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CTBA Political eBrief Tuesday, May 17, 2016

"I don't want to get you in trouble with New Jersey, but do you have any thoughts or observations as to why there would be a reluctance to have the two most mature, best gaming jurisdictions come together on online poker? Brian Sandoval, NV Governor, in Casino City Limits. --- “We have conceptual plans for every part of the entire nearly 400 acres,” Kevin Brown, Mohegan Tribal Chairman, speaks of tribal hospital plans in the Day.com.


Normandie Casino License Suspensions Could Mean End Of California’s First Card Room (CA—Card Rooms)
World Casino Directory (May 16, 2016) The oldest card club in the state of California may soon close its doors due to money-laundering convictions faced by the owners. Weeks ago, the California Gambling Control Commission revoked the licenses of the Normandie Casino owners indefinitely but allowed for a four-month reprieve for the completion of a pending sale of the venue located on Vermont and Rosecrans avenues.
Who Will Pass Online Poker Legislation First (US—Online Poker)
Poker Update (May 16, 2016) It has been three years since the triumvirate of states – Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey – broke with the norm and passed legislation regulating online gaming and/or poker inside their borders. Since that time, however, there hasn’t been any other states that have come forward to join the Original Three.
Nevada Gaming Policy Committee Gets A Lesson In Esports (NV—Fantasy Sports)
Casino City Limits (May 16, 2016) The Governor's Gaming Policy Committee held a wide-ranging meeting in Las Vegas on Friday morning to discuss what's looking like the next big thing in the gaming industry: eSports, or competitive video gaming.
Mississippi Becomes Latest State To Enact Fantasy Sports Law (MS—Fantasy Sports)
Yogonet (May 16, 2016) Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a fantasy sports regulation bill — S 2541 — into law, a source familiar with the legislation told Legal Sports Report. Friday was the deadline for him to act on the legislation.
Fantasy Sports Is Internet Gaming (US—Fantasy Sports)
Capitol Fax (May 16, 2016) The daily fantasy sports gambling industry is pressuring officials to pass a bailout that actually costs taxpayers. According to COGFA these Internet gaming giants would each pay just $900,000 in state taxes, but they could afford $500 million in television ads last year.
Daily Fantasy's Small Businesses Fight For Survival (US—Fantasy Sports)
CNBC (May 16, 2016) As daily fantasy sports face more scrutiny in the United States, the industry's small businesses are increasingly concerned about getting shut out. Several state attorneys general have ruled in recent months that paid daily fantasy contests are illegal gambling.
Navajo President Calls For More Native Officers In Border Towns (AZ—Tribal News)
Fronteras Desk (May 16, 2016) Department of Public Safety authorities said on March 27, Winslow police officer Austin Shipley responded to a report of shoplifting at a local convenience store. When Shipley tried to arrest Loreal Tsingine, she threatened him with scissors, police said. Shipley then fired five shots at Tsingine, killing her.
Mohegan Tribal Chairman Says Plans For Former Norwich Hospital Could Be Wide Ranging (CT—Tribal News)
The Day.com (May 16, 2016) The Mohegan tribe's plan for the former Norwich Hospital property in Preston will be developed over the next six months if Preston voters approve a proposed agreement on Thursday, but could include a synthetic ski slope, “glamour camping,” an outdoor adventure park and ancillary businesses connected to the enhanced submarine construction at Electric Boat in Groton.
Tribes Focus On Land Issues, Casinos, New Efforts (OK—Tribal News)
Biz Journal (May 16, 2016) A number of people residing on the tribe’s Allegany Reservation in the City of Salamanca refused to sign new leases, even after federal law called for those living in the territory to pay fair-market value to the Seneca Nation.
Will Portland Elect Oregon’s First Native American Lawmaker? (OR—Tribal News)
Blue Oregon (May 16, 2016) North Portland voters are about to choose their next democratic legislator for the hotly contested District 43. Their choice is between two highly qualified women of color – Tawna Sanchez, and Roberta Phillip-Roberts.
Does Trump Have Something Against Indigenous People? (US—Tribal News)
National Observer (May 16, 2016) But rather than go after Warren for her economic policies, Trump has repeatedly targeted her claim to be of Cherokee and Delaware Indian ancestry. He also mocked her as an "Indian" at a presser in March.
12 Tribes And Native American Organizations Receive "Seeds Of Native Health" Grants Totaling More Than $390,000 From First Nations Development Institute (US—Tribal News)
Market Wired (May 16, 2016) First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced the awarding of 12 grants totaling $390,656 under the Seeds of Native Health campaign. Seeds of Native Health -- created and funded by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) -- is a major philanthropic effort to improve the nutrition of Native Americans across the country.