NCAI, Tribe Back Ysleta Pueblo’s Electronic Bingo Offer to High Court

By Andrew Westney (December 10, 2021, 2:50 p.m. EST) – The National Congress of American Indian and other groups have urged the United States Supreme Court to overturn a Fifth Circuit ruling that Texas can block the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo electronic bingo, say that the history of tribal gambling shows that the state can ban Pueblo gambling, but not regulate it.

The federally recognized Pueblo recently told the High Court that the Restoration Act of 1987 – a law that restored federal recognition to the Pueblo as well as the Alabama-Coushatta tribe of Texas – gives Texas the power to ‘outright ban certain games but not regulate tribal bingo because it is …

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