Archive - 2012
After choosing my paper topic of Indian gaming on “newly acquired” or “after acquired” Indian lands, I was surprised to find an article specifically addressing one of the problems that could, and did, arise under this section of the IGRA in my home state of Arizona.
Steve is quoted in the Boston Globe on the key question about the compact's terms: whether the tribe's agreement to pay a 21.5% cut of gambling revenue to the state -- less than the 25% to be paid by commercial casino operators -- will overcome federal scrutiny. As Steve asks, “The question will be, is 21.5 too high?”
The Gun Lake Casino in Michigan is currently involved in a lawsuit that is seeking the closure of the casino outside of Grand Rapids. The casino is developed and managed by Station Casinos LLC. Depending on the outcome of this case, it could possibly have a major effect on the $26.73