A proposed Native American casino and tribal village project has been approved
by city officials for South Bend.
On Monday a vote was made 8-0 in favor of the $4 million project from the South
Bend Common Council.
An agreement was made that the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians will make
annual payments to the city that will equal 2 percent of gaming revenue. In
addition, the tribe will also $5 million to charities and community projects. In
exchange the city of South Bend will support the development of the casino and
An environmental study of the tribe's land trust application is being reviewed
by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. If the application is approved, then
construction can begin.
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