Gaming Regulation

”The Facts”

The properties of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Gaming Enterprise (Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Little Six Casino) are some of the most highly regulated gaming operations in the United States. Integrity, public trust, and confidence are the life blood of the gaming industry; and the Community mandates the highest standards of regulatory compliance be maintained.

Mystic Lake and Little Six Casinos are regulated by multiple entities, including the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), the federally mandated regulatory body providing oversight of tribal gaming throughout the country; the SMSC Gaming Commission, the primary regulatory authority under federal law; the Gaming Enterprise’s internal Compliance Division; two outside audit firms; and two independent testing laboratories for gaming equipment. The State of Minnesota has always had oversight authority pursuant to the Tribal/State Gaming Compacts, but does not serve as the primary regulatory agency over federal tribal gaming operations.

Here are the facts: