Oregon Tribe Applies for Off-Reservation Casino
As reported by the Wilsonville Spokesman: "There's been all kinds of talk about all kinds of casino proposals in the Portland area. "But never one so close to home. "The Klamath Tribes of Oregon have asked the federal government for the right to build an off-reservation casino on an unspecified 153-acre site just south of Wilsonville, in rural Aurora. "A tribal representative said the Klamaths were prompted to file due to pending federal legislation seeking to curtail off-reservation gaming. "Local leaders believe the application is an attempt to revive a 'mega casino' proposal circulated late last year by Eugene developer Wayne Johnson.
"That plan proposed to combine a 200,000 square foot casino, hotel and convention center with an expanded Langdon Farms Golf Club to create a world-class 'destination resort.'
".The Klamaths would need to sign a compact with the governor of Oregon before developing a casino in Aurora.
"Only one tribe, the Warm Springs Tribe, has been given permission to build an off-reservation casino in Oregon."