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News Florida
Florida election offices finding fraudulent petitions for expanded gambling
January 28, 2022 - The Seminole Tribe of Florida has attacked the Las Vegas Sands-backed petition drive to expand gambling in the state. Now there are reports from Florida election offices of ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Feds fight renewed legal challenge to block Mashpee Wampanoag casino
January 27, 2022 - The U.S. Interior Department is fighting legal opposition against the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation and its planned resort casino. In December the (DOI) confirmed and ... Read more
News Nevada
Hard Rock Las Vegas will say goodbye to Mirage volcano
January 26, 2022 - Hard Rock International will remove the famous volcano in front of the Mirage Casino as part of the remodeling project to rebrand the casino and add a guitar-shaped hotel along the Strip. ... Read more
News Nevada
Hard Rock Las Vegas plans guitar-shaped hotel
January 25, 2022 - Hard Rock International plans to build a guitar-shaped hotel along the Las Vegas Strip on The Mirage property it is buying from MGM Resorts. The hotel deisn will be similar to the guitar hotel at Hard Rock ... Read more
News Florida
Feds will appeal Florida Sports Betting ruling
January 24, 2022 - U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and the Interior Department filed an appeal Saturday against the November court decision that invalidated Florida's 2021 Gaming Compact with the Seminoles to operate ... Read more
News Nevada
Palms Las Vegas is bringing back the Ghostbar
January 23, 2022 - When the San Manuel Indians reopen the Palms Las Vegas this spring, the famous Ghostbar will also be reopening. The announcement was made last week on the Palms Twitter account. The message ... Read more
News California
San Manuel-backed sports betting initiative cleared to gather signatures
January 22, 2022 - A sports betting initiative backed by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and three other tribes has been cleared by the California Sec. of State to begin collecting signatures ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Oneida Casino expects heavy Packers-49ers betting this weekend
January 21, 2022 - The first and only place in Wisconsin where you can legally place a sports bet is Oneida's Main Casino in Greenbay. The Oneida Casino Sportsbook opened last November and ... Read more
News Texas
Update: U.S. Supreme Court will hear Texas Indian casino case Feb 22
January 20, 2022 - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas on Feb. 22, 2022. The court will decide which one of two federal laws governs the gaming operation ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Nation plans $165M casino & entertainment resort in Hochatown, OK
January 19, 2022 - The Choctaw Nation announced plans this week to build a $165 million casino and entertainment resort in Hochatown, OK. The project includes a four-story, 202,000-sq-ft ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Northern Indiana becomes top earning casino
January 18, 2022 - Five months after its grand opening in May 2021 Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana became the highest earning casino in the state. And that success has continued every month since then surpass ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Wild Horse Pass opens new hotel tower, rooftop restaurant
January 17, 2022 - Gila River Resort & Casino at Wild Horse Pass has opened its new Sunrise hotel tower. an 11-story tower with 205 guest rooms and suites. The new tower is connected to the ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casinos Celebrate Rebranding
January 17, 2022 - This weekend the Gila River casinos will celebrate their official renaming from Gila River Hotel & Casinos to Gila River Resorts & Casinos. This rebranding includes all the Gila River casino properties owned by ... Read more
News Kansas
CrossWinds Casino expands 50% with all-new non-smoking gaming floor
January 16, 2022 - CrossWinds Casino opened 10,000 square feet of new gaming space this month and added 300 new slot machines. The entire addition is smoke free. The casino opened in March ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma takes step towards sports betting
January 15, 2022 - State Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, filed House Bill 3008 last Monday to amend tribal gaming compacts and allow sports betting inside Oklahoma casinos. Luttrell cites a report from that estimates sports betting will ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs opens 360 Sports
January 14, 2022 - Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs opened a new sports bar on Jan. 7. The venue is named 360 Sports, a sports bar concept already operating at the two other Agua Caliente Casinos in Rancho ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford Casino earns $8.4M in first two months
January 13, 2022 - Since opening Nov. 10, Rockford's Hard Rock casino has generated $8.4 million in revenues. Of that amount the casino will pay 511,000 to state taxes and $255,400 to local taxes. According to the ... Read more
News Arkansas
Legends Resort & Casino Remains on Hold
January 12, 2022 - The Pope County casino project is still on hold. Construction is not expected to begin until the remaining legal challenges are resolved. The CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) said last week: ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is reconsidering casino plan
January 11, 2022 - After the federal government affirmed and restored its reservation status, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is reconsidering its plan to build a $1 billion destination resort in Taunton, MA. As 2022 begins ... Read more
News Nevada
San Manuel Tribe will bring changes to the Palms
January 10, 2022 - The San Manuel Tribe will reopen the Palms this spring with major changes to its restaurants, entertainment, sportsbook, and other features to attract local residents. Lont-term changes are also planned. ... Read more
News Idaho
Coeur d'Alene Casino adds Discovery Den gaming area
January 9, 2022 - The new Discovery Den at Coeur d'Alene Casino offers casino guests the opportunity to play newly-designed casino games in their final testing phase before production. The machines will be replaced ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino proceeds after lawsuit dropped
January 8, 2022 - What may have been the final legal obstacle against building the Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort has been dropped. Full House Resorts announced this week that it will withdraw its lawsuit ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino is ready to launch mobile sportsbook before Super Bowl
January 7, 2022 - A marketing official at Saracen Casino in Pine Buff told the press last week that Saracen is ready to launch mobile sports betting upon final approval by the state. That approval could ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' Casino will add large entertainment venue in 2022
January 6, 2022 - Following the 2021 openings of a 17-story hotel tower , new restaurants and more casino space, Yaamava' Resort & Casino will complete its 4-year, $550 million expansion program during the first ... Read more
News California
Sky River casino construction is on schedule for late 2022 opening
January 5, 2022 - On Dec. 19 Wilton Rancheria Chairman, Jesus Tarango, reconfirmed the construction of the Sky River Casino is on schedule for completion later this year. ... Read more
News Arizona
Casino Del Sol opens new poker room
January 4, 2022 - The Casino Del Sol held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the opening of its new poker room. The premier room features 10 poker tables with 24 large TV screens and a menu for food and beverage service. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Mashpee Wampanoag ruling may restart Taunton casino project
January 3, 2022 - A new ruling from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) confirms and secures the reservation status of 321 acres in Mashpee and Taunton owned by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama gambling legislation will be reintroduced in 2022 session
January 2, 2022 - Renewed efforts to place a state gambling referendum on next November's ballot will begin when the Alabama's new legislative session begins Jan. 11. A voter referendum is required ... Read more
News United States
New Year 2022 Will See New States Add Sports Betting
January 1, 2022 - Thirty three states have legalized sports betting since the Supreme Court removed the ban on May 14, 2018. Nine of these states legalized sports betting in 2021. Four more states will likely follow ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock NYE Food & Cocktails
December 31, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino Hotel Sacramento will celebrate New Years Eve tonight like it was 1999! Live music from the ultimate Prince tribute band plus special cocktails, holiday menus and a midnight balloon drop ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Tulsa will ring in 2022 with huge party!
December 30, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino will celebrate New Years Eve with a big party, cash drawings, free concerts and a midnight 12,000-balloon drop. Admission is free for everyone 21 or older. ... Read more
News Nevada
Tribe-owned Palms Casino Las Vegas is hiring 1,200 workers
December 29, 2021 - San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority is hiring 1,200 employees for the reopening of the Palms Casino Resort this spring. The company hopes this number will include 600 former employees who lost ... Read more
News North Carolina, South Carolina
Cherokee's legal challenge against Catawba casino is ended by Congress
December 28, 2021 - The legal fight of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) to stop the Catawba Indian Nation of South Carolina from building Two Kings Casino in North Carolina is over. ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino relocation and expansion update!
December 27, 2021 - Redding Rancheria has renewed its 2016 application with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to relocate and expand the Win-River Casino. Redding Rancheria has renewed its 2016 appli ... Read more
News Wisconsin
St. Croix casinos to add sports betting by Super Bowl
December 26, 2021 - St. Croix Chippewa Indians and Governor Tony Evers signed a compact amendment Monday to add sports betting to the three St. Croix casinos. The agreement must now be approved ... Read more
News Colorado
Christmas dinners delivered by Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
December 25, 2021 - The Ute Mountain Ute tribe celebrated its annual Christmas dinner last week with 2,000 meals prepared and donated to tribal members. Drive-thru distribution of the dinners was held at ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa donates thousands of Christmas toys
December 24, 2021 - Hard Rock in Tulsa donated over 3,000 christmas toys for children at the local Saint Francis Children's Hospital Toy Closet and through the Marine Corps Toys for Tots of Broken Arrow ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute casino project's 2021 year-end status
December 23, 2021 - The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) met this week to push forward with the casino project for Terre Haute. Last month the IGC selected a $240 million casino proposal from Churchill Downs ... Read more
News Washington
EQC opens largest sportsbook in NW
December 22, 2021 - The Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma Monday opened the largest sports betting venue in the northwest. The event began with a ribbon cutting ceremony following by a first bet celebration. Special sports guests were ... Read more
News Michigan
Muskegon casino decision deadline is extended 6 months December 21, 2021 - The final decision on whether to build an Indian gaming casino in Muskegon County rests with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Her decision was not reached by the 12-month deadline on Dec. 16th ... Read more
News Illinois
Chicago casino proposals presented at public meeting
December 20, 2021 - Five casino proposals for Chicago were presented Thursday at a public meeting with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Bally's presented two proposals, Rush Street presented two, and Hard Rock pre ... Read more
News Nevada
San Manuel becomes first tribe to buy a Las Vegas casino
December 19, 2021 - The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday approved the sale of the Palms Casino Resort to the San Manuel Indians and issued a new license to reopen The Palms this spring. ... Read more
News Nevada
Hard Rock to buy The Mirage in Las Vegas
December 18, 2021 - Hard Rock International announced an agreement Monday to buy The Mirage in Las Vegas. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2022. The Mirage will then be rebranded "Hard Rock Las Vegas" ... Read more
News North Carolina
NC Cherokee casinos will ban smoking
December 17, 2021 - The Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians passed an ordinance last week to significantly limit smoking at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River in Murphy. ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol will open temporary casino by June 2022
December 16, 2021 - Hard Rock International announced on Thursday that construction is starting on a temporary casino at the former Bristol Mall and will open in late second quarter of 2022. The ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino doubles temporary casino today
December 15, 2021 - The Catawba temporary casino in Kings Mountain doubled in size today. The floor size has double, the number of slot machines has increased from 500 to 1,000 and electronc table ... Read more
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