State Legislators to Speak at CNIGA Conference

3 January 2003

TEMECULA, California – (Press Release) -- Several prominent state legislators will be participating as speakers and panelists at the 8th Annual Western Indian Gaming Conference to be held Jan. 21-24 in Temecula. The conference and trade show, sponsored by the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, will be held at the Pechanga Resort & Casino.

Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach, Assemblyman Ed Chavez, D- LaPuente, Assemblyman Tony Strickland, R-Moorpark, and Sen. Denise Moreno Ducheny, D-San Diego, have all agreed to participate in WIGC, titled "Sharing a Vision, Building a Future."

"With tribal-state compacts being renegotiated, it is a time of both challenges and opportunities for tribal gaming in the state of California," CNIGA Chairwoman Brenda Soulliere said. "Issues surrounding gaming in California will be scrutinized at this year's conference and for that reason we are very pleased at the number of prominent state elected officials who will be participating in the panel discussions."

WIGC has assembled a variety of experts to discuss cutting-edge topics facing tribal government gaming in California and throughout the country. There will be seminars on tribal sovereignty and political issues from Capitol Hill to Sacramento. Experts will discuss the latest in regulation, financing and management.

The eighth annual edition of the Western Indian Gaming Conference -- "Sharing a Vision and Building a Future" -- is the first to be held on a tribal reservation in a tribally owned and operated gaming resort.

The Pechanga Resort & Casino is truly one of the finest facilities of its kind in the country with 522 luxurious rooms, seven restaurants, a health club and many other amenities.

The Pechanga Resort & Casino is located at 4500 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA. Susan Jensen will be on site at the conference to coordinate interview and coverage requests, and can be reached by calling (916) 769-5522. Individuals wishing to attend the conference may register on-site on Wednesday, January 22.

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Western Indian Gaming Conference (WIGC) 2003