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11/04/08 - Questions surround proposed casino near Needles

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In an ambitious push to amass a gambling empire in three states, the Fort Mojave Band of Indians has proposed building its latest gaming facility in California.

The project, however, has raised concerns that the casino could crush the fragile economy of Needles, a small city of approximately 5,000 residents on the shores of the Colorado River. The proposed location of the casino is only four miles west of the city's main businesses.

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