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Three California tribal casinos to appeal US District Court setback in house-card games exclusivity

June 25, 2019 The tribes believe the US District Court was “incorrect in concluding the compacts did not provide a basis to compel the state to enforce the law. They are considering an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

A lawsuit brought by three prominent casino-operating California tribal nations targeting certain house-banked games available in some of the state’s licensed cardrooms has been dismissed.

The tribes have vowed to appeal the US District Court for the Eastern District of California decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed at the start of 2019 calling for the shut down of lawful cardroom games like blackjack and baccarat on the basis that they violate tribal exclusivity.

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