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Tribes debate Internet gambling at NIGA conference in Florida

Internet gambling was a topic at the National Indian Gaming Association mid-year conference in Florida this week.

Tribes are interesting in online gaming but they want heir rights must be respected, NIGA's executive director Jason Giles said. That would mean honoring existing Class III gaming compacts.

"We all realize the future of gambling is the younger generation, with online gambling and mobile apps," Giles told The South Florida Sun Sentinel. "And we don't want a state-run system to get out in front of us."

NIGA doesn't have an official position on any of the Internet bills floating around Capitol Hill. But the organization has listed a set of principles that they saw lawmakers must consider.

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Indians look to Internet (The South Florida Sun Sentinel 9/20)

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