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Shoshone Rose Casino and Hotel announces 15-20 layoffs, other changes  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The Shoshone Rose Casino and Hotel in Lander is making a number of changes, including employee layoffs, amid financial problems, Eastern Shoshone ...

Tribal leader says casino CEO out; some council members disagree  Casper Star-Tribune Online

RIVERTON — After a 3-3 vote by the Northern Arapaho Business Council, Wind River Hotel and Casino CEO Jim Conrad received a letter from NABC chairman ...

Democratic lawmaker named assistant CEO of Wind River Hotel and Casino  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A state lawmaker and Northern Arapaho tribal member has been named the assistant CEO of the Wind River Hotel and Casino as its current leader's contract is ...

Wind River Casino fiscal position strong  Guernsey Gazette

RIVERTON — If longtime Wind River Hotel and Casino CEO Jim Conrad does leave at the end of June, one of the biggest decisions his successor will have to ...

Where Can You Bet On Baseball? The Status Of Legalized Sports Gambling In Each State  Baseball America

Eight states have legalized gambling and many others have proposed legislation, but the ways in which people can gamble in each state are different.

NEWS BRIEFS for Monday, June 10, 2019  The Torrington Telegram

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Court proceedings are now on hold for a man charged with first-degree murder after his attorney requested a mental competency ...

INTRALOT hails record $5.4m WyoLotto transfer  SBC Americas

Lottery gaming vendor INTRALOT has hailed a significant milestone achieved by its partner the Wyoming Lottery Corporation which surpassed $5.4m in the total ...

New state office pushes to beef up Wyoming's outdoor recreation economy and reputation  Casper Star-Tribune Online

An outdoor business owner from back East called Dave Glenn recently, explaining his hopes to relocate here.

PC Record Times | Effort to prevent beaver trapping backfires  Platte County Record Times

JACKSON — Lisa Robertson says she was just curious what would happen two years ago when she put in applications to become the sole person permitted to ...

At $1.6 Billion, Mega Millions Jackpot Becomes Largest In Lottery History  Wyoming Public Media

Anticipation is growing along with the zeros in the Mega Millions lottery winnings. The prize hit $1.6 billion after no one won the jackpot in a drawing on.

How about a casino in Kelly? | Environmental  Jackson Hole News&Guide

Where the bison and the antelope now play on state land overlooking Kelly Warm Springs, slot machines and poker tables threaten to vie for real estate.

WyoLotto pays out $1.4 million to cities, towns, counties  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Lottery has shared another $1.4 million of its earnings with local counties, cities and towns across the state.

Bars challenge AG's opinion that video slots are gambling  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE (AP) — Companies operating video slot machines in Wyoming bars are challenging the attorney general's opinion that the games constitute illegal ...

Firm pushing for electronic skill games hopes Wyoming AG's office will change opinion about legality  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A law firm representing Wyoming Skills, LLC — a group of vendors who own and operate gaming equipment — plans to meet with newly appointed Attorney ...

Jane Goodall Joins Wyoming Protestors in Buying Up Grizzly Hunt Tickets  National Geographic

Jane Goodall is a global icon, perhaps the most admired living environmentalist and legendary for her research with chimpanzees. Cynthia Moss is famous for ...

Per capita lottery spending has doubled since 1995  The Washington Post

The Mega Millions jackpot has hit “uncharted territory” with a grand prize of $1.6 billion up for grabs at Tuesday's drawing. There's a simple explanation for this: ...

Barron: Wyoming 'free range' state on gaming control  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE — “When it comes to gaming, Wyoming is not the most progressive state.”

Wyoming Lottery defends expenses, says it has cut marketing costs by more than half  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation is defending itself against charges that it is not sending enough money to the state and is spending excessively on expenses ...

Barron: Another try for state gaming commission | Columns  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE — Wyoming gamblers needn't expect any big changes in gaming laws next year as the Legislature makes another stab at setting up a state gaming ...

Wyoming Game and Fish considering Jackson departure | Open Spaces  Casper Star-Tribune Online

JACKSON (AP) — High housing costs in Jackson have the commission that oversees the Wyoming Game and Fish Department considering moving its ...

The Future of Sports Betting in Wyoming  KCWY 13 Where News Comes First

A major decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday calling a 1992 law unconstitutional and making sports betting legal. States will regulate the change and ...

After AG's office deems electronic skill games illegal, Casper police chief will lead public meeting  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The Wyoming attorney general's formal opinion about electronic gambling devices was released last week — now the city of Casper is holding a public meeting ...

Barron: “Hard smear campaign” killed gaming bill, Wyoming legislator says  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE — It appears that a third time wasn't a charm for a bill to create a state gaming commission.

Wyoming Gives 22 Winners The Chance To Hunt Grizzlies — Or Not  NPR

A whopping 7000 people vied for the chance to hunt Wyoming grizzly bears for the first time in 44 years. Many entrants in the permit lottery said if they won, they ...

Wyoming Lottery's expenses come under scrutiny amid funding crunch for local governments  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A jackalope mascot named Yolo reaches out to grab a star. “Just maybe,” the tagline reads. The Wyoming Lottery's yellow and azure-blue color scheme can be ...

Amber Alert canceled for Wyoming boy | Cops & Courts  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Authorities canceled the Amber Alert for 12-year-old Wyoming boy Zane Leo Armour. The alert had been issued Tuesday morning.

Nevada is tops in gambling spending, but what's the lottery, casino tab in other states?  USA TODAY

Americans spend about $261 in casinos and on lottery tickets. Nevadans spend the most, $5000 per adult. Rhode Island leads in lottery spending.

AG rules some video “skill games” against the law  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Attorney General Peter Michael declared some video "skill games" illegal under Wyoming gambling laws Tuesday.

Lottery payment to state down, salaries up  WyoFile

On the heels of bonuses and pay raises, the Lottery Corporation transferred much less revenue to the state in July than past quarters.

Wyoming large coal mines likely to drop production this year  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming's largest coal mines are likely to make more cuts to production in 2019, financial reports show.

Legacy Chad Muma emerging as Wyoming's third linebacker  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LARAMIE — Wyoming knows what it has in Logan Wilson and Cassh Maluia at linebacker. But what about what's behind both multi-year starters at the position?

Prosecutors ask Wyoming Supreme Court to review Casper 'stand your ground' case  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The Wyoming Attorney General's office has asked the state's highest court to review a Natrona County judge's dismissal of a first-degree murder case tied to ...

Has the Trump administration driven new leasing highs in Wyoming oil and gas?  Casper Star-Tribune Online

In September, companies spent a jaw-dropping $1 billion at a lease sale in New Mexico for potential oil and gas development along the state's eastern border, ...

Wyoming's heavy reliance on federal funds, lack of local revenues could cause problems under Trump budget  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming is bound to its citizens to produce a balanced budget every year.

$2 milion lottery prize purchased in Mills has yet to be claimed  Casper Star-Tribune Online

WyoLotto officials are still searching for the recent winner of a $2 million lottery prize bought from a Mills gas station.

Wyoming hoops signee Kenny Foster named Colorado's Gatorade POY  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming basketball signee Kenny Foster was named Colorado's Gatorade Player of the Year over the weekend.

Wyoming's Jerayah Davis is named outstanding performer at MW Championships  Casper Star-Tribune Online

University of Wyoming senior Jerayah Davis put the finishing touches on an impressive weekend at the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships on ...

Trump's Interior head recused himself from Wyoming sage grouse meeting due to oil and gas presence  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt — who is being investigated for potential conflicts of interest with the oil and gas industry, department officials confirmed ...

Wyoming's Justin James named second-team all-Mountain West by league coaches  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LAS VEGAS — A day after media members voted Justin James as a first-team all-Mountain West performer, Wyoming's senior guard received more recognition ...

'Perfect opportunity' leads Louisville transfer Trey Smith to Wyoming  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LARAMIE — Trey Smith's introduction to 7220 feet above sea level was pretty typical.

Kelly Walsh junior Corin Carruth commits to Wyoming volleyball  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Kelly Walsh junior Corin Carruth announced her commitment to play volleyball at the University of Wyoming on Twitter on Thursday night.

AG's office asks Wyoming Supreme Court to deny Cercy's request for release  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The Wyoming Attorney General's Office on Friday asked the state's highest court to deny Tony Cercy's request for release on bond pending his appeal.

Non-hunters take aim at grizzly lottery | Local  Jackson Hole News&Guide

A number of Jackson Hole animal lovers are trying to rally like-minded folks to apply for grizzly bear hunting tags with no intention of shooting the big bruins.

Will Sports Betting Transform How Games Are Watched, and Even Played?  The New York Times

After decades of resistance to sports gambling, team owners and state officials are laying the groundwork for it — with potentially huge implications.

Which Wyoming football players are transferring? | Football  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LARAMIE -- The offseason is a time for change for college football rosters nationwide.

New off-track betting business opening in Casper, plans to add bar and grill  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A Wyoming entrepreneur is hoping to add a bar and grill to his new off-track betting establishment in Casper.

2020 Wyoming football recruiting tracker | Football  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Every season is recruiting season, so be sure to bookmark the Casper Star-Tribune and Pokes Authority's Wyoming football recruiting tracker. We have all you ...

After recent failures, another effort to repeal Wyoming's death penalty takes root  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Eight states have abolished the death penalty in the past two decades. Capital punishment opponents in Wyoming have tried many times to follow suit, with a ...

Man dies in industrial accident; Natrona County Sheriff's Office investigating  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A man died in an industrial accident Thursday morning, the Natrona County Sheriff's Office said the same day.

Nine-man football is returning to Wyoming | Football  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The landscape for high school football in Wyoming changed Tuesday with the official introduction of nine-man football.

Wyoming mineral owners form association to deal with oil and gas permitting war  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Sparked by a permitting war among Wyoming's oil and gas producers, mineral owners in eastern Wyoming say they are banding together in defense, pushing ...

Wyoming's Democrats have a vision. Now they just need someone to listen to them.  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Several weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, Worland resident Amanda Weaver — a Democrat — decided to go to her first state party meeting.

As UW lays out transition plan, Nichols tells radio station she remains in the dark on demotion  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The University of Wyoming's board of trustees will appoint an acting president after Laurie Nichols' contract expires June 30 to fill the position while the board ...

Peabody to slow Wyoming coal production in a 'value over volume' pivot  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Coal giant Peabody Energy has reduced the amount of coal it plans to produce from Wyoming's North Antelope Rochelle mining complex this year by 10 million ...

Casper doctor set to go to trial on drug conspiracy charges this week  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A doctor is set to go to trial this week on charges alleging he operated a criminal drug conspiracy out of his Casper office, ultimately resulting in the overdose ...

Former UW basketball player found not guilty of criminal charges  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LARAMIE — A former University of Wyoming basketball player Tuesday was acquitted of all charges stemming from an alleged altercation at a downtown ...

Charlie Scott, prominent Wyoming senators back bill to study Medicaid expansion  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming would again study what Medicaid expansion would mean — and cost — in the Equality State under a provision backed by Natrona County legislators ...

Wildlife across portions of Wyoming begin dying from cold, record snowfall  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Dozens of antelope wandered off the northeast prairie and into Moorcroft in the last few weeks looking for refuge from harsh weather. About 15 were then hit by ...

130 troops to leave Wyoming this week ahead of Middle East deployment  Casper Star-Tribune Online

One-hundred and thirty Wyoming Army National Guardsmen will fly to Texas ahead of a nine-month deployment to the Middle East, with Gov. Mark Gordon ...

Wyoming Game and Fish director looks back on 2018  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming Game and Fish Department Director Scott Talbott says 2018 was a year especially notable for the partnerships between his ...

Once a 143-pound running back, Wyoming's Andrew Wingard is on the brink of history  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LARAMIE -- There are times he contemplates cutting it.

Wyoming tops San Jose State to clinch No. 10 seed in Mountain West tournament  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming snapped its longest losing streak of the season Wednesday and made sure its trying season wouldn't end in the Mountain West cellar in the process.

2019 Wyoming commit: Javier Turner | Men's Basketball  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming got a commitment from Javier Turner, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward from Omaha, Nebraska, on April 24.

University of Wyoming could be involved in major Albany County land deal  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE (AP) — The University of Wyoming may become involved in a major land deal in southeast Wyoming.

One of Wyoming's largest oil companies just sold. Now what?  Casper Star-Tribune Online

With a $33 billion cash and stock deal, Chevron's planned acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum will create a new super major oil firm, with uncertain impacts in ...

Workers allege Wyoming treasurer made threats; Meier denies allegations  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming Treasurer Curt Meier threatened employees in the state's Human Resources Division last month, workers there told a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper ...

State Wrestling: Trojans win first state title on back of four champions  Casper Star-Tribune Online

During the most intense moments of matches, against some of the toughest competition, Jace Palmer could still hear coach Travis Peak telling him to “be Jace ...

Staff, students praise departing UW president Nichols, demand transparency from board  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A group of faculty and students took turns Thursday praising departing UW President Laurie Nichols and demanding transparency from the board of trustees that ...

What legal online sports betting in Tennessee means for college and pro teams  Knoxville News Sentinel

Titans kicker Ryan Succop sized up one effect of legal online sports betting in Tennessee: “We'll probably have more people watching games,” he said.

Contrary to popular belief, Wyoming doesn't get 70 percent of its revenue from minerals  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The rule of thumb in Wyoming is that about 70 percent of the state's income is derived from minerals. That money flows from severance taxes on crude oil, ...

Government Shutdown Strikes Home On Wind River Reservation  Wyoming Public Media

When the government shuts down, it can't carry through on its historic commitments to Native American tribes. The Wind River Reservation's tribes signed.

UW football player gets engaged at War Memorial Stadium  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LARAMIE -- The Gold picked up a 14-9 victory over the Brown in Wyoming's spring game, but nobody for the Cowboys won more than Jesse Hooper on ...

FCC launches probe of CenturyLink in wake of nationwide 911 outage  NBC News

The FCC launched an investigation of telecom giant CenturyLink in the wake of a nationwide outage that prevented some customers from being able to dial 911.

How to Save (or Not) a Grizzly Bear from Hunters  Outside

When it comes to protecting the grizzlies, how effective are protests like singing up for a hunting tag with no intention of using it?

Wyoming taking good with the bad as Mountain West weighs next TV contract  Casper Star-Tribune Online

dLARAMIE — Tom Burman knew it was coming, though he didn't have to like it.

Scrimmage a 'mixed bag' for Wyoming's quarterbacks | Football  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Neither of the leading candidates in Wyoming's quarterback competition did much to separate himself in the first game-like environment for the Cowboys this ...

Virginia businessman no longer buying troubled Kemmerer coal mine  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The Virginia businessman who'd planned to purchase and operate a troubled coal mine in western Wyoming has backed out after a failure to secure bonding ...

Coal power expected to fall over summer months  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The amount of electricity coming from coal this summer will likely fall as natural gas and renewable power creep into coal's territory, according to the Energy ...

Funds Help Northern Arapaho Move Forward On Two Major Projects  Wyoming Public Media

The nonprofit MoFi helps leverage new market tax credits to fund rural community projects in low-income areas around the Rocky Mountain region, and now.

Casper legislator's bill to legalize hemp farming moves on to governor's desk  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE – A bill sponsored by one of Casper's representatives to create a regulated industrial hemp industry in Wyoming is headed to Gov. Mark Gordon's ...

Prosecutors say a Casper man raped a teenager. He faces eight felonies.  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Prosecutors this week charged a Casper man with eight felonies alleging he violently raped two people, one of whom is a 17-year-old girl.

Family rescued from downed airplane near Rock Springs airport  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A family of five — including 2-year-old twins and a newborn infant — were rescued unhurt Monday after the airplane they were traveling in ran out of fuel and ...

Substitute who reported hate flyers reinstated at Cheyenne junior high  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Kaycee Cook, the substitute teacher who was dismissed from a Cheyenne middle school by the then principal after reporting racist and anti-gay flyers, has been ...

Storm causes hazardous travel across Wyoming | Wyoming News  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Snow and strong winds caused hazardous travel conditions throughout much of Wyoming on Tuesday.

Here are five Wyoming players who improved their stock this spring  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LARAMIE — Every spring brings with it the emergence of some unfamiliar names.

Wyoming lawmakers will consider a lodging tax in the upcoming session  Casper Star-Tribune Online

As Wyoming's primary industry — energy — cycles between times of boom and bust, the state's other main economic driver continues its steady, if unassuming ...

'Big Boy' locomotive to hit the rails in May  Casper Star-Tribune Online

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Union Pacific announced its schedule for steam operations last week, including plans for the long-awaited Big Boy 4014.

Wyoming man dies by apparent suicide in private Mississippi prison  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A Wyoming man who was being held in a private Mississippi prison died of an apparent suicide this weekend, a Wyoming Department of Corrections official said ...

Casino Night Scheduled for UW Students | News  University of Wyoming News

UW students try their luck during a past Casino Night event at the Wyoming Union. This year's event is Saturday, Sept. 2, at 9 p.m. in the upper level of the ...

Prosecutors detail Casper doctor's alleged drug conspiracy; defense says he was misled  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The defense attorney for a Casper doctor accused of operating a broad-ranging drug conspiracy told jurors Monday that his client was misled by his patients and ...

Police say suspect in Casper shooting case is victim's adult son  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The man arrested on suspicion of shooting a woman at a central Casper home early Tuesday is her adult son, police said Wednesday.

2018 Wyoming High School All-State Volleyball lists released  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The 2018 Wyoming High School All-State and All-Conference Volleyball teams were announced on Tuesday by the Wyoming Coaches Association, featuring ...

Get ready for some barbecue | Local News  Daily Rocket Miner

FARSON — A new smokehouse is coming to Sweetwater County. Sweet Water Smoke is scheduled to open May 4 at 5 Basco Ave. in Farson “as long as ...

Energy in brief: EOG's good year, spending focus on Powder River Basin and other unconvential plays  Casper Star-Tribune Online

EOG Resources is one of the oil and gas firms charting the course for Wyoming oil plays today, particularly in the development of the Powder River Basin in ...

Wyoming Business Council expresses need for more cohesive economic development strategy  Casper Star-Tribune Online

Meeting for the first time this year, the Wyoming Business Council's Board of Directors on Thursday had a full slate of priorities to attend to. New leaders had to ...

As Virginia gears up for gambling debate, thousands of slot-like games have already slipped in the back door  Virginia Mercury

They look like slot machines. Symbols spin around the screen like slot machines. And when everything lines up just right, they pay out $1,000-plus jackpots like ...

Lawmakers take step to combat costs of air ambulances  Casper Star-Tribune Online

A bill to protect injured Wyoming workers from high air ambulance costs could be the first step in a broader effort by lawmakers to partially shield the entire state ...

Jackson Hole Airport Board must follow public records law, Wyoming Supreme Court rules  Casper Star-Tribune Online

The state's highest court on Tuesday overturned a lower court and ruled a western Wyoming airport board must follow the state's public records law.

Co-owner of famous Buckhorn Bar in Laramie dies in car crash  Casper Star-Tribune Online

An owner of the Buckhorn Bar, a Laramie establishment for more than 100 years, died in a car crash Saturday north of Medicine Bow.

Meaningful games in November? Bohl wants them consistently at Wyoming  Casper Star-Tribune Online

LARAMIE -- Craig Bohl is aware of Wyoming's history.



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