Thursday, November 02, 2006

NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source

NWAnews.com :: Northwest Arkansas' News Source: "Bingo falls under Class II gambling, along with keno, pull-tabs, punchboards and card games in which players play against one another rather than against the house.
As long as Class II games are legal in a state, tribes are free to conduct them on their own land. But because tribal lands are domestic nations, they are not subject to state regulations, said I. Nelson Rose, an international expert on gambling law and a professor at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, Calif. As a result, large for-profit “bingosinos” based around Class II card games and bingo machines that resemble slot machines have sprung up in states like Florida and California. He cited the 130, 000-square-foot Seminole Hard Rock Cafe Casino in Hollywood, Fla., as an example. “The only way a state can stop a tribe from having ‘bingosinos’ is to outlaw charity bingo,” said Rose, who is not affiliated with any groups in Arkansas opposing the amendment. "
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