|Sequoyah Fund map shows Cherokee land (Qualla |
Boundary) in red next to Great Smoky Mountains
National Park. Heavy black line is Interstate 26.
"The gambling compact now goes to the U.S. Department of the Interior for review but Chief Michell Hicks expects quick approval," Frank writes. "Hicks said the tribe hopes to offer live-dealer games, such as blackjack, roulette and poker by July 4th, a big tourism weekend in the mountains." (Read more)