On the Inside

January 2012, Volume 22 No. 1

A special thanks to Raymond Nordwall for allowing us to feature his artwork, "Portrait of Strength" on the cover of the January issue of Indian Gaming. Raymond is Pawnee, Cherokee and Ojibwe Indian and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. To view more of his work, call Nordwall Gallery & Studio at (505) 988-5057 or visit www.nordwallart.com.

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

Hnedak Bobo Group

Bally Technologies (back cover)

Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Thalden Boyd Emery Architects


Multimedia Games

Table of Contents


Bally Technologies


Speak Out: Protecting the Sovereign Right of All Tribes to Have Gaming on Tribal Lands - by Daniel J. Tucker

Konami Gaming

A Year for Unity in 2012 - by Steve Cadue


World Game Protection Conference

Western Indian Gaming Conference

The Future of Internet Gaming: What's at Stake for Tribes - by Grant Eve

Media Logic

Legal Front: 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Voids Tribal Gaming Loan and Asks the NIGC to Promulgate Regulations as to Permissible Financing Agreements for Indian Gaming Projects - by Sam Cohen

Property Review: WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK

Property Review: Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne, CA

Marketing Guest Service: Seven Steps to What Really Works - by Evan Mills

Tribal Leaders Gather in Nation’s Capitol for Third White House Tribal Nations Conference

Tribal Leader Roundtable: A Sit Down with the President
Colley Billie, Chairman, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida - Miami, FL; Rodney Bordeaux, President, Rosebud Sioux Tribe - Rosebud, SD; Tracy “Ching” King, President, Fort Belknap Indian Community - Harlem, MT; Steve Ortiz (Mon-wah), Tribal Chairman, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Mayetta, KS; Ben Shelly, President, Navajo Nation - Window Rock, AZ

Q&A with Representative Tom Cole (R-OK)

White House Tribal Nations Conference - In a Flash

Retail at Indian Casinos - Part II - by James M. Klas

How Collaborative Planning Improves Organizational Capability and Performance - by Shem Cohen

Feather Falls Casino Brewing Company Celebrates First Anniversary


iGaming North America

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA)

Doug Hyde Studios

Smithsonian NMAI

Gaming Market Advisors

Indian Gaming Magazine

American Indian College Fund


Monthly Features & Columns

Openings & Expansions: WinStar World Casino Breaks Ground on New Hotel Tower; Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino and Lone Butte Casino Introduce New High Limit Salon and Sports Lounge; Running Creek Casino on Track to Open in 2012; Chinook Winds Casino Resort Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Siletz Bay Buffet; Redding Rancheria Selects Local Company for $3 Million Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Center Remodel; All New Stax Poker Lounge Opens at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek



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