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News California
Morongo Casino opens Wahlburgers restaurant
July 29, 2021 - Morongo is the first tribal casino to open a Wahlburgers burger restaurant and bar. The restaurant is owned by actor Mark Wahlberg and his two brothers, actor Donnie and chef Paul. ... Read more
News California
Barstow Casino plan revived by Chemehuevi Tribe
July 28, 2021 - The City of Barstow, California and the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe have negotiated an updated Municipal Services Agreement (MSA) to compensate the City for additional services costs that will be ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino grand opening tour of the expanded casino
July 27, 2021 - San Manuel Casino became the largest casino in California and on the West Coast Saturday when it opened its new 2-floor casino expansion during its 35th anniversary ... Read more
News California
Havasu Landing Casino reinstates COVID protocols
July 26, 2021 - Havasu Landing Casino at California's Lake Havasu was shut down earlier this week to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The casino reopened July 23, 2021 after reinstating COVID protocols and ... Read more
News Mississippi
Pearl River Resort casino reinstates mask mandate
July 26, 2021 - Face coverings are again mandatory for guests and employees at Pearl River Resort and Bok Homa Casino in Choctaw, MS due to a spike in COVID-19 delta variant cases. The reinstated mask order is ... Read more
News Florida
Florida gambling opportunities are targeted by major gaming interests
July 25, 2021 - Florida's recent gaming deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida has brought millions of dollars in political contributions from out-of-state gaming giants to promote more gaming ... Read more
News California
San Manuel becomes California's largest casino today on its 35th anniversary
July 24, 2021 - Today San Manuel Casino is celebrating its 35th anniversary by opening its new expanded casino. The expansion includes two new floors of gaming space adding 1,300 new slots ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia Lottery Board sends casino regulations to Gov. Northam for signature
July 23, 2021 - The Virginia Lottery Board has approved state casino regulations and sent the package to Gov. Northam for his signature. After sign-off the regulations will enter a public ... Read more
News Michigsn
Firekeepers Casino will open 2nd hotel tower Aug 16
July 22, 2021 - FireKeepers Casino Hotel will celebrate the opening of a second hotel tower on August 16. The new eight-story tower will a add 203 guest rooms to the existing 242-room Firekeepers hotel, which has been a AAA Four Diamond ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tejon moves forward
July 21, 2021 - The Tejon Indian Tribe has announced the companies that will design and build the new Hard Rock Casino Tejon south of Bakersfield. CThe Tejon project is expected to create more than 1,000 construction jobs and 2,000 perm ... Read more
News North Carolina
Cherokee approves $275 million expansion of Valley River Casino & Hotel in Murphy
July 20, 2021 - The Cherokee Tribal Council has approved a $275 million master plan to add a second hotel tower and more gaming at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Buffalo Run Casino & Resort completes $3.3M renovation
July 19, 2021 - Buffalo Run Casino & Resort held a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 15th to open its newly completed $3.3M renovation. The project began last March to enhance the guest experience at the ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford advances with key IGB approvals
July 18, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino Rockford made a major advance this week in its long approval process with the Illinois Gaming Board. The board approved the list of owners, executives, managers and assoc ... Read more
News California
New Elk Valley Casino Opens in 2022
July 17, 2021 - Elk Valley Rancheria plans to replace the Elk Valley Casino next year with a new casino that will be visible from U.S. Hwy 101. The new location will be near Humboldt and Sand Mine roads about two miles from the current ... Read more
News California
Harrah's Resort SoCal replacing buffet with Gordon Ramsay's Hell Kitchen
July 16, 2021 - A new Hell's Kitchen restaurant will replace The Buffet at Harrah's Resort Southern California. The former buffet was closed permanently due to the COVID-19 pand ... Read more
News Washington
Washington sportsbooks await final approval from U.S. Dept of Interior
July 15, 2021 - On July 9, 2021 the Washington State Gambling Commission gave its final and official approval to sports betting in the state. Governor Jay Inslee signed 15 tribal sports wagering compacts ... Read more
News Arizona, New Mexico
Twin Arrows Resort Casino reopens after 15-month COVID shutdown July 14, 2021 - Twin Arrows Resort Casino reopened Jul 12 after a 15-month shutdown for the COVID-19 pandemic. The casino has been closed since March 2020. With the reopening Twin Arrows will ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino tour of $100M expansion
July 12, 2021 - Gun Lake Casino is completing a $100 million expansion of its gaming floor and new space for dining and entertainment. Gun Lake VP & GM Jose Flores took WOOD TV8 on this video tour of construction. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino opening brings heavy traffic to Kings Mountain
July 11, 2021 - Since opening a 500-slot temporary casino at Catawba Two Kings Casino, the crowds have been coming in high numbers everyday creating heavy traffic in Kings Mountain. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casino Durant nears completion of $600M expansion
July 10, 2021 - The $600 million expansion of the Choctaw Casino in Durant began construction in April 2019 and is now nearing completion. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Aug 5 with the public ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk Casino will build 75,000-square-foot entertainment center
July 9, 2021 - Red Hawk Casino plans to build a large entertainment center with a bowling alley, indoor go-carting and virtual reality gaming suites. The expansion project ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino opens expansion July 24, 2021
July 8, 2021 - San Manuel will open its new casino expansion on July 24, 2021, which is also its 35th anniversary since opening in 1986. Construction of the larger gaming floor began in July 2018. The new space adds ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Lucky Star Casino rejects ransom demand and reopens all locations
July 8, 2021 - All Lucky Star Casino locations were closed two weeks ago after a ransomware attack disabled their computer data systems. Details of the ransom demands have not been disclosed, however ... Read more
News South Dakota
First South Dakota medical marijuana dispensary opened by Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
July 7, 2021 - The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe opened a medical cannabis retail dispensary on July 1, 2021 in Flandreau, South Dakota about 45 miles north of ... Read more
News Maine
Maine Gov. Mills vetoes Native American casino ownership bill
July 6, 2021 - Maine Gov. Janet Mills has vetoed legislation to allow Native American tribes to operate casinos on their reservations. A House vote to override the veto failed the required 2/3 majority. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Wisconsin Governor and Oneida Nation make sports betting deal
July 5, 2021 - Wisconsin is a state that has not seriously pursued the legalization of sports betting, so Thursday's announcement of a sports betting deal between Gov. Evers and the Oneida Nation ... Read more
News New Mexico
Sandia Casino reopens with expanded casino after long COVID-19 shutdown
July 4, 2021 - Sandia is the last major casino resort in New Mexico to reopen after shutting down last year for the COVID-19 pandemic. The Friday reopening comes with new health protocols and more ... Read more
News Texas
2021 Texas Casino Bill is Dead
July 3, 2021 - What happened to the Texas casino legislation promoted by Sheldon Adelson and Las Vegas Sands with dozens of lobbyists and thousands of TV ads? The Texas House was considering HJR 133 to let voters appro ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings temporary casino is now open!
July 2, 2021 - The Catawba Indian Nation opened its "temporary casino" at noon yesterday at the future home of the Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort. The location is 538 Kings Mountain Blvd. in Kings Mountain ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk Casino breaks ground on 5-story hotel
July 1, 2021 - Red Hawk Casino has begun construction of a 5-story hotel with 150 rooms including 25 suites, a pool and a fitness center. The groundbreaking was held Thursday, June 24, and the completion date is expected ... Read more
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