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September 2022

News New York
Turning Stone Resort Casino announces major, multi-year expansion
September 15, 2022 - Turning Stone Resort Casino announced plans last week for its largest expansion in the past twenty years. A press release said the multi-year construction project will add more ... Read more
News Connecticut
Foxwoods announces new $85M casino expansion plan
September 14, 2022 - Foxwoods announced plans last week to replace the Grand Ballroom in the Grand Pequot Tower with a new 50,000-sq-ft casino and a 13,000-sq-ft restaurant. The $85 million project will begin in Nov ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Casino celebrates 'topping off' of new hotel construction
September 13, 2022 - The final steel beam was hoisted into place last week on the top of the new hotel tower under construction at Muckleshoot Casino. Tribal members and construction workers had signed ... Read more
News Washington
Silver Reef Casino launches sportsbook
September 12, 2022 - Silver Reef Casino launched its new sportsbook this week in partnership with Betfred USA Sports. The official opening was August 31, 2022 at 1:00pm followed by the honorary first bet placed by former-NFL ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk considers new plan for temporary HeadWaters casino
September 11, 2022 - The Pamunkey Tribe wants approval to build a temporary casino within six months to operate while construction is underway at the HeadWaters Resort & Casino. The HeadWaters casino ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Rockford construction status - Sep 2022
September 10, 2022 - Last week the Illinois Gaming Board gave Hard Rock the approval to begin site work for construction of the permanent Hard Rock Casino in Rockford. The City of Rockford has issued ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino opens 24-hour sportsbook
September 9, 2022 - Catawba Two Kings Casino opened a sportsbook last Tuesday inside its temporary casino. The kickoff came just days before the 2022 NFL season. Sports fans can now ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino: "Poker Room & Sports book Now Open"
September 8, 2022 - Spokane Tribe Casino is promoting its recent casino expansion with TV ads featuring the new poker room,food court and Caesars Sportsbook ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino's First Annual Fashion Show
September 7, 2022 - The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation will host its first annual fashion show on September 8 2022 at 7:00 pm at Sycuan Casino Resort's Retreat Pool and Cabanas. The event is open to the public. ... Read more
News North Dakota
4 Bears Casino's business has returned after 2 years
September 6, 2022 - Business has returned to 4 Bears Casino. After two slow years caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 4 Bears Casino is finally seeing its business come back. "We started big concerts again and ... Read more
News California
Tejon casino's gaming compact ratified by California legislature
September 5, 2022 - The California legislature has ratified a gaming compact between the state and the Tejon Indian Tribe. The tribe has partnered with Hard Rock Casinos to build a $600 million casino and hotel ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino Resort is hosting 9 Job Fairs in September
September 4, 2022 - Thunder Valley Casino Resort is hosting nine job fairs this month to hire 100 new full and part-time workers for table games, housekeeping, food and beverage, maintenance and security. ... Read more
News Kansas
CrossWinds Casino cannot add sportsbook
September 3, 2022 - The Wyandotte Nation says it is unable to add sports betting to the CrossWinds Casino because it does not have a Class III gaming compact with the State of Kansas. CrossWinds is currently a Class II ... Read more
News Kansas
Kansas sports betting officially opens
September 3, 2022 - Thursday was the offical opening day for sports betting in Kansas. Governor Laura Kelly placed the honorary first bet at Hollywood Casino in Kansas City to kick off the event. The Governor bet $15 on the ... Read more
News Idaho
Casino plans emerge for Mountain Home, Idaho
September 2, 2022 - Two Idaho tribes are planning to build a casino in Mountain Home. The Shoshone-Bannock and the Shoshone-Paiute have each started the application process for federal approval with the U.S. Interior ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Arena is renamed 'Desert Diamond Arena'
September 1, 2022 - The Gila River Arena was renamed "Desert Diamond Arena" last week following the signing a ten-year, naming rights agreement between Desert Diamond Casinos and the City of Blendale ... Read more

August 2022

News Virginia
Bristol Casino reaches employment milestone
August 31, 2022 - Since officially opening July 8th, Hard Rock's temporary casino in Bristol has continued to hire workers. Last week, the casino's president announced a milestone has been reached in total employment. ... Read more
News Virginia
No Richmond casino referendum on Nov 2022 ballot
August 30, 2022 - Voters of Richmond, Virginia will not see a casino referendum on their ballots in November. Last week a Richmond judge ordered the ONE Casino and Resort referendum removed from this year's ballot ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino South Bend adds 45,000 ft. gaming floor
August 29, 2022 - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians added 45,000 square feet of new gaming floor last week to their Four Winds Casino in South Bend, IN. The event began with a ribbon-cutting ... Read more
News Forida
US Interior Department asks Federal Court to reinstate Seminole sportsbook
August 28, 2022 - US Interior Department is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the Seminole gaming compact signed with Governor Ron DeSantis in April 2021. The compact is ... Read more
News Nebraska
New Grand Island Casino's temporary casino will break ground at Fonner Park on Sept. 7
August 27, 2022 - Construction of the Grand Island temporary casino inside Fonner Park will break ground on September 7, 2022. The event is waiting for the State Fair to end ... Read more
News Virginia
Rivers Casino Portsmouth plans seven restaurants and quick-service venues
August 26, 2022 - Rivers Casino Portsmouth announced plans last week for seven restaurants and quick-service venues to open with the casino next February. ... Read more
News Michigan
Turtle Creek Casino plans major hotel renovation
August 25, 2022 - Turtle Creek Casino will begin a major 10-week renovation of its 137-room hotel on Sept. 6th. All guest rooms and suites will be upgraded with new amenities and interior designs. The project will include ... Read more
News California
Harrah's Resort SoCal opens Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen
August 24, 2022 - California's first HELL'S KITCHEN opened last week at Harrah's Resort Southern California. The new location is the restaurant's largest with 11,360-sq-ft and seating for 332 guests. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino will hire at Tulare County Job Fair
August 23, 2022 - In preparation for its grand opening in December, Eagle Mountain Casino will be joining the 30th Annual Tulare County Job Fair on September 14th. The hiring event will be held 9am to 12pm ... Read more
News California
Rain Rock Casino breaks ground on Yreka resort
August 22, 2022 - The Karuk Tribe broke ground this week on new construction to transform Rain Rock Casino into a destination resort in Yreka, California. The construction project will add an 80-room hotel with ... Read more
News Illinois
Walker's Bluff Casino Status - Update Aug 2022
August 21, 2022 - Construction of Walker's Bluff Casino Resort continues on schedule for a 2023 grand opening. The aerial photo in this video shows the framing and foundation work is nearly finished. ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino Expansion Status | Update Aug 2022
August 20, 2022 - Spokane Tribe Casino has begun Phase 3 of its 5-year expansion project, which started in 2021. The casino is building a 170-room hotel with a pool, additional gaming space for table games ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Beloit receives $13M to improve roads around future casino
August 19, 2022 - The Ho-Chunk Nation and City of Beloit have been working together to ensure public infrastructure around the future casino will adequately support the expected increase in visitors ... Read more
News Oklahoma
New Osage Casino Bartlesville opening delayed to Oct. 2023 August 18, 2022
Construction of the new Osage Casino in Bartlesville is encountering supply chain delays in deliveries of building materials. The casino broke ground in June 2021 and was expected to open ... Read more
News Oklahoma
New Osage Casino Pawhuska opening delayed to Nov. 2023 August 18, 2022
The new Osage Casino in Pawhuska was expected to open this Fall. However, delays in building materials have slowed construction and a new opening date been postponed until late 2023. ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford Casino sets highest visitor record in July
August 17, 2022 - Hard Rock's Rockford Casino continues to grow more business since first opening in July 2021. Statistics from the Illinois Gaming Board show 44,873 people visited the temporary casino last month. ... Read more
News California
Surprise! Sky River Casino in Elk Grove opened today Aug 16th!
August 16, 2022 - What a surprise! The Sky River Casino in Elk Grove opened just after midnight this morning after previously announcing the casino opening date would be in early September. ... Read more
News United States
FY2021 Indian Gaming Revenues Jump 40% to $39B
August 16, 2022 - Last Wednesday the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) published a press release announcing the gross revenue from all Indian gaming totaled $39 billion in Fiscal Year 2021 (Ended June 30, 2022) ... Read more
News California
Sycuan wins most '2022 San Diego's Best' casino awards
August 15, 2022 - Sycuan Casino Resort won the most first-place awards for a San Diego casino in this year's "San Diego's Best" readers poll conducted by the Union-Tribune. Sycuan was voted best ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas Secretary of State rejects ballot petition to block Pope County casino
August 14, 2022 - The Arkansas Secretary of State has blocked a proposed November ballot measure to stop block Cherokee Nation Businesses from building the Legends ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Sevenwinds Casino to add sports betting
August 13, 2022 - The Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and Gov. Tony Evers amended the tribe's gaming compact last week to allow sports betting and other forms of event wagering at Sevenwinds Casino. ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars, Cherokee break ground for Danville casino
August 12, 2022 - Caesars Entertainment and new partner, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, broke ground today for construction of the $650 million Caesars Virginia in Danville. This destination resort will include ... Read more
News Virginia
Eastern Band of Cherokee partners with Caesars Virginia
August 12, 2022 - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) has joined with Caesars Entertainment to build the new $650 million Caesars Virginia in Danville, VA. The two partners have a 20-year relationship ... Read more
News North Carolina
Two Kings Casino is under federal investigation
August 11, 2022 - Catawba Two Kings Casino is under federal investigation for a slot machine vendor allegedly giving company shares to family members of South Carolina politicians. A Wall Street Journal report ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford Casino wants to add sportsbook and table games
August 10, 2022 - Hard Rock is seeking approval from state regulators to add a sportsbook and a small number of table games to its temporary casino in Rockford, Illinois. ... Read more
News California
Table Mountain Casino opens with 8 new restaurants
August 9, 2022 - The new Table Mountain Casino opened July 21 with eight new restaurants. These include two fine dining restaurants, a large grill restaurant, a food court, and a Peets coffee shop. ... Read more
News California
Barona named San Diego's Best Casino 2022
August 8, 2022 - Barona Resort & Casino has been voted the Best Casino and the Loosest Slots in the 2022 San Diego's Best Readers Poll published by the Union-Tribune. Barona has won both awards for the past 12 years. ... Read more
News Arizona
We-Ko-Pa Casino's Ember Restaurant receives 2022 Wine Spectator Award
August 7, 2022 - For the second consecutive year Ember Restaurant at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort has won the "Best of Award of Excellence" in this year's Wine Spectator's review ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation Status - Aug. 2022
August 6, 2022 - When the new Eagle Mountain Casino opens in Porterville this December, city officials are hoping the casino relocation brings a major boost in visitors, economic development and business growth. ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino Wins Five "San Diego's Best" Awards
August 5, 2022 - Jamul Casino is a five-time winner of the 2022 San Diego's Best awards as determined by readers of the San Diego Union-Tribune. This is the fifth straight year of first-place awards for Jamul Casino since ... Read more
News California
Two California tribal gaming compacts are rejected by U.S. Interior Department (again)
August 4, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Interior rejected two tribal gaming compacts last week that were signed in March by Gov. Newsom. One compact was signed with the Middletown ... Read more
News North Carolina
Two Kings Casino construction is delayed by political scandal investigation
August 3, 2022 - Construction of the Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort in Kings Mountain, NC is on hold as the National Indian Gaming Commission investigates whether politician families ... Read more
News California
Chukchansi Gold receives AAA Four Diamond hotel rating again
August 2, 2022 - Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has received another AAA's Four Diamond hotel rating for the third year in a row. The achievement recognizes the high level of hospitality and luxury ... Read more
News Nebraska
Nebraska Grand Island Casino Resort Update
August 1, 2022 - Grand Island Casino Resort is a proposed project of Elite Casino Resorts to build a $100M casino inside Fonner Park. The company submitted a gaming application to the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission ... Read more

July 2022

News Nebraska
WarHorse Casino breaks ground in Omaha
July 31, 2022 - WarHorse Gaming has broken ground at Horsemen's Park to build the WarHorse Casino Omaha. The event was held July 27 following a similar groundbreaking ceremony two weeks ago for the WarHorse Casino Lincoln. ... Read more
News Virginia
Bristol Casino handles $37.5 million in first week
July 30, 2022 - It was a big week for Bristol Casino during its first week of operation between July 5 and July 14. Players placed $37.5 million in bets and paid back $33.7 million in winnings. Over 90% of the gaming ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casino & Resort Durant will celebrate 35th anniversary
July 29, 2022 - Choctaw Casino & Resort will celebrate its 35th anniversary in August with $2 million in giveaways. Players can win a share of $1 million over the first weekend and win another million ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino hosting nine August job fairs
July 28, 2022 - After hosting eight job fairs in July, Thunder Valley Casino is continuing its hiring effort with nine more job fairs scheduled throughout August. The casino has over one hundred full-time and part-time ... Read more
News Idaho
Clearwater River Casino Player Wins Record $1.5M
July 27, 2022 - Last week a lucky player at Clearwater River Casino & Lodge wagered $4.50 and won $1,541,533.11. The jackpot amount is the all-time record for Clearwater River Casino. It was won by a woman playing ... Read more
News California
Shiloh Casino & Resort Design - Animation Video
July 26, 2022 - Koi Nation released a new animated video this week touring the proposed Shiloh Casino & Resort. The purpose of the video is to show the environmental-friendliness and energy-efficiency in the ... Read more
News Arizona
West Valley Casino adding Vegas-style slots, blackjack and poker
July 25, 2022 - The Tohono O'odham Nation has settled a lawsuit with the State of Arizona regarding the types of gambling allowed at Desert Diamond Casino West Valley. When the casino opened in 2015 ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk's temporary casino location is scrapped
July 24, 2022 - The Pamunkey Tribe will not proceed with the initial plan to operate a temporary casino inside the ballpark at Harbor Park during construction of the Norfolk Resort & Casino because the street address is ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Menominee Tribe and Hard Rock partner on new Kenosha casino
July 23, 2022 - The Menominee Indian Tribe announced Wednesday it is partnering with Hard Rock on a new effort to build a casino in Kenosha County. The casino will include a hotel, live concert ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino launches $400M expansion
July 22, 2022 - Construction is underway at Snoqualmie Casino to expand the casino gaming floor and add a luxury hotel, an entertainment and convention center, two restaurants and a parking garage. The completion date is ... Read more
News California
New Table Mountain Casino Resort opens Today!
July 21, 2022 - The grand opening celebration of the all-new Table Mountain Casino Resort begins today and continues throughout the weekend. Special events and player promotions are running daily. ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino shortens opening date to early September
July 20, 2022 - Sky River Casino announced Monday the new Elk Grove casino will open in early September rather in November as earlier announced. The exact date was not released; however. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Hard Rock affiliate purchases 60 acres in Kenosha
July 19, 2022 - Speculation of a new casino project emerged last week when the Village of Bristol sold 60 acres of land to a company with the same Florida address as the Seminole Tribe of Florida, owners of Hard Rock ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' restaurant earns 2022 Wine Spectator Restaurant Award
July 18, 2022 - The Pines Modern Steakhouse at Yaamava' Resort & Casino has been recognized this year by Wine Spectator as one of the world's best restaurants for wine ... Read more
News Nevada
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 California
California Sports Betting Ballot Measures: State of the War!
July 16, 2022 - California voters will decide in November whether to approve either of two ballot proposals authorizing a constitutional amendment to legalize sports betting. Voters will choose either retail or online sports ... Read more
News Arkansas
Legends Resort Casino approved by Russellville Planning Commission
July 15, 2022 - With ongoing litigation over Pope County casino license, and a week after a new anti-casino ballot petition was filed with the state, the Russellville Planning Commission voted ... Read more
News Nebraska
WarHorse Casino Lincoln starts construction
July 14, 2022 - The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the Nebraska Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association broke ground yesterday for construction of the $200 million WarHorse Casino Lincoln. ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk Casino partners with Sacramento Kings
July 13, 2022 - Last week the Sacramento Kings and Red Hawk Casino announced a multi-year partnership beginning with next year's NBA season. The partnership will give Kings fans a chance to win exclusive casino ... Read more
News California
New Eagle Mountain Casino to open first week of Dec. 2022
July 12, 2022 - Eagle Mountain Casino will open its new casino in Porterville during the first week of December 2022. The Eagle Mountain Hotel and Convention Center will open in 2023-2024. These dates were ... Read more
News California
Win-River Resort wants Redding to void the land sale blocking new casino access
July 11, 2022 - Win-River Resort has asked the Shasta County Superior Court to have the city of Redding restore city land that blocks public access to the new Win-River Resort site located ... Read more
News California
Table Mountain grand opening 7/21 features Blake Shelton
July 10, 2022 - Table Mountain Casino will celebrate the grand opening of its new casino resort beginning July 21 and continuing over four days. The opening day will include a 7:30 PM live performance by Blake Shelton ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino announces restaurant lineup
July 9, 2022 - As the November grand opening approaches, the new Sky River Casino in Elk Grove has announced its lineup of new restaurants for opening day. The list features a 12-venue marketplace, an upscale steakhouse ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock's Bristol Casino celebrates grand opening today 2PM
July 8, 2022 - Virginia's first casino will open today when the new "Bristol Casino - Future Home of Hard Rock" opens its doors to the public at 2 PM at the former Bristol Mall. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino Celebrates 1st Anniversary
July 7, 2022 - Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort opened its temporary casino one year ago on July 1 and celebrated this past weekend with outdoor music, live DJs, free-play promotions and daily drawings for three ... Read more
News Nebraska
Ogallala City approves Lake McConaughy Casino Resort & Racetrack Proposal
July 6, 2022 - A $100 million Ogallala casino proposal, named Lake McConaughy Casino Resort & Racetrack, was approved by city and county officials last week. The plan was developed in anticipation the state may ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk's hotel, amusement center construction updates - July 2022
July 5, 2022 - Red Hawk Casino is adding a new hotel and an amusement complex later this year. The hotel will feature 125 guest rooms and 25 suites, an outdoor terrace, pool and fitness center ... Read more
News North Dakota
4 Bears Casino player wins 2nd largest jackpot in ND history
July 3, 2022 - A lucky slots player from Mandaree, North Dakota won a $1,668,961.83 jackpot at 4 Bears Casino and Lodge last week. The win came on a $5.88 bet while playing Dancing Drums Explosion. ... Read more
News California
New Chicken Ranch Casino construction update - July 2022
July 2, 2022 - Construction of the new Chicken Ranch Casino, Resort and Conference Center began last summer and will be completed in 2024. This aerial video was taken in June and shows the foundation ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino construction update - July 2022
July 1, 2022 - Construction of the new Eagle Mountain Casino near the Porterville Municipal Airport has entered the final stages towards completion this fall. The photo below is the new casino taken June 6, 2022. ... Read more

June 2022

News Illinois
Waukegan's "The Temporary" casino opens Oct-Dec 2022
June 30, 2022 - During construction of the American Place Waukegan, an interim casino will operate 24/7 with 1,000 slot machines, 50 table games, three restaurants and a bar located inside a ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock's Bristol Casino prepares for July 8 opening
June 29, 2022 - Hard Rock will open a temporary casino on July 8, 2022 at the former Bristol Mall in Bristol, Virginia. The casino, named "Bristol Casino - Future Home of Hard Rock", will operate during the 2-year construction ... Read more
News Indiana
New Queen of Terre Haute Casino groundbreaking June 21, 2002
June 28, 2022 - A groundbreaking event was celebrated last week for the new Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort on the 50-acre site at 4442 East Margaret Drive. Construction is scheduled to take ... Read more
News California
New Table Mountain Casino Hotel will open July 21, 2022
June 27, 2022 - The new Table Mountain Casino Hotel will replace the existing casino at a grand opening ceremony on July 21, 2022. The new casino hotel complex is 600,000 sq. ft. with a casino, event center and hotel ... Read more
News California
New Table Mountain Casino aerial video - June 2022
June 27, 2022 - The new Table Mountain Casino Hotel will open next month. Construction began in 2019 to build a 110,000-square-foot casino, a 1,500-seat event center, a hotel tower with 150 guest rooms, and ... Read more
News Arizona
Desert Diamond Tucson opens new sportsbook and bar
June 26, 2022 - Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson has opened its newly remodeled and rebranded sportsbook and bar. Tellers are available 9am-10pm daily, and kiosks are available 24/7. ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Harbor Park Stadium address is changed for temporary casino
June 25, 2022 - Norfolk city officials have changed the address of Harbor Park to allow for a temporary casino to operate inside the stadium during the two-year construction of the HeadWaters Casino ... Read more
News Kansas
Kansas begins sports betting negotiations with Indian casinos
June 24, 2022 - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly held a ceremonial signing Monday for the state's new sports betting bill. After signing Gov. Kelly mentioned the state has begun a process to extend sports betting to all tribal ... Read more
News Illinois
American Place Waukegan Update - June 2022
June 23, 2022 - American Place will open a temporary casino later this year, which will operate for the duration of the construction of the permanent American Place Waukegan. The temporary casino will be named "The ... Read more
News Arizona
Santan Mountain Casino Project Update - June 2022
June 22, 2022 - The Santan Mountain Casino is proceeding on schedule since breaking ground last October. This week Gila River Resorts & Casino announced the new executive team for managing the operation. ... Read more
News Michigan
What's next for Little River Band tribe after Muskegon casino rejection
June 21, 2022 - The Little River Band tribe is in shock and disbelief over Gov. Whitmer's rejection of its ten-year effort to build a $180 million casino resort at the former site of the Great Lakes ... Read more
News Texas
Texas Indian Gaming Wins in Supreme Court
June 20, 2022 - The US Supreme Court handed a major victory last week supporting Indian gaming in Texas. In a 5-4 decision the court sided with the Alabama-Coushatta and Ysleta del Sur Pueblo tribes of Texas over the State ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino near Bakersfield gets final approval
June 19, 2022 - The Tejon Indian Tribe has received final approval from Gov. Newsom to build a $600 million Hard Rock casino resort near Bakersfield in ... Read more
News Mississippi, Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation buys Mississippi Casino
June 18, 2022 - Cherokee Nation Businesses announced the purchase of Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, MS this week. The tribe will pay $450 million in cash to MGM Resorts for the property subject to regulatory ... Read more
News Michigan
Gov. Whitmer rejects Muskegon County casino project
June 17, 2022 - Gov. Whitmer rejected state approval Wednesdah of the proposed plan by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indian tp build a casino resort in in Fruitport Township. Whitmer explained her ... Read more
News California
Shiloh Casino Project Update - Sonoma County, June 2022
June 16, 2022 - Sonoma County is preparing a formal response to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regarding the Koi Nation plans to build an Indian gaming casino near Windsor, California. The County is soliciting ... Read more
News Oklahoma
New Choctaw Landing breaks ground in Hochatown, OK
June 15, 2022 - Choctaw Nation broke ground yesterday on the new Choctaw Landing, a $165 million casino hotel and entertainment center in Hochatown, OK. Construction will take 15-18 months with the grand opening ... Read more
News Missouri
Osage Casino Lake Ozark Construction Update - June 2022
June 14, 2022 - The Osage Nation purchased a 28-acre site in the City of Lake Ozark, Missouri for the purpose of building a $60 million hotel and casino. The first step towards authorizing the casino is approval by the ... Read more
News Oklahoma
New Osage Casino & Hotels in Bartlesville and Pawhuska are opening in late 2022
June 13, 2022 - New Osage Casino & Hotels are currently under construction in Pawhuska and Bartlesville. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at each location last June ... Read more
News Oklahoma
New Warm Springs Casino may be blocked from opening
June 12, 2022 - The newly constructed Warm Springs Casino in Anadarko may be blocked from opening by a lawsuit filed by two tribes with nearby casinos. The Warm Springs casino is located 10 miles from Kiowa Casino in ... Read more
News Illinois
Wind Creek Chicago Southland celebrates groundbreaking
June 11, 2022 - Last week a formal groundbreaking ceremony was celebrated by Wind Creek officials, Poarch Creek Indian leaders, and local officials marking the official start of construction ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds South Bend will open new hotel tower in early 2023
June 10, 2022 - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians are adding a 23-story hotel tower at their Four Winds Casino in South Bend, IN. Construction will be completed in early 2023. The hotel will ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia's Remaining Casino License is Delayed
June 9, 2022 - The Virginia General Assembly nullified Richmond's plan to have a second casino referendum added to this November's ballot. Voters rejected the first casino referendum in last year's election. ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Tribe announces multi-phase casino hotel expansion
June 8, 2022 - The Snoqualmie Tribe announced plans this week to expand its casino and add a hotel, spa, more restaurants, an entertainment and convention center, and a parking structure ... Read more
News Indiana
Queen of Terre Haute Casino construction will start June 21
June 7, 2022 - Queen of Terre Haute Casino will hold a formal groundbreaking ceremonyat 11 AM on June 21 to mark the official start of construction on the $260 million casino project at 4442 E East Margaret Dr ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino opens The Brews Hall
June 6, 2022 - Rolling Hills Casino opened The Brews Hall Thursday featuring four new dining venues: George Lopez's Chingon Kitchen, Rock'N Fish Grill, Unami Warrior and Pasta Girl. The event was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Live opens at Hard Rock Sacramento
June 5, 2022 - Hard Rock Sacramento officially opened its new Hard Rock Live music and entertainment center last Friday June 3, 2022. A grand opening party featured a performance by the group Maroon 5. ... Read more
News Nebraska
WarHorse Gaming files casino applications for Omaha and Lincoln
June 4, 2022 - WarHorse Gaming filed official applications on Thursday with the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission to build and operate racetrack casinos in Omaha and Lincoln. ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Casino Omaha plans groundbreaking this summer
June 3, 2022 - The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is planning to start construction by late summer on the new Warhorse Casino at Horsemen's Park in Omaha, Nebraska. The construction and overhaul project ... Read more
News Arizona
Update: "How a Native American tribe changed the gambling industry by standing up to the FBI"
June 2, 2022 - A 1992 confrontation between the FBI and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation became a turning point in the history of the Indian gaming industry. ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk temporary casino OK'd by city planning commission
June 1, 2022 - The Norfolk Planning Commission approved plans last week for a temporary casino to operate at Harbor Park during the two-year construction of the HeadWaters Casino ... Read more

May 2022

News Wisconsin
Is Hard Rock Casino Kenosha plan resurrecting?
May 30, 2022 - Hard Rock is resurrecting plans to build a casino near Kenosha according to Empower Wisconsin last week. The new location would be a 16-acre site west of I-94 in Bristol, WI. In 2013 Hard Rock proposed building ... Read more
News Michigan
Muskegon Casino decision depends on federal status of Grand River Bands
May 29, 2022 - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has until June 16th to sign off on the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians' plan to build a casino in Muskegon County or let the project die. ... Read more
News California
Mechoopda Casino begins construction near Chico
May 28, 2022 - The Mechoopda tribe began construction of a new casino south of Chico earlier this month. The building site is near the interchange of Highway 99 and 149. The casino is described as a "temporary casino" ... Read more
News Colorado
Ute Mountain Casino's 30th anniversary
May 27, 2022 - Ute Mountain Casino is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year with official ceremonies planned for September. Ute Mountain Casino became the first Indian gaming casino in Colorado when ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford prepares for groundbreaking
May 26, 2022 - Hard Rock Casino Rockford is preparing to break ground on a permanent casino soon at the site of the old Clock Tower. The new construction will include a casino and a 250-room hotel. ... Read more
News Arizona
"How a Native American tribe changed the gambling industry by standing up to the FBI" - USA Today
May 25, 2022 - A 1992 showdown between the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and the FBI was a turning point in Indian gaming history. ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino breaks ground on $300M Hotel, Aquadome
May 24, 2022 - Gun Lake Casino broke ground last Thursday on a $300 million construction project to add a 15-story hotel tower and a 6-story "Aquadome", a domed pool and entertainment venue. ... Read more
News Kansas
Golden Eagle Casino opens its first bar
May 23, 2022 - Golden Eagle celebrated the grand opening of its new Eagle's Nest Bar last Thursday. The event was highlighted with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and $2 beers. Eagle's Nest Bar is a full bar with large-screen TVs ... Read more
News Texas
Naskila Gaming celebrates 6th anniversary
May 22, 2022 - Last Monday Naskila Gaming welcomed visitors from surrounding communities in East Texas to attend its sixth anniversary celebration featuring ceremonial speeches and "The Big 6" player promotion. ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Sportsbook comes to Virginia
May 21, 2022 - Hard Rock's mobile sports betting app has launched in Virginia and is available for download by fans across the state. In July the Hard Rock Sportsbook will open a retail location inside the Bristol Casino ... Read more
News Arizona
MLB Diamondbacks partner with two Arizona casinos
May 20, 2022 - Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort are now the official casino and resort partners of the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball Team. Both casinos are owned by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa ... Read more
News Washinton
Muckleshoot Casino Resort will 'debut in 2023'
May 19, 2022 - Muckleshoot Casino will rebrand and debut as Muckleshoot Casino Resort next year after completing a three-year expansion and renovation project that expanding the casino, added a hotel and event center ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Beloit casino receives final approval
May 18, 2022 - Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit Casino project is now greenlighted for construction after receiving final approval from the federal government last week. Gov. Tony Evers previously granted state approval in March 2021. ... Read more
News Kansas
Kansas legalizes sports betting
May 17, 2022 - Kansas legalized mobile and retail sports betting last week when Governor Laura Kelly signed Bill 84 into law. The legislation was passed by the House and Senate in April and gives the Kansas Lottery and the Kansas Racing ... Read more
News Montana
New Casino is planned for Polson, Montana
May 16, 2022 - The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are working with the City of Polson to build a new casino. The tribe is seeking city annexation of 79-acres of its land on the west side to allow water service needed for ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford expedites hotel build
May 15, 2022 - Hard Rock now plans to build a 250-room hotel concurrently with the construction of its casino. The original plan was to build the hotel a few years after opening the casino. The first phase was to build only ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino plans $100 million renovation
May 14, 2022 - Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee this week announced plans for a $100 million project to upgrade and renovate the casino's third floor. New gaming, new food venues and new enter ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Rock & Brews Casino opened in Braman May 10
May 13, 2022 - Kaw Nation and the band KISS celebrated the grand opening Tuesday of the new Rock & Brews Casino in Braman. The rock 'n' roll-themed casino replaces the tribe's Southwind Casino with a larger gaming ... Read more
News California
Second California Sports Betting Measure Qualifies for November Ballot
May 12, 2022 - A mobile sports betting measure received enough signatures last week to qualify as a choice on California's November ballot. The measure titled "Californians for Solutions to Homelessness ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino is adding Aqua Dome and Hotel
May 11, 2022 - Gun Lake Casino will break ground this summer on a $300 million construction project to add a hotel and a glass-covered Aqua Dome. Casino officials announced the project a year ago and refer to it as Gun Lake's ... Read more
News Oklahoma, Connecticut
Two Tribal Casinos in Top 5 Largest in the World
May 10, 2022 - Two Native American casino rank in the Top 5 Casinos in the World. WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma is the number one largest casino worldwide. The other Native American casino in the Top 5 is Foxwoods ... Read more
News Virginia
Danville casino delays opening to 2024
May 9, 2022 - The late 2023 opening date announced previously by Caesars Entertainment has become unrealistic due to supply chain delays of construction materials and industry-wide labor shortages. In a meeting with the ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Casino Bristol is opening Summer 2024
May 8, 2022 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol will officially open in Summer of 2024. In a slide presentation to the Virginia Lottery Board in April, Hard Rock announced the "Grand Opening Summer of 2024". ... Read more
News California
Sky River is hiring prior to casino opening
May 7, 2022 - As construction continues towards completion this fall, the $500 million Sky River Casino in Elk Grove has started an early recruitment program to hire 2,000 employees. Applicants are needed in job categories ... Read more
News Illinois
Chicago casino selection is announced by Mayor May 6, 2022 - Yesterday the final selection for the first Chicago casino was announced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. The winning bidder is Bally's in River West. Hard Rock Casino Hotel and Rivers at The 78 had been been ... Read more
News Maine
Maine approves sports wagering with tribal control of mobile bets
May 5, 2022 - Governor Janet Mills signed into law Monday authorizing sports betting in Maine. The launch date is expected before July 31. The four Maine tribes are each eligible for one mobile sports betting ... Read more
News Califoria
Table Mountain Casino schedules job fairs prior to summer grand opening
May 4, 2022 - Table Mountain Casino has scheduled nine job fairs prior to the grand opening of the new Table Mountain Casino Hotel this summer. Job opportunities are available ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Casino Construction Update (May 2022)
May 3, 2022 - Construction has not yet started on the HeadWaters Resort & Casino in Norfolk, VA. There are two reasons for this: The Virginia Lottery Board has yet to issue a casino license for the project, and secondly ... Read more
News Nebraska
Lucky 77 Casino breaks ground on new, larger casino
May 2, 2022 - The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska broke ground in Walthill, NE April 28, 2022 on a new Lucky 77 Casino to replace the existing casino which opened in 2005. The new location is across the street at 203 ... Read more
News California
New Eagle Mountain Casino Construction Timelapse Video
May 1, 2022 - The building contractor for the new Eagle Mountain casino, W'E O'Neil, released this timelapse video showing the construction progress of the casino over the past year since the ground breaking in April 2021. ... Read more

April 2022

News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol approved for first Virginia casino license
April 30, 2022 - Hard Rock Bristol has been licensed by the Lottery Board to become the first casino in Virginia. Hard Rock will open a temporary casino named 'Bristol Casino - Future Home of Hard Rock' on ... Read more
News Connecticut
Mohegan Sun Casino launches 3-year expansion, renovation projects
April 29, 2022 - The Mohegan Tribe issued a press release this month announcing a three-year program to expand and enhance the Mohegan Sun Casino, its flagship casino near New London, CT ... Read more
News Washington
ilani celebrates fifth anniversary with hotel 'topping off' milestone
April 28, 2022 - ilani Casino is celebrating its fifth anniversary throughout April with prizes, giveaways, and the topping off of its new hotel, which broke ground last year during the fourth anniversary. ... Read more
News Nevada
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 California
Red Hawk Casino Expansion Status (April 2022)
April 26, 2022 - Red Hawk Casino is adding a 5-story, 150-room hotel adjacent to the casino. Construction began with a groundbreaking June 24, 2021 and is scheduled for completion this Fall. ... Read more
News California
New Elk Valley Casino celebrated grand opening April 22, 2022
April 25, 2022 - The new Elk Valley Casino opened Friday April 22 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a weekend of celebration including a chance to win $5,000 in cash, special promotions and other ... Read more
News Maine
Maine Approves Tribal Mobile Sports Betting
April 24, 2022 - Maine has approved a sports betting bill with online licensing granted exclusively to four state tribes. Commercial casino licensing is limited to retail wagering. The state House approved Maine's sports betting bill 82-42 ... Read more
News California
Update: California sports betting battle on Nov ballot
April 23, 2022 - California voters will decide whether to legalize sports betting and who will control it in this year's November 8 election. Although most of the ballot initiatives are still seeking signatures to qualify for ... Read more
News South Dakota
Dakota Sioux Casino will open Dakota Nation Sports Book on April 27
April 22, 2022 - Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise has announced the grand opening of its Dakota Nation Sports Book is scheduled for 3pm April 27 at the Dakota Sioux Casino. Special guests ... Read more
News Arizona
Navajo and Hard Rock partner to launch Arizona mobile sportsbook
April 21, 2022 - The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) and Hard Rock Digital have partnered to launch the newest Hard Rock Sportsbook mobile app in Arizona. The announcement was made ... Read more
News Wisconsin
St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake opens sportsbook
April 20, 2022 - St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin celebrated the grand opening of its new sports betting room named 'The Book' last Friday April 15. A 10 AM ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by the first bet ... Read more
News Illinois
Danville breaks ground on new casino today
April 19, 2022 - A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled today in Danville, Illinois for the new Golden Nugget Danville casino. Construction is expected to be completed in less than a year with a grand opening in March 2024. ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' Theater opens at Yaamava' Resort and Casino
April 18, 2022 - The new Yaamava' Theater opened April 14 with a performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The inaugural event completed the final phase of the four-year, $760 million expansion and rebranding ... Read more
News California
Casino Morongo opens new bingo hall and poker room
April 17, 2022 - After closing down bingo last year, Casino Morongo celebrated the return of bingo on April 1 with a grand re-opening in a new bingo room. The casino also opened a new poker room which was ... Read more
News California
Graton Resort & Casino expansion plans
April 16, 2022 - Graton Resort & Casino is planning to expand its gaming floor, add an entertainment theater, add a rooftop restaurant, and build a second hotel tower. Graton opened in 2013 with a 320,000-square-foot gaming floor ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino celebrates 1-year construction milestone
April 15, 2022 - Eagle Mountain Casino broke ground on a new casino location last April near the Porterville Municipal Airport. Last week on April 8 the Tule River Indian Tribe celebrated the one year anniversary ... Read more
News Georgi
2022 Georgia Sports Betting Legislation Died April 4
April 14, 2022 - The Georgia General Assembly adjourned for the year last week without passing legislation to legalize sports betting. Two bills had reached the House floor prior to the end of the legislative session. ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Mohegan Sun Pocono adding entertainment venues, hotel renovation
April 13, 2022 - Mohegan Sun Pocono is adding a new outdoor terrace bar named Embers Terrace, a new restaurant The Hive Taproom, and Topgolf Swing Suites. The project also includes a $10 million ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Beloit casino project status (April 2022)
April 12, 2022 - The Ho-Chunk Nation has final approvals from both the federal and state governments to build a $405 million casino on a 32-acre site adjacent to Interstate 39/90 near Willowbrook and Colley roads. ... Read more
News Iowa
WinnaVegas Casino Resort celebrates 30th anniversary
April 11, 2022 - WinnaVegas Casino is celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout the month of April. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week to kickoff the $500,000 Press for Cash contest. ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Job Fair seeks 100 new employees
April 10, 2022 - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians will hold a job event this month to fill 100 vacancies for their casinos in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Cathedral City. Hirees will receive health and dental plans, free ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma sportsbook bill dies in legislature
April 9, 2022 - House Bill HB 3008 to legalize in-person sports betting at Oklahoma tribal casinos is dead for this session of the legislature. The bill was passed by the House Appropriations and Budget Committee but did not make ... Read more
News California
Sonoma casino project is opposed by County
April 8, 2022 - The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a resolution opposing the Koi Nation's plan to build a casino at 222 East Shiloh Road near Windsor. The resolution along with letters ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino partners with San Francisco Giants
April 7, 2022 - Cache Creek Casino Resort and the San Francisco Giants announced a new partnership agreement last week. To commemorate the event Cache Creek is minting a limited-edition Giants chip for ... Read more
News Nevada
San Manuel is reopening Palms Casino Resort on April 27
April 6, 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 California
Sky River Casino: Construction Update April 2022
April 5, 2022 - After one year of construction, a crew of 1,700 workers is well underway with the first phase of the Sky River Casino project scheduled for completion by November of this year. The first phase includes a 110,260 ... Read more
News Virginia
Second Richmond casino referendum wins court permission for Nov 2022 ballot
April 4, 2022 - A Circuit Court judge in Richmond has granted permission to the city to place a second casino referendum on November's ballot. A similar ballot was narrowly defeated by ... Read more
News Michigan
Kewadin Casinos lower minimum gaming age to 18
April 3, 2022 - Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians lowered the minimum gaming age to 18 at all Kewadin Casino locations effective March 30. The change is authorized by terms of the gaming compact between the tribe and ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk temporary casino is proposed for Harbor Park
April 2, 2022 - The Pamunkey Tribe is asking the Norfolk City Council for permission to operate a temporary casino at Harbor Park during the two-year construction of the HeadWaters Resort and Casino. Harbor Park is Triple-A baseball stadium located adjacent ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol's temporary casino opens July 8
April 1, 2022 - Hard Rock International announced July 8th will be the official opening date for its temporary Bristol Casino. The 30,000-square-foot casino will be branded "Bristol Casino - Future Home of Hard Rock" and feature ... Read more

March 2022

News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Casino partners with Milwaukee Brewers
March 31, 2022 - The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has signed a new partnership agreement to be the exclusive casino partner of the Milwaukee Brewers. As part of the deal, the Potawatomi will have branding on the ... Read more
News Illiinois
Chicago casino proposals are cut to three finalists
March 30, 2022 - Last week Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the city has postponed its final selection for a Chicago casino until early summer, and instead has selected three applicants as finalists for further consideration ... Read more
News
Sneak Preview: Hard Rock Live opens June 3 in Sacramento
March 29, 2022 - Hard Rock Live, a new indoor concert venue, will open June 3 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain. The opening date will kick off with a concert by Maroon 5. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
2022 Osage Nation Sovereignty Day at Osage Casino & Hotel Tulsa
March 28, 2022 - The 2022 Osage Nation Sovereignty Day Celebration and Dance was held March 19 in the Skyline Event Center at the Osage Casino & Hotel in Tulsa. The annual event celebrates ... Read more
News Washington
Elwha River Casino is doubling its casino size
March 27, 2022 - The Elwha River Casino began construction earlier this month to increase its gaming floor from 10,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet. The expansion will add 300 more gaming machines and a new restaurant ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol shows sign of progress
March 26, 2022 - There is a new sign in town announcing the coming Bristol Casino, which is expected to open by July. The sign stands in front of the former Bristol Mall, which will be the home of the new casino, and reads:" ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is raising new welcome sign
March 25, 2022 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is replacing its original 2003 welcome sign with a new double-sided video board sign. The structure will be 135 feet tall by 55 feet wide and feature video boards on ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford Casino Status Report - March 2022
March 24, 2022 - Although the temporary Rockford Casino has been operating since November, construction of the permanent Hard Rock Casino in Rockford has not started and a groundbreaking date has not been ... Read more
News Nevada
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 Oregon
Salem Casino Status Report - March 2022
March 22, 2022 - The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) completed a 2,700-page environmental impact study of the Siletz Tribe's proposed casino in north Salem, Oregon. A public meeting was held by the BIA in late January to hear ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino's mobile sportsbook delayed, expected soon
March 21, 2022 - Saracen Casino missed its March 4th launch date for its mobile sports betting app. The casino was hoping to have its BetSaracen mobile app operating for March Madness and the SEC men's basketball tournament. Now casino say ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol president describes future with community
March 20, 2022 - News Channel 11 interviewed Allie Evangelista, the new president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol, earlier this month. Evangelista is enthusiastic about the future relationships ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche War Pony Casino in Devol opened TODAY Mar 19, 2022!
March 19, 2022 - The new Comanche War Pony Casino in Devol, Oklahoma officially opened its doors to the public today! The grand opening celebration included the following events: 10:00 AM - Cedar ... Read more
News Illionois
Golden Nugget Danville gets green light from Illinois Gaming Board
March 18, 2022 - Last week the Golden Nugget Danville took a major step forward when the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB)issued a "preliminary finding of suitability". The is prerequisite action ... Read more
News California
New Yaamava' Theater is opening Spring 2022
March 17, 2022 - A new concert and entertainment venue will open its door this spring at Yaamava' Resort and Casino. The casino has partnered with Live Nation Entertainment to bring Top 40 artists, stand-up comedians and a variety ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama gaming bill returns to state legislature
March 16, 2022 - The Alabama Senate is again taking up a gambling bill that would give voters the opportunity to decide whether to legalize casino gambling and a lottery. Last week the Alabama Senate Tourism Committee ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino's The Marketplace by Fabio Viviani opens in April 2022
March 15, 2022 - Next month Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa replace the former Potrero Canyon Buffet with a new dining concept named The Marketplace by Fabio Viviani. ... Read more
News California
New Eagle Mountain Casino Update March 2022
March 14, 2022 - The 17-mile relocation of the Eagle Mountain Casino from its current location to a site near the Porterville Municipal Airport remains on schedule for completion this fall. That schedule is ... Read more
News California
SF Giants partner with tribal-owned brewery
March 13, 2022 - When the 2022 MLB season begins, San Francisco Giants fans will see Mad River Brewery beers in Oracle Park. The brewery is owned by the Yurok Tribe, which also owns the Redwood Hotel Casino in Klamath ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Taunton casino project sued again by Taunton anti-casino group
March 12, 2022 - An anti-casino group of Taunton residents filed a new motion Feb. 14 in a federal appeals court to overturn the U.S. Department of Interior's decision to transfer 321 acres of tribal ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute approves new casino location on east side
March 11, 2022 - Terre Haute City Council approved an east side location last week requested by the Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort project. The Council voted unanimously to rezone a 50-acre site for the casino near ... Read more
News California
Fantasy Springs Casino reopens The Rock Yard
March 10, 2022 - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will reopen The Rock Yard Friday night March 11. The outdoor music venue will host free concerts with capacity for about 1,500 guests. A permanent stage has been added to ... Read more
News Worldwide
Hard Rock introduces new "Messi Burger"
March 9, 2022 - Hard Rock Cafe has partnered with soccer legend Lionel Messi to introduce a new burger to all Hard Rock Cafe menus worldwide. The new "Messi Burger" is the latest addition to Hard Rock International's "LIVE ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino launches new high-limit rooms
March 8, 2022 - Jamul Casino has undergone several changes and additions since opening in 2016. The latest is the upgrading and relaunching of three high-limit gaming rooms: High Limit Slot Room, High Limit Asian Games ... Read more
News Virginia
Planned Headwaters Resort Casino in Norfolk, VA releases new renderings
March 7, 2022 - These new renderings for the HeadWaters Resort & Casino in Norfolk, Virginia were released to the public on March 4, 2022 by the City. ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Casino is seeking a temporary location
March 6, 2022 - The Pamunkey Indian Tribe is seeking a location for a temporary casino to operate during the construction of the HeadWaters Resort & Casino next door to Harbor Park in Norfolk, Virginia. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche War Pony Casino in Devol is openiing March 19
March 5, 2022 - Comanche War Pony Casino will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday March 19. The festivities will begin with a Cedar ceremony, prayer and blessing at 10 AM. After remarks from Mia ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford Casino adds Sunday Jazz Brunch, WINESdays in March
March 4, 2022 - Rock Hard's temporary casino ion Rockford, A Hard Rock Opening Act, has added two weekly events for March. The first is "Sunday Jazz Brunch" at the Rock River Bar & Grill every Sunday ... Read more
News Texas
Las Vegas Sands funds new PAC to legalize Texas casinos
March 3, 2022 - Las Vegas Sands is continuing its "long-term commitment" to Texas by launching a new political action committee, Texas Sands PAC, to pursue the legalization of casinos in Texas. ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino schedules job fairs March 3, 8, 10, 23
March 2, 2022 - Morongo Casino Resort is hosting a series of job fairs in March and offering $1,000 hiring bonus to new employees to their culinary team. The open positions include cashiers, hosts, food & beverage ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Casino: "Free Country Music Fridays" in April
March 1, 2022 - Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will host a free, weekly country music series in April. Shows will be free to the public every Friday evening at 9 PM on the Hard Rock Cafe Stage. First come, first serve ... Read more

February 2022

News Wisconsin
Potawatomi casinos to add retail sports betting
February 28, 2022 - Forest County Potawatomi and Gov. Tony Evers signed a gaming compact amendment on Feb. 18 to allow sports betting inside the tribe's two casinos. The agreement has been sent to the U.S. Dept ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen will launch mobile sports betting March 4
February 27, 2022 - Saracen Casino Resort will be the first Arkansas casino to launch a statewide mobile sports betting app following the Arkansas Joint Budget Committee (JBC) decision last Tuesday to authorize all ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk casino development update - Feb 2022
February 26, 2022 - Construction is expected to begin this summer on the HeadWaters Resort & Casino in Norfolk, Virginia. This week a contractor and outreach event was held to find local contractors for the project. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma sports betting bill advances in legislature
February 25, 2022 - An Oklahoma legislative bill to legalize sports betting at tribal casinos was passed and moved out of a House committee this week. House Bill 3008 passed the committee with a 6-4 vote. ... Read more
News California
CNIGA supports latest mobile sports betting measure for 2022 ballot
February 24, 2022 - The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) announced support last week for the latest California sports betting initiative seeking signatures for the 2022 ballot. ... Read more
News Arizona
Desert Diamond launches mobile sportsbook app
February 23, 2022 - Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment launched its statewide mobile sportsbook app this past weekend. Players receive a matching bonus up to $500 on their first two deposits. ... Read more
News Missouri
Osage Nation releases first renderinags of Lake Ozark Casino
February 22, 2022 - The Osage Nation released these renderings of the casino resort planned for Lake Ozark, Missouri. They include views of the exterior, meeting room, event center, hotel suite with view ... Read more
News Arkansas
Choctaw Nation joins opposition to Cherokee Nation casino in Russellville
February 21, 2022 - The Choctaw Nation has joined the opposition to the Cherokee Nation's plan to build a commercial casino in Pope County, Arkansas. Last week the state Ethics Commission ... Read more
News Connecticut
Foxwoods celebrates 30th anniversary, announces future expansions
February 20, 2022 - Foxwoods celebrated its 30th anniversary on Feb. 15 with a cake cutting ceremony and a week-long give-away of $300,000 in cash and prizes. At the same time Foxwoods announced a ... Read more
News Nevada
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 California
Shiloh Casino project in Sonoma County secures powerful, political support from labor union
February 18, 2022 - The Koi Nation gained the support of labor last week in a deal with the Northern California Carpenters Union. The tribe signed a binding letter of intent to ... Read more
News Missouri
Osage Casino Lake Ozark: Update Feb 2022
February 17, 2022 - The Osage Nation plans to build a casino, hotel and entertainment center at Lake Ozark, Missouri and is seeking a demolition contractor to clear a vacant motel and accessory buildings from the 28-acre site. ... Read more
News Michigan
Island Resort & Casino completes $33 million expansion
February 16, 2022 - Island Resort & Casino has completed a $33 million expansion project to add 138 more hotel rooms, a steakhouse restaurant, a water park, and convention space. ... Read more
News Montana
Gray Wolf Peak Casino is adding sports bar cafe
February 15, 2022 - Gray Wolf Peak Casino is converting the Timbers Restaurant into a sports bar with a full-service bar and cafe. The bar will seat 28 and tables will seat 50. The new sports bar will include ten large-screen TVs, a live ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' Resort & Casino: Construction Time-Lapse Video 2018-2021
February 14, 2022 - This time-lapse video shows the $550 million construction project that began in 2018 to expand San Manuel Casino with an onsite hotel, a larger casino and a new event center. ... Read more
News Washington
Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort opened FanDuel Sportsbook Feb. 4
February 13, 2022 - The Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort opened is FanDuel Sportsbook on Feb. 4 in time for Super Bowl LVI. The sports betting area is 2,086 square feet with big screens ... Read more
News Washington
Little Creek Casino Resort opens Sports Book
February 13, 2022 - Little Creek Casino Resort opened its new Little Creek Sports Book on Feb. 1. The new sports betting lobby is located on the main casino floor and features a 20-by-10-foot LED video wall and eight 82-inch ... Read more
News -Washington
Muckleshoot Casino opens Caesars Sportsbook days before Super Bowl XVI
February 12, 2022 - Muckleshoot Casino celebrated the grand opening of its new Caesars Sportsbook just two days before the Cincinnati Bengals vs. LA Rams Super Bowl on Sunday. ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino opened Caesars Sportsbook
February 12, 2022 - Spokane Tribe of Indians has partnered with Caesars Entertainment to operate a sports book inside the Spokane Tribe Casino. The addition is part of a multi-year expansion project at the casino. ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford partners with IceHogs
February 11, 2022 - This week Hard Rock Casino Rockford announced a five-year sponsorship deal with the Rockford IceHogs, the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. The deal includes a Hard Rock VIP suite inside. ... Read more
News Indiana
Queen of Terre Haute Casino files for eastside location
February 10, 2022 - Churchill Downs Inc. filed a rezoning application Monday for a new building site for the Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort. The location is on the eastside near Interstate 70 and Indiana 46. ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino's opening date moves up to "Early Fall 2022"
February 9, 2022 - Last December the Wilton Rancheria chairman announced the opening of Sky River Casino would be in late 2022. This week the opening date was refined and updated to early fall 2022. ... Read more
News Virginia
UPDATE: Hard Rock Casino Bristol is "On Schedule"
February 8, 2022 - The Hard Rock International CEO confirmed this week that construction is "on schedule" for both the temporary Bristol Casino and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol. The temporary casino opens ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Live! is coming to Hard Rock Sacramento
February 7, 2022 - This week Hard Rock announced a new partnership with Live NationTM to open its signature Hard Rock Live concert center this spring at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain. ... Read more
News Florida
Sands Florida casino bid misses 2022 ballot
February 6, 2022 - A proposal funded by the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to allow a casino in Jacksonville did not make the 2022 election ballot due to an insufficient number of signatures at the Feb. 1 deadline. The signature count was 8.7% ... Read more
News Florida
Florida Sports Betting Initiative fails to make 2022 ballot
February 5, 2022 - A ballot initiative petition to authorize sports betting throughout Florida failed to reach the minimum signatures needed by the deadline of Feb 1. Florida election officials received only 58% of the signatures ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina: A timeline of casinos
February 4, 2022 - Casino gambling began in North Carolina 25 years ago with the opening of the first casino in 1997. Since then two more casino have been added. All three casinos are Indian gaming casinos regulated by the federal ... Read more
News California
Koi Nation partners with Chickasaw Nation for Sonoma County casino project
February 3, 2022 - The Koi Nation of Northern California plans to build a $600 million casino resort north of San Francisco. Last week the small tribe announced it is partnering with the Chickasaw Nation ... Read more
News Arizona
Navajo Nation Gaming adds Hard Rock Sportsbook
February 2, 2022 - Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) has signed an agreement with Hard Rock Digital to launch a mobile sports betting app in Arizona. The Hard Rock Sportsbook is currently operating in ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond City Council seeks Urban One referendum a second time
February 1, 2022 - A new effort started by the Richmond City Council this week hopes to place the Urban ONE casino referendum back on the ballot for this coming November 2022. The casino ... Read more

January 2022

News Oklahoma, Texas
Choctaw Casinos & Resort partners with PGA Tour Champions
January 31, 2022 - Choctaw Casinos & Resorts has signed a four-year partnership with the PGA to be the presenting sponsor of the new ClubCorp Classics. The inaugural tournament is April 19-24 at ... Read more
News Oregon
Salem Casino Project moves forward with release of Environmental Assessment
January 30, 2022 - The Siletz Casino Project in Salem, Oregon took a major step towards federal approval this month with the release of a Federal Environmental Assessment ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Rockford is granted final license for construction
January 29, 2022 - This week the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) voted 4 to 1 to license the Hard Rock Casino Rockford to build a $310 million casino on the site of the former Clock Tower Resort at ... Read more
News Florida
Florida election offices finding fraudulent petitions for expanded gambling
January 28, 2022 - The Seminole Tribe of Florida has attacked the Las Vegas Sands-backed petition drive to expand gambling in the state. Now there are reports from Florida election offices of ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Feds fight renewed legal challenge to block Mashpee Wampanoag casino
January 27, 2022 - The U.S. Interior Department is fighting legal opposition against the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation and its planned resort casino. In December the (DOI) confirmed and ... Read more
News Nevada
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 Nevada
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 Florida
Feds will appeal Florida Sports Betting ruling
January 24, 2022 - U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and the Interior Department filed an appeal Saturday against the November court decision that invalidated Florida's 2021 Gaming Compact with the Seminoles to operate ... Read more
News Nevada
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 be reopening. The announcement was made last week on the Palms Twitter account. The message ... Read more
News California
San Manuel-backed sports betting initiative cleared to gather signatures
January 22, 2022 - A sports betting initiative backed by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and three other tribes has been cleared by the California Sec. of State to begin collecting signatures ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Oneida Casino expects heavy Packers-49ers betting this weekend
January 21, 2022 - The first and only place in Wisconsin where you can legally place a sports bet is Oneida's Main Casino in Greenbay. The Oneida Casino Sportsbook opened last November and ... Read more
News Texas
Update: U.S. Supreme Court will hear Texas Indian casino case Feb 22
January 20, 2022 - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas on Feb. 22, 2022. The court will decide which one of two federal laws governs the gaming operation ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Nation plans $165M casino & entertainment resort in Hochatown, OK
January 19, 2022 - The Choctaw Nation announced plans this week to build a $165 million casino and entertainment resort in Hochatown, OK. The project includes a four-story, 202,000-sq-ft ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Northern Indiana becomes top earning casino
January 18, 2022 - Five months after its grand opening in May 2021 Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana became the highest earning casino in the state. And that success has continued every month since then surpass ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Wild Horse Pass opens new hotel tower, rooftop restaurant
January 17, 2022 - Gila River Resort & Casino at Wild Horse Pass has opened its new Sunrise hotel tower. an 11-story tower with 205 guest rooms and suites. The new tower is connected to the ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casinos Celebrate Rebranding
January 17, 2022 - This weekend the Gila River casinos will celebrate their official renaming from Gila River Hotel & Casinos to Gila River Resorts & Casinos. This rebranding includes all the Gila River casino properties owned by ... Read more
News Kansas
CrossWinds Casino expands 50% with all-new non-smoking gaming floor
January 16, 2022 - CrossWinds Casino opened 10,000 square feet of new gaming space this month and added 300 new slot machines. The entire addition is smoke free. The casino opened in March ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma takes step towards sports betting
January 15, 2022 - State Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, filed House Bill 3008 last Monday to amend tribal gaming compacts and allow sports betting inside Oklahoma casinos. Luttrell cites a report from that estimates sports betting will ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs opens 360 Sports
January 14, 2022 - Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs opened a new sports bar on Jan. 7. The venue is named 360 Sports, a sports bar concept already operating at the two other Agua Caliente Casinos in Rancho ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford Casino earns $8.4M in first two months
January 13, 2022 - Since opening Nov. 10, Rockford's Hard Rock casino has generated $8.4 million in revenues. Of that amount the casino will pay 511,000 to state taxes and $255,400 to local taxes. According to the ... Read more
News Arkansas
Legends Resort & Casino Remains on Hold
January 12, 2022 - The Pope County casino project is still on hold. Construction is not expected to begin until the remaining legal challenges are resolved. The CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) said last week: ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is reconsidering casino plan
January 11, 2022 - After the federal government affirmed and restored its reservation status, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is reconsidering its plan to build a $1 billion destination resort in Taunton, MA. As 2022 begins ... Read more
News Nevada
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 Idaho
Coeur d'Alene Casino adds Discovery Den gaming area
January 9, 2022 - The new Discovery Den at Coeur d'Alene Casino offers casino guests the opportunity to play newly-designed casino games in their final testing phase before production. The machines will be replaced ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino proceeds after lawsuit dropped
January 8, 2022 - What may have been the final legal obstacle against building the Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort has been dropped. Full House Resorts announced this week that it will withdraw its lawsuit ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino is ready to launch mobile sportsbook before Super Bowl
January 7, 2022 - A marketing official at Saracen Casino in Pine Buff told the press last week that Saracen is ready to launch mobile sports betting upon final approval by the state. That approval could ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' Casino will add large entertainment venue in 2022
January 6, 2022 - Following the 2021 openings of a 17-story hotel tower , new restaurants and more casino space, Yaamava' Resort & Casino will complete its 4-year, $550 million expansion program during the first ... Read more
News California
Sky River casino construction is on schedule for late 2022 opening
January 5, 2022 - On Dec. 19 Wilton Rancheria Chairman, Jesus Tarango, reconfirmed the construction of the Sky River Casino is on schedule for completion later this year. ... Read more
News Arizona
Casino Del Sol opens new poker room
January 4, 2022 - The Casino Del Sol held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to celebrate the opening of its new poker room. The premier room features 10 poker tables with 24 large TV screens and a menu for food and beverage service. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Mashpee Wampanoag ruling may restart Taunton casino project
January 3, 2022 - A new ruling from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) confirms and secures the reservation status of 321 acres in Mashpee and Taunton owned by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama gambling legislation will be reintroduced in 2022 session
January 2, 2022 - Renewed efforts to place a state gambling referendum on next November's ballot will begin when the Alabama's new legislative session begins Jan. 11. A voter referendum is required ... Read more
News United States
New Year 2022 Will See New States Add Sports Betting
January 1, 2022 - Thirty three states have legalized sports betting since the Supreme Court removed the ban on May 14, 2018. Nine of these states legalized sports betting in 2021. Four more states will likely follow ... Read more

December 2021

News California
Hard Rock NYE Food & Cocktails
December 31, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino Hotel Sacramento will celebrate New Years Eve tonight like it was 1999! Live music from the ultimate Prince tribute band plus special cocktails, holiday menus and a midnight balloon drop ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Tulsa will ring in 2022 with huge party!
December 30, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino will celebrate New Years Eve with a big party, cash drawings, free concerts and a midnight 12,000-balloon drop. Admission is free for everyone 21 or older. ... Read more
News Nevada
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 600 former employees who lost ... Read more
News North Carolina, South Carolina
Cherokee's legal challenge against Catawba casino is ended by Congress
December 28, 2021 - The legal fight of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) to stop the Catawba Indian Nation of South Carolina from building Two Kings Casino in North Carolina is over. ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino relocation and expansion update!
December 27, 2021 - Redding Rancheria has renewed its 2016 application with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to relocate and expand the Win-River Casino. Redding Rancheria has renewed its 2016 appli ... Read more
News Wisconsin
St. Croix casinos to add sports betting by Super Bowl
December 26, 2021 - St. Croix Chippewa Indians and Governor Tony Evers signed a compact amendment Monday to add sports betting to the three St. Croix casinos. The agreement must now be approved ... Read more
News Colorado
Christmas dinners delivered by Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
December 25, 2021 - The Ute Mountain Ute tribe celebrated its annual Christmas dinner last week with 2,000 meals prepared and donated to tribal members. Drive-thru distribution of the dinners was held at ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa donates thousands of Christmas toys
December 24, 2021 - Hard Rock in Tulsa donated over 3,000 christmas toys for children at the local Saint Francis Children's Hospital Toy Closet and through the Marine Corps Toys for Tots of Broken Arrow ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute casino project's 2021 year-end status
December 23, 2021 - The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) met this week to push forward with the casino project for Terre Haute. Last month the IGC selected a $240 million casino proposal from Churchill Downs ... Read more
News Washington
EQC opens largest sportsbook in NW
December 22, 2021 - The Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma Monday opened the largest sports betting venue in the northwest. The event began with a ribbon cutting ceremony following by a first bet celebration. Special sports guests were ... Read more
News Michigan
Muskegon casino decision deadline is extended 6 months December 21, 2021 - The final decision on whether to build an Indian gaming casino in Muskegon County rests with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Her decision was not reached by the 12-month deadline on Dec. 16th ... Read more
News Illinois
Chicago casino proposals presented at public meeting
December 20, 2021 - Five casino proposals for Chicago were presented Thursday at a public meeting with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Bally's presented two proposals, Rush Street presented two, and Hard Rock pre ... Read more
News Nevada
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 Nevada
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 North Carolina
NC Cherokee casinos will ban smoking
December 17, 2021 - The Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians passed an ordinance last week to significantly limit smoking at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River in Murphy. ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol will open temporary casino by June 2022
December 16, 2021 - Hard Rock International announced on Thursday that construction is starting on a temporary casino at the former Bristol Mall and will open in late second quarter of 2022. The ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino doubles temporary casino today
December 15, 2021 - The Catawba temporary casino in Kings Mountain doubled in size today. The floor size has double, the number of slot machines has increased from 500 to 1,000 and electronc table ... Read more
News Illinois
Illinois Gaming Board selects American Place for Waukegan casino
December 14, 2021 - The Illinois Gaming Board on Wednesday approved a casino for Waukegan. The board selected and approved the American Place casino project proposed by Full House Resorts ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' Resort & Casino Celebrates Grand 0pening Today (Dec 13)
December 13, 2021 - Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel celebrated its grand opening today. The event follows the completion of a $550M expansion of the former San Manuel Casino that began ... Read more
News Illinois
Wind Creek Illinois approved by Illinois Gaming Board
December 12, 2021 - A new casino is coming to the south suburbs of Chicago. This week the Illinois Gaming Board selected Wind Creek Illinois to build a casino resort in the East Hazel ... Read more
News Illinois
Walkers Bluff breaks ground on $180M casino
December 11, 2021 - Gov. J.B. Pritzker was in Carterville this week to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Walker's Bluff Casino Resort. The casino will feature 650 slots ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche casinos offering gas credits to attract and retain employees
December 10, 2021 - Comanche casino employees at the Comanche Red River Hotel Casino and Comanche War Pony Casino will soon receive a weekly $25 gas credit to the Comanche Travel Plaza ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock's Rockford Casino brings $4.1M in first month
December 9, 2021 - Hard Rock's temporary casino in Rockford, Illinois pulled $4.1 million in revenue in November. The number of casino visitors was 41,637. The Rockford casino opened November 10, 2021 and ... Read more
News Washington
Northern Quest Casino opens The Turf Club Sports Book
December 8, 2021 - Northern Quest Resort & Casino officially opened The Turf Club Sports Book on Saturday. The 2,300-square-foot sports betting lounge includes walls of video screens, recliners, bar-top slot machines ... Read more
News Arizona
Desert Diamond Sportsbook launches at Sahuarita and West Valley
December 7, 2021 - The Tohono O'odham Nation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to launch the first phase of its Desert Diamond Sportsbook. Sports betting is now available at Sahuarita and West ... Read more
News Nevada
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 Florida
Seminole Tribe's appeal for stay is rejected by court
December 5, 2021 - The Seminole Tribe's appeal for a stay ruling for their sports betting compact with Florida was rejected by a District of Columbia appellate court panel late Friday. The court ruled the tribe did not ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Oneida Casino sportsbook is first to open in Wisconsin
December 4, 2021 - The first legal sports bets in Wisconsin were placed Tuesday morning at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay on Airport Drive. Shortly after a 9 AM ribbon-cutting ceremony, the first bets were ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol prepares for construction
December 3, 2021 - The City of Bristol, Virginia has received and approved plans for the Hard Rock Hotel Casino project to begin demolition of the former Bristol Mall and preliminary site evaluation for the ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Tribe files emergency appeal of Florida sportsbook ruling
December 2, 2021 - Sports betting in Florida ceased last week following a U.S. Circuit Court ruling that invalidates the Seminole-Florida sportsbook compact. The court ordered the suspension of all ... Read more
News Virginia
Rivers Casino Portsmouth will break ground Dec 7
December 1, 2021 - The $300 million Rivers Casino Portsmouth will formally break ground on Tuesday December 7th next week. The site is 57 acres located a few miles southwest of downtown Portsmouth ... Read more

November 2021

News California
Yaamava' Casino at San Manuel sets grand opening of new hotel on Dec. 13
November 30, 2021 - San Manuel Indians have set Dec. 13th for the grand opening celebration of its new resort hotel at Yaamava' Resort and Casino at San Manuel. The 17-floor hotel tower features ... Read more
News North Dakota, South Dakota
Dakota Nation Sportsbook to open at Dakota Magic Casino
November 29, 2021 - Dakota Magic Casino is preparing to open the Dakota Nation Sportsbook inside its location in Hankinson, North Dakota, an hour south of Fargo. The sportsbook will include a "Vegas-style". ... Read more
News Florida
US District Court denies request for stay on sports betting
November 28, 2021 - The federal judge, who ruled last week the Seminole Tribe's sports betting compact with Florida was illegal, has now rejected a plea from the tribe for a stay on that ruling. US District Judge ... Read more
News Oregon
Salem Casino Project Update
November 27, 2021 - The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians propose building a casino in North Salem, Oregon. Construction will generate 2,300 jobs with $141.7 million in wages. In addition, the procurement of materials will add $54.4M ... Read more
News Unitied States
Today Celebrate Native American Heritage Day
November 26, 2021 - Native American Heritage Day is observed each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This is a day to celebrate the rich cultures and historical ... Read more
News Florida
Seminoles will appeal Florida sports betting ruling and ask for stay
November 25, 2021 - Within hours Tuesday after a U.S District Court ruling invalidated the Florida sports betting compact, the Seminoles filed a notice of appeal along with a motion for a stay pending the appeal. ... Read more
News Illinois, Wisconsin
Potawatomi Tribe claims Waukegan casino license is a 'rigged process'
November 24, 2021 - The long, long process to select a applicant for the Waukegan casino license has become longer. The Illinois Gaming Board delayed the selection process Thursday ... Read more
News Florida
Fed judge stops Florida's sports betting compact with Seminole Tribe
November 23, 2021 - A DC district court judge ruled late yesterday that Florida's gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe is invalid because it violates the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). ... Read more
News Illinois
New details on 5 Chicago casino proposals
November 22, 2021 - The office of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot release additioinal details about the five Chicago casino proposals on Friday. Each proposal will be reviewed by a committee of city department leaders who will select one to ... Read more
News Minnesota
Prairie Island Indians celebrate Native American Heritage with Minnesota Timberwolves and Wild
November 21, 2021 - Native American Heritage Day will be celebrated Nov. 26 at the hockey game between the Minnesota Wild and the Winnipeg Jets. In partnership with the ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Sacramento opens Rocktane Gas & Smoke
November 20, 2021 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain has opened its new 24/7 Rocktane Gas & Smoke retail station The 4.500-square-foot addition features a 16-pump fuel station ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City celebrates first anniversary
November 19, 2021 - Agua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City is celebrating its one-year anniversary through the end of November with special music events scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 24. ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute casino license awarded to Churchill Downs
November 18, 2021 - Today the Indiana Gaming Commission made its final selection from four casino applicants seeking to build and operate a casino in Terre Haute. The commission selected Churchill Downs to ... Read more
News Nebraska
Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission releases final casino regulatory draft
November 17, 2021 - The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission released a final draft Friday of rules and regulations for casino gambling at horse racing tracks. The 67-page document covers ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino opens Paskenta Brewery & Distillery
November 16, 2021 - The first tribal-owned distillery in California opened Friday at Rolling Hills Casino. The Paskenta Brewery and Distillery is a new brewhouse and fine spirit distillery added to the casino as part of ... Read more
News Florida
Feds defend Seminole mobile sports betting compact
November 15, 2021 - In a U.S. District Court hearing last week, two pari-mutuels challenged the sports betting agreement between Florida and the Seminole Indian Tribe. Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued the IGRA ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee casino proposal wins Pope County license
November 14, 2021 - The Arkansas Racing Commission voted 3-2 Friday to award the Pope County casino license to Cherokee Nations Businesses. The Cherokee will build Legends Casino ... Read more
News
Kiowa Tribe breaks ground on Kiowa County casino
November 13, 2021 - The Kiowa Tribe broke ground on a new casino yesterday in Hobart, Oklahoma. All Kiowa members were invited to the 11 AM ceremony at the casino site off Highway 183 near 5th Street downtown. ... Read more
News Arizona,New Mexico
Navajo Nation permanently bans smoking inside casinos
November 12, 2021 - The Navajo Nation has permanently banned indoor smoking at its tribal casinos. A temporary ban has been in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. Saturday the ban became permanent ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock opens temporary casino in Rockford, IL
November 11, 2021 - Yesterday Hard Rock International opened a temporary casino named Rockford Casino to operate during the construction phase of the $310 million Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, IL. ... Read more
News Michigan
Muskegon casino project needs Gov. Whitmer's approval before deadline
November 10, 2021 - The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians held a rally Friday to urge Gov. Whitmer to give final approval to the tribe's casino and hotel plans in Muskegon County. ... Read more
News North Carolina, South Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino gets support from U.S. House Bill
November 9, 2021 - On the first day of Native American Heritage Month the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1619 titled "Catawba Indian Nation Lands" to ratify the decision by the U.S. Interior Dept ... Read more
News North Carolina
U.S. House votes for full recognition of Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
November 9, 2021 - On the first day of Native American Heritage Month the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2758 titled "Lumbee Recognition Act". The bill would grant full federal recognition to the ... Read more
News Florida
Hard Rock's mobile sportsbook launches in Florida
November 8, 2021 - The Seminole Tribe quietly launched its sports betting mobile app last week without any public announcement. Under terms of the gaming compact signed with the state last June, the tribe could ... Read more
News Missouri, Oklahoma
Osage Nation plans Missouri casino hotel at Lake of the Ozarks
November 7, 2021 - The Osage Nation announced plans in a press release last week to build a hotel with a casino, restaurants and entertainmnent on a site near Lake Ozark in Miller County, Missouri. ... Read more
News Arizona
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort celebrates first-year accomplishments
November 6, 2021 - We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort celebrated its first anniversary last Friday having opened October 29, 2020. The first year ended with many noteable and outanding accomplishments. ... Read more
News California
New Eagle Mountain Casino holds 'Topping Out Ceremony'
November 5, 2021 - The new Eagle Mountain Casino under construction in Porterville, California celebrated a major milestone last Thursday as a gathering of 300 people cheered the raising and placement of the ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond voters reject casino
November 4, 2021 - On Tuesday voters rejected a casino referendum to build a casino resort in South Richmond. The measure was defeated by a 1,200-vote margin - 51.4% to 48.56%. Richmond was the last of five cities authorized for a casino ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino completes casino expansion
November 3, 2021 - The Spokane Tribe has completed the second phase of its multi-year expansion plan with its opening of an additional 20,000-square feet of casino floor that includes 300 more slot machines ... Read more
News Illinois
5 proposals submitted for Chicago casino-resort
November 2, 2021 - Four applicants for the sole Chicago casino license have proposed five different locations to the Illinois Gaming Board. All applications were received by the board prior to the Oct. 29 deadline. ... Read more
News Illinois
Which tribe will build Chicagoland's south suburban casino?
November 1, 2021 - The Illinois Gaming Board has selected two applicants as finalists for Cook County's south suburban casino license. The finalists are the Choctaw Nation (OK) and the Poarch Indians (AL) ... Read more

October 2021

News Texas
U.S. Supreme Court will hear Texas Indian gaming case
October 31, 2021 - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas to determine whether the tribe can operate a Class II gaming casino under the U.S. Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. ... Read more
News Ohio
Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati celebrates "official grand opening"
October 30, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati celebrated its "official grand opening" yesterday following a two-year rebranding and renovation of the former Jack Cincinnati Casino. Festivities kicked ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino celebrates first anniversary October 29, 2021 - Saracen Casino celebrated its first anniversary on October 20th, The casino opened last year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time there was uncertainty about the financial impact the pandemic would ... Read more
News California
North Fork Casino project receives liquor license
October 28, 2021 - Few details have been recently released regarding development of the North Fork Rancheria Casino in Madera, California. However, new activity has been reported in a news item released by the ... Read more
News United States
USA Today names this year's Ten Best Casinos
October 27, 2021 - Readers of USA Today voted for their 2021 favorite casinos in and outside Las Vegas. There are over 1,500 casino across the nation and readers chose this list as their top ten favorites in several categories. ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino celebrates grand opening of major expansion
October 26, 2021 - The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded Rolling Hills Casino Thursday afternoon. The larger casino has new slots and tables ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Chickasaw Nation plans $300M resort destination in OKC
October 25, 2021 - The Chickasaw Nation announced plans this week to build a $300 million resort destination named OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark adjacent to the new First Americans Museum. ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation wins Pope County casino case in Arkansas Supreme Court
October 24, 2021 - The Arkansas Supreme Court sided with the Cherokee Nation in a dispute over the sole casino license in Pope County. The court overturned an earlier approval for Gulfside ... Read more
News Washington
Amazon will open sorting center on Puyallup land
October 23, 2021 - The Puyallup Tribe announced this week that Amazon will build a 520,000-square-foot sorting center on 41 acres of Puyallup land in Fife. The Amazon center will receive packages from warehouses and ... Read more
News Florida
Federal judge dismisses first lawsuit filed against Seminole Gaming Compact
October 22, 2021 - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by two pari-mutuels against the state for granting the exclusive rights for sports betting to the Seminole Tribe. Judge Allen Winsor of the ... Read more
News Arizona
New Gila River Casino Santan Mountain breaks ground near Chandler
October 21, 2021 - The Gila River Indian Community celebrated the groundbreaking for new casino on Monday. The casino will be the tribe's fourth and will be named Gila River Casino Santan Mountain ... Read more
News Connecticut
Mohegan Sun Casino celebrates 25th anniversary
October 20, 2021 - Mohegan Sun Casino is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout the entire month of October. The celebration includes special deals and giveaways, entertainment and dining and retail ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino Update: Proposed Locations
October 19, 2021 - The Indiana Gaming Commission has published the proposed locations of each of the four casino applications under consideration for Vigo County. One proposed site is on the west side of Terre haute. The others ... Read more
News Illinois
Video Tour of Hard Rock's Rockford Casino
October 18, 2021 - Take a preview walk through Rockford's temporary Hard Rock Casino, which opens in a few weeks. The 21,000 square foot facility is ready to open with over 700 slot machines, a bar and grill and a casino bar. ... Read more
News Georgia
Georgia legislature will restart gambling debate in Jan. 2022 session
October 17, 2021 - The long legislative debate over legalized gambling in Georgia will resume again in the coming session starting in January 2022. ... Read more
News Washington
12 Tribes Colville Casinos are renamed in Omak and Manson
October 16, 2021 - The Colville Confederated Tribes have renamed two of its three casinos to add their locations to the names. The changes come near the end of a year-long project to update the interiors and exteriors ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Beloit Casino Project Update
October 15, 2021 - Preliminary work on the Beloit casino site is about to start while at the same time the Ho-Chunk Nation is waiting for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to transfer the land into federal trust so that full-scale construction can ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford's Hard Rock Casino Delays Opening Date
October 14, 2021 - The opening of the temporary Rockford Casino will now likely be in November. An exact date has not been announced. This is a slight delay from the late October date expected after completing the ... Read more
News North Carolina
Update: Catawba Two Kings Casino expansion and construction timeline
October 13, 2021 - Catawba Two Kings Casino is currently expanding its temporary slots casino to double the space and double the number of slot machines. The casino opened July 1 with ... Read more
News Louisiana
Paragon Casino Resort opens first sports betting in Louisiana
October 12, 2021 - Sports betting kicked off in Louisiana on Oct 6th when the first betting opened at the Paragon Casino Resort. The ceremonial first bet was placed by former New Orleans Saints, Joe Horn. ... Read more
News Ohio
Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati's official grand opening is Oct 29, 2021
October 11, 2021 - After a long, extensive renovation project, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati has announced an official grand opening on October 29, 2021. The celebration follows a long and delayed ... Read more
News North Carolina
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort opens new $330M hotel and convention center
October 10, 2021 - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians held a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 1 at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort to celebrate the grand opening of its its new ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock proposal receives support from Terre Haute leaders
October 9, 2021 - The Indiana Gaming Commission has received letters of support for the Hard Rock Casino proposal for Terre Haute from local officials and community leaders. The commission will announce its ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino Resort Wins Five 2021 Casino Awards
October 8, 2021 - Sycuan Casino Resort is the winner in five categories of this year's Reader's Choice poll taken by the Southern California Gaming Guide. The publication has taken this poll every year since 2003. ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino Will Celebrate 5th Anniversary
October 7, 2021 - Jamul Casino is celebrating a successful first five years this weekend with several public and private events. Since opening in 2016, Jamul Casino has developed into a leading casino and entertainment ... Read more
News Washington
Chewelah Casino breaks ground for hotel
October 6, 2021 - The Spokane Tribe in Chewelah broke ground yesterday on a new hotel at the Chewelah Casino in Chewelah, Stevens County, Washington. Tribal and local officials attended the ceremony at 11 AM Tuesday. Construction ... Read more
News New Mexico
Tesuque Casino reopens 10 days after cyberattack
October 5, 2021 - Tesuque Casino will reopen today at 10 AM after shutting down ten days ago on Sept 25 for a cyberattack. In a press release the Tesuque Pueblo announced the opening date after the ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock's New Terre Haute Proposal | Update
October 4, 2021 - The Hard Rock casino proposal submitted to the Indiana Gaming Commission(IGC) last month is very similar to the Rocksino plan approved by the commission in 2020. The new Hard Rock proposal also includes ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Resort Casino is Nominated for Two National Readers' Awards
October 3, 2021 - USA Today has nominated Pechanga Resort Casino for two categories in this year's 10Best.com annual readers' poll. The categories are "Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas" and ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute's casino selection will be announced Nov 17, 2021
October 2, 2021 - On Nov 17th the Indiana Gaming Commission will announce which gaming company whas been selected to build a casino in Vigo County. Four applicants submitted their proposals to ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia Casino begins construction | Update
October 1, 2021 - Construction crews began site preparation work for the Caesars Virginia Casino last week at the former Dan River Inc. factory property. The work puts the construction schedule about two months ... Read more

September 2021

News California
Win-River Casino Relocation | Update
September 30, 2021 - The proposed relocation of Win-River Casino has been restarted by the federal government after stopping a year ago due to opposition from Shasta County and the City of Redding. A decision was recently made ... Read more
News California
"2021 Best Southern California Casino" by OC Register
September 29, 2021 - This week the Orange Country Register published its 2021 Best Southern California Casino as selected by readers of the newspaper. The best casino is found in the Register's annual readers poll ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Lucky Star Casino Watonga opens new hotel
September 28, 2021 - The new hotel and conference center at Lucky Star Casino in Watonga opened earlier this month after several construction delays and a ransomware attack in June. The new five-story hotel features ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock, 3 others apply for Terre Haute casino license
September 27, 2021 - Four applicants for the casino license in Vigo County submitted proposals to the Indiana Gaming Commission before the commission's deadline of Sept 22. The application process was re ... Read more
News California
San Manuel changes name to Yaamava' Resort Casino
September 26, 2021 - As San Manuel prepares to open its first onsite hotel soon plus a new event center in early 2022, the casino has changed its name to Yaamava' Resort Casino. "Yaamava" means "spring season" ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary will open Hard Rock Live on Nov 4, 2021
September 25, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will open its Hard Rock Live concert center for the first time this November. The first concert will be the rock band Disturbed at 8 PM on Nov 4. Doors open at 7 PM. ... Read more
News California
Shiloh Resort & Casino begins long approval process and legal battles
September 24, 2021 - The Koi Nation began a long and difficult journey last week after announcing plans to build the $600 million Shiloh Resort & Casino in Sonoma County. The tribe must now fight ... Read more
News North Carolina
Two Kings Casino will double its slots by late 2021
September 23, 2021 - Construction is underway to expand the temporary Two Kings Casino which opened in July 2021. More gaming space will be added to the current 14,700-square-foot gaming floor to accommodate ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino Sacramento: $75M Expansion Update
September 22, 2021 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain began a $75 million expansion project last June to add an indoor concert venue and a fuel station with a smoke shop and convenience store ... Read more
News Arizona
Desert Diamond Casino Tucson adds more slots and table games
September 21, 2021 - Tucson's Desert Diamond Casino held a grand opening last week for its newly expanded gaming area inside the Monsoon Room. The gaming addition includes 147 new slots ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford prepares to open temporary casino
September 20, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, IL is preparing to open a temporary slots casino within the next few weeks. During the past two months Hard Rock has hired hundreds of new employees ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia in Danville will now be $100M larger
September 19, 2021 - This week Caesars Virginia announced updates to its building plan in Danville and released new project renderings. The original $400 million project has been expanded to $500 million for a larger hotel ... Read more
News California
Viejas Casino Celebrates 30th Anniversary!
September 18, 2021 - Viejas Casino opened on September 13, 1991. That day was Friday the 13th and a day of good fortune for the Viejas Band of the Kumeyaay Indians. Through the next thirty years, Viejas ... Read more
News California
Shiloh Resort & Casino plans announced for Sonoma County
September 17, 2021 - The Koi Nation announced plans Wednesday to build a $600 million resort casino on 68 acres of vineyards it recently purchased in Sonoma County. ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk casino contractors announced by Pamunkey Tribe
September 16, 2021 - The Pamunkey Tribe has signed a pair of construction companies to build the tribe's HeadWaters Resort & Casino in Norfolk, Virginia. The groundbreaking is expected later this year ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma tribes set record gaming profits
September 15, 2021 - Oklahoma's Indian gaming industry paid the state a record $167 million dollars for gaming revenues earned during the last fiscal year. The record earnings were achieved despite shutdowns for COVID-19. The previous record paid was $148 million. ... Read more
News California
2021 Best Casinos of Inland Empire: The Press-Enterprise
September 14, 2021 - Readers of The Press-Enterprise have selected the 2021 Best Inland Empire Casinos in this year's reader' choice voting. This is the 26th Annual Readers' Choice contest conducted ... Read more
News New Mexico
Testla Center opens in former Nambe Falls Casino
September 13, 2021 - Elon Musk has partnered with the Nambe Pueblo to open the first Tesla sales and service center in New Mexico. The Tesla Center opened Thursday inside the former Nambe Falls Casino ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation Update
September 12, 2021 - The concrete pour and some preliminary steal framing for the event center have been completed at the new Eagle Mountain Casino construction site in Porterville, California. ... Read more
News Indiana, North Carolina
Caesars Southern Indiana is now owned by NC Cherokee
September 11, 2021 - The $250 million deal by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) to buy Caesars Southern Indiana has officially closed. The casino will continue with the Caesar's name brand ... Read more
News Texas
Texas Tribes gain casino support from U.S. Justice Department
September 10, 2021 - The U.S. Justice Department is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the State of Texas cases against the Tigua Indians (El Paso) and the Alabama-Coushatta of East Texas ... Read more
News Texas
Naskila Gaming wins major gaming victory in federal court
September 9, 2021 - The U.S. District Court in Beaumont ruled last week in favor of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas and its Naskila Gaming in a case filed by the State Texas. The court affirmed the right of ... Read more
News Iowa, Nebraska
Prairie Flower Casino beats Iowa, Nebraska in Federal Court
September 8, 2021 - A federal appeals court handed a major victory last week to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and its Prairie Flower Casino. Both Iowa and Nebraska had sued to close the Prairie Flower Casino which. ... Read more
News California
California sports betting initiative qualifies for Nov 8, 2022 ballot
September 7, 2021 - A ballot measure titled "California Legalize Sports Betting on American Indian Lands Initiative" has qualified for the election ballot on Nov. 8, 2022. If passed by voters, the measure will amend ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino Resort delays expansion celebration due to COVID-19
September 6, 2021 - In a press release Aug. 31, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation announced a decision to delay plans for the grand opening celebration of the $180 million Cache Creek expansion ... Read more
News Oklahoma, Texas
Choctaw Casinos partners with Texas Rangers to name 'Choctaw Stadium'
September 5, 2021 - Choctaw Casinos & Resorts has signed a 25-year partnership with the Texas Rangers for the naming rights to Globe Life Park in Arlington. Globe Life Park was the home stadium of ... Read more
News Washington
Washington State Sports Betting Update
September 4, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Interior has granted final approval for sports betting to nine Washington tribes. Approval is pending for seven more tribes and expected with the next few days. ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino celebrates its $100M expansion opening on Sept 17
September 3, 2021 - Gun Lake Casino is celebrating an official Grand Opening of its newly completed $100 million construction project on September 17 and throughout the weekend. Free concerts ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino applications are due Sept 22
September 2, 2021 - The Indiana Gaming Commission is accepting new applications for a casino in Vigo County after denying renewal of the casino license to Lucy Luck Gaming last June. The company planned to build ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana partners with White Sox Radio Network
September 1, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with naming rights for the White Sox Radio Network. The deal extends to end of the 2023 season. ... Read more

August 2021

News California
Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino approved for 1,500 more slot machines
August 31, 2021 - After several years of negotiations between the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians and the State of California, a new gaming compact has been signed that ... Read more
News United States
Updated: Minimum gambling ages in U.S.
August 30, 2021 - Our minimum age for gambling page has been updated. Each state sets its own minimum age to gamble. Many times, the age restriction varies with the type of game. Generally, the minimum age is between 18 and 21. ... Read more
News Arizona
Arizona approves 18 sportsbook licenses to launch Sept 9
August 29, 2021 - The Arizona Department of Gaming announced its selection of 18 sportsbook applicants to open the state's first sports betting operations beginning September 9th when the NFL kicks off its ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino celebrates 'topping off' event in Elk Grove
August 28, 2021 - In a news release this week Wilton Rancheria announced the final steel beam has been hoisted into place atop the Sky River Casino construction site. The event marks the completion of the steel ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina Senate passes sports betting bill
August 27, 2021 - The North Carolina Senate passed Bill 688 last week by a vote of 26-19. If passed by the House and signed by the governor, the legislation would authorize twelve more sports betting licenses including mobile ... Read more
News California
California Gov. Newsom signs gaming compacts with six tribes
August 26, 2021 - This month Gov. Newsom signed 25-year gaming compacts with five tribes. Each compact must now be ratified by the state legislature and approved by the U.S. Interior Department. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
New $600M Choctaw Casino Durant is targeting North Texans
August 25, 2021 - Native American casinos in South Oklahoma draw heavily from cities in North Texas. Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant is only 14 miles from the Texas border and 90 miles from Dallas. ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock International takes over Hard Rock in Gary
August 24, 2021 - Hard Rock International is taking majority ownership of the Hard Rock Casino in Gary, Indiana after a deal was worked out with the Indiana Gaming Commission and Spectacle Entertainment, a partner in ... Read more
News Indiana
Indiana approves Cherokee (EBCI) purchase of Caesars
August 23, 2021 - The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) last week approved the $250 million sale of Caesars Southern Indiana to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The deal is expected to close next month. ... Read more
News United States
2020 Indian Gaming Revenues Fall 19.5% to $27.8B
August 22, 2021 - The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) published a press release this week for the total gross revenues of all U.S. tribal casinos during fiscal year 2020. The 2020 gross revenue was ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino takes major step towards relocation to Porterville
August 21, 2021 - In a major move towards moving Eagle Mountain Casino to Porterville, California, the Tule River Tribe Gaming Authority has hired Hill International to provide services ... Read more
News Michigan
FireKeepers Casino celebrates grand opening of 2nd hotel tower
August 20, 2021 - After two years of construction FireKeepers celebrated the opening of a second hotel tower August 16th. The event was highlighted with a highwire performance by Nik Wallenda ... Read more
News California
New Table Mountain Casino Hotel nears completion
August 19, 2021 - The new Table Mountain Casino Hotel will soon replace the existing casino in Friant, California. Construction on the new casino began two years ago that will double the size of the gaming floor and add ... Read more
News California
Update: Sky River Casino construction status
August 18, 2021 - Aerial footage of the Sky River Casino's construction site last week shows extensive foundation work and the initial steel framing are underway. The construction can be seen from Highway 99 in Elk Grove ... Read more
News Arizona
15 Arizona tribes have applied for 10 sports-betting licenses
August 17, 2021 - The Arizona Department of Gaming will soon license ten tribes and ten professional sports team to operate sportsbooks across the state. The department cannot disclose the applicants ... Read more
News North Carolina
Video Tour: Catawba Two Kings temporary casino
August 16, 2021 - Catawba Chief William "Bill" Harris leads a tour of the new Catawba Two Kings temporary casino in Kings Mountain NC. The new casino with 500 slot machines opened July 1 and will operate 24/7 during ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond casino referendum heads to Nov ballot
August 15, 2021 - The Richmond Circuit Court last week approved a petition submitted by the Richmond City Council for a casino referendum to be placed on the city's November ballot. Richmond voters will now vote to approve ... Read more
News Arizona
Arizona Cardinals, Gila River Casinos & Resort and BetMGM announce sports-betting partnership
August 14, 2021 - Sports betting will launch in Arizona on September 9th. As that date approaches, Arizona professional teams and Native American tribes have ... Read more
News Virginia
Update: Rivers Casino Portsmouth begins site preparation
August 13, 2021 - Construction workers are clearing the fifty-acre site for the future River Casino Portsmouth. Site preparation is expected to be completed in time for an October groundbreaking. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casinos & Resorts partners with professional rodeo association
August 12, 2021 - This week the Choctaw Casinos & Resorts announced a three-year promotional partnership with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association® (PRCA). ... Read more
News California
San Manuel breaks ground on San Manuel Landing
August 11, 2021 - The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians broke ground last week on a 1.1 million-square-foot warehousing facility at the site of the former Norton Air Force Base. The San Manuel Landing project ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino South Bend rolls out Vegas-style slots, blackjack and roulette
August 10, 2021 - Four Winds Casino introduced Vegas-style Class III gaming to its casino in South Bend, Indiana this week. After a ribbon-cutting ceremony, casino guest could play the new ... Read more
News Arizona
Wild Horse Pass rolls out craps, roulette and baccarat
August 9, 2021 - Wild Horse Pass in Chandler rolled out craps, roulette and baccarat for the first time Friday night. The new Vegas-style games were authorized last April in a new tribal gaming compact that also ... Read more
News Florida
Florida sports betting gets greenlight from Fed
August 8, 2021 - The 30-year sportbetting and gaming compact signed last April between Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Nation has cleared the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the U.S. Department of Interior. ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Club unveiled by San Francisco 49ers
August 7, 2021 - The San Francisco 49ers and Cache Creek Casino Resort extended their two-year partnership this week and unveiled the new Cache Creek Club at Levi Stadium. The club comprises 1,400 square feet. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casino Durant opens $600M expansion tonight!
August 6, 2021 - Choctaw Casino Durant will officially open its $600 million casino and hotel expansion at 6 PM tonight. The event will be celebrated with a $1 Million Grand Opening Giveaway Weekend. ... Read more
News USA
2021 Best Golf Courses at Native American Casino Resorts
August 5, 2021 - On August 1 Golfweek has published its Best 2021 list of Top 50 Casino Golf Courses. Thirty five of these courses are located at Native American casinos. These are listed and ranked below. ... Read more
News Arizona
Update: New casino project near Chandler, AZ
August 4, 2021 - The Gila River Indian Community announced plans last June to build a $100 million casino south of Chandler, Arizona, The casino was approved in a new gaming compact signed by Gov. Doug Ducey last April. ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond Casino's Latest Timeline - Update
August 3, 2021 - The ONE Casino and Resort project has taken several key steps recently towards approval to build a casino in south Richmond, Virginia. The latest action by the Richmond City Council to approve a Host ... Read more
News Georgia
Georgia casino coalition readies for major push to legalize gambling
August 2, 2021 - A coalition of major casino companies has formed to lobby the Georgia General Assembly to legalize gambling in next year's legislative session. Similar legislation has failed in ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino relocation targets Fall 2022
August 1, 2021 - The Eagle Mountain Casino will move to a new location near the Porterville Municipal Airport in the fall of 2022. Construction began on the new casino in April 2021. When finished next year, Eagle Mountain ... Read more

July 2021

News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Casino Tulsa adds 65-foot Gibson guitar landmark
July 31, 2021 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa has added an iconic Gibson guitar as a new landmark near Route 66. The 65-foot guitar is a replica of Gibson's Les Paul model of the 1950s rendered with the ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford's Hard Rock Casino will open temporary casino in October
July 30, 2021 - The Hard Rock casino project in Rockford, Illinois will open a temporary slots casino in October 2021 to operate during the construction a permanent facility. The date was ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino opens Wahlburgers restaurant
July 29, 2021 - Morongo is the first tribal casino to open a Wahlburgers burger restaurant and bar. The restaurant is owned by actor Mark Wahlberg and his two brothers, actor Donnie and chef Paul. ... Read more
News California
Barstow Casino plan revived by Chemehuevi Tribe
July 28, 2021 - The City of Barstow, California and the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe have negotiated an updated Municipal Services Agreement (MSA) to compensate the City for additional services costs that will be ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino grand opening tour of the expanded casino
July 27, 2021 - San Manuel Casino became the largest casino in California and on the West Coast Saturday when it opened its new 2-floor casino expansion during its 35th anniversary ... Read more
News California
Havasu Landing Casino reinstates COVID protocols
July 26, 2021 - Havasu Landing Casino at California's Lake Havasu was shut down earlier this week to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The casino reopened July 23, 2021 after reinstating COVID protocols and ... Read more
News Mississippi
Pearl River Resort casino reinstates mask mandate
July 26, 2021 - Face coverings are again mandatory for guests and employees at Pearl River Resort and Bok Homa Casino in Choctaw, MS due to a spike in COVID-19 delta variant cases. The reinstated mask order is ... Read more
News Florida
Florida gambling opportunities are targeted by major gaming interests
July 25, 2021 - Florida's recent gaming deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida has brought millions of dollars in political contributions from out-of-state gaming giants to promote more gaming ... Read more
News California
San Manuel becomes California's largest casino today on its 35th anniversary
July 24, 2021 - Today San Manuel Casino is celebrating its 35th anniversary by opening its new expanded casino. The expansion includes two new floors of gaming space adding 1,300 new slots ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia Lottery Board sends casino regulations to Gov. Northam for signature
July 23, 2021 - The Virginia Lottery Board has approved state casino regulations and sent the package to Gov. Northam for his signature. After sign-off the regulations will enter a public ... Read more
News Michigsn
Firekeepers Casino will open 2nd hotel tower Aug 16
July 22, 2021 - FireKeepers Casino Hotel will celebrate the opening of a second hotel tower on August 16. The new eight-story tower will a add 203 guest rooms to the existing 242-room Firekeepers hotel, which has been a AAA Four Diamond ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tejon moves forward
July 21, 2021 - The Tejon Indian Tribe has announced the companies that will design and build the new Hard Rock Casino Tejon south of Bakersfield. CThe Tejon project is expected to create more than 1,000 construction jobs and 2,000 perm ... Read more
News North Carolina
Cherokee approves $275 million expansion of Valley River Casino & Hotel in Murphy
July 20, 2021 - The Cherokee Tribal Council has approved a $275 million master plan to add a second hotel tower and more gaming at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Buffalo Run Casino & Resort completes $3.3M renovation
July 19, 2021 - Buffalo Run Casino & Resort held a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 15th to open its newly completed $3.3M renovation. The project began last March to enhance the guest experience at the ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford advances with key IGB approvals
July 18, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino Rockford made a major advance this week in its long approval process with the Illinois Gaming Board. The board approved the list of owners, executives, managers and assoc ... Read more
News California
New Elk Valley Casino Opens in 2022
July 17, 2021 - Elk Valley Rancheria plans to replace the Elk Valley Casino next year with a new casino that will be visible from U.S. Hwy 101. The new location will be near Humboldt and Sand Mine roads about two miles from the current ... Read more
News California
Harrah's Resort SoCal replacing buffet with Gordon Ramsay's Hell Kitchen
July 16, 2021 - A new Hell's Kitchen restaurant will replace The Buffet at Harrah's Resort Southern California. The former buffet was closed permanently due to the COVID-19 pand ... Read more
News Washington
Washington sportsbooks await final approval from U.S. Dept of Interior
July 15, 2021 - On July 9, 2021 the Washington State Gambling Commission gave its final and official approval to sports betting in the state. Governor Jay Inslee signed 15 tribal sports wagering compacts ... Read more
News Arizona, New Mexico
Twin Arrows Resort Casino reopens after 15-month COVID shutdown July 14, 2021 - Twin Arrows Resort Casino reopened Jul 12 after a 15-month shutdown for the COVID-19 pandemic. The casino has been closed since March 2020. With the reopening Twin Arrows will ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino tour of $100M expansion
July 12, 2021 - Gun Lake Casino is completing a $100 million expansion of its gaming floor and new space for dining and entertainment. Gun Lake VP & GM Jose Flores took WOOD TV8 on this video tour of construction. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino opening brings heavy traffic to Kings Mountain
July 11, 2021 - Since opening a 500-slot temporary casino at Catawba Two Kings Casino, the crowds have been coming in high numbers everyday creating heavy traffic in Kings Mountain. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casino Durant nears completion of $600M expansion
July 10, 2021 - The $600 million expansion of the Choctaw Casino in Durant began construction in April 2019 and is now nearing completion. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Aug 5 with the public ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk Casino will build 75,000-square-foot entertainment center
July 9, 2021 - Red Hawk Casino plans to build a large entertainment center with a bowling alley, indoor go-carting and virtual reality gaming suites. The expansion project ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino opens expansion July 24, 2021
July 8, 2021 - San Manuel will open its new casino expansion on July 24, 2021, which is also its 35th anniversary since opening in 1986. Construction of the larger gaming floor began in July 2018. The new space adds ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Lucky Star Casino rejects ransom demand and reopens all locations
July 8, 2021 - All Lucky Star Casino locations were closed two weeks ago after a ransomware attack disabled their computer data systems. Details of the ransom demands have not been disclosed, however ... Read more
News South Dakota
First South Dakota medical marijuana dispensary opened by Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
July 7, 2021 - The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe opened a medical cannabis retail dispensary on July 1, 2021 in Flandreau, South Dakota about 45 miles north of ... Read more
News Maine
Maine Gov. Mills vetoes Native American casino ownership bill
July 6, 2021 - Maine Gov. Janet Mills has vetoed legislation to allow Native American tribes to operate casinos on their reservations. A House vote to override the veto failed the required 2/3 majority. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Wisconsin Governor and Oneida Nation make sports betting deal
July 5, 2021 - Wisconsin is a state that has not seriously pursued the legalization of sports betting, so Thursday's announcement of a sports betting deal between Gov. Evers and the Oneida Nation ... Read more
News New Mexico
Sandia Casino reopens with expanded casino after long COVID-19 shutdown
July 4, 2021 - Sandia is the last major casino resort in New Mexico to reopen after shutting down last year for the COVID-19 pandemic. The Friday reopening comes with new health protocols and more ... Read more
News Texas
2021 Texas Casino Bill is Dead
July 3, 2021 - What happened to the Texas casino legislation promoted by Sheldon Adelson and Las Vegas Sands with dozens of lobbyists and thousands of TV ads? The Texas House was considering HJR 133 to let voters appro ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings temporary casino is now open!
July 2, 2021 - The Catawba Indian Nation opened its "temporary casino" at noon yesterday at the future home of the Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort. The location is 538 Kings Mountain Blvd. in Kings Mountain ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk Casino breaks ground on 5-story hotel
July 1, 2021 - Red Hawk Casino has begun construction of a 5-story hotel with 150 rooms including 25 suites, a pool and a fitness center. The groundbreaking was held Thursday, June 24, and the completion date is expected ... Read more

June 2021

News Arizona
New Gila River Casino planned south of Chandler
June 30, 2021 - The Gila River Indian Community announced plans this week to build a new casino south of chandler, Arizona. The new casino was included in the April gaming compact amendments that added sports ... Read more
News New Mexico
New Mexico's Cannabis Regulation Act becomes effective today
June 29, 2021 - The Cannabis Regulation Act (CRA) became effective today June 29, 2021 across New Mexico. The law establishes the Cannabis Control Division (CCD) to license, tax, enforce ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford gets OK for temp casino
June 28, 2021 - The Illinois Gaming Board has approved construction of a temporary Hard Rock Casino in Rockford inside the former Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center. The temporary casino ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute casino license ended by Indiana Gaming Commission
June 27, 2021 - The Indiana Gaming Commission voted unanimously Thursday to not renew the casino license issued to Lucy Luck Gaming LLC, which was planning to build a Hard Rock ... Read more
News North Carolina
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Will Open $250M Hotel Tower and Convention Center this Fall
June 26, 2021 - Harrah's Cherokee Casino is completing construction of a $250 million expansion project that began with a groundbreaking in June 2018. The new additions include a hotel tower and convention ... Read more
News Louisiana
Louisiana sports betting law is now official
June 25, 2021 - Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the Louisiana sports betting legislation into law this week. First bets are expected by the end of this year. The new law allocates 20 sports betting licenses for applicants from riverboat ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Lucky Star Casinos shut down by ransomware attack
June 24, 2021 - All Lucky Star Casino locations are closed due to a ransomware attack over the weekend. No reopening date is announced. The FBI is investigating the case but will not comment nor issue a statement ... Read more
News Washington
Seattle Storm partners with Angel of the Winds Casino
June 23, 2021 - Seattle Storm has announced that Angel Of The Winds Casino Resort is the first exclusive casino partner of the team. The multi-year partnership gives additional branding opportunities to the casino plus ... Read more
News Washington
Which Washington casinos will operate sportsbooks?
June 22, 2021 - The Washington State Gambling Commission has formally approved sports betting agreements with 15 state tribes. These agreements are amendments to the state-tribe gaming compacts covering 22 casinos ... Read more
News North Carolina
Kings Mtn Casino Readies for July Opening | Photo Update
June 21, 2021 - Catawba Two Kings Casino is preparing to open its temporary slots casino in July. This facility will operate 24 hours a day and feature 500 slot machines, a snack bar, food trucks, valet ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Nation breaks ground on Bartlesville replacement casino
June 18, 2021 - The Osage Nation broke ground Tuesday on a new casino and hotel located two miles west of downtown Bartlesville on US Hwy 60. When completed in the Fall of 2022, the casino will replace the ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Nation breaks ground on Pawhuska replacement casino
June 17, 2021 - The Osage Nation broke ground Tuesday on a new casino and hotel located across the street from the tribe's current Pawhuska casino. When completed in the Fall of 2022, the new casino will ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford takes major steps forward
June 14, 2021 - The Hard Rock Casino Rockford project took several major steps forward in last week's Illinois Gaming Board meeting. The Board approved a list of casino executives and investors and issued a ... Read more
News Illinois
Walker's Bluff Casino Resort granted 'preliminary license'
June 13, 2021 - Walker's Bluff owner Cynde Bunch announced this week, "We were granted a 'preliminary license to proceed'! Today we celebrate. Tomorrow at daylight we ride through a new set" ... Read more
News California
Madera Hwy 99 Casino's groundbreaking is blocked by court ruling
June 12, 2021 - As the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians prepared to break ground this month on a $400 million casino and hotel project in Madera County, the California 5th District Court of Appeal ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino Sacramento begins $65M expansion
June 11, 2021 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain will begin construction this month on a 2,500-seat indoor concert center named Hard Rock Live. The 65,000 square foot venue ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino hosts job fair June 16
June 10, 2021 - The Morongo Band of Mission Indians announced Monday the Morongo Casino Resort will host a hiring event June 16 from 10AM to 1PM. The casino is seeking applicants to fill nearly 150 positions in a variety of ... Read more
News California
California voters will decide sports betting measure in Nov 2022
June 9, 2021 - An 18-tribe coalition has successfully submitted enough qualified voter signatures to add a sports betting referendum to the California election ballot in Nov 2022. The announcement ... Read more
News Arizona
Arizona targets Sept 9 to kickoff sports betting
June 8, 2021 - The Arizona Department of Gaming has announced it is targeting the NFL opening game September 9 for the launch date of sports betting in the state. The Department plans to publish a draft of licensing and ... Read more
News Florida
Seminoles sign 30-year gaming compact with Florida
June 7, 2021 - The new Seminole gaming agreement with Florida is the largest and the most expansive Indian gaming compact ever written in our nation. Under the terms of the agreement, the Seminole Tribe will pay ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino will open first 500 slots on July 1, 2021
June 6, 2021 - FOX 46 has confirmed the early opening of a 500 slot machine facility is scheduled to open July 1st. The facility will provide a temporary location to play slots while the Catawba Two Kings Casino ... Read more
News California
Which Southern California casinos have ended buffets?
June 5, 2021 - Many of the Indian gaming casinos in Southern California have permanently closed their buffets following the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have quietly removed the buffets from their websites. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casino Durant's $600M expansion opens Aug 6, 2021
June 4, 2021 - After months of delays for material shortages, Choctaw Casian Durant is preparing to open its $600 million expansion on August 6th. The new additions will include an expanded gaming floor with ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas's Pope County casino license case is headed to Supreme Court
June 3, 20211 - For the second time a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled in favor of the Arkansas Racing Commission's decision on June 18, 2020 to award the sole Pope County casino license ... Read more
News Nebraska
Nebraska's casino and sports betting bill signed into law
June 2, 2021 - Gov. Pete Ricketts signed the casino gabling and sports betting bill into law last Wednesday. The bill provides the framework for regulations and enforcement of the new gambling activities as auth ... Read more
News New Mexico
New Mexico's Top-Earning Gaming Tribes 2020-2021
June 1, 2021 - New Mexico's 14 tribes report their adjusted net win amounts from casino operations to the New Mexico Gaming Control Board every quarter, and the Board posts a summary of the payents on its website. ... Read more

May 2021

News Arizona
Arizona's new tribal casino and sports betting deal is signed into law
May 31, 2021 - Last Thursday the U.S. Departent of Interior gave approval to the amended tribal compacts that include sports betting. On the same day Gov. Ducey signed the Arizona bill into law ... Read more
News Washington
Washington State has signed sports betting agreements with 15 tribes
May 30, 2021 - The Washington Gambling Commission has signed tentative compact agreements with 15 tribes to date. These tribes will operate sportsbooks inside their casinos. Here is the list of casinos ... Read more
News Virginia
When will Virginia Casinos Open?
May 29, 2021 - Virginia General Assembly approved legislation in 2019 for five cities to accept or reject a state-licensed casino. Here is the casino status for each of these five cities and the steps needed to complete construction and open the doors ... Read more
News Arizona
New Prescott casino project starts preliminary site work
May 28, 2021 - Site preparation for the new Yavapai-Prescott casino in Prescott has begun. The construction site is across the street from the Frontier Village Shopping Mall at the Highway 69 and Yavpe Connector junction. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Cherokees appeals judge's ruling that favored Catawba Two Kings Casino
May 27, 2021 - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has appealed last month's ruling by a federal judge to allow the Catawba Nation from South Carolina to proceed with construction ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute casino project is delayed again by IGC
May 26, 2021 - The Terre Haute casino project, named Rocksino by Hard Rock, was hoping to begin construction in June; however, in a meeting yesterday the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) dealt a setback to the schedule. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings "Pre-launch" Casino hiring for July opening
May 25, 2021 - Catawba Two Kings Casino completed a two-day job fair last week in preparation for the July 1st opening of its "pre-launch" casino. The temporary casino needs 200 new workers and ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Masks now optional at Cherokee Casinos
May 23, 2021 - Masks are now optional for guests at Cherokee Casinos; however, casino workers will continue to wear them. Guest can make their own mask decision whether or not they have been vaccinated. ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute casino hopes for groundbreaking in June
May 22, 2021 - The Terre Haute casino is moving closer to a groundbreaking date after completing an important step for the Indiana Gaming Commission. The commission wanted a formal management agreement for the Rocksino ... Read more
News Virginia
ONE Casino + Resort selected for Richmond voter referendum
May 22, 2021 - ONE Casino + Resort was selected as Richmond's sole casino candidate for a city voter referendum in November 2021. Richmond's Resort Casino Evaluation Panel announced the selection ... Read more
News Florida
Florida gambling bill gets final approval
May 21, 2021 - The Florida gambling bill proposed by Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida last month has been approved by the Florida legislature. It passed the Senate 39-1 on Tue and the House 97-17 on Wed ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Casino reopens hotel, spa and pool today
May 20, 2021 - Pechanga Resort Casino reopened its hotel today after closing 14 months ago due to COVID-19. The reopening includes the Spa Pechanga and The Cove pool complex. The casino and restaurants ... Read more
News Michigan
Muskegon casino project "is on the 3-yard line"
May 19, 2021 - For the past 12 years the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians has sought approval to build a $180 million casino and hotel in Muskegon County. The project has federal approval and state approval is ... Read more
News Washington
Five Washington tribes have sportsbook agreements with State
May 18, 2021 - The Washington State Gambling Commission has reached agreements with five tribes to allow sports betting in their casinos. The agreements will amend the state-tribe gaming compacts, which ... Read more
News Texas
U.S. House passes casino bill supporting two Texas tribes
May 17, 2021 - Last week the U.S. House of representatives passed a bill to allow two Texas tribes to operate Class II casino games on their reservation land under the U.S. Indian Gaming Reg ... Read more
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

April 2021

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 Arizona
New Tucson casino is included in upgraded state-tribe gaming compact
April 16, 2021 - The new gaming compact that added sports betting as well as craps, roulette and baccarat to Arizona casinos also allows the Pascua Yaqui Tribe to build a third casino in Tucson. The development of the casino is now ... 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

March 2021

News North Carolina
Feds give final sign-off on Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort
March 31, 2021 - The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the gaming compact between North Carolina and the Catawba Indian Nation last week, and will transfer the 16-acre casino site at Kings Mountain ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino's gaming compact blocks new casinos in 16 northern counties
March 30, 2021 - Since the state-tribe gaming compact for the Four Winds Casino was announced last January, additional information has revealed that one of the provisions requires Indiana ... Read more
News Indiana
Rocksino Terre Haute may begin construction in April
March 29, 2021 - The Rocksino Hard Rock Terre Haute casino project told the Indiana Gaming Commission this week the casino has secured a $175 million financing package t0 cover the full cost of construct ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk's Beloit casino plan is approved by Gov. Evers
March 28, 2021 - This week Gov. Tony Evers approved the $405M Beloit casino plan proposed by the Ho-Chunk Nation. The Beloit casino will be one of the largest in Wisconsin with a hotel, indoor water park ... Read more
News New Mexico
Santa Ana Star will reopen April 1
March 27, 2021 - Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel will reopen at 9 AM on April 1 after shutting down for most of the past year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Both the casino and the hotel will resume operations with some restrictions. ... Read more
News Michigan
Tribe seeks gaming compact with Gov. before building Muskegon casino
March 26, 2021 - Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is seeking a gaming compact with Gov. Whitmer defining the number and types of casino games allowed for the proposed Lakeshore Casino ... Read more
News Nevada
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 Indiana
Hard Rock Casino in Gary announces May 14 opening
March 24, 2021 - Hard Rock International announced yesterday the date for opening the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will be May 14. The traditional guitar smash will be held at 10 AM that day and the public ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino clears building site in Elk Grove
March 24, 2021 - Crews are clearing the building site for the new Sky River Casino in preparation for the first stages of construction. This follows the groundbreaking ceremony held earlier this month by the Wilton Rancheria. ... Read more
News Mississippi
Pearl River Resort enters Phase 2 of COVID-19 reopening plan
March 23, 2021 - Last Friday Pearl River Resort began Phase Two of reopening their casinos after shutting down last year for the COVID-19 pandemic. The new phase relaxes many of the safety ... Read more
News Connecticut
East Windsor CT is outraged over new Connecticut gaming deal
March 22, 2021 - A new Connecticut gaming agreement was announced Friday that will effectively kill the Tribal Winds casino project in East Windsor. The ten year deal to bring sports betting and online gambling to ... Read more
News Connecticut
Connecticut Governor, Tribes announce new gaming agreement
March 22, 2021 - A new agreement to "modernize gaming options" in Connecticut has been reached between Governor Ned Lamont and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Plans Virtual Career Expo March 29-31, 2021
March 21, 2021 - The San Manuel Casino Resort will hold a second three-day Virtual Career Expo on March 29-31 as part San Manuel's plan to add 2,000 new employees during 2021. The new hirees will increase the ... Read more
News California
Chuckchansi Gold Casino will host job fair March 23 March 21, 2021 - Chuckchansi Gold Resort & Casino will hold a job fair this week to hire 100 new employees for full and parttime positions as "guest room attendants, housekeeping supervisors, environmental services ... Read more
News Kansas
Crosswinds Casino is hiring additional employees
March 21, 2021 - Since opening March 2, Crosswinds Casino has continually opened new part-time and full-time job positions. Although a job fair was held last week, there are open positions remaining in dozens of fields. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Casino Immokalee will host job fair March 23
March 21, 2021 - The Seminole Casino in Immokalee is seeking to add new employees for parttime and fulltime positions in gaming, food and beverages, and hotel attendants. A job fair is scheduled for ... Read more
News Maine
Maliseets support bill for Indian gaming rights
March 20, 2021 - The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians are supporting new bill in the state legislature that will allow the tribe to negotiate for a casino in Aroostook County. >Currently there are no Indian gaming casinos in Maine ... Read more
News North Carolina
Cherokee open first sportsbooks in North Carolina
March 19, 2021 - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians opened "The Book" sports wagering venues yesterday inside their two casinos, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee and Harrah's Cherokee Valley Casino in ... Read more
News USA
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 Massachusetts
Aquinnah Tribe appeals latest court decision
March 17, 2021 - The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has appealed last month's ruling by the First Circuit of Appeals Court that halted construction of the Aquinnah Cliffs Casino pending a review by Martha's Vineyard's ... Read more
News Alabama
Poarch tribe seeks ways to revive defeated gambling bill
March 16, 2021 - The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) continue efforts to expand casino gambling in Alabama despite last week's defeat Sen. Del Marsh's gambling bill. According to Wind Creek Hospitality VP ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino breaks ground on $100 million concert venue
March 16, 2021 - Thunder Valley Casino Resort celebrated a groundbreaking today for construction of a $100 million entertainment and concert center. It will be named "The Venue at ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Rockford clears casino site
March 15, 2021 - Construction crews are clearing the site for the Hard Rock Casino planned for Rockford, IL following preliminary approval from the Illinois Gaming Board to begin construction. Crews are removing the ... Read more
News Arizona, New Mexico
Navajo Nation casinos will "soft reopen" on March 15, 2021
March 14, 2021 - The four Navajo Nation casinos will reopen tomorrow March 15 as part of a "soft reopening" plan for Navajo businesses. The casinos have been closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19 ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee sue to reverse Pope County casino decision
March 13, 2021 - Cherokee Nation Businesses (CBN) have filed another lawsuit to reverse the decision of the Arkansas Racing Commission (ARC) that granted the sole Pope County casino license to Gulfside Partners ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama casino, lottery bill fails Senate by 2 votes
March 12, 2021 - The Alabama Senate did not have enough votes Tuesday for a constitutional amendment allowing a state lottery and up to ten new casinos. The bill required 21 votes to pass but fell short 19-13 ... Read more
News Texas
Texas bipartisan bill would legalize casino gambling
March 11, 2021 - A proposed bill in the Texas legislature would allow four casino resorts to be open in Texas the major metro areas Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin. ... Read more
News Wyoming
2021 Championship of Champions Indian Relay Races in September
March 10, 2021 - The Horse Nations Indian Relay Council has scheduled the 2021 Championship of Champions Indian Relay Races for September 24th, 25th and 26th in Casper, Wyoming. ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino breaks ground near Sacramento
March 9, 2021 - The Wilton Rancheria celebrated the groundbreaking today for construction of a $400 million resort casino in Elk Grove near Sacramento, California. The casino name "Sky River Casino" will be ... Read more
News North Carolina
NC Cherokee casinos get federal approval for sportsbooks
March 8, 2021 - This week the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians received the final approval needed to open "The Book" sportsbook at each of their two North Carolina casinos. An opening date is expected ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino will break ground in Elk Grove on March 9
March 5, 2021 - Wilton Rancheria Tribe announced Tuesday that construction of their $500 million resort casino will kick off next week with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday March 9. ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino Expansion 2021
March 4, 2021 - Spokane Tribe Casino is currently in its second phase of construction. When it is finished at the end of 2021, the casino will be twice the size as it is today, the non-smoking area will be larger, a new restaurant will ... Read more
News Kansas
Crosswinds Casino holds Grand Opening
March 3, 2021 - Crosswinds Casino opened to the public last night after a 7 PM ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 20,000-square-foot casino has 500 slot machines. 200 VGT with red spins, high-stakes slots room, and a cafe and ... Read more
News Indiana
Indiana removes hold on Hard Rock Gary opening
March 3, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana can now proceed forward with announcing an opening date after the Indiana Gaming Commission accepted a resolution of ownership issues ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino adds new security technology
March 3, 2021 - Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee has installed a new nonintrusive screening technology at each guest and employee entrance to scan for and detect security threats. ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino completes hotel expansion
March 2, 2021 - The $180 million hotel expansion at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, CA is completed. The new South Tower features 459 rooms and suites, a pool complex, new restaurants, meeting spaces, event center ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino project at Elk Grove secures funding
March 1, 2021 - Wilton Rancheria announced Friday that financing has been secured for the proposed Sky River Casino in Elk Grove, California. The groundbreaking date for construction will be announced soon. ... Read more

February 2021

News Massachusetts
Aquinnah lose appeal case against Martha's Vineyard
February 28, 2021 - The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) must work with the Martha's Vineyard Commission and town planners ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa is hiring 400 new employees
February 27, 2021 - Hard Rock Tampa has scheduled a Career Fair on Tuesday March 2. Job seekers are invited to the event to be held in the Hard Rock Event Center at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. ... Read more
News Texas
U.S. Supreme Court asks Justice Department to weigh in on Tigua Indians Case v. Texas
February 26, 2021 - Texas and Texas tribes have fought over gambling rights for nearly 30 years. This week the Supreme Court issued a brief order for the Justice Dept to weigh in on the case. ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond casino bidders include Alabama's Poarch Indians
February 25, 2021 - Poarch Band of Creek Indians have joined the fight for the sole casino license in Richmond, VA. The tribe submitted a $541 million proposal to build a casino resort on the city's South Side. ... Read more
News Kansas
Crosswinds Casino opens March 2 in Park City, KS
February 24, 2021 - The Wyandotte Nation will open its new Crosswinds Casino next week on March 2, 2021. The casino is located in Park City, KS about 10 miles north of Wichita. ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond receives four casino applications by deadline
February 23, 2021 - Before the deadline closed last night, four applicants had submitted their proposals for building a casino in Richmond, Virginia. Here is the early information regarding the applications. More details are expected ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Community plans massive sports and entertainment complex at Wild Horse Pass
February 22, 2021 - The Gila River Indian Community will build a 3,300-acre sports and entertainment complex at Wild Horse Pass just south of the Loop 202 and I-10 inter ... Read more
News California
Spotlight 29 Casino opens new Taproom 29
February 21, 2021 - Spotlight 29 has replaced its Capitata Buffet space with a new brewpub named Taproom 29. Although the brewpub is already open, a formal grand opening will be celebrated on March 1st. ... Read more
News California
Pala Casino is reopening Pala Cafe after major remodel and Grab & Go addition
February 21, 2021 - Pala Casino Spa Resort is completing a total remodel and update to its popular Pala Cafe, which originally opened in 2001. The $4.5 million remodel brings an all-new design ... Read more
News Idaho
USDA Approves Nez Perce Tribe Hemp Plan
February 20, 2021 - Last week the USDA approved a plan by the Nez Perce Tribe to self-manage the production of industrial hemp on the tribe's reservation in Idaho. The Nez Perce is the 41st tribe to receive this approval. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Mashpee Tribe wins casino victory to proceed
February 19, 2021 - Yesterday the U.S. Interior Department withdrew its court appeal in the Mashpee tribe's land-in-trust case, which effectively now returns 151 acres of land in Taunton into federal trust for a casino. ... Read more
News New York
Shinnecock Casino Hamptons planned for 2022
February 18, 2021 - In a press release Wednesday the Shinnecock Nation announced plans to build a casino, named Shinnecock Casino Hamptons, on their tribal land at the eastern end of Long Island. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Cherokee and Choctaw close all casinos to conserve energy amid killer cold weather
February 17, 2021 - As the energy supply ran low in Oklahoma caused by crippling cold weather, all Cherokee Nation temporarily closed ll casinos Tuesday to conserve energy. ... Read more
News Nevada
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 California
San Manuel Virtual Career Expo Feb 18, 2021
February 15, 2021 - The San Manuel Casino will host a virtual hiring fair on Thursday Feb 18 between 9 AM to 4 PM. This is first of a series online hiring events planned for the next 10 months as San Manuel seeks to hire 2,000 full-time ... Read more
News Arizona
We-Ko-Pa is nominated for design award
February 14, 2021 - We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is a finalist for this year's AZRE Magazine Real Estate and Development (RED) Awards. The magazine recognizes We-Ko-Pa for its "state-of-the-art construction and elegant design." ... Read more
News Arizona
We-Ko-Pa is Golfweek Magazine's Best Arizona Course
February 14, 2021 - Golfweek, the renowned US golfing magazine, rates the Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club as the #1 Best Course in Arizona. The Cholla Course at We-Ko-Pa is rated the 7th Best Course. ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia Lottery Board approves state casino regulations
February 13, 2021 - Last week the Virginia State Lottery Board approved its initial set of casino regulations to govern state-approved casino gambling operations. The provisions include slot machine payout percentages ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino receives Forbes & Sharecare health security verification
February 12, 2021 - Sycuan Casino Resort has been Sharecare health security verified with Forbes Travel Guide. The casino, hotel and Singing Hills Golf Resort are included in the certification. ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford gets green light for construction
February 11, 2021 - The Illinois Gaming Board voted unanimously last week to allow construction of the Hard Rock Casino Rockford to move forward. The board found "preliminary suitability" for the ... Read more
News Minnesota
Treasure Island Resort & Casino launches electronic bingo with slots feature
February 10, 2021 - Treasure Island Resort & Casino has added a new electronic bingo tablet with real slot games for players that want to play bingo and slots simultaneously. ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation's application for Pope County casino is back into play after high court ruling
February 9, 2021 - This week the Arkansas Supreme Court put the Pope County casino license issue back into play by agreeing with a Cherokee Nation lawsuit against the ... Read more
News New Mexico
Isleta Casino and Resort reopens after 3-month COVID shutdown
February 8, 2021 - The Isleta Casino and Resort reopened Wednesday after shutting down last Nov. 16th for the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the second time this year that Isleta shut down for the pandemic. ... Read more
News Washington
Visit The Kitchen at the NEW Quil Ceda Creek Casino
February 7, 2021 - The Kitchen is an innovative food hall at the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino. Food is prepared with "green cooking" techniques and served at seven stations. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino Expansion Update 2021
February 6, 2021 - San Manuel Casino Resort continues its massive expansion project on schedule to add more gaming space by this summer, an onsite hotel by end of year and a new entertainment venue in 2022. ... Read more
News Washington
Grand Opening Ceremony at New Quil Ceda Creek Casino
February 5, 2021 - The all-new Quil Ceda Creek Casino opened at 10 AM Wednesday following a tribal ceremony at 9:30 AM. The new casino gaming floor is double the size of the original casino built in 2004. ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary's opening is delayed
February 4, 2021 - As construction nears completion on the $300 million Hard Rock Casino in Gary Indiana, the Indiana Gaming Commission is deciding an ownership controversy regarding a major investor ... Read more
News Hawaii
Hawaii lawmakers file seven gambling bills
February 3, 2021 - The Hawaii state government is facing budget shortfalls this year, which may result in the state legislature passing its first gambling act to add new revenues. ... Read more
News California
Mechoopda Casino project partners with Tachi Palace group
February 2, 2021 - The Mechoopda Indian Tribe, which is preparing to build a new casino near Chico, has partnered with a consulting, development and management company named Palace Hospitality. That company ... Read more
News California
All-New Chicken Ranch Casino & Resort planned for 2023
February 1, 2021 - Last week the Chicken Ranch Rancheria Me-Wuk Indians of California announced plans to replace the Chicken Ranch Casino with an all-new casino, hotel and conference center. ... Read more

January 2021

News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino to expand gambling with compact amendment
January 31, 2021 - The Snoqualmie Tribe has reached a tentative agreement with the Washington State Gambling Commission to amend the Tribe's gaming compact for expanded gambling at the Snoqualmie ... Read more
News Connecticut, Puerto Rico
New Foxwoods Casino planned for Puerto Rico
January 30, 2021 - The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is making its first casino investment outside Connecticut. The tribe is investing $12.5 million to rebuild an historic casino inside the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects Stitt's remaining gambling compacts
January 29, 2021 - This week the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected the gaming compacts negotiated last year by Gov. Stitt with the Kialegee Tribal Town and the United Keetoowah Band ... Read more
News Arkansas
New Saracen Casino is a success after first two months
January 28, 2021 - After opening on October, 15, 2020, the new Saracen Casino is showing successful numbers. Even with the COVID-19 limitations on capacity, the customer traffic has been strong over the last two ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Indian Nation signs gaming compact with Gov. Cooper
January 27, 2021 - The Catawba Two Kings Casino took a major step forward when the Catawba Indian Nation signed a gaming compact with Gov. Roy Cooper last Friday. The gaming agreement will allow Two Kings ... Read more
News Washington
NEW Quil Ceda Creek Casino opens Feb 3
January 26, 2021 - The new, larger Quil Ceda Creek Casino will open at 10 AM Feb. 3, 2021 replacing the original casino across the street, which will be permanently closed. The new ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Will Taunton Casino project resurrect under Biden Administration?
January 25, 2021 - The $1 billion Native American casino proposed for Taunton, Massachusetts by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe may have a better chance of approval under the Biden Administration ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino Tejon receives Federal approval
January 24, 2021 - The Tejon Indian Tribe received federal approval on Jan. 8 to build a Hard Rock Casino located 15 miles south of Bakersfield, CA. The plan includes a casino, hotel, event center, restaurants, RV park ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino South Bend signs gaming compact with Gov. Holcomb
January 23, 2021 - Four Winds in South Bend will soon be offering Vegas-style slot machines, baccarat, blackjack, craps, keno, poker, roulette, pai gow, Big Six wheels and sports wagering. ... Read more
News New Mexico
New Mexico bill would add full casinos to racetracks
January 22, 2021 - A new bill for the New Mexico legislature would expand casino gaming to full Vegas-style casinos at the five racetracks across the state. This includes new slot machines, craps, roulette, live poker and ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage will open fuel station with slot machines in Summer 2021
January 21, 2021 - The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians announced this week that construction is underway in Rancho Mirage for a fuel station with slot machines, a Beer Cave, ... Read more
News North Carolina
Kings Mountain casino construction faces showdown in court
January 19, 2021 - As the Catawba Indian Nation continues construction on its Two Kings Casino at Kings Mountain, NC, a showdown in federal court with the Eastern Band of Cherokees is coming in ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Casino Omaha unveils design
January 18, 2021 - The design of the Warhorse Casino in Omaha was unveiled last week in a video animation released by the managing company, WarHorse Gaming, LLC. The $200M casino will be built at Horsemen's Park. ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Casino Lincoln unveils design
January 17, 2021 - The design of the Warhorse Casino in Lincoln, NE was unveiled last week in a video animation released by the managing company, WarHorse Gaming, LLC. The $200M casino will be built at Lincoln Race Course. ... Read more
News Arizona
2021 Sports Betting Hopes in Arizona
January 16, 2021 - Sports betting legislation has been debated in Arizona over the last few years. It is supported by Native American tribes and many state legislators. With the dwindling tax revenues and the loss of casino earnings caused by ... Read more
News Georgia
2021 Sports Betting Hopes in Georgia
January 15, 2021 - The Georgia legislative session began Jan. 11 with expectation of another sports betting bill. Last year a bill came close to passing but in the end, it was dropped from the final budget plans. Supporters will try ... Read more
News Kansas
2021 Sports Betting Hopes in Kansas
January 14, 2021 - The 2021 Kansas legislature enters the year with another chance to pass sports wagering bill. The issue was debated last year before the legislative session was curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more
News Oregon
Chinook Winds Casino reopens again Friday
January 13, 2021 - Chinook Winds Casino Resort will reopen at 10 AM Friday Jan 15 for the first time since shutting down Dec. 1 due to COVID-19. The reopening will introduce new health protocols and safety procedures along with ... Read more
News California
USDA approves hemp plan for Soboba Indians
January 12, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a hemp regulatory plan for the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, the USDA reviews proposals from tribes and states ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino is 'health security verified'
January 11, 2021 - A press release today announced that San Manuel Casino is one of the first entertainment venues in the world to become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Kings Mountain Casino plans temporary opening this Fall
January 10, 2021 - The Catawba Indian Nation plans to build a 60,000-square-foot initial casino that will open this fall. Tribal Administrator Elizabeth Harris said "After clearing is complete, we will begin building an ... Read more
News Nebraska
New Warhorse Casino planned for Omaha
January 9, 2021 - The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has unveiled plans for a new $200M casino at Horsemen's Park in Omaha. Intitial casino gambling will begin in late 2021. A full-scale casino operation will start in 2022. ... Read more
News Nebraska
New Warhorse Casino planned for Lincoln NE
January 9, 2021 - A new $200M casino will be built by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska at the Lincoln Race Course in Lincoln, NE. Some initial casino gambling will be introduced at the racetrack by the second half of 2021 ... Read more
News Michigan
Muskegon Casino plan gets federal approval
January 8, 2021 - The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians received approval last month from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to build a casino in Muskegon County, Michigan. The location is the former Great Lakes Downs ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia Sports Betting began Jan 1
January 7, 2021 - January 1st was the beginning date for legalized sports betting in Virginia. The first online sportsbooks are expected to launch later this month just in time for Super Bowl LV on February 7th. A maximum of 12 operators ... Read more
News Arizona, New Mexico
Navajo Nation casinos may face permanent closures
January 6, 2021 - Navajo Nation's four casinos have been shutdown since March 17, 2020 due to the pandemic. The severe economic damage may soon force consideration of permanently closures after this month ... Read more
News Hawaii
Hawaiian casino is proposed for Kapolei
January 5, 2021 - The Hawaiian Homes Commission approved a draft legislative proposal in late December that would authorize the construction of a casino resort in Kapolei, Oahu. The proposed building site is a parcel of land ... Read more
News New York
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe partners to grow cannabis
January 4, 2021 - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has partnered with MMJ BioPharma Cultivation Inc. to grow cannabis on 20 acres of reservation land near the Canadian border. The crop will be grown under a ... Read more
News United States
Tribes congratulate U.S. Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland
January 3, 2021 - Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M. has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to be the next Secretary of Interior. She is the first Native American ever nominated for that cabinet post. ... Read more
News
Spokane Tribe Casino breaks ground to double size
January 2, 2021 - The Spokane Tribe Casino will expand to twice its current size by the end of 2021. Construction began in early December when the casino's east parking lot was removed to add 20,000 square feet of ... Read more

December 2020

News California
Graton Casino cancels indoor NYE party with 4,000 Guests
December 30, 2020 - Graton Resort and Casino north of San Francisco avoided a major health and public relations catastrophe by canceling a huge. indoor New Years Eve party. Over 4,000 guest were expected. ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond casino will be selected from three proposals
December 29, 2020 - Voters in Richmond, Virginia will decide in a Nov 2021 election whether to approve or reject a casino for their city. The casino proposed on the ballot will be selected by the Richmond City Council ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama releases gambling report
December 28, 2020 - Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's Study Group on Gambling Policy released its findings last week in an 876-page report. The report recommends legalization of five to seven casinos, a state lottery and sports betting. ... Read more
News California
New Year's Eve at Southern California casinos
December 27, 2020 - New Year 2021 celebrations are different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most Southern California Indian casinos have limited their guest capacity and toned down events. Several have canceled all ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Kiowa Casino Hobart proposal gets federal approval
December 26, 2020 - The Kiowa Indian Tribe received approval last week from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to build a new casino on an 11-acre site in Hobart, Oklahoma. The land will be transferred ... Read more
News California
California Tribes gather enough signatures to put sports betting on 2022 ballot
December 24, 2020 - California tribes through the Coalition to Authorize Sports Wagering have submitted 1.4 million signatures to the state to place a sports betting measure on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot. ... Read more
News Nebraska
Winnebago Tribe forms subsidiary to develop racetrack casinos
December 23, 2020 - Ho-Chunk Inc, the economic development subsidiary of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, has incorporated a new enterprise named WarHorse Gaming LLC. The new company will partner with ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino South Bend is seeking Indiana gaming compact
December 22, 2020 - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is negotiating with the Indiana Gaming Commission for a gaming compact to allow Vegas-style slot machines, table games and sportsbook ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Tulsa wins '2020 ACM Casino of the Year'
December 21, 2020 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa is named the '2020 Casino of the Year' by the Academy of Country Music for its Hard Rock Live concert venue. Hard Rock Live has hosted scores of iconic ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina Tribe will purchase Caesars Southern Indiana Casino
December 20, 2020 - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have been negotiating with Caesars Entertainment to purchase Caesars Southern Indiana Casino in Elizabeth, IN near Louisville, Kentucky. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino gets final approval to build new casino hotel in Porterville
December 19, 2020 - The federal government gave final approval last week to the Tule River Indian Tribe to build and move into a new casino at a site near the Porterville Municipal Airport. ... Read more
News California
California Indian Casinos remain open during COVID-19 stay-at-home order
December 18, 2020 - Californians are under a 3 week stay-at-home order to fight the surging number of COVID-19 cases that is consuming an alarming amount of hospital ICU capacity. The state ... Read more
News Arizona
Phoenix Rising FC building new home at Wild Horse Pass
December 17, 2020 - Phoenix Rising FC is building a new stadium and training complex at Wild Horse Pass on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Construction is scheduled for completion prior to the ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Tribal land dispute over proposed Taunton casino
December 16, 2020 - The Mattakeeset Tribe claims ancestral land rights to the Taunton casino site proposed by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, and are seeking formal recognition of their land claim from ... Read more
News Connecticut
Tribal Winds Casino project goes On Hold
December 15, 2020 - The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes have federal and state approvals as a joint venture to build a new $300 million casino in East Windsor, CT. Last week the two tribes announced ... Read more
News Texas
Texas casino legalization sought by Las Vegas Sands
December 14, 2020 - Billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his Las Vegas Sands company see Texas as a super huge opportunity for future growth of Sands Casinos. The company is pushing Texas legislators for ... Read more
News Connecticut
Foxwoods Casino Resort closes two hotels after occupancy rate drops
December 13, 2020 - Foxwoods Casino Resort has experienced less demand for hotel rooms as COVID-19 surges and guidelines tighten. As a result, Foxwoods has temporarily closed two ... Read more
News United States
2019 Indian Gaming Revenues grow 2.5% to $34.6B
December 12, 2020 - The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) issued a report this week showing the total Indian gaming revenues across our country reach $34.6B during the last fiscal year. ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove casino project buys 'ghost mall' property
December 11, 2020 - Elk Grove city officials announced this week that the Howard Hughes Corporation has sold its ghost mall property near Grantline Rd and Hwy 99 to the casino developer for the Wilton Rancheria tribe. ... Read more
News Arizona
Casino del Sol closes for the holidays
December 10, 2020 - Tucson's Casino del Sol decided to shut down for the rest of the year due to concerns of the surging COVID-19 pandemic. The closure began at 11AM Dec. 7 and will continue till reopening at 8AM on Jan. 2 ... Read more
News North Carolina
NC Governor approves sports betting at Harrah's Cherokee Casinos
December 9, 2020 - After an excessively long delay, Gov. Roy Cooper signed a sports betting agreement with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to allow sports betting at Harrah's Cherokee ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino gets state approval for more slot machines
December 8, 2020 - The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and Gov. Gavin Newsom have signed a 25-year gaming compact that increases the number of authorized slot machines at Rolling Hills to ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond casino timeline through 2023
December 7, 2020 - Richmond is starting the year-long process to select a casino applicant for development of a casino resort within its city. Richmond was one of five cities authorized by the Virginia General Assembly to build a resort casino ... Read more
News California
Morongo will be first California casino with cashless wagering
December 6, 2020 - Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa will soon introduce the first cashless wagering program in California, as well as becoming the first Indian casino in the nation to offer cashless slot markers. ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Wind Creek Bethlehem opens sportsbook
December 5, 2020 - Wind Creek Bethlehem opened its sportsbook on Nov. 18, 2020 in partnership with Betfred USA Sports. The casino is owned and operated by Wind Creek Hospitality, a subsidiary of the Poarch Creek Indians ... Read more
News United States
Minimum gambling ages state-by-state
December 4, 2020 - The minimum gambling age varies from state to state and some have two: 18 years old in some tribal casinos and 21 in others. This is typical in states that control alcohol licenses. If a tribal casino serves alcohol in the gaming ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood wins 2020 Global Gaming Awards
December 3, 2020 - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood won two top awards this year in the 7th Annual Global Gaming Awards presented by Gambling Insider. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians forms company to buy non-tribal casinos
December 2, 2020 - Last month the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council approved a measure to create a limited liability corporation for the purpose of acquiring other casinos ... Read more
News Washington
Nisqually Red Wind Casino is "Your Safest Bet"
December 1, 2020 - This Nisqually Red Wind Casino video promotes the new safety measures enforced inside the casino to protect guests from the COVID-19 pandemic. The casino has banned some face masks ... Read more

November 2020

News Iowa
Sac and Fox Tribe opens Meskwaki Organix CBD dispensary
November 30, 2020 - The Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa opened its Meskwaki Organix Store Nov 13 inside the Meskwaki Travel Plaza at 1494 Highway 30 in Tama, Iowa. Hours are 11am-6pm ... Read more
News Virginia
Timeline for opening new Virginia Casinos
November 29, 2020 - he Virginia Lottery Board has begun the long process towards licensing and opening the first Vegas-style casinos in Virgnia after voters in Bristol, Danville, Norfolk, and Portsmouth approved casino referendums ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City is now open!
November 28, 2020 - Surprise! The new Agua Caliente Casino in Cathedral City opened to the public on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The 30,000-square-foot casino is the third owned by the Agua ... Read more
News Michigan
Bay Mills Indians end fight with Michigan over Vanderbilt casino
November 27, 2020 - Bay Mills Indian Community and the State of Michigan have settled a decade-long court battle over the tribe's casino in Vanderbilt. On Nov. 19 the Tribe and the State agreed to ... Read more
News Colorado
Ute Mountain Casino provides drive-thru Thanksgiving dinners
November 26, 2020 - The Ute Mountain Casino gave more than 1,500 turkey dinners to tribal members this week in a parking lot drive-thru set up for the special event. ... Read more
News Washington
Northern Quest Resort and Casino plans second hotel
November 25, 2020 - In 2023 Northern Quest Resort and Casino will open a new, 200-room hotel adjacent to its current hotel. Construction will begin in March 2021 following recent delays due to COVID-19. ... Read more
News North Carolina, Indiana
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is negotiating purchase of Caesars Southern Indiana
November 24, 2020 - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is negotiating with Caesars Entertainment Inc. to purchase Caesars Southern Indiana casino across from Louisville, KY ... Read more
News Virginia
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians fight two potential casino rivals
November 23, 2020 - For 25 years the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has owned the only casinos in North Carolina. However, that may change in the next few years as new competition comes from ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino relocation project suffers setback
November 22, 2020 - Four years after filing a land-to-trust application with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for federal approval to relocate and expand the size of the Win-River Casino, the Redding Rancheria received ... Read more
News California
Chumash casino enhances COVID-19 safety program
November 21, 2020 - Chumash Casino will remain open with tighter safety practices as Santa Barbara County returns to the the highest-level, purple COVID-19 safety protocols. ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casinos sign sponsorship deal with Phoenix Suns and Mercury
November 20, 2020 - Gila River Hotels and Casinos has signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. The agreement includes Club Gila River, a courtside venue ... Read more
News Michigan
Michigan Indian casinos stay open as commercial casinos shut down
November 19, 2020 - Michigan has issued a new COVID-19 mandate to temporarily close casinos. The three commercial casinos in Detroit will shut down for at least three weeks beginning ... Read more
News New Mexico
14 New Mexico casinos are closed for COVID-19
November 18, 2020 - Several New Mexico casinos have recently closed temporarily to prevent the spread pf COVID-19 which are currently surging in the state. Isleta Resort & Casino, Santa Ana Star Casino, and ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Mashpee Wampanoag Chairman is indicted for bribery and extortion
November 17, 2020 - Federal prosecutors in Boston have filed bibery and extortion changes against the Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and the owner of a design company ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casino & Resort's "Raise the Game" Expansion Preview
November 16, 2020 - Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Oklahoma has released this video preview of the features and amenities coming to Durant in the $500 million expansion opening in Spring 2021. ... Read more
News Michigan
Proposed Lakeshore Casino gets bipartisan support from Muskegon commissioners
November 15, 2020 - The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians is seeking approvals to build a casino hotel on a 60-acre site of the former Great Lakes Downs racetrack ... Read more
News Michigan
Bay Mills Indians open Northern Light, first tribal marijuana business in Michigan
November 14, 2020 - Bay Mills Indian Community has opened the Northern Light Cannabis Comapny and dispensary in eastern Upper Peninsula. The company is located ... Read more
News Wisconsin
St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Closing 30 Days for COVID-19
November 13, 2020 - St. Croix Casino at Turtle Lake has shut down for at least 30 days to fight to spread of COVID-19 currently surging in Wiosconsin and the Midwest. Wisconsin currently ranks fourth in the nation in per capita cases. ... Read more
News New York
Oneida Indian Nation toughen casino entry protocols
November 12, 2020 - Oneida Indian Nation will soon enforce additional screening protocols for out-of-state visitors to the Turning Stone Casino Resort, Point Place Casino and Yellow Brick Road Casino. ... Read more
News California
Barona Resort & Casino cancels New Year's celebrations due to COVID-19
November 11, 2020 - Barona Resort & Casino announced the cancellation of its annual New Year's Eve and New Year's Day celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel holds Topping Off ceremony for hotel under construction
November 10, 2020 - San Manuel Band of Mission Indian celebrated the placing of the final steel beam atop a new, 17-story hotel under construction at San Manuel Casino. The hotel will open in late ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino announces new timelines on $500M expansion
November 9, 2020 - San Manuel began construction in July 2018 on a $500M espansion project to add an onsite hotel, an event center, and a larger gambling space. New timelines for completion were ... Read more
News Nebraska, Iowa
2020 Election: Nebraska voters approve casino gambling
November 8, 2020 - Nebraska voters approved three ballot measures this week to allow casino gambling at the horse racing tracks in Nebraska. The votes averaged two to one in favor of the "Keep the Money in Nebraska" ... Read more
News South Dakota
2020 Election: South Dakota approves sports betting
November 7, 2020 - Voters in South Dakota last Tuesday approved a ballot measure to legalize sports betting. The vote was 57% to 43% in favor of the measure. The Gaming Commission will now develop regulations ... Read more
News Virginia
2020 Election: Norfolk voters approve Pamunkey Tribe casino plan
November 6, 2020 - On Tuesday the voters in Norfolk approved a plan by the Pamunkey Indian Tribe to build a $500M resort & casino on the Elizabeth River waterfront near Harbor Park. ... Read more
News Virginia
2020 Election: Virginia voters approve casinos in four cities
November 5, 2020 - Local voters in Bristol, Danville, Norfolk and Portsmouth approved local referendums to build casinos in their respective cities. Votes were 2 to 1 in favor of these casinos. ... Read more
News Virginia
2020 Election: Hard Rock Casino in Bristol, VA is approved by voters
November 4, 2020 - Voters in Bristol, Virginia yesterday approved a ballot referendum to build a $400 million Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at the former Bristol Mall. The vote was 71% in favor. ... Read more
News United States
2020 Election: Native American Casino Issues
November 3, 2020 - There are a small number of ballot measures in today's election that will affect tribal gaming in some areas of the nation. The Pamunkey Tribe is seeking voter approval in Norfolk, Virginia to build a $500M casino ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol plans temporary casino during main construction
November 2, 2020 - If the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino planned for Bristol, Virginia is approved by voters tomorrow, Hard Rock will build a temporary casino to operate until construction is finished on ... Read more
News Arizona
We-ko-pa Casino celebrates grand opening
November 1, 2020 - We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort opened its new casino on Friday Oct. 29 at 6 PM. An immediate celebration began through the weekend by giving guests a chance to win some of the $360,000 in cash and prizes. ... Read more

October 2020

News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Gov. Stitt concedes fight over Indian gaming compacts
October 31, 2020 - This week Gov. Kevin Stitt abandoned his fight with Oklahoma tribes over renewal of gaming compacts after a federal judge ruled the compacts had automatically renewed Jan 1, 2020. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Federal Bill introduced to protect NC Land for Catawba Two Kings Casino
October 30, 2020 - A bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last month to support the transfer North Carolina land owned by the Catawba Indians of South Carolina into ... Read more
News Arizona
Wild Horse Pass Casino Expansion Update
October 29, 2020 - This is the latest video of the construction project to expand Gila River's Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino. A new hotel with 205 guest rooms is under construction as well as a makeover and upgrade to the casino. ... Read more
News California
Proposed Hard Rock Casino near Bakersfield awaits federal decision
October 28, 2020 - After a five-year review the U.S. Dept. of Interior will soon decide whether to approve a casino application from the Tejon Indian Tribe to build a Hard Rock Casino south of Bakersfield ... Read more
News Nevada
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 Michigan
Michigan Tribes pay 2% to State. Which pay most?
October 26, 2020 - The Michigan Gaming Control Board has announced the share of gaming revenues paid to the state by each of the state's 12 federally-recognized tribes during the last fiscal year. Michigan tribes pay ... Read more
News California
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino reopens bingo
October 25, 2020 - On Friday Fantasy Springs Resort Casino reopened bingo after temporarily shutting it down last March for the COVID-19 pandemic. Player capacity is limited to 50% for social distancing, and masks are ... Read more
News Michigan
Proposed Muskegon casino takes key step towards federal approval
October 24, 2020 - In 2015 the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians applied to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for approval to build a new casino near Muskegon, Michigan. Last week, the ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Chickasaw Nation receives BIA land approval for two, new casinos
October 23, 2020 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved two applications from the Chickasaw Nation to transfer Chickasaw land into federal trust for the purpose of gaming. The tribe plans to build two casinos ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol forecasts employment opportunities
October 22, 2020 - As the Nov. 3 election approaches, a job information event supporting the proposed Hard Rock Casino in Bristol was held by executives of Hard Rock International and Bristol's Chamber ... Read more
News Virginia
Pamunkey Tribe selects development team for Norfolk casino
October 21, 2020 - Last week the Pamunkey Tribe announced the hiring of a two-company development team for their proposed HeadWaters Resort & Casino. HKS Architects designed AT&T Stadium Dallas ... Read more
News Virginia
Pamunkey Tribe makes final push for Norfolk casino
October 20, 2020 - As the Nov. 3 election nears the Pamunkey Indian Tribe is making a final push for voter approval to build a casino near Harbor Park. The casino is supported by the Yes Norfolk Committee ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino opens permanent casino facility!
October 19, 2020 - Last thursday the Saracen Casino officially opened its new permanent gaming facility featuring 2,000 slot machines, 35 table games and several restaurants. Construction on the casino began Aug 2019 ... Read more
News Idaho
Nez Perce Tribe announces industrial hemp plan
October 18, 2020 - The Nez Perce Tribe is seeking member approval for a proposed amendment to the Nez Perce Tribal Code to establish a regulatory framework for producing industrial hemp on tribal land under the 2018 Farm ... Read more
News Oregon
Grand Ronde Tribe plans new casino near Portland
October 17, 2020 - The Confederated Tribe of Grand Ronde is preparing new plans to build a casino in Wood Village, in eastern Multnomah County. The building site would be the former Multnomah Greyhound Park, which ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino opens the "Seahawks Pit"
October 16, 2020 - The Snoqualmie Casino has cut the ribbon on its new "Seahawks Pit" table game area. The Seahawks Pit features Seahawk branding on three blackjack tables, the playing cards, the center backdrop, and the dealer ... Read more
News California
Tachi Palace Expansion Plan 2021
October 15, 2020 - Tachi Palace Casino Resort plans to expand its total gaming space by 44,000 square feet, add a new bingo hall/event center, build a new 120-room hotel tower, add a conference center, build a 3-level parking garage and expand ... Read more
News Tennessee
Tennessee sports betting opens Nov 1
October 14, 2020 - Tennessee will be the next state to open legalized sports betting beginning on the first of November. Bets will only be accepted through online mobile apps. A total of five sportsbook operators are expected to ... Read more
News Arizona, New Mexico
Navajo Nation outlaws hemp
October 13, 2020 - A new amendment to the Navajo Nation Criminal Code has changed the legal definition of marijuana to mean the entire cannabis plant including hemp. Serious penalties are specified for any convicted Navajo official ... Read more
News Washington
New Quil Ceda Creek Casino opens in early 2021
October 12, 2020 - The existing Quil Ceda Creek Casino will be replaced by an all-new casino under construction just west of I-5 Exit 199 at Fourth Street and Marine Drive. The opening date will be in early 2021. ... Read more
News Arkansas
River Valley plans temporary casino
October 11, 2020 - River Valley Casino Resort was licensed on July 31, 2020 and is currently seeking additional approval to build a temporary casino to operate 500 slot machines and 8 table games while construction proceeds on ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino opens Stage 131 Sportsbook & Lounge
October 10, 2020 - On Oct. 3 the Gun Lake Casino opened its new sports betting venue named Stage 131 Sportsbook & Lounge. Bets can be placed on professional and college sports with single bets, over/under bets and ... Read more
News North Dakota
Two North Dakota Indian casinos will launch sports betting
October 9, 2020 - Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians has partnered with IGT PlaySports to bring sports betting to the tribe's two casinos: Grand Treasure Casino and Sky Dancer Casino and Resort. ... Read more
News South Dakota
South Dakota Will Vote on Sports Betting
October 9, 2020 - South Dakotans will decide whether to approve sports betting in the Nov. 3 election. Another ballot measure on whether to legalize marijuana is also on the ballot. Both are expected to draw a strong turnout, and both ... Read more
News LA, MS, NC
2020 Best Casinos in the Native American South
October 8, 2020 - The 2020 Best of Gaming Awards have been presented to the top Native American casinos located in our southern states. The major categories are Best Casino, Best Hotel and Best Overall Gaming Resort ... Read more
News New York
Turning Stone Resort Casino named 2020 Best Overall Gaming Resort
October 7, 2020 - Turning Stone is New York's first-place winner in the top three gaming categories of the 2020 Best of Gaming Awards published by Casino Player Magazine. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Best Oklahoma Casinos win 2020 Awards
October 6, 2020 - Four Oklahoma casinos were recognized in this year's Best of Gaming Awards presented by Casino Player Magazine. These include Choctaw Casino Durant, Downstream Casino, River Spirit Casino and Hard Rock Tulsa. ... Read more
News Washington
Six Washington Casinos win 2020 Best of Gaming Awards
October 5, 2020 - Six tibal casinos in Washington State were named winners in this year's Best of Gaming Awards in the Native American Northwest. First place awards went to Ilani Casino, The Skagit Casino Resort and The ... Read more
News Iowa
Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel named Best Overall Gaming Resort
October 4, 2020 - Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel received several awards in the 2020 Best of Gaming Awards published by Casino Player Magazine. The Iowa casino hotel won first place ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood wins 2020 Best Of Gaming Awards October 3, 2020 - Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood was recognized by Casino Player Magazine as the 2020 winner of three major Best Of Gaming Awards. The casino won first place as ... Read more
News Oregon
Wildhorse Family FunPlex opens at Wildhorse Resort & Casino
October 2, 2020 - Wildhorse Resort & Casino has completed the first phase of an $85 million expansion project and opened the new Wildhorse Family FunPlex featuring an upscale bowling center named Quaking ... Read more
News Nevada
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

September 2020

News United States
Indigenous Impacts: How Native American communities are responding to COVID-19
September 30, 2020 - A new series of special reports from Forum News Service finds courage and resiliency in Native American communities fighting head-on against ... Read the articles
News United States
2020 Casino Player Magazine Awards Top Indian Casinos
September 29, 2020 - Every year Casino Player Magazine conducts an extensive survey of the best casinos in our nation. This year is the 25th anniversary edition of the magazine's Best Of Gaming Awards. ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Resorts & Casinos Cancels Live Shows to Feb 1, 2021
September 28, 2020 - Seneca Resorts and Casinos has cancelled all live concerts and entertainment at its casinos until February 1, 2021. All shows will be rescheduled for a future date, and all tickets are refundable. ... Read more
News Texas
Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino reopens Oct 1
September 27, 2020 - The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino announced in a press release last week that it will reopen Thursday October 1. The casino has been closed since March 19, 2020 for COVID-19. ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Resort Casino named Best Casino 2020
September 26, 2020 - The Press Enterprise recognized Pechanga Resort Casino as the Best Casino in Southern California in this year's annual Best of Inland Empire awards. Second place went to San Manuel Casino and third place to Soboba Casino Resort. ... Read more
News United States
Five Indian casinos named in Top 10 Best Casinos Outside of Las Vegas
September 25, 2020 - The 2020 USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards were announced this week naming Foxwoods the Best Non-Vegas Casino and four others in the top ten. Six of ten won ... Read more
News Connecticut
Foxwoods named Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas
September 24, 2020 - Foxwoods Resort Casino is the 2020 Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas according to readers of USA Today. USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards selected Foxwoods #1 over 1,500 casinos ... Read more
News Connecticut
Mohegan Sun named Best Casino Hotel
September 24, 2020 - Mohegan Sun has been named the 2020 Best Casino Hotel by USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. This is the third consecutive year that Mohegan Sun has received this award. The casino has also won ... Read more
News Michigan
Four Winds Casino will replace The Hard Rock Cafe
September 23, 2020 - Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, MI will close The Hard Rock Cafe on Oct. 31 and replace it with the Kankakee Grille. The change comes as the Hard Rock Casino in Gary, IN prepares to open by ... Read more
News Virginia
Bristol Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Preview Video
September 22, 2020 - Developers of the planned Bristol Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Bristol, Virginia discuss the features and amenities designed for the property. ... Read more
News Virginia
Bristol Hard Rock Hotel & Casino unveils new 3D model
September 22, 2020 - A 3D model of the planned Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino in Bristol went on public display last Thursday at the former Bristol Mall. The model shows the casino, entertainment venue ... Read more
News Michigan
Turtle Creek Casino opens the Onyx Sports Book by William Hill
September 21, 2020 - Turtle Creek Casino has partnered with William Hill to open a retail sports betting operation inside its Onyx Sports Bar. The new sportsbook features 20 HDTVs, an outside patio ... Read more
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
HeadWaters Resort & Casino voter campaign is launched
September 7, 2020 - The "All In Norfolk" campaign to gather voter support for the HeadWaters 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

Aurgust 2020

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

July 2020

News Oregon
Siletz tribes propose North Salem casino
July 31, 2020 - Siletz Indians are seeking approval to build a $280M casino with a hotel in North Salem, OR. The tribe submitted its application to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs on April 30, 2020 for a 20-acre site located at ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill closes permanently in Catoosa
July 30, 2020 - Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill in Catoosa permanently closed July 23, 2020. The popular dining venue had operated inside Hard Rock Hotel Casino Tulsa since 2009. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Tribes win compact fight against Gov. Stitt in federal court
July 29, 2020 - Yesterday a federal judge ruled in favor of the Oklahoma gaming tribes in their fight against Gov. Stitt over gaming compacts. The existing compacts signed in 2004 renewed Jan 1. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Nation will build two new casinos - Bartlesville, Pawhuska
July 28, 2020 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced July 17, 2020 that two land-to-trust applications have been approved for the Osage Nation for the purpose of building two new casinos. ... Read more
News New York
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino reopens Aug 28
July 27, 2020 - Akwesasne Mohawk Casino has delayed its reopening until August 28. Only residents residents living within 100 miles of the casino will be admitted until further notice. The hotel will remain closed. ... Read more
News New York
Oneida's new casino in Sylvan Beach opens July 27
July 26, 2020 - The Oneida Indian Nation will open its new "Lakehouse at Sylvan Beach" on Monday July 27. The facility features a 50-foot-tall lighthouse, a casino, a restaurant and an outdoor entertainment ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidates gaming compacts negotiated by Gov. Stitt
July 25, 2020 - In a ruling this week the Oklahoma Supreme Court declared the gaming compacts that were recently signed by Gov. Stitt with the Otoe-Missouri Tribe and Comanche Nation are "invalid under Oklahoma law." ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Indians start construction on $300M Kings Mountain casino
July 24, 2020 - The Catawba Indians celebrated the groundbreaking for their $300M Kings Mountain casino resort on Wednesday morning, and construction began Thursday morning. ... Read more
News Michigan
Little River Casino Resort adds sports betting
July 23, 2020 - Little Rock Casino Resort in Manistee opened its new sports betting venue named "River Rock Sportsbook & Grill" last week becoming Michigan's third tribe to introduce a sportsbook. There are six 24-hour kiosks ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas Supreme Court: "Cherokee Nation is qualified applicant for Pope County casino"
July 22, 2020 - The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned the ruling of Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox that the Cherokee Business Nation was not a qualified ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol Nov 3 election ballot update
July 21, 2020 - The Bristol City Council unanimously approved a resolution last week seeking to add a voter referendum on the Hard Rock Casino plan for Bristol on the ballot for the upcoming Nov 3 general election. ... Read more
News Michigan
Four Winds Casinos add sports betting
July 20, 2020 - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced last week that sports wagers can now be placed at each of its three Michigan Four Winds Casinos located in New Buffalo, Dowagiac and Hartford. Each casino offers ... Read more
News Nevada
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 California
New Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City schedules job fair
July 18, 2020 - The new downtown Cathedral City casino, which opens later this year, has scheduled a job fair for July 27. Over 500 positions are available in all departments including Gaming, Food ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol plan is pre-certified by VA Lottery Board
July 17, 2020 - The Virginia Lottery Board has OK'd plans for the proposed Hard Rock Casino in Bristol. The board's action paves the way for a Nov 3 ballot referendum to allow Bristol residents to approve ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma gaming compacts signed by UKB, Kialegee tribes
July 16, 2020 - Two Oklahoma tribes have signed new gaming compacts with Gov. Stitt this month. The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians (UKB) signed July 1 and Kialegee Tribal Town (KTT) ... Read more
News Washington
Four Washington tribes seeking first sportsbook licenses
July 15, 2020 - Four Washington tribes are currently negotiating licensing details with the state Gambling Commission for authorization ... Read more
News Arkansas
"Arkansas Wins 2020" reaches signature requirement
July 14, 2020 - The "Arkansas Wins 2020" ballot initiative has reached 97,000 signatures from residents supporting a massive expansion of casinos ... Read more
News California
Proposed Hard Rock Casino Tejon moves forward
July 13, 2020 - Tejon Indian Tribe has reached a major milestone in its efforts to build a $600 million Indian gaming casino and hotel south of Bakersfield, California. Last Wednesday the BIA held a public hearing on a drafted ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche Nation installs eClear in casinos
July 12, 2020 - Comanche Nation has installed eConnect's eClear temperature scanning cameras instead of infrared thermometers at each entrance to its casinos to identify guest and workers with elevated temperatures. The cameras also keep ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Oneida Nation is optimistic about hemp potential
July 11, 2020 - The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is in its second year of experimentation with hemp farming and feels optimistic about its economic potential. The Nation believes that over time hemp production will provide ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Supreme Court rules that half Of Oklahoma land is Native American
July 10, 2020 - In a landmark decision yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that about half of Oklahoma lies on Native American land. The Court sided with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation which ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Tonkawa Casino breaks ground on HUB Entertainment Center
July 10, 2020 - The Tonkawa Tribe held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for construction of a new HUB Entertainment Center at their Tonkawa Hotel and Casino located on I-35 in Kay County, OK. ... Read more
News
Update: Firekeepers Casino construction of second hotel tower
July 9, 2020 - Firekeepers Casino Hotel reached the "Topping-Off Point" last week when the last steel beam was placed atop the construction site of a second hotel tower. The milestone was ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino opens two new bars
July 8, 2020 - Morongo Casino Resort & Spa introduced two new bars when it reopened on May 22nd. The Sideline Bar & Grill is a sports bar and restaurant, and the Splash Bar is a colorful bar with built-in video poker games. ... Read more
News California
Pala Casino resumes outdoor live concerts
July 7, 2020 - Pala Casino Spa & Resort is the first major entertainment venue in San Diego County to resume live concerts since shutting down in mid-March for the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Resort Casino cancels all concerts till 2021
July 6, 2020 - Pechanga Resort Casino has cancelled or all live concerts and large events through the end of the year as a precautionary step to protect guests against the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerts that are ... Read more
News Minnesota
Red Lake Nation passes medical marijuana referendum
July 5, 2020 - Red Lake Nation became the first tribe in Minnesota to approve a medical marijuana referendum. In May members of the tribe voted 80% in favor of the referendum that approves the ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol VA will build a temporary casino
July 4, 2020 - Hard Rock Bristol will apply for a gaming license to operate a temporary casino inside the former Bristol Mall adjacent to the future site of the permanent Hard Rock Casino Bristol. ... Read more
News New York
Update: Shinnecock medical marijuana dispensary (late 2020)
July 3, 2020 - The Shinnecock Indian Nation began construction of a medical marijuana dispensary and wellness lounge last November but stopped in March for COVID-19. Construction has resumed ... Read more
News California
California sports betting bill is dead till 2022
July 2, 2020 - A bill to place sports betting on the November 2020 ballot died in the state senate last week when its sponsor, Sen. Bill Dodd, removed it from consideration. Dodd cited the lack of time needed to negotiate ... Read more
News Washington
New Quil Ceda Creek Casino Construction Update
July 1, 2020 - The new Quil Ceda Creek Casino is on track to open in early 2021. Construction was delayed in 2018 by an issue with the original building contractor. A new contractor was hired and construction ... Read more

June 2020

News Washington
Talking Cedar brewery, distillery and restaurant opens near Olympia
June 30, 2020 - Today the Chehalis Tribe opened its new Talking Cedar brewery, distillery, tasting room and restaurant. Talking Cedar is located off I-5 at Exit 88 in Grand Mount, WA south of Olympia. This facility is 35,000-sq-ft including ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino: "Welcome Back To Winning"
June 29, 2020 - San Manuel Casino was the last tribal casino in Southern California to reopen following the 3-month shutdown for COVID-19. San Manual reopened its casino to the public at noon on Monday ... Read more
News Michigan
FireKeepers opens first tribal sportsbook in Michigan
June 28, 2020 - The grand opening for the new sportsbook at Firekeepers Casino was celebrated with a ribbon cutting at 10:30AM Monday June 22. Firekeepers is the first tribal casino to open a sportsbook in Michigan. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino reopened June 8, 2020
June 27, 2020 - The Potawatomi Hotel & Casino reopened June 8 after closing down March 16 for COVID-19 protection. New changes require guests to make reservations before visiting, new hours ... Read more
News Kansas
Prairie Band Casino & Resort reopened June 15, 2020
June 26, 2020 - The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reopened the Prairie Band Casino, Hotel, and two restaurants on June 15th with many new changes to protect against COVID-19. The restaurants that ... Read more
News Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota, Wisconsin
USDA-approved hemp plans expands to 32 tribes
June 25, 2020 - Tribal plans approved by the USDA for self-regulation of hemp production has been granted to 32 tribes across 16 states. The latest approvals are ... Read more
News
Route 66 Casino reopens June 27
June 24, 2020 - Route 66 Casino opens Saturday with requirements for temperature checks and face masks. Slot machines are configured for social distancing. No poker. The hotel and restaurants will operate at 50% capacity. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Sac and Fox casinos shut down again for COVID-19
June 23, 2020 - Yesterday two Sac and Fox Nation casinos temporarily closed again for COVID-19 after an employee tested positive. The casinos are Black Hawk Casino in Shawnee and Sac & Fox Casino in Stroud ... Read more
News Arkansas
Gulfside beats out Cherokee for Pope County casino license
June 22, 2020 - The Arkansas Racing Commission will award the sole casino license for Pope County to Gulfside Casino Partnership from Mississippi to build River Valley Casino Resort in Russellville, AR. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells reopens June 29
June 21, 2020 - Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells announced it will reopen its casino at 9AM on Monday June 29. Some of the casino games, the hotel and all restaurants will remain closed until futher notice. ... Read more
News United States
Two Indian casinos rank in the world's 4 biggest casinos
June 20, 2020 - Two Native American casinos are ranked in the top four largest casinos in the world based on the size of their gaming space. These are the only US casinos to make the list published by Best ... Read more
News Ohio
Ohio casinos reopen today June 19
June 19, 2020 - Ohio casinos reopened today under strict new regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All casinos must limit their hours and limit their admitted guests to 50% of capacity. ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Niagara Casino reopened today June 18
June 18, 2020 - Seneca Niagara Casino reopened at 10AM this morning. The hotel remains closed as well as most restaurants. New casino hours are 10AM to 2AM daily, crowd capacity is limited, no smoking is ... Read more
News Oregon
Indian Head Casino reopened today June 18
June 18, 2020 - Indian Head Casino reopened today for the first time since March 19. New health and safety standards limit the casino capacity to 250 guests plus temperature checks at entry, face masks for employees and ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casinos shut down again for Covid-19
June 18, 2020 - Gila River Hotels & Casinos shut down all operations at 2AM June 18 due to increasing COVID-19 cases and the death of a security guard at Lone Butte Casino. The closures come a month after reopening May 15th and will ... Read more
News New Mexico
First New Mexico Indian casinos reopen
June 17, 2020 - Three Indian casinos in New Mexico have reopened despite recommendations from Gov. Grisham. These casinos are Isleta Casino & Resort, Ohkay Hotel Casino and Taos Mountain Casino. ... Read more
News Colorado
Colorado's non-tribal casinos reopen June 15
June 17, 2020 - Colorado casinos in Blackhawk and Cripple Creek reopened Monday after months of shutdown due to COVID-19. Sky Ute Casino Resort and Ute Mountain Casino remain closed to protect tribal members. ... Read more
News Indiana
Indiana casinos reopened June 15
June 16, 2020 - Most of the casinos in Indiana reopened yesterday including the Four Winds Casino Sout Bend. Each casino has new health and sanitation guidelines are in place to protect against the spread of ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino reopens with new health and safety measures
June 15, 2020 - San Manuel Casino reopened at noon Monday June 15. San Manuel was the first California Indian casino to shut down for the coronavirus. Now with new safeguards ... Read more
News Oregon
Medford casino application rejected by BIA
June 15, 2020 - The Medford casino project is dead. The Coquille Indian Tribe, which owns The Mill Casino Hotel in North Bend, had plans to build a second casino in Medford to be named The Cedars at Bear Creek. ... Read more
News Colorado
Sky Ute Casino launches US-first tribal sports betting app
June 14, 2020 - Sky Ute Casino Resort announced Tuesday has launched its mobile sports betting app branded Sky Ute SportsBook. It is available in iOS and Android. The mobile app was developed ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Judge sides with Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe against DOI
June 13, 2020 - A U.S. district judge in Washington DC has issued a summary judgment to stop the Department of Interior (DOI) from rescinding the reservation status of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe ... Read more
News Florida
South Florida Casinos Reopen
June 12, 2020 - South Florida casinos reopened today after a 3-month shutdown. Returning visitors will find significant health and safety changes that restrict smoking, ensure player distancing and limit dining options. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche Nation reopens casinos
June 12, 2020 - The Comanche Nation reopened both the Comanche Nation Casino in Lawton and the Comanche Red River Casino in Devol today after months of closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On Monday June 15 the ... Read more
News Kansas
Wyandotte Nation is opening a new casino near Wichita in 2021
June 12, 2020 - The U.S. Interior Department as approved a plan by the Wyandotte Nation to build a Class II gaming casino in Park City, Kansas. The groundbreaking is expected this summer ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood reopens June 12
June 11, 2020 - Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood is reopening at noon Friday after three months of closure for the COV ID-19 pandemic. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Classic Casino also reopen ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Nation announces casino reopening plans
June 11, 2020 - Seneca Nation has announced a phased-in plan to reopen its three premier casinos. Seneca Niagara reopens June 18, Buffalo Creek reopens June 25 and Seneca Allegany reopens July 2. ... Read more
News New York
Turning Stone Casino's reopening day June 10
June 10, 2020 - Oneida Nation reopened Turning Stone Resort Casino and its two other casinos today at 8:00AM. Guests must live within 120 miles of the casino, pass a temperature check and wear face masks. ... Read more
News Iowa
WinnaVegas Casino reopens June 12th
June 10, 2020 - WinnaVegas Casino Resort will reopen at 10 AM Friday June 12. This will be a phased-in reopening with the first phase limiting the casino operation to 50% of capacity. No smokeing, no table games, no poker, ... Read more
News New Mexico, Arizona
Navajo Nation extends casino closures into July
June 9, 2020 - The Navajo Nation has been greatly hurt by COVID-19 forcing the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise to extend the closure of its casinos until July. The Navajo tribal government is closed through July 5. ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino's reopening day June 8
June 8, 2020 - Hundreds of guests returned to Thunder Valley Casino when it reopened today at 10:00AM. New health and safety protocols require all guests and workers pass a temperature check at entry and ... Read more
News Michigan, Indiana
Four Winds casinos reopen June 15
June 8, 2020 - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will reopen all Four Winds casinos on June 15. Four Winds has three Michigan casinos in New Buffalo, Dowagiac and Harford, and one Indiana casino in South Bend. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will reopen casinos June 22
June 7, 2020 - The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe have announced they will reopen their Northern Lights Casino, Cedar Lakes Casino Hotel and White Oak Casino on Monday June 22nd at 8am. ... Read more
News California
Graton Resort & Casino reopens June 18
June 6, 2020 - Graton Rancheria announced yesterday the reopening date for their Graton Resort & Casino will be June 18. Graton's 320,000-square-foot casino and hotel is the largest gaming facility in the SF Bay Area ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino reopens June 15
June 5, 2020 - San Manuel Casino will open at noon on June 15 for the first time since closing March 15 for the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety precautions will include face masks, temperature checks, crowd limits, extended player spacing ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Tulsa reopens June 12
June 4, 2020 - The Cherokee Nation announced today the reopening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa will be next week by June 12. To protect against the spread of COVID-19, new safety procedures and health protocols will be ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation casinos reopen next week
June 4, 2020 - After shutting down its casinos 3 months ago, the Cherokee Nation announced today the reopening dates for all locations. Three Cherokee casinos opened this week and the remainder wil be open next week. ... Read more
News California
Colusa Casino reopened June 3
June 3, 2020 - Colusa Casino opened at 8am today for the first time since March 19 when it shut down for the COVID-19 pandemic. Guest occupancy will be limited, hours are shortened, and slot machines are reduced ... Read more
News Washington
New Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma opens June 8
June 2, 2020 - The newly-constructed, $400M Emerald Queen Casino will open June 8 replacing the former EQC Tacoma I-5 Casino. The 315,000-square-foot casino has 2,100 slot machines, 5 restaurants ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Creek Nation casinos reopen June 1 with limited hours
June 1, 2020 - Creek Nation casinos reopen today June 1 at 10am after shutting down March 16 for the COVID-19 pandemic. In this first phase of reopening there are limitations in hours, games, dining, ... Read more
News Washington
Washington tribes reopened half of state's casinos in May
June 1, 2020 - Washington tribes reopened 16 casinos in May. New health protocols require no smoking, face masks and social distancing resulting in limitation of crowd sizes, operating hours, gaming machines ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma tribes reopened 43 casinos in May 2020
June 1, 2020 - Several of the largest Oklahoma casinos reopened last month including Winstar World Casino, Riverwind Casino, Grand Casino Hotel Resort, Newcastle Casino, Osage Casino Hotel Tulsa ... Read more
News California
California tribes reopened 12 casinos in May 2020
June 1, 2020 - The first casino to reopen in California following the shutdowns for COVID-19 was Win-River Resort & Casino in Redding. That was followed by two Sacramento-area casinos and 7 Southern California ... Read more
News Arizona
Arizona tribes reopened six casinos in May! More soon!
June 1, 2020 - Tribal casinos began reopening in Arizona on May 15thwith the Gila River casinos, Harrah's Ak-Chin and Fort McDowell. A total of six opened in May and five more will open this week. ... Read more
News Oregon
Oregon tribes reopen their casinos
June 1, 2020 - Oregon tribes reopened six casinos in May and will open the remaining three in early June. All Indian casinos in Oregon will be opened by June 11. This is the first of four phases to return the casinos to full operations. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Minnesota tribes have reopened half of their casinos following COVID-19 closures
June 1, 2020 - Prairie's Edge Casino Resort in Granite Falls was the first casino in Minnesota to reopen after two months of closure due to fears of COVID-19. Five other casinos opened in May including Mystic Lake ... Read more
News Michigan
Michigan tribes will reopen half their number of casinos by mid-June
June 1, 2020 - Michigan has 26 Indian casinos that closed two months ago for the Covid-19 threat. Four casinos reopened in May and eight more casinos are scheduled to reopen in early June. ... Read more
News Idaho
Idaho tribes reopen casinos
June 1, 2020 - Idaho tribes reopened five of the state's seven tribal casinos last month following two months of closure for the CIVID-19 pandemic. The first casino to reopen was Coeur d'Alene Casino, which was also one of the first in the nation to do so. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Wisconsin tribes reopen six casinos in May! More in June!
June 1, 2020 - Wisconsin tribes shut down their casinos in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they are cautiously reopening their casinos with new health protocols and procedures to protect both guests and ... Read more
News New York
New York tribes begin reopening casinos
June 1, 2020 - The small LakeSide Entertainment casino owned by the Cayuga Nation was the only New York casino to open in May. The Oneida Nation has announced it will reopen Turning Stone Resort Casino on June 10 ... Read more

May 2020

News United States
Tribes reopened 107 casinos across 14 states in May! More in June!
May 31, 2020 - Tribes reopened 107 casinos this month that were closed two months ago for the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional casinos have announced plans to reopen in June while others ... Read more
News Michigan
Little River Casino Resort reopens June 1
May 30, 2020 - Little River Casino will reopen at 8am Monday June 1st. The casino was voluntarily closed by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians on March 16 to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more
News Arizona
Talking Stick Resort, Casino Arizona reopen June 1
May 30, 2020 - Both casinos will reopen their doors at noon Monday June 1, 2020. All guests and employees must pass a temperature check before entering. Entry will be denied for temperatures above 100.4 degrees ... Read more
News Alabama
Wind Creek casinos reopen June 8
May 30, 2020 - Wind Creek casinos in Wetumpka, Atmore and Montgomery, Alabama will reopen to the public on June 8th. Crowds will be limited to one third capacity. Face masks, temperature checks and not smoking will be enforced. ... Read more
News California
Chukchansi Gold Casino Reopens June 1
May 29, 2020 - In a press release last week Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino announced its casino will reopen on June 1. The hotel and a few restaurants will remain closed during the initial phase of reoopening. ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino Resort reopens June 8
May 29, 2020 - Cache Creek Casino Resort will reopen June 8 at noon. All guests and workers will be required to wear masks and pass a temperature check when entering. Slots and table games will be limited for social ... Read more
News California
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort reopens June 8
May 29, 2020 - Jackson Rancheria will reopen its slots, table games, some restaurants, hotel and RV park. Temporarily closed is poker, the Buffet, entertainment and valet service. ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino reopens June 8
May 29, 2020 - Gun Lake Casino will resume operations at 8AM Monday June 8. New health and safety protocols will require all guests ro pass a temperature check at entry and wear a face mask while inside. ... Read more
News Michigan
Soaring Eagle and Saganing Eagles Landing casinos reopen June 1
May 29, 2020 - The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will reopen the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and Saganing Eagles Landing Casino & Hotel at 8AM June 1. This will be preceeded ... Read more
News Michigan
Firekeepers Casino reopens June 1
May 28, 2020 - Firekeepers Casino will reopen at 11am Monday June 1 with new health and safety protocols. All guests and workers must wear face masks and pass a temperature check when entering. Smoking will be prohibited in ... Read more
News Washington
The Point Casino & Hotel reopens June 1
May 28, 2020 - The Point Casino and Hotel will reopen on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10am. The new casino operating hours are 10am to 2am daily. The Hotel will also reopen but offer fewer rooms during this first phase. ... Read more
News California
Chumash Casino Resort reopens June 10
May 28, 2020 - Chumash Casino Resort will reopen at noon on Wednesday June 10 for the first time since closing March 15 for the COVID-19 pandemic. New safety and cleaning procedures will limit the available ... Read more
News Washington
ilani Casino Resort reopened today May 28
May 28, 2020 - After shutting down operations on March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ilani has reopened today at 10 AM. Enhanced safety protocols include temperature checks at entry, fewer gaming machines. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Harrah's Cherokee Casinos reopen May 28
May 28, 2020 - Both Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Hotel & Casino reopened today May 28. Both have been closed since May 18 when they were shut down against COVID-19 ... Read more
News Arizona
Desert Diamond Casinos reopen June 5
May 27, 2020 - The Tohono O'odham Nation will reopen its four Desert Diamond Casinos on Friday June 5 at 1pm. Details are still pending at this time. Tucson hotel rooms are available to book for dates beginning. June 29. ... Read more
News California
Soboba Casino Resort reopened today May 27
May 27, 2020 - Soboba Casino Resort reopened its casino today at 12:00 PM. The gaming floor is now 100% smoke-free. Until further notice the hotel will remain closed. ... Read more
News California
New Cahuilla Casino Hotel opened today May 27
May 27, 2020 - The new Cahuilla Casino Hotel officially opened today at 2PM. Construction began in late 2018 and the grand opening was scheduled April 2020 but delayed in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. ... Read more
News New York
Oneida Nation reopens Turning Stone, Point Place, Yellow Brick Road casinos June 10 May 26, 2020 - Oneida Indian Nation plans to reopen its three Upstate New York casinos on Wednesday, June 10 - Turning Stone Resort Casino , Point Place Casino and ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk Casino reopens June 8
May 26, 2020 - Red Hawk Casino announced it will reopen Monday June 8 at 2pm. To ensure the health and safety of all guests, Red Hawk will require everyone including employees to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino reopens June 8
May 26, 2020 - Thunder Valley Casino announced it will reopen June 8. The hotel will also reopen and is accepting room reservations beginning June 8. Further information is pending. ... Read more
News California
Barona Resort & Casino reopens May 27
May 26, 2020 - Barona Resort & Casino will reopen its casino and hotel tomorrow Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 10am. Both operations will be temporarily limited for health and safety. The Barona Creek Golf Course will reopen ... Read more
News Minnesota
Mystic Lake Casino and Little Six Casino reopened today May 26
May 26, 2020 - After shutting down March 18th for COVID-19 protection, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reopened its Mystic Lake Casino and Little Six Casino today May 26th at 10am. ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Casino Bristol is approved by City Council
May 26, 2020 - The City Council of Bristol, Virginia voted 5-0 to approve the casino proposal from Hard Rock International. Next steps are approval by the Virginia Lottery Board followed by voter approval on ... Read more
News Washington
Tulalip Resort Casino reopens May 26
May 25, 2020 - Tulalip Tribes will reopen the Tulalip Resort Casino at noon on Tuesday May 26, 2020. All visitors and employees will be required to wear face masks and pass a temperature check when entering. The number of guest admitted will be limited ... Read more
News Washington
Quil Ceda Creek Casino reopens May 26
May 25, 2020 - Tulalip Tribes will reopen the Quil Ceda Creek Casino at noon on Tuesday May 26, 2020 ending weeks of closure due to the corona virus pandemic. All guests and workers must wear face masks and pass a temperature check ... Read more
News Washington
Quinault Beach Resort & Casino reopens May 28
May 25, 2020 - The Quinault Beach Resort and Casino will reopen to the public at 10 AM May 28. Prior to that date there will be a private opening for Quinault Nation tribal members at 10 AM May 26. On the next day at 10 AM another ... Read more
News Oklahoma
WinStar World Casino reopens May 27
May 24, 2020 - WinStar World Casino and Resort will open on Wednesday May 27 at 8 AM. New operating hours are 8 AM till 4 AM. During the four closed hours WinStar will deep clean its casino. The hotel will remain closed ... Read more
News Oklahoma
All Chickasaw Casinos reopen May 27
May 24, 2020 - All Chickasaw Nation gaming facilities will reopen on Wednesday May 27 at 8 AM. Each facility will implement health policies and procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These include temperature screenings ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casinos & Resorts reopen June 1
May 24, 2020 - All Choctaw gaming properties and hotels will reopen Monday June 1st after closing March 16, 2020. Masks will be required of employees but not guests. Occupancy levels in the casinos and restaurants will be limited for distancing. ... Read more
News Connecticut
Mohegan Sun reopens June 1
May 23, 2020 - Mohegan Sun announced it will reopen June 1 in coordination with the opening of Foxwoods Resort Casino. Safety protocols will limits visitors, gaming, restaurants and hotel. Buses will not be accepted from not from New York or Mass ... Read more
News Connecticut
Foxwoods Resort Casino reopens June 1
May 23, 2020 - Foxwoods will reopen on the same day as Mohegan Sun. Visitors must wear masks and have their temperatures scanned at entry. Poker rooms will remain temporarily closed. Buffets will be closed and restaurants will be takeout only. ... Read more
News Kansas
Kansas state-0wned casinos reopen today May 23
May 23, 2020 - The four state-0wned casinos in Kansas reopened today ending months of closure due to the coronavirus. Each casino will limit the number of guests to maintain social spacing as well as limit ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa and Casino Morongo Reopened May 22
May 22, 2020 - At 2 PM today the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa reopened its casino and hotel, some of its restaurants and the Casino Morongo. ... Read more
News California
Harrah's Resort Southern California reopened today May 22
May 22, 2020 - Harrah's Resort Southern California in Northern San Diego County reopened its casinos, bars and restaurants at noon today. The visitor capacity is limited for social distancing, slot machines are ... Read more
News California
Valley View Casino & Hotel reopened today May 22
May 22, 2020 - Valley View Casino & Hotel will reopen its casino, hotel and restaurants Friday May 22 at 8AM. Casino GM said: "In addition to offering our guests a much more spacious casino, restaurants and hotel, ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino Sacramento reopened today May 21
May 21, 2020 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain reopened today at 10:00am. All guests and workers must wear masks and pass a temperature check at entry. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa reopens tonight May 21
May 21, 2020 - The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will reopen this evening at 7 PM after shutting down for COVID-19 on March 20th. Guest capacity will be reduced to 50% for safer spacing, fewer slots ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino and Resort reopened today May 21
May 21, 2020 - After two months of closure due to COVID-19, Rolling Hills Casino and Resort reopened today at 10:00 AM Thursday May 21st. Guest must wear masks and be temperature checked on entry. ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino reopened today May 21
May 21, 2020 - Jamul Casino held full public reopening today May 21 at 10 AM. The casino had a previous soft re-opening May 18th for its Amber and above Sweetwater Rewards Club VIP guests. ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino Resort reopened today May 20
May 20, 2020 - Sycuan opened today with limited operating hours, limited gaming and limited restaurant capacity. The hotel is open with limited services. Spa Ritual and Retreat Pool & Cabanas are closed. ... Read more
News Washington
12 Tribes Colville Casinos reopened today May 19
May 19, 2020 - The three 12 Tribes Colville Casinos - 12 Tribes Resort Casino, Coulee Dam Casino and Mill Bay Casino - all reopened today after closing last March 17th to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ... Read more
News Washington
Emerald Queen Casino in Fife reopens today May 18
May 18, 2020 - The Puyallup Tribe reopened the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife this morning at 10 AM after weeks of closure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All guests and employees will be temperature checked ... Read more
News Washington
Clearwater Casino Resort reopened today May 18
May 18, 2020 - The Suquamish Tribe reopened their Clearwater Casino today at 10 AM. This is part of a phased-in program to limit the operating hours, the number of casino guests and the available facilities. ... Read more
News Washington
Little Creek Casino reopened today May 18
May 23, 2020 - The Squaxin Island Tribe reopened the Little Creek Casino Resort today at 11am. The casino is now 100% smoke-free. Guest must wear masks and enter the Main Casino Entrance for temp checks ... Read more
News Washington
Red Wind Casino reopened today May 18
May 18, 2020 - The Nisqually Tribe opened the Red Wind Casino today at 8:00 AM after 2 months of closure due to COVID-19. The facility reopened as a 100% smoke-free casino. The new operating hours are 8:00am-4:00am daily ... Read more
News Oregon
The Mill Casino reopens today May 18
May 18, 2020 - The Mill Casino celebrated a Grand Reopening today with limited hours, a reconfigured gaming floor and a "Safe Play Plan" to protect guests and workers against the spread of COVID-19. ... Read more
News United States
NYT : "Tribal Nations Face Most Severe Crisis in Decades as the Coronavirus Closes Casinos"
May 17, 2020 - "Nearly 500 tribal casinos remain shut down during the pandemic, causing job losses to spike. The economic damage is wreaking havoc on fragile tribal ... Read Article
News Oklahoma
24 Oklahoma Casinos reopened May 1-15
May 16, 2020 - Twenty four Indian gaming casinos in Oklahoma have reopened after weeks of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The list includes the Osage Casinos, 7 Clan Casinos, Lucky Star Casinos, Thunderbird Casinos ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casinos reopened today May 15
May 15, 2020 - Gila River Hotels and Casinos reopened its three casinos today - Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Lone Butte casino in Chandler and Vee Quiva in Laveen, Arizona. Gila River's two hotels will reopen June 15th. ... Read more
News Arizona
Harrah's Ak-Chin reopens today May 15
May 15, 2020 - Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino in Maricopa is returning to limited operations today since closing for COVID-19 on March 17. The casino opens at 9 AM and the hotel opens for guest stays tonight. ... Read more
News Arizona
Fort McDowell Casino reopens May 15
May 14, 2020 - Fort McDowell Casino will reopen at 10 AM Friday May 15 with a phased-in program to comply with governmental health agency guidelines. Initial gaming includes slot machines and blackjack. Bingo opens May 22. Poker is delayed pending ... Read more
News Washington
Angel of the Wind Casino reopens today May 13
May 13, 2020 - Angel of the Wind Casino is reopening Wednesday May 13th at 3PM with new COVID-19 safety procedures including limiting customers, reducing the number of slot machines, closing all table games except baccarat ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino to reopen May 15
May 12, 2020 - In a press release last week the Redding Rancheria authorized Win-River Resort & Casino to reopen its gaming operation in a limited capacity effective May 15. The announcement includes the tribe's decision factors ... Read more
News California
San Diego Indian casinos plan May 18th reopenings
May 11, 2020 - The Sacramento Bee reported yesterday that eight San Diego County have told Gov. Gavin they plan to reopen their casinos on May 18th. ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Casino targets June 1 reopening
May 10, 2020 - Pechanga Casino has announced plans to reopen in the June 1 timeframe. Limited hours and limited crowds are expected. Restaurants and other amentities will be announced later. ... Read more
News United States
Harvard: "For Native Americans, COVID-19 is the worst of both worlds at the same time"
May 9, 2020 - This news article from The Harvard Gazette reveals additional insight into the Catch-22 dilemma facing Native American people during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read Article
News Oklahoma
Osage Casino Hotel in Tulsa will reopen May 15
May 8, 2020 - Osage Casino Hotel is preparing to reopen May 15 with new safety measures and limited hours. The casino will operate at quarter capacity with every other slot machine turned off, no table games and no. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Casino Ponca City reopens May 8
May 7, 2020 - Osage Casino in Ponca City opens tomorrow at 10 AM after suspending operations more than a month ago. New operating hours are limited to 10 AM till midnight weekdays and 10 AM till 2 AM Friday and Saturday. ... Read more
News Michigan
Island Resort and Casino Reopens May 16th
May 6, 2020 - Island Resort and Casino plans to reopen after voluntarily closing March 21 to slow the spread of COVID-19. Although the reopening is opposed by Gov. Whitmer, the casino lies on reservation land and exempt from state jurisdiction ... Read more
News Washington
Northern Quest Resort & Casino is Reopened!
May 5, 2020 - Northern Quest reopened today for the first time since closing March 16 for COVID-19. The new hours are 10am to 2am daily with deep cleaning during off hours. Slot machines are cleaned whenever a player ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino relocation placed 'On Hold'
May 4, 2020 - Redding Rancheria announced their plan to move the Win-River Casino has been placed on hold due to opposition by the Redding City Council and the Shasta County Board of Supervisors ... Read more
News Oklahoma
7 Clans First Council Casino Hotel has reopened
May 3, 2020 - After a VIP reopening May 2, the 7 Clans First Council Casino will be open 7 days a week from 2PM to 2AM beginning May 7. The hotel, waterpark, arcade and food outlets remain closed. ... Read more
News Colorado
Colorado launched sports betting May 1
May 2, 2020 - Yesterday Colorado officially launched legalized sports betting for online websites and mobile apps. In-person betting is posponed until it is safe for Colorado casinos to reopen. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Tonkawa Hotel and Casino Reopened May 1
May 1, 2020 - The first Oklahoma casino to reopen following the CORVID-19 shutdown was Tonkawa Hotel and Casino. The casino opened its doors and welcomed the public at noon Friday. New safety measures include ... Read more

April 2020

News Idaho
Coeur d'Alene Casino reopens May 1
April 30, 2020 - The Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel began a phased reopening April 27 in preparation for the general public to return on May 1. The casino has been closed since March 20. ... Read more
News United States
White House Council on Native American Affairs Returns to Lead Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19
April 29, 2020 - Read the Native Business news article about the reinstatement of the White House Council on Native American Affairs to provide ... Read Article
News United States
Small casinos may now apply for coronavirus relief loans
April 26, 2020 - The Trump Administration Friday announced a policy change to allow small casinos to participate in the $310B second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas' Pope County casino selection is pending
April 25, 2020 - The final selection of a casino applicant to build a casino in Pope County is in its last phase. The Arkansas Racing Commission will decide sometime after July 1st whether to license the Legends Resort ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma's legislative leaders say new tribal gaming compacts are "unauthorized and void"
April 24, 2020 - Both Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat and House Speaker Charles McCall call the new gaming compacts unauthorized and void under Oklahoma's ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma's Attorney General says new tribal gaming compacts are not legally authorized
April 23, 2020 - AG Mike Hunter says the new tribal gaming compacts that Gov. Stitt signed with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe are 'not authorized' under state law ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe agree to new compacts
April 22, 2020 - Two Oklahoma tribes signed new gaming compacts with Gov. Snitt yesterday giving the state new gaming revenues and giving the tribes new off-reservation casinos. ... Read more
News United States
NIGA Chairman Believes COVID-19 is Unique Threat For Indians
April 20, 2020 - Ernie Stevens Jr, Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) published a heartfelt statement today on behalf of the Indian nations as they face growing uncertainty amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read article
News United States
Harvard Researchers Advocate Economic Aid for 'Devastated' Native American Tribes Amid Pandemic
April 17, 2020 - Harvard researchers are asking U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin for financial aid to tribes hit with economic hardship by the coronavirus ... Read article
News Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk plan to build Beloit casino gets federal approval
April 16, 2020 - The Ho-Chunk Nation received approval from the U.S. Department of Interior to build a casino resort in Beloit, Wisconsin. The tribe must now seek a gaming compact with Gov. Tony Evers ... Read more
News Iowa, Montana, New York
USDA approves three more tribes for hemp programs
April 15, 2020 - The USDA has approved hemp plans for three more tribes to self-regulate the cultivation, production and marketing of hemp on reservation lands without oversight from state or local ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Chickasaw move forward with Kingston Casino Resort
April 13, 2020 - The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma is moving forward with plans to build a new casino resort on the shores of Lake Texoma. The site is 50 acres of lakefront property overlooking the Roosevelt Bridge. ... Read more
News Virginia
VA Govenor amends and returns casino bill to legislature
April 12, 2020 - Gov. Northam supports gambling in Virginia, however, he did not sign the gaming bill sent to him by the legislature. Instead he amended and returned it to the legislature to reconsider. ... Read more
News Nevada
Elko Band is opening 'Newe Cannabis' marijuana dispensary
April 11, 2020 - Newe Cannabis is a new marijuana dispensary opening April 18 in Elko, Nevada by the Elko Band Council of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Tribal Nation. ... Read more
News United States
"Amid coronavirus hard times, US government must honor its commitments to Native Americans" - USA Today
April 10, 2020 - "Our people are vulnerable to COVID-19 and our most consistent revenue generator, land-based casino gaming, has disappeared virtually overnight." ... Read article
News United States
"Tribal Gaming Excluded From SBA's Paycheck Protection Program" - Native Business
April 9, 2020 - "The $2T Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted in March does not include small tribal casinos with less than 500 employees. ... Read article
News United States
Report: Indian casinos lose $1.5B and 296,000 workers in 2 weeks
April 8, 2020 - In a report released today entitled "Coronavirus Impact on Tribal Gaming" an industry expert estimates the financial losses in the past 2 weeks of casino shutdowns has cost tribes ... Read more
News United States
Tribes receiving $200M economic aid from HUD
April 7, 2020 - The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a special $200M grant program for Native American tribes to relieve housing costs related to the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read more
News California
New Sacramento-area Indian casino land approved by Fed
April 6, 2020 - Last week the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs officially notified the Ione Band of Miwok Indians of approval by the U.S. Interior Department to transfer 220 acres of tribal land into federal trust. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Fed court places hold on DOI from taking Mashpee land out of trust
April 5, 2020 - A federal court has ordered the Interior Department to stop its removal of the reservation land from trust until May 15 while the court considers a request from the tribe for ... Read more
News United States
'We could get wiped out': American Indians have the highest rates of diseases that make covid-19 more lethal
April 4, 2020 - The coronavirus could be an out-of-control wildfire across Indian Country. Read this article published in the Houston Chronical. ... Read article
News New York, North Dakota, South Dakota
USDA approves hemp plans for three more tribes
April 3, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved hemp regulatory plans for the Oglala Sioux, Seneca Nation and Turtle Mountain Band ... Read more
News California
Cahuilla Casino postpones opening new hotel due to COVID-19
April 2, 2020 - Cahuilla Casino has indefinitely postponed the opening of its new hotel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction is completed and the opening date had been planned for today. ... Read more
News United States
American Indians Can't Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 1, 2020 - American Indians face unique problems in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Read this article published by The National Interest which details the overwhelming fight to save the ... Read Article
News United States
American Indian casinos close for coronavirus pandemic
April 1, 2020 - Indian casinos across the nation have voluntarily closed down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These closures are severely impacting health and education services of tribal members ... Read more

March 2020

News Massachusetts
Mashpee Wampanoag loses reservation status
March 29, 2020 - In a letter from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs last week, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe was informed of the decision of U.S. Secretary of the Interior to "disestablish" the tribe's reservation ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Tribes Reject Governor's New Offer
March 28, 2020 - Amid the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down all Oklahoma casinos, Gov. Stitt has proposed a flat 5 percent tax on gaming revenues and wants sports betting authorized by the state and the tribes ... Read more
News Washington
Washington becomes 21st state to allow sports betting
March 25, 2020 - Today Gov. Inslee signed legislation to allow sports betting inside all Washington Indian casinos. Bets can be placed on professional and college sports except for college ... Read more
News Oklahoma
'All Oklahoma Indian Casinos are closed' says OIGA
March 23, 2020 - The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association announced today that all casinos owned by its member tribes have been temporarily closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The OIGA represents 35 tribal nations with over 130 gamiing locations ... Read more
News New Mexico
First Native American-owned film studio is born in closed casino
March 22, 2020 - Camel Rock Studios, owned by the Tesuque Pueblo, has taken over the facilities of the former Camel Rock Casino which relocated the newly-built Tesuque Casino in late 2018. ... Read more
News Washington
Sneak Preview of the New Emerald Queen Casino
March 21, 2020 - The Puyallup Tribe is replacing the existing Emerald Queen Casino I-5 with a new $370 million casino including event center and hotel. The grand opening is pending the coronavirus crises. ... Read more
News Texas
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe's casino has $170M impact on East Texas economy
March 20, 2020 - Naskila Gaming is the second largest employer in Polk County and "supports more than 700 local jobs, numerous educational programs, health care facilities, housing programs ... Read more
News North Carolina | South Carolina
Kings Mountain Casino plan gets federal approval
March 19, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Interior has approved plans submitted by the Catawba Indian Nation to build a $273M casino resort in Kings Mountain, NC. The tribe is headquartered in South Carolina. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma casinos respond to coronavirus
March 18, 2020 - The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association says all of its affiliated tribes have enacted special cleaning and disinfection programs to combat the spread of coronavirus. ... Read more
News California
Southern California casinos respond to coronavirus
March 17, 2020 - The following Southern California casinos have made public announcements regarding their actions to protect guests from coronavirus. Actions include postponing or canceling March concerts and events ... Read more
News South Dakota
South Dakota tribe approves medical, recreational marijuana
March 16, 2020 - Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe voted this week to legalize medical marijuana (82% approved) and recreational marijuana (74% approved) in hopes of economic opportunities. ... Read more
News Sports Betting goes live in Michigan March 15, 2020 - Michigan sports betting went Wednesday in Detroit. All 22 American Indian casinos will be introducing sports betting over the next few months. The following schedule is the projected openings for each tribal casino ... Read more News Alabama
Alabama bill proposes lottery and Poarch Creeks casino plan
March 14, 2020 - A bill introduced this week in the Alabama Senate proposes both a state lottery and the Poarch Creek Indians' plan to add Vegas-style casino gaming and two new casinos. ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia moves to legalize casinos, sports betting
March 13, 2020 - This week the Virginia General Assembly gave its final approvals to a major expansion in state gambling by passing bills to legalize sports betting and build casinos in Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth, ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Casino Tulsa is nominated for Academy of Country Music award
March 12, 2020 - The Academy of Country Music will honor The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa as one of the leading country music venues in this year's 55th annual awards show. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Minnesota tribes still oppose sports betting
March 11, 2020 - A current bill to legalize sports betting in Minnesota is stalled in the state legislature due to opposition from the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) ... Read more

News Washington
Quinault Beach Resort & Casino Takes Extra Steps Against Coronavirus
March 10, 2020 - The Quinault Beach Resort & Casino released a statement this week regarding additional precautionary efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus on its properties. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casino Durant will open Guy Fieri's American Kitchen + Bar
March 9, 2020 - A new restaurant, Guy Fieri's American Kitchen + Bar, will open in April at Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant. The 11,000-square-foot restaurant will be open 24/7 and seat 277 ... Read more
News Iowa
Winnevegas Casino hosts Last Bear Moon Powwow
March 8, 2020 - The second annual Last Bear Moon Powwow was held Feb 23 at the Winnavegas Casino Resort. More than 2,000 singers and dancers from many tribes celebrated the ... Read more
News California
Tachi Palace is renamed 'Tachi Palace Casino Resort'
March 7, 2020 - Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino has rebranded its name to 'Tachi Palace Casino Resort'. This results from major property upgrades over the last two years including an 88,350-SF entertainment center ... Read more
News New York
Point Place Casino celebrates 2nd anniversary
March 6, 2020 - Point Place Casino is celebrating its second anniversary throughout March with special prizes, events and giveaways. The casino opened March 15, 2018 and exceeded financial expections ever since. ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Casino delays hotel opening till 2022 March 5, 2020 - Muckleshoot Casino has delayed the opening of their 18-story, 400-room hotel tower by a year. Design changes for an indoor pool and a rooftop restaurant has pushed the completion date into 2022. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Casino Skiatook Expansion 2020
March 4, 2020 - The Osage Casino in Skiatook is adding 5,000 square feet of new gaming space, 50 new electronic games and a high stakes gaming area. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Red Lake Nation plans vote on medical marijuana
March 3, 2020 - The Red Lake Tribal Council passed a resolution to place a medical marijuana proposal on a May 20 ballot for members of the Red Lake Nation to approve or reject. ... Read more
News California
Chumash Casino Resort wins three AAA Four-Diamond Awards
March 2, 2020 - The American Automobile Association has presented Four-Diamond Awards to the Chumash Casino Resort for the Chumash Resort Hotel, Hotel Corque and Willows Restaurant. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe loses in U.S. Appeals Court
March 1, 2020 - A U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision against the 2015 transfer of land owned by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe into federal trust for the purpose of building a tribal casino. ... Read more

February 2020

News Colorado
Ute Mountain Casino will open sportsbook May 1
February 29, 2020 - Ute Mountain Casino and Sky Ute Casino now have state authorization to open sports betting operations on their reservations. Ute Mountain Casino has announced plans to open its ... Read more
News North Dakota
North Dakota tribes concerned over e-tabs growth
February 28, 2020 - Electronic pull-tabs became legalized last August and has quickly grown in popularity across the state. Tribal leaders are concerned this Vegas-style gambling is becoming to casino revenues ... Read more
News Washington, Wyoming
Three more tribes approved by USDA for hemp production
February 27, 2020 - The USDA approved tribal hemp regulatory plans in February from the Otoe-Missouria Tribe (Oklahoma), Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (Kansas) and Santee Sioux Nation (Nebraska), ... Read more
News California
4 San Diego Casino Hotels Earn AAA 4-Diamond Rating
February 26, 2020 - The Auto Club has awarded Four-Diamond ratings to Pala Casino Spa and Resort, Sycuan Casino Resort, Viejas Casino & Resort and ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage wins 3 Forbes Four-Star Awards
February 25, 2020 - Forbes Travel Guide has presented three Four-Star 2020 Awards to Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa in Rancho Mirage recognizing the Hotel, The Steakhouse and the Sunstone Spa. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino named 'Best Casino' by Inland Empire Magazine for Third Consecutive Year
February 24, 2020 - Readers of Inland Empire Magazine have voted San Manuel Casino the "Best Casino" in a 2020 poll. The Pines Modern Steakhouse won 3 awards ... Read more
News Arizona
$400M Desert Diamond West Valley Casino celebrates Grand Opening
February 23, 2020 - Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in Glendale, AZ opened its new, 75,000-SF casino. This replaces the temporary casino operating since 2015 which is now shut down. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma gaming compacts were unknowingly renewed by Gov. Stitt, says Tribes
February 22, 2020 - In a federal court filing to join the lawsuit against Gov. Stitt over gaming compacts, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes claim the Governor unknowingly triggered renewal ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation study shows $3B economic impact from proposed Arkansas casino
February 21, 2020 - This week Cherokee Nation Businesses released a study showing a $3B economic impact on Pope County and Northwest Arkansas from the proposed Legends ... Read more
News Arizona, California
Colorado River Indian Tribes considering hemp production
February 20, 2020 - The Colorado River Indian Tribes will host a public hearing Feb. 25 to consider adopting a proposed ordinance for growing industrial hemp on reservation lands. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
More Oklahoma tribes join gaming lawsuit
February 19, 2020 - The federal judge for the lawsuit against Gov. Stitt over gaming compacts has allowed six more tribes to join the suit. The total is now twelve tribes in the lawsuit against the Governor. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Quapaw Nation asks to join tribes in lawsuit over gambling compacts
February 18, 2020 - The Quapaw Nation has filed a motion in federal court to join the five tribes suing Gov. Stitt over renewal of gaming compacts. If accepted, the Quapaw will join mediation ... Read more
News California
Tule River Tribe is building cannabis dispensary near Porterville February 17, 2020 - Construction of a 4,000-SF cannabis dispensary is underway on Hwy 190 in the Springville area. The facility named "Eh-Lo Dispensary" is next to the Eagle Feather Trading Post. ... Read more
News California
Paiute Palace Casino expansion update
February 16, 2020 - A major renovation and expansion project of the Paiute Palace Casino began last summer. it will extend the gaming floor and add more slot machines, a new restaurant with bar & grill, players club, a gift shop, ... Read more
News Arizona
$400M Desert Diamond Casino West Valley prepares for Feb 19 opening
February 15, 2020 - The Tohono O'odham Nation will open its new $400 million, permanent West Valley casino at 8 PM on Feb. 19. The 75,000-SF casino will feature 1,000 slot machines, 48 blackjack tables, ... Read more
News Washington
ilani will complete parking garage, then start hotel
February 14, 2020 - Construction of the parking garage at ilani has reached the halfway point. When finished this fall, the next construction project will be a 300-room hotel according to the Cowlitz Tribe chairman. ... Read more
News Colorado
Sky Ute Casino Resort - Updates
February 13, 2020 - Our Sky Ute casino and bingo pages have been reviewed and updated by Sky Ute marketing staff. For the latest information on gaming, restaurants, event center, hotel and RV park, visit these new pages ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma tribes backed by National Congress of American Indians in gaming compact dispute
February 12, 2020 - NCAI President Fawn Sharp warned of a "direct threat and annihilation of tribal sovereignty" from the legal dispute with the Oklahoma governor. ... Read more
News New York
Yellow Brick Road celebrates new bowling and entertainment center
February 11, 2020 - Today the Yellow Brick Road Casino opened its new entertainment center featuring a Brunswick bowling center, two Topgolf swing suite bays, billiards and shuffle boards. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Tribes and Governor ordered to mediation over gaming compacts dispute
February 10, 2020 - A federal judge ordered both sides of the dispute over renewal of gaming compacts to enter into mediation. The judge ordered Gov. Stitt and the 5 tribes ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Hosts 8th California American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
February 9, 2020 - This 3-day film festival honors "the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors working through Indian Country". ... Read more
News Washington
Yakama Nation fight potential Colville casino in Pasco
February 8, 2020 - The Yakama Nation claims ancestral rights to land in Pasco where the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation may build a casino. The Colville Tribes also claim the land as ancestral ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama Governor wants fact-finding study on Poarch Creek Indians $1B gambling proposal
February 7, 2020 - During her State-of-the-State Address last week, Governor Ivey announced the launch of a fact-finding study into the Poarch Creek Indians proposal to expand ... Read more
News Oregon
Wildhorse Casino expansion places final structural beam
February 6, 2020 - Constructions crews at Wildhorse Resort & Casino placed the final structural beam on the $85M expansion project scheduled for completion this summer. It will add bowling lanes,food court ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Muscogee (Creek) Nation becomes fifth tribe in lawsuit against Gov. Stitt
February 5, 2020 - The Creeks have joined the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw Nations and Citizen Potawatomi Nation in the lawsuit against Gov. Stitt regarding the renewal of gaming compacts. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma House Speaker says tribal gaming compacts renewed - Senate Leader sidesteps issue
February 4, 2020 - The Oklahoma House and Senate leaders took very different positions on the tribal gaming compact dispute between the governor and the tribes. ... Read more
News United States
NIGC issues bulletin about 'IGRA and Sports Book Operations'
February 3, 2020 - The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has issued a new document regarding sports betting operations and compliance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino targets June 26 completion
February 2, 2020 - Construction of Saracen Casino's 80,000 SF casino continues 24/7 with a scheduled completion date of June 26 or sooner. The casino will open with 2,000 slot machines, 30-50 table games, 7 restaurants ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation to study cannabis opportunities
February 1, 2020 - Cherokee Nation has created a working group to study business opportunities in the hemp and cannabis industries. A report and recommendations will be presented by May 31. ... Read more

January 2020

News California
Ridgecrest Casino Project Moves Forward
January 31, 2020 - The City and Ridgecrest announced a settlement to sell property on China Lake Blvd to the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe for $5.5M. The tribe plans to build a casino on that site and 2-3 years later add a hotel. ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino offers daily Bay Area bus service
January 30, 2020 - Cache Creek Casino now provides a new motorcoach service to and from 23 cities in the greater Bay Area. The new bus service named "Cache Creek Casino Direct" began operating Jan.20. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Gov. Stitt sues tribes to shut down Class III gaming
January 29, 2020 - Gov. Stitt filed a lawsuit in federal court for an injunction against Class III Indian gaming, AKA Vegas-style casino gaming where players gamble against the house. ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa 2020 expansion and renovation status
January 28, 2020 - Morongo Casino has completed the renovation of its casino floor as an important milestone in its ongoing major expansion and renovation project scheduled for completion mid-2020. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Native American hemp production helped by Oklahoma Hemp Company
January 27, 2020 - Native American Hemp LLC (NAH) is a Native American-owned business located in Tulsa, which provides expert consulting to for tribes entering the the hemp industry. ... Read more
News Arizona
Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino reopens Agave's Restaurant
January 26, 2020 - After a four month renovation, Agave's Restaurant has reopened at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino. The new 3,869-sq-ft resestaurant seats 118 guests. ... Read more
News Louisiana
Coushatta Casino Resort celebrates 25th Anniversary
January 25, 2020 - Coushatta Casino celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with the leaders and members of the tribe, casino and community. The casino has employed 2,200 workers for over twenty years. ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente's Sunstone Spa is #1 in California
January 24, 2020 - Sunstone Spa at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage was named the number one spa in California by Spas of America, which also ranked Sunstone Spa #23 in North America. ... Read more
News Virginia
Pamunkey Indian Tribe proposes $350M Richmond casino resort
January 23, 2020 - The Pamunkey tribe have announced plans to build a $350 million Indian gaming casino in South Richmond. The project includes a 275-room hotel, spa, pool and fitness center ... Read more
News South Dakota
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is first to grow hemp
January 22, 2020 - Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to self-govern the cultivation of industrial hemp on reservation land. This authority overrides state regulations ... Read more
News Michigan
Island Resort and Casino plans $30M expansion
January 21, 2020 - the Hannahville Indian Community announced a $30M construction project last week that will add 100 hotel rooms, an upscale restaurant, a pool and water park, and convention space. ... Read more
News Colorado
Ute Mountain Casino plans sports book by May 1
January 20, 2020 - Ute Mountain Casino is planning to open a sports betting area before May 1. The casino is seeking to partner with a sportsbook operator with the approval of the National Indian Gaming Commission. ... Read more
News Washington
Tulalip Resort Casino 0pens High-Limit Slots Room
January 19, 2020 - Tulalip Resort Casino announced the grand opening this week of its new high-limits slots room featuring 90 slot machines, wider spacing, high-end seating, a private bar, and a dedicated staff ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino announces expansion during 2nd anniversary celebration
January 18, 2020 - During the second anniversary celbration Jan. 8th, the Spokane Tribe announced a new construction project that will double the size of the casino, add a food court, ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia governor remains noncommittal on casino legislation
January 17, 2020 - Gov. Ralph Northam has stated he is open to the idea of casino legalization, but has not taken a position on Bill SB1126 which will be debated and amended in this year's legislature ... Read more
News Virginia
Pamunkey tribe and Norfolk sign casino agreements
January 16, 2020 - The Pamunkey Tribe and the City of Norfolk signed two agreements advance the tribe's plan to build a $700 million casino on the Elizabeth River. ... Read more
News Virginia
Cherokee propose casino in southwestern Virginia
January 15, 2020 - The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) last week announced plans for building a casino, hotel, indoor water park and outdoor concert venue on a 350-acre tract known as The Pinnacle. ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove casino project delayed until late 2021
January 14, 2020 - This week the Wilton Rancheria chairman announced a one-year delay in the construction of a $500M casino resort in Sacrament County. The groundbreaking is expected this spring followed by 18 months ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino Resort fires hotel construction contractor
January 13, 2020 - The two new hotel towers under construction at Cache Creek were to open last March 2019. This week the general contractor was fired for non-performance, poor quality control, and ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino's relocation is approved by Tulare County
January 12, 2020 - The Tule River Indian Tribe has received county approval to move their Eagle Mountain Casino from the reservation to a new site near the Portervill municipal airport. Final approval ... Read more
News California
California tribe gets USDA approval for hemp cultivation in Riverside County
January 11, 2020 - The Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians have been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a new federal program to grow hemp on reservation land ... Read more
News California
Madera casino lawsuit moves to U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
January 10, 2020 - Tribal leaders of the Mono Indians expect a favorable decision in the Ninth Circuit court that will remove the last legal roadblock before construction begins on their casino and hotel. ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana celebrates groundbreaking
January 9, 2020 - Today Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and Spectacle Entertainment broke ground on a new $300 million casino in Gary, Indiana. ... Read more
News Michigan
Soaring Eagle begins major hotel renovation
January 8, 2020 - Soaring Eagle has begun demolition of its hotel rooms on the 6th and 7th floor. All rooms will be replaced with new construction and reopened by August 2020. Reconstuction will continue to mid-2022 ... Read more
News Virginia
2020 Preview: Virginia Casino Legalization?
January 7, 2020 - Casinos are prohibited in Virginia, however legislation passed last year may open the door to legalization of casinos. A study shows casino gambling will add 5,000 jobs and $260M in state taxes ... Read more
News California
2020 Preview: Casinos in Palm Springs Area
January 6, 2020 - Two major construction projects highlight 2020 in the Palm Springs area. Morongo will complete its 65,000-sq-ft gaming expansion by mid-year, and the Augua Caliente tribe is building a new casino in Cathederal City. ... Read more
News California
2020 Preview: Two Inland Empire Casinos are adding hotels
January 5, 2020 - San Manuel Casino is building a 450-room hotel with a pool complex, fitness center and spa. Cahuilla Casino in Riverside County is building an all-new casino with hotel and ... Read more
News California
2020 Preview: San Diego Casino Expansion Projects
January 4, 2020 - After a major year of expansions in 2019, two projects remain to be completed in 2020. Harrahs Resort Southern California will complete its Rincon Reservation Road Brewery this month, and Pala Casino ... Read more
News United States
USDA Status of Tribal and State Hemp Plan Applications
January 3, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture published guidelines last October for tribes and states to establish their own hemp plans for governing the cultivation, processing and distribution of hemp within ... Read more
News United States
USDA Approves First Tribal and State Hemp Plans Following Federal Hemp Legalization
January 2, 2020 - The USDA has approved hemp plans from three tribes and three states to allow local regulation of hemp cultivationn, processing and distribution on lands ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Compacts Enter Limbo Today
January 1, 2020 - All Oklahoma Indian gaming compacts expired today. Did they automatically renew? None were renegotiated with Gov. Stitt, and at the same time all tribal casinos are open and operating today. ... Read more

December 2019

News California
Morongo Casino adds new center bar
December 29, 2019 - Morongo has added a new center bar to its gaming floor as part of the ongoing expansion project. The bar is named the Crystal Hearts Bar and is a short distancr from the three recently added restaurants. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Proposed Kings Mountain Casino gets environmental assessment
December 28, 2019 - The Bureau of Indian Affairs published an Environment Assessment Report last week on the impact of building a casino and entertainment complex in Kings Mountain, NC. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Secretary of Native American Affairs resigns over Gov Stitt's compact position
December 27, 2019 - Amidst the ongoing compact dispute, the top Native American advisor in Gov Stitt's cabinet has resigned. Secretary Lisa J. Billy resigned Monday ... Read more
News New York
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe approves medical marijuana and future recreational use
December 26, 2019 - The St. Regis Mohawk Election Board has certified the results of a Dec 14th referendum in which tribal members approved an ordinance for medical marijuana and also ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino is offering a $10,000 Cocktail
December 25, 2019 - The award-winning mixologists at San Manuel Casino have created a new $10,000 cocktail for high rollers, especially after a big win! The cocktail is named "Rare and Fine" and is mixed with ... Read more
News California
Pechanga partners with NFL Rams and Chargers
December 24, 2019 - In a deal announced last week, Pechanga Resort Casino has been named a founding partner of the Rams, Chargers, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. The new SoFi Stadium will open in July 2020. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma orders tax audit on tribes during compact dispute
December 23, 2019 - While Gov Stitt and Oklahoma tribes continue their dispute over gaming compacts, the state has notified tribes that tax audits will begin as early as Jan 2. ... Read more
News Michigan
Michigan legalizes sports betting, online poker, online casino games
December 22, 2019 - Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed into law on Friday a package of ten new gambling bills that allow casinos to operate onsite and online sports betting, online poker and online casino games. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino Opens $25,000 High-Limit Gaming Area
December 21, 2019 - San Manuel Casino has opened a high-limit gaming area with 15 table games and 200 of the newest slot machines. The table game limit is $25,000. Reservations needed for VIP experience. ... Read more
News Michigan
Ojibwa Casino Marquette opens expanded casino
December 20, 2019 - The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community leaders celebrated the opening of the newly expanded and renovated Ojibwa Casino in Chocolay Township today. The new casino gaming floor is doubled ... Read more
News Virginia, Tennessee
Hard Rock Casino planned for Bristol VA
December 19, 2019 - Hard Rock International has partnered with Bristol Resort & Casino to build the Hard Rock Casino Bristol in Virginia near the Tennesse border. The $150M casino is subject to local voter approval in 2020. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Tribes reject Gov. Stitt's call for extension
December 18, 2019 - [UPDATED] Tribal leaders responded to Gov. Stitt's proposal to extend current gaming compacts to August 31, 2020, to allow needed time for renegotiation of the casino revenue shares paid to the state. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma gaming compacts will be unresolved on Jan 1
December 17, 2019 - Gov. Stitt has reached an impasse in his drive to renegotiate the gaming compacts of Oklahoma Indian tribes. At a news conference he proposed an 8-month extension of the compacts ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma gaming compacts will automatically renew says 2004 report
December 16, 2019 - A 2004 Session Highlights Report from the Oklahoma House of Representatives states the tribal gaming compacts will expire Jan. 1, 2020, but will automatically renew ... Read more
News United States
15 Tribal Casinos rank "Best Casino" in TripAdvisor Top 50
December 15, 2019 - There are 15 Indian casinos that rank in the Top 50 Best Casinos based on TripAdvisor reviews. The data is derived from 360,781 reviews and ranked by ... Read more
News Wyoming
Eastern Shoshone Tribe considering medical marijuana and hemp opportunities
December 14, 2019 - The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is studying the business opportunities and legalities of producing medical marijuana and hemp on their Wind River Reservation. ... Read more
News Michigan
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community seeks marijuana licensing
December 13, 2019 - The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is seeking state licensing to grow, process and sale marijuana as a long-term profitable business for the tribe. ... Read more
News Arizona
Navajo buy historic Flagstaff steakhouse and land
December 12, 2019 - The Navajo Nation has purchased 14 acres of land and an historic steakhouse in Flagstaff for $5.2 million. Future casino gaming is a possibility but not confirmed. The immediate plan is to ... Read more
News Oregon
Warm Springs hemp plan in review at USDA
December 11, 2019 - The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have applied to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for administrative authority over hemp production on their reservation. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino opens new parking structure
December 10, 2019 - San Manuel Casino has opened a new 6-story parking garage as part of the current $550 million expansion project. The new structure adds 2,200 parking spaces, 24-hour shuttle service ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Wind Creek Bethlehem plans $90M second hotel
December 9, 2019 - A new 12-story, 270-room hotel costing $90 million is planned adjacent to the existing hotel. Construction will start this spring and include a spa, bar, ballroom and meeting space. ... Read more
News New York
Yellow Brick Road Casino announces expansion plan
December 8, 2019 - The Oneida Indian Nation announced plans on Dec. 11, 2019 to complete the third phase of construction at its Yellow Brick Road Casino. It includes an entertainment wing with a 6-lane Brunswick ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma residents rank second in gambling
December 7, 2019 - Oklahoma residents rank second in the nation for the average amount of spent gambling each year. Oklahomans average $1,141 annually at the 141 tribal gaming facilities across the state. ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove Casino hits another legal roadblock
December 6, 2019 - Stand Up for California, an anti-casino activist group, has filed an appeal with the Bureau of Indian Affairs alleging an improper transfer of 36 acres for the casino site ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Gov. Stitt says commercial casinos interested if gaming compacts not renewed - Tribes respond
December 5, 2019 - Several tribal leaders have responded to Gov. Stitt's new negotiating tact of mentioning commercial casinos as alternatives if tribal compacts are not ... Read more
News Arizona
Desert Diamond Casino West Valley will hire 1,300 new employees
December 4, 2019 - Desert Diamond Casino West Valley will soon begin hiring 1,300 new employees for its newly expanded casino opening on Feb. 19, 2020. Job positions include food and beverage, ... Read more
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

November 2019

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 Virginia
Hard Rock will operate Bristol VA casino
November 22, 2019 - Project developers for a proposed casino at the former Bristol Mall have named Hard Rock International as the casino operator. The casino name will be Hard Rock Casino Bristol. ... 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

October 2019

News California
Viejas Casino launches Heroes Club for those that serve
October 31, 2019 - Viejas will launch its Heroes Club on Veterans Day Nov. 11 with discounts and club benefits for veterans, active military, law enforcement, first responders and border patrol. Dependents are eligible. ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Niagara Casino will host 9th Native American Music Awards
October 30, 2019 - Seneca Niagara Casino will host the 9th annual Native American Music Awards on Saturday Nov 2. The awards recognize the top artists, songs, albums, groups and ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove casino court win is appealed
October 29, 2019 - Two weeks after a DC federal judge dismissed a lawsuit from an opposition group trying to block construction of the Elk Grove casino, that group Stand Up for California! has filed an appeal based on ... Read more
News New York
Point Place Casino plans expansion in 2020
October 28, 2019 - Construction has begun at Point Place Casino to expand the casino floor and add new slot machines. There will also be space for a Dealer School for Blackjack, 3-Card-Poker, Spanish-21, Mississippi Stud Poker ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock opens $1.5B expansion and new guitar-shaped hotel
October 27, 2019 - After 2 1/2 years of construction and $1.5B the Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood opened its expanded casino on Oct. 24 and its guitar-shaped hotel on Oct. 25. ... Read more
News Illinois
Choctaw casino plan for suburban Chicago receives unanimous local approval
October 26, 2019 - The Matteson Village Board of Trustees voted 6-0 to approve the Choctaw casino proposal to build a $300 million casino hotel in suburban Chicago. ... Read more
News Illinois
Five tribes propose building commercial casinos in Illinois
October 25, 2019 - Five tribes have proposed building new casinos in Illinois under the Rebuild Illinois Act including the Choctaw Nation (OK), Potawatomi (WI), Poarch Creek (AL), Ho-Chunk Nation (WI), and ... Read more
News Illinois
Choctaw Nation proposes suburban Chicago casino
October 24, 2019 - Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma has proposed a $300M casino, hotel and conference center to the Matteson Village Board near Chicago, Illinois. The 123,000-sq-ft casino would feature ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino plans $100M expansion
October 23, 2019 - Gun Lake Casino will soon break ground to enlarge its casino by 72,000 square feet, double the size of Stage 131, and add two upscale restaurants. The grand opening will be in the summer of 2021. ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Casino partners with NFL Raiders, Allegiant Stadium
October 22, 2019 - At the Raiders Preview Center in Las Vegas last Monday, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced they are partnering with the Raiders and Allegiant Stadium. ... Read more
News Washington
Tribe opens cannabis retail store in Sequim, WA
October 21, 2019 - The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe opened a new cannabis retail store located 1/3 mile from their 7 Cedars Casino. The store is named Cedar Greens Cannabis Shop and is directly across ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Wind Creek Bethlehem plans new hotel and water park
October 20, 2019 - Wind Creek Bethlehem is planning a major expansion at the historic No. 2 Machine Shop of the old Bethlehem Steel factory. The plan includes a 300,000-sq-ft water park and a 276-room hotel. ... Read more
News South Dakota
Royal River Casino completes expansion with Relaunch Weekend
October 19, 2019 - After completing three years and $30M of renovations, upgrades and expansion, the Royal River Casino and Hotel is celebrating with its Relaunch Weekend Oct 11-13. ... Read more
News California
Cathedral City casino wins federal approval
October 18, 2019 - The Agua Caliente tribe will now move forward with their plans to build a casino in downtown Cathedral City, California after receiving approval from the U.S. Department of Interior. ... Read more
News Illinois
Wisconsin Tribe Proposes Suburban Chicago Casino
October 17, 2019 - The Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Nation proposes a $300M casino and hotel in south suburban Lynwood. The proposed location is 120 acres owned by the tribe and located east of Illinois 394 ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove casino wins final court battle
October 16, 2019 - After three years of litigation, a DC federal judge dismissed the final lawsuit against building the Elk Grove casino. The Wilton Rancheria can now finalize plans for their $500M casino in Sacramento County. ... Read more
News California
Cahuilla Casino Hotel Construction Update
October 15, 2019 - The Cahuilla tribe is spending $35.2 million to construct a new casino and hotel. The project is on schedule to open in Spring 2020.The casino's 14,000-square-foot gaming floor will include ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Wind Creek Bethlehem Celebrates Grand Opening
October 14, 2019 - The Poarch Creek Indians of Alabama celebrated the grand opening of their Wind Creek Bethlehem casino and resort. The property is the former Sands Casino & Resort Bethlehem. ... Read more
News Calfornia
San Manuel Casino and Anaheim Ducks expand partnership
October 13, 2019 - San Manuel Casino has announced the expansion of its 13-year partnership with the Anaheim Ducks. The new San Manuel Casino Winner's Circle at the Honda Center will ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino is approved by Rockford City Council
October 12, 2019 - Rockford City Council selected Hard Rock International over two other proposals as Rockford's single applicant for state licensing. Hard Rock will build a $310M casino with 65,000-sq-ft ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation's casino proposal is rejected by Russellville City Council
October 11, 2019 - Last week the Russellville City Council rejected the casino application from the Cherokee Nations and Legends Hospitality as incomplete. The $225M casino proposal ... Read more
News Washington
Angel of the Winds readies 2019 Xpansion Grand Opening
October 10, 2019 - Angel of the Winds Casino Resort will celebrate the grand opening of its $60M Xpansion project with festivities Oct 24-28. It will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 AM Oct 24. ... Read more
News Nevada
Las Vegas Paiute Indians open cannabis tasting room
October 9, 2019 - The first cannabis tasting room in Nevada was opened Oct 5 by the Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians just two blocks north of downtown Las Vegas inside their NuWu Cannabis Marketplace store. ... Read more
News Illinois
Alabama Tribe Proposes Casino in South Suburbs of Chicago
October 8, 2019 - Wind Creek Hospitality, the gaming and hospitality company of Alabama's Poarch Creek Indians, has proposed a $275M casino in the suburbs of East Hazel Crest and Homewood ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino South Bend opens high limit room
October 7, 2019 - The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced the addition of a High Limit gaming room at their Four Winds Casino in South Bend. Located directly off the main casino floor, the new room offers ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Square opens to the public
October 6, 2019 - The Sycuan Tribe has opened the first phase of Sycuan Square with the 5,500-sq-ft Sycuan Market, drive-through smoke shop and a 16-pump fuel station. Revenues will benefit the reservation communities ... Read more
News California
2019 Southern California's Best Casinos
October 5, 2019 - The Southern California Gaming GuideTM has announced its annual Reader's Choice Awards for the Best Casinos in 17 categories. Winners are chosen from 24 Socal tribal casinos for 1st, 2nd and 3rd ... Read more
News Idaho
Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort named 'Tribal Destination of the Year'
October 4, 2019 - The Coeur d'Alene Casino was honored at the 21st annual American Indian Tourism Conference for its Cultural Tourism Program for promoting the history and culture of ... Read more
News California
Win-River relocation is opposed by Shasta County Board
October 3, 2019 - The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 against the Redding Racheria plan to move Win-River Resort & Casino to a 232-acre site on the I-5 south of Redding. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa opens $700M expansion with Grand Celebration Weekend
October 2, 2019 - Hard Rock is celebrating the grand opening of its $700M expansion with weekend of parties, $1M sweepstakes, ribbon cutting and guitar smashing ... Read more
News California
Morongo's 65,000-sq-ft expansion passes halfway point
October 1, 2019 - Construction of the 65,000-square-foot expansion of Morongo has passed the 50% completion point as it proceeds towards opening next summer. ... Read more

September 2019

News Oklahoma
Bordertown Casino will close down Dec 15
September 30, 2019 - The Eastern Shawnee have decided to permanently close the Bordertown Casino and Arena near the Missouri stateline in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. In a press release tlast week he tribe explained ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino Annex opens 300 slots on Oct 1
September 29, 2019 - While construction progresses on the new Saracen Casino & Resort, the Quapaw Nation is opening 300 slot machines to the public Oct 1 in a annex building at the building site. ... Read more
News Arizona
Twin Arrows Casino will open I-40 Travel Plaza
September 28, 2019 - Navajo Blue Travel Plaza will open in late Fall at Twin Arrows Casino Resort to provide travelers with 24/7 fuel, food and beverages, Navajo products and tourist information. ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk approves land sale for Pamunkey Tribe Casino
September 27, 2019 - The Norfolk City Council approved a land sale agreement with the Pamunkey Indian Tribe for 13 acres of city-owned land along the Elizabeth River to build a proposed $700M casino and hotel. ... Read more
News United States
USA Today's 2019 Top 3 'Best Casino Hotels' are Native American
September 26, 2019 - USA Today's 2019 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for Best Casino Hotel named three Native American casino resorts in the top three positions. ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River opens Arizona Cardinals-branded hotel room
September 25, 2019 - As part of the Gila River - Arizona Cardinals partnership, Gila River has opened an exclusive Cardinals-themed hotel room at both Wild Horse Pass and Vee Quiva resorts. ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino partners with SF 49ers
September 24, 2019 - Cache Creek Casino Resort is the official casino of the SF 49ers. The casino has similar sports partnerships with the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, San Jose Sharks and the Oakland A's. ... Read more
News Illinois
Forest City Casino Proposal
September 23, 2019 - The third applicant for a Rockford casino license proposes a $500M casino, hotel and entertainment complex in Forest City. It would include a golf entertainment center, waterpark and family fun center. ... Read more
News California
Cathedral City casino approved by County Board
September 22, 2019 - Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve a compensation plan with the Agua Caliente Tribe to cover costs of county services needed for a Cathedral City casino. ... Read more
News Nevada
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 Florida
Seminole Hard Rock announces new Daer South Florida entertainment complex
September 20, 2019 - Hard Rock have officials announced a massive 44,000-sq-ft entertainment complex featuring a poolside day club, a nightclub and a rooftop club. ... Read more
News North Carolina
NC Cherokee Council approves Cannabis Commission
September 19, 2019 - The Tribal Council of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has established a commission to research and develop economic opportunites in the industrial hemp industry. ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Casino breaks ground on 18-story hotel tower
September 18, 2019 - Muckleshoot Casino celebrated its second ground breaking this year. It begins the second phase of expansion to add a 400-room luxury hotel, the largest of any casino resort in the state. ... Read more
News U.S. Government
2018 Indian Gaming Revenues Increase 4.1% to $33.7 Billion
September 17, 2019 - The total 2018 revenue is based on audited financial statements of 501 gaming operations owned by 241 federally recognized Tribes across 29 states. ... Read more
News Michigan
Saganing Eagles Landing opens new $60M expansion, hotel
September 10, 2019 - On Sep 6 Saganing Eagles Landing celebrated the grand opening of its new 5-story hotel with 148 rooms and a rooftop restaurant. The larger gaming floor ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casinos named official partner of AZ Cardinals
September 9, 2019 - Gila River Hotels & Casinos has partnered with the Arizona Cardinals as the team's "Official Hotel and Casino". Fans will be treated to the largest casino promotions in 25-years of ... Read more
News New York
Yellow Brick Road Casino opens NY's largest sports betting lounge
September 8, 2019 - The largest sports betting lounge in New York State is now open at the Yellow Brick Road Casino in Chittenango. It is 8,800-sq-feet with a 32-ft screen, full-service sports bar ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Casinos named 'Official Casino of the Buffalo Bills'
September 7, 2019 - Seneca Resorts and Casinos is the official casino partner of the Buffalo Bills. The Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will ... Read more
News California
Tachi Palace opens Pho-Nominal Eats
September 6, 2019 - The Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Kings County opened its newest restaurant last week. The Pho-Nominal Eats is a casual venue with a variety of menu choices including pan asian bowls, Vietnamese rolls and ... Read more
News Indiana
Indiana launches sports betting
September 5, 2019 - Indiana has become the 13th state to offer legalized sports betting. There is only in-person betting at licensed casinos at this time. Online and mobile betting will launch later in the football season. ... Read more
News Mississippi
Pearl River Resort Celebrates First Year of First Native American Sportsbook
September 4, 2019 - The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians were the first tribe in the nation to open a sportsbook in their casino on Aug 30 last year. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Oneida Casino partners with Green Bay Packers
September 3, 2019 - Oneida Casino, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary, has been named the official partner of the Packers. The casino will offer sweepstakes to win season ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds South Bend seeks to add table games, sportsbook
September 2, 2019 - Tribal leaders have asked Gov. Holcomb for a gaming compact allowing table games, Vegas-style slots and sports betting at Four winds Casino in South Bend. ... Read more
News New York
Shinnecock Nation will explore casino opportunities
September 1, 2019 - Last week the Shinnecock Indian Nation voted and overwhelmingly passed two gaming resolutions as the first step to exploring new casino opportunities. ... Read more

August 2019

News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa adds Elvis Presley's 24K gold leaf grand piano
August 31, 2019 - The new grand entrance to Tampa's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is now the home of Elvis Presley's 24K gold leaf grand piano. Elvis played this piano at Graceland. ... Read more
News California
Scotts Valley Indians continue fight for Vallejo casino
August 30, 2019 - The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians have filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in DC to overturn last February's DOI decision to reject their casino application for North Vallejo, California. ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente downtown casino is approved by Cathedral City Council
August 29, 2019 - The Cathedral City Council has approved a plan by the Agua Caliente tribe to build a new casino in the downtown area of Cathedral City. This is a key step forward ... Read more
News Michigan
Ojibwa Casino Marquette expansion will open in December
August 28, 2019 - The $40M renovation and expansion of the Ojibwa Casino will open before the end of this year. Its gaming floor will be double the size and feature 500 more slot machines. A 1,200-seat amphitheater ... Read more
News Washington
New Quil Ceda Creek Casino Opens Early 2021
August 27, 2019 - Construction is progressing on the new 126,700-sq-ft casino under construction west of I-5 at Fourth St. The new casino with 1,500 slots and 16 tab le games will replace the existing Quil Ceda Creek Casino in early 2021. ... Read more
News California
Cabazon Band of Mission Indians signs new 25-year gaming compact
August 26, 2019 - The tribe has signed a new gaming compact with California that allows 1,800 slot machines at Fantasy Springs Casino and 450 more beginning in 2024. A new, second casino ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Tribe celebrates 20 years of tribal sovereignty
August 25, 2019 - Gun Lake Tribe received federal recognition on Aug 23, 1999 restoring its rights to self-government and to sovereignty of reservation land under the U.S. Indian Gaming Regulatory ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Golden Mesa Casino will open Sept 12
August 24, 2019 - The Shawnee Tribe will finally celebrate the grand opening of its new casino in the Panhandle on Sept 7th. The casino will host 600 electronic gaming machines, 6 table games, a diner and entertainment. ... Read more
News New Mexico
Sandia Resort is adding 72,000 sq-ft expansion
August 23, 2019 - A 3-level expansion will be added to the southeastern edge of Sandia Resort & Casino. The top floor will be a 25,000-square-foot sports venue with a 30-ft sports bar, restaurant, outdoor decking, and indoor golf simulators. ... Read more
News Michigan
FireKeepers Casino Hotel celebrates 10th anniversay
August 22, 2019 - FireKeepers Casino is running a month-long celebration of its tenth anniversary with special entertainment, prizes and promotions. Over the decade the casino has added a 4-diamond hotel tower, new restaurants, event ... Read more
News Oklahoma
29 Tribal Nations Unite Against OK Gov
August 21, 2019 - A letter signed by leaders of 29 Oklahoma tribes was sent from the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association to Gov. Stitt expressing their united opposition to his call to renegotiate payments before renewing gaming compacts on Jan 1, 2020. ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood will open 14 new restaurants
August 20, 2019 - Hard Rock will open many new dining venues during its Oct 24 Grand Opening of its $1.5B expansion including a new American live-fire grill, Vegas-style buffet, contemporary ... Read more
News Oregon
Chinook Winds is opening Sports Betting Lounge Aug 27
August 19, 2019 - The Chinook Winds Casino open a Sports Wagering Lounge on Aug 27. The casino's website has posted sports betting rules as well as open job opportunities. ... Read more
News New Mexico
Isleta Resort & Casino opens sportsbook
August 18, 2019 - Isleta opened the fourth sportsbook in New Mexico on Monday taking bets on in-state college games of the Lobos and Aggies. Sports betting is open everyday from 8 am till 1 pm in a temporary ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino Resort Rated AAA Four Diamonds
August 17, 2019 - The new 12-story Sycuan hotel has been inspected by the Auto Club and given the AAA Four Diamond Rating. Only 6.3 percent of all AAA-inspected hotels have received Four Diamonds. ... Read more
News Iowa | Nebraska
Prairie Flower Casino kept open by U.S. District Court
August 16, 2019 - The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska won another court decision Tuesday against the city government of Council Bluffs amd the state governments of Iowa and Nebraska. In U.S. District Court ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Sacramento now accepting hotel reservations
August 15, 2019 - As Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain nears its opening, the Hard Rock Hotel opened its reservation system today and began accepting room bookings. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Cedar Lakes Casino sets world record for fry bread taco
August 14, 2019 - During the grand opening celebration of the new Cedar Lakes Casino & Hotel on Aug 10, a Guinness world record for Indian tacos was set at 350 pounds. ... Read more
News Arizona
$400M West Valley Casino will open late 2019
August 13, 2019 - An all-new, larger casino will replace the current Glendale casino by the end of the year. The new gaming floor is 75,000-sq-ft, double the existing size, and new games are blackjack, poker, live bingo. ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation, Legends preview $225M Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas
August 12, 2019 - Plans to build the Legends Resort & Casino Arkansas in Russellville were revealed today. The $225M project includes an outdoor waterpark, outdoor music venue, ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation selected for Pope County casino
August 11, 2019 - The Cherokee Nation in partnership with Legends, a Cowboys/Yankees-backed hospitality company, wins court endorsement to build a casino and hotel complex in Russellville. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe drops marijuana from employee drug testing
August 10, 2019 - Wisconsin's Lac Courte Oreilles Band (LOC) of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians has stopped testing for marijuana in drug tests of new hires. ... Read more
News Washington
Angel of the Winds Casino Expansion Update
August 9, 2019 - Angel of the Winds Casino is nearing the end of its $50M expansion project that adds 300,000 sq-ft. Yesterday the new casino floor opened as well as a 3-story paking structure. The new bowling alley will ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino opens new hotel tower
August 8, 2019 - Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee celebrated the grand opening of a second hotel tower today with a ribbon cutting ceremony and brief speeches by company officials. ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino holds active shooter training
August 7, 2019 - Snoqualmie Casino held active shooter training just days after the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. Two days of active shooter preparedness training was made available to ... Read more
News Illinois
Potawatomi Apply for Waukegan Casino License
August 6, 2019 - Potawatomi Hotel and Casino filed an application yesterday with the City of Waukegan, Illinois to build a commercial casino and entertainment venue under the Rebuild Illinois Law enacted last June. ... Read more
News Oregon
Oregon readies mobile sports betting
August 5, 2019 - Oregon Lottery will launch its new mobile sports betting app and website later this month. It is named the Oregon Lottery Scoreboard and will go live prior to the first game of NFL regular season. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Cedar Lakes Casino celebrates grand opening!
August 4, 2019 - The Leech Lake Band closed its Palace Casino July 22 and replaced it with the new Cedar Lakes Casino-Hotel in Cass Lake. A grand opening ceremony Aug 8 will begin a week-long celebration ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Casino partners with Los Angeles Rams
August 3, 2019 - Pechanga Resort Casino has agreed to a marketing partnership with the LA Rams. The team will provide Pechanga with premium stadium seats, VIP events, presenting sponsorship of ... Read more
News New York
Oneida Nation launches sports betting at Turning Stone and Point Place casinos
August 2, 2019 - Two Oneida casinos officially opened their sports betting lounges yesterday. Yellow Brick Road Casino will follow later this fall. ... Read more
News California
New Havasu Landing Resort & Casino Update
August 1, 2019 - The new Havasu Landing Resort & Casino has missed its announced July 31st opening and has not issued a new date due to a contractor issue. the new casino with its 13,000-square-foot gaming floor ... Read more

July 2019

News California
Barstow casino fight continues between two tribes
July 31, 2019 - After years with no success, the Chemehuevi tribe of Lake Havasu are resubmitting their application to build a casino in Barstow. The location is 40 acres on Lenwood Drive. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino relocation is approved by Porterville
July 30, 2019 - The Porterville City Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Tule River Tribe for relocation of the Eagle Mountain Casino to a 40-acre site next to the Porterville airport. ... Read more
News Illinois
Second Proposal for Rockford Casino
July 29, 2019 - A downtown casino and entertainment complex including an aquarium is proposed by Rock River West Casino Group, a local partnership with developer Gorman & Company, ... Read more
News Michigan
Saganing Eagles Landing's $60M expansion opens Aug 19
July 28, 2019 - After a 2-year major expansion project the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino & Hotel will open its expanded casino Aug 19 and celebrate its grand opening September 8. ... Read more
News Arkansas
New Saracen Casino will break ground Aug 5
July 27, 2019 - The Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma will break ground on its new Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on Monday August 5th. Construction is expected to be completed next summer. ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina approves sports betting at Cherokee casinos
July 26, 2019 - Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law the legalization of sports betting at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, NC and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Hotel & Casino in Murphy, NC. ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Casino in Gary will open in late 2020
July 25, 2019 - Construction will soon begin on a new 200,000-square-foot casino in Gary, Indiana. The casino will include a Hard Rock Cafe and a Hard Rock Live concert venue. ... Read more
News California
Tejon's Hard Rock Casino proposal wins Kern County support
July 24, 2019 - The Kern County Board of Supervisors has approved a $218 million agreement to provide public safety services to the Hard Rock Casino proposed ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Nation and sports betting
July 23, 2019 - The Seneca Nation announced its legal right to open sports betting at its casinos in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Salamanca despite a $255M revenue conflict with the state. ... Read more
News Nebraska
Ho-Chunk Farms will grow hemp in Nebraska
July 22, 2019 - Ho-Chunk Farms has been selected by the State of Nebraska to participate in a pilot program to cultivate hemp. Ho-Chunk will plant 5.5 acres of hemp this summer on the Winnebago reservation to ... Read more
News Kansas
Prairie Band Casino & Resort Begins 2nd Phase of Expansion
July 21, 2019 - The Prairie Band Casino & Resort held a ground-breaking ceremony on July 19 to celebrate the launch of its next construction project to add ... Read more
News British Columbia
Casino of the Rockies re-opens after major upgrade
July 20, 2019 - Casino of the Rockies at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino has been totally redesigned and upgraded with a new look reflecting the essence of Nature and the culture of the Ktunaxa Nation. ... Read more
News California
Tejon Indians and Kern County Seek Casino Agreement
July 19, 2019 - Kern County and the Tejon Indians have been negotiating a 20-year services agreement for the proposed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Bakersfield. It includes police, fire, ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk Nation responds to Hard Rock Rockford application
July 18, 2019 - Ho-Chunk Nation has responded to Hard Rock's application to build a casino in Rockford, IL and says it will "make the region a powerhouse." ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Proposed for Rockford IL
July 17, 2019 - Hard Rock International is the first to announce their plan to build a casino in Rockford, IL. It includes a casino, an entertainment and music venue, restaurants, retail stores and a hotel. ... Read more
News New York
Sports betting began today in New York
July 16, 2019 - The first sports bet in New York State history was placed today at the Rivers Sportsbook inside the Rivers Casino & Resort. Sports betting at seven other New York casinos will soon follow. ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Launches Online Casino Gambling
July 15, 2019 - The first to launch an online casino in Pennsylvania was Hollywood Casino when it accepted first bets at 11AM. A second online casino was launched a few hours later by Parx Casino. ... Read more
News
Aquinnah Tribe asks court to resume casino construction
July 14, 2019 - The Aquinnah Tribe is asking a U.S. District Court for a stay in last month's ruling by Judge Dennis Saylor 4th that halts construction of the tribe's casino pending local permits. ... Read more
News Washington
Kalispel Tribe's lawsuit against Spokane Tribe Casino is dismissed
July 13, 2019 - A U.S. District Court Judge this week dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2017 by the Kalispel Tribe and Spokane County that argued the U.S. Interior Dept was wrong to approve the casino. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Five Civilized Tribes Reject OK Gov's Demand to Renegotiate Compacts
July 12, 2019 - The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes today rejected Gov. Stitt's demand to renegotiate gaming compacts. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
OK Gov and Tribes Clash Over Compact Renewals
July 11. 2019 - Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt insists on renogotiation of all the state-tribe gaming compacts which are scheduled for renewal Jan 1, 2020. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Study Hemp Feasibility
July 10, 2019 - The Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has received and studying a feasibilty study on industrial hemp which it commissioned back in February. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Tulsa breaks ground on 2nd hotel tower
July 9, 2019 - The Osage Casino Hotel in downtown Tulsa has begun construction on a 6-story hotel tower which will add 145 guest rooms. Completion is expected in August 2020. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
First Light Casino Project Expects Final Outcome on Oct 15
July 8, 2019 - The legal battle of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to build a $1B casino resort in Taunton could reach a final conclusion by the DC District Court on Oct 15. ... Read more
News Arizona
Casino Arizona Opens CAZ Sports Bar
July 7, 2019 - The new CAZ Sports Bar is a great gathering place for those seeking great food, drinks and sports on 46 large tv screens. ... Read more
News Arizona
Pascua Yaqui Tribe Wants Third Tucson Casino
July 6, 2019 - Pascua Yaqui leaders are negotiating with Tucson City officials to build a new casino on tribal land West Grant Road and Interstate 10. The agreement would be subject to federal approval of ... Read more
News Wisconsin, Illinois
Ho-Chunk Nation's casino plan for Beloit gets challenge from Rockford IL
July 5, 2019 - As the Beloit tribal casino awaits a federal go-ahead decision, Illinois has enacted a massive gambling expansion bill that will bring a casino to Rockford, IL. ... Read more
News California
Elk Grove Casino Project Fights Another Lawsuit
July 4, 2019 - The U.S. Dept of Interior and the Wilton Rancheria both filed legal responses yesterday in the U.S. District Court DC for another lawsuit filed by the activist group Stand Up for California! ... Read more
News California
Valley View Casino Completes $50M Expansion
July 3, 2019 - After 18 months of new construction and major renovations, Valley View Casino celebrated the opening of 43,000 square feet of additional gaming, new entrance, new restaurant ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas Launches Sports Betting
July 2, 2019 - Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort is the first of four casinos in Arkansas to launch their sports book. Tellers and kiosks opened July 1 in the VIP racing area of the casino. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
La Cantina celebrates new menu at Choctaw Casino Durant
July 1, 2019 - The La Cantina restaurant at Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant has a new menu to be introduced at its "Grand Opening Fiesta" scheduled July 4-7. ... Read more

June 2019

News Montana
Kwataqnuk Resort Casino opens Falling Waters Bar and Grill
June 30, 2019 - The new Falling Waters Bar and Grill opened last week offering its guests a new gathering place for televised sporting events, a full-service bar, and an expanded food menu. ... Read more
News Illinois
Illinois Authorizes Sports Betting & Six New Casinos
June 29, 2019 - Illinois Gov. Pritzker has signed into law a $45B infrastructure bill that includes a massive gambling across the state. The new law legalizes sports betting, authorizes six new casinos, adds ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Will Build 10,000-seat Downtown Arena
June 26, 2019 - Agua Caliente will build a large arena in Palm Springs to host live concerts with Live Nation Entertainment and potentially an American Hockey League farm team. ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino partners with Del Mar Racetrack
June 25, 2019 - Two major attractions in San Diego have agreed on a promotional partnership beginning July 17 that includes Sycuan signage at the finish line and other throughout the track plus video replays will display ... Read more
News New Mexico
New Sports Book at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
June 24, 2019 - The Mescalero Apache Tribe has partnered with william Hill to provide the technology and daily operation of a sportsbook inside the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Grand Opening of the Encore Boston Harbor
June 23, 2019 - The $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Massachusetts opened to the public this morning. Over 50,000 visitors were welcomed. The ceremonies included a ribbon cutting, speeches and a fireworks show. ... Read more
News California
Three California Tribes will appeal US District Court decision
June 22, 2019 - Three California tribes will appeal their case against the State of California and Gov. Newsom to stop state-licensed cardrooms from hosting blackjack, baccarat and other house-backed games. ... Read more
News Oregon
Wildhorse Resort & Casino starts $85M expansion
June 20, 2019 - Wildhorse Casino is adding a new, 24-lane bowling center, a food court and a family arcade. This is Phase 1 of a $85M expansion project which will be followed by a new hotel tower and events center in Phase 2. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Prairie's Edge Casino opens smoke-free expansion
June 19, 2019 - Prairie's Edge is celebrating the opening of its new, two-story smoke-free cassino addition. The new 22,000-sq-ft area has its own air ventilation system and its own doors for separaton from the main facility. ... Read more
News California
Calif Tribes Lose Lawsuit for Card Game Exclusivity
June 19, 2019 - A U.S. District Judge dismissed a lawsuitefiled by three California tribes against the state and the state's governor to stop state-licensed cardrooms from playing blackjack and other house-backed games. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Aquinnah Cliffs Casino construction on Martha's Vineyard is halted pending local permits
June 18, 2019 - A federal circuit judge has ruled the Aquinnah Tribe has the right to build a casino without state or local permission, but it must comply with the local zoning and permitting ordinances ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Starts $60 Million Hotel Project
June 16, 2019 - Rivers Casino is preparing to start construction this summer on a seven-story, 219-room hotel to be named The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh. Construction will take 18 months to complete. ... Read more
News Washington
New branding, new logo for 7 Cedars Casino
June 15, 2019 - Over the next 6-8 months 7 Cedars will be rebranding the 7 Cedars Casino, the 7 Cedars Hotel (under construction) and other properties with a new look and a new logo. ... Read more
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

May 2019

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
News
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 celebrate 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 casino 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

April 2019

News Michigan
Ojibwa Baraga Celebrates Grand Reopening
April 30, 2019 - Ojibwa Casino Baraga celebrated the completion of a $6.5 million renovation project that installed a new state-of-the-art ventilation system, upgraded a new pit area and remodeled a bar, restaurant ... Read more
News California
Doors Open at Harrah's New Casino near Sacramento
April 29, 2019 - Doors opened to the public at 4:29pm today at Harrah's new casino located 32 miles southeast of Sacramento. The $168 casino has 950 slot machines, 20 table games, one restaurant and three small food venues. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casino Durant Breaks Ground on $500 Million Expansion
April 29, 2019 - Construction has begun on a major expansion in Durant that will add 1,000 hotel rooms, more gaming space, new dining and entertainment venues, retail space and a parking garage. ... Read more
News California
Rolling Hills Casino Adds New Amphitheater
April 28, 2019 - A new outdoor amphitheater at Rolling Hills Casino will open its first concert on June 9 with classic rock group War. Dwight Yoakam will appear the next week June 16. ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Encore Boston Harbor Will Open June 23
April 26, 2019 - After three years of construction at a cost of $2.6 billion, Encore Boston Harbor is preparing to open its doors to the public on June 23. The 3 million-square-foot resort will feature 3,158 slot machines, 143 table games, five-star 27-story hotel tower, ... Read more
News Virginia
Casino-style Gambling Opens in Virginia
April 24, 2019 - The first Rosie's Gaming Emporium opened yesterday hosting 600 Historical Horse Racing machines which look and feel like vegas slot machines except players do not bet against the house. Instead, player bets are placed in a pool ... Read more
News Indiana
Indiana Gaming Agreement Passed by Legislature
April 24, 2019 - The Senate and House have passed new casino legislations that would authorize sports betting, add live dealer gaming at racinos and allow a new casino built in Terra Haute. ... Read more
News California
Redwood Hotel Casino installs electric vehicle charging stations
April 24, 2019 - Redwood Casino has installed four new charging stations for guests driving electric vehicles. The charging stations includes two ChargePoint Express 200 and two CT4000 ... Read more
News Washington
Ilani Celebrates 2nd Anniversary and the Opening of Cowlitz Crossing
April 24, 2019 - The Ilani Casino Resort opened on this date in 2017. The anniversary celebration included the opening of nearby Cowlitz Crossing, a fuel and convenience store, and the announcement ... Read more
News New Mexico
Isleta Resort and Casino will add sports betting
April 24, 2019 - In a press reslease yesterday Isleta Casino announced plans to become the third casino in New Mexico to offer sports wagering. The opening date will be scheduled for sometime this summer. ... Read more
News Washington
Puyallup Tribe opens cannabis store in Tacoma
April 22, 2019 - Cheech & Chong welcomed guests and signed autographs at the granding opening celebration of Commencement Bay Cannabis, a new cannabis retail store of the Puyallup Tribe. ... Read more
News Airzona
Top 10 Arizona Casinos 2019
April 21, 2019 - A list of the Top 10 Arizona Casinos in 2019 has been selected by the readers of Ranking Arizona. This year's list starts with Casino Arizona as #1 followed by Cliff Castle Casino, Twin Arrows ... Read more
News California
SNEAK PREVIEW: Harrah's Northern California Casino
April 19, 2019 - Take a tour with ABC 10 News to preview Harrah's Northern California Casino which will be opening in ten days. The new casino is 32 miles southeast of Sacramento and 38 miles from Stockton. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Tulsa is hiring for recent expansion
April 17, 2019 - Hard Rock Tulsa has openings for new employees to work in the newly constructed areas of the casino. A new two-level structure with 65,000 square feet has added more gaming area, more convention space, a poker room and a dance hall. ... Read more
News Saskatchewan
Gold Eagle Casino wins Saskatchewan Tourism Employer of the Year Award
April 18, 2019 - Gold Eagle Casino in North Battleford has been awarded the Saskatchewan Tourism Employer of the Year Award by Tourism Saskatchewan for outstanding management that attracts tourism to the province. ... Read more
News New Mexico
New Mexico Indian Livestock Days will be May 7-9 at Route 66 Casino Hotel
April 18, 2019 - NM Indian Livestock Days will be held this year in Albuquerque at the Route 66 Casino Hotel. This is a New Mexico State University event that provides research information ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Creek Nation Casino on Lake Eufaula gets Fed approval
April 17. 2019 - The Dept of Interior has approved a Muscogee (Creek) Nation application to transfer 48 acres on Lake Eufaula into federal trust for the purpose of building a new casino-resort. ... Read more
News Michingan
First Michigan Tribe Legalizes Recreational Cannabis
April 16, 2019 - The Bay Mills Indian Community in Chippewa County is the first tribe in Michigan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Private use is allowed. Public use is prohibited as well as all commercial uses. ... Read more
News Oregon
Wildhorse Casino Expansion is Delayed
April 15, 2019 - The shortage of local construction workers and higher labor costs have forced Wildhorse Casino to stop its expansion plan and consider changing to a phase-by-phase construction projects. ... Read more
News Arizona
Ak-Chin Completes 3-Year, Multimillion-Dollar Expansion
April 14, 2019 - All the construction and renovations have been completed on this major expansion project to change the Ak-Chin into a resort and a casino. ... Read more
News Kansas
Sac & Fox Casino Opens New Silver Fox Showroom and Bingo Entertainment Center
April 10, 2019 - Sac & Fox has opened a new 6,000 square foot enclosed complex featuring the 600-seat Silver Fox Showroom and an adjacent 240-seat Bingo Hall. ... Read more
News Washington
Major expansion underway at Muckleshoot Casino
April 9, 2019 - Construction has begun at Muckleshoot Casino to add 10,000 square feet of gaming space and a 20,000-square-foot event and conference center. ... Read more
News Washington
Colville Confederated Tribes Sign Marijuana Compact with Washington State
April 8, 2019 - A Marijuana Compact has been signed and approved by Gov. Jay Inslee to allow the Colville Confederated Tribes to sale recreational marijuana on their reservation land. ... Read more
News California
Valley View Casino's Job Fair is April 12 & 13
April 5, 2019
Valley View Casino will hold an onsite job fair April 12-13 from 9am to 5pm to fill 100 new jpb positions for a soon-to-open casino expansion. New hirees will be needed in the casino, restaurants and hotel. ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas' First Casinos Open at Two Racetracks
April 1, 2009 - Five months after voters approved casino gambling in Arkansas, two race tracks have officially began casino operations with blackjack, poker, roulette, and slots machines. ... Read more

March 2019

News Texas
Texas Shuts Down Speaking Rock's Casino Operation
March 29, 2019 - The Texas Attorney General issued a permanent injunction yesterday against slot machines at the Speaking Rock Entertainment Center. ... Read more
News Washington
Angel of the Winds' Xpansion Summer 2019 opening soon!
March 28, 2019 - The $60M construction project is scheduled for completion in a few months adding more slot machines and table games, a bowling alley, an event center, a new buffet, a steakhouse and more parking. ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino Resort Celebrates Grand Opening!
March 27, 2019 - Sycuan Casino has officially become the Sycuan Casino Resort with the grand opening of its $228M expansion project adding a 12-story hotel tower with 300 rooms, 10 new restaurants and bars, ... Read more
News New York
Seneca Niagara Casino nears completion of new "Seneca Arrival Experience"
March 26, 2019 - Construction is nearing completion on the $14M first phase which redesigns and enhances the driveway approach, entryway and lobby area. ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia Gov Signs Casino Gambling Bill
March 26, 2019 - Gov Northam signed a casino gambling bill into law Friday allowing the Lottery Board to regulate casino gambling including sports betting and online gambling. ... Read more
News California
Demolition of "Ghost Mall" clears way for Elk Grove casino March 25, 2019 - The "ghost mall" in Elk Grove has been demolished and cleared for the pending construction of the new Wilton Rancheria casino. The casino opening will be in late 2020. ... Read more
News California
California Shuts Tribes Out of Largest Marijuana Market
March 25, 2019 - The California Bureau of Cannabis Control will not allow tribes to conduct off-reservation business without a license, and offers tribes an unacceptable condition for licensing that surrenders their sovereign right of ... Read more
News Connecticut
Tribal Winds Casino gets Federal Approval to Start Construction
March 21, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Interior has approved the revised gaming compacts of the two tribes with the state after a long and delayed review. Fed approval gives a green light to construction. ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Tribe will rename the Sands Bethlehem to "Wind Creek Casino and Resort"
March 16, 2019 - The Alabama's Poarch Band of Creek Indians is buying the Sands Bethlehem and has changed the sign on the landmark ore crane to read "Wind Creek Casino and Resort". ... Read more
News Michigan
UPDATE on Lakeshore Casino and Resort near Muskegon
March 17, 2019 - The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians have sought to build a casino in Fruitport Township of Muskegon County. The federal government is currently reviewing their application ... Read more
News North Carolina
New Hope for Catawba Casino at Kings Mountain NC
March 16, 2019 - Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a US Senate bill to bypass a 5-year delay by the US Interior Department and qualify the Catawba Indian Nation to build a casino at Kings Mountain, NC. ... Read more
News New Mexico
Sports Betting comes to Buffalo Thunder Casino
March 11, 2019
Today Buffalo Run Casino opened its new Race and Sports Book which introduces sports wagering to its existing para-mutuel wagering. Bets on sports or races can be placed on kiosks or with a teller. ... Read more
News United States
U.S. 2018 Casino Revenues Approach $76B
March 11, 2019 - The combined revenues of all U.S. casinos, both Native American and commercial, is estimated at nearly $76 billion in 2018 ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino Resort Project Update
March 9, 2019 - The Quapaw Tribe intends to start construction on the Saracen Casino immediately after the state approves its gaming license. The construction timeline will be similar to building the Downstream Casino in Oklahoma. ... Read more
News Texas
Texas Bill Would Allow 12 Casino Resorts
March 06, 2019
House Bill 3043 was introduced in Austin this week to legalize casino gambling in Texas and authorize casino resorts in twelve cities. Local voter approval would be required. ... Read more
News New York
Point Place Casino Celebrates First Anniversary
March 05, 2019 - Nearly one million people have visited Point Place Casino since in first opened March 1, 2018 and the casino is celebrating in a big way! ... Read more
News California
Two landmark casinos are rebranded "Agua Caliente Casinos"
March 1, 2019 - The Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs and the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage have been renamed the Agua Caliente Palm Springs and the Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage. ... Read more
News Minnesota
PREVIEW: Cedar Lakes Casino & Hotel OpensAugust 1, 2019
March 1, 2019 - A new Cass Lake casino named Cedar Lakes Casino & Hotel will replace the Palace Casino and Hotel this summer. The location is closer to the town of Cass Lake. ... Read more

February 2019

News 7 Cedars Hotel celebrates ground-breaking after weather delay February 28, 2019 - 7 Cedars Casino broke ground today on the new construction of a $40million, 100-room hotel located adjacent to the casino. The construction should be completed by spring 2020. ... Read more News Valley View Casino has expanded its Maine Lobster Buffet February 28, 2019 - Valley View Casino has expanded its Maine Lobster Buffet with more food selections, a new interior, more seating, new table and chairs and more space. ... Read more News Barona Celebrates Expansion Anniversary with 5X Points All-Day All-Month March 1-31 February 26, 2019 - Baron Casino is offering a 5X Points All-Day special promotion throughout March to celebrate last year's completion of its Welcome Home expansion project. ... Read more News Saracen Casino Resort Status Report February 26, 2019 - This is a summary of the key progress made since the Nov 2018 election which allowed a casino to be built in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Includes timelines, schedules and opening date. ... Read more News Construction Begins on Aquinnah Cliffs Casino February 25, 2019 - Construction has begun with site preparation at the new Aquinnal casino on Marth's Vineyard. After a long and successful legal fight with state and local governments, the Aquinnah Tribe's casino is becoming reality. ... Read more News Virginia General Assembly Passes Casino Bill February 24, 2019 - Both houses of the General Assembly voted in favor of legislation that could bring casino gambling to the state. It requires the governor's signature and a voter referendum to amend the state constitution. ... Read more News New Shoshone-Bannock Casino Celebrates Grand Opening February 23, 2019 - A week after a soft opening, the new Shoshone Bannock Casino celebrated its grand opening. Players won lots of special prizes and had a shot at a million dollars. ... Read more News Estrella at Casino Del Sol reaches Construction Milestone February 21, 2019 - A new hotel under construction is named Estrella at Casino Del Sol. Last Friday marked the halfway point towards completion when the final steel beam ... Read more News Forbes Travel Guide 2019 Rates Pechanga Hotel and Spa February 21, 2019 - The Forbes Travel Guide is considered the premier standard of the hospitality industry. This year the guide rated Pechanga's spa and hotel against world competition. ... Read more News Tribe acquires more land around Medford casino site February 20, 2019 - Over the last few years the Coquille Tribe has been buying additional parcels of land around their proposed casino site. The Tribe now owns or controls about 45 acres. ... Read more News Jamul Casino's New Poker Room & Tournament February 18, 2019 - Jamul has opened a new poker room with 10 tables, a full bar and table-side dining. The casino also launched the Golden Cap annual poker tournament with a $50,000 guarantee. ... Read more News Soboba Video Previews 2019 Resort Property February 17, 2019 - Soboba has released a 4-minute video presentation unveiling the details of their new casino resort perty which will soon open to the public. ... Read more News Muckleshoot Casino Announces Major Expansion for 2020 February 14, 2019 - Muckleshoot Casino is enlarging its gaming space, adding 3 new eating options, remodeling the exterior, adding a convention center plus adding a tribal cultural center. ... Read more News Major Construction Milestone Celebrated at Hard Rock Casino Sacramento February 13, 2019 - As the construction crew raised the final steel beam to the top of the hotel, a "topping off" ceremony began with tribal drumming by members of the Enterprise Rancheria. ... Read more News Shoshone-Bannock Casino Readies for Grand Opening February 13, 2019 - This is a preview video of the new Shoshone-Bannock Casino that opened to the public today. The new casino floor is 85,463 sq-ft with 900 slot machines, a high-limit gaming area and a new 8,084 sq-ft bingo hall. ... Read more News Harrah's Northern California begins hiring for May opening February 12, 2019 - Harrah's is now hiring 400 full-time employees for its new Northern California casino. Dealer applicants will receive 8 weeks of training starting Feb 18. ... Read more News Osage Casino Hotel opens new Skyline Event Center February 7, 2019 - This new 2,000-seat concert and entertainment center has been completed and is about to open with its first public concert with the Goo Goo Dolls on Feb 16th. ... Read more News New Bill Would Authorize Four KY Casinos by 2021 February 6, 2019 - The bill would authorize full-scale casino gambling including slot machines, table games and sports betting. Up to four casino licenses would be issued to casino developers and slots-only permits issued to racetracks. ... Read more News KY Casino Proposal: "Raven Rock Casino Resort" February 5, 2019 - A casino resort has been proposed for the city of Jenkins in Letcher County. It would include family entertainment attractions like tree top walks, ziplines and mountain coasters. ... Read more News Video: Major Expansion Plans for Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison February 4, 2019 - The Ho-Chunk Nation announced major expansion plans today to add 145,000 sq-ft to the casino plus add a hotel, a conference center and a tribal history center. ... Read more News Hard Rock Tulsa Opens 'Track 5' Dance Hall February 1, 2019 - Hard Rock Tulsa opened is newest enterainment venue Track 5, a 1,200-square-foot, wooden dance with a full-service bar. Track 5 is part of the casino's new 65,000-sq-ft expansion. ... Read more News New Jamul Poker Room Opens Feb 15th February 1, 2019 - The Jamul Poker Room grand opening will be celebrated with the inaugural $50,000 Golden Cap poker tournament featuring celebrity player Tiffany Michelle and ESPN poker commentator Norman Chad. ... Read more

January 2019

News New Waterpark opens Feb 25 at 7 Clans First Council Casino and Hotel January 30, 2019 - The First Council Casino will open its new 20,000-sq-ft indoor water park Feb 25. It features 3 large slides, a teenager pool, a children pool, a lazy river and more. ... Read more News Norfolk council votes unanimously to support Pamunkey Casino January 29, 2019 - Last night the City Council of Norfolk passed a unanimous resolution to support the $750 casino and hotel proposed by the Pamunkey Indian Tribe. ... Read more News East Windsor casino named Tribal Winds Casino January 29. 2019 - A new name for the East Windsor casino project was announced today by the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot Tribes. It is the "Tribal Winds Casino". ... Read more News Grey Eagle casino expansion opens this spring January 27, 2019 - Grey Eagle is expanding its gaming floor to accomodate the highlimit players club, It is also adding parking and redesigning road access for better traffic flow. ... Read more News Another anti-casino lawsuit tossed by federal judge January 25, 2019 - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Stand Up for California! in an attempt to stop construction of the casino resort planned for Elk Grove, CA. ... Read more News Arizona Bill Would Legalize Sports Betting at Indian Casinos January 24, 2019 - A State Senate Bill has been introduced to legalize sports betting at Arizona Indian casinos. It specifically excludes commercial venues because that violates tribe gaming compacts. ... Read more News Sycuan opening The Uncommons Market January 21, 2019 - When Sycuan opens its $226 million in March, it will include "The UnCommons", a restaurant row within the dining corridor featuring 5 fast, casual outlets of San Diego eateries. ... Read more News Shoshone-Bannock Hotel Opens Casino Feb 13 January 21, 2019 - A new 85,463 square-foot casino addition will open to the public on Feb 13th at the Shoshone Bannock Hotel. The grand opening with entertainment and giveaways is Feb 23rd. ... Read more News First VA Casino Bill Passes Senate Committee January 21, 2019 - The Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology take the first major step towards legalization of casino gambling in Virginia by passing Senate Bill 1126. ... Read more News Minnesota Tribes Oppose Sports Betting Legislation January 18, 2019 - The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association has notified all top government leaders of its opposition to sports betting in this year's legislative session. ... Read more News Soboba Casino's new resort will open in February 2019 January 14, 2019 - Soboba Casino is planning to open its new casino resort in late February. Plans are being made for a grand opening in the third week of February. ... Read more News 7 Cedars Hotel ground breaking Feb 4, 2019 January 10, 2019 - Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe will soon begin construction on their four-star, four-diamond hotel which will open in Spring 2020. The 5-story addition will offer 100 guest rooms. ... Read more News Pechanga Resort Casino opens new 'Corner Bar' January 10, 2019 - As part of Pechanga's $300M expansion that opened in 2018, the new Corner bar opened in late December. The bar has 30 seats and is located next to the high-limit gaming area. ... Read more News New Morongo construction will increase casino size 30% January 8, 2019 - A major construction project has now started to expand Morongo's casino floor by 30%. The new space will be filled with 800 new slot machines and more table games. Completion date is 2020. ... Read more News California Tribes Sue State over Illegal Games in Cardrooms January 4, 2019 - Tribes have filed a lawsuit in federal court against the State of California for not stopping blackjack and other unauthorized games at state-licensed card casinos. ... Read more News Sycuan's 2019 Expansion Will Include "Bull & Bourbon", "Elicit Bar & Lounge" and "Retreat Pool & Cabanas" January 2, 2019 - Sycuan is developing three excitingly new food and drink venues opening in Spring 2019. ... Read more

December 2018

News Departing Michigan Governor Vetoes Online Gambling Bill December 30, 2018 - Gov. Snyder surprisingly vetoed the Online Gambling Bill passed by the legislature just before Christmas. ... Read more News VIDEO: "River Valley Casino Resort" is Proposed for Pope County December 28, 2018 - This casino proposal would be built in 3 phases and features 2,100 slot machines, 100 table games and 600 hotel rooms. Opening date is late fall 2020. ... Read more News Michigan Legislature Passes Online Gambling Bill December 21, 2018 - By an overwhelming vote, the Online Gambling Bill will license Michigan casinos to offer online poker, casino games and sports betting. ... Read more News New Gold Horse Casino Opens in Lloydminster December 21, 2018 - The newest casino in Saskatewan, the Gold Horse Casino, has opened in Lloydminster. It features 250 slots, 5 live table games, 18 electronic table games ... Read more News VIDEO: First Virginia Casino could be in Norfolk December 19, 2018 - The Pamunkey Tribe are negotiating with the City of Norfolk to purchase 20 acres of riverfront property owned by the city for the purpose of building a $700 million casino and hotel. ... Read more News Coeur d'Alene Casino $12M Upgrade Opens March 2019 December 19, 2019 - Coeur d'Alene Casino is adding a high-limit gaming area and a new HVAC air system for smoke removal. The event center stage size is doubling and new seating will better viewing. ... Read more News Cypress Bayou Casino celebrates 25 years December 18, 2018 - Cypress Bayou Casino has grown substantially over 25 years. It has grown to a 180,000-sq-ft casino with 1,000 slot machines, 38 table games, poker room and a large bingo hall with 1,200 seats. ... Read more News Sycuan Now Accepting Room Reservations for 2019 December 17, 2018 - Sycuan is now accepting guest reservations for their new hotel tower for dates astarting in March 2019. ... Read more News Pechanga Casino gains naming rights to San Diego Sports Arena December 13, 2018 - The city council of San Diego has approved a deal with the Pechanga Tribe to rename the city's sports arena the Pechanga Sports Arena. ... Read more News New Parking Garage Added to Chinook Winds December 13, 2019 - A new 380-spaces parking garage has been built on the northwest side of the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Its grand opening will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 13. ... Read more News Proposed Saracen Casino Resort gets city and county government support December 09, 2018 - The Quapaw Nation of Oklahoma has received governmental support from both the county and city to build a casino resort in Pine Blluff, Arkansas. ... Read more News La Jolla Tribe awarded new tribal-state gaming compact December 12, 2018 - Gov. Brown has signed a 25-year gaming compact with the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indian allowoing the tribe to develop three casinos and operate up to 2,000 slot machines ... Read more News Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa tops out hotel tower. December 10, 2018 - The final beam was hoisted into place for the new 15-story hotel tower. Construction will be completed in 2019 adding 564 more guest rooms. ... Read more News Tribe moves closer to approval of a casino in Muskegon County December 08, 2018 - The Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs conducted public hearings on the proposed $180 million Lakeshore Casino and Resort to be built near Muskegon. ... Read more News New plans for closed Camel Rock Casino December 06, 2018 - The Camel Rock Casino is closed and replaced by the new Tesuque Casino. The casino is now vacant but new plans for its use are expected to be announced in the next few months. ... Read more News Agua Caliente Casino opens new Pivat Cigar Lounge December 06, 2018 - Agua Caliente's new Pivat Cigar Lounge offers guests a variety of high-end cigars accompanied with top-shelf whiskey and cocktails. ... Read more News Expansion update for Wildhorse Resort & Casino December 06, 2018 - Some changes to the expansion plans for Wildhorse Resort & Casino have become neccessary to keep construction costs within a $85 million budget. ... Read more News Seattle Seahawks partner with Snoqualmie Casino December 03, 2018 - A new partnership with the Seattle Seahawks allows Snoqualmie Casino to use the Seahawks logo for promotional and advertising purposes. ... Read more News Gun Lake Tribe has contributed $1.5 billion to Michigan's economy December 03, 2018 - During its 7 years of casino operations the Gun Lake Tribe has conntributed $1.5 billion to the Michigan economy. ... Read more News Rolling Hills Casino offer Free Buffet to Camp Fire victims December 03, 2018 - Tribal leaders of the Rolling Hills Casino offered free buffet meals to Camp Fire victims through the entire month of December. ... Read more News Mohegan Sun ready to buy Encore Boston Harbor December 01, 2018 - If state regulators decide to revoke the gaming license issued to Wynn Resorts for the Encore Boston Harbor casino, the Mohegan Sun will offer to buy the casino for $2.5 billion. ... Read more

November 2018

News Live! Philadelphia Casino could open in 2020 November 29, 2018 - After long delays construction may soon be starting. The original cost was projected to be $400 million. New estimates could now be $700 million to complete. ... Read more News "Guitar Smash" ceremony at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood November 28, 2018 - This Hollywood casino resort highlighted the grand opening of its new Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood with a guitar smash ceremony. ... Read more News Update on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain November 28, 2018 - Construction continues on this $440 million casino and 152-room hotel. Completion is expected in 15 months from now with a tentative grand opening in early 2020. ... Read more News Triple Crown Casinos plans 150-room hotel for 2020 November 27, 2018 - The $40 million Triple Crown Casinos hotel project will be the second largest hotel in Cripple Creek. Construction will start in Spring 2019 and completed by end of 2020. ... Read more News Tesuque Casino opens and Camel Rock Casino closes November 24, 2018 - The new Tesuque Casino opened on November 23, 2018. It replaces the 23-year-old Camel Rock Casino, which was closed the next day. The new casino offers 800 slots and 10 table games. ... Read more News New Tesuque Casino opens in Santa Fe November 23, 2018 - Tesuque Casino officially opened its doors today and welcomed an estimated 5,000 visitors. This new 72,000 square-foot casino is the second largest in the area. ... Read more News Expansion at Royal River Casino
November 21, 2018 - Royal River Casino in Flandreau is currently undergoing a total renovation and upgrade of its casino and hotel. ... Read more
News Casino Morongo Reopens Original Gaming Facility November 20, 2018 - The original Casino Morongo opened in May 1995 and closed in 2004. It has been upgraded and reopened as a second Morongo casino. ... Read more News Oaklawn announces major expansion with hotel, events center November 19, 2018 - The Oaklawn racetrack will spend $100 million to build a 200-room hotel, a multipurpose event center and a larger gaming floor. ... Read more News Major renovation is underway at Coeur d'Alene Casino November 17, 2018 - A $15 million renovation project is underway at the Coeur d'Alene Casino. It is scheduled for completion in March 2019. ... Read more News Ojibwa Casino Marquette expansion plan for 2020 - Update November 17, 2018 - Ojibwa Casino has begun a 2-phase expansion. The first phase will be completed in January 2020 and double the gaming space and add two more dining venues. ... Read more News Choctaw Casino and Resort announces a 2-year expansion plan November 14, 2018 - This Choctaw Casino will breakground next Spring on a 1,000-room hotel, pool, conference center, new dining venues, more gaming space at and additional parking. ... Read more News Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino completes 12-story hotel tower, expanded casino, new parking garage November 10, 2018 - Ak-Chin Casino has recently completed construction an a 12-story hotel tower with 232 guest rooms ... Read more News Beloit casino moves towards Federal approval November 09, 2018 - The Federal Bureau of Indian affairs has completed its environmental impact statement for the proposed $405 million Beloit casino. ... Read more News Quapaw Tribe plan Pine Bluff casino to open early 2020 November 08, 2018 - The Quapaw Tribe is seeking state approval by April 2019, so construction can start in mid-2019 and the casino could open in early 2020. ... Read more News Big Step - Fed approves management contract for Elk Grove casino November 07, 2018 - The Wilton Rancheria casino moved a step closer to final approval when the the National Indian Gaming Commission approved a management contract between the tribe and Boyd Gaming. ... Read more News Big Win for Seminoles and Disney - Voters approve anti-casino Amendment 3 November 07, 2018 - The Seminole Tribe spent over $24 million and Disney spent $20 million in support of this measure that prevents future expansion of gambling in Florida. ... Read more News Arkansas voters pass casino amendment November 06, 2018 - Amendment 3 to authorize casinos in Arkansas was passed by voters in the Nov 3rd election. ... Read more News Pala completes expansion and renovation of its gaming, entertainment and dining facilities November 02, 2018 - This major project began in October 2017 is now finished adding a 15,000 sq-ft non-smoking casino area, 10,000 sq-ft additional casino space, and expanded bar ... Read more News Christmas Casino & Inn opens in Cripple Creek November 02, 2018 - Christmas Casino has opened with a year-round christmas theme and 100 gaming devices. It is located at the former Big Jim's casino ... Read more News Major Construction at 10 Southern California Casinos November 1, 2016 - Huge expansion projects are underway at Agua Caliente, Morongo, Pala, Casino, Fantasy Springs, Pechanga, San Manuel, Soboba, Spa Resort and Spotlight 29 casinos. ... Read more News Inn of the Mountain Gods opens luxury spa November 1, 2018 - The new luxury spa opened last week showcasing a warm design inspired by the culture of the Mescalero tribe. The salon offers full service treatments. ... Read more News New Prairie Flower Casino opened Nov. 1 in Carter Lake November 1, 2018 - Ths a Tribe's new casino is 9,500 square feet and offers 200 electronic gaming machines. It is located 3 miles from downtown Omaha on the intersection of Ninth Street and Avenue H. ... Read more

October 2018

News Cahuilla Casino is building a new casino and hotel October 29, 2018 - Construction of a new Anza casino and hotel has begun. When finished it will replace the existing Cahuilla Casino. ... Read more News Mohegan Gaming will manage Paragon Casino Resort October 26. 2018 - Paragon Casino Resort is partnering with Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, a commercial managment company of the Mohegan Tribe. The agreement will last 5 years. ... Read more News Morongo Casino plans major expansion and renovation October 25, 2018 - Morongo will add 65,000 square feet, 800 slot machines, additional table games, new or renovated restaurants, and a 750-vehicle parking structure ... Read more News Philadelphia Live! May be Dead October 24, 2018 - It is unclear why the project is not moving forward. It is speciulated that the partnership between the two developers, Cordish Company and Greenwood Gaming, has dissolved. ... Read more News Prairie Band Casino completes phase one of $55M renovation project October 22, 2018 - The first phase of renovation has been completed with the opening of an expanded casino floor, a new hotel lobby bar, and a coffee shop ... Read more News Snoqualmie Casino celebrates opening of new cafe and deli October 19, 2018 - The new 24/7 cafe and deli serves Asian cuisine and other menu items. It is a 2,250-square-foot venue with a mural carving as a focal poinr. ... Read more News Valley View Casino partners with Humphreys Concerts by the Bay October 18, 2018 - Valley View Casino and Humphreys Concerts by the Bay have agreed to a partnership to complement the casino's $50 million expansion. ... Read more News Talking Stick Resort named 2018 Casino of the Year October 18, 2018 - The International Entertainment Buyers Association has recognized Talking Stick Resort as their 2018 Casino of the Year. This is the 48th year of giving these awards. ... Read more News Chumash get state approval of off-track betting October 16, 2018 - Callifornia has agreed to amend the current gaming compact with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to allow off-track betting at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez. ... Read more News Northern Quest exploring plans for second hotel tower, part of $110M expansion October 13, 2018 - Northern Quest is planning a new hotel would hold between 150 and 200 additional rooms. It would look similar to the 150 ft tower that currently stands. ... Read more News Northern Quest celebrates expansion with "Questival" October 12, 2018 - After many months of expanding and adding new entertainment venues, Northern Quest celebrated with open houses and activities at Questival. ... Read more News Santa Ana Star opens first sports book in New Mexico October 10, 2018 - The first legal sports book in New Mexico opened on October 16 at the Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel. Sports wagering is now available on NFL, MLB, NBA, NASCAR, and college games. ... Read more News Thunder Valley Casino signs partner for future sports betting October 10, 2018 - California has not legalized sports betting, however Thunder Valley Casino will be ready when it is. The United Auburn Indians have partnered with MGM GVC Interactive for sports betting. ... Read more News Viejas Casino & Resort Completes Seven-Year Expansion Project Oct 9, 2018 - Press Release - Since 2011, Viejas Casino has constructed three hotel towers, a high limit gaming area, a massive center bar, and the adult-only Willows Hotel & Spa. ... Read more News Buffalo Creek Casino to buy naming rights to Metro Rail station - A contract has been approved by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to rename the Erie Canal Harbor Station to "Buffalo Creek Casino at Canalside". ... Read more News Top 10 Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas 2018
October 5, 2018 - USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards has recognized the ten "Best Casinos Outside of Las Vegas." Six of the ten are Indian casino. First Place is Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. See the full list. ... Read more
News Virginia tribes celebrate federal recognition October 5, 2018 - Members of seven Virginia Indian tribes celebrated the federal government's decision to grant legal recognition after decades of their petitioning the U.S. Interior Cepartment. ... Read more News 2018 Best Southern California Casinos October 4, 2019 - Readers of the Southern California Gaming GuideTM voted for the Best Casinos in each of 17 categories. The Top 3 in each category are listed here. ... Read more News Cher-Ae Heights Casino plans 100-room Hyatt Place Hotel October 4, 2018 - Cher-Ae Heights Indians have partnered with Hyatt to build a 100-room hotel at its Cher-Ae Heights Casino. The hotel will carry the Hyatt Place brand. ... Read more News Graton Resort and Casino offers smoke-free gaming area October 2, 2018 - Graton Casino now offers a 9,000 sq-ft, nonsmoking gaming area featuring 300 slot machines and a separate guest entrance from the parking area. ... Read more News Federal Judge stops East Windsor casino October 1, 2018 - Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia ruled there is no legal standing for the East Winsor casino project. ... Read more

September 2018

News Gun Lake Casino opens poker room September 21, 2018 - The first poker room opened this month at Gun Lake Casino. It is a nonsmoking room and features 14 tables and various games including Omaha and Texas Hold 'Em. ... Read more News Twin Arrows Casino will add Travel Center September 20, 2018 - The Navajo have broken ground on consturction of a travel center with a gas station, convenience store, and a service center for trucks. It will open in summer 2019. ... Read more News Construction progress on Desert Diamond West Valley Casino September 19, 2018 - The West Valley casino recently held a topping off ceremony for the construction of this new gaming venue. The event was a major milestone towards completion ... Read more News Ponca Tribe cuts $250,000 check to Carter Lake for new casino September 18, 2018 - The Ponca Tribe presented a check for $250,000 the to Carter Lake City Council as part of the agreement for the new casino. ... Read more News Quapaw tribe contributes $1.4M to support casino referencdum September 18, 2018 - The Quapaw Tribe in Oklahoma supports the Arkansas ballot referendum to allow development of 4 casinos. The tribe's donations to Driving Arkansas Forward total $1.4M. ... Read more News Keetoowah Cherokee propose casino in Enid OK September 17, 2018 - The Keetoowah Cherokee has met with the Enid City Commission about building a 20,000-sq-ft casino offering slot machines, blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette. ... Read more News Agua Caliente wins 29 "Best Of Gaming Awards" September 12, 2018 - Readers of Casino Player Magazine voted 29 Awards honoring Aqua Caliente including "#1" in 7 categories. ... Read more News Chewelah Casino will add hotel September 12, 2018 - The Spokane Tribe plans to add a new hotel the Chewelah Casino. It will have a mid-price room rate with 70-100 rooms. A Request for Bid has been issued to find a developer. ... Read more News Mohegan Sun Gaming will manage Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino September 12, 2018 - Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticcut, will operate the Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino effective in Summer 2019. ... Read more News Prairie's Edge Casino begins construction on new non-smoking addition September 15, 2018 - Prairie's Edge Casino is building the largest smoke-free casino area in Minnesota. It will open in April 2019 with slot machines, dining venues, and entertainment. ... Read more News Taunton Casino Plan Appears Dead September 7, 2018 - A federal judge has stopped the U.S. Interior Department from transferring 300 acres of tribal land into federal trust. This may effectively end the Taunton casino project. ... Read more News Dallas Cowboys announced partnership with WinStar World Casino and Resort September 7, 2018 - The NFL Dallas Cowboys has agreed to make WinStar World Casino the team's official casino. This is the first of its kind between an NFL team and a casino. ... Read more News Turning Stone Named #1 Best NY Gaming Resort September 5, 2018 - For the third year in a row Casino Player Magazine has recognized Turning Stone Resort Casino as the #1 Best Overall Gaming Resort in New York. This is one of 8 first place awards. ... Read more News ilani to build gas station, convenience store September 5, 2018 - The Ilani Casino Resort broke ground on a gas station and convenience store near the casino. It will include 18 and 24 gas pumps, 22 parking spaces and a 2-story convenience store with an atrium. ... Read more News Four Winds opens poker room September 4, 2018 - Four Winds has opened it new live poker room over the labor day weekend. It features 10 poker tables. The casino is not licensed to add other table games, such as blackjack. ... Read more News Grand Opening at Tiverton Casino Hotel September 1, 2018 - The new Tiverton Casino Hotel is now open after 15 months of construction. It is 85,000 square feet with 1,000 slot machines, 32 game tables and 84 hotel roooms. ... Read more

August 2018

News Harrah's Adds 'Milky Way Woman' Sculpture August 31, 2018 - Harrahs has unveiled a new sculpture of a Luiseno Indian woman called "Milky Way Woman", a symbol to the tribe and the history of its people. The statue made of bronze and located at ... Read more News Spotlight 29 opens four new restaurants August 31, 2018 - Spotlight 29 has opened La Diabla Maria, a new restaurant with Mexican cuisine, and Sharky's Pizza, Easy Rita's Margaritas, and Mr. Weiner's at the Pier 29 Food Court. ... Read more News Choctaw Indians open First Tribal Owned & Operated Sportsbook August 31, 2018 - Sports betting opened August 30 at Timeout Lounge in the Pearl River Resort. The Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge is a smoke free area with 20 TVs ... Read more News Soaring Eagle Casino's $26.5 million renovation August 30, 2018 - Soaring Eagle has opened a new VIP lounge, a night club, and a new gaming area for high limit betting. ASCEND is an entertainment venue which wil offer live music and comedy shows. ... Read more News Barona Voted SD's Best Casino, Loosest Slots and Best Buffet - 8th Year in a Row August 28, 2018 - Barona won eight first place awards in this year's San Diego Union Tribune's "Best Of" awards. This recognition was voted by readers of the paper. ... Read more News New Osage Casino and Hotel opens in Downtown Tulsa August 28, 2018 - After 15 years of planning and a cost of $160 million, the new Osage Casino Hotel is now open 24 hours daily with over 1,600 electronic gaming machines and a 141-room hotel. ... Read more News Newport Grand Slots closes and transfers license to Tiverton casino August 28, 2018 - Newport Grand Slots officially closed a few days prior to the opening of the new Tiverton Casino allowing it to transfer its gaming license to the new casino. ... Read more News San Manuel Casino adds new Blazing 7's Blackjack arena August 25, 2019 - The new Blazing 7's Blackjack arena has a giant table for blackjack. It is actually six tables attached in a giant circle. Six different games can be operated at one time. ... Read more News California Sports Betting Initiative Approved for Signature Drive August 23, 2018 - An initiative for the 2020 election ballot has been approved to gather signatures. The minimum number of qualified signatures required is 600,000. ... Read more News Bay Mills Vanderbilt casino plan returns to federal court August 23, 2018 - An announcement was made by the Bay Mills Indian Community that a court ruling is expected soon that could open the way to reponening their casino in Vanderbilt. ... Read more