Seventh Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference Draws National Attention

17 January 2002

SAN DIEGO,California –(Press Release) --Jan. 16, 2002-- More than 700 tribal leaders and gaming executives from across the United States will convene Tuesday, January 29th for the opening of the seventh annual Western Indian Gaming Conference (WIGC) at the San Diego Convention Center.

Among the more than 150 exhibitors at the trade show will be major industry operators including architectural firms, banks, bingo suppliers, electronic gaming vendors, accounting and executive recruitment firms. Exhibitors will include Sodak Gaming Inc, Bally Gaming and Systems, Union Bank of California, Bank of America, Multimedia Games, and many others.

The conference and trade show include a golf tournament, and will run through Thursday, January 31st. Featured events include workshops on re-claiming tribal sovereignty, a legislative update, election strategies, an update on the California network, theft and fraud prevention, regulation, labor and employment laws, and a general managers forum.

The Western Indian Gaming Conference and trade show is a function of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA). Founded in 1988, CNIGA currently represents 76 tribal governments across California.

The San Diego Convention Center is located at 111 W. Harbor Drive. Susan Jensen will be on site at the conference to coordinate interview and coverage requests, and can be reached by calling 916-769-5522.

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