Land Acquisitions
County fears Northern Arapaho Tribe will use land for third casino

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to acquire about 243 acres in trust for the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, raising fears about a new casino development.

The tribe operates two casinos on the Wind River Reservation. Officials in Hot Springs County fear a third one is on the way.

"While the letter indicates the land to be acquired will be used for agricultural purposes, the board understands the land will eventually be used for the construction of a casino," the county board of commissioners said in a letter to the BIA, The Northern Wyoming Daily News reported.

The newspaper didn't provide a response from the tribe about its plans.

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Hot Springs Co. concerned about possible casino (AP 2/9)
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