• Dave Palermo: Minnesota Miracle

    25 January 2018

    “Minnesota compacts mirror the original intent of IGRA as envisioned by Congress. The agreements created a partnership between equally sovereign tribes and the state to strengthen tribal governments and economies and, in doing so, benefit surrounding, non-Indigenous communities.”

  • Congress looks to make unionizing tribal casinos difficult

    20 January 2018

    “Democrats expect significant defections. ‘There are plenty of Senate Democrats who will support this… There are members who are very divided. It forces Democrats to choose between two constituencies: unions and the tribes,’ said a Democratic congressional source who requested anonymity.”

  • Pro sports leagues using analytics to amp fan engagement

    17 January 2018

    “Analytics and advanced stats have crept more into the mainstream conversation of American sports in the past two decades and within the past few years, leagues have embraced the revolution instead of trying to fight against it.”

  • Minnesota lawmaker on legal sports betting: ‘I expect a bill will become law’

    16 January 2018

    “‘I can’t speak for other states, but in Minnesota we will be working with the tribal gaming industry,’ Garofalo said. ‘If the tribal community is opposed to a sports gambling bill in Minnesota, it is highly unlikely I will move forward with that legislation.'”

  • Report: 18 states may introduce sports betting bills in 2018

    9 January 2018

    “A new report predicts 18 states will introduce bills to regulate sports betting this year, with 11 having a good chance of passing legislation. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which tracks gambling legislation nationwide, says that’s just the minimum; the firm predicts more than 30 states could introduce sports betting bills.”

  • Running Aces introduces new gaming technology

    28 December 2017

    “The technology, a type of play called dealer assist, is somewhat of a crossover between a table game and random number generated games. Because the game is run by a live dealer with live cards that show up on each console’s screen, it allows players to digitally play the game.”

  • What Minnesota has riding on Supreme Court’s sports gambling ruling

    15 December 2017

    “Minnesota businesses, such as SportsRadar, a sports focused data analytics company, and Canterbury Park Holding Corp., will stand to benefit if the Legislature acts quickly. By regulating sports gambling, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety could ferret out bad actors in the marketplace.”

  • Celebrating 25 years of gaming excitement, Red Lake Gaming Enterprises renews longstanding business relationship with Table Trac

    12 December 2017

    “…Table Trac is honored and proud to announce that they’ve been chosen to return to Red Lake Gaming and provide casino management systems.”

  • ‘A win for all of us’: Leech Lake officials break ground at site of new casino

    7 December 2017

    “Six months after Leech Lake band members voted to build a new casino in Cass Lake, officials broke ground at the construction site Thursday…The new casino, scheduled to open during the summer of 2019, will include 650 slots, four blackjack tables, 100 hotel rooms, a food court, brew pub, restaurant, and a circle bar on the casino floor, as well as a 250-seat event center, fitness center, gift shop, and arcade.”

  • ‘It shows they’re looking forward’

    5 December 2017

    “With the addition of more than 300 rooms at Treasure Island Resort and Casino, the Red Wing-area destination and entertainment venue has risen to the rank of the second-largest hotel in Minnesota. Shelley Buck, president of the Prairie Island Indian Community, said the two new hotel towers – one which opens this weekend, the second which opens in a few weeks – bring the total number of rooms at Treasure Island to 788.”