THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR A CLASS III GAMING LICENSE:
Once you have applied for and been accepted for a position within the Gaming Operation, you must apply for a Class III Gaming License, before you may begin working. The first step is to fill out the application for licensure. Based on information on the application and some preliminary background information gathered on the day of processing, a temporary Gaming License may or may not be issued to you. If a temporary license is issued to you, you will be allowed to begin working within the Gaming Operation, pending the outcome of the completed background investigation. If you are denied a Gaming License, you will be given the opportunity to appeal the decision to the Board of Gaming Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners is made up of Tribal members and has the authority to make the final decision on licensing issues. If you choose to appeal the denial of a Gaming License, you will be scheduled for a hearing before the Board of Commissioners to present your case. In some cases, when the employee is already working when the denial is issued, the employee may be allowed to continue working until the hearing. Once the hearing has been conducted, the decision of the Board is final.
The Mescalero Apache Tribal Gaming Commission requires that all vendors, who manufacture, distribute, sell, or lease gaming equipment, devices, or supplies on the Mescalero Apache Reservation, undergo a background check and be licensed before conducting business.