Friday, March 9, 2012

Pala Monitors Their Facebook Page!

Yes, my comment was taken down in record time:


Apparently, they didn't like the response.... but it's good to get it on record.

22 comments:

White Buffalo said...

Indian tribes worried about state online poker

7 Mar 2012

By Chris Sieroty

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- American Indian tribes may not benefit from state-regulated online poker laws.

While seemingly everyone at iGaming North America was busy wondering if and when online poker may be legalized on an intrastate basis, tribes expressed concern about the effect state regulation might have on their gaming operations

"It affects everyone differently," said Sheila Morago, executive director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association. "Tribes are still (hurting) from the loss of revenue from the recession. They are still wary about something new coming down the road."

Moraga said many of the bills would force tribes to renegotiate state compacts, which all have different revenue-sharing structures, she said.

She questioned how a federal bill would affect the 29 states that have tribal gaming.

For example, she said, both Arizona and Oklahoma have compacts covering all tribal gaming, while California has multiple compacts with individual tribes.

"We can all agree that no one wants to open their state compact," Moraga told tribal gaming executives, regulators and state officials at the iGaming North America conference at Planet Hollywood Resort, which concluded Tuesday.

Moraga joined other tribal gaming veterans for a panel discussion of the impact of online gaming policy on tribes. The three-day conference attracted about 550 people from around the world to discuss legalizing online gaming.

California Tribal Business Alliance Chairwoman Leslie Lohse said it would be difficult to get tribes to support new laws involving online gambling unless it was clear how the tribes would be affected.

"We are not just talking about a business impact, but it's a tribal impact," Lohse said.

She added that brick-and-mortar casinos have been very successful in helping tribes rebuild their communities.

Gambling revenue at Native American casinos grew to $26.7 billion in 2010, according to the Indian Gaming Industry Report produced by Casino City Press. That was up 1.3 percent from $26.4 billion in 2009.

Lohse called a proposed online gaming bill a "slap in the face" to California's 110 federally recognized tribes.

The proposed legislation, known as the Internet Gambling Consumer Protection and Public-Private Partnership Act of 2012, would legalize online gaming in California. The measure lays out a price of $30 million for each online gaming license, credited against net gaming revenues for the first three years of operation.

The measure doesn't limit the number of licenses, but does limit applicants to compact tribes, card clubs, horse racing and advance deposit wagers who have done business with the state for three years.

California expects to generate $200 million in the first year, said Stephen Hart, a partner in the law firm Lewis & Roca LLP.

Hart, who represents tribal casinos, said the measure would require tribes to "waive tribal sovereignty" to be licensed in California. He said tribes, which have the exclusivity to operate casinos, will "decline to participate if the waver stands."

Hart predicted tribes would sue if the measure passes as now written.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. and other large commercial casino companies have been lobbying for federal legislation that would create one law overseeing online gaming and allow states and even tribes to opt in.

Moraga asked what would happen under a federal law if a state opts out and a tribe opts in.

"When you take one federal bill and sort of overlay it over 29 state compacts, you're kind of wondering how it's going to work," Moraga said.

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http://online.casinocity.com/article/indian-tribes-worried-about-state-online-poker-106266?issue=3-9-12

O Pechanga said...

Lohse doesn't see the "slaps in the faces" her tribes are giving to their membership by destroying their history and their members lives...

Erick Rhoan said...

Ha! Good one.

White Buffalo said...

I thought you might notice the tribe.

creeper said...

Pala, like Pechanga, does not like hearing the truth.

smokeybear said...

Truth means nothing to them, or "Disenrollment" wouldn't be an "Issue!"

Anonymous said...

this website sucks

Anonymous said...

It sucks like the cowards who are disenrolling people!

Anonymous said...

OP is right the PECHANGA ARE KILLING OFF THE TRIBE by keeping DESCENDANTS TRUE OUT AND CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN THE ONLY THING that will be NATIVE CULTURE WILL BE BRICKS AND MORTAR SO TO SPEAK All need to stop blogging about and MOVE WHO IS BRING ALL THE CALIFORNIA NATIVE AMERICANS IN CALIFORNIA TOGETHER TO STOP ALL INJUSTICES !! CALIFONIA TRIBES UNITE WHAT SAY YOU ELECT A GOVERNMEMT POLYSQWALIS

smokeybear said...

Anonymous said...
this website sucks.

"Why," because we speak the "Truth?" You obviously can't handle the "Truth!" Oh, by the way: "Are you Mark or John?" Just asking, because we don't really "Give A Rats A..!"

Anonymous said...

we speak the truth yeah right




no smokeybear and it does suck

smokeybear said...

Anonymous said...
we speak the truth yeah right

no smokeybear and it does suck

You have got to be "BRAIN-DEAD" to even think that with "All" the evidence to the "Contrary!" What is it: "English is a "Second-Language?"....O.K., "I'll Bite."....Why do you think that? You have my attention. As I said before: "Don't" really give a "Rats A.., but I'm a little "Curious!" So, "Please," by all means, tell me why you make a statement like that without qualifying it with a "Reason." You obviously have one. So "Go For It,"..."I'm All Ears!"

Anonymous said...

Yeah, tell us why it sucks...or is that just an example of public education paying off?

Anonymous said...

do not get mad

smokeybear said...

Anonymous said...
do not get mad.

Whose mad? You obviously have an "Opinion," and we would like too "Hear It!" So "Tell Us" why you think this website sucks? You can't "Qualify" a statement like that "Without A Reason," so what is your "Reason?"

speaker of truth said...

Don't pay attention to the childish,alcoholic,drug addicted behavior of the anonymous comments which post at 2:44 am,1:17 am.These are common with supporters or robert smith.

Anonymous said...

not everybody does drugs sounds like you cant take you mind off dope must be a recovering addict. pala is not only place that monitors their page.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like someone touched a sore spot.

Anonymous said...

Whoever is a recovering Alcoholic or Addict I say good job! Keep up the good work.To bad robert smith isn't in some sort of recovery program,I've seen him sloppy drunk in the casino a number of times! and then there's his brother andrew the drug dealer!Don't even get me started on his portly friends who live across from the casino with their YAQUI BLOOD!

Anonymous said...

yeah

Anonymous said...

If u don't have the blood then that's why ppl r disenrolled bottom line if u have strong blood no body can question it so obviously some ppl had questionable blood line bottom line deal wit it cause u won't b re unrolled !!!

reinstatement-restitution said...

What if you have the evidence of your blood, but the executive committee chooses to ignore the truth and finds a lie they like because it allows them to get rid of people that are questioning their actions? We need honest leaders, not thieves, liars, drug users, sex offenders, and bigots. In the meantime, I think there are plenty of questions to ask about Robert Smith and Leroy Miranda and their blood. They are hiding behind their money and power, and won't let anyone challenge them. That is why they won't face us like men.