California tribes sue state over slot machine limits

Two tribes have filed separate lawsuits against the state of California over limits placed on the number of slot machines at their casinos.

The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians already won a decision in federal court that said the state wrongly imposed a cap on slot machines. The tribe is now in state court to reclaim $115 million in revenues that it said it lost at the Valley View Casino.

The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians is suing the state in federal court over the slot machine limit. The Black Oak Casino has 1,013 machines but the tribe said it should be able to offer up to 2,000.

Get the Story:
Valley View Casino Indian tribe suing state (San Diego News Network 2/9)
Press Release: Tribe Sues State of California for Lost Revenue (San Pasqual Band 2/9)
Casino sues state over machine limits (The Sonoma Union Democrat 2/9)