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“Impact of Tribal Gaming, examining twenty years of the Indian Gaming and Regulatory Act”
250 HH, Thursday 11/13, 12:20-1:20 pm.
Please join NALSA in welcoming the National Indian Gaming Commission’s Chairman, Phil Hogen. Chairman Hogen will discuss the history of tribal casinos and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. He will also shed light on the realities of tribal gaming enterprises, their impact on the economy, and on tribal life.
As an independent federal regulatory agency of the United States, the National Indian Gaming Commission (Commission) was established pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (Act). The Commission’s primary mission is to regulate gaming activities on Indian lands for the purpose of shielding Indian tribes from organized crime and other corrupting influences; to ensure that Indian tribes are the primary beneficiaries of gaming revenue; and to assure that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly by both operators and players.
Mr. Hogen is an enrolled member of Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and has served as the Chairman of the NIGC since 2002.