Participants on the first day of the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention reportedly heard how the tribes running casinos in California and Arizona were pushing to legalize sports betting on their sites.
According to an article published Monday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the five-day National Indian Gaming Association rally is scheduled to take place until Friday inside the 300,000-square-foot Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas in as tribal leaders from all over the United States. meet to network and discuss a range of topics.
The Californian court:
The newspaper reported that panelists attending the inaugural day of the extravagance agreed that California expected to see new legalized sports betting proposals from the state soon many racetracks and game rooms alongside perhaps even distinguished commercial operators such as FanDuel Group and DraftKings Incorporated. Participants then reportedly heard of a referendum campaign against Florida that this pair recently backed that could bring online sports betting to “The Sunshine State” in direct violation of the 30-year gambling pact recently signed by the United States. southeast jurisdiction with the Seminole tribe of Florida.
Steve bodmer, General Counsel of the Pechanga Band Luiseno Indians, reportedly later told attendees that his tribe had successfully launched a petition campaign that would have allowed California voters to allow sports betting for native casinos as well as private racetracks in San Diego County, Alameda County, Los Angeles County and Orange County. The panelist reportedly explained that this effort allowed these sites to offer sports betting to anyone over the age of 21 in exchange for agreeing to pay. a 10% tax on their associated gross gaming income.
Temporary waiting period:
However, Bodmer would have revealed that this referendum campaign, which would have also established sports betting via points of sale, was finally wiped out after California. was largely closed for most of March as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic and is unlikely to be released until November 2022.
Concerning the neighboring state of Arizona and panelist Bernadine BurnettePresident of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is said to have told attendees she expects most of the details to be tied to recently ratified local laws that legalize sports betting to be finalized within the next 60 days. She also reportedly disclosed that “Grand Canyon State” intended to do ten permits available for Indigenous groups although the tendering process is likely to be very competitive as the jurisdiction home to 22 federally recognized tribes.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Burnette joined the president of Arizona’s Ak-Chin Indian community, Robert miguel (photo), recognizing that sports betting is low-margin accreditation it could help attract more players to urban tribal casinos in the southwestern state. But they would nevertheless have expressed their unease over the planned issue of ten non-reservation sports betting licenses for professional sports franchises in the jurisdiction and sites that host PGA and NASCAR events.
Miguel would have said …
“We knew it was only a matter of time before sports betting hit the state and we felt that everything we added was going to be positive for the tribes. “