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News California
New California Indian casinos possible after federal court ruling
April 11, 2021 - A federal judge ruled last week that California is violating tribal sovereignties when renegotiating gaming compacts by demanding compliance with nongaming policies that exceed state ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche Nation breaks ground for new casino in Cache, OK
April 10, 2021 - Comanche Nation broke ground for a new casino last week in the City of Cache, Oklahoma. A ceremony for the new construction project was held April 3. Construction will be completed by the end ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary lights up guitar marquee
April 9, 2021 - As a prelude to next month's the grand opening, Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana unveiled its new guitar marquee sign last night when it lit up the 37-foot tall sign designed after Joe Jackson's guitar. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino breaks ground in Porterville
April 8, 2021 - The Tule River Indian Tribe broke ground Tuesday for a new casino, hotel and entertainment center at a site Porterville Sports Complex. The new casino will replace the current located on the tribe's reservation ... Read more
News Georgia
Georgia Sports Betting Dies in Legislature
April 7, 2021 - Sports betting legislation is dead this year in Georgia. Three resolutions were introduced in the Georgia General Assembly to legalize sports wagering, and all three failed in the House prior to the end of this past ... Read more
News Arizona
Bucky's Casino Suite Level Now at The Findlay Toyota Center
April 6, 2021 - The grand opening of Bucky's Casino Suite Level At The Findlay Toyota Center was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 25th as the 2021 event season prepares to begin. ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino Expansion 2021 Update
April 5, 2021 - Spokane Tribe Casino release a video last week showing the latest status of their 2021 expansion project. Construction began in December to add 20,000 square feet of new gaming floor, more nonsmoking ... Read more
News Washington
Emerald Queen Casino partners with Sounders FC
April 5, 2021 - Emerald Queen Casino (EQC) is now the Official Casino and Entertainment Partner of the Seattle Sounders FC after Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the MLS team signed a partnership deal through 2027. ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond casino proposals cut to three candidates
April 4, 2021 - After reviewing six casino proposals submitted in February, Richmond has dropped three and kept three to continue in the selection process. The three proposals still in consideration are Bally's, Live! Richmond, ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Casino Tulsa reopens Skyline Event Center
April 3, 2021 - Next week the Skyline Event Center at Osage Casino in Tulsa will host its first event since shutting down in March 2020 for the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be an ESPN fight Smith Jr vs Vlasov on April 10 ... Read more
News Washington
Northern Quest announces 2021 summer outdoor concerts
April 2, 2021 - Northern Quest Resort & Casino will bring back its Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts this summer after canceling all performances last year due to COVID-19. In a press release last week, the casino ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba will open temporary casino July 1 during construction of Two Kings Casino
April 1, 2021 - Catawba Nation will open a temporary casino during the construction of Two Kings Casino Resort. The modular facility will open July 1 with 500 slot machines and a food ... Read more
News North Carolina
Feds give final sign-off on Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort
March 31, 2021 - The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the gaming compact between North Carolina and the Catawba Indian Nation last week, and will transfer the 16-acre casino site at Kings Mountain ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino's gaming compact blocks new casinos in 16 northern counties
March 30, 2021 - Since the state-tribe gaming compact for the Four Winds Casino was announced last January, additional information has revealed that one of the provisions requires Indiana ... Read more
News Indiana
Rocksino Terre Haute may begin construction in April
March 29, 2021 - The Rocksino Hard Rock Terre Haute casino project told the Indiana Gaming Commission this week the casino has secured a $175 million financing package t0 cover the full cost of construct ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk's Beloit casino plan is approved by Gov. Evers
March 28, 2021 - This week Gov. Tony Evers approved the $405M Beloit casino plan proposed by the Ho-Chunk Nation. The Beloit casino will be one of the largest in Wisconsin with a hotel, indoor water park ... Read more
News New Mexico
Santa Ana Star will reopen April 1
March 27, 2021 - Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel will reopen at 9 AM on April 1 after shutting down for most of the past year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Both the casino and the hotel will resume operations with some restrictions. ... Read more
News Michigan
Tribe seeks gaming compact with Gov. before building Muskegon casino
March 26, 2021 - Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is seeking a gaming compact with Gov. Whitmer defining the number and types of casino games allowed for the proposed Lakeshore Casino ... Read more
News Nevada
Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Opens Today!
March 25, 2021 - Mohegan Sun Casino and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will both officially open their doors this evening at 6 PM. The casino is the first in Las Vegas to be managed by a Native American tribe. ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Casino in Gary announces May 14 opening
March 24, 2021 - Hard Rock International announced yesterday the date for opening the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will be May 14. The traditional guitar smash will be held at 10 AM that day and the public ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino clears building site in Elk Grove
March 24, 2021 - Crews are clearing the building site for the new Sky River Casino in preparation for the first stages of construction. This follows the groundbreaking ceremony held earlier this month by the Wilton Rancheria. ... Read more
News Mississippi
Pearl River Resort enters Phase 2 of COVID-19 reopening plan
March 23, 2021 - Last Friday Pearl River Resort began Phase Two of reopening their casinos after shutting down last year for the COVID-19 pandemic. The new phase relaxes many of the safety ... Read more
News Connecticut
East Windsor CT is outraged over new Connecticut gaming deal
March 22, 2021 - A new Connecticut gaming agreement was announced Friday that will effectively kill the Tribal Winds casino project in East Windsor. The ten year deal to bring sports betting and online gambling to ... Read more
News Connecticut
Connecticut Governor, Tribes announce new gaming agreement
March 22, 2021 - A new agreement to "modernize gaming options" in Connecticut has been reached between Governor Ned Lamont and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Plans Virtual Career Expo March 29-31, 2021
March 21, 2021 - The San Manuel Casino Resort will hold a second three-day Virtual Career Expo on March 29-31 as part San Manuel's plan to add 2,000 new employees during 2021. The new hirees will increase the ... Read more
News California
Chuckchansi Gold Casino will host job fair March 23 March 21, 2021 - Chuckchansi Gold Resort & Casino will hold a job fair this week to hire 100 new employees for full and parttime positions as "guest room attendants, housekeeping supervisors, environmental services ... Read more
News Kansas
Crosswinds Casino is hiring additional employees
March 21, 2021 - Since opening March 2, Crosswinds Casino has continually opened new part-time and full-time job positions. Although a job fair was held last week, there are open positions remaining in dozens of fields. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Casino Immokalee will host job fair March 23
March 21, 2021 - The Seminole Casino in Immokalee is seeking to add new employees for parttime and fulltime positions in gaming, food and beverages, and hotel attendants. A job fair is scheduled for ... Read more
News Maine
Maliseets support bill for Indian gaming rights
March 20, 2021 - The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians are supporting new bill in the state legislature that will allow the tribe to negotiate for a casino in Aroostook County. >Currently there are no Indian gaming casinos in Maine ... Read more
News North Carolina
Cherokee open first sportsbooks in North Carolina
March 19, 2021 - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians opened "The Book" sports wagering venues yesterday inside their two casinos, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee and Harrah's Cherokee Valley Casino in ... Read more
News USA
Tribes are devastated after one year of COVID-19
March 18, 2021 - As the Covid-19 pandemic began spreading across our nation last year, its impact became the most deadly in our tribal communities. Tribal economies also collapsed as casinos were shut down ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Aquinnah Tribe appeals latest court decision
March 17, 2021 - The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has appealed last month's ruling by the First Circuit of Appeals Court that halted construction of the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino pending a review by Martha's Vineyard's ... Read more
News Alabama
Poarch tribe seeks ways to revive defeated gambling bill
March 16, 2021 - The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) continue efforts to expand casino gambling in Alabama despite last week's defeat Sen. Del Marsh's gambling bill. According to Wind Creek Hospitality VP ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino breaks ground on $100 million concert venue
March 16, 2021 - Thunder Valley Casino Resort celebrated a groundbreaking today for construction of a $100 million entertainment and concert center. It will be named "The Venue at ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Rockford clears casino site
March 15, 2021 - Construction crews are clearing the site for the Hard Rock Casino planned for Rockford, IL following preliminary approval from the Illinois Gaming Board to begin construction. Crews are removing the ... Read more
News Arizona, New Mexico
Navajo Nation casinos will "soft reopen" on March 15, 2021
March 14, 2021 - The four Navajo Nation casinos will reopen tomorrow March 15 as part of a "soft reopening" plan for Navajo businesses. The casinos have been closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19 ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee sue to reverse Pope County casino decision
March 13, 2021 - Cherokee Nation Businesses (CBN) have filed another lawsuit to reverse the decision of the Arkansas Racing Commission (ARC) that granted the sole Pope County casino license to Gulfside Partners ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama casino, lottery bill fails Senate by 2 votes
March 12, 2021 - The Alabama Senate did not have enough votes Tuesday for a constitutional amendment allowing a state lottery and up to ten new casinos. The bill required 21 votes to pass but fell short 19-13 ... Read more
News Texas
Texas bipartisan bill would legalize casino gambling
March 11, 2021 - A proposed bill in the Texas legislature would allow four casino resorts to be open in Texas the major metro areas Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. ... Read more
News Wyoming
2021 Championship of Champions Indian Relay Races in September
March 10, 2021 - The Horse Nations Indian Relay Council has scheduled the 2021 Championship of Champions Indian Relay Races for September 24th, 25th and 26th in Casper, Wyoming. ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino breaks ground near Sacramento
March 9, 2021 - The Wilton Rancheria celebrated the groundbreaking today for construction of a $400 million resort casino in Elk Grove near Sacramento, California. The casino name "Sky River Casino" will be ... Read more
News North Carolina
NC Cherokee casinos get federal approval for sportsbooks
March 8, 2021 - This week the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians received the final approval needed to open "The Book" sportsbook at each of their two North Carolina casinos. An opening date is expected ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino will break ground in Elk Grove on March 9
March 5, 2021 - Wilton Rancheria Tribe announced Tuesday that construction of their $500 million resort casino will kick off next week with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday March 9. ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino Expansion 2021
March 4, 2021 - Spokane Tribe Casino is currently in its second phase of construction. When it is finished at the end of 2021, the casino will be twice the size as it is today, the non-smoking area will be larger, a new restaurant will ... Read more
News Kansas
Crosswinds Casino holds Grand Opening
March 3, 2021 - Crosswinds Casino opened to the public last night after a 7 PM ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 20,000-square-foot casino has 500 slot machines. 200 VGT with red spins, high-stakes slots room, and a cafe and ... Read more
News Indiana
Indiana removes hold on Hard Rock Gary opening
March 3, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana can now proceed forward with announcing an opening date after the Indiana Gaming Commission accepted a resolution of ownership issues ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino adds new security technology
March 3, 2021 - Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee has installed a new nonintrusive screening technology at each guest and employee entrance to scan for and detect security threats. ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino completes hotel expansion
March 2, 2021 - The $180 million hotel expansion at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, CA is completed. The new South Tower features 459 rooms and suites, a pool complex, new restaurants, meeting spaces, event center ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino project at Elk Grove secures funding
March 1, 2021 - Wilton Rancheria announced Friday that financing has been secured for the proposed Sky River Casino in Elk Grove, California. The groundbreaking date for construction will be announced soon. ... Read more
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