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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Removing Federal Barriers to Offering of Mobile Sports Wagers on Indian Lands Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To remove Federal barriers regarding the offering of mobile sports wagers on Indian lands when the applicable State and Indian Tribe have reached an agreement, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
12/19/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
01/09/2020Referred to the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
12/19/2019Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/19/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 12/19/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 12/19/2019
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* 12/19/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Natural Resources12/19/2019 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States01/09/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/19/2019)

Removing Federal Barriers to Offering of Mobile Sports Wagers on Indian Lands Act

This bill establishes provisions related to the regulation of certain online sports wagers (i.e., bets) as Indian gaming.

The bill deems an online sports wager as occurring exclusively on Indian lands, and therefore subject to the jurisdictional framework that governs Indian gaming, if (1) the person placing the wager and the server that accepts the wager are located in the same state, and (2) the applicable state and Indian tribe have entered into a gaming compact that authorizes online sports wagering.

For the purposes of regulation as Indian gaming, an online sports wager is deemed to be made at the physical location of the server or other computer equipment used to accept the wager.

The bill also excludes online sports wagering platform vendors from the management contract requirements related to Indian gaming.