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Off-reservation casinos face many obstacles

Off-reservation casinos are facing more scrutiny in the wake of Jack Abramoff, according to some Indian law experts.

Eric Eberhard, a lawyer with Dorsey and Whitney, said the Bush administration isn't likely to approve any off-reservation casinos due to controversy over Abramoff. Bruce Greene, a lawyer based in Colorado, agreed.

"I don’t think the climate is going to support any expanded gaming efforts by tribes," Greene told the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, members of Congress are considering bills that would restrict off-reservation gaming. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, hopes to mark up his amendments to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act soon.

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Indian law experts say current political climate may curb casino plans in Kenosha and elsewhere (AP 2/11)
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