On July 28, U.S. District Judge Timothy DeGiusti ruled in favor of nine Oklahoma-based tribes on whether model gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, 2020.
The question of whether the Oklahoma Model Gaming Compacts auto-renewed on Jan. 1, 2020, may be decided soon by U.S. Western District Court Chief Judge Timothy DeGiusti.
Discussions included issues of patron and employee safety, human resources and clinic supplies as well as the feasibility of keeping commercial and government programs running as long as possible.
Speaking before a full house at a July 24 panel on the state of Oklahoma’s tribal casinos, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association officials reiterated their support for the current compact and its benefits for the state’s 31 gaming tribes.
Great Lakes Stickball Player by George Catlin 1835 [Smithsonian American Art Museum.] The first known six-sided dice dates from 3,000 BC Mesopotamia in what is now northern Iraq. The first horse race in America took place in the year 1668. Gambling and sport have been a part of the human identity for as Read More »
Even in a highly regulated sector such as gaming, there are always individuals seeking to take advantageof the system. Popular culture has even made heroes out of the practice with films like “Casino” and“Ocean’s Eleven.” Less celebrated in Hollywood portrayals though are those behind the scenes of gaming enterprises tasked with staying one step ahead Read More »
Dan LeClaire. Though the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s diversification between gaming, federal and enterprise revenue is key to its ongoing economic success, the integrity of Tribal gaming operations is of paramount importanceas an economic engine in Pottawatomie County and the State of Oklahoma. In charge of overseeing and ensuring that these operations remain in compliance with Read More »
In an industry that Hollywood has portrayed as a bastion of rogues and crooks, working in the gaming community can appear as a strange career path for someone like Judy Shore. Shore, the Director of Casino Operations for Grand Casino Hotel and Resort is more typical a face of the gaming industry than anything Read More »
From Blackjack dealers to the cooks at the Bistro Grill, FireLake Casino is the workplace for dozens of tribal employees. The managerial staff at FireLake Entertainment Center has plenty of combined years of success. While each individual works as part of the larger team, those responsible for gaming operations fall under the supervision of Director Read More »
Grand Casino Hotel and Resort has partnered with Penn Square Mall to open the retail space, The Grand Lounge, to promote Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal enterprises and drive tourism in Pottawatomie County. “Penn Square Mall is excited to welcome The Grand Lounge to its eclectic mix of retailers,” said Donna Berlin, general manager at Penn Read More »