State Gaming Information

Washington State Gambling Commission
The Washington State Gambling Commission (WSGC) is the second oldest gambling regulatory agency in the nation. The Legislature created the WSGC in 1973 after a series of gambling related scandals. The WSGC’s mission is to protect the public by ensuring that gambling is legal and honest.

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to providing services and programs for problem gamblers, their families, employers, students, treatment professionals, and the greater community through gambling addiction treatment support, information and education, advocacy, research, and prevention efforts.  Help Line: 1-800-547-6133

WA State DSHS – Problem Gambling
The DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is responsible for planning, implementing, and quality oversight for state-funded prevention and treatment services for problem gambling.  An advisory committee also oversees services. Washington Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511

Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs
The Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs, recognizing the importance of sovereignty, affirms the government-to-government relationship and principles identified in the Centennial Accord to promote and enhance tribal self-sufficiency and serves to assist the state in developing policies consistent with those principles.


Federal Gaming Information

National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)
The National Indian Gaming Commission was established pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. The Chairman of the Commission is appointed by the President and must be confirmed by the Senate. The Secretary of the Interior appoints the other two Commissioners. The Commission hires full-time staff to perform the legal and regulatory requirements of the Act.

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)
The National Indian Gaming Association is a non-profit organization of 184 Indian Nations engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around the country. NIGA works with the Federal government and Congress to develop sound policies and practices and to provide technical assistance and advocacy on gaming-related issues.