World's largest gaming conference in Vegas

The Global Gaming Expo, the world's largest gaming conference, takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada this week.

Indian gaming takes a prominent spot on the agenda. Conference sessions focus on land-into-trust, the 20-year anniversary of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the 2008 election and the economy.

The conference wraps up on Thursday with a keynote on Indian gaming. This year's topic is "Change and Challenges: The Tribal-Community Connection."

J.R. Mathews, vice chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, will moderate the panel. Speakers Robert Benavides, governor of Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico; John Guevremont, president and CEO of Native American Contracting Services; Kurt Luger, executive director of the Great Plains Indian Gaming Association; Anthony Miranda, chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association; and Tracie Stevens, senior policy analyst for governmental affairs for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington.