Former governor calls for tax on Indian gaming

Don Siegelman, a former governor of Alabama, says the state should negotiate a Class III compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians as long as the tribe is willing to share revenues.

"Indian casinos ought to be taxed like everybody else," Siegelman said at a news conference outside the tribe's existing gaming hall in Wetumpka.

The tribe is willing to share revenues through a Class III compact, the chief financial officer of the gaming enterprise said. The tribe is currently building a large casino complex in Wetumpka.

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