Enforce regulatory standards designed to protect fair gaming, tribal assets and resources, and the general safety and welfare of the public.


To be an innovator and leader in the tribal gaming industry.


Act with integrity. Respect tradition. Promote ethical business practices. Commitment to our employees and their families.

The Gaming Commission is:

  • An independent body responsible for the regulation of the Tribe's Gaming.
  • Separated completely from the Tribe's role as owner and operator of Tribal Gaming operation.
  • Gaming Commission purpose is regulatory, not managerial.
  • Ensures compliance with Tribal, Federal, and State Laws, as party to State-Tribal Compact.
    The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) was adopted by Congress in 1988 to:
  • Promote economic development, self sufficiency, and strong governments
  • Provide statutory basis for the Federal regulation of Indian gaming
  • Establish the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)
    IGRA Provisions include 3 classes of gaming:
  • Class I - Social games for prizes of minimal value or traditional games
  • Class II - Bingo, pull tabs, and games similar to bingo including technologic aids
  • Class III - All other forms of gaming, not Class I or Class II

"Evolve" with the evolution of a constantly changing gaming industry.

"We as a Commission have to evolve with the industry and adapt to remain as an innovator and a leader in Tribal Gaming throughout the Nation."

-Potawatomi Gaming Commission