Ninth Circuit Briefs in Dispute between “Advantage Gamblers” and Tonto Apache Tribal Casino

Here are the materials in Pistor v. Garcia:

DCT Order Denying Motion to Dismiss (D. Ariz.)

Garcia Opening Brief

Pistor Answering Brief

Garcia Reply

From the trial court order (Judge Martone):

Plaintiffs, non-Indians, describe themselves as advantage gamblers. All three gambled at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino (“Mazatzal”) in Payson, Arizona, which is owned and operated by the Tonto Apache Tribe (“the Tribe”) and is located on tribal land. Plaintiffs each won a substantial amount of money playing some of Mazatzal’s video blackjack machines. Moving defendants are all employed by the Tribe. Hoosava is the General Manager of Mazatzal. Kaiser is employed by the Tribe as a Tribal Gaming Office Inspector. Garcia is employed by the Tribe as Chief of the Tonto Apache Police Department. On October 25, 2011, plaintiffs allege that they were seized while inside Mazatzal. Pistor and Abel were handcuffed, and all three plaintiffs were brought to private rooms and questioned. Plaintiffs were eventually released and were not charged with any crime. Defendants seized thousands of dollars in cash and casino cash redemption tickets from plaintiffs. The property has not yet been returned.

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One Response to Ninth Circuit Briefs in Dispute between “Advantage Gamblers” and Tonto Apache Tribal Casino

  1. Pingback: “Advantage Gamblers” Civil Rights Suit against State and County Officials Continues | Turtle Talk

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