Poarch Creeks won't confirm or deny talks for gaming compact

The Wind Creek Wetumpka gaming facility in Wetumpka, Alabama. Photo from Facebook

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians won't confirm or deny that is has entered compact talks with the state of Alabama.

But there appears to be some movement on the front. Gov. Robert Bentley (R), who previously said he hadn't talked to the tribe, now says he's open to a Class III compact.

“We can’t do a thing about Indian gaming in this state. So, why should they not pay taxes? I really think they should," Bentley, who is running for re-election, said on the Matt Murphy radio show. "The way you get them to pay taxes would be a compact.”

The tribe has long been interested in a compact. Parker Griffith, the Democratic candidate for governor, has said he will negotiate a compact if he defeats Bentley.

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