Class II MICS: Where Are You on the Path to

– By Sheryl L. Ashley

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) published the revisions to regulations 25 CFR Part 543 and 25 CFR Part 547 on September 21, 2012. These highly debated regulations became effective on October 22, 2012, exercising a significant impact on almost all properties within Indian Country. Highlighted below are some of the most important elements and discussion points that tribes must continue to address.

Implementation Deadlines
25 CFR Part 547 (Technical Standards) – This regulation is applicable to all properties, including those with less than
$3 million in Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR), and requires compliance within 120 days after date of publication (February 19, 2013). Unless all Class II machines on property are already certified per §547.5(a) or §547.5(c). A list of grandfathered machines must be provided to the NIGC with Tribal Gaming Regulatory Authority (TGRA) approval to remain in use through November 10, 2018. If tribal gaming organizations have not provided this grandfathered listing yet, it is due as soon as possible.


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