Tribal gaming organizations to join forces at ICE 2016

12 January 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) and Victor Rocha, editor of Pechanga.net, in collaboration with the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), and Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA), have combined forces to seek new business opportunities in Europe at the upcoming ICE Totally Gaming tradeshow.

Additionally, NIGA, AIGA, and OIGA will present an informative seminar series during the tradeshow. The seminar series is produced by Victor Rocha, owner of the influential news website Pechanga.net.

"NIGA, AIGA, and OIGA are united in coming to ICE Totally Gaming for a very clear purpose: To let Europe know we are open for business and are actively seeking business opportunities," said Ernie Stevens, Jr., Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association. "ICE is the world’s largest and most important global casino industry tradeshow, and the world needs to understand that Tribal Gaming is an integral part of the global gaming landscape. We are coming to ICE to expand our enterprises, and we are actively seeking business partners who value the opportunities we have to offer."

To help attendees and exhibitors understand the past history, present economic scope, and future business potential for gaming in Indian Country, NIGA, AIGA and OIGA are presenting the "U.S. Tribal Gaming Seminar Series" on Tuesday, February 2 during ICE. The series takes place in the ExCel Centre South Gallery, rooms 9 & 10 from 10:25 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is free to all ICE Totally Gaming visitors.

Seminar chair Rocha said, "To do business in Indian Country, it is imperative to have a full understanding of where we came from, where we are, and where we can go in the future. We carefully created this series to help attendees gain knowledge from the world’s leading experts, who have graciously volunteered their time to make this series a success."

Topics covered during the day-long seminar include:

· A Brief History of Tribal Gaming
· Sovereignty and Unique Aspects of Tribal Gaming
· The 2016 Politics of iGaming
· Business Opportunity – Building a Bridge to Indian Country
· How Technology and Innovation are Reshaping Indian Gaming and Creating Economic Development Opportunities
· Leadership Forum on the Top Issues and Opportunities in Indian Country

Speakers in the seminar represent a who’s-who of Indian Gaming and globally respected thought-leaders from across the industry spectrum. Speakers and moderators include:

· Ernie Stevens, Jr., Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association
· Valerie Spicer, Executive Director, Arizona Indian Gaming Association
· Sheila Morago, Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
· Andy Ebona, NIGA Treasurer, Tinglit Tribe of Alaska
· Chairman Louis Manuel, AK-Chin Indian Community
· Salim Adatia, Vice President, iGaming & Canadian Services, Gaming Laboratories International
· Mario Galea, Random Consulting
· Roger Gros, Publisher, Global Gaming Business
· Gene Johnson, CEO Gaming Knowledge Partners
· Dan Little, Vice President of Government Relations, Aristocrat Technologies
· Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group
· Frank Pracukowski, Director of Administration, Foxwoods Interactive
· Victor Rocha, Editor, Pechanga.Net
· Richard Schuetz, Executive Director, Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission
· John Tahsuda, Principal, Navigators Global LLC
· Loretta Tuell, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

ICE attendees and participants are invited to visit the NIGA stand S7-431 for special offers to attend the Indian Gaming Tradeshow, March 10-13, 2016 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Related Links
Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) Gaming Vendor Information
NIGA - National Indian Gaming Association Gaming Vendor Information
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Gaming Vendor Information
Pechanga.net Gaming Vendor Information
NIGA Indian Gaming 2016 Tradeshow & Convention
ICE Totally Gaming 2016

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