The National Tribal Gaming Commissioners & Regulators (NTGCR) Board of Directors (Board) established a Bylaws Task Force to address matters that arose during the process of filling the vacancy for Vice-Chairman earlier this year, particularly as it pertained to the organization's electoral process. During the Task Force’s review process, it became apparent that the organization would benefit from a review of each section of the bylaws to ensure the organization is operating effectively and efficiently.
The purpose of the NTGCR as set forth in the By-Laws reads as follows:
Article II - Purpose
Section 1. Purpose. The purpose of the NTGCR is to:
Promote cooperative relationships among the commissioners & regulators of Tribal gaming enterprises and other organizations;
Promote exchange of thoughts, information and ideas which foster regulatory standards and enforcement that lead to consistent regulatory practices and methods of operations among the NTGCR members;
Promote educational seminars, which include commission/regulatory training, and other related activities;and
The NTGCR may act as a gaming regulatory advisory group to Tribal gaming organizations and others.
Since the year 2000, NTGCR under its present leadership and with the assistance of numerous hard-working committee members has held two national conferences a year (spring and fall).
The focus of the conferences is regulatory education. Nationally known figures in Tribal gaming provide informative general session presentations, and an extensive agenda of specialized quality training seminars are conducted by highly competent and experienced instructors.
Starting with the fall conference in 2004, an annual trade show was added. This trade show is limited to providers of goods and services to the regulatory community; which includes practitioners of Indian Law, CPA firms, background investigation services, machine testing equipment, test labs, surveillance, and digital fingerprint technology, etc.
The NTGCR is a strong, financially sound organization. Recent conferences typically have had approximately 200 Tribal regulators in attendance, representing fifty or more Tribal regulatory agencies from coast to coast.
Membership is not required for attendance at NTGCR conferences. All Tribal regulators, as well as Tribal leaders, are encouraged to attend and obtain an education in all areas concerning the regulation of Tribal gaming.
NTGC/R invites you to its future conferences and encourages your membership in this growing, one of a kind, organization.