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.

Current GRA board members are Wendy Merrill, Chairperson; Billie Jo Sarcia, Vice Chairperson; Shannon Thomas; Michelle Peer; and Mary Sue Anderson.

Mille Lacs office: 700 Grand Avenue Onamia, MN 56359 320-532-8887

Hinckley office: 777 Lady Luck Drive Hinckley, MN 55037 320-384-4468

Next GRA Board meeting is Friday, January 27, 2017 at Grand Casino Hinckley in South Wind Room at 9:00AM.

Office of Gaming Regulation & Compliance

Becky Houle, Director of OGR&C: 320-532-8884 (Mille Lacs office) 320-384-4593 (Hinckley office)

Teresa Kozumplik, Assistant Director of OGR&C: 320-532-8851 (Mille Lacs office) 320-384-4811 (Hinckley office)

Internal Audit

Nicole LaGuard, Director: 320-532-8132 (Mille Lacs office) 320-384-4486 (Hinckley office)


Rebecca Lee, Mille Lacs Licensing Manager: 320-532-8835

Deanna Blesi, Hinckley Licensing Manager: 320-384-4470


Greg Hart, Manger: 320-384-4786 (Hinckley office)

Rick Stiner, Manager: 320-532-8366 (Mille Lacs office)

Vendor Licensing

Samantha Evens, Vendor Licensing Manager: 320-384-4774 (Hinckley office)


Drew Maxson, Compliance Manager : 320-532-8185 (Mille Lacs office)

Nick Colsrud, Compliance Manager : 320-384-4488 (Hinckley office)


Isaac Merrill: 320-532-8834 (Mille Lacs office)

BrandonDavis: 320-384-4934 (Hinckley office)

Charitable Gaming

Ron Schulz, Technical & SICS Liaison: 320-384-4469 (Hinckley office)

Detailed Gaming Regulations