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Pombo circulates draft of off-reservation bill

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), chairman of the House Resources Committee, is circulating a draft bill that would limit off-reservation gaming.

The bill would allow off-reservation casinos in no more than two "Indian Economic Opportunity Zones" per state. The Interior Department would be allowed authority to designate the areas.

The bill would amend the section of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act pertaining to off-reservation acquisitions for gaming. But the draft preserves IGRA's exceptions for landless tribes and newly recognized tribes, according to the Associated Press.

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