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(03/19)

The tribe is withdrawing from a commercial gaming project in order to concentrate on a new battle over its expansion plans.

(03/19)

It will now be up to the full Senate to confirm the chairman of the agency that oversees the $28 billion tribal gaming industry.

(03/12)

A vote on the nomination has been scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18.

(03/10)

The state claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming if it was placed in trust.

(03/10)

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.

(03/09)

The meetings will take place in April and May.

(03/03)

The tribe wants to open a Class II facility on its reservation but the state is objecting.

(03/02)

Gov. Susana Martinez (R) refuses to negotiate a deal with the tribe.

(03/02)

When Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1988, it included an important provision to allow for self-regulation of Class II gaming by tribal governments

(02/27)

Jonodev Chaudhuri, a member of the Muscogee Nation, has been serving as acting chair of the agency that regulates the tribal casino industry.

(02/25)

The tribe's one-acre property in Florida was reportedly placed in trust in 1984 so it presumably can be used for a casino.

(02/20)

The new deal addresses revenue sharing, free play, operational hours and gaming on newly acquired lands.

(02/11)

The tribe plans to spend $15 million to expand the Downstream Casino Resort onto trust land in Kansas.

(02/10)

A county claims the tribe promised not to use the land for gaming.

(02/05)

The provision in question states that gaming can only on occur on lands that were in trust prior to 1988.

(01/27)

The agreement claims to limit gaming to lands that were in trust prior to 1988.

(01/26)

The so-called unification council plans to submit an agreement to the National Indian Gaming Commission.

(01/14)

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a lawsuit filed by the state of Alabama.

(01/12)

Writer claims tribal casinos in California are unfairly competing with non-Indian facilities in neighboring Nevada.

(01/09)

The Senate failed to take action before the end of the last session of Congress.

(01/08)

The tribe still needs to hire a gaming commission before installing the machines.

(12/24)

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

(12/23)

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

(12/10)

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

(12/09)

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

(12/09)

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

(12/05)

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

(11/13)

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

(11/13)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee spent less than 30 minutes on the nomination.

(11/12)

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

(11/12)

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

(11/06)

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

(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.

(11/03)

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

(11/03)

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

(10/30)

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

(10/28)

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

(10/23)

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

(10/17)

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

(10/16)

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

(10/15)

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

(10/13)

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

(10/10)

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

(10/07)

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

(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.

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