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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


Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe pleads guilty for theft of gaming funds

John Blackhawk, the longtime former chairman of the Winnebago Tribe, pleaded guilty for his role in the theft of gaming funds.

Posted: September 13, 2017


Stillaguamish Tribe responds to incident of baby left in car as mother gambled

A Washington woman is facing charges after allegedly leaving her baby alone in a car while she gambled at the casino owned by the Stillaguamish Tribe.

Posted: September 13, 2017


Eastern Cherokees saw big boost in business at casinos thanks to solar eclipse

The solar eclipse wasn't just a stunning natural phenomenon, it was good business for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Posted: September 6, 2017


Poarch Band of Creek Indians cheated out of more than $500K in casino scam

A former employee of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and her mother admitted they cheated one of the tribe's casinos in Alabama out of more than $500,000.

Posted: August 30, 2017


Nottawaseppi Huron Band helps investigate large bank fraud scheme at casino

Federal authorities announced charges against 19 people in connection with a bank fraud scheme at the casino owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan.

Posted: August 28, 2017


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

A second former leader of the Winnebago Tribe was sentenced to probation for his role in the theft of gaming funds.

Posted: August 21, 2017


Nez Perce Tribe shares $409,000 in gaming revenues for education programs

Under a gaming initiative approved by voters in 2002, the Nez Perce Tribe dedicates 5 percent of net revenues to education in Idaho.

Posted: August 17, 2017


Employee and patron plead in blackjack scam at Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino

Two more guilty pleas have been reached in a blackjack scam at the casino owned by the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate.

Posted: August 11, 2017


Former leader of Winnebago Tribe receives first sentence in theft of gaming funds

Lawrence Payer, 71, was the first former council member to plead guilty and the first to be sentenced for his role in taking gaming funds from the Winnebago Tribe.

Posted: August 8, 2017


National Indian Gaming Association clarifies position on sports betting coalition

The National Indian Gaming Association has joined a coalition whose goal is to repeal a ban on sports betting but doesn't actually support sports betting at this point.

Posted: August 8, 2017


Tribes leave $7.2 billion impact on economy in Oklahoma thanks to Indian gaming

Oklahoma is home to more Indian gaming facilities than any other state and the industry shows no signs of slowing down.

Posted: August 8, 2017


Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association details economic benefits of casinos

Tribal casinos employ in Oklahoma employ about 28,000 people and contribute to another 42,700 jobs in the state.

Posted: July 26, 2017


Mohegan Tribe dethrones Pechanga Band to win USA Today poll of casinos

Call it a battle of East vs. West as the Mohegan Tribe dethroned the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians to win USA Today's poll of best casinos in the United States.

Posted: July 26, 2017


Stillaguamish Tribe installs vehicle charging stations at casino gas station

The Stillaguamish Tribe is welcoming electric vehicle users to its casino in Washington.

Posted: July 25, 2017


Shoshone-Bannock Tribes police help apprehend casino robbery suspect

A man walked away with a 'large amount' of cash from the Sage Hill Casino in Idaho, according to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Posted: July 24, 2017


Pechanga Band offers condolences after patron dies at gaming facility

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians said it is working with local authorities after a patron died at the tribe's casino in southern California.

Posted: July 11, 2017


Washington couple admits to fraud as they gambled millions at casino

While a husband scammed investors out of millions of dollars, his wife was gambling the money at a casino owned by the Puyallup Tribe in Washington.

Posted: July 10, 2017


Warm Springs Tribes battle large wildfire that broke out behind casino

A blown electrical transformer behind the Indian Head Casino in Oregon sparked a wildfire that grew to 2,000 acres.

Posted: June 26, 2017


Eastern Cherokee citizen promoted to vice president of casino marketing

Sean Ross has been promoted to regional vice president of casino marketing at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in North Carolina.

Posted: June 23, 2017