NIGC worried about Chumash Tribe's regulation

The National Indian Gaming Commission is concerned about the way the Chumash Tribe of California operates its casino, NIGC chairman Phil Hogen said.

Hogen responded to a press report that said at least seven tribal gaming commissioners have problems in their past that would prevent them from being hired at casinos elsewhere. One commissioner is facing abuse charges and has declared bankruptcy four times, while others have convictions on their record.

"We don't want to see people hired in a casino if they have huge credit problems," Hogen told The Los Angeles Times.

The tribe said it would work with the NIGC to resolve any issues.

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