4 Tips For Traversing The Calif. Tribal Gambling Landscape

Law360, New York (April 20, 2015, 1:29 PM EDT) -- As with any jurisdiction, California has its peculiarities when it comes to regulating Native American casinos and other gambling ventures. And when steering clients through the state's complicated regulatory landscape for casino approvals and vendor suitability reviews, lawyers should be ready to tackle negotiations on a number of fronts simultaneously, experts say. 

Here are four tips for navigating California's tribal gaming regulatory system:

Know the Players and the System

California essentially has a two-lane regulatory approval process when it comes to most tribal gaming matters, involving both state and tribal authorities — with that lane widening to include federal regulators for...

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