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Published: August 26, 2013
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A spokesmodel at the Ortiz Gaming area. Photo by Sean Chaffin, for The Oklahoman.

• State regulation may be included in tribal/state compacts for Class III gaming.

• Federal agencies enforce laws relating to Indian gaming, including the National Indian Gaming Commission, the Interior Department, the Justice Department, FBI, IRS, Secret Service and the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

Tribal Use of Net Revenues

• Revenues from tribal governmental gaming must be used in five specific areas as stipulated by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Net revenues are not to be used for purposes other than:

1. To fund tribal government operations or programs.

2. To provide for the general welfare of the Indian tribe and its members.

3. To promote tribal economic development.

4. To donate to charitable organizations.

5. To help fund operations of local government agencies.

U.S. Snapshot of Tribal Governmental Gaming

• 569 federally-recognized Indian tribes.

• 240 tribal governments engaged in gaming (Class II or Class III).

• 460 tribal governmental gaming operations (several tribes operate more than one facility).

• 28 states with tribal governmental gaming (Class II or Class III).

• 249 tribal-state gaming compacts.

• 400,000 plus jobs created

SOURCE: Oklahoma Gaming


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