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From OIGA Chairman David J. Qualls


It’s been a busy winter for Tribal Gaming in Oklahoma. Across the state, casinos have been ramped up to handle the increased foot traffic and revenues associated with the addition of ball and dice games in August 2018.
The staff and board here at OIGA are already deep into planning the 25th Annual Conference and Trade Show, which will be July 22-24 in Tulsa. We’re pleased to report that the Trade Show Floor is filling up fast and there are only a handful of spots left.
In January, OIGA hosted its annual Legislative Update, at the beautiful Judicial Center on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The room was packed with members of the House and Senate, their staff, Tribal leadership, and OIGA members. Our panelists did an excellent job, and you can watch them in action by clicking the links in the story below.
The American Gaming Association (AGA) was in Oklahoma as a part of its Get 2 Know Gaming initiative and hosted two meetings in February, one in Tulsa and one in Oklahoma City. OIGA worked with them on gathering information and publicizing the events, and both were well-attended.
Our Executive Director, Sheila Morago, was asked to write a feature on women leaders in Tribal gaming for “Gambling Insider,” which will be published in its next issue and which will feature, among others, OIGA Secretary/Treasurer Christian Fenner.
Those are the highlights of our last few months. I encourage you to like us on Facebook to stay current and wish you prosperity in all that you do.



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