5-7 February 2019 | ExCeL London, UK

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Tribal Gaming Exchange

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Tribal Gaming Exchange

South Gallery Rooms 13 & 14

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


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