The National Indian Gaming Commission submits and responds to various articles and news items in order to support and clarify the agency’s policies. This page is a collection of our feature articles, including editorials and letters to the editor or opinion editorials that have been published in various periodicals.


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Yogonet Gaming News - Chairman Simermeyer " In 2024, I expect we will continue to see advances in technological aids to expand gaming on Indian lands"

Leadership from Within - Global Gaming Magazine 
GA Huddle: E. Sequoyah Simermeyer, Chairman - NIGC




Up Close With E. Sequoyah Simermeyer, Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission

The NIGC’s Commitment to Tribal Sovereignty and Indian Gaming Integrity – A 2023 Update 11/03/2023
SBC Summit Latinoamérica: Vigilance and creativity required for combating cybersecurity threats 11/02/2023
Joint initiative targets human trafficking in Tribal casinos 10/30/2023
E. Sequoyah Simermeyer 10/29/2023
GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: E. Sequoyah Simermeyer, Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission 10/28/2023
The Gambling Insider & Gaming America teams had a blast at this year's Global Gaming Expo | Slide #6 10/21/2023
To create, preserve, and protect: 35 years of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 10/18/2023
Meet Jeannie Hovland, an extraordinary trailblazer and leader from the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe 10/11/2023
Casino Update with Jeannie Hovland Vice Chair National Indian Gaming Commission 10/09/2023
Jeannie Hovland, Vice Chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission, talks to Gaming America at this year's Global Gaming Expo 10/09/2023
E. Sequoyah Simermeyer: Substantial growth within Indian gaming 9/21/2023
Tribal gaming: The purpose of the declination letter 7/25/2023
DHS’s Blue Campaign Releases Human Trafficking Awareness Toolkit for Tribal Gaming and Hospitality Industry 6/6/2023
Chairman E. Sequoyah Simermeyer and Vice Chair Jeannie Hovland discuss modernizing the NIGC regulations 5/18/2023
NIGC Regulatory Update: Collaboration Through Consultation 3/30/2023


Speak Out: Native American Heritage – Sovereignty and Self-Regulation 11/14/2022
TribalNet: Successful cyberattacks on tribal casinos down sharply in FY 2022 9/15/2022
Chairman Simermeyer and Vice Chair Hovland to Announce Indian Gaming’s 2021 Gross Gaming Revenues 8/10/2022
NIGC Chairman Simermeyer Continues Self-Regulation Outreach Efforts 6/30/2022
Sequoyah Simermeyer 5/8/2023
Regulating for the Future 2022


Speak Out: Native American Heritage Month 11/11/2021
National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman E. Sequoyah Simermeyer talks 2020 casino revenue freefall, prospects for 2021 8/30/2021
Sequoyah Simermeyer 6/20/2021


Missing and murdered Native Americans: How to combat the worsening crisis in the U.S. 6/15/2023


Hoeven: Senate Confirms Nomination of E. Sequoyah Simermeyer as NIGC Chair 11/21/2019
Secretary Bernhardt Applauds Nomination of Sequoyah Simermeyer for Chair of the National Indian Gaming Commission 6/25/2019
Reflections of a NIGC Chairman 4/1/2019


The Future is Not Yet Written: The Importance of Adherence to Self-Determination Principles in the Next 30 Years of IGRA 10/1/2018
The State of Indian Gaming: An Exit Interview With NIGC Chair Jonodev Chaudhuri 5/9/2018
Sound Regulation Grounded in Respect for Sovereignty and Self-Determination: Lessons from Three Decades of IGRA 4/1/2018


Identifying Gamesmanship 2016
Tribal Gaming Regulators ‘Stay In Our Lane’ in Gambling Compliance 9/26/2016
Partnerships and Pathways: Latest Numbers Reflect Health of Indian Gaming Industry 9/1/2016
Identifying Gamesmanship: Protecting the Integrity of Indian Gaming 4/1/2016
Identifying Gamesmanship in Tribal Government Gaming 3/8/2016


Employing IT Vulnerability Assessments to Identify Cybersecurity
NIGC bids farewell to Associate Commissioner Dan Little published in Indian Gaming Magazine 7/7/2015 
New Chief of Staff brings perspective and extensive Indian law and policy experience to Commission published in BMM 7/6/2015
Commission moves beyond recommendations of the General Accounting Office Report published in Indian Gaming Magazine 7/7/2015
Springing Forward to Increase Efficiency Through the Use of 4/1/2015


EXECUTIVE Q&A: Spotlight on Tracie Stevens-Former Chair of the NIGC published in Indian Gaming Magazine 9/1/2013
A Term in Review: Reflecting on the past, looking toward the future published in Global Gaming Business Magazine 9/1/2013
Sequestration Impacts on the National Indian Gaming Commission by Chair Tracie Stevens published in Indian Gaming Magazine 8/1/2013
Daniel Little reappointed as Associate Commissioner at the NIGC published in Indian Gaming Magazine 5/1/2013
NIGC Regulation Insight by Acting General Counsel Eric Shepard published in Indian Gaming Magazine 5/1/2013
Chair reflects in Agency’s regulatory history by Chairwoman Tracie Stevens published in Indian Gaming Magazine 3/1/2013


The New NIGC: Improving Consultation with Tribes and Renewing Relationships by NIGC Chair Tracie Stevens published in Indian Gaming Magazine 1/7/2011
NIGC Regulatory Review by NIGC Chair Tracie Stevens published in Indian Gaming Magazine 2/1/2011


Strengthening the tribal consultation process by Vice Chair Steffani A. Cochran published in Indian Gaming Magazine 4/13/2010