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News California
Agua Caliente's Sunstone Spa is #1 in California
January 24, 2020 - Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage was named the number one spa in California by Spas of America, which also ranked Sunstone Spa #23 in North America. ... Read more
News Virginia
Pamunkey Indian Tribe proposes $350M Richmond casino resort
January 23, 2020 - The Pamunkey tribe have announced plans to build a $350 million Indian gaming casino in South Richmond. The project includes a 275-room hotel, spa, pool and fitness center ... Read more
News South Dakota
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is first to grow hemp
January 22, 2020 - Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to self-govern the cultivation of industrial hemp on reservation land. This authority overrides state regulations ... Read more
News Michigan
Island Resort and Casino plans $30M expansion
January 21, 2020 - the Hannahville Indian Community announced a $30M construction project last week that will add 100 hotel rooms, an upscale restaurant, a pool and water park, and convention space. ... Read more
News Colorado
Ute Mountain Casino plans sports book by May 1
January 20, 2020 - Ute Mountain Casino is planning to open a sports betting area before May 1. The casino is seeking to partner with a sportsbook operator with the approval of the National Indian Gaming Commission. ... Read more
News Washington
Tulalip Resort Casino 0pens High-Limit Slots Room
January 19, 2020 - Tulalip Resort Casino announced the grand opening this week of its new high-limits slots room featuring 90 slot machines, wider spacing, high-end seating, a private bar, and a dedicated staff ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino announces expansion during 2nd anniversary celebration
January 18, 2020 - During the second anniversary celbration Jan. 8th, the Spokane Tribe announced a new construction project that will double the size of the casino, add a food court, ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia governor remains noncommittal on casino legislation
January 17, 2020 - Gov. Ralph Northam has stated he is open to the idea of casino legalization, but has not taken a position on Bill SB1126 which will be debated and amended in this year's legislature ... Read more
News Virginia
Pamunkey tribe and Norfolk sign casino agreements
January 16, 2020 - The Pamunkey Tribe and the City of Norfolk signed two agreements advance the tribe's plan to build a $700 million casino on the Elizabeth River. ... Read more
News Virginia
Cherokee propose casino in southwestern Virginia
January 15, 2020 - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) last week announced plans for building a casino, hotel, indoor water park and outdoor concert venue on a 350-acre tract known as The Pinnacle. ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove casino project delayed until late 2021
January 14, 2020 - This week the Wilton Rancheria chairman announced a one-year delay in the construction of a $500M casino resort in Sacrament County. The groundbreaking is expected this spring followed by 18 months ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino Resort fires hotel construction contractor
January 13, 2020 - The two new hotel towers under construction at Cache Creek were to open last March 2019. This week the general contractor was fired for non-performance, poor quality control, and ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino's relocation is approved by Tulare County
January 12, 2020 - The Tule River Indian Tribe has received county approval to move their Eagle Mountain Casino from the reservation to a new site near the Portervill municipal airport. Final approval ... Read more
News California
California tribe gets USDA approval for hemp cultivation in Riverside County
January 11, 2020 - The Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians have been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a new federal program to grow hemp on reservation land ... Read more
News California
Madera casino lawsuit moves to U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
January 10, 2020 - Tribal leaders of the Mono Indians expect a favorable decision in the Ninth Circuit court that will remove the last legal roadblock before construction begins on their casino and hotel. ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana celebrates groundbreaking
January 9, 2020 - Today Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and Spectacle Entertainment broke ground on a new $300 million casino in Gary, Indiana. ... Read more
News Michigan
Soaring Eagle begins major hotel renovation
January 8, 2020 - Soaring Eagle has begun demolition of its hotel rooms on the 6th and 7th floor. All rooms will be replaced with new construction and reopened by August 2020. Reconstuction will continue to mid-2022 ... Read more
News Virginia
2020 Preview: Virginia Casino Legalization?
January 7, 2020 - Casinos are prohibited in Virginia, however legislation passed last year may open the door to legalization of casinos. A study shows casino gambling will add 5,000 jobs and $260M in state taxes ... Read more
News California
2020 Preview: Casinos in Palm Springs Area
January 6, 2020 - Two major construction projects highlight 2020 in the Palm Springs area. Morongo will complete its 65,000-sq-ft gaming expansion by mid-year, and the Augua Caliente tribe is building a new casino in Cathederal City. ... Read more
News California
2020 Preview: Two Inland Empire Casinos are adding hotels
January 5, 2020 - San Manuel Casino is building a 450-room hotel with a pool complex, fitness center and spa. Cahuilla Casino in Riverside County is building an all-new casino with hotel and ... Read more
News California
2020 Preview: San Diego Casino Expansion Projects
January 4, 2020 - After a major year of expansions in 2019, two projects remain to be completed in 2020. Harrahs Resort Southern California will complete its Rincon Reservation Road Brewery this month, and Pala Casino ... Read more
News United States
USDA Status of Tribal and State Hemp Plan Applications
January 3, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture published guidelines last October for tribes and states to establish their own hemp plans for governing the cultivation, processing and distribution of hemp within ... Read more
News United States
USDA Approves First Tribal and State Hemp Plans Following Federal Hemp Legalization
January 2, 2020 - The USDA has approved hemp plans from three tribes and three states to allow local regulation of hemp cultivationn, processing and distribution on lands ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Compacts Enter Limbo Today
January 1, 2020 - All Oklahoma Indian gaming compacts expired today. Did they automatically renew? None were renegotiated with Gov. Stitt, and at the same time all tribal casinos are open and operating today. ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino adds new center bar
December 29, 2019 - Morongo has added a new center bar to its gaming floor as part of the ongoing expansion project. The bar is named the Crystal Hearts Bar and is a short distancr from the three recently added restaurants. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Proposed Kings Mountain Casino gets environmental assessment
December 28, 2019 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs published an Environment Assessment Report last week on the impact of building a casino and entertainment complex in Kings Mountain, NC. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Secretary of Native American Affairs resigns over Gov Stitt's compact position
December 27, 2019 - Amidst the ongoing compact dispute, the top Native American advisor in Gov Stitt's cabinet has resigned. Secretary Lisa J. Billy resigned Monday ... Read more
News New York
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe approves medical marijuana and future recreational use
December 26, 2019 - The St. Regis Mohawk Election Board has certified the results of a Dec 14th referendum in which tribal members approved an ordinance for medical marijuana and also ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino is offering a $10,000 Cocktail
December 25, 2019 - The award-winning mixologists at San Manuel Casino have created a new $10,000 cocktail for high rollers, especially after a big win! The cocktail is named "Rare and Fine" and is mixed with ... Read more
News California
Pechanga partners with NFL Rams and Chargers
December 24, 2019 - In a deal announced last week, Pechanga Resort Casino has been named a founding partner of the Rams, Chargers, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. The new SoFi Stadium will open in July 2020. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma orders tax audit on tribes during compact dispute
December 23, 2019 - While Gov Stitt and Oklahoma tribes continue their dispute over gaming compacts, the state has notified tribes that tax audits will begin as early as Jan 2. ... Read more
News Michigan
Michigan legalizes sports betting, online poker, online casino games
December 22, 2019 - Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law on Friday a package of ten new gambling bills that allow casinos to operate onsite and online sports betting, online poker and online casino games. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino Opens $25,000 High-Limit Gaming Area
December 21, 2019 - San Manuel Casino has opened a high-limit gaming area with 15 table games and 200 of the newest slot machines. The table game limit is $25,000. Reservations needed for VIP experience. ... Read more
News Michigan
Ojibwa Casino Marquette opens expanded casino
December 20, 2019 - The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community leaders celebrated the opening of the newly expanded and renovated Ojibwa Casino in Chocolay Township today. The new casino gaming floor is doubled ... Read more
News Virginia, Tennessee
Hard Rock Casino planned for Bristol VA
December 19, 2019 - Hard Rock International has partnered with Bristol Resort & Casino to build the Hard Rock Casino Bristol in Virginia near the Tennesse border. The $150M casiino is subject to local voter approval in 2020. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Tribes reject Gov. Stitt's call for extension
December 18, 2019 - [UPDATED] Tribal leaders responded to Gov. Stitt's proposal to extend current gaming compacts to August 31, 2020, to allow needed time for renegotiation of the casino revenue shares paid to the state. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma gaming compacts will be unresolved on Jan 1
December 17, 2019 - Gov. Stitt has reached an impasse in his drive to renegotiate the gaming compacts of Oklahoma Indian tribes. At a news conference he proposed an 8-month extension of the compacts ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma gaming compacts will automatically renew says 2004 report
December 16, 2019 - A 2004 Session Highlights Report from the Oklahoma House of Representatives states the tribal gaming compacts will expire Jan. 1, 2020, but will automatically renew ... Read more
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