A popular and profitable form of gaming has sparked a controversy in Idaho between the state’s Indian tribes and horse racetracks. "Instant Racing" video slot machines replay the last seconds of horse races run in the past,...more
The Washington Redskins professional football team will soon not only be battling Native Americans over the registrability of the REDSKINS trademark, but will also have to cross swords with the US Government. Last week, the...more
A federal district court in New Mexico has issued a decision finding that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s regulations permitting the Secretary of the Interior to adopt Class III gaming procedures for a tribe lacking a...more
In a published decision filed September 24, 2014, the Third District Court of Appeal (per Justice Robie) held that CEQA’s definition of a “public agency” that is subject to its requirements (see Pub. Resources Code, § 21063)...more
In January, a split 9th Circuit panel shocked Indian Country with its holding in Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California that the State’s failure to negotiate in good faith for a tribal-state gaming compact with the Big Lagoon...more
On May 27, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), states may only sue to enjoin a tribe from conducting class III gaming “on Indian lands.” Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Cmty., 2014...more
The landmark ballot referendum proposing to reverse the California Legislature’s ratification of two off-reservation tribal casinos is being challenged in state court litigation seeking to block the referendum from appearing...more
In This Issue:
- TRIBAL MEMBERSHIP REVOCATIONS: DIALING FOR DOLLARS?
Over the past several years, there have been a series of publicized tribal enrollment revocations of enrolled members – including former...more
The recent “settlement agreement” between the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes and the Governor of Oklahoma (Exhibit A hereto) has revived interest in amendment of the terms of the Model Tribal Gaming Compact (the “Compact”) (Exhibit...more
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
Originally published in Riverside Lawyer, October 2012.
The tribal gaming industry received a blow from the United States Supreme Court right before the high court ended its session for the summer. Whether the blow is...more
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