What do the regulators do?

Tribal gaming agencies conduct background investigations on gaming employees and vendors and issue gaming licenses when appropriate. They also settle patron disputes, establish internal controls, test machines to ensure their integrity, ensure the safety of patrons, protect the tribal assets and enforce compliance with regulations by licensing sanctions, fines, and prosecution when necessary. In addition, the Arizona Department of Gaming also has the authority to conduct background investigations on gaming employees and vendors and issue certifications for vendors and non-tribal members. They may also test slot machines.