On the Inside

October 2006, Volume 16 No. 10

A special thanks to Darlene Gait for her cover artwork, "The Dancer." An Esquimalt Nation artist, Darlene resides on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. She can be reached by calling (800) 519-1222 or visit www.darlenegait.com

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Magazine Cover

Inside This Issue


Bally Technologies (back cover)

Initial Impressions


Global Gaming Expo (G2E)

Hyatt Gaming

Western Indian Gaming Conference

WMS Gaming

Table of Contents


Certegy Check Services

Gaming Laboratories International


AC Coin & Slot

Speak Out: Indian Gaming - An American Success Story - by Ernest Stevens, Jr.


NIGC Holds Final Hearing on Proposed Class II Regulations - by AJ Naff

Cadillac Jack

Rocket Gaming Systems

Nova Gaming

A World of Opportunity Awaits at Global Gaming Expo - by Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.

Ask the Experts: Slot Trends in Indian Country Interviews with Chuck Hickey, Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino; Mitch Klumpp, Coushatta Casino Resort; Lumpy Lambert, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel; Frank Neborsky, Mohegan Sun; Dan Savage, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa; Dan Crites, Muckleshoot Indian Casino; Devin Shewmake, Paragon Casino Resort; Bryant Martin, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel; Joshua Collins, Soboba Casino; Tom Sedlock, Spotlight 29 Casino; Rick Brock, Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Automated Currency Instruments

KP Gaming

Doug Hyde Studios

Navigating G2E - by Carol Klimas

It Has Only Just Begun for the Abenaki Nation

Creating a Successful Tribal Investment and Business Development Program - by Kip Ritchie

IGT (center spread)

The Old Annual Casino Budget Dilemma - by Steve Karoul

Food & Beverage: You Can't Manage What You Can't See - by Bill Schwartz

Fine Tuning Your Organizational Structure - by Barry Cooney

Optimizing Employee Scheduling - by Jim Dillingham

Native Vote 2006 Campaign

Legal: The Upcoming San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino Decision - What the Future May Hold - by John H. Douglas

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)

Hiring For Success - by Bernadette Scharpen

Smithsonian NMAI

Morning Star Tribal Services

Southwestern Indian Gaming Conference & Expo


Monthly Features & Columns

Glitz, Glamour, Bingo! Las Vegas Style - by Eric Casey

The Changing Role of the Casino Hotel - by Andrew Klebanow

Who's Who: Keith Bear - Finding Inner Peace Through Music While Inspiring Generations

Expansions: $240 Million Potawatomi Bingo Casino Addition Breaks Ground; WinStar Golf Course Opens; Opening of The Skagit Ridge Hotel Provides New Travel Destination in the Northwest; Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos Announces $80 Million Development of New Casino Resort; New Shops Open at Grand Casino Mille Lacs; Blackfeet Nation Officially Opens Largest Casino in Montana



Publisher's Page

Cover Artist

Extraordinary Employee

TV Review: Indian Country Diaries

New Games

Product Spotlight



In the News

Community Outreach

Ad Index