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A. All gaming which is conducted within the Nation’s Indian lands and which is otherwise authorized by law shall be regulated and licensed pursuant to the provisions of this statute.

B. The Congress hereby finds and declares it to be the public policy of the Nation that:

1. Regulation of licensed gaming is important in order that licensed gaming is conducted honestly and that gaming is free from criminal and corruptive elements.

2. Public confidence and trust can only be maintained by strict regulation of all persons, locations, practices, associations and activities related to the operation of licensed gaming establishments and the manufacture or distribution of gaming devices.

3. All management entities or controlling shareholders, primary management officials, key employees, gaming establishments and suppliers of gaming goods and services must therefore be licensed and controlled to protect the public health, safety, morals, good order and general welfare of the Nation. ONCA 07-09, eff. Dec. 8, 2006; ONCA 10-73, eff. Oct. 5, 2010.