Kevin Washburn, Tracie Stevens, Ernie Stevens to Address Gaming Law Summit in Seattle

This Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14, United States and Native Nations leaders will meet to discuss various emerging legal, regulatory, political and economic issues impacting the Indian gaming industry, at the 10th Annual Gaming Law Summit in Seattle.

“Now in our tenth year, we are thrilled to attract some of the most influential Indian gaming authorities from Washington, DC and from Indian Country to the Summit,” said conference co-chair Gabe Galanda, an Indian lawyer and partner at Galanda Broadman in Seattle.  “We are proud that the Summit has become the most authoritative gaming law educational seminar in the country.”

This year’s lineup of speakers include:

  • U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn
  • National Indian Gaming Commission Chairwoman Tracie Stevens
  • National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens
  • U.S. Department of the Interior Deputy Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Lawrence Roberts
  • Washington Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ron Allen
  • Cowlitz Tribal Council Vice Chairman Phil Harju
  • Tulalip Tribal Board of Directors Secretary Glen Gobin
  • San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commissioner Norm DesRosiers

  Those hot topics that will be discussed include:

  • iGaming in Indian Country
  • Fee-to-Trust Transactions for Gaming Development
  • The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Patchak decision
  • Indian gaming commercial financing trends amidst the Great Recession