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Indian Gaming: Latest News
5:43pm 10-17-2017
 
 
article We Aren't Far Off From US Casinos Taking In $100 Billion A Year
(USA) -- When it comes to gambling, apparently Americans can’t get enough. In fact, US commercial casinos are on pace to post record revenue numbers this year.
article Miami Judge Dismisses Seminole Tribe's Utility Tax Challenge
(Florida) -- A Miami federal judge dismissed the Seminole Tribe of Florida's second lawsuit seeking relief from state utility taxes, ruling the issue was already...
article Indigo Sky Casino opens second hotel tower
(Oklahoma) -- After announcing expansion plans last year, the Indigo Sky Casino has now opened a second hotel tower complete with guest rooms, conference space and a...
article Gun Lake Tribe appoints new COO for Michigan casino
(Michigan) -- Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians tribal officials on Monday reportedly announced the appointment of Salvatore Semola as the President...
article First eSports Tournament At Talking Stick Resort This Saturday
(Arizona) -- Talking Stick Resort will host its inaugural eSports event this Saturday in the resort's Showroom. eSports Arizona: Desert Showdown marks the first time...
article La Center Road sewer line project winding down
(California) -- Frequent drivers of NW La Center Road no longer need to fret over constant traffic stoppage and delays — the city’s new pump station and...
article Pala Casino breaks ground on $170M expansion, new hotel
(California) -- Pala Casino Resort & Spa, which ushered in the era of luxury Las Vegas-style hotels in San Diego, will break ground today on a $170-million expansion...
article Turning Stone casino/Boxing Hall of Fame deal called a 'win win' for Upstate NY
(New York) -- The International Boxing Hall of Fame, to use a metaphor from its sport, has always punched a little above its weight. For almost 30 years, it has lured...
press release American Gaming Association Releases First-Ever State-by-State Analysis of Tribal Gaming’s Economic Impact
(Oklahoma) -- The casino gaming industry supports 635,000 tribal gaming jobs and has an economic impact of nearly $97 billion, the American Gaming Association (AGA)...
 
 
Native News: Latest News
5:42pm 10-17-2017
 
 
article New head of Bureau of Indian Affairs appointed
(Montana) -- Bryan Rice, who began his career in federal government in Montana, was named Monday as the new director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Secretary of...
article Judge throws out Allergan patent, slams company’s Native American deal
(Texas) -- A federal judge ruled today that patents protecting Allergan's $1.5 billion blockbuster dry-eye drug, Restasis, are invalid due to obviousness.
article Allergan’s unusual deal with a Native American tribe could be backfiring
(New York) -- Allergan, the drugmaker behind Botox, on Monday, had patents on one of its key drugs invalidated by a district court judge. The case was regarding Restasis...
article US Tribes May Face Severe Budget Cuts
(Wisconsin) -- Native American tribes in the United States are facing possible significant budget cuts and must protect the existing funding at any price, Presidential...
article The National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention Underway in Milwaukee
(Wisconsin) -- About 2,000 American Indian leaders are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this week to attend the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 74th Annual...
article SB County Supervisors to consider new cannabis regulations
(California) -- Supervisors will review the County Planning Department's Draft EIR on a comprehensive land use regulatory program for the entire cannabis industry in...
article Alaska Native executive Tara Sweeney named to top Bureau of Indian Affairs job
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump is making history with the nomination of an Alaska Native to serve as the leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Tara...
article Tribe to fund EA for sochan gathering in Park
(Oklahoma) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is taking a step towards its members being able to legally gather sochan in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park....
article Navajo Nation Leaders Delivers 2017 Fall Session State of the Navajo Nation Address
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez delivered the State of the Navajo Nation Address to open the 2017 Fall Session.
article Toxic algae levels down in Klamath, tribe reports
(Oregon) -- Dangerous levels of cyanobacteria have dissipated in most parts of the Klamath River, however low concentrations of the toxin are persisting near Weitchpec,...
article Bears Ears remains in limbo as Republicans leave tribes out of monument bill
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill being rushed through Congress is raising alarms in Indian Country about the future of the Bears Ears National Monument and other important...
article Mashpee Town Meeting Approves Pot Shop Moratorium
(Massachusetts) -- A moratorium on the establishment of recreational marijuana retail stores easily passed at Mashpee Town Meeting Monday night. The final vote was 219-...
article Education, economics and substance abuse debated by Hopi chairman candidates
(Arizona) -- Hopi chairman frontrunner David Talayumptewa focused on his experience while Tim Nuvangyaoma emphasized community involvement during the first chairman/vice...
article Shakopee Tribe, Walmart Foundation, & Kullman Family Collaborate to Fund Major Johns Hopkins Pilot Project in Native American communities
(Maryland) -- The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) announced Monday a funding collaboration to support its Healthy Futures initiative, a...
article Cherokee National Youth Choir Wins Best Pop Recording at Native American Music Awards
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee National Youth Choir’s album “Celebration” was named Best Pop Recording during the 17th annual Native American Music Awards...
 
 
Gaming: Latest News
5:25pm 10-17-2017
 
 
article G2E 2017: Evaluating the Skill-Based Games
(Las Vegas) -- G2E 2017 marked the third G2E showings of next-generation skill-based gaming, and the first since the first wave of such skill-based games went live in...
article MGM Resorts Buys Women's Pro Basketball Team for Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International acquired the San Antonio Stars of the Women’s National Basketball Association and will move the team to Las Vegas, the...
article MGM Resorts buys WNBA’s San Antonio Stars, moving to Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Casino operator MGM Resorts has purchased the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars and is moving the team to Las Vegas. On Tuesday, Women’s National...
article Buffets a staple of Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-style all-you-can-eat buffets in other regions of the country are coming under attack as massive wasters of food, but don’t look for any...
article Ourgame to build 10 eSports arenas in US & China; eye on Japan for WPT expansion
(Japan) -- Ourgame International Holdings Limited, the Chinese online card game developers and owners of the WPT (World Poker Tour), have recently revealed in a public...
article Raking it in: Casinos in Pennsylvania enjoy healthy September boost to revenues
(Pennsylvania) -- Casino gaming appears to be thriving in the state of Pennsylvania, according to the latest figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
article Keating & Associates show interest in Sands Bethlehem
(Pennsylvania) -- A private investment group based in New York, Keating & Associates, is reportedly considering making an offer for the Sands Bethlehem Casino. The...
article State's video gambling revenues outpace casinos for first time
(Illinois) -- Video gambling is now more profitable than casinos for Illinois. The state made $296 million from the machines during the 2017 fiscal year that ended June...
article LePage Opposes York County Casino In Weekly Address
(Maine) -- Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage is urging voters to oppose a ballot initiative to build a casino in York County, using his weekly radio address to launch...
article Maryland Casino Operator Receives $36 Million Tax Break for New Hotel and Convention Center Project
(Maryland) -- This Monday saw the introducing of a new legislation at the Maryland County Council which is going to grant $36 million tax break to the operator of the...
article Indiana's first riverboat casino closes, will reopen in nearby land-based facility
(Kentucky) -- Evansville's Tropicana Casino is in the process of moving from water to land. Monday was the last day for gambling on the Tropicana Riverboat. The...
article Detroit Casinos Up 1.3% to $113.6M in September
(Detroit) -- Detroit’s monthly gambling figures have been released, with the state’s three casinos having generated revenues of $113.6 million in September,...
article Five Online Casino Safety Tips for Players
(Internet) -- A while back, gamblers would have to travel to the nearest or choicest casino to get their fix and everything that ensued once they entered those gilded...
article Russia says Bitcoin investing worse than casino gambling
(Russia) -- A top Russian official has justified the government’s plans to prohibit ordinary Russians from investing in Bitcoin technology by comparing Bitcoin-...
article Queensland Gov authorises second casino in the Gold Coast
(Australia) -- The government of Queensland has announced this week it has granted permission to build a second casino in the Gold Coast region. According to local media...
article Brisbane Councilor Blasts Casino Developers for Presenting “Hostile Architecture”
(Australia) -- A Greens Brisbane councilor criticized developers of the A$3-billion Queen’s Wharf integrated resorts for presenting a design of the property that...
article Andrew Wilkie tables claims in Parliament that Crown Casino ‘tampered’ with poker machines
(Australia) -- Whistleblowers have alleged Crown Casino has deliberately tampered with poker machines to increase gambling losses. Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has...
article Second casino could be coming to Australia’s Gold Coast
(Australia) -- A second casino could likely be built on Australia’s Gold Coast, following news that Queensland’s Government support plans for a new gaming...
article Macau plans 'simulated attacks' in security ramp-up after Vegas shooting
(Hong Kong) -- Authorities in the Chinese territory of Macau have ramped up security measures following the deadly Las Vegas shooting this month and unveiled plans for a...
article Mandalay Bay contractor bags Resorts World Las Vegas project
(Las Vegas) -- The construction of the multi-billion dollar integrated resorts project of casino operator Genting Americas on the Las Vegas Strip will soon commence...
press release Gaming Africa is the new two day free-to-attend conference
(Ghana) -- Peter Mireku, Commissioner for the Gaming Commission of Ghana, believes that the upcoming that exist of the industry as well as providing a high profile, a...
article Slotegrator returns to EiG
(Internet) -- From 30 October to 1 November Berlin will host major gaming event Excellence in iGaming, considered to be the hub of European iGaming. Hundreds of experts...
 
 
Press Releases
5:52pm 10-16-2017
 
 
Secretary Names Bryan Rice Director of Bureau of Indian Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the selection of Bryan Rice, a veteran federal administrator and citizen of the Cherokee...
GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards to take place 18 April, 2018
(London) -- Now it’s in second year, the annual GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards will recognise excellence in the field of regulatory compliance and...
Soboba Casino Wins Best of SoCal for Second Year in a Row
(California) -- Each year “The Southern California Gaming Guide” requests that its readers participate in their annual “Reader's Choice Awards...
NIGA Issues Statement on the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas, NV
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Association sends its condolences to those families who lost loved ones and those who were injured in last night's...
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Outraged at Senator McCaskill’s Attempt to Abrogate Sovereign Immunity
(New York) -- The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe issued the following statement today in response to legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) that seeks...
Oneida Nation to Donate Indian Country Today Media Network Assets to NCAI
(New York) -- The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) today announced that it is assuming control of the assets of Indian Country Today Media Network (ICTMN),...
National Compassion Fund Receives $500,000 Donation from Lytton Rancheria for Victims of the Las Vegas Shooting
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Center for Victims of Crime announced a $500,000 donation from the Lytton Rancheria Tribe, owner and operator of the San Pablo Lytton...
 

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