BIA Rejects Measure Paying Tribe For Competing Casino

Law360, New York (January 12, 2015, 3:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs on Friday rejected a proposed amendment to an Indian community's gaming compact with Wisconsin that would make the state compensate its casino for business lost if a second Indian casino opens nearby. 

The Forest County Potawatomi community became the first tribe to use a legal clause to develop an off-reservation casino with the governor's consent, in 1990. Another community, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, recently made plans to open a casino less than 50 miles away from the first...
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