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Gaming and Casinos
From earlier bingo halls, gaming and casinos have emerged as a major force among Native American governments, providing jobs and economic clout to formerly impoverished people.
Gaming is an important part of the reality of today's Indian country. Here you will find some resources related to gaming and casinos.
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COCONUT CREEK, FL – Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has been named winner of the 2012 Barona/VCAT Award for Excellence in Indian Gaming Marketing. This excellent award was presented to the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Feb. 1 during Raving's 14th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Barona/VCAT Award for Excellence in Indian Gaming Marketing is the only gaming industry award recognizing the marketing efforts of tribal casinos and acknowledging their importance in gaming enterprise success. "One tribal casino has led the way in growing their existing players with excellence and innovation in marketing. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek has always entertained me with their constant, unusual and creative promotions, but what has truly impressed me is that all of these promotions drive revenue and speak to their key constituencies," said Dennis Conrad, president and chief strategist of Raving Consulting Company, and creator of the award. The USA/Canada competition is judged on a casino marketing organization's total body of work, not just one year of performance or a single marketing campaign. Seven tribal gaming properties vied for it this year. Read More...
Several very useful resources are provided below, including the trade associations and other organizations.
This non profit association of 184 Indian nations organizes trade shows, training seminars, and undertakes lobbying. The site shares details of the events, offers a comprehensive casino directory, and shares news.
News from around the continent pertaining to Indian Gaming, including government and Tribal news. Also runs features on particular casinos, product spotlights, tribal leader profiles.
Indian casinos offer legal gambling and loads of fun, not to mention desperately needed employment opportunities.
Extensive gaming facility in Rancho Mirage. Enterprise of the Agua Caliente Branch of the Cahuilla Indians. Rancho Mirage, CA.
Casino Del Sol, southern Arizona's premier entertainment and gaming destination, offers nearly 1,000 slot machines, live blackjack, poker and bingo. Enterprise of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Tucson, Arizona.
Choctaw Casinos provides entertainment in both gaming, and multiple concert and pow-wow venues. Gives details of the facilites at Durant, Pocola, McAlester, Idabel, Stringtown, Grant, Broken Bow and Sallisaw.
Santa Fe, NM. Slots and table games, sports bar and golf course, together with a hotel, gift shops, dining and lounge. Operated as a Pojoaque Pueblo tribal enterprise.
Lewiston, ID. Clearwater River Casino is operated by the Nez Perce tribe. The site explains available games, promotions, plans of construction for the new facility. Also a schedule of special at the Riverside Grill.
Camp Verde, AZ. Voted Arizona's number one casino eight years in a row. Shares info on games, upcoming entertainment, dining and lodging.
Coconut Creek, FL. 2300+ slots, 65 gaming tables including a high stakes area. Five restaurants.
Shawnee, OK. Operated by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) the casino is convenient to Oklahoma City. Details of gaming, upcoming events and dining choices, as well as employment opportunities and contact details offered on the website.
Ledyard, CT . Operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Foxwoods is famous for the way it opened the door to full fledged tribal casinos. The site offers directions, material on gaming and resort amenities, dining, employment.
Lower Brule, SD. Operated by the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, the casino's web page provides information on gaming, the motel/convention center, directions.
Horton, KS. Operated by the Kickapoo tribe of Kansas, the casino provides information on its bonus program, gaming and upcoming events and entertainers.
Mille Lacs, Minnesota; Hinckley Minnesota. The casino publishes informaion on upcoming evnets and promotions, using the facilities for meetings and conventions and gaming. Also provides detailed info on the hotels and dining options.
Grand Portage, Minnesota. Publishes information about the facilities, a history of the Ojibwe and Chipewa, photos of events held on the grounds including an annual Powwow.
Pinetop, AZ. Gives details of the casino offering, dining, hotel, RV Park and conference center. Operated by the White River Apache Tribe.
Polson, Montana . Casino Resort - hotel services operate as a Best Western. More than 250 slot machines. Operated by the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes.
Uncasville, CT. On its site, the Mohegan Sun Casino offers information on games available, accomodations, its upcoming entertainment schedule, and details of how to visit and stay. It was created by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut.
Operating three casinos in Alabama (Montgomery, Atmore, and Wetumpka) PCI Gaming shares information about its three facilites and explains why the tribe operates casinos.
Tawaoc, Colorado. Describes the facilities, games offered, hotel and promotions. Also actively organizes a February Pow Wow and an August Native American Arts/Crafts market.
Casino located in Riverton, Wyoming, shares information about games offered, upcoming promotions, lodging, dining, and employment opportunities.