SOURCE: Indian Country Online

Indian Country Online

May 28, 2013 11:00 ET

James Maida, Gaming Laboratories International, to Deliver Keynote Address at Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress

TEMECULA, CA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - James Maida, President & CEO of Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the world's leading technical consulting and independent certification laboratory, will deliver the luncheon keynote address at the inaugural Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress to be held at the magnificent Pechanga Resort and Casino on June 3-4, 2013, in Temecula, California. The luncheon is sponsored by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

"I was honored when James Maida agreed to be the keynote speaker at the Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress," said Victor Rocha, founder of, a co-producer of the event. "His reputation as a visionary in the gaming industry is well deserved. As an entrepreneur, he understands that today's ideas create tomorrow's opportunities. He exemplifies the forward-looking philosophy we were embracing when we created this conference."

The conference, themed, "No Tribe Left Behind," will take a comprehensive look at the next wave of business opportunities that technology, e-commerce, and iGaming will create for the tribes and entrepreneurs of Indian Country, and is not to be missed.

Kicking off the conference on Monday afternoon will be a thorough primer by Amaya CEO David Baazov, titled, "How to Get Up and Running in 90 Days: An Introductory Session." This session, which will include a plain-language discussion designed to allay concerns tribes might be experiencing about their own business, will set the stage for the following day. Monday evening will be the Welcome Reception in the Eagle's Nest Lounge at Pechanga, providing an opportunity for attendees to relax and network with their colleagues and peers.

Day Two of the conference opens with the Welcome Address from Richard Schuetz, Commissioner of the California Gambling Control Commission, followed by a day of comprehensive panel discussions with top industry experts on areas including iGaming; iPlatform; iMarketing; iOperations; iFinance; and iOpportunity. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Gideon Bierer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Partis Solutions
  • Melissa Blau, Director, iGaming Capital
  • Steve Bodmer, Deputy General Counsel, Pechanga Development Corporation
  • Tjeerd Brink, Vice President Finance, CFO, Pechanga Development Corporation
  • Tony Cabot, Partner, Lewis & Roca
  • Joseph A. Colebut, Chairman, Foxwoods Development Company
  • John Cramp, CEO, Gaming Network Solutions
  • Robert Heller, President & CEO, Spectrum Gaming Capital, LLC
  • Kristi Jackson, Vice Chair & CEO, Tribal Financial Advisors
  • Gene Johnson, Senior VP Market Research, Spectrum Gaming Group
  • Joel Leonoff, CEO, Optimal Payments
  • Mark Macarro, Tribal Chairman, Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
  • Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group
  • Ehren Richardson, Director of Business Development, Wyley Interactive
  • Kip Ritchie, COO, Potawatomi Business Development Corporation
  • Victor Rocha, Founder,
  • Scott Scepaniak, Vice President, Compliance, Mystic Lake Casino
  • William Scott, Vice President, GTECH G2
  • Art Shectman, President, Elephant Ventures
  • Tracy Stanhoff, President & Creative Director, Ad Pro Marketing

For a complete agenda and to register, visit To learn more about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, contact Korbi Carrison, Conference Director, at Members of the press who would like to cover the event may contact Allison McCoy, SVP, at

The Congress is jointly organized and produced by Victor Rocha, the owner of, a leading news aggregator for the gaming industry for over 14 years, and Spectrum Gaming Group, the world's leading gaming research and professional services firm.