Conservative group presses Indian gaming probe

A conservative group in Alabama says state officials are working with the federal government to shut down Indian gaming.

The Alabama Policy Institute is backing state attorney general Troy King's probe of gaming in the state. The group says the Poarch Creek Band is trying to expand its gaming operation "without the approval of the state."

King released a report this month saying he had no jurisdiction over the tribe. But King has asked federal government "to enforce Alabama's laws on the lands owned by the tribe," according to the Institute.

The Poarch Creek Band is the only federally recognized tribe in Alabama. The tribe removed some gaming machines at the request of the U.S. Attorney's office.

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