Ernest L. Stevens, Jr. Appears in GLI’s Illuminating Conversations Web Series

LAS VEGAS, NV – National Indian Gaming Association Chairman and gaming industry figure Ernest Stevens, Jr. appeared in the latest episode of Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI) web series Illuminating Conversations. The episode recently premiered and is available for on-demand streaming now exclusively at

The Chairman spoke with GLI President/CEO James Maida and set a surprisingly personal tone with thought-provoking stories about his journey to becoming Chairman, his family’s long relationship with Washington D.C. and advocacy for Native issues, and the lasting influence of his college professors.

Stevens also spoke about how his boxing career shapes his approach to strategy, saying, “[When I think about] my life and my career, you move around the ring, and you analyze, and you’re always using that left jab to pepper things. But when it comes time to drive it home, that’s what the right hand is for. That’s the whole analogy of life.” The Chairman also shared his insights about Indian gaming’s approach to the pandemic, where we go from here, what’s next for new gaming technology, and his hopes for the new Interior Secretary.
Hosted by Maida, Illuminating Conversations is an on-demand monthly series of thought-provoking interviews. The series is produced to help regulators, suppliers, and operators navigate uncharted territory by providing insights from worldwide experts.