considering whether to build a new casino and resort more than a decade ago, residents were sold on a...
1 Article on this Issue

Arizona Gaming

article Sports betting could come to Arizona in 2021, according to projection (8/7/2019)
(Arizona) -- A year has passed since the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting, allowing states to legalize it if they wish. When could we see it...
1 Article on this Issue

Rhode Island Gaming

article IGT competitor hires State House lobbyist (8/7/2019)
(Rhode Island) -- The fight to run Rhode Island's lottery may have a new player. Slot machine manufacturer Scientific Games has hired a lobbyist at the State House....
1 Article on this Issue

Wind River

article Wyoming tribal court judge pleads guilty to federal drug charges (8/7/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The former chief judge of the Wind River Tribal Court pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two federal drug felonies. Judge Terri Smith entered the guilty pleas to...
1 Article on this Issue

Wynn Boston Harbor

article Encore still striving for ‘Wynn standards’ to lure high rollers (8/6/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Wynn Resorts touted the opening of Encore Boston Harbor on a call with investors and analysts Tuesday afternoon, but the $2.6 billion Everett resort...
1 Article on this Issue

State Recognition

article What is a ‘California Indian tribe’? How a proposed law unearthed a decades-old wound (8/5/2019)
(California) -- When ancestral remains found during building projects or held by government agencies are returned to a Redding-area tribe in a process called...
1 Article on this Issue

Wilton Rancheria

article Boyd Gaming will look to capital markets for Northern California project late this year or early 2020 (8/5/2019)
(California) -- Boyd Gaming’s planned $500 million resort project in Northern California will be the last of three Indian gaming developments to open during the...
1 Article on this Issue

Northern Arapaho

article Tribal leaders knew of anti-regulatory lobbying effort, documents and 2 council members say (8/4/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal leaders knew of — and approved — a secretive lobbying effort to kill legislative attempts to regulate gambling in the...
article Northern Arapaho leaders, former casino managers accuse law firm of hostile takeover (8/2/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Two Northern Arapaho leaders and two former casino managers have accused the tribe’s new law firm of orchestrating a hostile takeover of tribal and...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New Mexico Gaming

article New Mexico regulators decline to grant 6th 'racino' license (8/1/2019)
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico horse racing regulators announced Thursday they have declined to grant a sixth state horse track and casino license after months of...
1 Article on this Issue

Pascua Yaqui

article Q&A: With Pascua Yaqui Tribal Chairman Robert Valencia (8/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- Pascua Yaqui Tribal Chairman Robert Valencia recently sat down with Inside Tucson Business to discuss the latest information regarding the tribe’s...
1 Article on this Issue

California Gaming

article Here’s why Southern California’s casinos have become go-to spots for foreign language programming (7/31/2019)
(California) -- During a recent concert at the Pechanga Summit at Pechanga Resort Casino there was a moment when the evening’s act got off the stage and began...
1 Article on this Issue

Colville Tribe

article Land buy may open door to tribal casino (7/31/2019)
(Washington) -- The Colville Tribes’ $10.8 million purchase of 184 acres of Franklin County farmland could set the stage for a future casino just northeast of King...
1 Article on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article Longtime River Spirit Casino Resort employee looks back (7/31/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- After a temporary closure this Spring, things are back to normal at Tulsa's River Spirit Casino Resort. Longtime employee Betty Watson has worked there...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Madison Square Garden’s Vegas Misadventure Sends Shares Plunging (8/20/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Madison Square Garden Co.’s big Las Vegas bet has investors sweating. Shares of the New York live-entertainment company fell their most ever after...
article LUCAS/SPILDE: Really! Players cannot detect differences in pars (8/18/2019)
(USA) -- We deeply appreciate the opportunity to engage in this conversation about one of the key questions of our day. Frankly, we came at this project from a position...
article ‘This Story Is Not Going Away’: Round Table Focuses On Action In Times Of Crisis (8/11/2019)
(New York) -- A statistic presented during the 67th annual Round Table Conference in Saratoga Springs Sunday put the current horse racing crisis into sobering...
article Tlingit and Haida commissioned a climate change report for Southeast Alaska. Here’s what they found. (8/7/2019)
(Alaska) -- Climate change is a titanic issue for humans everywhere, but it affects few people as closely as the Alaska Native tribes who depend on the sea for food, for...
press release Global Gaming Women Names GLI’s Christie Eickelman its New President (8/6/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Global Gaming Women (GGW) has named Christie Eickelman its new President of its Board of Directors. Eickelman is Vice President of Global Marketing at...
article This artist reimagines pop art with a Plains Indian perspective (7/22/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Oklahoma City-based artist Brent Learned, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, is known for his colorful, impressionistic...
article The troubling legacy of Britain’s gambling experiment (7/17/2019)
(UK) -- There are many low points for the compulsive gambler. But for Alex Macey, one of the lowest came a decade ago, when he found himself at the cinema with his young...
article Myth-busting study reveals that gamblers can't detect slot machine payout percentages (7/15/2019)
(Nevada) -- It's a common sight on casino floors: patrons jumping from slot machine to slot machine before eventually hunkering down at a game that's due for the...
article Alaska Native girl leads animated kids TV show in US first (7/8/2019)
(Alaska) -- Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her culture...
article Do American Indians celebrate the 4th of July? (7/3/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- How do Native Americans observe the 4th of July? The answer is as complicated as America’s history. Perhaps the best-known passage of the the...
article The $500-Million Family Feud (6/20/2019)
(Canada) -- On a cold grey morning last April, Ontario Superior Court judge Glenn A. Hainey held a routine scheduling hearing in his chambers on University Avenue. One...
article Taking the Native American narrative beyond reservations (6/18/2019)
(USA) -- Who in the U.S. could tell if a man sitting in a coffeeshop was Native American? At the comic book store, the two young women who were obviously into each other...
article THE ONION: Santa Anita Park Officials Announce They Will Stop Allowing Bets On All Upcoming Horse Deaths (6/11/2019)
(California) -- Following numerous complaints from lawmakers and animal rights groups, Santa Anita Park horse track officials announced Tuesday that they will...
article Your brain on gambling: Why we keep betting even when the chips are down (6/10/2019)
(USA) -- I had a funny thing happen to me the other day. I was in Las Vegas playing baccarat. Turns out, the game is really simple: There is no skill to it, and all you...
article The Gambling Nuns of Torrance, California (6/5/2019)
(California) -- Thou shalt not steal…unless you're one of the Vegas-loving nuns who allegedly took the Catholic school under their watch for every penny they...
article How Native Americans Dodged Annihilation and Flourished (6/1/2019)
(USA) -- The destruction of Indian peoples’ power via military and diplomatic means was a continuous project of European Americans from the very beginning of...
article Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’ Named Greatest Gambling Song of All Time (5/28/2019)
(Worldwide) -- Earlier this month, online poker giant PokerStars asked 1,000 of its European customers to select their favorite poker-themed song from a list of choices...
article Another horse fatality at Santa Anita; 24 thoroughbreds have died since Dec. 26 (5/17/2019)
(California) -- Santa Anita’s unprecedented run of six weeks without an equine fatality ended Friday morning when Commander Coil broke down during light training...
article One year into legal U.S. sports betting: What have we learned? (5/14/2019)
(USA) -- After decades holding the line, the NCAA and the four major professional sports leagues finally lost their battle against the spread of legal sports betting in...
article SD Supreme Court takes up case lawyer says could be 'absolute destruction' of tribal sovereign immunity (5/1/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A former school principal is alleging he was wrongfully terminated from his job in a South Dakota Supreme Court case that one lawyer said could be an...

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