American Tribal Groups to Attend Global Gaming Event

American Tribal Groups to Attend Global Gaming Event

Online gambling is a hot topic in The United States and covers everything from online poker to daily fantasy sports betting. With just a handful a legalized states, the Native American Indian Tribes have decided to cash in on the growing industry in other ways.

Most recently, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is on its way to becoming the first to launch an online gambling website,, allowing international players.  You may be wondering how they are able to achieve this legally speaking.  

Back in November, an arbitrator determined that the operation of the online casino would not be in violation of federal or state law and falls within the Oklahoma Tribal-State Gaming Compact. The Tribe followed up by seeking certification of the arbitrator’s decision by a U.S. District Court Judge in Oklahoma City.

The Iowa Tribe has plans to launch this year. Players from across the globe will be allowed to access and play games for real money. Gambling services will include everything from bingo to slots and table games.  

Although the Tribe is anticipating the launch, it still hinges on the District Court Judge’s decision. With that said, further certification of the arbitrator’s decision by a judge has other Oklahoma tribes waiting in the wings. It could be the beginning of something new for Tribes not only within the state but across the US.

 American Tribe Leader to Attend ICE Totally Gaming Event

ICE, an event packed with gambling industry exhibitors, conferences, seminars, webinars and networking opportunities, is an annual event that is scheduled for February 2-4, 2016 in London. With the exception of just a few states legalized to offer online gambling services to residents, the Indian Tribes have to turn their attention to international players for their online casino operations. The ICE Totally Gaming event is an ideal networking opportunity to secure business deals within the European market, as will be the focus for the Tribes according to a Games and Casino article, “American Tribal Groups Hit the International Casino Expo”.

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA), the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) and the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) have already planned to attend. The theme of “The Gaming Technopolis” is a first for ICE this year as is the attendance of American Tribal online casino operators.

The Tribes in partnership with are hosting a seminar called “US Tribal Gaming”. The seminar will be split into various segments starting with the welcome address presented by Victor Rocha, Owner and Editor, The goal of the seminar is provide the international industry a glimpse into the world of tribal gaming including how it differs from commercial gaming and why that’s key.  The speakers will cover how tribal sovereignty, self-government, and regulation present different opportunities for gaming operators and suppliers.

US Tribal Gaming: Tuesday 2nd February in South Gallery rooms 9 & 10 at ExCel from 10:25 to 16:30. The seminar is free for all ICE Totally Gaming attendees.

Seminar information from

“Organised in close cooperation with the National Indian Gaming Association, the leading group representing the interests of the Native American casino industry in the USA, and Victor Rocha, owner and publisher of, Indian Country’s most influential source of news, information and opinion, this seminar returns to inform ICE’s global audience on the current state and business opportunities in tribal gaming.”

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