Crowe & Dunlevy Attorney Re-Elected as International Masters of Gaming Law Treasurer

International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) recently announced the re-election of Mike McBride III as treasurer. One of only two general members from Oklahoma, McBride serves as Crowe & Dunlevy’s Indian Law & Gaming practice group chair in the firm’s Tulsa office.

“Our firm’s Indian Law & Gaming practice continues to grow each year with Mike’s leadership and expertise,” said Kevin Gordon, president of Crowe & Dunlevy. “We are very proud of his contributions to the IMGL and his legal work for the American Indian community in Oklahoma and across the nation.”

IMGL is an invitation-only, nonprofit organization focused on scholarship, ethics and professionalism of the gaming industry. Comprised of general members, accountants, regulators, consultants, gaming executives, educators and young lawyers from around the world, it is a peer-reviewed organization. Founded in 2001, IMGL has 350 members in 43 countries, including 34 states and the District of Columbia.

Thirty-three of the 39 total tribal governments within Oklahoma have Class III gaming compacts. With exclusivity fees under tribal/state gaming compacts and more than 120 tribal owned casinos in Oklahoma, Indian gaming has provided more than $916 million for Oklahoma education since 2006. In 2013, the National Indian Gaming Commission reported revenue of $3.9 billion, comprised of $2 billion from Tulsa-area tribes and $1.9 billion from Oklahoma City and western-area tribes.

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