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Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Opinion
Former employee found guilty for cheating Choctaw Nation (11/21)
Jason Merida is the seventh person found guilty in a case that started when the tribe discovered it had been cheated into purchasing $8.5 million in steel for a casino expansion project.

Filed Under: Public Relations | Regulation
Choctaw Nation releases statement after guilty verdict (11/21)
The tribe strengthened its auditing procedures and will be working on campaign reform in the wake of the trial that captured the attention of its citizens.

Filed 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.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Trial into Choctaw Nation fraud winds down with final testimony (11/20)
Jason Merida, the former head of construction for the tribe, took the stand in his own defense.

Filed 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.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Leader of Choctaw Nation faces tough questions in criminal trial (11/19)
Chief Gary Batton's testimony comes as trial against a former tribal employee nears its end.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation | Regulation
Former leader of Choctaw Nation testifies in criminal trial (11/18)
Greg Pyle accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from companies that performed casino work for the tribe.

Filed Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Cherokee Nation highlights benefits of growing casino industry (11/18)
The state has seen dramatic growth since voters authorized Class III gaming in 2004.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Anticipation builds for testimony of Choctaw Nation leaders (11/17)
Attorneys for a former tribal employee are expected to call Chief Gary Batton and former Chief Greg Pyle to the stand.

Filed Under: Compacts | Regulation
Citizen Potawatomi Nation in arbitration over alcohol at casino (11/17)
The tribe doesn't believe it falls under a ban on Sunday sales in Pottawatomie County.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings | Regulation
Trial exposes fraud against Choctaw Nation for gaming project (11/14)
Chief Gary Batton and former chief Greg Pyle haven't been charged with any crimes but both accepted gifts from outside companies that did business with the tribe.

Filed Under: Compacts | Public Relations
Oklahoma tribes share $900M in gaming revenues with state (11/14)
The Cherokee Nation will hold a ceremony on Monday to mark 10 years of Class III gaming.

Filed Under: Compacts
Tribal casino market in Oklahoma goes from $501M to $3.7B (11/12)
In just a decade, the state has become home to more Indian gaming facilities than any other in the nation.

Filed Under: Litigation
Kialegee Tribal Town welcomes decision in gaming dispute (11/12)
Tribal leaders plan to meet soon to discuss plans for an Indian allotment near Tulsa.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
Supreme Court ruling bodes well for tribes in gaming cases (11/11)
The decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community is having positive effects throughout Indian Country.

Filed Under: Compacts | Litigation
10th Circuit rules for Kialegee Tribal Town in casino dispute (11/10)
The decision relies on Michigan v. Bay Mills, an Indian gaming case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Filed Under: Regulation
Chickasaw Nation fired casino employee after faulty arrest (11/10)
The charges against Austin Wren were dropped but he still lost his job and his casino license.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Trial continues in theft linked to Choctaw Nation casino work (11/07)
A witness who pleaded guilty implicated Chief Gary Batton and former Chief Greg Pyle, The Native American Times reported.

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

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Trial opens in case connected to Choctaw Nation casino work (10/31)
Jason Brett Merida, a former construction executive for the tribe, is accusing of submitting false bills.

Filed Under: Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Quapaw Tribe faces competition for Kansas commercial casino (10/30)
One license for the southeastern region of Kansas is up for grabs.

Filed Under: Regulation
Citizen Potawatomi Nation serves alcohol on Sundays at casino (10/27)
The tribe says its casino does not fall under local jurisdiction.

Filed Under: Openings and Closings
Otoe-Missouria Tribe announces plans for new gaming facility (10/23)
The tribe is opening a fifth casino in the town of Perry.

Filed Under: Casino Stalker | Land Acquisitions
Eastern Shawnee Tribe considers casino at ancestral Ohio site (10/21)
Chief Glenda Wallace said development options will be discussed with the local community.

Filed 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.

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