Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tribal Gaming In The News

Couple of interesting articles on Tribal Gaming.

indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com ndian Gaming Reform: What Is Congress Plotting, and How Will SCIA Chair Jon Tester Respond?

By Rob Capriccioso 7/28/14


Allegations of lies by a tribal government about an off-reservation casino, competing Indian interests in many states, flat earnings and the responsibility of regulators were all topics of discussion during the latter hearing, which was originally intended to showcase the success stories of IGRA and to seek out ways for more tribal victories.



Tribal casinos took in $28 billion in revenues in 2013, the National Indian Gaming Commission reported on Monday.

The figure represents just a 0.5 percent gain in revenues from 2012. But NIGC officials said the industry has been growing steadily for the past four years after seeing a slump in 2009 during the national economic recession.

“In 2013, the Indian gaming industry saw the growth of its gross gaming revenues for the fourth consecutive year,” NIGC Vice Chair Jonodev Chaudhuri said in a press release“This stable, positive trajectory underscores the ongoing significance of Indian gaming to larger tribal nation building and self-determination efforts.”


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