On the Inside

August 2011, Volume 21 No. 8

A special thanks to Kelly Haney for allowing us to feature his artwork, "Oklahoma: State of Courage" on the cover of the August issue of Indian Gaming. Kelly has been involved in tribal and state leadership and politics the majority of his life. He can be reached by calling (405) 627-0122 or email at enochkellyhaney@gmail.com. To view more of his work, visit www.kellyhaney.com.

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

Union Bank (inside front cover)

Multimedia Games (center spread)

WMS (back cover)



Bally Technologies

Doug Hyde Studios

Table of Contents

Aristocrat Technologies

Cadillac Jack

American Gaming Systems

Speak Out: Continuing Education - by Jamie Hummingbird

DreamCatcher Hotels

Internet Gaming: What’s at Stake for Indian Country - by Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.

Thalden-Boyd-Emery Architects

Gaming Laboratories International

Political Front: Indian People, the President and Congress - by Steve Cadue

Strong Business Model for Tribal Gaming is Winner in Arizona - by Diane Enos


National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

Ask the Experts: Spotlight on Entertainment
Richard Brown, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino; Frank Deal, Choctaw Casino Resort; Bruce Flax, Foxwoods Resort Casino; Rick Gallagher, Turning Stone Resort Casino; Steve Lengel, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino; Douglas “DJ” Lindfors, Golden Moon Hotel and Casino; Brian M. Prettyman, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel; Skip Sayre, Route 66 Casino Hotel; Josh Smith, Harrah's Rincon Casino & Resort; David Swift, Pala Casino Spa & Resort

Unprecedented Joint Venture of Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. with Stiles Construction - by Tony Sanchez, Jr.

Microbrewery Adds Unique Dynamic to Feather Falls - by Dori Moura

Safety Awareness: Behavior and "Accidents" - by Jim Simons

Security: Disaster Preparedness at the Tribal Property - by Jim Wanser

Guest Service is Recession Proof - by Thomas Dullien

Media Logic

Gas Station/Convenience Stores in Indian Country - 2011 Update - by Matthew S. Robinson

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Digging the Future of Vertical Gardens - by Denise Eichmann

Finance: Payoffs are Big for Casino Expansions - by R. Scott MacNeil

Hotels in Indian Country – Part VII
Cache Creek Casino Resort, Brooks, CA; Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center, Tucson, AZ; Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, Cabazon, CA; Odawa Hotel, Petoskey, MI; Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque, NM

Gaming Market Advisors

Initial Impressions

Great Plains Indian Gaming Association

Smithsonian NMAI

American Red Cross

Indian Gaming Magazine


Monthly Features & Columns

Openings & Expansions: Mazopiya to Host Grand Opening Celebration



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