Brian Utsey is an Indian Gaming Law AttorneyBrian Utsey is an Experienced
Indian Gaming Law Attorney
Indian Gaming is the single biggest income producer for Indian tribes in the United States.  And it has seen explosive growth from small bingo games that started in the 1970s on some reservations.

Initially, the states tried to control Indian Gaming and filed lawsuits to support their right of control.  The courts, then Congress got into the act and, with all of the complexity introduced; Indian Gaming Law became a legal focal point of its own.

Indian Gaming Regulatory Act

In 1988, the congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.  While some of the act has been successfully challenged in court, the Act lays out a general regulatory framework that is the basis for most Indian Gaming Law.

Indian Gaming Classes and Jurisdiction

Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, there are three levels of Indian gaming, each with different jurisdictions. 

Simple, traditional, social types of gaming with minimal value are considered Class I gaming and are under the control of the Tribes.

Bingo and Lotto style games – electronic or not – are Class II and must conform to any state laws – but are under the jurisdiction of the tribe and a National Indian Gaming Commission.

Class III consists of anything else and is where large Indian Casino operations fall.  Class III gaming is regulated by compacts between the tribes and states and is overseen by the Secretary of the Interior and the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Indian Gaming Law Legal Advice

Obviously, with all of these different entities involved, Indian Gaming Law can get very complex.  And each individual Tribal-State compact (if any) may further complicate matters.

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If you have any issues related to Indian Gaming Law, it is prudent that you consult a knowledgeable attorney.  Arizona Indian Gaming Law Attorney Brian Utsey is available to guide you through this challenging area

Call Arizona Indian Gaming Law Attorney Brian Utsey. 
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Brian Utsey, Attorney at Law, serves clients with family law, estate planning and Indian law concerns in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area including Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Scottsdale, Tempe, Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Casa Grande, El Mirage, Eloy, Florence, Fountain Hills, Goodyear, Maricopa, Paradise Valley, Queen Creek, & Surprise. We also serve clients from all of Arizona's Indian Tribes: Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa-Ak Chin Indian Reservation, Cocopah Tribe, Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Hopi Tribe, Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, Tohono O'odham Nation, Tonto Apache Tribe, White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of the Yavapai Reservation.

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