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article Chris Stearns: The healthy state of tribal gaming in Washington
(Washington) -- Tribal Gaming generated $31.2 billion in 2016, as reported by the National Indian Gaming Commission, yet many people outside of the United States are...


article Belleville brings in another $736,000 in cash from casino
(Ontario) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has issued the third quarter cheque to the City of Belleville, for hosting the Shorelines Casino. The city is...


article Washington Owners-Breeders Back Added Gaming at Emerald
(Washington) -- The Washington Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association supports an initial plan that would allow Emerald Downs' owner, the Muckleshoot Indian...


article OP/ED: Tribe could expand its possibilities
(Washington) -- I would like to see the Muckleshoot Tribe develop a first-class regional resort on all of that land they own adjacent to the casino. They could build a...


article Washington state Lottery director calls women “criers,” report says
(Washington) -- An outside investigation into complaints of a hostile workplace at the Washington state Lottery has found that the agency’s director treats female...


article Washington State Looking at HB1114 for Online Gambling
(Washington) -- The state of Washington could be the next state to legalize online gambling activities. The US state profits and licenses every other form of gambling...


article Paul Martin Matheson / Devoted family man was a visionary in business who lived life to the fullest
(Washington) -- On March 25, 1949, Donald Matheson and his wife Pauline received a great blessing from God with the arrival of their first-born, Paul Martin Matheson.


article Jamestown S’Kallam Tribe agree new compact with Washington state
(Washington) -- Officials from the Jamestown S’Kallam tribe have confirmed the tentative agreement of a new tribal compact agreement with the state of Washington.


article Northern Quest working to independently test water quality
(Washington) -- The Northern Quest Resort and Casino is working to independently test the water quality after news broke Tuesday of water contamination in Airway Heights.
article Water Crisis: Northern Quest Resort and Casino
(Washington) -- The City of Airway Heights notified the Kalispel Tribe Tuesday afternoon that out of an abundance of caution, Airway Heights water customers have been...


article Des Moines City Council approves new $80 million Pacific Ridge Development
(Washington) -- The latest $80 million development for the North Des Moines commercial area that will soon include the regional Federal Aviation Administration offices...


press release Gambling Commission, Squaxin Island Tribe reach tentative agreement on gaming compact amendment
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission has reached a tentative agreement with the Squaxin Island Tribe on an amendment to its Class III gaming compact...


article Chehalis Tribe names interim CEO to lead Lucky Eagle Casino
(Washington) -- Lisa Miles has been named interim chief executive of Rochester-based Lucky Eagle Casino, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation announced...


article Yakama tribal casino opens 200-room hotel
(Washington) -- The Yakama Nation is opening a 200-room hotel at its Legends Casino near the town of Toppenish. The Yakima Herald-Republic says the hotel opens to the...


article $20m Expansion Planned for Northern Quest Resort & Casino, WA
(Washington) -- A $20m expansion project at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Spokane County, WA, is reportedly on the verge of breaking ground.
article Yakama Legends Hotel set to open; anchors $90 million expansion
(Washington) -- When visitors arrive at Legends Hotel, among the things they will see is a floor-to-ceiling photograph of Celilo Falls, a sacred Columbia River fishing...
article Yakama Nation Legends Casino to open 200 room hotel
(Washington) -- The Yakama Nation will open their new 200 room hotel near Toppenish, Washington on Saturday, February 24, 2017. Reservations are being accepted for stays...
article New hotel opening this weekend as part of Legend Casino expansion
(Washington) -- This weekend, a huge expansion two years in the making comes to a fruition. The Legends Casino in Toppenish is opening a new hotel this weekend.


article 2 Indian casinos on the rise in Airway Heights
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe is planning a $20 million expansion of its Northern Quest Resort and Casino to draw in more families. On Wednesday, the tribe...


article Kalispel tribe buys more land near Northern Quest Casino
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority, an entity of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, is expanding its land holdings for potential future development near...


article Lawmakers In Washington State Talk Online Poker, But Action Unlikely
(Washington) -- Washington tepidly tossed its hat into the online gambling ring this week. The state with by far the most archaic online gambling laws in the country...


article Opinion: Allowing a string of bad luck
(Washington) -- If you live in Kitsap County, no matter where, you're no more than 50 miles from a gambling casino, probably much closer. This is significant,...


article Washington casino market predicted to have a bright future
(Washington) -- In Washington, aggregated gross gaming revenues are expected to grow by nearly 37% over the next five years to $3.56 billion due to a significant...


article Washington Gambling Industry Poised For Growth Through 2020; Online Gambling Could Generate $100mm
(Washington) -- A new study presented to the Washington State Gambling Commission shows that gross gaming revenue in the state will increase by over a third in the...


article New gambling regulations force businesses to pull hundreds of games from bars
(Washington) -- Only KIRO 7 was there Friday when agents with the Washington State Gambling Commission raided a Lynnwood warehouse to ensure machines that are now...


article Indian family drops plan for casino on allotment in Washington
(Washington) -- An Indian family has put off plans to develop a casino on their allotment in Washington, The Bremerton Patriot reports. The Chambers family owns the 0.79...


article Casino project likely dead
(Washington) -- An effort to build a casino on a three-quarter-acre parcel of federal Indian trust land in a Bremerton neighborhood is over. That’s according to...


article Washington tribe unveils plans for fourth casino
(Washington) -- In Washington, The Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation has announced plans to spend around $1 million in order to open a small casino at its...


article Building Friendships One Hand at a Time at Hawks Prairie Casino
(Washington) -- It’s true my experience and knowledge of gambling will barely fill a thimble, but I do know gallons about having fun. During my recent visit to...


article Gaming has a long, rich history in Washington state
(Washington) -- Despite the fact that the state of Washington has no commercial casinos, gaming is big business here. According to the Washington State Gambling...


article Washington hires New Jersey consultants for gambling study
(Washington) -- A Washington state agency has hired New Jersey consultants to prepare an economic market study on gambling in the state. The News Tribune reports that a...


article State agency hires New Jersey consultants to examine gambling industry
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission announced this week that it has hired Spectrum Gaming Group to prepare an economic market study on gambling in...


press release Economic Market Study of Gambling in Washington State is Underway
(Washington) -- To help the Legislature and Commission prepare for future industry changes and potential gambling policy changes, Spectrum Gaming Group as been chosen to...


article Washington Gambling Commission reconsiders new 'skill' games
(Washington) -- Insert $2 into the slot and watch the fruits spin: lime, orange, cherries. There’s no match, so add money and start a new game, where playing cards...


article Tsunami-safe parking garage part of $25 million QBRC expansion
(Washington) -- A new 500-car parking garage that also can serve as the first tsunami evacuation shelter on the North Beach will be part of a $25 million Quinault Beach...


article Nooksack River Casino shuttered, tribe in court for unpaid debts
(Washington) -- The Nooksack River Casino in Deming has closed its doors. The Bellingham Herald reported a sign on the casino door Friday said it’s closed and that...
article Nooksack River Casino Shuttered
(Washington) -- The Nooksack River Casino in Deming has closed its doors. The Bellingham Herald reports a sign on the casino door Friday said it's closed and that an...


article Veronica Castillo saw winnings hit $8 million on pokie machine but casino said impossible
(Australia) -- The casino though told her not to believe what she had seen. The machine had a maximum jackpot of $20,000 and the figure she saw was a malfunction.


article Woman who won $8.5 million jackpot at casino is denied her winnings because the slot machine 'malfunctioned'
(Washington) -- For five minutes, she was a multi-millionaire! Veronica Castillo, from Portland, Oregon thought she had struck it lucky after hitting an $8 million...


article No decision on Spokane Tribe casino, Inslee says
(Washington) -- Gov. Jay Inslee hasn't made a decision yet on a request by the Spokane Tribe to open a casino near Airway Heights. And he can't predict when he...


press release Director Trujillo testifies at Congressional Hearing on Safeguarding the Integrity of Indian Gaming
(Washington) -- Indian gaming revenue has grown from $3 billion to $28 billion during the past 25 years. This revenue has a significant impact on Tribal communities,...


article LETTER: Problems with huge casinos
(Washington) -- It has been reported in the newspapers that the Enumclaw Highway is going to be connected to Highway 18. This is an excellent move to reduce traffic...


article Ribbon-cutting slated for new casino
(Washington) -- New 56,000-square-foot casino will give membership and Tribe something to be proud of, casino manager says. The Colville Tribes’ new 12 Tribes...


article Dining, music coming to 12 Tribes
(Washington) -- What do pork pot stickers, a chicken croissant sandwich, Kobe beef hot dogs and an 18-ounce rib eye steak all have in common?


article 12 Tribes Resort and Casino nearly ready
(Washington) -- 12 Tribes Resort and Casino, designated as the Colville Confederated Tribes’ flagship gaming and entertainment facility, will open to the public...


article Class III gaming compacts approved for 27 Washington tribes
(Washington) -- Twenty seven Indian tribes in Washington State now have approval for Class III gaming thanks to a new compact approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


press release Commissioners tour amusement game center and other gambling businesses
(Washington) -- The Commissioners’ May meeting was held in Vancouver, which was a great opportunity to get to know our licensees in Southwest Washington. Several...


article Chris Stearns Re-Appointed as Gambling Commissioner by Governor Inslee
(Washington) -- Chris Stearns has been re-appointed as a Gambling Commissioner by Governor Inslee. His term will expire June 30, 2021. Governor Inslee first appointed...


article The Skokomish Expansion Along Hwy 101 Means Everyone Wins
(Washington) -- “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” This wisdom is from a true font...
article Ready for horse racing? Emerald Downs begins its season on Saturday
(Washington) -- Emerald Downs begins its 70-day live racing season Saturday with a first-race post time of 2 p.m.


article Official: Washington County can't afford to roll dice on gambling problem
(Washington) -- With one casino in Washington County and four others within a 30-minute drive of the county's borders, a gambling problem is emerging in the county...


article Council to vote on casino, lot purchases
(Montana) -- After a break on the fifth week of March, the Kalispell City Council has a full agenda for tonight’s meeting. The item that could get the most...


article Nemacolin's Lady Luck Casino being shopped by Isle of Capri
(Washington) -- Less than two years after its opening, the Lady Luck Casino at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is up for sale, and could soon be under new management.


article Tribal Deal Would Set Number of Gambling Machines in Wash. State
(Washington) -- The number of gambling machines in Washington state tribal casinos is set to increase by several thousand and rise automatically in the future under a...


article State gambling board allows more machines at tribal casinos
(Washington) -- The state gambling board has approved a plan to allow more slot-like machines at tribal casinos. The Olympian reports the agreement approved Friday would...


article Gambling board approves deal for more machines at tribal casinos
(Washington) -- The state board that regulates gambling in Washington cleared the way Friday for more slot-style machines at tribal casinos. The tribal compacts approved...
press release State Gambling Commission votes to forward Tribal
(Washington) -- Today at their public meeting, the five Gambling Commissioners and four legislative ex officio members voted 8:1 to approve Tribal - State Compact...


article Editorial: Tribal gambling compacts look OK
(Washington) -- Washington’s treaty tribes would find it easier to add electronic slot machines as their enterprises gradually expand under terms of new compacts...


press release Washington Gambling Commission Chair Stearns Looks Back At 2014
(Washington) -- Gambling Commission Chair Chris Stearns invites you to take a look at some of the ways the Commission kept gambling legal and honest in 2014. Chair...


article WA State: Online Poker Bill Dead, Fantasy Sports Bill Moves Forward
(Washington) -- It was a bit of bad news/good news/bad news in Washington State this past week, as a grassroots effort that sought to legalize online poker in Washington...


article Emerald Island Casino Continues to Shine
(Nevada) -- “Downtown Henderson makes a big comeback.” That’s the headline many business owners, investors and developers have been waiting to hear.
article Washington I-Poker Efforts Dead For 2015
(Washington) -- It didn’t last too long on the legislative table, as the state of Washington’s online poker bill has been deemed dead for 2015, according to...


article Curtis Woodard Discusses New Bill Which Looks to Bring Online Poker to Washington State
(Washington) -- Back in 2006, Washington State took an early stance against iGaming by passing SSB 6613, which made it a Class C felony punishable by a $10,000 fine and/...


article Washington Online Poker Bill Introduced
(Washington) -- Playing online poker is a felony in just one U.S. state: Washington. But that could change if lawmakers pass H1114, a bill recently introduced by state...


article Deal would allow more gambling machines at Washington state tribal casinos
(Washington) -- A tentative deal between Washington state and Indian tribes would allow more gambling machines at tribal casinos. The News Tribune reports that over the...


article Deal would allow more gambling machines at Washington state tribal casinos
(Washington) -- A tentative deal between Washington state and Indian tribes would allow more gambling machines at tribal casinos. The News Tribune reports that over the...
article Washington Tribal Casinos to Play a Key Role in State’s Gambling Affairs
(Washington) -- It seems like most tribal casinos, based on the territory of Washington, are looking for expanding their business and influence on the economy of the...


article Tribal-state deal would put gambling expansion on autopilot
(Washington) -- The number of gambling machines allowed in tribal casinos – currently about 28,000 – has been set over the years in prolonged and sometimes...


article WOODARD: Washington State Analysis: Online Poker Regulation Pays For Itself
(Washington) -- Washington State’s Office of Financial Management has released its fiscal notes for HB 1114, Washington’s internet poker bill. For bills that...


article Most Washington tribes reach new Class III gaming compacts
(Washington) -- Nearly every tribe in Washington has reached a new Class III gaming compact. The Washington State Gambling Commission announced agreements with 27 of 29...


article Washington State Gets its Own Online Poker Bill
(Washington) -- A Washington State online poker bill has arrived unexpectedly at the opening of the state’s new legislative session this week. The bill to legalize...


article Online Poker Bill to be Introduced in Washington State
(Washington) -- State Representative Sherry Appleton (D) of the 23rd legislative district prefiled an online poker bill this past Friday. HB 1114 is scheduled to be...
article Washington State Eyes Legalizing Online Poker
(Washington) -- Even though the state of Washington has passed legislation that made playing online poker a crime punishable by jail (the only U.S. state to do so), in...
article Washington State Online Poker Bill Introduced
(Washington) -- A new online poker bill has been filed in Washington state. The bill would legalize and regulated online poker in the state, putting an end to a...


article New Bill Would Legalize, Regulate Online Poker In Washington State
(Washington) -- The least hospitable state for U.S. online poker players is a small step closer to shedding that dubious distinction. The state in quest


press release 27 tribes in Washington have reached a tentative agreement to amend their Tribal-State Gaming Compacts
(Washington) -- The State of Washington and 27 of the 29 federally recognized Indian Tribes in Washington have reached a tentative agreement to amend their Tribal-State...


article Olympia police arrest woman for Steilacoom lottery fraud
(Washington) -- A 62-year-old woman accused of stealing lottery winnings was arrested Monday afternoon, according to the Olympia Police department.


article Gambling in state shifts to tribal casinos
(Washington) -- Colorful and brightly-lit signs identify each bowl behind the bar: “Defenders of Freedom.” “Hanky Panky.” “Nature’s...


article Letter: Lakewood’s New Entrance
(Washington) -- “Lakewood looks to make good first impression with new entrance.” I’ve a suggestion. And it not only meets the standards of the current...


article Angel of the Winds making more room for people to play
(Washington) -- The Angel of the Winds Casino opened its doors 10 years ago this October. It was due for an expansion.


article The Washington State Gambling Commission’s Compelling Case for State-Regulated Online Gambling
(Washington) -- Let me say upfront that the Washington State Gambling Commission doesn’t set policy, they carry it out. But there is something I find interesting...


article Guest opinion: Preventing casino development crucial to Fairchild’s future
(Washington) -- Recently, the Spokane County commissioners again urged the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the Spokane Tribe’s proposal to build a casino...


article Washington State Advocates Fighting for Online Poker Reform
(Washington) -- In 2006 Washington State passed what many consider to be one of the most draconian gambling laws in the country, a law that makes playing online poker in...


article Lacey City Council will weigh changes to gambling tax rate
(Washington) -- The Lacey City Council Thursday will consider whether to amend its gambling tax rate for social card games, a move designed to aid Hawks Prairie Casino,...


article Opinion: Casinos a bad deal
(Washington) -- The Spokesman-Review nailed it on the head (Feb. 19) about the Spokane Tribe casino. I hear the sucking sound going to the Airway Heights area instead of...


article Washington State Online Poker Ballot Initiative
(Washington) -- Two online poker ballot initiatives are active in Washington State. If these initiatives receive 300,000 signatures from Washington State residents on...


article Washington State Online Poker Bill Dies in Committee
(Washington) -- Two days after what seemed like an encouraging hearing to discuss reducing the penalties of online poker in Washington state, bill sponsor Rep. Paul...


article Op-ed: Allow nontribal cardrooms to offer electronic scratch-ticket machines
(Washington) -- Washington's tribal casinos poured jackpot-sized contributions into state political campaigns in 2012 — more than $1 million, according to...


article OP/ED: Gambling expansion: Still a losing political bet for state
(Washington) -- One of the most irresponsible ideas kicking around the 2012 Legislature is the Republican proposal to pack local card rooms across the state with...


article The results of the state's survey on gambling
(Washington) -- How simple it all once was – with penny Bingo at the club meeting, penny-ante poker with a few friends on Friday night or a raffle at the church...
article WSU reports results of state gambling survey
(Washington) -- Among Washington adults who gamble, the most popular form of gaming in the past 12 months has been the state lottery, followed by tribal casinos. Sixty-...


article Wash. Looks At Gambling As Budget Solution
(Washington) -- The latest idea to solve Washington state's budget shortfall is to expand gambling. Some politicians say it's a coffer the state should have...


article LETTER: Expand gambling, really?
(Washington) -- Rep. Gary Alexander, Republican and ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, is proposing legislation to expand off-reservation gambling in...


article WIGA: Expanding Washington gambling to nontribal casinos
(Washington) -- For-profit gambling expansion proponents promising hundreds of millions in new state revenue are relying on studies by their own gaming-market “...


article COLUMN: Open up electronic gambling beyond tribal casinos to generate more state revenue
(Washington) -- THE governor's list of potential new revenue generators includes gaming sources, but their impact is characterized as "indeterminate."...
article State Republicans pulling for nontribal slot machines
(Washington) -- Republican lawmakers steadfastly opposed to any tax increases suggested by Democrats say they have other ideas for raising money to help plug a $2...


article GOP wants more slot machines for nontribal casinos
(Washington) -- Republican lawmakers steadfastly opposed to any tax increases suggested by Democrats say they have other ideas for raising money to help plug a $2...

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