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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
News Montana
Kwataqnuk Resort Casino opens Falling Waters Bar and Grill
June 30, 2019 - The new Falling Waters Bar and Grill opened last week offering its guests a new gathering place for televised sporting events, a full-service bar, and an expanded food menu. ... Read more
News Illinois
Illinois Authorizes Sports Betting & Six New Casinos
June 29, 2019 - Illinois Gov. Pritzker has signed into law a $45B infrastructure bill that includes a massive gambling across the state. The new law legalizes sports betting, authorizes six new casinos, adds ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Will Build 10,000-seat Downtown Arena
June 26, 2019 - Agua Caliente will build a large arena in Palm Springs to host live concerts with Live Nation Entertainment and potentially an American Hockey League farm team. ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino partners with Del Mar Racetrack
June 25, 2019 - Two major attractions in San Diego have agreed on a promotional partnership beginning July 17 that includes Sycuan signage at the finish line and other throughout the track plus video replays will display ... Read more
News New Mexico
New Sports Book at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
June 24, 2019 - The Mescalero Apache Tribe has partnered with william Hill to provide the technology and daily operation of a sportsbook inside the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Grand Opening of the Encore Boston Harbor
June 23, 2019 - The $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Massachusetts opened to the public this morning. Over 50,000 visitors were welcomed. The ceremonies included a ribbon cutting, speeches and a fireworks show. ... Read more
News California
Three California Tribes will appeal US District Court decision
June 22, 2019 - Three California tribes will appeal their case against the State of California and Gov. Newsom to stop state-licensed cardrooms from hosting blackjack, baccarat and other house-backed games. ... Read more
News Oregon
Wildhorse Resort & Casino starts $85M expansion
June 20, 2019 - Wildhorse Casino is adding a new, 24-lane bowling center, a food court and a family arcade. This is Phase 1 of a $85M expansion project which will be followed by a new hotel tower and events center in Phase 2. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Prairie's Edge Casino opens smoke-free expansion
June 19, 2019 - Prairie's Edge is celebrating the opening of its new, two-story smoke-free cassino addition. The new 22,000-sq-ft area has its own air ventilation system and its own doors for separaton from the main facility. ... Read more
News California
Calif Tribes Lose Lawsuit for Card Game Exclusivity
June 19, 2019 - A U.S. District Judge dismissed a lawsuitefiled by three California tribes against the state and the state's governor to stop state-licensed cardrooms from playing blackjack and other house-backed games. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Aquinnah Cliffs Casino construction on Martha's Vineyard is halted pending local permits
June 18, 2019 - A federal circuit judge has ruled the Aquinnah Tribe has the right to build a casino without state or local permission, but it must comply with the local zoning and permitting ordinances ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Starts $60 Million Hotel Project
June 16, 2019 - Rivers Casino is preparing to start construction this summer on a seven-story, 219-room hotel to be named The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh. Construction will take 18 months to complete. ... Read more
News Washington
New branding, new logo for 7 Cedars Casino
June 15, 2019 - Over the next 6-8 months 7 Cedars will be rebranding the 7 Cedars Casino, the 7 Cedars Hotel (under construction) and other properties with a new look and a new logo. ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino Resort wins sole casino license for Jefferson County
June 14, 2019 - The Arkansas Racing Commission unanimously approved the casino license for the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma to build thier Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluffs, Arkansas. ... Read more
News Oregon
Chinook Winds Casino Celebrates 24th Anniversary
June 13, 2019 - Chinook Winds Casino is celebrating its opening in 1996 with special promotions and prizes, a huge fireworks display and live country music performers.. ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
SugarHouse Casino will be renamed 'Rivers Casino Philadelphia'
June 12, 2019 - SugarHouse will be rebranded as one of four Rivers Casinos to enable regional and national marketing after the introduction of online gaming and sports betting. ... Read more
News Ontario
Mohegan Sun takes over Niagara Falls casinos in Canada
June 11, 2019 - The Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment owned by the Mohegan Tribe of connecticut has assumed operating resposibility for the Fallsview Casino Resort and the Casino Niagara in Canada, ... Read more
News iowa
Hard Rock Casino Sioux City prepares for sports betting
June 10, 2019 - While the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is finalizing rules to regulate sports betting, Hard rock Sioux City is preparing new space to accomodate their planned sportsbook ... Read more
News Colorado
Wildwood Casino Breaks Ground on New Hotel
June 9, 2019 - Wildwood Casino is building a new 104-room hotel adjacent to the casino in Criipple Creek, Colorado. The new hotel will open in the second half of 2020. ... Read more
News New York
New York Indian Casinos approved for Sports Betting
June 8, 2019 - Sports betting will launch in New York's Indian casinos and 4 state-licensed casinos after the New York Gaming Commission voted 6-0 as final approval of NY's sports wagering rules. ... Read more
News Arizona
We-Ko-Pa Casino celebrates "topping out" milestone
June 7, 2019 - Construction on the new We-Ko-Pa Casino reached the halfway milestone as the final beam was hoisted into place. The new casino will replace the Fort McDowell Casino when it opens in spring 2020. ... Read more
News Arizona
Both Casino Del Sol and Casino of the Sun expand event space
June 6, 2019 - Casino Del Sol has added 9,600-square feet to its existing Conference Center, and Casino of the Sun has opened an all-new, 11,000 square feet event center next to its casino ... Read more
News Arizona
Fort McDowell Casino will be replaced by We-Ko-Pa Casino in Summer 2020
June 5, 2019 - Fort McDowell Casino will continue to operate until next year when it is replaced by the opening of the all-new We-Ko-Pa Casino which is currently under construction. ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Tejon Casino Project near Bakersfield
June 4, 2019 - The Tejon Indian Tribe announced today it is partnering with Hard Rock International to develop and manage its casino hotel project south of Bakersfield. ... Read more
News Michigan
Firekeeper's Casino to break ground on 2nd hotel
June 3, 2019 - Firekeeper's Casino plans to double its number of guest rooms by building a second hotel. An announcement of its ground breaking ceremony is expected soon. ... Read more
News New York
Yellow Brick Road Casino begins renovations
June 2, 2019 - The Yellow Brick Road Casino has began a major renovation project to add a new exterior to the casino and upgrade the interor decor throughout. The project includes a new restaurant and bar area ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Beloit Casino Project Reaches Federal Milestone
June 1, 2019 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs has published a Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for a Beloit casino and set July 1 for its decision on whether the project continues ... Read more
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