Tribal Gaming in the Spotlight at G2E 2007

Tribal Gaming in the Spotlight at G2E 2007 with keynote, tailored prfessional training and dedicated Conference Track

G2E Will Offer Education, Training and Special Events for Tribal Gaming Professionals

Las Vegas – Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2007 will provide tribal gaming professionals with a host of tailored educational and business opportunities such as a keynote on the state of tribal gaming, a new tribal gaming track at the G2E Training & Development Institute, a dedicated conference track and special networking opportunities. G2E is scheduled for Nov. 13-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with the G2E Training & Development Institute taking place Nov. 12 and the new G2E Leadership Academy taking place Nov. 12 and 13.

„G2E offers tribal gaming professionals the best of both worlds, providing tailored education and business opportunities that focus exclusively on the tribal gaming industry alongside a comprehensive look at the cutting-edge innovations and ideas that will define the future of gaming,? said Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. ?For tribal gaming professionals who are looking to further their careers and their businesses, G2E is a must-attend event.“

G2E 2007 will once again shine a spotlight on tribal gaming during the final keynote of G2E, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m. The keynote, titled Native Matters: Tribal Gaming Past, Present and Future, will feature a panel discussion led by Ernie Stevens, Jr., chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA). Panelists for this discussion of the current state and future outlook for tribal gaming will include Delia M. Carlyle, chairwoman of the Ak-Chin Indian Community; J.R. Mathews, vice chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma; Anthony Miranda, chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, Max B. Osceola, Jr., Hollywood representative for the Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Council; and Myra Pearson, chairwoman of the Great Plains Indian Gaming Association.

„Indian gaming continues to be an incredibly powerful economic development program for Indian country and is helping tribes from coast to coast move toward greater self-sufficiency and self-determination,“ Stevens said. „We enjoy attending G2E because it provides tribal gaming professionals with a variety of unique, customized resources and opportunities while also offering a view of the broader gaming marketplace. G2E helps tribal gaming professionals build and enhance the success of their gaming operations.“

New at G2E 2007 is the Indian Gaming track at the G2E Training & Development Institute, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 12. In this track, industry experts will update attendees on the latest regulatory concerns in tribal gaming and help tribal gaming professionals learn the best ways to approach the challenges unique to tribal gaming and remain competitive in the market. Sessions in the G2E Training & Development Institute Indian Gaming track include: Tribal Gaming: Beyond IGRA; Tribal Labor Relations: An Update; Class II: Who Will Win?; and Class III Minimum Internal Control Standards: After CRIT v NIGC.

After the G2E Training & Development Institute, tribal gaming professionals will be able to pursue further professional education opportunities at G2E 2007, which hosts a dedicated Indian Gaming conference track. The Indian Gaming conference track will provide tribal gaming professionals with the latest information and insights important to regulatory and business affairs. Track sessions include; Conquering Competition: When Racinos Battle Commercial and Indian Gaming; Inter-Tribal Ventures: Exploring New Opportunities; Tribal Economics: Diversification of an Industry; Tribal Commissioners: Protectors of the Industry; and much more.

The Indian Gaming track at G2E 2007 also will include the G2E Signature Series session Reaching the Crossroad: When Tribes Get Involved in Commercial Gaming. At this session, a panel of gaming executives will examine successful business relationships between tribes and commercial casinos and present ideas on how to build on this success for future endeavors.

In addition to the customized educational content, G2E 2007 provides tribal gaming professionals unbeatable networking opportunities, such as the Same Suit Networking luncheon for Native American leaders scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 p.m. At the luncheon, tribal gaming executives will hear from Wendell Long, CEO of Casino of the Sun, Casino Del Sol and AVA Amphitheatre, about his experiences in the industry. The luncheon also serves as a forum where tribal gaming professionals can interact, exchange business ideas and create new business relationships.

G2E is the leading trade event for the international gaming entertainment community, attended by more than 28,000 industry professionals from around the world. For more information on G2E or to register for group or early bird discounts, visit the Web site at