Southwest Alabama is getting gaming machines installed in a local entertainment
center. The MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians are going to be operating them on their
Mount Vernon reservation.
50 gaming machines will be in operation.
The tribe is not recognized by the federal government. However, they believe
that the gaming machines are legal based on the 1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit
Creek. The band was ale to stay in Choctaw Country under this treaty.
However, opposition believes that the tribe cannot legally operate the machines
unless they are federally recognized. This would fall under the Indian Gaming
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