NARRAGANSETT - The Narragansett Indian Tribe will appeal the Superior Court's decision to include questions regarding casino expansion to table games on the November ballot, reported WPRI-TV CBS 12.
The tribe's chief sachem, Matthew Thomas, called the ballot questions "unconstitutional and vague," according to the news source.
The ruling he opposes, made by Superior Court Judge Melanie Wilk Thunberg last week, could mean that two gambling facilities, Twin River and Newport Grand, would expand gaming operations to include table games, if voters approve.
Thomas argued the State is favoring private casinos at the expense of the Narragansett Tribe.
The tribe's own request to open a casino in West Warwick was turned down by voters in 2006. State law requires voter approval of casinos.
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