Frequently Asked Questions

What is the National Indian Gaming Commission?

The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) was created in 1988, when Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).

The primary mission of the NIGC is to regulate gaming activities on Indian lands for the purposes of shielding Indian tribes from organized crime and other corrupting influences; ensuring that Indian tribes are the primary beneficiaries of gaming revenues; and assuring that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly by both operators and players.

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What happens when my gaming license is expired?

Contact the Choctaw Gaming Commission Office to check the status of your background investigation and see if additional information is needed.  The Licensing Agent may need to grant a 30 day extension depending on the circumstances.

What do the different license colors mean?

  • Light Blue- Issued to a key employee temporarily while their background investigation is being conducted.  A Temporary license expires 90 days from the date issued.
  • Yellow- Issued to a staff (non cash handling) employee.  Staff licenses do not expire.
  • White- Issued to a key employee once their background investigation is completed and they are deemed suitable for a gaming license by the Choctaw Gaming Commissioner and the NIGC.  A key gaming license must be renewed every two (2) years.
  • Red- Issued to employees of the Choctaw Gaming Commission.
  • Pink- Issued to employees, officers, owners, etc. of gaming related vendors.
  • Dark Blue- Permit issued to employees of non-gaming related vendors including vendors who lease areas in the Casino.

Can I request that my self-ban be lifted or shortened after I've submitted the paperwork?

Unfortunately, WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LIFT OR SHORTEN A SELF BAN.  We take the issue of problem gambling very seriously and we do not feel like we can allow people to go back and forth or change their minds.  Please consider this before completing and submitting the paperwork.  If a banned patron wins a jackpot the winnings are donated to a federally recognized non-profit organization.