Catawba Tribe Can't Build $340M Casino, SC Judge Rules

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina state judge on Tuesday rejected the Catawba Indian Nation's plans for a $340 million casino complex on its reservation in York County, throwing out the tribe's suit against the state and law enforcement officials over gambling rights it says stem from a 1993 settlement.

The Catawbas argued that South Carolina's Gambling Cruise Act, which authorizes the operation of electronic gaming devices on boats, should trigger a clause in the 1993 agreement that allows for the construction of a casino on reservation land to...
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