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News Illinois
Choctaw Nation proposes suburban Chicago casino
October 24, 2019 - Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has proposed a $300M casino, hotel and conference center to the Matteson Village Board near Chicago, Illinois. The 123,000-sq-ft casino would feature ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino plans $100M expansion
October 23, 2019 - Gun Lake Casino will soon break ground to enlarge its casino by 72,000 square feet, double the size of Stage 131, and add two upscale restaurants. The grand opening will be in the summer of 2021. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino partners with NFL Raiders, Allegiant Stadium
October 22, 2019 - At the Raiders Preview Center in Las Vegas last Monday, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced they are partnering with the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium. ... Read more
News Washington
Tribe opens cannabis retail store in Sequim, WA
October 21, 2019 - The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe opened a new cannabis retail store located 1/3 mile from their 7 Cedars Casino. The store is named Cedar Greens Cannabis Shop and is directly across ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Wind Creek Bethlehem plans new hotel and water park
October 20, 2019 - Wind Creek Bethlehem is planning a major expansion at the historic No. 2 Machine Shop of the old Bethlehem Steel factory. The plan includes a 300,000-sq-ft water park and a 276-room hotel. ... Read more
News South Dakota
Royal River Casino completes expansion with Relaunch Weekend
October 19, 2019 - After completing three years and $30M of renovations, upgrades and expansion, the Royal River Casino and Hotel is celebrating with its Relaunch Weekend Oct 11-13. ... Read more
News California
Cathedral City casino wins federal approval
October 18, 2019 - The Agua Caliente tribe will now move forward with their plans to build a casino in downtown Cathedral City, California after receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Interior. ... Read more
News Illinois
Wisconsin Tribe Proposes Suburban Chicago Casino
October 17, 2019 - The Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Nation proposes a $300M casino and hotel in south suburban Lynwood. The proposed location is 120 acres owned by the tribe and located east of Illinois 394 ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove casino wins final court battle
October 16, 2019 - After three years of litigation, a DC federal judge dismissed the final lawsuit against building the Elk Grove casino. The Wilton Rancheria can now finalize plans for their $500M casino in Sacramento County. ... Read more
News California
Cahuilla Casino Hotel Construction Update
October 15, 2019 - The Cahuilla tribe is spending $35.2 million to construct a new casino and hotel. The project is on schedule to open in Spring 2020.The casino's 14,000-square-foot gaming floor will include ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Wind Creek Bethlehem Celebrates Grand Opening
October 14, 2019 - The Poarch Creek Indians of Alabama celebrated the grand opening of their Wind Creek Bethlehem casino and resort. The property is the former Sands Casino & Resort Bethlehem. ... Read more
News Calfornia
San Manuel Casino and Anaheim Ducks expand partnership
October 13, 2019 - San Manuel Casino has announced the expansion of its 13-year partnership with the Anaheim Ducks. The new San Manuel Casino Winner's Circle at the Honda Center will ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino is approved by Rockford City Council
October 12, 2019 - Rockford City Council selected Hard Rock International over two other proposals as Rockford's single applicant for state licensing. Hard Rock will build a $310M casino with 65,000-sq-ft ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation's casino proposal is rejected by Russellville City Council
October 11, 2019 - Last week the Russellville City Council rejected the casino application from the Cherokee Nations and Legends Hospitality as incomplete. The $225M casino proposal ... Read more
News Washington
Angel of the Winds readies 2019 Xpansion Grand Opening
October 10, 2019 - Angel of the Winds Casino Resort will celebrate the grand opening of its $60M Xpansion project with festivities Oct 24-28. It will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 AM Oct 24. ... Read more
News Nevada
Las Vegas Paiute Indians open cannabis tasting room
October 9, 2019 - The first cannabis tasting room in Nevada was opened Oct 5 by the Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians just two blocks north of downtown Las Vegas inside their NuWu Cannabis Marketplace store. ... Read more
News Illinois
Alabama Tribe Proposes Casino in South Suburbs of Chicago
October 8, 2019 - Wind Creek Hospitality, the gaming and hospitality company of Alabama's Poarch Creek Indians, has proposed a $275M casino in the suburbs of East Hazel Crest and Homewood ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino South Bend opens high limit room
October 7, 2019 - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced the addition of a High Limit gaming room at their Four Winds Casino in South Bend. Located directly off the main casino floor, the new room offers ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Square opens to the public
October 6, 2019 - The Sycuan Tribe has opened the first phase of Sycuan Square with the 5,500-sq-ft Sycuan Market, drive-through smoke shop and a 16-pump fuel station. Revenues will benefit the reservation communities ... Read more
News California
2019 Southern California's Best Casinos
October 5, 2019 - The Southern California Gaming GuideTM has announced its annual Reader's Choice Awards for the Best Casinos in 17 categories. Winners are chosen from 24 Socal tribal casinos for 1st, 2nd and 3rd ... Read more
News Idaho
Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort named 'Tribal Destination of the Year'
October 4, 2019 - The Coeur d'Alene Casino was honored at the 21st annual American Indian Tourism Conference for its Cultural Tourism Program for promoting the history and culture of ... Read more
News California
Win-River relocation is opposed by Shasta County Board
October 3, 2019 - The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 against the Redding Racheria plan to move Win-River Resort & Casino to a 232-acre site on the I-5 south of Redding. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa opens $700M expansion with Grand Celebration Weekend
October 2, 2019 - Hard Rock is celebrating the grand opening of its $700M expansion with weekend of parties, $1M sweepstakes, ribbon cutting and guitar smashing ... Read more
News California
Morongo's 65,000-sq-ft expansion passes halfway point
October 1, 2019 - Construction of the 65,000-square-foot expansion of Morongo has passed the 50% completion point as it proceeds towards opening next summer. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Bordertown Casino will close down Dec 15
September 30, 2019 - The Eastern Shawnee have decided to permanently close the Bordertown Casino and Arena near the Missouri stateline in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. In a press release tlast week he tribe explained ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino Annex opens 300 slots on Oct 1
September 29, 2019 - While construction progresses on the new Saracen Casino & Resort, the Quapaw Nation is opening 300 slot machines to the public Oct 1 in a annex building at the building site. ... Read more
News Arizona
Twin Arrows Casino will open I-40 Travel Plaza
September 28, 2019 - Navajo Blue Travel Plaza will open in late Fall at Twin Arrows Casino Resort to provide travelers with 24/7 fuel, food and beverages, Navajo products and tourist information. ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk approves land sale for Pamunkey Tribe Casino
September 27, 2019 - The Norfolk City Council approved a land sale agreement with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe for 13 acres of city-owned land along the Elizabeth River to build a proposed $700M casino and hotel. ... Read more
News United States
USA Today's 2019 Top 3 'Best Casino Hotels' are Native American
September 26, 2019 - USA Today's 2019 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for Best Casino Hotel named three Native American casino resorts in the top three positions. ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River opens Arizona Cardinals-branded hotel room
September 25, 2019 - As part of the Gila River - Arizona Cardinals partnership, Gila River has opened an exclusive Cardinals-themed hotel room at both Wild Horse Pass and Vee Quiva resorts. ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino partners with SF 49ers
September 24, 2019 - Cache Creek Casino Resort is the official casino of the SF 49ers. The casino has similar sports partnerships with the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, San Jose Sharks and the Oakland A's. ... Read more
News Illinois
Forest City Casino Proposal
September 23, 2019 - The third applicant for a Rockford casino license proposes a $500M casino, hotel and entertainment complex in Forest City. It would include a golf entertainment center, waterpark and family fun center. ... Read more
News California
Cathedral City casino approved by County Board
September 22, 2019 - Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve a compensation plan with the Agua Caliente Tribe to cover costs of county services needed for a Cathedral City casino. ... Read more
News Nevada
Mohegans will manage new Virgin Las Vegas casino
September 21, 2019 - Virgin Hotels has bought Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and plans to close, renovated, rebrand and reopen the property in 2020. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment will ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock announces new Daer South Florida entertainment complex
September 20, 2019 - Hard Rock have officials announced a massive 44,000-sq-ft entertainment complex featuring a poolside day club, a nightclub and a rooftop club. ... Read more
News North Carolina
NC Cherokee Council approves Cannabis Commission
September 19, 2019 - The Tribal Council of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has established a commission to research and develop economic opportunites in the industrial hemp industry. ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Casino breaks ground on 18-story hotel tower
September 18, 2019 - Muckleshoot Casino celebrated its second ground breaking this year. It begins the second phase of expansion to add a 400-room luxury hotel, the largest of any casino resort in the state. ... Read more
News U.S. Government
2018 Indian Gaming Revenues Increase 4.1% to $33.7 Billion
September 17, 2019 - The total 2018 revenue is based on audited financial statements of 501 gaming operations owned by 241 federally recognized Tribes across 29 states. ... Read more
News Michigan
Saganing Eagles Landing opens new $60M expansion, hotel
September 10, 2019 - On Sep 6 Saganing Eagles Landing celebrated the grand opening of its new 5-story hotel with 148 rooms and a rooftop restaurant. The larger gaming floor ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casinos named official partner of AZ Cardinals
September 9, 2019 - Gila River Hotels & Casinos has partnered with the Arizona Cardinals as the team's "Official Hotel and Casino". Fans will be treated to the largest casino promotions in 25-years of ... Read more
News New York
Yellow Brick Road Casino opens NY's largest sports betting lounge
September 8, 2019 - The largest sports betting lounge in New York State is now open at the Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango. It is 8,800-sq-feet with a 32-ft screen, full-service sports bar ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Casinos named 'Official Casino of the Buffalo Bills'
September 7, 2019 - Seneca Resorts and Casinos is the official casino partner of the Buffalo Bills. The Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will ... Read more
News California
Tachi Palace opens Pho-Nominal Eats
September 6, 2019 - The Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Kings County opened its newest restaurant last week. The Pho-Nominal Eats is a casual venue with a variety of menu choices including pan asian bowls, Vietnamese rolls and ... Read more
News Indiana
Indiana launches sports betting
September 5, 2019 - Indiana has become the 13th state to offer legalized sports betting. There is only in-person betting at licensed casinos at this time. Online and mobile betting will launch later in the football season. ... Read more
News Mississippi
Pearl River Resort Celebrates First Year of First Native American Sportsbook
September 4, 2019 - The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians were the first tribe in the nation to open a sportsbook in their casino on Aug 30 last year. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Oneida Casino partners with Green Bay Packers
September 3, 2019 - Oneida Casino, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary, has been named the official partner of the Packers. The casino will offer sweepstakes to win season ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds South Bend seeks to add table games, sportsbook
September 2, 2019 - Tribal leaders have asked Gov. Holcomb for a gaming compact allowing table games, Vegas-style slots and sports betting at Four winds Casino in South Bend. ... Read more
News New York
Shinnecock Nation will explore casino opportunities
September 1, 2019 - Last week the Shinnecock Indian Nation voted and overwhelmingly passed two gaming resolutions as the first step to exploring new casino opportunities. ... Read more
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