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Fond du Lac Band wins ruling affecting land adjacent to casino (12/24)

The tribe wants a one-acre site placed in trust in order to create a buffer zone around the casino.

10th Circuit refuses to rehear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case (12/23)

The tribe and its leaders are protected from the state's lawsuit due to sovereign immunity.

Kansas attorney general questions Quapaw Tribe's gaming plans (12/10)

The tribe plans to build a $15 million casino expansion on newly acquired land in Kansas.

Tribes can pay fees to National Indian Gaming Commission online (12/09)

The tribal fees are used to fund the NIGC's budget -- no taxpayer money is used for the agency.

Police for faction of Chuckchansi Tribe dispute charges at casino (12/09)

Police chief John Oliveira and officer Tim Tofaute are out on bond while the tribal leaders that hired them remain in jail.

Quapaw Tribe to expand gaming facility into ancestral territory (12/05)

The tribe has secured a favorable land determination from the National Indian Gaming Commission.

8th Circuit hears arguments in Fond du Lac Band casino suit (11/13)

The tribe doesn't want to pay another $12 million under a revenue sharing agreement that has been invalidated.

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.

Leaders of Chukchansi Tribe seek release over casino feud (11/12)

Tex McDonald, the chairman of one faction, and Vernon King, the treasurer, say they pose no danger to the community.

NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri gets confirmation hearing (11/12)

The agency has been without a confirmed leader for more than a year.

Bail raised to $2.4M over dispute at Chukchansi Tribe's casino (11/06)

Tex McDonald faces numerous charges for an attempted takeover at the casino last month.

Disputed leader of Chukchansi Tribe surrenders in casino feud (11/04)

Tex McDonald, 64, who claims to be chairman, faces charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon, battery causing serious injury and assault with a stun gun.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on NIGC nominee (11/03)

Jonodev Chaudhuri is a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.

Charges filed against 15 in dispute at Chukchansi Tribe's casino (11/03)

Tex McDonald, a disputed chairman of the tribe, was among those charged.

Judge grants injunction to keep Chukchansi Tribe casino closed (10/30)

The decision had especially harsh words for a faction led by Tex McDonald.

Chukchansi Tribe sends audits to NIGC as casino remains closed (10/28)

Rival factions of the tribe, along with the state, are due back in court tomorrow.

Rival leaders of Chukchansi Tribe to meet amid casino closure (10/23)

The casino has been closed since October 9 due to the leadership dispute.

Charges possible in dispute at Chukchansi Tribe's closed casino (10/17)

California falls under Public Law 280 so the state has criminal and civil jurisdiction in Indian Country.

Judge won't allow factions of Chukchansi Tribe to reopen casino (10/16)

The casino will remain closed as the judge urges the rivals to work out their differences.

Chukchansi Tribe off to court as casino shuttered another day (10/15)

Two factions have united in an attempt to reopen the casino.

Chukchansi Tribe's casino still closed amid leadership dispute (10/13)

The state of California and the federal government took action after an armed confrontation at the facility.

Leadership dispute in Chukchansi Tribe forces casino closure (10/10)

The Madera County Sheriff is keeping the peace after a rocky night at the facility.

Dave Palermo: GAO review of tribal gaming expected this year (10/07)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is concerned about federal regulation of the $28 billion industry.

Report places economic impact of US gaming industry at $240B (10/01)

Tribal facilities play an important role in shaping the U.S. gaming industry through jobs, revenues, direct and indirect spending as well as payroll and other taxes.

Forest County Potawatomi Tribe questions rival casino partner (09/24)

The Potawatomis are raising questions about the Seminole Tribe's involvement in the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

Alabama AG vows to drop Indian gaming case if he loses decision (09/10)

The lawsuit is before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals after a federal judge ruled against the state.

Jamul Band continues work on $360M casino after victory in court (08/28)

Opponents have filed a series of lawsuits in state and federal court in hopes of stopping construction but so far none have been successful.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe responds to opponents in casino suit (08/28)

The tribe plans to open a Class II gaming facility on its reservation but opponents are trying to stop the project.

City expected to discuss deal for Tohono O'odham Nation casino (08/05)

A vote on the deal could come as early as next Tuesday.

BIA indicates Tohono O'odham Nation can use land for gaming (07/24)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee heard from both sides of the issue at a lengthy oversight hearing on Indian gaming.

Audio: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on gaming (07/23)

The hearing focused on federal oversight, tribal benefits and a controversial off-reservation casino in Arizona.

President Obama nominates Jonodev Chaudhuri to lead NIGC (07/23)

Chaudhuri is a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma

NIGC reports 'stable' growth in $28B tribal gaming industry (07/22)

The figure represents just a 0.5 percent gain in revenues from 2012.

Alabama submits opening brief in Poarch Creek casino dispute (07/17)

State claims that tribal casino sites were not validly placed in trust.

Kialegee Tribal Town seeks dismissal of state's gaming lawsuit (07/17)

The tribe says the Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community puts an end to Oklahoma's case.

Anti-gaming group believes repeal kills plans for tribal casinos (07/04)

Two Wampanoag tribes are trying to open casinos in their home state.

Ho-Chunk Nation to appeal decision over electronic poker game (06/26)

Tribe says disputed machine falls into the Class II category, outside of state control.

Chairman of Paskenta Band removes armed guards from casino (06/17)

Casino remains in operation despite attempts by rivals to shut it down.

Judge tells Ho-Chunk Nation to stop offering electronic poker (06/13)

Tribe must remove the games despite NIGC opinion stating they fall into Class II category.

Rival faction of Paskenta Band tries to shut down tribal casino (06/10)

Effort comes amid National Indian Gaming Commission investigation.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe sues NIGC over casino bid in New Mexico (06/10)

Tribe has been waiting for five years for a decision from the agency.

Court won't let Seneca Nation join off-reservation casino case (06/09)

Tribe instead submits amicus brief in long-running lawsuit.

Judge holds hearing in Coeur d'Alene Tribe poker game dispute (06/04)

Poker room at casino has been popular, a tribal official said.

Federal Register: NIGC adopts final fee rate and fingerprint fee (06/03)

Notice was published in today's issue of the Federal Register.

NIGC reportedly sends investigators to Paskenta Band casino (05/29)

Agency could issue a notice of violation to the casino.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe defends poker games in lawsuit from state (05/29)

Hearing scheduled in federal court on June 3.

NIGC to move headquarters in Washington, DC to new building (05/23)

Agency is moving closer to the U.S. Capitol.

Paskenta Band leaders acknowledge efforts to disrupt casino (05/22)

Council members say they have disrupted operations in hopes of resolving ongoing dispute.

Comment period to close on Cloverdale Rancheria gaming plan (05/19)

The tribe started the process more than seven years ago.

City seeking to reinstate Fond du Lac Band gaming agreement (05/08)

Officials in Duluth, Minnesota, are still trying to reinstate a gaming agreement with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

Idaho files suit against Coeur d'Alene Tribe to stop poker games (05/05)

The state of Idaho sued the Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Friday in hopes of stopping poker games.

Tribes headed to annual Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi (05/02)

The annual Southern Gaming Summit will take place next week.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe set to launch new poker games on May 2 (04/17)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho will open a new poker room on May 2.

Cherokee Nation Council passes gaming regulation measure (04/16)

The Cherokee Nation Council approved a measure to clarify the duties of the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission.

Judge dismisses Alabama lawsuit against Poarch Creek casinos (04/11)

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the legality of the gaming operation of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe to host poker games despite legal questions (03/28)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho will open a poker room at its casino even though a state official said the games aren't legal.

Federal Register: NIGC fee rate, Mechoopa Tribe land-into-trust (02/27)

There are two gaming notices of interest in today's issue of the Federal Register.

Chukchansi Tribe group says $316K in casino cash went missing (02/27)

A federal judge is urging a faction of the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California to take its claims to the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe wants gaming case in federal court (02/26)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts says a lawsuit that tests its gaming rights belongs in federal court.

State wants Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe casino case moved (02/11)

Attorneys for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) want to keep a gaming lawsuit against the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe in state court.

NIGC weighs change in handling of management contracts (02/11)

The National Indian Gaming Commission might change the way it handles management contracts.

Jamul Band defends legal rights in debate over $360M casino (02/06)

The Jamul Indian Village of California is facing an attack on its status as a federally recognized tribe by opponents of a $360 million casino on the reservation.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe awaits NIGC ruling for bingo games (01/23)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe is hoping to secure federal approval to offer bingo games on its reservation in New Mexico.

Fort Sill Apache Tribe in long haul for New Mexico casino (01/14)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe is pushing the state of New Mexico to come to table to discuss gaming but Gov. Susana Martinez (R) is resisting.

Jamul Band announces construction start on $360M casino (01/10)

The Jamul Indian Village of California has started construction of a $360 million casino on its reservation

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