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Legends Casino facing hefty fine

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TOPPENISH--The Yakama Nation Legends Casino could be fined for handing out more than $20 million in casino profits to tribal members without federal approval.

The National Indian Gaming Commission said the casino gave $2,000 to each of its 10,000 members from casino profits in December.

The Yakama Nation submitted a plan last fall to distribute those profits, but the money was distributed before the plan was approved.

The tribe could face fines of up to $25,000 per offense per day.