Gaming Regulatory Authority

The Mille Lacs Band Gaming Regulatory Authority (GRA) is an independent regulatory agency of tribal government established to separate the government’s regulatory function from the management function. The purpose of the GRA is to ensure that all gaming activities on Mille Lacs Band land are carried out in compliance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, Title 15 of the Mille Lacs Band statutes, tribal and state compacts, the GRA’s Detailed Gaming Regulations (DGR), and all other applicable laws.

Our Mission Statement:
Dedicated to providing protection, value, and regulatory excellence in gaming for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.

The next GRA Board meeting is Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 9:00AM at via Zoom

Gaming Licenses for Casino Employment
320-532-8253 Mille Lacs
320-384-4742 Hinckley
Call or Text. Contact the Gaming Regulatory Authority if you have questions about your gaming license eligibility. Talk to our dedicated staff about your criminal history charges, waiver opportunities, or requesting a review of a previous gaming license suspension, denial, or revocation.

Casino Exclusions
Call or Text. Contact the Gaming Regulatory Authority if you have questions about your Exclusion from Mille Lacs Band Gaming Enterprises. Any person who has been placed on the Exclusion List may annually petition the GRA for his or her name to be removed from the List.

Fraud Hotline
Call or Text. Anonymously contact the Gaming Regulatory Authority to report various types of FRAUD, including theft, scam, cheating or suspicious activity at Grand Casinos. Please include as much detail as possible in your tip (i.e., who, what, when, where, why, and how).

Problem Gaming Hotline
800-333-4673 (HOPE)
A phone call to the Minnesota Problem Gambling Helpline could change someone's life. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the helpline offers free, confidential help from counselors trained in crisis intervention.


Susan Klapel

Michelle Pomerleau
Vice Chairperson

Michael Davis

Megan Ballinger
Board Member

Crystal Weckert
Board Member


700 Grand Avenue
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: 320-532-8533
Phone: 320-532-8196
Gaming Regulatory Contacts


777 Lady Luck Drive
Hinckley, MN 55037

Fax: 320-384-4813
Phone: 320-532-8196
Gaming Regulatory Contacts