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NIGC asks court to close Meskwaki Tribe's casino

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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2003

The National Indian Gaming Commission on Monday asked a federal court to close the Meskwaki Tribe's casino.

NIGC issued a closure order to the tribe because NIGC says the casino operation is in danger. Federal officials don't recognize the authority of an appointed tribal council who took over the tribe.

A decision could come by the end of the week. The casino brings in an estimated $3 million a week.

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