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Gaming Legal News - August 27, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 18

In This Issue: - “RESERVATION SHOPPING” CIRCA 2013: The term “reservation shopping” has been coined by various anticasino groups, some local governments, and even some gaming tribes to disparage efforts of...more

Tax Issues on the Navajo Nation

Recent Updates - Effective January 1, 2013, the Sales Tax for goods and services delivered on the Navajo reservation increased from 4% to 5% of gross receipts. Services are so broadly defined that, unlike many states,...more

Gaming Legal News - July 24, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 16

In This Issue: - THE GRATON GODZILLA INVADES SAN FRANCISCO BAY: The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Tribe is on track to soon open its huge casino and resort in Rohnert Park, California, at a site adjacent...more

Second Circuit Holds That States May Tax Non-Indian Property On An Indian Reservation

On July 15, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a state may impose a generally applicable personal-property tax on property owned by non-Indians but leased to an Indian tribe and used for...more

California Reintroduces Bill to Legalize Sports Betting

For the second year in a row, the California State Legislature will consider Senate Bill 190 to legalize sports betting within the state. Last year’s Senate Bill 1390 passed in the California State Senate, but stalled in...more

Gaming Legal News - August 23, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 19

In This Issue: - TRIBAL CASINO BANKRUPTCIES – THE TRAIN IS LEAVING THE STATION by Dennis J. Whittlesey: There long has been a legal debate as to whether businesses owned and operated by Indian tribes could either...more

US I-Gaming Policy Brief : State/Territory I-Gaming Legislation/Regulatory Efforts

CALIFORNIA SB 1463, sponsored by Senators Wright and Steinberg, would provide for the licensure, regulation and taxation of Internet gambling, with licensees initially restricted to authorized poker games; additional...more

Gaming Legal News - December 8, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 36

In This Issue: - NORTHWEST GAMING LAW SUMMIT FOCUSES ON INDIAN COUNTRY by Robert W. Stocker II The 9th Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit held in Seattle last Thursday and Friday was well attended by...more

Miccosukee Indians Sue Own Former Counsel over Tax Advice

The Miccosukee Indian tribe has severed their longtime business relationship with their former lawyer, Dexter Lehtinen and has filed a lawsuit against him for malpractice. The tribe members allege that Lehtinen gave them...more

Gaming Legal News - November 22, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 34

In This Newsletter: - What Is Massachusetts Really Proposing For Indian Gaming? - IRS Requests Comments Regarding The Allocation Of Volume Cap For Tribal Economic Development Bonds - The Battle Of Tallahassee: War...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - June 2011 - Volume 2, Issue 6

In this issue: Interview with Nonie Manion; Tribunal Upholds Forced Combination of Bank’s Investment Subsidiary; Update: Cigarette Sales on Reservations; ALJ Accepts Vendor’s Proof of Resales; Telecom Equipment “Shelters”...more

Taxing Intrastate Tribal Poker in California

With online poker refusing to leave the legislative stage in Sacramento, and with many of California‘s biggest gaming tribes pushing hard for a seat at the table, one questions looms: Will the state tax the money that tribes...more

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