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NIGC still looking into safety at Soboba casino

The National Indian Gaming Commission is still looking into safety issues at the casino owned by the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department and some citizens' groups want the Soboba Casino shut down due to violent incidents on the reservation. Three tribal members were shot and killed by deputies in May and there have been a number of officer-related shootings on or near the reservation.

The NIGC visited visited the casino last month but no decisions have been made about the status of the facility. "This issue is not resolved," a spokesperson told The New York Times.

The tribe welcomes the oversight but says the county is overreacting. The tribe says sheriff's deputies have overstepped their authority.

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Clash With Tribe Spurs Effort to Shut a Casino (The New York Times 9/2)