Laws and Legislation

American Gaming Association Gaming Regulations and Statutory Requirements: North Dakota


For more information, see the North Dakota Attorney General’s website.

North Dakota Legislative Assembly

The North Dakota Legislative Assembly includes two chambers, the House of Representatives with 94 representatives and the Senate with 47 senators. North Dakota is divided into 47 constituent districts with two representatives and one senator elected from each district. Members are elected without term limits. The Legislative Assembly meets biennially for 80 days in odd-numbered years.

United States Committee on Indian Affairs

The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties. These issues include, but are not limited to, Indian education, economic development, land management, trust responsibilities, health care and claims against the United States.

Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)

The U.S. Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act on Oct. 17, 1988, to regulate the conduct of gaming on Indian lands.  It also established the NIGC and regulatory structure of Indian gaming in U.S. Public Law 100-497-Oct 17, 1988, 100th Congress Sec. 2701.