On the Inside

April 2008, Volume 18 No. 4

A special thanks to Raymond Nordwall for allowing us to feature his artwork "Warriors at Sunset" on the cover of the April NIGA Show Issue of Indian Gaming. Raymond is Pawnee, Cherokee and Ojibwe Indian and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. To view more of his work, visit www.nordwallart.com or contact Nordwall Gallery & Studio at (505) 988-5057.

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Inside This Issue

Bally Technologies

Aristocrat Technologies (back cover)

IGT (center spread)

Gaming Laboratories International

Doug Hyde Studios

Klas Robinson Q.E.D.


Initial Impressions

Ainsworth Game Technology

Bergman, Walls & Associates

Table of Contents


Konami Gaming

Rocket Gaming Systems

Cadillac Jack

NIGA Celebrates Indian Gaming '08 In San Diego: 17th Annual Meeting and Trade Show - by Ernie Stevens, Jr.

AC Coin & Slot


Speak Out: Politically Organizing Tribal Communities - by Steve Cadue

Wells Fargo Bank

Tribal Leader Roundtable: Spotlight Across the Nation - Mitchell Cypress, Diane Enos, John A. Maurice, Sr., Marshall McKay, Larry Romanelli, Warren C. Swartz, Jr., Lisa S. Waukau

Hnedak Bobo Group


Certegy Check Services


Key Bank

Update on the Proposed Class II Regulations: Economic Impact of NIGC's Proposed Class II Gaming Regulations by Norm DesRosiers; NIGC’s Proposed Class II Regulations: At Odds with the First Purpose of Indian Gaming? by Knute Knudson; Proposed Federal Gaming Rules Will Hurt Oklahoma and the Country by D. Michael McBride III

First Advantage/HRLogix

JCM Global

AIristar Technologies

REDW The Rogoff Firm

Durkan Hospitality

Legal Front: Union Organizing in Indian Country – Update, Practical Tips and Right to Work Ordinances - by Scott A. Wilson

Building an Effective Regulatory Structure - by Jamie Hummingbird

It’s All About the Network: Why a Good Network Foundation is Critical for Operations and Business Agility - by Ram Patrachari

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Developing Tribal Members for Management - by Don Kennedy

Golf Review: Barona Band of Mission Indian's Barona Creek Golf Club

Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo

Systems are Critical for Managing Multi-Casino Food and Beverage Operations – Case Study: Gila River Casinos - by Bill Schwartz

Knowing the Demographics of Your Labor Market Area: The Key to Successful Attraction & Retention Programs - by Rick Flath

Economic Development: Powerain Systems, Inc. – A Unique Tribal - by Jack DeMarre

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

How to Develop a Program to Recruit and Retain the Best Talent - by Mona Vaccarella

Gas Station/Convenience Stores in Indian Country - by Matt Robinson

Merchandising Your Slot Floor - by Todd Anderson

Player Development in a Challenged Economy - by Eric Booker

Internet Marketing: Catch a Ride on the Travel 2.0 Wave! - by Peter Yesawich, Jr.

Smithsonian NMAI

Filing a Suspicious Activity Report: What You Need to Know - by Joe Oprosko

The Complexity of Bonus Point Multiplier Promotions - by Andrew Klebanow

Controlling Insurance Costs - by Patrick Dempsey

Getting the Most From Your Concert Entertainment - by Kell Houston

The Case for Cross-Functional Communication - by Barry Cooney


Monthly Features & Columns

Openings & Expansions: Harrah’s Rincon Casino Completes Extensive Hotel Remodel, Angel of the Winds Casino Begins $44 Million Expansion, POM - A Multi-Million Dollar Dining Experience Opens at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, New Events Center Opens at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel



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