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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation clashes with state over 'bingo' machines
Compacts | Connecticut | NIGC
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation clashes with state over 'bingo' machines (November 21, 2017)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the state of Connecticut are in a disagreement over the status of new 'bingo' machines.

Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands
Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Ponca Tribe secures victory in long-running battle over restoration of homelands (November 15, 2017)
A nearly decade-long battle for the descendants of Ponca Chief Standing Bear may be nearing the finish line after the tribe's gaming plans again won federal approval.

Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Kansas asks Supreme Court to overturn ruling in Quapaw Tribe homeland case (October 10, 2017)
The state of Kansas is trying to keep the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its casino with a last-ditch appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry
NIGC | Regulation
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on tribal gaming industry (September 25, 2017)
It's that time again -- the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding an oversight hearing on the tribal gaming industry.

Shingle Springs Band wins reversal of $30 million judgment in gaming dispute
Business Deals | California | Litigation | NIGC
Shingle Springs Band wins reversal of $30 million judgment in gaming dispute (September 18, 2017)
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians doesn't owe $30 million to a former gaming partner, an appeals court in California ruled.

Nooksack Tribe reopens casino after reaching settlement with gaming agency
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Nooksack Tribe reopens casino after reaching settlement with gaming agency (September 11, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe is back in the gaming business after a three-month shutdown imposed by the federal government.

Kialegee Tribal Town can't sue Muscogee Nation officials for raid of gaming site
Litigation | Openings & Closings
Kialegee Tribal Town can't sue Muscogee Nation officials for raid of gaming site (August 30, 2017)
The Kialegee Tribal Town has been dealt another setback in its attempt to open a casino on an Indian allotment in Oklahoma.

Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case
California | Litigation | NIGC
Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case (August 11, 2017)
A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on ancestral territory in California.

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.

Tribes leave $7.2 billion impact on economy in Oklahoma thanks to Indian gaming
NIGC | Public Relations
Tribes leave $7.2 billion impact on economy in Oklahoma thanks to Indian gaming (August 8, 2017)
Oklahoma is home to more Indian gaming facilities than any other state and the industry shows no signs of slowing down.

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.

Arizona sees second consecutive quarter of growth in tribal gaming revenue
Compacts | NIGC
Arizona sees second consecutive quarter of growth in tribal gaming revenue (August 3, 2017)
For the quarter ending June 30, tribal revenues were up 4.8 percent, according to the Arizona Department of Gaming.

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.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes see property once used as casino lot go up for sale
Business Deals | NIGC
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes see property once used as casino lot go up for sale (July 31, 2017)
A property in Oklahoma that was once used as a casino parking lot has gone up for sale but the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes can't buy it.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association details economic benefits of casinos
NIGC | Public Relations
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association details economic benefits of casinos (July 26, 2017)
Tribal casinos employ in Oklahoma employ about 28,000 people and contribute to another 42,700 jobs in the state.

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.

Quapaw Tribe wins decision favoring restoration of homelands in Kansas
Land Acquisitions | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Quapaw Tribe wins decision favoring restoration of homelands in Kansas (June 29, 2017)
A federal appeals court has dealt a blow to the state of Kansas in its attempt to prevent the Quapaw Tribe from expanding a casino onto ancestral territory.

Nooksack Tribe accepting slot tickets while casino remains closed
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Nooksack Tribe accepting slot tickets while casino remains closed (June 22, 2017)
The Nooksack Tribe has yet to comment publicly on the status of its shuttered casino in Washington.

Nooksack Tribe told to close casino amid leadership and citizenship feud
NIGC | Openings & Closings
Nooksack Tribe told to close casino amid leadership and citizenship feud (June 16, 2017)
The National Indian Gaming Commission has ordered the Nooksack Tribe to close its casino in Washington.

Tigua Tribe hit with a new lawsuit over gaming operation in Texas
Litigation
Tigua Tribe hit with a new lawsuit over gaming operation in Texas (June 9, 2017)
The Tigua Tribe is offering games that violate state law, officials in Texas allege in a new lawsuit.

Harold Monteau: Sovereignty at risk with Nooksack Tribe dispute
NIGC | Opinion
Harold Monteau: Sovereignty at risk with Nooksack Tribe dispute (June 6, 2017)
A former chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission is calling for the closure of the Nooksack Tribe's casino in Washington.

National Indian Gaming Commission sets fees for tribal casinos
NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission sets fees for tribal casinos (June 5, 2017)
The federal agency that regulates the tribal casino industry is entirely funded by fees imposed on tribes with gaming facilities.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes lose access to parking lot at casino
Business Deals | NIGC
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes lose access to parking lot at casino (June 5, 2017)
The owner of the lot next to the Lucky Star Casino in Clinton, Oklahoma, barricaded his property after the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes stopped paying him to lease the land.

Iowa Tribe misses deadline again to launch internet poker project
Business Deals | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Iowa Tribe misses deadline again to launch internet poker project (May 23, 2017)
Meanwhile, the National Indian Gaming Commission appears to be looking into the company that is behind the effort.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes oust casino executives due to fraud
NIGC
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes oust casino executives due to fraud (May 2, 2017)
The tribe's former gaming director arranged an unusual deal that appeared to benefit him financially.

Chukchansi Tribe fires back at gaming firm seeking $21M in court
Business Deals | California | Litigation | Openings & Closings
Chukchansi Tribe fires back at gaming firm seeking $21M in court (March 27, 2017)
The California tribe called the lawsuit 'unfounded and baseless' and an attempt at extortion.

Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company
Business Deals | California | Litigation | NIGC
Chukchansi Tribe sued for $21M by gaming development company (March 22, 2017)
The tribe reopened its casino in California after a lengthy shutdown.

National Indian Gaming Commission announces 2017 consultation schedule
NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission announces 2017 consultation schedule (November 22, 2016)
Uncertainty is in the air in Indian Country but consultation remains a vital part of the federal agency's efforts.

Firm cites 2009 National Indian Gaming Commission opinion in bid for daily fantasy sports
NIGC
Firm cites 2009 National Indian Gaming Commission opinion in bid for daily fantasy sports (October 24, 2016)
Atlantis Gaming Corporation now acknowledges that its daily fantasy sports system was not approved by the federal agency.

Jamul Indian Village refinances $460M in casino related debt
Business Deals | California | Openings & Closings
Jamul Indian Village refinances $460M in casino related debt (October 24, 2016)
The tribe is using $274 million to repay its partner in the new Hollywood Casino Jamul.

Pinoleville Pomo Nation stays quiet on long-delayed casino plan
California | Casino Stalker | NIGC
Pinoleville Pomo Nation stays quiet on long-delayed casino plan (October 21, 2016)
The $50 million project in Ukiah, California, has been in limbo for nearly eight years.

National Indian Gaming Commission refutes online gaming claim
NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission refutes online gaming claim (October 21, 2016)
The federal agency has not approved online gaming or daily fantasy sports for any entity, Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri said.

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.

Jamul Indian Village ready to open doors to long-awaited casino
Business Deals | California | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Jamul Indian Village ready to open doors to long-awaited casino (October 5, 2016)
The Hollywood Casino Jamul will be the closest tribal gaming facility to downtown San Diego, California.

Tlingit and Haida Tribes win federal approval of gaming ordinance
NIGC
Tlingit and Haida Tribes win federal approval of gaming ordinance (August 26, 2016)
President Richard Peterson said Class III gaming is not on the table after an independent journalist speculated about the prospects.

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe sees state's opposition to Class II casino (August 1, 2016)
The state of Texas has finally broken its silence on the Naskila Entertainment facility on the tribe's reservation.

National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry
California | Connecticut | NIGC | New York | Openings & Closings | Regulation
National Indian Gaming Commission reports strong growth in tribal industry (July 20, 2016)
Tribes took in $29.9 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase, and every region of Indian Country saw growth.

National Indian Gaming Commission raises penalty amount to nearly $50K
Federal Register | NIGC
National Indian Gaming Commission raises penalty amount to nearly $50K (July 7, 2016)
Tribes, management companies and other parties doing business in the Indian gaming industry are facing higher penalties for violating federal law.

Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino
Business Deals | California | Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC
Big Sandy Rancheria remains optimistic on plan for second casino (June 28, 2016)
The project has been in the works for more than a decade and would be much larger than the tribe's existing facility.

Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle
Litigation | NIGC
Fond du Lac Band wins approval of agreement to end casino battle (June 13, 2016)
The city of Duluth, Minnesota, is dropping two court cases and withdrawing a land-into-trust appeal.

Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance
California | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Jamul Indian Village sees favorable ruling on gaming ordinance (June 10, 2016)
The $400 million Hollywood Casino Jamul in southern California is expected to open sometime this summer.

Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation
Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Tigua Tribe loses decision to offer Class II games on reservation (June 2, 2016)
A federal judge has cast significant doubt on the Obama administration's interpretation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming
Legislation | Regulation
Senate committee takes a look at regulation of tribal gaming (July 23, 2015)
A large crowd greeted the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for its first look into the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

NIGC down to one member as leader faces Senate hearing
NIGC | Regulation
NIGC down to one member as leader faces Senate hearing (July 22, 2015)
Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri is the only member serving at the agency that regulates the $28 billion tribal casino industry.

GAO releases report into regulation of $28B tribal casino industry
Compacts | NIGC | Regulation
GAO releases report into regulation of $28B tribal casino industry (June 3, 2015)
The report does not contain any major bombshells or reveal any significant controversies but it provides some key information about Class III gaming compacts.

NIGC to move headquarters in Washington, DC to new building
NIGC
NIGC to move headquarters in Washington, DC to new building (May 23, 2014)
Agency is moving closer to the U.S. Capitol.

Idaho files suit against Coeur d'Alene Tribe to stop poker games
Compacts | Litigation | NIGC | Openings & Closings
Idaho files suit against Coeur d'Alene Tribe to stop poker games (May 5, 2014)
The state of Idaho sued the Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Friday in hopes of stopping poker games.

Blog: Deadline looms on Seminole gaming deal
Compacts | NIGC
Blog: Deadline looms on Seminole gaming deal (August 6, 2009)
The Seminole Tribe faces an August 31 deadline to reach a Class III gaming compact with the state of Florida. But what happens to the tribe's Class III games if the deadline passes without an agreement? Could the National Indian...

Seneca Nation wants to join casino lawsuit
Casino Stalker | Litigation | NIGC | New York
Seneca Nation wants to join casino lawsuit (June 16, 2009)
The Seneca Nation has agreed to waive its sovereign immunity in order to join a lawsuit over its off-reservation casino in Buffalo, New York. The tribe was participating in the case through friend of the court briefs. But it wants...

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