Cahuilla Tribal Gaming Agency

The Cahuilla Tribal Gaming Agency is responsible for regulating all gaming activities occurring at the gaming facility owned and operated by the Cahuilla Band of Indians, Cahuilla Casino Hotel located in Anza, CA.

Tribal Gaming

The Gaming Commission has various duties and responsibilities described and outlined in the Cahuilla Tribal Gaming Ordinance, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Cahuilla Tribal Gaming Regulations, and the Tribal/State Compact.

The Gaming Commission verifies that the Cahuilla Casino Hotel operates in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Tribal laws and regulations to ensure a safe environment. The Commissioners and Office Manager can be contacted at the following mailing address or by phone in regard to any regulatory related questions or concerns.

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Steve Hines

Lead Gaming Commissioner

Phone number 951-763-9801

Don Young

Gaming Commissioner

Phone number 951-763-9802

Destiny Brown

Office Administrator

Phone number 951-763-9803


The Cahuilla Tribal Gaming Agency consists of Administration, Backgrounds/Licensing and Surveillance & Compliance Departments. For gaming regulatory purposes, the Cahuilla Tribal Gaming Agency is the liaison to the California Bureau of Gambling Control, the California Gambling Control Commission, and the National Indian Gaming Commission.


Responsibilities of the gaming agency include licensing of the gaming facility, gaming and non-gaming key licensees, gaming agency staff and vendors of the Cahuilla Casino as required. An outside audit is conducted annually of the Cahuilla Casino to verify compliance with the required Minimum Internal Control Standards established by the National Indian Gaming Commission. Additionally, the Surveillance and Compliance Department conducts investigations and reviews incidents to protect gaming integrity, facility, patrons, and staff alike.