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California Cardrooms Battle on with Tribal Casinos Over Gaming Rights, as Confusing Lingo Further Clouds Clarity

Ed Silverstein February 15, 2019

 

California cardrooms are facing an uncertain hand as tribal casino operators turn up pressure on state officials to enforce exclusivity laws, leaving some employees worrying about job security.

This week, the state’s Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC) held a hearing in Clovis — the fifth of seven planned statewide meetings — on games played at cardrooms.

After a seven-year feud between Cali cardrooms and tribal casinos, the BGC has proposed clamping down on such popular cardroom attractions as blackjack-style games and changing rules for other rotating player-dealer games. But to date — much to the dismay of tribal casinos who consider the workaround an infringement of their exclusivity compact — no specific actions have been taken.

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