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June 22, 2021

To allow gambling far from reservations

White House examines new rules for tribal casinos

(US).- The Obama administration may make it easier for Indian tribes to build casinos far from their reservations. The White House is rethinking a policy from the previous Bush administration that off-reservation casino sites be within commuting distance of the reservation, a spokesman for the Bureau of Indian Affairs said on Monday.

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he Wall Street Journal first reported that the administration was considering altering its policy to allow gambling far from reservations.

"It's an important issue. It's a controversial issue and they're rethinking it," George Skibine, a deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of Indian affairs, told the Wall Street Journal.

Skibine said in an interview with the Journal that he expected a decision on whether to change the policy "fairly soon."

A shift in policy could pose more competition for large casino operators such as MGM Mirage, Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts. 

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