Contributor Profile

Andrew Hofstetter

Job TitleTGPN-BlueBird CPA'S

Company NameChairman-Tribal Government Affairs

Andrew is an enrolled Tribal Member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in Oregon. He has over 25 years of experience in casino operations and regulation in Indian Gaming. Andrew started working for the firm, BlueBird CPA's in early 2015. He assists in marketing, is a coordinator for our many seminars and speaking engagements, assists with our scholarship and screens applicants, assists in searching for new clients, works with NIGA on their certification classes, provides cultural training for our staff, and provides any technical needs for the firm. Andrew began his career in 1994 in Southern California at Barona Casino where he first learned the casino operations side of the industry, while also learning about the importance of regulation. Continuing his path in gaming, he accepted a position as a Gaming Commissioner and became Chairman after serving six years on his Tribe's Gaming Commission. He later moved from the Gaming Commission to the Board of Directors for the Casino where he served as Vice Chairman. In this capacity, Andrew worked with the "Fee to Trust" process and encountered a variety of operational challenges that built upon his knowledge of the industry. Through his experiences, he discovered the importance of networking and training, which led to the creation of nation-wide symposiums to address issues and concerns of the industry. With the help of his peers, staff, sponsorships, and support from Tribes, they created; Identifying Fraudulent Documents, Street Gangs, Anti-Money Laundering, Background Investigator, Surveillance and the Women In Tribal Gaming Symposium. He also assisted in developing the Southern California Training Committee that provided background training to a variety of casinos in Southern California and has worked with the Oregon Surveillance Network (OSN), on their training committee. In 2010, Andrew was appointed to the Tribal Gaming Protection Network (TGPN), a nation-wide board of directors, by National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernest Stevens. TGPN focuses on educating people on topics such as: regulating mixed martial arts sporting events, information technology red flags, auditing, financial investigations and fraud, criminal investigations, case review, cheats and scams, liability and tort claims, active shooter, human trafficking, and many more topics that relate to tribal regulators. He was appointed as Chairman of the TGPN in November 2015. Professional Affiliations Tribal Gaming Protection Network - Chairman

Conference Sessions

  • Tribal Gaming Protection Network: Recent Updates and Activities on Casino Security and Surveillance

    October 16, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, Titian 2301

    Security doesn't always get center stage, yet the absence of it can make or break an enterprise in the eyes of patrons. With the exponential growth of gaming in...

    • Language: English