On the Inside

May 2009, Volume 19 No. 5

A special thanks to John Balloue for allowing us to feature his artwork "Proud Tradition" on the cover of the May issue of Indian Gaming. John is a member of the Western Band of Oklahoma Cherokee and resides in Hayward, California. He can be reached by calling (510) 538-4003 or email johnballoue@aol.com. To view more of John's work, visit www.johnballoue.nativeart.net

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue

G.A. Wright Marketing

IGT (back cover)

Izon Investigations


Table of Contents

Bally Technologies

Gaming Laboratories International

Thalden-Boyd-Emery Architects

Gaming Standards Association

Speak Out: Government-to-Government Consultation - by Norm DesRosiers

Bergman, Walls & Associates


Doug Hyde Studios

Tribal Leader Roundtable: Spotlight on Economic Development – Robert Chicks, President, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians; Stanley R. Crooks, Chairman, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community; Adrian Pushetonequa, Tribal Council Chairman, Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa/ Meskwaki Nation; Gregory E. Pyle, Chief, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma


Case Study: Forest County Potawatomi Wins 14-Year Environmental Battle - by Art Harrington

San Manuel’s New Branding Campaign: How Far is Fun?

Casino Optimism - by Buddy Frank

Quechan Casino Resort: Dream Team Shines in the Southwestern Desert

Initial Impressions

Criminal Background Screening: How to Prevent Negligent Hiring Lawsuits and Avoid Hiring Mistakes - by Pamela Mack

Casino Careers Online

NIGA Convention Coverage: Indian Gaming ’09 Highlights Optimism for Industry

Parties, Parties, Parties – Phoenix Style!

NIGA ‘09 in a Flash

NIGA Workshop: TLG Gaming’s X Factor - The Hispanic Player

NIGA Workshop: Mazatzal Hotel & Casino - Stimulating Learning Through Fun and Interactive Training - by Patricia Wisner

NIGA Panel: Native American Sports Foundation Established to Increase Indian Sports Opportunities and Involvement in the Olympic Games

Southwestern Indian Gaming Conference & Expo

Adam Beach Shares Native Culture Through Innovative Website - by AJ Naff

Gaming Market Advisors

Seminole Tribe Showcases Native Talent with “Native Music Rocks!” - by AJ Naff

Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Cherokee Nation Enterprises Works to Save Environment

Smithsonian NMAI

Doing More with Less: Strategies for Smart Recruiting - by Susanne Woolley

Arizona Indian Gaming Association

Indian Gaming Magazine


Monthly Features & Columns

Who’s Who: Allen Wade Barbre Takes the Field with the Green Bay Packers - by AJ Naff

Openings & Expansions: Cherokee Casino Resort’s New Convention Center Opens; River Spirit Casino Announces Grand Opening Celebration in May



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

Extraordinary Employee

New Games


Product Spotlight

Calendar of Events

In the News

Community Outreach

Ad Index