A marquee at the Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Dry Prong, Louisiana. Photo: Robinaire
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Jena Band of Choctaw Indians secures funding for casino hotel

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians is expanding its gaming facility in Louisiana.

The tribe secured funding to add an 80-room hotel to the Jena Choctaw Pines Casino, KALB-TV reported. Chief Cheryl Smith told the station that the new amenity is expected to open in late 2018.

Jena Choctaw Pines is a Class II facility. The state has refused to negotiate a Class III compact even though slot machines, table games and similar offering are legal in Louisiana.

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