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Bay Mills

article As Covid Shutters Casinos, Indian Country Reels (8/4/2020)
(Indian Country) -- On March 19, the Bay Mills Indian Community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula closed down its two casinos to protect employees and patrons from...
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Sports Leagues

article MLB teams struggling to contain outbreaks and one CEO says cases may be a wakeup call (8/4/2020)
(Missouri) -- Major League Baseball is quickly becoming a cautionary tale with players and staff on at least three teams testing positive since the season resumed last...
article Baseball Is Back. And Online Sports Betting Is Swinging for the Fences. (7/24/2020)
(New Jersey) -- Sports betting sites in New Jersey were aggressive in offering attractive odds to bettors on the opening games for Major League Baseball on Thursday,...
article MLB to lay groundwork for in-game gambling during a season fans must watch from home (7/20/2020)
(California) -- When the Dodgers open their season Thursday, Major League Baseball would you like to watch with your phone in hand. With ballparks closed to the public...
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Tilman Fertitta

article Casino Billionaire Tilman Fertitta Says Gaming Industry Recovery Could Take Years (8/4/2020)
(Washington) -- Tilman Fertitta, the Texas billionaire owner of Golden Nugget casinos across the US, the Landry’s hospitality empire, and NBA Houston Rockets, says...
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California Sports Betting

article How The California Sports Betting Effort Turned Out To Be Fool’s Gold (8/3/2020)
(California) -- Legal sports betting nearly encountered a perfect storm for getting done in the California legislature in 2020. And then reality set in. PlayCA spoke...
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Census

article Census Cuts All Counting Efforts Short By A Month (8/3/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month shorter than previously announced, the bureau's...
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COVID-19

article How the Pandemic Defeated America (8/3/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation....
article Birx says COVID-19 outbreak not under control because 'people are on the move' (8/2/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Deborah Birx said Sunday that the COVID-19 outbreak is not under control in the U.S. because Americans "are on the move." When asked about...
article Pandemic’s weight falls on Hispanics and Native Americans, as deaths pass 150,000 (7/31/2020)
(USA) -- It’s a milestone the country was never supposed to reach. First, there were the reassurances: “Like a miracle, it will disappear,” the president promised months...
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Ho-Chunk Tribe

article Employees at two Ho-Chunk casinos test positive for COVID-19 (8/2/2020)
(Wisconsin) -- Officials with the Ho-Chunk Nation are investigating multiple positive COVID-19 tests among employees at two of their casinos in Wittenberg and the...
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Cherokee Nation

article Racing panel rejects Cherokees' appeal of casino-license decision (7/31/2020)
(Arkansas) -- Another chapter in a contentious process closed Thursday when a divided Arkansas Racing Commission denied the Cherokee Nation Businesses' appeal of the...
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Connecticut Gaming

article Frustrated Tribal Chairman Wonders “What Are We Waiting For Now?” (7/31/2020)
(Connecticut) -- Leaving $80 million on the table just hits Rodney Butler wrong on so many levels. But that is exactly what the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation...
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Native Vote

article In 1920, Native Women Sought the Vote. Here’s What They Seek Now. (7/31/2020)
(Indian Country) -- Native women were highly visible in early 20th-century suffrage activism. White suffragists, fascinated by Native matriarchal power, invited Native...
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Navajo Gaming

article Navajo Nation leaders propose more than $20 million in COVID-19 relief for casinos following layoffs (7/30/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- Navajo Nation leaders on Thursday will continue discussions about proposed expenditure plans for the tribe's remaining federal COVID-19 aid, which...
article THE BIG HURT: Navajo gaming tells all 1,180 employees to prepare for layoffs (7/24/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- The gamble to reopen on July 27 is not going to pay off for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise. On Thursday, employees said they received word to...
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New York Gaming

article Casinos stay closed because they're risky and nonessential, Cuomo says (7/30/2020)
(New York) -- The rate of new COVID infections is holding steady and the number of COVID patients hospitalized continues to drop statewide. “It is a very good day...
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Mobile Gaming

article FanDuel And DraftKings May Face Formidable Mobile Sports Betting Rival This Fall (7/29/2020)
(USA) -- FanDuel and DraftKings have continued to dominate the online sports betting marketplace in the U.S. in 2020, even as the COVID-19 global pandemic has created...
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Nevada Gaming

article The ‘Perspective’ is bleak (7/29/2020)
(Nevada) -- A grim picture was painted for economic development officials and business leaders during the Las Vegas Perspective 2020, an annual economic outlook event...
article At least 123 visitors to Nevada test positive for coronavirus after casinos reopen (7/27/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- At least 123 visitors to Nevada tested positive for the coronavirus while visiting the state in recent weeks or shortly after returning home, according to...
article Governor scraps phased re-opening plan (7/27/2020)
(Nevada) -- Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Monday that he planned to scrap the phased reopening plan put in place in March and replace it with a “long-term...
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IHS

article Task force: Indian Health Service still needs to improve child sexual abuse prevention (7/28/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A presidential task force says the Indian Health Service still needs to improve its child sexual abuse prevention methods after investigating the “...
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Las Vegas Gaming

article Las Vegas airport passenger count back up to 1 million in June — still 77% below last June (7/28/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport's passenger count was back over 1 million travelers in June, following the reopening of Nevada casinos...
article As COVID-19 cases rise, fewer tourists come to Las Vegas (7/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Foot traffic in Las Vegas casinos is starting to slow as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. Roughly 350,000 visitors were estimated to be in...
article ‘Overwhelmed and Terrified’: Las Vegas’ Reopening Backfires Terribly (7/17/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- As the coronavirus pandemic continues to pummel the United States, Las Vegas seems to be operating business as usual. Casinos have been open since June 4...
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MMIW

article Why Is Ivanka Trump Taking Credit For Preventing Violence Against Indigenous Women? (7/28/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and President Donald Trump’s daughter, attended the grand opening of the first Missing and Murdered Native...
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Donald Trump

article Odds Trump Resigns/Drops Out of 2020 Election Set at +600 (7/27/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- We’re now inside 100 days until the 2020 Presidential Election. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the incumbent Donald Trump’s chances...
article What Happened to Trump Taj Mahal Casino In Atlantic City? President's Failed Business Ventures Back In Spotlight (7/24/2020)
(Atlantic City) -- President Donald Trump's failed business ventures are back in the spotlight after a video clip of his interview with Barbara Walters in the 90s...
article Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon Leadership Role on the Virus (7/18/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Each morning at 8 as the coronavirus crisis was raging in April, Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, convened a small group of aides to...
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Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Sun gaming revenues were up 20% in the first 50 days after reopening (7/27/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- Mohegan Sun’s gaming revenues in the first 50 days after its June 1 reopening were up 20.5% over the same period in 2019, Mohegan Gaming &...
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Hard Rock

article Group banned, three arrested after graphic video shows fight at Hard Rock in Hollywood (7/26/2020)
(Florida) -- A graphic video captured a large fight Friday at the Hard Rock in Hollywood. Three people were arrested and several others were banned from the Seminole...
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Illinois Gaming

article Springfield Shocker: Illinois Sports Betting Remote Registration Ends Today (7/26/2020)
(Illinois) -- Governor J.B. Pritzker abruptly rescinded remote registration for mobile Illinois sports betting accounts as of tomorrow, effectively ending DraftKings...
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Arizona Gaming

article Why casinos remain open despite experts saying gambling is a high risk activity during Arizona's COVID-19 spike (7/25/2020)
(Arizona) -- Movie theaters across Arizona are empty. Gyms have locked their doors. And restaurants are filled with taped off tables, welcoming half of the customers...
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Carlisle School

article Early history of NFL rich with Native American standouts (7/25/2020)
(Ohio) -- Stories from the Hall of Fame Archive: Joe Guyon capped Hall of Fame career fully out of Jim Thorpe’s shadow. George Preston Marshall acquired a National...
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eSports

article Sports-Gambling Funds Embrace the Unpredictable World of Esports (7/24/2020)
(USA) -- Duane Cousin is one of a handful of professional bettors seeking to turn sports gambling into an investing asset class. But when the pandemic hit, he was left...
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Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation may soon require 14-day quarantine for residents who travel to 'hot spots' (7/23/2020)
(Navajo Nation) -- The Navajo Nation may soon require residents who travel to COVID-19 "hot spots" to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to tribal lands,...
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Tachi-Yokut Tribe

article Tachi Palace employees say they fear for their health (7/23/2020)
(California) -- Tachi Palace Casino Resort reopened on May 28 after a nearly 10-week closure due to COVID-19. Now, some employees are alleging the casino is not taking...
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McGirt

article Oklahoma seeks continued authority to oversee environmental programs in state's Indian territories (7/22/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma is asking the EPA to grant it the authority to continue regulating environmental issues across areas of the state designated as Indian Territory...
article McGirt fallout: Cherokee citizens protest agreement with state of Oklahoma outside Tribal Council committee meeting (7/20/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Concerned about a recently announced agreement-in-principle among five tribes and the state of Oklahoma, about 50 tribal citizens protested outside a...
article Oklahoma AG tracking scores of appeals that could be affected by Supreme Court's tribal jurisdictional decision (7/19/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has compiled a list of 178 individuals — including 44 in Tulsa County — who have filed challenges...
article Creek, Seminole tribes deny pact with state on jurisdictional issues (7/18/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- One day after an agreement had been trumpeted between the state and area tribes on dealing with fallout from a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, two...
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Sands Corp.

article Sands: 'Las Vegas is in a world of hurt.' Venetian, Palazzo owner reports $985M loss in Q2 (7/22/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- The disappearance of conventions in the wake of COVID-19 contributed to a second quarter loss of almost $1 billion for Las Vegas Sands. "Las Vegas...
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Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article Twitter hackers attempt to launder funds by moving them to P2P and gambling platforms. (7/21/2020)
(Internet) -- According to the Blockchain forensics firm Ciphertrace report, funds obtained by the Twitter hackers in the ‘giveaway’ scam have been moved to...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau Casinos Likely to Post $1 Billion Loss in June Quarter (7/21/2020)
(Macau) -- Macau casino operators are expected to post a loss of over $1 billion collectively in their earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization for...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Sports betting supporters make final push for legalization bill in Massachusetts before legislative session ends (7/21/2020)
(Massachusetts) -- As lawmakers solicited ideas to accelerate the state’s economic recovery, a Boston Red Sox attorney made a push to get a sports betting...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Oklahoma Supreme Court tosses Gov. Stitt's new compacts with two tribes (7/21/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Gaming compacts Gov. Kevin Stitt signed with two tribes are invalid, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The suit was brought June 4 by Senate Pro...
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Cayuga Indian Nation

article Attorneys for Seneca County respond to Cayuga Nation interpretation of major court ruling (7/20/2020)
(New York) -- Attorneys for Seneca County have responded after the Cayuga Nation interpreted a 5-4 Supreme Court decision to verify their legal argument in open, active...
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Pascua Yaqui

article Kimberly Van Amburg leads Casino Del Sol through a period of unprecedented growth (7/19/2020)
(Arizona) -- Casino Del Sol dealt a winning hand to the community it serves during the COVID-19 pandemic. The culinary staff prepared and delivered more than 3,000 meals...
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Health Care

article Despite treaties and promises, US never allocated enough funds for Native American healthcare (7/16/2020)
(Washington D.C.) -- Before the European settlers arrived in the 16th century, the lands that are now the United States were inhabited by an estimated 5M to 10M...
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Ilani Casino

press release ilani Workers Worried Over COVID-19 Precautions; Casino Says Its Approach Is Evolving (7/16/2020)
(Washington) -- The evening before ilani reopened for business, some of its workers were greeted with an email from a table games coordinator. The email, titled "...
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Other News

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...
article The Mysterious Deaths That Exposed Horse Racing’s Brutal Underbelly (3/8/2020)
(California) -- It was sweltering in Saratoga Springs, New York, on the second Sunday of August, when 400 racing executives decided to discuss the dead horse situation....
article Novomatic’s CEO Harald Neumann steps down (3/1/2020)
(Australia) -- Austria-based gaming equipment maker and operator Novomatic AG says the firm’s chief executive Harald Neumann (pictured in a file photo) has stepped...
article Report for America will support 19 journalists to cover Native American communities (2/24/2020)
(USA) -- It’s hard to say that Native Americans have, historically, gotten the kind of journalism they deserve. Mainstream news outlets typically pay them little...
article And Now Back to Ignoring Indian Country (2/4/2020)
(USA) -- In the run-up to Super Bowl LIV, the issue of the Kansas City Chiefs’ appropriative fans and the San Francisco 49ers’ genocide-referencing team name...
article How Terese Marie Mailhot stopped writing what other people wanted (1/13/2020)
(Canada) -- “I feel stuck in something feminine and ancestral in its misery.” Those are some of the first words that Terese Marie Mailhot jotted down in her...
article Washington’s highest court gets chief justice from Spokane, first Native American member (1/6/2020)
(Washington) -- With ceremonial drumming and singing plus a bit of poetry, the Washington Supreme Court swore in a “daughter of Spokane” as its new chief...
article Report shows betting industry's reliance on problem gamblers (1/2/2020)
(UK) -- The dependence of the UK gambling industry on high-spending VIPs, customers who are disproportionately likely to be addicts, has been laid bare in a secret...
article Lana Del Rey makes spoken-word album as ‘reparation’ to Native Americans (12/20/2019)
(California) -- The singer-songwriter announced Thursday night that she’ll release a spoken-word album next month for “around $1,” and half of the...

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