Gaming Legal News - July 25, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 18

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In This Issue:

- THE CARCIERI CHALLENGE: PROVING “UNDER FEDERAL JURISDICTION [AS OF 1934]” by Dennis J. Whittlesey:

The June 18 Supreme Court ruling in Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band (“Gun Lake Band”) v. Patchak will allow the challenge to the Gun Lake Indian casino to be litigated. In the process, the Court has put the spotlight back on the Court’s February 24, 2009, decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. That decision concluded that the Secretary of the Interior cannot accept land into trust for any tribe not “under federal jurisdiction” as of the enactment of the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 (“IRA”), the only federal law authorizing the Secretary to accept land into trust status for tribes...

- DETROIT CASINOS’ JUNE AGGREGATE REVENUES SLIGHTLY DECREASE COMPARED TO SAME MONTH LAST YEAR: MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD RELEASES JUNE 2012 REVENUE DATA by Ryan M. Shannon:

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for June 2012 for the three Detroit, Michigan, commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 1.6% decrease in gaming revenues compared to the same month in 2011. Aggregate gross gaming revenue for the Detroit commercial casinos also decreased by approximately 5.8% in June compared to May 2012 revenue figures, continuing a trend of similar decline from May to June in prior years...

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