On the Inside

October 2016, Volume 26 No. 10

A special thanks to Chebon Dacon for allowing us to feature "Untold Stories" on the cover of the October issue of Indian Gaming. Chebon Dacon is an American Indian of Creek descent and was born in Oklahoma City in 1946. He is a self-taught artist specializing in contemporary Western and Indian art. Chebon can be reached by calling (870) 425-8369 or email chebondacon@centurytel.net. To view more of his artwork, visit www.chebondacon.net.

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

Novomatic Americas (inside front cover)

Konami (center spread)

Wells Fargo Bank (inside back cover)

Ainsworth (back cover)

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI)



Table of Contents

Scientific Games


Speak Out: Post Elections – What's Next? Stay Focused on Our Agenda - by W. Ron Allen


North Star Mohican Casino Resort

Indian Gaming Report: Indian Gaming Revenues Experience Largest Increase in a Decade - by Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.

Eclipse Gaming

Tribal Leader Roundtable: Spotlight on Gaming Operations
Barry Brenard, Tribal Council Chairman - Bear River Band of Rohnerville Rancheria; Rodney Butler, Chairman - Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation; Chief J. Allan, Chairman - Coeur d’Alene Tribe; Virginia Cross, Tribal Council Chair - Muckleshoot Indian Tribe; Reyn Leno, Tribal Chairman - The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde; Kenneth Meshigaud, Tribal Chairperson - Hannahville Potawatomi Indian Community; Mary Jane Miles, Chairman, Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee - Nez Perce Tribe; Melvin R. Sheldon, Chairman - Tulalip Tribes

World Game Protection


Legal Front: North Fork Rancheria’s Victory May Result in an IGRA Amendment - by Penny Coleman

TBE Architects

Legal Front: Citizen Potawatomi Nation Wins a Landmark Judgment Against Oklahoma in Gaming Compact Sales Tax, Alcohol Dispute - by Mike McBride III

Hnedak Bobo Group

Executive Q&A: Spotlight on Pat Packineau, General Manager of 4 Bears Casino & Lodge in New Town, ND

Gary Platt

Leading the Way: Seneca Nation Members Help Lead Growth at Seneca Gaming Corporation

JCM Global

Up Close With Valerie Red-Horse Mohl: MANKILLER Documentary Examines the Life and True Story of Wilma Mankiller

Vantiv Entertainment Solutions

Finance: Proposed Changes in Lease Accounting - by Gemma Han

KlasRobinson Q.E.D.

Economic Outlook: Truly American Gaming - by James M. Klas

Giesecke & Devrient

Ready or Not: The DOL's New Overtime Reuls are Fast Approaching - by Kendra Clements

Casino Careers

Marketing: Casino Del Sol Unveils New Brand

Doug Hyde Studios

BRIGHT PATH: The Jim Thorpe Story

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Legal Front: Creating the Proper Legal Infrastructure for Economic Development - by Derril Jordan

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

Food & Beverage: Critical Planning for New Restaurant and Casino Openings - by Craig Pendleton

Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA)

Case Study: Mohegan Sun – Leading the Charge

Western Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA)

Risk Management: Safety Programs in the Workplace - by Dennis J. Kenny

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA)

Five Myths About Casino Entertainment - by Kell Houston

ICE Totally Gaming

Knowing Your Audience: Communication Benefits Training Programs For Different Cultures - by Debra Chase

American Indian College Fund

Education: Morongo Awards $30,000 in College Scholarships to Native American Students

Lets Move in Indian Country

Conference Coverage: Member Tribes of the National Indian Gaming Assocation Come Together at the Mid-Year Conference

Doug Hyde Studios

G2E 2016: Spotlight on New Products and Services
Agilysys; Casino Careers/Gaming Hospitality Executive; Crane Payment Solutions; Cuningham Group Architecture; DiTRONICS; DreamCatcher Hotels; FABICash; Gaming Capital Group; Gaming Laboratories International; Gary Platt Manufacturing; Gasser Chair Company; Hnedak Bobo Group; JCM Global; MGT; TBE Architects; UltraViolet Devices; Vantiv Entertainment Solutions; VizExplorer

Indian Gaming Magazine

G2E New Games Rollout

Red Cross

Peace Corps


Monthly Features & Columns

Openings & Expansions: New 4 Bears Event Center Opens with Country Artist Toby Keith; Augustine Casino Plans Major Remodel; Route 66 Casino Hotel Unveils New Multi-Million Dollar Travel Destination; WinStar World Casino and Resort opens WinStar Convention Center; Groundbreaking Celebration Held for New St. Croix Casino Hertel Express Complex



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

New Games

Product Spotlight

Film Review

Calendar of Events


In the News

Legal & Legislative

From the White House

Community Outreach

Ad Index