Play Bingo
Play Blackjack
Play Slots
Play Poker
Play Video Poker
500 Nations Free Casino Games

Supreme Court ruling will slow development of some Indian casinos

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Supreme Court has handed down a ruling this week that allows a lawsuit to proceed which challenges the U.S. Interior Department’s decision to take land into trust on behalf of the Gun Lake Tribe of Michigan. Tribal lands must be taken into federal trust as a prerequisite to building a tribal casino.

Lawyers for the plaintiff, David Patchak, argued the land could not legally be placed in trust under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 because the Gun Lake Tribe was not recognized in 1934. Therefore, the casino should be closed down.

"The decision has the potential to change how the federal government takes land into trust for tribes," said Steven Light, co-director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota. "It's potentially a huge problem for expansion of gaming for recently recognized tribes."

The most notable tribes impacted by this ruling are:

Gun Lake Tribe of Michigan (Gun Lake Casino)
Cowlitz Tribe in Washington state
Snoqualmie Tribe (Snoqualmie Casino)
Shinnecock Tribe in New York
Mashpee Wampanoag in Massachusetts
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi (Firekeepers)

Other Indian casino projects may find it difficult to fund construction, and others may be delayed until after the Gun Lake matter is settled in court.

Return to Indian Casinos.


VOTED #1
Favorite Casino
Best Slots

by 500 Nations players

US PLAYERS WELCOME
A World-Class Casino! *Best Slots, Blackjack, Table Games, Sports Book.

Play 300 Free Games
No Sign-up | No Download
$3,000 Welcome Bonus
100% Match Redeem 3 Times
$3,000 Slots Bonus
100% Match Redeem 3 Times
Blackjack Weekends Today!
Up to $100 casino bonuses
See All Bovada Promotions
Member benefits & promos.





Join Bovada Join Bovada
500 Nations is an independent directory and information service free of any gaming operator's control and not affiliated with any casino.
Warning: You must ensure you meet all age and other regulatory requirements before entering a casino or placing a wager. There are hundreds of jurisdictions in the world with Internet access and hundreds of different games and gambling opportunities available on the Internet. Do not assume that Internet gaming sites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of every jurisdiction from which they accept players. YOU are responsible for determining if it is legal for YOU to play any particular game or place any particular wager under the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located.