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News Michigan
Michigan Tribes pay 2% to State. Which pay most?
October 26, 2020 - The Michigan Gaming Control Board has announced the share of gaming revenues paid to the state by each of the state's 12 federally-recognized tribes during the last fiscal year. Michigan tribes pay ... Read more
News California
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino reopens bingo
October 25, 2020 - On Friday Fantasy Springs Resort Casino reopened bingo after temporarily shutting it down last March for the COVID-19 pandemic. Player capacity is limited to 50% for social distancing, and masks are ... Read more
News Michigan
Proposed Muskegon casino takes key step towards federal approval
October 24, 2020 - In 2015 the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians applied to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for approval to build a new casino near Muskegon, Michigan. Last week, the ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Chickasaw Nation receives BIA land approval for two, new casinos
October 23, 2020 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved two applications from the Chickasaw Nation to transfer Chickasaw land into federal trust for the purpose of gaming. The tribe plans to build two casinos ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol forecasts employment opportunities
October 22, 2020 - As the Nov. 3 election approaches, a job information event supporting the proposed Hard Rock Casino in Bristol was held by executives of Hard Rock International and Bristol's Chamber ... Read more
News Virginia
Pamunkey Tribe selects development team for Norfolk casino
October 21, 2020 - Last week the Pamunkey Tribe announced the hiring of a two-company development team for their proposed Norfolk Resort Casino. HKS Architects designed AT&T Stadium Dallas ... Read more
News Virginia
Pamunkey Tribe makes final push for Norfolk casino
October 20, 2020 - As the Nov. 3 election nears the Pamunkey Indian Tribe is making a final push for voter approval to build a casino near Harbor Park. The casino is supported by the Yes Norfolk Committee ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino opens permanent casino facility!
October 19, 2020 - Last thursday the Saracen Casino officially opened its new permanent gaming facility featuring 2,000 slot machines, 35 table games and several restaurants. Construction on the casino began Aug 2019 ... Read more
News Idaho
Nez Perce Tribe announces industrial hemp plan
October 18, 2020 - The Nez Perce Tribe is seeking member approval for a proposed amendment to the Nez Perce Tribal Code to establish a regulatory framework for producing industrial hemp on tribal land under the 2018 Farm ... Read more
News Oregon
Grand Ronde Tribe plans new casino near Portland
October 17, 2020 - The Confederated Tribe of Grand Ronde is preparing new plans to build a casino in Wood Village, in eastern Multnomah County. The building site would be the former Multnomah Greyhound Park, which ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino opens the "Seahawks Pit"
October 16, 2020 - The Snoqualmie Casino has cut the ribbon on its new "Seahawks Pit" table game area. The Seahawks Pit features Seahawk branding on three blackjack tables, the playing cards, the center backdrop, and the dealer ... Read more
News California
Tachi Palace Expansion Plan 2021
October 15, 2020 - Tachi Palace Casino Resort plans to expand its total gaming space by 44,000 square feet, add a new bingo hall/event center, build a new 120-room hotel tower, add a conference center, build a 3-level parking garage and expand ... Read more
News Tennessee
Tennessee sports betting opens Nov 1
October 14, 2020 - Tennessee will be the next state to open legalized sports betting beginning on the first of November. Bets will only be accepted through online mobile apps. A total of five sportsbook operators are expected to ... Read more
News Arizona, New Mexico
Navajo Nation outlaws hemp
October 13, 2020 - A new amendment to the Navajo Nation Criminal Code has changed the legal definition of marijuana to mean the entire cannabis plant including hemp. Serious penalties are specified for any convicted Navajo official ... Read more
News Washington
New Quil Ceda Creek Casino opens in early 2021
October 12, 2020 - The existing Quil Ceda Creek Casino will be replaced by an all-new casino under construction just west of I-5 Exit 199 at Fourth Street and Marine Drive. The opening date will be in early 2021. ... Read more
News Arkansas
River Valley plans temporary casino
October 11, 2020 - River Valley Casino Resort was licensed on July 31, 2020 and is currently seeking additional approval to build a temporary casino to operate 500 slot machines and 8 table games while construction proceeds on ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino opens Stage 131 Sportsbook & Lounge
October 10, 2020 - On Oct. 3 the Gun Lake Casino opened its new sports betting venue named Stage 131 Sportsbook & Lounge. Bets can be placed on professional and college sports with single bets, over/under bets and ... Read more
News North Dakota
Two North Dakota Indian casinos will launch sports betting
October 9, 2020 - Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians has partnered with IGT PlaySports to bring sports betting to the tribe's two casinos: Grand Treasure Casino and Sky Dancer Casino and Resort. ... Read more
News South Dakota
South Dakota Will Vote on Sports Betting
October 9, 2020 - South Dakotans will decide whether to approve sports betting in the Nov. 3 election. Another ballot measure on whether to legalize marijuana is also on the ballot. Both are expected to draw a strong turnout, and both ... Read more
News LA, MS, NC
2020 Best Casinos in the Native American South
October 8, 2020 - The 2020 Best of Gaming Awards have been presented to the top Native American casinos located in our southern states. The major categories are Best Casino, Best Hotel and Best Overall Gaming Resort ... Read more
News New York
Turning Stone Resort Casino named 2020 Best Overall Gaming Resort
October 7, 2020 - Turning Stone is New York's first-place winner in the top three gaming categories of the 2020 Best of Gaming Awards published by Casino Player Magazine. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Best Oklahoma Casinos win 2020 Awards
October 6, 2020 - Four Oklahoma casinos were recognized in this year's Best of Gaming Awards presented by Casino Player Magazine. These include Choctaw Casino Durant, Downstream Casino, River Spirit Casino and Hard Rock Tulsa. ... Read more
News Washington
Six Washington Casinos win 2020 Best of Gaming Awards
October 5, 2020 - Six tibal casinos in Washington State were named winners in this year's Best of Gaming Awards in the Native American Northwest. First place awards went to Ilani Casino, The Skagit Casino Resort and The ... Read more
News Iowa
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel named Best Overall Gaming Resort
October 4, 2020 - Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel received several awards in the 2020 Best of Gaming Awards published by Casino Player Magazine. The Iowa casino hotel won first place ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood wins 2020 Best Of Gaming Awards October 3, 2020 - Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood was recognized by Casino Player Magazine as the 2020 winner of three major Best Of Gaming Awards. The casino won first place as ... Read more
News Oregon
Wildhorse Family FunPlex opens at Wildhorse Resort & Casino
October 2, 2020 - Wildhorse Resort & Casino has completed the first phase of an $85 million expansion project and opened the new Wildhorse Family FunPlex featuring an upscale bowling center named Quaking ... Read more
News Nevada
Mohegan Sun Casino At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opens Jan 15, 2021
October 1, 2020 - The new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and its Mohegan Sun Casino will open to the public on January 15, 2021. The new property is built on the site of the former Hard Rock Las Vegas. ... Read more
News United States
Indigenous Impacts: How Native American communities are responding to COVID-19
September 30, 2020 - A new series of special reports from Forum News Service finds courage and resiliency in Native American communities fighting head-on against ... Read the articles
News United States
2020 Casino Player Magazine Awards Top Indian Casinos
September 29, 2020 - Every year Casino Player Magazine conducts an extensive survey of the best casinos in our nation. This year is the 25th anniversary edition of the magazine's Best Of Gaming Awards. ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Resorts & Casinos Cancels Live Shows to Feb 1, 2021
September 28, 2020 - Seneca Resorts and Casinos has cancelled all live concerts and entertainment at its casinos until February 1, 2021. All shows will be rescheduled for a future date, and all tickets are refundable. ... Read more
News Texas
Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino reopens Oct 1
September 27, 2020 - The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino announced in a press release last week that it will reopen Thursday October 1. The casino has been closed since March 19, 2020 for COVID-19. ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Resort Casino named Best Casino 2020
September 26, 2020 - The Press Enterprise recognized Pechanga Resort Casino as the Best Casino in Southern California in this year's annual Best of Inland Empire awards. Second place went to San Manuel Casino and third place to Soboba Casino Resort. ... Read more
News United States
Five Indian casinos named in Top 10 Best Casinos Outside of Las Vegas
September 25, 2020 - The 2020 USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards were announced this week naming Foxwoods the Best Non-Vegas Casino and four others in the top ten. Six of ten won ... Read more
News Connecticut
Foxwoods named Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas
September 24, 2020 - Foxwoods Resort Casino is the 2020 Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas according to readers of USA Today. USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards selected Foxwoods #1 over 1,500 casinos ... Read more
News Connecticut
Mohegan Sun named Best Casino Hotel
September 24, 2020 - Mohegan Sun has been named the 2020 Best Casino Hotel by USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. This is the third consecutive year that Mohegan Sun has received this award. The casino has also won ... Read more
News Michigan
Four Winds Casino will replace The Hard Rock Cafe
September 23, 2020 - Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI will close The Hard Rock Cafe on Oct. 31 and replace it with the Kankakee Grille. The change comes as the Hard Rock Casino in Gary, IN prepares to open by ... Read more
News Virginia
Bristol Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Preview Video
September 22, 2020 - Developers of the planned Bristol Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Bristol, Virginia discuss the features and amenities designed for the property. ... Read more
News Virginia
Bristol Hard Rock Hotel & Casino unveils new 3D model
September 22, 2020 - A 3D model of the planned Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino in Bristol went on public display last Thursday at the former Bristol Mall. The model shows the casino, entertainment venue ... Read more
News Michigan
Turtle Creek Casino opens the Onyx Sports Book by William Hill
September 21, 2020 - Turtle Creek Casino has partnered with William Hill to open a retail sports betting operation inside its Onyx Sports Bar. The new sportsbook features 20 HDTVs, an outside patio ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Supreme Court denies rehearing on tribal compacts
September 20, 2020 - The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a rehearing requested by Gov. Kevin Stitt regarding the invalidation of gaming compacts with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouri Tribe. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa earns 2020 TripAdvisor Award
September 19, 2020 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa has received a 2020 Travelers' Choice Award from TripAdvisor for consistently positive reviews by its users. Hard Rock Tulsa ranks in the top 10% ... Read more
News California
First Preview of New Aqua Caliente Pavilion
September 18, 2020 - Aqua Caliente Pavilion will be a 12,000-square-foot, live event center at the new Aqua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City, CA. It will host live entertainment, special events and private parties. ... Read more
News California
USDA Approves Hemp Plan for California Tribe
September 17, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week the approval of the hemp regulatory plan submitted by the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians of Southern California. The tribe is the 34th ... Read more
News Michigan
Michigan's Active and Coming-Soon Sportsbooks
September 16, 2020 - Seven Michigan casinos have opened onsite sportsbooks in time for the kickoff of the 2020 NFL season. Eight more casinos are in final preparation before opening their doors to sports betting. ... Read more
News Nebraska
Nebraska Supreme Court allows casino measures on Nov 3 ballot
September 15, 2020 - The State Supreme Court overruled Secretary of State Bob Evnen's decision to block three pro-gambling initiatives from the Nov ballot. In a 4-3 decision the Court ruling will place the ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Sugar Creek Casino Expansion Update
September 14, 2020 - Construction to expand the Sugar Creek Casino has been underway since last November. The cafe expansion was completed earlier this year. The gaming floor expansion continues, however, the ... Read more
News Michigan
Island Resort & Casino Opens Sportsbook
September 13, 2020 - The new sportsbook at Island Resort and Casino in Harris opened Thursday prior to the NFL Thursday night football game. The casino is the first in the Upper Peninsula to open an onsite sportsbook, and the 9th ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino relocation final approval approaches deadline
September 12, 2020 - The U.S Department of Interior has a deadline of October 2 to approve the Tule River Tribe's Fee-To-Trust application to relocate the Eagle Mountain Casino near ... Read more
News Virginia
TV ads seeks voter support for Hard Rock Bristol
September 11, 2020 - The 'Vote Yes For Bristol' campaign launched its first TV ads this week in a major effort to win voter approval in the Nov. 3 election to build the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Bristol, Virginia. ... Read more
News Oregon
USDA Approves Hemp Plan for Oregon Tribe September 10, 2020 - The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indian, a federally recognized tribe in Oregon, received approval last month from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to manage and produce hemp under terms of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. ... Read more
News United States
5 Largest US Casinos - All Native American
September 9, 2020 - None of the largest casinos in the U.S. are in Las Vegas! The five largest casinos are owned by Native American tribes, according to an article published this month by PlayUSA. The casinos are ranked by ... Read more
News New York
Shinnecock Nation partners with Hard Rock Casino
September 8, 2020 - The Shinnecock Indian Nation plans to build a "world-class entertainment destination". Last week the tribe announced a "fully vested" casino partnership with Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment and ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Resort Casino voter campaign is launched
September 7, 2020 - The "All In Norfolk" campaign to gather voter support for the Norfolk Resort Casino is officially underway. The Norfolk casino requires voter approval in the Nov. 3, 2020 election for construction ... Read more
News North Carolina
Hard Rock Casino Bristol receives local business support
September 6, 2020 - A coalition of Bristol businesses has announced support for the Hard Rock Casino project and the 'Vote Yes For Bristol' ballot referendum. The coalition is named "Small Businesses for Bristol" ... Read more
News California
California Supreme Court gives final approval to build Madera casino
September 5, 2020 - A ten-year-old case was decided by the California Supreme Court last week giving final approval to the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians to proceed with construction on a casino ... Read more
News Nebraska
Nebraska pulls casino measure from Nov 3 ballot
September 4, 2020 - Secretary of State Bob Evnen has blocked the "Keep the Money in Nebraska (KMN)" casino measure from the November ballot after reviewing the wordage in the petition submitted in ... Read more
News North Carolina
New North Carolina casino is named 'Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort'
September 3, 2020 - Last Friday the Catawba Indian Nation announced the official name of the new casino under construction at Kings Mountain, NC will be the "Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort". ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Fancy Dance Casino opens Sept 4
September 2, 2020 - The new Fancy Dance Casino will open Friday morning Sept. 4 at 10am. The casino is located at I-35 and US Hwy 412 in Perry east of Enid, OK and owned by Ponca Tribe. The casino is 10,000 square feet with 290 slots ... Read more
News Michigan
Bay Mills Indians plan independent move into marijuana industry
September 1, 2020 - Last week the Bay Mills Indian Community announced plans to create an independent, tribal marijuana business to compete against the Michigan-regulated marijuana companies. ... Read more
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