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News Illinois
Walker's Bluff Casino Resort granted 'preliminary license'
June 13, 2021 - Walker's Bluff owner Cynde Bunch announced this week, "We were granted a 'preliminary license to proceed'! Today we celebrate. Tomorrow at daylight we ride through a new set" ... Read more
News California
Madera Hwy 99 Casino's groundbreaking is blocked by court ruling
June 12, 2021 - As the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians prepared to break ground this month on a $400 million casino and hotel project in Madera County, the California 5th District Court of Appeal ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino Sacramento begins $65M expansion
June 11, 2021 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain will begin construction this month on a 2,500-seat indoor concert center named Hard Rock Live. The 65,000 square foot venue ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino hosts job fair June 16
June 10, 2021 - The Morongo Band of Mission Indians announced Monday the Morongo Casino Resort will host a hiring event June 16 from 10AM to 1PM. The casino is seeking applicants to fill nearly 150 positions in a variety of ... Read more
News California
California voters will decide sports betting measure in Nov 2022
June 9, 2021 - An 18-tribe coalition has successfully submitted enough qualified voter signatures to add a sports betting referendum to the California election ballot in Nov 2022. The announcement ... Read more
News Arizona
Arizona targets Sept 9 to kickoff sports betting
June 8, 2021 - The Arizona Department of Gaming has announced it is targeting the NFL opening game September 9 for the launch date of sports betting in the state. The Department plans to publish a draft of licensing and ... Read more
News Florida
Seminoles sign 30-year gaming compact with Florida
June 7, 2021 - The new Seminole gaming agreement with Florida is the largest and the most expansive Indian gaming compact ever written in our nation. Under the terms of the agreement, the Seminole Tribe will pay ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino will open first 500 slots on July 1, 2021
June 6, 2021 - FOX 46 has confirmed the early opening of a 500 slot machine facility is scheduled to open July 1st. The facility will provide a temporary location to play slots while the Catawba Two Kings Casino ... Read more
News California
Which Southern California casinos have ended buffets?
June 5, 2021 - Many of the Indian gaming casinos in Southern California have permanently closed their buffets following the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have quietly removed the buffets from their websites. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casino Durant's $600M expansion opens Aug 6, 2021
June 4, 2021 - After months of delays for material shortages, Choctaw Casian Durant is preparing to open its $600 million expansion on August 6th. The new additions will include an expanded gaming floor with ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas's Pope County casino license case is headed to Supreme Court
June 3, 20211 - For the second time a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled in favor of the Arkansas Racing Commission's decision on June 18, 2020 to award the sole Pope County casino license ... Read more
News Nebraska
Nebraska's casino and sports betting bill signed into law
June 2, 2021 - Gov. Pete Ricketts signed the casino gabling and sports betting bill into law last Wednesday. The bill provides the framework for regulations and enforcement of the new gambling activities as auth ... Read more
News New Mexico
New Mexico's Top-Earning Gaming Tribes 2020-2021
June 1, 2021 - New Mexico's 14 tribes report their adjusted net win amounts from casino operations to the New Mexico Gaming Control Board every quarter, and the Board posts a summary of the payents on its website. ... Read more
News Arizona
Arizona's new tribal casino and sports betting deal is signed into law
May 31, 2021 - Last Thursday the U.S. Departent of Interior gave approval to the amended tribal compacts that include sports betting. On the same day Gov. Ducey signed the Arizona bill into law ... Read more
News Washington
Washington State has signed sports betting agreements with 15 tribes
May 30, 2021 - The Washington Gambling Commission has signed tentative compact agreements with 15 tribes to date. These tribes will operate sportsbooks inside their casinos. Here is the list of casinos ... Read more
News Virginia
When will Virginia Casinos Open?
May 29, 2021 - Virginia General Assembly approved legislation in 2019 for five cities to accept or reject a state-licensed casino. Here is the casino status for each of these five cities and the steps needed to complete construction and open the doors ... Read more
News Arizona
New Prescott casino project starts preliminary site work
May 28, 2021 - Site preparation for the new Yavapai-Prescott casino in Prescott has begun. The construction site is across the street from the Frontier Village Shopping Mall at the Highway 69 and Yavpe Connector junction. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Cherokees appeals judge's ruling that favored Catawba Two Kings Casino
May 27, 2021 - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has appealed last month's ruling by a federal judge to allow the Catawba Nation from South Carolina to proceed with construction ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute casino project is delayed again by IGC
May 26, 2021 - The Terre Haute casino project, named Rocksino by Hard Rock, was hoping to begin construction in June; however, in a meeting yesterday the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) dealt a setback to the schedule. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings "Pre-launch" Casino hiring for July opening
May 25, 2021 - Catawba Two Kings Casino completed a two-day job fair last week in preparation for the July 1st opening of its "pre-launch" casino. The temporary casino needs 200 new workers and ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Masks now optional at Cherokee Casinos
May 23, 2021 - Masks are now optional for guests at Cherokee Casinos; however, casino workers will continue to wear them. Guest can make their own mask decision whether or not they have been vaccinated. ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute casino hopes for groundbreaking in June
May 22, 2021 - The Terre Haute casino is moving closer to a groundbreaking date after completing an important step for the Indiana Gaming Commission. The commission wanted a formal management agreement for the Rocksino ... Read more
News Virginia
ONE Casino + Resort selected for Richmond voter referendum
May 22, 2021 - ONE Casino + Resort was selected as Richmond's sole casino candidate for a city voter referendum in November 2021. Richmond's Resort Casino Evaluation Panel announced the selection ... Read more
News Florida
Florida gambling bill gets final approval
May 21, 2021 - The Florida gambling bill proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida last month has been approved by the Florida legislature. It passed the Senate 39-1 on Tue and the House 97-17 on Wed ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Casino reopens hotel, spa and pool today
May 20, 2021 - Pechanga Resort Casino reopened its hotel today after closing 14 months ago due to COVID-19. The reopening includes the Spa Pechanga and The Cove pool complex. The casino and restaurants ... Read more
News Michigan
Muskegon casino project "is on the 3-yard line"
May 19, 2021 - For the past 12 years the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has sought approval to build a $180 million casino and hotel in Muskegon County. The project has federal approval and state approval is ... Read more
News Washington
Five Washington tribes have sportsbook agreements with State
May 18, 2021 - The Washington State Gambling Commission has reached agreements with five tribes to allow sports betting in their casinos. The agreements will amend the state-tribe gaming compacts, which ... Read more
News Texas
U.S. House passes casino bill supporting two Texas tribes
May 17, 2021 - Last week the U.S. House of representatives passed a bill to allow two Texas tribes to operate Class II casino games on their reservation land under the U.S. Indian Gaming Reg ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama House stops gambling legislation
May 16, 2021 - Alabama House of Representatives recessed last week before taking up the three-bill package for a lottery, six new casinos, and sports betting. The non-action effectively kills the gambling bills ... Read more
News California
North Fork Rancheria casino to break ground near Madera in late June
May 15, 2021 - Finally, the North Fork Rancheria casino will break ground on their new casino in late June. The $400 million construction project will be located off Hwy 99 at Ave 17 near Madera ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary opens with traditional guitar smash
May 14, 2021 - The grand opening today of the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana began with a traditional guitar smash at 11AM. Several legendary rock celebritees joined in the ceremony including ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary opens today May 14
May 14, 2021 - The Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary will open its doors for the first time today at 5PM. A traditional guitar-smashing ceremony is scheduled for 10AM this morning followed by the grand opening at 5PM. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort schedules job fair
May 13, 2021 - The Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort plans a two-day job fair this month to hire 200 workers for a temporary gaming facility to open in July. The event will be held May 19-20 at Cleveland Community C ... Read more
News Washington
Suquamish Tribe will open sportsbook at Clearwater Casino
May 12, 2021 - The Suquamish Tribe has reached an agreement with the Washington State Gambling Commission to add sport betting to their Clearwater Casino. The Suquamish is the second tribe to negotiate ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary previews new casino with video tour
May 11, 2021 - As the grand opening of the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana approaches within a few days, the casino president, Matt Schuffert, gives of video tour of the features and amenities of the new casino. ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama voters 'deserve to have their voices heard' on gaming - Poarch Creek Indians
May 10, 2021 - The Poarch Band of Creek Indians praised the Alabama Senate last week for passing a controversial bill for a constitutional amendment that requires voter approval for ... Read more
News
San Manuel will buy Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
May 9, 2021 - The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will buy the Palm Casino making it the first Native American owner of a Las Vegas casino. The tribe will be the second to operate a casino in Las Vegas ... Read more
News Indiana
Gov signs Class III gaming compact for Four Winds Casino
May 8, 2021 - Governor Eric Holcomb finalized a Class III Gaming Compact with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi in ceremonial signing Tuesday at Howard Park following approval by the U.S. Interior Dept ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino opens Rock & Brews
May 7, 2021 - Rolling Hills Casino completed part of its 2021 expansion project with the grand opening of its new Rock & Brews Restaurant. The restaurant was founded by Kiss band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley ... Read more
News California
New California gaming compact is signed with Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe (Tachi Palace Casino)
May 6, 2021 - Governor Gavin Newsom's office announced last week the signing of a new tribal-state gaming compact with the Tachi Yokut Tribe of the Santa ... Read more
News California
New California gaming compact is signed with Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians (Twin Pine Casino)
May 6, 2021 - Governor Gavin Newsom's office announced last week the signing of a new tribal-state gaming compact with the Pomo Indians, owners of ... Read more
News California
San Manuel's casino expansion opens in July
May 5, 2021 - Another phase of the $550 million expansion at San Manuel Casino will open in July adding two more floors of gaming space with 1,300 more slot machines, 40 more table games and a fifth high-limit room. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino opens recruitment center at Ontario Mills
May 4, 2021 - To help San Manuel Casino Resort hire 2,500 new employees over the next six months, the casino has opened a recruitment center inside Ontario Mills shopping center. The office is open Mon ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol's temporary gaming casino slips to early 2022
May 3, 2021 - It is highly unlikely the Hard Rock Bristol will open its temporary gaming casino this year according to the Virginia Lottery Board. Although state legislation allows temporary gaming ... Read more
News New York
New York tribes and the recreational marijuana industry
May 2, 2021 - Some New York tribes are taking steps to open recreational marijuana businesses on their reservations following the enactment of the state's new marijuana law. Tribal land is sovereign and not subject to ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond Casino selection is down to two proposals
May 1, 2021 - Richmond's Mayor announced last week that Bally's Corporation has been eliminated as a candidate for the city's future casino. The final selection will now be made between Cordish Companies and Urban ... Read more
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