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Lac du Flambeau Band faces long wait on off-reservation casino

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The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin faces a long wait for an off-reservation casino.

The tribe has local support for the $132 million casino in Shullsburg. But the plan depends on approval from Bureau of Indian Affairs, a process that takes years to complete.

And even if the BIA approves, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act gives the state governor veto approval, a step that can add another year to the process.

The casino was previously rejected by the Bush administration in January 2008 under a guidance memo that made it nearly impossible for any tribe to open an off-reservation casino. The Obama administration rescinded the policy and the tribe restarted the process.

Get the Story:
Lac du Flambeau tribe may face long wait for off-reservation casino (WJFW 3/36)

Federal Register Notice:
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Lac du Flambeau Band Fee-to-Trust Acquisition and Casino Project in Shullsburg, Wisconsin (July 29, 2013)

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