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Cabazon: The Raid That Changed Gaming History

Suzette Brewer • February 24, 2017

Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the decision in California v. the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. The case began with a destitute Indian tribe taking on the state of California to open a simple card room in a dusty desert town. It ended with a U.S. Supreme Court triumph that made clear, once and for all, the right of tribes to conduct gaming across the country.
Cabazon opened the Indian gaming industry nationwide by establishing the boundaries of civil jurisdiction and regulatory authority between tribes and states. A generation after the fact, Cabazon remains one of the great unsung victories in U.S. legal history.


And this weekend, the Cabazon Band is celebrating.

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