Long before it opened Red Hawk Casino, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians ran a small gambling hall in a tent-like structure off Highway 50. The tribe's Crystal Mountain Casino operated just briefly and intermittently – but generated a $107 million lawsuit that continues to hound the Miwoks.
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