January 17, 2008

Classification Standards for Bingo, Lotto, Other Games Similar to Bingo, Pull Tabs and Instant Bingo as Class II Gaming When Played Through an Electronic Medium Using ``Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids''

SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the extension of the comment period on the proposed rule concerning Classification Standards for Bingo, Lotto, Other Games Similar to Bingo, Pull Tabs and Instant Bingo as Class II Gaming When Played Through an Electronic Medium Using ``Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids.'' The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60483). The NIGC is extending the comment period to March 9, 2008.
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[Federal Register: January 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 12)]
[Proposed Rules]               
[Page 3223-3224]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr17ja08-15]                         

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Indian Gaming Commission

25 CFR Parts 502 and 546

 
Classification Standards for Bingo, Lotto, Other Games Similar to 
Bingo, Pull Tabs and Instant Bingo as Class II Gaming When Played 
Through an Electronic Medium Using ``Electronic, Computer, or Other 
Technologic Aids''

AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Extension of Comment Period.

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SUMMARY: The National Indian Gaming Commission (``NIGC'') announces the 
extension of the comment period on the proposed rule concerning 
Classification Standards for Bingo, Lotto, Other Games Similar to 
Bingo, Pull Tabs and Instant Bingo as Class II Gaming When Played 
Through an Electronic Medium Using ``Electronic, Computer, or Other 
Technologic Aids.'' The proposed rule was published in the Federal 
Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60483). The NIGC is extending the 
comment period to March 9, 2008.

DATES: Submit comments on the proposed Classification Standards for 
Bingo, Lotto, Other Games Similar to Bingo, Pull Tabs and Instant Bingo 
as Class II Gaming When Played Through an Electronic Medium Using 
``Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids'' on or before March 
9, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Mail comments to ``Comments on Class II Classification 
Standards,'' National Indian Gaming Commission, 1441 L Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20005, Attn: Penny Coleman, Acting General Counsel. 
Comments may be transmitted by facsimile to 202-632-7066. Comments may 
be sent electronically to classification_standards@nigc.gov. Comments 
may also be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John R. Hay, Office of General 
Counsel, at 202-632-7003 (this is not a toll free call).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress established the National Indian 
Gaming Commission under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 (25 
U.S.C. 2701-21) (``IGRA'') to regulate gaming on Indian lands. The NIGC 
issued a proposed rule regarding classification standards for Bingo, 
Lotto, other games similar to Bingo, Pull Tabs and Instant Bingo as 
class II gaming when played through an electronic medium using 
electronic, computer, or other technologic aids, which was published in 
the Federal Register on October 24, 2007 (72 FR 60483). The proposed 
rule provided for public comments to be submitted by December 10, 2007. 
The NIGC extended the comment period to January 24, 2008, in the Notice 
of Extension of Comment Period, published in the Federal Register on 
November 16, 2007 (72 FR 64545). The NIGC is again extending the 
comment period on the proposed Classification Standards for Bingo, 
Lotto, Other Games Similar to Bingo, Pull Tabs and Instant Bingo as 
Class II Gaming When Played Through an Electronic Medium Using 
``Electronic, Computer, or Other Technologic Aids'' to March 9, 2008. 
Comments should be submitted on or before March 9, 2008.
    Importantly, the deadline for submitting comments on the burden, 
estimates or any other aspects of the information collection 
requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501, 
et seq., remains

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January 24, 2008, as provided in the notice published in the Federal 
Register on November 28, 2007 (72 FR 67251).

    Dated: January 11, 2008.
Philip N. Hogen,
Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission.
Norman H. DesRosiers,
Commissioner, National Indian Gaming Commission.
 [FR Doc. E8-769 Filed 1-16-08; 8:45 am]

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