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California Nations Indian Gaming Association Announces 20th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference

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The California Nations Indian Gaming Association is preparing for their 20th annual Western Indian Gaming Conference (WIGC) on February 10 -12 at the Harrah’s Resort Southern California, in Valley Center, Calif.

On February 11, the WIGC will feature a daylong conference which includes a variety of seminars on tribal-state gaming compacts, Internet poker, tax compacts, smoke-free tribal casinos, and much more. The WIGC will also host a golf tournament at the Woods Valley Golf Club.

“We have developed an agenda filled with seminars for everyone. Whether you are a tribal leader, casino manager, or a regulator, we have a seminar for you,” said CNIGA Chairman Daniel J. Tucker. “We are pleased to have representatives from both the California Gambling Control Commission, the California Bureau of Gambling Control, as well as Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission participating on our regulatory panel. I am also excited to announce that Chairman Bo Mazzetti will be receiving the 5th annual Anna Sandoval Leadership Award and that Chris Korpi will be the recipient of our 5th annual Pauline Murillo Industry Leader Award.”

“We are pleased to again be hosting the WIGC at a tribally owned and operated facility. I would like to thank the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians for their continued support and dedication to the Association. The newly added convention space at Harrah’s Resort Southern California is spectacular,” said Tucker. “This is going to be an amazing event, full of networking opportunities, educational seminars, and fun.”

Tucker also thanked the event's sponsors, “We are extremely grateful for your ongoing support of the WIGC and our association. ”

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association is a non-profit association comprised of federally recognized tribal governments dedicated to preserving and protecting the inherent sovereign right of tribes to have gaming on tribal lands.

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