by Andrew Cardno
When Congress returned from a six-week summer “district work period” it had eleven legislative working days to reach agreement on Fiscal Year 2024 funding by midnight on September 30, 2023 – among other crucial deadlines.
I have been pleased to see an increasing number of Indigenous women in top positions across the tribal gaming industry. These leaders, alongside others, have been instrumental in shaping Indian gaming into the valuable resource that sustains, improves and grows tribal communities and economies.
The NIGC recently announced its annual revenue figures for Indian gaming for the prior year. Indian gaming captured $40.9 billion dollars in gaming win in 2022, up 4.8 percent 2021.
The tremendous success tribes have realized in casino gaming since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) is in no small measure due to the unwavering commitment by tribal nations to integrity in all aspects of casino gaming.
In the sprawling expanses of the modern casino, where fortune flirts with every spin, an invisible metric has been silently shaping the fate of the gaming floor: Win Per Unit Per Day (WPUPD).
Anti-tribal sovereignty groups are increasingly challenging federal laws designed to meet the government’s obligations to Indian Country as being race-based in violation of equal protection. These claims ignore the text of the U.S. Constitution and well-settled case law.
When it comes to economic and social impact, Oklahoma tribes work closely every day with the state legislature, executive agencies, counties, cities and towns, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, local school districts and hundreds of other businesses and individuals.
This month we spoke with Andrew Cardno about artificial intelligence (AI) and its counterpart, artificial general intelligence (AGI), designed to be able to solve any problem a human can.