On the Inside

April 2011, Volume 21 No. 4

A special thanks to Michael Chas Williams for allowing us to feature his artwork "Arikara" on the cover of the April issue of Indian Gaming. Michael is a member of the Wichita Tribe of Anadarko Oklahoma, and resides in Long Beach, CA. He can be reached by calling (949) 279-3815 or email tedetskasademcw@netzero.net. Visit www.michaelchaswilliams.smugmug.com to view more of his work.

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

WMS (inside front cover)

Bally Technologies (back cover)

Media Logic (inside back cover)

Bally Technologies (center spread)

Gaming Laboratories International

Casino Careers Online

Hnedak Bobo Group

Downstream Casino Resort


Konami Gaming

Table of Contents


American Gaming Systems

Thalden-Boyd-Emery Architects

NIGA: Indian Gaming 2011 – Forging a New Frontier - by Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.

Klas Robinson Q.E.D.

Speak Out: The Diversity of Tribal Gaming Regulatory Authorities - by Jamie Hummingbird

NIGC Report: Agency Operations Review - by Daniel Little


Ask the Experts: Spotlight on Marketing
Jack Bonar, Sac & Fox Casino - Powhattan, KS; Michael J. Broderick, Lake of the Torches Reort Casino - Lac du Flambeau, WI; Ernie Dellaverson, Downstream Casino Resort - Quapaw, OK; Joseph Nayquonabe, Jr., Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Onamia, MN and Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, MN; Holly O'Brien, Viejas Casino - Alpine, CA; Joel Rovics, Gila River Casinos - Chandler, AZ; Brandi Severson, 7th Street Casino - Kansas City, KS; Sue Welp, Pala Casino Spa & Resort - Pala, CA; Phil Ziegler, Coushatta Casino Resort - Kinder, LA


Multimedia Games

Ainsworth Game Technology

DreamCatcher Hotels

Rocket Gaming Systems

Effects of Downloadable Credit Free Play on Revenue - by Stephen M. Simon

Initial Impressions




Executive Q&A: Up Close with Ernest L. Stevens, Jr., Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association

Buss Productions

Airistar Technologies

Executive Q&A: Up Close with Raymond Peters, Intergovernmental Tribal Council Lisaison for the Squaxin Island Tribe

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians: Unity is Key to Tribe’s Success

Aruze Gaming

Is it Time to Review the Effectiveness of Your Media? - by Ryan E. Meister

Quapaw Tribe’s Remarkable Success Rose From Humble Beginnings

Buss Productions

Doug Hyde Studios

Chehalis Tribe: Bringing College to the Reservation

Keeping Numbers Up in a Down Economy: Lessons Learned While Surviving the Recession - by Norm Adams

Information Technology: Cloud Computing as a Security Asset - by Joseph Eve

Hotels at Indian Casinos - 2011 - by Matthew S. Robinson

California Tribal Governments to Study Economic Impact on State’s Economy

Uncovering “Hidden Fees” in Your Casino’s 401(k) Plan - by Blake Overbay

Construction In Indian Country Conference

Entertainment: Casino Outdoor Concerts - by Kell Houston

Bally Technologies Showcases Latest Innovations at Systems User Conference 8

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

GLI's 10th Roundtable Draws Record Crowds

Communication: Building Trusting Relationships and Creating Exceptional Guest Service - by Thomas Dullien

Indian Gaming 2011: New Games & Technologies
Ainsworth Game Technology, American Gaming Systems, Aristocrat Technologies, Bally Technologies, Cadillac Jack, Eclipse Gaming Systems, IGT, Konami Gaming, Multimedia Games, Rocket Gaming Systems, Video Gaming Technologies, WMS

Then & Now: Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians to Celebrate Historic Milestones

Hotels in Indian Country - Part III
Chinook Winds Resort Hotel - Lincoln City, OR; Mazatzal Hotel & Casino - Payson, AZ; Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, CT; Prairie Band Casino & Resort - Mayette, KS; Quechan Casino Resort - Winterhaven, CA; Seven Feathers Hotel at Seven Feathers Casino Resort - Canyonville, OR; Treasure Island Resort & Casino - Red Wing, MN; Hilton Garden Inn at Win-River Casino - Redding, CA

Great Plains Indian Gaming Association

Doug Hyde Studios

Gaming Market Advisors

Smithsonian NMAI

American Red Cross

Indian Gaming Buyer's Guide & Directory

Indian Gaming Magazine


Monthly Features & Columns

Who’s Who: Don Amero – An Emerging Voice in Native Music - by AJ Naff

Openings & Expansions: Downstream Casino Resort Opens The Learning Center for Children

Buss Productions



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

Extraordinary Employee

New Games

Product Spotlight


Calendar of Events

From the White House

In the News

Community Outreach

Ad Index