ARIZONA AG SAYS CASINOS WON’T CLOSE

July 07, 2001 8:42 PM
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Arizona Attorney General Janet Napolitano said tribal casinos in the state aren’t in danger of closing, despite a federal court order that says state law doesn’t permit slot machines, keno or blackjack.

Napolitano said “there is no court order to enforce” the ruling, and predicted further court cases to help clarify the issue.

The court order also barred Governor Jane Hull from negotiating any more gaming compacts, citing the state legislature’s sole authority to do so.