For Immediate Release
Contact: Shawn Pensoneau
NIGC Approves Contract for the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Washington DC, April 28, 2006 —The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) Chairman Phil Hogen today approved a management contract between the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma and Lakes Entertainment Inc. The contract approval process is required by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) for managing gaming operations on Indian lands.
The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma owns and operates the Iowa Cimarron Casino in Perkins, Oklahoma serving a market within 60 miles of its location, including Stillwater, Edmond and Oklahoma City. According to the parties, this agreement will allow the tribe to continue to enhance the social, economic, education and health conditions for the tribal members currently and well into the future generations, while also strengthening the tribe’s overall economic self-sufficiency and self-determination. The agreement will supplement the tribe’s current resources in the day to day operation of the gaming facility by retaining the services of a management company with specific knowledge and experience in the gaming industry.
The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma was federally incorporated in 1938 and has its headquarters in Perkins, Oklahoma. For further information visit http://www.iowanation.org/
The NIGC is an independent regulatory agency established within the Department of the Interior pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.