Ernie Stevens, Jr.

Compromise or Collision Course: Americans Need Government to Function

When Congress returned from a six-week summer “district work period” it had eleven legislative working days to reach agreement on Fiscal Year 2024 funding by midnight on September 30, 2023 – among other crucial deadlines.
Jeannie Hovland

Leadership: 35 Years of Indigenous Women in Tribal Gaming

I have been pleased to see an increasing number of Indigenous women in top positions across the tribal gaming industry. These leaders, alongside others, have been instrumental in shaping Indian gaming into the valuable resource that sustains, improves and grows tribal communities and economies.
James Klas

NIGC 2022 Revenue Figures: Behind the Numbers

The NIGC recently announced its annual revenue figures for Indian gaming for the prior year. Indian gaming captured $40.9 billion dollars in gaming win in 2022, up 4.8 percent 2021.
David Vialpando

Operations: Why Integrity Matters

The tremendous success tribes have realized in casino gaming since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) is in no small measure due to the unwavering commitment by tribal nations to integrity in all aspects of casino gaming.
Andrew Cardno

Redefining Casino Strategy: From Revenue to Experience

In the sprawling expanses of the modern casino, where fortune flirts with every spin, an invisible metric has been silently shaping the fate of the gaming floor: Win Per Unit Per Day (WPUPD).
Ernie Stevens, Jr.

Brackeen and Maverick – A Coordinated Attack on Tribal Sovereignty

Anti-tribal sovereignty groups are increasingly challenging federal laws designed to meet the government’s obligations to Indian Country as being race-based in violation of equal protection. These claims ignore the text of the U.S. Constitution and well-settled case law.
Chairman Matthew L. Morgan

OIGA 2023: The Evolution and Growth of the Indian Gaming Industry Continues

When it comes to economic and social impact, Oklahoma tribes work closely every day with the state legislature, executive agencies, counties, cities and towns, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, local school districts and hundreds of other businesses and individuals.
Andrew Cardno

Executive Q&A: Up Close With Andrew Cardno, Co-Founder and CTO of Quick Custom Intelligence

This month we spoke with Andrew Cardno about artificial intelligence (AI) and its counterpart, artificial general intelligence (AGI), designed to be able to solve any problem a human can.

Ask the Experts: Spotlight on Technology in Oklahoma

This month we spoke with nine casino executives in Oklahoma to find out what key elements make their respective properties unique, and...
Santan Mountain Front Entry

Property Review: Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Santan Mountain in Chandler, AZ

For decades Las Vegas has been a gaming hub for people from around the globe. In Arizona, Gila River Resorts & Casinos...
Morongo High Limit Slot Launch

Morongo Unveils New High Limit Slot Room

PALM SPRINGS, CA – Guests and tribal leaders recently gathered at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new High Limit Slot...
Chumash Casino Resort

Chumash Casino’s Project Pink Campaign Returns for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

SANTA YNEZ, CA – To spotlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Chumash Casino Resort is launching its annual Project Pink campaign, raising...

Gun Lake Casino Supports American Cancer Society Campaign

WAYLAND, MI – For the ninth consecutive year, Gun Lake Casino (GLC) is supporting the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast...
Cherokee Tulsa MOU

Cherokee Nation Awards $150,000 in Public Safety Grants to Tulsa First Responders

TULSA, OK – Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to...