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The so-called unification council plans to submit an agreement to the National Indian Gaming Commission.


The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a lawsuit filed by the state of Alabama.


Writer claims tribal casinos in California are unfairly competing with non-Indian facilities in neighboring Nevada.


The Senate failed to take action before the end of the last session of Congress.


The tribe still needs to hire a gaming commission before installing the machines.


The tribe wants a one-acre site placed in trust in order to create a buffer zone around the casino.


The tribe and its leaders are protected from the state's lawsuit due to sovereign immunity.


The tribe plans to build a $15 million casino expansion on newly acquired land in Kansas.


The tribal fees are used to fund the NIGC's budget -- no taxpayer money is used for the agency.


Police chief John Oliveira and officer Tim Tofaute are out on bond while the tribal leaders that hired them remain in jail.


The tribe has secured a favorable land determination from the National Indian Gaming Commission.


The tribe doesn't want to pay another $12 million under a revenue sharing agreement that has been invalidated.


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee spent less than 30 minutes on the nomination.


Tex McDonald, the chairman of one faction, and Vernon King, the treasurer, say they pose no danger to the community.


The agency has been without a confirmed leader for more than a year.


Tex McDonald faces numerous charges for an attempted takeover at the casino last month.


Tex McDonald, 64, who claims to be chairman, faces charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, battery causing serious injury and assault with a stun gun.


Jonodev Chaudhuri is a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.


Tex McDonald, a disputed chairman of the tribe, was among those charged.


The decision had especially harsh words for a faction led by Tex McDonald.


Rival factions of the tribe, along with the state, are due back in court tomorrow.


The casino has been closed since October 9 due to the leadership dispute.


California falls under Public Law 280 so the state has criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian Country.


The casino will remain closed as the judge urges the rivals to work out their differences.


Two factions have united in an attempt to reopen the casino.


The state of California and the federal government took action after an armed confrontation at the facility.


The Madera County Sheriff is keeping the peace after a rocky night at the facility.


Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is concerned about federal regulation of the $28 billion industry.


Tribal facilities play an important role in shaping the U.S. gaming industry through jobs, revenues, direct and indirect spending as well as payroll and other taxes.


The Potawatomis are raising questions about the Seminole Tribe's involvement in the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.


The lawsuit is before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals after a federal judge ruled against the state.


Opponents have filed a series of lawsuits in state and federal court in hopes of stopping construction but so far none have been successful.


The tribe plans to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but opponents are trying to stop the project.


A vote on the deal could come as early as next Tuesday.


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee heard from both sides of the issue at a lengthy oversight hearing on Indian gaming.


The hearing focused on federal oversight, tribal benefits and a controversial off-reservation casino in Arizona.


Chaudhuri is a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma


The figure represents just a 0.5 percent gain in revenues from 2012.


State claims that tribal casino sites were not validly placed in trust.


The tribe says the Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community puts an end to Oklahoma's case.


Two Wampanoag tribes are trying to open casinos in their home state.


Tribe says disputed machine falls into the Class II category, outside of state control.


Casino remains in operation despite attempts by rivals to shut it down.


Tribe must remove the games despite NIGC opinion stating they fall into Class II category.


Effort comes amid National Indian Gaming Commission investigation.

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