A weak economy has slowed gambling revenues at US Indian casinos just as North Carolina's Cherokee Indians build a second gambling hall.
Gov. Bev Perdue and North Carolina's Cherokee tribe have reached an agreement to allow live card dealers at the tribe's casino in the mountains in exchange for a cut of revenues from the new games going to local school districts.
North Carolina's top legislative leaders
say they're concerned about what they call the slow pace of
negotiations to let the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians expand
gambling at its casino, but are ready to consider needed changes to
state law when there's a deal.
North Carolina officials are taking steps that could allow the Cherokee Indian casino in the mountains to expand gambling to live dealers.