There are eleven federally-recognized Native American Tribes in the State of Wisconsin (State) that have entered into Class III gaming Compacts (Compacts); authorizing the scope and conduct of gaming to be offered by the Tribes within the State. The Division of Gaming, Office of Indian Gaming and Regulatory Compliance (OIGRC) was established under Chapter 561.14, Wis. Stats., as the entity responsible for the State portion of the Tribal gaming oversight required by the Compacts.
The OIGRC consists of two primary program areas:
The OIGRC's Field Audit section is responsible for reviewing Tribal Class III gaming facility compliance with Compact provisions and Tribal minimum internal control standards. This is accomplished through the conduct of regular, onsite compliance and financial audits of these facilities as well as the continued monitoring of a wide variety of electronic data.
The OIGRC's Vendor Certification section is responsible for the investigation and certification of vendors conducting gaming-related business in excess of Compact threshold amounts with Wisconsin Tribes. Pursuant to the Compacts, background investigations are conducted of vendors as well as of their principals and key employees. These background investigations include both criminal/civil case history (if any) and financial history reviews.