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Choctaw seeking Louisiana casino

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2002

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians of Louisiana have asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take land into trust for gaming purposes.

The tribe hopes to open a casino in Vinton. Gov. Mike Foster has signed a compact with the tribe pending approval of the land-into-trust application.

The tribe, which received federal recognition in 1995, currently has no land.

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