Congressman Says IGRA Needs Tweaking After Casino Nods

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- During a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, said he may soon put forward possible amendments to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act over concerns that the current law is allowing for too many tribal casinos.

Specifically, Young said he is considering spelling out in new legislation the miles-area radius in which the U.S. Department of Interior must consult with other tribes and nontribal governments when making a decision on a new land-into-trust application that has a gaming venture attached to...
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