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Online Poker Futility Serves As A Lesson To California Tribes On Embracing Technology In A Changing Industry

Online poker stall epitomizes larger threat

“The nine-year experience of trying to get internet poker legalized in California is a sad indicator of the complexity of the learning curve and competition we face in protecting and expanding our gaming status,” Steve Stallings, chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), told attendees of the group’s annual meeting in Banning.

California v. Cabazon, 30 Years Later: Tribes Celebrate Historic Ruling for Indian Gaming

The landmark 1987 decision paved the way for the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), passed the following year, leading to a sea of change in economic development in Indian country. IGRA is arguably the most significant law passed in recent history for having reduced poverty on reservation lands.