“Tumbling Dice” — Macarro Satre to Keynote Tribal Problem Gambling Conference Luncheon Oct. 13 in Temecula

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“Tumbling Dice” — Macarro Satre to Keynote Tribal Problem Gambling Conference Luncheon Oct. 13 in Temecula

September 24, 2003

Mark Macarro, tribal chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, and Philip Satre, chairman of Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., will keynote the first annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, Oct. 13-17, in Sacramento and Temecula.

The two will address an Oct. 17 luncheon at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula.

“We are certainly pleased and honored that these distinguished individuals will participate in this important event,” said Brenda Soulliere, chairwoman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association. CNIGA is co-sponsoring the event with the California Council on Problem Gambling.

“Chairman Macarro and Mr. Satre both have a sincere and deep commitment to an increased understanding of addiction in this country. That’s what this weeklong series of conferences is all about.”

Macarro has served on the Pechanga Tribal Council since 1992 and has been chairman since 1995. Satre was named president of Harrah’s in 1984 and has been chairman since 1997.
Titled “Tumbling Dice,” the event will consist of three days of panel discussions, workshops and seminars at which the nation’s leading experts will discuss problem gambling.

Topics will include the science of impulse control disorders and what can be done to treat problem and pathological gamblers. Tribal leaders and state officials also will discuss what tribal and state government leaders are doing to confront this public health problem.

Sessions will be held Oct. 13 at the state Capitol in Sacramento; Oct. 15 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento; and Oct. 17 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula.

Treatment specialists, tribal leaders, state officials, casino executives and employees and members of the press are encouraged to attend the sessions at no charge.

Persons seeking further information or a schedule of events are urged to contact CNIGA and the CCPG.

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