Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Tribal sovereignty (and revenue source) threatened?

Iipay Nation challenges state's efforts to "stymie and stifle" progress

The federal government wants the Iipay Nation Native American tribe of Santa Ysabel to shut down an online gambling site where California residents over 18 years of age can log on and purchase bingo cards. The website allows players outside of the reservation to place bets in hopes of winning cash prizes.

On December 3, U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy filed a complaint for a permanent injunction to close down the Desert Rose Bingo online gambling website.

This is not the first the tribe has heard complaints from state or federal attorneys about the website. In November, as reported by onlinepokercalifornia.org, state attorney general Kamala Harris asked that a court shut down the website. But Iipay Nation tribal leaders refused, arguing in a court document that the effort threatened the tribe's rights as a sovereign nation.

"In a throwback to its unsuccessful mid-1990s efforts to stymie and stifle the progress of [Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Class II] gaming, [California] once again seeks to undermine tribal sovereignty, innovation and economic initiative by seeking injunctive and declaratory relief from the court declaring that the Tribe may not conduct its legal [Indian Gaming Regulatory Act II] bingo gaming," read the tribe's memorandum and legal points filed on November 25.

Seeing the tribe was not backing down, the federal government decided to get involved. In the complaint, federal attorneys argue that in order to be legal, proceeds from lotteries or bingo games must be used for charitable purposes.

"Commencing on or about November 3, 2014, Defendants knowingly accepted, and continue to knowingly accept, in connection with the participation of other persons in unlawful Internet gambling conducted through Desert Rose Bingo,” reads the complaint.

"Relief is required to maintain the public health and safety. If Defendants are not enjoined, Defendants will likely continue to promote and facilitate unlawful Internet gambling.”

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Wanted – sports cards
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
Rides for Seniors
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 27, 2020
Accounting/bookkeeping
San Diego Reader Classified ads
February 6, 2020
1977 Chevy Cordoba motor
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
Single room available
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
Ad
Previous article

Best Reader stories from 2019

Hillcrest, underwater photos, Lincoln High, book clubs, backcountry real estate, spying street lights, San Diego's bugs
Next Article

Governor Newsom clarifies order regarding closure of all but “essential” businesses

“Of course, I didn’t mean gun stores.”
Comments
2

How do you make an old lady use the F word? Yell BINGO

Dec. 5, 2014

Sovereignty "The supreme, absolute, and uncontrollable power by which an independent state is governed and from which all specific political powers are derived; the intentional independence of a state, combined with the right and power of regulating its internal affairs without foreign interference".

So if they need permission fro California to operate a casino, sink wells, or anything else, they are by definition NOT a "Sovereign Nation". Shut them all down, or allow anyone toiopen a casino.

Dec. 5, 2014

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Laura Duffy
Laura Duffy

The federal government wants the Iipay Nation Native American tribe of Santa Ysabel to shut down an online gambling site where California residents over 18 years of age can log on and purchase bingo cards. The website allows players outside of the reservation to place bets in hopes of winning cash prizes.

On December 3, U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy filed a complaint for a permanent injunction to close down the Desert Rose Bingo online gambling website.

This is not the first the tribe has heard complaints from state or federal attorneys about the website. In November, as reported by onlinepokercalifornia.org, state attorney general Kamala Harris asked that a court shut down the website. But Iipay Nation tribal leaders refused, arguing in a court document that the effort threatened the tribe's rights as a sovereign nation.

"In a throwback to its unsuccessful mid-1990s efforts to stymie and stifle the progress of [Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Class II] gaming, [California] once again seeks to undermine tribal sovereignty, innovation and economic initiative by seeking injunctive and declaratory relief from the court declaring that the Tribe may not conduct its legal [Indian Gaming Regulatory Act II] bingo gaming," read the tribe's memorandum and legal points filed on November 25.

Seeing the tribe was not backing down, the federal government decided to get involved. In the complaint, federal attorneys argue that in order to be legal, proceeds from lotteries or bingo games must be used for charitable purposes.

"Commencing on or about November 3, 2014, Defendants knowingly accepted, and continue to knowingly accept, in connection with the participation of other persons in unlawful Internet gambling conducted through Desert Rose Bingo,” reads the complaint.

"Relief is required to maintain the public health and safety. If Defendants are not enjoined, Defendants will likely continue to promote and facilitate unlawful Internet gambling.”

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
3 bedroom 2 bath
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 26, 2020
Foosball table
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 22, 2020
Wanted – old playing cards decks
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 18, 2020
97 Crown Victoria
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
Sheebz, the one and only
San Diego Reader Classified ads
March 24, 2020
Previous article

Lou Curtiss tells his own story

Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz work to complete documentary on the Folk Arts maven
Next Article

Best Reader stories from 2019

Hillcrest, underwater photos, Lincoln High, book clubs, backcountry real estate, spying street lights, San Diego's bugs
Comments
2

How do you make an old lady use the F word? Yell BINGO

Dec. 5, 2014

Sovereignty "The supreme, absolute, and uncontrollable power by which an independent state is governed and from which all specific political powers are derived; the intentional independence of a state, combined with the right and power of regulating its internal affairs without foreign interference".

So if they need permission fro California to operate a casino, sink wells, or anything else, they are by definition NOT a "Sovereign Nation". Shut them all down, or allow anyone toiopen a casino.

Dec. 5, 2014

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close