Narragansett Indian Tribe’s Facial Challenge To Rhode Island’s Casino Act Fails
Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 3:53 PM EDT) -- PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Supreme Court on March 4 rejected the Narragansett Indian Tribe’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Rhode Island 2011 Casino Act, which resulted in the removal of gaming machines from which the tribe received income (Narragansett Indian Tribe v. State of Rhode Island, et al., No. 12-322, R.I. Sup.; 2015 R.I. LEXIS 29).
(Opinion available. Document #96-150325-074Z.)
Twin River is a state-licensed gambling facility in Rhode Island where video lottery terminal (VLT) machines are used. By statute, the tribe is...