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Eight accused of stealing more than $5 million from Miccosukee Tribe

Federal authorities announced charges against eight people accused of stealing more than $5 million in cash from the casino owned by the Miccosukee Tribe.

Posted: August 7, 2019


Former leader of Winnebago Tribe sentenced in last of gaming theft cases

A scandal that hit the Winnebago Tribe is finally over.

Posted: August 7, 2019


Oklahoma woman pleads guilty to murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino

An Oklahoma woman admitted she left her five-year-old grandchild in a locked car in a casino parking lot.

Posted: August 5, 2019


Mohegan Tribe welcomes Miss America 2020 Competition to gaming facility

The Miss America pageant will be held in Indian Country for the first time.

Posted: July 23, 2019


Seminole Tribe creates thousands of jobs with $2.2 billion gaming expansion project

The Seminole Tribe is creating thousands of jobs in Florida as part of a $2.2 billion gaming expansion project at two facilities.

Posted: July 2, 2019


Muscogee (Creek) Nation reopens most of casino after historic flooding

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation welcomed visitors back to its flagship gaming facility nearly a month after being shut down.

Posted: June 24, 2019


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe shares $2.91 million in gaming revenues with community

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributed $2.91 million to governmental and educational programs in three counties in Michigan.

Posted: June 10, 2019


Eastern Cherokee casino wins approval of $5.75 million naming rights deal

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is extending its gaming brand in North Carolina.

Posted: May 29, 2019


Northern Arapaho Tribe in conflict over fate of top gaming executive

Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe are in disagreement about the status of their long-serving gaming executive.

Posted: May 29, 2019


Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation close casinos due to flooding threat

Rising water levels in the Arkansas River are threatening tribal casinos and tribal businesses in Oklahoma.

Posted: May 23, 2019


Spirit Lake Nation voters authorize sale of liquor at casino

Alcohol is coming to the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort in North Dakota.

Posted: May 9, 2019


Coyote Valley Tribe announces minimum wage increase amid casino milestone

The Coyote Valley Tribe is celebrating 25 years in the Indian gaming industry with some big changes.

Posted: May 8, 2019


Oklahoma woman charged with murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino

Federal authorities say a 50-year-old woman left her grandson inside a parked car on a hot day while she gambled.

Posted: April 23, 2019


'Gaming is here': Tribal corporation makes another go at ballot

Ho-Chunk Inc., owned by the Winnebago Tribe, is rolling the dice once again, betting voters will approve expanded gambling in Nebraska.

Posted: April 11, 2019


Seminole Tribe reports investigation into deaths of two people in Florida

A father and daughter were found dead at the Seminole Tribe's gaming facility in Hollywood, Florida.

Posted: April 2, 2019


Cherokee Nation woman who went missing was reportedly seen at a tribal casino

Aubrey Dameron, 25, was last seen at her home in Oklahoma on March 9, 2019.

Posted: March 20, 2019


Native Americans at higher risk for gambling addiction

Native Americans suffer from one of highest problem gambling rates in the United States.

Posted: February 6, 2019


Saginaw Chippewa man sentenced to 14 years for attempted sexual abuse

A 28-year-old citizen of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe admitted he attempted to sexually abuse a woman at the casino on the reservation.

Posted: January 28, 2019


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reports increase in business at casinos

Gaming continues to be good business for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Posted: January 25, 2019


Blackjack dealer at Suquamish Tribe casino accused of cheating

Authorities believe a blackjack dealer at the Suquamish Tribe casino peeked at cards and tipped off certain players.

Posted: January 22, 2019


Pokagon Band shares $1.56 million with hosts of casino in Indiana

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is helping the community as it celebrates a gaming milestone.

Posted: January 17, 2019


Cowlitz Tribe told to turn over video of alleged attack at casino

Video of an alleged attack at the Cowlitz Tribe's casino in Washington has been ordered to be released.

Posted: January 8, 2019


Man from Navajo Nation claims $4 million lottery prize in New Mexico

Timothy Monte plans to use his $4 million in winnings to help his family.

Posted: December 19, 2018


Pamunkey Tribe sees support for gaming development in Virginia

According to a new poll, 64 percent of voters want to see the Pamunkey Tribe open a casino.

Posted: December 6, 2018


Pueblo of Tesuque 'absolutely pleased' with response to new casino

New Mexico's newest tribal gaming facility opened to the public on the day after Thanksgiving.

Posted: December 6, 2018


Brothers jailed for attack in Pueblo of Pojoaque casino parking lot

An attack at a tribal casino in northern New Mexico left one man with a broken jaw and another with a head injury

Posted: December 4, 2018


Eastern Cherokees investigate Legionnaires' disease at casino

Three people who recently visited the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina have contracted a severe form of pneumonia.

Posted: November 26, 2018


Native woman missing after going to casino nearly two months ago

Rosenda Strong, a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, has been missing since October 2.

Posted: November 26, 2018


Paper looks into patron disputes at tribal casinos in Arizona

Tribal casino patrons sometimes find it difficult to resolve disputes that arise at the facilities.

Posted: November 19, 2018


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


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