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Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for BIA on off-reservation casino

The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is in a holding pattern for its off-reservation casino.

The tribe submitted its land-into-trust application for casino in Beloit to the Bureau of Indian Affairs a couple of months ago. It could take years for a decision.

"It could be shorter. It could be longer," Collin Price, a spokesperson for the tribe, told WIFR-TV.

The tribe is proceeding under the two-part determination section of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The state governor will get veto authority over the casino.

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Beloit Casino Still Needs Federal Approval (WIFR-TV 8/28)
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