CNIGA Announces the 18th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference

Press Release
For Immediate Release


CNIGA Announces the 18th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference

January 31, 2013

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association announces the 18th annual Western Indian Gaming Conference (WIGC) February 5-6th at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa. The WIGC will feature a daylong conference on Wednesday, February 6th that will include a variety of seminars including Internet poker, an economic forecast for California, tribal-state compact issues, IRS standards, financing, regulation of tribal government gaming, employee wellness, insurance issues, marketing and much more . The conference will be preceded by the WIGC signature golf tournament which will be held at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon on February 5th. “We have developed an agenda filled with seminars for everyone. Whether you are a tribal leader, casino manager, or a regulator, we have a seminar for you,” said CNIGA Chairman Daniel J. Tucker. “We are pleased to have representatives from both the California Gambling Control Commission, the California Bureau of Gambling Control, as well as Chairwoman Tracie Stevens from the National Indian Gaming Commission participating on our regulatory panel. I am also excited to announce that Chairman Robert Martin will be receiving the third annual Anna Sandoval Leadership Award and that IGT will be the recipients of our third annual Pauline Murillo Industry Leader Award.” “We are pleased to again be hosting the WIGC at a tribally owned and operated facility. I would like to thank the Morongo Band of Mission Indians for their continued support and dedication to the Association. For the third year in a row, Morongo has stepped up as the title sponsor of the WIGC. This kind of lasting support is appreciated,” said Tucker. “Without the support of all of our sponsors, this conference would not be possible.” Tucker also added, “CNIGA would like to specifically thank the primary sponsors of the WIGC including the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, IGT, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM), Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), Money Centers of American and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.” The California Nations Indian Gaming Association is a non-profit association comprised of federally recognized tribal governments dedicated to the protection of tribal sovereignty and the right of tribes to have gaming on Indian lands. The Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is located at 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon CA 92230. Members of the press are asked to check in at the registration counters to obtain press credentials. Individuals wishing to attend the conference may register on-site on Tuesday, February 5 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm and Wednesday, February 6 from 8:00 am - 5:00pm. Registration for the conference is $250.

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