TRIBAL GAMING EXCHANGE
In partnership with:
Time: 14:20 - 16:30
Venue: South Gallery
Rooms 13 & 14
FREE to Attend
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 United States 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 the NIGA Lunch.
Tuesday 6 February 2018 Visit us at stand S8-350
14:20 Welcome to the Seminar
Victor Rocha, President, Victor Strategies and Owner
and Editor, Pechanga.net
Business Leaders Discussion Forum:
Conducting Business with Tribal Gaming
Tribal gaming in the United States 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
Maro Sala, CEO, International Game Technology
James Maida, CEO and President, Gaming
Edith Atwood, President, Pechanga Development
Diversified Business: Means Big
Tribal gaming has been a strong economic driver,
enabling tribes to diversify their business interests.
The wide range of business ventures that United
States 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 United States.
Moderator: Gene Johnson, Vice President, Victor
Kip Ritchie, President, Greenfire Management Services
Chris Stearns, Commissioner, Washington State
Aurene Martin, Partner, Spirit Rock Consulting
Derrick Watchman, President, Sagebrush Hill Group
Sheila Morago, Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian
16:30 End of Seminar