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Tribal Gaming Authority

ADMINISTRATION

Representation attended the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association meeting. We are continuing to work on our daily procedures and guidance policies. The Director met again with several other gaming commissions/agencies and the State of Oklahoma on new compact audit requirements.

LICENSING DEPARTMENT

All gaming vendor invoicing remains completed for the annual renewal of all companies, requiring licensing for annual gaming vendor renewals and for vendors during the month of January 2015, and/or the calendar year. Vendor licensing is continuous with the annual renewals for all gaming and gaming related vendors doing business with both Downstream Casino Resort and Quapaw Casino. Ending with January we have a total of 472 licensed and/or registered vendors.

       1       Construction                                  41     Gaming Related

     15       Gaming                                        252     Non-gaming

     14       Tour Buses                                     3     Consultants

     25       Entertainment

   121       Exempt (includes all donations, memberships, and service providers)

The current status, for the month of January 2015, of employees and vendors at the respective casinos is as follows:    

Employee licensing and up-dating renewal licenses at both casinos remain an on-going priority. 


 Quapaw Casino
 Downstream Casino Resort
     
 Employees  150 1093
 Native Americans
   51 
  161
 Quapaw Members
  22
   64

COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT

The Compliance staff at both casinos’ has been working diligently reviewing the upgrades/changes on all policies and procedures making sure all of the 543 regulations are inclusive. Both casinos have continuous upgrades and changes and corrections that are being made to enable the most popular electronic gaming machines to be on the floor. This will give the patrons a more excellent variety of machines to play. The Compliance Agents are continuing to work on the training information to assist in preparation of the training and/or procedural manuals for the QTGA, as time allows.

IT DEPARTMENT

The IT Agent continues to make sure the QTGA systems are up and operating properly. We have obtained a new technical line to enhance the service at Quapaw Casino. He maintains all QTGA systems for all electronic and communication requirements.

AUDIT AND INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENTS

The changes in internal auditing for the QTGA have proven to be successful. The separation of job duties between casinos has been so successful we have transitioned our Internal Auditing Department the same way.

Contact
Barbara Kyser-Colllier
Executive Director
Email

Erin Shelton
Deputy Director
Email

69300 E. Nee Rd.
PO Box 405
Quapaw, OK 74363


Ph: (918) 919-6020
Fx: (918) 919-6029

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm