The Gaming Commission Department is established by the Gaming Tribal Ordinance GR-09-95, as amended in 2002, enacted by the Community Council. Operating Funds are appropriated utilizing Gaming Funds processed through the tribal funding process.
The Department is governed by five appointed Gaming Commissioners who have been given distinct duties and responsibilities as regulatory officials.
The Gaming Commissioners hires the Executive Director, who reports directly to the Gaming Commission. The Chairman of the Gaming Commission acts as Supervisor for the Executive Director.
All support staff under the Executive Director are hired by the Executive Director and are guided by the GRIC HR Policies, and are classified as tribally licensed as key gaming employees and tribal employees of the Community.
The primary objective of the Gaming Commission Department is to act as Gaming Regulators for the Legislative body. This objective is met by conducting the following:
- Protect the assets of gaming activities
- Ensure that all gaming devices protect the integrity of the games,
- Ensure that payouts are conducted responsibly and to provide profit for the gaming operator
- Ensure that unsuitable persons are kept out of the gaming employment and gaming activity, through effective background checks, and other investigative actions.
- Manage and enforce regulatory compliance to class II and class III gaming financial and non-financial minimum internal control standards pursuant to Tribal State Gaming Compact provisions, the US Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, and related state, and federal gaming codes.
- License all employees, officials and vendors that provide goods and services under the Gaming Operations.
- To Test all class II and class III gaming devices offered within the gaming activity
- Monitor casino employees 24 hours a day, in all financial and non-financial areas of the gaming operations to assure compliance to gaming operation policies, procedures, and Gaming Commission Rules and Tribal Gaming Ordinance requirements.
- Discipline licensees who severely violate rules and regulations.
- Promulgate regulations to address new technologies and new gaming services within the gaming operations.
- Gaming Commissioners to act as an appeal body for those persons requesting appeal against disciplinary actions.
Name: Courtney Moyah, Executive Director
Address: 5350 N. 48th Street, Suite 120
Chandler, Arizona 85226
Phone Number: (520) 796-4452
Fax Number: 520-796-2206
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