110-H.R.1654

To amend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to require that the Secretary of the Interior determine that a gaming establishment on certain newly acquired Indian lands would be in the best interests of certain Indian tribes and not detrimental to the surrounding community before such lands would be eligible for certain exceptions to the general prohibition on gaming on such lands.

3/22/2007--Introduced.

Amends the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to except certain newly acquired lands taken into trust by the Secretary of the Interior for the benefit of an Indian Tribe from the prohibition on gaming on such lands when the Secretary, after consultation with the Tribe and appropriate state and local officials, including officials of other nearby tribes, determines that a gaming establishment on those newly acquired lands would be in the best interest of the Tribe and its members and would not be detrimental to the surrounding community.

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