ITG FAQ #5 Answer-Where are Indian tribes allowed to conduct gaming activities under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act?


In the landmark decision in California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, the U. S. Supreme Court held that the state of California had no authority to apply its regulatory statutes to gambling activities conducted in Indian Country. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) quickly followed to provide a statutory basis for regulation of tribal games. Under IGRA, an Indian tribe may conduct gaming activities on Indian Country provided that the State, in which the tribe is located, permits gaming.

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