Across the country, tribes are required to sign negotiated compacts to clarify a number of issues surrounding regulation and scope of gaming. Here in California, tribal gaming licensing is overseen by the California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC). The CGCC establishes regulations, sets policy and determines the suitability for gaming employees, etc. The CGCC also oversees the licensing of Gaming Resource Suppliers.
Gaming Resources include any networking equipment that ties slot machines and table games together, something that is ever prevalent in current casino environments. According to regulations, tribes should not be in contracts or agreements with companies that provide these resources in excess of $25,000 in any 12-month period that are not licensed by the CGCC. Currently, this is a fairly exclusive list, with only 46 companies approved as suitable Gaming Resource Suppliers for California. As a company based in California, along with a number of our clients, Synergy is proud to have been on that list for the past 4 years, and to have been officially re-approved through September of 2021.