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7/9/2020

article Chumash Casino Resort reports 5 new low-risk cases of COVID-19
(California) -- The Chumash Casino Resort confirmed on Thursday that five employees recently tested positive for COVID-19, nearly two weeks after their first low-risk...
article Kewadin Casinos: Guest Who Visited Sault Ste. Marie Casino Tests Positive for COVID-19
(Michigan) -- Kewadin Casinos say a guest who visited its Sault Ste. Marie casino earlier this week tested positive for COVID-19. Kewadin Casinos says the guest was...
article Recall petititions circulating against leaders of two Oklahoma tribes
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Comanche Nation and Kiowa Tribe have launched recall petitions against tribal leaders amid growing controversies over distribution of...
article 'It is critical we all work together': Stitt, lawmakers visit Otoe-Missouria to talk gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt and four Republican legislators on Thursday morning visited the headquarters of one of the tribes that signed a gaming compact with him...
article Did political muscle win approval for Catawbas’ NC casino? Cherokees think so
(North Carolina) -- A proposed $273 million Catawba Indian casino that would bring Vegas-style gambling close to Charlotte faces a new legal challenge from a rival tribe...
article Cypress Bayou Casino lays off 229 employees after being forced to close for two months
(Louisiana) -- Casinos across Louisiana are laying off hundreds of their employees after being forced to closed because of COVID-19. Cypress Bayou Casino and Hotel in St...
article Judge nixes tribal lawsuit against past attorneys
(Wyoming) -- After the majority faction of the Northern Arapaho Business Council waged a nearly one-year lawsuit against its former law firm for withheld funds, a judge...
article Hard Rock, partners pre-certified to operate casino
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International and two local partners have been pre-certified by the Virginia Lottery Board to operate a casino in Virginia. That approval paves...
article Study: Tribal non-gaming businesses bring millions to the Upper Peninsula
(Michigan) -- An economic impact study across the state of Michigan found non-gaming tribal businesses generated more than $288 million in 2019. Nearly $40 million of...
article ilani confirms second casino worker tests positive for COVID-19
(Washington) -- ilani confirmed its second case in a worker late last week, according to a July 4 company email. The casino reopened on May 27, after a 70-day closure....
article Eagle Mountain Casino bans smoking, vaping
(California) -- Eagle Mountain Casino this week banned smoking and vaping inside the establishment. In a message on its website, the casino said the ban began on July 7...
article Funk band War to play outdoors at Pala Casino, Spa and Resort; here’s how to get tickets
(California) -- Funk band War, known for such hits as “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Low Rider” and “The World Is A Ghetto,” will...
article New Oneida Indian Nation casino to open July 27 in Sylvan Beach
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation announced Thursday that its newest gaming, dining and entertainment venue will open on July 27. The Lake House at Sylvan Beach was...
article MORON ALERT: Open up gaming to entrepreneurs beyond tribes
(Oklahoma) -- In 2004, Oklahoma voters made one existential strategic choice, changing organized offers of games of chance from a criminal act subject to criminal...
article American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions Cancel Las Vegas' Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
(Las Vegas) -- Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA), with partner Reed Exhibitions, formally announced the cancellation of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the...
article Funk band War to play outdoors at Pala Casino, Spa and Resort; here’s how to get tickets
(California) -- Funk band War, known for such hits as “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” “Low Rider” and “The World Is A Ghetto,” will...

7/8/2020

article Casino debate heats up
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is continuing its fight against the Catawba Indian Nation’s plan to build a casino in Kings Mountain. The...
article 4 Tribal Casinos May Introduce Sports Betting To Washington State
(Washington) -- Four tribes in Washington have opened negotiations with the state government to introduce sports betting. Earlier this year, the Legislature authorized...
article Cypress Bayou lays off 229 employees
(Louisiana) -- The Cypress Bayou Casino and Hotel is the latest victim of the COVID-19 economic slump, laying off 229 employees last week. According to the Louisiana...
article Oneida Nation changes smoking policy in all casinos to ensure face masks are worn
(New York) -- Oneida Nation is changing its smoking policy in all casinos as part of an updated health and safety policy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Oneida Nation...
article Area casinos reopen after adding new virus safeguards
(Arizona) -- Three area Gila River Hotels & Casinos locations are back in business after they closed for two weeks following the death of an employee from COVID-19....
article Block ruling, justices urged by casino firm
(Arkansas) -- The Cherokee Nation-backed casino contender on Wednesday called for the Arkansas Supreme Court to block a lower-court ruling that disqualifies it from...
article Additional employees test positive for COVID-19 at Chumash Casino
(California) -- Employees at the Chumash Casino Resort have been informed of additional cases of COVID-19 among the staff at the casino. Employees of the casino were...
article Swell of support for Hard Rock casino heard at virtual public hearing
(California) -- A new casino development slated for south of Bakersfield received a flood of support during a public hearing the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs held...
article Eagle Mountain Casino goes non-smoking
(California) -- The health and safety of team members and guests are still a priority at Eagle Mountain Casino and the Tule River Public Health Authority has advised to...
article Harrah’s Resort Southern California turns buffet into Italian restaurant because of coronavirus
(California) -- Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center has turned a portion of its former buffet into a quick service Italian restaurant. Che Bello...
article Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel postponing large-scale events until 2021
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Casino has announced that upcoming large-scale events scheduled for 2020 will be postponed until 2021. The casino cited concerns for the...
article Mohegan Sun Pocono casino bans indoor smoking
(Pennsylvania) -- As of 6 a.m. on July 4, Mohegan Sun Pocono became a 100% non-smoking facility in order to comply with the State of Pennsylvania’s mask mandate....
article Cherokee Nation goes to Supreme Court to stay casino permit ruling
(Arkansas) -- The Cherokee Nation filed an emergency pleading today with the Arkansas Supreme Court to set aside a ruling last week by Circuit Judge Tim Fox that seemed...
article SCHUETZ: Be a Rosa
(USA) -- I would like to have a conversation with the women in the gaming world, and while this may sound like mansplaining, I like to think it isn’t. In my...

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