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News Florida
Seminole Tribe files emergency appeal of Florida sportsbook ruling
December 2, 2021 - Sports betting in Florida ceased last week following a U.S. Circuit Court ruling that invalidates the Seminole-Florida sportsbook compact. The court ordered the suspension of all ... Read more
News Virginia
Rivers Casino Portsmouth will break ground Dec 7
December 1, 2021 - The $300 million Rivers Casino Portsmouth will formally break ground on Tuesday December 7th next week. The site is 57 acres located a few miles southwest of downtown Portsmouth ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' Casino at San Manuel sets grand opening of new hotel on Dec. 13
November 30, 2021 - San Manuel Indians have set Dec. 13th for the grand opening celebration of its new resort hotel at Yaamava' Resort and Casino at San Manuel. The 17-floor hotel tower features ... Read more
News North Dakota, South Dakota
Dakota Nation Sportsbook to open at Dakota Magic Casino
November 29, 2021 - Dakota Magic Casino is preparing to open the Dakota Nation Sportsbook inside its location in Hankinson, North Dakota, an hour south of Fargo. The sportsbook will include a "Vegas-style". ... Read more
News Florida
US District Court denies request for stay on sports betting
November 28, 2021 - The federal judge, who ruled last week the Seminole Tribe's sports betting compact with Florida was illegal, has now rejected a plea from the tribe for a stay on that ruling. US District Judge ... Read more
News Oregon
Salem Casino Project Update
November 27, 2021 - The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians propose building a casino in North Salem, Oregon. Construction will generate 2,300 jobs with $141.7 million in wages. In addition, the procurement of materials will add $54.4M ... Read more
News Unitied States
Today Celebrate Native American Heritage Day
November 26, 2021 - Native American Heritage Day is observed each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This is a day to celebrate the rich cultures and historical ... Read more
News Florida
Seminoles will appeal Florida sports betting ruling and ask for stay
November 25, 2021 - Within hours Tuesday after a U.S District Court ruling invalidated the Florida sports betting compact, the Seminoles filed a notice of appeal along with a motion for a stay pending the appeal. ... Read more
News Illinois, Wisconsin
Potawatomi Tribe claims Waukegan casino license is a 'rigged process'
November 24, 2021 - The long, long process to select a applicant for the Waukegan casino license has become longer. The Illinois Gaming Board delayed the selection process Thursday ... Read more
News Florida
Fed judge stops Florida's sports betting compact with Seminole Tribe
November 23, 2021 - A DC district court judge ruled late yesterday that Florida's gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe is invalid because it violates the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). ... Read more
News Illinois
New details on 5 Chicago casino proposals
November 22, 2021 - The office of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot release additioinal details about the five Chicago casino proposals on Friday. Each proposal will be reviewed by a committee of city department leaders who will select one to ... Read more
News Minnesota
Prairie Island Indians celebrate Native American Heritage with Minnesota Timberwolves and Wild
November 21, 2021 - Native American Heritage Day will be celebrated Nov. 26 at the hockey game between the Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets. In partnership with the ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Sacramento opens Rocktane Gas & Smoke
November 20, 2021 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain has opened its new 24/7 Rocktane Gas & Smoke retail station The 4.500-square-foot addition features a 16-pump fuel station ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City celebrates first anniversary
November 19, 2021 - Agua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City is celebrating its one-year anniversary through the end of November with special music events scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 24. ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute casino license awarded to Churchill Downs
November 18, 2021 - Today the Indiana Gaming Commission made its final selection from four casino applicants seeking to build and operate a casino in Terre Haute. The commission selected Churchill Downs to ... Read more
News Nebraska
Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission releases final casino regulatory draft
November 17, 2021 - The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission released a final draft Friday of rules and regulations for casino gambling at horse racing tracks. The 67-page document covers ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino opens Paskenta Brewery & Distillery
November 16, 2021 - The first tribal-owned distillery in California opened Friday at Rolling Hills Casino. The Paskenta Brewery and Distillery is a new brewhouse and fine spirit distillery added to the casino as part of ... Read more
News Florida
Feds defend Seminole mobile sports betting compact
November 15, 2021 - In a U.S. District Court hearing last week, two pari-mutuels challenged the sports betting agreement between Florida and the Seminole Indian Tribe. Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued the IGRA ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee casino proposal wins Pope County license
November 14, 2021 - The Arkansas Racing Commission voted 3-2 Friday to award the Pope County casino license to Cherokee Nations Businesses. The Cherokee will build Legends Casino ... Read more
News
Kiowa Tribe breaks ground on Kiowa County casino
November 13, 2021 - The Kiowa Tribe broke ground on a new casino yesterday in Hobart, Oklahoma. All Kiowa members were invited to the 11 AM ceremony at the casino site off Highway 183 near 5th Street downtown. ... Read more
News Arizona,New Mexico
Navajo Nation permanently bans smoking inside casinos
November 12, 2021 - The Navajo Nation has permanently banned indoor smoking at its tribal casinos. A temporary ban has been in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. Saturday the ban became permanent ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock opens temporary casino in Rockford, IL
November 11, 2021 - Yesterday Hard Rock International opened a temporary casino named Rockford Casino to operate during the construction phase of the $310 million Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, IL. ... Read more
News Michigan
Muskegon casino project needs Gov. Whitmer's approval before deadline
November 10, 2021 - The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians held a rally Friday to urge Gov. Whitmer to give final approval to the tribe's casino and hotel plans in Muskegon County. ... Read more
News North Carolina, South Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino gets support from U.S. House Bill
November 9, 2021 - On the first day of Native American Heritage Month the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1619 titled "Catawba Indian Nation Lands" to ratify the decision by the U.S. Interior Dept ... Read more
News North Carolina
U.S. House votes for full recognition of Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
November 9, 2021 - On the first day of Native American Heritage Month the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2758 titled "Lumbee Recognition Act". The bill would grant full federal recognition to the ... Read more
News Florida
Hard Rock's mobile sportsbook launches in Florida
November 8, 2021 - The Seminole Tribe quietly launched its sports betting mobile app last week without any public announcement. Under terms of the gaming compact signed with the state last June, the tribe could ... Read more
News Missouri, Oklahoma
Osage Nation plans Missouri casino hotel at Lake of the Ozarks
November 7, 2021 - The Osage Nation announced plans in a press release last week to build a hotel with a casino, restaurants and entertainmnent on a site near Lake Ozark in Miller County, Missouri. ... Read more
News Arizona
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort celebrates first-year accomplishments
November 6, 2021 - We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort celebrated its first anniversary last Friday having opened October 29, 2020. The first year ended with many noteable and outanding accomplishments. ... Read more
News California
New Eagle Mountain Casino holds 'Topping Out Ceremony'
November 5, 2021 - The new Eagle Mountain Casino under construction in Porterville, California celebrated a major milestone last Thursday as a gathering of 300 people cheered the raising and placement of the ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond voters reject casino
November 4, 2021 - On Tuesday voters rejected a casino referendum to build a casino resort in South Richmond. The measure was defeated by a 1,200-vote margin - 51.4% to 48.56%. Richmond was the last of five cities authorized for a casino ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino completes casino expansion
November 3, 2021 - The Spokane Tribe has completed the second phase of its multi-year expansion plan with its opening of an additional 20,000-square feet of casino floor that includes 300 more slot machines ... Read more
News Illinois
5 proposals submitted for Chicago casino-resort
November 2, 2021 - Four applicants for the sole Chicago casino license have proposed five different locations to the Illinois Gaming Board. All applications were received by the board prior to the Oct. 29 deadline. ... Read more
News Illinois
Which tribe will build Chicagoland's south suburban casino?
November 1, 2021 - The Illinois Gaming Board has selected two applicants as finalists for Cook County's south suburban casino license. The finalists are the Choctaw Nation (OK) and the Poarch Indians (AL) ... Read more
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