Gaming Department


Clark Pepper


JoAnn O’Bregon


Danny Chouteau

The Kaw Nation Gaming Commission (KNGC) was established through an ordinance approved by the Kaw Nation Tribal Council to govern and regulate the operation of all forms of gaming and gaming operations on the Tribe’s Indian lands.

The Commission consists of three (3) members, including a Chair, Vice-Chair and one additional member.  The Commission performs regulatory oversight and monitors compliance with the tribal, federal, and applicable state regulations. Gaming authorized under the ordinance includes Class II and Class III gaming.  To carry out its regulatory duties the Commission has unrestricted access to all area of the gaming operation and to all its records.  The Commission has the authority to take enforcement actions, including suspension or revocation of an individual gaming license when appropriate.  Licenses issued through the KNGC are to Employees (Key and Non-key), Vendors (Gaming and Non-gaming), Vendor Principals, and KGI Board members.

 The tribe recognizes the importance of an independent Tribal Gaming Commission in maintaining a well-regulated gaming operation.  The Commission shall be independent of, and act independently and autonomously from, the Tribal Council in all matters within its responsibility.

Prior to any casino employee being licensed through the KNGC, they must first complete the Kaw Gaming, Inc. (KGI) employment application and be hired through the casino’s Human Resources Department.  Once that has been completed the Human Resources Department will notify the KNGC that an applicant is ready to be scheduled to begin the licensing process.  All employees must pass a background investigation and be fingerprinted before a license is issued.  Although the applicant is hired by the casinos, if the applicant cannot pass the required background check, the applicant cannot work at the casino, as all employees must have a gaming license.  The KNGC is a paperless office, so the applicant will be emailed a link to set up an account and complete the gaming license application.

Guests may request a self-ban form to be excluded from and not allowed to enter any  or all Kaw Nation Casinos.  These forms are available at the casino and may be obtained by asking any Manager on Duty (MOD) or member of the casino staff.  Gambler’s Anonymous brochures are available at the cashier’s cage.  The casino House Rules, Prize and Tort Claim and Title 31 Brochures are also available at the cashier’s cage, as well as posted on the wall at the casinos.


9501 N. Hwy 177
Braman, Ok 74632

Office Hours

M-F: 8am – 4pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Fax

P: 580.269.1311
F: 580.269.2368