July 21, 2009
DEMING, NM - The National Indian Gaming Commission issued a notice of violation
Tuesday to the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma to cease all gaming at the
Apache Homeland Casino.
The tribe has 30 days to request a hearing with the commission and appeal the
violation. If they continue gambling at the casino, the tribe could be fined
$25,000 per day.
Commission chairman Philip Hogen says the Apache land near Deming is not
eligible for gaming. Tribal chairman Jeff Houser disagrees and has said
repeatedly in the past the tribe feels its within its rights to operate the
Return to New Mexico Casinos.