On the Inside

December 2011, Volume 21 No. 12

A special thanks to John Balloue for allowing us to feature his artwork "Warhol Wolves" on the cover of the December issue of Indian Gaming. John is a member of the Western Band of Oklahoma Cherokee and resides in Hayward, California. He can be reached by calling (510) 538-4003 or email johnballoue@aol.com. To view more of John's work, visit www.johnballoue.nativeart.net

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

Bally Technologies (inside front cover)

Key Bank

Kalispel Tribe of Indians (back cover)

Media Logic

Thalden Boyd Emery Architects

Table of Contents


Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)

Salish Cliffs Golf Club


Indian Gaming Magazine

Downstream Casino Resort

Speak Out: A Time of Giving, a Season of Appreciation - by Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.

Union Bank

Tribal Leader Roundtable: Spotlight on Player Loyalty and Internet Gaming
Vincent Armenta, Tribal Chairman, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians; John L. Berrey, Tribal Chairman, Quapaw Tribe; David Keyser, Tribal Chairman, United Auburn Indian Community; Robert Odawi Porter, President, Seneca Nation of Indians

Legal Front: Why Should You Care About Internet Gaming? - by D. Michael McBride III

DreamCatcher Hotels

World Game Protection Conference


Opinion: Regulating Internet Gaming - by Norman H. DesRosiers

ATE: Spotlight on 2012 and Beyond
Dike Bacon, Hnedak Bobo Group; Buddy Bartholow, Multimedia Games; Tracy Burris, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians; Steve Cadue, Kickapoo Nation; Eric Casey, Planet Bingo; Beth Dieghan, Casino Careers; Gabe Galanda, Galanda Broadman; Kell Houston, Houston Productions; Jamie Hummingbird, Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission; Knute Knudson, IGT; Sheila Morago, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association; Michael E. Newell, Eclipse Gaming Systems; Keith O’Brien, RSP Architects; Michael Price, GLI; Kip Ritchie, Potawatomi Business Development Corporation; Victor Rocha, Pechanga.net; Linda J. Roe, Thalden Boyd Emery Architects; Clair F. Rogers, NEWave; Dan Savage, Bally Technologies; Ernest L. Stevens, Jr., National Indian Gaming Association; Joseph Valandra, VAdvisors

Catco Gaming

Doug Hyde Studios

Western Indian Gaming Conference


National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

Technology: Mobile Apps in Gaming and Hospitality - by Bill Oliver

Education: Gaming Revenue Funds Tribal School for the Meskwaki Nation

Property Development: Retail at Indian Casinos – The Why, When and Where - by James M. Klas

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Conference & Trade Show

“FUN-Duh-Mental” Guest Service - by Thomas Dullien

Hospitality: Can Your Casino Do Without Casino Hosts? - by Eric Booker

Gaming Market Advisors

Employee Training: An Ongoing Commitment - by Richard E. Egan

American Red Cross

Indian Gaming Magazine

Meeting Facilities in Indian Country - Part III
The Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, CA; Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT; Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY; Win-River Casino in Redding, CA

Legislation: Turkish-Native American Trade Bill One Vote From Passing House


Monthly Features & Columns

Openings & Expansions: Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center Officially Launches $130 Million Expansion; Hard Rock Cafe to Open at Four Winds New Buffalo in Summer 2012; Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Breaks Ground for Gaming and Hotel Expansion; Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Announces “Topping Off” of New Lodge and Casino Expansion; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa to Add Third Hotel Tower



Cover Artist

Extraordinary Employee

New Games

Product Spotlight

Calendar of Events


From the White House

In the News

Community Outreach

Ad Index