The Title 31 Compliance Program

As a financial institution, Prairie Wind Casino and East Wind Casino must comply with the federal recordkeeping and reporting regulations, therefore, it is the policy of gaming properties owned and operated by the Oglala Sioux Tribe, to implement an anti-money laundering program that is pursuant to the laws enacted under the Bank Secrecy Act codified in Title 31, Chapter X, §1021.

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network considers the anti-money laundering programs of casinos as a major factor in the first line of defense against the criminal perpetrators that threaten our financial systems by money laundering, tax evasion and terrorist financing and other unlawful activity.

Customer identification is required for certain reportable transactions and customers are asked to provide valid identification that have Name, Address (physical and mailing), expire date and a Social Security Number. Valid IDs are: a driver’s license, a State ID, a Tribal ID, a Passport or a Military ID and an SSN card or completed W-9.

For US citizens and permanent residents, the Form W-9 verifies the Tax Payer Information such as name, address, physical and mailing, and the Taxpayer Identification Number (Social Security Number) and when you sign it, you are certifying that the information provided on the W-9 is correct.

A foreigner will fill out a W8BEN form verifying name, address (physical and mailing) and your tax payer identification number and your signature will certify that the information is correct.

The reporting and recordkeeping are intended to protect both your interests as well as the casino by identifying bona fide gaming transactions.

On behalf of the Casino Management and the Oglala Sioux Tribe, we thank you for your cooperation.