Tribal gaming enterprises provide tribes with the financial base necessary to achieve tribal self-governance and, in many instances, to revitalize Native communities. NCAI continues to support tribes’ right to operate gaming facilities that supplement their tribal economies. According to the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), Indian gaming generated $26.5 billion in 2010.
Tribal governments use gaming revenues to fund social service programs, including scholarships, health-care clinics, substance abuse programs, education, law enforcement, and tribal courts. Revenues are also used for infrastructure development such as building new roads, new sewer and water systems, housing, and other developments. Gaming also provides jobs for tribal citizens and non-Native members of surrounding communities.
Protecting this valuable asset toward community empowerment is extremely important for developing prosperity and reducing dependence on federal resources. Currently, tribal gaming enterprises are positioning themselves to withstand the potential legalization of Internet gaming, which stands to impact the profits of their brick-and-mortar facilities. In conjunction with NIGC, NCAI has passed Resolution #ALB-10-084, outlining its membership’s minimum requests of any congressional legislation to legalize Internet gaming.
Aquinnah/Gay Head Community Association, INC.; Town Of Aquinnah, Ma, Plaintiffs-Appellants/Cross-Appellees, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Plaintiff-Appellee, V. The Wampanoag Tribe Of Gay Head (Aquinnah); The Aquinnah Wampanoag Gaming Corporation, Defend
Jan 28, 2020
Securing Our Futures Report
Feb 14, 2013
Calling Upon the NIGC to Retract Proposal for Fees on Free Play for Tribal Casinos
Nov 13, 2020
To Support the Sovereign Nations and Tribes in Their Gaming Compact Negotiations with States
Oct 25, 2019
Support for Sports Betting Legislation that Respects Tribal Sovereignty and Protects Indian Gaming Operations
May 11, 2018
The National Congress of American Indians Calls on the Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to Publish Tribal Gaming Compact Amendments
Apr 05, 2018