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Oglala Sioux

article Oglala Sioux Tribe legalizes same-sex marriage
(7/16/2019)
(Iowa) -- Monique "Muffie" Mousseaux and Felipa De Leon immediately called officials at the Oglala Sioux Tribe after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex...
1 Article on this Issue

William Hill

article Company named to run sports book at The Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
(7/16/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo and a new partner are gearing up for impending sporting contest wagering. William Hill US announced Tuesday it will operate the...
article William Hill, Eldorado announce plans for sportsbooks at two Iowa casinos
(7/16/2019)
(Iowa) -- Eldorado Resorts and William Hill US said Tuesday the companies will launch sports betting in Iowa at two casinos as soon as next month. Las Vegas-based...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Gaming

article Bad weather drives down Iowa casino revenue
(7/15/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s state-licensed casinos weathered a tough financial year marred by flooding — especially in western locations — that watered down...
article Tracking technology will be used in sports betting apps
(7/15/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission got a look at some of the technology that will be used for sports gambling during their meeting last week. Iowa Racing...
article Bad weather drives down Iowa casino revenue
(7/13/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowa’s state-licensed casinos weathered a tough financial year marred by flooding — especially in Sioux City and other western locations —...
article Iowa Sports Betting Quietly Inching Toward September Launch Date
(7/12/2019)
(Iowa) -- Football fans know it’s never too early to start looking forward to the 2019 NFL season. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) has this date in...
article Regulators Plan Final Vote On Iowa Sports Betting
(7/11/2019)
(Iowa) -- State regulators will vote later this month on rules allowing sports betting in Iowa, fulfilling a law passed this year by the legislature. If the guidelines...
article Sports betting in Iowa closing into the final stretch
(7/11/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission moved a step closer to having online wagering in the state on Thursday. The Commission held a public hearing in Altoona....
article Sports gambling rules move ahead after regulators hold hearing
(7/11/2019)
(Iowa) -- Only two people spoke today at the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s hearing on the proposed rules for sports betting. The two who spoke were...
article Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to receive public input on sports betting rules
(7/10/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowans will have a chance to respond to proposed rules for sports betting in Iowa on Thursday. In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on...
article Public meeting set for Thursday on Iowa sports betting rules
(7/8/2019)
(Iowa) -- In May, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill into law which legalizes sports betting in the state. The bill allows for betting on professional, collegiate and...
article $3 million and counting: What Polk County has paid a lobbyist to try to protect Prairie Meadows, tap federal dollars
(7/1/2019)
(Iowa) -- A decade ago, Polk County hired a Washington, D.C., lobbying firm for $5,000 a month to help maximize what it could get accomplished on Capitol Hill. That firm...
article Authorities: Card dealer helped players at Waterloo casino win
(6/26/2019)
(Iowa) -- A Gilbertville man cheated while dealing cards at a Waterloo casino, authorities say. Jordan Michael Makinster, 27, used a “false shuffle” to...
article Iowa Lottery looks to record-smashing year
(6/26/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowa lottery players apparently have taken former Hawkeye football coach Hayden Fry’s “scratch-where-it-itches” mantra to heart in a big way...
article Casino dealer accused of trying to help players win in Waterloo
(6/26/2019)
(Iowa) -- A Waterloo casino card dealer has been accused of cheating for the benefit of players. Black Hawk County court records say 27-year-old Jordan Makinster is...
article Former casino worker arrested for cheating, helping patrons win
(6/25/2019)
(Iowa) -- A Gilbertville man has been arrested for allegedly cheating while he was a card dealer at a Waterloo casino. Authorities allege Jordan Michael Makinster, 27,...
article Grand Falls Casino planning $10M expansion
(6/22/2019)
(Iowa) -- Sports betting is coming to the table as part of a $10 million expansion plan for Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort northwest of Larchwood. The Show Lounge...
article Grand Falls Casino moves quickly to add a sports book to the property
(6/19/2019)
(Iowa) -- A Siouxland casino is making plans for a major renovation that includes a new sports betting venue. Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort in Lyon County. Iowa is...
article Sports betting brings new regulatory fees for casinos
(6/19/2019)
(Iowa) -- The implementation of legalized sports betting in the state will cost each of the state-licensed casinos a little more for state regulation. Iowa Racing and...
article Iowa Casinos Requesting ‘Aggressive Timetable’ For Sportsbooks, Regulator Says
(6/18/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowa is slowly but surely moving toward kicking off sports betting this year. The state legalized sports wagering in May and officials expect to have books...
article MRHD, other nonprofit gaming groups to collect share of Iowa sports betting revenues
(6/15/2019)
(Iowa) -- Local charitable and civic endeavors will get a cut of the wagers placed on pro and college sports at Iowa casinos. The bill signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds last...
article Casinos in Larchwood and Osceola pay fines for gambling violations
(6/15/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Grand Falls and Lakeside casinos each agreed to fines for gambling violations Thursday at the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission meeting. Commission...
article Local reaction to Grand Falls expansion and renovation project
(6/15/2019)
(Iowa) -- A big gambling and entertainment destination in KELOLAND is about to get even bigger. Grand Falls Casino and Golf Resort will begin the $10 million expansion...
article Three more casinos win approval to create sports book areas
(6/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved renovation plans for three casinos Thursday to create areas for sports books. Commission administrator, Brian...
article Regulators Working Towards An August Launch Date For Iowa Sports Betting
(6/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- It seems that football fans in Iowa will have a bit more to cheer for this upcoming Fall. Brian Ohorilko, the Commission Administrator for the Iowa Racing and...
article Iowa sees record-breaking casino revenue
(6/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- Gambling continues to be a key tourism attraction in Iowa. The American Gaming Association's 2018 report on commercial gambling shows Iowa's gaming...
article Iowa regulators set July 11 hearing for new sports betting rules
(6/13/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowa regulators say they are on track to finalize rules that would allow state-licensed casinos to accept bets on most professional and college sports by mid-...
article Games of chance: 7 top casinos in Siouxland
(6/6/2019)
(Iowa) -- WinnaVegas Casino. What: Owned and operated by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, WinnaVegas has more than 54,300 square feet of gaming space. The casino has...
article Creighton economist expects Nebraskans to hit Council Bluffs for sports betting
(6/4/2019)
(Iowa) -- A Creighton University economics professor predicts many Nebraska sports fan will start trekking to Iowa for game days because the state’s casinos will...
article ICYMI: WinnaVegas, Blackbird Bend tribal casinos eye now-legal sports betting in Iowa
(5/27/2019)
(Iowa) -- Two tribal casinos in western Iowa are looking to join their state-licensed counterparts in offering sports betting. WinnaVegas Casino Resort, owned and...
article Iowa’s bank accounts swell thanks to gambling
(5/27/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowa received a windfall of cash in 2018, thanks to casinos. According to a report just released by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC), the state...
29 Total Articles on this Issue

Meskwaki Tribe

article Meskwaki Nation supports state jurisdiction over non-Indians at casino
(7/12/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in a case that arose from an incident at the casino owned by the Meskwaki Nation. Tribal police arrested...
article Iowa Justices Hear A Case Questioning Jurisdiction On Tribal Land
(7/10/2019)
(Iowa) -- State and federal attorneys want the Iowa Supreme Court to reverse a Tama County magistrate judge’s decision to dismiss a set of criminal charges because...
article Tama County Supervisors appeal added land allowed in Meskwaki Tribal Trust
(7/6/2019)
(Iowa) -- An additional 35 acres of land has been approved for placement in trust for the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa - Meskwakis- the Tama County Board...
article Charges sought in Meskwaki sex abuse investigation
(6/15/2019)
(Iowa) -- A Meskwaki man has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl following a missing child investigation.
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Election 2020

article Native Leaders Invite 2020 Candidates to Presidential Forum
(7/10/2019)
(Iowa) -- As we approach the 2020 election, we haven’t really heard how presidential candidates are hoping to tackle issues related to the Native communities...
article Sioux City Orpheum to host Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
(7/8/2019)
(Iowa) -- A new presidential forum is coming to Sioux City that honors the memory of a local activist. The Orpheum Theater will host an event designed to get candidates...
article Sioux City's Orpheum to host presidential candidate forum on Native American issues in August
(7/7/2019)
(Iowa) -- O.J. Semans says it would be a mistake for presidential candidates to ignore Native American voters in the 2020 election. So, Semans and other national Native...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Tribal baby battle: This Iowan lost her baby to the Indian Child Welfare Act. Now she understands why.
(6/25/2019)
(Iowa) -- When I was 22, I became pregnant after a one-night fling. I immediately knew I could not raise a child on my own. The father had left for basic training and,...
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Hard Rock

article Iowa Regulators Approve Sports Betting Plans For Hard Rock Sioux City, Grand Falls
(6/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved sports betting plans for two state casinos – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City and Grand Falls Casino...
article Portion of Third Street to close for parking ramp construction
(6/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- A portion of Third Street will close Tuesday so that a contractor can complete work on a parking ramp that will connect to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and...
article Iowa regulators approve sports betting plans for Hard Rock Sioux City, Grand Falls
(6/13/2019)
(Iowa) -- Two Northwest Iowa casinos received the go-ahead Thursday from state regulators for remodeling projects allowing visitors to wager on professional and college...
article Iowa regulators approve sports betting plans for Hard Rock Sioux City, Grand Falls
(6/13/2019)
(Iowa) -- Two Northwest Iowa casinos received the go-ahead Thursday from state regulators for remodeling projects allowing visitors to wager on professional and college...
article IRGC approves Sports Book plans for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Grand Falls Casino
(6/13/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has approved plans from two Northwest Iowa casinos to add sports gambling facilities. Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel...
article Sioux City's Hard Rock casino plans $895K renovation for new sportsbook
(6/11/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City plans to convert a portion of its existing casino space into a new sportsbook as part of an $895,000 remodeling...
article New Iowa Sportsbooks Coming To Hard Rock Sioux City And Other Local Casinos
(6/10/2019)
(Iowa) -- It’s been almost one month since the Iowa sports betting bill IA SF 617 was signed into law by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and casinos are now lining up...
article Sioux City's Hard Rock casino to propose sports betting plan
(6/10/2019)
(Iowa) -- Two Siouxland casinos are some of the first in Iowa to take steps to incorporate sports betting in their facilities. Governor Kim Reynolds signed the sports...
article Sioux City's Hard Rock casino plans $895K renovation for new sportsbook
(6/7/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City plans to convert a portion of its existing casino space into a new sportsbook as part of an $895,000 remodeling...
article Flo Rida, George Thorogood to headline Saturday in the Park in Sioux City
(6/5/2019)
(Iowa) -- Rapper Flo Rida and blues rocker George Thorogood will headline the 29th annual Saturday in the Park on July 6.
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Dorothy Pecaut Nature center teaches spear throwing to Siouxland
(7/13/2019)
(Iowa) -- Siouxlanders at Brown Lake got to learn about Native American history in an interesting way. Folks who joined the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center at Browns Lake...
article Self-Defense A Priority For Native Women
(7/11/2019)
(Iowa) -- A national course designed to protect Native American women from becoming the victims of a sexual assault is set to take place in Rapid City.
article Fugitive from Iowa arrested on reservation ranch in Montana
(7/8/2019)
(Iowa) -- An Iowa man who eluded authorities for almost eight years after his indictment on federal firearms charges has been apprehended at a remote ranch on a Montana...
article Running Success
(7/1/2019)
(Iowa) -- Dirk Whitebreast faced a turning point in 2003, one borne of tragedy. His 18-year-old sister, Darcy Jo Keahna, committed suicide. Whitebreast returned to his...
article Former casino worker arrested for cheating, helping patrons win
(6/25/2019)
(Iowa) -- A Gilbertville man has been arrested for allegedly cheating while he was a card dealer at a Waterloo casino. Authorities allege Jordan Michael Makinster, 27,...
article Local artist working to open art gallery in Iowa City for indigenous people
(5/5/2019)
(Iowa) -- From doing traditional Native American beadwork, sculpting, and poetry, having his own clothing brand, and much more, Meskwaki artist Dawson Davenport sees...
article Ponca Tribe Wins Crucial Backing for Prairie Flower Casino in 12-Year Legal Battle with Iowa, Nebraska
(5/3/2019)
(Iowa) -- A lawsuit by the states of Nebraska and Iowa that seeks to sink the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska’s Prairie Flower Casino in Carter Lake, Iowa, was dealt a...
article Casino cleared for third time in major victory for Ponca Tribe
(5/2/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska wins again, with the National Indian Gaming Commission deciding to clear the Prairie Flower Casino. The National Indian Gaming...
article Iowans place odds on whether Reynolds will sign sports betting bill
(4/30/2019)
(Iowa) -- A sports betting bill sits on Gov. Kim Reynolds' desk Tuesday, leaving Iowans to place odds on if it will be signed. The measure would make it legal to place...
article Iowa lawmakers approve sports betting and fantasy sports sites; bill heads to Reynolds
(4/23/2019)
(Iowa) -- Iowans, get ready to start placing bets on your favorite college and professional sports teams. Iowa lawmakers on Monday finalized legislation that would...
article It Looks Like Iowa Will Legalize Sports Gambling Before Illinois
(4/23/2019)
(Iowa) -- It was a general census that either Illinois or Indiana was going to become the next state to legalize sports betting but it looks like Iowa has leapfrogged...
article Reynolds Says She’ll Review Sports Gambling Bill, Not Saying If She’ll Sign
(4/23/2019)
(Iowa) -- Governor Kim Reynolds is giving few hints about her views on legalized sports betting.
article New Sioux City Sober Living Home Will Help People With Addiction Recovery
(4/18/2019)
(Iowa) -- A new sober living home will soon open in Sioux City to help men struggling with addiction who may be homeless. Hope Street of Siouxland has five bedrooms and...
article Native American students honored at first-ever Native American graduation ceremony
(4/14/2019)
(Iowa) -- Friends and family gathered Friday for Iowa State’s first Native American graduation ceremony. Roughly 25 people traveled to the Cardinal Room of the...
article Author speaks about frequent questions regarding Native Americans
(4/4/2019)
(Iowa) -- Members of the Ames and Iowa State community gathered to ask questions and learn more about Native American people and cultures. Over 300 people gathered in...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino participates in Earth Hour
(3/30/2019)
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City participated in this year’s Earth Hour. For one hour, all outdoor signage on the property was turned off-...
article Historic Native American chief Tecumseh is subject of Encounter Center program
(3/30/2019)
(Iowa) -- "Tecumseh: A Champion for the Ages," with R. David Edmunds, will be presented at 2 p.m. April 7 at the Betty Strong Encounter Center, 900 Larsen Park...
article Celebrating women: Native American duo spends decades educating, advocating
(3/5/2019)
(Iowa) -- "The birth of the group was formed kind of on a whim," says Jo Ironshield, co-founder of Sage Sisters of Solidarity. The group surged to the forefront of the...
article Historic event in Siouxland brings in tribes from across the country
(2/24/2019)
(Iowa) -- The snow didn't dampen the celebration at WinnaVegas Casino this weekend. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska hosted this historical event called, "The...
article A tale of six tribes: WinnaVegas to host powwow reconnecting once-unified tribes
(2/22/2019)
(Iowa) -- Six historically linked Native American tribes gather Saturday at the WinnaVegas Casino Resort for the Last Bear Moon Winter Celebration Powwow, an event...

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