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Why does the application require so much information and why do you need all this information?
The Federal Government includes Indian gaming operations conducted under or pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) in the definition of a financial institution. Just as banks must conduct thorough background checks for all applicants desiring to work in the bank, we too must be thorough and selective in determining who is suitable to work at FireKeepers Casino and Hotel. The license applications are used to gather information to develop a complete and accurate representation of an applicant. This information includes but is not limited to:
- Criminal history
- Work ethic
- Relationships and associations
- Any financial pressures that could pose a risk to the assets of the Tribe (for management and certain key positions)
What is NHBPGC going to do with this information?
All information will be analyzed and verified. An informed and objective decision on the suitability of an applicant to in a specific position within or related to a gaming facility will be made using all information available.
Is my information protected?
Yes. All information is stored on a secured and encrypted server.
Who will have access to my information?
Within the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) only Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Gaming Commission (NHBPGC) personnel have access to the information. This information is used for determination of suitability for licensure and investigation purposes.t
Why does NHBPGC need financial information?
There are certain positions in which we must analyze any and all financial pressures that may exist. This information is required of management officials and certain key positions that have direct access and/or control over items that include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:
- The hiring and firing of individuals
- Directing and making operational business decisions
- Business relationships, contracts, payments, etc.
- Development and implementation of policy and procedures
- Proprietary and/or controlled-accounting information
- Items that control the outcome or integrity of games
- Assets including cash or certain equipment or inventory
- Intricate knowledge of security controls, details, rotations, processes, and/or camera placement
If I have a bad credit score, does that mean I won't be able to work at the casino?
No. The report will not give a credit score. It simply provides information that is used to determine the level of financial stress an applicant may be under. However, if it is determined that an applicant is under an extreme amount of financial pressure, they will be denied a gaming license and will not be able to work in certain positions. All licensing decisions are handled on a case-by-case basis. This is necessary and required in order to protect NHBP assets and the integrity of the gaming facility.
Why does it matter who lives in my household?
Evaluation of close relationships and associations, especially within an applicant’s household, are necessary to determine any potential risks that include, but are not limited to:
- Conflicts of interest
- Kickbacks or other types of illegal or fraudulent activity
What if I refuse to provide the information requested?
All information on a license application is necessary and required. Failure to provide true, complete ,and accurate information will result in the denial, suspension or revocation of a license. If it is determined that the applicant provided false or misleading information, lapsed time before the discovery of the false or misleading information will not be considered a factor in licensing decisions. By Federal law, a false statement on any part of your application may also be grounds for punishment by fine or imprisonment (U.S.Code,title18,section1001).
If I have been convicted of a felony can I still be licensed?
If I have been convicted of a felony and it has been expunged or reduced to a misdemeanor, can I still be licensed?
This would be handled on a case-by-case basis.
I have been convicted of a misdemeanor, can I still be licensed?
Yes. However, there are certain crimes that will prevent you from obtaining a license and you may be required to provide court papers that indicate the outcome of charges.
If I have been convicted of a misdemeanor involving theft, domestic abuse, or a crime of violence; can I still be licensed?
This would be handled on a case-by-case basis and a determination would be made as
to the level of threat posed to NHBP.
to the level of threat posed to NHBP.
If I have been denied a gaming license by the NHBPGC in the past, can I reapply later?
Applicants may reapply after one year. However, false or misleading statements on the original license application will result in permanent ineligibility for licensure.
If my gaming license has been denied by another gaming regulatory agency or Tribe, can I still be licensed gy the NHBPGC?
Can I concurrently hold a valid gaming license with another gaming regulatory agency or Tribe?
No. Note: This does not apply to vendor license applicants.
Can I be licensed by NHBPGC if I have a relative or household member who is also licensed by the NHBPGC?
It depends on the position held by both parties.
If I am licensed by NHBPGC and my employment is terminated either voluntarily or involuntarily and I am rehired, do I have to go through the entire process again?
Yes, we may be able to use some of your past information for the rehiring process.
Does the employee license cost me anything?
Yes, however that is done through casino payroll deduction.
What happens if my license is denied, suspended, or revoked?
You will not be allowed to work in any NHBP gaming facility or gaming-related enterprise until licensed or the license is reinstated. Anyone who has been denied, revoked, or suspended may request a hearing with the NHBPGC. lf the license is granted or reinstated, then the licensee may be subject to additional requirements prior to and/or after licensure. All decisions of the NHBPGC are final.