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article Danville city leaders see salvation in the idea of a casino
(7/15/2019)
(Virginia) -- There are so many ways you can tie the industries that built so many cities and towns in our area to their more recent fates. Danville, VA is one of them....
article ‘Queen Of Virginia’ slot machines removed as gambling debate draws on
(7/10/2019)
(Virginia) -- Convenience stores and gas stations across Charlottesville and beyond are currently counting the cost of removing their ‘Queen of Virginia’...
article Slots-style gaming gaining ground in Virginia
(7/8/2019)
(Virginia) -- While proposed casino establishments remain on hold pending action next year by the Virginia General Assembly, a series of Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums...
article Virginia enters new era with gaming devices resembling slot machines
(7/8/2019)
(Virginia) -- Non-Indian facilities in Virginia are now offering electronic gaming devices that resemble slot machines. The new era began with the debut of the first...
article ‘Boring’ no more? Virginia has already begun embracing casino-style gaming
(7/7/2019)
(Virginia) -- Music blared as more than a thousand people formed a long, giddy line along the front of a once-abandoned Kmart. Two racehorses paced the parking lot. A...
article And they're off: More than 1,200 race into Rosie's Richmond Gaming Emporium for the first day of betting
(7/4/2019)
(Virginia) -- Slot machines are illegal in Virginia. But don’t tell that to Shannon Bratson, 52, or many of the 1,200 others who piled into the new Rosie’s...
article Will ‘racino' win change the stakes for Arlington Park's owner?
(7/3/2019)
(Virginia) -- For decades, Arlington International Racecourse clamored to add slot machines and other gambling devices to lure back bettors who've abandoned horse...
article 'This is going to make a lot of money': Big turnout as Colonial Downs opens gambling parlor in South Richmond
(7/1/2019)
(Virginia) -- Retiree Bina Williams and her group showed up at 8:30 a.m. Monday to be one of the first to get in when Rosie's Gaming Emporium opened its doors. It...
article Rosie’s Gaming Emporium opens Richmond location
(7/1/2019)
(Virginia) -- Rosie’s Richmond Gaming Emporium is open for business after a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday morning. Hundreds of people from across the...
article City ban: Prosecutor boots Queen of Virginia gaming machines
(6/26/2019)
(Virginia) -- The lights flash and a series of images roll across the screen. A row of matching pictures are lined up around the board and the word “WINNER”...
article Bettors take chances ahead of regulated gambling
(6/24/2019)
(Virginia) -- Virginians have already placed tens of millions of dollars on the line at the state’s two legal gambling houses. Just 10 months have passed since Gov...
article In 1987, Danville voted against off-track betting
(6/24/2019)
(Virginia) -- It’s not the first time Danville has debated an off-track betting facility, such as the one now eyed for the city. Residents voted against pari-...
article Virginia likely to legalize gambling
(6/18/2019)
(Virginia) -- If you like gambling and you live in Virginia, then you’re a bit unlucky, to say the least. Virginia is one of the most restrictive states in the US...
article Tic-Tac-No? Queen of Virginia games banned in Charlottesville
(6/18/2019)
(Virginia) -- The Queen of Virginia’s reign in the Commonwealth appears to have taken a bit of a tumble, at least in one city. The games, which have been popping...
article ‘Skill machines’ on uneasy legal ground
(6/16/2019)
(Virginia) -- “Skill machine” manufacturer Queen of Virginia Skill maintains that its gambling devices are still legal in the wake of a decision from...
article Cville Gaming Firm Expands with Historic Horse Racing in Virginia
(6/10/2019)
(Virginia) -- There are no native American casinos here in Virginia, but a Charlottesville company is playing a key role in the operation of 75 casinos out west –...
article Charlottesville to ban 'skill machines'
(6/9/2019)
(Virginia) -- Soon, “skill machines” will no longer be legal in Charlottesville, following a letter from the city’s commonwealth’s attorney. The...
article Foundation hires firm to conduct casino impact study in Danville
(6/5/2019)
(Virginia) -- The Danville Regional Foundation has hired a firm to conduct a study on the impact of a casino and entertainment complex on Danville and surrounding...
article Opinions mixed about possible off-track betting venue in Danville
(5/31/2019)
(Virginia) -- In about six months, the fate of off-track, pari-mutuel betting in Danville could be decided. A petition has been filed to allow Danville voters to go the...
article Groups files for casino referendum in Danville
(5/30/2019)
(Virginia) -- Colonial Downs Group, which owns the Colonial Downs horse racetrack in New Kent County, has submitted paperwork in Danville to bring a voter referendum to...
article Off-track betting eyed for Danville; backers of proposal hope to bring November referendum
(5/30/2019)
(Virginia) -- Danville could get a satellite horse race betting facility. Colonial Downs Group, which owns the Colonial Downs horse racetrack in New Kent County, has...
article Commission identifies gaming study consultant
(5/13/2019)
(Virginia) -- Virginia’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission on Monday named the private consulting firm that will assist in its review of gaming...
article Casino backers establish Virginia gambling PAC
(5/9/2019)
(Virginia) -- The partners of a proposed resort casino have established a political action committee to promote their efforts. The new single-issue PAC, called Betting...
article Danville faith leaders oppose casino in city
(5/4/2019)
(Virginia) -- Local church leaders are not thrilled with the possibility of Danville taking a gamble on luring in a casino. Most ministers who talked to Danville...
article Casino backers establish PAC
(5/1/2019)
(Virginia) -- The partners of a proposed resort casino have established a political action committee to promote their efforts. The new single-issue PAC, called Betting...
article Casino companies express interest in Danville’s iconic White Mill building
(4/30/2019)
(Virginia) -- The company considering whether to buy the White Mill building has received multiple inquiries from casino companies about the property — at least...
article McElroy: Colonial Downs reopening is a great thing, but it will take more to survive long-term
(4/27/2019)
(Virginia) -- Over the years, many a family member and friend have called me an “old soul." As a kid, my mom said I used to actually like wearing a tie to...
27 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Prince William County could get off-track betting site
(7/8/2019)
(Virginia) -- Prince William County may soon get an off-track betting site. According to the Washington Post, Dumfries is pursuing a franchise location of Rosie’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Appeals court turns back attack on tribal lending operation
(7/7/2019)
(Virginia) -- Online lending businesses owned by the Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians are "arms of the tribe" and entitled to...
article Online lender can charge 600% interest in Virginia because of ties to Indian tribe, court rules
(7/5/2019)
(Virginia) -- The online lender Big Picture Loans can legally charge Virginians interest rates approaching 650%, a federal appeals court has ruled. The U.S. Court of...
article Online lenders will repay $16.9 million, stop high-interest loans to settle Virginia lawsuits
(7/5/2019)
(Virginia) -- Virginians burned by triple-digit interest rates from lenders pretending to be Indian tribes have won a promise that the companies will cancel their debts...
article Court to hear tribe’s Allure in loan Litigation
(5/26/2019)
(Virginia) -- A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit accusing a Native American tribe in Michigan of conducting a loan strategy. At least five...
article Appeals court appears skeptical of attack on tribal lending operation
(5/9/2019)
(Virginia) -- The federal appeals court in this southern capital city doesn't hear from Indian Country often but it was hard to tell as a closely-watched tribal case...
article Tribe Urges Fourth Circuit to Toss Loan-Fraud Case
(5/7/2019)
(Virginia) -- The Fourth Circuit appeared sympathetic Tuesday to a Native American tribe claiming its private lending business is not an illegal “rent-a-tribe...
article Court to hear tribe’s appeal in predatory loan lawsuit
(5/6/2019)
(Virginia) -- A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit accusing a small Native American tribe in Michigan of running a predatory loan scheme. At...
article Court to hear tribe's appeal in predatory loan lawsuit
(5/6/2019)
(Virginia) -- A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit accusing a small Native American tribe in Michigan of running a predatory loan scheme. At...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Little Bighorn

article COLUMN: The last command
(7/6/2019)
(Virginia) -- The written stories of the heroes in American history, both real and alleged, consumed many of my childhood summers. Larger-than-life figures such as...
1 Article on this Issue

Pamunkey Tribe

article Slots-style gaming gaining ground in Virginia
(7/6/2019)
(Virginia) -- While the proposed Bristol Resort and Casino remains on hold pending action next year by the Virginia General Assembly, a series of Rosie’s Gaming...
article How a casino and grant are creating excitement in Norfolk
(5/14/2019)
(Virginia) -- There has been much talk on what’s coming next at Harbor Park and nearby areas. At the beginning of the new year, Norfolk City Council voted to...
article Casinos May Be on the Way to Some Economically Struggling Communities in Virginia
(5/7/2019)
(Virginia) -- Is Danville really the right place for a casino? That’s a question that could soon be before voters in Danville now that the governor has signed...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article Northam announces land acquisition for Chickahominy Tribe
(6/29/2019)
(Virginia) -- Gov. Ralph Northam has announced an important land acquisition by the Chickahominy Tribe. The 105-acre site, known as Chickahominy on the Powhatan, along...
1 Article on this Issue

eSports

article Wayne State plans to create e-sports club, build facility
(6/20/2019)
(Virginia) -- Wayne State College is exploring esports — competitive online gaming — as a new club activity, and administrators hope to build a facility to...
1 Article on this Issue

Historical Racing Machines

article Virginia Historical Racing Strong Out of the Gate, Delivers $885K in Tax Revenue in First Full Month
(6/19/2019)
(Virginia) -- May marked the first full month that the Commonwealth allowed gamblers to bet on historical horse races. Data from the Virginia Racing Commission reveals...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Nearly $71 million wagered last month at Colonial Downs’ new casinos
(6/19/2019)
(Virginia) -- Bettors have responded enthusiastically to Virginia’s foray into expanded gambling, wagering $70.8 million last month at two new casinos opened by...
1 Article on this Issue

Pocahontas

article The Pocahontas Exception: Real and Imagined
(6/2/2019)
(Virginia) -- I bet you are wondering whether this is going to be about the senior senator from Massachusetts who is currently running for president and attracting the...
1 Article on this Issue

Video Gaming

article Computer gaming sites in Chesapeake to stay open, despite city attempts in code and court to close them
(5/23/2019)
(Virginia) -- It's been almost a year and a half since Chesapeake's leaders voted to nix computer gaming shops. But in court, the city's losing the battle.
1 Article on this Issue

Kentucky Gaming

article McElroy: Derby decision opponents showing instant-replay hypocrisy
(5/11/2019)
(Virginia) -- It was a bad week for horse racing. First, favorite Omaha Beach dropped out of the Kentucky Derby with an epiglottis issue. Maximum Security was...
1 Article on this Issue

Federal Recognition

article After centuries in Virginia, tribe still waiting for U.S. recognition
(5/7/2019)
(Virginia) -- Along Mattaponi Reservation Circle, the one-street loop that the Mattaponi Indian tribe call home, Jack Custalow owns and operates the Mattaponi Indian...
1 Article on this Issue

Wire Act

article Virginia ‘very closely’ following legal debate that could threaten interstate lottery games
(5/7/2019)
(Virginia) -- A new interpretation of a federal law by the U.S. Department of Justice could mean some nationwide games offered by the Virginia Lottery would have to stop...
1 Article on this Issue

Billy Mills

article 'The pursuit of a dream heals broken wings,' an interview with Lakota Olympian Billy Mills
(5/6/2019)
(Virginia) -- As Indian Country Today previously reported, Gold medal-winning Olympian Billy Mills, Lakota, hosted his fifth annual Dreamstarters closing ceremony on...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Reflections on 1619 / Through centuries of disruption to Native Americans’ identity and way of life, the Nottoway Tribe endures
(7/11/2019)
(Virginia) -- History measures time with pivotal events. This year, we commemorate 1619, a year that would force transitions and alterations of destiny upon Virginia...
article Sturgeon, America’s forgotten dinosaurs, show signs of life
(7/11/2019)
(Virginia) -- Sturgeon were America’s vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation’s rivers until mankind’s craving for caviar pushed them to the...
article Commemorating 1619 anniversary of milestones will cost Virginia taxpayers $23 million
(6/29/2019)
(Virginia) -- The year 1619 stands out as a watershed moment in Virginia’s history, an epoch marked by many first milestones. Commemorating those milestones is...
article Honored or demeaned: City Council seeks Native American advice on respecting Sacagawea
(6/26/2019)
(Virginia) -- More than two hundred years after she departed St. Louis as a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Sacagawea of the Shoshone tribe is at the center of...
article Commentary: Major Monacan site imperiled by 'progress'
(6/25/2019)
(Virginia) -- In 1612 when John Smith drew his Map of Virginia, he recorded an Indian town at the fork of the Rivanna and James rivers, called Rassawek. Smith learned...
article Indian village to help share history of Patawomeck Tribe
(6/23/2019)
(Virginia) -- Widewater State Park experienced a sort of Indian summer Saturday as members of the local Patawomeck Tribe helped dedicate a Native American longhouse that...
article Commentary: Major Monacan site imperiled by 'progress'
(6/22/2019)
(Virginia) -- In 1612 when John Smith drew his Map of Virginia, he recorded an Indian town at the fork of the Rivanna and James rivers, called Rassawek. Smith learned...
article Native American longhouse dedicated by staff and Patawomeck Tribe at Widewater State Park
(6/22/2019)
(Virginia) -- Widewater State Park experienced a sort of Indian summer Saturday as members of the local Patawomeck Tribe helped dedicate a Native American longhouse that...
article Richmond celebrates Indigenous culture with art and bannock
(6/12/2019)
(Virginia) -- A free Art and Bannock event takes place on June 21 to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at Richmond’s City Centre Community Centre. Artist...
article Albemarle gaming machine developer to expand
(6/8/2019)
(Virginia) -- Castle Hill Gaming, a developer of slot machines, is investing $1.3 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Albemarle County. The company will...
article Haida elders receive honorary degrees
(6/5/2019)
(Virginia) -- Nine Haida Nation elders, all of them committed to preserving and passing on the Skidegate dialect of the Haida language native to Haida Gwaii, were...
article OP/ED: Colonial depictions of Native people must come down
(6/3/2019)
(Virginia) -- A Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, became the flashpoint of national controversy in 2017 following White supremacist demonstrations that...
article Patawomeck tribe working with Stafford to establish cultural center and village
(6/1/2019)
(Virginia) -- A local Native American tribe may soon open a cultural center and museum in southern Stafford under a lease agreement being considered by the county’s...
article Stafford supervisors to vote on Patawomeck tribe cultural center June 4
(5/29/2019)
(Virginia) -- Stafford County may soon lease a prime piece of county property to the Patawomeck Indian tribe that tribal council representatives say will be larger than...
article Where it happened: inside Jamestown's interpretation of Native Americans
(5/28/2019)
(Virginia) -- Inside the wooden-walled confines of James Fort on Jamestown Island visitors are able to explore the past where it happened. One program on the island...
article Editorial: Lawmakers must halt predatory lending
(5/19/2019)
(Virginia) -- BECAUSE LAWMAKERS have dragged their feet on tightening the state’s law against usury, a group of Virginians has taken to the federal courts to fight the...
article Indigenous inclusion: Advocates call for UVA American Indian studies center
(5/15/2019)
(Virginia) -- Some issues don’t just go away if you ignore them. Aside from a brief appearance at the May 6 City Council meeting, the last time we heard from UVA alum...
article Olympian Billy Mills honors 10 Native youth $10,000 grantees at Dreamstarters ceremony
(5/14/2019)
(Virginia) -- Gold medal-winning Olympian Billy Mills, Lakota, hosted his fifth annual Dreamstarters closing ceremony April 30 in Alexandria Virginia just outside of...
article Sure Bet on Addiction?
(5/14/2019)
(Virginia) -- With the exception of one group, most experts agree bringing a casino to a community increases gambling addiction rates in that area by 100 percent.
article Chereonhaka (Nottoway) tribe presents tribute to governor
(5/7/2019)
(Virginia) -- The 306th annual Spotswood Treaty Tribute to the Virginia Governor was recently presented by members of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe. This tribe...

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