On the Inside

April 2009, Volume 19 No. 4

A special thanks to Allen KnowsHisGun for allowing us to feature his artwork "Red Bear on War Horse" on the cover of the April issue of Indian Gaming. Allen is a Crow Indian fine artisan living in Billings, Montana. He can be reached by calling (406) 281-2943 or email allenknowshisgun@hotmail.com. To view more of Allen's work, visit www.journeyswestgallery.com

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

Gaming Laboratories International

Bally Technologies (back cover)

Apache Gold Casino (center spread)


Downstream Casino Resort

Bergman, Walls & Associates

Casino Careers Online

Table of Contents

Thalden-Boyd-Emery Architects


Doug Hyde Studios

Cadillac Jack

Konami Gaming


G.A. Wright Marketing

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Speak Out: Showing Indian Country the Money - by TJ Show

NIGA Report: The Strength of Indian Gaming’s Success - by Ernest L. Stevens, Jr.

Hnedak Bobo Group

Tribal Leader Roundtable: Spotlight on Economic Development
Vincent Armenta, Tribal Chairman, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians; Bobby L. Barrett, Chairman, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians; Frank Ettawageshik, Tribal Chairman, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians; Hazel Hindsley, Chairwoman, St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; James Steele, Jr., Chairman, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes; Kevin W. Leecy, Chairman, Bois Forte Band of Chippewa; Ken Meshigaud, Tribal Chairperson, Hannahville Indian Community Tribe of Potawatomi; Larry Romanelli, Ogema (Tribal President), Little River Band of Ottawa Indians; Jose “Moke” Simon, III, Tribal Chairman, Middletown Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians; Charlotte Williams, Chairperson, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Video Gaming Technologies (VGT)

Certegy Check Services

JCM Global

First Advantage/HR Logix

Wells Fargo Bank

Technology Exclusive

Executive Q&A: Up Close with Tracy Burris, Tribal Gaming Commissioner - Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians


Airistar Technologies

NIGA 2009: New Games & Technology Preview
Doug Fallon, Director of Marketing, Aristocrat Technologies; Laura Olson-Reyes, Director of Corporate Communications, Bally Technologies; Mauro Franic, Vice President of Product Management & Marketing, Cadillac Jack; Knute Knudson, Vice President of Native American Development, IGT; Ross O’Hanley, Senior Director of Marketing, Konami Gaming


Klas Robinson Q.E.D.

Politics: Tribal Sovereignty Requires Diligence and Action - by Steve Cadue

Property Development: RV Parks in Indian Country - 2009 Update - by Matthew S. Robinson

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Wide Area Progressives - by Bruce Bleakman


Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

Fifty Years of Collaboration: Warm Springs Tribes, OSU Build on Historic Partnership

Yocha-De-He Golf Club: Sculptures Formed From the Hands of a Master Artisan

F&B: In Tough Times – Focus on F&B Profits – Not Sales - by Bill Schwartz

Bringing Back the Winter House: A Suquamish Story 130 Years in the Making

Self-Awareness is Critical for Sound Marketing - by Steve Neely

Reinventing Your Casino When Capital Expenditure Is Not an Option - by Michael Broderick

Maximizing the Value of the Entertainment Buyer - by George Goggleye

The Stimulus Bill: Financing Opportunities for Tribal Governments - by Valerie Red-Horse

Behind the Smoked Glass and Mirrors: Auditing Surveillance and Security - by Joe Oprosko

Mille Lacs Band to Create New Jobs Through Wind Turbine Project

Initial Impressions

Concert Entertainment Rate of Return - by Kell Houston

Training: Improving the Learning Experience - by Al Kozal

Management: Ensuring Well-Managed Project Development - by Steve Davis

Examining the Value of Free Play - by Andrew Klebanow

Networking and Retaining Talent Through Alumni Programs - by Susanne Woolley

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

NIGA ‘09 - New Games Rollout!

Izon Investigations

Southwestern Indian Gaming Conference & Expo

Indian Gaming Magazine

Smithsonian NMAI


Monthly Features & Columns

Openings & Expansions: Twin Pine Casino Completes $30 Million Expansion Project, FireKeepers Casino Completes 2,078 Space Parking Garage Structure, Yocha-De-He Clubhouse – New ‘Gateway’ to the Course, MGM Grand at Foxwoods Welcomes Munson’s Chocolates



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

Extraordinary Employee


New Games

Product Spotlight

Calendar of Events

In the News

Community Outreach

Ad Index