The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians owns and operates the Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino in Belcourt, North Dakota. Photo: Sky Dancer
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Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians halts charitable bingo

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians is addressing concerns about its gaming operation in North Dakota.

The tribe halted charitable bingo games after the National Indian Gaming Commission raised concerns, KFYR-TV reports. The agency is warning of fines of up to $25,000 a day per establishment, the station said.

The tribe previously faced an enforcement action in 2009. The NIGC said quarterly statements and fee payments weren't being submitted on time.

A settlement agreement was reached that year to resolve the notice of violation.


The tribe was subsequently told to address findings from another audit four years ago, KFYR reported. The NIGC's new warning is tied to that audit, the station said.

The tribe offers gaming at the Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino in Belcourt and at the Painted Pony Casino in Belcourt.

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