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1/17/2019

article Effects of shutdown now apparent to Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
(Massachusetts) -- The ongoing partial government shutdown has now begun to affect a host of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe operations, including disrupting housing programs,...
article Wampanoag Tribe Dramatically Impacted by Government Shutdown
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe says the extended partial federal government shutdown is dramatically impacting its ability to operate.
article Norfolk, Portsmouth Up the Ante for the First Casino in the Commonwealth
(Virginia) -- It was recently announced that the Pamunkey Indian Tribe had plans to build a casino near Harbor Park in Norfolk. The casino, which would be the first in...
article NY Sports Betting Bill Still Coming From Key Assemblyman Despite Likely Veto
(New York) -- New York Assemblyman Gary Pretlow plans to push ahead with his bill to authorize mobile NY sports betting and retail betting at racetracks.
article Massachusetts Gov. Baker Filing Sports Betting Bill, And DraftKings Apparently Will Like It
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Charlie Baker is introducing his own sports betting bill today in the Massachusetts legislature. Although the bill has not been posted on the...
article Experts: Sports gambling carries costs
(Massachusetts) -- Gov. Charlie Baker has his sights set on legalizing sports betting in the commonwealth, but some experts say he’s rolling the dice —...
article Will Minnesota Legalize Sports Betting This Session? It Doesn’t Seem to Be in the Cards
(Minnesota) -- A brief letter from a major player in the world of legal gambling has changed the politics around the issue of sports betting in Minnesota. At least for...
article Ducey to contract with former chief of staff on water, gaming
(Arizona) -- Barely a month after leaving the Ducey administration, former chief of staff Kirk Adams is going back to work for his old boss. Gov. Doug Ducey will hire...
article Waterpark included in expansion plans as US$1.3bn takeover bid launched for Pennsylvania casino
(Pennsylvania) -- Sands Bethlehem – the hotel and casino resort in Pennsylvania, US, subject to a US$1.3bn (€1.14bn, £1.1bn) acquisition bid by Wind...
article First Nations lobby Ottawa for a bigger cut of the multibillion-dollar gambling business
(Ottawa) -- First Nations leaders want to carve out a bigger slice of Canada's multibillion-dollar gambling pie, and they are asking the Liberal government to change...
article Fla. Tribe, Member Ask Justices To Rule On Gambling Tax Row (sub req)
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and a member have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an Eleventh Circuit decision that the member owes taxes on tribal...
article Gaming Cos. Get 90-Day Grace Period After Wire Act Changes (sub req)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of Justice has officially declared a 90-day grace period for online gambling businesses to comply with an abrupt change in its...
article GT Band Distributes More Than $873K To Local Organizations
(Michigan) -- The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians announced the distribution of $873,420 in gaming revenue allocation to local governments and...
article Pokagon Band Gives $1.56 Million to Area Agencies
(Michigan) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce a check for $1.56 million was presented this morning to South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as...
article New Culinary Apprentice Program Offered by Award-winning Team at Mystic Lake & Little Six
(Minnesota) -- For those interested in starting a culinary career, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Little Six Casino are offering a new full-time, paid culinary apprentice...

1/16/2019

article Poker, tribes and DFS to bear brunt of new Wire Act changes
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal gaming groups, online poker, daily fantasy sports and iLottery operators could face years of uncertainty following the Department of Justice...
article Rosenstein Memo On Wire Act Surfaces From DOJ: Businesses Have ’90-Day Window’ To Comply With Changes
(Washington D.C.) -- US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has issued a memo regarding the recent reinterpretation of the federal Wire Act. According to Rosenstein,...
article Legislation would allow tribes to collect state taxes
(North Dakota) -- Legislation filed by Republican and Democratic leaders sets the framework for American Indian tribes in North Dakota to levy alcohol, tobacco and state...
article Pamunkey Tribe willing to operate gaming facility under state law
(Virginia) -- The Pamunkey Tribe is open to options as it pursues a gaming facility in Virginia. The tribe plans to submit a land-into-trust application "in the...
article Sports betting in New York: Upstate casinos will soon get the go-ahead
(New York) -- New York is expected to move soon to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos and Native American casinos. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday backed letting...
article Town requests confirmation of Aquinnah casino details
(Massachusetts) -- Aquinnah selectmen are requesting that the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) confirm a number of specifications regarding preliminary plans for a...
article OTBs making strong case for sports betting
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut residents bet about $150 million a year on horse and dog racing and jai alai games displayed on big screens at Off Track Betting facilities...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses leader gives Arkansas casino update
(Arkansas) -- Upon request, Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Shawn Slaton delivered an update on Jan. 14 to the Tribal Council regarding Pope County, Arkansas, where a...
article Quapaws strike deal to sell land at Little Rock Port
(Arkansas) -- The board of the Little Rock Port Authority is expected today to approve plans to purchase more than 150 acres near the port currently owned by the Quapaw...
article No plans to move casino, chief says
(Manitoba) -- The chief of Swan Lake First Nation says she has every intention of keeping Sand Hills Casino where it is after learning that an online survey had been...
article The fate of Emeril's restaurants and 9 other things we learned from tribe buying Sands casino
(Pennsylvania) -- The Alabama-based Indian tribe that's in the process of buying the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is in town this week laying the groundwork for the...
article Sherwood Valley Casino serves free meals to furloughed federal employees
(California) -- In an effort to support the more than 800,000 federal employees that have been furloughed because of the federal budget impasse, Sherwood Valley Casino...
article Sycuan Casino Resort hiring ahead of $260M expansion
(California) -- Sycuan Casino Resort held a hiring fair Wednesday to staff its $260 million expansion. The resort’s new look will debut in March with a pool, lazy...
article Sycuan Casino to add Hodad's, Phil's BBQ, other iconic San Diego eateries
(California) -- Sycuan Casino hasn’t gone totally Vegas, baby. Casino officials today will announce that the iconic San Diego brands Hodad’s, Phil’s...
article SWAMP CREATURE: Ryan Zinke Now Works for Blockchain Kingpin With a Shady Past
(Washington D.C.) -- On April 20, 2018, Ryan Zinke was returning to Washington from an environmental conference in Texas. During the first leg of the trip, on a flight...
article Office of Highway Safety conducts road safety audit near Clearwater River Casino
(Idaho) -- The area surrounding the Clearwater River Casino has seen crash after crash for the past decade. So the Office of Highway Safety assembled a team to...
article DOJ Does High “Wire Act” – Flip Flops on Legality of Online Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued an opinion (DOJ Opinion) that reverses its 2011 Memo, in which it opined that the prohibitions of the...
article E-sports online betting to hit US$12.9 billion in 2020 – fastest-growing trend in global sports gambling, says research report
(Worldwide) -- Wagering on e-sports is the fastest-growing betting trend in sports gambling with punters around the world expected to bet up to US$12.9 billion on gaming...
article Ho-Chunk casino focuses on security, helping investigators after homicide
(Wisconsin) -- A Wisconsin casino is working to help investigators find a killer and make sure their customers feel safe. A man in his 80’s was found murdered in...
article San Manuel Casino earns responsible gambling award for 12th straight year
(California) -- For the 12th consecutive year, the California Council on Problem Gambling has awarded San Manuel Casino the Responsible Gambling Silver Certification....

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