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NIGA keeps close watch on coronavirus ahead of annual convention

The National Indian Gaming Association is getting ready for another successful tradeshow.

Posted: March 6, 2020

Umatilla Tribes reopen casino after addressing coronavirus

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation reopened their gaming facility after addressing fears connected to the coronavirus in Oregon.

Posted: March 5, 2020

Native Sun News Today: Alcohol sales at casinos proposed

Voters of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are being asked to approve the sale of alcohol at gaming establishments on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Posted: March 5, 2020

Oklahoma governor won't let Indian ancestry doubts derail gaming dispute

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation but the tribe once tried to remove his ancestors from their rolls.

Posted: March 2, 2020

Umatilla Tribes shut down casino and takes precautions as coronavirus hits Indian Country

A casino employee tested 'presumptive positive' for the coronavirus, prompting the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation into action.

Posted: March 2, 2020

Pokagon Band shares another $860,000 in gaming revenues in Indiana

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians continues a unique arrangement that began under former mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is now a leading Democratic candidate for president.

Posted: February 19, 2020

NCAI stands with tribes in high-profile gaming dispute in Oklahoma

The National Congress of American Indians is throwing its weight behind tribes in Oklahoma as they deal with one of the greatest threats to their sovereignty.

Posted: February 18, 2020

Eight plead guilty to stealing more than $5 million from Miccosukee Tribe

Eight people admitted they stole $5.3 million in cash from Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Florida.

Posted: February 6, 2020

Oklahoma governor threatens tribes with non-Indian gaming

Gov. Kevin Stitt (R), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is threatening to bring non-Indian casinos to Oklahoma if tribes don't agree to his demands.

Posted: December 11, 2019

Gun Lake Tribe shares more than $9.5 million in gaming revenues

The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has shared more than $91 million with Michigan since 2011.

Posted: December 4, 2019

Jamul Indian Village serves unique brand of wine at casino

Diners at the casino owned by the Jamul Indian Village can enjoy a wine connected to the tribe's history.

Posted: December 2, 2019

Coeur d'Alene Tribe taps longtime employee to lead gaming enterprise

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has chosen one of its own to lead its gaming enterprise.

Posted: November 27, 2019

Ho-Chunk Nation showcases Native food at gaming facility

A Ho-Chunk Nation casino is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with a Native food menu created by Chef Elena Terry, a tribal citizen.

Posted: November 26, 2019

Poarch Band of Creek Indians offers billions of dollars in gaming revenues

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is promising to keep 'Winning for Alabama' with a campaign for a Class III gaming compact.

Posted: November 13, 2019

Muckleshoot Tribe enters into casino partnership with hockey team

It was a big week in Washington state for the Muckleshoot Tribe and professional sports.

Posted: November 4, 2019

Coeur d'Alene Tribe in the market for a new casino executive

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is searching for a new leader for its gaming enterprise following the departure of its chief executive officer.

Posted: October 3, 2019

Pueblo of Santa Ana issues statement to 'disavow' connection to Donald Trump rally

The Pueblo of Santa Ana wants everyone to know that the tribe has nothing to do with Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico.

Posted: September 16, 2019

Absentee Shawnee Tribe showcases Native history at casino

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is paying tribute to prominent Native Americans at one of its casinos in Oklahoma.

Posted: August 14, 2019

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community shares less with citizens

Some citizens of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community are upset that their gaming per capita payments haven't kept up with the times.

Posted: August 14, 2019

Cayuga Nation sues cable network over portrayal in 'Billions' show

A popular cable series did little to disguise the identity of the 'Cayuga' people who were depicted in a recent episode.

Posted: August 13, 2019

Leech Lake Band debuts new casino by setting fry bread record

The Leech Lake Band set a Guinness World Record with a fry bread that weighed 150.2 pounds.

Posted: August 13, 2019

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

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