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Yakama Nation shares $898K in gaming revenues with community

Yakama Nation shares $898K in gaming revenues with community (June 3, 2016)

The tribe shared $464,307 with emergency providers and another $434,027 went to schools, charities and non-profits.

Grand Traverse Band sends $833K in casino funds to community

Grand Traverse Band sends $833K in casino funds to community (February 16, 2016)

Since 1994, the tribe has shared nearly $34 million with non-profits, charities and governmental units in six counties in Michigan.

Paskenta Band shares $100K in gaming revenue with community

Paskenta Band shares $100K in gaming revenue with community (January 14, 2016)

The Rolling Hills Casino Foundation is pledging $100,000 for the Rodgers Theater reconstruction project in Corning, California.

Choctaw Nation casino enterprise donates $100K to tornado relief

Choctaw Nation casino enterprise donates $100K to tornado relief (January 4, 2016)

The money will assist people affected by devastating tornadoes in North Texas.

Viejas Band collects more than 17K toys at holiday casino drive

Viejas Band collects more than 17K toys at holiday casino drive (December 10, 2015)

The tribe also presented the Salvation Army with a $35,000 check in a ceremony at the Viejas Casino and Resort in southern California.

Arizona tribes can't send gaming revenues directly to charities

Arizona tribes can't send gaming revenues directly to charities (September 10, 2015)

The state's interpretation of the Class III gaming compact could affect the way non-profits receive money.

Comanche Nation casino employees and patrons rally after flood

Comanche Nation casino employees and patrons rally after flood (July 9, 2015)

The tribe's gaming enterprise collected nearly 67,000 cans of food to help people affected by devastating storms.

Chehalis Tribe honors singer at casino concert for defending girl

Chehalis Tribe honors singer at casino concert for defending girl (April 1, 2015)

The tribe donated $2,500 to a domestic violence advocacy agency to thank Aaron Lewis for taking a stand.

Tonto Apache Tribe shares $23K in casino funds with community

Tonto Apache Tribe shares $23K in casino funds with community (March 6, 2015)

The tribe is also sharing its unclaimed jackpots with local non-profits.

Siletz Tribes share $78K in gaming revenues with community

Siletz Tribes share $78K in gaming revenues with community (March 13, 2014)

The Confederate Tribes of Siletz Indians shared about $78,000 in gaming funds with charities in Oregon.

Northern Arapaho Tribe's casino raises money for foster children

Northern Arapaho Tribe's casino raises money for foster children (February 26, 2014)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming is hosting a charity basketball game tonight.

Auburn Community spreads casino wealth to local community

Auburn Community spreads casino wealth to local community (August 22, 2013)

The United Auburn Indian Community of Community has shared over $9 million with the local community since 2004, thanks to its successful gaming operation. The UAIC Community Giving Program just announced $56,000 in grants for the first half of the...

Siletz Tribes share   $3634K in casino revenues with community

Siletz Tribes share $3634K in casino revenues with community (August 9, 2013)

The Confederate Tribes of Siletz Indians shared nearly $364,000 in gaming funds with charities in Oregon. The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund awarded grants to 39 organizations. The checks were presented at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort on August 2....

Quapaw Tribe's casino makes another donation to   food banks

Quapaw Tribe's casino makes another donation to food banks (July 2, 2013)

The Quapaw Tribe is donating 10 tons of canned goods to four food banks in Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. The donation was facilitated by the Downstream Casino Resort. Recipients included the Inter-Tribal Council Food Distribution Center. The tribe donated $40,000...

Yakama Nation distributes casino revenues to community

Yakama Nation distributes casino revenues to community (May 29, 2013)

The Yakama Nation of Washington shared $777,371 in gaming revenues with the community at its annual Yakama Cares event today. The tribe sets aside 2 percent of Class III gaming revenues for its Community Impact Fund. This year, $411,296...

Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe   to offset    losses to  charity bingo

Mashpee Wampanaog Tribe to offset losses to charity bingo (February 25, 2013)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has agreed to offset losses to charity bingo operations in Taunton, Massachusetts. Charities will still be able to offer bingo games in Taunton. But the tribe agreed to cover any losses, plus pay another 5 percent,...

Siletz Tribes distribute  $114K in casino funds with local groups

Siletz Tribes distribute $114K in casino funds with local groups (November 13, 2012)

The Confederate Tribes of Siletz Indians shared about $114,000 in gaming funds with charities in Oregon. This quarter, the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund awarded grants to 39 groups. The checks were presented at the Chinook Winds Casino Resort last...

Chumash Tribe donates furniture from casino hotel  renovation

Chumash Tribe donates furniture from casino hotel renovation (October 9, 2012)

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians of California is donating furniture from its casino hotel to local non-profits. The hotel at the Chumash Casino Resort is undergoing a major renovation. Four groups are benefiting from the work and will...

Shakopee  Tribe spreads gaming revenue across Indian Country

Shakopee Tribe spreads gaming revenue across Indian Country (August 9, 2012)

Thanks to gaming revenues, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota is the most generous in Indian Country. Since 1996, the tribe has donated $243.5 million to tribes and lent another $478.5 million to tribes. “We feel we have an...

Southern Ute Tribe to host annual 'Money Booth' at casino

Southern Ute Tribe to host annual 'Money Booth' at casino (April 25, 2012)

The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado will host the 13th annual Non-Profit Money Booth at the Sky Ute Casino Resort next month. The tribe presents $500 to 15 local non-profits. Each organization then gets a chance to spend 45 seconds...

Opinion: Chumash Tribe benefits the community with its casino

Opinion: Chumash Tribe benefits the community with its casino (October 6, 2011)

"The Chumash are the biggest donors to charities in Santa Barbara County in general and the Valley in particular. Earlier this year, the Chumash Foundation announced $148,000 in grants to a variety of nonprofits. Since forming their own foundation six...

Mississippi Choctaws give $10K in   revenues from new casino

Mississippi Choctaws give $10K in revenues from new casino (June 8, 2011)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians donated $10,000 in gaming revenues from its new casino. The tribe opened the Bok Homa Casino last December. The facility is near Heidelberg, the town that received the donation. "With some Bok Homa employees...

Shakopee Tribe spreads its wealth thanks to successful casino

Shakopee Tribe spreads its wealth thanks to successful casino (March 17, 2011)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota donated over $28 million to tribes, Indian organizations and non-profits and loaned another $60 million to tribes in the last fiscal year, all thanks to Indian gaming. The tribe operates the Mystic Lake...

Siletz Tribes share gaming money with community

Siletz Tribes share gaming money with community (February 18, 2010)

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians shared nearly $160,000 in gaming revenues with schools, non-profits and charitable organizations. The tribe contributes money to groups in its 11-county service area in Oregon and to any Native group in the country. This...

Coeur d'Alene casino donates 300  holiday turkeys

Coeur d'Alene casino donates 300 holiday turkeys (November 23, 2009)

The casino owned by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe is donating 300 turkeys to a food bank in Idaho. Employees at Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel learned the Coeur d'Alene Food Bank didn't have enough turkeys to meet the need this...

California tribes share revenues with community

California tribes share revenues with community (November 12, 2009)

Tribes in southern California have donated millions of dollars in gaming revenues with their communities. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated $30 million to charities since 2001. The tribe will be recognized on Friday by the Council...

San Manuel Band hosts Sudan benefit at casino

San Manuel Band hosts Sudan benefit at casino (October 15, 2009)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California is hosting the Ante Up for Africa poker tournament and will donate $500,000 to help people in Darfur, a war-torn region of Sudan. The tournament takes place at San Manuel Indian...

Addiction group asks Huron casino for funds

Addiction group asks Huron casino for funds (October 14, 2009)

An addiction support group in Michigan is pressuring the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians for a $25,000 donation. The Alano Club of Battle Creek says the tribe hasn't responded to several calls to discuss gambling addictions. Rep. Mark Schauer...

California tribes watching charity bingo fight

California tribes watching charity bingo fight (March 9, 2009)

California tribes are paying close attention to litigation that will determine whether charities and non-profits can offer electronic gaming machines. The tribes, who aren't parties to the litigation, say their gaming compacts promised them exclusivity. They say charities and...

Shakopee Tribe grants $125k to Indian gaming group

Shakopee Tribe grants $125k to Indian gaming group (December 9, 2008)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota awarded a $125,000 grant to the Great Plains Indian Gaming Association. The donation will help GPIGA advocate for sovereignty and treaty rights. "This gift from the SMSC supports their brothers and sisters in...

Opinion: California tribes destroy charities

Opinion: California tribes destroy charities (December 9, 2008)

"The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors just acted to comply with a new law banning electronic forms of charity bingo – one the Legislature crammed through in 11 days at the end of the 2008 session. How nice. Our state...

Saginaw Chippewa casino runs charity promotion

Saginaw Chippewa casino runs charity promotion (November 13, 2008)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is running its first-ever charity promotion at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The "Thanks and Giving" promotion offers patrons a chance at winning a jackpot as well as the ability to donate to...

California Bingo:  A story about tribes, priests and...

California Bingo: A story about tribes, priests and... (September 3, 2008)

"This is a story about how laws are made in California. It's about poor kids in Los Angeles who lack tuition for parochial school, and disabled kids in Sacramento whose beloved therapy program is threatened. It's about casino tribes,...

Editorial: Veto expansion of  bingo  in California

Editorial: Veto expansion of bingo in California (August 25, 2008)

"Every session of the Legislature offers several examples of some big interest groups ganging up to kick the stuffing out of a smaller interest group. In this session, the premier example centers on the seemingly innocuous game of bingo. The...

Barona casino donates gas to Meals on Wheels

Barona casino donates gas to Meals on Wheels (August 20, 2008)

The Barona Band of Mission Indians donated a 4,000-gallon tanker of gas to Meals on Wheels as part of a promotion at the Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino. The donation enables Meals on Wheels to deliver food to...

Deal reached on bingo expansion in California

Deal reached on bingo expansion in California (August 19, 2008)

California churches and charities will be able to expand their bingo games under a compromise announced on Monday. The deal allows churches and charities to hold bigger games with bigger prizes But they won't be able to offer electronic Class...

Kate Spilde: Gaming tribes share the jackpot

Kate Spilde: Gaming tribes share the jackpot (August 18, 2008)

"Millions of dollars a year in gaming revenue are spent by county Indian tribes on hundreds of charitable organizations and causes that benefit a wide segment of San Diego’s population. Schools, chambers of commerce and groups that serve the...

California churches to urge boycott of casinos

California churches to urge boycott of casinos (August 8, 2008)

Catholic churches and charities say they are ready to boycott tribal casinos over a gaming dispute. The churches and charities want to be able to offer a new form of paper bingo. Tribes say the game would turn nonprofit operations...

Siletz Tribe shares $174K in gaming revenues

Siletz Tribe shares $174K in gaming revenues (May 14, 2008)

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in Oregon donated $173,862.31 in gaming revenues to local charities. The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund helps organizations in the tribe's 11-county service area. Indian organizations throughout the country are also eligible for grants....

California tribes oppose charity gaming measure

California tribes oppose charity gaming measure (April 7, 2008)

California tribes are opposing a bill that would expand gaming for the Catholic Church and other charitable groups. The churches and charities want to use electronic bingo machines and increase their payouts. But the California Nations Indian Gaming Association and...