Replication data for: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and Its Effects on American Indian Economic Development

Randall K. Q. Akee, Katherine A. Spilde & Jonathan B. Taylor
The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), passed by the US Congress in 1988, was a watershed in the history of policymaking directed toward reservation-resident American Indians. IGRA set the stage for tribal government-owned gaming facilities. It also shaped how this new industry would develop and how tribal governments would invest gaming revenues. Since then, Indian gaming has approached commercial, state-licensed gaming in total revenues. Gaming operations have had a far-reaching and transformative effect on American...
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