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article Hard Rock International lays out employment opportunities for community
(Virginia) -- Community members got to hear first hand what employment opportunities would be available at the proposed Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Bristol, Va. If...
article The Hard Rock Resort and Casino set vendor and job events
(Virginia) -- As Bristol, Virginia voters head to the polls to vote on the casino project, The Hard Rock Resort and Casino hosted an event in front of a group of young...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article Local Indigenous groups receive funding from Michigan government
(Michigan) -- More than $30 million in distribution payments have been made by Michigan’s 12 federally recognized tribes toward local units of government and...
1 Article on this Issue

Nebraska Gaming

press release Atokad races 2020: Few attendees, major gambling initiatives on the ballot
(Nebraska) -- With a slate of three expanded gambling measures on the Nebraska ballot for November, Saturday should have been a red-letter day at Atokad Park. But,...
1 Article on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article Saracen Casino officially opens in Pine Bluff amid pandemic
(Arkansas) -- Step right up and place your bets because the highly anticipated Saracen Casino is finally a reality in Pine Bluff. It opened Thursday afternoon during a...
1 Article on this Issue

Stories Of The Week

article Legal sports betting in Arizona still on the back burner in 2020
(Arizona) -- More than two years after the federal ban on sports betting was lifted, Arizona is one of 28 states that have not passed legislation to legalize gambling on...
article New Mexico Online Sports Betting Proposal Faces Challenges
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico’s casino stakeholders are pushing a major gaming expansion that would allow online casino gaming and sports betting. The proposal, as...
article Michigan Online Sports Betting Clears Latest Hurdle
(Michigan) -- Michigan online sports betting is one step closer to a late 2020 or early 2021 launch. State regulators advanced a final draft of online sports betting...
article Greece names Mohegan-led consortium preferred bidder for casino resort
(Greece) -- Greece has picked a consortium led by US casino operator Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment as its preferred bidder to build and operate a luxury casino...
article Sweeney Approves Fee-to-Trust for Gaming Applications for Two Chickasaw Nation Casino Resorts in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Katuk Sweeney today (October 15, 2020) announced she has approved two fee-to-trust applications submitted...
article Cayuga Nation has COVID case, outlines protocols
(New York) -- The Cayuga County Health Department said Monday that a recent patron at Lakeside Entertainment’s gaming facility tested positive for COVID-19. The...
article Mohegan and Cowlitz Tribe go for big expansion to ilani casino and resort
(Washington) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, manager of the ilani casino resort in Ridgefield, Washington, has announced major updates to the property. In...
article Grand Ronde plans new casino four miles from Portland
(Oregon) -- The former Multnomah Greyhound Park property in Wood Village is being reassessed as a gaming facility in the wake of another new casino proposed to come...
article Tribe Suing Rival Company Over Casino Annex in Pope County
(Arkansas) -- An Oklahoma tribe has sued a rival company and the Arkansas Racing Commission in an effort to stop a smaller annex casino from being built. Attorneys for...
article Mohegan and Cowlitz Tribe go for big expansion to ilani casino and resort
(Washington) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, manager of the ilani casino resort in Ridgefield, Washington, has announced major updates to the property. In...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article LANCE MORGAN: Winnebago Tribe is responsibly pursuing casino plans
(Nebraska) -- I have watched enough negative political ads to know they should be taken with a grain of salt, but until recently I have never actually been the target of...
1 Article on this Issue

10/16/2020

article Nez Perce Tribe Casino's Experience External Cyber Threat, Anticipate Reopening Date of October 19
(Idaho) -- On Thursday, October 8, 2020 the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge and the It’se Ye-Ye Casino announced an immediate business closure caused by a...
article Nez Perce Tribe says cyberattack caused casino closures
(Idaho) -- A cyberattack caused the computer disruptions that continue to keep Clearwater River Casino and Lodge near Lewiston and It’se Ye-Ye Casino at Kamiah...
article Grand jury seeks Mashpee tribe's Taunton casino documents
(Massachusetts) -- U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’s office sent a third subpoena to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe last month, this time demanding records concerning...
article After San Diego casinos reopened, little known about their COVID-19 numbers
(California) -- As many businesses remained under orders to stay closed during the coronavirus pandemic, tribes in San Diego County bucked recommendations from outside...
article Casino profits swoon in September
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods slot revenue slid in September as people returned to work and school and the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact the casino...
article ICYMI: Grand jury seeks Mashpee tribe’s Taunton casino documents
(Massachusetts) -- U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’s office sent a third subpoena to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe last month, this time demanding records concerning...
article Local casino employees test positive for coronavirus
(Wisconsin) -- Three employees at a Northeast Wisconsin casino have tested positive for coronavirus. The Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department and Ho-Chunk Nation...
article Possible COVID Exposure At Yellow Brick Road Casino
(New York) -- The Madison County Health Department is reporting a potential public exposure to COVID-19 at the Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango. Officials say the...
article When will Pennsylvania casino poker rooms reopen? Two just did, with more to come amid changing industry
(Pennsylvania) -- As Pennsylvania’s casinos reopened in June and July, poker rooms stayed quiet, not authorized to operate under protocols issued by the...
article Buses return to Wind Creek Bethlehem casino, with modifications
(Pennsylvania) -- Motorcoaches have returned to Wind Creek Bethlehem for the first time in seven months, albeit on a much more limited schedule and with several changes...
article Groups make final push on Norfolk casino vote
(Virginia) -- With Election Day just over two weeks away, groups both for and against the proposed casino are making their final pushes. The Pamunkey Indian Tribe wants...
article Hard Rock executives hold event for women and young professionals ahead of Bristol casino referendum
(Virginia) -- Executives from Hard Rock promoted the professional opportunities offered by their proposed resort and casino project at the old Bristol Mall on Friday. In...
article Governor, hundreds more get sneak preview of casino
(Arkansas) -- From the outside, Saracen Casino Resort still has vestiges of the active construction site it has been since August of last year, but on the inside, the...
article Rama chief confident casino will rebound
(Ontario) -- There have long been rumours and concerns about the fate of one of the region’s largest employers, but Casino Rama isn’t going anywhere, says...
article Trump was frustrated by John McCain after he ignored him at a congressional hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the earliest interactions between Donald Trump and the late Sen. John McCain of Arizona came during a congressional hearing more than two...
article Nephew is first Seneca Nation member to lead gaming corporation
(New York) -- Kevin Nephew is the new president and CEO of Seneca Gaming Corporation, the first Seneca Nation member to lead the corporation in its 18-year history. An...
article Dairy Queen near Wildhorse closes down
(Oregon) -- Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Dairy Queen on the Umatilla Indian Reservation closed on Sept. 30. The fast food restaurant was based out of the...
article ASU Law will be first school to offer Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance programs
(Arizona) -- The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is launching several degree programs focused on Indian gaming and tribal self-...
article Election Odds for Trump continue to slide after $75M donation from Adelson
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be in trouble. With his election odds looking slim and money running out, Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is...
article Max Osceola Jr., Seminole Tribal Leader, Dies at 70
(Florida) -- When Max Osceola Jr., was growing up in the Seminole Tribe of Florida, many of his fellow tribe members eked out a living raising cattle and working in...

10/15/2020

article PW investigation: Proposed Catawba Indian casino no sure bet for surrounding community
(North Carolina) -- Land ownership records, experiences elsewhere raise big questions as to where benefits from controversial Cleveland County resort would flow. Kings...
article Grand jury seeks Mashpee tribe’s casino documents
(Massachusetts) -- U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’s office sent a third subpoena to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe last month, this time demanding records concerning...
article A Biden-Harris Administration, Democratic Senate Paints Rosier Picture For Sports Betting Nationwide
(Washington D.C.) -- Could a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration be a positive for legal sports betting in the U.S., and online gaming more broadly? While gambling...
article Casinos’ slots revenues were down in September
(Connecticut) -- Slot-machine revenues were down at the casinos’ last month, with Mohegan Sun’s slots “win” falling by nearly 10% and Foxwoods...
article Assistant Secretary Sweeney Approves Fee-to-Trust for Gaming Applications for Two Chickasaw Nation Casino Resorts in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Katuk Sweeney today (October 15, 2020) announced she has approved two fee-to-trust applications submitted...
article Casino in Pine Bluff looks to boost quality of life with tax base revenue increase
(Arkansas) -- One of the largest tourism investments in Arkansas opened its doors to a select few Thursday night. The Saracen Casino Resort has been under construction...
article Kansas Looks To Block DOI Decision On Tribal Land [sub req]
(Kansas) -- Kansas has asked a federal court for a preliminary injunction to block the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision to take land into trust for...
article Pamunkey Tribe announces architecture hires for Norfolk casino
(Virginia) -- Thursday morning, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe announced the architecture team hired to build the upcoming Norfolk Casino. Leaders chose the international...
article Chukchansi tribe breaks ground on new fast-food chain
(California) -- Fans of Sonic Drive-Ins will soon have the option of visiting the fast food store next time they are near Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino. The...
article California casino back from cyberattack, but two others possibly hit
(California) -- Data forensic experts continue to work with staff at the Cache Creek Casino in California to determine if the cyberattack the casino suffered last month...
article Meskwaki Casino lays off 100 employees
(Iowa) -- Roughly 200 days after the COVID-19 pandemic forced closures around the country, Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel (MBCH) has been forced to lay off workers in an...
article Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort hiring, hosting open interviews in October
(Michigan) -- Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is hiring for a variety of positions and hosting open interviews on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays in October. Soaring...
article Michigan tribes distribute $30.5 million to local governments, schools
(Michigan) -- Michigan's 12 federally recognized tribes made $30.5 million in distribution payments to local governments and schools. The funds came from casino...
article Potential COVID-19 exposure to public at YBR Casino in Chittenango
(New York) -- The Madison County Health Department (MCHD) has confirmed a guest visiting the Yellow Brick Road casino, located at 800 W. Genesee Street in Chittenango,...
article Nephew is first Seneca Nation member to lead gaming corporation
(New York) -- Kevin Nephew is the new president and CEO of Seneca Gaming Corporation, the first Seneca Nation member to lead the corporation in its 18-year history. An...
article Comanche Nation Casino opens new restaurant, brewery
(Oklahoma) -- Comanche Nation Casino had some new openings Thursday that celebrated the casino’s Native American roots. The War Pony Brewery opened alongside the...
article Mohegan Gaming awarded casino license for Athens resort
(Greece) -- Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has been awarded a license to operate the first luxury casino resort in Greece. The Greek government's Hellenic Gaming...
article Special meeting could determine Rockford Casino license
(Illinois) -- It looks like the Illinois Gaming Board may need one more day than it is allowed to approve or deny Rockford's Hard Rock Casino License, though it has...
article Member of Seneca Nation named President & CEO of Seneca Gaming Corporation
(New York) -- With his promotion to president and CEO of the Seneca Gaming Corporation, Kevin Nephew has made history as the first member of the Seneca Nation to step...

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