The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), founded in 1988 is dedicated to the purpose of protecting the sovereign right of Indian tribes to have gaming on federally-recognized Indian lands.
So when International Game Technology IGT announced earlier this week, that the Company will sponsor the 2012 Western Indian Gaming Conference hosted by the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) is was not a big surprise since IGT has been a strong proponent of CNIGA for more than 10 years with contributions to their association to maintain Tribal Sovereignty and promote Indian Gaming.
“IGT is proud of our history of support for the California Nations Indian Gaming Association,” said Knute Knudson, IGT’s vice president of global business development. “We deeply value our relationship with CNIGA and our long-term commitment to CNIGA’s member tribes as well as our continued support for the 2012 Western Indian Gaming Conference.”
Most recently, IGT entered into an agreement with CNIGA called the IGT/CNIGA Wide Area Progressive (WAP). This mutually beneficial initiative included financial support for CNIGA while increasing MegaJackpots® WAP games on the floors of their members’ properties.
“Revenues raised from the WIGC go directly to fund CNIGA’s work to preserve and protect tribal government gaming rights,” said Chairman Daniel J. Tucker, “Through this sponsorship, IGT continues their long standing support of the association. We are thankful to IGT for their ongoing dedication to the tribal government gaming industry.”
The conference runs from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, Calif.
Reported by Maggie B.