On the Inside

November 2015, Volume 25 No. 11

A special thanks to Baje Whitethorne Sr. for allowing us to feature his artwork, "Little Hogan" on the cover of the November 2015 issue. Baje's work reflects his homeland and rich culture, depicting striking landscapes and the harmony of the Navajo way of life. For more information, call (928) 853-1854 or email bajewsr@bajewhitethornesr.com. You can view more of his artwork at www.bajewhitethornesr.com

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

Ainsworth (inside front cover)

World Game Protection (center)

Doug Hyde Studios (inside back cover)

IGT (back cover)


National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)


Novomatic Americas

Table of Contents

Gaming Laboratories International



Speak Out: Iipay Nation’s Battle for Tribal Sovereignty Continues - by Dave Vialpando


NIGA Report: Respecting the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act - by Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.

Global Market Advisors

Legal Front: The Level Playing Field – Still a Dream - by Penny J. Coleman

Historic Milestone: Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Awarded Sovereign Territory

KlasRobinson Q.E.D.

Property Review: Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, CA

The 3 P's of Operation – A New Perspective - by Frank Neborsky

Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA)

Video Marketing: Potential to Increase Multigenerational Gamers at Indian Properties - by Paul Gordon

Marketing: Impacting Player Behavior to Maximize Frequency and Revenue - by Chad Carpenter

Western Indian Gaming Conference (CNIGA)

Customer Service: Exceeding Guest Expectations - by Brad Worthley

Indian Gaming Buyer's Guide & Directory

Entertainment: The Country Music Festival Craze - by Bob Galombeck

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association

Expo Coverage: Game Technology Takes Center Stage at G2E 2015 / New Products and Services Lead the Way
Game Technology: Cody Herrick, Ainsworth Game Technology; Kevin Reilly, AGS; Maureen Sweeny, Aristocrat and Jay D. Sevigny, VGT; Greg Drew, Eclipse Gaming Systems; Ram V. Chary, Everi; Knute Knudson, IGT; Rob Bone, Interblock USA; Matt Reback and Steve Walther, Konami Gaming; Rick Meitzler, Novomatic Americas; Dan Savage, Scientific Games; Bobby Jones, Score Gaming; Rusty Morin, Video King / Products & Services: Douglas Quist, Agilysys; Beth Deighan, Casino Careers & Gaming Hospitality Executive Placement; Jeffrey Sheiber, COST of Wisconsin; Sam Olbekson, Cuningham Group Architecture; Jim Kirner, DiTRONICS; Greg Hnedak, DreamCatcher Hotels; Nicholas Rabito, FABICash; Melissa Cox, Gaming Capital Group; Dana Takrudkong, GAN; Mark Gasser, Gasser Chair Company; Russell Witt, GLI; Dike Bacon, Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG); Tom Nieman, JCM Global; Angie Dobney, The Rainmaker Group; Paul Gordon, Rymax Marketing Services; Chief Boyd, TBE Architects; Stuart Myers, UltraViolet Devices; Joe Pappano, Vantiv Entertainment Solutions; Andrew Cardno, VizExplorer

Peace Corps

Lets Move in Indian Country

G2E in a Flash

Indian Gaming Magazine

Red Cross


Monthly Features & Columns

Openings & Expansions: Morongo’s Lavish High Limit Gaming Room Opens with Red Carpet Gala; Construction Underway on Treasure Island Resort & Casino’s The Lagoon



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

New Games

Calendar of Events


In the News

Legal & Legislative

From the White House

Community Outreach

Ad Index