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The Nation : Indian Gaming Curb OKd

The House passed and sent to the Senate a bill creating a federal commission to regulate gambling on Indian reservations and imposing a four-year moratorium on all casino-type gaming and track betting not operating as of Jan. 1. The bill, approved by voice vote, allows games operating as of Jan. 1, 1986, to be “grandfathered in.” Bingo and social games such as poker and Indian traditional games are excluded from the moratorium. During the moratorium, the General Accounting Office would study the costs, benefits and problems of regulating casino-type gambling, horse and dog racing, jai alai and other betting games.


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