Casino in a reservation

Casino in a reservation

A lot of American reservations which were settled by the historical nations and tribes many centuries ago have survived till the end of the 20th century on the US territory. The legal characteristic of reservations claims that they obey their own laws, and shouldn't be dependent on rules that are spread on the territory of the rest state. It concerns all spheres of their activity including gamblings. So, an interesting story connected with it happened in Florida.

Seminole is an ancient Indian tribe that has been settling Florida from ancient times decided to open the bingo hall in their reservation in 1979. It is a prototype of a modern casino. Such gambling institution was extremely popular among both local dwellers and visitors. However the authorities of Florida decided to close that establishment according to the current ban on the casino. But he representatives of the tribe refused them. As for the strict belief of tribe members, they were sure they could open everything they wanted on their sovereign territory. That heated argument even lead to a trial. The conflict remained unsolved for several years while court sessions were held. As a result the final decision was taken in 1987 when judges stated a victory of Indians and didn't close the casino.

 
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