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Santa Ysabel Tribe Loses Online Gaming Appeal

Jennifer Newell August 6th, 2018

The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, formally known as the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueño Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, is located in southern California near San Diego. Its population totals less than 750, but the tribe has been at the center of numerous legal battles in state and national courts for the right to offer online poker and bingo.

The latest loss for the tribe could be the last. Last week, a California district judge confirmed a lower court’s ruling that Santa Ysabel’s Desert Rose Bingo violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), despite its claims that it operated legally under the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).

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