California tribes to discuss regulation with state

California tribes are meeting with the state today to discuss the potential implementation of the Minimum Internal Control Standards, or MICS.

The MICS were issued by the National Indian Gaming Commission to cover just about every aspect of Class III gaming. But a federal appeals court said the agency has no authority to enforce them.

The decision was hailed as a victory for Indian Country but it could hinder new gaming compacts in California. So the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, in conjunction with the state Gambling Control Commission, is proposing an alternative to adopt the MICS at the state level.

Tribal and state officials are discussing the proposal at a meeting on the Cabazon Reservation.

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