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Tribal Internet Gaming Needs Federal Legislation

Posted in Gaming
There is a simple answer for the conundrum facing Indian Country of how to participate in internet gaming – federal legislation.  Did I say “simple?” Ok, so federal legislation in this Congress is never a simple thing but the “simple” fact is that Indian Country does have an influential voice on the Hill when it … Continue Reading

NIGC Sets Consultation Dates to Discuss NEPA and Technology

Posted in Gaming
Does this include Internet gaming? On February 11, 2014 the National Indian Gaming Commission published a notice of four upcoming tribal consultations.  The topics identified in the notice are 1) NEPA; and 2) Technology.  In a nutshell, the NEPA issue is related to whether approval of a management contract triggers NEPA and if so, then … Continue Reading

Big Lagoon Decision Could Seriously Impact Indian Country

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in the Big Lagoon compact negotiation dispute this week.  The Court held that California was not required to negotiate a compact in good faith with Big Lagoon because its trust lands were not Indian Country.  How did the 9th Circuit get there? One word.  Carcieri. The Tribe had land placed … Continue Reading

GSB Client Aquinnah Wampanoag to be First to Game in Massachusetts

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Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe Secures Federal Approvals Needed To Proceed With Gaming Facility On Its Existing Indian Lands November 12, 2013 (Aquinnah, Massachusetts).  The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has secured the federal approvals necessary for it to open a Class II gaming facility on the Tribe’s existing Indian lands on Martha’s Vineyard. On August … Continue Reading

Internet Gaming – Boom or Bust?

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Internet gaming is fast becoming the “next big thing” in gaming.  While the logistics of i-gaming remain somewhat of a mystery, most tribes realize that the train is moving and we need to jump on or get left behind. What should a tribe do now? 1.  Develop Online Presence.  Even small gaming tribes and tribes … Continue Reading