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Mailbag Mythbusting: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) and Sports Betting

This is the fifth in a series of stories for Sports Handle discussing various federal statutes that in one way or another remain relevant to the expansion of legalized sports betting after the fall of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). The first two parts on the Wire Act are available here and here.

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Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)

6/13/2018

article Mailbag Mythbusting: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) and Sports Betting
(USA) -- This is the fifth in a series of stories for Sports Handle discussing various federal statutes that in one way or another remain relevant to the expansion of...

4/18/2018

article IGRA has worked for 30 years, but there are challenges on the horizon
(Las Vegas) -- Indian gaming has boomed since the U.S. Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 30 years ago, but speakers on a panel Wednesday at the 2018 NIGA...

4/9/2018

article IGRA: Then & Now. 30 years later, tribal government gaming reaches heights never envisioned by anyone.
(USA) -- Prior to Indian gaming, economic opportunities—if there were any—on U.S. reservations were primarily limited to resource-extraction industries....
article PALERMO: It’s a Gamble: The evolution of gaming in Indian Country
(California) -- Nearing the 30th anniversary of the federal law that swung open the door to American Indian casinos, tribal governments are pondering a plethora of...

10/8/2017

article Bill to Promote Safety on Indian Casino Reservations Introduced as Tribal Operators Forced to Defend IGRA
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Senate Indian Affairs Committee (IAC) introduced a bill Thursday that seeks to strengthen public safety on tribal reservations, addressing...

10/5/2017

article Tribes push back on IGRA reforms, human trafficking concerns in Senate hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- Gaming tribes pushed back against the ideas that their current regulatory framework must be fundamentally modified, and that tribal casinos are...

7/19/2017

article Controversial Hearing On Indian Gaming Law Postponed Until Fall
(Washington D.C.) -- A potentially explosive hearing on the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 has been postponed until sometime in the fall, and a key Senate staffer...

3/24/2017

article Sharing Expertise
(California) -- In the 20 years following the 1988 passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the interplay between the tribal and commercial gaming verticals was...

3/23/2017

article PALERMO: The Birth of Gaming
(California) -- Thirty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling, in California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. The ruling led to the passage of the...

3/9/2017

article Tribes celebrate 30th anniversary of landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory for Indian Country
(California) -- A quarter century ago, tribal gaming consisted of little more than a scattering of bingo halls and card rooms sprinkled across a handful of remote Indian...

7/27/2016

article PALERMO: As IGRA Intended
(Washington) -- If there were a hall of fame for contemporary American Indian leaders who championed native sovereignty and self-determination, Washington state would be...

7/15/2016

article DOI Tribal Gaming Procedures An Uneasy Fit With IGRA [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior procedures that allow tribes to operate casinos without a state gaming compact in place could take on increased...

12/23/2015

article Signed, Sealed… And Then? / Tribes, states pushing IGRA Envelope on Compact Talks
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indian law experts and federal officials are expressing concern that local government mitigation agreements and labor provisions in...

7/28/2014

article Indian Gaming Reform: What Is Congress Plotting, and How Will SCIA Chair Jon Tester Respond?
(Washington D.C.) -- Undercurrents of legislative reform of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) — the 1988 law that gives the federal government the power to...

7/24/2014

article WASHBURN: Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing
(Washington D.C.) -- Good afternoon Chairman Tester, Vice Chairman Barrasso, and Members of the Committee. My name is Kevin Washburn and I am the Assistant Secretary for...

4/30/2014

article Going Commercial
(USA) -- One word denotes the first quarter-century of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Opportunity. Momentous achievements mark this landmark period in tribal history...

11/26/2013

article The New Buffalo / 25 years of IGRA marked
(USA) -- Indian gaming marked its 25th anniversary this month, a quarter century after Congress passed and President Ronald Reagan signed the Indian Gaming Regulatory...

10/25/2013

article MOOREHEAD: 25 Years of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(Washington D.C.) -- In 1987, the Supreme Court decided California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, holding that a state could not prohibit gaming conducted on Indian...

10/17/2013

article On Its Silver Anniversary, IGRA’s Legacy Remains Mixed [sub req'd]
(Washington D.C.) -- Twenty-five years ago today, President Reagan signed into law the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), historic legislation that is resented by many...
press release Native Americans Recognize 25 Years Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(Calgary) -- When the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was signed into law on Oct. 17, 1988, many tribal leaders strongly opposed the federal policy as an...

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