NCAI, Tribe Back Ysleta Pueblo's E-Bingo Bid At High Court

By Andrew Westney (December 10, 2021, 2:50 PM EST) -- The National Congress of American Indians and other groups have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Fifth Circuit ruling that Texas can block the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo's electronic bingo, saying the history of tribal gaming shows that the state can prohibit the Pueblo's gambling, but not regulate it.

The federally recognized Pueblo recently told the high court that the 1987 Restoration Act — a law that reestablished federal recognition of the Pueblo as well as of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas — gives Texas the power to ban certain games outright but not to regulate the tribe's bingo because it's...

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