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Indian nations sue state to enforce laws against illegal games in cardrooms

By Democrat Staff | The Daily Democrat January 5, 2019


Federal suit follows years of inaction by state government, tribes contend

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have sued the State to enforce the laws regulating the exclusive right of Indian tribes to offer house-banked card games which California voters approved through Proposition 1A and the state recognized in the compacts it subsequently negotiated with the tribes.
The California Constitution has long prohibited casino games such as those played in Nevada and New Jersey casinos, according to a joint statement from the three Indian nations. In 2000, however, California voters approved Proposition 1A, a constitutional amendment allowing tribes with compacts to offer Las Vegas-style gaming.

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