SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Nations Indian
Gaming Association announces the 14th annual Western Indian Gaming Conference
January 14th and 15th at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Green development, federal energy and tax policies, state regulation, the
Special Distribution Fund, and Class II gaming are among the topics slated for
panel discussion featuring several top experts in each respective field.
The WIGC will also feature a state-of-the-art trade show that features
exhibitors showing the latest innovations from leaders in the gaming industry.
A cash giveaway, totaling $23,000 will take place during the hours of the
trade show. One thousand dollars will be given away every hour on the hour. A
special giveaway will take place at the end of each day at 5PM, starting with
a $5,000 prize at the close of the trade show on Wednesday, doubling to
$10,000 on Thursday.
Reports from Sacramento and Washington, DC will also take place, and will
feature both policy makers and those familiar with the issues at both the
state and federal level, including California State Senator Rod Wright,
chairman of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee, and his committee
chair counterpart in the state assembly, Assemblyman Curren Price as well as
National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr..
A golf tournament will precede the conference on January 13th at the
Indian Canyons Golf Resort in Palm Springs.
The California Nations Indian Gaming Association is a non-profit
association of federally recognized tribal governments dedicated to the
protection of tribal sovereignty and the right of tribes to have gaming on
Indian lands. CNIGA is governed by an elected Executive Board whose current
members are; Anthony Miranda, chairman, Allen Lawson, vice-chairman, Eric
Ramos, secretary, Dennis Hendricks, treasurer, Don Arnold, northern area
representative, Leon Benner, eastern area representative, Mark Romero,
southern area representative, and the newest addition to the board, Damon
Sandoval, central area representative.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is the title sponsor of the
The Palm Springs Convention Center is located at 277 North Avenida
Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA. Members of the press should check in at the
registration counters to obtain press credentials. Individuals wishing to
attend the conference may register on-site on Wednesday, January 14 &
Thursday, January 15.
SOURCE California Nations Indian Gaming Association