Poarch Creek chairman pushes for Class III compact

The chairman of the Poarch Creek Band of Alabama says a Class III compact will help the tribe become more self-sufficient.

The tribe has begun construction on a $300 million casino in Wetumpka. Chairman Eddie Tullis is hoping to negotiate a compact with the state, an idea Gov. Bob Riley (R) opposes.

�The U.S. Constitution says we should be able to enjoy the benefits of gambling. They�re denying us our rights to participate in Class III gambling," Tullis told The Montgomery Advertiser.

Tullis said the first phase of the casino should be finished in six months.

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