Indian Gaming

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2015 Sponsors

Raving’s 18th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference
January 25 – January 27, 2016
Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Join us for the only conference dedicated to tribal casino marketing:

This long-running, signature conference is specifically designed for tribal gaming executives. Hundreds of casinos have sent their marketing teams, GMs and tribal decision makers for courses in casino marketing strategies that work for tribal casinos.

The conference, a staple for tribal casinos throughout the U.S. and Canada, encompasses two and a half days of relevant presentations, hands-on workshops, signature networking events and tradeshow. Email Christine Faria, Raving’s VP of Marketing, or give her a holler at 775-329-7864 if you have any questions.Listen to this special audio message from Chris why you should attend. Download the Registration Form.  Fill out the form and email it or mail it in. View our complete 2016 AGENDA. Download the 2016 Conference Brochure with registration page.

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A unique learning experience pertinent to tribal casinos today:

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. If you are ready to take your career, your team and your casino to the next level, then register today.

Each year, our goal is to take your knowledge to the next level and bring value to your tribal casino. 

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! Listen to Dennis' Promotion Conference Audio Message on why you should attend!

The Tribal Spirit Of Giving Awards

The Tribal Spirit of Giving Awards is our new recognition program, replacing the Barona/VCAT Award for Excellence in Indian Gaming Marketing. What's it about, and why should you enter?  Click here to hear an audio message as Dennis Talks About The Award

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. Download the Tribal Spirit of Giving Award Info Sheet. To submit, download the tribal-spirit-form to your desktop and then fill it out. (If you are using Adobe Reader rather than PRO, download the PDF to your desktop and attach the PDF with your other files). Please note that the deadline for submission is NOVEMBER 23. Proceeds from your entry fees go to our charitable partner, the Notah Begay III Foundation. Questions, please call 775-329-7864!

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 2016

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

To stay at our host property, please call Harrah’s Resort Southern California no later than January 16. After this date, room rate and availability is not guaranteed. Saturday rooms are very limited.

Group Code: S1RAV6

Rate: $135 per night (no resort fee) if booked by January 16, 2016

Reservations: 1-800-HARRAHS. The room block code is S1RAV6. Or you can use this link and book on the website.

The nearest airport is San Diego International Airport. Harrah’s Resort Southern California will provide free shuttle service with a reservation from this airport. Plan on a 45-minute to one-hour drive during non-commute hours.

To make a shuttle reservation:

Harrah's is providing a free shuttle to exhibitors and attendees of the conference. Download FreeShuttleInformationSanDiego2016 for more details.

To PHONE IN your reservation:
Use Code RAVNG (800) BLUE VAN (258-3826)
Reference Harrah’s Casino Hotel as your destination
Direct Bill 065HAR45405
Our code is RAVNG not RAVING

To make your reservation ONLINE:
• Just click on the link above and book your transportation to/from the San Diego Airport and Harrah’s Resort Southern California (known as Harrahs Casino Hotel in the link system – do not use an apostrophe – HARRAHS is correct).
• Gratuity is not included and it will be at each individual’s discretion.
• There is a 24 hour lead-time in booking your transportation – anything inside 24 hours will not be available .
• IMPORTANT NOTE: The resort will be sponsoring Shared Ride Shuttle ONLY – if you book anything above and beyond Shared Ride Shuttle, this cost will be billed to the individual making the arrangement/s and no longer sponsored by the resort.

Submenu – Sponsors

Sponsors and Exhibitors


BOOTHS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR THE 2016 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, Download the Indian Gaming Sponsor Sheet. Please note that booths are sold daily (the booth layout might not reflect the most recent changes). Click here to see the trade show floor.

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