Tuesday January 12,2016 : THE AMERICANS ARE COMING!
Tribal gambling groups to attend the ICE show in London to seek new business opportunities.
Influential US tribal gambling groups have announced that they will have a strong presence at the International Casino Expo in London at the beginning of February as they seek new business opportunities in Europe.
The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) and Victor Rocha, editor of Pechanga.net, in collaboration with the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), and Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA), have combined forces on the initiative, which includes a seminar designed to familiarise interested parties with the tribal gambling sector.
"NIGA, AIGA, and OIGA are united in coming to ICE Totally Gaming for a very clear purpose: To let Europe know we are open for business and are actively seeking business opportunities," said Ernie Stevens, Jr., chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, in a statement Tuesday.
"ICE is the world's largest and most important global casino industry tradeshow, and the world needs to understand that Tribal Gaming is an integral part of the global gaming landscape. We are coming to ICE to expand our enterprises, and we are actively seeking business partners who value the opportunities we have to offer."
The free-to-attend seminar will take place on Tuesday, February 2 in the ExCel Centre South Gallery, rooms 9 & 10 from 10:25 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is free to all ICE Totally Gaming visitors.
Seminar chair Rocha said, "To do business in Indian Country, it is imperative to have a full understanding of where we came from, where we are, and where we can go in the future. We carefully created this series to help attendees gain knowledge from the world's leading experts, who have graciously volunteered their time to make this series a success."