As a complicated convergence of federal Indian law and gambling law, and corresponding public policy, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal law and politics, Indian gaming presents complex and nuanced issues. Kathryn R.L. Rand and Steven Andrew Light provide consulting and expert witness services in their individual areas of expertise; together, their combined expertise and experience encompasses law, political science, public policy, and public administration.
Rand and Light also are available to give presentations and trainings on Indian gaming and related issues. They provide informative and entertaining presentations geared to the general public as well as talks tailored to a broad range of specific audiences, including local government and civic organizations, business professionals, regulators, and academic groups. Topics include “Indian Gaming 101,” “Indian Gaming: Fact or Fiction?,” “Indian Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty,” “Costs and Benefits of Indian Gaming,” “‘Casino Indians’: Indian Gaming in the Media,” “How to ‘Fix’ the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act,” “The Jack Abramoff Scandal and Indian Gaming,” “How is Indian Gaming Regulated?,” and “Recent Legal and Political Developments in Indian Gaming,” as well as specific subjects related to Indian gaming law and policy, such as “off-reservation” gaming, revenue sharing, federal recognition, tribal-state compacts, intergovernmental relations, lobbying and political strategies, and public relations. For more information, please contact us.