On July 8, 1999, pursuant to the regulatory powers provided to it in section 35 of the Kahnawake Gaming Law, the Commission first enacted its Regulations concerning Interactive Gaming. For over 15 years, the Regulations have been amended a number of times.
The Commission was assisted in drafting and revising the Regulations by Frank Catania, former Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, and by Murray Marshall, General Counsel to the Commission.
The Regulations are designed to ensure that all interactive gaming and gaming related activities conducted within or from the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake satisfy several basic principles, namely:
- to provide a lawful basis for the regulation and control of interactive gaming based in or offered from within the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake;
- to ensure that interactive gaming is conducted responsibly, fairly and honestly;
- to prevent interactive gaming from being associated in any way with crime or criminality;
- to ensure that the operators of interactive games treat players fairly; that they pay winners promptly and that all information related to player accounts is held in the strictest confidence; and
- to protect persons under the age of eighteen (18) years and other vulnerable persons.