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Connecticut Gaming

article Tribes renew pitch for third casino, say they’ll name site in days
(Connecticut) -- The tribes running the state’s two casinos will announce within days where they want to build a satellite gaming facility in north-central...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Pipeline Protesters Ruin Tribe’s Casino Revenue and Set Fire to Camp
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are being forced to abandon their camp today, and rather than allow the site to be properly cleaned up, they have...
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Florida Gaming

article Battling gambling bills already in Florida session
(Florida) -- House and Senate leaders passed conflicting gambling bills Thursday that put billions of dollars in future revenue from the Seminole tribe at stake.
article Gaming Expansion in Florida is Opposed by Florida Legislation
(Florida) -- Senator Bill Galvano’s gaming reform package was opposed by Florida legislation. The new gaming expansion bill received undivided backing at the first...
article House and Senate prepare for negotiations
(Florida) -- Florida House and Senate committees on Thursday gave approval to vastly different approaches to the future of gambling in Florida, with the Senate opening...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Melco Crown Calls Sheldon Adelson’s $10 Billion Bet on Japan, Hard Rock Scrambling for Partners
(Japan) -- Melco Crown Entertainment won’t be intimidated by Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s comments this week that he’s ready to spend...
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Idaho Gaming

article Panel kills bill banning video gambling at tribal casinos
(Idaho) -- An Idaho House panel has killed a bill aimed at banning lucrative video gambling at tribal casinos in Idaho. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/...
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United Keetoowah Band

article An Indian tribe’s dream of building a Georgia casino is going nowhere
(Georgia) -- An Oklahoma Indian tribe wants to build a casino on its ancestral Georgia land. Gov. Nathan Deal said it’s not going to happen. The long-shot plan was...
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2/22/2017

article New bill puts online poker back on the table
(California) -- Despite failed efforts over the past decade to legalize and regulate real-money online poker sites, the state of California will try again in 2017.
article Hard Rock looking to take up to a 60 percent stake in Japanese casino
(Japan) -- With regulation of what industry analysts say could become the second biggest casino market in the world expected to be ironed out in law by December, Hard...
article Tribal Council calls chief’s hotel contract into question
(North Carolina) -- Opponents of Principal Chief Patrick Lambert are crying foul over a $5.6 million contract between the Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise and the...
article Timbisha Shoshone casino: A closer look at the process
(California) -- The Timbisha Shoshone tribe is going forward with plans to acquire a parcel of approximately 26.48 acres of Ridgecrest land via a mandatory fee-to-trust...
article Elk Grove Indian casino faces new challenge from gambling watchdog group
(California) -- The Wilton Rancheria tribe’s bid to bring a casino to suburban Elk Grove encountered a key roadblock Tuesday, when the project’s foes filed...
article Next Steps for Wampanoag Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Could a casino on Wampanoag Tribal lands be part of making America great again? Sue's guest is Wampanoag Tribal Council Chairman Cedric Cromwell.
article A Question For The MGM Board: Why Not Sell The Springfield Development To The Tribal Partnership Fighting It?
(Massachusetts) -- On balance MGM Grand Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) has had a good year - not a perfect one - but a markedly improved outlook for its long suffering...
article Casino Foes Frustrated by Forum Freeze Out
(Connecticut) -- Opponents of a third casino in Connecticut say they are frustrated that the legislature's public safety committee is blocking them from...
article Foxwoods at 25, what a trip it has been
(Connecticut) -- The wonder of it all. How implausible is Foxwoods Resort Casino? Born of a tribe that almost had ceased to exist, the largest resort casino in North...
article Senate adds bingo, doping, ADW to its 2017 gambling bill
(Florida) -- The sponsor of the Senate’s 2017 gambling bill has filed a 134-page strike-all amendment, a day before the bill is scheduled to be heard by the...
article Bill would cut off South Bend from riverboat gambling money
(Indiana) -- City leaders plan to fight a bill moving through the Indiana House that would cut the city out of riverboat casino revenue sharing because the city also...
article Magistrate Vander Mey rules for damages–– Dismisses Meskwaki sovereignty claim
(Iowa) -- Tama County Magistrate Richard Vander Mey has again ruled the Meskwaki Settlement is not sovereign when it comes to small claims filed in his court. A $5,000...
article Business at North Dakota casino hurt by winter weather and pipeline protests
(North Dakota) -- In North Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is reportedly facing a $6 million shortfall in its annual budget due to winter business at its Prairie...
article Native Americans talking casino in Ball Ground
(Georgia) -- A band of Cherokee Native Americans living in Oklahoma is planning to open a casino in Georgia and eyeing the northern part of Cherokee County as a...
article Kalispel Tribe announces new RV resort and Northern Quest Casino expansion
(Washington) -- The Kalispel Tribe is planning to build a new RV park and to expand their existing casino. Officials made the announcement at a press conference on...
article Grand Ronde Tribe reassesses its banking relationship with Wells Fargo
(Oregon) -- The Grand Ronde tribe reassessing its banking relationship with Wells Fargo. Recent negative news about Wells Fargo Bank coupled with the bank’s...
article Two Shot Dead in San Manuel Casino Parking Structure
(California) -- A man and woman were found dead inside a vehicle parked inside the San Manuel Casino parking structure Wednesday morning. At around 5:11 a.m. Sheriff...
article Future thinking tops the agenda as GiGse LaunchPad is announced
(California) -- GiGse, which is being held for the first time at San Diego’s Marriott Marquis Marina (26 – 28 April) has confirmed details of the LaunchPad...
press release The Center For Native American Youth Announce The 2017 Champions For Change
(Washington D.C.) -- The Aspen Institute's Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) presented the 2017 Champions for Change (CFC) to the tribal leadership at the...

2/21/2017

article New California online poker bill AB 1677 Introduced
(California) -- After over a decade of attempts, California is making yet another effort to pass online poker legislation that will bring legal and regulated ipoker to...
article House panel hears tribal slots bill
(Idaho) -- The first day of hearings on a proposal to ban tribal slot machines ended without action Tuesday because so many people showed up to testify on the bill....
article Hard Rock seeks up to 60 percent in Japanese casino
(Japan) -- Hard Rock Cafe International is looking to buy up to a 60 percent stake in a Japanese casino resort, its chairman said on Tuesday, seeking entry into what...
article Elk Grove casino is far from a done deal, legal experts say
(California) -- The proposed Indian casino in Elk Grove still has several legal hurdles to clear, despite assurances from the Wilton Rancheria tribe that the $400...
article New bid for York County casino
(Maine) -- A York County casino could be in the cards for southern Maine courtesy of a citizen initiative slated to be on the November ballot. The group Harness Racing...
article Indiana House considers preventing South Bend from receiving casino tax revenue
(Indiana) -- An amended gambling bill, now before the Indiana House, stands to make South Bend a big loser. South Bend and all other governmental entities that don't...
article New Mexico state allowed to go after Pojoaque Pueblo vendors, judge rules
(New Mexico) -- The Pojoaque Pueblo’s gaming operations have been dealt a serious blow by federal judge James Browning, who ruled that the state of New Mexico is...
article Tribe's latest revenue-sharing payments exceed $3 million
(Michigan) -- In keeping with its gaming revenue sharing agreements with state and local governments, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians recently has been...
article Local tribe bets on diversification
(Michigan) -- The Gun Lake Tribe, the same people who own and operate the Gun Lake Casino in Wayland are diversifying and while their new enterprises may not bring in...
article Revenue declines at Standing Rock Sioux casino
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is facing a budget shortfall of nearly $6 million due to declining revenue at its casino. Tribal leaders say a slowing...
article DC Judge Says NIGC Followed Order In Tribal Gaming Dispute [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- A D.C. federal judge on Friday declined to find that the National Indian Gaming Commission violated a court order directing the agency to reconsider...
article San Antonio woman hits it big at Kickapoo Casino
(Texas) -- A woman from San Antonio decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Hotel, in Eagle Pass, Texas, and shortly after her...
article Slot-machine addiction linked to immersion in the game
(British Columbia) -- Gamblers who feel like they enter into a trance while playing slot machines are more likely to have gambling problems, according to new research...

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