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California’s Attack on Big Lagoon Is Absurd

In a historical live streamed court hearing concerning the Big Lagoon Tribe’s gaming project, the 9th circuit court slammed the State of California over many points of law and procedure concerning their challenge to the federal governments acquisition of tribal lands. Before I discuss the Court drama, a of...
A bankruptcy primer

A bankruptcy primer

I am likely breaking some sort of gaming taboo discussing the topic of bankruptcy, however, with the current state of the economy, struggling to recover from the collapse of the financial markets, the bankruptcy filings of the Trump, Tropicana, Fontainebleau casinos, and the recent bankruptcy filing of gaming Station...

Duran: 9th Circuit revives slot suits

 In a win for California gaming tribes, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 9 revived two gaming device licensing suits brought by the Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community and the Rincon Band of Luiseño Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation. suits...

Duran: For what the bell tolls: California;s shakedown

The latest shot heard round the gaming world was in April: the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California;s ruling in Rincon Band v. Schwarzenegger, et al., a formerly obscure lawsuit pitting a small California gaming tribe against the largess of the state of California, concerning the state's compacting...

Duran: For what the bell tolls: California’s shakedown

The latest shot heard round the gaming world was in April: the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California's ruling in Rincon Band v. Schwarzenegger, et al., a formerly obscure lawsuit pitting a small California gaming tribe against the largess of the state of California, concerning the state's compacting...