Once a “sovereign” entity is created it is only a matter of time.

The resolution cleared its final State House hurdle when, after about an hour and a half of debate, it won Senate approval on a 23-to-13 vote. . . .

Matthew Thomas, the Narragansetts’ chief sachem, said he was “delighted” by the vote, which marks one of the high points in his 2,400-member tribe’s never-ending quest, since a 1994 defeat at the polls, to join many of its Indian brethren in the gambling business. 

If the Akaka bill passes legalized gambling could still be “negotiated” for the Native Hawaii Government. The Akaka bill so wide open that anything is “game.” 

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