Indian Gaming

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Raving’s 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics & 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.

April 27, 2017 - We're working on the details for our January 29-31, 2018 event. Please save the date! Make sure you're in the know by hitting the button "Send me more information" above.

March 8, 2017 - Congratulations to Natalie Bessios, CO, for participating in our follow- up attendee conference survey. She was randomly selected and will be attending our 20th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference, compliments of Raving!

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, we kick off with a new, full-day event, Raving's NEXT Conference and then welcome everyone to Raving’s 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics & 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 …

Raving’s NEXT Conference: Innovative Strategies that Drive Profit

This new, one-day event, Raving Next, will tackle six critical topics pertinent to Tribal Council, General Managers, CFOs, CEOs, and Directors. What makes this event stand-out amongst the many gaming tradeshows across the country, is Raving’s expertise for gathering industry leaders, encouraging straightforward and relevant conversations, and providing intimate networking opportunities, specific to tribal gaming. Retired United States Naval Aviator and Astronaut, Dr. John B. Herrington, Chickasaw, the first Native American in space, will be providing the luncheon keynote. 

The Tribal Spirit Of Giving Celebration

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.

Submissions will be open soon for the 4th Annual Tribal Spirit of Giving Celebration! We've listened to your feedback, dropped the entry fee, and designed a new submission platform, making it easier than ever to share your local acts of giving with a global community. Let the inspiration begin!

We'll celebrate all entries at a special luncheon at Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant during Raving's 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics & Marketing Conference. 

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 2018

Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK

To stay at our host property, please call Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, OK no later than January 14, 2018. 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 14, 2018

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

Choctaw Casino to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)

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.


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Sponsors and Exhibitors


INTERESTED IN A BOOTH OR SPONSORSHIP FOR 2018? 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, view the Online Booth Order Form and the 2018 Sponsor Information Sheet

Images from 2017 Conference:

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