US CASINO NEWS: Oregon; Kansas; Mississippi

TAGs: kansas, mississippi, oregon, racing and gaming commission

USA flag 1Plans for a new tribal casino in Oregon will trigger a lawsuit depending on which way the decision goes. AP quote Waynes Shammel, general counsel of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe, as stating that the moment rivals the Coquille Indian Tribe see land approved they will launch a suit. Shammel also added: “Medford is our No. 1 market, so this is aimed at our economic future. We understand the Coquilles need economic development. We’re sympathetic … but it’s hard to be too sympathetic when you are taking money out of our kids’ mouths and putting it in yours.”

On the other side of the fence, if the land isn’t placed into trust by the US Interior Department then the Coquilles will likely launch a suit of their own.

Kansas state gambling regulators are looking at writing up rules for commercial casino tour providers in the state. reports that the state’s Racing and Gaming Commission has convened a meeting for this Friday where it will discuss the tour operators and find out whether they need to regulate them as ‘junkets’. Spokesperson Bill Miskell said that he wanted to makes sure the trips are safe and provided by companies that operate honestly.

Mississippi’s newest casino is on schedule to open as planned on December 21. The Magnolia Bluffs Casino, in Natchez, will be a 43,000 square foot casino that will house 601 slot machines, 12 tables, 20 poker games, a player’s a club and two restaurants. This is as well as a number of bars and it won’t be long until residents are able to set foot in the multi-million pound venue.


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