Dewberry v. Kulongoski

Tribal Gaming

Case: Dewberry v. Kulongoski, 2010 WL 9932505 (Or. Cir.)

Synopsis: This case arose out of relators’ challenge to a tribal gaming compact entered into between the Governor of the State of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes that allowed gaming activities on a parcel of land known as the “Hatch Tract.” Judge Rasmussen determined that under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Governor Kulongoski and the Confederated Tribes entered into a valid gaming compact, which lawfully permited the Confederated Tribes to operate the Three Rivers Casino & Hotel on restored lands.

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