Scheme Nickname: 
Regulation of tribal gaming activities

Adjudication of various administrative and enforcement actions by NIGC relating to regulation of gaming activities of Indian tribes under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Most administrative matters (e.g., disapproval of gaming ordinance or management contract) are heard by Commission through "summary proceedings" based on written record only, while other matters, including enforcement actions, may be be heard on the written record or through evidentiary hearing at the election of the private party challenging the initial decision at issue. (See 25 CFR Parts 580-585).

Types of Adjudication: 
Distinctive Features: 
For matters not designated for "summary proceedings" by regulation, the choice of whether to have a "paper" or evidentiary hearing is -- unlike many adjudication schemes -- left to the private party challenging the initial NIGC enforcement decision at issue. (See 25 CFR 584.1, 585.1)
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified
Is this a Major Adjudication: