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Mono Indian tribe approved to build casino off reservation land

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Marge Lesinski plays a slot machine during the grand opening of the newest building at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on December 17, 2010 in Coconut Creek, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

For years now, California Indian tribes have been operating gaming casinos on land that was considered part of their reservation territory. 

Recently one Indian tribe received approval for a different sort of casino. One that was not on reservation land, but on land owned by the tribe. 

Against much resistance from politicians and other Indian tribes, the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians was approved to build a casino on land that is off the reservation.

But it seems future off reservation casinos might encounter some difficulty getting approval. John Myers, Political Editor for KXTV ABC Sacramento joins the show to explain

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