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ROGER GROS: Indian Country Online

One of the sources of incremental revenue for commercial casino companies has been online gaming. In New Jersey, the struggling Atlantic City casinos were thrown a lifeline with iGaming. Revenue has steadily risen and has helped bolster the bottom lines of those once-struggling casinos. The total monthly gross gaming revenue in New Jersey for online gaming alone is about $35 million, which, if it were a separate casino, would make it the second-highest-grossing casino in the city.

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3/12/2019

article ROGER GROS: Indian Country Online
(Indian Country) -- One of the sources of incremental revenue for commercial casino companies has been online gaming. In New Jersey, the struggling Atlantic City casinos...

6/2/2018

article Former Senator Mark Begich jumps into Alaska governor race, creates a three way contest
(Alaska) -- Former Alaska Sen. Mark Begich jumped into the race for the governor of Alaska Friday. That means there will be a three-way contest this fall with a Democrat...

5/27/2018

article The case for a Billy Frank statue in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s time for Billy Frank Jr. to have a place in the U.S. Capitol. I can still hear his voice: “I was not a policy guy. I was a getting...

5/26/2018

article Before it’s over, May is Foster Care Month: Native foster families are needed
(Indian Country) -- In the State of Utah, there are an estimated 130 Native children in state custody. However, with less than 20 Native foster and kinship homes, many...

5/24/2018

article Media Savvy / Tribes are not utilizing the power of the media
(USA) -- American Indian tribes have been largely ignored in the public and media debate over the potential legalization of sports betting, despite the fact indigenous...

12/21/2017

article The Ripple Effect of the Online Gambling Industry
(USA) -- Every day, millions of people around the world decide that instead of running to the mall for a new shirt or to the grocery store for another bag of coffee,...

12/20/2017

article First Nations not yet going all in on online gambling
(Canada) -- Online gambling isn’t something First Nations communities in Atlantic Canada want to bet on, says John Paul, executive director of the Atlantic Policy...

1/25/2017

article Tribes taking slow, cautious steps to online gambling and social casinos
(USA) -- Roughly a decade after enactment of a 1988 federal law recognizing the right of American Indians to operate casinos on tribal trust lands, indigenous leaders...

1/16/2017

article Bill To Regulate Online Gambling In Michigan Faces Complex Path To Passage
(Michigan) -- Michigan lawmakers seeking to legalize online gambling face a legal and regulatory quandary. The issue? Trying to craft a bill that would combine state law...

5/27/2016

article Online Gambling Legalization Efforts Coming Down To The Wire In Several States
(USA) -- The 2016 legislative calendar is beginning to wind down in several states, and it’s starting to feel like déjà vu all over again. Despite valiant –...

2/25/2016

article Okla. Tribe Seeks Court Backing To Offer Online Gambling [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma asked an Oklahoma federal judge Thursday to confirm a November arbitrator’s award that granted it permission to run a...

1/5/2016

article Iowa Tribe Plans International Poker Site
(Oklahoma) -- The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has announced plans to launch an online poker site that will be available to players overseas as well as in the three U.S....

1/4/2016

article Kahnawake Still One of the Biggest Casino Licensing Jurisdictions in the World
(Quebec) -- Kahnawake is an Indian (Mohawk) Canadian reservation in Quebec, Canada. The proper reading of the name is kahnawà:ke and means "place of the rapids...
article Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Seeks Federal Permission to Launch Real Money Online Poker in 2016
(Oklahoma) -- Chairman Walkup of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has announced that the tribe is seeking clearance from the United States District Court for the Western...

1/3/2016

article First Tribal Online Casino to Open in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The Iowa tribe of Oklahoma announced that is has been cleared for online casino sites, opening a paving a crucial path for tribal gambling.

1/2/2016

article Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Announces International Pokertribe.com Plans
(Oklahoma) -- The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has announced its plan to launch an online-poker platform at pokertribe.com, following an arbitrator’s ruling in November...

1/1/2016

article Oklahoma Indian Tribe to offer Online Poker to International Customers
(Oklahoma) -- While individual states in the US consider legislation for online poker gaming, an Indian tribe of Oklahoma now has the right to offer online poker gaming...

12/31/2015

article BLOG: Oklahoma Indian Tribe Earns Legal Right to Operate Online Poker Site
(Oklahoma) -- The battle regarding the regulation of online poker in the United States has grinded to a halt. Since three states passed laws regulating the industry in...
article Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Prepares to Launch State's First Online Gaming Site
(Oklahoma) -- A small, 800-member tribe in Oklahoma is on the verge of becoming the first tribe in the state to launch an international gaming website with cash payouts...

12/30/2015

article Another Oklahoma tribe plans international online gambling site
(Oklahoma) -- An Indian tribe in Oklahoma hopes to launch an online gambling site serving international customers, assuming a federal judge says it’s okay. Iowa...
article Oklahoma tribe plans to launch gambling website after ruling
(Oklahoma) -- A small Oklahoma-based tribe plans to launch an international gambling website after an arbitrator ruled that the plan does not violate state or federal...
article Oklahoma tribe plans to launch online gambling site
(Oklahoma) -- If given final approval the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma will soon become the first tribe in the state to operate an international gambling website. Players from...

12/29/2015

article Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma launches PokerTribe.com and Pokertribe.gov programs
(Oklahoma) -- In a press release, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has detailed a new effort to boost its presence in the gaming industry and help boost the economic success...
article Small Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma will launch international poker website after arbitrator's ruling
(Oklahoma) -- The small Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is poised to become the state's first tribe to launch an international gambling website, which could open the door for...

9/24/2015

article iGaming Lessons From Three States… and Iceland
(Las Vegas) -- Indian country attendees at this year’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas will be paying close attention to several sessions on Internet gaming at the...

7/23/2015

article GameAccount adds tournament slots to Simulated Gaming
(USA) -- GameAccount Network has moved to expand its free-to-play Simulated Gaming online solution with the addition of real-time slot tournaments. Players will have...

7/1/2015

article OWENS: Could US Indian Tribes Set up Their Own Internet Gambling?
(California) -- For a long time, American supporters of Internet gambling predicted rapid legalization and adoption by state governments. One or two key states would...

6/22/2015

article GameAccount Says Casual Mobile Gaming Platform Is Beating Expectations
(UK) -- GameAccount Network PLC Monday said its Casual Mobile Gaming platform is performing ahead of "general expectations" since its launch in the first...

6/8/2015

press release Indian Country Online Advance Registration Rates Expire on Tuesday, June 9.
(California) -- The 3rd annual Indian Country Online Congress, takes place June 10 – 11, 2015, at Pala Casino Spa Resort in Southern California. The event,...

6/3/2015

press release Politics And Regulation Are The Focus Of Capstone Session At Indian Country Online Congress
(California) -- Four of Indian Country’s most prominent leaders and regulators will be featured in the day’s final session at the 3rd annual Indian...

6/1/2015

article BetConstruct launches gaming website production service
(USA) -- BetConstruct, a developer of online and land-based betting and gaming services, has launched a new facility that will allow customers to create a fully...

5/31/2015

press release Fantasy Sports: Fad or Future In Indian Country
(California) -- Fantasy sports will be a focal topic at the 3rd annual Indian Country Online, as DraftKings CEO Jason Robins delivers the Luncheon Keynote Address and a...

5/30/2015

article Future Of California Online Poker Debate Could Be Shaped At Indian Country Online Congress
(California) -- The upcoming Indian Country Online Congress comes at a crucial time for the future of online poker in California, as tribal interests in the state...

5/20/2015

press release Is Indian Country Prepared for Skill-Based Gaming?
(California) -- The gaming floor of the future is being revealed today. Technology-driven changes are taking place so rapidly that even the commercial gaming industry is...

5/13/2015

press release Experts to Address Rapidly Changing Gaming Business at Indian Country Online Congress
(California) -- Responding to the technology-driven changes that are rapidly taking place throughout the gaming industry, the 3rd annual Indian Country Online Congress...

5/6/2015

press release NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. Joins Discussion on Future of Gaming at Indian Country Online
(California) -- Ernest L. Stevens, Jr., Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, will be a featured speaker on the iPolitics panel at the 3rd annual Indian...

4/27/2015

press release NCAIED President & CEO Gary Davis at Indian Country Online
(California) -- National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development President and CEO Gary Davis will participate on the iStrategy panel at the 3rd annual Indian...

3/18/2015

press release Agenda Announced for Third-Annual Indian Country Online Congress, June 10 - 11, 2015
(California) -- Changes in consumers' online gaming activity and the prospects for legalized Internet gambling are among the featured topics at the third annual...

3/6/2015

article COLUMN: Under-Investigated Online Gaming Possibilities for Tribal Casinos
(USA) -- For anyone following the legislative path of the expansion of legalized online poker and online gaming overall in the U.S. markets, might I recommend BENGAY...

10/13/2014

article Northern Bear online casino to close
(Saskatchewan) -- Northern Bear, an online casino serving Canada’s Saskatchewan province through the GEObet Gambling Network, has shut down, reports CBC News.
article Saskatchewan's 1st Native online casino shuts down
(Saskatchewan) -- The company that billed itself as Saskatchewan's first online gambling website has folded. After two years, Northern Bear Casino has suspended...

7/7/2014

article BLOG: Why Brick and Mortar Poker Needs Online Poker
(Connecticut) -- This week I paid a visit to my old stomping grounds, Foxwoods Resort and Casino, with the intention of playing poker for the first time in a long time.

6/29/2014

article Online gambling triggers big change in Internet, CEO says
(Pennsylvania) -- Online gambling might do more than generate tax money and let people play from their living rooms. “This industry is forcing a massive change in...

5/27/2014

article WHITTLESEY: Internet Gaming: Has The Train Left The Station?
(USA) -- While he is in the process of negotiating a new gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe, Florida Governor Rick Scott has jumped into the contentious debate on...

4/29/2014

article Internet Issues / Tribes ‘all over the spectrum’ on iGaming
(USA) -- Kurt Luger, executive director of the Great Plains Indian Gaming Association in Bismarck, North Dakota, believes he knows what it takes for American Indian...

4/16/2014

press release Registration is now open for the second-annual Indian Country Online Congress, being held June 2 – 3, 2014 at the Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK.
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal gaming operators, gaming regulators, attorneys, analysts, and Internet gaming experts from around the world will convene for the second annual...

4/8/2014

article FireKeepers to Debut iGaming Website
(Michigan) -- The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi is extending the presence of FireKeepers Casino Hotel through a new free-to-play igaming website. The pre-...

3/27/2014

article Indian gaming revenue rose nearly 7 percent in 2012
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico saw a nice pop in American Indian gaming in 2012, with a nearly 7 percent increase topping national Indian gaming growth of 2 percent.

3/26/2014

article Report: Gaming revenue at Arizona's American Indian casinos up slightly in 2012 to $1.8B
(Arizona) -- A new report shows that American Indian casinos in Arizona posted an increase in gaming revenue in 2012 despite having fewer slot machines and table games.

3/19/2014

article GEObet Launches Tribal Business
(USA) -- GEObet Network has launched a North American initiative to help bring Native American tribes into the internet gaming space.

3/9/2014

article Non-gambling entertainment, potential online gaming are part of changing landscape for Indian tribes
(Wisconsin) -- The Indian casino industry — a critically important source of revenue for tribes in Wisconsin — is in a state of flux. Customers’...

3/5/2014

article WHITTLESEY: Five Major Indian Gaming Issues To Watch In 2014
(USA) -- The new year is well under way, and any number of Indian gaming issues will be debated over the next 10 months. The resolution or nonresolution of some of them...

2/19/2014

article NIGA Chairman Calls for More Indian Participation in Internet Gaming Debate
(Washington D.C.) -- Ernie Stevens, Jr., the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, is insisting that gaming tribes should have a place at the table as the...

1/16/2014

article VOYLES: It's time for tribes to enter online gaming industry
(Wisconsin) -- In a move that brought about a tectonic shift in how states can legally offer gambling online, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a simple and discreet...

12/30/2013

press release ICE to host first Tribal Gaming Seminar
(London) -- Organizers of the upcoming ICE Totally Gaming show (London ExCeL, 4-6 February) have announced the format and content for the first Tribal Gaming Seminar,...

12/23/2013

article Sovereign Solution: Tribes taking tentative steps to internet gambling
(USA) -- After more than three years of intense and occasionally volatile debate, American Indian tribes are beginning to embrace internet gambling, taking slow,...

12/18/2013

article Indian tribes, more states eye online gambling
(USA) -- American Indian tribes have 460 gaming facilities in 28 states, but none offers online gambling — at least not yet.

12/10/2013

article Indian Tribes, States Eye Online Gambling
(USA) -- American Indian tribes have 460 gaming facilities in 28 states, but none offers online gambling—at least not yet. Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware are the...

11/18/2013

article How small tribes could get in on the Internet gambling bonanza
(Washington D.C.) -- On Sunday, the Washington Post reported on casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson's campaign to stave off the fast-moving legalization of online...

9/30/2013

article Tribes Eye Bingo Route To Internet Gambling Market [sub req'd]
(Las Vegas) -- The electronic bingo games that led to a landmark 1987 U.S. Supreme Court decision and congressional legislation allowing Las Vegas-style casinos on...

8/16/2013

article California, Oklahoma Crawling Toward Internet Gambling [sub req'd]
(California) -- America’s two largest Indian casino markets — California and Oklahoma — still face political and legal hurdles that will likely delay,...

8/6/2013

article Oklahoma Tribes Posture for International Online Gaming
(Oklahoma) -- Two tribes in Oklahoma are hoping to offer online poker and gambling internationally that would not be available to U.S. players.

8/4/2013

article Oklahoma tribes urge Obama not to intervene in their online gambling plans
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s Cheyenne & Arapaho Indian tribes have urged US President Barack Obama not to interfere with their plans to offer real-money online...

6/23/2013

article Online Gambling Bringing Economic Benefit to Tribes
(USA) -- The online gambling industry is full of start up operations which are in some instances breaking new ground in the field of internet wagering.

5/30/2013

article DISCUSSION: The Off-Reservation Internet Gaming Debate: International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) Discussion
(USA) -- Some believe that from a US Constitutional perspective, Tribal sovereignty perspective, as well as a State and Federal regulatory perspective, that US Tribes...

5/29/2013

article United We Stand / A divided Indian Country threatens tribal entry into the online gaming market
(USA) -- American Indian leaders in the Midwest and Eastern United States are stepping up efforts to form interstate internet coalitions in an effort to leverage tribal...
article Business Matters / Alliances vary in their approach to online wagering
(Wisconsin) -- The three tribal founders of Tribal Internet Gaming Alliance (TIGA)—the Red Cliff, St. Croix and Lac du Flambeau bands of Lake Superior Chippewa...

5/28/2013

press release James Maida, Gaming Laboratories International, to Deliver Keynote Address at Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress
(California) -- James Maida, President & CEO of Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the world's leading technical consulting and independent certification...

5/27/2013

press release James Maida, Gaming Laboratories International, To Deliver Keynote Address at Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress
(California) -- James Maida, President & CEO of Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the world’s leading technical consulting and independent certification...

5/22/2013

article INTERVIEW: Victor Rocha Talks on Tribes and U.S. Regulation
(California) -- Becky Liggero chats with Victor Rocha of Pechanga.net at GiGse 2013. Rocha explains his role with the American tribes and provides an update on the...

5/21/2013

article Tribes Need To Begin Forming Internet Alliances, Panel Says [sub req'd]
(Minnesota) -- American Indians should move to establish interstate Internet coalitions before Congress legalizes online poker and other games, a panel of tribal leaders...

5/7/2013

article Tribal Regulators Tackle Steep Learning Curve On Online Gambling [sub req'd]
(USA) -- Regulators for American Indian tribes with casinos are undergoing an intense education on Internet gambling in anticipation of launching online poker, but their...

4/29/2013

article Agenda released for Victor Rocha's online gaming conference
(California) -- The agenda has been set for Indian Country Online, the first-ever conference dedicated to Internet gaming in Indian Country. Victor Rocha, the owner of...

4/22/2013

article BLOG: Top-10 brick-and-mortar and online gambling partnerships to watch in the U.S.
(USA) -- The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation announced today that Foxwoods Resort Casino has selected GameAccount Network to provide online gambling software, should...

4/16/2013

article States, Tribes Diverge On Compacting Online Poker [sub req'd]
(USA) -- Tribal-state gambling compacts could hinder efforts by American Indian tribes in the Southwest and Washington State from entering the emerging online poker...

4/10/2013

article Oklahoma, Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes Ink Deal for International, Real-Money Casino Website
(Oklahoma) -- On April 5, the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes took down their free-play Internet gaming site PokerTribes.com after the State of Oklahoma refuted their...

4/8/2013

article Tribal Groups Seek Fast Track For U.S. Internet Poker [sub. req'd]
(USA) -- American Indian tribes are meeting this week in California and Wisconsin to discuss launching interstate Internet gambling websites in an effort to beat...
article Saginaw Chippewa Tribe Establishes Free Online Casino
(Michigan) -- Latest tribal casino gambling news out of the US indicates a fresh partnership between Michigan’s Soaring Eagle Casino and Australian gaming...

4/7/2013

article Oklahoma Tribe to Launch Real-Money Online Gambling Site
(Oklahoma) -- Earlier this week, it was revealed that New Mexico’s Navajo Nation was negotiating a new gaming compact with the state that would effectively prevent...

4/5/2013

article PORTER: Why Tribes Should Oppose Internet Gaming
(New York) -- Congress is now considering the legalization of gambling over the Internet. Indian country, which has invested billions of dollars in traditional “...
article Nevada Shoshone online casino to go global
(Nevada) -- Chief William Bills, of the Shoshone Nation of Nevada, and Gerry Gionet, founder of GEObet Network, have signed a further extension to the exploratory deal...

4/4/2013

article Tribal Conference to Address Online Gambling
(California) -- Indian tribes are expected to play key roles in online gambling schemes throughout various states and will hold a conference in June to discuss the issue.

4/3/2013

article Pechanga.net To Host First iGaming Conference
(California) -- Native news site Pechanga.net is hosting its first conference dedicated to iGaming for Indian tribes. “Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress...
article Soaring Eagle online to be ‘play for free’ site
(Michigan) -- The Soaring Eagle Casino’s planned online gaming site won’t take real bets for real money unless Congress acts to legalize online gaming in the...
article BLOG: Native American Tribes Look to Online Gambling
(USA) -- As more states move towards the legalisation of online poker, it seems that Native American tribes are considering joining together to form their own online...

4/1/2013

article Soaring Eagle could head online
(Michigan) -- The Soaring Eagle Casino could be adding an online component soon, according to a press release from one of the Mt. Pleasant casino’s vendors.
article Native American Casinos To Create Online Poker Network?
(USA) -- Whether state by state run online poker operations in the US would garner a big enough player pool to be lucrative has continued to be a concern for potential...

3/31/2013

article Report: Native American Tribes Considering Online Poker Coalitions
(USA) -- Native American tribes are looking at working together to provide online poker and other casino games, according to a recent report.

3/27/2013

article Tribal Coalitions Being Formed For Internet Poker [sub req'd]
(Arizona) -- American Indian tribes gathering this week in Phoenix, Arizona, are expressing an increased desire to begin establishing interstate coalitions for the...

3/12/2013

article Tribal Turmoil / Disagreements about online gaming roil tribal gaming universe
(USA) -- The issue of online gaming has split land-based casinos into separate camps. Whether Native American or commercial, the existing bricks-and-mortar casinos haven...
article GROS: Tribal Crossroads: Online gaming in Indian Country
(Las Vegas) -- As I wrote the online gaming piece for this year’s Tribal Government Gaming, I was fascinated by the divide in Indian Country about the subject.

3/4/2013

article CARELTON: Internet Gaming on Indian Lands
(California) -- With no federal Internet gaming bill on the horizon, state legislatures are again focused on whether and to what extent Internet gaming will be permitted...
article RED HORSE: “Offense” is Tribal Online Gaming Battle Cry at WIGC
(California) -- As I entered another year’s session of the annual Western Indian Gaming Conference (WIGC) held at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa early last month...

2/25/2013

article Tribes Consider Legal Gamble On Internet Poker Launch [sub req'd]
(California) -- At least two tribal groups are considering launching Internet poker operations via servers based on tribal lands, a move that could give Indian gaming a...
article Tribes Willing To Work With Reid On Internet Poker [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- As states move to legalize online wagering, a growing number of American Indian tribes are becoming convinced it is in their best interests to...

1/17/2013

article New Senate Chairwoman An Unknown Quantity On Indian Gaming [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- As the first woman to lead the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington State enjoys substantial support in the tribal...

12/21/2012

article Stakes rise for online gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Legalization of online gambling is coming, industry experts agree, and some say it will happen in the next few years.

12/10/2012

article Canada's Tribal Online Casino Is Legally Sound
(Saskatchewan) -- Based in the Tsuu T’ina Nation in southern Alberta, Canada, the GEObet Tribal Gambling Network launched the first online gambling casino for real...
article GEObet, Northern Bear Casino Defend Online Gaming Site in Face of Scrutiny From Canadian Government
(Saskatchewan) -- The aboriginal-owned GEObet Tribal Gambling Network, an online gaming enterprise based in the Tsuu T’ina Nation in southern Alberta, Canada,...

11/18/2012

article Mapping the FUTURE
(Las Vegas) -- When France declared war on Germany in September of 1939, nothing really happened for awhile. What followed was nine months of “sitzkreig,” a sitting war...

11/11/2012

article Seattle companies bet big on legal online gambling
(Washington) -- Seattle’s becoming the new Barbary Coast. First it legalizes marijuana. Next it’s likely to become the hub for online gambling. The city...

10/29/2012

article American Indian Tribes Back NIGC Role In Internet Poker [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Jamie Hummingbird, chairman of the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners and gaming commission director for the Cherokee Nation, discusses the role...
article BROADMAN: The Shifting Sands Of Tribal Internet Gaming
(Washington) -- As we barrel toward the election, the outcome of the presidential election promises to affect federal online poker legislation, and therefore tribal...

10/17/2012

article Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Talks Romney, Carcieri, Internet Gaming and Indians
(Washington D.C.) -- Harry Reid, the Democratic leader of the U.S. Senate since January 2007, keeps copies of The Good Fight, his 1998 book about the history of his...

10/9/2012

article G2E: Internet Gaming Is Inevitable, but Many Questions Remain
(Las Vegas) -- Internet gaming was the hot topic at the Global Gaming Expo again this year, but how and when it will be regulated is still anybody’s guess.

10/7/2012

article United States: At Long Last, Tribal i-Gaming Is On! (Well, Sort Of….)
(USA) -- Over the past several years, a major topic of discussion at virtually every gaming conference in the United States has centered on one statement: "The...

9/30/2012

article Saskatchewan First Nations and GEObet Discuss Online Gaming
(Saskatchewan) -- First Nations are looking increasingly toward online gaming as a potential moneymaker for their members, and the aboriginal-owned GEObet Gambling...

9/24/2012

article Tribes Discuss Preparedness for Internet Gaming at NIGA Mid-Year Conference
(Florida) -- Many of the 184 tribes that are members of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) gathered last week at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in...

9/22/2012

article Yaqui casino first to offer Internet gaming
(Arizona) -- A southern Arizona tribe has become the first in the state -- and possibly the nation -- to offer Internet gaming. The Pascua Yaqui's Casino del Sol...

9/21/2012

article BLOG: Tribes Concerned About Online Casino Gaming
(Minnesota) -- The Shakopee Mdewakanton are concerned, as are American Indian tribes across the nation. They are worried about the influence that online casinos might...

9/20/2012

article Indians look to Internet / Tribes prepare in case online gambling gets OK
(Florida) -- When it comes to gambling success, most Indian tribes don't come close to matching the Seminoles — so the prospect of making money at the push of...

9/4/2012

article Kumeyaay Nation’s Golden Acorn Casino Partners With DoubleDown Casino
(California) -- The Campo, California-based Golden Acorn Casino & Travel Center, owned and operated by the Kumeyaay Nation, will host the free-play DoubleDown Casino...
article Finding the Path to I-Gaming Success at BMM’s Workshop
(California) -- If you’ve ever been to a conference series, whether put on by a trade show or other professional organization, you know how some sessions can feel...

9/3/2012

blog Dave Palermo: Much interest, little consensus on Internet at Shakopee meeting
(Minnesota) -- The fact more than 200 tribal leaders, lawyers, lobbyists and vendors gathered Aug. 22 at Mystic Lakes, Minn., to discuss Internet gambling speaks volumes...

8/30/2012

article Plank in GOP platform urges 'prohibition' of Web gaming
(Florida) -- A plank in the Republican platform, approved earlier this week at the party's national convention in Tampa, calls for a "prohibition" on...

8/29/2012

blog Dave Palermo: No leadership from tribal federal regulatory on Internet gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- A failure by the top federal regulator for American Indian casinos to take a leadership role on Internet wagering annoys tribal leaders who fear...

8/28/2012

article Second Thoughts / Tribal views on internet gambling continue to evolve as online legislation looms
(California) -- Just days after his election as chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association in January 2010, Danny Tucker, chairman of the Sycuan Band...

8/18/2012

article The Arrival: Tribal Gaming, Nevada and the Future of Online Play
(USA) -- The long-awaited arrival of regulated Nevada and Delaware Internet gaming is bringing some uncertainty to the gaming industry. How will it affect traditional...

8/12/2012

article Casino's foray into online gaming draws publicity - good and bad
(Arizona) -- Casino del Sol is offering players a way to try their luck at slot machines without leaving their desks. In a partnership with a game developer, the Tucson-...

7/31/2012

article Senate Committee examines Indian Gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, held an oversight hearing on Regulation of Tribal...
article Tribes Fear Online Poker Legalization will Destroy Casino Business
(Washington D.C.) -- The revision of the ban on internet gambling is quite possibly a nightmare for many U.S. Indian tribes, who fear that it could destroy their $28...

7/30/2012

article IGT brings DoubleDown app to US casino
(Arizona) -- In the US, IGT has teamed up with Casino Del Sol Resort in Arizona to bring the DoubleDown Casino app to the operator’s website for casino players.

7/27/2012

article SEN. AKAKA: Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing on regulation of tribal gaming:
(Washington D.C.) -- I call this hearing of the Committee on Indian Affairs to order. Aloha, and welcome to the Committee's oversight hearing on the Regulation of...

7/26/2012

article Casino Del Sol Becomes First U.S. Casino to Offer DoubleDown Online Gaming
(Arizona) -- The Pascua Yaqui-owned Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona has become the first land-based casino anywhere in the United States—as well as the first...
press release IGT's DoubleDown Casino Partners with Casino Del Sol Resort in Ariz.
(Las Vegas) -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), the global leader in driving technology innovations in the gaming industry today announced that Casino Del Sol...

7/23/2012

article Tribes Warming To Federal Poker Legislation [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- More American Indian tribes are slowly, if reluctantly, warming to a federal scheme to regulate Internet poker as opposed to letting individual...

5/30/2012

article ANALYSIS: Internet Gaming and Indian Country: The Trends and the Strategies [reg req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- For most of the twentieth century, gambling in the United States was confined to the State of Nevada. Much has changed in the last twenty-five years...

5/19/2012

article Considerations for Indian Tribes Seeking to Conduct Intrastate Internet Gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- With federal internet gaming legislation apparently unlikely in the near future, many Indian tribal governments are considering the prospect of...

5/17/2012

article WEBSTER: Considerations for Indian Tribes Seeking to Conduct Intrastate Internet Gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- With federal internet gaming legislation apparently unlikely in the near future, many Indian tribal governments are considering the prospect of...

5/14/2012

article Vegas casinos gamble on online partners with a past
(Las Vegas) -- To prime itself for the U.S. debut of legal online poker, MGM Resorts International, owner of such Las Vegas Strip monuments as the MGM Grand, the...

4/28/2012

article Chairman Stevens Talks Internet Gaming and Economic Development
(Washington D.C.) -- I know firsthand that trying to keep up with National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr.’s pace at a trade show is...

4/24/2012

article Tribal Gaming will be Hot Topic at GiGse This Week
(California) -- Tribal gaming and the impact tribal casino operators will have on how igaming is legislated in North America will be a hot topic at GiGse this week....
article Tribal Internet Gaming Will Be a Hot Topic at GiGse Global Gaming Summit
(California) -- Tribal Internet gaming (igaming) and how it is legislated in North America will be a hot topic at GiGse, a global igaming summit and expo held this week...

4/7/2012

press release GiGse: Tribal leaders discuss how to ensure tribal sovereignty is applied to internet gaming bills
(California) -- While the US gaming industry prepares for the legalization of internet gaming, whether at state or Federal level, the big question for the Indian Country...

4/5/2012

article BLOG: Native American Casinos Considering Online Gambling
(California) -- The potential for online gambling legalization in the United States may as well prevent hundreds from going to jail for such atrocities as spinning a...

4/4/2012

article Tribes Anxious, Uncertain Over Internet Gambling Legislation [sub req'd]
(California) -- Anxiety and uncertainty continue to plague American Indian tribes seeking to both take advantage of the anticipated legalization of Internet wagering...

4/2/2012

article NIGA Workshops WIll Focus on Internet Gaming
(California) -- Every year, the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) provides workshops at its convention to help attendees improve their respective gaming...
article States and Feds Race to Get Internet Gaming Legislation; Indian Country Must Be Prepared
(Washington D.C.) -- Gaming experts have an urgent message for indigenous leaders: Federal legislation to legalize online gaming is coming, and if you want to protect...

3/31/2012

article Internet Gaming, Taxation And Regulatory Review Top NIGA 2012 Agenda
(California) -- Internet gaming will be a hot topic at the Indian Gaming 2012 Tradeshow & Convention, the annual meeting of the National Indian Gaming Association (...

3/6/2012

article American Indian tribes cautious on online gambling
(Las Vegas) -- Leaders who run casinos for Indian tribes told regulators and companies on Tuesday that they won't support new laws involving online gambling unless...
article Indian tribes concerned about state efforts on online poker
(Las Vegas) -- American Indian tribes may not benefit from state-regulated online poker laws. While seemingly everyone at iGaming North America was busy wondering if and...
article Online Bills Pose Hurdles For Tribes [sub req]
(Las Vegas) -- Californian and federal proposals to permit and tax Internet wagering pose legal and regulatory obstacles to American Indian tribes seeking a share of the...

2/20/2012

article Tribal Gaming Could Suffer if Intrastate Online Poker Gets its Way
(USA) -- Whilst everyone is busying themselves wondering if and when online poker may be legalized on an intra-state basis, there are reports in the casino gambling news...

2/15/2012

article ANALYSIS: Online Poker Laws On State Level Could Hurt Tribal Interests
(Washington D.C.) -- Online Poker Laws On State Level Could Hurt Tribal InterestsThe recent oversight hearing before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs made it clear...

2/14/2012

article BONO-MACK/AKAKA: Failing to consult with stakeholders on Internet gaming is an unacceptable gamble
(Washington D.C.) -- As Congress debates whether to legalize Internet gaming, it’s important to guarantee that Native American tribes are dealt a fair and honest...

2/11/2012

article DoJ Revised Opinion Raises Concerns of Native Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- In November, 2011 the Indian Affairs Committee held a Senate meeting to discuss native concerns about legalized online gambling in the U.S.

2/10/2012

article Congress Urged To Protect Tribal Access To Internet Gambling [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Unless Congress moves aggressively to regulate Internet gambling in the wake of a December 23 opinion by the Department of Justice, the future of...
article Dean: Regulate Online Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The dean of the University of New Mexico’s Law School on Thursday urged Congress to establish a federal law that regulates Internet gambling...
article Gambling's move online likely to cost tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian tribes that have made billions of dollars from legalized gambling stand the most to lose as gaming migrates to the Internet, experts told...
press release Senate Commitee on Indian Affairs Hearing Identifies Internet Gaming as a Threat to Federally Authorized Casino Gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, held an oversight hearing yesterday to discuss the...
article Senate Committee Hearing Focuses on What Wire Act Opinion Means for Indian Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- Poker got its first public attention on Capitol Hill for 2012 on Thursday with a second hearing in the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Following...
article Senate Hearing On Online Poker and Gambling Concludes
(Washington D.C.) -- Senate Hearing on Online Poker and Gambling ConcludesThe United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held its second hearing on internet...
article Senate Indian Affairs Committee takes up Internet gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Thursday to discuss Internet gaming. Last year, the Department of Justice released an opinion...
article Tribes could lose out on Internet gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian tribes that have made billions of dollars from legalized gambling stand the most to lose as gaming migrates to the Internet, experts told...

2/9/2012

article Expansion of Net Gambling Worries Indian Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- A Senate committee on Thursday debated a controversial Justice Department opinion that some legal experts and gambling supporters say has opened the...
article Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Ponders Internet Gaming in Wake of DOJ Opinion
(Washington D.C.) -- A convergence of gaming industry minds on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon featured discussion on how tribes would be affected by a looming Internet...

2/8/2012

article Internet gambling bill to keep out Indian casino gambling
(Utah) -- Gambling via the Internet is already illegal in Utah, but state law needs to specifically say that to pre-empt federal law from letting on-line gaming slip in...

2/7/2012

article Banning Internet gambling would keep Indian casinos out of Utah, lawmaker says
(Utah) -- A House committee delayed voting on a bill Tuesday requiring Internet service providers to block online gambling sites while the financial impact is determined.
article Internet gambling bill stalled over potential cost
(Utah) -- Rep. Stephen Sandstrom's effort to make sure Internet gambling is banned in the state has been put on hold. The House Law Enforcement Committee chose to...
article Panel Set For Senate Hearing On Online Poker and Gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- Panel Set For Senate Hearing On Online Poker and GamingThe United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has announced the panel of witnesses...

2/2/2012

article Best Chance Yet For Internet Gambling Bill Is 2012 [sub req'd]
(California) -- Even though it remains unlikely Congress will pass an Internet gambling bill this year, 2012 presents the best chance yet for online wagering legislation...
article California Unmoved By DoJ Ruling [sub req'd]
(California) -- Suspicion and contempt may be the best way to describe how California tribal gaming officials regard the December 23 opinion on Internet gambling by the...

1/25/2012

article COLUMN: Online Gambling Door Open For States
(New Mexico) -- In case you missed it – and you may have because of the press of the holidays – the U.S. Justice Department issued an opinion Dec. 23 that...

1/17/2012

article Poker Players Say Website Stole and Cheated
(California) -- High-stakes poker players claim that UltimateBet stole $20 million from "crooked" online poker games by exploiting security flaws that allowed...

1/3/2012

article New DOJ Position on Internet Gaming Creates Both Uncertainty and Opportunities for Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department’s position on the legal status of Internet gaming has shifted dramatically, with major implications for Indian country...

1/2/2012

article Indian Tribes Face Tough Decisions On Internet Gambling [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indian tribes must aggressively pursue Internet opportunities to protect their share of the nation’s gambling market in the wake of...

12/6/2011

article McBRIDE: Why Should You Care About Internet Gaming?
(USA) -- Suddenly, what happens on the Isle ofMan, the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve near Quebec, in Costa Rica or Alderney has become important to Tahlequah, Tacoma,...

12/5/2011

article Tribes Seeking Coalitions For Online Poker [sub req'd]
(USA) -- Small, remote American Indian casinos will likely form coalitions with larger tribal operators and even commercial casino companies should Internet poker become...

12/4/2011

article Despite state law, sweepstakes games find ways to operate
(North Carolina) -- A state law went into effect last year banning electronic machines and devices used for sweepstakes games, but the doors are still open to Fish the...

12/3/2011

article Online Gambling is about to Lose It’s Biggest Advocate in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Since the first offshore betting website opened in the late 1990s, government officials in the United States have set out to shut down the business.

11/30/2011

article Tribes Taking Hard-Line Approach To Internet Legislation [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- The trade association for American Indian casino tribes is urging Congress to adopt a set of principles for Internet gambling legislation that...

11/26/2011

article Congress Holds More Hearings on Internet Gaming -- Some Progress Made
(Washington D.C.) -- Two separate congressional hearings were held last week to address the legalization and regulation of online poker in the U.S. While the voices in...

11/23/2011

article A Seat at the Internet Gaming Table
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian gaming experts say there’s no need to amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in order to give the National Indian Gaming Commission a...

11/22/2011

article Indian Tribes Express Mixed Views on Internet Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- At a recent hearing concerning online poker before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Native American tribes said that they want a share of the...

11/20/2011

article Native American Tribes Mixed on Internet Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- While momentum continues to build for the regulation of online poker in the United States, at least one influential gambling group has raised...

11/19/2011

article Gambling measure concerns Tribe
(Idaho) -- The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is wary as Congress reconsiders the federal ban on online gambling, which the Tribe fears could threaten its casino revenue that...
article Online Gambling Hearing by Indian Affairs Committee
(Washington D.C.) -- There were two key online gambling hearings held in the United States this week. One was before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and...
article Tribe voices opposition to online gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians told Rep. Mary Bono Mack on Friday that Congress has failed to talk with tribal governments about the potential...
article Wolf asks Congress to uphold Internet gambling bans
(Washington D.C.) -- Longtime gambling opponent Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., warned a congressional subcommittee Friday that legalizing online poker “would be like...

11/18/2011

article Contradictory Views on Online Poker Future in US
(Las Vegas) -- A prominent US-based gaming lawyer and the CEO of a major casino gaming company presented totally different views regarding the future of the online poker...
article Hearing airs tribes' issues with Internet gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American tribes said Thursday they want their share of the jobs and revenue if online gambling is allowed in the U.S, but they don't want...
article House Hearing on Internet Gaming Adjourns Without Official Progress on Barton's Online Poker Bill
(Washington D.C.) -- A House subcommittee hearing held Friday on Capitol Hill to discus Internet gaming and Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-TX) online poker bill centered on...
article In debate of online poker, lawmakers invoke Prohibition, Abramoff scandal
(Washington D.C.) -- Advocates for legalizing online poker will aver that the debate should be about only one thing: poker. Like it or not though, it’s about a lot...
article Indian Tribes Don’t Agree on Online Poker
(Washington D.C.) -- In Thursday’s well-attended online poker hearing before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, various tribes couldn’t come to...
article Internet Gaming’s Impact on Tribes to be Closely Studied
(USA) -- After hearing the concerns of tribal leaders and Indian gaming experts, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs promised to take a long, hard...
article IRGA May Need Amendment To Carve A Role For NIGC [sub' req']
(Washington D.C.) -- The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) may have to be rewritten should the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) be given a role in federal...
article PPA Chairman Al D'Amato Among Witnesses in This Week's Internet Poker Hearings
(Washington D.C.) -- The witness lists are out for this week's two congressional hearings regarding Internet poker. American Gaming Association president Frank...
article Wolf Opposes Bill to Legalize Internet Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) today warned a House subcommittee that the legalization of Internet poker would enable the spread of gambling to every...

11/17/2011

article Hearing airs tribes' issues with Internet gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Americans say they want the ability to compete for money and jobs generated by Internet gambling if Congress legalizes it. But they don't...
article Indian tribes want major role in online gaming process
(Washington D.C.) -- One thing was certain after Thursday's hearing on online gaming in the Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington D.C.: Indian tribes want to...
article PPA chairman testifies before Senate Committee
(Washington D.C.) -- The chairman of the Poker Players Alliance, former Senator Alfonse D'Amato, yesterday testified before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on...
article Senate eyes issues of Internet gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- A Senate committee heard concerns Thursday that legalizing Internet gambling could threaten the billions of dollars of casino revenues that have...
article States, Tribes Petition Congress On Internet Gambling [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Legalization and regulation of Internet gambling should be left to state governments, according to a letter to Congress yesterday from Idaho’s...
article Tribal Gaming Operators Unhappy with Current Internet Poker Proposal in House
(Washington D.C.) -- A panel of some of the tribal gaming’s leading experts gathered in front of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Thursday to discuss...
article Tribal leader: Don't give Nevada 'head start' in Web gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- The leader of a major gaming tribe warned Congress on Thursday against legalizing online gambling in ways that would give Nevada companies a "...
article Tribes could put crimp in push to legalize online gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of Congress are seriously considering the potential implications of legalizing online gaming, including adopting regulations to police the...

11/15/2011

article Senate Indian Affairs Committee to consider Internet gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday to discuss Internet gaming and tribal rights.

11/1/2011

article BLOG: Tribes Want To Regulate Themselves in Internet Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The congressional hearing held recently, invited a tribal delegate of NIGA (National Indian Gaming Association) to participate. In the testimony,...

10/28/2011

article Indian Tribes Want Their Share of Online Poker Legalization
(Washington D.C.) -- A tribal delegate from the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) was invited to offer testimony at Tuesday’s Congressional hearing on...

10/21/2011

article Internet Gaming Tops NIGA Agenda
(Connecticut) -- While several topics were discussed at the National Indian Gaming Association’s (NIGA) mid-year conference, Internet gaming was at the top of the...

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