CourseThe Law of Gaming and Gambling - Law 631E
Instructor Melissa L. Tatum   View Faculty Page
Units 2 - Graded

Completion of first year of law school

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After Indian Tribes won the right to regulate gaming within their jurisdictions in the Supreme Court, Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 which created the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), and struck a balance between state, tribal, and federal interests.   This course will explore the IGRA statute ,as well as and issues involved in tribal gaming from the tribal, state and federal perspectives.  Topics include (but are not limited to):  The role of the NIGC, the division between Class II and Class III gaming, gaming compacts between states and tribes, and taking land into trust. 



Course Format

Lecture and Discussion.

Written Assignments


Type of Exam

Final Examination. 

Basis for grading

Students will be graded based on final examination.

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