5 Tips For Smooth Gaming Compact Negotiations

By Natalie Rodriguez (April 22, 2015, 2:15 PM EDT) -- When states and Native American tribes meet to hash out the terms of a gaming compact, everything from revenue-sharing demands to long-standing issues over fishing rights between the sovereign parties can threaten to derail negotiations. 

Whether it's negotiating a new compact from scratch or wrangling a renewal or amendment of an existing deal, these six strategies can help ensure a relatively smooth negotiation conference, experts say.

Here, seasoned attorneys offer five tips to help keep the talks on track.

Start Talks at Least a Year in Advance

Kick-starting talks at least a year before an existing compact is about to expire...

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