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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
News Washington
Talking Cedar brewery, distillery and restaurant opens near Olympia
June 30, 2020 - Today the Chehalis Tribe opened its new Talking Cedar brewery, distillery, tasting room and restaurant. Talking Cedar is located off I-5 at Exit 88 in Grand Mount, WA south of Olympia. This facility is 35,000-sq-ft including ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino: "Welcome Back To Winning"
June 29, 2020 - San Manuel Casino was the last tribal casino in Southern California to reopen following the 3-month shutdown for COVID-19. San Manual reopened its casino to the public at noon on Monday ... Read more
News Michigan
FireKeepers opens first tribal sportsbook in Michigan
June 28, 2020 - The grand opening for the new sportsbook at Firekeepers Casino was celebrated with a ribbon cutting at 10:30AM Monday June 22. Firekeepers is the first tribal casino to open a sportsbook in Michigan. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino reopened June 8, 2020
June 27, 2020 - The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino reopened June 8 after closing down March 16 for COVID-19 protection. New changes require guests to make reservations before visiting, new hours ... Read more
News Kansas
Prairie Band Casino & Resort reopened June 15, 2020
June 26, 2020 - The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reopened the Prairie Band Casino, Hotel, and two restaurants on June 15th with many new changes to protect against COVID-19. The restaurants that ... Read more
News Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, Wisconsin
USDA-approved hemp plans expands to 32 tribes
June 25, 2020 - Tribal plans approved by the USDA for self-regulation of hemp production has been granted to 32 tribes across 16 states. The latest approvals are ... Read more
Route 66 Casino reopens June 27
June 24, 2020 - Route 66 Casino opens Saturday with requirements for temperature checks and face masks. Slot machines are configured for social distancing. No poker. The hotel and restaurants will operate at 50% capacity. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Sac and Fox casinos shut down again for COVID-19
June 23, 2020 - Yesterday two Sac and Fox Nation casinos temporarily closed again for COVID-19 after an employee tested positive. The casinos are Black Hawk Casino in Shawnee and Sac & Fox Casino in Stroud ... Read more
News Arkansas
Gulfside beats out Cherokee for Pope County casino license
June 22, 2020 - The Arkansas Racing Commission will award the sole casino license for Pope County to Gulfside Casino Partnership from Mississippi to build River Valley Casino Resort in Russellville, AR. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells reopens June 29
June 21, 2020 - Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells announced it will reopen its casino at 9AM on Monday June 29. Some of the casino games, the hotel and all restaurants will remain closed until futher notice. ... Read more
News United States
Two Indian casinos rank in the world's 4 biggest casinos
June 20, 2020 - Two Native American casinos are ranked in the top four largest casinos in the world based on the size of their gaming space. These are the only US casinos to make the list published by Best ... Read more
News Ohio
Ohio casinos reopen today June 19
June 19, 2020 - Ohio casinos reopened today under strict new regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All casinos must limit their hours and limit their admitted guests to 50% of capacity. ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Niagara Casino reopened today June 18
June 18, 2020 - Seneca Niagara Casino reopened at 10AM this morning. The hotel remains closed as well as most restaurants. New casino hours are 10AM to 2AM daily, crowd capacity is limited, no smoking is ... Read more
News Oregon
Indian Head Casino reopened today June 18
June 18, 2020 - Indian Head Casino reopened today for the first time since March 19. New health and safety standards limit the casino capacity to 250 guests plus temperature checks at entry, face masks for employees and ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casinos shut down again for Covid-19
June 18, 2020 - Gila River Hotels & Casinos shut down all operations at 2AM June 18 due to increasing COVID-19 cases and the death of a security guard at Lone Butte Casino. The closures come a month after reopening May 15th and will ... Read more
News New Mexico
First New Mexico Indian casinos reopen
June 17, 2020 - Three Indian casinos in New Mexico have reopened despite recommendations from Gov. Grisham. These casinos are Isleta Casino & Resort, Ohkay Hotel Casino and Taos Mountain Casino. ... Read more
News Colorado
Colorado's non-tribal casinos reopen June 15
June 17, 2020 - Colorado casinos in Blackhawk and Cripple Creek reopened Monday after months of shutdown due to COVID-19. Sky Ute Casino Resort and Ute Mountain Casino remain closed to protect tribal members. ... Read more
News Indiana
Indiana casinos reopened June 15
June 16, 2020 - Most of the casinos in Indiana reopened yesterday including the Four Winds Casino Sout Bend. Each casino has new health and sanitation guidelines are in place to protect against the spread of ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino reopens with new health and safety measures
June 15, 2020 - San Manuel Casino reopened at noon Monday June 15. San Manuel was the first California Indian casino to shut down for the coronavirus. Now with new safeguards ... Read more
News Oregon
Medford casino application rejected by BIA
June 15, 2020 - The Medford casino project is dead. The Coquille Indian Tribe, which owns The Mill Casino Hotel in North Bend, had plans to build a second casino in Medford to be named The Cedars at Bear Creek. ... Read more
News Colorado
Sky Ute Casino launches US-first tribal sports betting app
June 14, 2020 - Sky Ute Casino Resort announced Tuesday has launched its mobile sports betting app branded Sky Ute SportsBook. It is available in iOS and Android. The mobile app was developed ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Judge sides with Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe against DOI
June 13, 2020 - A U.S. district judge in Washington DC has issued a summary judgment to stop the Department of Interior (DOI) from rescinding the reservation status of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ... Read more
News Florida
South Florida Casinos Reopen
June 12, 2020 - South Florida casinos reopened today after a 3-month shutdown. Returning visitors will find significant health and safety changes that restrict smoking, ensure player distancing and limit dining options. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche Nation reopens casinos
June 12, 2020 - The Comanche Nation reopened both the Comanche Nation Casino in Lawton and the Comanche Red River Casino in Devol today after months of closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On Monday June 15 the ... Read more
News Kansas
Wyandotte Nation is opening a new casino near Wichita in 2021
June 12, 2020 - The U.S. Interior Department as approved a plan by the Wyandotte Nation to build a Class II gaming casino in Park City, Kansas. The groundbreaking is expected this summer ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood reopens June 12
June 11, 2020 - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood is reopening at noon Friday after three months of closure for the COV ID-19 pandemic. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Classic Casino also reopen ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Nation announces casino reopening plans
June 11, 2020 - Seneca Nation has announced a phased-in plan to reopen its three premier casinos. Seneca Niagara reopens June 18, Buffalo Creek reopens June 25 and Seneca Allegany reopens July 2. ... Read more
News New York
Turning Stone Casino's reopening day June 10
June 10, 2020 - Oneida Nation reopened Turning Stone Resort Casino and its two other casinos today at 8:00AM. Guests must live within 120 miles of the casino, pass a temperature check and wear face masks. ... Read more
News Iowa
WinnaVegas Casino reopens June 12th
June 10, 2020 - WinnaVegas Casino Resort will reopen at 10 AM Friday June 12. This will be a phased-in reopening with the first phase limiting the casino operation to 50% of capacity. No smokeing, no table games, no poker, ... Read more
News New Mexico, Arizona
Navajo Nation extends casino closures into July
June 9, 2020 - The Navajo Nation has been greatly hurt by COVID-19 forcing the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise to extend the closure of its casinos until July. The Navajo tribal government is closed through July 5. ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino's reopening day June 8
June 8, 2020 - Hundreds of guests returned to Thunder Valley Casino when it reopened today at 10:00AM. New health and safety protocols require all guests and workers pass a temperature check at entry and ... Read more
News Michigan, Indiana
Four Winds casinos reopen June 15
June 8, 2020 - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will reopen all Four Winds casinos on June 15. Four Winds has three Michigan casinos in New Buffalo, Dowagiac and Harford, and one Indiana casino in South Bend. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will reopen casinos June 22
June 7, 2020 - The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe have announced they will reopen their Northern Lights Casino, Cedar Lakes Casino Hotel and White Oak Casino on Monday June 22nd at 8am. ... Read more
News California
Graton Resort & Casino reopens June 18
June 6, 2020 - Graton Rancheria announced yesterday the reopening date for their Graton Resort & Casino will be June 18. Graton's 320,000-square-foot casino and hotel is the largest gaming facility in the SF Bay Area ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino reopens June 15
June 5, 2020 - San Manuel Casino will open at noon on June 15 for the first time since closing March 15 for the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety precautions will include face masks, temperature checks, crowd limits, extended player spacing ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Tulsa reopens June 12
June 4, 2020 - The Cherokee Nation announced today the reopening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa will be next week by June 12. To protect against the spread of COVID-19, new safety procedures and health protocols will be ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation casinos reopen next week
June 4, 2020 - After shutting down its casinos 3 months ago, the Cherokee Nation announced today the reopening dates for all locations. Three Cherokee casinos opened this week and the remainder wil be open next week. ... Read more
News California
Colusa Casino reopened June 3
June 3, 2020 - Colusa Casino opened at 8am today for the first time since March 19 when it shut down for the COVID-19 pandemic. Guest occupancy will be limited, hours are shortened, and slot machines are reduced ... Read more
News Washington
New Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma opens June 8
June 2, 2020 - The newly-constructed, $400M Emerald Queen Casino will open June 8 replacing the former EQC Tacoma I-5 Casino. The 315,000-square-foot casino has 2,100 slot machines, 5 restaurants ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Creek Nation casinos reopen June 1 with limited hours
June 1, 2020 - Creek Nation casinos reopen today June 1 at 10am after shutting down March 16 for the COVID-19 pandemic. In this first phase of reopening there are limitations in hours, games, dining, ... Read more
News Washington
Washington tribes reopened half of state's casinos in May
June 1, 2020 - Washington tribes reopened 16 casinos in May. New health protocols require no smoking, face masks and social distancing resulting in limitation of crowd sizes, operating hours, gaming machines ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma tribes reopened 43 casinos in May 2020
June 1, 2020 - Several of the largest Oklahoma casinos reopened last month including Winstar World Casino, Riverwind Casino, Grand Casino Hotel Resort, Newcastle Casino, Osage Casino Hotel Tulsa ... Read more
News California
California tribes reopened 12 casinos in May 2020
June 1, 2020 - The first casino to reopen in California following the shutdowns for COVID-19 was Win-River Resort & Casino in Redding. That was followed by two Sacramento-area casinos and 7 Southern California ... Read more
News Arizona
Arizona tribes reopened six casinos in May! More soon!
June 1, 2020 - Tribal casinos began reopening in Arizona on May 15thwith the Gila River casinos, Harrah's Ak-Chin and Fort McDowell. A total of six opened in May and five more will open this week. ... Read more
News Oregon
Oregon tribes reopen their casinos
June 1, 2020 - Oregon tribes reopened six casinos in May and will open the remaining three in early June. All Indian casinos in Oregon will be opened by June 11. This is the first of four phases to return the casinos to full operations. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Minnesota tribes have reopened half of their casinos following COVID-19 closures
June 1, 2020 - Prairie's Edge Casino Resort in Granite Falls was the first casino in Minnesota to reopen after two months of closure due to fears of COVID-19. Five other casinos opened in May including Mystic Lake ... Read more
News Michigan
Michigan tribes will reopen half their number of casinos by mid-June
June 1, 2020 - Michigan has 26 Indian casinos that closed two months ago for the Covid-19 threat. Four casinos reopened in May and eight more casinos are scheduled to reopen in early June. ... Read more
News Idaho
Idaho tribes reopen casinos
June 1, 2020 - Idaho tribes reopened five of the state's seven tribal casinos last month following two months of closure for the CIVID-19 pandemic. The first casino to reopen was Coeur d'Alene Casino, which was also one of the first in the nation to do so. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Wisconsin tribes reopen six casinos in May! More in June!
June 1, 2020 - Wisconsin tribes shut down their casinos in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they are cautiously reopening their casinos with new health protocols and procedures to protect both guests and ... Read more
News New York
New York tribes begin reopening casinos
June 1, 2020 - The small LakeSide Entertainment casino owned by the Cayuga Nation was the only New York casino to open in May. The Oneida Nation has announced it will reopen Turning Stone Resort Casino on June 10 ... Read more
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