The Licensing and Investigations Division determines the suitability of companies, processes the gaming licenses for casino employees, regulatory employees, the Gaming Enterprise Board members, and the Gaming Regulatory Board members. There are approximately 3500 active gaming licenses. Class III gaming licenses renew annually. Vendors and non-gaming licenses are renewed bi-annually.
All vendors who wish to conduct business with the gaming enterprises must apply for a gaming license.
Additionally, the Investigators conduct background investigations on Alcohol License applicants and Tobacco retailer licensees.
All prospective employees of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s two gaming enterprises, Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort, must obtain a gaming license from the Community Regulatory Agency (CRA). In addition to the Tribal gaming license, all gaming employees must be certified by the Arizona Department of Gaming. Both of these processes complement each other to ensure that all licensed gaming employees are suitable for work in a gaming environment.
Employee Licensing Process
The Licensing and Investigations Division determines the suitability of companies and individuals doing business with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s two gaming enterprises, Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort. Each company providing gaming products or services, along with its principals and key personnel, must undergo a thorough background investigation. This division licenses all vendors providing gaming services to the gaming facilities.