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|Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:40 am Post subject: U.S. Tribal Gaming Law - Overview
|U.S. Tribal Gaming - Overview
Indian Gaming as an Economic Stimulus
Since 1988, when the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was passed, nearly 200 Indian nations have pursued some type of gaming. And for most, gaming has brought jobs, revenues, and some degree of independence and hope. The growth of the Indian gaming industry from $212 million in 1988 to nearly $10 billion in 2000 attests to the fact that, given the opportunity, the conditions and the investment capital, Indian nations can be incredibly successful capitalists.
Written by Kate Spilde, Ph.D. April, 2001
NIGA member services map: http://indiangaming.org/mq/frame/index.html.
NIGA Library and Resource Center
Scroll down to Gaming Facts. Here's an excerpt:
Tribal Governmental gaming is regulated on three levels.
Indian Nations are primary regulators of Indian gaming. Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), Tribes establish the basic regulatory framework for Indian gaming.
State regulation may be included in Tribal/State compacts for Class III gaming.
Federal agencies enforce laws relating to Indian gaming, including the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Interior Department, The Justice Department, FBI, IRS, Secret Service and the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Federal law makes it a crime punishable by up to ten years in prison to steal, cheat, or embezzle from an Indian gaming operation, and that law is enforced by the FBI 18 USC ss. 1163.
See also http://indiangaming.org/info/pr/presskit/regulation.shtml for a more in-depth review of the regulatory scheme.
What is a compact?
From Gaming floor at <a href="http://www.governor.ca.gov/state/govsite/gov_htmldisplay.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@2118789233.1095019367@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccjadcmhmdmidgcfngcfkmdffidfof.0&iOID=57156&sTitle=Governor+Schwarzenegger+Signs+Re-Negotiated+Gaming+Compacts+with+Five+Indian+Tribes&sFilePath=/govsite/press_release/2004_06/20040621_SignsRe-NegotiatedGamingCompactswithFiveIndianTribes.html&sCatTitle=Press+Release">Gaming floor.
Alerts - excellent brief updates on legislative changes
NIGA 2004 INDIAN GAMING RESOURCE DIRECTORY
The complete desk-top reference guide for Tribal representatives, gaming management, Indian gaming suppliers and gaming enthusiasts including listings of regional gaming associations, Indian gaming facilities, gaming regulatory agencies, Indian gaming lawyers and lobbyists, American Indian entertainment, and Indian gaming suppliers.
Reference Number: 5001 $30.00 for NIGA Members and Associate Members.
Reference Number: 5002 $55.00 for Non-Members.
NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING MINIMUM INTERNAL CONTROL STANDARDS FOR INDIAN CASINOS
Developed by Tribal professionals from within the Indian gaming industry as a set of baseline internal control procedures for gaming facilities operated by Indian nations under the Federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, 1998 revised version: adopted by NIGA/NCAI Tribal Leader Task Force and NIGA Membership.
Reference Number: 5003 $35.00 for NIGA Members and Associate Members.
Reference Number: 5004 $55.00 for Non-Members.
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 1:51 PM
Subject: One-stop legal shopping on tribal gaming regs
Hello Shawn Johns,
Hello NIGA Center,
You are truly an oasis in the burning desert of dead links on Indian gaming law and we are turning double somersaults reading the 1996 U.S. Supreme Court decision on Seminole as a lead-in...huh? Judges have more authority than Congress at its most articulate? How can this be in the home of the free? We very much need some comment on this and other important tribal gaming decisions. Can you recommend one or two really good one-stop shopping legal websites that will bring us up to speed? Thanks very much. It was something of a relief to find you.
http://www.megalaw.com/top/native.php but many dead links, including American Indian Gaming and Casino Information Center. When we clicked on Indian Gaming Information Center at Native American Issues listed in our Google search at http://cobalt.lang.osaka-u.ac.jp/~krkvls/issue.html, here's what we got: http://www.igmagazine.com/pages/396426/index.htm.
Indian Gaming Law
Indian Gaming Magazine
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 1:18 PM
Subject: Buyers' Guide 2004
Hello Indian Gaming Magazine,
We were just trawling the Internet for information on tribal gaming regulations and finding a lot of dead links when we came upon your slick magazine with its excellent cover art. Nice! Is this a new publication? Anyway, we were wondering if you could tell us something about the buyers' guide - what's listed, how it's compiled and so on. We're great believers in one-stop shopping.
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