Executive Management

Lester D. Stanley, Executive Director


Les Stanley is a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT). He began his gaming career in May 1995, when he left law enforcement to pursue a career in tribal gaming regulation on the CRIT reservation.  He was promoted to Executive Director in August 1998 and during his tenure with CRIT Gaming, he performed duties as a Gaming Inspector, Background Investigator, and Interim Chief of Inspectors; prior to the Executive Director position. In January 2001, Les left Arizona and became a Gaming Commissioner for the Cahuilla Tribe in Southern California, eventually moving to the Barona Band of Mission Indians (Barona) as Executive Director in June 2001. During his tenure with Barona, Les was intimately involved in the various new technologies Barona is known for pioneering such as, palm pilots used with slot accounting systems, Mariposa marketing software, electronic fund transfers (EFT) to gaming devices, and server based games. Les is currently the Executive Director for the Rincon Gaming Commission that has regulatory oversight of Harrah’s Resort Southern California, a position he obtained in April 2007. Les has been a speaker on several panels including new game technology, licensing standards, technical standards and gaming investigations, and also has been guest speaker at several State Regulatory functions.  Currently, he serves as Vice Chairman on NIGA’s Tribal Gaming Protection Network Board and Treasurer of the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGCR) Board, which includes serving on committees within the organization.  Executive Director Stanley is also commissioned by the Federal Drug Administration to conduct tobacco compliance inspections within the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians Reservation.

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Abraham M. Calac, Assistant Executive Director

Abraham Calac is Assistant Executive Director who works with the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indian Tribal Gaming Commission.  In this position he is tasked to monitor casino operations at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. He believes proper knowledge and communication with Casino Operations is how to properly protect Tribal assets. Abraham has been in the Tribal Gaming industry for over 20 years both on the operations and gaming side. He has advanced his position with the Rincon Gaming Commission through education, and training of the gaming industry.