Artist's rendering of the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort.
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington is presenting its Class III gaming compact at a series of public hearings. The first one was held on Friday and another takes place today. The third, and final, hearing before the Washington State Gambling Commission is on Thursday. The agreement authorizes up to 3,000 electronic lottery terminals at two gaming facilities. But since the land-into-trust application for the Cowlitz Casino Resort remains under litigation, the tribe will be able to lease its machines to others until a final decision is reached. A copy of the compact can be found on the commission's web site. Get the Story:
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