NIGC Comments on Recent Press Release Regarding Daily Fantasy Sports

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Mark Gaston
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NIGC Comments on Recent Press Release Regarding Daily Fantasy Sports

Washington, DC – On October 17, 2016, Atlantis Gaming Corporation issued a press release stating that its company had received approval from the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) for an on-line betting and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform. The NIGC has not reviewed any DFS or on-line betting game for Atlantis Gaming Corporation and does not approve or license games for play in tribal gaming facilities.

The NIGC Office of General Counsel may issue advisory opinions about games and technology at the request of a Tribe or other entity. Advisory opinions issued by the NIGC Office of General Counsel are only advisory in nature and based on information provided by the entity requesting the opinion.  An advisory opinion was issued by the NIGC Office of General Counsel seven years ago in September 2009 for the Casino Gateway Network, which was a virtual private network (VPN), and was not an opinion on Internet gaming. The NIGC has not issued an opinion on Daily Fantasy Sports for Atlantis Gaming Corporation or any other entity.

“The Commission has received numerous inquiries about the Atlantis Gaming Corporation’s press release. The NIGC was not a part of the approval process described in this release and the Commission feels it is important to clarify our position,” said Chairman Jonodev O. Chaudhuri.


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 and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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