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News Washington
NEW Quil Ceda Creek Casino opens Feb 3
January 26, 2021 - The new, larger Quil Ceda Creek Casino will open at 10 AM Feb. 3, 2021 replacing the original casino across the street, which will be permanently closed. The new ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Will Taunton Casino project resurrect under Biden Administration?
January 25, 2021 - The $1 billion Native American casino proposed for Taunton, Massachusetts by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe may have a better chance of approval under the Biden Administration ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino Tejon receives Federal approval
January 24, 2021 - The Tejon Indian Tribe received federal approval on Jan. 8 to build a Hard Rock Casino located 15 miles south of Bakersfield, CA. The plan includes a casino, hotel, event center, restaurants, RV park ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino South Bend signs gaming compact with Gov. Holcomb
January 23, 2021 - Four Winds in South Bend will soon be offering Vegas-style slot machines, baccarat, blackjack, craps, keno, poker, roulette, pai gow, Big Six wheels and sports wagering. ... Read more
News New Mexico
New Mexico bill would add full casinos to racetracks
January 22, 2021 - A new bill for the New Mexico legislature would expand casino gaming to full Vegas-style casinos at the five racetracks across the state. This includes new slot machines, craps, roulette, live poker and ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage will open fuel station with slot machines in Summer 2021
January 21, 2021 - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced this week that construction is underway in Rancho Mirage for a fuel station with slot machines, a Beer Cave, ... Read more
News North Carolina
Kings Mountain casino construction faces showdown in court
January 19, 2021 - As the Catawba Indian Nation continues construction on its Two Kings Casino at Kings Mountain, NC, a showdown in federal court with the Eastern Band of Cherokees is coming in ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Casino Omaha unveils design
January 18, 2021 - The design of the Warhorse Casino in Omaha was unveiled last week in a video animation released by the managing company, WarHorse Gaming, LLC. The $200M casino will be built at Horsemen's Park. ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Casino Lincoln unveils design
January 17, 2021 - The design of the Warhorse Casino in Lincoln, NE was unveiled last week in a video animation released by the managing company, WarHorse Gaming, LLC. The $200M casino will be built at Lincoln Race Course. ... Read more
News Arizona
2021 Sports Betting Hopes in Arizona
January 16, 2021 - Sports betting legislation has been debated in Arizona over the last few years. It is supported by Native American tribes and many state legislators. With the dwindling tax revenues and the loss of casino earnings caused by ... Read more
News Georgia
2021 Sports Betting Hopes in Georgia
January 15, 2021 - The Georgia legislative session began Jan. 11 with expectation of another sports betting bill. Last year a bill came close to passing but in the end, it was dropped from the final budget plans. Supporters will try ... Read more
News Kansas
2021 Sports Betting Hopes in Kansas
January 14, 2021 - The 2021 Kansas legislature enters the year with another chance to pass sports wagering bill. The issue was debated last year before the legislative session was curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more
News Oregon
Chinook Winds Casino reopens again Friday
January 13, 2021 - Chinook Winds Casino Resort will reopen at 10 AM Friday Jan 15 for the first time since shutting down Dec. 1 due to COVID-19. The reopening will introduce new health protocols and safety procedures along with ... Read more
News California
USDA approves hemp plan for Soboba Indians
January 12, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a hemp regulatory plan for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, the USDA reviews proposals from tribes and states ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino is 'health security verified'
January 11, 2021 - A press release today announced that San Manuel Casino is one of the first entertainment venues in the world to become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Kings Mountain Casino plans temporary opening this Fall
January 10, 2021 - The Catawba Indian Nation plans to build a 60,000-square-foot initial casino that will open this fall. Tribal Administrator Elizabeth Harris said "After clearing is complete, we will begin building an ... Read more
News Nebraska
New Warhorse Casino planned for Omaha
January 9, 2021 - The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has unveiled plans for a new $200M casino at Horsemen's Park in Omaha. Intitial casino gambling will begin in late 2021. A full-scale casino operation will start in 2022. ... Read more
News Nebraska
New Warhorse Casino planned for Lincoln NE
January 9, 2021 - A new $200M casino will be built by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska at the Lincoln Race Course in Lincoln, NE. Some initial casino gambling will be introduced at the racetrack by the second half of 2021 ... Read more
News Michigan
Muskegon Casino plan gets federal approval
January 8, 2021 - The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians received approval last month from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to build a casino in Muskegon County, Michigan. The location is the former Great Lakes Downs ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia Sports Betting began Jan 1
January 7, 2021 - January 1st was the beginning date for legalized sports betting in Virginia. The first online sportsbooks are expected to launch later this month just in time for Super Bowl LV on February 7th. A maximum of 12 operators ... Read more
News Arizona, New Mexico
Navajo Nation casinos may face permanent closures
January 6, 2021 - Navajo Nation's four casinos have been shutdown since March 17, 2020 due to the pandemic. The severe economic damage may soon force consideration of permanently closures after this month ... Read more
News Hawaii
Hawaiian casino is proposed for Kapolei
January 5, 2021 - The Hawaiian Homes Commission approved a draft legislative proposal in late December that would authorize the construction of a casino resort in Kapolei, Oahu. The proposed building site is a parcel of land ... Read more
News New York
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe partners to grow cannabis
January 4, 2021 - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has partnered with MMJ BioPharma Cultivation Inc. to grow cannabis on 20 acres of reservation land near the Canadian border. The crop will be grown under a ... Read more
News United States
Tribes congratulate U.S. Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland
January 3, 2021 - Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M. has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to be the next Secretary of Interior. She is the first Native American ever nominated for that cabinet post. ... Read more
Spokane Tribe Casino breaks ground to double size
January 2, 2021 - The Spokane Tribe Casino will expand to twice its current size by the end of 2021. Construction began in early December when the casino's east parking lot was removed to add 20,000 square feet of ... Read more
News California
Graton Casino cancels indoor NYE party with 4,000 Guests
December 30, 2020 - Graton Resort and Casino north of San Francisco avoided a major health and public relations catastrophe by canceling a huge. indoor New Years Eve party. Over 4,000 guest were expected. ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond casino will be selected from three proposals
December 29, 2020 - Voters in Richmond, Virginia will decide in a Nov 2021 election whether to approve or reject a casino for their city. The casino proposed on the ballot will be selected by the Richmond City Council ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama releases gambling report
December 28, 2020 - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's Study Group on Gambling Policy released its findings last week in an 876-page report. The report recommends legalization of five to seven casinos, a state lottery and sports betting. ... Read more
News California
New Year's Eve at Southern California casinos
December 27, 2020 - New Year 2021 celebrations are different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most Southern California Indian casinos have limited their guest capacity and toned down events. Several have canceled all ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Kiowa Casino Hobart proposal gets federal approval
December 26, 2020 - The Kiowa Indian Tribe received approval last week from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to build a new casino on an 11-acre site in Hobart, Oklahoma. The land will be transferred ... Read more
News California
California Tribes gather enough signatures to put sports betting on 2022 ballot
December 24, 2020 - California tribes through the Coalition to Authorize Sports Wagering have submitted 1.4 million signatures to the state to place a sports betting measure on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot. ... Read more
News Nebraska
Winnebago Tribe forms subsidiary to develop racetrack casinos
December 23, 2020 - Ho-Chunk Inc, the economic development subsidiary of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, has incorporated a new enterprise named WarHorse Gaming LLC. The new company will partner with ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino South Bend is seeking Indiana gaming compact
December 22, 2020 - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is negotiating with the Indiana Gaming Commission for a gaming compact to allow Vegas-style slot machines, table games and sportsbook ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Tulsa wins '2020 ACM Casino of the Year'
December 21, 2020 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa is named the '2020 Casino of the Year' by the Academy of Country Music for its Hard Rock Live concert venue. Hard Rock Live has hosted scores of iconic ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina Tribe will purchase Caesars Southern Indiana Casino
December 20, 2020 - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have been negotiating with Caesars Entertainment to purchase Caesars Southern Indiana Casino in Elizabeth, IN near Louisville, Kentucky. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino gets final approval to build new casino hotel in Porterville
December 19, 2020 - The federal government gave final approval last week to the Tule River Indian Tribe to build and move into a new casino at a site near the Porterville Municipal Airport. ... Read more
News California
California Indian Casinos remain open during COVID-19 stay-at-home order
December 18, 2020 - Californians are under a 3 week stay-at-home order to fight the surging number of COVID-19 cases that is consuming an alarming amount of hospital ICU capacity. The state ... Read more
News Arizona
Phoenix Rising FC building new home at Wild Horse Pass
December 17, 2020 - Phoenix Rising FC is building a new stadium and training complex at Wild Horse Pass on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Construction is scheduled for completion prior to the ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Tribal land dispute over proposed Taunton casino
December 16, 2020 - The Mattakeeset Tribe claims ancestral land rights to the Taunton casino site proposed by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, and are seeking formal recognition of their land claim from ... Read more
News Connecticut
Tribal Winds Casino project goes On Hold
December 15, 2020 - The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes have federal and state approvals as a joint venture to build a new $300 million casino in East Windsor, CT. Last week the two tribes announced ... Read more
News Texas
Texas casino legalization sought by Las Vegas Sands
December 14, 2020 - Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his Las Vegas Sands company see Texas as a super huge opportunity for future growth of Sands Casinos. The company is pushing Texas legislators for ... Read more
News Connecticut
Foxwoods Casino Resort closes two hotels after occupancy rate drops
December 13, 2020 - Foxwoods Casino Resort has experienced less demand for hotel rooms as COVID-19 surges and guidelines tighten. As a result, Foxwoods has temporarily closed two ... Read more
News United States
2019 Indian Gaming Revenues grow 2.5% to $34.6B
December 12, 2020 - The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) issued a report this week showing the total Indian gaming revenues across our country reach $34.6B during the last fiscal year. ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove casino project buys 'ghost mall' property
December 11, 2020 - Elk Grove city officials announced this week that the Howard Hughes Corporation has sold its ghost mall property near Grantline Rd and Hwy 99 to the casino developer for the Wilton Rancheria tribe. ... Read more
News Arizona
Casino del Sol closes for the holidays
December 10, 2020 - Tucson's Casino del Sol decided to shut down for the rest of the year due to concerns of the surging COVID-19 pandemic. The closure began at 11AM Dec. 7 and will continue till reopening at 8AM on Jan. 2 ... Read more
News North Carolina
NC Governor approves sports betting at Harrah's Cherokee Casinos
December 9, 2020 - After an excessively long delay, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a sports betting agreement with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to allow sports betting at Harrah's Cherokee ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino gets state approval for more slot machines
December 8, 2020 - The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and Gov. Gavin Newsom have signed a 25-year gaming compact that increases the number of authorized slot machines at Rolling Hills to ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond casino timeline through 2023
December 7, 2020 - Richmond is starting the year-long process to select a casino applicant for development of a casino resort within its city. Richmond was one of five cities authorized by the Virginia General Assembly to build a resort casino ... Read more
News California
Morongo will be first California casino with cashless wagering
December 6, 2020 - Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa will soon introduce the first cashless wagering program in California, as well as becoming the first Indian casino in the nation to offer cashless slot markers. ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Wind Creek Bethlehem opens sportsbook
December 5, 2020 - Wind Creek Bethlehem opened its sportsbook on Nov. 18, 2020 in partnership with Betfred USA Sports. The casino is owned and operated by Wind Creek Hospitality, a subsidiary of the Poarch Creek Indians ... Read more
News United States
Minimum gambling ages state-by-state
December 4, 2020 - The minimum gambling age varies from state to state and some have two: 18 years old in some tribal casinos and 21 in others. This is typical in states that control alcohol licenses. If a tribal casino serves alcohol in the gaming ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood wins 2020 Global Gaming Awards
December 3, 2020 - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood won two top awards this year in the 7th Annual Global Gaming Awards presented by Gambling Insider. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians forms company to buy non-tribal casinos
December 2, 2020 - Last month the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council approved a measure to create a limited liability corporation for the purpose of acquiring other casinos ... Read more
News Washington
Nisqually Red Wind Casino is "Your Safest Bet"
December 1, 2020 - This Nisqually Red Wind Casino video promotes the new safety measures enforced inside the casino to protect guests from the COVID-19 pandemic. The casino has banned some face masks ... Read more
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