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R.I. council has questions on new gaming deal

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2003

The Narragansett Tribe's latest casino proposal might not bring in as much money as expected, an official in a Rhode Island town said.

West Warwick was promised $19 million in revenue every year, according to the town's manager, who now says the amount could fall to $12 million or less. That could sour the deal for the town council, which voted last night to table approval pending more review.

The tribe has partnered with Boyd Gaming to push the casino, which needs approval first by state lawmakers and then by state voters. The tribe has scaled back earlier plans but says a facility could contribute up to $65 million to the state's budget.

Get the Story:
West Warwick council postpones casino, tribe pact (The Providence Journal 1/22)

Relevant Links:
Narragansett Tribe - http://www.narragansett-tribe.org

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