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April 2024

News Wisconsin
Sneak Preview: Potawatomi Casino New Sportsbook, Poker Room
April 30, 2024 - This Friday May 3 the Potawatomi Casino Hotel in Milwaukee will open a new two-story sportsbook lounge and a 13-table poker room inside the ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg City Council selects casino developer
April 29, 2024 - In an abrupt move Wednesday, the Petersburg City Council made the final selection of a casino operator for the voter referendum expected this November. The council chose the ... Read more
News California
Chicken Ranch Casino Resort partners with Fruit Yard Amphitheater
April 28, 2024 - Chicken Ranch Casino Resort has partnered with the Fruit Yard Amphitheater in Modesto in a multi-year agreement to rebrand the entertainment venue ... Read more
News Nebraska
Harrah's Nebraska will open May 13
April 27, 2024 - The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission has approved May 13th for the opening date of the new Harrah's casino and the racetrack in Columbus. The casino's grand opening will be at ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Apache Lonestar Casino opens in Devol
April 26, 2024 - The new Apache Lonestar Casino in Devol held a soft opening on Monday for tribal members and their invited guests. The soft opening was extended to the general public on Wednesday ... Read more
News Arizona
Desert Diamond Casino White Tanks Construction | April 2024 Update
April 25, 2024 - The Tohono O'odham Nation is building its fifth casino in the White Tank Mountain area bear Glendale. The casino will be named Desert Diamond Casino White Tanks at San ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Lake Murray Casino Opens Today! - April 24, 2024
April 24, 2024 - The new LakeCrest Casino Hotel near Lake Murray opened today. The new Chickasaw casino is located off State Highway 70 exit 29 about two miles east of I-35, and features . ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Kiowa Casino will open 'The Showcase Lounge' in July 2024
April 23, 2024 - Kiowa Casino celebrated the groundbreaking for the new Showcase Lounge gaming room last month. The event was actually a wall-breaking ceremony to renovate old ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Rockford on-schedule for August opening
April 22, 2024 - Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, IL, continues on-schedule for an opening in August. The official date is "no later than Labor Day". With four months to go, the priorities are shifting to the ... Read more
News Minnesota
Three MN tribal Casinos accused of unauthorized gambling
April 21, 2024 - Running Aces, a horse track and card casino, has filed a federal lawsuit against three Minnesota tribal casinos for alleging operating unauthorized card games ... Read more
News California
Win-River relocation still opposed by Redding City | April 2024 Update
April 20, 2024 - The Redding City Council has opposed the relocation of the Win-River Casino since 2019 and continued its opposition this week by a 3-2 vote. The move was ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg VA: Five Casino Proposals
April 19, 2024 - Five proposals for a Petersburg casino resort were presented in a town hall meeting Sunday at the Petersburg Public Library. The city council will choose one of the proposals for a voter referendum ... Read more
News Texas
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe plans new Texas casino resort
April 18, 2024 - The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas plan to build a new casino resort about an hour and a half north of Houston in Polk County. The casino will be authorized by the federal government ... Read more
News California
Sacramento-area casino project clears legal challenges
April 17, 2024 - Construction of a tribal casino by the Ione Band of Miwoks has been delayed for years by legal challenges from an anti-casino advocacy group. The litigation ended Monday when ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Enid OK Casino Project | April 2024 Update
April 16, 2024 - The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians has applied to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) for approval to build an Indian gaming casino in Garfield County near Enid, Oklahoma ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Lake Murray Casino Opens April 24, 2024
April 15, 2024 - LakeCrest Casino Hotel is scheduled to open on April 24 according to the casino's Facebook page. The new casino is located off State Highway 70 exit 29 about two miles east of I-35. ... Read more
News California
Vallejo Casino Status | April 2024 Update
April 14, 2024 - The U.S. Department of Interior is taking another look at the 2016 applications for a Vallejo casino resort filed by the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians. The first application seeks to establish ... Read more
News Washington
Tri-Cities Casino Moves Ahead | April 2024 Update
April 13, 2024 - The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation want to build an Indian gaming casino in Pasco, Washington. The approval process began in April 2022 when the Tribes submitted. ... Read more
News Arizona
New Tucson Casino's First Renderings | April 2024
April 12, 2024 - The Pascua Yaqui Tribe has released the first renderings of the new casino coming to downtown Tucson at West Grant Road near Interstate 10. These images represent the ... Read more
News Washington
Kalispel Casino Celebrates 5th Anniversary
April 11, 2024 - Kalispel Casino opened its doors for the first time on April 12, 2019, and this month the casino is celebrating its fifth anniversary with cash giveaways, special events, and player promotions ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg Casino Proposal Moves Ahead
April 10, 2024 - The Richmond City casino allocation was officially rescinded last week by new legislation signed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin. The Governor also amended the Petersburg casino bill to qualify ... Read more
News Texas
Texas Casinos Online Support Petition
April 9, 2024 - A casino advocacy group has launched an online petition seeking Texas voters' support for legalization of casino gambling. The group is the Texas Destination Resort Alliance (TDRA), and the petition is ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama Casino, Lottery Bills Move to Conference Committee
April 8, 2024 - On Thursday the Alabama House of Representatives rejected the changes made by the Senate last month to two House gambling bills. The bills will now go to ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Landing Opens in Hochatown, OK
April 7, 2024 - The Choctaw Nation opened its newest casino resort, named 'Choctaw Landing', on Wednesday. The new $230 million resort destination is located near Broken Bow Lake in Hochatown, Oklahoma. ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Casino's Future? | April 2024 Update
April 6, 2024 - As delay after delay continues with the Headwaters Resort and Casino project, is it finally time for Norfolk city officials to move on to a new casino developer? It has been over three years ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino Opened Today | April 5, 2024
April 5, 2024 - The doors of the Terre Haute Casino Resort opened to the public this morning following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 AM. The grand opening celebration included free giveaways, live entertainment ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casinos Partners with Academy of Country Music
April 4, 2024 - Choctaw Casinos & Resorts has partnered with the Academy of Country Music (ACM) as its official casino sponsor for the 59th Annual ACM Awards show. This year the ... Read more
News Virginia
Danville Casino and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
April 3, 2024 - Caesars Virginia is a partnership between the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and Caesars Entertainment. The two partners share ownership, and Caesars manages the ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino Opens Friday April 5th!
April 2, 2024 - The new Terre Haute Casino Resort will kick off its grand opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 as the doors will open to the public for the first time. The casino floor will ... Read more
News Arkansas
Pope County New Casino Applications | April 2024 Update
April 1, 2024 - Arkansas will try again to license a casino in Pope County. Courts revoked the previous casino license awarded to Legends Resort and Casino and Cherokee Nation ... Read more

March 2024

News California
Win-River Relocation Status | March 2024 Update
March 31, 2024 - Final federal approval to move the Win-River Casino could come before this summer following this week's publication of the Final Environmental Impact Statement ... Read more
News California
Chicken Ranch Casino Resort plans family-friendly arcade
March 30, 2024 - Chicken Ranch Casino has partnered with Cyber Quest to provide a family-friendly arcade when the new casino resort opens this summer. Visitors of all ages ... Read more
News North Carolina
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino's $275M Expansion | March 2024 Update
March 29, 2024 - Construction of a $275 million expansion project at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino is ahead of schedule to open late this year ... Read more
News Illinois
Waukegan Casino Opening Delayed to 2027
March 28, 2024 - Full House Resorts, which operate The Temporary at American Place in Waukegan, told investors this month the permanent American Place casino hotel will not open until 2027 ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino slot machine player wins $500,000
March 27, 2024 - Last week a player at Jamul Casino placed a $3.75 bet in a slot machine and won a $526,611.40 progressive jackpot! The casino announced the big winning in a press release ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino Status | March 2024 Update
March 26, 2024 - The Catawba Nation is expanding its temporary casino while working to remove the federal hold on building its permanent casino. Last month the Catawba Nation purchased 9.4 acres ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino Expansion | March 2024 Update
March 25, 2024 - A year from now, the Snoqualmie Casino will be a totally new experience for visitors when the $400 million expansion project is completed and opened in early 2025 ... Read more
News California
Chicken Ranch Casino Resort is Hiring
March 24, 2024 - Chicken Ranch Casino Resort needs to hire and train nearly 400 employees before its grand opening this summer. Several hiring fairs were held this month and more will follow next month ... Read more
News Oregon
Medford Casino Project Status | March 2024 Update
March 23, 2024 - The Coquille Indian Tribe is waiting for a final decision from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regarding the tribe's plan to build a casino in Medford, Oregon ... Read more
News Florida
Hard Rock Sportsbook Case Tossed by Florida Supreme Court
March 22, 2024 - The Florida Supreme Court denied a legal challenge to the mobile sports betting compact signed between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Gov. Ron DeSantis. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino | Adding Live Table Games
March 22, 2024 - The Catawba Nation will make a major expansion of casino games at their Two Kings Casino this summer. New modular space will soon be added to accommodate 12 live table ... Read more
News Florida
Florida' Hard Rock Sportsbook Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court
March 21, 2024 - Two Florida pari-mutuel firms filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Seminole Tribe from accepting bets from non-reservation land ... Read more
News Louisiana
Coushatta Casino Resort breaks ground on luxury hotel today!
March 20, 2024 - The Coushatta Tribe will celebrate the groundbreaking for a new luxury hotel today. The 8-story hotel will open in 2025 and feature 204 rooms, including ... Read more
News California
Shiloh Resort and Casino Project | March 2024 Update
March 19, 2024 - Sonoma County residents are invited to comment on the upcoming federal Environmental Impact Statement covering the Koi Nation casino project near Santa Rosa, California ... Read more
News Nebraska
Grand Island Casino Resort Construction | March 2024 Update
March 18, 2024 - Construction of the Grand Island Casino Resort remains on schedule for opening in the first quarter next year, and hopefully before the horseracing season ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Casino Omaha Construction | March 2024 Update
March 18, 2024 - Construction on Omaha's WarHorse Casino is ahead of schedule and will be completed in August, according to a casino official. Construction crews are currently working ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Casino Lincoln Construction | March 2024 Updatee
March 18, 2024 - Construction of a full-scale casino and hotel at WarHorse Casino Lincoln is on schedule to open this Fall. The casino will be double the size of the temporary casino ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino Construction | March 2024 Update
March 17, 2024 - Construction of a new event center at Saracen Casino Resort reached a major milestone this month with the placement of the final beam atop the steel framework. The event was celebrated ... Read more
News Oklahoma, Texas
Choctaw Landing Opens April 1, 2024 | Book Now
March 16, 2024 - The new Choctaw Landing Resort Casino will have a soft opening in April. The new destination casino lies in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, and is expected to draw many Texans ... Read more
News Illinois
Wind Creek Chicago Southland Opens in July 2024
March 15, 2024 - Wind Creek Chicago Southland casino could open as soon as July, according to Roger Kuehn, the casino's executive vice president and general manager. The hotel will open 5-6 months later ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Rockford | First Look Inside
March 14, 2024 - Hard Rock casino officials in Rockford took media outlets on a tour this week to see the inside progress of this $310 million construction project. The casino opening is expected by Labor Day ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg Casino Bill Clears Virginia Assembly
March 13, 2024 - Before the Virginia legislative session ended last week, the House of Delegates and the Senate passed a bill authorizing a casino resort in the City of Petersburg. The bill, however, is not ... Read more
News Washington
ilani Casino Resort | March 2024 Update
March 12, 2024 - ilani Casino Resort celebrated the grand opening of its expanded entertainment and meeting center last month. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed a year of construction to add another ... Read more
News Arizona
New Tucson Casino Project | March 2024 Update
March 11, 2024 - The Pascua Yaqui Tribe has selected a team of design, construction, and project management companies to build its new casino in downtown Tucson, Arizona. The casino construction site ... Read more
News Idaho
Mountain Home Casino Project | March 2024 Update
March 10, 2024 - The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes has applied to the U.S. Department of Interior to transfer 157 acres in Elmore County into federal trust for the purpose of Indian gaming ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama Senate Passes Downsized Gambling Bill
March 9, 2024 - The Alabama Senate has revised, downsized and passed two House gambling bills, which now go back to the House for a second vote or a joint conference committee with the Senate ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford Construction | March 2024 Update
March 8, 2024 - The permanent Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, Illinois, is still on-schedule to open by Labor Day 2024, according to Geno Iafrate, President Hard Rock ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama Senate Slashes Gambling Bill
March 7, 2024 - The Alabama Senate is taking an axe to the gambling bills passed last month in the House. On Tuesday the Senate Tourism Committee passed a revised bill that removed casinos and sports betting ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina's First Mobile Sportsbook is Launched Early on Tribal Land
March 6, 2024 - Caesars Sportsbook has officially launched the first legal mobile sportsbook in North Carolina on the tribal lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. ... Read more
News California
New Chicken Ranch Casino Resort Opens This Summer 2024
March 5, 2024 - Construction of the all-new Chicken Ranch Casino Resort in Jamestown continues on-schedule for a grand opening celebration this summer. Chicken Ranch will announce ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama Senate Stalls Gambling Bill
March 4, 2024 - Gambling legislation, which was passed by the Alabama House on Feb. 15 and sent to the Senate, has stalled behind closed-door meetings in the Senate. With this year's legislative session ... Read more
News Wisconsiin
Potawatomi Casino Hotel: Sportsbook, Poker Room Open May 3, 2024
March 3, 2024 - The Potawatomi Casino Hotel in Milwaukee announced it will open a new retail sportsbook and new poker room on May 3. Both venues will replace ... Read more
News California
Chicken Ranch Casino Construction | March 2024 Update
March 2, 2024 - This latest drone video of the construction site at Chicken Ranch Casino shows the progress of the five-story hotel scheduled to open later this year ... Read more
News California
Tejon Hard Rock Construction | March 2024 Update
March 1, 2024 - Construction of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tejon in Kern County, California is now officially underway following a ceremonial groundbreaking held last December. Earthmoving equip ... Read more

February 2024

News Illinois
Bally's Chicago confirms late 2026 opening date
February 29, 2024 - During corporate earnings meeting this month, Bally's confirmed its $1.7 million Chicago casino is still planned for opening in late 2026. The company also expressed delight with the 4Q growth of ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' Wins Forbes Travel Guide Awards
February 28, 2024 - For the second consecutive year, Yaamava' Resort & Casino has received three awards from Forbes Travel Guide. Forbes is a global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas ... Read more
News New York
Turning Stone Wins Forbes Travel Guide Awards
February 27, 2024 - Turning Stone Resort Casino received four prestigious awards from Forbes Travel Guide this month. Four-Star awards were given for The Lodge, Ska:na Spa, and Wildflowers ... Read more
News California
Graton Resort & Casino will be 2nd largest CA casino
February 26, 2024 - Graton Resort & Casino began construction of a $1 billion expansion project on June 16, 2023. When completed in 2025, Graton will have doubled its size ... Read more
News New Mexico
Isleta's Palace West Casino will close Feb. 29, 2024
February 25, 2024 - Isleta Casino and Resort will close down the Palace West Casino on February 29th. Palace West is a small casino in Bernalillo County located south of Isleta Resort & Casino ... Read more
News Georgia
Georgia Senate committee approves referendum on casinos, sports betting
February 24, 2024 - A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize casinos and sports betting was passed Thursday by the Georgia Senate Economic Dev ... Read more
News Illinois
Wind Creek Chicago Southland | February 2024 Update
February 23, 2024 - Wind Creek Chicago Southland is on-track to open in late summer 2024 according to the casino's employment website. This is the first confirmation since last November ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama Senate Delays Gaming Bill
February 22, 2024 - The Alabama Senate will not take up the new gaming bill this week that will allow a voter referendum to amend the state constitution and create a state lottery, casinos and sports betting ... Read more
News
Hard Rock Casino Rockford | February 2024 Update
February 21, 2024 - Construction of the Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, Illinois continues on-scheduled for a grand opening in August 2024. The hotel will open a few months later. In preparation for ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama Senate Takes Up Gambling Bills
February 20, 2024 - The Alabama Senate will now take up the new gambling legislation this week, which the House passed last week, that will create a state lottery, ten casinos, and retail/online sports betting ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Landing | February 2024 Update
February 19, 2024 - Choctaw Landing will open this Spring in Hochatown, OK. The new casino resort with 600 slot machines, a 100-room hotel, and outdoor entertainment is expected to have a major impact on ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino's $300M Expansion - February 2024 Update
February 18, 2024 - The $3 million construction project to add hotel and glass-covered Aqua Dome to The Gun Lake Casino continues on-schedule for opening in ... Read more
News New York
Point Place Casino Announces $50M Expansion Project
February 17, 2024 - A $50 million expansion project will soon start at the Point Place Casino that will add a hotel, double the size of the casino floor, add new dining choices, and expand <
News Alabama
Alabama House Passes Gambling Bills
February 16, 2024 - The Alabama House of Representatives passed a pair of gambling bills yesterday to allow commercial casinos, a state lottery, and sports betting. Voters would decide in November whether to approve ... Read more
News California
Mechoopda Casino Celebrates Grand Opening Today Feb. 15, 2024
February 15, 2024 - The new Mechoopda Casino just south of Chico opens today for the first time. A public grand opening will be celebrated at 10 AM. A private ribbon-cutting ... Read more
News Michigan
Gun Lake Casino Announces $10 Million Renovation Project
February 14, 2024 - Gun Lake Casino will soon begin a $10 million, year-long interior renovation project that will run concurrently with Gun Lake's ongoing $300 million hotel project ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol on-schedule for July opening
February 13, 2024 - The future Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Bristol is on-schedule to open its casino in July. The hotel will open before the end of the year with 300 rooms. The date has not been set ... Read more
News Washington
Tulalip Casino Wins 3 Reader Choice Awards
February 12, 2024 - Daily Herald's Readers' Choice Awards for "Best of Snohomish County" were announced last week, and Tulalip Resort Casino won first place in three categories: ... Read more
News United States
Super Bowl Bets | Swiftie Side-Wagers
February 11, 2024 - A record 67.8 million football fans are expected to bet on today's Super Bowl game, up 35% from last year. Estimated wagers will be $23.1 billion, up from $16 billion last year. ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg Casino Bill Approved by Virginia Senate
February 10, 2024 - The Virginia Senate approved a casino bill Wednesday to allow the City of Petersburg to hold a referendum for voters to decide whether to have a casino in their city ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama Gambling Bill 2024 Proposes Casinos, Sports Betting, State Lottery
February 9, 2024 - The Alabama legislature is considering a new gambling bill to authorize ten casinos, sports betting, and a state lottery by amending the state Constitution through a statewide voter referendum ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia reduces planned hotel size
February 8, 2024 - Construction of Caesars casino and hotel in Danville, Virginia will be completed late this year. Due to higher costs, Danville City Manager Ken Larking says the size of the hotel has been reduced to ... Read more
News Florida
Little Trail Casino opens Feb.14, 2024
February 7, 2024 - The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians will celebrate the grand opening of their new Little Trail Casino at 11am on Feburary 14th. The casino is located at the Miccosukee Service Plaza off I-75 halfway between ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Kenosha Casino Agreement Signed
February 6, 2024 - The Kenosha County and the Menominee Indian Tribe signed an agreement today for the tribe to build a Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Both Kenosha City and Kenosha County approved ... Read more
News Virginia
Tysons Casino Bill Dead This Year
February 5, 2024 - A Virginia Senate bill to authorize a casino in Fairfax County with voter approval was stopped in subcommittee last week. The Senate Subcommittee on Resources voted 4-0 to postpone further action until ... Read more
News United States
Native American casinos are 4 of top 5 largest outside Las Vegas
February 4, 2024 - A survey of the largest casinos outside Las Vegas found four of the top five are owned by Native American tribes. The ranking is based on the size of the gaming areas ... Read more
News Washington
Tulalip Casino Expansion-Renovation is Underway
February 3, 2024 - Tulalip Resort Casino has begun work on a two-year expansion and renovation project that will highlight the culture and traditions of the Tulalip Tribes. The existing property will be totally updated ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Landing in Hochatown opens this Spring
February 2, 2024 - The Choctaw Nation is preparing to open a new $165 million resort casino this Spring in Hochatown, McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Construction of this 200,000 square-foot complex began ... Read more
News California
Chicken Ranch Casino Resort Construction Update Feb. 2024
February 1, 2024 - The all-new Chicken Ranch Casino Resort will open later this year in Jamestown, California. This aerial video was filmed earlier this month shows the progress ... Read more

January 2024

News California
Mechoopda Casino opens Feb. 15, 2024 10am
January 31, 2024 - The Mechoopda Casino will open its doors to the public at 10:00 AM on Thursday Feb. 15, 2024. The new casino is located 15 miles south of Chico, California near Highways 99 and 149 ... Read more
News Virginia
Fairfax County VA seeks casino
January 30, 2024 - A new casino bill to build a casino in Fairfax County is moving through committees in the state senate. The casino would include a hotel, conference center and concert hall. A possible Tysons location is ... Read more
News New Mexico
New Mexico Supreme Court Rules on Tribal Courts
January 29, 2024 - The New Mexico Supreme Court issued a ruling this week regarding the jurisdiction of tribal courts over personal injury and damage cases. Henceforth, all such lawsuits against Native Ameri ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas Racing Commission delays new Pope County casino applications
January 28, 2024 - The Arkansas Racing Commission met Wednesday for the first time since the Arkansas Supreme Court nullified the Pope County casino license awarded to ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk's HeadWaters Casino Delayed Again
January 27, 2024 - The developers of the HeadWaters Resort & Casino project met again with the Norfolk Architectural Review Board last week to review the final building plans for the casino hotel project ... Read more
News Oklahoma
River Spirit Casino is building largest sports bar
January 26, 2024 - River Spirit Casino is building the largest sports bar and lounge in Oklahoma. Construction is underway inside the 14,000-square-foot space of the former buffet area, which was closed in 2020 ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino Construction Update: New Hotel and Event Center - Jan 2024
January 25, 2024 - Saracen Casino Resort is adding an event center and new hotel. Construction of the event center began in late 2023. Large cranes are lifting steel beams ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Casino Resort celebrates grand opening Jan. 26-28
January 24, 2024 - This weekend the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe will celebrate the grand opening of the Muckleshoot Casino Resort. Muckleshoot has been officially rebranded as a casino resort ... Read more
News Kansas
Prairie Band Casino Opens Sportsbook
January 23, 2024 - Prairie Band Casino & Resort celebrated the grand opening of its new Sportsbook last Friday. The event was kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the hotel lobby. Prairie Band is the first tribal cas ... Read more
News Arizona
New Tucson Casino Plan is Officially Underway
January 22, 2024 - The Pascua Yaqui Tribe's plan to build a new Tucson casino near Old Pascua is now officially underway. A 31-acre building site has been transferred into federal trust for the tribe by the ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia celebrates hotel construction milestone
January 21, 2024 - Construction of Caesars Virginia reached a major milestone this week as the $675 million casino resort project in Danville continued on schedule for a grand opening late this year ... Read more
News Georgia
Georgia 2024 Gambling Bill
January 20, 2024 - Will Georgia legislators finally pass a casino gambling and sports betting bill in 2024? We will soon see. State Sen. Brandon Beach, R-Alpharetta, is prepared to introduce a new gambling expansion bill next month ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas Supreme Court Rejects Pope County Casino License Appeal
January 19, 2024 - The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Legends Resort and Casino and Cherokee Nation Businesses to rehear a recent court ruling that invalidated. ... Read more
News North Dakota
4 Bears Casino lowers minimum gambling age
January 18, 2024 - 4 Bears Casino and Lodge lowered its minimum gambling age this week to 19 years old. A security guard now checks IDs at the entry door and places a wristband on all those who are ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Kenosha Hard Rock Casino Approved by County
January 17, 2024 - Last night the Kenosha County Board approved the plan of the Menominee Tribe to build a $360 million Hard Rock casino complex in the City of Kenosha. The plan passed by a narrow ... Read more
News California
Black Oak Casino Resort breaks ground on 'The Water'
January 16, 2024 - The multi-phase expansion of Black Oak Casino Resort continues with a groundbreaking ceremony last Friday for "The Water", a new multi-area pool complex with adult-only and kid areas ... Read more
News California
Madera Casino Construction Starts in 2024
January 15, 2024 - After twenty years of delays, the planned North Fork Mono Casino & Resort will finally start construction this year. The casino will be built on Highway 99 north of Madera, CA, and take 15-18 months ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Tribe plans $200 million concert venue
January 14, 2024 - The Forest County Potawatomi Indian Tribe is planning to build a $200 million concert center to the west of the Potawatomi Casino Hotel in Milwaukee according to the Journal Sentinel ... Read more
News California
Shiloh Resort & Casino Proposal Gains Support - Update Jan. 2024
January 13, 2024 - The Koi Nation's plan to build a $600 million casino resort in Sonoma County is waiting for a decision from the U.S. Department of Interior. The Koi tribe applied for ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol construction update - Jan. 2024
January 12, 2024 - Visitors near the building site of the Hard Rock Casino in Bristol can see plenty of construction workers, trucks, and heavy equipment moving about the property ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk's HeadWaters Casino Delays Final Design
January 11, 2024 - In a scheduled meeting Monday with the Norfolk Architectural Review Board, the developers of the HeadWaters Resort & Casino project asked for a delay in presenting their final ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama expects new-approach in 2024 gambling bill
January 10, 2024 - Last week Alabama State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) said a new effort has begun to bring a 2024 gambling bill with a state lottery, casino gaming, and sports betting. ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino Resort opens April 5
January 9, 2024 - Terre Haute Casino Resort announced the opening date for its casino on Facebook yesterday. The casino doors will open to the public at 10:30 AM Friday April 5th. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony will ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Casino Opens Hotel Today!
January 8, 2024 - The Muckleshoot Casino opened its new 18-story hotel today. The hotel addition makes Muckleshoot the largest casino resort in the Northwest region. Room reservations are now accepted for stays beginning ... Read more
News New Mexico
Sandia extends casino hours for 2024
January 7, 2024 - With the start of 2024 Sandia Resort and Casino has extended its casino hours to 8 AM to 4 AM daily. The new operating hours add four hours each weekday and two hours Friday and Saturday ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino's $400M Expansion Update: Jan. 2024
January 6, 2024 - Stanford Le, CEO and president of Snoqualmie Casino, confirmed last week that the $400-million expansion of the Snoqualmie Casino is on schedule to open in the first quarter of 2025 ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Kenosha Hard Rock Casino Approved by City Council
January 5, 2024 - The development plan for a $360 million Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Kenosha, Wisconsin was approved Wednesday night by the Kenosha City Council. The final vote was ... Read more
News United States
Best Overall Casino Outside Las Vegas - Newsweek
January 4, 2024 - Newsweek published the results of its Readers Choice poll for the Best Overall Casino Outside Las Vegas. See the full list ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Concourse named at Palm Springs Airport
January 3, 2024 - Last week Palm Springs International Airport renamed one of its terminal concourses to the "Agua Caliente Concourse" after the Agua Caliente Casinos ... Read more
News Virginia
Northern Virginia Casino Pursuit in 2024
January 2, 2024 - Virginia Sen. David Marsden is preparing to introduce 2024 legislation to allow Fairfax County to hold a referendum for voters to authorize a casino. Similar legislation died in the General Assembly last year ... Read more

December 2023

News New York
New York City's 2024 Casino Battle
December 31, 2023 - A dozen major casino operators and real estate developers are preparing to submit applications in early January for one of the three new casino licenses to be issued for New York City. ... Read more
News Iowa, Nebraska
Prairie Flower Casino expansion will open late 2024
December 30, 2023 - Construction to expand the size of Prairie Flower Casino has been affected by supply chain delays. The result will push the expected opening of the project from next summer ... Read more
News Missouri
Osage Nation Casino Lake Ozark Update - Dec. 2023
December 29, 2023 - In June 2023 the City of Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen were evenly split on a resolution to support the Osage casino project. Mayor Dennis Newberry added a no vote to defeat ... Read more
News Michigan
Kewadin Casino Hotel in Sault Ste Marie: Renovation/Expansion Update
December 28, 2023 - Kewadin Casinos is in the midst of a multimillion-dollar, multiphase renovation and expansion project at the Kewadin Sault Ste. Marie location. ... Read more
News Illinois
Bally's Chicago temporary casino begins 24/7 operation today
December 27, 2023 - Bally's temporary casino at Medinah Temple bagan 24/7 operations today Wednesday Dec. 27. Previous hours were 8 AM to 4 AM. The change followed ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Kenosha Hard Rock: New Casino Details - Dec. 2023
December 26, 2023 - Menominee tribal leaders disclosed new details this week about plans for a $360 million Hard Rock casino complex in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The proposal includes ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford's Hard Rock construction is 60% complete
December 24, 2023 - In a news video released by WREX, the construction of the permanent Hard Rock Casino in Rockford is now 60% complete. This update is from the construction company ... Read more
News Virginia
Danville's Caesars Virginia Casino on-schedule to open in late 2024
December 23, 2023 - Construction of the permanent Caesars Virginia casino in Danville has steadily progressed on schedule since its groundbreaking back in August 2022 ... Read more
News California, Nevada
LA-Vegas, High-Speed Rail Project gets $3B Fed Grant
December 22, 2023 - The Biden administration paid $3 billion last week to Brightline West, a high-speed passenger rail service that will connect Southern California to Las Vegas. The 218-mile rail system ... Read more
News California
Black Oak Casino Resort opens "Elevate" family sports center
December 21, 2023 - Today Black Oak Casino Resort opened its new indoor family sports center named "Elevate". The 20,000-square-foot venue provides family-fun activities for all ages. ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk's Headwaters Casino submits new development plan
December 20, 2023 - The Pamunkey Indian Tribe submitted a revised plan to the Norfolk City Council this week for the development of the HeadWaters Resort and Casino ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary is #1 for 25th Consecutive Month
December 19, 2023 - Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana was again the top-earning casino in the state last month. Hard Rock paid $34,838,135 ranking number one amongst the twelve Indiana casinos ... Read more
News Arkansas
Pope County Casino Update
December 18, 2023 - The Pope County casino has been on hold for five years, and following last month's ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court, the Pope County casino selection process has returned to the starting line ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino will open early April 2024
December 17, 2023 - The two-year construction plan for the Terre Haute casino began in June 2022 and continues on schedule for opening in Spring 2024. This week the Indiana Gaming Commission confirmed ... Read more
News North Dakota
Prairie Knights Casino Celebrates 30th Anniversary
December 16, 2023 - This afternoon Prairie Knights Casino will hold an open house to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Everyone of all ages is welcome to join the party in the Pavilion between 2-6 PM. ... Read more
News California
Tejon Hard Rock celebrates groundbreaking
December 15, 2023 - A new era began yesterday for the Tejon Indians when the Tribe, in partnership with Hard Rock International, broke ground on a $600 million casino, hotel and entertainment destination ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino is giving away $1 million in Dec.
December 14, 2023 - Eagle Mountain Casino is giving every guest a chance to win a share of its "Slots Double Jackpots Million Dollar Giveaway". The promotion runs every Wednesday ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford Hard Rock Casino Construction Update - Dec. 2023
December 13, 2023 - Construction of the Rockford Hard Rock Casino has been progressing on schedule since the groundbreaking September 28, 2022. The work is about 60% finished according to. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River $275M Expansion Update - Dec. 2023
December 12, 2023 - This flyover video of Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Resort in Murphy, NC shows the construction progress of the $275 million expansion project ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk Resort Casino plans future event center
December 11, 2023 - In this past year, Red Hawk Resort Casino opened a new 5-story hotel and The Apex, a new family amusement complex. Now the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is seeking ... Read more
News California
Tejon Hard Rock to break ground on new $600M casino complex
December 10, 2023 - Construction of the $600-million Tejon Hard Rock casino complex will begin this week following a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday Dec. 14 ... Read more
News Indiana
Caesars Southern Indiana celebrates 25th anniversary
December 9, 2023 - Caesars Southern Indiana celebrated its 25th anniversary since opening as a riverboat casino on Nov. 20, 1998. Over the years the casino has paid out almost $3 billion in jackpots ... Read more
News Arizona
Santan Mountain Casino boasts AZ's largest sportsbook
December 8, 2023 - Santan Mountain Casino, which boasts the largest sportsbook venue in Arizona, has now added the largest sportsbook LED video wall in the state. The huge video wall is 95 feet long and ... Read more
News California
Black Oak Casino Resort completes cafe, bowling alley renovations
December 7, 2023 - Black Oack Casino Resort in Tuolumne, California, celebrated the grand reopenings of its Black Oak Cafe and Black Oak Lanes on Nov. 21. Both had been closed for three months ... Read more
News Florida
Florida Surprise! Hard Rock launches online sports betting statewide
December 6, 2023 - Yesterday the Seminole Tribe reopened its Hard Rock betting app to accept sports bets from everywhere across Florida. By afternoon, Hard Rock Bet advertiisements ... Read more
News Illinois
Bally's Chicago Casino may never be built
December 5, 2023 - The $1.7 billion Bally's Chicago Casino may be at risk of never being built. There are two underlying reasons that contribute to this possibility. First, Bally's is reportedly having difficulty raising construction funds ... Read more
News Texas
Cuban's casino plans lack GOP support
December 4, 2023 - After Mark Cuban announced his sale of the Dallas Mavericks to owners of the Las Vegas Sands Corp, Cuban said he is now seeking to build a new sports arena as part of a Dallas casino resort ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Casinos to Launch Live Craps, Roulette and Sports Betting Dec. 7
December 3, 2023 - This week the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Hard Rock announced a "new era of gaming" will launch at all six casino beginning Dec. 7th. The new games ... Read more
News Idaho
Home Mountain Casino Project Update - Dec. 2023
December 2, 2023 - In January 2023 the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes hosted an open house to present plans for a $311 million casino near Mountain Home, Idaho. Since then, there have been no updates ... Read more
News Texas
Texas Casinos and the Dallas Mavericks
December 1, 2023 - In a surprise announcement Wednesday, Mark Cuban will sell his majority ownership in the Dallas Mavericks to Miriam Adelson and the Dumont family, the owners of the Las Vegas Sands Corp ... Read more

November 2023

News California
California voters still oppose sports betting initiatives
November 30, 2023 - After California voters rejected two sports betting ballot measures last year, a new poll finds voter opposition will continue against any new sports betting initiatives next year. ... Read more
News California
New Chicken Ranch Casino construction update - Nov. 2023
November 29, 2023 - Construction of the all-new Chicken Ranch Casino Resort continues towards an opening date in 2024. A specific date has not been announced. This latest drone video shows ... Read more
News Washington
Lucky Eagle Casino Wants Electronic Table Games
November 28, 2023 - The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation is seeking an amendment to their gaming compact with the state, which would add electronic table games to Lucky Eagle Casino ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute's casino construction update - Nov. 2023
November 27, 2023 - Construction of the Terre Haute Casino Resort continues on-schedule for an opening next Spring, according to Mike Rich, General Manager. About 45 days later, the hotel and rooftop bar ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg, Virginia has new hopes for casino license
November 26, 2023 - Petersburg, Virginia has returned to the chase for the state's fifth casino, following Richmond's second rejection vote to authorize a casino. This week the Petersburg City Council ... Read more
News Central California
Madera Casino Update - Nov. 2023
November 25, 2023 - The North Fork Rancheria's plan to build a $400 million casino and hotel near Madera, California, has been tied up in court with legal challenges for the past 19 years. The tribe's development partner, Red Rock ... Read more
News Washington
Tulalip Resort Casino's New Renovation, Expansion Project
November 24, 2023 - This week Tulalip Resort Casino announced a major two-year project to expand and renovate its property. Plans include a 70,250-square-foot expansion and a complete renovation ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Kenosha council defers Hard Rock Casino vote until next year
November 23, 2023 - The Kenosha Common Council met Monday night to vote on the Menominee Tribe's plan to build a Hard Rock Casino near I-94 and 60th. The casino would have ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Harrah's Oklahoma construction delayed over gaming compact
November 22, 2023 - The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma's plan to build a new Harrah's hotel and casino between Oklahoma City and Tulsa is delayed due to issues with Gov. Stitt over a new gaming ... Read more
News California
California Tribes reject new sports betting proposal
November 21, 2023 - Last month the first sports betting initiatives for the 2024 election were filed with the California Attorney General's Office. One filing proposed a tribal framework to exclusively ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Nation's Gaming History
November 20, 2023 - November is Native American Heritage Month and KXII-TV News 12 in Texoma has been featuring the history of the Choctaw Nation. This video follows the explosive growth of Choctaw gaming from 1987 to today. ... Read more
News Arizona
Paradise Casino Yuma completes multi-year renovation
November 19, 2023 - Quechan Indian Tribe has announced the completion of a major renovation project at Paradise Casino that began in Sep. 2022. The casino now has a totally new exteriorr ... Read more
News South Dakota
Rosebud Casino's new compact allows more slots
November 18, 2023 - A new gaming compact between the state of South Dakota and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe allows the Rosebud Casino to operate up to 1,000 slot machines. The 10-year agreement was ... Read more
News Illinois
Wind Creek Chicago Southland Casino Revises Opening Date
November 17, 2023 - The estimated opening date for the Wind Creek Chicago Southland Casino has been revised to sometime next summer. A casino official says the opening date is now expected in the ... Read more
News Oklahoma
New Bartlesville Osage Casino & Hotel opens today Nov. 16
November 16, 2023 - The grand opening of the new Osage Casino & Hotel in Bartlesville will be held at 10 am this morning. The festivities began last night when Osage tribal members were invited to a ... Read more
News California
Graton Resort & Casino Celebrates 10th Anniversary
November 15, 2023 - Graton Resort & Casino is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. The casino resort opened on Nov. 5, 2013. In a press release, Graton thanked its 50 million casino visitors over the ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Kenosha Hard Rock Casino Update - Nov. 2023
November 14, 2023 - A public hearing for a proposed $350M Hard Rock Casino in Kenosha was held Thursday night. Local residents gave their opinions about the plan to build a Hard Rock Casino ... Read more
News Nebraska
WarHorse Casino Omaha construction is on schedule for 2024 opening
November 13, 2023 - There has been a lot of construction activity outside the WarHorse Casino in Omaha as crews work hard to transform the former Horsemen's Park into ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma Governor announces sports betting plan
November 12, 2023 - Governor Kevin Stitt has announced a controversial sports betting plan that would authorize in-person betting inside tribal casinos and statewide mobile wagering through licensed operators ... Read more
News California
Mechoopda Casino prepares to open Feb. 2024
November 11, 2023 - Construction of the Mechoopda temporary casino south of Chico has entered its final stages, and the grand opening is now expected in February 2024. The casino is a 42,000 square-foot, tent ... Read more
News New Mexico
Isleta Resort & Casino opens BetMGM Sportsbook
November 10, 2023 - Isleta Resort & Casino celebrated the grand opening Monday of its new BetMGM Sportsbook, the first of the brand in New Mexico. The Isleta sportsbook venue is 4,900 square feet with ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino Tejon will break ground by end of 2023
November 9, 2023 - Construction of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tejon will begin before the end of the year. The announcement was made by the casino on social media. ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond's 2023 casino proposal rejected by voters
November 8, 2023 - Yesterday the voters in Richmond rejected a ballot measure to authorize a casino and entertainment complex in South Richmond. The proposed $562M Richmond Grand ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino adds 20 acres
November 7, 2023 - The Wilton Rancheria recently purchased 20 acres of land adjacent to its Sky River Casino in Elk Grove. The land is located in two outlined areas shown of the map below. ... Read more
News Illiinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford Construction Update - Nov. 2023
November 6, 2023 - Hard Rock officials recently confirmed the construction of the Rockford casino has passed its halfway point and continues on-schedule for a grand opening in Aug.-Sept. 2024 ... Read more
News Illinois
Danville's Golden Nugget Casino receives permanent license
November 5, 2023 - The Golden Nugget Casino in Danville received a permanent casino license from the Illinois Gaming Control Board (IGB) last week. The casino opened in May with a temporary ... Read more
News Nebraska
Grand Island Casino Resort celebrates groundbreaking! Will open 2025!
November 4, 2023 - Grand Island Casino Resort celebrated the groundbreaking Wednesday for a permanent casino with a five-story, boutique hotel ... Read more
News Virginia
New Site Plan for Norfolk Casino
November 3, 2023 - Officials of HeadWaters Resort & Casino have submitted a preliminary site plan to the City of Norfolk as the next step in the casino application process. The plan was submitted October 20th following ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Casinos will launch sports betting Dec 7
November 2, 2023 - Seminole casinos will accept sports bets beginning Dec. 7th. On the same day the casinos will celebrate the addition of craps and roulette tables to their gaming floors. ... Read more
News Arkansas
Arkansas Supreme Court reopens Pope County casino license process
November 1, 2023 - The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled last Thursday that Cherokee Nation Businesses was not a qualified applicant when granted the casino license for Pope County ... Read more

October 2023

News California
Southern California Casinos Celebrate Halloween
October 31, 2023 - Indian casinos around Southern California are celebrating Halloween with special cocktail concoctions, costume contests, live music, Halloween bites and special gaming promotions. ... Read more
News Illinois
Bally's Chicago casino license is approved
October 30, 2023 - Last Thursday the Illinois Gaming Control Board (IGB) approved the casino license for Bally's permanent casino. The IGB also approved a 12-month extension of Bally's license at the Medinah Temple. ... Read more
News California
2024 Tribal Sports Betting Proposals Filed in California
October 29, 2023 - The first two California sports betting proposals have been filed for the 2024 election. The initiatives were filed yesterday with the California Attorney General's Office. ... Read more
News Florida
U.S. Supreme Court allows Florida sports betting to resume
October 28, 2023 - The Supreme Court declined an emergency request Wednesday to block the September 13th decision of the DC Court of Appeals that allows mobile sports betting to resume in Florida ... Read more
News California
Shiloh Casino Project in Sonoma County - Update Oct. 2023
October 27, 2023 - The public comment period for the Shiloh Resort & Casino's environmental assessment report has ended. The deadline set by the Bureau of Indian Affairs was October 27th ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Is a Taunton casino supported by City Council candidates?
October 26, 2023 - This week The Taunton Daily Gazette asked each of the 11 city council candidates if they believe a Taunton casino is still a good idea. This was the last of five questions. ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford releases more 2024 renderings
October 25, 2023 - New artist renderings have been released showing how the permanent Hard Rock Casino in Rockford will look when it opens in late summer 2024 ... Read more
News California
"2023 Best Southern California Casinos" - Southern California Gaming Guide
October 24, 2023 - Readers of the Southern California Gaming Guide have voted for the Top 2023 Southern California Casinos by category. These are the winners in 17 key categories ... Read more
News Nebraska
WarHorse Casino Omaha approved for sports betting
October 23, 2023 - Sports betting at WarHorse Casino Omaha could begin as early as Nov. 1 after Friday's approval by the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission ... Read more
News United States
Indian Gaming celebrates 35 years
October 22, 2023 - This week is the 35th anniversary of the enactment of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (IGRA). This law, which established Indian gaming casinos on tribal lands, has dramatically changed ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood wins 2023 Gold Magellan Awards
October 21, 2023 - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood won two 2023 Gold Awards last week from Travel Weekly Magellan Awards ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino renews partnership with Seattle Seahawks
October 20, 2023 - Snoqualmie Casino has renewed its 5-year partnership with the Seattle Seahawks. The agreement allows the Snoqualmie Casino to use the Seahawks brand ... Read more
News Nevada
Hard Rock Las Vegas moves closer to construction of guitar-shaped hotel tower
October 19, 2023 - Hard Rock International will build a guitar-shaped hotel tower on the current site of the the famed Mirage Volcano. The location is "the 50-yard line of the ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina 2024 Gambling: What's Next?
October 18, 2023 - What gambling changes will North Carolina see in 2024? There are two almost certainties coming: sports betting will launch by mid-2024 and talk of casino expansion will return as a hot political issue. ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia Construction Update - Oct. 2023
October 17, 2023 - Construction of Caesars Virginia is currently on-schedule for completion in late 2024 according to its general manager, Chris Albrecht, who gave a project update this week to the ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond's Casino Referendum Nov 7th - The Breakdown
October 16, 2023 - Next month Richmond voters will once again vote on whether or not to accept a casino in their city. This is how the ballot measure reads ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Bartlesville's Osage Casino will open in November
October 15, 2023 - The opening date for the new Osage Hotel and Casino in Bartlesville will be in November. The casino is hiring additional workers in preparation for the grand opening. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino Construction - Update Oct. 2023
October 14, 2023 - Construction of the permanent Catawba Two Kings Casino has not begun. Work was to follow the opening of the temporary casino in July 2021; however, the ... Read more
News Florida
US Supreme Court Puts Florida's Seminole Sports Betting on Hold
October 13, 2023 - Chief Justice John Roberts issued a temporary hold yesterday on Florida's mobile sports betting agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. ... Read more
News California
Graton Resort & Casino October Promotions
October 12, 2023 - Graton Resort & Casino is elevating the excitement this October with a $200,000 cash giveaway, a $1 million slot tournament, a $100,000 progressive jackpot giveaway and more! ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Omaha Construction Update - Oct. 2023
October 11, 2023 - Warhorse Omaha is on schedule to open next summer. The target date is June or July. The casino will open with 800 slot machines. By the end of 2024 this will increase to ... Read more
News Illinois
Wind Creek Chicago Southland Construction Update - Oct. 2023
October 10, 2023 - Wind Creek Hospitality, the developer and operator of Wind Creek Chicago Southland Casino, announced a major financial milestone this week. Wind Creek has received a ... Read more
News Michigan
Bay Mills Casino breaks ground on $100M expansion
October 9, 2023 - The Bay Mills Indian Community held a groundbreaking ceremony Sep. 6 to launch a $100 million expansion project. The project will add 134 hotel rooms with balconies, a swimming pool ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Tejon Construction Update - Oct. 2023
October 8, 2023 - Construction of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tejon, California, was expected to start this year. So far, nothing has happened, and there has been no updates from either Hard Rock officials or ... Read more
News Kansas
Prairie Band Casino Sportsbook - Update Oct. 2023
October 7, 2023 - The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation is partnering with Kambi Group to open and operate a retail sportsbook inside the tribe's Prairie Band Casino near Topeka. This will be the first tribal sports ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino Construction Update - Oct 2023
October 6, 2023 - Construction of the Terre Haute Casino Resort continues on-schedule to open at the end of March or early April 2024. The exterior work is almost finished as crews are ... Read more
News California
Win-River Steps Closer to Relocation
October 5, 2023 - Redding Rancheria is a major step closer to moving the Win-River casino to a new location along I-5. The Tribe announced in a press release Monday that Gov. Gavin Newsom had signed AB-854 ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Lake Murray Casino Construction Update - Oct 2023
October 4, 2023 - The Chickasaw Nation has passed the mid-point in construction of the Lakecrest Hotel and Casino at Lake Murray near Ardmore. The opening date is on-schedule for the second quarter of 2024. ... Read more
News Arizona
New Glendale Casino Construction Update - Oct. 2023
October 3, 2023 - Construction of the new $450 million Desert Diamond Casino in Glendale reached a major milestone last week when the last beam of the steel frame work was hoisted into place ... Read more
News Illinois
Bally's celebrates grand opening of temporary Chicago casino
October 3, 2023 - Bally's celebrated the official grand opening Tuesday of its downtown casino in the Medinah Temple. The casino began operating on Sep.9 and will continue for the next three ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol construction passes mid-point | Update Oct. 2023
October 2, 2023 - Construction of the permanent Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Bristol continues on schedule for opening in July 2024. Construction began in early December 2022 ... Read more
News California
"2023 Best Southern California Casino" - OC Register
October 1, 2023 - This month the Orange County Register announced the winners of its 2023 Best of Orange County Contest. Here are the results for the 'Best Southern California Casino' as chosen by ... Read more

September 2023

News California
"2023 Best Southern California Casino" - Press Enterprise
September 30, 2023 - The Press Enterprise has announced the 2023 winner of the Best Southern California Casino Award as chosen by its readers. ... Read more
News Minnesota
Grand Casinos Begin Major Renovation Project
September 29, 2023 - The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe have begun a multi-million-dollar renovation project of the Grand Casino hotels in Mille Lacs and Hinckley. Both hotels will be completely transformed with these ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Casino Breaks Ground for Rock & Brews in Carter, WI
September 28, 2023 - The Carter Potawatomi Casino held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 1 for a new Rock & Brews restaurant. Rock & Brews co-founders from the rock band KISS ... Read more
News USA
USA Today's 10 Best Casinos outside of Las Vegas
September 27, 2023 - USA Today has released its 2023 Ten Best Readers' Choice Awards for US casinos outside Las Vegas. The winners include seven tribal-owned casinos and three state-licensed casinos. ... Read more
News California
Shiloh Casino Project in Sonoma County - Update Sept. 2023
September 26, 2023 - A major milestone has been reached in the approval process for the Koi Nation's proposed plan to build a $600 million casino resort in Sonoma County. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has prepared ... Read more
News Washiington
Nisqually Tribe plans Quiemuth Resort Casino in Lacey
September 25, 2023 - Nisqually tribal leaders met with the Lacey City Council on Sep. 21 to present a casino and hotel development plan for 250 acres owned by the tribe located north of I-5 near Exit 111 ... Read more
News North Dakota
Son Of Star Casino Begins Construction
September 24, 2023 - The MHA Nation celebrated a ground blessing ceremony Wednesday to begin construction of the new Son Of Star Casino in White Shield, ND. The casino will open in 2026 ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Golden Mesa Casino begins $70 million expansion
September 23, 2023 - A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Golden Mesa Casino yesterday to launch a $70 million construction project that will expand the casino and add an upscale, 100-room hotel ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Casino to host 'The Price is Right Live' - Get tickets!
September 22, 2023 - Cache Creek Casino Resort will host The Price is Right Live on Dec. 9th and 10th. The live game show gives individuals a chance to win money vacations, new cars, and ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina Casinos Dropped from Budget Bill
September 21, 2023 - The North Carolina General Assembly will vote on Thursday and Friday on a clean budget bill without casinos ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Casino Hotel Plans Huge Sportsbook In 2024
September 20, 2023 - The next phase of the $190 million renovation project ongoing at Potawatomi Casino Hotel in Milwaukee will build a large, new sportsbook. It will have two levels, a bar, and ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' Ranks #1 in USA Today's Casino Poll
September 19, 2023 - The 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards selected Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel as the number one ranked "Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas" ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina casino push paralyzes state budget
September 18, 2023 - North Carolina budget negotiations became deadlocked last week over the push to include casinos. A consensus on the casino provisions remains elusive. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Pawhuska Osage Casino Opens October 5, 2023
September 17, 2023 - The all-new Osage Casino & Hotel in Pawhuska will hold its grand opening on October 5th. A soft opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held October 4th for Osage tribal members. ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino Expansion Update: Sep. 2023
September 16, 2023 - Snoqualmie Casino is mid-way through a $400 million expansion of its casino and the addition of a 210-room, luxury hotel. Construction began in July 2022 and be finished in 2025. ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Casino's revised timeline outlined by City Manager
September 15, 2023 - When will construction finally begin on the HeadWaters Resort and Casino in Norfolk. The casino plan that was presented by the Pamunkey Indian Tribe to the city in July ... Read more
News Washington
Pasco Casino Project Update - Sept 2023
September 14, 2023 - The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation wants federal approval to build the first tribal casino in the Tri-Cities. An application was submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs last April. ... Read more
News Florida
Florida Sports Betting Set to Resume
September 13, 2023 - Hard Rock can resume sports betting in Florida after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., declined to rehear a final legal challenge Monday to stop the 2021 sports betting agreement between ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino Construction Update - Sept. 2023
September 12, 2023 - Construction of the Terre Haute Casino Resort continues on-schedule for a grand opening next March. The major external work is now completed and the cranes were removed ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Mashpee Wampanoag Casino in Taunton MA - Update Sept. 2023
September 10, 2023 - Representatives from the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Gaming Authority will meet with the Taunton City Council in the near future to discuss new proposal for their casino plans ... Read more
News California
Cache Creek Awarded AAA Four Diamonds for 18th Consecutive Year
September 10, 2023 - Cache Creek Casino Resort has received its 18th consecutive AAA Four Diamond rating going back to 2005. The Four Diamond designation signifies upscale ... Read more
News Illnois
Bally's Casino at Medinah Temple Opened Today 8 AM
September 9, 2023 - Bally's opened its temporary casino at 8 AM today inside the Medinah Temple in River North. The casino is the first in Chicago. The opening follows days of inspection and testing ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casinos launch 'Where the Players Play' campaign with Texas sports legends
September 8, 2023 - Choctaw Casinos & Resorts has signed four-year partnerships with three sports fan favorites for a new ad campaign in North Texas ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Casino Opens $100M Upgrades Today (Sept. 7, 2023)
September 7, 2023 - Potawatomi Casino Hotel will celebrate the grand opening of its $100 million renovation today starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 AM. That will be followed by a free T-shirt ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina casino vote aimed at mid-September
September 6, 2023 - This week will be a very key in determining whether the North Carolina legislature proceeds with a vote to add four new casinos to the state. Republican lawmakers will hold a ... Read more
News Illinois
Bally's Chicago hopes to open temporary casino this week!
September 5, 2023 - Bally's Chicago will open a temporary casino at the Medinah Temple soon after Labor Day. The temporary casino will be the first in Chicago and will operate during construction of ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond Casino Referendum approved for Nov 2023 ballot
September 4, 2023 - Richmond residents will vote on a Nov. 7th referendum to authorize a casino in the city. The ballot measure was finally approved on Aug. 24 when a Richmond circuit court judge ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond Casino Proposal is Revised, Renamed
September 3, 2023 - Richmond, Virginia has a all-new, $562 million casino proposal with a brand-new name. The former ONE Casino plan has been replaced by the Richmond Grand Resort and Casino plan ... Read more
News Nevada
Hard Rock Las Vegas moves closer to construction
September 2, 2023 - Hard Rock International is another step closer to transforming The Mirage into the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Last week the Clark County Zoning Commission voted unanimously to accept ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Harrah's Oklahoma construction 'begins soon'
September 1, 2023 - The Iowa Tribe announced this week that construction of its Harrah's Oklahoma Casino Resort "will begin soon". The new casino will be located on I-44 between Chandler and Wellston. ... Read more

August 2023

News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino announces concert schedule at new 'Spokane Live'
August 31, 2023 - Spokane Tribe Casino will begin live shows on Oct. 5 at its new Spokane Live, a multipurpose events center. Spokane Live is a 27,000-square-foot indoor venue with ... Read more
News California
Hard Rock Casino's Taco Festival Sept 3
August 30, 2023 - The fourth annual California Taco Festival is scheduled on Sept 3 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain. The festival features live music, food, drinks, Lucha Libre entertainers ... Read more
News Connecticut
Foxwoods opens newest casino today!
August 29, 2023 - The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is holding the grand opening today of its new Pequot Woodlands Casino, a 50,000 square-foot casino located in the Grand Pequot Concourse ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Tribe partners with Seattle Mariners
August 28, 2023 - The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe has teamed up with the Seattle Mariners as the "Exclusive Casino Partner" in a multi-faceted agreement signed last week. ... Read more
News Montana
Kwataqnuk Casino relocation is approved by Polson, MT
August 27, 2023 - Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes plan to separate its casino and resort operations at the current Kwataqnuk Resort & Casino by moving the casino to ... Read more
News Florida
Miccosukee Tribe Breaks Ground on New Casino Off I-75
August 26, 2023 - The Miccosukee Tribe broke ground last week on a new casino adjacent to the Miccosukee Service Station on I-75 (Exit 49) and Snake Road in Ochopee, Florida. The casino will be ... Read more
News Illinois
Walker's Bluff Casino officially opens today!
August 25, 2023 - Walker's Bluff Casino will officially open its doors to the public at noon today. A ceremonial ribbon cutting will precede the opening at 11:45. The public is invited, and all guests must be 21 years or older. ... Read more
News North Carolina
Rockingham County approves rezoning for casino
August 24, 2023 - Rockingham County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday night to approve the rezoning of 192 acres of land along US 220 from agricultural to commercial ... Read more
News Oklahoma
New Osage Casino & Hotel in Pawhuska: 'First Look' Video Tour
August 23, 2023 - The new Osage Casino in Pawhuska is nearing completion. The grand opening will be this Fall. This video from Osage News shows the finishing stages of construction ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina Casino Proposal Opposition
August 22, 2023 - The proposal to allow four new casinos in North Carolina is under discussion in a conference committee of state representatives and senators, who are finalizing details in the 2023 Appropriations Bill ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina Casino Discussed in Nash County
August 21, 2023 - Nash County officials met with local residents this month to discuss a potential casino and entertainment district under discussion in the state legislature. The plan is currently ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina Casino Proposal for Lumbee Tribe
August 20, 2023 - NC General Assembly is considering a budget plan that includes a Lumbee casino as one of four new casinos in the state. Each casino would be an entertainment district with hotel, restaurants ... Read more
News Illinois
Waukegan Casino: Court Decision Supports "Rigged" Casino Selection Claim
August 19, 2023 - Construction of the American Place casino resort in Waukegan, Illinois may be delayed after the Illinois First District Appellate Court sided with the Potawatomi lawsuit ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Kenosha's Hard Rock Casino Update - Aug. 2023
August 18, 2023 - There has been little news regarding the development of the Hard Rock Casino in Kenosha, Wisconsin since the Menominee Indian Tribe unveiled the project about a year ago. ... Read more
News California
Graton Casino Expansion Update - Aug 2023
August 17, 2023 - Two months after the groundbreaking for the $1B expansion project at Graton Resort & Casino, construction is underway with site preparation and grading for the new five-level parking structure. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Beloit Casino Project Status - Aug. 2023
August 16, 2023 - The recent election of Jon Greendeer as Ho-Chunk president has revived plans for a tribal casino in Beloit. Greendeer supported the project during his previous tenure as tribal president from 2011 to 2015 ... Read more
News Nebraska
Grand Island's temporary casino hopes to add table games this week
August 15, 2023 - During the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission meeting scheduled for Aug.18th, the commission will consider a request from Grand Island Casino to open its expanded ... Read more
News Nebraska
WarHorse Lincoln Expansion Update - Aug 2023
August 14, 2023 - The next construction phase at WarHorse Lincoln is starting this week. The project will take about a year and will add more slot machines, new table games, a sportsbook, more dining options. ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino celebrates one year anniversary!
August 12, 2023 - Sky River Casino is celebrating its first anniversary with month-long promotions and one million dollars in giveaways. Sky River opened August 15, 2022. ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino Relocation Project - Update Aug 2023
August 11, 2023 - The Redding Rancheria is still waiting for a final decision by the U.S. Department of Interior on whether the Win-River Casino can relocate to a new site along the Sacramento River ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina Casino Proposal for Nash County
August 10, 2023 - Last week Nash County Commissioners voted in favor of a requirement for a local referendum to approve a casino in their county if the state proceeds with a casino expansion plan. ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina Casino Proposal for Rockingham County
August 9, 2023 - North Carolina lawmakers have added a plan for four new casinos in this year's budget negotiations. If passed, one of the casinos will be built in Rockingham County off Hwy 220. ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina Casino Proposal for Anson County
August 8, 2023 - North Carolina state lawmakers are considering the authorization of a new $500 million casino in Anson County as part of a new program to promote tourism in rural counties and to compete with ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina Casinos: Draft Bill
August 7, 2023 - The North Carolina state legislature is discussing a draft bill or a budget resolution to legalize four casinos. Three casinos would be built in the counties of Anson, Nash and Rockingham and a fourth casino ... Read more
News California
Golden Acorn Casino opens Krispy Krunchy Chicken
August 5, 2023 - A new Krispy Krunchy Chicken outlet has opened at the Golden Acorn Casino and Travel Center, a San Diego County casino in Campo, California. The dining option specializes in Cajun fried chicken ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina casino expansion supported by nearly half of residents
August 4, 2023 - As North Carolina legislative leaders consider introducing a bill for four casinos in the state, a new poll released Wednesday finds that nearly half of state residents support the idea ... Read more
News California
Chicken Ranch Casino Construction Update (Aug 2023)
August 3, 2023 - Construction of the all-new Chicken Ranch Casino Resort continues on-schedule to open next year. The new property will include a casino, hotel and conference center as shown ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino Construction Update - Aug 2023
August 2, 2023 - WTHI-TV reports the construction on the future Terre Haute casino continues on schedule and on budget for opening in early 2024. The casino VP Michael Rich confirmed the opening date is ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol Construction Update - Aug 2023
August 1, 2023 - Construction of the permanent Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Bristol is on schedule for a grand opening in July 2024. Since the groundbreaking on Dec. 7, the estimated construction costs has risen ... Read more

July 2023

News California
Black Oak Casino's New Family Fun Park Opens in Dec 2023
July 31, 2023 - Black Oak Casino Resort began construction last month on a new family fun park named Elevate. The fun park is scheduled to open on Dec. 18th and feature activities for all ages ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Creek Nation Plans Travel Plaza in Coweta
July 29, 2023 - The Muscogee Creek Nation (MCN) plans to build a travel plaza and casino in Coweta, Oklahoma. The location will be on the southeast corner of 131st and Highway 51. The construction timeframe has not ... Read more
News United States
FY 2022 Indian Gaming Revenue Grows 5% to $40.9 Billion
July 28, 2023 - In a press release July 19, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) released the Indian gaming revenue figures for FY2022 (year ended June 30, 2023) ... Read more
News New York
Turning Stone Casino Resort's $370 Expansion
July 27, 2023 - Last week the Oneida Indian Nation announced a 370 million expansion of the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, will begin early in 2024 and will be completed within two years ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Casino Project is Stalled!
July 26, 2023 - The Pamunkey Indian Tribe, along with their development partners, met Tuesday with Norfolk officials to discuss the status of the HeadWaters Resort and Casino project following the Tribe's withdrawal of plans ... Read more
News Virginia
Pamunkey Tribe withdraws Norfolk casino plan!
July 25, 2023 - In an unexpected move yesterday, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe and their developer partners withdrew a building application from the Norfolk architectural review board. ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina lawmakers consider opening four casinos
July 24, 2023 - North Carolina lawmakers are developing a plan for adding four new casinos in the state. General Assembly leaders confirmed Thursday that discussions of a draft bill are ... Read more
News Texas
Naskila Casino pushes billboard ads in Deep East Texas
July 22, 2023 - Naskila Casino, an Indian-gaming casino in East Texas, has launched a new advertising campaign with highway billboards to attract more players to Livingston, Texas ... Read more
News California
San Manuel Tribe buys share of Dana Point resort
July 21, 2023 - The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has purchased a 40% share of the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club in Dana Point. The price was not disclosed. The five-diamond hotel sits ... Read more
News California
Sky River plans whiskey and cigar lounge
July 20, 2023 - In a press release last month, Sky River Casino announced plans to build a bourbon and cigar lounge named "The Humidor". The new venue will open later this year next to 32 Brews Street ... Read more
News Kansas
Prairie Band Casino & Resort approved for sports betting
July 19, 2023 - Sports betting is coming soon to the Prairie Band Casino after final approval was granted by the federal government. Last week the U.S. Department of Interior approved ... Read more
News Kansas
Crosswinds Casino to proceed with original casino resort plans
July 18, 2023 - After a three-year delay, the Wyandotte Nation will now proceed with building a larger Crosswinds Casino and expanding the Winds Hotel, which the tribe opened in May. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Comanche Nation Celebrates 40 Years Anniversary on July 22
July 17, 2023 - Comanche Nation Entertainment will host its 40th anniversary celebration at Comanche Nation Casino on Saturday July 22nd. Forty years ago on July 22, 1983, the Comanche Nation ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford IL celebrates construction milestone
July 15, 2023 - Construction crews at the Hard Rock Casino building site in Rockford, Illinois, hoisted the final steel beam into place Wednesday marking the completion of the outer structure ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Casino's New Construction Plan Seeks Local Approvals
July 14, 2023 - The Pamunkey Indian Tribe has submitted a development certificate application to Norfolk's Architectural Review Board with new construction plans for the HeadWaters Casino ... Read more
News Illinois
Wind Creek Chicago Delays Opening To 2025
July 13, 2023 - A recent disclosure in the development agreements between Wind Creek Chicago Southland and the communities of Homewood and East Hazel Crest reveal an opening date of January ... Read more
News United States
'Top 15 Most Famous U.S. Casinos' - 9 are Native American
July 12, 2023 - In an article last week, KnowInsiders ranked the Top 15 most famous casino hotels and resorts in America. Nine of these casino properties are Native American. ... Read more
News Arizona
Santan Mountain Casino Boasts Largest Sportsbook in AZ
July 11, 2023 - The largest casino sportsbook in Arizona is located inside the new Santan Mountain Casino. The BetMGM Sportsbook is a 7,000 square-foot betting lounge with a 130-foot LED screen ... Read more
News Nebraska
WarHorse Lincoln Construction Plans 2023-2024
July 10, 2023 - After opening a temporary casino last September, WarHorse casino in Lincoln is ready begin the next phase of construction to double the size of its casino. Construction will take about a year, and the start date is ... Read more
News Nebraska
WarHorse Omaha Construction Plans 2023-2024
July 8, 2023 - Construction of WarHorse Gaming in Omaha is expected to start this month. A partial casino with 800 slot machines will open in June or July 2024, and the full casino will open near the ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Casino Expansion Update - July 2023
July 7, 2023 - New sections of the $100 million renovation at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino are nearing completion and will open in August. A grand opening will be celebrated September 1st. ... Read more
News California
Mechoopda Temporary Casino (Chico) - Update July 2023
July 6, 2023 - The opening date of the Mechoopda Indian Tribe's temporary casino near Chico, California has been changed from this summer to late this year. Most of the facility is nearing completion, however ... Read more
News Virginia
Bristol Casino Update - July 2023
July 5, 2023 - Since opening last July, the Bristol Casino - Future Home of Hard Rock has made a significant economic impact to the City of Bristol and the State of Virginia. In its first year, the casino has welcomed more than 1.2 million ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Durant Voted #1 Best Dining & #1 Best Entertainment in Oklahoma
July 4, 2023 - Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant was voted #1 Best Overall Dining and #1 Best Overall Entertainment in Oklahoma for 2023 by readers of Casino Players Mag ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole Sports Betting Wins Big in Federal Appeals Court
July 3, 2023 - Sports betting in Florida won a major victory Friday when the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. overturned a 2021 court ruling that blocked implementation of a new gaming compact ... Read more
News California
Graton Casino Expansion Update - July 2023
July 1, 2023 - Graton Resort & Casino's massive $1 billion expansion project is previewed in this video provided by the casino. When completed, Graton will be the second largest casino resort in California. ... Read more

June 2023

News Arizona
Santan Mountain Casino Opens Today!
June 30, 2023 - Gila River Resorts & Casinos opens its new Santan Mountain Casino today with a two-day, grand-opening celebration (June 30 - July 1). The celebration will include a special performance by ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino: Expansion Update - June 2023
June 29, 2023 - The Spokane Tribe Casino continues to add new areas and features to its casino as part of a phase 2 expansion project. The latest addition is an all-new, smoke-free gaming section, which ... Read more
News Missouri
Lake Ozark Casino Update - June 2023
June 28, 2023 - The Osage Nation's plan to build a casino at Lake Ozark has encountered opposition from the City of Lake Ozark. A resolution to support the casino project received a tie vote in the Board of Aldermen ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino Construction Update - June 2023
June 27, 2023 - Construction of the Terre Haute Casino Resort reached a major milestone this month with the placement of the final beam at the top of the steel structure. A "topping off" ceremony was held ... Read more
News
4 Bears Casino celebrates 30th Anniversary with new Grand Openings and Hotel Groundbreaking
June 26, 2023 - 4 Bears Casino, which originally opened in 1993, celebrated its 30th anniversary Friday. To mark the event, the casino celebrated with ... Read more
News Virginia
Danville Casino generates $12M in 1st two weeks
June 24, 2023 - Within two weeks of opening, Caesar's temporary casino in Danville generated $11.92 million in gaming revenue. Slot machines earned $10.2 million of the total, and table games ... Read more
News Nebraska
Lake Mac Casino Resort and Racetrack proposed for Ogallala in 2024
June 23, 2023 - Hastings Exposition and Racing has cancelled plans to build a casino in Hastings, Nebraska; and instead, the company has partnered with Elite Casino Resorts to build a $100M ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Lincoln opens Nebraska's first sportsbook today!
June 22, 2023 - The first-ever sportsbook in Nebraska opens today in the WarHorse Casino Lincoln. Only on-site wagers are allowed under state law. ... Read more
News California
Chukchansi Gold voted #1 Casino, #1 Slots and #1 Table Games
June 21, 2023 - Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino was voted "#1 Best Casino" for the 16th consecutive year in the 2023 Best of Central California People's Choice Awards conducted by The Fresno Bee. ... Read more
News Washington
Muckleshoot Casino will open new hotel this fall
June 20, 2023 - An all-new glass hotel tower at Muckleshoot Casino is in the final stages of construction with an opening date expected this fall. The 18-story resort tower will feature 400 rooms, a rooftop ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Casino: Phase 1 Construction Plan
June 19, 2023 - HeadWaters Resort & Casino has dropped its plan to build a temporary casino and will instead proceed with full construction of the HeadWaters Casino. When the casino opens, there will be a two-year deadline ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Casino Project is Moving Forward
June 17, 2023 - After extended delays over several years, the HeadWaters Resort & Casino development project has filed a formal development certification application with the City of Norfolk. The action comes a year after ... Read more
News California
Graton Casino starts construction today on $1B expansion
June 16, 2023 - Construction of a massive, $1 billion expansion project at Graton Resort & Casino begins today. The project will double the size of the casino and hotel making Graton the ... Read more
News Virginia
Richmond City Council renews casino project for 2023 ballot
June 15, 2023 - Richmond City Council took the first steps Monday to place a second Richmond casino referendum on the November 2023 ballot. The Council selected ONE Casino + Resort ... Read more
News Nebraska
Temporary casino opens at Ag Park in Columbus NE
June 14, 2023 - The third Nebraska casino officially opened Monday at Platte County Ag Society Park in Columbus while construction continues on the permanent Harrah's Columbus, NE Racing & Casino. ... Read more
News Washington
Elwha River Casino celebrates grand reopening after expansion
June 13, 2023 - The Lower Elwha Tribe celebrated the grand reopening of the Elwha River Casino near Port Angeles on June 10 after completing a two-year expansion project to double the size ... Read more
News North Carolina
North Carolina approves online sports betting
June 12, 2023 - Online sports and horserace betting are coming to North Carolina after final legislation was passed by the General assembly last Wednesday. Gov. Roy Cooper says he will sign it into law this week. ... Read more
News Arizona
Santan Mountain Casino prepares to open June 30!
June 10, 2023 - The grand opening of the new Gila River Casino at Santan Mountain will be celebrated June 30 and July 1. Country music star Gabby Barrett will perform with live shows at 8 PM on both nights. ... Read more
News California
Graton Resort & Casino Expansion Update!
June 9, 2023 - Within a few weeks Graton Resort & Casino will break ground on a massive construction project to double the size of its casino and double its number of hotel rooms. When completed in ... Read more
News Arizona
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort earns Tripadvisor 2023 Travelers' Choice Award
June 8, 2023 - We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort has earned the Tripadvisor 2023 Travelers' Choice Award for the second consecutive year. The award celebrates We-Ko-Pa for ... Read more
News California
Chukchansi Gold Receives 4th-consecutive AAA Four Diamond Rating
June 7, 2023 - Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino has again earned a AAA Four Diamond rating for the fourth consecutive year. The Four-Diamond designation recognizes Chukchansi Gold's ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Earns 2023 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award
June 6, 2023 - Thunder Valley Casino Resort has received the 2023 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice for the third year in a row since the award was first introduced. ... Read more
News Texas
Texas Sports Betting Fight Will Continue in 2025
June 5, 2023 - Legislation to place the issue of Texas sports betting before voters died this session in the state Senate after passing in the House 101-42. Former Gov. Rick Perry says he remains committed ... Read more
News Illinois
Danville's new Golden Nugget Casino is Now Open!
June 3, 2023 - The new Golden Nugget Casino opened last Saturday in Danville, Illinois. The doors were opened to the public at 4:00 PM on May 27th, following the issuance of a temporary operat ... Read more
News California
Tachi Palace Casino completes major renovation/expansion project
June 2, 2023 - Tachi Palace Casino Resort announced last week the completion of a three-and-a-half-year renovation and expansion project. The event was celebrated with a grand ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino celebrates month-long 20th anniversary in June
June 1, 2023 - Thunder Valley Casino Resort is celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout the entire month of June. The special event includes cash giveaways, entertainment, win apparel ... Read more

May 2023

News California
Thunder Valley receives AAA Four Diamond Ratingbr> May 31, 2023 - Thunder Valley Casino Resort has earned an AAA Four Diamond rating every year since 2011. This year the award recognized Thunder Valley in a newly created category ... Read more
News Virginia
Will Richmond casino plan get second chance?br> May 30, 2023 - The Richmond City Council hopes to give city residents another chance to vote on the $562 million ONE Casino + Resort proposal, which was narrowly rejected in a Nov. 2021 referendum. Last week the ... Read more
News Michigan
Kewadin Casino plans major renovation
May 27, 2023 - Kewadin Casino Hotel in Sault Ste Marie begins a multi-phase renovation this summer. The entire project will be completed in the winter of 2024. During that time the casino and hotel will remain open. ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino is building a boutique, luxury hotel
May 26, 2023 - In a press release this week, Jamul Casino announced it has begun construction of a boutique, luxury hotel next to the casino. The new hotel will be 16 stories with 200 guest rooms, including ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino plans hotel and convention center
May 25, 2023 - A few weeks after celebrating the May 9th grand opening of the new Eagle Mountain casino in Porterville, the Tule River Tribe is preparing plans to add a 250-room hotel and a convention ... Read more
News Nebraska
Lucky 77 Casino relocates into new, larger building
May 24, 2023 - Lucky 77 Casino celebrated the grand opening of its new casino last Thursday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 10 AM on May 18 with attendees from the casino staff, local residents, and ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casinos win 2023 SBC Silver Award as Tribal Gaming Operator
May 23, 2023 - The SBC Awards North America annually recognizes the top tribal gaming organizations that have achieved exceptional expansion and growth in the U.S. and Canada. ... Read more
News Kansas
CrossWinds Casino adds Winds Hotel
May 22, 2023 - Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma held a grand opening celebration on May 15th for the WINDS Hotel located near the CrossWinds Casino in Park City, Kansas. The hotel was purchased by the tribe in 2021 ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casino Santan Mountain Opens June 30
May 20, 2023 - After 18 months of construction and a cost of $180 million, the new Gila River Casino Santan Mountain is ready to celebrate its grand opening on June 30. The new casino is located south of Chandler ... Read more
News Arkansas
Pope County Casino: Where did it go?
May 19, 2023 - It has been nearly five years since Pope County was selected for one of four casino licenses authorized by the 2018 voter approval of Amendment 100. So far, nothing seems to have happened. ... Read more
News Illinois
Bally's Chicago Casino releases final renderings
May 18, 2023 - Bally's updated plan for its $1.7 billion River West casino received final approval last week from the city's zoning administrator. New renderings of the updated design were released to the media showing ... Read more
News Nebraska
Harrah's temporary casino opens in Columbus, NE on June 12th
May 17, 2023 - Last Friday the Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission approved a gaming license to Harrah's Columbus NE to operate a temporary casino at Ag Park along U.S. 81 on the ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk Casino opens new hotel
May 16, 2023 - Red Hawk Resort + Casino officially opened its new hotel this month. The announcement was made in a press release from the casino last week. The five-story hotel is connected directly to the casino and features ... Read more
News Virginia
Danville Casino opens today May 15!
May 15, 2023 - Danville Casino, the Future Home of Caesars, will open today May 15, 2023. This temporary casino will operate 24/7 at 1100 West Main St. in Danville until the full-scale Caesars Virginia opens in late 2024. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma announces Harrah's casino partnership
May 13, 2023 - The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma announced Wednesday it plans to build a Harrah's-brand casino resort off I-44 between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The Tribe has partnered with ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Lincoln casino starting next construction phase
May 12, 2023 - The next phase of construction at WarHorse Gaming Lincoln will start in July. The construction schedule will follow a similar plan at WarHorse Omaha and will take about 12 months to ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Omaha casino will open in summer 2024
May 11, 2023 - WarHorse Gaming will begin construction on its Omaha casino in June. Construction will be fully completed by the end of 2024. During construction the casino will partially open next ... Read more
News Nebraska
Grand Island Casino will expand casino by July 1
May 10, 2023 - The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission approved a request from Grand Island Casino to expand the size of its temporary casino and add 40 slot machines, 6 blackjack tables ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino celebrates Porterville grand opening today!
May 9, 2023 - The grand opening of the new Eagle Mountain Casino is today at 10 AM. Guest speakers will address the public and media in front of the porte-cochere and fountain at the main entrance. ... Read more
News Washington
Pasco casino application submitted to BIA
May 8, 2023 - The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation have applied to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to transfer 184 acres of tribe-owned land in Pasco into trust for the Colville Reservation ... Read more
News Oklahoma
West Bay Casino & Resort opens at Lake Texoma
May 6, 2023 - The Chickasaw Nation celebrated the grand opening Tuesday afternoon of its new Wet Bay Casino & Resort overlooking Lake Texoma. The new 61-acre casino resort is located near the Texas border ... Read more
News Kansas
Prairie Band Casino to offer sports betting in 2023
May 5, 2023 - The Kansas Senate and House have both voted to amend the state's gaming compact with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation to allow sports betting at the Prairie Band Casino and Resort. ... Read more
News Oregon
Medford tribal casino plan opposed by Gov. Kotek
May 4, 2023 - Gov. Tina Kotek does not support the plan of the Coquille Tribe to build a tribal casino in Medford. In early April the Governor issued a letter to all Oregon gaming tribes announcing her opposition to new ... Read more
News Oregon
Salem tribal casino plan opposed by Gov. Kotek
May 3, 2023 - Gov. Tina Kotek does not support the plan of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians to build a tribal casino in Salem. The Governor wrote a letter to all Oregon gaming tribes expressing opposition ... Read more
News Virginia
Preview: Danville Casino opens May 15
May 2, 2023 - In two weeks Caesars' Viginia will open the doors to its temporary Danville Casino, located on the former site of the Dan River Mills. The grand opening is scheduled for Monday May 15 at 10 AM. ... Read more
News Washington
Northern Quest Casino opens new hotel tower
May 2, 2023 - Northern Quest Resort & Casino celebrated the grand opening of its second hotel tower yesterday. The six-story tower, named River Tower, adds 192 guest rooms and 130,000 square feet to the ... Read more
News California
Morongo Casino breaks ground on new high-limit slots room
May 1, 2023 - The Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon is building a new high-limit slots room, which will open this Fall 2023. The location is currently the valet parking lot ... Read more

April 2023

News California
Preview: New Hotel at Red Hawk Casino
April 29, 2023 - A new hotel will open at Red Hawk Casino on May 1. The five-story hotel has a total of 120,000 square feet with 131 standard guest rooms and 25 suites. Room size range from 440-900 square feet. ... Read more
News Virginia
Danville Casino Opens May 15
April 28, 2023 - Caesars Virginia in Danville announced it will open "Danville Casino", its temporary casino, on May 15 at 10 AM. The announcement followed the Virginia Lottery Board's decision this week to issue a license ... Read more
News Washington
Chewelah Casino is rebranded 'Mistequa Casino Hotel'
April 27, 2023 - Chewelah Casino has been renamed and rebranded as the 'Mistequa Casino Hotel', as construction of its new hotel enters the final stages before its grand opening. The actual date of the ... Read more
News Washington
Cowlitz Tribe opens cannabis dispensary near ilani Casino
April 26, 2023 - The Cowlitz Indian Tribe celebrated the grand opening last Thursday of its new cannabis dispensary store near the Tribe's ilani Casino. The location is a half mile southeast of the casino ... Read more
News Washington
New ilani Hotel Holds Grand Opening
April 25, 2023 - The ilani Casino celebrated the grand opening yesterday of its new 14-story hotel tower. The luxury hotel includes nearly 300 rooms and suites with sweeping views of the Cascade Mountains and Coast Range foothills ... Read more
News California
Sycuan Casino Resort Awarded 5th Consecutive AAA Four Diamond Rating
April 24, 2023 - Sycuan Casino Resort has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond Rating every year since opening its first hotel in 2019. The 12-story hotel offers 300 guest rooms and 57 suites ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino holds surprise opening!
April 22, 2023 - The new Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville held a surprise opening Wednesday night. Word had spread on social media of the unannounced opening at 7:00 pm. Doors actually opened earlier at 5:30 pm ... Read more
News Mississippi
Pearl River Resorts breaks ground on new Louisville casino
April 21, 2023 - The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians broke ground Wednesday on a new 18,000-square-foot casino and travel plaza in Louisville, MS. The $25 million project includes a ... Read more
News California
New Eagle Mountain Casino's Grand Opening is May 9th!
April 20, 2023 - After two years of construction, the new Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California has announced its grand opening will be celebrated May 9th. The 100,000-sq-ft casino will feature ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia: Dealer school for new Danville casino
April 19, 2023 - As the new Danville casino prepares to open in July, the casino is training dealers for its table games. The classes have been operating four times a day since last February. ... Read more
News Michigan
Turtle Creek Casino Opens Cannabis Store
April 18, 2023 - The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa has opened a recreational marijuana dispensary next door to its Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel. The store is named Beach Fire Cannabis and located at ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Resort Casino opens 'The Cove' pool to local residents
April 17, 2023 - Pechanga Resort Casino has opened its massive 'The Cove' pool complex to local residents for the new season. Day passes can be purchased for $45 at The Cove check-in ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino Will Add Hotel & Event Center
April 15, 2023 - The Jamul Indians plan to remodel the Jamul Casino and build an adjacent hotel, event center and parking garage. Financing for the project was secured on March 29th with a $515 million loan through KeyBanc ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Rockford: Construction Updates - April 2023
April 14, 2023 - The earth work is nearly finished and the foundation work continues to move forward at the new Hard Rock Casino site in Rockford, Illinois. Now the first vertical steel beams are rising as the next ... Read more
News California
Graton Resort and Casino to become 2nd largest in California
April 13, 2023 - Graton Resort and Casino plans a huge expansion of its casino and hotel which will double its size into the second largest casino resort in California behind Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia: Danville Casino Construction Video - April 2023
April 12, 2023 - This aerial video of the Danville casino construction site shows both the progress made on the temporary casino, which opens this July, and the permanent Caesars Virginia ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford adds live table games
April 11, 2023 - Live table games have come to Hard Rock's temporary casino in Rockford, Illinois. Six new tables have been added for players to enjoy Blackjack, Three-card Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold 'em. ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino: Tribe signs new California gaming compact
April 10, 2023 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a new, 25-year tribal gaming compact with the Redding Rancheria, owners of Win-River Casino in Redding. The new agreement allows ... Read more
News California
Twin Pine Casino: Tribe signs new California gaming compact
April 10, 2023 - California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a new, 25-year tribal gaming compact with the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians, owners of the Twin Pine Casino located north of Napa ... Read more
News Arizona
New Desert Diamond Casino breaks ground near Glendale
April 8, 2023 - Tohono O'odham Nation held a private groundbreaking ceremony near Glendale on Wednesday to kick off construction of its fifth casino. The 110-acre site is north of the Wildlife World ... Read more
News Texas
Texas gambling legislation may be dead for 2023!
April 7, 2023 - The possibility or the Texas legislature passing a casino or online betting measure this year appears unlikely after a statement last week from Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, leader of the Texas Senate. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino opens Sportsbook
April 6, 2023 - Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee cut the ribbon to its new Sportsbook last Friday. The celebration was followed with a ceremonial first bet placed by Mayor Cavalier Johnson, who bet $20 on the ... Read more
News Texas
Texas House committee passes casino and sports betting bills
April 5, 2023 - The Texas House State Affairs Committee passed two gambling bills Monday afternoon. One bill would legalize mobile-only sports betting, and the other bill would legalize casinos ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' earns two AAA's Four Diamond ratings
April 4, 2023 - Yaamava' Resort and Casino at San Manuel has received two AAA Four Diamonds ratings for 2023. One was awarded to the new hotel which opened Dec. 13, 2021. The other was awarded to The Pines ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia casino will bring millions in new revenue to Danville
April 3, 2023 - The City of Danville, Virginia will soon receive new revenue from Caesars Virginia when its temporary casino opens in July. Danville expects the income to be $12.1M for the ... Read more
News Texas
Texas bill HJR 155 would license 8 horse track casino resorts
April 1, 2023 - A new joint resolution in the Texas House of Representatives has been introduced into this legislative session that would add casino licenses to existing horse and dog racing licenses to ... Read more

March 2023

News Nevada
Hard Rock guitar tower gets go-ahead to replace Mirage volcano
March 31, 2023 - Clark County commissioners have given approval to Hard Rock's plan to build a guitar-shaped hotel on the site of the Mirage volcano. The commissioners voted unanimously ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Cherokee celebrate acquisition of Mississippi casino
March 30, 2023 - Cherokee Nation Entertainment (CNE) held a celebration and a gold ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday for its acquisition of the Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi. The tribe purchased the ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Palm Springs: The Spa at Sec-He opens April 4
March 29, 2023 - The Spa at Sec-he at the new Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza will open on Tuesday April 4th. The name "sec-he" means the "sound of boiling water", the original name for the hot mineral spring ... Read more
News Texas
Texas Bill Would Expand Gambling at Tribal Casinos
March 28, 2023 - A new bill has been introduced in the Texas legislature for a constitutional amendment requiring the governor to negotiate gaming compacts with each federally-recognized ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' earns 3 Forbes Travel Guide 2023 Star Awards
March 27, 2023 - In its first year of operation, Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel became the first resort in the Inland Empire to receive the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Star Award. Three 2003 Star Awards were ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute Casino: Construction Update - March 2023
March 25, 2023 - Construction of the Terre Haute Casino and Resort continues at 4500 East Margaret Drive in Terre Haute. The casino's general manager told WTHI-TV that construction is on-schedule for ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk's Headwaters Casino: Construction Update - March 2023
March 23, 2023 - Construction has not started on either the HeadWaters Resort & Casino or its temporary casino, and there is still no construction equipment on the site. According to a casino spokesman ... Read more
News California
Tachi Palace Casino: New renovations for 40th anniversary
March 23, 2023 - After completing major renovations in 2022, Tachi Palace Casino Resort announced last week that additional enhancement projects have been underway and nearing completion ... Read more
News California
Agua Caliente Palm Springs: New Cultural Plaza Opens Soon
March 22, 2023 - The new Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza in downtown Palm Springs will open this spring and feature the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a Gathering Plaza, the Oasis Trail and The Spa at Sec-He. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino: Relocation Update - March 2023
March 21, 2023 - There is no official announcement of the opening date for the new Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California. As construction continues at the new site near the Porterville ... Read more
News Virginia
Bristol Casino adds slots, tables and 'party pit'
March 20, 2023 - Last Friday, Bristol Casino announced that 20 new slot machines, 8 new table games, and a 'Party Pit' have been added to the Future Home of Hard Rock. The Party Pit includes wide-screen TV walls ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Winstar will open 'Lucas Oil Live' this Fall
March 18, 2023 - WinStar will open a new live concert center this Fall replacing the former the Global Event Center. The new 250,000-square-foot venue is a partnership with Lucas Oil and will be branded 'Lucas Oil Live'. ... Read more
News California
Graton Resort and Casino may now double its slot machines
March 17, 2023 - Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a new gaming compact with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, which authorizes the tribe to double the number of total slot machines at Graton Resort and Casino. ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia: Hiring 400 People for Danville temporary casino
March 16, 2023 - Caesars Virginia is hiring 400 employees for its temporary casino in Danville, which is expected to open in July. Caesars needs to fill these positions before that time. ... Read more
News Mississippi
Bok Homa Casino: 2023 Expansion Project
March 15, 2023 - Bok Homa Casino will soon begin construction on a 6,500-square-foot addition. A preliminary announcement was made by Choctaw officials during the 12th anniversary celebration last December ... Read more
News Michigan
Turtle Creek Casino renovates and reopens hotel
March 14, 2023 - Turtle Creek Casino in Traverse City reopened its hotel Friday after completing an extensive renovation began last September. All 137 guest rooms and suites were stripped and cleared ... Read more
News Minnesota
Seven Clans Casino Warroad opens casino expansion March 17, 2023
March 13, 2023 - Seven Clans Casino in Warroad, Minnesota has completed a $12.4 million dollar expansion of its casino's gaming floor. The 9,000 square feet addition provides new space for... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Casino Hotel Pawhuska - Construction Update - March 2023 March 11, 2023 - This video tour of the construction site of the new Osage Casino and Hotel in Pawhuska was released last week by Osage News. The video shows the progress made in ... Read more
News New York, Oklahoma
Chickasaw Nation bids to build NYC Coney Island casino
March 10, 2023 - The Chickasaw Nation is a partner in the $3 billion casino and entertainment proposal for New York City. The project is named "The Coney" and would be built at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY ... Read more
News Oregon
Medford Casino Proposal Moves Ahead
March 9, 2023 - The Coquille Tribe has renewed its efforts to open a casino in Medford, Oregon, after fighting earlier opposition from Governor Brown, the Cow Creek Tribe, and the federal government. A renewed application has ... Read more
News North Dakota
4 Bears Casino plans new 7-story hotel tower
March 8, 2023 - 4 Bears Casino & Lodge will replace its existing hotel with a new 7-story, 264-room hotel tower. Construction will start in June and be completed in Summer 2025. The existing hotel will be demolished. ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia: Danville Casino Construction Update - March 2023
March 7, 2023 - The temporary casino for Caesars Virginia in Danville remains on schedule for opening this summer. The casino is a large, white tent structure that can be seen on West Main Street ... Read more
News California
New River Rock Casino Plan Approved by Sonoma County
March 6, 2023 - Last week the Sonoma County Supervisors approved a new agreement with the Dry Creek Rancheria for building a new casino and hotel on the 75-acre site of the River Rock Casino ... Read more
News Texas
Texas Gov. Abbott Reveals His Positions on Casinos, Sports Betting
March 4, 2023 - In a recent interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Gov. Greg Abbott revealed his positions on expanding gambling in Texas. The legalization of casinos must protect the safety of players ... Read more
News Washington
Spokane Tribe Casino: Expansion Update - March 2023
March 3, 2023 - Spokane Tribe Casino released this recent video showing the construction progress of its current expansion project. The new footage shows the the mezzanine and Stage, the new smoke-free gaming area ... Read more
News Illinois
Walker's Bluff Casino & Resort: Construction Update - March 2023
March 2, 2023 - Walker's Bluff Casino & Resort is preparing to open its doors this spring. As the exterior of the building nears the final stages of construction, and the interior work and installations ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino: Relocation/Expansion Update - March 2023
March 1, 2023 - The decision to move the Win-River Casino to a new location in Redding, California is currently in the hands of the federal government. The Redding Rancheria describes the situation as ... Read more

February 2023

News California
Sky River Casino: Future Expansion Plans
February 28, 2023 - The financial success of Sky River Casino has exceeded expectations since opening last August. Now Wilton Rancheria tribe and its partner, Boyd Gaming Corp., are looking ahead to adding a hotel ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Osage Casino Pawhuska: Construction Update - Feb 2023
February 27, 2023 - The existing Osage Casino in Pawhuska will be replaced by a new casino and hotel by the end of this year. Construction of the new casino is underway on a 60-acre site at 1421 John Dahl Ave ... Read more
News Arizona
Tucson's downtown casino project clears building site
February 25, 2023 - The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is preparing the building site for a new casino near Grant and Interstate 10. Last Monday a demolition crew began clearing the former Century Park Movie Theater from the site. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino: Relocation Update Feb 2023
February 24, 2023 - Eagle Mountain Casino held a job fair in Porterville Wednesday to fill 100 open positions needed before the relocation of the casino to a new location next to the ... Read more
News Florida
Seminole's 50th Tribal Fair and Pow Wow Takes National Spotlight
February 23, 2023 - Native Americans from tribes across the country gathered at the 50th Annual Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow Wow held February 10-12 this year at the Seminole Hard Rock ... Read more
News Virginia
Rivers Casino Portsmouth Generates $9M in First Week
February 22, 2023 - Rivers Casino Portsmouth opened January 23 and quickly generated $9 million before closing the month. Total January revenues were $9.039,289.78. Slot machines brought in $7.5 million and ... Read more
News Texas
Texas Gambling Legislation is Gaining Traction
February 21, 2023 - Recent TV newscasts across the state have focused on the growing push for legislation to allow state voters to approve or reject casino gambling and sports betting in Texas ... Read more
News Illinois
Waukegan's "The Temporary by American Place" is now open!
February 20, 2023 - The Temporary by American Place has opened in Waukegan as an interim casino during construction of American Place Waukegan. The Temporary opened Friday Feb. 17 inside a fabric tent ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg casino bill is effectively killed in Virginia Senate
February 18, 2023 - The Virginia casino bill giving Petersburg voters a referendum in November to decide the fate of a $1.4 billion casino proposal has been stopped by the Senate Finance Committee ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino opens The Venue tonight!
February 17, 2023 - Thunder Valley is celebrating the official grand opening of The Venue over this Presidents' Day Weekend. The new $100 million indoor showroom is 150,000-square-foot with 4,500 seats ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland: $1.29 million jackpot winner! February 16, 2023 - A 71-year-old truck driver from Florida stopped on his route at the Cherokee Casino in Roland Jan. 20, placed a $3 bet on a Buffalo Grand progressive slot game, and won $1.29M ... Read more
News Kansas
Kansas Crossing Casino launches sportsbook kiosks
February 15, 2023 - Kansas Crossing Casino launched three new sportsbook kiosks for wagering on sports just prior to the Super Bowl. The Kansas Crossing sportsbook is a partnership with ... Read more
News Florida
Alabama Tribe's acquisition of Miami's Magic City Casino is approved
February 14, 2023 - The Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama will soon acquire the Magic City Casino in Miami. Last Wednesday the Florida Gaming Control Commission approved ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino: Construction Update Feb 2023
February 13, 2023 - The latest information regarding construction of the future Two Kings Casino Resort was released in an email this week from a spokesman for the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Rockford: Construction Update Feb 2023
February 11, 2023 - When will the permanent Hard Rock Casino open in Rockford, Illinois? Hard Rock executives have been tight-lipped about their forecast. Currently the construction crews are preparing the ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg Casino Bill Passes in Virginia House
February 10, 2023 - The Virginia House of Delegates passed the Petersburg casino bill Tuesday by a vote of 49-44. The bill would allow Petersburg voters to accept or reject a casino proposal to build a $1.4 billion complex ... Read more
News Indiana
New Name: 'Terre Haute Casino Resort'
February 9, 2023 - The name of the resort casino under construction in Vigo County has shortened its name from Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort to 'Terre Haute Casino Resort'. The change was announced Tuesday by Churchill ... Read more
News Virginia
Rivers Casino Portsmouth Revises Smoking Policy
February 8, 2023 - Rivers Casino Portsmouth's opening Jan. 23 was immediately followed by public complaints about smoking inside the 90,000-square-foot gaming area. After the first week ... Read more
News Texas
New Texas Bills Introduced for Casinos, Sports Gambling
February 7, 2023 - Bipartisan support to legalize casino gambling is growing in the Texas legislature this year. Two bills with similar provisions have been introduced in each house: One Democrat, one Rep ... Read more
News Texas
Texans favor more gambling 75% in poll
February 6, 2023 - A recent survey found 75% of Texans support the concept of a constitutional amendment proposed by Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, to legalize sports betting and allow casino resorts in four cities. ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg Casino Bill Fails in Virginia Senate
February 4, 2023 - A bill to make Petersburg eligible for a casino was killed this week in the Virginia Senate. The Finance and Appropriations Committee voted 7-8 against the measure, which had been introduced ... Read more
News Idaho
Mountain Home ID Casino Plan: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
February 3, 2023 - The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes held an open house in Mountain Home last week to share plans with Elmore County residents about a new casino planned for Mountain Home. ... Read more
News Indiana
Four Winds Casino South Bend: New Hotel Opens March 1
February 2, 2023 - Four Winds Casino in South Bend has scheduled the official opening of its new hotel for March 1. The hotel is a 23-story tower attached to the casino that features 317 guest rooms. ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford Casino: A Hard Rock Opening Act made $55M in 2022
February 1, 2023 - Hard Rock's temporary casino in Rockford, Illinois hit the jackpot in 2022. Over 463,000 people visited the casino, which received $54.7 million in revenues last year. ... Read more

January 2023

News California
Chicken Ranch Casino Resort: Construction Update Jan. 2023
January 31, 2023 - The all-new Chicken Ranch Casino Resort is under construction in Jamestown, California and will open next year. Chicken Ranch released this aerial video earlier this month ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg casino bill takes first steps in Virginia Senate
January 30, 2023 - A Virginia State Senate bill to add Petersburg to the list of cities eligible for a casino has taken its first key steps in the legislative process. Last week the bill was passed by the Gaming Sub ... Read more
News Missouri
Osage Casino Lake Ozark Plan: Update Jan. 2023
January 28, 2023 - A public meeting was held for residents of Camden County this week to hear a debate between the benefits and risks of building a casino at Lake of the Ozarks. The Osage Nation have announced plans ... Read more
News Kansas
Prairie Band Casino celebrates 25th anniversary
January 27, 2023 - Prairie Band Casino and Resort marked its 25th anniversary with a week-long celebration ending Jan. 20 with a cake-cutting reception. During the reception, 18 long-time employees were recognized ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Casino Hotel: Dream Dance Steakhouse reopens after 3 years
January 26, 2023 - This week the Potawatomi Casino Hotel reopened the Dream Dance Steakhouse for the first time since closing three years ago for the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Casino Hotel: Sportsbook Coming Soon!
January 25, 2023 - Potawatomi Casino Hotel announced plans this week to build a large sportsbook and lounge in the northwest corner of the casino's first floor. The new sportsbook will replace the ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars VA Danville is offering hundreds of career opportunities
January 24, 2023 - Caesars Virginia has hundreds of job positions to fill before opening its temporary casino in July and the permanent casino next year. The casino is seeking candidates now for ... Read more
News Virginia
Rivers Casino Portsmouth Celebrates Grand Opening Today!
January 23, 2023 - Rivers Casino Portsmouth officially opened its doors to the public this morning at 10am, becoming the first completed, non-temporary casino in Virginia! ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia: Danville Casino Construction Status - Jan. 2023
January 21, 2023 - Construction of Caesars Virginia's casino, hotel and entertainment center began on August 12, 2022. The construction is expected to finish in late 2024. A temporary casino ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino: Relocation Status - Jan. 2023
January 20, 2023 - This week Eagle Mountain Casino released an aerial video of its new casino under construction in Porterville. The video shows a 360-degree visual tour around a completed exterior ... Read more
News Mississippi
Bok Homa Casino celebrates 12th anniversary
January 19, 2023 - The Bok Homa Casino celebrated its 12th Anniversary on Dec. 20th with complimentary tee-shirts, cake, and food for all visiting guests. There was also an announcement about future expansion ... Read more
News Texas
Texas Bill Supports Limited Casino Gambling and Sports Betting
January 18, 2023 - A new legislative bill, Senate Joint Resolution 17, would establish the Texas Gaming Commission and create a framework for legalized gambling in the state. The bill limits the ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk expect Beloit casino's groundbreaking this Spring
January 17, 2023 - Since receiving federal and state approvals to build a casino in Beloit, Wisconsin, the Ho-Chunk Nation has been preparing final plans for construction. The groundbreaking ... Read more
News Arkansas
Cherokee Nation Appeals after Judge Voids Pope County Casino License
January 16, 2023 - A Pulaski County Circuit Judge ruled this week that the casino license issued to Legends Casino in Pope County is unconstitutional and void. ... Read more
News Arizona
New Pascua Yaqui casino is planned near downtown Tucson
January 14, 2023 - The Pascua Yaqui Tribe has received federal approval for a 30-acre casino site located east of Interstate 10 on West Grant Road. The land is the former site of a Century 16 movie ... Read more
News Virginia
Rivers Casino Portsmouth Opening Delayed to Jan. 23
January 13, 2023 - Rivers Casino Portsmouth has delayed its grand opening until January 23. The previous date of January 15 did not allow enough time to complete the testing of the gaming machines. The $340 million ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Oklahoma sports betting in '23?
January 12, 2023 - Will 2023 be the year that Oklahoma joins 32 other states and legalizes sports betting? A new 2023 legislative proposal to establish in-person and online sports betting in Oklahoma has been entered in the legislature. ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Casino & Resort - Durant receives "Best Overall Casino" Award
January 11, 2023 - Every year Strictly Slots Magazine surveys its readers for the best casinos across Oklahoma. In December the magazine announced Choctaw Casino Durant ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Casino Bristol: Construction Update - Jan. 2023
January 10, 2023 - A few changes have been made to the original plans due to higher construction costs and material shortages. The cost of construction has increased from $400 million to $500 million ... Read more
News Florida
New Seminole Hotel Casino Brighton Breaks Ground
January 9, 2023 - This week the Seminole Tribe of Florida broke ground on a brand-new casino hotel on the Brighton Reservation in Okeechobee, FL. The location is 3 miles south of the existing Seminole Brighton ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino: "Relocation Coming Soon"
January 7, 2023 - The opening date for the new Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville has not been announced as of this date. However, in preparation the casino held a job fair Dec. 14th to hire 100 new employees ... Read more
News Oklahoma
New Osage Casino Bartlesville Construction Update
January 6, 2023 - A new Osage casino is under construction at 1803 U.S. 60 in Bartlesville to replace the existing casino at 222 Allen Road. Construction began in June 2021 but has been delayed by ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Casino: Construction Status - Jan. 2023
January 5, 2023 - What's happening with Norfolk's Headwaters Casino project? Construction has not started on either a temporary or permanent casino. There is still no construction equipment on the building site ... Read more
News Nebraska
Grand Island temporary casino is now open
January 4, 2023 - The grand opening of the Grand Island's temporary casino was celebrated last Tuesday as the doors were opened to the public for the first time. The casino is located on the Fonner Park concourse and ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Pow Wow returns Jan. 6-8
January 3, 2023 - The 20th Pechanga Pow Wow will return to the Temecula casino after an eight-year absence caused by the three-year construction project began in 2015 and followed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a free event ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk Casino Opens 'The Apex', a Family Amusement Center
January 2, 2023 - Red Hawk Resort & Casino opened 'The Apex' last week, a family-friendly entertainment center. The 80,000-square foot addition is located above the parking garage and ... Read more

December 2022

News California
New Year's Eve at Yaamava' Resort & Casino
December 31, 2022 - Yaamava' Resort & Casino is sponsoring this year's "Las Vegas Countdown to 2023," a live New Year's Eve TV special to be telecast December 31st from 8:58 PM to 12:35 AM PST. The broadcast will ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino - Photos | Facebook
December 30, 2022 - Since opening last August, Sky River Casino has become a favorite gaming destination for players in the Sacramento area. Here is a photo collection of Sky River fans from the casino's Facebook page. ... Read more
News California
Win-River Casino relocation is opposed by Redding City Council
December 29, 2022 - The Redding City Council voted unanimously last week to oppose the relocation of the Win-River Casino to a new site owned by the Redding Rancheria at Interstate 5, south of Bonneyview Road. ... Read more
News Arizona
New Tucson Casino location gets federal approval
December 28, 2022 - There is new speculation about the location for a third Pascua Yaquis casino following land approval by Congress. The potential site is the old Century 16 movie theater on Grant near I-10 ... Read more
News Nevada
Hard Rock now operates The Mirage
December 27, 2022 - In a Dec. 22 meeting the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) granted final regulatory approval of the $1.08 billion purchase of the Mirage by Hard Rock International. The real estate deal closed ... Read more
News Indiana
Queen of Terre Haute casino reveals new cost, new renderings
December 26, 2022 - The cost to build the Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort has risen from $260 million to $290 million according to the owner Churchill Downs. The reason is due to the increased industry ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino Wishes You a Magical Holiday Season!
December 24, 2022 - "Jamul Casino and Team Jamul wish you and your family holidays filled with joy, fun and laughter! We hope you enjoy this festive video of our Tribe and team members where" ... Read more
News Texas
Mark Cuban seeks Dallas Casino Resort + NBA Arena
December 23, 2022 - Mark Cuban would like to build a multibillion-dollar Texas casino and NBA arena complex in Dallas to host his Dallas Mavericks NBA team. Cuban would partner with Las Vegas Sands ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana delays hotel plan
December 22, 2022 - Hard Rock in Gary plans to build a 200-room hotel next to the casino. The hotel is planned as a second phase of construction after completing the casino. In a statement to the Indiana Gaming Comm ... Read more
News Arkansas
Pope County Arkansas Casino Status Dec. 2022
December 21, 2022 - Construction of the proposed Legends Resort Casino Arkansas in Russellville, Arkansas remains on hold pending the outcome of two legal challenges. Both challenges lost their initial court decisions. ... Read more
News Alabama
Poarch Creek Indians will push for an Alabama 'comprehensive gaming bill' in 2023
December 20, 2022 - The Poarch Band of Creeks Indians will be lobbying the 2023 Alabama legislature for a comprehensive gaming bill similar the 2021 bill that passed the Senate but ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation: Video Update
December 19, 2022 - This aerial video was taken this week by Eagle Mountain Casino. It shows the casino exterior and parking lot areas are finished. Finishing work inside the interior appears to be continuing. ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg Virginia's $1.4 Billion Casino Proposal
December 17, 2022 - The City of Peterburg, Virginia is proposing to build a $1.4 billion casino, hotel and entertainment district. The casino named 'Live! Casino & Hotel Virginia' needs legislative approval ... Read more
News Virginia
Rivers Casino Portsmouth: Sneak Peek
December 16, 2022 - As the Jan. 15th grand opening is fast approaching, Rivers Casino Portsmouth executives invited the media to take an interior tour of the casino this week to view the finishing stages of construction ... Read more
News Washington
Snoqualmie Casino Expansion Update: Dec. 2022 December 15, 2022 - Snoqualmie Casino is adding a new 210-room luxury hotel as part of a $440 million expansion project that started last summer. The following artist renderings of the future hotel are the first ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia begins construction on temp casino
December 14, 2022 - Caesars Virginia has begun construction of a steel-framed building for a temporary casino on the former Dan River Schoolfield site on West Main Street. The temporary casino is next to the site for ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino Plans Job Fair Dec. 14
December 13, 2022 - With the grand opening of the new Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville approaching, the casino is seeking to add 100 new employees this week. A job fair is scheduled for Dec. 14 in Porterville from ... Read more
News Nevada
Hard Rock reveals master plan to replace Mirage
December 12, 2022 - Hard Rock executives released a preliminary Master Plan to transition The Mirage into the new Hard Rock Las Vegas destination resort. The plans were presented Wed. to the Gaming Control ... Read more
News Texas
Rick Perry Joins Texas Sports Betting Alliance
December 10, 2022 - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has announced his support to legalize sports betting in Texas. Perry is the first major Republican to take that stand. In a video released by the Sports Betting Alliance Perry said: ... Read more
News North Carolina
Catawba Two Kings Casino facing temporary closure for federal violations
December 9, 2022 - The National Indian Gaming Commission has concluded an investigation into the Catawba Two Kings Casino and found multiple violations of the Indian Gaming ... Read more
News North Dakota
North Dakota tribes sign new compacts with sports betting
December 8, 2022 - Five North Dakota tribes have negotiated new gaming compacts with Gov. Doug Burgum that will allow online sports betting and online Class III casino-style gaming on reservation land ... Read more
News Kansas
Prairie Band Casino Opens Hotel Expansion
December 7, 2022 - Prairie Band Casino & Resort officially opened its new hotel expansion last month. There are now 74 new guest rooms including luxury two-bay and three-bay suites. The expansion also includes a ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino is Porterville's 2022 Large Business of the Year
December 6, 2022 - The Porterville Chamber of Commerce honored Eagle Mountain Casino last month with an award for "Large Business of the Year". The city presented casino officials with a ... Read more
News California
Morongo voted 'Best Casino in Southland' by L.A. Times readers
December 5, 2022 - Readers of the LA Times recently voted the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa as the "2022 Best Casino in the Southland" in the category of Entertainment & Living. Morongo was. ... Read more
News Florida
Alabama's Poarch Creek to buy Magic City Casino in Miami
December 4, 2022 - Alabama's Poarch Band of Creek Indians will buy the Magic City Casino in Miami, Florida if approved by the Florida Gaming Control Commission. The purchase price and other details are ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol groundbreaking Dec. 7, 2022
December 3, 2022 - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol officials will break ground on its new $400M casino next Wednesday Dec. 7th. Construction is scheduled to take 18 months to complete. Hard Rock Bristol is expected to open in ... Read more
News Massachusetts
Former tribal leader sentenced to 3 years in casino bribery case
December 2, 2022 - The former Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman, Cedric Cromwell, was convicted Nov. 16th of accepting bribes and sentenced to three years in prison. Cromwell was... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation: Dec. Update
December 1, 2022 - Last July the Eagle Mountain Casino General Manager, Matthew Mingrone, announced the opening date for the new casino relocation to Porterville is expected in the first week of December. ... Read more

November 2022

News Texas
Texas is invaded by gambling lobbyists
November 30, 2022 - More than 300 gambling lobbyists are now registered in Texas according to state records. The largest group is 72 lobbyists working for Las Vegas Sands. There are other casino lobbyists representing ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' opens The 909 Sports Bar + Food Hall
November 29, 2022 - Yaamava' Casino has opened the first-of-its-kind sports bar and dining venue named 'The 909'. The new 17,100-square-foot venue features a 50-foot by 12-foot TV screen, 150 TVs, two bars, food court ... Read more
News Illinois
Wind Creek Chicago partners with Chicago Bulls
November 28, 2022 - Wind Creek Chicago Southland Casino has signed a six-year partnership agreement with the Chicago Bull to be the team's "official casino". Wind Creek signage will soon appear at United Center ... Read more
News Virginia
Norfolk Casino: History of its Tribal Owners
November 27, 2022 - The Pamunkey Indian Tribe is building the $500 million HeadWaters Resort & Casino next to Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. Who is this tribe and what is its history? This video will answer some of these ... Read more
News Illinois
Golden Nugget Danville is on-schedule to open March 2023
November 26, 2022 - Casino GM Basens has confirmed to media that construction of the Golden Nugget in Danville, IL is on schedule for completion by March 2023. All the exterior work on the 60,000-sq-ft casino ... Read more
News Nebraska
Grand Island's temporary casino will finish construction in mid-December 2022
November 25, 2022 - Construction on the temporary Grand Island Casino began in September inside the concourse of Fonner Park. Completion is expected in mid-December. The grand opening of ... Read more
News California
Tejon Indians Win Final Approval for Hard Rock Casino!
November 23, 2022 - There is tremendously great news for the Tejon Indian Tribe! The federal government has granted final approval for the Tejon Tribe to proceed with building the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tejon. ... Read more
News Virginia
Rivers Casino Portsmouth will open Jan. 15, 2023
November 22, 2022 - Rivers Casino Portsmouth announced yesterday its opening date will be Jan. 15, 2023, Doors will open to the public at 3 PM. The announcement came one day after ... Read more
News Texas
New Texas legislation is filed for casinos, sports betting
November 21, 2022 - A new legislative effort began last week to legalize Texas casino gambling and sports wagering. State Sen. Carol Alvarado, prefiled a bill, Senate Joint Resolution 17, to create a gaming commission ... Read more
News California
California sports betting: What's next?
November 20, 2022 - The two California sports betting propositions (26, 27) on last week's ballot both went down in overwhelming defeats. Prop 26, which proposed sports betting inside tribal casinos, was opposed by 69% of voters. Prop 27 ... Read more
News Virginia
Rivers Casino Portsmouth is granted operator's license
November 19, 2022 - The Virginia Lottery Board has granted an operator's license to the Rivers Casino in Portsmouth after a unanimous vote last Wednesday. The casino is expected to open in Jan-Feb ... Read more
News Indiana
Update: Terre Haute casino gets FAA approval to resume construction
November 18, 2022 - Construction of the Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort has been on hold due to two regulatory issues. Last week Mayor Duke Bennett confirmed that both issues are resolved ... Read more
News California
Colusa Casino is opening The Branded Butcher chophouse
November 17, 2022 - A new steakhouse restaurant, The Branded Butcher, will open at Colusa Casino Resort on November 24. Along with quality steaks, ribs, and burgers, the menu features items like ... Read more
News California
Pala Casino to sponsor 2023 NASCAR race at Fontana
November 16, 2022 - Pala Casino will serve as the title sponsor for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series race in February 2023 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Pala will also be the primary sponsor of driver Chris ... Read more
News Illinois
Rockford Casino celebrates 1st-year anniversary
November 15, 2022 - Rockford Casino: A Hard Rock Opening Act celebrated its one-year anniversary Thursday. The special event featured musical entertainment, free giveaways, player promos, and restaurant ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Potawatomi Carter Hotel celebrates grand re-opening
November 14, 2022 - The hotel at Potawatomi Carter Casino held a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebrated its grand re-opening this week after a year-long closure caused by water damage from a sprinkler system malfunc ... Read more
News Nebraska
Warhorse Casino Omaha receives operators license
November 13, 2022 - WarHorse Casino Omaha has been granted an operator's license by the Nebraska Racing & Gaming Commission this week. The Omaha casino is currently under construction at ... Read more
News Illinois
Waukegan casino construction update - Nov. 2022
November 12, 2022 - The Temporary by American Place is nearing completion in Waukegan, IL. The Temporary is an interim casino that will operate during construction of the American Place Waukegan casino hotel. ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino Wins 2022 Reader's Choice Awards
November 11, 2022 - Readers of the Porterville Recorder voted Eagle Mountain Casino the winner in several major categories of this year's Reader's Choice Awards. These included Best Live Music, Best ... Read more
News North Carolina
Two Kings Casino's federal investigation nears completion
November 10, 2022 - Last March the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) opened an investigation into the financial dealings between the Catawba Indian Nation and the slot machine vendor ... Read more
News California
New Chicken Ranch Casino construction update: Nov 2022
November 9, 2022 - Construction of the new Chicken Ranch Casino, Resort and Conference Center continues in Jamestown, California. This aerial video taken in Oct. 2022 shows the progress since ... Read more
News Virginia
Caesars Virginia Plans Temporary Casino in Mid-2023
November 8, 2022 - Caesars plans to build a temporary casino in Danville, Virginia at the future site of Caesars Virginia. Caesars plans to open the temporary casino in mid-2023 and operate it during construction ... Read more
News Iowa, Nebraska
Prairie Flower Casino breaks ground on major expansion project
November 7, 2022 - Prairie Flower Casino broke ground last Monday on a major construction project to expand the current casino size by seven times. The event marked the 4th anniversary of the casino ... Read more
News Texas
Texas Casinos: Could these really be possible?
November 6, 2022 - Gov. Greg Abbott said last week he wmight look at casino proposals if they offered a "very professional entertainment option for Texans". The governor has been a long-time opponent of ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock Bristol prepares for groundbreaking
November 5, 2022 - Hard Rock International officials visited Bristol last week and approved the final details for the casino prior to construction. Soon afterwards Bristol Casino President Allie Evangelista announced there will be a ... Read more
News California
Red Hawk Casino prepares to open 'Apex' and new Hotel
November 4, 2022 - Red Hawk Casino will soon open its new Apex fun center and new 150-room hotel. The opening date has not been announced. However, Red Hawk is running TV ads to promote these ... Read more
News Georgia
Georgia voters strongly support casino legalization
November 3, 2022 - A recent public opinion poll shows Georgia voters across the state are strongly in favor of legalizing casinos but are split on online sports betting. A telephone survey of 1,030 likely voters ... Read more
News Arkansas
Saracen Casino adds new million-dollar slot machines
November 2, 2022 - Saracen Casino has launched new slot machines with jackpots up to six or seven figures. These are progressive slots are linked to Las Vegas. ... Read more
News Texas
Gov. Abbott softens position against Texas casino legalization
November 1 - Gov. Greg Abbott has fought casino legalization for years. However, a statement released last week by his office indicates the governor may be willing to reconsider the issue if ... Read more

October 2022

News Indiana
Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana expands casino
October 31, 2022 - Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana has expanded its casino with another 1,240 square feet with 65 more slot machines. The new slot machines have larger screens and newer games. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Kenosha casino approval has less risk than in 2015: Report
October 30, 2022 - In 2015 Gov. Scott Walker rejected plans of the Menominee Tribe to build a Hard Rock casino in Kenosha because the state could incur an unlimited liability to the Forest County Potawatomi ... Read more
News Michigan
Dead Muskegon Casino project may be resurrecting
October 29, 2022 - The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians may have a new opportunity to build a tribal casino in Muskegon County, MI. The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) has asked the tribe to ... Read more
News Nevada
Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas changes its name
October 28, 2022 - The first tribal casino to operate in Las Vegas has officially changed its name from Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas to Mohegan Casino Las Vegas. The Mohegan Tribe shortened the name to ... Read more
News Pennsylvania
Mohegan Sun Pocono changes its name
October 28, 2022 - Mohegan Sun Pocono has officially changed its name to Mohegan Pennsylvania. The Mohegan Tribe says the new name is what the racino is most commonly referred to by the public. ... Read more
News Nebraska
Nebraska Gaming Commission Approves Sports Betting Regulations without Mobile
October 27, 2022 - The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission (NRGC) has been slow to develop plans and regulations for sports betting after it was approved by voters in 2020 ... Read more
News Virginia
Virginia study cites feasibility for both Petersburg and Richmond casinos October 26, 2022 - A Virginia casino study released by the state's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) last week evaluated the feasibility and financial impact of buiding ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Chickasaw Nation approved for online gaming on reservation lands
October 25, 2022 - Last week the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGC) approved Class II mobile gaming on all Chickasaw Nation lands. Although Oklahoma law restricts online gaming, the state ... Read more
News Virginia
Petersburg selects casino developer to compete for Richmond license
October 24, 2022 - Petersburg, Virginia hopes to obtain the Richmond casino license rejected by Richmond voters in Nov. 2021, and has partnered with a major casino developer to design ... Read more
News Indiana
Hard Rock Gary Continues as Top-Performing Casino For Past 12 Months
October 23, 2022 - Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana was again the top earning casino in the state last month. Hard Rock earned $36.7 million in revenues for September 2022. ... Read more
News Arizona
Fort McDowell Yavapai Tours Return
October 22, 2022 - The Fort McDowell Yavapai Tours returned Tuesday after shutting down for the COVID-19 pandemic. The guided tours explore the culture and history of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation with visits to the Yavapai Cultural ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Kenosha Casino Proposal Favored 60% in Poll
October 21, 2022 - A new poll announced this month shows 60% of regional residents favor a proposal by the Menominee Tribe to build a Hard Rock Casino in Kenosha County. The poll was commissioned by the Menominee ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino is expanding parking area
October 20, 2022 - The success of Sky River Casino has created a parking shortage at the casino. Since opening Aug. 18th, many casino visitors are parking in the surrounding residential areas. In Sept, Sky River ... Read more
News Indiana
Construction of Four Winds Hotel in South Bend nears completion
October 19, 2022 - Four Winds Casino in South Bend is nearing the final phases in the construction of a 23-story hotel tower with 317 rooms, including 83 suites. All exterior work is finished, and the interior ... Read more
News Alabama
Alabama Supreme Court ruling closes three casinos
October 18, 2022 - The Alabama Supreme Court ruled 7-0 last week against bingo slot machines, which are similar to Vegas-style slots except players bet against other players instead of the house. The court declared ... Read more
News California
Pechanga Resort Casino partners with LA Clippers
October 17, 2022 - Pechanga Resort Casino is now the exclusive tribal casino of the LA Clippers. This week the casino announced a multi-year, sponsoring partnership with the NBA team that will include ... Read more
News California
Mechoopda Casino near Chico opens Summer 2023
October 16, 2022 - The Mechoopda Tribe has erected a large tent structure to house a temporary casino south of Chico. The casino site is on the south bank of Clear Creek off Openshaw Road. Construction began ... Read more
News California
Tachi Palace Casino completes major renovation
October 15, 2022 - Tachi Palace Casino Resort announced in a press release last week that major renovation work has been completed. The work includes a new front entrance, 3rd-floor gaming expansion, new Coyote Grille ... Read more
News California
New Chicken Ranch Casino celebrates 'topping off' milestone
October 14, 2022 - The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians and construction crews of the new Chicken Ranch Casino Resort celebrated a major milestone Wed. with a topping-off ceremony as. ... Read more
News Virginia
Danville's Caesars Virginia Construction Update - Oct. 2022
October 13, 2022 - Site preparation is underway at 1100 West Main St. in Danville, Virginia, where grading equipment is now seen daily in the early construction stage of Caesars Virginia casino & resort. ... Read more
News California
Vallejo Casino proposal is revived by DC Court
October 12, 2022 - The possibility of building the Vallejo casino proposed by the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians in 2016, and rejected by the US Department of Interior in 2019, has been revived by the US District Court in DC. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Mole Lake Casino will add sports betting
October 11, 2022 - Sports betting is coming to Mole Lake Casino in Crandon, Wisconsin if the U.S. Interior Department approves an amended gaming compact signed last week between Gov. Tony Evers and the Sokaogon Chippewa ... Read more
News California
Ione Band of Miwok Indians signs developer for Plymouth casino project
October 10, 2022 - The Ione Band of Miwok Indians announced Thursday that Warner Gaming will partner with the tribe to develop a new casino in Plymouth, Amador County, California. ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock's Bristol Casino 'hits jackpot' in first 90 days
October 9, 2022 - Since opening three months ago, Bristol Casino - Future Home of Hard Rock is showing all signs of success! The temporary casino generated $40M in gross profits to the end of Sept., and will pay ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation Update - Oct. 2022
October 8, 2022 - Eagle Mountain Casino appears to be on-schedule to move into its new building in Porterville by the first week of December. Finishing work continues on the interior of the casino. The exterior appears ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Tulsa hosts Cherokee Art Market Oct. 8-9
UPDATED October 8, 2022 - The 17th annual Cherokee Art Market was held Oct. 8-9 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The event featured over 150 Native American artists representing 40 tribes from across the ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino Celebrates 6th Anniversary Today
October 7, 2022 - Jamul Casino begins a weekend of celebration today to mark the 6th anniversary of the newest San Diego casino. Live entertainment, free giveaways and special events are planned for today and tomorrow ... Read more
News North Carolina
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River's $275M Expansion Project
October 6, 2022 - Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel broke ground last week on a $275 million construction project to double the size of its casino and hotel by adding gaming space, a hotel tower ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino's 'The Venue' opens Feb. 2023 with star-studded concerts
October 5, 2022 - Thunder Valley Casino Resort will celebrate the grand opening of its new concert center, The Venue, over the President's Day Weekend in February. The 3-day event. ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' Resort & Casino's Concert Schedule
October 4, 2022 - Yaamava Theater is delivering the top shows and concerts it promised when first opening last April. The luxury theater is featuring a long list of favorite artists to sell-out crowds. The 3,800-square-foot stage ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Tulsa hosts Cherokee Art Market Oct. 8-9
October 3, 2022 - The 17th annual Cherokee Art Market will be held Oct. 8-9 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The event will feature over 150 Native American artists representing 40 tribes from across the ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino provides self-sufficiency to Wilton Rancheria
October 2, 2022 - Sky River Casino opened Aug. 16th, two weeks ahead of schedule, and is already showing signs of financial success. The $500M casino is expected to bring economic self-sufficiency to Wilton ... Read more
News Illinois
Update: Hard Rock Casino Rockford officially breaks ground
October 1, 2022 - The official groundbreaking ceremony for the permanent Hard Rock Casino in Rockford was held Wednesday afternoon Sept. 28th. The casino site is 7801 East State Street near the I-90 exit ... Read more

October 2022

News California
New Chicken Ranch Casino celebrates 'topping off' milestone
October 14, 2022 - The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians and construction crews of the new Chicken Ranch Casino Resort celebrated a major milestone Wed. with a topping-off ceremony as. ... Read more
News Virginia
Danville's Caesars Virginia Construction Update - Oct. 2022
October 13, 2022 - Site preparation is underway at 1100 West Main St. in Danville, Virginia, where grading equipment is now seen daily in the early construction stage of Caesars Virginia casino & resort. ... Read more
News California
Vallejo Casino proposal is revived by DC Court
October 12, 2022 - The possibility of building the Vallejo casino proposed by the Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians in 2016, and rejected by the US Department of Interior in 2019, has been revived by the US District Court in DC. ... Read more
News Wisconsin
Mole Lake Casino will add sports betting
October 11, 2022 - Sports betting is coming to Mole Lake Casino in Crandon, Wisconsin if the U.S. Interior Department approves an amended gaming compact signed last week between Gov. Tony Evers and the Sokaogon Chippewa ... Read more
News California
Ione Band of Miwok Indians signs developer for Plymouth casino project
October 10, 2022 - The Ione Band of Miwok Indians announced Thursday that Warner Gaming will partner with the tribe to develop a new casino in Plymouth, Amador County, California. ... Read more
News Virginia
Hard Rock's Bristol Casino 'hits jackpot' in first 90 days
October 9, 2022 - Since opening three months ago, Bristol Casino - Future Home of Hard Rock is showing all signs of success! The temporary casino generated $40M in gross profits to the end of Sept., and will pay ... Read more
News California
Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation Update - Oct. 2022
October 8, 2022 - Eagle Mountain Casino appears to be on-schedule to move into its new building in Porterville by the first week of December. Finishing work continues on the interior of the casino. The exterior appears ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Tulsa hosts Cherokee Art Market Oct. 8-9
UPDATED October 8, 2022 - The 17th annual Cherokee Art Market was held Oct. 8-9 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The event featured over 150 Native American artists representing 40 tribes from across the ... Read more
News California
Jamul Casino Celebrates 6th Anniversary Today
October 7, 2022 - Jamul Casino begins a weekend of celebration today to mark the 6th anniversary of the newest San Diego casino. Live entertainment, free giveaways and special events are planned for today and tomorrow ... Read more
News North Carolina
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River's $275M Expansion Project
October 6, 2022 - Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel broke ground last week on a $275 million construction project to double the size of its casino and hotel by adding gaming space, a hotel tower ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley Casino's 'The Venue' opens Feb. 2023 with star-studded concerts
October 5, 2022 - Thunder Valley Casino Resort will celebrate the grand opening of its new concert center, The Venue, over the President's Day Weekend in February. The 3-day event. ... Read more
News California
Yaamava' Resort & Casino's Concert Schedule
October 4, 2022 - Yaamava Theater is delivering the top shows and concerts it promised when first opening last April. The luxury theater is featuring a long list of favorite artists to sell-out crowds. The 3,800-square-foot stage ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Hard Rock Tulsa hosts Cherokee Art Market Oct. 8-9
October 3, 2022 - The 17th annual Cherokee Art Market will be held Oct. 8-9 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The event will feature over 150 Native American artists representing 40 tribes from across the ... Read more
News California
Sky River Casino provides self-sufficiency to Wilton Rancheria
October 2, 2022 - Sky River Casino opened Aug. 16th, two weeks ahead of schedule, and is already showing signs of financial success. The $500M casino is expected to bring economic self-sufficiency to Wilton ... Read more
News Illinois
Update: Hard Rock Casino Rockford officially breaks ground
October 1, 2022 - The official groundbreaking ceremony for the permanent Hard Rock Casino in Rockford was held Wednesday afternoon Sept. 28th. The casino site is 7801 East State Street near the I-90 exit ... Read more

September 2022

News California
Hard Rock Tejon Awaits Final Approval
September 30, 2022 - The final approval to build the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Kern County will come from the U.S. Department of Interior. The Tejon Indian Tribe is now waiting for that decision. Local, county and state govern ... Read more
News Oklahoma
Choctaw Durant will host Freedom Choctaw Collectors Car Auction Oct. 1
September 29, 2022 - The inaugural Freedom Choctaw Collector Car Auction will be held at the Choctaw Casino & Resort Center in Durant, OK on Saturday Oct. 1. The auction is a partnership with ... Read more
News Arizona
Paradise Casino in Yuma begins renovations
September 28, 2022 - The Quechan Indian Tribe will begin exterior renovations to the Paradise Casino today. There will be two temporary closings this week to remove the diamond from the roof of the casino. Those times are ... Read more
News California
  LIVE     New Chicken Ranch Casino Construction Live Stream
September 27, 2022 - The Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians is providing this 24/7 live stream from the construction site of its new Chicken Ranch Casino, Resort and Conference Center. The new ... Read more
News California
USA Today ranks Yaamava' steakhouse #3 in nationwide poll
September 26, 2022 - The 2022 USA Today Readers' Choice Awards has voted The Pines Modern Steakhouse at Yaamava' Resort Casino the #3 "Best Casino Restaurant" in the nation. The honor follows an award for ... Read more
News Arizona
Gila River Casinos add jersey patch sponsorship with Arizona Coyotes
September 25, 2022 - The NHL Arizona Coyotes announced a partnering sponsorship was signed this week with the Gila River Resorts & Casinos. The Coyotes will a Gila River jersey patch on ... Read more
News Nebraska
First Nebraska casino opens in Lincoln
September 24, 2022 - WarHorse Casino will open a temporary casino today at the Lincoln Race Course. Doors open at 10:30 this morning. The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission gave final approval for the casino yesterday ... Read more
News Illinois
Hard Rock Casino Rockford officially breaks ground Sept. 28, 2022
September 23, 2022 - Construction of Hard Rock Casino Rockford will begin Wednesday Sept. 28 with a private ground-breaking ceremony. The event is invitation-only due to open field conditions ... Read more
News California
California Prop 26 v Prop 27 Ballot Battle: Most Expensive in US History!
September 22, 2022 - The stakes are high in California for two sports betting propositions on the Nov. 8 election ballot. Supporters and opposers of Prop 26 and Prop 27 have already spent $500M on TV ads ... Read more
News California
Morongo's 31st Annual Thunder and Lightning Powwow
September 21, 2022 - The popular Thunder and Lightning Powwow will be hosted for the 31st year at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa on Sep. 23, 24 and 25. The three-day event is free to the public and features Native ... Read more
News
2022 USA Today 'Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas' List
September 20, 2022 - Six tribal casinos rank in the Top 10 of this year's USA Today Readers' Choice for 'Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas'. The top ranked casino is Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut ... Read more
News California
2022 Best of Inland Empire: Best Southern California Casino
September 19, 2022 - Press Enterprise announced the winners of its 27th Annual Reader Choice Awards this week, and two casinos tied for first place as 'Best of Inland Empire: Best Southern California Casino'. ... Read more
News California
Thunder Valley receives 12th-consecutive AAA Four Diamond Rating
September 18, 2022 - For the 12th consecutive year Thunder Valley Casino Resort has received an AAA Four Diamond for Best of Housekeeping. The award recognizes outstanding cleanliness and ... Read more
News United States
2022 USA Today 'Best Casino Hotel' ranks 8 Tribal Casinos in Top 10
September 17, 2022 - Eight casino hotels owned or operated by Native American tribes were voted to the Best 10 list in this year's USA Today Reader Choice Awards. No Las Vegas casino hotel was ... Read more
News Conecticut
2022 USA Today 'Best Casino Hotel' ranks Mohegan Sun #1, Foxwoods #9
September 17, 2022 - For the fifth consecutive year Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort has won the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Award for "Best Casino Hotel". This year's list includes ... Read more
News Indiana
Terre Haute's casino plan hits big bump with FAA
September 16, 2022 - The Queen of Terre Haute Casino project has hit an unexpected problem from the FAA. The agency gave an earlier approval for the project's non-impact on air traffic around the regional airport ... Read more
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 Pennsylvania adding entertainment venues, hotel renovation
April 13, 2022 - Mohegan Pennsylvania 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 standard