Arizona Desert Classic Gaming Conference February 15-18, 2009
Conference & Industry Showcase Debuts at Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino
WHAT: More than 50 vendors are bringing the latest gaming products to Arizona for the Arizona Desert Classic Gaming Conference. More than a dozen panels of experts will represent the national gaming industry with timely information that the industry needs to hear. Panels include discussions on topics including what the industry can expect with the new administration, creative strategies to help casinos adapt for a shifting marketplace, and what body language can tell about customers who try to cheat along with key presentations on the regulatory environment. WHEN: February 15 - 18, 2009 WHERE: Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, 10438 North Fort McDowell Road, Scottsdale/Fountain Hills AZ WHO: 40 leading experts on all aspects of gaming. Directors of regional gaming associations. CEOs of tribal governmental gaming casinos throughout the Country. WHY: Arizona is committed to helping the gaming industry meet the challenges of a changing economic environment. The conference features issues that are relevant to Arizona, the Southwest and the nation. The expo showcases the newest and most innovative technology and hospitality products that will enhance and protect casino market share. NOTES: A snapshot: Indian gaming in Arizona. 21 tribes have compacts; 15 have gaming facilities; every tribe except one operates its own casino operation; Indian gaming created 10,000 first tier jobs and 43% of these are filled by Native Americans; tribal governmental gaming generated $31 million in payroll taxes; it contributed $110 million in benefits; approximately $240 million was spent in-state with vendors; Arizona spends roughly $3,000 per year per game for regulation and has one regulatory employee for every 21 games. HIGHLIGHTS: Monday, February 16 1 p.m. Shotgun Golf Tournament, We-Ko-Pa Golf Course 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Welcome Reception Chef's Challenge - featuring cuisine by top chefs from Arizona's finest casinos. CONTACT: Pam Hait/Martha Hunter 602-952-0040
SOURCE Arizona Indian Gaming Association
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