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Username: Genesyxx

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Tribe: Scandal hinders new casino plans

Chairman says no facility will be built in Romulus, Flint, Monroe County anytime soon

The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians is not likely to build a casino in Romulus, Flint or Monroe County anytime soon, according to the tribe's chairman.

In an interview Thursday, Aaron Payment said he believes the mood of Congress after the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal will prevent pushing ahead with any plans to build another casino.

The tribe already owns Greektown Casino and a reservation casino on Indian property in Sault Ste Marie.

"With the controversies surrounding Indian lobbyist Jack Abramoff in Washington, the likelihood is close to nothing to winning approval for a new casino," Payment said. "Right now in Congress, Indian or Native American is a four letter word. Indians are hands off right now. That's going to be the climate for quite some time."

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Username: Merchantgander

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In other developments, Payment said Greektown Casino is on schedule to break ground in March for an expansion of the gaming facility that will include a 400-room hotel, entertainment center and convention space. He said they are wrapping up final land purchases.

Very interesting considering this article.
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060217/BUS INESS06/602170400/1019/BUSINES S

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