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Running Aces sues tribal casinos, claiming card games aren't authorized by state

Running Aces, one of the state's two horse-racing tracks, filed a federal racketeering lawsuit Tuesday claiming tribal casinos in three locations have offered card games not authorized under state law.

The lawsuit by the track, which operates in Columbus in the northeast Twin Cities metro, named executives at Grand Casinos in Hinckley and Mille Lacs, owned by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and Treasure Island Resort & Casino, owned by the Prairie Island Indian Community.

Running Aces contends the casinos have been offering "Class III" card games not authorized by state compacts under the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. In the compacts, both the tribes and the state agreed to limit casinos to video games of chance, known as slot machines, and blackjack, according to the Alcohol and Gaming Enforcement Division of the state Department of Public Safety.

https://www.startribune.com/running-aces-files-racketeering-suit-against-tribal-casinos-claiming-card-games-arent-authorized/600359278/

 

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