KUNM

Online Gambling For Tribal Nations

Apr 13, 2015

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Tues. 04/14 11a: Gaming has been profitable for some tribes, but others struggle to turn a profit and repay loans. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 made online gambling illegal, but states can also create laws that allow some types of online gambling.  Only three states in the US have legalized online gambling, although more are currently considering legislation. Could online gaming be a profitable venture for tribes? Or will it pull money away from traditional brick-and-mortar tribal casinos? Should tribes be able to extend their gaming rights to the internet? Do you want your tribe to venture into online gaming?