8th Circuit: Lack Of Scienter Cannot Rescue Indian Casino Contractor

(February 3, 2016, 12:52 PM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — The Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 29 upheld a $5 million fine against the operator of a pari-mutuel betting business at a Native American casino after finding that the operator cannot avoid liability for violations of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) by claiming a lack of scienter (Bettor Racing, Inc., et al. v. National Indian Gaming Commission, No. 15-1335, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 1456).

(Opinion available. Document #96-160212-008Z.)

Summary Judgment

Bettor Racing Inc. contracted to operate a...
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