Gaming Legal News - February 28, 2013 • Volume 6, Number 6

In This Issue:

- LATEST TRIBAL GAMING REVENUE REPORT: “TRIBAL GAMING IMPROVES DESPITE SLUGGISH ECONOMY”:

The annual “Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report” was released nationally on Wednesday, and the improvement in revenues gave tribal gaming for 2011 its best performance in three years. While there were downturns in several states, the overall picture gleaned from the report is a good one for the Indian gaming industry and suggests that 2012 almost certainly will continue the upward trend experienced in 2011....

- TRIBAL GAMING REVENUE SHARING IN CALIFORNIA:

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) requires Indian tribes to execute Tribal-State Gaming Compacts in order to conduct the full panoply of casino gaming, or “Class III” gaming, which includes slot machines and table games such as blackjack. Currently, 70 Indian tribes in California have executed these compacts...

- SENECA NATION V. NEW YORK EXCLUSIVITY DISPUTE UPDATE

As the arbitration between the Seneca Nation of Indians and the State of New York continues, stakeholders such as the cities of Niagara Falls and Salamanca watch and wait for news of whether and when the withheld payments may be delivered. Meanwhile, the State has not removed the video lottery terminals within the Tribe’s exclusivity zone that sparked the debate...

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Topics:  Arbitration, Indian Gaming, Indian Gaming Regulation Act, Revenue Sharing, Seneca Nation v New York, Tribal-State Gaming Compacts

Published In: Art, Entertainment & Sports Updates, Elections & Politics Updates, Finance & Banking Updates, Indigenous Peoples Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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