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Tribes Split On Whether To Embrace Sports Betting: No ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Answer

Dave Palermo, August 7, 2017

The American Indian segment of the legal gambling industry is sharply split over the potential legalization of sports betting, a nationwide expansion of wagering that could markedly impact the legal and regulatory paradigm of the $31.2 billion tribal government casino business.


Several lucrative casino tribes and those seeking to expand their gambling enterprises beyond Indian trust lands are embracing the prospects of legal sports gambling. They reportedly include most or all of seven tribes that are members of the American Gaming Association (AGA), the commercial gambling industry trade group and lobby.


But most of the 244 tribes operating 480 gambling facilities in 29 states are opposed to or at least cautious of the impact sports betting will have on tribal-state regulatory agreements, or compacts, required under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for tribes offering casino-style gambling.

Complete article: https://www.legalsportsreport.com/14909/tribes-split-on-sports-betting/