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Florida Gaming

article With Irma gone, most South Florida casinos are ready to roll
(Florida) -- Hurricane Irma was brutal, but the odds of us getting hit were good. I reached out to executives with local casinos to get a sense of the damage at their...
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Jamul Casino

article Hollywood Casino in Jamul has gaming, restaurants and close to the community
(California) -- Opened in October 2016, the Hollywood Casino in Jamul is in full operation as the newest casino in San Diego County. With more than 1,700 slot machines,...
article LETTER: Halt casino liquor sales until the highway is improved
(California) -- Regarding “Lawmakers reject bill to extend bar hours” (Sept. 2): State Legislators have come to their senses and defeated a bill to extend...
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Michigan Gaming

article Former AG Cox backs plan to legalize online gambling
(Michigan) -- A new House plan to allow online gambling has the backing of former Attorney General Mike Cox, who testified in support of the bills Wednesday during a...
article Michigan debates new online gambling bill
(Michigan) -- Legislators in the US state of Michigan are debating a new bill which would legalise online gambling in the state. House bill H4926 was submitted by...
article Michigan Online Gambling Bill Sponsor: ‘iGaming Will Become Law At Some Stage’
(Michigan) -- A Michigan bill that would legalize online gambling surfaced quickly this week, and was the subject of a hearing in the state House on Wednesday morning.
article Michigan online gambling hearing promises little progress
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s intrastate online gambling prospects appear dim – at least, for the immediate future – after all three Detroit casinos and at...
article Michigan to discuss new online gambling bill
(Michigan) -- A Michigan House Committee will discuss the newly introduced H 4926 today. The online poker bill was introduced by Michigan state Representative Brandt...
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Mississippi Band of Choctaw

article Fight Over Choctaw’s Red Water Casino Project will be Decided by Voters
(Mississippi) -- The fate of Choctaw Nation’s fourth casino in Mississippi will be decided by its more than 10,000 members and not tribal leadership. After a brief...
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Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan Gaming promotes Chief Financial Officer to CEO
(Connecticut) -- US tribal casino operator Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE) has announced the appointment of Mario Kontomerkos to the post of Chief Executive...
article New CEO of Mohegan Sun touts company’s expansion
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun will expand non-gambling amenities at its flagship property in Connecticut as the company takes on new partnerships around the world amid...
article WFAN host’s legal woes jeopardize Mohegan Sun eatery
(Connecticut) -- Craig Carton, the WFAN sports talk show host charged with running a Ponzi scheme to pay gambling debts, may not be branding a restaurant at Mohegan Sun...
press release Paragon Casino announces refresh to brand; updates to interior
(Louisiana) -- The Paragon Casino Resort recently rolled out several updates to its facilities and advertising efforts as a part of a brand refresh with management...
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Nooksack Tribe

article Nooksack Northwood Casino reopened after settlement reached
(Washington) -- In Washington State, a casino operated by the Nooksack Tribe is back to the business of gaming after the tribe was able to come to an agreement with the...
article Northwood Casino reopens
(Washington) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission announced Monday that the Nooksack Northwood Casino, forced to shut down by federal order in June, has been allowed...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Gambling expansion proposal gets no traction in the Senate
(Oklahoma) -- A plan to expand gambling during a special session appears to be dead on arrival in the Oklahoma Senate. Lawmakers are poised to return in special session...
article Lawmaker proposes increasing gaming at casinos to offset Oklahoma budget hole
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to further tax cigarettes and increase Indian gaming at casinos to solve the state’s budget problems. “I think that...
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Patchak Decision

article Justices Asked To Back Toss Of Tribal Casino Challenge [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government and the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish band of Pottawatomi Indians on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a D.C. Circuit...
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Seneca Niagara

article Dispute over casino funds casts pall over Falls
(New York) -- In terms of development, there has been some significant progress in downtown Niagara Falls in recent years. When it comes to the city’s finances,...
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Other News

article Earning their stripes Chinook Winds salutes veterans at Celebration of Honor
(Oregon) -- Lincoln City will be bedecked in red, white and blue all the way to the high tide line this weekend as the Celebration of Honor returns to Chinook Winds...

9/12/2017

article Michigan’s Newest Online Gambling Bill Surfaces In House: A First Look
(Michigan) -- Michigan is officially back in the mix for online gambling. As first reported by the Poker Players Alliance on Monday, Michigan state Rep. Brandt Iden...
article Indian gaming expansion proposed by House budget chairman
(Oklahoma) -- The chairman of the Oklahoma House Appropriations and Budget Committee announced Tuesday that he plans to propose expanding Indian gaming to include...
article Tulalips to build $100 million casino: chairwoman
(Washington) -- The Tulalip Tribes plan to break ground later this year on a $100 million replacement for Quil Ceda Creek Casino. It’s the next big project for the...
article New agreement with feds sparks Nooksack election: ‘We’ve got a lot riding on this’
(Washington) -- The agreement calls for restoring federal funding to the Nooksack tribe and a special election that may finally put a bitter disenrollment fight to rest...
article Cuomo wants to settle revenue sharing dispute
(New York) -- After months of uncertainty regarding the share that casinos pay to hosting cities, Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, has taken a step towards a solution...
article Budget and Finance Committee receives update on gaming distribution plan
(Arizona) -- The Budget and Finance Committee received an update report Sept. 5, regarding the Navajo Nation Gaming Distribution Plan from the Navajo Nation Office of...
article Choctaw casino vote set for Nov. 17
(Mississippi) -- The Choctaw tribe has set a Nov. 17 vote on whether to build its fourth Mississippi casino. If the measure is approved by the 10,000-member tribe, the...
article MGM Lawsuit to Block Connecticut Satellite Casino Is Dismissed by Federal Appeals Court
(Connecticut) -- Legal efforts by MGM Resorts to block construction of a third casino in Connecticut have suffered a defeat, after the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in...
article Riders soar at Foxwoods Thrill Tower’s official unveiling
(Connecticut) -- For Felix Rappaport, lunch Tuesday consisted of some chicken and a bowl of soup. At no point, he said a couple of hours later, did he expect to lose any...
article Mohegan Gaming elevating chief financial officer to CEO
(Connecticut) -- Mario Kontomerkos, credited with overseeing Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s improving financial outlook as chief financial officer, will...
article SORTAL: When gambling is more than a game: my Hurricane Irma decisions
(Florida) -- Odds. Percentages. Risk vs. reward. Those are things I usually ponder at the poker table, but I employed them in more critical issues in recent days as...
article Thunder Valley Casino Donates 1.2 Million Sheets of Paper to Local Schools
(California) -- It's not fancy, but it's definitely a necessity. Schools are cashing in on a big donation from Thunder Valley Casino Resort. Schools in Placer...
article Former Winnebago chairman pleads guilty
(Nebraska) -- Former Winnebago Tribal Chairman John Blackhawk has pleaded guilty to theft from his tribe’s casino. As part of a plea agreement, charges of...
article Labor Board upholds CMC Rebar case decision against Iron Workers
(California) -- The NLRB has affirmed a May 2017 decision and order determining that the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing...
article Sky Ute Casino sends aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey
(Colorado) -- When the team members of Sky Ute Casino Resort saw the news of the flooding and devastation in Houston, they knew something needed to be done and done...

9/11/2017

article What did the Nooksack Tribe have to do to be allowed to reopen its Northwood Casino?
(Washington) -- The Nooksack Tribe was allowed to reopen its Northwood Casino after agreeing to terms, most notably holding an election that would be deemed legitimate...
article Cuomo seeks arbitration to end dispute with Seneca Nation over casino payments
(New York) -- The $100 million-a-year dispute between the Seneca Nation of Indians and the state of New York appears headed to arbitration -- or to court. The Senecas...
article MGM won't get rehearing in challenge of 3rd-casino law enacted in 2015
(Connecticut) -- A federal appeals court has denied MGM Resorts International’s bid for a rehearing in its failed attempt to overturn the 2015 state law that...
article Future of Liquor Sales at Hollywood Casino in Jeopardy
(California) -- The future of liquor sales at Hollywood Casino is now in the hands of a judge. Closing arguments for and against the Jamul gaming facility becoming fully...
article Two California Tribal Compacts Approved
(California) -- California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two gaming compacts. The legislature has approved one of them and will soon take up the other. The compacts...
article Michigan Online Gambling Bill Returns To Life With Hearing Slated For This Week
(Michigan) -- The Michigan House appears to be set to look at a new piece of online gambling legislation this week. That’s welcome news in a state where...
article Ho-Chunk's Hire Washington, DC Lobbyists [2nd Item]
(Washington D.C.) -- The Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe in Wisconsin, has hired the law and lobbying firm Husch Blackwell. The Ho-Chunk Nation is in a legal...
article Choctaw vote on new casino set for Nov. 17
(Mississippi) -- Nov. 17 is the date the Choctaw tribe will vote on whether to build a new casino in the Red Water community. If approved, it would mark the tribe’...
article Three races to be held at Atokad Park Saturday
(Iowa) -- And they’re off— again. Atokad Park will host three races Saturday, a little more than a year after the horse racing facility reopened under the...
article Hard Rock moves headquarters
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International will no longer run its operations through its Orlando’s headquarter. According to local press, the American hotel and casino...
article Former Pechanga chef jumps on board to lead new restaurant
(California) -- Pechanga Resort & Casino, voted by readers of USA Today in 2015 as the No. 1 casino in the U.S., has just named Jose Mendoza as chef of the new...
article Lytton Band in deal to acquire property adjacent to gaming facility for $13 million
(California) -- The Lytton Band of Pomo Indians is set to acquire a property adjacent to its Class II gaming facility in California, The East Bay Times reports.
article TRIBUTE: Celebration of Honor
(Oregon) -- The Chinook Winds Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, will again pay tribute to active-duty personnel, military...
article Man Lied About Carjacking At Osage Casino, Police Say
(Oklahoma) -- Osage Nation Tribal Police say a man made up a story about being carjacked. Last week, police were investigating what they believed was a carjacking at the...

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