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8th Circuit upholds NIGC fine in Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe case


A non-Indian gaming company that took too much money from the South Dakota tribe lost a fight over a $5 million fine.
Donald Trump once claimed IGRA and tribal casinos were illegal


The real estate mogul didn't win in court but that didn't stop him from attacking tribes and the Indian gaming industry.
Kansas appeals ruling in Quapaw Tribe casino expansion lawsuit


The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will be hearing a dispute that tests the $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.
Chukchansi Tribe finally reopens casino after 14-month closure


The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino saw capacity crowds as thousands flooded the venue for the first time since October 9, 2014.
Chukchansi Tribe signs agreement with NIGC to reopen casino


The tribe agreed to a fine of $19.845 million for violating the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act but only $500,000 will be paid as long as the settlement conditions are met.
Quapaw Tribe secures dismissal of lawsuit over casino site in Kansas


The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.
Texas opposes attempt by Tigua Tribe to reopen gaming facility


The Obama administration has reaffirmed the tribe's gaming rights but is refusing to file a brief in the long-running case.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe was making $1M a month at casino


The tribe plans to open a Class II facility in 2016 but the state still hasn't commented on the matter.
National Indian Gaming Commission creates new rural position


Susan Waukon, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, is the agency's first Rural Outreach Coordinator.
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe aims to open casino next year


Plans call for about 300 Class II gaming machines in what's being billed as an 'entertainment center' on the reservation.
Chukchansi Tribe still working to reopen casino after a year


The tribe held an election on October 3 in hopes of resolving a leadership dispute but some members haven't accepted the results.
NIGC officially gets new member in Sequoyah Simermeyer


E. Sequoyah Simermeyer is the new associate commissioner of the agency that regulates the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry.
Editorial: Tigua Tribe finally gets some good news about gaming


We welcome the opinions from the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Interior Department.
Tribes in Texas win NIGC approval of Class II gaming ordinances


More than 10 years after being forced to shut down its successful casino, the tribe plans to get back into the gaming business.
Chukchansi Tribe seats new leadership as casino remains closed


Rival factions on the California reservation continue to dispute the results, with some not recognizing the new leaders at all.
Chukchansi Tribe picks leaders and hires new gaming commission


The election was aimed at resolving a leadership dispute that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Resort and Casino in northern California.
Chukchansi Tribe heads to vote as casino closure hits one year


The election is already being treated as illegitimate by some on the reservation.
National Indian Gaming Commission finally sees another member


Sequoyah Simermeyer, a Senate staffer who used to work at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is due to join the agency that oversees the $28.5 billion tribal casino industry.
National Indian Gaming Commission unveils redesign of website


One of the biggest new features is a map of all tribal casinos in the United States.
Chukchansi Tribe brings on former NIGC chairman Phil Hogen


The move comes after the tribe lost all three of its gaming regulators, along with the executive director of the gaming commission.
Eastern Cherokees prepare for opening of new gaming facility


The National Indian Gaming Commission has yet to approve a management contract covering the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel but it's still due to open on September 28.
Chukchansi Tribe sees departure of last gaming commissioner


All three gaming commissioners, plus the executive director, resigned as part of a dispute with the tribal council.
Chukchansi Tribe sees three departures at gaming commission


Two of the tribe's gaming commissioners have resigned, along with the executive director of the regulatory body on the reservation.
Chukchansi Tribe won't be able to reopen casino in September


The National Indian Gaming Commission wants to see more stability before giving its blessing to the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California.
National Indian Gaming Commission announces general counsel


The position has seen an unusually high turnover rate since the Clinton administration and even went unfilled for the entirety of the Bush administration.
NIGC blocked North Dakota tribe from offering gaming on lake


The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation purchased the Island Girl yacht for $1.2 million but hasn't been able to use it as a casino.
Chukchansi Tribe aims to reopen shuttered casino next month


A leadership dispute on the reservation led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold, California, in October 2014.
Quapaw Tribe denies claim of work on Kansas casino expansion


Equipment seen at the Downstream Casino Resort was there for carpet replacement, not for construction.
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation revives plan for Illinois casino


The tribe reacquired 127 acres within the Shab-eh-nay Reservation and contends the land can be used for gaming.
Fond du Lac Band wants to resolve long-running gaming fight


The tribe already paid $75 million to the city for hosting the Fond-du-Luth Casino but officials in Duluth, Minnesota, want more despite losing several cases in court.
Study outlines impacts of tribal gaming on economy in Oklahoma


Tribes put 23,000 people to work at their casinos and contributed to another 14,000 jobs.
Fond du Lac Band prevails yet again in long-running casino feud


The city of Duluth, Minnesota, already received $75 million from the Fond-du-Luth Casino but wanted even more.
Tribal gaming industry sees modest growth to $28.5B in 2014


Tribes in California and Oklahoma generated the largest gains as the industry enjoys a fifth consecutive year of growth.
NIGC down to one member as leader faces Senate hearing


Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri is the only member serving at the agency that regulates the $28 billion tribal casino industry.
Lawmakers show support for Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act


Members of both parties endorse labor measure at National Indian Gaming Association legislative summit in Washington, D.C.
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing


Jonodev Chaudhuri is making his first Capitol Hill appearance since becoming chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Chukchansi Tribe planning to reopen casino by end of year


Chairman Reggie Lewis said creditors have pledged up to $35 million to reopen the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.
Quapaw Tribe casino expansion faces opposition from tribes


The Iowa Tribe and the Sac and Fox Nation want to join a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas in federal court.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to look at tribal gaming industry


Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the panel, hasn't focused much on the $27 billion industry but that will be changing next week.
Quapaw Tribe sees more opposition to Arkansas land-into-trust


Four members of the state's Congressional delegation -- including two who have received contributions from the tribe -- want the Bureau of Indian Affairs to deny the application.
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe starts work on Class II gaming facility


Tribal leaders are converting an unfinished community center into a casino and hope to open it by the end of the year.
Quapaw Tribe requests dismissal of lawsuit over casino expansion


The tribe and its leaders are claiming sovereign immunity in a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas.
City tries to lower litigation costs in Fond du Lac Band casino case


After losing every round in the long-running battle, Duluth is handling the case in-house.
Kansas seeks more time to respond in Quapaw Tribe casino case


Attorney General Derek Schmidt said he needs to conduct 'extensive' legal research amid a looming furlough for state employees.
Four defendants face court date in Chukchansi Tribe casino case


Vernon King, who was the treasurer of one faction of the tribe, remains free pending resolution of his role in an incident that led to the closure of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

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