New Mexico Tribes Fight to Ban Online Gambling

Blackmail is such an unsightly term, but it's hard to see a brand new Navajo Nations gambling compact with the state of New Mexico in every other light; the latest agreement, now being negotiated, would effectively allow the tribe to withhold any slot machine revenue due the Land of Enchantment should state legislators put through laws that could allow for on the web poker, or any other kind of Web casino gambling, for that matter.

New Navajo Compact

The Navajos are agreeing not to offer online gambling by themselves without state or federal sanctioning of these activity that is off-reservation. As the reality of federal passage of almost any online gambling legislation becomes dimmer by the afternoon, this indicates unlikely the tribe would need to worry about renegotiating, but if this ever happens, they might then review and revise the regards to their slots revenue-sharing deal with New Mexico.

Under the prevailing terms of the compact, non-tribal slots are restricted to simply racetracks and fraternal/veterans teams; poker, but, has no restrictions that are such. If the Navajo tribe decide to start their very own online gambling venture, the same revenue-sharing arrangement utilizing the state would apply, excepting poker earnings.

Governor's Workplace Speaks Up

Sticking up on her behalf bread-and-butter, New Mexico governor Susana Martinez recently told the Albuquerque Journal that she's convinced the Navajo's land gaming


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