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News California
Cathedral City casino approved by County Board
September 22, 2019 - Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve a compensation plan with the Agua Caliente Tribe to cover costs of county services needed for a Cathedral City casino. ... Read more
News Nevada
Mohegans will manage new Virgin Las Vegas casino
September 21, 2019 - Virgin Hotels has bought Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and plans to close, renovated, rebrand and reopen the property in 2020. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment will ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock announces new Daer South Florida entertainment complex
September 20, 2019 - Hard Rock have officials announced a massive 44,000-sq-ft entertainment complex featuring a poolside day club, a nightclub and a rooftop club. ... Read more
News North Carolina
NC Cherokee Council approves Cannabis Commission
September 19, 2019 - The Tribal Council of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has established a commission to research and develop economic opportunites in the industrial hemp industry. ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Casino breaks ground on 18-story hotel tower
September 18, 2019 - Muckleshoot Casino celebrated its second ground breaking this year. It begins the second phase of expansion to add a 400-room luxury hotel, the largest of any casino resort in the state. ... Read more
News U.S. Government
2018 Indian Gaming Revenues Increase 4.1% to $33.7 Billion
September 17, 2019 - The total 2018 revenue is based on audited financial statements of 501 gaming operations owned by 241 federally recognized Tribes across 29 states. ... Read more
News Michigan
Saganing Eagles Landing opens new $60M expansion, hotel
September 10, 2019 - On Sep 6 Saganing Eagles Landing celebrated the grand opening of its new 5-story hotel with 148 rooms and a rooftop restaurant. The larger gaming floor ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casinos named official partner of AZ Cardinals
September 9, 2019 - Gila River Hotels & Casinos has partnered with the Arizona Cardinals as the team's "Official Hotel and Casino". Fans will be treated to the largest casino promotions in 25-years of ... Read more
News New York
Yellow Brick Road Casino opens NY's largest sports betting lounge
September 8, 2019 - The largest sports betting lounge in New York State is now open at the Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango. It is 8,800-sq-feet with a 32-ft screen, full-service sports bar ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Casinos named 'Official Casino of the Buffalo Bills'
September 7, 2019 - Seneca Resorts and Casinos is the official casino partner of the Buffalo Bills. The Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will ... Read more
News California
Tachi Palace opens Pho-Nominal Eats
September 6, 2019 - The Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Kings County opened its newest restaurant last week. The Pho-Nominal Eats is a casual venue with a variety of menu choices including pan asian bowls, Vietnamese rolls and ... Read more
News Indiana
Indiana launches sports betting
September 5, 2019 - Indiana has become the 13th state to offer legalized sports betting. There is only in-person betting at licensed casinos at this time. Online and mobile betting will launch later in the football season. ... Read more
News Mississippi
Pearl River Resort Celebrates First Year of First Native American Sportsbook
September 4, 2019 - The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians were the first tribe in the nation to open a sportsbook in their casino on Aug 30 last year. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Oneida Casino partners with Green Bay Packers
September 3, 2019 - Oneida Casino, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary, has been named the official partner of the Packers. The casino will offer sweepstakes to win season ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds South Bend seeks to add table games, sportsbook
September 2, 2019 - Tribal leaders have asked Gov. Holcomb for a gaming compact allowing table games, Vegas-style slots and sports betting at Four winds Casino in South Bend. ... Read more
News New York
Shinnecock Nation will explore casino opportunities
September 1, 2019 - Last week the Shinnecock Indian Nation voted and overwhelmingly passed two gaming resolutions as the first step to exploring new casino opportunities. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa adds Elvis Presley's 24K gold leaf grand piano
August 31, 2019 - The new grand entrance to Tampa's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is now the home of Elvis Presley's 24K gold leaf grand piano. Elvis played this piano at Graceland. ... Read more
News California
Scotts Valley Indians continue fight for Vallejo casino
August 30, 2019 - The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians have filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in DC to overturn last February's DOI decision to reject their casino application for North Vallejo, California. ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente downtown casino is approved by Cathedral City Council
August 29, 2019 - The Cathedral City Council has approved a plan by the Agua Caliente tribe to build a new casino in the downtown area of Cathedral City. This is a key step forward ... Read more
News Michigan
Ojibwa Casino Marquette expansion will open in December
August 28, 2019 - The $40M renovation and expansion of the Ojibwa Casino will open before the end of this year. Its gaming floor will be double the size and feature 500 more slot machines. A 1,200-seat amphitheater ... Read more
News Washington
New Quil Ceda Creek Casino Opens Early 2021
August 27, 2019 - Construction is progressing on the new 126,700-sq-ft casino under construction west of I-5 at Fourth St. The new casino with 1,500 slots and 16 tab le games will replace the existing Quil Ceda Creek Casino in early 2021. ... Read more
News California
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians signs new 25-year gaming compact
August 26, 2019 - The tribe has signed a new gaming compact with California that allows 1,800 slot machines at Fantasy Springs Casino and 450 more beginning in 2024. A new, second casino ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Tribe celebrates 20 years of tribal sovereignty
August 25, 2019 - Gun Lake Tribe received federal recognition on Aug 23, 1999 restoring its rights to self-government and to sovereignty of reservation land under the U.S. Indian Gaming Regulatory ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Golden Mesa Casino will open Sept 12
August 24, 2019 - The Shawnee Tribe will finally celebrate the grand opening of its new casino in the Panhandle on Sept 7th. The casino will host 600 electronic gaming machines, 6 table games, a diner and entertainment. ... Read more
News New Mexico
Sandia Resort is adding 72,000 sq-ft expansion
August 23, 2019 - A 3-level expansion will be added to the southeastern edge of Sandia Resort & Casino. The top floor will be a 25,000-square-foot sports venue with a 30-ft sports bar, restaurant, outdoor decking, and indoor golf simulators. ... Read more
News Michigan
FireKeepers Casino Hotel celebrates 10th anniversay
August 22, 2019 - FireKeepers Casino is running a month-long celebration of its tenth anniversary with special entertainment, prizes and promotions. Over the decade the casino has added a 4-diamond hotel tower, new restaurants, event ... Read more
News Oklahoma
29 Tribal Nations Unite Against OK Gov
August 21, 2019 - A letter signed by leaders of 29 Oklahoma tribes was sent from the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association to Gov. Stitt expressing their united opposition to his call to renegotiate payments before renewing gaming compacts on Jan 1, 2020. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood will open 14 new restaurants
August 20, 2019 - Hard Rock will open many new dining venues during its Oct 24 Grand Opening of its $1.5B expansion including a new American live-fire grill, Vegas-style buffet, contemporary ... Read more
News Oregon
Chinook Winds is opening Sports Betting Lounge Aug 27
August 19, 2019 - The Chinook Winds Casino open a Sports Wagering Lounge on Aug 27. The casino's website has posted sports betting rules as well as open job opportunities. ... Read more
News New Mexico
Isleta Resort & Casino opens sportsbook
August 18, 2019 - Isleta opened the fourth sportsbook in New Mexico on Monday taking bets on in-state college games of the Lobos and Aggies. Sports betting is open everyday from 8 am till 1 pm in a temporary ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino Resort Rated AAA Four Diamonds
August 17, 2019 - The new 12-story Sycuan hotel has been inspected by the Auto Club and given the AAA Four Diamond Rating. Only 6.3 percent of all AAA-inspected hotels have received Four Diamonds. ... Read more
News Iowa | Nebraska
Prairie Flower Casino kept open by U.S. District Court
August 16, 2019 - The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska won another court decision Tuesday against the city government of Council Bluffs amd the state governments of Iowa and Nebraska. In U.S. District Court ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Sacramento now accepting hotel reservations
August 15, 2019 - As Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain nears its opening, the Hard Rock Hotel opened its reservation system today and began accepting room bookings. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Cedar Lakes Casino sets world record for fry bread taco
August 14, 2019 - During the grand opening celebration of the new Cedar Lakes Casino & Hotel on Aug 10, a Guinness world record for Indian tacos was set at 350 pounds. ... Read more
News Arizona
$400M West Valley Casino will open late 2019
August 13, 2019 - An all-new, larger casino will replace the current Glendale casino by the end of the year. The new gaming floor is 75,000-sq-ft, double the existing size, and new games are blackjack, poker, live bingo. ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation, Legends preview $225M Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas
August 12, 2019 - Plans to build the Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas in Russellville were revealed today. The $225M project includes an outdoor waterpark, outdoor music venue, ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation selected for Pope County casino
August 11, 2019 - The Cherokee Nation in partnership with Legends, a Cowboys/Yankees-backed hospitality company, wins court endorsement to build a casino and hotel complex in Russellville. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe drops marijuana from employee drug testing
August 10, 2019 - Wisconsin's Lac Courte Oreilles Band (LOC) of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has stopped testing for marijuana in drug tests of new hires. ... Read more
News Washington
Angel of the Winds Casino Expansion Update
August 9, 2019 - Angel of the Winds Casino is nearing the end of its $50M expansion project that adds 300,000 sq-ft. Yesterday the new casino floor opened as well as a 3-story paking structure. The new bowling alley will ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino opens new hotel tower
August 8, 2019 - Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee celebrated the grand opening of a second hotel tower today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and brief speeches by company officials. ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino holds active shooter training
August 7, 2019 - Snoqualmie Casino held active shooter training just days after the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. Two days of active shooter preparedness training was made available to ... Read more
News Illinois
Potawatomi Apply for Waukegan Casino License
August 6, 2019 - Potawatomi Hotel and Casino filed an application yesterday with the City of Waukegan, Illinois to build a commercial casino and entertainment venue under the Rebuild Illinois Law enacted last June. ... Read more
News Oregon
Oregon readies mobile sports betting
August 5, 2019 - Oregon Lottery will launch its new mobile sports betting app and website later this month. It is named the Oregon Lottery Scoreboard and will go live prior to the first game of NFL regular season. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Cedar Lakes Casino celebrates grand opening!
August 4, 2019 - The Leech Lake Band closed its Palace Casino July 22 and replaced it with the new Cedar Lakes Casino-Hotel in Cass Lake. A grand opening ceremony Aug 8 will begin a week-long celebration ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Casino partners with Los Angeles Rams
August 3, 2019 - Pechanga Resort Casino has agreed to a marketing partnership with the LA Rams. The team will provide Pechanga with premium stadium seats, VIP events, presenting sponsorship of ... Read more
News New York
Oneida Nation launches sports betting at Turning Stone and Point Place casinos
August 2, 2019 - Two Oneida casinos officially opened their sports betting lounges yesterday. Yellow Brick Road Casino will follow later this fall. ... Read more
News California
New Havasu Landing Resort & Casino Update
August 1, 2019 - The new Havasu Landing Resort & Casino has missed its announced July 31st opening and has not issued a new date due to a contractor issue. the new casino with its 13,000-square-foot gaming floor ... Read more
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