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Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansion (08/22)
The River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is about to get a lot bigger.

Leader of Muscogee Nation discloses shortfall in gaming budgetFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Leader of Muscogee Nation discloses shortfall in gaming budget (08/24)
Demand for services -- membership has grown 13 percent -- has put a strain on the tribe's revenues, Chief George Tiger said.

Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch CreeksFiled Under: Compacts
Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks (06/15)
The two tribes have been at odds over the handling of ancestral remains discovered at the site of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Creek Nation seeks Native workers for $329M casino expansionFiled Under: NIGC
Creek Nation seeks Native workers for $329M casino expansion (05/22)
The Tribal Employment Rights Office will hold a job fair at the River Spirit Event Center on May 28.

Ex-Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble sentencedFiled Under: Regulation
Ex-Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble sentenced (05/06)
Roger Dana Barnett, the former second chief, was sentence to 33 months in prison and was ordered to pay restitution and undergo gambling addiction treatment.

Senate set for final vote on NIGC nominee Jonodev ChaudhuriFiled Under: NIGC
Senate set for final vote on NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri (04/16)
The agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal gaming industry has been without a confirmed leader since September 2013.

Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble awaits sentenceFiled Under: Regulation
Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble awaits sentence (04/03)
Roger Dana Barnett, the former second chief, admitted he took the money but appears to be reluctant to face punishment.

Supreme Court asked to hear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming caseFiled Under: Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Supreme Court asked to hear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case (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.

Creek Nation council pushes leader to resign over gaming dealFiled Under: Business Deals
Creek Nation council pushes leader to resign over gaming deal (03/20)
Chief George Tiger has defended his decision to sign a deal that promoted another tribe's casino.

Creek Nation council weighs action against chief in casino dealFiled Under: Business Deals
Creek Nation council weighs action against chief in casino deal (03/19)
Chief George Tiger continues to face pressure to step down in response to a gaming deal he signed in 2009.

Senate committee approves NIGC nominee Jonodev ChaudhuriFiled Under: NIGC
Senate committee approves NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri (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.

Muscogee Nation leader faces ouster petition over gaming dealFiled Under: Business Deals
Muscogee Nation leader faces ouster petition over gaming deal (03/18)
Chief George Tiger has denied any wrongdoing but tribal members and council leaders are angry.

Creek Nation leader won't resign amid criticism over casino dealFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Creek Nation leader won't resign amid criticism over casino deal (03/16)
Chief George Tiger said the agreement to promote the Kialegee Tribal Town casino was never a secret.

Sen. Barrasso vows fast action on NIGC pick Jonodev ChaudhuriFiled Under: NIGC
Sen. Barrasso vows fast action on NIGC pick Jonodev Chaudhuri (03/12)
A vote on the nomination has been scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18.

Muscogee Nation Council asks chief to resign over gaming dealFiled Under: Business Deals
Muscogee Nation Council asks chief to resign over gaming deal (03/11)
The council vote was symbolic but angry tribal members are planning to start a petition to remove George Tiger from office.

NIGC choice to appear before Senate Indian Affairs CommitteeFiled Under: NIGC
NIGC choice to appear before Senate Indian Affairs Committee (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.

Creek Nation leader paid to promote Kialegee Tribal Town casinoFiled Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Creek Nation leader paid to promote Kialegee Tribal Town casino (03/09)
Chief George Tiger denies any wrongdoing in signing a deal to work as a consultant for another tribe.

Muscogee Nation set for big job far as part of casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation set for big job far as part of casino expansion (03/03)
Some 5,000 workers will be needed during the two-year construction period.

National Indian Gaming Commission choice gets another hearingFiled Under: NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission choice gets another hearing (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.

Muscogee Nation seeks 5000 workers for big casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation seeks 5000 workers for big casino expansion (02/26)
A job fair will be held March 5 at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa.

Muscogee man appeals conviction over Poarch Creek casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Muscogee man appeals conviction over Poarch Creek casino (01/14)
Wayland Gray was trying to bless a burial site when he was arrested and later convicted.

Obama re-submits nomination for Jonodev Chaudhuri at NIGCFiled Under: NIGC
Obama re-submits nomination for Jonodev Chaudhuri at NIGC (01/09)
The Senate failed to take action before the end of the last session of Congress.

Oklahoma reports drop in gaming exclusivity fees from tribesFiled Under: Compacts
Oklahoma reports drop in gaming exclusivity fees from tribes (11/21)
For the first time since 2004, tribes shared fewer revenues with the state.

Muscogee Nation finally starts work on $365M gaming projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation finally starts work on $365M gaming project (11/20)
The project includes a 27-story hotel and a new 'Margaritaville' gaming and entertainment complex.

Sen. Tester vows quick action on NIGC pick Jonodev Chaudhuri Filed Under: NIGC
Sen. Tester vows quick action on NIGC pick Jonodev Chaudhuri (11/13)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee spent less than 30 minutes on the nomination.

NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri gets confirmation hearingFiled Under: NIGC
NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri gets confirmation hearing (11/12)
The agency has been without a confirmed leader for more than a year.

 Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on NIGC nomineeFiled Under: NIGC
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on NIGC nominee (11/03)
Jonodev Chaudhuri is a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation wins key permit for $375M casino expansionFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation wins key permit for $375M casino expansion (10/16)
The tribe anticipates an opening for a 27-story hotel and Margaritaville venue sometime in 2016.

Muscogee Nation leader reportedly used credit card at casinos">Filed Under: Regulation
Muscogee Nation leader reportedly used credit card at casinos (08/08)
U.S. Attorney Danny Williams said second chief Roger Barnett withdrew money at casino ATMs.

Muscogee Nation waits on permit for $375M casino expansion">Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation waits on permit for $375M casino expansion (08/06)
Chief George Tiger expresses frustration with delays for a federal permit.

Muscogee Nation adds steakhouse to $335M casino expansion">Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation adds steakhouse to $335M casino expansion (07/29)
The popular Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse will be located in the new hotel at the River Spirit Casino.

President Obama nominates Jonodev Chaudhuri to lead NIGC">Filed Under: NIGC
President Obama nominates Jonodev Chaudhuri to lead NIGC (07/23)
Chaudhuri is a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma

Muscogee Nation reports delay for $335M expansion at casino">Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation reports delay for $335M expansion at casino (07/10)
Chief George Tiger said the project will be completed in early 2016.

Muscogee Nation working on $335M casino expansion projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation working on $335M casino expansion project (05/22)
Renovations, including a Johnny Rockets, are being made in advance of the big expansion.

Richard Pombo: Day of shame in opening of Poarch Creek casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
Richard Pombo: Day of shame in opening of Poarch Creek casino (12/24)
Richard Pombo, a former Republican Congressman, criticizes the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for opening a $250 million casino on a sacred site.

Law Article: Jonodev Chaudhuri takes on NIGC's leadership roleFiled Under: NIGC
Law Article: Jonodev Chaudhuri takes on NIGC's leadership role (12/05)
Jonodev Chaudhuri, a member of the Muscogee Nation, is serving as acting chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

ICT interview with Jonodev Chaudhuri, acting chairman of NIGCFiled Under: NIGC
ICT interview with Jonodev Chaudhuri, acting chairman of NIGC (11/18)
Indian Country Today interviews Jonodev Chaudhuri, a member of the Muscogee Nation who is serving as acting chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Editorial: Muscogee Nation boosts economy with casino projectFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
Editorial: Muscogee Nation boosts economy with casino project (10/17)
Newspaper welcomes the $335 million expansion of a casino owned by the Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation breaks ground on $335M expansion at casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation breaks ground on $335M expansion at casino (10/16)
The Muscogee Nation broke ground on a $250 million expansion of the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Editorial: Creek  Nation's casino expansion good for economyFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
Editorial: Creek Nation's casino expansion good for economy (10/14)
Newspaper praises Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma for approving expansion of Creek Nation Casino.

Muscogee Nation approves $4M expansion of gaming facilityFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation approves $4M expansion of gaming facility (10/04)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma will start work on a $4 million gaming expansion project later this month.

Oklahoma racetrack    enters preliminary talks with  three tribesFiled Under: Compacts
Oklahoma racetrack enters preliminary talks with three tribes (09/13)
A non-Indian racetrack in Oklahoma has entered preliminary discussions with three tribes about ending live races at the facility.

Muscogee man   convicted for  protest at Poarch Creek casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee man convicted for protest at Poarch Creek casino (08/23)
A delegation from the Muscogee Nation traveled to the courthouse in Montgomery, Alabama, on June 18, 2013, to show support for protester Wayland Gray. Photo from Save Hickory Ground Wayland Gray, a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, was...

Muscogee Nation alters deal to address concerns from NIGCFiled Under: Business Deals | NIGC | Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation alters deal to address concerns from NIGC (08/05)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma altered a business deal to address concerns raised by the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Jonodev Chaudhuri nominated for  associate member at NIGCFiled Under: NIGC
Jonodev Chaudhuri nominated for associate member at NIGC (08/01)
Jonodev Chaudhuri. Photo from Muscogee Creek Supreme Court The National Indian Gaming Commission is about to get a new member. According to a notice that will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is naming...

Charges dropped against three in Poarch Creek casino protestFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Charges dropped against three in Poarch Creek casino protest (06/19)
Delegation from Muscogee Nation outside courthouse in Montgomery, Alabama. June 18, 2013. Photo from Hickory Ground Trespass charges were dropped against three men who took part in a protest at the casino owned by the Poarch Band of Creek...

Hearing for men accused in trespass at Poarch Creek casinoFiled Under: Openings and Closings | Public Relations
Hearing for men accused in trespass at Poarch Creek casino (06/18)
Members of the Muscogee Nation board bus for their trip to Alabama. Four men are in court in Alabama this morning over charges that they trespassed at the casino owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Three of...

Muscogee Nation moves forward with casino naming rightsFiled Under: Business Deals
Muscogee Nation moves forward with casino naming rights (05/29)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma has finalized a casino naming rights deal. The Expo Square at the Tulsa Fairgrounds will be known as the River Spirit Expo, after the River Spirit Casino. The deal takes effect June 1. "I think...

Muscogee Nation hosts opening for $2.8M      casino renovationFiled Under: Openings and Closings
Muscogee Nation hosts opening for $2.8M casino renovation (05/10)
Duck Creek Casino Design & Renovation. I-5 Design The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma will debut a $2.8 million renovation at one if its casinos next week. The tribe started work on the 10,000-square-foot Duck Creek Casino in January. The...

Protesters set  for hearing for incident at Poarch Creek casinoFiled Under: Litigation | Openings and Closings
Protesters set for hearing for incident at Poarch Creek casino (05/06)
The Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore, Alabama. Photo © Poarch Band of Creek Indians. A judge in Alabama will hold a hearing next week to consider trespass charges against four men who staged a protest at the casino...

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