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Gaming proposal won't likely face warmer reception

Updated: 12/26/2013 8:43 AM | Created: 12/26/2013 8:41 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - It doesn't appear that a proposed gambling compact between the Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico will get any warmer reception than it did during the 2013 legislative session when it was met with complaints.
    
The Albuquerque Journal reports that the proposal that was unveiled in the last days of the 2013 session had ran into trouble right off the bat and was never voted on by the full Legislature.
    
The proposal would be in force until 2037 and allow the tribe to have five casinos on the New Mexico side of the reservation.
    
The pact also contains several terms that other gambling tribes view as unfavorable and that they worry could become a precedent for their own, separate negotiations with the state.

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