IGRA gives Native American tribes the privilege of matching any existing form of “Class III” gambling which is the statutory term for games such as craps, blackjack and various types of slot machines on tribal lands by negotiating a compact with the host state. Throughout 2009 and 2010, as gambling supporters tried to pass legislation to bring the legality of electronic bingo machines to a vote of the people, Gov. Riley attempted to roll back the expansion of gambling. At present, the office of the Attorney General is working with the NIGC to determine what influence the state may have to encourage the removal of the electronic bingo machines on tribal lands.

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