New Mexico Tribes Fight to Ban Online Gambling

New Mexico Tribes Fight to Ban Online Gambling

Blackmail is this kind of word that is ugly but it’s hard to notice a 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 will allow for online poker, or any other as a type of online casino gambling, for that matter.

New Navajo Compact

The Navajos are agreeing not to provide online gambling themselves without state or federal sanctioning of such off-reservation activity. As the reality of federal passage of almost any online gambling legislation becomes dimmer by the afternoon, it appears not likely the tribe would have to worry about renegotiating, but then review and revise the terms of their slots revenue-sharing deal with New Mexico if this ever occurs, they could.

Under the existing terms of the compact, non-tribal slots are restricted to just racetracks and fraternal/veterans groups; poker, nevertheless, has no restrictions that are such. Should the Navajo tribe decide to start their very own online gambling endeavor, similar revenue-sharing arrangement with all the state would apply, excepting poker profits.

Governor’s Workplace Speaks Up

Sticking up for her bread-and-butter, New Mexico governor Susana Martinez recently told the Albuquerque Journal that she’s convinced the Navajo’s land gaming vent Continue reading “New Mexico Tribes Fight to Ban Online Gambling”