Tribal Gaming: Legal and Regulatory Update
Our annual snapshot of tribal gaming regulation will evaluate regulatory issues taking priority at the National Indian Gaming Commission and the National Indian Gaming Association such as online gaming, land-in-trust, new compacts and financial regulations, as well as the impact of the 2016 presidential election. As an Atlantic City casino operator, President Donald Trump clashed with tribes repeatedly in the northeast, where he saw them as a competitive threat. At the same time, he attempted to forge a tribal gaming partnership in California to expand his business and was strongly in favor of legalizing sports betting, which would open the door to new business opportunities to tribes. This session will take stock of the present, with an eye toward how the legal and regulatory environment might evolve under the new President.
- Cheryl Hamby, Assistant Attorney General, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
- Jonodev Chaudhuri, Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission
- Holly Gagnon, CEO, Chumash Casino Resort
- Jason Giles, Executive Director, National Indian Gaming Association