The Kiowa Casino Operations Authority has become a Certified Responsible Gaming Member of the Oklahoma Association on Problem and Compulsive Gambling.
OAPCG recently presented KCOA with a framed certificate to recognize the tribe as the most recent participant in the responsible gaming program. The presentation was made at the Kiowa Casino in Devol.
As a Responsible Gaming member, the Kiowa casinos agree to adhering to the following guidelines: to display a Problem Gambling poster at the entrances, place problem gambling brochures at the cashier windows, actively execute the OAPCG state-wide self exclusion program, train all new employees on the signs and symptoms of problem gambling, and train all employees at least every other year on problem gambling.
OAPCG's executive director, Wiley D. Harwell, welcomed the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma as the newest tribal member and says the tribe has already been training its employees and using Helpline brochures published by OAPCG. The cooperation of OAPCG and the tribes helps promote responsible gaming and, when customers get in trouble with their gambling, they are able to reach out to casino employees who will instruct how to call the 24-hour-a-day Helpline for assistance.