On Thursday-Friday, December 12 and 13, United States, Washington State and Native Nations leaders will meet to discuss various emerging legal, regulatory, political and economic issues impacting the Indian gaming industry, at the 11th Annual Northwest Gaming Law Summit in Seattle. “Just as Indian gaming has grown exponentially over the last decade, so has the Summit,” said conference co-chair Gabe Galanda, an Indian lawyer and partner at Galanda Broadman in Seattle. “We are proud that we have become the most authoritative gaming law educational seminar in the country.” This year’s lineup of speakers include:
• New National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Jonodev Chaudhuri • National Indian Gaming Commissioner Daniel Little • New Washington State Gambling Commission Executive Director David Trujillo • New Washington State Gambling Commission Commissioner Christopher Stearns • Washington Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ron Allen • Cowlitz Tribal Council Vice Chairman Phil Harju • Tulalip Tribal Board of Directors Secretary Glen Gobin
Those hot topics that will be discussed include:
• iGaming in Indian Country • Social Gaming • Fee-to-Trust Transactions for Gaming Development • The U.S. Supreme Court’s pending Bay Mills case • Indian gaming commercial financing trends amidst the Great Recession
Gabriel "Gabe" Galanda is a partner at Galanda Broadman PLLC, of Seattle, an American Indian owned law firm. He is an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of Covelo, California. Gabe can be reached at 206.300.7801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.