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Casino given OK to add new games

WASHINGTON ­ A pact on gambling between Oregon and the Cow CreekBand of the Umpqua Indians became effective Friday, under approval of thefederal government.

The pact allows the tribe to add craps, roulette, mini-baccarat, sportsbetting and other new games at its Seven Feathers Hotel and Gambling Resortat Canyonville, south of Roseburg. A charitable fund will share 6 percentof casino profits with community groups in seven counties.

In addition, local government in Douglas County, where the casino issituated, will be able to receive money from the charitable fund. But onlycommunity groups in Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Coos, Lane and Deschutescounties will receive the money, said Thomas Sweeney, spokesman for theBureau of Indian Affairs.