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Tennessee Gaming

article Tennessee Lottery OKs conditional sports-gaming licenses
(Tennessee) -- With Tennessee online sports gambling set to go live Nov. 1, Tennessee Education Lottery officials this week granted conditional betting licenses to its...
article Online sports gambling may begin in Tennessee, starting in November
(Tennessee) -- The countdown is on before sports betting launches in Tennessee. Allan Bell, a sports commentator in Nashville, said that the excitement has been building...
article Poll: 60% excited to try video gambling machines at Oak Grove Racing
(Tennessee) -- If our online poll is any indication, the video gambling machines at the new Oak Grove Racing facility are going to be a big hit when they open this week...
article Casino Vicksburg opens new sportsbook
(Tennessee) -- Casino Vicksburg, formerly Lady Luck Casino, has opened its new sportsbook just in time for the start of the college football and NFL season.
article Southland now offers wagering on sports
(Tennessee) -- Sports betting -- complete with kiosks -- has launched at Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis, joining two other casinos in the state in offering...
article November 1 launch date earmarked for Tennessee sports betting
(Tennessee) -- Sports betting in Tennessee could be launched in time to accommodate a portion of the forthcoming NFL season, with the state’s Education Lottery CEO...
article TN lottery officials hope to launch online sports betting by Nov. 1
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee's online-only sports betting program could launch by Nov. 1 and may launch sooner if its operators, vendors and suppliers are ready,...
article Tennessee’s Sept. 1 Sports Betting Launch Date Likely Delayed
(Tennessee) -- It’s been more than a year since Tennessee lawmakers approved sports betting and Gov. Bill Lee let the bill become law without his signature. And...
article Before first wagers placed, Tennessee sports betting director bails for job with gambling company
(Tennessee) -- The director of Tennessee's new online-only sports betting program has left the post before Tennessee's first bets were placed. Tennessee Lottery...
article COLUMN: Sports betting is coming to Memphis, in the right way at the right time
(Tennessee) -- Two years ago this month the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can no longer prohibit states from allowing people to bet legally on sports....
article Southland to reopen with shorter hours and reduced gaming
(Tennessee) -- Southland Casino Racing will reopen Monday, May 18, with shorter hours and reduced gaming options. The casino will operate at a third of its capacity,...
article Tennessee ready to begin sports gambling at an unimaginable cost
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee is about to begin sports gambling after considering the merits and demerits of the sector for a very long time. Now, because the current...
article Greeson: Betting against Tennessee's 10-percent effort in sports betting
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee legalized sports betting a year ago. Apparently, more than 12 months later, the details remain devilish. Forget the relatively lofty $750,000...
article The Week In Sports Betting News: Does Tenn’s 10 Portend Trouble?
(Tennessee) -- Happy Monday, everyone. It’s been more than five weeks since we’ve had major sports, but there is still plenty of sports betting news each...
article Tennessee sports betting could be live by July: Rules mandate 10% hold percentage for first time ever
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee expects to go live with legal online sports betting as early as July 2020, sources tell The Action Network. It’s been a long road to...
article Tennessee Sports Betting Could Be Live by July: Rules Mandate 10% Hold Percentage for First Time Ever
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee expects to go live with legal online sports betting as early as July 2020, sources tell The Action Network. It’s been a long road to...
article Tennessee Sports Betting Minimum Hold Set To Put Rocky Top On Market
(Tennessee) -- Legal Tennessee sports betting will begin in when sports resume being played in the country. But bettors likely will find wagering in the Volunteer State...
article Games paused by virus, Tennessee OKs sports-betting rules
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee has ended months of work setting up its rules for an online-only sports betting law that passed last year and has yet to see its first wager....
article Mid-South casinos remain closed one month later
(Tennessee) -- It’s been one month since Mid-South casinos were ordered to shut their doors. It’s just one of many industries with an uncertain future. The slot machines...
article Tennessee Is Trying To Borrow An Unpopular Policy From France
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee sports betting regulations are in the public comment phase, and far from set in stone. But multiple policies the state is considering have...
article Tennessee Lottery Temporarily Closes Claim Centers
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee Education Lottery CEO Rebecca Hargrove Monday announced the claim centers at Nashville Headquarters and all District Offices are temporarily...
article Delay of game: Still no rules for online sports betting
(Tennessee) -- What were the odds it would take more than a year to implement online betting in Tennessee? The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation has hit a...
article Tennessee forced to delay sports gambling launch over complaints
(Tennessee) -- Chances of Tennessee sports fans having access to legal sports gambling ahead of next month’s NCAA March Madness just went from long to nonexistent...
article Tennessee Education Lottery Holds Off on Approving Sports Betting Regulations After Lawmakers Raise Concerns
(Tennessee) -- Don’t expect Tennessee officials to pass sports betting regulations any time soon. Senate Speaker Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge), who also serves as...
article Tennessee Sports Betting Launch Delayed As Proposed Regs Get Revised
(Tennessee) -- Tuesday’s Tennessee Sports Wagering Advisory Council meeting was nothing if not eventful. The Council, made up of nine appointees, determined that...
article Some Tennessee online sports betting rules face criticism
(Tennessee) -- Professional sports leagues, players’ unions and major gambling companies are hoping to convince Tennessee officials to tweak proposed rules to...
article Online sports betting still not legal in Tennessee despite 6-month-old law passing it
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee lawmakers made online sports betting legal April 30, 2019. It went into effect July 1. But now 9 months later, people still can’t legally...
article OP/ED: The Tennessee Lottery shouldn't oversee sports gambling. Here is why
(Tennessee) -- Placing the Tennessee Lottery in charge of sports betting illustrates a fundamental misunderstanding our state legislature has about sports betting....
article How Many Millions Would Tennessee Sports Betting Forfeit With Minimum Hold Rule?
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee sports betting could cost itself nearly $11 million annually in tax revenue by imposing minimum hold requirements on operators. That’s...
article Tenn. Sports Betting Draft Regs Draw Remarks on Parlay, Payout Issues
(Tennessee) -- The Tennessee State Lottery received more than 580 comments on its draft regulations for sports betting. That’s according to a document posted on...
article Tennessee marches closer to online sports betting
(Tennessee) -- Online sports betting was legal six months ago in Tennessee, but still no betting is going on. The question now, how will it work? State officials are...
article TN Lottery accepting public comments for draft rules about online sports betting
(Tennessee) -- Online sports betting in Tennessee continues to move forward. Betting became legal in the state back in May, but right now, there is no timetable when...
article Tennessee Extends Comment Period on Sports Betting Rules Until Jan. 6
(Tennessee) -- The public comment period regarding the Tennessee sports betting draft regulations has been extended until Jan. 6, and that extra time may lead to...
article Tennessee’s Proposed Sports Betting Regs Reveal Key Concerns
(Tennessee) -- Six months after Tennessee legalized sports betting, some key concerns have arisen around the proposed regulations, according to a report on
article Serious Concerns Bubbling Up Around Tennessee’s Sports Betting Future
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee emerged in the spring as a dark horse “legal sports betting state” through the passage of SB 16, which legalized sports wagering in...
35 Total Articles on this Issue

Andrew Jackson

article Jackson was more than imperfect. Removing his statue won't destroy history
(Tennessee) -- Over the last month or so there have been a number of newspaper columns and comments by and about U.S. Sen. Lamar  Alexander defending the Andrew Jackson...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Tribe to develop themed destination on Sevier County land
(Tennessee) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has announced its intention to develop a 200-acre mixed-use development envisioned as an “experiential...
article NC Cherokee announce plans for big development right off Sevier Co. exit 407
(Tennessee) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) plans to take a huge plot of empty land at the Sevier Co. exit and turn it into an “experiential...
article Memphis restaurant delivers meals to Cherokee
(Tennessee) -- DreamCatcher Hotels, the Memphis-based hotel developer that brought Memphis the Guest House at Graceland hotel concept, is sending a large, delicious care...
article Memphis Hotel Developer sends a quarantined community a BBQ Care Package, 'From Memphis with Love'
(Tennessee) -- One Memphis company has found a way to help a hometown business while also helping a client in another state. DreamCatcher Hotels, the Memphis-based hotel...
article Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians acquires ancestral property in Tennessee
(Tennessee) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recently acquired about 198 acres of ancestral territory in Tennessee. The property is located in Sevier County. It...
article Is Gaming Coming to Gatlinburg, Tennessee?
(Tennessee) -- Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in the state of Tennessee are popular tourist destinations year-round in the south. Travelers come to the region to enjoy...
article Bill aiming to return historic Cherokee land passes House, heads to Senate
(Tennessee) -- A U.S. House bill aimed at keeping a promise made decades ago to the Cherokee people now has passed out of that chamber and is headed to the U.S. Senate.
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Chattanooga area has nine Native American-themed high school mascots; are they offensive?
(Tennessee) -- As the nation undergoes a reckoning on racial and cultural issues, it's not just Confederate monuments and Rebel school mascots that are coming under...
1 Article on this Issue

International Game Technology

article IGT Expands Deal With Tennessee Education Lottery
(Tennessee) -- One of iGaming’s global pioneers, International Game Technology (IGT), confirmed it’s expanded its deal with Tennessee Education Lottery. Both...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Native Groups, Private Citizens Among Those Concerned About Possible Mining Near Wolf River
(Tennessee) -- Badger Minerals, a subsidiary of a Canadian mining company, wants to begin exploratory testing in eastern Oneida County near the headwaters of the Wolf...
article New coal firm signs agreement with federal government
(Tennessee) -- A Navajo Nation-based coal operator reached an agreement with the U.S. government on Saturday, giving federal regulators the authority to enforce...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Peggy Flanagan

article Brother of MN Lt. Governor dies in Nashville after complications from COVID-19
(Tennessee) -- The brother of the Minnesota lieutenant governor had died in Nashville from COVID-19, according to the lieutenant governor’s social media post. Lt....
1 Article on this Issue

Trail of Tears

article Damage in 2014 to Trail of Tears in Coker Creek, Tenn., now repaired
(Tennessee) -- The U.S. Forest Service has finished repairs on an estimated $2.4 million in damage the agency did to the Trail of Tears in Coker Creek, Tennessee, back...
article Trail of Tears marker on Mud Island emerges from shadow of city’s bicentennial
(Tennessee) -- A more detailed history of the Trail of Tears journey through Memphis is taking shape with a new marker unveiled late last year in Mud Island’s...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Genes from 'culturally extinct' Indigenous group discovered in unsuspecting Tennessee man
(Tennessee) -- The last known members of the Indigenous Beothuk people of Newfoundland were thought to have died out 200 years ago. But genes from these people have been...
article United South and Eastern Tribes: Unrest exposes America's original sin against Indigenous peoples
(Tennessee) -- America is suffering and her people are hurting, angry, and concerned about our fragility and our collective future as a nation. We have reached a tipping...
article BLOG: Supporting Tribal Libraries
(Tennessee) -- What should outreach to tribal libraries look like? What type of funding is available for these institutions? What considerations must be taken regarding...
article 2,000 Native American remains, which sat at a university for 50 years, will soon go home
(Tennessee) -- For decades, the remains of thousands of Native Americans have been resting at a university in Tennessee. But this spring, they will finally go home....
article Native Voices Opens at the Brooks
(Tennessee) -- Native Voices, 1950s to Now: Art for a New Understanding opened this weekend at the Brooks Museum. We spoke with museum director Dr. Emily Ballew Neff...
article Police official: Husband and wife left son in car
(Tennessee) -- The parents of a 16-month-old child face charges for allegedly leaving the toddler in an unlocked and running car as they gambled. Two men were arrested...
article ‘Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists’ at Nashville’s Frist Art Museum
(Tennessee) -- Hurry, hurry! On Sept. 27, the Frist Art Museum of Nashville opened the groundbreaking exhibition Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists. This is the...
article Singing River Trail a Merger of Native American History and Smart Technology
(Tennessee) -- Native Americans called it the “River that Sings” and many tribes were said to use the Tennessee River to “sing” their dead into...
article TribalNet Recognizes Three Outstanding IT Teams with Industry Awards.
(Tennessee) -- Three Information Technology (IT) teams were recently recognized during the 20th Annual TribalNet Conference and Tradeshow in Nashville, TN. TribalNet has...
article TribalNet Conference and Tradeshow celebrates 20 years in the industry
(Tennessee) -- TribalNet recently wrapped up it’s 20th Annual Conference and Tradeshow with a celebratory week at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center...
article Tribe eyes mobile wallet that could be ‘a gamechanger’ for the casino industry
(Tennessee) -- A California tribal casino is looking to take the lead in Indian gaming with technology that allows customers to make electronic payments through their...
article TribalNet: AI indicates slot players can’t detect hold, analyst says
(Tennessee) -- Artificial intelligence has weighed in on the ongoing debate over whether regular slot players can tell the difference in house edge from one game to...
article TribalNet: California tribe that opened hotel resort in February honored for IT
(Tennessee) -- A Southern California tribe that opened its first hotel resort earlier this year has been honored for its information technology capabilities, which span...
article TribalNet: Visa lauded for efforts to enable sports betting
(Tennessee) -- A looming move by Visa to enable debit-type cards to be used at sports betting windows received accolades Tuesday from the wagering industry that said it...
article TribalNet: Hotel rooms to be like the casino floor sooner than you think, tech expert says
(Tennessee) -- There will be a “blurring of the lines” between the casino floor and hotel rooms in the near future, and it’s coming sooner than you think, according to a...
article TribalNet: Lessons learned: Tribal casinos adjust to having kids on resort properties
(Tennessee) -- The opening in March of the $260 million renovation and rebranding of San Diego’s Sycuan Casino to the Sycuan Casino Resort changed the demographics of...
article Cyber security a focus at TribalNet’s upcoming Nashville conference
(Tennessee) -- Tribal casinos continue to be vulnerable to computer hacking that could potentially expose their customers’ personal information and credit card...
article Compromise Reached On Location Of Transmission Line In Georgetown; Vital Says Native American Artifacts To Be Protected
(Tennessee) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority and Georgetown property owners have agreed to a plan to relocate a proposed transmission line to protect Native American...
article American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart
(Tennessee) -- The exhibition American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart originated at the Frist Museum in Nashville, but now’s a great time to catch up with it...
article Smyrna’s Choctaw teacher Wells receives Governor’s Arts award
(Tennessee) -- Longtime Smyrna resident Sally Wells has been named one of the four 2019 winners of the Folklife Heritage Award as part of the Governor’s Arts Awards...

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