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Andrew Cardno

Your Casino Has Been Hacked by Ransomware!

by Andrew Cardno
The Indian gaming industry has officially been hacked. This has been a good year for cyber hackers with a number of tribal properties having been subjected to devastating cyber attacks.
Kell Houston 1

Casino Entertainment in 2021

by Kell Houston
During this incredibly unpredictable and unstable time for all of us, casino entertainment no longer at the top of very many lists. This raises many questions...
Andrew Klebanow

Rethinking Smoking Policies During a Pandemic

by Andrew Klebanow
As Covid-19 continues to spread across the U.S., Indian casino operators are bracing for what appears will be a third wave in the course of the pandemic. To address this, health and safety protocols continue to evolve and for some operators, with renewed vigor.
Ernie Stevens, Jr.

Indian Country Shows Strong Presence at the Polls

by Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.
It’s 2020, so we knew it would not be easy. Election night turned to weeks as votes continued to be counted.
Kris Nixon

Casinos and CARES Act Funding

by Kris Nixon
Casinos have experienced many issues throughout 2020 related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All were shut down for a period of time, some are still closed, and there are wide ranging economic effects to casinos and related tribes.
Andrew Hofstetter

Adapting to Change Through the Unavoidable Reality of COVID-19

by Andrew Hofstetter
COVID-19 has not only changed America, but it has changed the landscape and the way Indian Country, and Indian gaming operates for the foreseeable future.
David Vialpando

The Mask

by David Vialpando
Like many of you, I woke up one morning in January to the news of an epidemic in China. People contracting a virus were dying.
Eric Casey

After the Shutdown: Reopening Tribal Bingo Halls

by Eric Casey
The definition of Class II bingo was born around the traditional session bingo hall, which at the time played the game with paper bingo cards and ink daubers, when early and primitive technologic aids to bingo were just beginning to form.
James Klas

Critical Care for High Value Patrons

by James M. Klas In looking at casino performance, it is common to deal with averages. Average win per...
Sam Cohen

One More Problem with COVID-19: Property Tax Refunds

by Sam Cohen
While the law is unclear (as is everything with COVID-19), there are a number of low cost acts tribes can take to minimize their property taxes.
Five Tribes Recognition Anniversary

Tribal Nations in Virginia Mark Five Years Since Federal Recognition

RICHMOND, VA – Six tribal nations in Virginia observed the fifth anniversary of the United States formally recognizing their sovereign governments. Recognition has...
Native Forward Board Members 2023

Native Forward Scholars Fund Appoints Three New Board Members

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Native Forward Scholars Fund has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors. The board plays an important role in Native Forward's mission to increase visibility of...
California State Capitol

Legislation Seeks To Allow Balanced Gaming Growth in California

CALIFORNIA – After a 25-year moratorium on cardroom expansion expired, five California gaming tribes and the cardroom industry have come together to...
Freedom Plaza

Mohegan Named Casino Operator for Soloviev Group’s NYC Casino Bid

NEW YORK, NY – Mohegan has joined Soloviev Group's bid as the casino partner of Freedom Plaza. This announcement comes as a result of...