4 January 2007

SACRAMENTO, California – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) announces the 12th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference (WIGC) to be held Tuesday January 16th through Thursday January 18th at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.

The event is a combination of a trade show, panel discussions, reports and speeches. Following a golf tournament at the Temecula Creek Inn Golf Club that will open the event on Tuesday, a general assembly will convene on Wednesday morning at the Pechanga Resort and Casino followed by several moderated panels lasting through Thursday afternoon. Among the highlights of the general assembly are scheduled speeches by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as well as Anthony Miranda, chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association who will present the "State of the Tribal Nations." Political reports from Washington D.C. and Sacramento are also slated to be on the agenda.

Discussions will touch on a wide variety of gaming issues and will include panel discussions with officials from the California Gambling Control Commission, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and a discussion led by federal Securities and Exchange Commissioner Roel Campos. Other topics include, but are not limited to, diversifying revenue streams, federal regulation, problem gambling, energy issues, retaining employees, fiscal leadership and internal controls, and tacking fraudulent behavior.

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