Native news site Pechanga.net is hosting its first conference dedicated to iGaming for Indian tribes. “Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress” will take place June 3-4 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. Live registration is now available at www.indiancountryonline.net, and Pechanga.net is encouraging tribal leaders and gaming professionals to sign up now for “what is sure to be a transformative event in the history of tribal gaming.”
The conference will be co-presented by Pechanga.net and Spectrum Gaming Group, a gaming research and analysis firm. The one-day event, themed “No Tribe Left Behind,” will take a comprehensive look at the next wave of business opportunities that technology, e-commerce, and iGaming will create for the tribes and entrepreneurs of Indian country, states Pechanga.net. Industry experts will detail how to navigate the technological, financial and regulatory challenges facing tribes as they go online.
“I felt there was an urgent need for us to look beyond the current debate on online gaming and focus on the entire industry, including the myriad of business opportunities that will be created by iGaming and e-commerce,” said Victor Rocha, owner of Pechanga.net. “Creating this conference is my way of pulling back the curtains and demonstrating that every tribe in the country can have a role and an opportunity to benefit in some real and direct way. No tribe should be left behind!”
“With the prospect of online wagering, tribal councils face a combination of opportunities and challenges, along with a cacophony of opinions, interpretations, and legislative issues,” said Michael Pollock, managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group. “This conference has been structured to cut through the noise, identify the opportunities and chart some realistic pathways.”
A complete conference agenda and sponsorship opportunities will be available in coming weeks.