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Indian gaming expansion proposed by House budget chairman

The chairman of the Oklahoma House Appropriations and Budget Committee announced Tuesday that he plans to propose expanding Indian gaming to include roulette and dice games as part of his solution to filling the state's $215 million budget hole.

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6/13/2018

article Gaming compact amended to add ‘ball-and-dice’ gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Councilors on June 11 unanimously passed a gaming compact supplement with Oklahoma to allow Cherokee Nation’s casinos to begin offering Las...

6/10/2018

article Oklahoma tribes, lawmakers eye way toward sports betting
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s Native American tribes are prepared to offer sports betting at some of the more than 100 casinos across the state, but so far the state...

6/5/2018

article Oklahoma tribes, lawmakers eye way toward sports betting
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s Native American tribes are prepared to offer sports betting at some of the more than 100 casinos across the state, but so far the state...
article Tribes use gaming profits to build assets [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- Efforts to bring more money to Native American governments are stretching well outside casino walls, tribal leaders said.

6/3/2018

article OIGA John Marley Scholarship deadline extended to June 15
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) has announced the application deadline for the John Marley Scholarship has been extended to Friday, June 15,...

5/26/2018

article COLUMN: A sure bet: Out-of-control vices lead to a craving for more vices
(Oklahoma) -- The Supreme Court’s decision to clear the way for states to legalize sports betting has resulted in reactions all from one end of the spectrum to the...

5/22/2018

article TULSA WORLD: State needs to use the sport gambling moment to negotiate a better deal with tribal casinos
(Oklahoma) -- When the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door to legalized sports betting, it also opened the door to something important for Oklahoma’s future:...

5/21/2018

article Gainesville sees benefit of casino proximity
(Oklahoma) -- Gainesville’s close proximity to WinStar World Casino and Resort brings benefits to the area, officials say. Be it on their way back after a concert...
press release WinStar receives nomination for Casino of the Year
(Oklahoma) -- For the seventh time, WinStar World Casino and Resort has been nominated for the Casino of the Year for medium sized capacity by the Academy of Country...

5/20/2018

article Legal sports betting adds need for help
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma's 128 tribal casinos host 46 million visits and rake in $4.5 billion a year - but there isn't a single billboard in the state that tells...

5/19/2018

article OIGA to offer certificate program
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association will offer the Certification for Responsible Gambling Training: Casino Employee Orientation at its conference and...

5/16/2018

article EDITORIAL: SCOTUS ruling a chance to reconsider Oklahoma’s gaming compacts?
(Oklahoma) -- THE U.S. Supreme Court says the federal government cannot prohibit states from legalizing sports wagers. In response, Oklahoma lawmakers appear ready and...

5/12/2018

article Buffalo Run Giving Back Project again aids community
(Oklahoma) -- Another generous round of donations from the Buffalo Run Casino and Resort and Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma went to aid the Miami Ministerial...

4/24/2018

article Oklahoma is 2018's 10th Most Gambling Addicted State
(Oklahoma) -- With a proliferation of lotteries and casino gambling, Oklahoma has become one of the most gambling friendly states in the country. On the other hand, a...

4/19/2018

article Guide to Tulsa's casinos
(Oklahoma) -- There are plenty of gambling options in the Tulsa area. From high-stakes poker to slots and other gaming action, here's a list of Tulsa casinos to...

4/12/2018

article Fair: Gambling expansion not the answer
(Oklahoma) -- Governments, at all levels, derive revenue through taxation. Usually that revenue is obtained by taxing three economic bases: income, consumption and...

4/11/2018

article Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signs law to increase tribal gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Governor Mary Fallin on Tuesday (April 10) signed a measure that allows expanded casino gaming for Oklahoma’s Indian tribes. The measure comes with...

4/10/2018

article New gaming rules could add millions to teacher funding
(Oklahoma) -- Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 3375 into law on Tuesday. The bill will allow casinos to set up craps tables and roulette wheels, something they...
press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Offers Accurate Tribal Gaming Information
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) is a non-partisan, politically neutral non-profit association, established in 1986. OIGA’s membership is...

4/8/2018

article GAMING EXPANSION: Massive Oklahoma teacher protests expected to enter 2nd week
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma lawmakers are slated to return to the state Capitol amid a second week of massive teacher demonstrations for more classroom money. Leaders of...
article Wasn’t the lottery supposed to fund education? Here’s what happened.
(Oklahoma) -- It doesn’t take very long until someone mentions the lottery when it comes to education funding in Oklahoma. We went back to find out what was...

4/7/2018

article Oklahoma’s casinos offer a well-rounded recreational itinerary
(Oklahoma) -- With more than 70 casinos scattered throughout the state, those who enjoy a little gaming action can find it just a short drive away. And these days, it...

4/6/2018

article Oklahoma passes laws to raise funds for teachers: Taxes on casinos and Amazon sellers expected to raise $92m
(Oklahoma) -- As volunteers set up strings of lights and rose garlands for the annual Stroud high school prom, teachers walked laps in the gym. They were on strike, and...
article Teacher group demands more cash after lawmakers approve $40M
(Oklahoma) -- Two bills approved by the state Senate — one taxing certain internet sales and another expanding tribal gambling — will be sent to Gov. Mary...
article Walkout Day 5: OEA calls for veto of hotel/motel tax repeal, vote on capital gains tax exemption
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma teachers are vowing to continue their walkout for a sixth day after issuing two new demands on Friday. After the state Senate overwhelmingly...

4/5/2018

article Ball and dice bill going to Senate floor
(Oklahoma) -- A bill that would bring ball and dice games to Oklahoma casinos has one more hurdle at the Senate before reaching the Governor's desk, after the House...

4/4/2018

article Are casinos paying their fair share for education?
(Oklahoma) -- As the teacher walkout continues at the State Capitol, some are asking why casino gaming hasn’t provided the necessary money to fund Oklahoma’s...

4/2/2018

article SAVAGE: Casino exclusivity fees could be the next 'GPT'
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma lawmakers achieved a major bipartisan feat last week with 75 percent of House and Senate members voting to pass more than $400 million in new...

3/29/2018

article COMMENTARY: Gaming is expanding in return for chump change, will the ‘land fix’ be next?
(Oklahoma) -- The government of Oklahoma is poised to allow “ball and dice” gambling, to make tribal gaming here even more like the high-stakes games...

3/21/2018

article If you build it will they come? Otoe-Missouria Tribe announces hotel expansion, indoor water park
(Oklahoma) -- Because the gaming market in Oklahoma is increasingly competitive, the Red Rock-based Otoe-Missouria Tribe is looking for ways to diversify its offerings....

3/20/2018

article Oklahoma Bills Allowing Roulette, Craps Move Forward Despite Problem Gambling Concerns [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- With a problem gambling rate twice the national average, Oklahoma is setting itself up for an even larger problem should the legislature pass one of two...

3/16/2018

article Oklahoma senate passes bill to expand gambling laws
(Oklahoma) -- Casinos in Oklahoma may soon be able to use balls and dice for games after a bill passed through the Senate this week. Right now, games like roulette and...

3/15/2018

article Vegas-style roulette, dice games could be headed for Oklahoma casinos
(Oklahoma) -- A year after rejecting a similar measure, the Oklahoma Senate has approved the addition of casino games that use a ball or dice. Senate Bill 1195 was...

3/14/2018

article Senate OKs bill to allow casinos to use ball, dice despite concerns over gambling addictions
(Oklahoma) -- The Senate on Wednesday passed a measure that would allow casinos to use ball and dice games, despite concerns that it would increase the number of people...

3/12/2018

article Oklahoma House approves expanded gaming
(Oklahoma) -- A measure aimed at potentially expanding tribal gaming in Oklahoma is one step closer to be coming law. On Thursday morning, the state House of...

2/28/2018

article Drawn to Tulsa: National architectural firm opens office in town
(Oklahoma) -- JCJ Architecture has been around since 1936, but the Hartford, Connecticut-based national design firm never has had an office in Tulsa. Until now. JCJ...

2/25/2018

article COMMENTARY: Will the state government of Oklahoma really forego hundreds of millions in annual revenues in return for a few million?
(Oklahoma) -- Absent state approval for off-reservation gaming and a couple of exceptions which don’t apply to Oklahoma, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)...
article OP/ED: Will the state government of Oklahoma really forego hundreds of millions in annual revenues in return for a few million?
(Oklahoma) -- Absent state approval for off-reservation gaming and a couple of exceptions which don’t apply to Oklahoma, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)...

2/18/2018

article THE OKLAHOMAN: Court ruling complicates Oklahoma casino proposals
(Oklahoma) -- PARTLY in response to budget challenges, lawmakers have discussed proposals to legalize roulette and dice games at Oklahoma's tribal casinos,...
article McBride: Government leadership roles over Indian gaming remained unfilled
(Oklahoma) -- Indian gaming is big business in Oklahoma, where it provides the lion's share of tribal government revenue. In 2015, Oklahoma Indian gaming generated $...

2/12/2018

article A federal appeals court has struck part of an Oklahoma law governing gaming compacts with tribes
(Oklahoma) -- A panel of judges for the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week an arbitration clause that's part of a model gaming compact between...

2/11/2018

article Oklahoma tribes work to promote development
(Oklahoma) -- Terri Parton is working to improve economic development for the group of tribes she represents, as well as for local communities. The Wichita and...

2/10/2018

article A federal appeals court has struck part of an Oklahoma law governing gaming compacts with tribes
(Oklahoma) -- A panel of judges for the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week an arbitration clause that's part of a model gaming compact between...

10/31/2017

article House looks to expanded Indian gaming for new revenue
(Oklahoma) -- Lawmakers may be looking at an expansion of Indian gaming for new state revenue, legislation filed in the House during the past day of the ongoing special...

10/25/2017

article Oklahoman tribe plans new casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma is reportedly planning a new casino east of Enid, at Interstate 35 and US 412. Whilst the City Manager said that no plans have...

10/8/2017

article Proposal for more games at tribal casinos generates little support in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- A proposal to bring more types of games to tribal casinos seems to be going nowhere in Oklahoma. Rep. Kevin Wallace (R), the chairman of the House...

10/5/2017

article How Recent Court Decision Could Affect Casinos On Tribal Lands
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of some Oklahoma tribes see opportunities in a court ruling this summer that could potentially open up many questions about sovereignty and...

10/4/2017

article Expanded casino gaming highly unlikely
(Oklahoma) -- Among the ideas to generate further revenue for the state of Oklahoma is the option of letting tribal casinos offer a wider array of games.

9/22/2017

article GUEST EDITORIAL: Full-scale casinos might be future idea for tribes
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma legislator has come up with an idea to fill the state's yawning budget gap that looks interesting on the surface, but probably won't...

9/16/2017

article Capitol Insider: Filling The Budget Hole, Democrats Flip State House Seat
(Oklahoma) -- House Appropriations and Budget Chair Kevin Wallace (R-Welston) has proposed filling the state’s $215 million budget hole by passing a $1.50-per-pack...

9/15/2017

article Oklahoma Gambling Expansion Odds Seem Minimal, But State Needs to Fund Budget Gap
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma gambling expansion plan that could cover a substantial budget shortfall isn’t gaining much traction in the Oklahoma City capital. The...

9/13/2017

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...

9/12/2017

article Cigarette tax, tribal gaming changes: Oklahoma representative releases his plan to fix budget shortfall
(Oklahoma) -- Time is ticking for state lawmakers to reach a budget agreement to fill a nearly $500 million gap. Last month, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that a $1....
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...

8/4/2017

article OIGA: The ‘Biggest Little Show’ Shines Bright Again
(Oklahoma) -- Last month, the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association once again welcomed attendees and vendors from all over the country. And I was fortunate to be among...

8/3/2017

article City Council in Broken Arrow votes unanimously to block illegal gaming
(Oklahoma) -- As expected, the mayor and city council of Broken Arrow voted unanimously Wednesday evening to pass a resolution confirming their opposition to the...

7/27/2017

article Oklahoma Tribes Look To The Future Of Gaming Compacts
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s tribes will be in unfamiliar territory in January 2020: Gaming compacts between the tribes and the state could end at that time. Unless,...

7/21/2017

article Indian gaming revenues on the rise in Oklahoma and Texas
(Oklahoma) -- On Monday, a report was issued by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) which showed that growth has taken place within the Indian gaming industry...

7/16/2017

article Gaming conference set July 25, 26 [2nd Item]
(Oklahoma) -- More than 2,500 exhibitors, attendees and conference speakers will be on hand later this month as the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association brings its 23rd...

7/8/2017

press release VGT and Aristocrat charge into Oklahoma Indian Gaming Show with custom content, innovative cabinets, leading licensed products
(Oklahoma) -- VGT and Aristocrat are coming to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Show with an unrivaled blend of Class II and Class III products to help their customers succeed...

7/6/2017

press release VGT and Aristocrat Charge into Oklahoma Indian Gaming Show with Custom Content, Innovative Cabinets, Leading Licensed Products
(Oklahoma) -- VGT and Aristocrat are coming to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Show with an unrivaled blend of Class II and Class III products to help their customers succeed...

7/5/2017

article Oklahoma Lottery boosts prizes to lure back players
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma lottery officials are rolling out a new series of games after lawmakers restructured the system this year. The state lottery, which has seen...

5/20/2017

article EDITORIAL: Gambling bill goes bust
(Oklahoma) -- Promoters of Las Vegas-style gambling for Oklahoma rolled snake eyes this legislative session. A Senate committee defeated Senate Bill 857 that would have...

5/15/2017

article Senate committee votes down tribal gambling expansion bill in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- A measure that would help to fill an estimated $878 million hole in the upcoming fiscal year’s budget was shot down by an Oklahoma Senate budget...

5/14/2017

article Vegas-style gambling bill fails to pass out of Senate committee
(Oklahoma) -- A Senate panel on Friday killed a bill that would have allowed Vegas-style gambling in tribal casinos. The Senate Joint Committee on Appropriations and...
article With no budget agreement, threat of special session still looms in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The state of Oklahoma’s ongoing financial woes could be worsened if Gov. Mary Fallin makes good on her threats to order lawmakers back to the Capitol...

5/13/2017

article Lawmakers spend unusual day at Capitol in last-minute effort to fix budget hole
(Oklahoma) -- On a day lawmakers normally take off, committee hearings were underway at the Capitol as they work to fill an $878 million budget shortfall. "We want...
article Legislature continues pursuit of revenue
(Oklahoma) -- With only two weeks left in the Oklahoma legislative session, pressure it building to come up with solutions to balance a budget that is nearly $900...

5/12/2017

article Oklahoma Senate Committee Kills Bill to Expand Tribal Gaming
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma Senate budget committee has killed legislation that would authorize a major expansion of tribal gambling in Oklahoma to help fill a projected $...
article Hamilton: Gambling away a revenue-generating package
(Oklahoma) -- To paraphrase baseball’s philosopher-in-chief Yogi Berra, it was déjà vu all over again at the state Capitol this week. With the May 26 deadline to...

5/10/2017

article Oklahoma Legislature Up in Smoke Over Gambling and Cigarettes
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Legislature has reached an impasse over the so-called sin industries of gambling and cigarettes. Both the Oklahoma Senate and House are...

5/9/2017

article Gambling expansion stalls tentative budget agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma lawmakers said Monday that a proposal to expand casino gambling has stalled a tentative budget agreement that would have raised hundreds of...
article Oklahoma budget crisis: Impasse over gambling sinks $400M revenue package
(Oklahoma) -- An expansion of tribal casino roulette and dice games helped sink a $400 million revenue package offered to Oklahoma Senate leadership Monday. Democrats...
article Proposed expansion of gambling latest snag in state budget talks
(Oklahoma) -- The finger-pointing over revenue-raising measures, including a proposed expansion of gambling, continued Monday at the Capitol as a state budget agreement...
article Tribal gaming expansion plan stalls Oklahoma budget talks
(Oklahoma) -- A major expansion of tribal gambling in Oklahoma – to include roulette and dice games – that House Democrats wanted in exchange for votes on a...

4/18/2017

article Oklahoma Lottery bill heads to Senate
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Lottery is currently seeking the permission to increase prizes that would boost the revenues and would help with the school funds by...

3/8/2017

article More than 100k Oklahomans dealing with gambling addiction
(Oklahoma) -- It's a problem that more than 100,000 Oklahomans deal with on a daily basis and this March, groups are trying to bring awareness to its dangers. March...

2/19/2017

article Outlook: Catoosa slots and shipping containers bolstering city coffers
(Oklahoma) -- With slot machines and shipping containers paving the way, more businesses are finding their way to western Rogers County and bolstering Catoosa’s...

2/11/2017

press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association releases economic impact report
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association released its second annual report, Statewide Economic Impacts from Oklahoma Tribal Government Gaming, in January. The...

1/26/2017

article Report: Oklahoma tribes paid state $1.123 billion since 2006
(Oklahoma) -- A report on the financial impact of tribal gambling in Oklahoma says tribes have paid the state more than $1.123 billion in exclusivity fees since 2006....

1/25/2017

article Oklahoma benefits from tribal casinos
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) announced economic results from 2015 and 2016. In just 2015, the total economic amount of annual operations...
article Study: Tribal casinos bringing in billions to Oklahoma communities
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association released the 2016 annual economic impact report for the tribal and gaming industry. The OIGA 2016 annual impact...

1/24/2017

article Report: Oklahoma Tribes Paid state $1.123 Billion Since 2006
(Oklahoma) -- A report on the financial impact of tribal gambling in Oklahoma says tribes have paid the state more than $1.123 billion in exclusivity fees since 2006.

1/14/2017

article Rockers KISS come to Kay County for groundbreaking on Rock & Brews Casino Resort
(Oklahoma) -- Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band KISS are teaming up with partners, including the Kaw Nation, to bring a shiny new casino resort to a tiny...
article Kaw Nation rocks into the future with hotel project
(Oklahoma) -- The Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, an American Indian tribe with about 3,300 members, has made an audacious move the tribe says will change its future, building a...

1/13/2017

article Kaw Nation rocks into the future with hotel project
(Oklahoma) -- The Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, an American Indian tribe with about 3,300 members, has made an audacious move the tribe says will change its future, building a...
article KISS founders opening casino resort an hour’s drive from Wichita
(Oklahoma) -- KISS co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are gambling that Wichitans are ready to roll the dice on a lavish new casino in northern Oklahoma.
article Men in Oklahoma casino shooting were security guards
(Oklahoma) -- Investigators say two people involved in a shooting at an Oklahoma casino that left one of them dead and the other injured were security guards at the...

1/8/2017

article Man and woman arrested at casino for stealing car
(Oklahoma) -- Lighthorse police say a man and woman were arrested at a casino for stealing a car. Officers say Matthew Horn and Lacie Liebhaber stole the car from a pawn...

1/7/2017

article Lawmaker questions tribe's casino plan
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American tribe's plan to build a $25 million casino in the Oklahoma Panhandle hundreds of miles from the tribe's headquarters has prompted...
article Shawnee Tribe poised to win approval for off-reservation casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe is set to win approval of an off-reservation casino in Oklahoma in what appears to be record time. The tribe announced the $25 million...
article Tribe's Plan for Casino in Oklahoma Panhandle Draws Concern
(Oklahoma) -- An American Indian tribe's plan to build a $25 million casino in the Oklahoma Panhandle — which is hundreds of miles from its headquarters...

1/6/2017

article Oklahoma State Senator voices opposition to proposed panhandle casino
(Oklahoma) -- In Oklahoma, a plan by the Shawnee Tribe to build a $25 million casino near the panhandle city of Guymon is reportedly continuing to draw criticism...
article Tribe’s plan for casino in Oklahoma Panhandle draws concern
(Oklahoma) -- An American Indian tribe’s plan to build a $25 million casino in the Oklahoma Panhandle _ which is hundreds of miles from its headquarters _ has...

12/18/2016

article John Klein: Eddy Gibbs went from saving a golf course to saving a legendary resort
(Oklahoma) -- Eddy Gibbs simply wanted to fix the golf course at his lake home. Shangri-La was slowly falling apart, a sad end to what was once Oklahoma’s premier...

12/17/2016

article Oklahoma tribe celebrates Indigo Sky Casino expansion plans
(Oklahoma) -- The Eastern Shawnee Tribe Of Oklahoma is reportedly ahead of schedule to complete a new $36 million hotel tower for its Indigo Sky Casino and recently held...

11/16/2016

article Blalock elected vice-chair of state tribal gaming group
(Oklahoma) -- Jean Ann Blalock, compliance officer for the Quapaw Tribal Gaming Agency, has been elected vice chairman of the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators...

10/13/2016

article State collects record fees from casinos in fiscal year 2016
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma has gone through considerable economic changes since 2006. But one thing remains a constant. Oklahomans are still gambling at a high rate.

10/12/2016

article Oklahoma gaming revenue up three percent during statewide recession
(Oklahoma) -- As Oklahoma’s economy sputtered in the last fiscal year, people continued to gamble. The state of Oklahoma got a 3 percent bump in tribal gaming...

10/3/2016

article Month-long facelift celebrations for Oklahoma’s Chisholm Trail Casino
(Oklahoma) -- In Oklahoma, the federally-recognized Chickasaw Nation has completed the remodeling of its Chisholm Trail Casino and the tribe is now celebrating its...

9/26/2016

article Council approves new loan for reported health deficit, construction
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council approved two pieces of legislation during an emergency session Sept. 20 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

9/13/2016

article Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association awards scholarships
(Oklahoma) -- Six college and university students received $2,000 scholarships from the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association's John Marley Scholarship fund during the...

9/12/2016

article Unconquered and Unconquerable: From Poverty To Powerhouse
(Oklahoma) -- From supercomputers to chocolates, the Chickasaw are an object lesson in how tribes can create their own success. Picture a peanut field in Thackerville,...

8/24/2016

article Oklahoma tribal casino talks getting tense
(Oklahoma) -- When Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is termed out of office in 2018, she might well leave the state with a budget shortfall that this summer reached $450...

8/16/2016

article Despite National Economic Picture, Oklahoma Construction Outlook Appears Bright
(Oklahoma) -- It’s not in decline, but national construction spending is slowing, according to industry group Associated Builders and Contractors. But some...

8/5/2016

article OIGA Holds Trade Show This Week In Tulsa, OK
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) just held its annual trade show and conference at the Cox Civic Centre in Tulsa, OK.

8/3/2016

article Oklahoma Casinos Shutter Dallas Market From A-List Entertainment Through Non-Compete Clauses
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma casinos located near the Texas border are forcing certain A-list entertainment acts to sign non-compete agreements barring them from performing in...

7/31/2016

article EDITORIAL: State casino gambling remains an important economic contributor
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association brought is annual conference to Tulsa last week. It featured the latest in gambling technology andsecurity. It also...

7/28/2016

article Oklahoma gamblers want sports betting; could be an uphill battle
(Oklahoma) -- Several Oklahoma Indian tribes would like to offer sports betting, but it will be a long and difficult process to make that change. There's no question...

7/27/2016

article Gaming Study Shows Half Of Casino Revenue Comes From Rural Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Casinos in rural Oklahoma bring in about half of all gaming revenue, and the small towns these establishments call home reap some of the rewards.
article Indian gaming is growing and looking to the future
(Oklahoma) -- Indian gaming has meant big money for the State of Oklahoma. Since 2004 the casinos have delivered more than a billion dollars to our state government.
article Oklahoma Tribal Exclusivity Fees Exceed $1.3 Billion
(Oklahoma) -- Gaming tribes in Oklahoma have paid the state more than $1.3 billion in the past decade, according to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association's (OIGA)...
article Indian gaming trade show brings 'best of the best' to downtown Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- Sean Crain’s work in counterterrorism for the U.S. government was a natural transition to high-tech casino security, he said. Crain, born in Owasso...
press release Riverwind Casino celebrates 10th anniversary
(Oklahoma) -- The month of August marks the 10-year anniversary of Riverwind Casino, and facility officials are celebrating by hosting the season's final installment...

7/25/2016

press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association’s Conference and Trade Show is Coming to Tulsa July 25-27
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) will hold its 22nd annual Conference and Trade Show at Tulsa’s Cox Business Center July 25-27, bringing...

7/22/2016

press release Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association’s Conference and Trade Show is Coming to Tulsa July 25-27
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) will hold its 22nd annual Conference and Trade Show at Tulsa’s Cox Business Center July 25-27, bringing...

7/21/2016

press release Gaming Laboratories International to exhibit at OIGA 2016
(Oklahoma) -- In just a few days, Gaming Laboratories International will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma, attending what is known as the "Biggest Little Show" in Indian...

7/18/2016

article Oklahoma tribes stress unity as they prepare for new casino deals
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma tribes scored a major victory in 2004, when state voters approved State Question 712, the ballot initiative that authorized Class III gaming. The...

7/15/2016

article Oklahoma tribes stress unity as they prepare for new casino deals
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma tribes scored a major victory in 2004, when state voters approved State Question 712, the ballot initiative that authorized Class III gaming. The...

7/2/2016

article Duetto Research revenue strategy solutions for River Spirit Casino Resort
(Oklahoma) -- Hotel and casino profit optimization technology provider Duetto Research has signed a deal to supply its GameChanger revenue strategy solution to the...

6/9/2016

article Tribe Uses $330K in Highway Funds for Casino Parking Lot
(Oklahoma) -- On May 18, the Department of the Interior announced a contract award of $329,042 for Tonkawa Indian Casino Hotel parking lot project.

6/3/2016

article 'Bursting at seams': Eastern Shawnee to expand Indigo Sky
(Oklahoma) -- Bursting at the seams. That's how Eastern Shawnee Chief Glenna Wallace describes the reasoning behind her tribe's plans to add a $34 million...

6/2/2016

article Indigo Sky Casino to focus on property expansion
(Oklahoma) -- The Eastern Shawnee Tribe Of Oklahoma is spending $34 million to add an events center as well as 127 hotel rooms to its Indigo Sky Casino near the small...

6/1/2016

article Eastern Shawnee casino adding event center, hotel rooms
(Oklahoma) -- Indigo Sky Casino is undergoing a $34 million expansion project adding on an event center and doubling the number of hotel rooms at its casino complex,...
article Indigo Sky casino to undergo $34 million expansion
(Oklahoma) -- The Eastern Shawnee tribe will build a seven-story, $34 million addition to its Indigo Sky Casino that is to open next year, officials said.

5/26/2016

article Hamilton: An economic boost or empty promises at Lake Texoma
(Oklahoma) -- As the Legislature’s frenzied final hours played out in the Capitol halls above, a state panel gathered quietly last week in a second-floor...

5/21/2016

article Pointe Vista settlement one step closer
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma land commissioners, in a closed meeting Thursday, moved a step closer to the promised replacement of a lodge and resort at the north end of Lake...

5/10/2016

article A touch of the exotic helps Remington Park Racino
(Oklahoma) -- The Remington Park Racino has seen a significant increase in those turning out to wager on its quarter-horse races since the Oklahoma City venue began...

5/5/2016

article Oklahoma is No. 5 in the nation in gambling addiction
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma has more casinos per capita than any other state and is fifth in the nation in terms of gambling addiction. Oklahoma’s embrace of legalized...

5/1/2016

article Casino kitchens serious about homegrown
(Oklahoma) -- The latest trend in cuisine at Downstream Casino Resort might be considered a regional farm-to-poker-table system. Cuts of beef and buffalo, sourced from...

4/22/2016

article Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma moves ahead with plans for online gaming venture
(Oklahoma) -- The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma will move ahead with its plans to launch an international gambling website after a federal judge this week signed off on a...
article Oklahoma Indian Tribe Given Go-Ahead for International Online Poker Operations
(Oklahoma) -- As many states still struggle with the idea of regulating online gaming and/or poker within their borders, an Oklahoma Indian tribe could be moving forward...

3/20/2016

article Seminole-owned casinos plan regulatory response
(Oklahoma) -- Federal regulators could close the Seminole Nation’s three casinos temporarily if the tribe fails to fix a series of compliance related problems.

3/17/2016

article Seminole-owned casinos plan regulatory response
(Oklahoma) -- Federal regulators could close the Seminole Nation’s three casinos temporarily if the tribe fails to fix a series of compliance related problems.

3/12/2016

article UPDATED: 2 vie for commission seat
(Oklahoma) -- Local voters who ask for a Republican ballot will decide the lone race for countywide office during Tuesday’s primary election. The two Republican...

3/10/2016

article Exclusivity promised to Oklahoma tribes threatened by fantasy gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Legislation proposed this year to authorize daily fantasy sports contests could strike a blow to Oklahoma education funding as well as tribal gaming...

3/3/2016

article Oklahoma casinos’ 2014 haul: $3.95B
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s American Indian-owned casinos saw revenue growth in 2014 twice as great as the tribal industry average and saw nongambling revenue...

2/2/2016

article Mayor, police chief decline out-of-state trip to review casino plans
(Oklahoma) -- Even as outside groups work for the development of a potential casino in Logan County, two Russells Point village officials have turned down an out-of-...

1/30/2016

article Tulsa's Margaritaville Casino-Hotel Holds Topping Out Ceremony
(Oklahoma) -- Construction workers held a topping out ceremony at Tulsa's Margaritaville casino-hotel Friday. Muscogee Creek Nation Tribal leaders signed the final...
article Fort Smith To Add Casino Bus Service
(Oklahoma) -- Based on customer demand, the city of Fort Smith will soon begin offering bus service to Choctaw Casino in nearby Oklahoma, but only with proof of return...

1/29/2016

article Margaritaville Hotel Construction Reaches Top Floor
(Oklahoma) -- Construction of River Spirit’s Margaritaville hotel reaches another milestone. The top floor of the 27-story tower is in place, so Creek Nation and...

1/27/2016

article Grand Opening at Lucky Star Casino in Hammon [sub req'd]
(Oklahoma) -- The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes will be hosting a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for their sixth Lucky Star Casino location in Hammon, Oklahoma on Friday...

1/8/2016

article Cherokee linguist’s syllabary makes milestone this year
(Oklahoma) -- Though much of the life of the gifted linguist Sequoyah is unknown today, certain information has been gathered by historians through the years. Much of it...

12/16/2015

article Ground broken on $27M event center
(Oklahoma) -- The Apache Casino Hotel has begun work on a $27 million, 53,000-square-foot expansion that will include an event center that can seat up to 1,200 people...

12/13/2015

article Kaw Nation celebrates completion of new SouthWind Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Grand opening festivities celebrating the completion of the SouthWind Casino’s phase II of its gaming facility in Braman, Oklahoma were kicked off on...

12/12/2015

article WinStar’s aggressive booking pressures North Texas venues
(Oklahoma) -- At WinStar World Casino and Resort, it’s common to hear one gambler say to another, “Man, you’re on a roll.” But when it comes to...

12/6/2015

article State approaches $1B collection from tribal gaming industry
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association has released the results of an economic impact study of Oklahoma’s tribal gaming industry, which shows the...

12/4/2015

article D-FW entertainment wars: WinStar is making it hard to compete
(Oklahoma) -- At WinStar World Casino and Resort, it’s common to hear one gambler say to another, “Man, you’re on a roll.” But when it comes to...
press release RECAP: OIGA's Billion Dollar Milestone Luncheon
(Oklahoma) -- It was a great moment in the history of Tribal Government Gaming in Oklahoma and we’re pleased to share this recap with you. Our Billion Dollar...

11/24/2015

article Indian Wars / Gambling strains tribal-state relations in Oklahoma, elsewhere
(Oklahoma) -- Relations between Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and the state’s American Indian tribes were already tense early last year when Fallin’s rock...

11/22/2015

article Oklahoma tribal casinos generated $4.2 billion in 2014
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, (OIGA) a non-profit created to promote the general welfare of Oklahoma tribal members, has recently released their...

11/19/2015

article CN issues statement on Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association report
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association has released the results of an economic impact study of Oklahoma’s tribal gaming industry, which shows the...

11/18/2015

article Oklahoma Approaches $1 Billion in Exclusivity Fee Collection
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma has collected nearly $1 billion from the tribal gaming industry, according to a new report by the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association on tribes...

11/17/2015

article Indian gaming contributed $1 billion to Oklahoma education over past decade, study shows
(Oklahoma) -- Indian gaming has contributed $1 billion dollars to education in Oklahoma over the last 10 years, according to the results of a study commissioned by the...
article Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association touts results of economic impact study
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s education funding garnered more than $1 billion in the last decade as a result of earmarked contributions from Tribal Governmental Gaming...

11/15/2015

article Legal Counsel: Huge numbers are expected in report on tribal gaming
(Oklahoma) -- The final report from the first statewide study on the economic impact of tribal gaming in Oklahoma will be released Tuesday. The study was conducted by...

10/14/2015

article Economic effect of tribal gaming is significant in state, U.S.
(Oklahoma) -- The tribal gaming industry is more than fun and games when measured by economic impact through employment and visitor attraction. The Indian gaming...
article In under a decade, tribal gaming boosted Oklahoma state government revenues $1 billion
(Oklahoma) -- Revenues generated by the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Act, passed by state citizens in a 2004 referendum, have become an important part of budget planning for...

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