About the Gaming Commission

The Forest County Potawatomi Gaming Commission (hereafter "Commission") is an independent tribal gaming regulatory body that regulates all gaming enterprises owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community (hereafter "Tribe"). The Commission was established in accordance with the Tribe's Gaming Control Ordinances and federal law, and is responsible for ensuring the Tribe's gaming operations comply with applicable federal, state, local, and tribal laws and regulations. The Commission's sole purpose is regulatory and the Commission is separate from the Tribe's role as owner and operator of gaming operations. Self-regulation of gaming is essential for the protection of fair gaming, Tribal assets and resources, and the general safety and welfare of the public.

The Commission develops policies, guidelines, and regulations (hereafter "Regulations") for the Tribe's gaming operations in accordance with the applicable federal, state, local, and tribal laws and regulations. Such Regulations include but are not limited to the Tribal Minimum Internal Control Standards and Resolutions. The Commission is responsible for issuing gaming licenses, both occupational and vendor, for those who apply to work for and work with the gaming enterprise and/or the Commission. The Commission also monitors the Tribe's gaming operations to ensure compliance with the Commission's Regulations.

    The Commission fulfills its duties through its staff in three (3) departments:
  • Regulatory Compliance Department includes Compliance and Audit Divisions.
  • Investigations Department includes Investigative Services and Licensing Divisions.
  • Surveillance and Technical Department includes Surveillance and Technical Divisions.

While the Commission Departments' business hours are 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, a number of Commission staff are on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. In addition to its duties as an independent tribal gaming regulatory body, the Commission also strives to be a leader in the gaming industry. The Commission and its members are active participants in the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators Association and the Wisconsin Gaming Regulators Association.