Spokane Tribe moving on new casino

Mar 11, 2009 7:19 PM
Staff & Wire Reports |

The Spokane Tribe of Indians is moving forward with plans to pursue a casino in this Spokane suburb, where the Kalispel Tribe already operates the huge Northern Quest Casino.

The Spokane Tribe has asked Spokane County not to fight its application for a gaming license from the U.S. Department of the Interior. The tribe has already won approval from the state.

On Tuesday, the tribe got a welcome response from at least two county commissioners after offering to pay both Spokane County and the city of Airway Heights to replace tax revenues lost from the tribe’s tax-exempt status.

Information from: The Spokesman-Review