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News Alabama
Alabama House stops gambling legislation
May 16, 2021 - Alabama House of Representatives recessed last week before taking up the three-bill package for a lottery, six new casinos, and sports betting. The non-action effectively kills the gambling bills ... Read more
News California
North Fork Rancheria casino to break ground near Madera in late June
May 15, 2021 - Finally, the North Fork Rancheria casino will break ground on their new casino in late June. The $400 million construction project will be located off Hwy 99 at Ave 17 near Madera ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary opens with traditional guitar smash
May 14, 2021 - The grand opening today of the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana began with a traditional guitar smash at 11AM. Several legendary rock celebritees joined in the ceremony including ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary opens today May 14
May 14, 2021 - The Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary will open its doors for the first time today at 5PM. A traditional guitar-smashing ceremony is scheduled for 10AM this morning followed by the grand opening at 5PM. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort schedules job fair
May 13, 2021 - The Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort plans a two-day job fair this month to hire 200 workers for a temporary gaming facility to open in July. The event will be held May 19-20 at Cleveland Community C ... Read more
News Washington
Suquamish Tribe will open sportsbook at Clearwater Casino
May 12, 2021 - The Suquamish Tribe has reached an agreement with the Washington State Gambling Commission to add sport betting to their Clearwater Casino. The Suquamish is the second tribe to negotiate ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary previews new casino with video tour
May 11, 2021 - As the grand opening of the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana approaches within a few days, the casino president, Matt Schuffert, gives of video tour of the features and amenities of the new casino. ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama voters 'deserve to have their voices heard' on gaming - Poarch Creek Indians
May 10, 2021 - The Poarch Band of Creek Indians praised the Alabama Senate last week for passing a controversial bill for a constitutional amendment that requires voter approval for ... Read more
News
San Manuel will buy Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
May 9, 2021 - The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will buy the Palm Casino making it the first Native American owner of a Las Vegas casino. The tribe will be the second to operate a casino in Las Vegas ... Read more
News Indiana
Gov signs Class III gaming compact for Four Winds Casino
May 8, 2021 - Governor Eric Holcomb finalized a Class III Gaming Compact with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi in ceremonial signing Tuesday at Howard Park following approval by the U.S. Interior Dept ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino opens Rock & Brews
May 7, 2021 - Rolling Hills Casino completed part of its 2021 expansion project with the grand opening of its new Rock & Brews Restaurant. The restaurant was founded by Kiss band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley ... Read more
News California
New California gaming compact is signed with Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe (Tachi Palace Casino)
May 6, 2021 - Governor Gavin Newsom's office announced last week the signing of a new tribal-state gaming compact with the Tachi Yokut Tribe of the Santa ... Read more
News California
New California gaming compact is signed with Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians (Twin Pine Casino)
May 6, 2021 - Governor Gavin Newsom's office announced last week the signing of a new tribal-state gaming compact with the Pomo Indians, owners of ... Read more
News California
San Manuel's casino expansion opens in July
May 5, 2021 - Another phase of the $550 million expansion at San Manuel Casino will open in July adding two more floors of gaming space with 1,300 more slot machines, 40 more table games and a fifth high-limit room. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino opens recruitment center at Ontario Mills
May 4, 2021 - To help San Manuel Casino Resort hire 2,500 new employees over the next six months, the casino has opened a recruitment center inside Ontario Mills shopping center. The office is open Mon ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol's temporary gaming casino slips to early 2022
May 3, 2021 - It is highly unlikely the Hard Rock Bristol will open its temporary gaming casino this year according to the Virginia Lottery Board. Although state legislation allows temporary gaming ... Read more
News New York
New York tribes and the recreational marijuana industry
May 2, 2021 - Some New York tribes are taking steps to open recreational marijuana businesses on their reservations following the enactment of the state's new marijuana law. Tribal land is sovereign and not subject to ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond Casino selection is down to two proposals
May 1, 2021 - Richmond's Mayor announced last week that Bally's Corporation has been eliminated as a candidate for the city's future casino. The final selection will now be made between Cordish Companies and Urban ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Sacramento plans to add 3,000-seat, indoor amphitheater
April 30, 2021 - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento is planning to add an indoor amphitheater for live music and entertainment. The new venue will comprise 75,000 square feet and include 3,000 seats. ... Read more
News Washington
ilani Casino breaks ground on luxury hotel
April 29, 2021 - The Cowlitz Indian Tribe held a groundbreaking ceremony at the ilani Casino last Friday for the construction on 14-story, 300-room hotel. The blue glass exterior will honor the blue waters of the surrounding ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole's sports betting deal signed by Gov. DeSantis
April 28, 2021 - Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a 30-year gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida last Friday to bring sports betting to Florida and expand Seminole gaming in Florrida. The House will now ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk casino resort releases new design renderings
April 27, 2021 - The Pamunkey Indian Tribe issued a major update to its Norfolk casino hotel plans this week. New artist renderings of the design were released along with updates on facilities and timing ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino plans $300M expansion to add hotel
April 26, 2021 - Gun Lake Casino announced plans this week for a $300 million expansion project to add a 4-diamond hotel with an enclosed pool, spa and restaurant. Construction will begin this summer after completion of the ... Read more
News Texas
Texas bill would give voters choice on casino gambling
April 25, 2021 - The Texas House is considering a joint resolution HJR 133 that would let voters decide in November whether or not to allow commercial casinos in the state. The bill proposes four destination casinos in ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino in Elk Grove moves ahead after court victory
April 24, 2021 - Wilton Rancheria will proceed with building the new Sky River Casino in Elk Grove, CA after winning a major lawsuit to stop its construction. The tribe was sued by Stand Up For California, an anti- ... Read more
News North Carolina, South Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino wins legal challenge from Cherokee Indians
April 23, 2021 - The North Carolina-based Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians sued the South Carolina-based Catawba Nation to stop construction of the Two Kings Casino at Kings Mountain, NC. ... Read more
News Washington
Tulalip Casino will open first sportsbook in Washington
April 22, 2021 - The Washington State Gambling Commission announced a tentative agreement Friday to add sports betting to the Tulalip Tribes' gaming compact. This will be the first sports betting authorization in the state ... Read more
News California
Soboba Crossroads construction underway after pandemic delay
April 21, 2021 - The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians is building a shopping center named Soboba Crossroads across from the entrance to Soboba Casino. The project is scheduled to open late this year ... Read more
News Washington
Colville Confederated Tribes plan casino in Pasco
April 20, 2021 - The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation are in the early stages of planning economic development projects for land in north Pasco. The tribes purchased 194 acres of land there in ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Aquinnah tribe loses appeal in Martha's Vineyard casino case
April 19, 2021 - The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) suffered a setback last week when a federal appeals court rejected the tribe's request for an en banc review of their case to build a casino ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama Senate passes Casino, Sports Betting and Lottery Bill
April 18, 2021 - The Alabama Senate passed a constitutional amendment bill on Tuesday that would legalize casinos, sports betting and a lottery. If approved, the voters in Alabama would make the final decision ... Read more
News Wyoming
Wyoming legalizes online sports betting
April 17, 2021 - Last week Governor Mark Gordon signed a new bill into law legalizing mobile sports betting in Wyoming. The Wyoming Gaming Commission will establish operational and licensing regulations by September 1, 2021. ... Read more
News Arizona
Arizona tribes get expanded deal along with sports betting
April 16, 2021 - Gov. Ducey signed legalized sports betting into law yesterday at a ceremony at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. The legislation had passed the Senate on Monday in a 23-6 vote and passed the ... Read more
News New York
Shinnecock Nation announces marijuana plans
April 15, 2021 - The Shinnecock Indian Nation announced plans to open a marijuana dispensary within the next few months, and also break ground on a marijuana-cultivation facility in the next few weeks. If tribal members approve ... Read more
News Arizona
"Top 10 Arizona Casinos for 2021" by Ranking Arizona
April 14, 2021 - Ranking Arizona has published its 2021 list of the Top 10 Arizona Casinos. The list is part of the annual ranking of the "Best of Arizona Business" based on voter opinions gathered by AZ Big Media. Ranking Arizona is the ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage celebrates 20 years
April 13, 2021 - On April 6th the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage celebrated its 20th anniversary with FREE PLAY promotions, free t-shirts and complementary foods and beverages. Since 2021 ... Read more
News Texas
U.S. House bill supports Texas Indian gaming casinos
April 12, 2021 - Texas House Bill 2208 supports Indian gaming by the Tigua Indians of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. The Tigua Indians operate Speaking Rock Entertainment ... Read more
News California
New California Indian casinos possible after federal court ruling
April 11, 2021 - A federal judge ruled last week that California is violating tribal sovereignties when renegotiating gaming compacts by demanding compliance with nongaming policies that exceed state ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche Nation breaks ground for new casino in Cache, OK
April 10, 2021 - Comanche Nation broke ground for a new casino last week in the City of Cache, Oklahoma. A ceremony for the new construction project was held April 3. Construction will be completed by the end ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary lights up guitar marquee
April 9, 2021 - As a prelude to next month's the grand opening, Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana unveiled its new guitar marquee sign last night when it lit up the 37-foot tall sign designed after Joe Jackson's guitar. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino breaks ground in Porterville
April 8, 2021 - The Tule River Indian Tribe broke ground Tuesday for a new casino, hotel and entertainment center at a site Porterville Sports Complex. The new casino will replace the current located on the tribe's reservation ... Read more
News Georgia
Georgia Sports Betting Dies in Legislature
April 7, 2021 - Sports betting legislation is dead this year in Georgia. Three resolutions were introduced in the Georgia General Assembly to legalize sports wagering, and all three failed in the House prior to the end of this past ... Read more
News Arizona
Bucky's Casino Suite Level Now at The Findlay Toyota Center
April 6, 2021 - The grand opening of Bucky's Casino Suite Level At The Findlay Toyota Center was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 25th as the 2021 event season prepares to begin. ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino Expansion 2021 Update
April 5, 2021 - Spokane Tribe Casino release a video last week showing the latest status of their 2021 expansion project. Construction began in December to add 20,000 square feet of new gaming floor, more nonsmoking ... Read more
News Washington
Emerald Queen Casino partners with Sounders FC
April 5, 2021 - Emerald Queen Casino (EQC) is now the Official Casino and Entertainment Partner of the Seattle Sounders FC after Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the MLS team signed a partnership deal through 2027. ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond casino proposals cut to three candidates
April 4, 2021 - After reviewing six casino proposals submitted in February, Richmond has dropped three and kept three to continue in the selection process. The three proposals still in consideration are Bally's, Live! Richmond, ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Casino Tulsa reopens Skyline Event Center
April 3, 2021 - Next week the Skyline Event Center at Osage Casino in Tulsa will host its first event since shutting down in March 2020 for the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be an ESPN fight Smith Jr vs Vlasov on April 10 ... Read more
News Washington
Northern Quest announces 2021 summer outdoor concerts
April 2, 2021 - Northern Quest Resort & Casino will bring back its Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concerts this summer after canceling all performances last year due to COVID-19. In a press release last week, the casino ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba will open temporary casino July 1 during construction of Two Kings Casino
April 1, 2021 - Catawba Nation will open a temporary casino during the construction of Two Kings Casino Resort. The modular facility will open July 1 with 500 slot machines and a food ... Read more
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