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 to U.S. 101 in Sonoma County. The best information available is that this will occur prior to December 31, and the project is expected to dwarf the competition throughout Northern California. As discussed below, the casino will be massive with a wide range of collateral attractions, including dining and live entertainment, and is destined to cash in on the fact that it will be the closest casino to San Francisco...

- RULING ON LEASED SLOTS OPENS DOOR TO ON-RESERVATION PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES:

In Mashantucket Pequot Tribe v. Town of Ledyard, an opinion certain to echo throughout Indian Country, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided that Ledyard, Connecticut, home to Foxwoods Resort & Casino, may assess the state property tax on slot machines owned by non-Indians and leased to the casino on the reservation...

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