Gaming Regulatory Commission

Mission and Responsibilities

The Commission’s primary mission is to regulate gaming activities on Santa Ana Pueblo lands for the purpose of shielding the tribe from organized crime and other corrupting influences; to ensure that the tribe is the primary beneficiaries of gaming revenue; and to assure that gaming is conducted fairly and honestly by both operators and players.
To achieve these goals, the Commission is authorized to conduct investigations; undertake enforcement actions, including the issuance of notices of violation, assessment of civil fines, and/or issuance of closure orders; conduct background investigations; revoke gaming licenses; conduct audits; and review Tribal gaming ordinances.

About Us

The Pueblo of Santa Ana Gaming Regulatory Commission was established by Section 8 of the Pueblo of Santa Ana Gaming Ordinance, enacted by the Tribal Council of the Pueblo Santa Ana on/or about the 10th day of December, 1992. The Commission consists of three commissioners appointed by the Tribal Council, for terms of five years each.


ChairmanJoey Sanchez
Vice-Chairperson: Eugene Otero
Secretary/Treasurer: James Michael Robbins


The tribal gaming operation is a strictly regulated operation; all tribal gaming operations operate in compliance with:

  • Tribal Ordinance
  • Federal Laws & Requirements
  • IGRA – Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
  • NIGC MICS – National Indian Gaming Commission Minimum Internal Control Standards
  • IRS – Internal Revenue Service
  • State of New Mexico Compact Laws
  • OSHA Health and Safety Standards


Executive Director
Office Coordinator
Licensing Department (for more information click here)
Licensing Manager
 Licensing Technician (3)
Audit Department
Table Games Auditor
Slot Auditor (2)
Cage/Drop Count Auditor
Investigation/Surveillance Department
Surveillance Officer (3)

Contact Gaming Commission



51 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd.
Suite 202
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed for Lunch 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

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