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Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, operator of Cache Creek Casino, sues state over card games

by Matthew Keys January 8, 2019 by Matthew Keys January 8, 2019

The lawsuit, filed in federal court last week, says state regulators are not doing enough to prohibit card games that are exclusive to Native American tribes

The operator of the Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks and several other Northern California Native American tribes have filed a lawsuit against the State of California over exclusive tribal rights to offer card games.
In a complaint filed in federal court last week, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation tribe and two others accuse state officials of not doing enough to enforce a pact made with state regulators that prohibits anyone other than a Native American tribe from offering “banking games” in a casino or card house.
Under state law, card games like blackjack or baccarat in which a player bets against a banker are legal only when they are offered “by sovereign Indian nations in accordance with approved tribal-state gaming compacts,” according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by the Express on Tuesday.

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