June 10-11, 2015
Pala Casino Spa and Resort
Pala, CA

Confirmed Speakers

  • Brett Abarbanel, Head, Social & Recreational Gambling, UCLA Gambling Studies Program
  • Melissa Blau, Director, iGaming Capital
  • David Briggs, Non-Executive Chairman, Geocomply
  • Andy Caras-Altas, CEO, Traffic Generation Limited
  • Jonodev Chaudhuri, Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission
  • Joseph Colebut, Chairman, Foxwoods Development Company
  • Roberto Coppola, Global Director of Market Research, YWS Design & Architecture
  • Matthew Cullen, CEO, San Manuel Digital
  • Gary Davis, President and CEO, National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  • Buddy Frank, Vice President of Slot Operations, Pechanga
  • Jon Friedberg, CEO, Overlay Gaming
  • Michael Jabara, Founder and CEO, oneLIVE inc.
  • Kurt Hansen, Vice President of Operations, GameAccount Network
  • Charles Harper, Senior Consultant, Partis Solutions
  • Allistair James, Head of Business Development, DoubleDown Interactive
  • Gene Johnson, Senior VP of Online Studies and Market Research, Spectrum Gaming Group
  • Alex Kelly, CEO, Playsino
  • Adam Krejcik, Managing Director, Eilers Research
  • Jana McKeag, President, Lowry Strategies
  • Douglas Mishkin, Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and Business Operations, Metric Gaming
  • Danielle Parsons, Director of Field Operations, JOINGO
  • Rich Roberts, President of Digital, Sportech
  • Jason Robins, CEO, DraftKings
  • Victor Rocha, Founder, Pechanga.net
  • Jim Ryan, CEO, Pala Interactive
  • Richard Schuetz, Commissioner, California Gambling Control Commission
  • Art Shectman, President, Elephant Ventures
  • Adam Steinberg, Senior Vice President, Spectrum Gaming Capital
  • Ernie Stevens, Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association
  • Robert Traversa, CFO, MGT Capital Investments
  • Dan Wallach, Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff
  • Marcus Yoder, Vice President, Regulated Markets Business Development, Gamblit Gaming
  • Seth Young, Chief Operating Officer, Star Fantasy Leagues
  • George Zaloom, Co-Founder, Las Vegas Whaling Company

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Conference Highlights

  • iPlayer: Who is the customer for casino, social, and fantasy games on the Internet? How do they differ from the customers in your casino floor? Are they worth acquiring? Listen to the most experienced researchers, online operators and suppliers dig into the details to define who is playing what on the Internet and how valuable they may be to your property.
  • iMobile: Increasingly people are accessing the Internet via mobile devices. What trends are we seeing in the way people access online wagering content? What verticals and games are more optimized for hand held devices? How can tribal casinos integrate mobile into their gaming mix? Hear answers to these questions and more as a panel of mobile iGaming experts charts the future discusses the opportunities and implications for mobile engagement of tribal gaming customers.
  • iSkill/iSocial: While US iGaming has languished, skill-based social games have risen to prominence, generating far more revenue than casino games and poker and attracting a different audience than the traditional casino patron. Major figures in this new industry will explain how skill and social games should become an important part of your online engagement strategy.
  • iFantasy/iSports: Similar to social gaming, fantasy sports has quickly become a huge success for forward-looking operators prescient enough to see the opportunity and take advantage of it. Do fantasy sports make sense for casinos? Hear industry insiders discuss the finer points of fantasy and daily fantasy sports and what implications this new online wagering industry may have for Indian Country.
  • iStrategy: Some industry experts have advised tribal operators not to develop an online gaming strategy unless they already have a broader online strategy in place. This sage advice tells Indian Country to utilize the Internet for more than just gaming and to ideate a multi-channel engagement strategy which more broadly benefits the tribes in areas such as branding, cultural identify, education, and ecommerce functions. Explore successful online strategies with leaders in the field in this exciting panel.
  • iPolitics: iGaming remains legal in three US states but interest has cooled for new jurisdictions to come online. California could break the logjam if it passes iPoker legislation. A Great Debate rages between proponents and prohibitionists of iGaming both in Washington and at the state level. Potential federal legislation could ban iGaming completely or prevent tribal operators from ever participating. Listen to a roundtable of eminent political, regulatory, and Native American leaders examine political realities and assess potential opportunities in the conference’s culminating discussion.

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