OIGA will return to Oklahoma City July 24-26, 2017 for the Annual Conference & Trade Show. Planning is underway for a slate of timely, useful and informative sessions, legendary social events and an exciting trade show. Reserve your booth space soon, especially if you’ve got a particular spot in mind!
Christian Fenner, Choctaw Nation, has been re-elected to the position of OIGA Secretary/Treasurer, and will serve a three-year term. She has served on the OIGA Board for many years, beginning her service in the position of alternate delegate for the Choctaw Nation.
Wes Pappan, delegate for Kaw Nation and Keith Enyart, …
With the release of our second Statewide Economic Impact Report came a flurry of positive media coverage on our report and the far-reaching benefits that Tribal Government Gaming brings to our entire State, and as this report illustrates, rural areas in particular.
The Report was released in January, and we held …
OIGA is now accepting applications for the 2017 John Marley Scholarship.
The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association established the John Marley Scholarship Foundation in 2008, to provide educational opportunities for OIGA member employees and their families. A 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to the search for knowledge, the John Marley Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships …
The OIGA website is a useful source of information for our membership, and we are always looking for ways to make it even better. One way we think we can do that is to add a new section to the site, Employment Listings.
The Tribal Gaming industry in Oklahoma is large, …
It’s a Big Small World: Tribes Must Not Become Lost in the Changing Global Landscape of Gaming
Although in some ways the gaming industry is experiencing intense growth, in other ways it’s becoming smaller and smaller. The growth is easy to spot. Technological advances and innovation in gaming …
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June 3, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY- The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association proudly announces the six recipients of the 2015 John Marley Scholarship.
The scholarship is a $2,000 award to the children of casino industry employees in Oklahoma given on a competitive basis of high scholarship. The award can be applied to …
As this story out of California reminds us, gaming helped bring many U.S. Indian Tribes out of poverty:
Until the advent of tribal gaming, reservations on which glimmering casinos stand today were mired in poverty.
San Manuel Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena recalled how as late as the 1950s, the 800-acre reservation near …