With a goal of regulating and protecting tribal assets, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Gaming Commission (CAGC) works to ensure compliance with Tribal, State, and Federal regulations while promoting the integrity, honesty, and fairness of the Tribal Casino Enterprises. With our proud heritage and strong beliefs, the CAGC works together with the tribes’ Casino Operations to promote success for the Cheyenne and Arapaho people today, and for future generations.
The Gaming Commission is not involved with the management of the casino operations. Instead, the CAGC acts to regulate gaming for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. The CAGC operates in accordance with all applicable Federal, State, and Tribal gaming laws. The Gaming Commission is comprised of the following:
Gaming Commissioners – The three Commissioners serve on a Gaming Commission Board. Their responsibilities are setting policy for gaming on Cheyenne and Arapaho lands, reviewing and approving gaming activities, promulgating rules and regulations for the gaming facilities, and hearing license and or gaming disputes that may arise between a patron and the gaming operation.
Administration – The CAGC Administration is responsible for oversight and management of the agency to ensure program accountability and efficiency. They are responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks that involve every aspect of the Gaming Commission.
Compliance/Audit – The Compliance department monitors and audits the gaming operation at all locations to ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Tribal gaming laws. The department is responsible for conducting investigations of possible violations and taking appropriate enforcement action with respect to tribal gaming ordinances and regulations.
Employee/Vendor Licensing – The Licensing department is responsible for the background investigations on all casino employees, vendor employees, and vendor corporations that work at the Lucky Star Casinos. The gaming license process is set forth by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) regulations and the State Compact.
Surveillance – The Surveillance department monitors all gaming activities and events within the casinos through an extensive surveillance system.
In addition to these activities, each department of the CAGC performs a variety of other functions to monitor the gaming activities and needs of the gaming operation.
Current Statistics 2018
• The Employee Licensing department is currently operating at above 93% on their Notice of Review (NOR) submissions to NIGC. The department has collected approximately $80,000 in licensing fees thus far*
• The Vendor Licensing department has collected approximately $60,000 in licensing fees thus far*
• The Compliance department assisted with 77 machine conversions, 361 software upgrades, 111 new installs/removals
* Gaming Ordinance Section 314. Payment of license fees shall be paid to the Tax Commission
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Gaming Commission is also a participating member of the following associations:
National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)
National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGCR)
Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association (OTGRA)
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA)