Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Gaming Law

Document Type

Original Research Article


Indian casino operators have been seeking ways to operate Nevada style table games within existing laws. Under the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, those casinos that do not have compacts with their states are permitted to operate only Class II gaming operations. In order to enable such casinos to operate table card games which are not backed by the casino, players' pools have evolved in which gaming wins are backed by the players themselves. The operation of players' pool gaming has been subject to a number of uncertainties, and it does expose the casinos to some unusual risks. Indian casinos need to be cognizant of these risks and must control their players' pool operations to avoid potential losses and to maintain the integrity of their operations.