Senator: Better Tribal Gaming Regulation Needed - Saturday 4th of February 2006

WASHINGTON, DC – As reported by the Oregonian: "The Cowlitz Indian Tribe's pursuit of a casino near La Center is "a case study" of the need for better tribal gaming regulations, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said Wednesday during a Senate committee hearing.

"The process for how casinos are approved is flawed, added Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. He directed a tribal gaming official to produce written rules for navigating a complicated segment of tribal gaming law, though he did not give a deadline.

"The senators' observations may help McCain's efforts to place more federal control over tribal gaming. He introduced two bills last year aimed at curbing construction of off-reservation casinos.

"The Senate panel's hearing was held partly to hear about the Cowlitz's path to its proposed casino-resort on 152 acres near the Interstate 5-La Center junction. The tribe is seeking U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs approval to bring the land into federal trust, likely paving the way for a casino…"

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