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News Massachusetts
Aquinnah lose appeal case against Martha's Vineyard
February 28, 2021 - The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) must work with the Martha's Vineyard Commission and town planners ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa is hiring 400 new employees
February 27, 2021 - Hard Rock Tampa has scheduled a Career Fair on Tuesday March 2. Job seekers are invited to the event to be held in the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. ... Read more
News Texas
U.S. Supreme Court asks Justice Department to weigh in on Tigua Indians Case v. Texas
February 26, 2021 - Texas and Texas tribes have fought over gambling rights for nearly 30 years. This week the Supreme Court issued a brief order for the Justice Dept to weigh in on the case. ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond casino bidders include Alabama's Poarch Indians
February 25, 2021 - Poarch Band of Creek Indians have joined the fight for the sole casino license in Richmond, VA. The tribe submitted a $541 million proposal to build a casino resort on the city's South Side. ... Read more
News Kansas
Crosswinds Casino opens March 2 in Park City, KS
February 24, 2021 - The Wyandotte Nation will open its new Crosswinds Casino next week on March 2, 2021. The casino is located in Park City, KS about 10 miles north of Wichita. ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond receives four casino applications by deadline
February 23, 2021 - Before the deadline closed last night, four applicants had submitted their proposals for building a casino in Richmond, Virginia. Here is the early information regarding the applications. More details are expected ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Community plans massive sports and entertainment complex at Wild Horse Pass
February 22, 2021 - The Gila River Indian Community will build a 3,300-acre sports and entertainment complex at Wild Horse Pass just south of the Loop 202 and I-10 inter ... Read more
News California
Spotlight 29 Casino opens new Taproom 29
February 21, 2021 - Spotlight 29 has replaced its Capitata Buffet space with a new brewpub named Taproom 29. Although the brewpub is already open, a formal grand opening will be celebrated on March 1st. ... Read more
News California
Pala Casino is reopening Pala Cafe after major remodel and Grab & Go addition
February 21, 2021 - Pala Casino Spa Resort is completing a total remodel and update to its popular Pala Cafe, which originally opened in 2001. The $4.5 million remodel brings an all-new design ... Read more
News Idaho
USDA Approves Nez Perce Tribe Hemp Plan
February 20, 2021 - Last week the USDA approved a plan by the Nez Perce Tribe to self-manage the production of industrial hemp on the tribe's reservation in Idaho. The Nez Perce is the 41st tribe to receive this approval. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Mashpee Tribe wins casino victory to proceed
February 19, 2021 - Yesterday the U.S. Interior Department withdrew its court appeal in the Mashpee tribe's land-in-trust case, which effectively now returns 151 acres of land in Taunton into federal trust for a casino. ... Read more
News New York
Shinnecock Casino Hamptons planned for 2022
February 18, 2021 - In a press release Wednesday the Shinnecock Nation announced plans to build a casino, named Shinnecock Casino Hamptons, on their tribal land at the eastern end of Long Island. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Cherokee and Choctaw close all casinos to conserve energy amid killer cold weather
February 17, 2021 - As the energy supply ran low in Oklahoma caused by crippling cold weather, all Cherokee Nation temporarily closed ll casinos Tuesday to conserve energy. ... Read more
News Nevada
Mohegan Sun Casino in Las Vegas will open March 25
February 16, 2021 - After two recent delays, the new Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will officially open on March 25th. The casino will be the first in Las Vegas to be operated by an Native American tribe ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Virtual Career Expo Feb 18, 2021
February 15, 2021 - The San Manuel Casino will host a virtual hiring fair on Thursday Feb 18 between 9 AM to 4 PM. This is first of a series online hiring events planned for the next 10 months as San Manuel seeks to hire 2,000 full-time ... Read more
News Arizona
We-Ko-Pa is nominated for design award
February 14, 2021 - We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is a finalist for this year's AZRE Magazine Real Estate and Development (RED) Awards. The magazine recognizes We-Ko-Pa for its "state-of-the-art construction and elegant design." ... Read more
News Arizona
We-Ko-Pa is Golfweek Magazine's Best Arizona Course
February 14, 2021 - Golfweek, the renowned US golfing magazine, rates the Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club as the #1 Best Course in Arizona. The Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa is rated the 7th Best Course. ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia Lottery Board approves state casino regulations
February 13, 2021 - Last week the Virginia State Lottery Board approved its initial set of casino regulations to govern state-approved casino gambling operations. The provisions include slot machine payout percentages ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino receives Forbes & Sharecare health security verification
February 12, 2021 - Sycuan Casino Resort has been Sharecare health security verified with Forbes Travel Guide. The casino, hotel and Singing Hills Golf Resort are included in the certification. ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford gets green light for construction
February 11, 2021 - The Illinois Gaming Board voted unanimously last week to allow construction of the Hard Rock Casino Rockford to move forward. The board found "preliminary suitability" for the ... Read more
News Minnesota
Treasure Island Resort & Casino launches electronic bingo with slots feature
February 10, 2021 - Treasure Island Resort & Casino has added a new electronic bingo tablet with real slot games for players that want to play bingo and slots simultaneously. ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation's application for Pope County casino is back into play after high court ruling
February 9, 2021 - This week the Arkansas Supreme Court put the Pope County casino license issue back into play by agreeing with a Cherokee Nation lawsuit against the ... Read more
News New Mexico
Isleta Casino and Resort reopens after 3-month COVID shutdown
February 8, 2021 - The Isleta Casino and Resort reopened Wednesday after shutting down last Nov. 16th for the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the second time this year that Isleta shut down for the pandemic. ... Read more
News Washington
Visit The Kitchen at the NEW Quil Ceda Creek Casino
February 7, 2021 - The Kitchen is an innovative food hall at the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino. Food is prepared with "green cooking" techniques and served at seven stations. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino Expansion Update 2021
February 6, 2021 - San Manuel Casino Resort continues its massive expansion project on schedule to add more gaming space by this summer, an onsite hotel by end of year and a new entertainment venue in 2022. ... Read more
News Washington
Grand Opening Ceremony at New Quil Ceda Creek Casino
February 5, 2021 - The all-new Quil Ceda Creek Casino opened at 10 AM Wednesday following a tribal ceremony at 9:30 AM. The new casino gaming floor is double the size of the original casino built in 2004. ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary's opening is delayed
February 4, 2021 - As construction nears completion on the $300 million Hard Rock Casino in Gary Indiana, the Indiana Gaming Commission is deciding an ownership controversy regarding a major investor ... Read more
News Hawaii
Hawaii lawmakers file seven gambling bills
February 3, 2021 - The Hawaii state government is facing budget shortfalls this year, which may result in the state legislature passing its first gambling act to add new revenues. ... Read more
News California
Mechoopda Casino project partners with Tachi Palace group
February 2, 2021 - The Mechoopda Indian Tribe, which is preparing to build a new casino near Chico, has partnered with a consulting, development and management company named Palace Hospitality. That company ... Read more
News California
All-New Chicken Ranch Casino & Resort planned for 2023
February 1, 2021 - Last week the Chicken Ranch Rancheria Me-Wuk Indians of California announced plans to replace the Chicken Ranch Casino with an all-new casino, hotel and conference center. ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino to expand gambling with compact amendment
January 31, 2021 - The Snoqualmie Tribe has reached a tentative agreement with the Washington State Gambling Commission to amend the Tribe's gaming compact for expanded gambling at the Snoqualmie ... Read more
News Connecticut, Puerto Rico
New Foxwoods Casino planned for Puerto Rico
January 30, 2021 - The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is making its first casino investment outside Connecticut. The tribe is investing $12.5 million to rebuild an historic casino inside the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects Stitt's remaining gambling compacts
January 29, 2021 - This week the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected the gaming compacts negotiated last year by Gov. Stitt with the Kialegee Tribal Town and the United Keetoowah Band ... Read more
News Arkansas
New Saracen Casino is a success after first two months
January 28, 2021 - After opening on October, 15, 2020, the new Saracen Casino is showing successful numbers. Even with the COVID-19 limitations on capacity, the customer traffic has been strong over the last two ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Indian Nation signs gaming compact with Gov. Cooper
January 27, 2021 - The Catawba Two Kings Casino took a major step forward when the Catawba Indian Nation signed a gaming compact with Gov. Roy Cooper last Friday. The gaming agreement will allow Two Kings ... Read more
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
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