Current Legal Issues in Indian Gaming


Re-Broadcast on June 9, 2017

This program will address current legal trends and controversies relating to implementation of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

This course is co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Off-reservation gaming
  • The Class III compacting process, including revenue-sharing payments to states and local governments;
  • The implementation of Class III Secretarial Procedures when Indian tribes and States fail to negotiate a compact;
  • The evolution of Class II gaming machines.

Date / Time: June 9, 2017

  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
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  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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george-skibineGeorge Skibine, Esq. is counsel in Dentons’ Public Policy and Regulation and Native American Law and Policy practices. George has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, especially in the areas of class III gaming compacts, revenue allocation plans for the distribution of per capita payments and provisions pertaining to gaming on newly acquired lands. In addition, George has been extensively involved in the federal acknowledgment process, contracting under the Indian Self-Determination Act, compacting under the Tribal Self-Governance Act, the land-into-trust process and tribal government matters. Prior to joining Dentons, George spent his career with the US Department of the Interior in various capacities, including serving as Deputy Associate Solicitor for Indian Affairs, Director of the Office of Indian Gaming, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development (Indian Affairs), Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Acting Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission and Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. Most recently he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary–Management (Indian Affairs), where he was responsible for ensuring that all Indian Affairs organizations were in compliance with federal laws and regulations related to employment, and where he oversaw the development of the Indian Affairs yearly budget, audits, information technology, construction and facilities program, and financial management. George is an enrolled member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma.

kennis-bellmardKennis Bellmard, Esq. is a member of Dentons’ Native American Law and Policy and Public Policy and Regulation practice groups. Since 1990, Mr. Bellmard’s practice has primarily consisted of representing Native American tribes and tribal entities in various matters in tribal and federal courts. Mr. Bellmard negotiated the first three federally-approved Tribal-State of Oklahoma Class III gaming compacts on behalf of the Tonkawa, and Miami Tribes, and for the Miami-Modoc Tribal joint venture. He subsequently negotiated a Class III gaming compact for the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and helped secure federal approval for the Comanche-State of Oklahoma Class III gaming compact during the administration of Governor Henry Bellmon. Mr. Bellmard’s practice also involves the development of Tribal economic ventures, including tribal energy projects. Mr. Bellmard is licensed to practice in all Oklahoma courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, various tribal courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Claims. Additionally, Mr. Bellmard is admitted and actively practices in tribal and CFR courts throughout Oklahoma. Mr. Bellmard is an Associate Supreme Court Justice for the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Mr. Bellmard is an enrolled member of the Kansa (Kaw) Tribe and was past Drumkeeper for the Kaw I’n loshka. Mr. Bellmard was also on the Board of Directors for USA Judo, the National Governing Body of the Olympic Sport of Judo in the United States and attended the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics part of USA Judo delegation.

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