Gaming Legal News - September 27, 2012 • Volume 5, Number 20

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In This Issue:

- AT LONG LAST, TRIBAL i-GAMING IS ON! (WELL, SORT OF….) by Dennis J. Whittlesey:

Over the past several years, a major topic of discussion at virtually every gaming conference in the United States has centered on one statement: “The question is not whether we will have internet gaming, but when....

- SENECA NATION v. NEW YORK: ISSUES AND RAMIFICATIONS by Patrick Sullivan:

The Seneca Nation and State of New York are currently embroiled in arbitration to resolve the Nation’s claim that the State violated the negotiated Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact by allowing non-Indian land-based gaming within its Class III gaming exclusivity zone. The Nation is withholding payments to the State and local governments pending a full resolution of the dispute, and the battle is escalating as local communities feel the effects of the withholdings...

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

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (“MGCB”) released the revenue and wagering tax data for August 2012 for the three Detroit, Michigan, commercial casinos. The three Detroit commercial casinos posted a collective 1.6% increase in gaming revenues compared to the same month in 2011. Aggregate gross gaming revenue for the Detroit commercial casinos also increased by approximately 4.4% in August compared to July 2012 revenue figures, reversing a trend of decline from July to August in the prior year...

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