Kyl's Effect on Indian Gaming Explored at Hearing

9 June 1999
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing today to determine the effect of the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act on Indian gaming operations. The hearing, chaired by Senator Ben Whitehorse Campbell of Colorado, included testimony from seven witnesses who were addressing the issues at hand. The Indian Affairs Committee is exploring whether it should seek "sequential jurisdiction" over the so-called Kyl bill.

The concern expressed by the committee members was that the Kyl bill restricted the use of technology for Indian tribes engaged in gaming. Some who testified noted that this not only affected their ability to branch out into internet gaming in the future but may also inhibit existing forms of gaming (e.g. linked games) which are currently authorized under the National Indian Gaming Act.

IGN has amassed the testimony of those who went in front of the Senate Committee. It can be viewed at