July 26th Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Roundtable Discussion on Internet Gaming >>

July 8th, 2011

July 26th Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Roundtable Discussion on Internet Gaming

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will be hosting a roundtable discussion titled, “The Future of Internet Gaming: What’s at Stake for Tribes?” This Roundtable will take place on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM in room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Tribal leaders, members of congress, and congressional staff are invited to share thoughts on the possible impacts of Internet gaming as well as proposed federal legislation to legalize Internet gambling. No bills have been introduced to date in the Senate, however, three bills with Internet gambling consequence have been introduced in the House of Representatives: H.R. 1174 (Rep. John Campbell – would direct the Secretary of the Treasury to promulgate regulations to license and regulate many forms of gambling over the Internet); H.R. 2230 (Rep. Jim McDermott – would authorize federal, state, and tribal taxation of legal Internet gambling activities); and H.R. 2366 (Rep. Joe Barton – Chairman of House Energy and Commerce Committee – would legalize Internet poker, and favor the states of Nevada and New Jersey as regulators of the new activity).

This Roundtable is scheduled to take place immediately before a reception hosted by the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) as part of NIGA’s Summer Legislative Summit. The NIGA reception will take place from 5:00PM to 7:00PM in room B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Members of congress will drop by the reception to speak with tribal leaders during this reception.

For more information regarding the Summit please visit: http://www.indiangaming.org/events/legislative/index.shtml
For more information about the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs please visit: http://indian.senate.gov/

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