News & Analysis
She was not the first choice of President-Elect Biden’s transition team and may not have even been the second, but the nomination of Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico to be secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior is positively electrifying the tribal gaming industry.
Research & Reports
In May 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that had previously prohibited state and tribal governments from expanding sports wagering in their jurisdictions. This special report provides an overview of some of the key legal issues that will now determine how and where betting will be incorporated into the tribal gaming industry.
Although many states restrict Las Vegas-style slot machines to commercial and tribal casinos, a handful of U.S. gaming jurisdictions also permit limited-stakes video lottery terminals (VLTs) or video gaming machines (VGTs) in non-casino venues such as bars, restaurants, and civic organizations.
In recent years, this segment of the U.S. gaming market — sometimes referred to as slot-route operations or distributed gaming — has attracted greater attention among policymakers, in part due to the explosive growth of Illinois’ VGT market.
This roundup of key legislative and regulatory developments from May 2018 includes information on a ballot initiative in Arkansas, gaming legislation in Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana and Colorado, sports betting in Delaware, Mississippi, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, tribal litigation in New Mexico and federal gaming legislation.
This roundup of key legislative and regulatory developments from July 2017 includes information on sports betting in California and Connecticut, fantasy sports in Delaware, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, tribal gaming in California, Michigan, Florida, New Mexico and Arizona, gaming litigation in Florida and proposed rules in New Jersey.