Contributor Profile

Valerie Spicer

Job TitleFounding Partner

Company NameTrilogy Group

Valerie Spicer brings more than 35 years of gaming experience to Trilogy, where she works in a collaborative fashion on B2B opportunities for Tribes and businesses alike, in addition to industry conferences and trainings across the country. Most recently as Executive Director of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) where she worked extensively in the Tribal, private and public sectors of the growing industry. As Executive Director of AIGA, Spicer managed the day-to-day operation of an organization that represents 19 of 22 Tribes in Arizona. During her tenure, she took the lead in charting a course to move the tribal government gaming industry in Arizona forward while also fiercely protecting it from competition. Before taking the lead at AIGA, Spicer was CEO of Gaming Strategies Group where she promoted business development with Tribal enterprises, governments and consulted Tribal and individually-owned businesses. She has consulted to the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association, Casino Omaha, Global Gaming Group and Dick Clark Signature Entertainment. She was also Vice President and General Manager at Borrego Springs Bank in San Diego, California, for 5 years. A ground-breaking diversification effort of the Viejas Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, Borrego Springs bank became a leader in tribal financial services by providing business development and public relations services to Viejas Enterprises, the corporate arm of the Viejas Band. Spicer's work across several industries has been recognized nationally over the last decade. Most recently, in 2013, Spicer was named by the Arizona Business Magazine as one of the "50 Most Influential Business Women" in Arizona. In 2011, Spicer was named a "Great Woman of Gaming", Proven Leader, by Casino Enterprise Management Magazine. In 2004, she was named one of the "Top 25 People to Watch" by Global Gaming Magazine. Spicer co-chaired the landmark, ten-year Harvard/National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) She also served as Founding Chair for the NIGA Spirit of Sovereignty Scholarship Foundation. Her corporate experience includes serving as Vice President for National Relations for Game Financial, Vice President for Indian Gaming Services for Ceridian/Comdata Corporation, and Director of Business Development for Service Data Corporation. As Director, Business Development for Integrated Payment Systems for American Express, she received the "Chairman of the Board Award" for designing and developing a card acceptance feature to worldwide MoneyGram money transfers.

Conference Sessions

  • Sports Betting In Indian Country: The Rules, Regulations and Best Practices for Tribal Gaming

    October 16, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Titian 2301

    Regulations exist and although we don't want to reinvent the wheel, this is no place for a cut a paste approach. Exploring existing regulation, learning from th...

    • Language: English