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“It would be unprecedented for Congress to authorize a tribe to cross state lines into the aboriginal territory of another tribe just to avoid the more restrictive laws of the tribe’s home state. If enacted, this bill would give the entire tribal gaming industry a black eye.” read quote >>>

— Richard Sneed, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians

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1:49am 9-28-2020
 
 
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