Wednesday July 18 2012 : SENATE COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS TO DISCUSS INTERNET GAMBLING
Wide ranging discussion planned, but no witnesses listed
According to the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners Regulators Facebook announcements page, the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has scheduled a hearing on “Regulation of Tribal Gaming: From Brick and Mortar to the Internet” for the afternoon of Thursday, July 26 at room 628 in the Dirksen Bldg.
The brief announcement from the senate committee, which is chaired by Daniel Akaka and is responsible for dealing with a wide range of issues impacting Native Americans, notes that proceedings will be webcast.
Tribal interest in the legalization of online gambling remains high, particularly in California where a tribal split on the acceptability of legalised intrastate online poker has become evident.
The hearing on July 26 will be the third occasion on which the committee has discussed gambling.
When we went to press Tuesday there was no sign of a published witness list.