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Nevada's Tribal-Owned Casinos | Updates 2023

All casino gaming in Nevada is regulated and controlled by the Nevada Gaming Commission except for four Indian gaming operations regulated by the National Indian Gaming Commission. In recent years a few major tribes have become owner/operators of Nevada commercial casinos.

Native American Casinos in Las Vegas

In 2021 three major Native American tribes came to Las Vegas to operate state-licensed casinos (not indian gaming casinos).

  • Mohegan Tribe (Connecticut)
    Mohegan Casino Las Vegas

    The first Native American-operated casino in Las Vegas is the Mohegan Casino at Virgin Hotels. The Mohegan Casino Las Vegas is not an Indian gaming casino. The casino is licensed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

  • San Manual Tribe (California)
    Palm Casino Resort

    Another out-of-state tribe is purchasing the Palm Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The transaction was approved by the Nevada gaming Commission on Dec 17, 2021. The Palms Casino Resort will be reopened in the spring of 2022 by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, owners of the Yaamava' Resort Casino in Highland, California. The Yaamava' is the largest casino resort west of Las Vegas.

  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
    Hard Rock Las Vegas

    The Seminoles own Hard Rock International which is buying The Mirage Hotel and Casino. The sale should be finalized in the second half of 2022, after which the property will be rebranded as "Hard Rock Las Vegas".

Nevada's Indian Gaming Casinos

Only two of Nevada's 32 tribes operate casinos. The Moapa Band of Paiutes own the Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza located 30 miles north of Las Vegas on I-15, and the Washoe Tribe owns the Wa She Shu Casino & Travel Plaza located 16 miles south of Carson City. A California tribe, the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe in Needles, CA, owns a casino in Laughlin, NV named Avi Resort & Casino.

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News Hard Rock now operates The Mirage December 27, 2022 - In a Dec. 22 meeting the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) granted final regulatory approval of the $1.08 billion purchase of the Mirage by Hard Rock International. The real estate deal closed ... Read more News Hard Rock reveals master plan to replace Mirage December 12, 2022 - Hard Rock executives released a preliminary Master Plan to transition The Mirage into the new Hard Rock Las Vegas destination resort. The plans were presented Wed. to the Gaming Control ... Read more News Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas changes its name October 28, 2022 - The first tribal casino to operate in Las Vegas has officially changed its name from Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas to Mohegan Casino Las Vegas. The Mohegan Tribe shortened the name to ... Read more News Hard Rock Las Vegas to open guitar-shaped hotel in 2025 July 17, 2022 - Hard Rock International announced it will open a guitar-shaped hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas in 2025. The hotel will replace the famous Mirage volcano area in front ... Read more News Palms Casino Resort Reopens Today! April 27, 2022 - Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas reopens today under the new ownership of the San Manuel Indian Tribe of California. The grand reopening celebration begins with fireworks this evening at 9PM. Hotel rooms are available ... Read more News Hard Rock Las Vegas will say goodbye to Mirage volcano January 26, 2022 - Hard Rock International will remove the famous volcano in front of the Mirage Casino as part of the remodeling project to rebrand the casino and add a guitar-shaped hotel along the Strip. ... Read more News Hard Rock Las Vegas plans guitar-shaped hotel January 25, 2022 - Hard Rock International plans to build a guitar-shaped hotel along the Las Vegas Strip on The Mirage property it is buying from MGM Resorts. The hotel deisn will be similar to the guitar hotel at Hard Rock ... Read more News Palms Las Vegas is bringing back the Ghostbar January 23, 2022 - When the San Manuel Indians reopen the Palms Las Vegas this spring, the famous Ghostbar will also reopen. The announcement was made last week on the Palms Twitter account. The message included ... Read more Headlines continued...

Nevada Minimum Gambling Age

Minimum gambling ages are 21 years old for casinos, 21 for poker, 21 for bingo, 21 for sports betting, 21 horse racing

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Nevada's Native American Casinos

Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
500 Merriman Avenue, Needles CA 92363
Phone Number: (760) 629-4591 Fax Number: (760) 629-5767

Avi Resort & Casino
10000 Aha Macav Parkway
Laughlin, NV 89029
(702) 535-5555

Moapa Band of Paiutes
P.O. Box 340, Moapa NV 89025.
Phone Number: (702) 865-2787 Fax Number: (702) 865-2875

Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza (Casino I)
Interstate 15, Exit 75
Valley of Fire
Moapa, Nevada 89025-0340
(702) 864-2601

Moapa Tribal Store (Casino II)
1 Lincoln Street
Moapa, NV 89025
(702) 865-2758

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
A tribal gaming enterprise owned by the Mohegan Tribe in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Mohegan Casino Las Vegas
Virgin Hotels
4455 Paradise Road
Paradise, Nevada

San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality
A tribal gaming enterprise owned by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in Highland, California.

Palms Casino Resort
4321 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Semimnole Tribe's Hard Rock International
Hard Rock is a worldwide hospitality and gaming enterprise owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Hard Rock Las Vegas
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
919 Hwy. 395 South, Gardnerville NV 89410
Phone Number: (775) 265-8600 Fax Number: (775) 265-6240

Wa She Shu Casino & Travel Plaza
1003 Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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News San Manuel is reopening Palms Casino Resort on April 27 April 11, 2022 - After closing for the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas will reopen under new management on April 27. The hotel will reopen April 28. The Ghostbar and the ... Read more News San Manuel readies Palms for reopening March 23, 2022 - The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority has not yet announced the reopening date for the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas; however, an extrensive effort is underway to open in ... Read more News First Native American casino in Las Vegas is hiring February 19, 2022 - When San Manuel purchased The Palms last year, the tribe announced it would reopen the resort casino in the spring 2022. Although an exact rdate is not set, The Palms has scheduled hiring events ... Read more News San Manuel Tribe will bring changes to the Palms January 10, 2022 - The San Manuel Tribe will reopen the Palms this spring with major changes to its restaurants, entertainment, sportsbook, and other features to attract local residents. Lont-term changes are also planned. ... Read more


News Tribe-owned Palms Casino Las Vegas is hiring 1,200 workers December 29, 2021 - San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority is hiring 1,200 employees for the reopening of the Palms Casino Resort this spring. The company hopes this number will include ... Read more News San Manuel becomes first tribe to buy a Las Vegas casino December 19, 2021 - The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday approved the sale of the Palms Casino Resort to the San Manuel Indians and issued a new license to reopen The Palms this spring. ... Read more News Hard Rock to buy The Mirage in Las Vegas December 18, 2021 - Hard Rock International announced an agreement Monday to buy The Mirage in Las Vegas. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2022. The Mirage will then be rebranded "Hard Rock Las Vegas" ... Read more News The Palms will be First Tribal-Owned Casino in Las Vegas December 6, 2021 - The purchase of the Palms Casino Resort has moved a step forward last week when the Nevada Gaming Control Board recommended approval of the sale. The full commission will meet Dec ... Read more News Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Opens Today! March 25, 2021 - Mohegan Sun Casino and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will both officially open their doors this evening at 6 PM. The casino is the first in Las Vegas to be managed by a Native American tribe. ... Read more News Tribes are devastated after one year of COVID-19 March 18, 2021 - As the Covid-19 pandemic began spreading across our nation last year, its impact became the most deadly in our tribal communities. Tribal economies also collapsed as casinos were shut down ... Read more News Mohegan Sun Casino in Las Vegas will open March 25 February 16, 2021 - After two recent delays, the new Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will officially open on March 25th. The casino will be the first in Las Vegas to be operated by an Native American tribe ... Read more


News Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas receives gaming license for Jan 15 opening October 27, 2020 - The Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will be the first Native American casino to operate in Las Vegas, Nevada when it opens January 15, 2021. Last week the ... Read more News Mohegan Sun Casino At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opens Jan 15, 2021 October 1, 2020 - The new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and its Mohegan Sun Casino will open to the public on January 15, 2021. The new property is built on the site of the former Hard Rock Las Vegas. ... Read more News Mohegan Sun Casino in Las Vegas opens Nov 6 July 19, 2020 - The Mohegan Tribe, which owns and operated the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, is the first Native American tribe to be licensed to operate a Las Vegas casino when the Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin ... Read more


News Mohegans will manage new Virgin Las Vegas casino September 21, 2019 - Virgin Hotels has bought Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and plans to close, renovated, rebrand and reopen the property in 2020. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment will ... Read more


News Washoe Tribe receives amended gaming compact with Nevada 02.08.2018 - Under the new terms of the new compact, the Tribe will now have the opportunity to offer all forms of Class III Gaming offered elsewhere in the state of Nevada ... Read more


0.30.2015 Washoe Tribe Breaks Ground on New Casino 07.17.2014 Horizon Hotel Casino to become New Hard Rock 05.31.2013   Bourbon Street Casino Begins Hiring
01.12.2009   Shoshone-Paiute Tribe plans casino on Idaho border

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