Nez Perce Tribal
The Nez Perce Tribe Gaming Commissions (NPTGC) vision is to
protect the assets of the Nez Perce Tribal Gaming Enterprise by insuring
adequate internal controls are in place and conformed to. Ensure that all
gaming activity is honest and fair. Regulate all forms of permissible and
authorized gaming within the jurisdiction of the Nez Perce Tribe.
To regulate the gaming operations of the Clearwater River
Casino and the It'se Ye Ye Bingo & Casino, by assuring compliance with:
a) Nez Perce Tribal Gaming Ordinance, b) Regulations of the National Indian
Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), c) Class III Gaming Compact between the Nez
Perce Tribe and the State of Idaho. d) Tribal Internal Control Standards
Protect the tribal gaming operations and property from
Assure that gaming licenses are issued with adequate
background investigations being conducted and suitability determinations made
in a timely manner.
The Rules and Regulations of the Indian Gaming Regulatory
Act, Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS) and Tribal Internal Control
Standards (TICS) are adhered to by Clearwater River Casino & It'se ye ye Bingo
Continue to advocate for the training of employees in the
applicable internal Controls and rules and regulations. Assist all front
line employees of the Nez Perce Tribe Gaming Enterprises compliance with and
use of the internal controls.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Serving as NPTEC's regulatory arm in gaming, the NPTGC,
formulates/interprets policy and is responsible for implementing the
rules/regulations through four guiding Indian Gaming Documents for the Nez Perce
Tribe's Gaming Enterprises, listed under 1) Goals a, b, c and d.
NPTGC is empowered to issue Gaming Facility Licenses to
It'se ye ye Bingo & Casino, Clearwater River Casino, and to issue personal
Vendor's* Gaming Licenses. (Gaming suppliers only)
The NPTGC conducts background investigations on all
employees of the Gaming Enterprises, makes suitability determinations, and if
found suitable, issues a (3) year individual gaming license. Key employees
background applications are sent to National Indian Gaming Commission Field
Office in Portland, Oregon, for their review and approval.
The NPTGC requires the Gaming Enterprises to conduct
business in accordance with all the required rules and regulations accepted and
adopted by the NPTEC.
The NPTGC assures that accounting and cash controls are in
place and audited internally and externally. The NPTGC requires the Gaming
Enterprise to comply with security and surveillance standards in accordance with
all the mandated regulations.
The NPTGC also hears customer complaints and holds hearings
for appeals of denial/revocation of Gaming Licenses and Expulsions. The
final decisions of the NPTGC may be appealed to the Nez Perce Tribal Court.
The appointed Commissioners are:
July T. Greene, President
Harold "Skip" Williamson, Vice-President
John Strombeck, Secretary/Treasurer
NPTGC Administration Staff:
Liz Minkey, Office Assistant
Alene Powaukee, Internal Auditor
Elizabeth Arthur-Attao, Background Investigator
Licensing-Vendors and employees
Miscellaneous-Customer complaints, Health and