Online gambling firm Atlantis accepted as a member of NIGA

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The Atlantis Internet Group appears to be manoeuvring for position in potential online gambling opportunities among US Indian tribal groups. The company has been accepted as a member of the National Indian Gaming Association, a Washington DC-based non-profit organization of 184 Indian Nations representing organisations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises in the United States.

NIGA's mission is to protect and preserve the general welfare of tribes striving for self-sufficiency through gaming enterprises in Indian Country.

A spokesman for the Atlantis Internet Group said this week that the company is building its business model around Indian gaming legislation that was passed by Congress in October of 2006.

"The Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) makes it so consumers are not allowed to use credit cards on an offshore gambling site," the spokesman said. "However, the Act accepts people to use credit cards on Indian operated gambling sites."

Atlantis is confident that the use of its multi-state online gambling network has the potential to deliver greater prosperity to Indian tribal casino operators once legal obstacles are removed.

"The company’s business objective is to create a new brand of public gaming and entertainment which integrates music and themes in (an) online gaming experience that offers slot machines, gaming networks and online casinos," the spokesman said.

"We plan to link gaming sites from all the Indian Casinos around the country, (a plan that) has been approved by the National Indian gaming association," he continued. "ATIG will be the only poker network that is operating in more than one state. The company has developed its “Casino Gateway Network” where players can access Class III and Class II online casinos."

Source: InfoPowa News