Tribal casino? Not so fast
The span between the signing of the law legalizing casino gambling in Massachusetts and the filing of the first legal challenge to that law was measured in hours, not days. It likely won’t be the last challenge to the new law, either. In their first defense of the Massachusetts casino law, lawyers defending the state unwittingly stepped into a bitter gambling showdown in Washington state. The Washington dispute shows that Indian gambling - the cause of the first challenge to the Massachusetts casino law - is a legal minefield right now. All the blind optimism in the world can’t change that fact.