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Lac Vieux Desert Band reopens hotel after disease scare at casino


The tribe conducted extensive testing and remediation to make sure patrons at the Lac Vieux Desert Resort and Casino in Michigan were safe.
California tribes seek out new customers with casino expansions


The Pechanga Band, the Pala Band, the San Manuel Band and the Morongo Band are focusing on non-gaming aspects of their facilities.
Sycuan Band executive among 22 indicted in illegal gambling case


Jim Muse is the former general manager of the Sycuan Casino and the current manager of the Sycuan Resort, a golf facility on the reservation.
Bois Forte Band reports rebound in gaming revenues in 2015 after decline in 2014


Chairman Kevin Leecy also said non-gaming aspects of the Fortune Bay Resort Casino continue to show growth.
Nez Perce Tribe wants county to stop making arrests at casino


The reservation covers most of Nez Perce Country and the casino apparently is an easy place to find people on outstanding warrants.
Seminole Tribe runs ad touting $3B in revenues in casino compact


The tribe is also promising to create 4,800 casino jobs and 14,000 construction jobs through various gaming projects.
Whitecap Dakota First Nation casino awards another $1M jackpot


Don Farber won $1,048,973 on a progressive slot machine just three weeks after Ben Vuong won $1,166,462 at the Dakota Dunes Casino in Saskatchewan.
Mille Lacs Band arrests suspect accused of kidnapping at casino


Tribal officers found James Phillip Cowan with a knife and methamphetamine at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minnesota.
Paskenta Band shares $100K in gaming revenue with community


The Rolling Hills Casino Foundation is pledging $100,000 for the Rodgers Theater reconstruction project in Corning, California.
Tribal facilities land on top of Yahoo Travel's list of best casinos


The Mohegan Tribe, the United Auburn Indian Community and the Morongo Band of Mission earned the top three spots.
Nottawaseppi Huron Band casino executive seeks personal touch


Brian Decorah, the president and CEO of the FireKeepers Casino in Michigan, is trying to get to know as many of the 1,700 employees as possible.
Tule River Tribe welcomes 'The Price is Right' for show at casino


The Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California, will host the popular game show on January 30 and January 31.
Seminole Tribe sees support for gaming compact with new poll


When prompted with information about the tribe's plans to expand its casinos and create more jobs, 75 percent of respondents said the Florida Legislature should approve the agreement.
Nottawaseppi Huron Band names Brian Decorah as leader of casino


The Ho-Chunk Nation citizen will serve as president and CEO of the FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Choctaw Nation casino enterprise donates $100K to tornado relief


The money will assist people affected by devastating tornadoes in North Texas.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe enforces 'English-only' for table games


A patron at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort was told to stop speaking Chaldean with her elderly mother, who has limited English skills.
Viejas Band collects more than 17K toys at holiday casino drive


The tribe also presented the Salvation Army with a $35,000 check in a ceremony at the Viejas Casino and Resort in southern California.
Ho-Chunk Nation envisions sports complex on site next to casino


Plans call for indoor and outdoor playing fields, a cultural center and a hotel on nearly 48 acres adjacent to the Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison facility.
Chickasaw Nation emerges as major player with shows at casino


The WinStar World Casino and Resort is booking top musicians, comedians and other acts that might otherwise perform in the Dallas, Texas, area.
Mille Lacs Band police keep busy with drug arrests at casino


Three people are facing drug, firearms and other charges for incidents at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia, Minnesota.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe distributes $2.95M in casino revenue


The tribe shares 2 percent of Class III revenues with local communities twice a year.
Chefs from tribal casinos compete in annual Rez Kitchen Tour


The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians are hosting the event at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon.
Tuolumne Band closed casino to investigate false bomb threat


Patrons were evacuated from the Black Oak Casino Resort for about two hours while authorities investigated.
Pair arrested for thefts at Seminole Tribe's casino in Florida


Two women are accused of stealing expensive items from patrons at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Guilty plea for attack on Mississippi Choctaw officer at casino


Jason Gooden, a non-tribal member, admitted that he grabbed the officer and threw him to the ground at the Silver Star Hotel and Casino.
Seminole Tribe casino meals support Indian veterans memorial


The American Indian Veterans Memorial would be located at a new education center on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
NIGA honors Coeur d'Alene  leader with sovereignty award


Ernie Stensgar received the John F. Kieffer Sovereignty Award for his efforts to promote tribal sovereignty.
Eastern Cherokees see gaming per capita payment of $5595


The payment -- which is the second of the year -- is $370 higher than the December 2014 check.
Pojoaque Pueblo shooting incident started in casino parking lot


No one was injured in the incident, which occurred after a Halloween party at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in New Mexico.
Group fights 'tooth and nail' against gaming initiative in Nebraska


Gambling with the Good Life recently celebrated 20 years of fighting gaming expansion efforts in the Cornhusker State.
Chumash Tribe raises gambling age to 21 for new liquor permit


The Chumash Casino Resort will be serving liquor on the gaming floor so younger patrons are no longer allowed.
Middletown Rancheria turned casino into shelter for fire victims


About 38 tribal members and employees -- including the executive chef at the Twin Pine Casino & Hotel -- lost their homes to the Valley Fire.
Indian gaming industry grew 116 percent between 2001 and 2013


The top five states in the $28 billion industry were California, Oklahoma, Florida, Washington and Arizona.
Arizona tribes on road to recovery with $1.81B in casino revenues


The Arizona Indian Gaming Association is releasing a report that highlights the benefits of the state's tribal industry.
Tohono O'odham Nation sees massive turnout at casino job fair


More than 3,000 people filed applications for the controversial West Valley Resort that's due to open in December.
Police officer fired after racist incident at Pequot Tribe's casino


The officer allegedly made racist and insulting comments to tribal police and security staff at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe investigates assault at casino show


A Michigan woman said she was drugged, kidnapped and assaulted at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort last month.
Chairwoman of San Manuel Band to join Gaming Hall of Fame


Lynn Valbuena will be recognized during the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, later this month.
Chickasaw Nation sees false alarm of shooting at casino RV park


A search at the WinStar World Casino RV Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma, failed to turn up any evidence of a shooting.
Cherokee Nation contributed $11M to upgrade road near casino


The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa is located near two heavily-trafficked highways.
American Gaming Association stakes claim in presidential race


The Republican field includes a handful of contenders with somewhat negative records on Indian gaming.
Bear River Band to pay fine for billboard that promotes casino


The tribe erected the electronic sign on a right-of-way without obtaining a permit.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe awards largest jackpot with $1.3M payment


A longtime patron of the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Idaho hopes to put the money to good use.
Snoqualmie Tribe hires new chief operating officer for casino


The Snoqualmie Casino recently announced a new chief executive officer as well.
Donald Trump not shy with invoking race when it comes to tribes


The casino mogul once accused the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut of not being Indians.

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