Idaho tribes complained about casino bill

Idaho legislators are near to approve a gaming bill limiting tribes’ operations.

Representatives of native tribes said the bill would violate the current agreements.

US.- After the Idaho House State Affairs Committee passed a gaming bill limiting the activity in tribal casinos, representatives of State’s operators expressed their disagreement with the potential law. The project was introduced by Tom Loertscher, Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, earlier this month.

According to native tribes, the new gaming amendment would affect the current agreements between casino operators and the Idaho’s government, as it would prohibit the offering of video gambling terminals with real money across native tribes’ legal venues.

Members of State’s tribes that operate gaming salons presented a formal complaint to an Idaho House panel, where they warned about the possible violation of the regulation, signed by State and federal governments, on casino services on Indian reservations. The panel will hold a vote on the controversial gaming bill HB 127 today.