DOI Gaming Regulations

The Bureau of Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior has issued regulations regarding several aspects of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).  A tribe must have a Tribal Revenue Allocation Plan (RAP) approved by the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) before it makes per capita payments to its members, in accordance with 25 U.S.C. §§ 2710(b)(3) and 2710(d)(1)(A)(ii) Please see NIGC Bulletin No. 2005-01 for further information on appropriate uses of net gaming revenues.  Additionally, IGRA provides a process for tribes to apply to the Secretary for Class III gaming procedures if a state and a tribe are unable to voluntarily agree to a compact and the state has asserted its immunity from suit brought by an Indian tribe under 25 U.S.C. § 2710(d)(7)(b). 


Although the NIGC did not promulgate these regulations, it is posting them on its website for informational purposes.  Please contact the Office of Indian Gaming at the Department of the Interior at (202) 219-4066 for more information regarding these regulations.


25 CFR Part 290, Tribal Revenue Allocation Plans

25 CFR Part 291, Class III Gaming Procedures

25 CFR Part 292, Gaming on Trust Lands Acquired After October 17, 1988

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