Indian Affairs Hearing - Cliffs
Not surprising that they want the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) to be the federal regulating body of any federal gaming.
The Honorable Bruce ''Two Dogs'' Bozsum, Chairman of the Mohegan tribe addresses internet gaming at 64:26. He speaks in favor of a Federal solution and against a state by state solution.
Mr. Glen Gobin, Secretary, Tulalip Tribes of Washington. He previously spoke against internet gaming now that the Wire Act is moot. Now he is in favor. Since Washington State specifically makes online gaming illegal, they wouldn't be able to participate without a change to that law.
Mr. Jamie Hummingbird, Chairperson, National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators basically said that tribes are the best ones to regulate internet gaming.
Ms. Elizabeth Homer, Homer Law says no Federal Agency is equipped to handle internet regulation except for the NIGC.
Jon Porter, Homer Law, former Nevada congressman, is in favor of a poker only bill and expresses concern about the states' lottery scratch tickets and encourages cooperation between tribes and non-tribe re internet gambling and says that for the government to do nothing about online gaming would be a bad idea. His reason for poker only, is because it is peer to peer and a game of skill.
Mr. Eugene Johnson, Spectrum Gaming Group, pro online gaming, addresses under-age gaming. In answer to a question by the chairman, discusses the need for multi-state consortiums because small states and small tribes just don't have a big enough population to compete with casinos and offshore operators.
Senator Akaka is 89.