1993: Tigua Tribe Opens Speaking Rock Casino
The Tigua Tribe opened the Speaking Rock gaming facility in 1993. The Tigua tribe claimed a 1986 US Supreme Court case (California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians) and subsequent U.S. Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 gave them the right to host a casino.
Several Texas governors since 1993 have taken the opposite position. The State of Texas and Tigua Tribe have battled over the matter in court for years.