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Monday, December 05, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - "How the Pokagon Band went from a small tribe to a business powerhouse" [Updated]

Updating a long list of earlier ILB posts* referencing the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, the South Bend Tribune had two stories this weekend by Kevin Allen:

*ILB: Interestingly, a review of the earlier posts reveals this one from May 6, 2004, headed "Donald Trump, Indian Gaming, and Indiana Tie-ins."

[Updated] A new, long story this morning by the SBT's reporter Allen, headed "Pokagon plan ups pressure on casinos: The tribe's South Bend site may challenge existing gaming operations." It begins:

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ entrance into the casino business and its expansions in that industry have all been in Michigan — a state where tribes own more than 20 casinos.

But the Pokagons’ next step in expanding its gaming operations is in Indiana — which doesn’t have any tribe-owned casinos but relies on state-regulated casinos as a significant source of tax revenue.

The Pokagons’ plan to build a large casino as part of a tribal village with housing and health facilities on South Bend’s southwest side will remake that corner of the city. It also could have wide-ranging impacts on other casinos in Indiana.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 5, 2016 09:41 AM
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