Indian Reservation Casinos to Abide by Stricter Rules

Indian Reservation Casinos to Abide by Stricter Rules

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) has unveiled a new rule that will now require American Indian tribes to certify that their reservation-based casinos are operating within the Federal laws governing them. The proposal is currently in the form of a working draft that will undoubtedly receive changes and modifications, depending on feedback from NIGC members.

While the new rule has not been approved as of yet (tribes have until June 30 to submit proposed changes and comments regarding the new rule), it is very likely it will get the green light. The NIGC has been seeking to create stricter regulations on Indian casinos, considering the amount of Indian casinos has drastically grown over the last few years.

Provisions in the proposal include a requirement for all tribes to resubmit for an annual gaming license for all Class II and Class III casinos and gambling facilities operated by each tribe. To receive the license, tribes must prove that casinos are located on reservation lands that has legally acquired, which has been a large motivation for the National Indian Gaming Commission in developing the new rule. The catalyst for this motivation has been an increase, as of late, in cases in which the way that tribes have acquired reservation land for putting up casinos has become questionable.

According to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the vast majority of the four-hundred plus casinos operating in North America are located on approved Indian reservation lands, although the acquisition of those lands has caused some to question the efficacy of the regulatory principles of the act.

7 Madness Blackjack Now Online at Absolute Poker

A press release announcing a new blackjack game has been published for Absolute Poker, who is one step closer to becoming a full-fledged online casino In addition to offering some of the best poker action on the internet (they are the fourth largest online poker room in operation), Absolute Poker is now offering Absolute Blackjack (Too bad they are not offering Absolute Vodka as well).

All jokes aside, the blackjack software has already been integrated in the betting platform, and is available for all players via the online lobby. This particular version has a feature called 7 Madness, which let’s players gamble $1 to play for a $5,000 jackpot. The player’s first three cards (and whether they bust their hand or not) designate just how much is won. For this game, if a player’s first three cards are suited 7’s – and they do not bust or surrender their hand – they will win the $5,000 jackpot.

To help promote their new offering, Absolute is giving away a 200% bonus up to $200 for all new members. Although our research does not verify whether this bonus can be applied to playing blackjack (all bonus terms and conditions of their website just refer to playing a certain amount of raked hands) the bonus is available, none the less.

If you would like to use the bonus for just blackjack, we suggest calling customer support ahead of time before making your first deposit. However, you would be hard pressed to find any member of Absolute hitting up the online poker tables. The action provides for several free roll opportunities and a host of guaranteed jackpot tournaments.