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Tribal Casinos
(2008-06-05)
(wgvu) - A Michigan Gaming Control Board employee
says Indian casinos should be forced to get liquor licenses.
Patrick Devlin said he filed a lawsuit this week to try and
force Attorney General Mike Cox to require tribal casinos to comply
with liquor control laws. Devlin said that not requiring tribes to
spend the time and money needed to get licenses gives them a
competitive advantage over Detroit casinos required to have
licenses.
He said he also is concerned about liability issues.
A Cox spokesman said the lawsuit will be reviewed once it's
received.
Devlin said he is suing as an individual, not on behalf of the
gaming board.
Tribes are considered sovereign nations and aren't covered by
some state laws. Devlin said liquor sales should be an exception.
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