National Associations

American Gaming Association (AGA)

Bill Miller, President & CEO
799 9th St. NW, Ste. 700
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: (202) 552-2675 
Email: [email protected]

Region Covered: National
Year Founded: 1995 
Annual Conference: September 5-8, 2020
Global Gaming Expo (G2E)
The Sands Expo and Convention Center – Las Vegas, NV

About AGA: As the national trade group representing the U.S. casino industry, the American Gaming Association (AGA) fosters a policy and business environment where legal, regulated gaming thrives. The AGA’s diverse membership of commercial and tribal casino operators, sports betting and iGaming companies, gaming suppliers, and more lead the $261 billion industry and support 1.8 million jobs across the country.

International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA)

Peter DeRaedt, President
5177 Brandin Ct.  
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 492-4060
Email: [email protected]

Region Covered: International 
Year Founded: 1998  

About GSA: The International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators. IGSA facilitates the identification, definition, development, promotion and implementation of standards to enable interoperability, innovation, education and communication for the benefit of the entire industry. IGSA has offices in the U.S., Macau, Europe and Japan.

Ernie Stevens Jr.

Indian Gaming Association (IGA)

Ernest L. Stevens, Jr., Chairman
224 2nd Street SE  
Washington, D.C. 20003
Phone: (202) 546-7711
Fax: (202) 546-1755
Email: [email protected]

Region Covered: National
Year Founded: 1985
Annual Conference: March 27-30, 2023
Indian Gaming 2023
San Deigo Convention Center – San Diego, CA

About IGA: The mission of Indian Gaming Association is to protect and preserve the general welfare of tribes striving for self-sufficiency through gaming enterprises in Indian Country. To fulfill its mission, the Indian Gaming Association works with the federal government and Congress to develop sound policies and practices and to provide technical assistance and advocacy on gaming-related issues. In addition, the Indian Gaming Association seeks to maintain and protect tribal sovereignty and governmental authority in Indian Country.

National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)

E. Sequoyah Simermeyer, Associate Commissioner
90 K St. NE, Ste. 200  
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: (202) 632-7003
Fax: (202) 632-7066
Email: [email protected]

Region Covered: National
Established pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988

About NIGC: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act created the National Indian Gaming Commission to support tribal self-sufficiency and the integrity of Indian gaming. The NIGC has developed four initiatives to support its mission including (1) To protect against anything that amounts to gamesmanship on the backs of tribes; (2) To stay ahead of the technology curve; (3) Rural outreach; and (4) To maintain a strong workforce within NIGC and with its tribal regulatory partners. NIGC oversees the efficient regulation of 499 gaming establishments operated by 244 tribes across 29 states. 

Jamie Hummingbird

National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGC/R)

Jamie Hummingbird, Chairman
PO Box 454  
Oneida, WI 54155
Phone: (918) 207-3848
Fax: (918) 458-6153
Email: [email protected]

Region Covered: National
Established: Evolved in early 1990s
Conference: National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators Conference
2020 TBA

About NTGC/R: The National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGC/R) is a non-profit, voluntary association composed of Tribal Gaming Regulatory entities and Associate Members representing federally recognized tribal governments, gaming tribes, Rancherias, Pueblos, Bands, and business involved in gaming enterprises in Indian Country. Regional Associations  

Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes (MAST)

Scott R. Vele, Executive Director 
PO Box 265 
Gresham, WI 54128-0265      
Phone: (715) 787-4494 
Email: [email protected]

Region Covered: Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin 
Year Founded: 1996 
Member Tribes: 35 

About MAST: Tribes join forces to advance, protect, preserve and enhance the mutual interests, treaty rights, sovereignty and cultural way of life.

United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET)

Chief Kirk Francis, Sr., President
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Ste. 100
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Phone: (615) 872-7900
Fax: (615) 872-7417

Region Covered: Texas, Maine, South Carolina, New York, Louisiana, North Carolina, Connecticut, Florida, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Massachusetts
Year founded: 1969
Member Tribes: 30
Annual Conference: March 16-19, 2020
USET Annual Meeting & Expo
Marriott Marquis – Washington, D.C.

About USET: The United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) is a non-profit, inter-tribal organization representing 30 federally recognized tribal nations. USET is dedicated to enhancing the development of tribal nations, improving the capabilities of tribal governments, and improving the quality of life for Indian people. State Associations  

Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA)

Carla Johnson, Exec. Dir.
521 S. 48th St., Ste. 107
Phoenix, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 284-4034
Fax: (480) 284-4082
Email: [email protected]

Region Covered: Arizona
Year Founded: 1984
Member Tribes: 9
Annual Conference: 2020 TBA

About AIGA: The Arizona Indian Gaming Association, a 501(c) 6, was established in 1994 as a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the lives of Indian peoples – economically, socially and politically – so Indian tribes in Arizona can achieve their goal of self-reliance. AIGA Member Tribes represent Indian people living on reservations in Arizona.

California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA)

Susan Jensen, Executive Director
2150 River Plaza Dr., Ste. 120
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 448-8706
Fax: (916) 448-8758
Email: [email protected]

Region Covered: California
Year Founded: 1988
Member Tribes: 36
Associate Members: 36
Annual Conference: February 10-13, 2020
25th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference
Sycuan Casino Resort – El Cajon, CA

About CNIGA: The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), founded in 1988, is a non-profit organization comprised of federally recognized tribal governments. CNIGA is dedicated to the purpose of protecting the sovereign right of Indian tribes to have gaming on federally-recognized Indian lands. 

John McCarthy

Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA)

John McCarthy, Executive Director
8925 Cove Drive NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: (218) 751-0560
Email: [email protected]

Region Covered: Minnesota
Year Founded: 1988
Member Tribes: 11

About MIGA: The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association (MIGA) was established in 1987 to represent member tribes in their efforts to educate the public and elected officials while addressing shared interests and concerns. Since that time, MIGA has served as the collective voice of its members on vital issues affecting gaming.

Sheila Morago

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA)

Sheila Morago, Executive Director
4 NE 10th St., #436
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 818-7462 
Email: [email protected]

Region Covered: Oklahoma
Year Founded: 1986
Member Tribes: 31
Associate Members: 33
Annual Conference: July 27-29, 2020
OIGA 2020 Conference & Trade Show
Tulsa, OK 

About OIGA: The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, established in 1986, is a non-profit organization of 31 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around Oklahoma. The common commitment and purpose of OIGA is to advance the welfare of Indian peoples – economically, socially and politically.

Washington Indian Gaming Association (WIGA)

Rebecca Kaldor, Executive Director
525 Pear St. SE     
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 352-3248
Email: [email protected]

Region Covered: State of Washington
Year Founded: 1999
Member Tribes: 26
Associate Members: 29
Annual Conference: June 22-24, 2020
2020 Northwest Indian Gaming Conference & Expo
Little Creek Casino Resort – Shelton, WA

About WIGA: The Washington Indian Gaming Association (WIGA) is an organization of tribal government leaders of federally recognized tribes in the state of Washington. WIGA serves as an advocate for Indian gaming before state, local and federal government bodies.