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Indian Law: Indian Gaming


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Tribal Law
     Background Information
     Tribal Constitutions, Codes, and                     Court Opinions

Arizona Tribes
     Tribal Information - Arizona
     Tribal Law for Tribes in Arizona

Federal Indian Law
     The President and Agencies
     The Courts
     Indian Claims Commission
     Indian Policy Documents

Indian Treaties
     Sources for Indian Treaties
     Treaty Background Information
     Researching Indian treaties - CALI

International Indigenous Law
     Secondary Sources
     Key International Documents
     The United Nations
     Other International Organizations
     ASU International Law Portal

Secondary Sources
     Subscription Resources
     Labriola Center at ASU

Cultural Resources
     Research Databases
     News and Web Resources

Indian Gaming
    Tribal Law
     Research Databases
     Legislative and Regulatory History
     Federal Government Websites
     Current Awareness 

Economic Development
Texts and Treatises
     Web Resources

Indian Water Law
     Web Resources

Indian Energy
Research Guides
     Web Resources
     Law Reviews and Journals


Tribal gaming ordinances are available on the National Indian Gaming Commission’s web site. The law library’s web site has a guide to finding the tribal law of Arizona tribes and another guide on finding laws of tribes not located in Arizona.


A legislative history is a collection of documents created during the consideration and passage of a piece of legislation, such as congressional committee reports and hearings. A regulatory history associated with a public law is a compilation of Federal Register documents associated with that public law. Legislative history compilations are available on ProQuest Legislative Insight, and regulatory histories can be found on ProQuest Regulatory InsightHeinOnline’s American Indian Law Collection includes congressional documents such as hearings on IGRA and other federal legislation.

More information about researching federal legislative history is available on our Federal Legislative History research guide


Indian Country News
Indian Country News is based on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin and provides news from Indigenous Nations.

Indian Gaming Magazine
Indian Gaming Magazine is a monthly publication. Their web site provides access to the current issue and previous issues back to 2005., owned and operated by Ho-Chunk Inc., is a web site with Indian gaming news. In addition, the site links to Indian gaming documents published in the Federal Register. is a news aggregating source for Native American and gaming news.


The Law Library and ASU Libraries own a number of treatises related to Indian gaming law, such as Indian Gaming Law and Policy (2014). You can search for other resources in the ASU catalog by using subject headings such as:  


Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Gaming
The Office of Indian Gaming develops federal policies and procedures regarding tribal/state gaming compacts. Its web site has the text of gaming compacts and the OIG’s decision letters.

National Indian Gaming Commission
The National Indian Gaming Commission is the federal agency created by the passage of IGRA to regulate Indian gaming. Its web site has the Commission’s regulations, final decisions, enforcement actions, and reports, as well as tribal gaming ordinances.

Indian Gaming Magazine
Indian Gaming Magazine is a monthly trade publication serving the Indian gaming industry. The magazine’s web site provides access to the current issue and previous issues back to 2005.