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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
News California
Barstow casino fight continues between two tribes
July 31, 2019 - After years with no success, the Chemehuevi tribe of Lake Havasu are resubmitting their application to build a casino in Barstow. The location is 40 acres on Lenwood Drive. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino relocation is approved by Porterville
July 30, 2019 - The Porterville City Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Tule River Tribe for relocation of the Eagle Mountain Casino to a 40-acre site next to the Porterville airport. ... Read more
News Illinois
Second Proposal for Rockford Casino
July 29, 2019 - A downtown casino and entertainment complex including an aquarium is proposed by Rock River West Casino Group, a local partnership with developer Gorman & Company, ... Read more
News Michigan
Saganing Eagles Landing's $60M expansion opens Aug 19
July 28, 2019 - After a 2-year major expansion project the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino & Hotel will open its expanded casino Aug 19 and celebrate its grand opening September 8. ... Read more
News Arkansas
New Saracen Casino will break ground Aug 5
July 27, 2019 - The Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma will break ground on its new Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on Monday August 5th. Construction is expected to be completed next summer. ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina approves sports betting at Cherokee casinos
July 26, 2019 - Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law the legalization of sports betting at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, NC and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Hotel & Casino in Murphy, NC. ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Casino in Gary will open in late 2020
July 25, 2019 - Construction will soon begin on a new 200,000-square-foot casino in Gary, Indiana. The casino will include a Hard Rock Cafe and a Hard Rock Live concert venue. ... Read more
News California
Tejon's Hard Rock Casino proposal wins Kern County support
July 24, 2019 - The Kern County Board of Supervisors has approved a $218 million agreement to provide public safety services to the Hard Rock Casino proposed ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Nation and sports betting
July 23, 2019 - The Seneca Nation announced its legal right to open sports betting at its casinos in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Salamanca despite a $255M revenue conflict with the state. ... Read more
News Nebraska
Ho-Chunk Farms will grow hemp in Nebraska
July 22, 2019 - Ho-Chunk Farms has been selected by the State of Nebraska to participate in a pilot program to cultivate hemp. Ho-Chunk will plant 5.5 acres of hemp this summer on the Winnebago reservation to ... Read more
News Kansas
Prairie Band Casino & Resort Begins 2nd Phase of Expansion
July 21, 2019 - The Prairie Band Casino & Resort held a ground-breaking ceremony on July 19 to celebrate the launch of its next construction project to add ... Read more
News British Columbia
Casino of the Rockies re-opens after major upgrade
July 20, 2019 - Casino of the Rockies at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino has been totally redesigned and upgraded with a new look reflecting the essence of Nature and the culture of the Ktunaxa Nation. ... Read more
News California
Tejon Indians and Kern County Seek Casino Agreement
July 19, 2019 - Kern County and the Tejon Indians have been negotiating a 20-year services agreement for the proposed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Bakersfield. It includes police, fire, ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk Nation responds to Hard Rock Rockford application
July 18, 2019 - Ho-Chunk Nation has responded to Hard Rock's application to build a casino in Rockford, IL and says it will "make the region a powerhouse." ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Proposed for Rockford IL
July 17, 2019 - Hard Rock International is the first to announce their plan to build a casino in Rockford, IL. It includes a casino, an entertainment and music venue, restaurants, retail stores and a hotel. ... Read more
News New York
Sports betting began today in New York
July 16, 2019 - The first sports bet in New York State history was placed today at the Rivers Sportsbook inside the Rivers Casino & Resort. Sports betting at seven other New York casinos will soon follow. ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Launches Online Casino Gambling
July 15, 2019 - The first to launch an online casino in Pennsylvania was Hollywood Casino when it accepted first bets at 11AM. A second online casino was launched a few hours later by Parx Casino. ... Read more
Aquinnah Tribe asks court to resume casino construction
July 14, 2019 - The Aquinnah Tribe is asking a U.S. District Court for a stay in last month's ruling by Judge Dennis Saylor 4th that halts construction of the tribe's casino pending local permits. ... Read more
News Washington
Kalispel Tribe's lawsuit against Spokane Tribe Casino is dismissed
July 13, 2019 - A U.S. District Court Judge this week dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2017 by the Kalispel Tribe and Spokane County that argued the U.S. Interior Dept was wrong to approve the casino. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Five Civilized Tribes Reject OK Gov's Demand to Renegotiate Compacts
July 12, 2019 - The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes today rejected Gov. Stitt's demand to renegotiate gaming compacts. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
OK Gov and Tribes Clash Over Compact Renewals
July 11. 2019 - Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt insists on renogotiation of all the state-tribe gaming compacts which are scheduled for renewal Jan 1, 2020. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Study Hemp Feasibility
July 10, 2019 - The Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has received and studying a feasibilty study on industrial hemp which it commissioned back in February. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Tulsa breaks ground on 2nd hotel tower
July 9, 2019 - The Osage Casino Hotel in downtown Tulsa has begun construction on a 6-story hotel tower which will add 145 guest rooms. Completion is expected in August 2020. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
First Light Casino Project Expects Final Outcome on Oct 15
July 8, 2019 - The legal battle of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to build a $1B casino resort in Taunton could reach a final conclusion by the DC District Court on Oct 15. ... Read more
News Arizona
Casino Arizona Opens CAZ Sports Bar
July 7, 2019 - The new CAZ Sports Bar is a great gathering place for those seeking great food, drinks and sports on 46 large tv screens. ... Read more
News Arizona
Pascua Yaqui Tribe Wants Third Tucson Casino
July 6, 2019 - Pascua Yaqui leaders are negotiating with Tucson City officials to build a new casino on tribal land West Grant Road and Interstate 10. The agreement would be subject to federal approval of ... Read more
News Wisconsin, Illinois
Ho-Chunk Nation's casino plan for Beloit gets challenge from Rockford IL
July 5, 2019 - As the Beloit tribal casino awaits a federal go-ahead decision, Illinois has enacted a massive gambling expansion bill that will bring a casino to Rockford, IL. ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove Casino Project Fights Another Lawsuit
July 4, 2019 - The U.S. Dept of Interior and the Wilton Rancheria both filed legal responses yesterday in the U.S. District Court DC for another lawsuit filed by the activist group Stand Up for California! ... Read more
News California
Valley View Casino Completes $50M Expansion
July 3, 2019 - After 18 months of new construction and major renovations, Valley View Casino celebrated the opening of 43,000 square feet of additional gaming, new entrance, new restaurant ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas Launches Sports Betting
July 2, 2019 - Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort is the first of four casinos in Arkansas to launch their sports book. Tellers and kiosks opened July 1 in the VIP racing area of the casino. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
La Cantina celebrates new menu at Choctaw Casino Durant
July 1, 2019 - The La Cantina restaurant at Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant has a new menu to be introduced at its "Grand Opening Fiesta" scheduled July 4-7. ... Read more
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