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Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma

 

Gaming Ordinance

GENERAL NOTES

Section 1. Scope

Section 2. Purpose

Section 3. Definitions

Section 4. Gaming Licenses

Section 5. Filing Instruments with the Gaming Commission

Section 6. Issuance of Instruments by the Gaming Commission

Section 7. Audits and Reviews

Section 8. Citation

Section 9. Severability

AST GAMING Section 1
Section 1. Scope

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Gaming Ordinance shall apply to all gaming conducted within the territorial jurisdiction of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.

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AST GAMING Section 2
Section 2. Purpose

This Ordinance is intended to promote the peace, safety, and welfare of all persons coming within the jurisdiction of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma by insuring that any game conducted within the tribal jurisdiction is conducted in a fair and responsible manner.

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AST GAMING Section 3
Section 3. Definitions

a. “Gaming” shall include all games in manner, type and definition as described in Public Law 100-497--The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (definitions, 25 U.S.C. ยง 2703, section 4, paragraphs 6-8) as defined in the National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations (25 CFR Part 502, Sections 502.2, 502.3, and 502.4); State Gaming Compact and as detailed in the Oklahoma State--Tribal Gaming Act approved November 2, 2004.

b. “Court” means the District Court of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma unless otherwise specified.

c. “Executive Committee” means the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Executive Committee.

d. “Gaming Commission” or “Commission” means the regulatory agency established by the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Executive Committee to monitor all gaming conducted within the jurisdiction of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, and charged with the responsibility to protect Tribal assets. The Gaming Commission is composed of a full-time staff headed by an Executive Director, and two part-time Gaming Commissioners who conduct hearings, approve licensing actions and adjudicate appeals.

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AST GAMING Section 4
Section 4. Gaming Licenses

No person or legal entity shall conduct any game or gaming-related activity, or provide equipment, supplies, or services within the jurisdiction of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma without a license issued pursuant to this Ordinance. No games shall be played which are not conducted pursuant to Federal Public Law 100-497, the National Indian Gaming Commission Regulations, the State of Oklahoma State-Tribal Compact, and the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Gaming Commission Policies and Procedures.

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AST GAMING Section 5
Section 5. Filing Instruments with the Gaming Commission

Any document, affidavit, return, report, fee or other instrument of payment required to be filed with, delivered to, or served upon the Gaming Commission according to this Ordinance shall be deemed to be properly filed, delivered or served, as the case may be, if it is filed, delivered, or served upon the Gaming Commission Executive Director, or any full time employee of the Gaming Commission Compliance department.

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AST GAMING Section 6
Section 6. Issuance of Instruments by the Gaming Commission

Any registration form receipt, license application acknowledgment, or other instrument which the Gaming Commission is required or permitted to issue pursuant to the Ordinance, may be issued by the Gaming Commission Executive Director or any full time staff member, in accordance with the current Gaming Commission Policies and Procedures Handbook. Issuance by any such authorized person shall have the same effect as if such instrument were personally issued by the Gaming Commission Executive Director.

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AST GAMING Section 7
Section 7. Audits and Reviews

Any individual, organization, or corporation which applies for or receives a license to conduct gaming, gaming-related activities, or to provide equipment, supplies, or services within the jurisdiction of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma pursuant to this Ordinance shall be deemed to have consented to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Tribe's laws, and shall be subject to seizure of any funds owed, and may be subject to an audit review of records by authorized accounting or law enforcement agencies of the Tribe without notice or warrant.

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AST GAMING Section 8
Section 8. Citation

The Ordinance may be cited as the Absentee Shawnee Gaming Ordinance of 1990, as revised and amended August 20, 2009.

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AST GAMING Section 9
Section 9. Severability

The provisions of this Ordinance are severable, and if any part or provision hereof shall be held void by appropriate judicial authority, the decision of the Court in so holding shall not affect or impair any of the remaining parts of provisions of the Ordinance.

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