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(04/24)

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.

(04/21)

Chairman John Berrey has been meeting with local officials to discuss the tribe's land-into-trust application.

(04/16)

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.

(04/16)

Senator John Barrasso Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, praised the Senate’s approval of nominee Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri to serve as the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

(04/16)

The agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal gaming industry has been without a confirmed leader since September 2013.

(04/16)

Some local officials want the tribe to state that it won't use the land in Little Rock for gaming but that wouldn't necessarily bar a casino in the future.

(04/15)

The city of Duluth has demanded $2 million a year, a figure that the tribe won't accept.

(04/13)

The 15 defendants include two leaders of a rival faction within the tribe and 13 non-Indians that were hired as police officers.

(04/10)

Chairman Reggie Lewis said the tribe doesn't need regulators right now because there's no activity to regulate at the shuttered Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino.

(04/09)

The tribe's casino has been closed for six months as 15 people who were involved in a confrontation there face charges in state court.

(04/03)

The tribe wants to use its reservation in the southern part of the state for gaming but has run into numerous obstacles.

(04/02)

The city of Duluth keeps on fighting despite losing a series of lawsuits affecting the Fond-du-Luth Casino.

(04/01)

This time the city lost a lawsuit that was filed against the National Indian Gaming Commission.

(03/27)

The tribe dropped plans to build a casino on an Indian allotment but the state of Oklahoma is trying to keep the dispute alive by asking the justices to review a case that's very similar to one they recently decided.

(03/26)

The tribe has a reservation in the southern part of New Mexico that it wants to use for gaming.

(03/25)

The tribe has filed a land-into-trust application for 160 acres of its former reservation.

(03/23)

The tribe still needs to clear the land-into-trust process and would need to negotiate a Class III gaming compact.

(03/19)

The tribe is withdrawing from a commercial gaming project in order to concentrate on a new battle over its expansion plans.

(03/19)

It will now be up to the full Senate to confirm the chairman of the agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

(03/12)

A vote on the nomination has been scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18.

(03/10)

The state claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming if it was placed in trust.

(03/10)

Jonodev Chaudhuri serves as vice chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission and also as acting chair since the agency has been without a confirmed leader since September 2013.

(03/09)

The meetings will take place in April and May.

(03/03)

The tribe wants to open a Class II facility on its reservation but the state is objecting.

(03/02)

Gov. Susana Martinez (R) refuses to negotiate a deal with the tribe.

(03/02)

When Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, it included an important provision to allow for self-regulation of Class II gaming by tribal governments

(02/27)

Jonodev Chaudhuri, a member of the Muscogee Nation, has been serving as acting chair of the agency that regulates the tribal casino industry.

(02/25)

The tribe's one-acre property in Florida was reportedly placed in trust in 1984 so it presumably can be used for a casino.

(02/20)

The new deal addresses revenue sharing, free play, operational hours and gaming on newly acquired lands.

(02/11)

The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

(02/10)

A county claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming.

(02/05)

The provision in question states that gaming can only on occur on lands that were in trust prior to 1988.

(01/27)

The agreement claims to limit gaming to lands that were in trust prior to 1988.

(01/26)

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

(01/14)

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

(01/12)

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

(01/09)

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

(01/08)

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

(12/24)

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

(12/23)

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

(12/10)

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

(12/09)

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

(12/09)

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

(12/05)

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

(11/13)

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

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