Category: Tribal Gaming News

America’s Online Gambling Monster

Gambling is a fantastically, astonishingly lucrative market, yet online gambling is more or less illegal in the United States, despite the popularity of physical casinos in Vegas and Reno and Atlantic City. Richard Branson opened the high-profile online VirginCasino in 2014, but dealers hit a soft sixteen only for gamers physically in New Jersey. Few…

Tribal Gaming Goes Online and International

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma has obtained an international online gambling license from the Isle of Man!

Their plans include the launch for real money within months!

Plus, more on the pending sports betting reform which is on it’s way to America.

This week’s special offer is from the PokerStars Casino.

Iowa Tribe Granted Isle of Man Gaming License

The Perkins-based Iowa Tribe has obtained a license from the Isle of Man that will allow it to offer real-money internet gaming in many foreign countries and says it has a new deal to to partner with an “internationally known brand.” The tribe and its partner Universal Entertainment Group could get a boost from this…

Federal Sports Betting Legislation Gets Tribal Support

Whilst state governments are pushing for a legal sports betting industry nationwide, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) introduced a bill to regulate national operations. Sports betting sector is federally banned in the United States, as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) only allows operations in Oregon, Delaware, Montana and Nevada. Pallone’s…

National Indian Gaming Association Supports Sports Betting Reform

The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) has announced that it will join forces with the American Sports Betting Coalition (ASBC), a group which is campaigning for the repeal or amendment of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). ASBC is primarily run by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and represents law enforcement officials, states…

California Online Poker Doubtful for 2017

A dozen politically powerful American Indian tribes are not likely to reach the consensus needed to move an online poker bill in the 2017 California legislative session, tribal officials said this week. A tribal/card room coalition with Amaya/PokerStars plans to again introduce legislation to legalize California online poker, Robert Martin, chairman of the Morongo Band…

California Online Poker Dead for 2016

Momentum to get online poker legalized and regulated within the state of California has fallen by the wayside thanks to the legislative session ending Wednesday. Yet again, poker players have to wait until next year. There was serious progress made in 2016, as California lawmakers figured out a way to appease the racing industry and…

California Online Poker Makes Progress

The latest changes to California’s Internet poker bill call for online gaming companies who facilitated poker games for Americans between 2006 and 2011 to be excluded from the Golden State market for five years, according to a report from The Los Angeles Times. The amendment would prevent PokerStars, which has roughly 70 percent of the…

California Tribal Coalition Targets PokerStars… Again

The California tribes blocking passage of the state’s latest online poker bill have proposed strict conditions for allowing PokerStars to get a license. In a letter to Assemblyman Adam Gray obtained by Gambling Compliance scribe Chris Krafcik (@CKrafcik), the seven-tribe coalition led by the Pechanga and Agua Caliente bands reiterate their longstanding opposition to Gray’s…

Mohegan Sun Launches New Jersey Gambling Website

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Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, operator of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, Mohegan Sun Pocono in Pennsylvania and managers of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, is bringing its ‘Full of Life’ way of gaming to the digital realm. MoheganSunCasino.com is the newest, most sophisticated, real money online casino that will enable people located in New…

Native Gaming, Racetracks & Card Rooms Still Push California Online Poker

Five American Indian tribes are pressing forward on Internet poker legislation in California, hoping to overcome the political clout of what some characterize as an “obstructionist” coalition of tribes led by the Pechanga and Agua Caliente Indian bands. The San Manuel and Morongo Mission Indians, the Rincon and Pala Luiseño Indians and the United Auburn…

Is Online Poker Good for California Tribes?

California has a full house when it comes to legalized poker. According to the state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office, there are 89 cardrooms in 32 counties in California, and of the 110 federally recognized tribes in the state, 58 of them run 60 casinos — many of which have poker rooms. Even so, there is still…

Kahnawake Plan to Operator Online Sports Betting Site

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is today calling on the Senate of Canada to bring Bill C290 to an immediate vote. Their inaction on the bill continues to foster an illegal, unregulated and dangerous environment for Canadian sports bettors. On June 2 the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake announced its intention to become the actual operator…

Tribal Issues with California Online Poker

As members of the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee debated and voted (May 28th) on AB 431, one of several California online-poker bills currently being considered, news surfaced that the hardline “Cali 7″ coalition which has roadblocked the process in recent years has retracted its neutrality on the shell bill. AB 431, only the second online-poker…

California Online Poker Bill “On Hold”

A California Internet poker bill will clear the Assembly Appropriations Committee Thursday but be held on the Assembly floor until after upcoming hearings on web poker are complete, according to sources. The one-page shell bill, AB431, is sponsored by Democrat Adam Gray. It states in part that any future Internet poker measure adopted by the…

Tribal online poker service launches in California this week

iGaming Business – The Santa Ysabel Tribal Development Corporation has announced that it will launch its real-money online poker service in the US state of California next week, according to various reports. Dave Vialpando, chairman of the commission, said that the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel would be “flipping the switch on for real-money sometime…

Apache tribe sues National Indian Gaming Commission

Santa Fe New Mexican – The Fort Sill Apache tribe, which successfully sued Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration last spring to obtain recognition in New Mexico, is going back to court to fight for another long-standing cause. The tribe filed suit Monday against the National Indian Gaming Commission in hopes of reopening its casino in Southern…

Tribal Gaming not allowed to intervene in New York case

Biz Journals – The latest ruling in the ongoing battle of the legality of a casino in downtown Buffalo was made but resolution of the eight-year-old case doesn’t seem any closer. A motion made by the National Indian Gaming Commission to intervene and be a party to the lawsuit by Citizens Against Casino Gambling in…

All California tribes agree on online poker bill… except one

Sacramento Bee –  Major California tribes with casinos announced Tuesday that they had reached agreement on legislation that would legalize online poker in the nation’s largest state. In a letter to state Sen. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, and Assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles – the authors of online poker bills that had each attracted support…