A variety of laws and regulations exist that govern how Indian gaming is conducted and regulated. Get acquainted with the laws and regulations that pertain to your gaming tribe, commission or facility.


Laws written by Congress provide the authority for the NIGC to write regulations.
• Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
• Johnson Act
• Gaming Criminal laws and Penalties


Regulations explain the technical, operational and legal details necessary to implement laws.
• Commission Regulations
• DOI Gaming Regulations

Compliance & Enforcement

NIGC helps regulated entities meet federal requirements and holds entities legally accountable for violations.
• About Compliance
• Agency Actions
• Commission Final Decisions
• Enforcement Actions

Policy & Guidance

NIGC issues policy and guidance documents to assist the public and regulated entities.
• Legal Opinions
• Bulletins