Delaware Indian Tribe Might Consider Opening Casino
CasinoWebScripts reports that a Delaware Tribe which has previously been interested in opening a land based casino recently bought a terrain of 87 acres in an area near Lawrence, while the tribe’s spokespeople are refusing to confirm that they will develop a gambling establishment in the region. The Oklahoma-based tribe has recently stated that they might consider this business venture, but are not making any declarations regarding this possibility.
A local newspaper reported that in March, members of the tribe were considering moving their headquarters in a Kansas county, as a consequence of the fact that in Oklahoma, they had to face strict regulations. The land purchased by the tribe will represent an investment in the future of the tribe’s economic situation, promoting itself as going “Back to Kansas”. At this time, Oklahoma falls under the jurisdiction of another tribe, so there isn’t much investment potential in the area.
In 2000, the tribe intended to start a land based casino in the region, but plans failed due to strict opposition from several anti-gambling groups. On the other hand, representatives of the North Lawrence Improvement Association are also debating the pros and cons of this situation, claiming that a casino might negatively impact Lawrence.
BY CASINOWEBSCRIPTS PUBLISHED 30 July 2013