CONFERENCE SESSIONS 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018 

What better way to pick up the perspective, strategies, and tactics you need to succeed than direct from industry leaders and executives? With 60 sessions from experts across the industry, the 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention is a learning experience you can’t afford to miss! 

THE FOLLOWING TRACKS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE 2018 PROGRAM:

Casino Operations Marketing
Emerging Gaming  National Indian Gaming Commission
Enterprise Development  Regulation & Compliance
Finance  Security & Surveillance
Gaming Technology Tribal Gaming Protection Network 
Legislative/Policy  Women in Tribal Gaming
Management & Development   

 

**Conference sessions are subject to change. Please continue to check back for the latest updates in our 2018 program. 

TRACK: CASINO OPERATIONS
Sessions:

9:00 am - 10:00 am
New Techniques in Slot Analytics: From Artificial Intelligence to Big Data

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Yield Management: Theory and Practice

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Regulating Your Relationship:Gaming Commissions and Casino Operations

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
More Bang for Your Buck...Luxury on a Budget 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Taking Command: Tribal Leadership in Casino Management 

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Title 31/AML: Enforcement Actions, Marijuana Considerations, and Due Diligence Procedures

11:30 am - 12:30 pm                                                                                                   

Meet the Gatekeepers of Entertainment: How to Write a Better Offer & Be More  Competitive 

 

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TRACK: EMERGING GAMING
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mobile on Premise Gaming 101: A Game Changer
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ESports: Beyond the Hype. What are the Real Opportunities? 

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Tribal iGaming: It's Already Happening 

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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Innovation in Skill Gaming: Where We're at and Where it's Going 

10:15 am - 12:30 pm                                                                                                               The Tribal Alliance: Establishing the Regulatory Gaming Standards for the Future of Tribal Gaming

 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sports Betting in Tribal Country: An Operations Perspective 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Innovation in the Consumer Age

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TRACK: ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Strategic Planning: A New Vision for Tribal Economy
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Native Nations in Film & Media
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Implementing Effective Diversification Due Diligence Strategies in New Gaming and Hospitality Markets 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
You've Got Gas

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Master Planning & Development: Driving Diversified & Integrating Guest Expectation

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Creating Diverse Economic Opportunity and Growth Through Investing in Startup Companies  
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Biggest Trends in Tribal Gaming Resorts: Turning Challenges into Opportunities through Strategic Integration and Positioning 

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

The Business & Politics of Cannabis: A Tribal P.O.V. 

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TRACK: FINANCE
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Introduction to Finance, Accounting, Compliance, and Auditing Concepts for Tribal Gaming Commissioners 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Going Paperless with Back Office Accounting with Cloud Based 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Internal Audit Best Practices: Class II and Class III MICS 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Tribal Leadership: Concepts on Fiscal Responsibilities and Tips for Board Level Reporting
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Accounting for Complimentary Items, Promotions, and Free Play
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Introduction to Blockchain, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

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TRACK: GAMING TECHNOLOGY
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Emerging Cybersecurity Threats to Casino Operations 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Class II: The New 547.5 Standards. Are You Compliant? 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Behavioral Analytics - The Path to Personalization
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Why Class II is Important to Your Game Mix in Your Casino
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Successful Development in a Maturing Gaming Market
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Broadband, Investment of Considerations for the Future of Gaming and Meeting the Public and Public Safety Demand 
 

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TRACK: LEGISLATIVE/POLICY
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
The 2018 Farm Bill: The Importance of Food Sovereignty to Indian Country 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
What's New in Indian Gaming? A Review of Litigation, Legislation, and DOI Initiative
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Sovereignty Immunity, Patents and the Allergan Deal - A Tribal Perspective 
 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Indian Gaming Regulatory Act at 30: The Future of Lands Eligible for Gaming Compacts and Indian Gaming 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
The Modern Politics of Indian Gaming: Tribes V. States 

10:15 am - 11:15 am 

Best Practices in Tribal Governance for a New Generation

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 
The Department of Justice Under President Trump: Cannabis and Other Priorities Impacting Indian Country
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Land Into Trust for Gaming Under the Trump Administration 

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm                                                                                                    Alan Meister: The Economic Impact of Indian Gaming on Tribes & Surrounding Communities 

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TRACK: MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
How to Be a Leader in these Uncertain Times 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Labor and Benefits in Tribal Casinos: Critical Tools and Opportunities to Save Money
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Best Practices and Hot Topics in Human Resources 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Increase Performance by Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Exciting STEM Initiatives to Develop Tribal Workforces for the Future 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
A CEO Perspective on Enterprise Leadership and Transformation 

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TRACK: MARKETING
Topics include:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Promoting, Marketing and Leveraging Tribal Causes and Casino Charities
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
Branding, Loyalty Programs, and Customer Retention 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Why Your Profitability Depends on Aggregating Your Data to Understand the True Worth of a Player 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm 
Hidden Marketing Costs  
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Success with Marketing Analytics: An Operator's Perspective
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm  
How to Transition Your Direct Mail Program to Digital 

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TRACK: NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION
Sessions:

9:00 am - 10:00 am
NIGC: Guidance on the Financial & Compliance Issues 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Internal Audit 2.0 
10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Requirement of IGRA & the Pitfalls of Non-Compliance 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Game Performance 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gamesmanship 3.0 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
543.8 Bingo Toolkit 

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TRACK: REGULATION & COMPLIANCE
Sessions:

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Applying Investigative and Background Screenings Resources to Thoroughly Screen Today's Trends 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Compliance: Removing the Good vs. Evil from Gaming Regulation

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Know Your Customer - Title 31 Compliance 

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3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Licensing: Past, Present, & Future

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Big Idea: Small Budget

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Internal Audit Best Practices 2018 - Beyond the Checklists 

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TRACK: SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Employee Theft in the Gaming industry: Schemes, Red Flags, and Prevention
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Anti-Money Laundering for Investigator, Surveillance, and Security 
See Legislative & Policy Track 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Report Writing: What Regulators Need to Know
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Remote Access Monitoring into Your Network
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Protecting Tribal Data in the Age of the Data Breach 

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TRACK: TRIBAL GAMING PROTECTION NETWORK
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hearings & Appeals: What a Regulator Should Know
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Active Shooter: Perspectives from Casino Operations and Gaming Commissions
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Human Trafficking Part 1: Hidden in Plain Sight. What to Look for? 
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Social Trends in Licensing
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Human Trafficking Part 2: Hidden in Plain Sight. What to Do? 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Body Language on the Gaming Floor and How to Look for Red Flags 

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TRACK: WOMEN IN TRIBAL GAMING 
Sessions:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Protecting Our Sisters - A Talking Circle 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Value of a Mentor/Mentee Program
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Strategic Solutions from the Pros
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Female Leadership in Tribal Gaming. Where are They and Why are They Missing?
11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Women in Charge: Driving Progress. Reshaping the Future 
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Paulette Jordan: Empowerment Through Perseverance 

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April 17 - 20, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center
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