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Tribe to reopen Casino Omaha Dec. 15

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The Omaha Indian tribe plans next month to reopen Casino Omaha, a once-prosperous western Iowa gambling operation that abruptly closed in June 2009 amid regulatory problems and declining business. Blackbird Bend Corp., a tribal business subsidiary, said Thursday that the Onawa-area casino would reopen Dec. 15, offering gambling on 420 new coinless slot machines. But table games, such as blackjack, craps and roulette, won't be available again until next year, said Bill Walsh, the firm's chief executive officer.