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Coeur d'Alene Tribe set to launch new poker games on May 2

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The Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Idaho. Photo from Facebook

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho will open a new poker room at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel on May 2.

The Idaho Constitution outlaws poker. But the National Indian Gaming Commission considers non-banked card games to fall into the Class II category, meaning the state lacks jurisdiction over them.

“We’ve been looking at ways to stay competitive in the gaming industry,” Helo Hancock, the tribe’s legislative director, told The Spokesman Review. “Poker is something that we consistently get requests for.”

The Idaho Lottery Commission has asked the NIGC to clarify the matter.

Get the Story:
Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s plan to offer poker at casino at odds with Idaho (The Spokesman Review 4/17)

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Opinion: Authorize gaming for everyone in Idaho, not just tribes (04/03)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe to host poker games despite legal questions (03/28)

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