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UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Tribal casino may be coming to Tri-Cities

The Colville Tribes have bought land just outside Pasco, Washington, that could be used for a casino and other economic development projects.


Lapwai mayor dies in crash near casino

The mayor of Lapwai was the victim of a fatal crash that occurred near the south entrance of the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Elvis, Beatles memorabilia items on display at Hard Rock

Elvis Presley’s Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen’s sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson’s famous glove are …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:42 a.m.

Tribe announces ‘Kalispel Park’ RV grounds, casino development in Cusick

The Kalispel Tribe will open a small casino on its reservation this fall as part of a $10.5 million economic development project that includes an RV park, gas station, fresh …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Suspect in Vegas casino picnic shooting arrested in Texas

Authorities say a casino dealer identified as the suspect in a deadly company picnic shooting on Sunday has been arrested in a small town in the Texas Panhandle.


Bid to vote on betting machines at tracks sparks dispute

Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho said Wednesday that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has hired operatives to deter and intimidate voters from signing …


Spokane Tribe Casino opens to much fanfare on Monday evening

Hundreds of people braved a cold and foggy Monday evening for the public grand opening of the Spokane Tribe Casino in Airway Heights. It was a moment some tribal leaders …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:03 p.m.

Spokane Tribe announces opening date for Airway Heights casino

The Spokane Tribe’s new casino in Airway Heights will open at 7 p.m. Jan. 8, the tribe announced Wednesday.


Thanksgiving tribe calls on Trump to grant it casino lands

The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 5:26 p.m.

Officials: EF1 tornado tore part of Oklahoma casino roof off

State emergency managers and the National Weather Service were surveying damage Sunday from severe storms that spawned as many as four tornadoes in southwestern and central Oklahoma.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Likely tornado hits casino where Beach Boys playing

High winds and torrential rains accompanying a likely tornado tore part of the roof off of an Oklahoma casino on Saturday where the Beach Boys were playing a concert attended …


A casino regular, quiet but prickly, unleashes a rampage

Last week, Stephen Paddock returned to the Las Vegas Strip, where he spent many hours and thousands of dollars at high-limit video poker machines, and eyed the fun-seekers crowding his …


Tulalips to build new $100 million casino, chairwoman says

The Tulalip Tribes plan to start construction later this year on a $100 million replacement for Quil Ceda Creek Casino north of Seattle.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Kalispel Tribe announces new apartment complex plans, breaks ground on casino expansion

The Kalispel Tribe announced plans for a new 216-unit multi-family home apartment complex, as well as a new movie theater, at a groundbreaking event Tuesday for the casino’s latest expansion …


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:14 a.m.

Spokane tribal casino to get roundabout on U.S. 2

The new tribal casino under construction on the west side of Airway Heights is going to include a multi-lane roundabout on U.S. Highway 2


Liquidation sale starts at Trump’s former Taj Mahal casino

For some, it was The Art of the Steal. Hundreds of people swarmed the lobby of Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino on Thursday, hoping to score big.


Feds order Nooksack Tribe to shutter casino over violations

Federal regulators have ordered the Nooksack Tribe to close its casino in the latest fallout from a controversy concerning the tribe’s government.


UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 7:14 p.m.

Philippine police say casino attacker was indebted gambler

The lone suspect behind a deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in Manila was a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict, police said Sunday, bolstering their claim that the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

Spokane Tribe releases name, logo for new casino development in Airway Heights

Two horses representing the past and future of the Spokane Tribe of Indians are featured in the logo representing the $400 million project, which has drawn legal challenges ahead of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

County plans lawsuit over Spokane Tribe’s casino in Airway Heights

Spokane County leaders plan to sue the federal government over its role in approving the Spokane Tribe’s long-planned $400 million gaming and retail development on the West Plains.


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

After years of work, Cowlitz Tribe opens casino this week

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is opening its new $510 million casino this week, an effort years in the making.


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight

According to the National Indian Gambling Commission, 240 tribes offered gambling in 28 states as of January. With casinos restricted to reservations and land held in federal trust, tribes have …


Washington’s Cowlitz tribe wins casino legal fight

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to open a $510 million casino in southwestern Washington state near the border with …


FBI visits office of Saipan casino run by Trump protege

FBI agents visited an office belonging to the operator of a casino on the remote U.S. island of Saipan that has attracted attention for its huge revenues, according to a …


Yakama tribal casino opens 200-room hotel

The Yakama Nation is opening a 200-room hotel at its Legends Casino near the town of Toppenish. The Yakima Herald-Republic says the hotel opens to the public on Saturday.


The Dirt: Land acquired next to Northern Quest Resort allows for future expansion

The Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority has new elbow room in Airway Heights — 22.6 acres of vacant land — purchased late last year and adjacent to the north side of …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 4:48 p.m.

Amid misgivings, Idaho lawmakers introduce bill to target tribal gaming

An Idaho House committee agreed to introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at targeting tribal gaming, including the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s successful casino, though many members expressed doubts about the bill.


Sleek casino with Bob Dylan art opening outside nation’s capital

Far from the Las Vegas Strip, MGM Resorts International opens its $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort just outside the nation’s capital this week, advertising a gambling floor …


Spokane Tribe breaks ground on West Plains casino, plans for 2017 opening

The Spokane Tribe broke ground Wednesday on a $40 million casino in Airway Heights, with plans of opening for business next September.


Casino says woman shown $43 million jackpot was actually owed only $2.25

A woman who appeared to win a life-changing $42.9 million jackpot at a New York City casino is threatening to sue after being told the big payout she was shown …