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7 Clans Paradise Casino
7500 Highway 177 - Red Rock, Oklahoma 74651
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1500 North Country Club Road - Ada, Oklahoma 74820
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Ada Travel Stop
201 Latta Road - Ada, Oklahoma 74820
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Ardmore Gaming Center
1410 Sam Noble Parkway - Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
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Peoria Tribe's Buffalo Run Casino
Over 70,000 Square Feet Of Gaming Pleasure
900 Slot Machines -16 Black Jack Tables - 9 Poker Tables
Buffalo Run Casino Blackjack Pit
Featuring 14 Classic Table Games
Ultimate Texas Hold'em - Three Card Poker - Crazy 4 Poker & More!
Buffalo Run Casino Player's Club
Free Membership Offering Benefits, Perks For Players & Monthly Birthday Bash!
Buffalo Run Casino's High Limit Room
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Buffalo Run Hotel... Now Open!
100 Rooms - One Room Suites - King - Double Queen
Complimentary Breakfast & High Speed Internet Access
32" Flat Screen Monitor With Pay Per View Movie Channels
No Smoking & Smoking - In Room Coffee - Microwave - Fridge - Ironing Board & Iron - Hair Dryer
Dining Information & Reservations Call 918 000-0000
Coleman House Restaurant
Replicated Historic Coleman Theater - Fine Dining - Full Service Bar - Catering
Dining Information & Reservations Call 918 542-7140 Extention #2230
Joe's Outback Casino
400 Gaming Machines - Wheel Of Fortune Super Spin - Joe's Grill & Joe's Saloon
Joe's Grill... Menu All Day - Snack Bar - Peoria Showplace 1,500 Seat Event Center
See The Nashville Stars Live!
Club KIX - Concerts - Comedy Night - Largest Dance Floor In The 4-States - Live DJ's
For Concert & Event Information & Tickets Call 918 542-7140 Extention #2200
Buffalo Run Casino
1000 Buffalo Run Boulevard - Miami, OK 74354
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Blue Star Gaming and Casino
20 White Eagle Drive - Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601
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Eastern Shawnee Tribe's
Border Town Bingo & Casino
130 W. Oneida - Seneca, Missouri 64865
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Checotah Indian Community Bingo
830 North Broadway - Checotah, Oklahoma 74426
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Cherokee Casino in Roland
Interstate 40 and Highway 64 - Roland, Oklahoma 74954
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Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs
2416 West US Highway 412 - West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma 74338
(918) 422-6301 - (800) 754-4111
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Choctaw Casino in Broken Bow
Broken Bow - 1790 South Park Drive - Broken Bow, Oklahoma 74728
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Choctaw Casino in Durant
3735 Choctaw Road - Highway 69/75 - Durant,Oklahoma 74701
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Choctaw Casino in Grant
Route 1 Box 17-1 - Grant, Oklahoma 74738
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Choctaw Casino in Idabel
1425 Southeast Washington - Idabel, Oklahoma 74745
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Choctaw Casino in McAlester
1638 South George Nigh Expressway - McAlester, Oklahoma 74501-7411
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Choctaw Casino in Pocola
3400 Service Road - Pocola, Oklahoma 74902
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Choctaw Casino in Stringtown
895 North Highway 69 - Stringtown, Oklahoma 74569
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Cimarron Bingo Casino
821 W. Freeman Avenue - Perkins, Oklahoma 74059
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Comanche Nation Casino
402 South East Interstate Drive - Lawton, Oklahoma 73502
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Creek Nation Casino in Muskogee
3420 West Peak Boulevard - Muskogee, Oklahoma 74403
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Creek Nation Casino in Okmulgee
1901 North Wood Drive - Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447
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Creek Nation Casino in Tulsa
1616 East 81st Street - Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137
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Creek Nation Travel Plaza
Highway 75 and 56 Loop - Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447
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Eastern Shawnee Travel Plaza
69721 East 100 Road - Wyandotte, OK
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Fire Lake Entertainment Center
1601 S. Gordon Cooper Drive - Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801
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Goldsby Travel Plaza
1544 West State Highway 9 - Norman, Oklahoma 73071
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1038 West Sycamore Road - Norman, Oklahoma 73072
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Gold River Bingo & Casino
Highway 281 - Anadarko, Oklahoma 73005
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Seneca Cayuga Tribe's
Grand Lake Casino
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High Winds Casino
61475 East 100 Road - Miami, OK
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Sill Apache Casino
1000 Buffalo Run Boulevard - Miami, OK
Located inside the Buffalo Run Casino
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Lucky Star Casino - Concho
7777 North Highway 81 - Concho, Oklahoma 73022
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Lucky Turtle Casino
64499 East Highway 60 - Wyandotte, OK
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Marlow Gaming Center
Route 3 - Marlow, Oklahoma 73055
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Miami Tribe Entertainment
202 South 8 Tribes Trail - Miami, OK
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Newcastle Gaming Center
2457 Highway 62 Service Road - Newcastle, Oklahoma 73065
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Peoria Gaming Center
8520 South Highway 69A - Miami, OK
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530 H Street Southeast - Miami, Oklahoma 74354
(918) 542-7884 - (877) 774-7884
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Sill Apache Casino
2315 East Gore Boulevard - Lawton, Oklahoma 73502
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Star Casino in Clinton
101 N. Indian Hospital Road - Clinton, Oklahoma 73601
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Texoma Gaming Center
HC 68 Box 13 - Kingston, OK 73439
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Treasure Valley Gaming Center
I-35, Exit 55 (Highway 7) - Davis, OK 73030
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Washita Gaming Center
P.O. Box 307 - Paoli, OK 73074
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Wyandotte Nation Casino
64499 East Highway 60 - Wyandotte, OK
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Blue Ribbon Downs
3700 W. Cherokee Street - Sallisaw, Oklahoma 74955
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One Remington Place - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
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Will Rogers Downs
20900 S. 4200 Road - Claremore, Oklahoma 74017
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Oklahoma Casinos:, 7 Clan Paradise Casino, Ada Gaming Center, Ada Travel Stop, Ardmore Gaming Center, Ardmore Tobacco Shop 2, Black Gold Casino, Blue Ribbon Downs Racino, Blue Star Gaming and Casino, Border Town Bingo & Casino, Bristow Indian Bingo, Buffalo Run Casino, Catoosa Smoke Shop, Checotah Indian Community Bingo, Cherokee Casino and Resort, Cherokee Casino - Fort Gibson, Cherokee Casino - Roland, Cherokee Casino - Sallisaw, Cherokee Casino - Tahlequah, Cherokee Casino - Tulsa, Will Rogers Downs, Cherokee Casino - West Siloam Springs, Cherokee Nation Outpost Tobacco Shop, Chisholm Trail Casino, Choctaw Downs, Choctaw Casino - Broken Bow, Choctaw Casino - Durant, Choctaw Casino - Grant, Choctaw Casino - Idabel, Choctaw Casino - Sallisaw, Choctaw Casino - Springtown, Choctaw Casino Too, Choctaw Inn, Choctaw Travel Plaza-Broken Bow, Choctaw Travel Plaza-Durant I, Choctaw Travel Plaza-Durant II, Choctaw Travel Plaza-Idabel, Choctaw Travel Plaza-McAlester, Choctaw Travel Plaza-Pocola, Chowtaw Travel Plaza-Hugo, Cimarron Casino, Comanche Nation Games, Comanche Red River Casino , Comanche Spur Casino, Comanche Star Casino, Comanche Smokeshop and Game Center, Creek Nation Casino Duck Creek, Creek Nation Muskogee Bingo, Creek Nation Okemah Casino, Creek Nation Okmulgee Bingo, Creek Nation Casino Tulsa, Creek Nation Travel Plaza, Davis Trading Post, Eufaula Indian Community Bingo, Feather Warrior Casino, Fire Lake Casino, First Council Casino, Fort Sill Apache Casino, High Winds Casino, Gold River Casino, Gold Mountain Casino, Golden Pony Casino , Goldsby Gaming Center, Goldsby Travel Plaza, Grand Lake Casino, Iowa Tribe Smokeshop, Southwind Casino, Joe's Outback, Keetoowah Casino, Kickapoo Casino, Kiowa Bingo, Kiowa Casino, Lil' Bit of Paradise Casino, Lucky Star Casino - Clinton , Lucky Star Casino - Concho, Lucky Turtle Casino , Madill Gaming Center , Marlow Tobacco Store , Marlow Gaming Center, Million Dollar Elm Casino Bartlesville, Million Dollar Elm Casino Hominy, Million Dollar Elm Casino Pawhuska, Million Dollar Elm Casino Ponca City, Million Dollar Elm Casino Sand Springs, Million Dollar Elm Casino Tulsa, Million Dollar Elm Casino Skiatook, Mystic Winds Casino, Native Lights Casino, Newcastle Gaming Center, Newcastle Travel Plaza, Pawnee Nation Chilocco Casino, Pawnee Trading Post Casino, Pawnee Travel Plaza Casino, Peoria Gaming Center, Ioway Casino Resort, Quapaw Casino , Rivermist Casino, Riverwind Casino, Sac & Fox Casino, Seminole Nation Bingo, Seminole Nation Gaming Center, Seminole Nation Trading Post, Seminole Nation Travel Plaza, Stables Casino, Silver Buffalo Casino, Sugar Creek Casino, Sulphur Gaming Center and Chickasaw Lodge , Texoma Gaming Center, Thackerville Travel Plaza, Thunderbird Casino, Tonkawa Indian Casino , Treasure Valley Casino, Washita Gaming Center, Watonga Bingo, West Siloam Springs Smoke Shop, Wilson Travel Plaza , Wildfire Gaming, WinStars Casino, Wyandotte Nation Casino
As some of you know I've been marketing and promoting Casinos in Las Vegas and Tunica for years
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I'm telling you friends...
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The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
Pub.L. 100-497, 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.) is a 1988 United States federal law that establishes the jurisdictional framework that governs Indian gaming. There was no federal gaming structure before this act.
The stated purposes of the act include providing a legislative basis for the operation/regulation of Indian gaming, protecting gaming as a means of generating revenue for the tribes, encouraging economic development of these tribes, and protecting the enterprises from negative influences (such as organized crime). The law established the National Indian Gaming Commission and gave it a regulatory mandate. The law also delegated new authority to the U.S. Department of the Interior and created new federal offenses, giving the U.S. Department of Justice authority to prosecute them.
The law has been the source of extensive controversy and litigation. One of the key questions is whether the National Indian Gaming Commission and Department of Interior can be effective in regulating tribal economic decisions related to Indian gaming. Senator John McCain is in favor of greater regulation, while a prominent professor in the field is skeptical that such regulation is effective. Many of the controversies have produced litigation, some of it reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1976, in a case called Bryan v. Itasca County, the Supreme Court ruled in sowed the legal seeds that would eventually give rise to the Indian gaming industry. In an opinion written by Justice William Brennan, the Supreme Court in Bryan highlighted tribal independence from state regulatory authority. Since regulatory authority is the primary legal mechanism for regulating some forms of gambling, this case would prove relevant to the impending controversy of Indian gaming.
Gambling is a part of many traditional Indian cultures (as well as the larger US society.) Tribal games include dice and shell activities, archery competitions, races, and so on. The use of gaming to generate profit did not begin until the late 1970s and early 1980s within Indian communities. Several tribes, especially in California and Florida, opened bingo places as a way to earn revenue. Their actions were related to search for new sources of revenue, given the emphasis which the Reagan administration placed on economic self-sufficiency for the tribes.
While bingo was legal in California and Florida, the states had stringent regulations. Operating on the history of tribal sovereignty, some tribes did not comply with these laws. High stakes Indian bingo operations soon arose in California, Florida, New York, and Wisconsin. The industry grew rapidly. State governments began contending that revenues from their own gaming operations dropped as Native American operations increased the potential stakes.
Discussions about codifying Indian gaming began in 1983. In 1987, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in California v Cabazon Band of Mission Indians that as sovereign political entities, tribes could operate facilities free of state regulation. The court also recognized that gaming could be used to encourage tribal self-sufficiency and economic development. This court case can be seen as a victory for the tribes. As the growth in Indian gaming continued in the 1980s (grossing over $110 million in 1988), though, tensions increased. 
States began lobbying the federal government to allow state government to regulate Indian gaming. States argued that their regulation was needed to stop infiltration by organized crime. Furthermore, states wanted to be able to tax revenues gained by Indian gaming. Tribes fought the states in an effort both to maintain tribal sovereignty and to protect Indian gaming revenues to support economic development.. Congress responded with the set of compromises which evolved into the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act 
The primary legislators involved in drafting the Act were Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, Representative and then (as of 1987) Senator John McCain of Arizona, and Representative Mo Udall of Utah. As S.555, the bill passed the United States Senate by voice vote on September 15, 1988. The House then passed the same bill, without it going through committee, by a 323–84 margin on September 27.
President Ronald Reagan signed it into law on October 17, 1988.
As is often the case, some aspects of the law had to be clarified later through court cases. Whether revenue from the Indian casinos was subject to other governmental taxation was determined in Chicksaw Nation v. United States.
The Act establishes three classes of games with a different regulatory scheme for each:
Class I gaming is defined as traditional Indian gaming and social gaming for minimal prizes. Regulatory authority over class I gaming is vested exclusively in tribal governments and is not subject to IGRA's requirements. .
Class II gaming is defined as the game of chance commonly known as bingo (whether or not electronic, computer, or other technological aids are used in connection therewith) and if played in the same location as the bingo, pull tabs, punch board, tip jars, instant bingo, and other games similar to bingo. Class II gaming also includes non-banked card games, that is, games that are played exclusively against other players rather than against the house or a player acting as a bank. The Act specifically excludes slot machines or electronic facsimiles of any game of chance from the definition of class II games. Tribes retain their authority to conduct, license, and regulate class II gaming so long as the state in which the Tribe is located permits such gaming for any purpose and the Tribal government adopts a gaming ordinance approved by the National Indian Gaming Commission. Tribal governments are responsible for regulating class II gaming with Commission oversight. Only Arkansas, Hawaii, Indiana, and Utah continue to prohibit all types of gaming.
The definition of class III gaming is broad. It includes all forms of gaming that are neither class I nor II. Games commonly played at casinos, such as slot machines, blackjack, craps, and roulette, clearly fall in the class III category, as well as wagering games and electronic facsimiles of any game of chance. Generally, class III is often referred to a casino-style gaming. As a compromise, the Act restricts Tribal authority to conduct class III gaming.
Before a Tribe may lawfully conduct class III gaming, the following conditions must be met: (1) The Particular form of class III gaming that the Tribe wants to conduct must be permitted in the state in which the tribe is located; (2) The Tribe and the state must have negotiated a compact that has been approved by the Secretary of the Interior, or the Secretary must have approved regulatory procedures; and (3) The Tribe must have adopted a Tribal gaming ordinance that has been approved by the Chairman of the Commission.
The regulatory scheme for class III gaming is more complex than a casual reading of the statute might suggest. Although Congress clearly intended regulatory issues to be addressed in Tribal-State compacts, it left a number of key functions in federal hands, including approval authority over compacts, management contracts, and Tribal gaming ordinances. Congress also vested the Commission with broad authority to issue regulations in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. Accordingly, the Commission plays a key role in the regulation of class II and III gaming.
The Act provides the FBI with federal criminal jurisdiction over acts directly related to Indian gaming establishments, including those located on reservations under state criminal jurisdiction. Since the inception of IGRA, the FBI has devoted limited investigative resources to Indian gaming violations.
The Indian gaming industry has grown from one that produced nearly $100 million in total revenues in its first year, to one that exceeds $22 billion annually. This total exceeds the combined gaming revenues of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. This growth, coupled with confusing jurisdictions and limited regulatory resources, has generated great concern over the potential for large-scale criminal activity and influence in the Indian gaming industry. Recent allegations of large-scale fraud and corruption have led to extensive media scrutiny and inquiries from Congressional leaders as to the FBI's response to these allegations.
The most recent Indian gaming statistics, provided by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), indicate there are approximately 360 Indian gaming establishments in the United States. These casinos are operated by approximately 220 federally recognized tribes, and they offer Class I, Class II and Class III gaming opportunities. The revenues generated in these establishments can be substantial. The largest casino in the United States, Foxwoods Casino, is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and located in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Tribal casinos located in the eastern United States generated roughly $3.8 billion in FY02. Those located in the Central United States recorded gross revenues of approximately $5.9 billion, while those located in the Western United States generated close to $4.8 billion. Most of the revenues generated in the Indian gaming industry are from Indian casinos located in, or near, large metropolitan areas. Currently, 12% of Indian gaming establishments generate 65% of Indian gaming revenues. Indian gaming operations located in the populous areas of the West Coast (primarily California) represent the fastest growing sector of the Indian gaming industry.
There are 562 federally recognized tribes in the United States. While not all tribes will seek to establish tribal gaming establishments, it is likely that more may do so. Additionally, many of the non-federally recognized tribes are seeking federal recognition to gain access to Indian gaming opportunities and other benefits of the federal relationship.
The Act's purpose is to provide a statutory basis for the operation of gaming by tribes to promote tribal economic development, self sufficiency, and strong tribal governments. IGRA provides a basis for the regulation of Indian gaming adequate to: shield it from organized crime and corrupting influences; ensure that the tribe is the primary beneficiary of gaming revenues; and ensure Indian gaming operations are fair and honest for the operator and the players. IGRA also establishes an independent federal regulatory authority for gaming on Indian lands, Federal standards for gaming on Indian lands, and the creation of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC).
NIGC's headquarters is located in Washington, D.C. It is managed by a chairman, appointed by the President of the United States, and has five regional divisions. NIGC Regional Headquarters are located in Portland, Oregon; Sacramento, California; Phoenix, Arizona; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. NIGC auditors and investigators ensure that Indian gaming establishments are complying with the minimum gaming standards outlined in IGRA. To accomplish this, NIGC auditors conduct yearly audits of gaming records maintained by Indian gaming establishments and, when appropriate, investigate regulatory matters. The NIGC has a major responsibility in the growing Indian gaming industry. Based on its congressional mandate, it is dependent on the FBI and/or other federal agencies to investigate allegations of criminal activity in Indian gaming establishments.
The National Indian Gaming Association
The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 of 184 Indian Nations, with additional nonvoting associate members. The purpose of the NIGA is "to protect and preserve the general welfare of tribes striving for self-sufficiency through gaming enterprises in Indian country," and to "maintain and protect Indian sovereign governmental authority in Indian Country." The NIGA seeks to advance the lives of Indian people economically, socially, and politically. The NIGA's office building is located in Washington, D.C. The NIGA headquarters building was purchased by a tribal collective. It is the first structure to be owned by Native Americans in Washington, D.C. The building was purchased with money from casino operations on Native American lands.
The Indian Gaming Working Group (IGWG)
In February 2003, in an effort to identify and direct resources to Indian gaming matters, the FBI and NIGC created the IGWG. The IGWG's purpose is to identify resources needed to address the most pressing criminal violations in the area of Indian gaming. This group consists of representatives from a variety of FBI subprograms (i.e. Economic Crimes Unit, Money Laundering Unit, LCN/Organized Crime Unit, Asian Organized Crime Unit, Public Corruption/Government Fraud Unit, Cryptographic Racketeering Analysis Unit, and Indian Country Special Jurisdiction Unit) and other federal agencies, which include Department of Interior Office of Inspector General (DOI-OIG), NIGC, Internal Revenue Service Tribal Government Section (IRS-TGS), Department of Treasure Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN), Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), US Department of the Treasury, and Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Law Enforcement Services (BIA-OLES). The IGWG meets monthly to review Indian gaming cases deemed to have a significant impact on the Indian gaming industry. As a result of these meetings, several investigations have been initiated. The IGWG through its member agencies has provided financial resources, travel funds, liaison assistance, personnel resources, coordination assistance and consultation.
The IGWG works as follows:
1) If suspected criminal activities are taking place in the Indian gaming industry and the interested office/agency does not have adequate resources to investigate this matter, the office/agency contacts the Indian Country Special Jurisdiction Unit, FBIHQ, at 202-324-3666. This contact may come from the FBI or an outside source or agency
2) A small group of IGWG members will convene to determine if the alleged criminal violation is a matter of "national importance" in its effect(s) on the Indian gaming industry. If so, the IGWG will invite representatives from the affected FBI division, other federal agencies (if appropriate), the affected United States Attorney's office, and IGWG member agencies to meet and further review the case.
3) During this review, the agency eliciting the support of the IGWG will make a case presentation. Following a full review, the IGWG will assist the requesting office/agency to identify and obtain resources to assist in the investigation.
4) Throughout the investigation, the IGWG will assist by providing "experts" to assist in the investigation; allocating special funding (i.e. facilitating TDY travel, Title III support, special forensic examination, etc.); conducting liaison with other federal agencies; facilitating the establishment of Indian gaming task forces, and/or providing consultation.
To properly detect the presence of illegal activity in the Indian gaming industry law enforcement offices with jurisdiction in Indian gaming violations should:
1) Identify the Indian gaming establishments in their territory.
2) Establish appropriate liaison with Tribal Gaming Commission (TGC) members, State Gaming Commission Representatives, State Gaming Regulatory Agency Representatives, and Casino Security Personnel.
3) Establish liaison with representatives from the NIGC and regional Indian gaming intelligence committees. Both will provide valuable information on scams, allegations of criminal wrongdoing, and other patterns of illegal activity.
4) Make proactive attempts during crime surveys to identify criminal activity in Indian gaming establishments.
5) Send investigators and financial analysts to training which provides them with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively investigate criminal activity in Indian gaming establishments.
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