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News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Supreme Court denies rehearing on tribal compacts
September 20, 2020 - The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a rehearing requested by Gov. Kevin Stitt regarding the invalidation of gaming compacts with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouri Tribe. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa earns 2020 TripAdvisor Award
September 19, 2020 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa has received a 2020 Travelers' Choice Award from TripAdvisor for consistently positive reviews by its users. Hard Rock Tulsa ranks in the top 10% ... Read more
News California
First Preview of New Aqua Caliente Pavilion
September 18, 2020 - Aqua Caliente Pavilion will be a 12,000-square-foot, live event center at the new Aqua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City, CA. It will host live entertainment, special events and private parties. ... Read more
News California
USDA Approves Hemp Plan for California Tribe
September 17, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week the approval of the hemp regulatory plan submitted by the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians of Southern California. The tribe is the 34th ... Read more
News Michigan
Michigan's Active and Coming-Soon Sportsbooks
September 16, 2020 - Seven Michigan casinos have opened onsite sportsbooks in time for the kickoff of the 2020 NFL season. Eight more casinos are in final preparation before opening their doors to sports betting. ... Read more
News Nebraska
Nebraska Supreme Court allows casino measures on Nov 3 ballot
September 15, 2020 - The State Supreme Court overruled Secretary of State Bob Evnen's decision to block three pro-gambling initiatives from the Nov ballot. In a 4-3 decision the Court ruling will place the ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Sugar Creek Casino Expansion Update
September 14, 2020 - Construction to expand the Sugar Creek Casino has been underway since last November. The cafe expansion was completed earlier this year. The gaming floor expansion continues, however, the ... Read more
News Michigan
Island Resort & Casino Opens Sportsbook
September 13, 2020 - The new sportsbook at Island Resort and Casino in Harris opened Thursday prior to the NFL Thursday night football game. The casino is the first in the Upper Peninsula to open an onsite sportsbook, and the 9th ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino relocation final approval approaches deadline
September 12, 2020 - The U.S Department of Interior has a deadline of October 2 to approve the Tule River Tribe's Fee-To-Trust application to relocate the Eagle Mountain Casino near ... Read more
News Virginia
TV ads seeks voter support for Hard Rock Bristol
September 11, 2020 - The 'Vote Yes For Bristol' campaign launched its first TV ads this week in a major effort to win voter approval in the Nov. 3 election to build the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Bristol, Virginia. ... Read more
News Oregon
USDA Approves Hemp Plan for Oregon Tribe September 10, 2020 - The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indian, a federally recognized tribe in Oregon, received approval last month from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to manage and produce hemp under terms of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill. ... Read more
News United States
5 Largest US Casinos - All Native American
September 9, 2020 - None of the largest casinos in the U.S. are in Las Vegas! The five largest casinos are owned by Native American tribes, according to an article published this month by PlayUSA. The casinos are ranked by ... Read more
News New York
Shinnecock Nation partners with Hard Rock Casino
September 8, 2020 - The Shinnecock Indian Nation plans to build a "world-class entertainment destination". Last week the tribe announced a "fully vested" casino partnership with Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment and ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Resort Casino voter campaign is launched
September 7, 2020 - The "All In Norfolk" campaign to gather voter support for the Norfolk Resort Casino is officially underway. The Norfolk casino requires voter approval in the Nov. 3, 2020 election for construction ... Read more
News North Carolina
Hard Rock Casino Bristol receives local business support
September 6, 2020 - A coalition of Bristol businesses has announced support for the Hard Rock Casino project and the 'Vote Yes For Bristol' ballot referendum. The coalition is named "Small Businesses for Bristol" ... Read more
News California
California Supreme Court gives final approval to build Madera casino
September 5, 2020 - A ten-year-old case was decided by the California Supreme Court last week giving final approval to the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians to proceed with construction on a casino ... Read more
News Nebraska
Nebraska pulls casino measure from Nov 3 ballot
September 4, 2020 - Secretary of State Bob Evnen has blocked the "Keep the Money in Nebraska (KMN)" casino measure from the November ballot after reviewing the wordage in the petition submitted in ... Read more
News North Carolina
New North Carolina casino is named 'Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort'
September 3, 2020 - Last Friday the Catawba Indian Nation announced the official name of the new casino under construction at Kings Mountain, NC will be the "Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort". ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Fancy Dance Casino opens Sept 4
September 2, 2020 - The new Fancy Dance Casino will open Friday morning Sept. 4 at 10am. The casino is located at I-35 and US Hwy 412 in Perry east of Enid, OK and owned by Ponca Tribe. The casino is 10,000 square feet with 290 slots ... Read more
News Michigan
Bay Mills Indians plan independent move into marijuana industry
September 1, 2020 - Last week the Bay Mills Indian Community announced plans to create an independent, tribal marijuana business to compete against the Michigan-regulated marijuana companies. ... Read more
News New Mexico
Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino reopens Aug 31
August 31, 2020 - Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino is reopening today at 8 AM. New casino hours are 8 AM to 4 AM. The poker room, hotel, spa, buffet and most restaurants will remain closed until further notice. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee reopens Aug 31
August 30, 2020 - The Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will reopen at 11 AM tomorrow Aug 31 with a new "Safe + Sound" safety program to protect all guests and employees afainst the spread of COVID-19. The new guidelines ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage - NBC 7 San Diego Tour
August 29, 2020 - Agua Caliente Resort Casino in Rancho Mirage is an AAA four-diamond and Forbes four-star resort. Take this latest tour filmed Aug 24, 2020 by of NBC 7 San Diego. ... View
News Arizona
Gila River's Wild Horse Pass is expanding for 2021
August 28, 2020 - Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler is undergoing a major expansion this year that will add a second hotel tower, more conference space and a new look inside the casino. The $143M project ... Read more
News Colorado
Ute Mountain Casino Hotel reopens
August 27, 2020 - Ute Mountain Casino Hotel reopened August 20th after shutting down March 18 for the COVID-19 pandemic. During the five-month closure, none of the employees were laid off. The property underwent a deep and thorough ... Read more
News Minnesota
White Earth Nation votes to legalize medical marijuana
August 26, 2020 - Last week White Earth Nation members voted 994-150 in favor of a measure to legalize production, regulation and distribution of medical marijuana on their reservation. The Tribal Council will now ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino reopens poker room with big changes
August 25, 2020 - Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa reopened its poker room last Friday, Aug. 21 with major changes to protect players from COVID-19. Poker games have been closed for the past two months following ... Read more
News California
Soboba Casino celebrates 25th anniversary
August 24, 2020 - Soboba Casino Resort is celebrating its silver anniversary with special promotions and prizes throughout the month and ending with a grand celebration on Aug 28th from 10AM to 2PM. The promotions include ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba's King Mountain Casino is opposed by Buncombe County
August 23, 2020 - Buncombe County has joined the Eastern Band of Cherokee in opposition to the tribal casino under construction by the Catawba Indian Nation at Kings Mountain, NC. The ... Read more
News Oklahoma
U.S. Department of Interior approves KTT and UKB compacts
August 22, 2020 - This week the U.S. Interior Department approved two state-tribe gaming compacts recently signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt with the Kialegee Tribal Town (KTT) and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB). ... Read more
News Arizona, New Mexico
Navajo Casinos will remain closed through August
August 21, 2020 - The Navajo Nation will keep its four casinos closed all month and has not announced a future date for reopening. The shutdown is causing extreme financial stress and forced the layoff 88% of casino workers ... Read more
News United States
Best US Casinos: "Native American Casinos - History of Native Tribe Casinos in the US"
August 20, 2020 - An article published last week explains the history of Indian gaming in the U.S. and the reasons for its success. It also provides insight into the vulnerabilities and ... Read the article
News Mississippi
Golden Moon Hotel & Casino reopened Aug 14
August 19, 2020 - Golden Moon Hotel & Casino at the Pearl River Resort complex reopened at noon Friday Aug 14. The Choctaw casino was shut down for more than four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more
News United States
"As Covid Shutters Casinos, Indian Country Reels" - Bloomberg
August 18, 2020 - A Bloomberg article explains the economic impact suffered by many Native American tribes who are dependent on casino revenues for education, healthcare, community services, ... Read the article
News New York
DOI rejects Cayuga Nation's Class III gaming application
August 17, 2020 - The Cayuga Nation has been denied its application for a Class III Indian gaming casino by the U.S. Department of Interior due to a leadership dispute raging within the tribe. ... Read more
News Kansas
Kansas sues U.S. Interior Dept to block Wyandotte Nation casino near Wichita
August 16, 2020 - The State of Kansas has sued the U.S. Department of the Interior to block construction of a Wyandotte Nation casino near Wichita. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino opens THE ROOFTOP
August 15, 2020 - Jamul Casino in San Diego County announced last week the opening of THE ROOFTOP, a year-round, private event venue for weddings, special parties and other celebrations. The 10,000-sq-ft space offers ... Read more
News United States
Survey results of Indian casinos reopening during COVID-19
August 14, 2020 - A fascinating survey of tribal casino leaders reveals the strategies and the stories of reopening during COVID-19. Interviews of 457 tribal chairpersons and 230 tribal casino CEOs. ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino Resort will hire 800 before October opening
August 13, 2020 - Saracen Casino Resort will hire 800 new workers in the next few weeks as the new Pine Bluff casino prepares to open. Most of the 800 new hires will receive one to two weeks of paid training ... Read more
News Washington
Legends Casino Hotel reopens Aug 13
August 12, 2020 - Legends Casino Hotel will reopen at 10:00 AM tomorrow Aug. 13. Both the casino and the hotel will reopen with limited services and capacities and after shutting down March 18, 2020 for the COVID-19 ... Read more
News Minnesota
USDA-approved hemp plans expands to 33 tribes
August 11, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week it has approved the self-regulatory hemp plan of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota. The tribe is the 33rd ... Read more
News Oklshoms
Gov. Stitt's four recent tribal compacts in final peril
August 10, 2020 - The Comanche and the Otoe-Missouria compacts face another lawsuit, this time in federal district court. The UKB and Kialegee compacts are under review and in the Oklahoma Supreme Court. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino relocation receives final approval from Gov. Newsom
August 9, 2020 - Gov. Newsom signed a letter Aug. 3 to the U.S. Interior Department allowing the relocation of the Eagle Mountain Casino. The governor also ... Read more
News California
Ione Band casino receives final state approval, compact
August 8, 2020 - California Gov. Newsom signed a gaming compact with the Ione Band of Miwok Indians this week giving the tribe its final approval to build a new casino 30 miles southeast of Sacramento ... Read more
News California
Gov. Newsom signs six Indian gaming compacts
August 7, 2020 - Governor Gavin Newsom signed 6 gaming compacts this week. One compact authorizes a new casino, another allows Eagle Mountain Casino to relocate, and 4 are renewal compacts ... Read more
News California
Tribe sues city for blocking relocation of Win-River Casino
August 6, 2020 - Redding Rancheria is suing the City of Redding for a questionable real estate transaction that effectively blocks public access to the tribe's relocation site on the Sacramento River. ... Read more
News Arkansas
"Arkansas Wins 2020" casino amendment needs life support
August 5, 2020 - Arkansas Wins 2020, the petition to legalize 16 more casinos with a constitutional amendment on the Nov 3 ballot, is needing resuscitation. Although the final outcome is still pending, the petition ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation loses appeal of Pope County casino license
August 4, 2020 - The Arkansas Racing Commission met last Thursday to discuss the appeal by Cherokee Nation Businesses for the Pope County casino license awarded to Gulfside Casino Partners in June. ... Read more
News Washington
7 Cedars Casino opens hotel Aug 4
August 3, 2020 - 7 Cedars Casino has completed construction of a new $40M hotel which will open Tuesday morning August 4. The hotel is connected to the casino. It is five stories with 100 guest rooms and four-diamond amenities. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino's 34th Anniversary
August 2, 2020 - San Manuel Casino celebrated its 34th anniversary last week on July 24, 2020. The casino was opened by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as a high-stakes Indian bingo hall on July 24, 1986. ... Read more
News Michigan
Sault Tribe partners to open cannabis retail stores
August 1, 2020 - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has formed a partnership with Lume Cannabis, the largest vertically-integrated cannabis operator in Michigan. The partners will open a newly-licensed ... Read more
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