Indian gaming

The Journal Record

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is a step closer to launching its internet gambling site.

Tribal representatives met with a judge Tuesday as part of their efforts to open PokerTribe.com, The Journal Record’s Molly Fleming reports:

U.S. District Court Judge David Russell asked the parties to prepare and submit an agreed order by April 15. At that time, a decision could be made, or Russell could ask for more information.

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A new report shows the state of Oklahoma collected $122 million in gaming fees from Native American tribes during the last fiscal year.

The report issued Wednesday by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services shows that for the first time ever, the fees paid to the state declined from the previous year.

The report noted a drop of nearly $5.5 million — or about 4 percent — from previous year's collections. The funds are used primarily for public education.

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Oklahoma's casinos have seen recent increases in income while revenue is down for the state lottery and horse tracks.

Casino City's North American Gaming Almanac says Oklahoma's casinos saw revenue up 6.4 percent between 2010 and 2011. In the same period, lottery revenue was off 2.3 percent and horse racing revenue fell 8.8 percent

Need A Job? The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Wants You

May 11, 2013
courtesy of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is looking to expand its business enterprises by adding on a hotel to the Grand Casino. And the by-product of this expansion is jobs.

In addition to preparing for the opening of the Grand Casino Hotel and Resort , Paul Vanraamsdonk, Director of hotel operations, says the tribe is planning a job fair to fill those positions.