Iowa Tribal Casino Shut Down

02 Jul 2009

One of the tribal casinos has been shut down in the state of Iowa. This decision was made under the influence of the National Indian Gaming Council that recommended to close the casino, at least temporarily, as a result of several violations.

It is worth mentioning, that currently Iowa is going to expand the number of the licensed casinos in the state from 17 to 21. But this plan could not influence the regulation to close the CasinOmaha owned by the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska.

According to Jim Hunt, general manager of the casino, all the troubles with the gaming commission are already in the past and it is expected that the casino will be reopened in six weeks or less. However, during the time the casino is closed the tribe wants to upgrade the casino equipment, in particular replace old slots with the modern coinless slot machines.

Today, as a result of the regulation about 205 people, among which the larger part is the tribal members, lost their jobs. Now the tribe representatives are preparing petition to pretest the decision.

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