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News New York
Seneca Casinos named sportsbook partner of NHL Buffalo Sabres
December 3, 2019 - The NHL Buffalo Sabres announced last week that the Seneca Resorts & Casinos will be the team's exclusive sportsbook partner. ... Read more
News Michigan
Michigan Tribes support sports betting legislation
December 2, 2019 - Michigan tribes favor the legalization of sports betting and support the pending House Bill 4916 Sports Betting Act. The bill has passed the state house and is currently in debate in the senate. ... Read more
News New York
Shinnecock Nation breaks ground on medical marijuana dispensary
December 1, 2019 - The Shinnecock Indian Nation is building a 3,600-sq-ft medical marijuana dispensary on reservation land in Southampton, NY. It willl be located adjacent to the Shinnocock ... Read more
News New York
Turning Stone Resort Casino will add Hampton Inn mid-2020
November 30, 2019 - Turning Stone Resort Casino will build a new 109-room Hampton Inn by Hilton on its casino property in Verona, New York. Its exterior design and amenities will reflect the Turning Stone ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove casino project starts 'ghost mall' demolition
November 29, 2019 - Demolition of the abandoned "ghost mall" is underway in Elk Grove to clear the building site for the $500 casino resort planned by the Wilton Rancheria. Construction on the casino will begin ... Read more
News Iowa
WinnaVegas wins "Best of Iowa" in readers survey
November 28, 2019 - Readers of Casino Player magazine have vote WinnaVegas Casino Resort the Best in Iowa in 19 categories including "Where You Feel the Luckiest" and "Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation At." ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk Casino serves indigenous food during Native American Heritage Month
November 27, 2019 - The Ho-Chunk Gaming Casino in Wisconsin Dells has set up an Indigenous Food section in their buffet during November to celebrate Native American ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation drives $2.17B of Oklahoma's economy
November 26, 2019 - Cherokee Nation has a major impact in the Oklahoma economy. The tribe added $2.17 billion to the state's economy, supported 19,203 jobs, paid $836M in labor and benefits ... Read more
News Arizona
New West Valley Casino will open Feb 19, 2020
November 25, 2019 - Construction of the $400 million Desert Diamond West Valley Casino is in its final stage. When this 2.3 million-square-foot casino opens Feb. 19, 2020, it will be one of the largest casino in Arizona. ... Read more
News New Mexico
Navajo celebrate 11th anniversary of first casino
November 24, 2019 - Fire Rock Navajo Casino became the first Navajo casino when it opened its doors on November 19, 2008. Its financial success was soon followed by the building of three more Navajo casinos. ... Read more
News Arkansas
Choctaw Nation files for Arkansas casino
November 23, 2019 - The Choctaw Nation submitted an application with the Arkansas Racing Commission for a license to build a commercial casino in Pope County. The submission was just hours before the 4:30PM final deadline ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is opening a Sugar Factory
November 22, 2019 - A new Sugar Factory American Brasserie will open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa next month. The new venue will overlook the grand entrance from the mezzanine ... Read more
News California
Tachi Palace celebrates grand reopening of High Limit Gaming Room
November 21, 2019 - After completing a major renovation, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore celebrated the grand reopening of its High Limit (HL) Gaming Room last week. ... Read more
News Arizona
Casino Del Sol opens new Estrella hotel
November 20, 2019 - After 18 months of construction the Casino DelSol has opened its second hotel. The new Extrella at Casino Del Sol is six stories tall with 151 rooms, and features an outdoor pool with a 100-foot slide, ... Read more
News California
California tribes seek 2020 ballot measure for sports betting
November 19, 2019 - A coalition of 18 California tribes are seeking to place a sports betting measure on the Nov. 2020 ballot. It would authorize sports books at California Indian casinos and racetracks. ... Read more
News Alabama
Poarch Creek Indians propose $1B gambling plan for Alabama
November 18, 2019 - The Poarch Creek Indians have launched a public awareness campaign to expand their casinos in the state, add Class III table games, sports betting, a state lottery ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes will expand Lucky Star Casino Watonga
November 17, 2019 - The expansion of the Lucky Star Casino Watonga will add gaming space for 400 new slot machines, a restaurant, a five-story hotel with 80 guest rooms, and a convention center ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Fancy Dance Casino will open mid-2020
November 16, 2019 - After several start-up delays the Ponca Tribe has begun construction on the new Fancy Dance Casino near Perry, Oklahoma. The new 10,000-square-foot casino with 290 slot machines will be completed in ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino relocation is approved by Federal BIA
November 15, 2019 - The Tule River Tribe has received the necessary approvals from local and federal officals to move the Eagle Mountain Casino to a new location near the Porterville Airport. ... Read more
News Oregon
Chinook Winds Casino will host Siletz Tribe's 42nd Annual Restoration Powwow
November 14, 2019 - This Saturday the Siletz Tribe, owners of Chinook Winds Casino, will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the federal government's restoration of their tribe ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Awarded Best Casino and Best Casino Buffet
November 13, 2019 - The readers of San Diego Uptown News have voted Sycuan Casino Resort as Best Casino and Best Casino Buffet in this year's poll of local businesses. This is the third consecutive year ... Read more
News North Carolina
Harrah's Cherokee Casinos partner with NFL Carolina Panthers
November 12, 2019 - Harrah's Cherokee Casinos and the Carolina Panthers have signed a 5-year sponsorship and partnership agreement involving naming rights to the pre-game and post-game ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma tribes unanimously reject arbitration proposal
November 11, 2019 - Thirty five Oklahoma tribes have unanimously rejected an arbitration proposal by the state attorney general to resolve their gaming compact dispute with Gov. Stitt. ... Read more
News New York
Oneida Nation will open "The Lakehouse at Sylvan Beach" in May 2020
November 10, 2019 - The Oneida Indian Nation announced plans this week to open a dining and gaming venue in Sylvan Beach, NY. It will feature 100 slot machines with indoor/outdoor dining ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Nation plans sportsbooks at three casinos
November 9, 2019 - Sports betting is coming soon to Seneca Niagara Casino, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Seneca Allegany Casino. The Seneca Nation has partnered with Kambi Group, a leading supplier in sports ... Read more
News Colorado
Colorado voters approve sports betting
November 8, 2019 - By an extremely narrow margin, state voters approved a ballot measure Tuesday authorizing the Colorado Division of Gaming to license and regulate sports betting at casinos and on mobile apps.. ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Celebrates 36th Anniversary with $2.5M in Giveaways
November 7, 2019 - Sycuan Casino Resort is giving away $2.5M in cash, free plays, prizes and car giveaways throughout the month of November as Sycuan celebrates its 36th anniversary. ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino breaks ground on major expansion
November 6, 2019 - Rolling Hills Casino has begun a major renovation and expansion that includes a 40% enlargement of the gaming floor, two new restaurants, an onsite brewery and distillery, hotel room upgrades at both ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Casino becomes official partner of NHL Seattle
November 5, 2019 - The partnership between the Muckleshoot Casino and NHL Seattle was announced Oct. 30 at a Muckleshoot Indian Tribe's blessing of the land ceremony performed at Seattle Center ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente celebrates groundbreaking for downtown Cathedral City casino
November 4, 2019 - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians broke ground today on their new casino in downtown Cathedral City. The location is the northwest corner of East Palm Canyon ... Read more
News United States
USA Today names 2019 Top 10 casinos outside Vegas
November 3, 2019 - Barona Casino, an Indian casino in Southern California, was named "Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas" in the 2019 USA Today's Readers' Choice Awards. Five in the Top 10 are Native Am ... Read more
News California
Barona Resort & Casino named 'Best Casino Outside Vegas' by USA Today
November 2, 2019 - Barona Casino was named "Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas" in the 2019 USA Today's Readers' Choice Awards. Barona won the award for its friendly dealers, a great ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino Sacramento Celebrates a Rockin' Grand Opening
November 1, 2019 - The $440M Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at Fire Mountain officially opened its doors Oct. 30 with a traditional guitar smash, live entertainment, special promotions and giveaways ... Read more
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