Federal Regulator Indicates Poarch Creek Casinos Are LegalRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Mar 19 2013 10:21 PM
The federal authority that oversees Indian casinos strongly reinforced to Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange that, despite his recent attempted action against the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the tribe does not have to follow the state definition of bingo and has a right to operate electronic bingo casinos in the state.
Strange has pushed the National Indian Gaming Commission to crack down on the Poarch Creek facilities on land in federal trust in Montgomery, Wetumpka, and Atmore, arguing they are operating slot machines that are illegal in the state. He said it is clear the machines and are not bingo, which is Class II gambling allowed in certain areas of the state.