Groups unite to promote Indian gaming industry at global forum

National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, left, with Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey) at NIGA's legislative summit on July 21, 2015. Photo from Twitter

Some of the leading voices in the $28.5 billion Indian gaming industry are joining forces for the upcoming ICE Totally Gaming convention.

The National Indian Gaming Association, the Arizona Indian Gaming Association and the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association are presenting a seminar at the global event, which takes place February 2-4 in London, England. The series will focus on the history, economic contributions and future growth of tribal casinos.

"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," NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr., said in a press release. "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."

Victor Rocha, the editor and founder of, is producing the February 2 seminar. Speakers and moderators include tribal leaders, industry executives and lobbyists.

"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," Rocha said. "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."

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