publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

The Indian gaming regulatory act and its effects on American Indian economic development.

Randall K. Q. Akee; Katherine A. Spilde; Jonathan B. Taylor;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: Journal of Economic Perspectives, volume 29, pages 185-208 (issn: 0895-3309, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Economic Association
Abstract
The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), passed by the US Congress in 1988, was a watershed in the history of policymaking directed toward reservation-resident American Indians. IGRA set the stage for tribal government-owned gaming facilities. It also shaped how this new industry would develop and how tribal governments would invest gaming revenues. Since then, Indian gaming has approached commercial, state-licensed gaming in total revenues. Gaming operations have had a far-reaching and transformative effect on American Indian reservations and their economies. Specifically, Indian gaming has allowed marked improvements in several important dimensions of reservat...
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free text keywords: Recreation, Revenue, Economic growth, Reservation, Total revenue, Transformative learning, Economics, Economic impact analysis, jel:J15, jel:K22, jel:L51, jel:L83, jel:L88
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

The Indian gaming regulatory act and its effects on American Indian economic development.

Randall K. Q. Akee; Katherine A. Spilde; Jonathan B. Taylor;