On the Inside

January 2016, Volume 26 No. 1

A special thanks to Raymond Nordwall for allowing us to feature his artwork, "Gazing at the Heavens" on the cover. 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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The January issue includes the 2016 Indian Gaming Buyer's Guide & Directory. The Buyer's Guide supplier yellow pages are available online. The casino directory listings in the magazine are available in print form only.

Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

Gaming Laboratories International (inside front cover)

Slot-Tickets (inside back cover)

Scientific Games (back cover)


Klas Robinson Q.E.D.



Table of Contents


Novomatic Americas Sales

JCM Global

Speak Out: A New Year Brings New Opportunities - by Vincent Armenta

VGT - An Aristocrat Company

NIGA Report: Adding Identity Through Resort Destinations - by Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.

Trailblazer: Wilma Mankiller's Remarkable Leadership Journey - by Thomas Dullien

Hnedak Bobo Group


Marketing: Evolution of a Casino Brand - by Michael A. Perhaes

Rymax Marketing Services

Wold Game Protection

NHBP Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Federal Recognition

Gasser Chair Company

The "Bleisure" Spa Guest - by Melinda Minton

Wells Fargo Bank

Player Development: Are Your Casino Hosts "All Purpose?" - by Eric Booker


Risk Management: OSHA Fines Increase by 80% - by Dennis J. Kenny

iView Systems

Big Data is Coming… You Better Be Ready - by Anthony Borges


Hiring the Right People for a Service Culture Casino - by Brad Worthley

Doug Hydes Studios

The Casino Entertainment Program - by Kell Houston

Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA)

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

2016 Indian Gaming Buyer's Guide Supplier Listings

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

National RES Las Vegas

Western Indian Gaming Conference (CNIGA)

Washington Indian Gaming Association (WIGA)

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA)

Doug Hydes Studios


Monthly Features & Columns

Openings & Expansions: Pechanga Breaks Ground on $285 Million Expansion; Wind Creek Montgomery Opens Hotel with 123 Luxury Rooms; Bigby Coffee Comes to FireKeepers Casino Hotel; Desert Diamond Casino – West Valley Opens Its Doors to the Public; Island Resort & Casino Unveils New Golf Course Plans; Apache Casino Hotel Celebrates Event Center Groundbreaking



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

New Games



In the News

From the White House

Community Outreach

Ad Index