Nez Perce Tribal
Mailing Address: PO. Box 365
Physical Address: 17811 Nez Perce Rd.
Lapwai, ID 83540
Lewiston, ID 83501
The Nez Perce Tribe Gaming Commissions (NPTGC) vision is to protect the
assets of the Nez Perce Tribal Gaming Enterprise by insuring adequate internal
controls are in place and conformed to. Ensure that all gaming activity is
honest and fair. Regulate all forms of permissible and authorized gaming
within the jurisdiction of the Nez Perce Tribe.
To regulate the gaming operations of the Clearwater River Casino and the
It'se Ye Ye Bingo & Casino, by assuring compliance with: a) Nez Perce
Tribal Gaming Ordinance, b) Regulations of the National Indian Gaming
Regulatory Act (IGRA), c) Class III Gaming Compact between the Nez Perce
Tribe and the State of Idaho. d) Tribal Internal Control Standards (TICS)
Protect the tribal gaming operations and property from illegal activity.
Assure that gaming licenses are issued with adequate background
investigations being conducted and suitability determinations made in a
The Rules and Regulations of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Minimum
Internal Control Standards (MICS) and Tribal Internal Control Standards
(TICS) are adhered to by Clearwater River Casino & It'se ye ye Bingo &
Continue to advocate for the training of employees in the applicable
internal Controls and rules and regulations. Assist all front line
employees of the Nez Perce Tribe Gaming Enterprises compliance with and use
of the internal controls.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Serving as NPTEC's regulatory arm in gaming, the NPTGC, formulates/interprets
policy and is responsible for implementing the rules/regulations through four
guiding Indian Gaming Documents for the Nez Perce Tribe's Gaming Enterprises,
listed under 1) Goals a, b, c and d.
NPTGC is empowered to issue Gaming Facility Licenses to It'se ye ye Bingo &
Casino, Clearwater River Casino, and to issue personal Vendor's* Gaming
Licenses. (Gaming suppliers only)
The NPTGC conducts background investigations on all employees of the Gaming
Enterprises, makes suitability determinations, and if found suitable, issues a
(3) year individual gaming license. Key employees background applications
are sent to National Indian Gaming Commission Field Office in Portland, Oregon,
for their review and approval.
The NPTGC requires the Gaming Enterprises to conduct business in accordance
with all the required rules and regulations accepted and adopted by the NPTEC.
The NPTGC assures that accounting and cash controls are in place and audited
internally and externally. The NPTGC requires the Gaming Enterprise to
comply with security and surveillance standards in accordance with all the
The NPTGC also hears customer complaints and holds hearings for appeals of
denial/revocation of Gaming Licenses and Expulsions. The final decisions
of the NPTGC may be appealed to the Nez Perce Tribal Court.
NPTGC Board Members
The appointed Commissioners are:
July Woodward, President
Tonia Garcia, Vice-President
Tana Wheeler-Nunez, Secretary/Treasurer
NPTGC Administration Staff:
Elliott Moffett, Director
Ferris Paisano, Gaming Agent
Alene Powaukee, Internal Auditor firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Minkey, Office Assistant email@example.com
Licensing-Vendors and employees
Miscellaneous-Customer complaints, Health and Environment.
Physical Address: 17811 Nez Perce Road, Lewiston, Idaho 83501
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 365, Lapwai, Idaho 83540
Office Main Line: 208-843-2254 or 621-4744
Office Main Fax: 208-743-3291
Background Investigator Fax: 208-743-3292