Indian Gaming Now

Back from Prairie Band Casino & Resort

Feb 13 2010
Kathryn's back from Mayetta, Kansas, where she presented at the 10th Annual Native Nations Law Symposium.  The Symposium, sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Law, was hosted by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation at their newly remodeled and updated Prairie Band Casino&Resort.  Kathryn's presentation was "Indian Gaming Now: Law, Politics, and Policy in the Next Decade."  In the presentation, after laying out the history of two decades of tribal gaming under IGRA and the current state of the industry, Kathryn discussed the likely future developments in some key areas -- the economy, tribal-state compacting, revenue sharing, and off-reservation gaming -- as well as the Obama administration's apparently neutral or status quo approach to Indian gaming.

The Prairie Band Casino & Resort ("Play with the Band!") was a great facility for the Symposium.  The recent renovations are beautiful, and likely will help to attract visitors to the casino even during tough economic times.  The Band itself showed us generous hospitality.  The Nation's Chairman, Steve Ortiz, was on hand to welcome the Symposium presenters and participants, as was Stacy Leeds, our former colleague at UND who now is at KU School of Law and also serves as a judge for the Prairie Band.