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9th Circuit Affirms Tribe Cannot Offer Poker At Casino

Mealey's (July 29, 2015, 8:45 AM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 22 affirmed an order preliminarily enjoining the Coeur D’Alene Tribe from offering Texas Hold’em poker at its casino (State of Idaho v. Coeur D’Alene Tribe, No. 14-35753, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 12634).

(Opinion available. Document #96-150826-007Z.)

Gaming Dispute

Congress created the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) in 1998 “in order to provide a statutory basis for the operation and regulation of gaming by Indian tribes.” The act divides gaming on...
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