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Central California casino remains closed amidst tribal battles




COCONUT CREEK, FL - DECEMBER 17:  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. The Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Central California is to remain closed, a U.S. District court judge ruled Wednesday. It is the latest in tribal disputes at state casinos.
COCONUT CREEK, FL - DECEMBER 17: 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. The Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Central California is to remain closed, a U.S. District court judge ruled Wednesday. It is the latest in tribal disputes at state casinos.
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A U.S. District Court judge in Fresno ordered the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Central California to remain closed Wednesday.

The move came as a way to help resolve a battle between tribal factions - a battle so bitter it lead to an armed stand off last week.

This is just the latest instance of tribal disputes flaring up at California casinos.

For more on this issue, Nelson Rose, an expert on gambling and casino law at Whittier Law School, weighs in.