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Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission

The Santa Ysabel Tribal Gaming Commission was established in September 2004, upon enactment of the Santa Ysabel Tribal Gaming Ordinance. The Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission is responsible for enforcing the Tribe’s Gaming Commission Regulations to ensure the integrity of gaming and the protection of the Tribe’s gambling establishments, casino patrons, and employees. The Gaming Commission is a regulatory agency independent of the Tribe’s gambling establishments.

The Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission ensures regulatory compliance with all National Indian Gaming Commission regulations pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, and compliance with the terms of the Tribal-State Gaming Compact as negotiated between the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel and the State of California. The Gaming Commission ensures that the Tribe’s gambling establishments are in compliance with Tribal Minimum Internal Control Standards, Casino Internal Control Standards, and Casino Policies and Procedures.

The Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission Backgrounds Department oversees the processing of all applications for Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission-issued Gaming Licenses for all prospective casino employees, gaming resource suppliers, and vendors conducting business with the Tribe’s gambling establishments. This process includes a thorough background investigation of each individual and/or company including enforcing accuracy and suitability on each application. In addition, the department maintains a database of current and past license holders and works with individuals seeking to renew their Gaming License. The Commission’s Background Department also conducts random criminal and credit history checks to ensure compliance with established licensing criteria.

The Santa Ysabel Gaming Commission Compliance Department monitors casino activities, observes customers, employees, transactions, and reporting requirements to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Tribal gaming laws and regulations. In addition, compliance agents investigate and report deficiencies or violations and conduct follow-up to ensure implementation of appropriate corrective action. Compliance Department personnel also monitor the movement, adjustment, and maintenance of the casino’s gambling resource supplies, including gambling devices, table games, security systems, and monetary transaction systems, to ensure regulatory compliance with all Federal, State, and Tribal gaming laws and regulations.