Gaming Legal News - November 2013 • Volume 6, Number 26

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In This Issue:

- CHAUDHURI APPOINTED TO NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION:

On September 4, 2013, Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, was appointed to a three-year term as Associate Commissioner, and on October 28, he was designated Acting Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (“NIGC”), the federal agency responsible for the regulation of Indian gaming. Chaudhuri was appointed by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell...

- AQUINNAH’S LONG AND WINDING ROAD TO GAMING MAY HAVE HIT THE ULTIMATE ROADBLOCK:

Just when the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) appeared to have finally overcome decades of legal and political problems in its quest to develop gaming, a new problem has arisen, and this one may well insure that there never will be an Aquinnah casino either on the mainland or the tribal lands within the Town of Aquinnah on Martha’s Vineyard. Tribal interest in a mainland project was universally opposed throughout Southeast Massachusetts, and any such plans previously appeared to have been dropped in favor of pursuing gaming on the Vineyard land....

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