Court to hear arguments regarding Mich. casino

Oct 21, 2013 7:02 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in December regarding whether the State of Michigan can order a Native American casino to close.

The case involves a casino opened by the Bay Mills Indian Community in Vanderbilt, Michigan, in 2010. Michigan officials claim the casino opened without permission from the U.S. government and in violation of a state compact.

In 2011, a federal judge ordered the casino to close. Last year, a federal appeals court ruled the district court had no jurisdiction to shut the casino.

The U.S. Supreme Court decision could not only affect the Vanderbilt casino but also others operating in Michigan, officials said.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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