The NIGC released Bulletin 2020-1 on January 29, 2020, the purpose of which is to provide guidance for Tribes considering the operation of sports books on Indian lands. Sports betting is defined as Class III gaming so if a Tribe’s Compact doesn’t allow for Class III gaming or sports betting, the Tribe and respective state must adopt or amend the Compact to include sports betting. The Bulletin covers the four options, or models, of sports betting. Tribes can consider the following options: (1) a sports book wholly operated by the Tribe, (2) a Tribally-owned sports book with data from third parties, (3) a managed sports book, or (4) an individually-owned sports book.

Read the NIGC Bulletin 2020-1 here.

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