Tribal Gaming Exchange
Tribal Gaming revenue generated $31.2bn in 2016, as reported by the National Indian Gaming Commission, which is almost half of the GGR generated by regulated gaming in the USA. Yet few outside the United States are aware of the size of the market and opportunity it offers for partnerships, in particular in new emerging areas in the USA, like interactive gaming and sports betting.
Tribal Gaming Exchange at ICE this year will continue educating the global gambling industry on doing business in Indian Country initiated a few years with the annual Tribal Gaming seminar, with particular focus this year on partnerships and business exchange.
The seminar will be preceded by the invitation-only Lunch, hosted by the NIGA Chairman, Ernie Stevens, Jr. and featuring the keynote address:
The State of Gaming in America
Our esteemed key note speakers will discuss the future of gaming in the United States. The discussion will include sports betting, i-gaming, e-sports, and other new gaming mediums. This is a must-see session for those interested the business opportunities in the U.S. gaming market.
Moderator: Richard Schuetz
Ernie Stevens Jr., Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association
Geoff Freeman, President & CEO, American Gaming Association
RSVP is required to attend (no more places are available).
14:20 Welcome to the seminar
Victor Rocha, President, Victor Strategies and Owner & Editor, Pechanga.net
14:30 – 15:30 Business Leaders Discussion Forum: Conducting Business with Tribal Gaming
Tribal gaming in the U.S. is currently a $32bil a year industry. Our expert speakers have had long and successful business relationships with Tribal casinos. They will share their experiences and unique insights on the nuances of working with Tribal gaming. What makes tribal gaming different than the global market? What are the similarities?
Moderator: Victor Rocha, President, Victor Strategies
Mark Frissora, CEO and President, Caesars Entertainment
Maro Sala, CEO, International Game Technology
James Maida, CEO and President, Gaming Laboratories International
Edith Atwood, President, Pechanga Development Corporation
15:30 – 16:30 Diversified Business: Means Big Opportunities
Tribal gaming has been a strong economic driver, enabling Tribes to diversify their business interests. The wide range of business ventures that U.S. tribes are undertaking offers opportunity from the smallest of companies to international providers. In this discussion, tribal executives will lay out the abundance of business opportunities from start-ups to corporations with Tribes in the U.S.
Moderator: Gene Johnson, Vice President of Victor Strategies
Kip Ritchie, President, Greenfire Management Services
Chris Stearns, Commissioner, Washington State Gambling Commission
Aurene Martin, Partner, Spirit Rock Consulting
Derrick Watchman, President, Sagebrush Hill Group
Sheila Morago, Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association