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Coeur d'Alene Tribe won't comment on arrest of top casino executive for battery
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Coeur d'Alene Tribe won't comment on arrest of top casino executive for battery (November 9, 2017)
The top gaming executive for the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has been arrested for battery in Idaho.

Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe sentenced for theft of gaming funds
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Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe sentenced for theft of gaming funds (November 6, 2017)
Thomas Snowball, a former leader of the Winnebago Tribe, has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution in a gaming theft case.

Former leader of Winnebago Tribe secures dismissal in gaming fund theft case
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Former leader of Winnebago Tribe secures dismissal in gaming fund theft case (November 2, 2017)
A federal judge has dismissed charges against a former leader of the Winnebago Tribe who was accused in a gaming fund theft case.

Trump's indicted former campaign manager was lobbyist on gaming issues
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Trump's indicted former campaign manager was lobbyist on gaming issues (October 30, 2017)
President Donald Trump was quick to distance himself from his indicted former campaign manager but the pair go back to the mogul's early clashes with Indian Country.

Raymond Hitchcock: Sorry but tribal casinos aren't linked to increases in crime
California | Openings & Closings | Opinion
Raymond Hitchcock: Sorry but tribal casinos aren't linked to increases in crime (October 12, 2017)
The Wilton Rancheria's gaming project will not be a magnet for prostitution or human trafficking, Chairman Raymond Hitchcock writes.

Gun Lake Tribe arrests suspect accused of attacking patrons in casino lot
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Gun Lake Tribe arrests suspect accused of attacking patrons in casino lot (October 6, 2017)
A Michigan man tried to rob two women -- one of them a citizen of the Sault Tribe -- in the Gun Lake Tribe's casino parking lot but they fought back.

Meskwaki Tribe conducted undercover sex trafficking operation at Iowa casino
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Meskwaki Tribe conducted undercover sex trafficking operation at Iowa casino (September 27, 2017)
An undercover sex trafficking operation at the casino owned by the Meskwaki Tribe resulted in charges against two people.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band arrests casino patron who left son at home to gamble
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band arrests casino patron who left son at home to gamble (September 20, 2017)
A Michigan woman is facing child endangerment charges after she allegedly left her son alone at home while she gambled at the Nottawaseppi Huron Band's caisno.

Another sentence handed down in theft of gaming funds within Winnebago Tribe
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Another sentence handed down in theft of gaming funds within Winnebago Tribe (September 18, 2017)
Another former leader of the Winnebago Tribe has been sentenced in connection with the theft of gaming funds from the WinnaVegas Casino Resort.

Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe pleads guilty for theft of gaming funds
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Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe pleads guilty for theft of gaming funds (September 13, 2017)
John Blackhawk, the longtime former chairman of the Winnebago Tribe, pleaded guilty for his role in the theft of gaming funds.

Stillaguamish Tribe responds to incident of baby left in car as mother gambled
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Stillaguamish Tribe responds to incident of baby left in car as mother gambled (September 13, 2017)
A Washington woman is facing charges after allegedly leaving her baby alone in a car while she gambled at the casino owned by the Stillaguamish Tribe.

Poarch Band of Creek Indians cheated out of more than $500K in casino scam
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Poarch Band of Creek Indians cheated out of more than $500K in casino scam (August 30, 2017)
A former employee of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and her mother admitted they cheated one of the tribe's casinos in Alabama out of more than $500,000.

Suspected robber shot and killed at casino owned by White Mountain Apache Tribe
Openings & Closings
Suspected robber shot and killed at casino owned by White Mountain Apache Tribe (August 29, 2017)
The casino owned by the White Mountain Apache Tribe was targeted in an armed robbery for a second time in the last two months.

Nottawaseppi Huron Band helps investigate large bank fraud scheme at casino
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Nottawaseppi Huron Band helps investigate large bank fraud scheme at casino (August 28, 2017)
Federal authorities announced charges against 19 people in connection with a bank fraud scheme at the casino owned by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi in Michigan.

Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe sentenced for theft of gaming funds
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Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe sentenced for theft of gaming funds (August 21, 2017)
A second former leader of the Winnebago Tribe was sentenced to probation for his role in the theft of gaming funds.

Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation raids allotment and makes arrest in dispute over casino bid (August 17, 2017)
A dispute between the Muscogee Nation and the Kialegee Tribal Town over a potential casino is escalating in Oklahoma.

Employee and patron plead in blackjack scam at Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino
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Employee and patron plead in blackjack scam at Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino (August 11, 2017)
Two more guilty pleas have been reached in a blackjack scam at the casino owned by the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate.

Former leader of Winnebago Tribe receives first sentence in theft of gaming funds
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Former leader of Winnebago Tribe receives first sentence in theft of gaming funds (August 8, 2017)
Lawrence Payer, 71, was the first former council member to plead guilty and the first to be sentenced for his role in taking gaming funds from the Winnebago Tribe.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes police help apprehend casino robbery suspect
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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes police help apprehend casino robbery suspect (July 24, 2017)
A man walked away with a 'large amount' of cash from the Sage Hill Casino in Idaho, according to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Washington couple admits to fraud as they gambled millions at casino
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Washington couple admits to fraud as they gambled millions at casino (July 10, 2017)
While a husband scammed investors out of millions of dollars, his wife was gambling the money at a casino owned by the Puyallup Tribe in Washington.

Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe pleads in gaming theft case
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Another former leader of Winnebago Tribe pleads in gaming theft case (June 20, 2017)
Charles Aldrich, a former council member, admitted to one count of theft from a gaming establishment in a case that ensnared nine former leaders of the Winnebago Tribe.

Osage Nation caught off-duty police officer stealing casino ticket
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Osage Nation caught off-duty police officer stealing casino ticket (June 9, 2017)
A police offer from a neighboring county is being accused of taking a $750 casino ticket that didn't belong to him.

Wyandotte Nation casino theft suspect arrested after manhunt
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Wyandotte Nation casino theft suspect arrested after manhunt (June 6, 2017)
A manhunt involving tribal, local and state police led to the capture of a casino theft suspect in northeastern Oklahoma.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino cheated out of blackjack money
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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino cheated out of blackjack money (May 31, 2017)
A former employee of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate casino in South Dakota has admitted to his role in a blackjack scheme.

Another guilty plea in theft of gaming funds from Winnebago Tribe
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Another guilty plea in theft of gaming funds from Winnebago Tribe (May 24, 2017)
The former secretary of the tribe is the second person to admit to a crime.

Coeur d'Alene Tribe employee accused of repeated thefts at casino
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Coeur d'Alene Tribe employee accused of repeated thefts at casino (May 12, 2017)
Colten N. Curley, 19, allegedly stole more than $64,000 over 42 separate occasions at the casino in Idaho.

Former leader of Winnebago Tribe pleads guilty in gaming theft case
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Former leader of Winnebago Tribe pleads guilty in gaming theft case (May 9, 2017)
Lawrence Payer is the first of nine former leaders to admit his role in the theft of gaming funds.

Chukchansi Tribe thanks officers for arresting armed casino patron
California | Public Relations
Chukchansi Tribe thanks officers for arresting armed casino patron (May 4, 2017)
Security staff at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in California alerted authorities about the dangerous patron.

Mashantucket Tribe charges off-duty officer for assault at casino
Connecticut | Public Relations
Mashantucket Tribe charges off-duty officer for assault at casino (April 27, 2017)
A 73-year-old bathroom attendant at the Foxwoods Resort Casino was punched in the face because the water was too cold for the officer.

Former employee of North Dakota tribal casino admits to assault
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Former employee of North Dakota tribal casino admits to assault (April 10, 2017)
Max Garett Moede apparently set fire to his trailer home at the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge after losing his job at the facility.

Puyallup Tribe investigates double shooting in parking lot of casino
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Puyallup Tribe investigates double shooting in parking lot of casino (April 4, 2017)
Two men were injured after opening fire outside of the Emerald Queen Casino and Hotel in Fife, Washington.

Soboba Band offers $10K reward for return of Patriots game jersey
California | Public Relations
Soboba Band offers $10K reward for return of Patriots game jersey (February 9, 2017)
The number 12 jersey worn by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady went missing after the Super Bowl.

San Manuel Band works with sheriff after shooting incident at casino
California | Public Relations
San Manuel Band works with sheriff after shooting incident at casino (February 2, 2017)
Two car theft suspects were shot in a parking structure at the casino in southern California.

Couple charged for bizarre incident at Little Traverse Bay Bands casino
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Couple charged for bizarre incident at Little Traverse Bay Bands casino (January 27, 2017)
The incident began after a woman allegedly urinated on herself on the gaming floor at the Odawa Casino Resort in Michigan.

Miccosukee Tribe turns over surveillance of fatal casino shooting
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Miccosukee Tribe turns over surveillance of fatal casino shooting (January 26, 2017)
A Christmas Day shooting at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Florida won't result in any charges.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation security guard brought gun to casino
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Citizen Potawatomi Nation security guard brought gun to casino (January 12, 2017)
An employee who was shot and killed at the tribe's casino in Oklahoma had only been on the job for a few months.

FBI leads probe into Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting
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FBI leads probe into Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting (January 11, 2017)
A 22-year-old employee of the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Oklahoma died after being shot.

One reported dead in Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting
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One reported dead in Citizen Potawatomi Nation casino shooting (January 10, 2017)
The shooting took place among employees at the Grand Casino Hotel Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Tule River Tribe and sheriff arrest 11 in drug operation at casino
California | Public Relations
Tule River Tribe and sheriff arrest 11 in drug operation at casino (December 12, 2016)
The tribe reached out in response to complaints of illegal narcotics being found at the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California.

Former casino worker took $23K from Northern Cheyenne Tribe
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Former casino worker took $23K from Northern Cheyenne Tribe (November 30, 2016)
Wenonah Sue Wagner is accused of stealing more than $23,000 from the Charging Horse Casino and Bingo in Montana.

Reality television star beaten after leaving Tulalip Tribes casino
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Reality television star beaten after leaving Tulalip Tribes casino (November 15, 2016)
Jake Harris of Deadliest Catch accepted a ride from a couple at the Quil Ceda Creek Casino before he was beaten and left on the side of a highway.

Tachi-Yokut Tribe banned woman who returned to casino with meth
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Tachi-Yokut Tribe banned woman who returned to casino with meth (November 7, 2016)
An arrest for trespassing at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino has Tinamarie Sanchez facing drug charges.

Former employee of Winnebago Tribe's casino sentenced for theft
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Former employee of Winnebago Tribe's casino sentenced for theft (November 1, 2016)
Mark Hanan won't be serving any prison time but was ordered to repay more than $12,000 to his former employer.

Former gaming official from Shinnecock Nation enters guilty plea
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Former gaming official from Shinnecock Nation enters guilty plea (November 1, 2016)
A cybercrime that effectively derailed the New York tribe's casino efforts is finally coming to light.

Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino
Litigation | Public Relations
Ex-employee of Shakopee Tribe loses case over assault at casino (October 13, 2016)
The employee was groped and forcibly kissed by a patron at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel.

Eastern Cherokees work with local police on casino drug bust
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Eastern Cherokees work with local police on casino drug bust (October 11, 2016)
Two people were arrested with a large quantity of drugs at the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel.

Steve Haycox: Let's hope Indian gaming doesn't come to Alaska
Opinion
Steve Haycox: Let's hope Indian gaming doesn't come to Alaska (October 7, 2016)
'It's pretty difficult to drive anywhere in America today without seeing an Indian gaming casino.'

Ex-casino manager for Chitimacha Tribe admits giving bonus to chairman
Regulation
Ex-casino manager for Chitimacha Tribe admits giving bonus to chairman (October 5, 2016)
Chairman O'Neal Darden remains under indictment for allegedly accepting an unauthorized bonus from the Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation confirms death at casino
Connecticut | Public Relations
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation confirms death at casino (September 21, 2016)
Tribal police officers confronted an armed man and shots were fired before the man fell from a parking garage.

Guilty plea in yet another theft case from Choctaw Nation casino
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Guilty plea in yet another theft case from Choctaw Nation casino (September 16, 2016)
Charles Blair Smallwood, age 24, apparently stole nearly $25,000 from the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma

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