This intensive program focuses on issues specifically related to sports betting in tribal jurisdictions.
About this Event
Let the experts at the UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation empower your tribal jurisdiction with the information and tools to successfully launch sports betting.
After the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling affecting sports betting, a majority of states have moved to legalize and regulate wagering on sporting events. Many tribes are evaluating whether and how to enter this rapidly growing market. Because of the requirements of the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), and, in many areas, pre-existing tribal-state compacts, tribal jurisdictions face important additional legal and regulatory considerations.
The International Center for Gaming Regulation provides this online intensive program with experts on Indian gaming focusing on issues specifically related to sports betting in tribal jurisdictions.
Course Content Includes:
IGRA & Tribal Sports Books
- IGRA, Murphy, tribal considerations for public (as opposed to commercial) gaming
- Sports betting as Class III game under NIGC regulations
- Requirements for tribal sportsbook under IGRA & federal law: state must permit, compact must allow, must comply with other federal law like Wire Act
- Case studies
Overview of Compacts & Sports Betting
- Examples of tribal-state compacts that permit sports betting
- Considerations for tribes with compacts that require amendment
- Discussion of tribal organizations operating in commercial jurisdictions and what does waiving sovereignty mean for long term compact negotiations
Overview of Operational Models for Tribal Sportsbooks
- NIGC management contract considerations for partnering with a commercial operator
Case Study and Real World Application
- Open discussion using a real world example of a recently established tribal sports betting operations. What were the key operational and regulatory learnings.
This is a live online presentation. For best results and engagement, please use a computer with a camera, headphones, and microphone.
Although the curriculum of the program is primarily designed for gaming regulators tribal jurisdictions, including gaming agency staff, Board or Commission members, legislators, or policy makers, it is open to anyone with an interest in the impact of legalized tribal sports betting.
Kathryn Rand has served as Dean of the UND School of Law from 2009 to 2018, the first woman to hold the position. Rand is widely recognized as among the nation’s leading experts on Indian gaming, federal Indian law, and tribal-state-federal intergovernmental relations. She has published more than 50 articles and co-authored three books on tribal gaming,
Steve Light is a Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and Co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota (UND). With Kathryn Rand (UND School of Law), Steve is widely recognized as among the nation’s leading experts on Indian gaming, federal Indian law, and tribal-state-federal intergovernmental relations.