On the Inside

May 2011, Volume 21 No. 5

A special thanks to Allen KnowsHisGun for allowing us to feature "Wolves of the Crow" on the cover of the May issue of Indian Gaming. Allen is a Crow Indian fine artisan living in Billings, Montana. He can be reached by calling (406) 281-2943 or email allenknowshisgun@hotmail.com. To view more of Allen's work, visit www.allenknowshisgungallery.com

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

WMS (inside front cover)

Bally Technologies (back cover)

Hnedak Bobo Group

Casino Careers

Gaming Laboratories International

Doug Hyde Studios

Thalden-Boyd-Emery Architects

Table of Contents

Konami Gaming

Wells Fargo Bank



Speak Out: Fighting the Gambling Expansion Wars - by John McCarthy

NIGA Report: Continuing to Step Into the Light of Self-Determination Together - by Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.

Tribal Leader Roundtable: The Benefits of Indian Gaming
Stanley R. Crooks, Chairman, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community; Harold G. Frank, Tribal Chairman, Forest County Potawatomi; Kevin Leecy, Tribal Chairman, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa; Steve Ortiz, Tribal Council Chairman, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation; Kimberly Vele, President, Stockbridge-Munsee Community

Multimedia Games

Ask the Experts: Spotlight on Player Trends
Bob Frear, General Manager, Soboba Casino; Conrad Granito, General Manager, Coushatta Casino Resort; Peggy Houston, General Manager, Sac & Fox Casino; Tom Stewart, General Manager, Eagle Mountain Casino; Gary Weddell, Senior Director of Gaming Operations, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

Bally Technologies

Media Logic

Legal Update: Rincon Decision Could Mean More Tribal Revenues for San Diego County

Emerging Issues in the Use of Free Play - by Andrew Klebanow

Great Plains Indian Gaming Association

Developing Leadership in Your Managers - by Scott Davies

The Interviewing and Hiring Process for Security - by Eric K. Rodriguez

Buss Productions

Northwest Indian Gaming Association

Internal Audit Best Practices - by Timothy O'Dell

Convention Coverage: NIGA’s 20th Annual Tradeshow a Big Success in Phoenix!

Convention Coverage: NIGA in a Flash

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

U.S. Indicts Poker Website Operators and Creates Opportunity for Tribal Gaming - by Ehren Richardson

Gaming Market Advisors

The Future of Online Gaming in the U.S. - by Steve Neely

Improving the F&B Procurement Process Leads to Lower Costs - by Bill Schwartz

Going Green: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and Cabazon Tribe Go Green All Year Long

Hotels in Indian Country – Part IV
Chumash Casino Resort Hotel & Hotel Corque - Santa Ynez & Solvang, CA; Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - Indio, CA; Paragon Hotel - Marksville, LA; Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort - Suquamish, WA; Ute Mountain Casino Hotel & Resort - Towaoc, CO; Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino - Chandler, AZ

Going Green: Pauma Tribe Opens New Refinery to Clean Up San Diego Air

Buss Productions


Monthly Features & Columns

Fire Mountain Wines - ­Indian Country’s Premier Wine Label

Opening & Expansions: Opens Quality Pre-School “The Learning Center” for Employee Children; Cherokee Nation Opens Newly Renovated Gift Shop



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

Extraordinary Employee

Book Review

New Games

Product Spotlight


Calendar of Events

From the White House

In the News

Community Outreach

Ad Index