BIA delays casino land approval
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The Bureau of Indian Affairs has delayed a decision on a casino land approval decision in New York, Steve Israel reports in his "Casino Confidential" column.

According to Israel, the BIA approval for the St. Regis / Akwesasne Mohawk Nation will take weeks. George Skibine, the head of the Office of Indian Gaming Management, said a decision was not "imminent."

The tribe is one of three seeking casinos in the Catskills region of New York. The BIA has to approve any off-reservation land-into-trust requests.

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Casino Confidential: Mohawks file reworked application (The Middletown Times Herald-Record 6/12)

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