On the Inside

May 2008, Volume 18 No. 5

A special thanks to Jesse Hummingbird for allowing us to feature his artwork "Spotted Dog and His Ride" on the cover of the May issue of Indian Gaming.Jesse is a member of the Cherokee Nation and resides in Bisbee, Arizona. He can be reached by calling (520) 432-7305. To view more of his work, visit www.jessethummingbird.nativeart.net

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue


Bally Technologies (back cover)

Doug Hyde Studios

IGT (center spread)

Wells Fargo Bank

Bergman, Walls & Associates

Gaming Laboratories International

Aristocrat Technologies

Initial Impressions

Table of Contents

Speak Out: Tribal Policies Must Recognize Maturing Market - by John McCarthy

Up Close with Brian Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of the Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce


Maintaining the Experience - by Robert Allen

Successorship Under the National Labor Relations Act: The Basics Every Employer Should Know - by Kevin J. Allis

Smoking Bans In Tribal Casinos: Health Issue or Labor's Latest Smokescreen Assault on Tribal Sovereignty? - by John H. Douglas

Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo

The Principle of OPM: A New Program That Can Stretch Tribal Dollars - by Valerie Red-Horse

Chukchansi Gold Goes Green with New Solar System - by John M. Bianchi

Taos Mountain Casino Broadcasts Radio Show for Charity - by AJ Naff

Black Oak Casino Porter Staff: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty!

Creating Grounds That Welcome Customers and Create Value for Your Casino - by Mike O'Connell

The Importance of Casino Marketing - by Eric Booker

NIGA Convention Coverage: Indian Gaming '08 Wrap-Up

The Importance of Creating a Magnetic Gaming Culture - by Michele Westphall

Food Cost Increases: The Perfect Storm? - by Bill Schwartz

The Often Overlooked Control: The General Ledger Account Reconciliation Process - by Joe Oprosko

What is Your Casino's USP? - by Hank Edmo-McArthur

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

Employing Effective People Skills - by Susanne Woolley

Smithsonian NMAI

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Arizona Indian Gaming Association


Monthly Features & Columns

Who's Who: Kevin Locke - Musician, Storyteller and Lecturer Keeps - by AJ Naff

Openings & Expansions: Agua Caliente Casino · Resort · Spa Opens $300 Million Resort Hotel, Ground is Broken on Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino Resort's $40 Million Hotel Expansion



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

Extraordinary Employee

New Games

Product Spotlight


Calendar of Events

In the News

Community Outreach

Ad Index