Last week it was announced that the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake has agreed to become an iGaming operator, expanding on the regulatory services that it already provides.
The tribe will host betting services in a partnership that it signed with Sports Interaction. The press relaease announced that the agreement was signed on June 1st with 9 Kahnawake Chiefs supporting the measure and 3 objecting. Although sportsbetting will initially be offered, it is unknown whether casino and poker games will be available for play as well.
Commenting on the decision Grand Chief Michael Ahríhron Delisle, Jr. said, “Chief and Council deliberated long and hard on this matter. At the end of the day, this agreement gives us the unprecedented opportunity to partner with a successful company that has been a good corporate citizen in Kahnawàke. Sports Interaction has been a Kahnawake Gaming Commission licensee since 1999 and continues to operate on the Territory."
“The agreements that were approved today will further strengthen Kahnawà:ke’s jurisdiction over gaming and contain provisions that will create employment and substantial revenues for the community. We’ve conducted lengthy and comprehensive research that gives the clear majority of Council the confidence to move forward in this major project. As the agreements are signed we will continue to update the community directly and on a timely basis.”