Gaming Commission

The Dry Creek Gaming Commission is a regulatory entity formed to protect the welfare and livelihood of the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians by ensuring that River Rock Casino complies with all Federal, State and Tribal gaming laws. The commission serves as a liaison to NIGC, the state department of justice and the state gambling control and periodically conducts internal audits to ensure the integrity of gaming operations.

To guarantee the adherence to all gaming regulations and the state compact, the commission has set up internal controls such as:
Background checks on all workers related to the Casino

Testing gaming machines

Annual audits

Ensuring the safety of patrons

The Dry Creek Gaming Commission takes its responsibility seriously and works hard to ensure the integrity of Indian Gaming. Click here for answers to commonly asked questions of the Gaming Commission.If you have any questions or concerns related to gaming activity at River Rock Casino, please contact the gaming commission at 707-522-4280.

 

COMMISSIONER BIOS

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 10.34.38 PM Kirby Elgin CunninghamChairman

Kirby Elgin Cunningham is currently serving as Chairman of the Dry Creek Gaming Commission. Commissioner Cunningham was seated September 1, 2010 as Commissioner after a historic first election process. Commissioner Cunningham retained his seat as Chairman for an additional three (3) year term following the November 9, 2013 Election. Commissioner Cunningham began his career in gaming eight (8) years ago within the Surveillance Department in the capacity of Officer and Supervisor. Commissioner Cunningham has an extensive education background, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in the studies of Business Administration with an emphasis in General Management from California State University of Sacramento in 2006, and an Extended Studies Gaming Certificate from San Diego State University in 2007. Commissioner Cunningham currently resides in West Sacramento, CA with his wife and two daughters.

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 10.35.08 PM Vicki WattlesVice-Chair

Vicki Wattles has been a Gaming Commissioner since 2000, serving as Chair for the first 10 years of her tenure and as Vice-Chair since 2010. Commissioner Wattle’s knowledge and many years of being a part of the gaming industry with its rules and regulations is certainly an asset to the department as well as to the Tribe. Stability within the Gaming Commission is a must because of the many changes in Policies and Procedures and well as the continued development of the latest technology being used. Commissioner Wattles has had training in all the departments of the Commission and Casino and continues to keep abreast of all the latest updates and standards taking place in Indian country. Prior to working for the Tribe Commissioner Wattles had a long history in Accounting, Real Estate and Office Management. Commissioner Wattles resides in Windsor with her husband of 43 years and has recently become a Tribal Senior.

Screen Shot 2015-01-27 at 10.34.49 PM Sal Silva Jr.Secretary/Treasurer

Sal Silva is currently serving as new Commissioner. Sal was elected on November 15, 2014. Commissioner Silva began his career in Gaming 11 years ago with the Table Games Department in the capacity of Table Games Dealer/ Dual Rate Supervisor. Commissioner Silva spent 33 ½ years in the Postal Service before coming to River Rock Casino. Sal is a Veteran of the US Army having served in the Vietnam War. Commissioner Silva is also a Tribal Senior. Commissioner Silva resides in Windsor, CA with his wife Shirley. Sal has also served on the River Rock Business Authority Board. Sal’s mother is Evelyn Lozinto Silva and his Grandparents are Joe & Elsie Lozinto.