Who regulates Indian casinos?

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) and the State of Arizona recognize the sovereignty and independence of tribal governments and their authority to establish their own governmental regulatory agencies commonly known as tribal gaming commissions or tribal gaming offices. These tribal gaming agencies are tasked with the responsibility of licensing and enforcement for compliance of all federal, state and tribal gaming laws and regulations. In addition, the NIGC has enforcement authority over class II gaming (Bingo and Poker) regulations. Contrary to popular belief, pursuant to Section 6 of the Tribal-State Compacts, tribal gaming agencies have the only recognized enforcement authority to enforce compliance with the regulatory requirements of the Compact for class III gaming (slots, Keno, OTB). The Arizona Department of Gaming is allowed to monitor tribal regulatory efforts and point out areas where they believe there may be deficiencies./p>