Feds Changing Laws After Being Forced To Approve Gambling Deals
The United States Department of the Interior has been put in a position that they do not feel comfortable with. As a result, they have decided it is time to change the rules.
Last year, four gambling agreements were signed for Southern California tribes. The agreements were not signed because an actual agreement was reached. They were signed because paperwork was lost.
The agreements were submitted for approval, but then eighty days had passed and the paperwork disappeared. That caused the Interior Department to be forced to sign the agreements.
The new laws that are being proposed is that the window of time to approve the deals would not start until the Federal Office of Indian Gaming received the documents.
The government is trying to change the laws to ensure that any future deals are at their discretion. The new deal in place for the four tribes that were the beneficiaries of this latest deal is worth billions of dollars.
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