What we do
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Gaming Commission is in place to protect the integrity of Gaming and to enforce the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, The Tribal-State Compact, and the KBIC Gaming Regulatory Ordinance. The Commission is the enforcement agency and regulatory authority for the Tribal Government of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and is responsible for the regulation of Tribal gaming. The Commission is responsible for monitoring, detection, enforcing, and investigating all gaming violations of the Written Internal Control System, Tribal/State Compact requirements, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and the Tribal Gaming Ordinance. The Commission completes background investigations on employees and vendors to the Casinos and promulgates regulations to protect the assets of the Tribe and insure the integrity of all games.
It is also important to note that the Gaming Commission is also responsible to make sure that the profits from gaming are distributed properly. Eight percent of slot machine gaming profits from the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette and the Ojibwa Casino in Baraga are sent to the state of Michigan. Two percent of the slot machine gaming profits from the two casinos are sent to help support local governments. The remaining profits are spent supporting government programs of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community such as health, housing, and social service programs to assist the membership of the Community.
The KBIC Gaming Commission is responsible for all Tribal and Non-Tribal gaming within the jurisdictional area of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. The two Tribal Casinos that fall within this jurisdiction are the Ojibwa Casino, 16449 Michigan Avenue, Baraga, Michigan 49908 and the Ojibwa Casino Marquette, 105 Acre Trail, Marquette, Michigan 49855.