On the Inside

June 2006, Volume 16 No. 6

A special thanks to Doug Hyde for allowing us to feature his artwork, "Zuni Water Gatherers" on the cover of our annual design/build issue. Doug is of Nez Perce, Assiniboine and Chippewa descent. He resides in Prescott, Arizona and can be reached by calling (928) 776-1485 or email studio8645@aol.com

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

Gaming Laboratories International

PokerTek (back cover)

Wells Fargo Bank


Doug Hyde Studios

WMS Gaming

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Certegy Check Services

Table of Contents


Desage Chocolatier

Bally Technologies

Cadillac Jack


Speak Out: What Is Profit? - by Charles Chief Boyd

Key Bank

Tribe to Tribe - A Journey to Economic Success: The Partnership Between the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians and the Yavapai Apache Nation


Planet Bingo

Reinvesting Revenues: California's Rincon San Luiseno Band of Misison Indians Uses Gaming Revenues to Put New $4 Million Fires Station in Service

Rocket Gaming Systems

Debunking the Band-Aid Hypothesis - by Barry Cooney

Automated Currency Instruments

Ten Ways to Get Data Ready for Direct Marketing - by Jeff Barela


Culinary Review: Pechanga Resort & Casino's Great Oak Steakhouse - by AJ Naff

Hotel Meeting Space in Indian Country - by Matthew S. Robinson

F&B: Combining Materials Management Systems with Food and Beverage Management Systems – Are Two Systems Better Than One? - by Bill Schwartz

Signature Entertainment

Obtaining Peace of Mind: The Role of Internal Audit - by Joe Oprosko

IGT (center spread)

Building Partnerships - by Bruce Baird

Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo

Architectural Design in Indian Country: YWS Architects - Avi Resort & Casino; Group West Companies - Bear River Casino; Thalden•Boyd Architects - Morongo Casino Resort & Spa; Bergman, Walls & Associates - Mystic Lake Casino Hotel; JCJ Architecture Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel

Expansions: Desert Diamond Casino’s Expansion Plans; Viejas Casino Celebrates Opening of New Expansion Project; Creek Nation Casino - Tulsa and Full Moon Café Announce Grand Opening of New Restaurant; Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Transformed by $11 Million in Renovations; Skokomish Tribe’s Lucky Dog Casino Expands; Black Bear Casino & Hotel Celebrates Groundbreaking; Foxwoods Resort & Casino Opens Newly Expanded Slot Area in Rainmaker Casino; Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Opens New Hotel and Spa

2006 Design/Build Directory

Smithsonian NMAI

Initial Impressions


Monthly Features & Columns

The Coming of the Entertainment Superstore - by Andrew Klebanow

Who's Who: The Musical Journey of Joseph Fire Crow

Bingo by the Numbers: Managing Profitability - by Eric Casey



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

Extraordinary Employee

New Games

Product Spotlight



Scholarship Award

In the News

Community Outreach

Ad Index