Registration of On-Reserve Gaming Employees

IGR’s responsibility for the control and regulation of charitable gaming on designated reserves in Saskatchewan includes the registration of on-reserve charitable gaming employees. IGR’s responsibilities include issuing gaming certificates of registration to eligible individuals, and ensuring those individuals satisfy requirements outlined in The Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act, 1997 (the Act), the accompanying Regulations – the Registration Agreement, and IGR registration policies.

Under the authority of The Alcohol and Gaming Regulation Act, 1997 the Registration Program plays a vital role in maintaining the integrity of the gaming industry. To qualify for registration as a Gaming Employee, you must satisfy IGR that you possess good character and have suitable training and experience. When determining good character, IGR will review all aspects of your personal, financial and criminal history while ensuring personal and private information is protected. IGR is required under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to protect the confidentiality of the information in its possession and control and to use the information only for the purpose for which it was collected. In all cases, your potential employer must also certify that you will be provided with training that is necessary to do the job for which you are being hired.

IGR requires each registrant to know, understand and comply with requirements outlined in the Act, the Regulations and the Registration terms and conditions upon which registration is issued. IGR may amend, vary, repeal, substitute or add any terms and conditions when a certificate of registration is issued, renewed, or at any time during the period of registration. IGR may impose sanctions for contravention of any provision of the Act, the Regulations or the terms and conditions of registration.

You cannot apply directly to IGR for registration. You must first apply to a gaming establishment (casino, bingo hall, etc.) for work. If they decide to hire you, your employer will provide you with an application and will then forward the completed application to IGR. If you meet the criteria for registration, your application will be approved.

Certificates of Registration are good for up to three years unless an earlier date is stated on the Certificate. In most cases, the employer will be billed for the registration fees. It is up to the employer if they choose to recoup those fees from the employee.

Reviews (Appeals)

In order to encourage and ensure credibility, accountability, integrity and transparency in First Nations’ charitable gaming, IGR will receive and respond appropriately to complaints from the public or charitable organizations regarding charitable gaming. Complaints regarding IGR licensed charitable lottery schemes on First Nations and table games at SIGA Casinos. This policy-based process will ensure that all complaints are handled in a fair and consistent manner.

An applicant or registrant may appeal certain IGR registration decisions by requesting a review of the decision by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Licensing Commission. Registration decisions that may be appealed include: denial of a registration; regular or immediate suspension, or cancellation of a certificate of registration; the imposition of additional terms and conditions; and the imposition of a monetary penalty.

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