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Perkins, OK 74059
Telephone (405) 547-1097
Fax (405) 547-7211

GAMING COMMISSION

The ITO Gaming Commission is established by the ITO Gaming Ordinance with the primary responsibility for the oversight of Tribal gaming operations to assure the integrity of such operations by ensuring that all gaming activity is fair and conducted according to Tribal, Federal and State regulations.

STAFF

Kelly Myers – Gaming Commission Chairman

Abraham Lincoln – Gaming Commission Vice-Chairman

Alicia Miller – Gaming Commission Secretary

Velinda Gaunt – Executive Director

Megan Maits – Vendor License Investigator

Traci Atkinson – Key License Investigator

Brian Cagle – Assistant Compliance Director

James Rash – Compliance Director

Chandi Terrel – Internal Auditor

James Childers – Surveillance Director

Monica Smith – Assistant Surveillance Director

Vacant – Regulatory Technician

COMMISSION FUNCTIONS 

  • Conduct background investigations
  • Issue, deny, review, suspend, or revoke Tribal gaming licenses for gaming employees and vendors
  • Promulgate Tribal gaming regulations
  • Establish Tribal Internal Control Standards (TICS)
  • Continuously monitor gaming operations to ensure compliance
  • Oversee audits of the gaming facilities
  • Conduct investigations of any alleged misconduct, take appropriate enforcement action
  • Conduct hearings, take testimony, take disciplinary actions, levy fines, and issue closure orders
  • Resolve patron disputes
  • Issue separate licenses to each place, facility, or location where the Tribe elects to game
  • Ensure that facilities are constructed, maintained, and operated in a manner that adequately protects the environment and the public health and safety
  • Ensure that net revenues from any gaming activities are used according to law
  • Exclude individuals (patrons, employees) who may be a threat to the integrity of the gaming center
  • Work cooperatively with NIGC, Tribal, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies
  • Report to the governing body of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma