The IGRA of 1988 provided a regulatory framework for tribal gaming, including establishing a national gaming commission for tribal casinos. Over 30 U.S. states have tribal gaming, with tribal casinos pending in 3 other states. Oklahoma has the most tribal casinos, over 100 of them, while California has the second-most.
Tribal gaming is involved, even sophisticated, in terms of legal, regulatory, political, and economic factors. It’s one of the least understood segments of the U.S. gaming industry. This summary article on American Indian tribal casinos helps slot machine casino gamblers better understand the tribal casinos they visit.