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Indian Gaming

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Cherokee County: Officials approve resolution of support for the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe
(Texas) -- Renewed health and life insurance packages for county employees were unanimously adopted by the Cherokee County Commissioners Court during their meeting...
article Support Grows in East Texas for Federal Bill to Save Embattled Alabama-Coushatta Gaming Hall
(Texas) -- Counties in East Texas are increasingly expressing their support for the Alabama-Coushatta tribe, which has been engaged in a pitched legal battle with the...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Big Data

article Changing privacy and data protection laws could change casino biometrics use
(USA) -- Casinos in the U.S. have used facial recognition since the 1990s, but those deployments may have to be adjusted based on potential changes to federal privacy or...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Massive Hard Rock expansion project hits the home stretch
(Florida) -- More jobs, more hotel rooms and more casino gambling are all coming to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa as a massive expansion project hits the...
article Seminole Tribe continues to evolve with Tampa casino expansion
(Florida) -- It was the 1980s when the Seminole Tribe of Florida looked to its 30 acres on Orient Road as a potential tourist attraction and source of revenue. "The...
article Tampa’s Hard Rock hotel unwraps shiny new toy: Elvis Presley’s 24-karat gold piano
(Florida) -- James Burton admired the golden piano in the golden atrium from behind a golden rope held up by golden posts. It was an instrument fit for a king — an...
article Country star Keith Urban is playing Hard Rock Tampa’s new 1,500-seat venue this fall
(Florida) -- Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has been getting a major expansion, and Keith Urban is set to break in its new, 1,500-seat event center...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Mashpee Wampanoag

article Bridgewater state rep: Southeast deserves shot at casino, jobs
(Massachusetts) -- A lawmaker from Plymouth County told Gaming Commission officials on Thursday that it's time to make a decision about the possibility of a casino...
article Massachusetts Tribal Casino Legal Fight Expected to Conclude This Fall
(Massachusetts) -- The tribal casino dilemma in Massachusetts is scheduled to be resolved this October, as all parties involved in the legal battle have agreed to a set...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

National Indian Gaming Commission

article Tribes appoint Olea
(Arizona) -- Francisco Olea of the Pascua Yaqui tribe has become the new regional director covering the Phoenix region of the US for the National Indian Gaming...
1 Article on this Issue

Nooksack Tribe

article Vegas-style gambling coming Friday to northern Whatcom County
(Washington) -- The Nooksack Tribe’s Northwood Casino will begin offering Las Vegas-style table games Friday, according to Heather Songer of the Washington State...
1 Article on this Issue

North Carolina Gaming

article North Carolina Gaming Bill Moves Forward, Close to Passage
(North Carolina) -- The North Carolina House passed a key statewide gaming bill on Thursday, sending the measure back to the Senate and moving it one step closer to the...
article North Carolina sports betting bill heads to House floor with the finish line in sight
(North Carolina) -- After taking a three-month-long pitstop, the North Carolina sports betting bill is entering the home stretch. North Carolina lawmakers advanced S 154...
article Proposed North Carolina gaming commission OK'd by House
(North Carolina) -- The idea of a consolidated state commission to regulate all gambling-related activities and boxing in North Carolina has advanced through the House.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article In Oklahoma, Governor, Tribes Clash Over Casino Gaming Dollars
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders with Oklahoma's powerful Native American tribes are voicing frustration with the state's Republican governor after they say he caught them...
article Oklahoma Governor calls for tribal casinos to pay higher exclusivity taxes
(Oklahoma) -- Some of the largest tribe’s in Oklahoma have reportedly voiced concerns over a recent declaration by Governor, Kevin Stitt (pictured), that the...
article Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Says State Must Rework Tribal Gaming Compacts, Native American Leaders Fire Back
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) says the state’s present gaming compacts with the numerous tribes that operate around 130 casinos need to be reworked...
article Interblock Global CEO: Oklahoma gaming in a “very strong position”
(Oklahoma) -- Interblock Global CEO John Connelly believes the Oklahoma gaming market will continue to thrive in the coming years. Speaking to Gambling Insider ahead of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Pechanga Casino

article 4 to Watch: Southern California Man Vanishes After Night at Casino
(California) -- A 47-year-old Temecula man has disappeared after he was last seen leaving a Southern California casino.
article Man goes missing after night of gambling at Pechanga Casino in Temecula
(California) -- He's a realtor, a church-going guy and a loyal life and business partner. So where is he? 47-year-old Rich Tyrrel called his girlfriend around 2 a.m...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Poker

article AI conquers multi-player no-limit poker
(USA) -- A new artificial intelligence (AI) system dubbed Pluribus looks set to simultaneously delight computer scientists and terrify professional gamblers around the...
article Robots Are Beating Humans At Poker
(Las Vegas) -- On a scorching summer day two weeks ago, I was sitting in a cavernous room in the Mojave Desert along with some 2,000 other people, none of whom I’d...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Prairie Band Potawatomi

article A day of giving at the Prairie Band Casino
(Kansas) -- The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation donated more than $72,000 to area charities Thursday. The tribe presented the grants today during its quarterly charitable...
1 Article on this Issue

San Pasqual

article All new Valley View Casino & Hotel unveiled after $50M expansion, renovation
(California) -- Valley View Casino & Hotel unveiled its $50 million, 43,000 square foot expansion and renovation the day before Independence Day. Construction began...
1 Article on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Tribe Seeks Stay in U.S. District Court to Begin Building Bingo Hall
(Massachusetts) -- Signaling more court battles ahead over the planned bingo hall on tribal lands in Aquinnah, the Wampanoag tribe registered its strong opposition...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Missing Temecula Man: Help Needed Finding Richard Tyrrell
(California) -- Police and loved ones are asking for the public's help finding a Temecula man who has been missing since early this week. Richard Tyrrell visited the...
article At-Risk Missing Woman, 79, Found Unharmed
(California) -- A 79-year-old woman with medical and cognitive challenges who went missing early Thursday morning after leaving an Alpine gaming center was found...

7/10/2019

press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Matthew L. Morgan, Esq, Offers Clarification in Response to Governor Stitt’s Recent Op-Ed
(Oklahoma) -- In the last 15 years, Oklahoma tribal governments have paid more than $1.5 billion in exclusivity fees to the budget of the State of Oklahoma; have...
article As States Consider Anti-Courtsiding Measures, Debate On Transmission Of Live Data Intensifies
(New York) -- Buried in an 18-page sports betting bill that passed last month in the New York Senate is an anti-courtsiding provision that gives venues the authority to...
article What Is Sports Betting’s Impact Since The Demise Of PASPA?
(Washington D.C.) -- The release of the annual survey by the American Gaming Association (AGA) into the health of the commercial casino industry is always a much-...
article North Carolina Sports Betting Bills Take Next Key Steps
(North Carolina) -- A pair of sports betting bill that lingered in the North Carolina House for months will finally have a hearing before the entire floor after...
article Washington to hold hearings on sports betting regulation
(Washington) -- The Washington State Gambling Commission is seeking public input on the future of sports gambling in Washington, including discussion of three bills that...
article Osage Casino Hotel-Tulsa breaks ground on new $28 million hotel tower
(Oklahoma) -- After wrapping up the first phase of its $160 million renovation in late August last year, Osage Casino Hotel-Tulsa announced Tuesday the start of a second...
article Hard work of employees helps River Spirit Casino Resort reopen after flooding
(Arizona) -- Entertainment Manager Jamie Crouch tells 2 Works for You that things are getting back to normal at River Spirit Casino Resort. "We were all freaking...
article Backers of Indian casino look to build public support in advance of government approvals
(California) -- A campaign has been launched to build public support for the Tejon Indian Tribe's proposed $600 million hotel and casino half an hour south of...
article Agua Caliente tribe to launch environmental study for $250 million Palm Springs arena
(California) -- The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is preparing an environmental study that tribal leaders can evaluate as they move forward with a proposed...
article Tucson’s Fifth Casino Receives Approval From Town Council
(Arizona) -- The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the city of Tucson reached an agreement on Tuesday supporting a new casino in the city. This would be the first Pascua Yaqui...
article This Unbelievable Guitar-Shaped Hotel With A 10-Acre Pool In Florida Will Soon Be Open To The Public
(Florida) -- You might want to skip the Airbnb stay when this hotel in Florida opens to the public. The first-ever Guitar Hotel is a luxury hotel opening on October 24....
article Bank Accounts of Temecula Man Who Mysteriously Vanished Were Drained After Night at Pechanga
(California) -- A Riverside County real estate agent mysteriously vanished after he was last seen leaving a casino Monday, and now his friends are fearing the worst....
article Guilty Plea Entered In Man's Death In Graton Casino Altercation
(California) -- A Lake County man pleaded guilty in Sonoma County Superior Court Tuesday to the involuntary manslaughter of a Santa Rosa man at the Graton Resort &...

7/9/2019

article Osage Chief Standing Bear Wary of Tribal Gaming Compact Renegotiations
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt intends to renegotiate tribal gaming compacts, and that has the Osage Nation on high alert. Stitt said most agreements giving...
article Mohawks announce plan for Northern New York sports betting parlor
(New York) -- Legal sports betting is coming to Northern New York: The Saint Regis Mohawk nation announced today is setting up a sports book at its Akwesasne Mohawk...
article Sports Gambling coming to New York
(New York) -- The New York State Gaming Commission adopted rules that are paving the way for sports betting in New York. The Oneida Indian Nation is currently...
article Parties in tribe lawsuit agree to timeline
(Massachusetts) -- The parties in the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior have agreed to a timeline that could see the...
article VIDEO: Massive Puyallup casino to open December 2019
(Washington) -- The Puyallup Tribe's I-5 casino is expected to open by December 2019. The $350 million project features a sprawling 110,000-square-foot casino, 2,000...
article County offers support for embattled Indian casino
(Texas) -- Madisonville County Commissioners agreed Monday to add its support to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas in the tribe’s efforts to keep its Naskila...
article Nebraska could mark a majority of US states with commercial gambling on its 2020 ballot
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska voters may decide next year whether to legalize casino gambling in a ballot measure that could lead the number of states that allow commercial...
article 'Tulsa is no longer a secret': Osage Casino Hotel-Tulsa starts second phase with $28 million tower
(Oklahoma) -- Osage Casino Hotel-Tulsa announced Tuesday a $28 million expansion that will add 145 guest rooms. The news follows last year's completion of the first...
article Tucson City Council gives tentative OKs to Hotel Arizona deal and tribal casino plan
(Arizona) -- The Tucson City Council gave preliminary OKs Tuesday to tax incentives to help reopen a downtown hotel, and to an agreement that would allow a new tribal...
article Tribe Says Move to Pine Island is a Must
(Minnesota) -- The Prairie Island Indian Community has lived on their land in Welch, Minn., for generations; but they’re a growing community. The tribe owns...
article Muckleshoot Casino Names Jesse B. McDaniel, Jr. Assistant General Manager
(Washington) -- Jesse B. McDaniel, Jr., an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, has been named Assistant General Manager of Muckleshoot Casino. In assuming...
article Tyrannosaurus rex take to the race track at Washington casino
(Washington) -- Race fans in Washington got a special Jurassic treat over the weekend. Emerald Downs took a break from racing its usual thoroughbreds to let some...
article Hard Rock casino expansions dates set
(Florida) -- Opening dates have been announced for the combined $2.2bn expansions of two Hard Rock destinations in the US state of Florida. The properties involved are...
article Bo Guidry the new President of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
(Florida) -- Bo Guidry has been named president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. In his new role, Guidry will be responsible for all operations and...
article Mohegan Gaming, partner to pursue Greek casino license
(Greece) -- Add Greece to the list of international destinations where Mohegan Sun’s corporate parent may one day do business. A company spokeswoman confirmed...
article Oneida Indian Nation has two hiring events this week
(New York) -- The Oneida Indian Nation is looking to fill full and part-time positions for its new sports books. Two hiring events will be held this week. The first is...
article Police: Man fired a handgun in casino, 48 people inside, after high-speed chase
(Montana) -- A 29-year-old man, nearing the end of a 30-some mile high-speed chase from police, fired one round from a pistol in a casino with more than 40 people inside...

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