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United Keetoowah Band talks gaming with Cherokee Nation

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The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is reportedly discussing gaming options with the Cherokee Nation.

The UKBs must shut down the Keetoowah Cherokee Casino tomorrow because the land isn't in trust. But the Cherokees have proposed two options that could allow the facility to stay open, either in the current location or at a different one.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs wants to place the UKB casino site in trust but the Cherokees secured a preliminary injunction that bars the acquisition.

Get the Story:
UKB council votes to negotiate with Cherokees over casino's fate (The Tulsa World 8/29)
United Keetoowah Band Works Against Deadline To Keep Casino Open (News on 6 8/28)
UKB loses casino stay request (The Tahlequah Daily Press 8/28)

10th Circuit Decision:
Cherokee Nation v. Jewell (August 26, 2013)

Related Stories:
United Keetoowah Band set to close gaming facility on Friday (8/28)

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