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Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kialegee Tribal Town warned not to engage in gaming on allotment in Oklahoma (August 11, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town is firing back at the National Indian Gaming Commission after the federal agency's top attorney questioned plans for a casino.

Kialegee Tribal Town continues to seek employees for casino-related positions
Openings & Closings
Kialegee Tribal Town continues to seek employees for casino-related positions (August 7, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town appears to be moving forward with plans for a casino on an allotment in Oklahoma despite fierce opposition.

Kialegee Tribal Town faces opposition to potential casino on allotment
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kialegee Tribal Town faces opposition to potential casino on allotment (August 2, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town isn't saying much about plans for a potential casino in Oklahoma but local officials and the Muscogee Nation are taking action.

Kialegee Tribal Town confirms interest in gaming facility on allotment
Casino Stalker | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kialegee Tribal Town confirms interest in gaming facility on allotment (July 19, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town is once again generating controversy with attempts to open a gaming facility in Oklahoma.

Kialegee Tribal Town aims to approve gaming at allotment in Oklahoma
Casino Stalker | NIGC | Regulation
Kialegee Tribal Town aims to approve gaming at allotment in Oklahoma (July 17, 2017)
It looks like the Kialegee Tribal Town is trying to get back into the casino game by asserting authority at an allotment in Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation asserts authority at allotment where casino was proposed
Openings & Closings | Regulation
Muscogee Nation asserts authority at allotment where casino was proposed (June 19, 2017)
The Muscogee Nation is warning one of its citizens not to engage in gaming on his allotment in Oklahoma.

Jason Salsman: Maybe tribal casinos shouldn't book Adam Sandler
Opinion | Public Relations
Jason Salsman: Maybe tribal casinos shouldn't book Adam Sandler (April 5, 2017)
‘Here Comes the (Not So) Funny Tour’

Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development
Openings & Closings
Poarch Creeks dispel rumor of casino at new tourist development (November 4, 2016)
The Alabama tribe sees children having fun at a $500 million entertainment destination but locals are thinking about a casino.

Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma
Casino Stalker | NIGC
Residents worried about potential Class II facility on Indian allotment in Oklahoma (October 19, 2016)
Steve Bruner, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, isn't ruling out gaming as he plans a dance hall and restaurant on his land.

Muscogee Nation investigates suspected abduction at casino
Regulation
Muscogee Nation investigates suspected abduction at casino (October 11, 2016)
Details are sketchy but the incident occurred over the weekend at the River Spirit Casino Resort.

Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation hosts grand opening for $365M casino expansion (August 22, 2016)
The River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is about to get a lot bigger.

Leader of Muscogee Nation discloses shortfall in gaming budget
Openings & Closings
Leader of Muscogee Nation discloses shortfall in gaming budget (August 24, 2015)
Demand for services -- membership has grown 13 percent -- has put a strain on the tribe's revenues, Chief George Tiger said.

Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks
Compacts
Muscogee Nation opposes Class III gaming deal for Poarch Creeks (June 15, 2015)
The two tribes have been at odds over the handling of ancestral remains discovered at the site of the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Creek Nation seeks Native workers for $329M casino expansion
NIGC
Creek Nation seeks Native workers for $329M casino expansion (May 22, 2015)
The Tribal Employment Rights Office will hold a job fair at the River Spirit Event Center on May 28.

Ex-Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble sentenced
Regulation
Ex-Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble sentenced (May 6, 2015)
Roger Dana Barnett, the former second chief, was sentence to 33 months in prison and was ordered to pay restitution and undergo gambling addiction treatment.

Senate set for final vote on NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri
NIGC
Senate set for final vote on NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri (April 16, 2015)
The agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal gaming industry has been without a confirmed leader since September 2013.

Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble awaits sentence
Regulation
Creek Nation leader who took funds to gamble awaits sentence (April 3, 2015)
Roger Dana Barnett, the former second chief, admitted he took the money but appears to be reluctant to face punishment.

Supreme Court asked to hear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case
Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Supreme Court asked to hear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case (March 27, 2015)
The tribe dropped plans to build a casino on an Indian allotment but the state of Oklahoma is trying to keep the dispute alive by asking the justices to review a case that's very similar to one they recently decided.

Creek Nation council pushes leader to resign over gaming deal
Business Deals
Creek Nation council pushes leader to resign over gaming deal (March 20, 2015)
Chief George Tiger has defended his decision to sign a deal that promoted another tribe's casino.

Creek Nation council weighs action against chief in casino deal
Business Deals
Creek Nation council weighs action against chief in casino deal (March 19, 2015)
Chief George Tiger continues to face pressure to step down in response to a gaming deal he signed in 2009.

Senate committee approves NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri
NIGC
Senate committee approves NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri (March 19, 2015)
It will now be up to the full Senate to confirm the chairman of the agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

Muscogee Nation leader faces ouster petition over gaming deal
Business Deals
Muscogee Nation leader faces ouster petition over gaming deal (March 18, 2015)
Chief George Tiger has denied any wrongdoing but tribal members and council leaders are angry.

Creek Nation leader won't resign amid criticism over casino deal
Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Creek Nation leader won't resign amid criticism over casino deal (March 16, 2015)
Chief George Tiger said the agreement to promote the Kialegee Tribal Town casino was never a secret.

Sen. Barrasso vows fast action on NIGC pick Jonodev Chaudhuri
NIGC
Sen. Barrasso vows fast action on NIGC pick Jonodev Chaudhuri (March 12, 2015)
A vote on the nomination has been scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18.

Muscogee Nation Council asks chief to resign over gaming deal
Business Deals
Muscogee Nation Council asks chief to resign over gaming deal (March 11, 2015)
The council vote was symbolic but angry tribal members are planning to start a petition to remove George Tiger from office.

NIGC choice to appear before Senate Indian Affairs Committee
NIGC
NIGC choice to appear before Senate Indian Affairs Committee (March 10, 2015)
Jonodev Chaudhuri serves as vice chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission and also as acting chair since the agency has been without a confirmed leader since September 2013.

Creek Nation leader paid to promote Kialegee Tribal Town casino
Business Deals | Casino Stalker
Creek Nation leader paid to promote Kialegee Tribal Town casino (March 9, 2015)
Chief George Tiger denies any wrongdoing in signing a deal to work as a consultant for another tribe.

Muscogee Nation set for big job far as part of casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation set for big job far as part of casino expansion (March 3, 2015)
Some 5,000 workers will be needed during the two-year construction period.

National Indian Gaming Commission choice gets another hearing
NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission choice gets another hearing (February 27, 2015)
Jonodev Chaudhuri, a member of the Muscogee Nation, has been serving as acting chair of the agency that regulates the tribal casino industry.

Muscogee Nation seeks 5000 workers for big casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation seeks 5000 workers for big casino expansion (February 26, 2015)
A job fair will be held March 5 at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa.

Muscogee man appeals conviction over Poarch Creek casino
Openings & Closings | Public Relations
Muscogee man appeals conviction over Poarch Creek casino (January 14, 2015)
Wayland Gray was trying to bless a burial site when he was arrested and later convicted.

Obama re-submits nomination for Jonodev Chaudhuri at NIGC
NIGC
Obama re-submits nomination for Jonodev Chaudhuri at NIGC (January 9, 2015)
The Senate failed to take action before the end of the last session of Congress.

Oklahoma reports drop in gaming exclusivity fees from tribes
Compacts
Oklahoma reports drop in gaming exclusivity fees from tribes (November 21, 2014)
For the first time since 2004, tribes shared fewer revenues with the state.

Muscogee Nation finally starts work on $365M gaming project
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation finally starts work on $365M gaming project (November 20, 2014)
The project includes a 27-story hotel and a new 'Margaritaville' gaming and entertainment complex.

Sen. Tester vows quick action on NIGC pick Jonodev Chaudhuri
NIGC
Sen. Tester vows quick action on NIGC pick Jonodev Chaudhuri (November 13, 2014)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee spent less than 30 minutes on the nomination.

NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri gets confirmation hearing
NIGC
NIGC nominee Jonodev Chaudhuri gets confirmation hearing (November 12, 2014)
The agency has been without a confirmed leader for more than a year.

 Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on NIGC nominee
NIGC
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on NIGC nominee (November 3, 2014)
Jonodev Chaudhuri is a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation wins key permit for $375M casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation wins key permit for $375M casino expansion (October 16, 2014)
The tribe anticipates an opening for a 27-story hotel and Margaritaville venue sometime in 2016.

Muscogee Nation leader reportedly used credit card at casinos
Regulation
Muscogee Nation leader reportedly used credit card at casinos (August 8, 2014)
U.S. Attorney Danny Williams said second chief Roger Barnett withdrew money at casino ATMs.

Muscogee Nation waits on permit for $375M casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation waits on permit for $375M casino expansion (August 6, 2014)
Chief George Tiger expresses frustration with delays for a federal permit.

Muscogee Nation adds steakhouse to $335M casino expansion
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation adds steakhouse to $335M casino expansion (July 29, 2014)
The popular Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse will be located in the new hotel at the River Spirit Casino.

President Obama nominates Jonodev Chaudhuri to lead NIGC
NIGC
President Obama nominates Jonodev Chaudhuri to lead NIGC (July 23, 2014)
Chaudhuri is a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma

Muscogee Nation reports delay for $335M expansion at casino
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation reports delay for $335M expansion at casino (July 10, 2014)
Chief George Tiger said the project will be completed in early 2016.

Muscogee Nation working on $335M casino expansion project
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation working on $335M casino expansion project (May 22, 2014)
Renovations, including a Johnny Rockets, are being made in advance of the big expansion.

Richard Pombo: Day of shame in opening of Poarch Creek casino
Openings & Closings | Opinion
Richard Pombo: Day of shame in opening of Poarch Creek casino (December 24, 2013)
Richard Pombo, a former Republican Congressman, criticizes the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for opening a $250 million casino on a sacred site.

Law Article: Jonodev Chaudhuri takes on NIGC's leadership role
NIGC
Law Article: Jonodev Chaudhuri takes on NIGC's leadership role (December 5, 2013)
Jonodev Chaudhuri, a member of the Muscogee Nation, is serving as acting chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

ICT interview with Jonodev Chaudhuri, acting chairman of NIGC
NIGC
ICT interview with Jonodev Chaudhuri, acting chairman of NIGC (November 18, 2013)
Indian Country Today interviews Jonodev Chaudhuri, a member of the Muscogee Nation who is serving as acting chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Editorial: Muscogee Nation boosts economy with casino project
Openings & Closings | Opinion
Editorial: Muscogee Nation boosts economy with casino project (October 17, 2013)
Newspaper welcomes the $335 million expansion of a casino owned by the Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation breaks ground on $335M expansion at casino
Openings & Closings
Muscogee Nation breaks ground on $335M expansion at casino (October 16, 2013)
The Muscogee Nation broke ground on a $250 million expansion of the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Editorial: Creek  Nation's casino expansion good for economy
Openings & Closings | Opinion
Editorial: Creek Nation's casino expansion good for economy (October 14, 2013)
Newspaper praises Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma for approving expansion of Creek Nation Casino.

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