Riverton, Wy – Northern Arapaho officials believe an
agreement is near with the Interior Department on issuing a
high-stakes gambling license for a new tribal casino.
The Tribe is building a new casino near Riverton.
The Select Committee on Tribal Relations received a briefing on
the casino this week.
Consultant Mark Howell says he believes agreement is near with
the Secretary of the Interior on the issuance of the federal
permission for gambling at the site.
Tribal leaders hope will be issued a Class three gambling permit
from Interior. Class three gambling includes casino-type games.
Currently, the tribe provides Class two gambling, including
bingo, pull tabs, punch cards and similar games.
Two cases over the type of gambling the tribe can offer are
under appeal before the tenth circuit court.