Thursday, June 8, 2023

Tag: Indian Gaming

Chairman Stevens: “The tribal gaming industry is making a solid rebound”

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Speaking at the 2021 OIGA Conference and Trade Show, National Indian Gaming Association chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. highlighted that tribal gaming is recovering “faster than expected”.

Riding out the storm: Tribal casinos find a new clientele during the pandemic

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Casino Review caught up with Grant Eve, a partner at Wipfli, to take a look at some of the findings and best practice identified in the 2020 edition of the accounting and consulting firm’s Indian Gaming Cost of Doing Business Report. Following a tumultuous 12 months, we also discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the tribal sector and what it might mean for this year’s edition of the report.

Oklahoma’s compact dispute bound for federal court

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A federal suit by the five tribal nations seeks legal clarity regarding compact renewal, while commentators suggest governor Kevin Stitt’s plans to audit..

Chaudhuri steps down as NIGC chair

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Jonodev Chaudhuri will now serve as an ambassador for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, while his successor as NIGC chair will be appointed by president..

Seminole tribe files action against unlicensed parlours

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The Seminole Tribe of Florida has opened a lawsuit against Jacksonville gaming parlours that are claimed to be in breach of the tribe’s exclusive right to offer casino-style gaming in state.   Records have revealed the filing of an antitrust lawsuit in Duval County’s fourth judicial court alleging that the Florida state gaming compact was being violated by a spate of...

Ponca tribe gets go-ahead for Carter Lake casino

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Ushering in the end of decade-long legal battle, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has been notified that the National Indian Gaming Commission has ruled the group can finally proceed with plans to build a gaming facility.   The tribe is to develop on five acres of lands that it owns in Iowa, which unfortunately looks set to create its own dialogue...

North Carolina tribe still in land trust deadlock

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  The Catawba Indian Nation is the latest to see positive progress hamstrung by the Trump administration during the former casino mogul’s early term of presidential power.   The North Carolina tribe is still waiting on a land-into-trust application filed with the federal government more than four years ago, with recent administrative upheaval delaying the decision even further. The tribe had its federal...

Mashpee Wampanoag tribe blames ‘anti-Indians activists’ for casino legal deadlock

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Plans for a Native American casino in Massachusetts, USA have stalled following a legal challenge, leaving the tribe’s corporate backer pondering its $347.4m investment.   The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe (also known as People of the First Light) planned to build a 150,000 sq ft casino, bank-rolled by Genting Group, a Malaysian conglomerate, in exchange for interest-bearing promissory notes issued by the...

Saskatchewan tribes call to halt casino construction over fairness concerns

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At least two Saskatchewan tribes have reportedly voiced deep concerns over the proposed $15.5m joint venture casino project in Lloydminster, Alberta, following claims that they have been “frozen out” out of profit sharing agreements.   Last month saw officials from the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) attend a groundbreaking ceremony at the site...

GMA strengthens Indian Gaming focus with new VP appointment

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Global Market Advisors has confirmed its commitment to enhancing focus on Indian Gaming by appointing Erika Meeske Rafferty as VP of Native American Gaming.   The leading consultancy firm serving the casino industry, GMA (Global Market Advisors), has enhanced its focus on Indian Gaming with the appointment of a new Vice President of Native American Gaming for the company. Erika Meeske Rafferty,...

Tentative approval for new property in Saskatchewan

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Plans for a new casino have been given the go-ahead by authorities in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Officials gave their conditional approval for the new property – to be located in the city of Lloydminster, on the Saskatchewan-Alberta border – earlier last month. However, the local community is to be consulted before any construction work commences. “There needs to be proper...