In this week’s Green Felt Journal, I take a (very brief) look back at the legacy of the Cabazon decision:
February 25, 1987, was a milestone date for gambling in America. On that day, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, a verdict that paved the way for the rapid expansion of casino gambling on tribal lands in the decades to follow. Thirty years on, the Court’s decision still reverberates throughout the casino industry and Las Vegas.
Read more: 30 Years of Tribal Gaming – Vegas Seven
This is the topic for a few books, so it’s by no means comprehensive, but I thought that the anniversary was a good time to reflect on tribal gaming and Las Vegas.