The casino wars flared anew in Connecticut Wednesday after gambling behemoth MGM, backed by attorneys at Covington & Burling, accused the Department of the Interior of illegally allowing American Indian tribes to set up casinos on nontribal lands. 

The lawsuit filed in federal court in the District of Columbia say amendments approved by the DOI and Bureau of Indian Affairs to allow tribes to set up commercial gambling establishments off-reservation are a violation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

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