Opportunities in the Indian Country

Tribal Gaming Seminar

Wednesday 5th February, 10:00 - 13:00, South Gallery Room 12

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Opportunities in the Indian Country: tribal sovereignty, IGRA, compacts and more – understand how to build long-term and profitable partnerships with US gaming tribes



10:00 - 10:15

Registration, networking and morning refreshments


10:15 - 10:40

Overview of tribal gaming: history, law, revenue, technology, regulation and governance, including Tribal vs. commercial gaming
Victor Rocha, Owner and Editor, Pechanga
Knute Knudson, Vice President of Global Business Development, IGT


10:40 - 11:00

Project development case study - as a non-tribal partner, what to look out for in partnership with a tribe
Paul N. Filzer, President and Managing Member, Platform 8


11:00 - 11:40

Tribal Perspectives on internet gaming and overview of the tribal iGaming ventures so far.
Joe Valandra, CEO, Great Luck
Joseph Colebut, Chairman, Foxwoods Development Company
Valerie Spicer, Executive Director, Arizona Indian Gaming Association


11:40 - 12:00

Partnering with tribes for a successful iGaming launch and operation - what you need to know.
Steve Bodmer, Deputy Legal Counsel, Pechanga Indian Reservation


12:00 - 12:45

Focus on California - understanding the tribal influence in the state
Richard Schuetz, Commissioner, California Gaming Commission
Michelle Carr, Legal Director, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Mario Galea, CEO, Random Consulting
Andrew Masiel Sr., Councilman, Pechanga Tribal Council