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Thlopthlocco Tribal Town in Okemah is hit with federal violation over casino

The National Indian Gaming Commission has issued a notice of violation to the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town for allegedly allowing two Georgia companies to operate its casino for years without a management contract.

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4/16/2014

article National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Publishes Final Rule for Tribal Self-Regulation
(Washington D.C.) -- Gaming tribes, particularly tribes conducting only Class II gaming, should take notice of the publication by the National Indian Gaming Commission...

3/25/2014

press release The National Indian Gaming Commission announces Hatfield as Director of Compliance to the Commission
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission announced its selection of Douglas Hatfield, member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, as the Director...

3/2/2014

article Federal Register: NIGC fee rate, Mechoopa Tribe land-into-trust
(Washington D.C.) -- There are two gaming notices of interest in today's issue of the Federal Register. The National Indian Gaming Commission announced the...

2/11/2014

article NIGC To Meet Tribes Over NEPA Trigger In Casino Deals
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission will conduct one-on-one consultations with tribes across the country this year as it moves toward modifying...
article NIGC weighs change in handling of management contracts
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission might change the way it handles management contracts. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act requires the agency to...

12/18/2013

article Chaudhuri Appointed to National Indian Gaming Commission
(Washington D.C.) -- On September 4, 2013, Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, was appointed to a three-year term as Associate...

12/4/2013

article Chaudhuri Appointed To National Indian Gaming Commission
(Washington D.C.) -- On September 4, 2013, Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, was appointed to a three-year term as Associate...

11/18/2013

article New NIGC Acting Chair on His Work, IGRA, Bay Mills and More
(Washington D.C.) -- Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, was appointed by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on September 4, 2013, to serve...

10/31/2013

article New Self-Regulation Rules No Substitute For Federal Oversight, NIGC Says [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- New rules making it easier for American Indian tribes to “self-regulate” electronic bingo and other Class II gambling in their casinos...

10/1/2013

article Q&A with Tracie Stevens
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission, like most regulatory bodies, has had a somewhat contentious relationship with the tribal casinos it regulates.

9/27/2013

article Cherokee Nation takes credit for NIGC's new facility regulation
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is taking credit for a regulation that requires tribes to submit new facility licenses to the National Indian Gaming...

9/25/2013

article A Talking Chair: Outgoing NIGC Chair Tracie Stevens’s Advice to her Successor
(Washington D.C.) -- Tracie Stevens (Tulalip Tribes), who is leaving the chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission after completing a three-year term, talked to...

9/3/2013

press release Chaudhuri appointed as newest NIGC Commissioner
(Washington D.C.) -- Today Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell appointed Jonodev Chaudhuri (Muscogee Creek) as associate commissioner of the National Indian Gaming...

8/28/2013

article States Bristle At NIGC’s ‘One-Touch’ Bingo Reversal [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indian leaders and slot machine manufacturers applaud a pending federal regulatory decision to allow technical improvements to speed up and...

8/27/2013

article NIGC Ready For Regulatory Role On Internet Gaming, Says Departing Chair [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- The outgoing chairwoman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) considers Internet gambling to be the biggest challenge confronting the...

8/1/2013

article Jonodev Chaudhuri nominated for associate member at NIGC
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission is about to get a new member. According to a notice that will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow,...

7/23/2013

article Federal Spending Cuts Squeeze Tribal Gaming Regulators [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Gaming tribes pay to be regulated by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), but that has not stopped the federal government from imposing a 5...

7/18/2013

article NIGC releases five year strategic plan
(Washington D.C.) -- National Indian Gaming Commission Chairwoman Tracie Stevens announced today the release of the agency’s strategic plan for fiscal years 2014...

7/16/2013

press release Media Teleconference: Indian gaming regulators announce increase in 2012 gross gaming revenues
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission will hold a media teleconference on July 23 at 1 p.m. to announce the Indian gaming industry’s 2012...

7/12/2013

article NIGC consults tribes at meetings in Washington and Oklahoma
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission will be consulting tribes at two upcoming meetings. The commission will be on the Tulalip Reservation in...

7/7/2013

article National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Reverses Stance On One-Touch Bingo Classification
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has proposed a rule that will classify one-touch bingo as Class II gaming, reversing its previous...

7/2/2013

article NIGC Chief May Leave By August
(Washington D.C.) -- The top federal regulator for Indian gaming plans to step down by the end of August, according to sources.
article Tribal consultation dates set for July in Washington State and August in Oklahoma
(Washington D.C.) -- As part of President Obama’s commitment to strengthening government-to-government relationships with Native Americans, National Indian Gaming...

7/1/2013

article NIGC Reverses Stance On One-Touch Bingo Classification
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has proposed a rule that will classify one-touch bingo as Class II gaming, reversing its previous...

6/18/2013

press release National Indian Gaming Commission sets July date for public meeting in Washington State
(Washington) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission will conduct a public commission meeting on July 18 at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Tulalip, Wash. The open meeting...

5/22/2013

article National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Publishes Final Rule for Tribal Self-Regulation
(Washington D.C.) -- Gaming tribes, particularly tribes conducting only Class II gaming, should take notice of the publication by the National Indian Gaming Commission...

5/16/2013

article Little reappointed as Associate Commissioner at NIGC
(Washington D.C.) -- Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced on Thursday, May 16 Daniel Little’s reappointment as Associate Commissioner at the National...

5/7/2013

article NIGC Publishes Final Rule For Tribal Self-Regulation
(Washington D.C.) -- Gaming tribes, particularly tribes conducting only Class II gaming, should take notice of the publication by the National Indian Gaming Commission...

4/21/2013

article National Indian Gaming Commission Revamps Tribal Gaming Self-Regulation Rules
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week the National Indian Gaming Commission ("NIGC") finalized revisions to 25 CFR part 518 relating to the self-regulation of Class...

4/17/2013

article NARA decision protects confidentiality of tribal casino records
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Archives and Records Administration has confirmed that tribal audits submitted to the National Indian Gaming Commission are not public...

4/16/2013

press release National Archives and Records Administration issues decision on status of audited financial statements of Indian gaming operations
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Archives and Records Administration issued a decision on the status of audited financial statements of Indian gaming operations on...

4/9/2013

press release National Indian Gaming Commission named one of the Best Places to Work in Government
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission was recognized as one of the best places to work in the federal government among very small agencies in a...

4/5/2013

article Self-Regulation of Class II Gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) amends its regulation for the review and approval of petitions seeking the issuance of a...

3/27/2013

article Obama reappoints Republican Daniel Little for NIGC position
(Washington D.C.) -- President Barack Obama has reappointed Daniel Little to serve on the National Indian Gaming Commission. Little is a former employee of the...

3/26/2013

article National Indian Gaming Commission Names Training Manager
(Washington D.C.) -- A new training manager for the National Indian Gaming Commission will lead the agency's Training and Technical Assistance Programs and spearhead...

3/22/2013

article Chairwoman Stevens announces Thomas as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Commission
(Washington D.C.) -- National Indian Gaming Commission Chairwoman Tracie Stevens announced her selection of Christinia Thomas, member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe,...

2/26/2013

press release NIGC names Michael Odle as Director of Public Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- National Indian Gaming Commission Tracie Stevens announced today the selection of Michael Odle as the Director of Public Affairs. Odle will oversee...

1/23/2013

article EMPLOYMENT: National Indian Gaming Commission's Director of Compliance, AD-1801-00
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission in an independent Federal regulatory agency whose primary mission is to regulate gaming activities on Indian...

1/18/2013

article Thlopthlocco Tribal Town in Okemah is hit with federal violation over casino
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission has issued a notice of violation to the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town for allegedly allowing two Georgia companies to...

12/31/2012

press release EMPLOYMENT: NIGC Staff Attorney
(Washington D.C.) -- JOB SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is an independent Federal regulatory agency whose primary mission is to regulate gaming...

11/22/2012

article NIGA’s Stevens: Take This Day to Build a Stronger Family Bond
(Washington D.C.) -- The following is a message from Ernie L. Stevens Jr., chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association:

10/17/2012

article Obama’s NIGC Floats Five-Year Strategic Plan [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- A proposed, five-year strategic plan by the federal regulatory agency for American Indian casinos calls for tribal consultations, ongoing regulatory...

10/5/2012

article NIGC Chair Tracie Stevens Mended Agency’s Relationship With Tribes
(Las Vegas) -- National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Chairwoman Tracie Stevens proudly reported at the 2011 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) that the commission was “...

9/27/2012

article NIGC Approves Extension of Butler National - Stables Casino Management Agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Butler National Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board "BUKS") a recognized provider of professional management services in the gaming industry,...

9/25/2012

press release NIGC Announces Publication of Final Rule for Subchapter H Appeals
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced the publication of new regulations, 25 CFR Chapter III, Subchapter H, Parts...

9/24/2012

article Tribes Embrace Revised Class II Rules [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indian casino officials are applauding revised internal controls and machine technical standards for bingo-style gambling promulgated...
press release NIGC Announces Publication of Final Rules for Class II Gaming Regulations Parts 543 and 547
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced the publication of highly-anticipated revisions to two regulations crucial...
press release NIGC Announces Publication of Final Rule for Facility Licensing Regulation Part 559
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced the publication of important revisions to 25 CFR Part 559 Facility License...

9/15/2012

press release NIGC Announces Tribal Consultation Dates for New Strategic Plan
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today that it has revised its consultation schedule for four upcoming...

9/12/2012

press release NIGC Announces Tribal Consultation Dates for New Strategic Plan
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today that it has revised its consultation schedule for four upcoming...

9/10/2012

press release EMPLOYMENT: NIGC's Director of Public Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- The incumbent is responsible overseeing and coordinating all governmental and public interactions for the National Indian Gaming Commission’s...

8/29/2012

press release NIGC Announces Tribal Consultation Dates for New Strategic Plan and Draft Consultation Policy
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today that it has scheduled four consultations to introduce the draft FY 2014-18...

8/27/2012

article NIGC Publishes Regulatory Revisions For Tribal Gaming [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal agency for American Indian casinos has posted proposed regulatory revisions easing enforcement provisions and calling for “reduced...

8/26/2012

article NIGC schedules consultations on Strategic Plan
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today that it has scheduled four consultations in September and October to...

7/23/2012

press release 2011 Indian Gaming Revenues Increased 3%
(Washington D.C.) -- Today the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC or Commission) Chairwoman Tracie Stevens released data showing revenues generated by the Indian...
press release NIGC Announces Extension of the Public Comment Period for Parts 543 and 547
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced that it will extend the deadline to provide public comment on two...

6/15/2012

article EMPLOYMENT: NIGC Director of Finance, AD-0501-00
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission in an independent Federal regulatory agency whose primary mission is to regulate gaming activities on Indian...

6/11/2012

article EMPLOYMENT: NIGC Director of Compliance
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission in an independent Federal regulatory agency whose primary mission is to regulate gaming activities on Indian...

6/7/2012

article NIGC Refuses To Budge On MICS, Machine Standards [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Congressional criticism may be forcing federal regulators for American Indian casinos to take a hard line on proposed revisions to internal...

5/25/2012

press release Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Issues Two Decisions on Tribal Gaming Applications
(Washington D.C.) -- Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Donald “Del” Laverdure today issued decisions on two tribal gaming applications in...

5/6/2012

article NIGC to Hold Regulatory Review Consultations in June and July
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced yesterday that it has scheduled five consultations in June and July as part of its...

5/3/2012

press release NIGC Announces Regulatory Review Tribal Consultations
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today that it has scheduled five consultations in 2012 as part of its continued...

4/26/2012

press release National Indian Gaming Commission Announces May Public Commission Meeting
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced its second public meeting of 2012. The open meeting is scheduled...

4/9/2012

article Proposed Tribal Casino Regulations ‘Not Set In Stone’ [sub req'd]
(California) -- Published drafts of proposed operating controls and technical standards for electronic bingo machines in American Indian casinos remain subject to...
press release NIGC Announces Parts 543 and 547 Discussion Draft Comment Period Extension
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today that it has extended the comment period on Part 543 and Part 547 discussion...
press release NIGC: Announcement of Summer Intern Position within the Office of General Counsel (OGC)
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission’s Office of General Counsel is seeking applicants for two intern positions for the summer of 2012. OGC...

3/26/2012

article Mandatory Machine Upgrades In Proposed Class II Casino Rules [sub req'd]
(Kansas) -- Proposed new minimum internal control standards, or MICS, for electronic bingo machines in American Indian casinos remain a concern for tribes as the federal...

3/21/2012

press release NIGC Announces Tribal Consultation Scheduled for April
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today that it has scheduled a consultation on April 5, 2012in San Diego, CA as...

3/2/2012

press release NIGC Announces March Consultation Schedule Changes
(Michigan) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today an amendment of its Regulatory Review Consultation Schedule. The consultation...

2/29/2012

press release NIGC Announces Additional Tribal Consultations for March 2012
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today that it has scheduled an additional two consultations in March 2012 as part...

1/24/2012

press release NIGC Announces Additional Tribal Consultations for February 2012
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today that it has scheduled an additional two consultations in February 2012 as...

1/17/2012

article NIGC, Tribal Committee At Odds Over Regulatory Review
(Washington D.C.) -- Efforts by the federal regulatory agency for American Indian casinos to cut short a Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) review of minimum standards for...

1/3/2012

press release National Indian Gaming Commission Announces January Public Commission Meeting
(Washington D.C.) -- Today, the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced its first public meeting of 2012. The open meeting is scheduled in...

12/22/2011

press release NIGC Announces Tribal Regulatory Review Consultations for January 2012
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/Commission) announced today that it will hold two consultations in January 2012 as part of its continued...

12/20/2011

press release Echo Hawk Issues Decisions on Two Tribal Gaming Applications
(Washington D.C.) -- Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk today took action on two tribal gaming applications from tribes in Michigan and New York. The...

12/6/2011

article EMPLOYMENT: NIGC Compliance Officer
(Arizona) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission in an independent Federal regulatory agency whose primary mission is to regulate gaming activities on Indian lands for...
press release NIGC Cancels Dec. 13th Regulatory Review Consultation Meeting
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC/ Commission) announced today the cancellation of the Regulatory Review Consultation scheduled on Tuesday...

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