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In May 1993, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde adopted a gaming ordinance that authorized and described how gaming was to be conducted. In May of 1995, the Grand Ronde Gaming Commission was established with the appointment of five Commissioners. The Gaming Commission became the regulatory entity for all gaming enterprises for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community. The Gaming Commission is an arm of tribal governmental independent from the gaming operation, and charged with the task of performing regulatory functions, licensing, testing and monitoring activities necessary to ensure the casino operations are in compliance with the Tribal-State Compact, Gaming Ordinance, Regulations, Minimum Internal Control Standards, Game Rules, and other applicable laws.


  • Ralph Baker (Chair)
  • Kevin Schultz (Vice Chair)
  • Jerri Schmidt (Secretary)
  • Steve Nuttall
  • Dennis Dinsmore

The purpose of the Commission is to exercise all powers necessary to regulate gaming on Grand Ronde Indian Land to promote and ensure the integrity, security, honesty, and fairness of the operation and administration of all gaming activities. The Commission is also responsible for protecting the gaming assets, public health, safety, morals, good order and welfare of the Tribe and the State. The Commission has the duty to monitor the conduct of all licensees, and to ensure licenses are not issued to or held by unsuitable persons.

The Grand Ronde Gaming Commission, by ordinance, is composed of five Commissioners, of which three positions are required to be Grand Ronde Tribal members.