The licensing staff are responsible for facilitating the background investigation and licensing processes, which are crucial prerequisites to maintaining the integrity and highest degree of regulatory standards within our casinos. The Licensing Analysts are responsible for conducting criminal history and background inquiries for all operational and regulatory personnel, as well as Tribal Information Technology (IT) employees and various vendors who work in the casinos. They are responsible for making licensing recommendations to the Director based on investigative findings, and facilitating licensing review and appeal hearings.
- Elaine Clark, Licensing Analyst
- Blue Cagle, Licensing Analyst
- Myrna Abrahamson, Licensing Analyst Trainee
The Colville Tribal Gaming Commission (“Commission”) has the responsibility and authority to determine licensing eligibility for all employees of the Colville Gaming LLC (“Casinos”), including Primary Management for the Casinos and Vendors who do business with the Casino. The Commission also determines licensing eligibility for all employees of the Commission and Commissioners. The commission may approve, deny or place conditions or limitations on individual licenses. The Commission is charged with the critical and sensitive task, and may seek, obtain and consider any and all information that they deem relevant to the determinations made pursuant to this authority.
As part of the Commission’s primary regulatory responsibility, the Commission monitors and licenses Gaming-Related Vendors who are Class II and Class III financiers, manufacturers and suppliers of the gaming services/goods. The Commission also has responsibility for monitoring Non-Gaming Related Vendors who provide services/goods that require access to and knowledge of Secured and/or Restricted Areas of Colville tribal casino facilities operated by the Gaming Division of the Colville Tribal Federal Corporation (“CTFC Gaming Division”).
Licensing Appeals and Conditional Licensing
Any person or licensee who has received notice of an adverse action or decision by the Commission may submit a written request for a hearing before the Commission within thirty (30) days following receipt of such notice. The Commission shall thereupon afford the respondent an opportunity to appear and be heard before the Commission, either in person or through a representative or legal counsel, and to submit such evidence as the Commission deems relevant to the matter at issue. Thereafter the Commission may either affirm, modify, reverse, or vacate its decision.