AGA to discuss sports betting

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A representative of AGA and Ernie Stevens JR, NIGA’s chairman will be featured at the panel “Sports Betting in the U.S.: What it Means for Tribal Gaming.”

US.- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) annual mid-year conference is ready to kick off and sports betting is set to take a role in it. Today, the panel “Sports Betting in the U.S.: What it Means for Tribal Gaming” will feature NIGA chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. and a representative of the American Gaming Association (AGA).

As reported by, AGA will join NIGA to “discuss how the two organisations can continue to work together to overturn the failing federal ban on sports betting.” The tribal organisation had already announced its decision to join the American Sports Betting Coalition in its push to repeal the federal ban on sports wagering, but Stevens Jr later explained that NIGA made that move in order to monitor the group’s progress and provide their perspective.

As the US Supreme Court is set to rule on New Jersey’s sports betting case and might decide that the federal ban is unconstitutional, the future is uncertain for the segment in the US. NIGA’s conference will be a major event to discuss what the tribes will do in case states leave a ban in case the federal one gets lifted and how they will move on after the Court’s ruling.

NIGA’s annual mid-year conference starts today at the Renaissance Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona and will include workshops, sessions and meetings, with sports betting taking the spotlight as a major concern for tribal gaming.