Gaming Resources


The Gaming Division is responsible for enforcing tribal-state gaming compacts, which authorize the tribes of North Dakota to conduct gaming at casinos on tribal land.

Nonprofit corporations may conduct charitable gaming under a state gaming license issued by the Office of Attorney General or under local permits issued by a city or county.

The North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission is the liaison between the executive branch and the tribes in North Dakota. Duties include mediation service with the tribes and state and working with other state agencies regarding proper protocol in working with Indian people and Tribal governments.


Supported by the North Dakota Department of Human Services and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, GamblerND provides resources for recognizing and responding to gambling addiction.


The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is responsible for providing general regulatory oversight at the federal level as provided in the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).

Incorporated in 1985, the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), is an inter-tribal association of federally recognized Indian tribes united to protect and preserve tribal sovereignty and economic self-sufficiency through gaming and economic development.

Serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) was founded in 1944 and is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization.