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News Oklshoms
Gov. Stitt's four recent tribal compacts in final peril
August 10, 2020 - The Comanche and the Otoe-Missouria compacts face another lawsuit, this time in federal district court. The UKB and Kialegee compacts are under review and in the Oklahoma Supreme Court. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino relocation receives final approval from Gov. Newsom
August 9, 2020 - Gov. Newsom signed a letter Aug. 3 to the U.S. Interior Department allowing the relocation of the Eagle Mountain Casino. The governor also ... Read more
News California
Ione Band casino receives final state approval, compact
August 8, 2020 - California Gov. Newsom signed a gaming compact with the Ione Band of Miwok Indians this week giving the tribe its final approval to build a new casino 30 miles southeast of Sacramento ... Read more
News California
Gov. Newsom signs six Indian gaming compacts
August 7, 2020 - Governor Gavin Newsom signed 6 gaming compacts this week. One compact authorizes a new casino, another allows Eagle Mountain Casino to relocate, and 4 are renewal compacts ... Read more
News California
Tribe sues city for blocking relocation of Win-River Casino
August 6, 2020 - Redding Rancheria is suing the City of Redding for a questionable real estate transaction that effectively blocks public access to the tribe's relocation site on the Sacramento River. ... Read more
News Arkansas
"Arkansas Wins 2020" casino amendment needs life support
August 5, 2020 - Arkansas Wins 2020, the petition to legalize 16 more casinos with a constitutional amendment on the Nov 3 ballot, is needing resuscitation. Although the final outcome is still pending, the petition ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation loses appeal of Pope County casino license
August 4, 2020 - The Arkansas Racing Commission met last Thursday to discuss the appeal by Cherokee Nation Businesses for the Pope County casino license awarded to Gulfside Casino Partners in June. ... Read more
News Washington
7 Cedars Casino opens hotel Aug 4
August 3, 2020 - 7 Cedars Casino has completed construction of a new $40M hotel which will open Tuesday morning August 4. The hotel is connected to the casino. It is five stories with 100 guest rooms and four-diamond amenities. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino's 34th Anniversary
August 2, 2020 - San Manuel Casino celebrated its 34th anniversary last week on July 24, 2020. The casino was opened by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as a high-stakes Indian bingo hall on July 24, 1986. ... Read more
News Michigan
Sault Tribe partners to open cannabis retail stores
August 1, 2020 - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has formed a partnership with Lume Cannabis, the largest vertically-integrated cannabis operator in Michigan. The partners will open a newly-licensed ... Read more
News Oregon
Siletz tribes propose North Salem casino
July 31, 2020 - Siletz Indians are seeking approval to build a $280M casino with a hotel in North Salem, OR. The tribe submitted its application to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs on April 30, 2020 for a 20-acre site located at ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill closes permanently in Catoosa
July 30, 2020 - Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill in Catoosa permanently closed July 23, 2020. The popular dining venue had operated inside Hard Rock Hotel Casino Tulsa since 2009. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Tribes win compact fight against Gov. Stitt in federal court
July 29, 2020 - Yesterday a federal judge ruled in favor of the Oklahoma gaming tribes in their fight against Gov. Stitt over gaming compacts. The existing compacts signed in 2004 renewed Jan 1. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Nation will build two new casinos - Bartlesville, Pawhuska
July 28, 2020 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced July 17, 2020 that two land-to-trust applications have been approved for the Osage Nation for the purpose of building two new casinos. ... Read more
News New York
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino reopens Aug 28
July 27, 2020 - Akwesasne Mohawk Casino has delayed its reopening until August 28. Only residents residents living within 100 miles of the casino will be admitted until further notice. The hotel will remain closed. ... Read more
News New York
Oneida's new casino in Sylvan Beach opens July 27
July 26, 2020 - The Oneida Indian Nation will open its new "Lakehouse at Sylvan Beach" on Monday July 27. The facility features a 50-foot-tall lighthouse, a casino, a restaurant and an outdoor entertainment ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidates gaming compacts negotiated by Gov. Stitt
July 25, 2020 - In a ruling this week the Oklahoma Supreme Court declared the gaming compacts that were recently signed by Gov. Stitt with the Otoe-Missouri Tribe and Comanche Nation are "invalid under Oklahoma law." ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Indians start construction on $300M Kings Mountain casino
July 24, 2020 - The Catawba Indians celebrated the groundbreaking for their $300M Kings Mountain casino resort on Wednesday morning, and construction began Thursday morning. ... Read more
News Michigan
Little River Casino Resort adds sports betting
July 23, 2020 - Little Rock Casino Resort in Manistee opened its new sports betting venue named "River Rock Sportsbook & Grill" last week becoming Michigan's third tribe to introduce a sportsbook. There are six 24-hour kiosks ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas Supreme Court: "Cherokee Nation is qualified applicant for Pope County casino"
July 22, 2020 - The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned the ruling of Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox that the Cherokee Business Nation was not a qualified ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol Nov 3 election ballot update
July 21, 2020 - The Bristol City Council unanimously approved a resolution last week seeking to add a voter referendum on the Hard Rock Casino plan for Bristol on the ballot for the upcoming Nov 3 general election. ... Read more
News Michigan
Four Winds Casinos add sports betting
July 20, 2020 - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced last week that sports wagers can now be placed at each of its three Michigan Four Winds Casinos located in New Buffalo, Dowagiac and Hartford. Each casino offers ... Read more
News Nevada
Mohegan Sun Casino in Las Vegas opens Nov 6
July 19, 2020 - The Mohegan Tribe, which owns and operated the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, is the first Native American tribe to be licensed to operate a Las Vegas casino when the Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin ... Read more
News California
New Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City schedules job fair
July 18, 2020 - The new downtown Cathedral City casino, which opens later this year, has scheduled a job fair for July 27. Over 500 positions are available in all departments including Gaming, Food ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol plan is pre-certified by VA Lottery Board
July 17, 2020 - The Virginia Lottery Board has OK'd plans for the proposed Hard Rock Casino in Bristol. The board's action paves the way for a Nov 3 ballot referendum to allow Bristol residents to approve ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma gaming compacts signed by UKB, Kialegee tribes
July 16, 2020 - Two Oklahoma tribes have signed new gaming compacts with Gov. Stitt this month. The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB) signed July 1 and Kialegee Tribal Town (KTT) ... Read more
News Washington
Four Washington tribes seeking first sportsbook licenses
July 15, 2020 - Four Washington tribes are currently negotiating licensing details with the state Gambling Commission for authorization ... Read more
News Arkansas
"Arkansas Wins 2020" reaches signature requirement
July 14, 2020 - The "Arkansas Wins 2020" ballot initiative has reached 97,000 signatures from residents supporting a massive expansion of casinos ... Read more
News California
Proposed Hard Rock Casino Tejon moves forward
July 13, 2020 - Tejon Indian Tribe has reached a major milestone in its efforts to build a $600 million Indian gaming casino and hotel south of Bakersfield, California. Last Wednesday the BIA held a public hearing on a drafted ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche Nation installs eClear in casinos
July 12, 2020 - Comanche Nation has installed eConnect's eClear temperature scanning cameras instead of infrared thermometers at each entrance to its casinos to identify guest and workers with elevated temperatures. The cameras also keep ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Oneida Nation is optimistic about hemp potential
July 11, 2020 - The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is in its second year of experimentation with hemp farming and feels optimistic about its economic potential. The Nation believes that over time hemp production will provide ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Supreme Court rules that half Of Oklahoma land is Native American
July 10, 2020 - In a landmark decision yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that about half of Oklahoma lies on Native American land. The Court sided with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation which ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Tonkawa Casino breaks ground on HUB Entertainment Center
July 10, 2020 - The Tonkawa Tribe held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for construction of a new HUB Entertainment Center at their Tonkawa Hotel and Casino located on I-35 in Kay County, OK. ... Read more
News
Update: Firekeepers Casino construction of second hotel tower
July 9, 2020 - Firekeepers Casino Hotel reached the "Topping-Off Point" last week when the last steel beam was placed atop the construction site of a second hotel tower. The milestone was ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino opens two new bars
July 8, 2020 - Morongo Casino Resort & Spa introduced two new bars when it reopened on May 22nd. The Sideline Bar & Grill is a sports bar and restaurant, and the Splash Bar is a colorful bar with built-in video poker games. ... Read more
News California
Pala Casino resumes outdoor live concerts
July 7, 2020 - Pala Casino Spa & Resort is the first major entertainment venue in San Diego County to resume live concerts since shutting down in mid-March for the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Resort Casino cancels all concerts till 2021
July 6, 2020 - Pechanga Resort Casino has cancelled or all live concerts and large events through the end of the year as a precautionary step to protect guests against the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerts that are ... Read more
News Minnesota
Red Lake Nation passes medical marijuana referendum
July 5, 2020 - Red Lake Nation became the first tribe in Minnesota to approve a medical marijuana referendum. In May members of the tribe voted 80% in favor of the referendum that approves the ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol VA will build a temporary casino
July 4, 2020 - Hard Rock Bristol will apply for a gaming license to operate a temporary casino inside the former Bristol Mall adjacent to the future site of the permanent Hard Rock Casino Bristol. ... Read more
News New York
Update: Shinnecock medical marijuana dispensary (late 2020)
July 3, 2020 - The Shinnecock Indian Nation began construction of a medical marijuana dispensary and wellness lounge last November but stopped in March for COVID-19. Construction has resumed ... Read more
News California
California sports betting bill is dead till 2022
July 2, 2020 - A bill to place sports betting on the November 2020 ballot died in the state senate last week when its sponsor, Sen. Bill Dodd, removed it from consideration. Dodd cited the lack of time needed to negotiate ... Read more
News Washington
New Quil Ceda Creek Casino Construction Update
July 1, 2020 - The new Quil Ceda Creek Casino is on track to open in early 2021. Construction was delayed in 2018 by an issue with the original building contractor. A new contractor was hired and construction ... Read more
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