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Monday, November 14, 2022

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

NextGen Gaming: The Convergence Of Commercial and Tribal Gaming 

Tribal gaming is the most successful wealth generator in the history of Indian Country. With $40 billion of revenue last year, the change has been transformational. But many tribes feel that online gaming represents a threat to this transformation. Our very special guest, Soo Kim, Chairman of the Board of Bally’s Corporation, will join us to share his thoughts on the future of this intersection of tribal and commercial gaming. 


Soo Kim, Chairman of the Board, Bally’s Corporation

Jason Giles, Executive Director, Indian Gaming Association

Victor Rocha, Conference Chairman, Indian Gaming Association

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Arizona Sports Betting: One Year Later
It’s been a year since the launch of sports betting in Arizona. With almost 20 licenses spread among commercial gaming and tribal gaming enterprises, it brought a new era of competition. The big question everyone is asking is how are the tribes doing in Arizona? In this session, we’ll take a closer look at this question. We dig into the politics, policies and business of sports betting/online gaming in Arizona. 

Moderator: Derrick Watchman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, The National Center of American Indian Enterprise Development


Stephen Hart, Attorney, Lewis Roca

Max Hartgraves, Public Information Officer, Arizona Department of Gaming

Charlene Jackson, Attorney, Lewis Roca

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
A Deep Dive Into Class II Gaming in Arizona
Class II gaming plays an important role in the history and future of tribal gaming. It’s been called the “escape hatch for bad gaming compacts” because the revenue generated by Class II gaming is not typically included in revenue sharing with the state. Why don’t we see more Class II gaming in Arizona? Does Class II have a future in Arizona? We’ll dive into this issue and its importance to the future of tribal gaming.


Valerie Spicer, Founder, Trilogy Partners

Jeremy Tyra, CEO, Class II Solutions

Marcus Yoder, US CCO, Playtech

Russell Witt, Dir. of Central Determinate Gaming, Incredible Technologies

‚Äč4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
A Closer Look at the Success of Digital Wallets in Arizona
With the unqualified success of sports betting in Arizona, the digital integration of casinos is following close behind. Digital wallets are a good example of this integration. In this session, we'll take a closer look at how the market and the products are being received in tribal casinos across the state. 


Gene Johnson, Executive VP, Victor Strategies 


Jennifer Carleton, Chief Legal Officer, Sightline Payments

Landon Stanfield, Director of Product Manager for Digital Payments, Everi

Kris Jacobson, Director of Project Management, Aristocrat Technologies

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

2:00 PM

What’s next for sports betting in California?

A deep dive into the outcomes of California propositions 26 & 27 and what’s next for sports betting in California from tribal and industry stakeholders.


Mark Trahant, Editor-At-Large, ICT

Enrico Drago, Chief Executive Officer, Digital & Betting, IGT

Thomas R. Reeg, Chief Executive Officer, Caesars Entertainment

Anthony Roberts, Chairman, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation

Jason Giles, Executive Director, Indian Gaming Association


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Arbitration Challenges with Gaming Compacts

Arbitration is a common dispute resolution remedy included in many Tribal-State gaming compacts, with the goal of aiding the parties in resolving differences without litigation.  But what happens when the requirement to use binding arbitration results in arbitrators changing the parties’ obligations under a gaming compact, effectively amending gaming compacts in a manner that evades review by the Department of the Interior, and leads to litigation anyway?



Allison Binney, Akin Gump, LLC


Matthew Pagels, Seneca Nation

Paula Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, U.S, Interior Department

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

The Current State of Cannabis in Indian Country

The global legal cannabis market was valued at $17.8 billion in 2021 and is expected to have an annual growth rate of 25.3% in the next decade. Meanwhile, the cannabis industry in Indian Country is successful in some states and non-existent in others. In this important  discussion, we’ll talk to experts from across the country about the state of the industry in Indian Country. We’ll discuss the growth, opportunities, and the obstructions to a robust cannabis industry across  Indian Country.


Tina Braithwaite, Sovereign Nations Cannabis Consulting

Erick J. Giles, Attorney, Drummond Woodson

Mark Levitan, Attorney, Levitan Law

Travis Nabahe,Nabahe Global Group



2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Integrating Your Online and Land-Based Gaming Products: Problems and Solutions

We’ll take a look at some of the latest trends on the gaming horizon: online gaming, microbetting, crypto, & esports gambling. Business opportunities abound but will they generate revenue?


Daniel Kustelski, Co-Founder and CEO, Chalkline


Melissa Blau, Director, iGaming Capital

Mahrinah L. Shije CEO and Board President Pueblo Development Commission

Brett Calapp, CEO, Desert Diamond Sports

November 14- 16, 2022
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