National Indian Gaming Association’s Tradeshow & Convention Attracts Thousands

Thousands are attending the convention being held at the San Diego Convention Center. Native News Online photos by Levi Rickert

Published April 2, 2019

SAN DIEGO — Thousands are in San Diego to attend the National Indian Gaming Association’s Tradeshow & Convention.

“Indian gaming represents a $32.4 billion industry that is the 13th economic driver of the U.S. economy,” says Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. National Indian Gaming Association. “This event attracts the largest group of individuals involved in Indian gaming on an annual basis.”

Attendees arriving at the San Diego Convention Center on Monday evening to attend the Chairman’s Reception.

NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. with three of his grandchildren.


Ruby Bibancos presented a check for scholarship from BlueBird, CPAs. She attends to get a degree in accounting.


Verlon Jose, vice chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation in southern Arizona.


National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel with his wife, Carol.






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