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Regulators, tribes ink casino compacts
Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 9:45:39 PM
Washington state gambling regulators and 27 tribes on Thursday announced agreement on new compacts that will allow thousands more slot-style machines in reservation casinos.
Full approval by the state and federal government is expected in the next four to six months.
The new master agreement with the tribes, dubbed X2, would expand the number of electronic slot machines from 18,225 to a maximum of 27,300. It would cap the number of casinos, but would give tribes authority to stay open around the clock and to offer higher stakes games.
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