Indian Gaming

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Raving’s 20th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference
January 29 – 31, 2018
Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK



News about the only conference dedicated to tribal casino marketing:

CALL 775-329-7864 or email for more information.

March 8, 2017 - Congratulations to Natalie Bessios, CO, for participating in our follow up attendee conference survey. She was randomly selected and gets to come to our 20th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference, compliments of Raving! Stay turned for more info on next year!

January 27, 2017 - Special Announcement to Take Place at Conference! Read the Press Release Here.

January 14, 2017 - Online registration will be open until NOON on Friday, January 27 - After that, please call in your registration to our office 775-329-7864.

January  10, 2017 - Our room block expires after Januay 20 as well as the ability to make shuttle reservations.  Scroll below for travel information or click on the travel link above.

October 2, 2017 - The Tribal Sprit of Giving Awards site is open for submissions. Click here to enter site.

September 7, 2016 - View and print our brochure here. Want one mailed to you?  Click the Send Me More Information button at the top of this page.

August 24, 2016 - The 2017 online agenda is posted and the best place to look for updates. Click on the agenda tab top right.

August 22, 2016 - Four-time winner on the PGA Tour and respected golf broadcaster for NBC Sports and The Golf Channel, Notah Begay III will be our special LUNCHEON Keynote speaker! Read our Press Release Notah Begay III Speaking at Conference.

May 1, 2016 - We're headed to Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK. Read our Press Release about this incredible property.

A unique learning experience pertinent to tribal casinos today:

Our long-running, signature conference is specifically designed for tribal gaming executives. Hundreds of casinos in U.S. and Canada have sent their marketing teams, GMs and tribal decision makers for courses in casino marketing strategies that work for tribal casinos. (Listen to Chris Faria, Raving's VP of Marketing, personal message why you should attend).

The conference, encompasses three days of relevant presentations, hands-on workshops, signature networking events and tradeshow.

Starting Monday, January 30 we kick off with a full day of Dennis Conrad's Casino Promotions Learning and Sharing Event for Highly Motivated Indian Gaming Casino Executives and then welcome everyone to Raving’s 19th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference that evening. Most folks attend both, the topics complement each other.

The topics are personally developed by our team who works with our tribal gaming clients out in the field – to make sure we’re hitting the subjects that are pertinent to you, today, on your gaming floor. And we know that “Marketing” encompasses a lot more than it did just a few years ago. That’s why we cover everything from technology, electronic marketing, database and player tracking, to sales skills, player development, direct marketing and promotions. Got questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Just don’t take our word for it:

Signature Events, Networking and More …

Special One Day Program – Dennis Conrad’s Casino Promotions Learning and Sharing Event for Highly Motivated Indian Gaming Casino Executives

Our highly popular one-day program is back with all new topics:
Dennis Conrad’s Casino Promotions Learning and Sharing Event for Highly Motivated Indian Gaming Casino Executives. Attend both programs for three days of learning! Why should you attend? Listen to this AUDIO MESSAGE about Dennis Promotion's Conference.

The Tribal Spirit Of Giving Awards

Tribal governments have a history of uncommon generosity and support in their communities. However, most often, few outside these communities are aware of these success stories and the valuable work that is being accomplished. This is your time to share your organization's story.

We will be accepting submissions for the 3rd Annual Tribal Spirit of Giving Awards in September 2017. Interested in participating? Sign-up for Raving Newsletters so you will have the latest news on this awards program! 

Submissions will be due in November and we'll celebrate all entries at a special luncheon at Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant during Raving's 20th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference. All Proceeds from your entry fees go to our charitable partner, the Notah Begay III Foundation.

The first Tribal Spirit of Giving Awards celebration took place January of 2016. Now in our second year, we've created a brand new web page to make it very easy for tribal entities to submit their entries.

Listen to this AUDIO MESSAGE about the Tribal Spirit of Giving Awards

Thank you to all organizations that participated in our 2016/2017 program. View the Tribal Spirit Awards Presentation in PDF and the Tribal Spirit Submission Photos in PDF. Read our feature article and view photos from the January 2017 and January 2016 events.

Questions, please call 775-329-7864 or email

Learning the Raving way!

We understand that change and learning happens when classroom time intersects with personal stories. And we understand that learning comes from several sources: presenters, fellow attendees and exhibitors. We incorporate general sessions with small group workshops, and add in several networking opportunities. Attendees can have a "dinner with strangers" - sit at special topic tables at lunch and breakfast - meet their comrades from across the country at our many receptions including our last night Raving Insider Party. Learning doesn't get better than this!

Get Some One-On-One Time With our Expert Presenters

Our motto has always been "Best Presenters. Best Topics. Straight Talk." Our  presenters are selected each year for their experience, prior conference evaluations and most of all, for their ability to share game-changing ideas and tools. You'll find our presenters available before and after sessions. Some of the best information is shared when you meet them over a cocktail or morning coffee. Have some specific questions you really want guidance on? Or as Amy H would say, "Got a pebble in your shoe?" and would like some dedicated face time with one of our experts? Half-hour and full-hour consultations can be be booked ahead of time. Please contact Amy Hergenrother at or call her at 775-329-7864 for more information.

Travel for 2017

Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK

To stay at our host property, please call Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK no later than Friday, January 13. After this date, room rate and availability is not guaranteed. Saturday rooms are very limited.

Group Code: "Raving" or "1701RAVING"

Rate: $89 per night if booked by January 20, 2017

Reservations: 1-800-788-2464 or if you are calling from Canada 1-580-920-0160

The nearest airport is Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) or Dallas Love Field (DAL). Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK will provide free limited bus service with a reservation from these airports. Plan on a 75 to 90 minute drive during non-commute hours.

To make a shuttle reservation:

Choctaw Casino Resort is providing free roundtrip bus transportation between Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) and Choctaw Casino Durant. This is not a shuttle service; Choctaw is sending their bus down to accommodate our attendees. This is a limited schedule so please review the times below prior to making your airline reservations. The other option is to rent a car.

There are two airports in Dallas (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL). Transportation is being offered only from DFW.

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to Choctaw Casino
Sunday, 1/29/2017 - Pick Up 11 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
Monday, 1/30/2017 - Pick Up 11 am, 1 pm, 5 pm

Choctaw Casino to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)
Wednesday, 2/1/2017 - Departs Casino 5 pm
Thursday, 2/2/2017 - Departs Casino 5 am, 8 am, 11 am

Call 580.931.2715 or e-mail by January 20th to make your shuttle reservation. All pick ups will happen at Terminal D. An email confirmation will be sent with detailed instructions.


Submenu – Sponsors

Sponsors and Exhibitors


BOOTHS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR THE 2017 EVENT! There are several unique sponsorship opportunities at this conference, including traditional booth space (we always sell out). For more information on exhibiting at the event or being a sponsor, please contact Amy Hergenrother, VP of Business Development, Raving Consulting Company, 775-329-7864, For more information download the Sponsor Info Sheet, the 2017 Booth Layout and the Sponsor Contract. Please note that booths are sold daily (the booth layout might not reflect the most recent changes. Registered Exhbitors please download the Exhibitor Shipping & Event Information.

Images from 2017 Conference:

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