The following links are limited to those organizations, programs, and specialized agencies whose activities are directly or indirectly related to Indian gaming. These links are offered as a resource of educational, legislative and public policy for tribes, policymakers, and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development. If there are websites you feel should be listed here, please email the link and all appropriate information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arizona Indian Gaming Association
The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (“AIGA”), a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization, has a membership of 17 tribes representing 90% of the Indian people living on reservations in Arizona.
AIGA was established on November 21, 1994, by Arizona tribal leaders. The Association is committed to advancing the lives of Indian peoples economically, socially, and politically – so Indian tribes in Arizona can achieve their goal of self-reliance.
The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), founded in 1988, is a non-profit organization comprised of federally-recognized tribal governments. CNIGA is dedicated to the purpose of protecting the sovereign right of Indian tribes to have gaming on federally-recognized Indian lands. It acts as a planning and coordinating agency for legislative, policy, legal and communications efforts on behalf of its members and serves as an industry forum for information and resources.
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
Global Gaming Expo (G2E) gives you THE POWER TO SUCCEED. As the economy and the gaming industry continue to evolve and change, G2E continues to keep you at the forefront of the latest trends and insights. With the expertise and invaluable content that make G2E the must-attend event of the year. The 2012 G2E will be held from October 1-4, 2012 at The Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Great Plains Indian Gaming Association
The Great Plains Indian Gaming Association (GPIGA) is a voluntary association composed of 24 federally recognized Tribal Nations in the Great Plains Region. The GPIGA’s purpose is to protect and promote the Tribal gaming industry by bringing together federally recognized Tribal Nations in the Great Plains Region who are operating gaming enterprises, utilizing a spirit of cooperation to develop common strategies and positions concerning issues affecting all gaming tribes. GPIGA promotes tribal sovereignty and economic development, which provides a positive impact throughout the communities in the Great Plains area. It draws upon the unique status of those within the Great Plains Indian Nations who have Treaties between themselves and the United States in order to influence and shape national legislation as well as issues affecting Tribal Economic Development.
Minnesota Indian Gaming Association
The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) was established in 1987 to help member tribes exchange information, address shared concerns, and educate the public, media and elected officials on tribal gaming and other issues of importance to tribal governments.
The association’s purpose is not to dictate policy to tribes, since each member tribe is a sovereign nation. Instead, the organization serves as a forum for discussion of the many issues facing tribes as they work to preserve gaming and renew their economic, social and cultural resources. MIGA enables tribal leaders to speak with a unified voice on critical matters of local, state and federal policy.
The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), established in 1985, is a non-profit organization of 168 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around the country. The common commitment and purpose of NIGA is to advance the lives of Indian peoples economically, socially and politically. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational, legislative and public policy resource for tribes, policymakers and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development.
As an independent federal regulatory agency of the United States. The National Indian Gaming Commission was established pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. The Commission comprises of a Chairman and two Commissioners, each of whom serves on a full-time basis for a three-year term. The Chairman is appointed by the President and must be confirmed by the Senate. The Secretary of the Interior appoints the other two Commissioners. Under the Act, at least two of the three Commissioners must be enrolled members of a federally recognized Indian tribe, and no more than two members may be of the same political party. The Commission maintains its headquarters in Washington, D.C., with five Regional Offices, located in Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, California; Phoenix, Arizona; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Association for Problem and Compulsive Gambling
The Oklahoma Association for Problem Compulsive Gambling is a non-profit 501 c (3) corporation. It is a standing policy of the OAPCG to take no position for or against legalized gambling.
OAPCG is funded by contributions from the State of Oklahoma, the gaming industry, corporations and donations from private citizens. The goal of OAPCG is to provide education and training regarding problem and compulsive gambling for health care providers, increase public awareness within the state about the problems associated with problem and compulsive gambling, provide information about compulsive gambling to all concerned individuals, conduct research in areas related to this problem, and develop prevention and education programs for all residents of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Office of State Finance Gaming Compliance Unit
In the 2004 legislative session, the Oklahoma Legislature approved the “State-Tribal Gaming Act.”
It established a model tribal gaming compact, essentially a “pre-approved” offer to all federally recognized Indian tribes as defined in the legislation. Acceptance of the compact allows compacting tribes to operate the following covered games: electronic bonanza-style bingo games, electronic amusement games, electronic instant bingo games, and nonhouse-banked card games.
The laws include minimum state regulatory requirements on games, accounting and auditing standards, the licensing of employees, liability insurance, property claim procedures and several other provisions.
Finally, the law established a State Compliance Agency (SCA), which is identified as the Office of State Finance (OSF). The Gaming Compliance Unit (GCU) is the sub-unit of OSF, which has the authority to carry out the State’s oversight responsibilities under the compact.
The Official State of Oklahoma Website
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United Southern and Eastern Tribes
USET is dedicated to promoting Indian leadership, improving the quality of life for American Indians, and protecting Indian rights and resources on Tribal lands. Although its guiding principal is unity,USET plays a major role in the self-determination of all member Tribes by working to improve the capabilities of Tribal governments. Established in 1969, United South and Eastern Tribes Inc., is a non-profit, intertribal organization that collectively represents its member Tribes at the regional and national level.
The U.S. Government Official Web Portal
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Washington Indian Gaming Association
The Washington Indian Gaming Association (WIGA) is a non-profit organization of tribal government leaders of federally recognized Tribes in the state of Washington. WIGA’s Board of Directors is composed entirely of duly appointed representatives of the governing bodies of the member Tribes.
The common commitment and purpose of WIGA is to advance the lives of Indian peoples – economically, socially and politically.
As a trade association, WIGA’s purpose is to educate and disseminate information to the Indian gaming community, federal and state governments, and the general public on issues related to gaming in Indian Country.