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New Mexico Tribes Fight to Ban Online Gambling

New Mexico Tribes Fight to Ban Online Gambling

Blackmail is such an ugly term, but it is hard to view a brand new Navajo Nations gambling compact with the state of New Mexico in virtually any other light; the brand new agreement, now being negotiated, would effortlessly allow the tribe to withhold any slot machine revenue due the Land of Enchantment should state legislators put through laws that could allow for on line poker, or any other form of Web casino gambling, for that matter.

New Navajo Compact

The Navajos are agreeing perhaps not to provide online gambling on their own without state or federal sanctioning of such off-reservation activity. As the reality of federal passage of almost any online gambling legislation becomes dimmer by the afternoon, it seems unlikely the tribe would need to worry about renegotiating, but if this ever happens, they could then review and revise the terms of their slots revenue-sharing deal with New Mexico.

Under the present terms of the compact, non-tribal slots are restricted to just racetracks and fraternal/veterans teams; poker, nonetheless, has no such restrictions. If the Navajo tribe decide to start their very own gambling that is online, the same revenue-sharing arrangement because of the state would apply, excepting poker profits.

Governor’s Workplace Speaks Up

Sticking up on her bread-and-butter, New Mexico governor Susana Martinez recently told the Albuquerque Journal that she’s convinced the Navajo’s land gaming ventures will u

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