DesertRoseBingo.com, which the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel launched early in the day this month. California wants to pull the plug.
The Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel is dealing with a federal lawsuit from their state of Ca over its online video gaming activities. The state wants the plug pulled on the go-it-alone tribal operator which early in the day this month established its online bingo service, Desertrosebingo.com. The tribe has also established its intention to offer poker that is online Californians, regardless of perhaps the state chooses to legalize and regulate it or not, and has consistently said the launch of its internet poker site, PrivateTable.com, is ‘imminent.’
While the tribal operator believes it ‘is exerting its sovereign right beneath the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGA) to manage and conduct Class II gaming from the tribe’s booking,’ the 14-page lawsuit issued by the California Attorney General this week asserts that the tribe’s actions are ‘an imminent risk to the public wellness, safety, and welfare.’
The state is seeking ‘orders temporarily restraining, and permanently enjoining, the Tribe’s providing and conducting Internet gambling in breach for the Compact plus in violation of state and federal legislation.’
Breach of State Gaming Compact
‘This action seeks appropriate injunctive relief to stop unlawful Internet gambling; Defendant Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, additionally known as Sa Continue reading