Ponca Tribe of Nebraska win another legal battle over casino
CARTER LAKE - The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has scored another legal win in its fight to keep its casino in western Iowa open.
US District Judge Stephanie Rose on Monday rejected motions in a lawsuit by Iowa and Nebraska seeking to derail the casino.
The motions sought to amend Rose’s order earlier this year requiring the National Indian Gaming Commission to revisit its 2017 ruling giving the tribe the right to build the Prairie Flower Casino on land it owns in Carter Lake.
Attorneys for Nebraska, Iowa and Council Bluffs had wanted the judge to declare that the order had vacated the commission’s ruling, which likely would have required the casino to shut down as litigation dragged on.