On the Inside

December 2006, Volume 16 No. 12

A special thanks to Chholing Taha for her cover artwork, "Moon When The Rivers Dream." Chholing has been crafting paintings, shawls, moccasins, jewelry and photography since 1972. She currently resides in Tacoma, Washington. She can be reached by calling (253) 472-6707 or email shawllady@pinkfringe.com. To view more of Chholing’s artwork, visit www.shawllady.com

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

Bally Technologies

Hyatt Gaming Management (back cover)

Initial Impressions


WMS Gaming

Table of Contents

Rocket Gaming Systems

Cadillac Jack

Gaming Laboratories International

Doug Hyde Studios

Happy Holidays from Indian Gaming

Speak Out: Strengthening the Relationship Between Tribal and Local Government - by Shawn E. Yanity

Smithsonian NMAI

Economic Development: The Path to Independence for the Barona Band of Mission Indians

Patience, People and Priorities Lead to a Successful Business Development Corporation - by Kip Ritchie

Finance: Start Up and Expansion Strategies Available to Tribal Nations - by Valerie Red-Horse

Western Indian Gaming Conference

Table Games: Creating a Successful Blackjack Tournament - by Michael Patterson

Southwestern Indian Gaming Conference & Expo

G2E 2006 Overview / Gamemakers Unveil Exciting, Innovative Games and Systems: AC Coin & Slot, Atronic, Bally Technologies, Cadillac Jack, IGT, Konami, Nova Gaming, Rocket Gaming Systems & WMS Gaming

10 Unique Products at G2E and the Companies Behind Them

Seeking Clarity: What Exactly is Class II Gaming? A G2E Panel Discussion with Phil Hogen, Chairman of the NIGC; Brian Foster, Chairman of OIGA; Knute Knudson, VP Native American Development for IGT; Teri Poust, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

G2E in a Flash...

Culinary Review: Morongo Casino Resort & Spa's "Cielo" Penthouse Restaurant

Tribal Regulators: Meeting the Challenge - by Norman H. DesRosier

Is Insurance Part of Your Investment Portfolio? - by Dee Dee Bloom

Guerilla Receiving: Winning the Food Cost War - by Bill Schwartz

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

Baby Boomers: A Generation Not a Market Segment - by David Simmons


Monthly Features & Columns

What Players Really Want - by Andrew Klebanow

Bingo: The Storm of Controversy - by Eric Casey

Expansions: Tachi Palace Hotel Officially Opens to the Public; Mohegan Sun Announces Plans for New Hotel as Part of $740 Million Expansion



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Extraordinary Employee

Book Reviews

CD Review

New Games

Product Spotlight



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