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Sycuan bingo machines modified for law
San Diego Union-Tribune,
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 12:37:02 PM
Sycuan has quietly changed the way some gambling machines in its casino work, to bring them in line with the view of regulators who were looking at whether the tribe had violated its compact with the state.
But tribal officials say they don't believe there was anything wrong with the way the bingo-based machines were operating for most of the past year.
The question was whether modifying the machines to play with one press of a button - instead of two - made them slot machines in the eyes of regulators.
If so, the casino was offering more slot machines than the 2,000 allowed under a compact it signed with the state in 1999.
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