Crow Tribe opens casino that allows smoking

Crow Agency, Montana (AP) May 2011

The Crow Tribe has opened its new Aps·alooke Nights Casino that allows smoking.

The casino that opened recently replaces the Little Bighorn Casino that faced various safety violations.

Tribal officials tell KULR-TV that gamblers are allowed to smoke inside because of a new ventilation system.

Leonard Bends is chairman of the Aps·alooke Casino Enterprise Board. He says plans have been made to add a motel next to the new casino.

Tribal officials say a grand opening for the casino is set for June 24.