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Beloit Casino Application Process Clarified

23 August 2006

BELOIT, Wisconsin – As reported by the Beloit Daily News: "Beloit City Manager Larry Arft updated the community on the casino application process at Monday night's city council meeting.

"The city has been working to update the language in the intergovernmental agreement. The BIA found that some of the current language may be in violation of existing federal law. The BIA is requiring that the tribes and local jurisdictions make modifications to address those sections before it will complete a review of the gaming application at the regional level.

"'We decided between the tribes and local jurisdictions to submit a red lined draft to the BIA so they can review it and make sure they are comfortable with it. We are waiting to hear the results of that evaluation before we ask the city council to take final action on these proposed modifications,' Arft said.

"…The language of the agreement had to be amended to deal with restrictions on business activity. The language required the tribes comply with city and county codes and zoning ordinances…"

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