Welcome to the Osage Nation Gaming Commission
The Gaming Commission is the Nation's regulatory and oversight authority for all Osage gaming operations. The ONGC is an independent arm of the Osage government, established for the exclusive purpose of regulating and monitoring gaming on behalf of the Nation. The function of the ONGC is regulatory, not managerial, in nature. Indian gaming is subject to a number of regulatory bodies of law. The ONGC is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that Osage gaming operations comply with all Federal regulatory requirements of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), the Compact provisions between the State of Oklahoma
and the Osage Nation, as well as the Osage Nation Gaming Law itself. To achieve this, the ONGC is commissioned with the authority to conduct audits and investigations within gaming operations, review and approve operational procedures and internal controls standards, and if necessary, take enforcement actions on behalf of the Nation. The ONGC also serves as the licensing authority for all Osage gaming employees as well as vendors conducting business with the casinos. Administering effective background investigations is a critical part of the ONGC’s oversight role and is necessary to protect the Nation's assets. The overall goal of the ONGC is, of course, to ensure integrity in Indian gaming on behalf of the Osage Nation.