NIGC: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes troublesome

The Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes are among the most troublesome to regulate, National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen tells The Daily Oklahoman.

Hogen says the tribes lack accountability and documentation for gaming revenues. The NIGC and the FBI have looked into how the tribal leaders spend money from two casino estimated to bring in $15 million this year.

To address spending issues, the tribe adopted a revenue allocation plan to impose stricter guidelines on the casino cash. Tribal members met on Saturday to consider voting against the plan, which could lead to more trouble with the NIGC.

"[Phil Hogen] said the way our government is, it's so unstable, that he would have no choice but to shut down the three casinos" if the plan is repealed, business committee member Darrell Flyingman told the paper.

But tribal members voted 203 to 37 to keep the plan.

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