G2E Insider – July 2019 Edition

Industry Insiders: D.J Vanas, Native Discovery Inc.

D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas is an internationally-acclaimed motivational storyteller whose expertise is in leadership and personal development. He is also the author of the celebrated book The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery & Achievement which is printed in six countries. He shows organizations how to practically apply the power of the warrior spirit to perform at their best, stay resilient and thrive in tough, changing environments. For twenty years, he has delivered his dynamic programs in 49 states and overseas to over 7,000 audiences including Walt Disney, NASA, Intel Corporation and hundreds of tribal governments, communities and schools. He's also been invited to the White House to speak – twice.

G2E Profiles: Ray Pineault, Mohegan Sun

Ray Pineault is General Manager of Mohegan Sun’s Connecticut property and has been a part of the company since 2005. His career with the organization, however, began in 2001 when he was an attorney for the Tribe. From there, he was recruited to work for the casino, overseeing legal, HR and supply chain management. Since moving to the casino, he has progressively advanced to the role he is today as General Manager.

AGA Corner: A Spotlight on Tribal Gaming

Thoughtful policy frameworks in the gaming industry have led to profound economic opportunities in communities where our industry operates. Tribal gaming has been no exception in the three decades since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Tribal Gaming: The Strong Presence at G2E Education

Putting a spotlight on the continued strength of the tribal gaming industry, Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2019 will present a robust lineup of tribal gaming-related content for G2E 2019, including Monday keynote speaker, D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas, the internationally-acclaimed motivational storyteller, leadership speaker and member of the Ottawa Nation.

New York Sports Betting: Hampered by Political Vacillation Over Mobile

Sports betting in New York has been dragged over the line to become a legal pastime, but only in the most limited ‘brick and mortar’ capacity. The state is counting the cost, while neighboring New Jersey is counting the profits.

Back in July 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act which, following a constitutional amendment to expand casino gambling in November of the same year, allowed for the establishment of four destination gaming resorts in Upstate New York.

In Sweden: Unclear Rules Usher in 6 Months of Firefighting

Confirmation that gambling giants including bet365, The Stars Group, Flutter Entertainment and GVC Holdings had fallen foul of SpeIt was revealed on 1 July that eight operators had broken rules against offering betting markets on events where the majority of the players were under the age of 18.