Tag: Tribal Gaming

Tribal gaming: Hitting “a general level of maturity”

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Casino Review caught up with Steve Gallaway, managing partner at Global Market Advisers, to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing US tribal gaming sector..

State and Maine: Pine Tree State lawmakers weigh-up controversial third casino

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While tribal representatives have welcomed proposals for a third casino in Maine, the idea has met with resistance both from the state’s existing operators and county officials

“Contribution of Indian gaming to California is nothing short of spectacular”

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Speaking at the Western Indian Gaming Conference, CNIGA chairman Steve Stallings delivered his fourth, and final, State of the Tribal Nations Address..

“NIGA is an amazing opportunity for Gasser to start conversations and build partnerships with customers”

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Casino Review spoke to customer relationship manager, Jay Buttermore, about some of the stand-out products Gasser Chair will be presenting at this year’s.

Tribal gaming market hits record breaking $32.4bn GGR in FY 2017

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A report from the National Indian Gaming Commission has revealed that tribal gaming had a record breaking year in 2017, with the market- leading sector counting $32.4bn in gross gaming revenue. The results are in and tribal gaming is still king in the USA. The market sector counted record revenue figures in financial year 2017 and the continuing pace of...

Connecticut casino plot thickens as tribes refuse to name construction date

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The tribes responsible for a joint venture casino project in northern Connecticut are refusing to commit to a construction commencement date whilst MGM is forging ahead with its competing commercial projects both in, and out, of the state. With the East Windsor MMCT project coming out on top in Connecticut’s bid for a third casino property it would have seemed...

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...

Seminole Tribe doubledown against casino expansions

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Owners and operators of seven out of eight tribal casinos in the Florida, the Seminole Tribe is putting its considerable weight behind an effort to stop politicians having the ability to authorise gambling laws without voter consent.   Recently released campaign finance data from the Florida Division of Elections revealed that the tribe has made a $1m donation to Voters in...

Mohegan Gaming hold off on South Korea casino ceremony

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  Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment’s chairman Kevin Brown has confirmed that the planned mid-November groundbreaking ceremony of the $1.6bn first phase of the company’s Inspire integrated resort in Incheon was “not happening” and that the company was “retargeting for next spring”.   Despite this, Brown stated that political uncertainty was not to blame for the company’s decision to delay the groundbreaking on...

California governor greenlights Wilton Rancheria casino

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The Wilton Rancheria Miwok Tribe has overcome a further legislative hurdle as California’s governor signed off on their plan to build and operate a $500m casino resort, but the tribe still has to confront yet another legal challenge from the anti-casino lobby.   In California, a plan by the Wilton Rancheria Miwok Tribe to build and operate a $500m casino resort...

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...

Gary Platt gets comfortable in Oklahoma

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The world’s leading provider of performance casino seating, Gary Platt Manufacturing, is showcasing new chair styles at this year’s OIGA.   The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association’s tradeshow begins this week and Gary Platt has confirmed it will be unveiling its “the world’s most comfortable chairs” in booth #502. The company currently supplies chairs to a number of tribal casinos of all sizes...

JCM Global focuses on tribal operators success at OIGA

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The leading transaction technologies supplier, JCM Global, has confirmed it will help tribal gaming operators succeed with its product range at this year’s OIGA.   JCM Global’s PromoNet® 2.0, FUZION™ Technology, and PixelPro™ products will take centre stage at the company’s booth at the event, with the company stating it will also display a new wave of incredible innovations designed to...

Tribal disparity leading some to pot

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The results are in, and American tribal gaming now dwarves its commercial opposition, showing that whilst Vegas may stay the epoch of gambling in the minds of many, the plethora of smaller premises have finally chipped away at the sleeping giant. However, if this is to continue rampant performance disparity must be allayed and a more cohesive, national force...

Tentative first step taken on road to Oregon inter-tribal casino

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An Oregon tribe has started the ball rolling on plans for an intertribal casino designed to keep gaming spend in state, however early issues over placement and a lack of legislative direction have highlighted that the process may well be a lengthy one.   The Oregon-based Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians has announced plans to spend $280m on building a casino...

Tribes win East Windsor battle as Connecticut casino war continues

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The proposal for a new tribal casino in Connecticut has received a boost ahead of the legislative session deadline as East Windsor residents, the proposed casino location, voted overwhelmingly in favour of the project.   With the end of the legislative session fast approaching, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes have chalked up a considerable victory in the protracted battle for...

Court ruling on Martha’s Vineyard casino overturned

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A game-changing federal court ruling has cleared the way for the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe to build a bingo hall on the site of an unfinished community centre on reservation land.   Martha’s Vineyard could be set to see a new casino venue after a federal appeals court found in favour of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe. Tribal leaders want to build a casino...

Casino City report propels tribal gaming to market-leading position

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Report suggests that the Tribal sector has taken the top spot as the largest segment in the US gaming industry, following six successive years of revenue growth.   Casino City has announced the release of its yearly Indian Gaming Industry Report, and established that not only has the industry experienced its sixth successive year of revenue growth, but that it now...

Gaming debates the hot issues at GiGse and Unikrn announce acquisition

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The role of the Launchpad initiative in helping to nurture new, fledgling businesses, was put into sharp focus on day 1 of GiGse, when news broke of the acquisition of former Launchpad finalist, LEET Gaming by Unikrn. Unikrn, CEO, Rahul Sood said the goal was to platformise the LEET brand so that casinos would be able to create localized eSports...

Cowlitz Indian Tribe dot the i’s on ilani casino resort

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The Forever People win their 160-year legal struggle for a reservation.   Across the Pacific in the US, the long legal struggle over the CowlitzIndian Tribe’s right to a reservation near La Center has finally drawn to a close. According to The Columbian newspaper, on the 3 April the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from opponents who challenged the...

Futureproofing California’s tribal gaming enterprises

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Speaking at the 22nd Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference at the Morongo Resort, California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) Chairman Steve Stallings, discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the state’s $7.9bn tribal gaming sector in a “State of the Industry” address.   It has been a good year and a great ride for our gaming enterprises. We have expanded into related...

EGT and Reel Games team up again for NIGA

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Euro Games Technology and Reel Games will be partnering up for a striking display at this year’s Indian Gaming Show in San Diego.   Euro Games Technology and its partner for the US – Reel Games Inc., will be displaying their extensive experience in the casino industry together at the Indian Gaming Show in San Diego (10-13, April 2017). “Over the past...

East Windsor: a Connecticut above for casino location decision

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The Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have decided on the location of a jointly-operated casino in Connecticut, with only state approval now needed for the project to proceed.   The Mohegan Tribe and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have come to a decision on the location for a jointly-operated casino in Connecticut. The choice of East Windsor was made...

Scientific Games awarded 57% of new iLani casino floor

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iLani, the newest gaming and entertainment destination in Washington State, has chosen Scientific Games as its provider of floorwide technology solutions.   Scientific Games Corporation has been named as the champion of a competitive bidding process to be iLani’s principal casino technology partner for its April 2017 opening. iLani, Washington State's newest gaming and entertainment destination, will be supplied with Scientific Games’...

Seminole Tribe wins legal battle to keep house-banked card games

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Following a year-long court battle, a federal judge has ruled that the Seminoles can offer blackjack and other banked card games exclusively until 2030.   A federal judge has ruled in favour of the Seminole Tribe in its legal struggle with the state of Florida, allowing the tribe to continue to offer blackjack and other banked card games for the next...

Oklahoma receives record tribal gaming fees

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Oklahoma collected more than $132m (E120m) in tribal gaming exclusivity fees in 2016, according to a new study published by the state’s Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES).   The record amount is not only good news for Oklahoma education funding, but also continues an upward trend since the first decline two years ago. Published in October, the Oklahoma Gaming Compliance...

Minnesota tribes release economic impact report

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Regional trade association MIGA says that tribal casinos are one of the most popular attractions in the entire state – and provide a plethora of benefits to the wider economy.   The latest report from the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) has been released, with claims that the state’s tribal casino industry is the now second most-popular tourism pull in the region. “The...

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