2017 Tribal Consultation Comment Submission Notice

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Kim Myers
(202) 632-7003

2017 Tribal Consultation Comment Submission Notice

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017 – The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) thanks you for your attendance and participation during the 2017 Tribal Consultations.  These engagements have allowed us to participate in meaningful collaboration with Tribal officials in the development of federal policies that have tribal implications. The Commission looks forward to reviewing your comments and establishing next steps!

The NIGC consults on a government-to-government basis with Tribes to allow Tribes a voice early on in NIGC’s decision-making process.  Out of our consultations, NIGC will provide deliverables that may include useful tools, guidance and potential regulatory amendments that support the purposes of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.  In order to provide worthwhile deliverables, the NIGC would appreciate receiving written comments by the following dates:

  • For the Grandfathered Class II Gaming Systems sunset provision, please submit your comments on or before May 31, 2017.
  • For the six remaining consultation topics, please submit your comments on or before July 1, 2017.

Comments may be submitted via email to Vannice_Doulou@nigc.gov or by U.S. Mail to:  
                  Attn:   Vannice Doulou
                  1849 C St. NW
                  Mailstop #1621
                  Washington, DC  20240

To view submitted comments from the tribes after they have been submitted, visit our Consultation page at http://www.nigc.gov/commission/tribal-consultation-2017.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for other NIGC updates and happenings.


The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act created the National Indian Gaming Commission to support tribal self-sufficiency and the integrity of Indian gaming.  The NIGC has developed four initiatives to support its mission including (1) To protect against anything that amounts to gamesmanship on the backs of tribes; (2) To stay ahead of the Technology Curve; (3) Rural outreach; and (4) To maintain a strong workforce within NIGC and with its tribal regulatory partners.  NIGC oversees the efficient regulation of 497 gaming establishments operated by 244 tribes across 29 states. The Commission’s dedication to compliance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act ensures the integrity of the growing $29.9 billion Indian gaming industry. To learn more, visit www.nigc.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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