Tribe suspends, investigates casino manager
Spokesman refuses to provide additional information
March 13, 2014
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation has suspended the manager of the tribally owned casino and is investigating potential gaming violations, but will not give any additional details, including the name of the manager or the members of the interim group of managers appointed to operate the casino.
A press release listing Larry Denny as the media contact was sent to the Havre Daily News Wednesday, saying the Chippewa Cree Gaming Commission moved to temporarily suspend the general manager of Northern Winz Casino while further investigation into potential gaming violations is pending.
The Havre Daily News contacted Denny to ask the name of the manager suspended, the names of the interim managers appointed, who was conducting the investigation, how long the investigation was expected to last, and any information that could be released about the alleged violations.
Denny said this morning he would not answer any of those questions.
“The press release goes out just like we wrote it,” Denny said, and refused to give any additional information.
The casino’s website has listed Mike Devaney as the Northern Winz manager.
The release says the casino remains open with all services available and will continue to operate as usual.