The Indian Gaming Association (IGA) has announced that it will host this year’s Mid-Year Conference from November 14 to November 16 at We-Ko-Pa Casino in Arizona. The gathering of tribal leaders and gaming experts will include a panel and roundtable discussion.
Several topics of discussion will be on the table during the conference, including The Fort McDowell Casino Raid, a year of sports betting in Arizona and what lies ahead for the future of sports betting in California.
Tribal leaders and gaming experts will address California propositions 26 and 27, discuss their outcomes and gain insight from tribal and industry stakeholders about what is next for the state.
Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. elaborated on the chance during the conference for productive discussions regarding tribal sovereignty and important topics.
He commented: "We are thrilled to regroup at the Mid-Year Conference quickly after the election to ensure we are well positioned to protect tribal sovereignty with the forthcoming new Congress, local and state elected officials.
"This gathering will give us an opportunity to discuss the outcomes in California's ballot measure on online sports betting, the first year of sports betting in Arizona, and current federal politics and policies impacting Indian Country."
The IGA also will host a golf tournament to kick off the event, along with celebrity guest John Daly at 9AM on November 14 at the We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.
The IGA has been incorporated since 1985 and represents 254 federally recognized tribes throughout the US. The intertribal coalition has been committed to “preserving tribal sovereignty and gaming” since its founding.
The Mid-Year Conference is known around the US as one of the largest gatherings of tribal leaders and gaming experts.