El Paso's Tigua tribe and the Texas Attorney General's Office have
been locked in a legal tug of war over the state's right to inspect the
tribe's entertainment centers.
The state recently agreed to file an amended complaint against the Tiguas.
At issue is whether the Tiguas can continue to offer bingo games after U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone last year ordered the tribe to stop offering electronic sweepstakes games.
Texas' case against the Tiguas was filed in 1999 and
technically closed in May. However, the attorney general has argued that
the tribe is continuing to violate the law by offering bingo and has
asked Cardone to allow its employees to inspect Tigua entertainment