Tribal Consultation


Tribal Consultation Series A | July 12, 2021 - August 12, 2021

This series will center on topics the Commission views as requiring clarification in order to reflect the current practices or expectations of tribal governments, the Agency, and/or the tribal gaming industry. The Agency anticipates that this consultation may lead to regulatory updates through the public rule-making process.

Chairman's Tribal Consultation Video Message 7/12/2021

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July 27th 9:00am-12:00pm EST
July 28th 1:00pm-4:00pm EST


Tribal Consultation Series B | September 13, 2021 - October 15, 2021

This series will center on topics the Commission views as responsive to the lessons learned from the pandemic’s impact. Specifically, the need for certainty in the NIGC’s operations and the opportunities for greater agency flexibilities in its dealings with Tribal Gaming Regulatory Authorities. In addition, some of these topics seek to identify approaches the NIGC can explore to leverage its unique national role in both promoting industry integrity and establishing policies through the resolution of matters on appeal before the Commission. The Agency anticipates that this consultation could lead to the promulgation of new regulations as well as additional dialogue with tribes and industry stakeholders.


Tribal Consultation Series C | November 1, 2021 - December 17, 2021

This series will focus on regulations with implications for technology and NIGC tools to protect tribal assets, including NIGC background investigations and the substantial violations list. The Commission views updates to elements in the NIGC regulations with an impact on technology-based threats to the security of gaming operations’ day-to-day activity as an important discussion to ensure its regulations remain responsive to industry trends. The Commission views the protection of tribal assets through tools such as its substantial violations list and background investigations for the Chairman’s suitability determinations associated with management contract reviews as necessary for modernizing Agency regulations, ensuring Agency practice reflects gaming industry trends in the regulatory community’s approach to background investigations and supporting the Agency’s role as a federal regulatory body. The Agency anticipates that this consultation could lead to the promulgation of new regulations after an additional round of consultation and dialogue with tribes and industry stakeholders during the calendar year 2022.