US – Santa Ysabel white paper sets out legal stance ahead of GiGseBy Phil - 11 April 2015
Just days before speaking at GiGse in San Francisco, the lipay Nation of Santa Ysabel tribe from California has published a white paper setting out why it believes it should be allowed to offer internet poker and bingo.
The white paper, which outlines why the tribe believes the state is stepping ‘outside of their legal dominion in an attempt to curtail the Santa Ysabel Tribe’s interactive gaming plans’, has been prepared by David Vialpando, Chairman of the Santa Ysabel Tribal Gaming Commission, and David Chelette, President of Santa Ysabel Interactive.
Mr. Vialpando and Mr. Chelette will be speaking at GiGse, which is taking place at the Hyatt Regency from April 20 to 22, to explain their internet initiative and its wider implications for the battle to legalize internet poker in California.
Currently in a dispute with the US Department of Justice after the launch of Private Table and Desert Rose Bingo, the tribe will use GiGse as a platform to explain their interpretation of Class II and Class III gaming in the state as the basis for their internet gaming launch.