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News California
California tribes seek 2020 ballot measure for sports betting
November 19, 2019 - A coalition of 18 California tribes are seeking to place a sports betting measure on the Nov. 2020 ballot. It would authorize sports books at California Indian casinos and racetracks. ... Read more
News Alabama
Poarch Creek Indians propose comprehensive gambling plan for Alabama
November 18, 2019 - The Poarch Creek Indians have launched a public awareness campaign to expand their casinos in the state, add Class III table games, sports betting, a state lottery ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes will expand Lucky Star Casino Watonga
November 17, 2019 - The expansion of the Lucky Star Casino Watonga will add gaming space for 400 new slot machines, a restaurant, a five-story hotel with 80 guest rooms, and a convention center ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Fancy Dance Casino will open mid-2020
November 16, 2019 - After several start-up delays the Ponca Tribe has begun construction on the new Fancy Dance Casino near Perry, Oklahoma. The new 10,000-square-foot casino with 290 slot machines will be completed in ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino relocation is approved by Federal BIA
November 15, 2019 - The Tule River Tribe has received the necessary approvals from local and federal officals to move the Eagle Mountain Casino to a new location near the Porterville Airport. ... Read more
News Oregon
Chinook Winds Casino will host Siletz Tribe's 42nd Annual Restoration Powwow
November 14, 2019 - This Saturday the Siletz Tribe, owners of Chinook Winds Casino, will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the federal government's restoration of their tribe ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Awarded Best Casino and Best Casino Buffet
November 13, 2019 - The readers of San Diego Uptown News have voted Sycuan Casino Resort as Best Casino and Best Casino Buffet in this year's poll of local businesses. This is the third consecutive year ... Read more
News North Carolina
Harrah's Cherokee Casinos partner with NFL Carolina Panthers
November 12, 2019 - Harrah's Cherokee Casinos and the Carolina Panthers have signed a 5-year sponsorship and partnership agreement involving naming rights to the pre-game and post-game ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma tribes unanimously reject arbitration proposal
November 11, 2019 - Thirty five Oklahoma tribes have unanimously rejected an arbitration proposal by the state attorney general to resolve their gaming compact dispute with Gov. Stitt. ... Read more
News New York
Oneida Nation will open "The Lakehouse at Sylvan Beach" in May 2020
November 10, 2019 - The Oneida Indian Nation announced plans this week to open a dining and gaming venue in Sylvan Beach, NY. It will feature 100 slot machines with indoor/outdoor dining ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Nation plans sportsbooks at three casinos
November 9, 2019 - Sports betting is coming soon to Seneca Niagara Casino, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Seneca Allegany Casino. The Seneca Nation has partnered with Kambi Group, a leading supplier in sports ... Read more
News Colorado
Colorado voters approve sports betting
November 8, 2019 - By an extremely narrow margin, state voters approved a ballot measure Tuesday authorizing the Colorado Division of Gaming to license and regulate sports betting at casinos and on mobile apps.. ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Celebrates 36th Anniversary with $2.5M in Giveaways
November 7, 2019 - Sycuan Casino Resort is giving away $2.5M in cash, free plays, prizes and car giveaways throughout the month of November as Sycuan celebrates its 36th anniversary. ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino breaks ground on major expansion
November 6, 2019 - Rolling Hills Casino has begun a major renovation and expansion that includes a 40% enlargement of the gaming floor, two new restaurants, an onsite brewery and distillery, hotel room upgrades at both ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Casino becomes official partner of NHL Seattle
November 5, 2019 - The partnership between the Muckleshoot Casino and NHL Seattle was announced Oct. 30 at a Muckleshoot Indian Tribe's blessing of the land ceremony performed at Seattle Center ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente celebrates groundbreaking for downtown Cathedral City casino
November 4, 2019 - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians broke ground today on their new casino in downtown Cathedral City. The location is the northwest corner of East Palm Canyon ... Read more
News United States
USA Today names 2019 Top 10 casinos outside Vegas
November 3, 2019 - Barona Casino, an Indian casino in Southern California, was named "Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas" in the 2019 USA Today's Readers' Choice Awards. Five in the Top 10 are Native Am ... Read more
News California
Barona Resort & Casino named 'Best Casino Outside Vegas' by USA Today
November 2, 2019 - Barona Casino was named "Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas" in the 2019 USA Today's Readers' Choice Awards. Barona won the award for its friendly dealers, a great ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino Sacramento Celebrates a Rockin' Grand Opening
November 1, 2019 - The $440M Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at Fire Mountain officially opened its doors Oct. 30 with a traditional guitar smash, live entertainment, special promotions and giveaways ... Read more
News California
Viejas Casino launches Heroes Club for those that serve
October 31, 2019 - Viejas will launch its Heroes Club on Veterans Day Nov. 11 with discounts and club benefits for veterans, active military, law enforcement, first responders and border patrol. Dependents are eligible. ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Niagara Casino will host 9th Native American Music Awards
October 30, 2019 - Seneca Niagara Casino will host the 9th annual Native American Music Awards on Saturday Nov 2. The awards recognize the top artists, songs, albums, groups and ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove casino court win is appealed
October 29, 2019 - Two weeks after a DC federal judge dismissed a lawsuit from an opposition group trying to block construction of the Elk Grove casino, that group Stand Up for California! has filed an appeal based on ... Read more
News New York
Point Place Casino plans expansion in 2020
October 28, 2019 - Construction has begun at Point Place Casino to expand the casino floor and add new slot machines. There will also be space for a Dealer School for Blackjack, 3-Card-Poker, Spanish-21, Mississippi Stud Poker ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock opens $1.5B expansion and new guitar-shaped hotel
October 27, 2019 - After 2 1/2 years of construction and $1.5B the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood opened its expanded casino on Oct. 24 and its guitar-shaped hotel on Oct. 25. ... Read more
News Illinois
Choctaw casino plan for suburban Chicago receives unanimous local approval
October 26, 2019 - The Matteson Village Board of Trustees voted 6-0 to approve the Choctaw casino proposal to build a $300 million casino hotel in suburban Chicago. ... Read more
News Illinois
Five tribes propose building commercial casinos in Illinois
October 25, 2019 - Five tribes have proposed building new casinos in Illinois under the Rebuild Illinois Act including the Choctaw Nation (OK), Potawatomi (WI), Poarch Creek (AL), Ho-Chunk Nation (WI), and ... Read more
News Illinois
Choctaw Nation proposes suburban Chicago casino
October 24, 2019 - Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has proposed a $300M casino, hotel and conference center to the Matteson Village Board near Chicago, Illinois. The 123,000-sq-ft casino would feature ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino plans $100M expansion
October 23, 2019 - Gun Lake Casino will soon break ground to enlarge its casino by 72,000 square feet, double the size of Stage 131, and add two upscale restaurants. The grand opening will be in the summer of 2021. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino partners with NFL Raiders, Allegiant Stadium
October 22, 2019 - At the Raiders Preview Center in Las Vegas last Monday, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced they are partnering with the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium. ... Read more
News Washington
Tribe opens cannabis retail store in Sequim, WA
October 21, 2019 - The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe opened a new cannabis retail store located 1/3 mile from their 7 Cedars Casino. The store is named Cedar Greens Cannabis Shop and is directly across ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Wind Creek Bethlehem plans new hotel and water park
October 20, 2019 - Wind Creek Bethlehem is planning a major expansion at the historic No. 2 Machine Shop of the old Bethlehem Steel factory. The plan includes a 300,000-sq-ft water park and a 276-room hotel. ... Read more
News South Dakota
Royal River Casino completes expansion with Relaunch Weekend
October 19, 2019 - After completing three years and $30M of renovations, upgrades and expansion, the Royal River Casino and Hotel is celebrating with its Relaunch Weekend Oct 11-13. ... Read more
News California
Cathedral City casino wins federal approval
October 18, 2019 - The Agua Caliente tribe will now move forward with their plans to build a casino in downtown Cathedral City, California after receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Interior. ... Read more
News Illinois
Wisconsin Tribe Proposes Suburban Chicago Casino
October 17, 2019 - The Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Nation proposes a $300M casino and hotel in south suburban Lynwood. The proposed location is 120 acres owned by the tribe and located east of Illinois 394 ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove casino wins final court battle
October 16, 2019 - After three years of litigation, a DC federal judge dismissed the final lawsuit against building the Elk Grove casino. The Wilton Rancheria can now finalize plans for their $500M casino in Sacramento County. ... Read more
News California
Cahuilla Casino Hotel Construction Update
October 15, 2019 - The Cahuilla tribe is spending $35.2 million to construct a new casino and hotel. The project is on schedule to open in Spring 2020.The casino's 14,000-square-foot gaming floor will include ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Wind Creek Bethlehem Celebrates Grand Opening
October 14, 2019 - The Poarch Creek Indians of Alabama celebrated the grand opening of their Wind Creek Bethlehem casino and resort. The property is the former Sands Casino & Resort Bethlehem. ... Read more
News Calfornia
San Manuel Casino and Anaheim Ducks expand partnership
October 13, 2019 - San Manuel Casino has announced the expansion of its 13-year partnership with the Anaheim Ducks. The new San Manuel Casino Winner's Circle at the Honda Center will ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino is approved by Rockford City Council
October 12, 2019 - Rockford City Council selected Hard Rock International over two other proposals as Rockford's single applicant for state licensing. Hard Rock will build a $310M casino with 65,000-sq-ft ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation's casino proposal is rejected by Russellville City Council
October 11, 2019 - Last week the Russellville City Council rejected the casino application from the Cherokee Nations and Legends Hospitality as incomplete. The $225M casino proposal ... Read more
News Washington
Angel of the Winds readies 2019 Xpansion Grand Opening
October 10, 2019 - Angel of the Winds Casino Resort will celebrate the grand opening of its $60M Xpansion project with festivities Oct 24-28. It will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 AM Oct 24. ... Read more
News Nevada
Las Vegas Paiute Indians open cannabis tasting room
October 9, 2019 - The first cannabis tasting room in Nevada was opened Oct 5 by the Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians just two blocks north of downtown Las Vegas inside their NuWu Cannabis Marketplace store. ... Read more
News Illinois
Alabama Tribe Proposes Casino in South Suburbs of Chicago
October 8, 2019 - Wind Creek Hospitality, the gaming and hospitality company of Alabama's Poarch Creek Indians, has proposed a $275M casino in the suburbs of East Hazel Crest and Homewood ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino South Bend opens high limit room
October 7, 2019 - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced the addition of a High Limit gaming room at their Four Winds Casino in South Bend. Located directly off the main casino floor, the new room offers ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Square opens to the public
October 6, 2019 - The Sycuan Tribe has opened the first phase of Sycuan Square with the 5,500-sq-ft Sycuan Market, drive-through smoke shop and a 16-pump fuel station. Revenues will benefit the reservation communities ... Read more
News California
2019 Southern California's Best Casinos
October 5, 2019 - The Southern California Gaming GuideTM has announced its annual Reader's Choice Awards for the Best Casinos in 17 categories. Winners are chosen from 24 Socal tribal casinos for 1st, 2nd and 3rd ... Read more
News Idaho
Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort named 'Tribal Destination of the Year'
October 4, 2019 - The Coeur d'Alene Casino was honored at the 21st annual American Indian Tourism Conference for its Cultural Tourism Program for promoting the history and culture of ... Read more
News California
Win-River relocation is opposed by Shasta County Board
October 3, 2019 - The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 against the Redding Racheria plan to move Win-River Resort & Casino to a 232-acre site on the I-5 south of Redding. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa opens $700M expansion with Grand Celebration Weekend
October 2, 2019 - Hard Rock is celebrating the grand opening of its $700M expansion with weekend of parties, $1M sweepstakes, ribbon cutting and guitar smashing ... Read more
News California
Morongo's 65,000-sq-ft expansion passes halfway point
October 1, 2019 - Construction of the 65,000-square-foot expansion of Morongo has passed the 50% completion point as it proceeds towards opening next summer. ... Read more
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