• Implementation of sports betting would be ‘tricky’ in Indian Country, if federal ban lifted

    15 August 2017

    “…while commercial casinos are prepared to run with sports betting, expanding the scope of legal gambling will be problematic for 244 tribes in 29 states operating under federal law (IGRA) and tribal-state compacts limiting the scope and regulation of gambling on Indian lands… few compacts cover sports betting, which means the agreements will have to be amended if PASPA prohibitions are lifted and tribes want to offer that form of wagering.”

  • Casino industry in US has new rules for responsible gambling

    9 August 2017

    “The code of the American Gaming Association calls on casino operators to be more transparent with patrons and provide training to employees. Its announcement in Las Vegas came within months of two high-profile criminal cases that drew attention to the effects of compulsive gambling as authorities believe the perpetrators were problem gamblers.”

  • Tribes split on whether to embrace sports betting: No ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer

    7 August 2017

    “Several lucrative casino tribes and those seeking to expand their gambling enterprises beyond Indian trust lands are embracing the prospects of legal sports gambling… But most of the 244 tribes operating 480 gambling facilities in 29 states are opposed to or at least cautious of the impact sports betting will have on tribal-state regulatory agreements, or compacts, required under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for tribes offering casino-style gambling.”

  • Editorial: State taking too much tax from charitable gambling

    22 July 2017

    “We truly hope the reports of the death of charitable gambling in Minnesota is greatly exaggerated and our local legislators will take up the cause next session. The bottom line is proceeds that nonprofit groups raise from charities stay in our communities, helping out local people.”

  • Abandoned DraftKings-FanDuel merger could spell the end of daily fantasy sports — and the dawn of legalized betting

    18 July 2017

    “In the relatively short period since the daily-fantasy explosion, the NHL has gone to Las Vegas, the NFL has done the same, and NBA commissioner Adam Silver has gone on record in support of legalized sports betting. Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear New Jersey’s attempt to make sports betting legal in that state.”

  • Deal to end lottery litigation involves $54K payout

    18 July 2017

    “Johnene Canfield was second-in-command at the lottery when she was fired in 2015 amid a series of incidents involving public intoxication. She had sued claiming discrimination. The lawsuit had been scheduled to go to trial this spring but was settled at the last minute.”

  • State lotteries fight ‘jackpot fatigue,’ casino competition

    13 July 2017

    “’It’s very critical as we move into this new era we focus on the fact that we will be competing with those that have had the capacity to brand themselves.

  • Gambling bill planned

    1 July 2017

    “Minnesota state Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear a New Jersey sports gambling case will lead to him introducing a sports gambling bill next year. ‘It is time for Minnesota’s sports gambling laws to move out of the caveman era and into the 21st century…'”

  • Canterbury Park transforms from racetrack to entertainment destination

    21 June 2017

    “Track operators say marketing gimmicks help drive attendance at the park, whose visitors are often leery of gambling more than a few bucks at a time.”

  • UMD Offers 1-Week Summer Certificate in Tribal Administration, Governance

    30 May 2017

    The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) has received a Blandin Foundation grant to offer a one-week summer pilot program leading to a Professional Certificate in Tribal Administration and Governance at a reduced cost of $250 per person. The 2017 Summer Academy is set for July 31-August 4 at the Griggs Center on the UMD campus.

    The program includes the week-long course with expert presentations and hands-on case study projects as well as a fall symposium and spring 2018 retreat. Covered topics include tribal ethics, law, human resources, project management, budgets and leadership. The content is designed to benefit those currently serving in tribal leadership positions, aspiring future leaders, and individuals serving tribes in various administrative/management roles.

    More information is available here.