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Seminole Tribe reports arrest in theft from casino patron

A patron was robbed of $60,000 in cash and property at a casino owned by the Seminole Tribe.

Posted: November 16, 2018

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes report arrests of fugitives at casino

Three men who allegedly shot at a law enforcement officer were arrested at a Shoshone-Bannock Tribes casino.

Posted: November 15, 2018

Cowlitz Tribe sues to block release of video of alleged attack

The Cowlitz Tribe doesn't want video of an alleged attack at its casino being made public.

Posted: November 13, 2018

Quapaw Nation moves forward with casino bid after victory at polls

In just two years, the Quapaw Nation could be opening a casino named in honor of a chief who was laid to rest in Arkansas.

Posted: November 8, 2018

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe secure victory with gaming initiative

After spending nearly $6 million on a ballot initiative, two tribes based in Oklahoma have emerged victorious in Arkansas.

Posted: November 7, 2018

Seminole Tribe claims victory in costly campaign to protect gaming enterprise

It cost nearly $25 million but the Seminole Tribe has emerged victorious with its campaign to limit non-Indian gaming in Florida.

Posted: November 6, 2018

Seminole Tribe spends more than $24 million on gaming initiative

The Seminole Tribe has made a big bet on Election Day in order to protect its gaming enterprise.

Posted: November 5, 2018

Employees love working at the National Indian Gaming Commission

The independent federal agency that oversees the $32 billion tribal casino industry is one of the best places to work in government.

Posted: November 5, 2018

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians announces largest per capita payment

Gaming continues to generate benefits for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Posted: November 2, 2018

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend nearly $6 million on gaming campaign

The Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe will soon find out whether voters in Arkansas will approve their gaming campaign.

Posted: October 31, 2018

Officer from Puyallup Tribe involved in fatal shooting

Authorities are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting outside of the casino owned by the Puyallup Tribe.

Posted: October 16, 2018

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe continue to donate big to campaign

Two tribes with experience in gaming are working together in hopes of legalizing casinos in Arkansas..

Posted: October 16, 2018

Report: Dip in gaming revenues offset by other gains at Arizona casinos

Gambling revenues dipped slightly at Arizona’s tribal casinos in 2016, but those losses were more than offset by a strong jump in non-gaming revenues.

Posted: October 8, 2018

White Earth Nation blames poor financial situation on gaming projects

The White Earth Nation is experiencing financial hardships and some tribal leaders are blaming the situation on prior leadership.

Posted: October 4, 2018

Report confirms continued growth in Indian gaming industry

The latest issue of Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report is out, showing 3.9 percent growth in tribal revenues.

Posted: October 3, 2018

Graton Rancheria converts space at casino into smoke-free area

Patrons can now enter and gamble at the Graton Rancheria without coming into contact with secondhand smoke.

Posted: October 3, 2018

Pokagon Band shares $1.2 million from gaming facility in Indiana

The first tribal casino in Indiana is paying off for the community of South Bend.

Posted: October 1, 2018

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reopens casino after storm

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community welcomed guests to its flagship casino after a month-long closure.

Posted: September 27, 2018

Cast and crew of Smoke Signals reunites for 20th anniversary

The National Indian Gaming Association is hosting a special screening of Smoke Signals during its upcoming convention.

Posted: September 25, 2018

United Keetoowah Band cites local support for casino bid

The United Keetoowah Band is seeking to develop a 20,000 square-foot casino in Enid, Oklahoma.

Posted: September 21, 2018

Tribes gain support in bid to stop expansion of non-Indian gaming

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians is warning of the "devastating" impacts of a ballot measure in Idaho.

Posted: September 20, 2018

Ponca Tribe inches closer to opening of long-awaited casino

Anticipation is building as the Ponca Tribe prepares to open the Prairie Flower Casino in Iowa.

Posted: September 18, 2018

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community working to reopen casino

Repairs at the Talking Stick Resort and Casino are taking longer than expected after a storm knocked out power and caused flooding.

Posted: September 17, 2018

Chickasaw Nation lands first-ever casino partnership with NFL team

The WinStar World Casino and Resort is the official casino of the Dallas Cowboys.

Posted: September 7, 2018

Pocasset Tribe benefits from opening of non-Indian gaming facility

The Pocasset Tribe is welcoming the debut of a new casino in Rhode Island.

Posted: September 3, 2018

Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates third anniversary of smoke-free casino

The Ho-Chunk Nation casino in Madison remains the only smoke-free tribal gaming facility in all of Wisconsin.

Posted: September 3, 2018

Man who robbed Shoshone-Bannock Tribes casino sentenced to nearly nine years

A man with a distinctive hand tattoo and a shotgun robbed a casino owned by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Posted: September 3, 2018

Seminole Tribe and Disney spend $15 million on anti-gaming campaign

A political committee backed by the Seminole Tribe continues to spend big in an effort to limit new casinos in Florida.

Posted: August 29, 2018

Poarch Band of Creek Indians loses nearly $193K in theft case

An Alabama man is being accused of stealing nearly $193,000 from a casino owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Posted: August 17, 2018

Winnebago tribal corporation makes another go at gaming

Ho-Chunk Inc. plans to double down on its bet that Nebraska voters support casino gambling. And maybe sports betting.

Posted: August 16, 2018

Guilty plea for sexual assault at Mashantucket Pequot casino hotel

A 25-year-old man is facing eight years in prison for a sexual assault at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Posted: August 15, 2018

Seminole Tribe spends another $5 million to protect gaming empire

The Seminole Tribe is trying to convince voters in Florida to limit new non-Indian casinos.

Posted: August 14, 2018

Seminole Tribe joins growing movement against plastic straws

Patrons at casinos owned by the Seminole Tribe will no longer be using plastic straws.

Posted: August 9, 2018

'Get off my land': Pala Reservation woman accused of attacking elderly people

A visit to the Pala Casino in southern California led to elder abuse and a secret drug lab, authorities said.

Posted: August 7, 2018

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe raises minimum wage to $8.50 per hour

Employees at the casino owned by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe are getting a 17 percent raise.

Posted: August 6, 2018

Yavapai-Prescott Tribe addresses security issue at casino

The Yavapai-Prescott Tribe temporarily closed one of its casinos in order to address a security issue.

Posted: July 31, 2018

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shares $1.3 million in gaming revenues

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community shared more than $1.3 million in gaming revenues in Michigan.

Posted: July 27, 2018

Tribes still need more signatures in push for casinos in Arkansas

After spending more than $1.2 million, the Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe have come up short in Arkansas.

Posted: July 26, 2018

Cherokee Nation and Quapaw Tribe spend big on casino push in Arkansas

The Cherokee Nation and the Quapaw Tribe have spent more than $1.2 million to boost gaming efforts in Arkansas.

Posted: July 17, 2018

Cowlitz Tribe offers treatment services for gambling addiction

The Cowlitz Tribe is offering treatment for gambling addiction with funding from its casino in Washington state.

Posted: July 17, 2018

'On the road to recovery': Sports betting raises concerns about addiction

An estimated 9 million Americans suffer from gambling addiction.

Posted: July 13, 2018

'Very intoxicated': Two educators arrested at Choctaw Nation casino

Two educators weren't setting a good example for their students when they allegedly got drunk and belligerent at a Choctaw Nation casino.

Posted: July 2, 2018

'Drunk Indians and government handouts casino': School board member insults tribe

A public school board member resigned after making a derogatory comment about the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe and its forthcoming casino.

Posted: June 27, 2018

Gun Lake Tribe shares another $7.6 million in gaming revenues with community

The Gun Lake Tribe just shared more than $7.6 million in gaming revenues in Michigan, bringing the total to date to more than $109 million.

Posted: June 14, 2018

Whitecap Dakota First Nation awards largest casino jackpot of $1.8 million

A Native man has joined the millionaire's club thanks to the Whitecap Dakota First Nation casino in Saskatchewan.

Posted: June 11, 2018

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians won't get into liquor business

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians won't be getting into the liquor business after failing to secure support among tribal citizens.

Posted: June 7, 2018

An expansion of gaming looms in South Dakota over tribal concerns

Backers of Port Yankton, a proposed gambling and entertainment complex, are betting they can gather the necessary signatures from South Dakota voters to place the issue on the 2020 ballot.

Posted: June 6, 2018

Choctaw Nation weighs options after being held liable for deaths of casino patrons

The Choctaw Nation might be taking a casino bus accident case to a higher court in Texas after losing a major ruling.

Posted: June 4, 2018

Choctaw Nation loses big as state court upholds $9.3 million judgment

The Choctaw Nation is responsible for an accident that claimed the lives of two casino patrons, an appeals court in Texas ruled.

Posted: May 31, 2018

Starting them young? School apologizes for Northern Arapaho casino swag

Students in Wyoming maybe learned a little too much about the Northern Arapaho Tribe as a cultural exchange also brought gaming into the classroom.

Posted: May 29, 2018

Navajo Nation casinos generate another $10 million for chapter communities

Gaming continues to benefit communities on the Navajo Nation.

Posted: May 22, 2018

Police officer's rifle went off inside Suquamish Tribe's casino

Authorities are looking into an incident in which a police officer's rifle was inadvertently discharged at the casino owned by the Suquamish Tribe.

Posted: May 16, 2018

Bureau of Indian Affairs holds back fire from White Mountain Apache Tribe's casino

A blaze near the White Mountain Apache Tribe's casino was caused by a vehicle's exhaust system, the Bureau of Indian Affairs confirmed.

Posted: May 11, 2018

Seminole Tribe and Disney poured $10 million into campaign to limit new casinos

The Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company are spending big in an attempt to limit the expansion of gaming in Florida.

Posted: May 10, 2018

Seminole Tribe hires 3,500 people for Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City

The Seminole Tribe is making major progress as the opening of its Hard Rock casino in New Jersey approaches.

Posted: May 7, 2018

Tribes with casinos just a couple of miles apart step up their food game

The Kalispel Tribe and the Spokane Tribe are competing for gamblers' dollars and their taste buds too.

Posted: April 26, 2018

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes arrest man who pulled out guns at casino

An Idaho man is being charged with disturbing the peace after a gun incident at the casino owned by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Posted: April 11, 2018

Mohegan Tribe gaming executive accused of role in Easter egg scam

A former executive at the Mohegan Tribe' commercial gaming facility has been hit with new charges while he sits in federal prison.

Posted: April 11, 2018

Grand Traverse Band chairman survives recall vote tied to casino project

The leader of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians narrowly survived a recall vote that was linked to his opposition to a new casino in Michigan.

Posted: April 9, 2018

City fires police officer who punched elderly employee at Pequot casino

A police officer who assaulted an elderly employee at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has lost his job.

Posted: April 4, 2018

Seminole Tribe joins forces with Disney in bid to limit new casinos

The Seminole Tribe and The Walt Disney Company are trying to limit the expansion of gaming in Florida.

Posted: April 3, 2018

Mohegan Tribe extends partnership with Basketball Hall of Fame

The gaming facility owned by the Mohegan Tribe has extended its partnership with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame amid growing competition.

Posted: April 3, 2018

Lower Elwha Klallam citizen pleads guilty to domestic assault

Matthew Tyler Charles, a citizen of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, has admitted assaulting his former partner at the Elwha River Casino in Washington.

Posted: March 29, 2018

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe casino workers prevail in wrongful death case

Three Tunica-Biloxi gaming employees have prevailed in a long-running wrongful death case that was impacted by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Posted: March 28, 2018

Grand Traverse Band chairman faces recall after opposing new casino

The leader of the Grand Traverse Band is facing a recall after questioning the Michigan tribe's gaming operations.

Posted: March 27, 2018

Grand Traverse Band arrests non-Indian for sexual assault at casino

A non-Indian man is facing numerous charges after being accused of sexual assault at the casino owned by the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

Posted: March 21, 2018

Eastern Cherokee casino stocks new beer created by tribal citizens

A beer whose symbol is a Cherokee woman and whose name is connected to the tribe's ancestral origins is causing controversy.

Posted: March 21, 2018

Meskwaki Tribe announces scholarships for high school graduates

The Meskwaki Tribe will be recognizing high school graduates as part of a new scholarship program being run out of its gaming facility.

Posted: March 20, 2018

Tribal gaming executive said to be a witness in Bill Cosby criminal trial

An executive who works for the Mohegan Tribe and previously worked for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation might testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial.

Posted: March 19, 2018

Cherokee Nation shared $19 million in casino revenue with Oklahoma

Gaming continues to be good business for the Cherokee Nation and the state of Oklahoma.

Posted: March 6, 2018

Chumash Tribe banned man from casino but he returned and was shot

A man who was shot and killed at the casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians had been banned from the property in California.

Posted: February 27, 2018

Chumash Tribe security officers involved in fatal shooting at casino

The casino owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians remains open as authorities in southern California investigate a fatal shooting there.

Posted: February 20, 2018

San Pasqual Band includes digital billboard in casino expansion

The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians is undertaking an expansion of its casino in southern California, a project that includes a large electronic billboard.

Posted: February 7, 2018

Billionaire casino mogul who trashed tribes steps down from post

Steve Wynn, the billionaire gaming mogul who trashed tribes as he pursued a commercial casino in Massachusetts, has stepped down from his namesake company.

Posted: February 7, 2018

Seminole Tribe investigates robbery at Florida casino poker room

A reward of up to $3,000 is being offered in connection with an armed robbery at one of the Seminole Tribe's casinos in Florida.

Posted: February 2, 2018

Story links National Indian Gaming Association to GOP workshop

It looks like the National Indian Gaming Association is being drawn into ongoing spat between a new Republican lawmaker and a newspaper.

Posted: January 30, 2018

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe dispels rumors about Hepatitis A and casino

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is not connected to a Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan.

Posted: January 18, 2018

Quapaw Tribe joins partnership to authorize up to three casinos in Arkansas

The Quapaw Tribe is hoping to bring gaming to Arkansas, its ancestral homeland.

Posted: January 9, 2018

Former vice chairman from Winnebago Tribe sentenced in gaming theft case

Six former leaders of the Winnebago Tribe who pleaded guilty for taking casino funds have all been sentenced for their roles in the scheme.

Posted: January 8, 2018

Stillaguamish Tribe puts casino name on arena in $3.4 million naming rights deal

The Stillaguamish Tribe announced a 10-year, $3.8 million naming rights deal for an arena in Everett, Washington.

Posted: December 14, 2017

Chickasaw Nation gaming revenues hit $1.44 billion as enterprise keeps growing

The Chickasaw Nation continues to see growth in its gaming enterprise, with $1.44 billion in net revenues in the last fiscal year.

Posted: December 7, 2017

San Felipe Pueblo changes name of casino and announces plans for remodeling

The Pueblo of San Felipe has named the Black Mesa Casino in New Mexico after one of its most culturally significant areas.

Posted: December 5, 2017

Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe sentenced to probation in gaming theft case

John Blackhawk, the longtime former chairman of the Winnebago Tribe, was sentenced to probation and order to pay $36,000 in restitution in a gaming theft case.

Posted: December 5, 2017

Mashantucket Pequot tribal police arrest man for sexual assault at casino hotel

A New Hampshire man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the casino owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Posted: November 29, 2017

Newspaper apologizes to Mississippi Choctaws for 'derogatory' story on casino referendum

A newspaper publisher apologized to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and the tribe's citizens for an offensive headline.

Posted: November 20, 2017

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe reports little damage from fire at hotel used for casino guests

The St. Croix Chippewa Tribe is reporting minimal damage after a fire struck a hotel used for casino guests in Danbury, Wisconsin.

Posted: November 9, 2017

Coeur d'Alene Tribe won't comment on arrest of top casino executive for battery

The top gaming executive for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has been arrested for battery in Idaho.

Posted: November 9, 2017

Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe sentenced for theft of gaming funds

Thomas Snowball, a former leader of the Winnebago Tribe, has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution in a gaming theft case.

Posted: November 6, 2017

Arizona reports 4.8 percent increase in revenues from tribal gaming facilities

Tribes in Arizona saw another increase in business at their gaming facilities, according to new figures.

Posted: November 6, 2017

Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Nation oppose bid for new Maine casino

Tribal nations are the opposite sides of ballot referendum that seeks to authorize a new casino in Maine. Voters go to the polls on November 7.

Posted: November 3, 2017

Former leader of Winnebago Tribe secures dismissal in gaming fund theft case

A federal judge has dismissed charges against a former leader of the Winnebago Tribe who was accused in a gaming fund theft case.

Posted: November 2, 2017

Trump's indicted former campaign manager was lobbyist on gaming issues

President Donald Trump was quick to distance himself from his indicted former campaign manager but the pair go back to the mogul's early clashes with Indian Country.

Posted: October 30, 2017

Menominee Nation promotes casino with naming rights to new arena in Wisconsin

The Menominee Nation has acquired the naming rights to a new minor league basketball arena in Wisconsin.

Posted: October 24, 2017

Spirit Lake Nation casino liquor sales back on the agenda after tribe canceled vote

Citizens of the Spirit Lake Nation are circulating a petition in hopes of authorizing the sale of liquor at the tribe's casino in North Dakota.

Posted: October 24, 2017

Aroostook Band of Micmacs backs ballot referendum for new casino in Maine

The Aroostook Band of Micmacs is endorsing a proposed casino in Maine after reaching an agreement with the project developers.

Posted: October 13, 2017

Gun Lake Tribe arrests suspect accused of attacking patrons in casino lot

A Michigan man tried to rob two women -- one of them a citizen of the Sault Tribe -- in the Gun Lake Tribe's casino parking lot but they fought back.

Posted: October 6, 2017

Tonto Apache Tribe brings unusual food item to casino for annual festival

The Tonto Apache Tribe hosted the third annual Testicle Festival at its casino in Arizona. But don't worry, there was barbecue too.

Posted: October 6, 2017

Nottawaseppi Huron Band arrests casino patron who left son at home to gamble

A Michigan woman is facing child endangerment charges after she allegedly left her son alone at home while she gambled at the Nottawaseppi Huron Band's caisno.

Posted: September 20, 2017

Forest County Potawatomi Community names chief executive officer for casino

The Forest County Potawatomi Community announced Rodney Ferguson as the chief operating officer and general manager of its casino in Wisconsin

Posted: September 20, 2017

Another sentence handed down in theft of gaming funds within Winnebago Tribe

Another former leader of the Winnebago Tribe has been sentenced in connection with the theft of gaming funds from the WinnaVegas Casino Resort.

Posted: September 18, 2017


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