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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.

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