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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.
GAO releases report into regulation of $28B tribal casino industry


The report does not contain any major bombshells or reveal any significant controversies but it provides some key information about Class III gaming compacts.
NIGC seeks dismissal of suit over Quapaw Tribe casino expansion


The state of Kansas is trying to stop the tribe from moving forward with a $15 million expansion of the Downstream Casino Resort.
City submits appeal in gaming dispute with Fond du Lac Band


The city has lost every single ruling but is asking the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case anyway.
Kialegee Tribal Town granted extension to respond in casino case


The state of Oklahoma wants to sue the tribe and its leaders for proposing a casino on an Indian allotment.
Chukchansi Tribe remains in talks with NIGC for casino reopening


More than 1,000 people were put out of work when the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino was forced to close in October 2010.
Creek Nation seeks Native workers for $329M casino expansion


The Tribal Employment Rights Office will hold a job fair at the River Spirit Event Center on May 28.
Judge issues decision in Fort Sill Apache Tribe gaming dispute


The tribe had been waiting more than three years for the National Indian Gaming Commission to rule on an appeal affecting its reservation in southern New Mexico.
Jonodev Chaudhuri takes oath of office as new leader of NIGC


The Muscogee Nation citizen is the seventh chairman of the agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal casino industry.
Quapaw Tribe still facing questions about casino in Arkansas


Chairman John Berrey has insisted a casino is not in the works for ancestral land in Little Rock, the state capital.
NIGC rules against Fort Sill Apache Tribe in gaming dispute


The agency determined that the tribe's reservation in southern New Mexico does not qualify for a casino under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Fort Sill Apache Tribe awaits ruling on gaming for New Mexico


An appeal over the status of the tribe's reservation remains in limbo at the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Ho-Chunk Nation wins decision on legality of video poker games


The ruling is a complete victory for the tribe over the status of machines that were installed at a facility in Madison, Wisconsin.
New  NIGC Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri chooses chief of staff


Shannon O'Loughlin, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, will lead the day-to-day operations of the agency.
ICT interview with confirmed NIGC Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri


The National Indian Gaming Commission finally has a new leader with the Senate confirmation of Jonodev Chaudhuri to run the agency that regulates the $28 billion tribal casino industry.
Quapaw Tribe aims to dispel concerns about casino in Arkansas


Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.
Press Release: Sen. Tester on Senate confirmation of Jonodev Chaudhuri as NIGC Chairman


Senator Jon Tester, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, today applauded the Senate confirmation of Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

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