While calling for concerted opposition to federal legislation on internet gambling, California’s tribal gaming leaders are only inching towards a state-level strategy of their own to exploit the revenue potential of online gambling.An open debate over the tribal response to regulatory developments on internet gambling provided the main attraction for delegates at this week’s Western Indian Gaming Conference in Palm Springs, California - but watchers of Indian Country could draw few conclusions from the muted process.
Danny Tucker, the newly elected chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), opened the conference with an appeal to tribal governments to respond forcefully to developments in Washington, D.C.
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