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GamblingCompliance: SCIA online gaming bill only allows poker

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An Internet gaming bill drafted by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee online allows poker, GamblingCompliance reports.

The draft authorizes the Commerce Department to regulate online poker games offered by tribes, according to GamblingCompliance That cuts the National Indian Gaming Commission out of the picture.

The draft states that existing Class III gaming compacts will not be modified. And it reaffirms that tribal online gaming revenues cannot be taxed, GamblingCompliance reports.

A copy of the 49-page draft was provided to tribal leaders who are attending a legislative summit of the National Indian Gaming Association in Washington, D.C., this week.

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Committee Notice:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on Regulation of Tribal Gaming: From Brick & Mortar to the Internet (July 26, 2012)

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