On the Inside

January 2008, Volume 18 No. 1

A special thanks to Doug Hyde for allowing us to feature his bronze sculpture "Friend or Foe?" on the January 2008 cover. 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 dhydesculpturestudio@cableone.net

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

IGT (2 pg spread)

Bergman, Walls & Associates (back cover)

IGT (center spread)

Bally Technologies


Table of Contents


Western Indian Gaming Conference (CNIGA)

Doug Hyde Studios

Gaming Laboratories International

Initial Impressions

Speak Out: Class II Gaming is a Vital Part of the Industry - by Barry W. Brandon

Key Bank

Tribal Leader Q&A: Up Close with Thomas Beauty, Chairman of the Yavapai-Apache Nation - by AJ Naff

Gaming Regulators and Rising Technology - by Jamie Hummingbird

The State of Tribal Gaming: Arizona - by Delia Carlyle

Get Out the Indian Vote: Preparing for Nevada Caucuses

Then & Now: Seneca Nation Celebrates Five Years of Success with Eye Toward Future

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma's Eagle Aviary Rehabilitates Injured Eagles and Raises Public Awareness - by AJ Naff

Finance: Targeting Acquisitions by Tribal Gaming Nations - by Valerie Red-Horse

Smithsonian NMAI

Communication Challenge: Catering and F&B Departments Need Integration - by Bill Schwartz

Bowling Centers at Indian Casinos - 2008 Update - by Matthew S. Robinson

Making a Good Bet More of a Sure Thing - by Rick Flath

Opinion: The Case for Bridge of the Gods Columbia River Resort & Casino at Cascade Locks, Oregon - by Floyd Calica

Culinary Review: Valley View Casino's Black & Blue - by AJ Naff

Legal Front: A Brave New World of Labor Relations in Tribal Gaming - by John H. Douglas

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

Internal Audit: Where Does All the Money Go? - by Joe Oprosko

Mindful Management - by Barry Cooney

Arizona Indian Gaming Association

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Southwestern Indian Gaming Association


Monthly Features & Columns

A General Manager’s Eye View of the Casino - by Andrew Klebanow

Who’s Who: Shelley Morningsong - An Emerging Voice in Native Music - by AJ Naff

Openings & Expansions: Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort and Circling Raven Golf Club Constructing New Events Pavilion, Grand Casino Hinckley Celebrates Opening of New Amenities, Osage Nation Announces New Ponca City Gaming Destination, Little Six Casino Returns to Original Site, Foxwoods Resort Casino Announces $55 Million Renovation Project



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

Extraordinary Employee

New Games

Product Spotlight


Calendar of Events

In the News

Community Outreach

Ad Index