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News United States
Tribes reopened 107 casinos across 14 states in May! More in June!
May 31, 2020 - Tribes reopened 107 casinos this month that were closed two months ago for the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional casinos have announced plans to reopen in June while others ... Read more
News Michigan
Little River Casino Resort reopens June 1
May 30, 2020 - Little River Casino will reopen at 8am Monday June 1st. The casino was voluntarily closed by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians on March 16 to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more
News Arizona
Talking Stick Resort, Casino Arizona reopen June 1
May 30, 2020 - Both casinos will reopen their doors at noon Monday June 1, 2020. All guests and employees must pass a temperature check before entering. Entry will be denied for temperatures above 100.4 degrees ... Read more
News Alabama
Wind Creek casinos reopen June 8
May 30, 2020 - Wind Creek casinos in Wetumpka, Atmore and Montgomery, Alabama will reopen to the public on June 8th. Crowds will be limited to one third capacity. Face masks, temperature checks and not smoking will be enforced. ... Read more
News California
Chukchansi Gold Casino Reopens June 1
May 29, 2020 - In a press release last week Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino announced its casino will reopen on June 1. The hotel and a few restaurants will remain closed during the initial phase of reoopening. ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino Resort reopens June 8
May 29, 2020 - Cache Creek Casino Resort will reopen June 8 at noon. All guests and workers will be required to wear masks and pass a temperature check when entering. Slots and table games will be limited for social ... Read more
News California
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort reopens June 8
May 29, 2020 - Jackson Rancheria will reopen its slots, table games, some restaurants, hotel and RV park. Temporarily closed is poker, the Buffet, entertainment and valet service. ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino reopens June 8
May 29, 2020 - Gun Lake Casino will resume operations at 8AM Monday June 8. New health and safety protocols will require all guests ro pass a temperature check at entry and wear a face mask while inside. ... Read more
News Michigan
Soaring Eagle and Saganing Eagles Landing casinos reopen June 1
May 29, 2020 - The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will reopen the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and Saganing Eagles Landing Casino & Hotel at 8AM June 1. This will be preceeded ... Read more
News Michigan
Firekeepers Casino reopens June 1
May 28, 2020 - Firekeepers Casino will reopen at 11am Monday June 1 with new health and safety protocols. All guests and workers must wear face masks and pass a temperature check when entering. Smoking will be prohibited in ... Read more
News Washington
The Point Casino & Hotel reopens June 1
May 28, 2020 - The Point Casino and Hotel will reopen on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10am. The new casino operating hours are 10am to 2am daily. The Hotel will also reopen but offer fewer rooms during this first phase. ... Read more
News California
Chumash Casino Resort reopens June 10
May 28, 2020 - Chumash Casino Resort will reopen at noon on Wednesday June 10 for the first time since closing March 15 for the COVID-19 pandemic. New safety and cleaning procedures will limit the available ... Read more
News Washington
ilani Casino Resort reopened today May 28
May 28, 2020 - After shutting down operations on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ilani has reopened today at 10 AM. Enhanced safety protocols include temperature checks at entry, fewer gaming machines. ... Read more
News Arizona
Desert Diamond Casinos reopen June 5
May 27, 2020 - The Tohono O'odham Nation will reopen its four Desert Diamond Casinos on Friday June 5 at 1pm. Details are still pending at this time. Tucson hotel rooms are available to book for dates beginning. June 29. ... Read more
News California
Soboba Casino Resort reopened today May 27
May 27, 2020 - Soboba Casino Resort reopened its casino today at 12:00 PM. The gaming floor is now 100% smoke-free. Until further notice the hotel will remain closed. ... Read more
News California
New Cahuilla Casino Hotel opened today May 27
May 27, 2020 - The new Cahuilla Casino Hotel officially opened today at 2PM. Construction began in late 2018 and the grand opening was scheduled April 2020 but delayed in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. ... Read more
News New York
Oneida Nation reopens Turning Stone, Point Place, Yellow Brick Road casinos June 10 May 26, 2020 - Oneida Indian Nation plans to reopen its three Upstate New York casinos on Wednesday, June 10 - Turning Stone Resort Casino , Point Place Casino and ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk Casino reopens June 8
May 26, 2020 - Red Hawk Casino announced it will reopen Monday June 8 at 2pm. To ensure the health and safety of all guests, Red Hawk will require everyone including employees to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino reopens June 8
May 26, 2020 - Thunder Valley Casino announced it will reopen June 8. The hotel will also reopen and is accepting room reservations beginning June 8. Further information is pending. ... Read more
News California
Barona Resort & Casino reopens May 27
May 26, 2020 - Barona Resort & Casino will reopen its casino and hotel tomorrow Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10am. Both operations will be temporarily limited for health and safety. The Barona Creek Golf Course will reopen ... Read more
News Minnesota
Mystic Lake Casino and Little Six Casino reopened today May 26
May 26, 2020 - After shutting down March 18th for COVID-19 protection, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reopened its Mystic Lake Casino and Little Six Casino today May 26th at 10am. ... Read more
News Washington
Tulalip Resort Casino reopens May 26
May 25, 2020 - Tulalip Tribes will reopen the Tulalip Resort Casino at noon on Tuesday May 26, 2020. All visitors and employees will be required to wear face masks and pass a temperature check when entering. The number of guest admitted will be limited ... Read more
News Washington
Quil Ceda Creek Casino reopens May 26
May 25, 2020 - Tulalip Tribes will reopen the Quil Ceda Creek Casino at noon on Tuesday May 26, 2020 ending weeks of closure due to the corona virus pandemic. All guests and workers must wear face masks and pass a temperature check ... Read more
News Washington
Quinault Beach Resort & Casino reopens May 28
May 25, 2020 - The Quinault Beach Resort and Casino will reopen to the public at 10 AM May 28. Prior to that date there will be a private opening for Quinault Nation tribal members at 10 AM May 26. On the next day at 10 AM another ... Read more
News Oklahoma
WinStar World Casino reopens May 27
May 24, 2020 - WinStar World Casino and Resort will open on Wednesday May 27 at 8 AM. New operating hours are 8 AM till 4 AM. During the four closed hours WinStar will deep clean its casino. The hotel will remain closed ... Read more
News Oklahoma
All Chickasaw Casinos reopen May 27
May 24, 2020 - All Chickasaw Nation gaming facilities will reopen on Wednesday May 27 at 8 AM. Each facility will implement health policies and procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include temperature screenings ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casinos & Resorts reopen June 1
May 24, 2020 - All Choctaw gaming properties and hotels will reopen Monday June 1st after closing March 16, 2020. Masks will be required of employees but not guests. Occupancy levels in the casinos and restaurants will be limited for distancing. ... Read more
News Connecticut
Mohegan Sun reopens June 1
May 23, 2020 - Mohegan Sun announced it will reopen June 1 in coordination with the opening of Foxwoods Resort Casino. Safety protocols will limits visitors, gaming, restaurants and hotel. Buses will not be accepted from not from New York or Mass ... Read more
News Connecticut
Foxwoods Resort Casino reopens June 1
May 23, 2020 - Foxwoods will reopen on the same day as Mohegan Sun. Visitors must wear masks and have their temperatures scanned at entry. Poker rooms will remain temporarily closed. Buffets will be closed and restaurants will be takeout only. ... Read more
News Kansas
Kansas state-0wned casinos reopen today May 23
May 23, 2020 - The four state-0wned casinos in Kansas reopened today ending months of closure due to the coronavirus. Each casino will limit the number of guests to maintain social spacing as well as limit ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa and Casino Morongo Reopened May 22
May 22, 2020 - At 2 PM today the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa reopened its casino and hotel, some of its restaurants and the Casino Morongo. ... Read more
News California
Harrah's Resort Southern California reopened today May 22
May 22, 2020 - Harrah's Resort Southern California in Northern San Diego County reopened its casinos, bars and restaurants at noon today. The visitor capacity is limited for social distancing, slot machines are ... Read more
News California
Valley View Casino & Hotel reopened today May 22
May 22, 2020 - Valley View Casino & Hotel will reopen its casino, hotel and restaurants Friday May 22 at 8AM. Casino GM said: "In addition to offering our guests a much more spacious casino, restaurants and hotel, ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino Sacramento reopened today May 21
May 21, 2020 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain reopened today at 10:00am. All guests and workers must wear masks and pass a temperature check at entry. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa reopens tonight May 21
May 21, 2020 - The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will reopen this evening at 7 PM after shutting down for COVID-19 on March 20th. Guest capacity will be reduced to 50% for safer spacing, fewer slots ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino and Resort reopened today May 21
May 21, 2020 - After two months of closure due to COVID-19, Rolling Hills Casino and Resort reopened today at 10:00 AM Thursday May 21st. Guest must wear masks and be temperature checked on entry. ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino reopened today May 21
May 21, 2020 - Jamul Casino held full public reopening today May 21 at 10 AM. The casino had a previous soft re-opening May 18th for its Amber and above Sweetwater Rewards Club VIP guests. ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino Resort reopened today May 20
May 20, 2020 - Sycuan opened today with limited operating hours, limited gaming and limited restaurant capacity. The hotel is open with limited services. Spa Ritual and Retreat Pool & Cabanas are closed. ... Read more
News Washington
12 Tribes Colville Casinos reopened today May 19
May 19, 2020 - The three 12 Tribes Colville Casinos - 12 Tribes Resort Casino, Coulee Dam Casino and Mill Bay Casino - all reopened today after closing last March 17th to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ... Read more
News Washington
Emerald Queen Casino in Fife reopens today May 18
May 18, 2020 - The Puyallup Tribe reopened the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife this morning at 10 AM after weeks of closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All guests and employees will be temperature checked ... Read more
News Washington
Clearwater Casino Resort reopened today May 18
May 18, 2020 - The Suquamish Tribe reopened their Clearwater Casino today at 10 AM. This is part of a phased-in program to limit the operating hours, the number of casino guests and the available facilities. ... Read more
News Washington
Little Creek Casino reopened today May 18
May 23, 2020 - The Squaxin Island Tribe reopened the Little Creek Casino Resort today at 11am. The casino is now 100% smoke-free. Guest must wear masks and enter the Main Casino Entrance for temp checks ... Read more
News Washington
Red Wind Casino reopened today May 18
May 18, 2020 - The Nisqually Tribe opened the Red Wind Casino today at 8:00 AM after 2 months of closure due to COVID-19. The facility reopened as a 100% smoke-free casino. The new operating hours are 8:00am-4:00am daily ... Read more
News Oregon
The Mill Casino reopens today May 18
May 18, 2020 - The Mill Casino celebrated a Grand Reopening today with limited hours, a reconfigured gaming floor and a "Safe Play Plan" to protect guests and workers against the spread of COVID-19. ... Read more
News United States
NYT : "Tribal Nations Face Most Severe Crisis in Decades as the Coronavirus Closes Casinos"
May 17, 2020 - "Nearly 500 tribal casinos remain shut down during the pandemic, causing job losses to spike. The economic damage is wreaking havoc on fragile tribal ... Read Article
News Oklahoma
24 Oklahoma Casinos reopened May 1-15
May 16, 2020 - Twenty four Indian gaming casinos in Oklahoma have reopened after weeks of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The list includes the Osage Casinos, 7 Clan Casinos, Lucky Star Casinos, Thunderbird Casinos ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casinos reopened today May 15
May 15, 2020 - Gila River Hotels and Casinos reopened its three casinos today - Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Lone Butte casino in Chandler and Vee Quiva in Laveen, Arizona. Gila River's two hotels will reopen June 15th. ... Read more
News Arizona
Harrah's Ak-Chin reopens today May 15
May 15, 2020 - Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino in Maricopa is returning to limited operations today since closing for COVID-19 on March 17. The casino opens at 9 AM and the hotel opens for guest stays tonight. ... Read more
News Arizona
Fort McDowell Casino reopens May 15
May 14, 2020 - Fort McDowell Casino will reopen at 10 AM Friday May 15 with a phased-in program to comply with governmental health agency guidelines. Initial gaming includes slot machines and blackjack. Bingo opens May 22. Poker is delayed pending ... Read more
News Washington
Angel of the Wind Casino reopens today May 13
May 13, 2020 - Angel of the Wind Casino is reopening Wednesday May 13th at 3PM with new COVID-19 safety procedures including limiting customers, reducing the number of slot machines, closing all table games except baccarat ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino to reopen May 15
May 12, 2020 - In a press release last week the Redding Rancheria authorized Win-River Resort & Casino to reopen its gaming operation in a limited capacity effective May 15. The announcement includes the tribe's decision factors ... Read more
News California
San Diego Indian casinos plan May 18th reopenings
May 11, 2020 - The Sacramento Bee reported yesterday that eight San Diego County have told Gov. Gavin they plan to reopen their casinos on May 18th. ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Casino targets June 1 reopening
May 10, 2020 - Pechanga Casino has announced plans to reopen in the June 1 timeframe. Limited hours and limited crowds are expected. Restaurants and other amentities will be announced later. ... Read more
News United States
Harvard: "For Native Americans, COVID-19 is the worst of both worlds at the same time"
May 9, 2020 - This news article from The Harvard Gazette reveals additional insight into the Catch-22 dilemma facing Native American people during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read Article
News Oklahoma
Osage Casino Hotel in Tulsa will reopen May 15
May 8, 2020 - Osage Casino Hotel is preparing to reopen May 15 with new safety measures and limited hours. The casino will operate at quarter capacity with every other slot machine turned off, no table games and no. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Casino Ponca City reopens May 8
May 7, 2020 - Osage Casino in Ponca City opens tomorrow at 10 AM after suspending operations more than a month ago. New operating hours are limited to 10 AM till midnight weekdays and 10 AM till 2 AM Friday and Saturday. ... Read more
News Michigan
Island Resort and Casino Reopens May 16th
May 6, 2020 - Island Resort and Casino plans to reopen after voluntarily closing March 21 to slow the spread of COVID-19. Although the reopening is opposed by Gov. Whitmer, the casino lies on reservation land and exempt from state jurisdiction ... Read more
News Washington
Northern Quest Resort & Casino is Reopened!
May 5, 2020 - Northern Quest reopened today for the first time since closing March 16 for COVID-19. The new hours are 10am to 2am daily with deep cleaning during off hours. Slot machines are cleaned whenever a player ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino relocation placed 'On Hold'
May 4, 2020 - Redding Rancheria announced their plan to move the Win-River Casino has been placed on hold due to opposition by the Redding City Council and the Shasta County Board of Supervisors ... Read more
News Oklahoma
7 Clans First Council Casino Hotel has reopened
May 3, 2020 - After a VIP reopening May 2, the 7 Clans First Council Casino will be open 7 days a week from 2PM to 2AM beginning May 7. The hotel, waterpark, arcade and food outlets remain closed. ... Read more
News Colorado
Colorado launched sports betting May 1
May 2, 2020 - Yesterday Colorado officially launched legalized sports betting for online websites and mobile apps. In-person betting is posponed until it is safe for Colorado casinos to reopen. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Tonkawa Hotel and Casino Reopened May 1
May 1, 2020 - The first Oklahoma casino to reopen following the CORVID-19 shutdown was Tonkawa Hotel and Casino. The casino opened its doors and welcomed the public at noon Friday. New safety measures include ... Read more
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