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Winnebago Tribes faces opposition in commercial casino lawsuit

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Rendering of the proposed Warrior Casino & Hotel in Sioux City that was rejected by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is facing opposition to its request to join a lawsuit over a commercial casino in Iowa.

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, the developer that won the commercial casino license and the city of Sioux Falls said the tribe shouldn't be allowed to intervene. The opposition was anticipated.

"We are like an uninvited guest at a party. But we feel that we obviously have an interest in the proceeding and no one but us can adequately protect our interests," Ho-Chunk Inc. President and CEO Lance Morgan told The Sioux City Journal.

The tribe's proposal for the $122 million Warrior Casino & Hotel in downtown Sioux City was rejected by the IRGC last year. Another jilted bidder -- Penn National Gaming -- filed suit, contending the process was unfair.

The developer that won the license is planning a Hard Rock-branded facility.

Get the Story:
IRGC, Hard Rock, city object to Ho-Chunk entering casino case (The Sioux City Journal 3/25)

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Winnebago Tribe seeks role in commercial casino case in Iowa (3/24)

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