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Colorado group weighs next move for off-reservation casino

A group of non-Indian developers is weighing its next move after Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) expressed strong opposition to off-reservation gaming.

The Sleeping Giant Group wants to build a casino in the northwestern part of the state. A tribal partner, however, has yet to be identified.

“It sharpens the question for potential Indian tribal partners,” developer Steve Hofman told The Steamboat Pilot & Today. “What the governor said was as much a message to them as it was to us.”

The Ute Tribe of Utah is also considering an off-reservation casino in northwest Colorado.

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