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Massachusetts tribe gets federal help in reservation wrangle

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The United States House of Representatives has reportedly passed a measure that would unequivocally prevent the federal government from reversing a 2015 decision that placed a 321-acre plot of land into trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. According to a Monday report from the Associated Press news service published by The Washington Post newspaper, ...

Lawsuit against Wynn Resorts Limited dismissed by federal judge

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In Nevada and a federal judge has reportedly dismissed a lawsuit nine women collectively brought against Wynn Resorts Limited concerning claims they had been sexually harassed by the casino firm’s former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Steve Wynn (pictured). According to a Friday report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper, the plaintiffs were seeking ...

Federal anti-trust approval for proposed Caesars/Eldorado merger

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American casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced that the $17.3 billion deal that is to see it merge with counterpart Eldorado Resorts Incorporated has been approved by the Federal Trade Commission. The Las Vegas-headquartered firm used an official Friday press release to declare that the federal agency ‘has accepted a proposed consent order’ ...

Pair of Oklahoma tribal gaming compacts get federal approval

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In Oklahoma and the new gaming compacts Governor Kevin Stitt (pictured) agreed with two local casino-operating tribes in April have reportedly been given the go-ahead by federal officials. According to a report from the Associated Press news service published by IndianCountryToday.com, the 15-year deals inked with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe give both ...

Wisconsin tribe’s casino plan clears federal land-into-trust hurdle

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The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is reportedly celebrating the announcement that the federal government has at long last approved its land-into-trust petition regarding a 33-acre plot located on the outskirts of the city of Beloit. According to a Thursday report from local television broadcaster WREX-TV, the move from the Bureau of Indian Affairs is ...

More federal coronavirus relief for firms supporting America’s casino industry

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In the United States and the administration of President Donald Trump has reportedly altered its guidelines so as to enable even more small businesses that service the casino industry to receive a portion of $349 billion in federal coronavirus-related emergency financial aid. According to a report from CDC Gaming Reports, yesterday’s alteration by the ...

US federal court dismisses action against Bloomberry Resorts Corporation subsidiary

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In the United States and a federal court has reportedly dismissed a civil case filed by Bangladesh Bank against a subsidiary of Manila-listed casino operator Bloomberry Resorts Corporation regarding the 2016 theft by cyber hackers of approximately $81 million. According to a report from Inside Asian Gaming, the action from the Asian nation’s state-run ...

Tribal casino sector asks for federal support to weather coronavirus downturn

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In the United States and the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) has reportedly asked the federal government to help its members offset the financial consequences of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak by handing out aid worth some $18 billion. According to a Tuesday report from the Reuters news service, the trade group represents 184 tribes ...

Founder of PokerStars Isai Scheinberg out on bail after surrendering to federal agents in New York

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Almost nine years after being charged with illegal gambling, money laundering and bank fraud, the founder of online poker giant PokerStars, Isai Scheinberg has surrendered to federal agents. Landing in New York on January 17th, Scheinberg was taken into custody and pled not guilty to the charges he faces stemming from Black Friday, an ...

500.com investors file federal class-action lawsuit in New Jersey

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A group of investors in 500.com have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Chinese sports lottery firm following the emergence of allegations that it may have committed securities fraud in attempting to bribe a prominent Japanese legislator. Massachusetts law firm Block and Leviton LLC revealed via an official Thursday press release that it is ...

Federal government approves California tribe’s land-into-trust petition

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The plan from the Tule River Indian Tribe, in central California, to relocate its Eagle Mountain Casino has reportedly taken an important step forward after federal authorities approved an associated land-into-trust petition. According to a Tuesday report from The Porterville Recorder newspaper, the decision from the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of ...

MGM Resorts files federal lawsuit against the US Interior Department over East Windsor, Connecticut tribal casino

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In the seemingly endless drama surrounding a proposed East Windsor casino, American global hospitality and entertainment company, MGM Resorts International has sued the U.S. Interior Department over changes it approved in the state’s gaming compacts with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Indians in March. Filed on August 7 in U.S. District Court in Washington, ...