Tag Archives: National Indian Gaming Association
- Tribal gaming throws support behind sports betting legalization
July 31, 2017
American tribal gaming operators have thrown their weight behind the US commercial casino lobby group’s push for legal sports betting. On Monday, the American Gaming Association (AGA) announced that the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) had joined the AGA’s Coalition on Sports Betting, which aims to convince the federal government...
- Indian Country Online: Exclusive Interview with conference organizer Victor Rocha
May 31, 2013
On June 3rd the first tribal iGaming conference kicks off at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in California- Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress. With a tagline of, “No tribe left behind” the main purpose of the event is to teach tribes about the opportunities that the online gambling...
- New Jersey senate passes online gambling bill; Heller claims fed bill still alive
December 20, 2012
New Jersey’s state Senate has overwhelmingly approved its S1565 intrastate online gambling legislation. The bill passed Thursday afternoon by a vote of 33-3, a far wider margin than Monday’s 48-25 (with three abstentions) vote in the Assembly. Gov. Chris Christie now has 45 days in which to decide whether to...
- Five on Friday: Light at the End of the Tunnel
February 4, 2012
When you’ve been stuck in a dark tunnel for a long time, seeing a light suddenly appear at the end is a tricky thing. On the one hand, it’s a light! That alone is reason enough to get excited. On the other hand, it’s just a light and you’re still...
- Senate Indian Affairs Committee hears tribal concerns over online poker
November 18, 2011
On Thursday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee held its “What’s At Stake for Tribes” hearing on a future regulated US online poker market. Committee Chairman Daniel Akaka (D-HI) was on hand, along with vice-chair John Barrasso (R-NY) and members Al Franken (D-MN) and Tom Udall (D-NM). None of the other...
- Tribes reveal concerns over HR 2366
October 26, 2011
Tribal groups are concerned that Joe Barton’s pro-Vegas online poker bill will mean losing business. A House subcommittee heard opinions on the HR 2366 bill from both sides of the fence. The tribal delegate, National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) chairman Ernest Stevens, was critical of plans for online poker advancement....