It is soon to be the day when a pivotal hearing on the Regulation of Tribal Gaming will be held and will see the US Senate conduct their third hearing regarding the matter. Just a few days ago, news of the hearing swept through newsstands, pending the official witness list. Now, the Senate Committee has released the witness list. The witnesses will be involved in providing a testimony on the matter at Thursday’s Senate meeting.
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The debate, which is based on the “Regulation of Tribal Gaming: From Brick & Mortar to the Internet,” will have testimonies from: Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe, Uncasville, CT – Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum; Chairwoman of National Indian Gaming Commission, Washington D.C – Tracie Stevens; Secretary of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, Tualip, WA – Glen Gobin; Elizabeth Homer – Attorney, Homer Law, Washington D.C; Chairperson of the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators, Tahlequah, OK – Jamie Hummingbird; and former Congressmen and current President of Porter Gordon Silver Communications, Las Vegas, NV – Jon Porter.
If the rumors are to be believed, the Indian Tribes plan to draft their own online gaming legislation. This in fact, might be worked out in Thursday’s hearing to be held in Room 628 at the Senate Dirksen Building at 2.15 p.m. However, it is a well-known fact that the federal Internet poker bill, which is authorized by Senators Jon Kyl and Harry Reid, has not so far seen any positive feedback from the Republican Senators. This is would certainly cause a roadblock to Indian Tribal community, who are going planning to draft their own poker legislation. Whatever the result might be, the process of convincing the Senate is not going to be an easy task. However, the fact that the tribes are going to voice-out their concerns and suggestions, would definitely go a long way in helping the government understand how best it is to regulate online tribal gaming.
One of the key witnesses, Jon Porter, is a lobbyist for the PPA and is the only one among the invitees who is not who is not of tribal representation. Both Bozsum and Gobin have represented before, in the first hearing that took place in November 2011. This is the third hearing in the past eight months, with the second one in February this year.
For those looking to be part of the live action, the hearing will be telecasted on the government’s website.

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