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California Gaming

article Tribal casinos make bold play to control sports betting in California — and legislators are not happy (12/7/2019)
(California) -- Betting that California is moving toward legalizing sports wagers, American Indian tribes are looking to dominate the action. A powerful coalition of...
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California Sports Betting

article Tribal casinos make bold play to control sports betting in California — and legislators are not happy (12/7/2019)
(California) -- Betting that California is moving toward legalizing sports wagers, American Indian tribes are looking to dominate the action. A powerful coalition of...
article Sports betting in California: Agua Caliente, Morongo among 18 tribes backing 2020 proposal (11/27/2019)
(California) -- Leaders of several Riverside and San Bernardino county tribes back a proposal to legalize sports betting in California. They are part of a coalition of...
article State Horse Racing Industry Supports Tribal California Sports Betting Effort (11/25/2019)
(California) -- The California horse racing industry was pleasantly surprised by the proposed ballot initiative to legalize sports betting that was filed recently by the...
press release California Indian Tribes Propose Ballot Measure to Legalize, Regulate and Tax Sports Wagering (11/13/2019)
(California) -- A coalition of Native American Tribes from throughout the state today filed a proposed constitutional amendment for the November 2020 statewide ballot...
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Card Clubs

article Hawaiian Gardens casino to pay California $3.15 million, admits misleading regulators (12/5/2019)
(California) -- The Gardens Casino, a card room that underpins the one-square-mile city of Hawaiian Gardens, has agreed to pay $3.15 million to settle allegations...
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Massachusetts Gaming

article Mass. OK’s Suffolk Downs betting plan with FanDuel (12/5/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Most sports betting remains illegal in Massachusetts. But the two major forms of wagering that are permitted here — daily fantasy sports and...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Tribes will be operating Class III games illegally on Jan. 1 if no compact deal is reached, Gov. Kevin Stitt says (12/5/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday said tribes that offer Class III gaming after Jan. 1 will be doing so illegally. The question for tribes that offer gaming,...
article Chickasaw Nation reaches out to federal agency on standoff with state over tribal gaming compacts (12/4/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The head of the largest gaming tribe in Oklahoma has told the federal agency that oversees tribal gaming that any effort to disrupt its operations would be...
article Five Tribes say they're waiting for an offer from governor on gaming compacts (11/23/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Whatever Gov. Kevin Stitt is selling, the leaders of Oklahoma’s five largest Indian tribes aren’t buying. “It felt like a used car...
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Laguna Pueblo

article With more renovations approaching, Ellis Park's new owners would welcome expanded gambling (12/4/2019)
(Kentucky) -- Groundbreaking for an expanding gaming facility at Ellis Park should be less than three months away as many renovations by the track’s new owners are...
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Poarch Creek

article Poarch Band of Creek Indians' gambling proposal: Old ideas, newly stated (12/4/2019)
(Alabama) -- The Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ gambling plan, unveiled in November, isn’t a new proposal as much as it’s a restatement of what the...
article Tribe offers to buy exclusive rights to gambling in Alabama (11/12/2019)
(Alabama) -- On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians released its winning for Alabama plan, which, if accepted by the state, would give the tribe...
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Sports Leagues

article How the Blues' predictive gaming app reveals the future of NHL gambling (12/4/2019)
(Missouri) -- It was a seemingly meaningless shot on goal, at least within the context of the St. Louis Blues' Western Conference finals Game 3 against the San Jose...
article PURDUM: The impact of Adam Silver's sports betting op-ed five years later (11/13/2019)
(New York) -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver had a lot to consider in the fall of 2014, when he sat down to write an op-ed that would pivot the league's longstanding...
article NBA hopes DraftKings deal will lead to increased interest (11/9/2019)
(USA) -- While the NBA audience is consumed with load management and the China affair, the league moves on with its embrace of sports betting. This week, the NBA agreed...
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Foxwoods

article Charges dismissed for trio accused in $500,000 Foxwoods cheating scam (12/3/2019)
(Connecticut) -- Over the objections of the state, the records of three people charged with cheating the Foxwoods Resort Casino out of more than $500,000 in 2014 were...
article Rion Ramirez Hired as Port Madison Enterprises’ New CEO (11/9/2019)
(Washington) -- The Suquamish Tribe announced Wednesday that it has hired renowned Indian Country attorney Rion Ramirez to be the new CEO of Port Madison Enterprises,...
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Mobile Gaming

article Smartphones blamed as the majority of adults now gamble (12/3/2019)
(UK) -- More than half of adults in the UK now gamble, new figures show, prompting warnings that smartphone betting is fuelling increasingly addictive behaviour. The...
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Michigan Gaming

article Sports betting legislation getting support from Michigan Indian tribes (12/2/2019)
(Michigan) -- Leaders of Michigan's Indian tribes, whose support could be crucial to allowing sports betting in Michigan, are generally on board with legislation...
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Macau Gaming

article Macau Gaming Revenue Drops as Casinos Face Worst Year Since 2016 (11/30/2019)
(Macau) -- Macau casinos showed further weakness in November as the world’s largest gambling hub heads toward its first annual revenue decline in three years....
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Alcatraz

article How the Native American occupation of Alcatraz turned sour (11/29/2019)
(California) -- The previous Portals told the story of how 78 Native Americans, most of them college students, sailed to the former federal prison on Alcatraz Island on...
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Oregon Gaming

article Oregon Lawmakers Say Sports Betting Needs Oversight (11/28/2019)
(Oregon) -- After the recent launch of Oregon Lottery’s sports betting mobile app, Scoreboard, lawmakers in the state have begun to criticize the lottery’s...
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Steve Wynn

article Gaming Control Board insists it has jurisdiction over Steve Wynn (11/27/2019)
(Nevada) -- The state Gaming Control Board told former Nevada casino executive Steve Wynn on Wednesday that his motion to dismiss an Oct. 14 complaint against him is...
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Florida Gaming

article Could There Be Another Potential Path To Florida Sports Betting? (11/26/2019)
(Florida) -- Sports betting in Florida is without question a complicated issue. Any attempted expansion of gambling likely needs backing from the Seminole tribe, which...
article Florida Sports Betting Bills Pop Up For 2020; State Lottery Would Be In Charge (11/18/2019)
(Florida) -- Florida will take a crack at legalizing sports betting via the state’s lottery, in bills filed in the state legislature on Monday. But its prospects...
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Chickasaw Nation

article Everything You Need to Know About The BIGGEST Casino in The US (11/24/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- As the biggest casino in the US, and with a great claim to being one of the largest in the world, there’s much more to WinStar World Casino and...
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Public Smoking

article Casino workers find chips are stacked against them in battle against secondhand smoke (11/24/2019)
(Nevada) -- Teresa Price was 22 when she quit college to become a table-games dealer, landing a job in 1978 on the Strip. At that time, smoking was allowed nearly...
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Thanksgiving

article For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning (11/24/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- As residents of Plymouth, Massachusetts, prepared for a dinner in 1970 to mark the Mayflower landing, a leader of the tribe that had feasted with the...
article SNL: First Thanksgiving (11/24/2019)
(New York) -- Pocahontas’ (Melissa Villaseñor) boyfriend, John Smith (Beck Bennett), comes over for Thanksgiving dinner with her family (Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph...
article The Invention of Thanksgiving (11/18/2019)
(USA) -- Autumn is the season for Native America. There are the cool nights and warm days of Indian summer and the genial query “What’s Indian about this...
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Indian Gaming

article ADAMS: When is an Indian casino an Indian casino? (11/22/2019)
(USA) -- Indian gaming is not easy to define these days, now that tribes are beginning to move into traditional commercial casino gaming. The legal definition of Indian...
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Sports Betting

article Wall Street Wades Into Sports Gambling as Legalization Spreads (11/21/2019)
(Wall Street) -- The line between trading and gambling has always been fuzzy. So now that many U.S. states have legalized sports betting, following a 2018 Supreme Court...
article TD Ameritrade Looking To Enter Sports Gambling Business: Report (11/14/2019)
(USA) -- As it looks to make up lost revenue from slashing commission fees to zero, brokerage firm TD Ameritrade is reportedly testing different ways it can tap into the...
article Casino CEOs love potential of sports wagering nationwide (11/10/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- When the Supreme Court opened the door to nationwide sports wagering with its decision striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act,...
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Virginia Gaming

article National organization says gambling addiction should have been addressed in casino study, but leaders say that wasn't purpose of report (11/21/2019)
(Virginia) -- The leader of a national group has criticized the recent study on the impacts of a casino in Danville because the report did not address problem gambling...
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Wynn Resorts

article ‘We were wrong:’ Encore Boston Harbor drops $50 table game minimums, paid parking (11/21/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- Encore Boston Harbor killed its $50 table game minimums and parking fees as it seeks to draw crowds beyond the high rollers. The $2.6 billion Everett...
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Cherokee Nation

article Pope County casino plans remain in limbo pending court decision (11/20/2019)
(Arkansas) -- Pope County is, once again, getting closer to becoming the host of a new casino. The application process to apply for a license has officially closed....
article Cherokee Nation economic impact on Oklahoma nearly $2.2 billion, study finds (11/19/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Cooperation among Oklahoma's tribes and the state helped the Cherokee Nation realize a $2.169 billion economic impact in the state for fiscal year 2018...
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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Naskila Gaming joins Conroe chamber as it fights to stay open (11/19/2019)
(Texas) -- The newest member of the Conroe Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce is fighting with the state of Texas to remain open—and turning to cities such as Conroe...
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MGM Resorts

article MGM’s real estate investment trust confirms interest in MGM Grand (11/19/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International is in preliminary discussions with real estate investment trust MGM Growth Properties regarding the potential sale-leaseback of...
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Forest County Potawatomi

article Potawatomi tests Lyft program to solve employee transportation issues (11/13/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Employees at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, like those for many of its neighboring businesses, face difficulties in transportation to and from the...
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New York Gaming

article New York Casinos Post Meager Sports Betting Numbers In October (11/13/2019)
(New York) -- New Jersey’s mobile sports betting platforms already have enabled the state to rival defending champion Nevada’s monthly handle –...
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Navajo Nation

article Nez, Lizer end indemnity agreement for NTEC (11/12/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer have ended the surety agreement that the Navajo Transitional Energy Company was eyeing...
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Pine Ridge

article Impeachment hearing set for OST VP accused of creating abusive workplace (11/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- An impeachment hearing will be held later this month after three women accused the vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of creating an abusive work...
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Georgia Gaming

article EXCLUSIVE: Atlanta pro teams to Georgia lawmakers: allow sports bets (11/11/2019)
(Georgia) -- Four of Atlanta’s major professional sports franchises are putting their weight behind an effort to allow betting on games. Presidents of the Atlanta...
article Liberty Media CEO: legalized sports betting opportunity to 'strengthen baseball' (11/11/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia lawmakers will take a serious look at legalizing sports betting when the 2020 legislative session opens up next year. There’s been an effort...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article 'The tribe has taken over': the Native Americans running Las Vegas' only cannabis lounge (11/10/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- A couple seated at a high top table smoked a joint, while six tourists in a circular booth nearby drank THC-infused beer and reviewed the flower menu. It...
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Nottawaseppi Huron

article Does Battle Creek have room for the casino and a thriving bar scene? (11/10/2019)
(Michigan) -- When people walk into the Lakeview Lounge, Norm Downey generally knows them by name. He knows their usual orders. He asks them about their families and...
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Osage Tribe

article Descendant of Osage murder victim auditioning for 'Killers of the Flower Moon' (11/9/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Henry Roan was a loving father and a wealthy man. Like many in Osage, he made thousands of dollars off of the oil on his land, and that made him a target...
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Other News

article ALEC Is an Incubator for Efforts to Protect White Supremacy, Says New Report (12/4/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Ten years ago, a then-state senator with ties to white supremacists named Russell Pearce introduced model legislation to his colleagues in the...
article Hard Rock or Mohegan Gaming Committed Procedural Snafu That Will Delay Announcement of Greece Casino Winning Bidder (11/26/2019)
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International and Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE), the casino operating unit of Connecticut’s Mohegan tribe, are the two operators...
article Total 7.4mln gaming machines worldwide in 2018: GTA study (10/31/2019)
(Worldwide) -- An estimated 7.4 million legally-installed gaming machines were in the market worldwide last year. That is according to the latest edition of the “...
article Horse racing-Drug reform in U.S. horse racing faces obstacles (10/30/2019)
(California) -- Outrage over the deaths of 36 horses at Santa Anita Park in Southern California since December has given a boost to federal legislation aimed at stopping...
article Alaska’s Uneven Rural Law Enforcement System Often Leaves Remote Villages With No Cops (10/25/2019)
(Alaska) -- In his first seven months as a village public safety officer in the remote Alaska village of Chenega, Andrew Jonda has enjoyed world-class fishing and...
article Indian Country Deserves a Better Hero Than Richard Nixon (10/21/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- You only need one hand to count the number of American presidents who could be considered vaguely positive, progressive partners for Indian Country...
article ASU law developing Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance programs (10/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is creating the nation's first programs in Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance for its Indian Legal...
article Gambling near-misses don't encourage your brain to keep betting after all, study suggests (10/18/2019)
(Alberta) -- The next time you leave an Atlantic City casino short $50 and wonder why you didn't stop gambling when you were only down $10, you won't be able to...
article The U.S. stole generations of Indigenous children to open the West (10/15/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Nearly 200 Native children lie buried at the entrance of the Carlisle Barracks in the “Indian Cemetery” — the first thing you see when...
article Greece gets two bids for tourist resort casino (10/4/2019)
(Greece) -- Greece has got two bids for a licence to build and operate a casino resort in a long-delayed tourist development in Athens, the country’s gaming...
article Another horse dies at Santa Anita, this time on the track (9/28/2019)
(California) -- Santa Anita, trying to shake the memories of a winter/spring meet in which 30 horses died, was met with a gruesome breakdown on the front stretch...
article US Gambling Giants Mohegan, Hard Rock, Seek Hellenikon Casino License (9/15/2019)
(Greece) -- The bid for a casino license essential to the 8-billion euro ($8.93 billion) development of the long-delayed abandoned Hellenikon International Airport on...
article VP Mike Pence says Triple Crown winner American Pharoah bit him during visit to Kentucky farm (9/14/2019)
(Kentucky) -- American Pharoah has it all these days. By becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in 2015, the horse secured a life of pampering and mating at...
article Meet the Indigenous Artist Collaborating With Supreme This Fall (9/11/2019)
(New York) -- For Fall, the Makah artist John Goodwin, who also goes by Nytom, is teaming up with Supreme on a series of printed jackets, the first time the streetwear...
article Far-right extremists appropriate Indigenous struggles for violent ends (8/27/2019)
(USA) -- Just minutes before a massacre at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart earlier this month left 22 people dead, a hate-filled anti-immigrant manifesto appeared online. In...
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...

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