On the Inside

February 2007, Volume 17 No. 2

A special thanks to Amado M. Peña, Jr. for allowing us to feature his artwork "Mestizo Series: La Reunion" on the cover of the February issue of Indian Gaming. Amado is a Mestizo of Mexican and Yaqui ancestry and is recognized as an Artisan of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. He can be reached by calling (888) 220-7362. To view more of his work, visit www.penagallery.com

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Table of Contents


Bally Technologies

Gaming Laboratories International

Rocket Gaming Systems

Speak Out: Tribal Gaming's Positive Community Impact - by W. Ron Allen

Nova Gaming

Class II Regulation: An Interview with Phil Hogen, Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission

Planet Bingo/Melange

Potawatomi Bingo • Casino

Executive Q&A: Up Close with David Vandiver, Director of Slot Operations for Casino Arizona



Forest County Potawatomi: Investing in Our Business and Our Communities - by Harold "Gus" Frank

Property Development: Optimizing Casino Facilities - by Rich Emery

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

Doug Hyde Studios

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Legal Update: Washington Court Gets it "Wright" - Upholds Immunity for Tribal Corporations - by Gabriel S. Galanda

Food & Beverage: Using Mobile Devices for F&B Inventory - by Bill Schwartz

Finance: R&R - Ratings and Registration - by Valerie Red-Horse

Culinary Review: Spotlight 29 Casino's "Rattlesnake" - by AJ Naff

Building the Ultimate Surveillance Weapon - by Jeff Murphy

Self-Funding Your Health Plan Benefits: Should You or Shouldn't You? - by Tony Kahmann

Southwestern Indian Gaming Conference & Expo

Expanding Analytical Strategies in the Gaming Industry - by Kraig Singleton

Smithsonian NMAI

Entertainment: Slot Parties and Players Club Promotions - by Kell Houston

Initial Impressions

Morningstar Tribal Services

The Formation of the Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association - by Barbara Kyser-Collier

Rural Minnesota Gains Most From Tribal Gaming Jobs, Study Finds


Monthly Features & Columns

The True Cost of Marketing - by Andrew Klebanow

Who's Who: Annie Humphrey - Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter

Expansions: 7 Cedars Casino Acquires Dungeness Golf Course on Olympic Peninsula; New Casino Coming to Wyandotte; Tribe Breaks Ground on Cocopah Resort and Conference Center, Indian Health Service Dedicates Addition to the Lawton Indian Hospital



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

Extraordinary Employee

New Games

Product Spotlight

Calendar of Events


In the News

Community Outreach

Ad Index