Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians

General Inquiries
[T] 559-683-6505
[F] 559-642-4683
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Tribal Gaming Commission

Dyann Eckstein

Joseph Ayala
Vice Chairperson

David Works III

Joshua Atkins

Mike Ramirez
Member at Large

Khammy Chhom
Executive Director

Naomi Lagow
Licensing Manager

Maryam Pourshafie
Internal Audit Manager

Hardeap Badyal

Melissa Cunnings
Compliance Manager

Tommy McDonald
Surveillance Manager



Tribal Gaming Commission
Tribal Gaming Commission

Board of Commissioners from left to right: 
Mike Ramirez, Josh Atkins, Joe Ayala, David Works III, Dyann Eckstein

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians Tribal Gaming Commission is a regulatory agency, responsible for the protection of tribal assets (money, equipment and services) while still maximizing profit for the membership of the Tribe.

The Picayune Tribal Gaming Commission, under Tribal Law, has the responsibility to regulate all gaming activity conducted on the Picayune Rancheria. In doing so, the Tribal Gaming Commission must submit reports to the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) as well as the State of California.

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), State Compact, Tribal Gaming Ordinance and related regulations are adhered to in all Gaming Commission decisions.

Our Mission

It is the ultimate goal of the Tribal Gaming Commission ("Commission") to regulate and protect tribal assets and maximize profits for the membership of the Tribe in a responsible, respectable and honorable manner. The Commission will operate with respect and dignity for its members, customers and employees. Commission employees play an important role in promoting goodwill and excellent customer service. Employees are successful when they provide prompt service while performing to the best of their ability.

Tribal Gaming Commission Administration

Management Team
Front row: Maryam Pourshafie, Khammy Chhom, Naomi Lagow
Back row: Hardeap Badyal, Melissa Cunnings, Tommy McDonald


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