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Gaming Commission

Our Mission

The mission of the Sac & Fox Gaming Commission is to enforce the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the Compact with the State of Iowa, and the Tribe’s own Gaming Ordinance and regulations in a manner that is fair, ethical, and respectful of all and without compromise. Our commitment and dedication will promote and foster an atmosphere of integrity, security, and fairness at Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel for the Members-Owners of the Meskwaki Nation and their patrons and employees.

What We Do

The Sac & Fox Gaming Commission determines the licensing eligibility of all Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel (MBCH) applicants, employees, and vendors to hold a Gaming or Non-Gaming license in order to obtain or maintain a Gaming or Non-Gaming license. A license is a revocable privilege granted by the Gaming Commission to perform a job or to do an act upon gaming premises. Federal regulations state that a Tribe shall develop licensing procedures for all employees of a gaming operation. 

The Gaming Commission establishes internal controls, tests gaming machines to ensure their integrity, ensures the safety of patrons, protects the tribal assets, and enforces compliance with regulations by imposing sanctions, fines, and when necessary prosecution. 

The Gaming Commission also handles the requests for banned individuals who wish to patronize Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel (MBCH) as well as reinstating bans when necessary. It is the responsibility of any person petitioning the Gaming Commission for the reinstatement of their patronage privileges to prove to the Gaming Commission they no longer present a risk to tribal assets, the integrity of the gaming on Tribal property, or the safety of the public and employees.

When to Contact Us

Contact the Gaming Commission for the following:

  • You have questions on how to lift your ban from Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel.
  • You have questions or concerns with regards to your license.
  • You are interested in becoming a vendor for Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel.
  • You need to report any charges to the GC Investigator.
  • You are checking on the status of your licensing application.

Gaming Commission Staff

Janann Beyer

Investigator

Gaming Commission

sfgc.janannbeyer@meskwaki.com
641-484-1450

Mark Buffalo

Lead Gaming Compliance Officer

Gaming Commission

sfgc.markbuffalo@meskwaki.com
641-484-1450

Celena Johnson

Gaming Commissioner

Gaming Commission

sfgc.celenajohnson@meskwaki.com
641-484-1450

Orrie Lasley, Jr.

Gaming Commissioner

Gaming Commission

sfgc.orrielasley@meskwaki.com
641-484-1450

Jennifer Magpie

Office Manager

Gaming Commission

sfgc.jennifermagpie@meskwaki.com
641-484-1450

Linda Morgan

Administrative Assistant

Gaming Commission

sfgc.lindamorgan@meskwaki.com
641-484-1450

Allison Stewart

Gaming Commissioner

Gaming Commission

sfgc.allisonstewart@meskwaki.com
641-484-1517

Dawn Walker

Executive Assistant

Gaming Commission

sfgc.dawnwalker@meskwaki.com
641-484-1450

Melissa Weber

Gaming Compliance Officer

Gaming Commission

sfgc.melissaweber@meskwaki.com
641-484-1450

Raymond Wilson

Internal Auditor

Gaming Commission

sfgc.raywilson@meskwaki.com
641-484-1450

JoAnn Youngbear

Gaming Commission Chair

Gaming Commission

sfgc.joannyoungbear@meskwaki.com
641-484-1450

Gaming Commission Contact Information

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Our office is closed for lunch from 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Phone Number

(641) 484-1450

Fax Number

(641) 484-1681

Email

gamecomm@meskwaki.com

Address

1504 305th Street

Tama, IA 52339

We are located on the same property as Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, located in the East Building (behind the hotel).

Contact the Meskwaki Nation

Get in touch with our main office if you have general questions or need assistance finding the correct department to contact.