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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
News Arkansas
Arkansas has 6 bids for 2 new casinos
May 31, 2019 - The Arkansas Racing Commission recieved 6 applications to build casinos in Pope and Jefferson counties. Deadline for submission was May 30th. The Commission's next step is ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino adds new steampunk high-limit room
May 29, 2019 - The Vault Gaming and Provisions is one of four high-limit rooms planned for the San Manuel. This room opened today with a steampunk theme featuring 186 high-limit slots and 8 table games. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche case against Chickasaw casino is rejected by U.S. Supreme Court
May 28, 2019 - After the Commache Nation appealed their suit to stop the Chickasaw Nation from building the Riverstar Casino in Jefferson County, the U.S. Supreme Court ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Wind Creek Bethlehem Goal: 'No. 1 Resort Destination in the Northeast'
May 27, 2019 - The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved the $1.3B sale of Sands Bethlehem to the Poarch Creek Indians of Alabama clearing the way for closing the deal ... Read more
News California
La Jolla Tribe Opens Smoke-Free Trading Post Casino
May 26, 2019 - The La Jolla Tribe celebrating their opening of the new smoke-free Trading Post Casino in Northern san diego County. The casino has 76 gaming machines, a gas station, and a convenience store. ... Read more
News California
Chicken Ranch Casino adds slots & table games
May 25, 2019 - Chicken Ranch Casino in Tuolumne County, California is celebrating the opening of its expanded casino. The are 247 new slot machines added to the existing 360 plus 9 new table games. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel closes its Poker Room
May 21, 2019 - After 30 years of poker at San Manual, the casino has permanently closed its Poker Room. A farewell notice is posted on their website. The space will be converted for more slot machines. ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino Relocation Status & Updates
May 20, 2019 - The Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs is processing an application from the Redding rancheria to relocate and expand the Win-River Casino on property along side the I-5. ... Read more
San Manuel Casino Named "Best Casino in Southern California"
May 19, 2019 - For the second year in a row the readers of the Long Beach Press Telegram have voted San Manuel the Best Casino in Southern California. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Will Hire 1,200 New Employees
May 18, 2019 - Hard Rock will open a new hotel tower on October 3 that will requires the hiring of additional employees. The casino has scheduled a job fair for June 4 and 5 to attract candidates ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Guitar-Shaped Hotel Opens Oct 24
May 17, 2019 - Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL will open its new guitar-shaped hotel on Oct 24, 2019. Reservations will be accepted July 24. Room rates have not been announced. ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Allegany Casino Celebrates 15th Anniversary
May 16, 2019 - The Seneca Allegany Casino has a lot to celbrate since opening May 1, 2004. In a cake-cutting ceremony attended by casino management and employees, tribal leaders and the public, ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino opens 2 new restaurants
May 15, 2015 - Morongo has made significant changes to its dining options. Two new restaurants were opened this month and three were closed to make new space for the future. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
U.S. House Passes Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Bill
May 15, 2019 - The House passed HR Bill 312 to reaffirm the reservation land of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and allowing construction of the First Light Resort and Casino. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Will Creek Nation build a hotel in downtown Tulsa?
May 14, 2019 - The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is evaluating the feasibility of building a 400-600 room hotel in downtown Tulsa which would include a multi-floor food hall, an entertainment center, a rooftop ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation Opens New Tahlequah Casino
May 13, 2019 - The new Cherokee Casino in Tahlequah is open replacing the tribe's old casino on Hwy 62. This larger casino has more gaming space, an additional restaurant, live entertainment and a new ... Read more
News Texas
U.S. House Bill would restore Texas Indian Gaming
May 12, 2019 - The Texas attorney general has shut down federally-approved Indian gaming by two of the state's three tribes, while allowing the third to operate since 1996. ... Read more
News Indiana
Indiana passes sports betting and 2 new casinos
May 8, 2019 - Gov. Eric Holcomb signed new gaming legislation that allows sports betting September 1, mobile gambling, live-dealers table games at racetracks and construction of two new casinos in Indiana. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Trump's Tweet Stops Warren Casino Bill
May 8, 2019 - Two bills in the U.S. House that would reinstate the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe casino project were both pulled from a House vote today after a tweet by Pres. Trump. ... Read more
News Arizona
Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino opens George Lopez's restaurant
May 8, 2019 - Gila River's Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino opened a new fast-casual Mexican restaurant over Cinco de Mayo weekend. It is George Lopez's Chingon Kitchen. ... Read more
News New Mexico
Isleta Resort & Casino will open food court in August
May 7, 2018 - Isleta is preparing to open its new food court which will feature two new eateries Fatburger and Panda Express. This addition is part of the ongoing $40M upgrade to the casino. ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino is Adding New Restaurants
May 6, 2019 - The Rolliing Hills Casino has announced plans to add two new restaurants as part of its latest expansion. The casiino has partnered with Rock & Brews and Fatburger. ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Casino will open 18-story hotel in Spring 2021
May 3, 2019 - Muckleshoot Casino announced last week it is building a 400-room hotel tower that will open in the spring of 2021. The hotel will include an indoor pool, spa, rooftop restaurant and ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Mount Airy Casino Resort opens $40 expansion
May 3, 2019 - Mount Airy completed a $40 million construction project that added 100 new rooms to its AAA Four-Diamond hotel and a 20,000-square-foot convention center and ballroom. ... Read more
News Iowa / Nebraska
Ponca Tribe wins federal support to keep Carter Lake casino open
May 2, 2019 - In a court fight with Nebrask, Iowa and Council Bluffs the Ponca Tribe has received federal affirmation from the NIGC of its right to keep the Prairie Flower Casino open. ... Read more
News Arkansas
Quapaw Nation Applies for Arkansas Casino
May 1, 2019 - The Quapaw Nation was the first to apply to build a casino under the new Arkansas casino law. The tribe proposes a $240 million casino in the town of Pine Bluff in Jefferson County. ... Read more
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