Gaming Commission Departments

Administration

The Administration office is the office of the Commissioners and Executive Director. The office maintains the Gaming Commission staff and records, facilitates and coordinates all administrative functions from the Commission to other regulatory agencies, law enforcement and intelligence agencies while maintaining strong communications with FireKeepers casino and hotel operation.

Auditing

Responsible for accurately and thoroughly managing the Auditing Department and Compliance functions through Tribal, Federal and State regulations the Gaming Commission is required to conduct audits within the casino. This includes all gaming and non-gaming auditing functions. Auditing is responsible for making the determination of the accuracy of all financial documentation generated by casino departments. Maintain statistical information on financial casino reporting. Ensures the casino is in compliance with policies, procedures, internal controls, regulations and applicable laws.

Compliance

The Regulatory Compliance Department is responsible for completing elements of Daily Title 31 audits. All functions will be performed within the guidelines of the Firekeepers Casino and Hotel policies and procedures as well as Internal Control Standards and objectives.

Compliance is also responsible for compiling, sorting, and reviewing daily casino documents. Maintains compliance files including exception reports and testing results. Prepares internal and external correspondence. Duties, responsibilities, requirements, and expectations pertaining to this job are subject to change as needed. Insures compliance with all casino departments to all regulatory, departmental, company policies & procedures, and internal controls.

Information Technology

Responsible for the successful overall development, installation, operation, and maintenance of all network management information systems for the Gaming Commission; including computers, software, audio and visual equipment. Also, manages the day to day operation of all commission computer & network systems. Plans, implements, and directs all departmental procedures for the Gaming Commission, for the accomplishment of business objectives in regards to Information Technology.

Investigations

The Investigations Department of the NHBP Gaming Commission has various responsibilities that are not limited to investigating gaming-related theft and fraud. The Investigations Department also investigates crimes that are considered felonies in most non-Tribal jurisdictions. The Investigations Department is responsible for compliance and enforcement of the Tribal Minimum Internal Control Standards, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Tribal Gaming Ordinance, Compact between the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and the State of Michigan, and the Regulations. Therefore, the range of Investigations duties may overlap with the Commission’s Auditing and Licensing Departments and FireKeepers’ personnel. Another important role of Investigations is to ensure the integrity of the gaming operation by testing and approving all gaming-related equipment such as software for slot machines. Investigations also work with casino personnel to ensure that the casino is operating within the parameters established by the Tribal Minimum Internal Control Standards. Finally, Investigations maintains a list of excluded patrons and resolves gaming-related disputes between patrons and FireKeepers.

Licensing

The Licensing Department conducts background investigations on all casino employees, gaming vendors, non-gaming vendors, and facilities licensing. Each casino employee must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation. All Licensing staff perform work of considerable difficulty in analyzing, conducting investigation, inquiries, research, and documentation of detailed and specific information. The Licensing Department’s mission is to adhere to regulations while protecting the interest of the Tribe, casino and the reputation of the gaming commission.