Colorado tribes to benefit from gaming referendum

Colorado's two tribes will be able to expand operations at their casinos thanks to voter approval of a gaming referendum last Tuesday.

Amendment 50 allows non-Indian casinos to raise betting limits from $5 to $100, add craps and roulette tables and stay open around the clock. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Southern Ute Tribe can do the same under provisions of their Class III gaming compact.

The Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs will work with the tribes to implement the changes.

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