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Raving Next

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 and analytics:

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

September 18, 2017 - Drum role please!  View and download the 2018 brochure.  If you'd like a hard copy mailed to you, please email

September 5, 2017 - Are you a supervisor working withn a talented and motivated tribal member who will be a future leader in your gaming operation? Find out about Raving's 2018 Tribal Scholarship and Mentorship Program by clicking the Information Sheet here.

September 1, 2017 - Our 2018 Agenda of our new Raving NEXT Conference and Raving's 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics and Marketing Conference is LIVE. Click the AGENDA button. Registration will open soon. Interested in Raving NEXT? Read our press release here.


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.

If there was ever a year to register for our conference, this would be the one. Even if you attended last year. We say that every year, don’t we? (And we do work hard at making every year fresh as well as an incredible learning and growing experience for you). However, for 2018, we’re pulling out all the stops with a new groundbreaking one-day program, vital topics and new speakers, and a whole lot more to get you and your team motivated and primed with skills for the new year.

If you are new to this event, we have two programs that complement each other. Most folks attend both. We start on Monday morning, January 29, with our new one day pre-program Raving NEXT. That evening we kick off Raving’s 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics and Marketing Conference with a top-reception, followed by two more days of learning, with the grand finale on Wednesday night, January 31. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Just don’t take our word for it:

Raving NEXT, Signature Events, Networking and More …

Innovative Strategies that Drive Profit

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. View the Agenda here. 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. Read our press release here.

The Tribal Spirit Of Giving Celebration

Submissions will open September 28 for the 4th Annual Tribal Spirit of Giving Celebration! Free entry process!

In an effort to share the untold stories of positive relationships between tribal entities and the regions in which they operate, Raving created a recognition program in 2015 to raise awareness and acknowledge programs that highlight the hundreds of acts of giving by Tribal communities. You can share those acts by posting your photos and videos along with a brief description. Tell us how you have come together to raise awareness, raise funds, or offer assistance to people and to causes.

For a number of reasons, Tribal gaming organizations are seldom recognized for their history of uncommon generosity and support that they provide to non-Native and Native organizations and communities. And in today’s political climate, being reminded of acts of inclusiveness and altruism can’t be a bad thing, right? So please take the time to contribute to this conversation.

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! Our goal is to get even more submissions than ever. After all submissions are in, they will be avaible to the public to view and vote for online. The deadline to submit is November 30, 2017.

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!

Traditional conferences go like this: a subject matter expert teaches from the podium to the masses. The flow is from one to many, in one direction. This is how it’s been done since elementary school and worked for half of us, and the other half of us got bored. Then, we preach that learning from your peers is critical. Plus, we expect you to connect with that fellow marketing director (who just bought the system that you’re researching) during networking breaks. Yeah, that’s nearly impossible. This year we are committed to more organized interaction between you and your peers as well as designing a more interactive classroom. In addition to our popular small group workshops, we’ve added tools like interactive polling, an attendee engagement app and roundtables. After all, not everyone learns in the same way, and we want you to get the most out of your time with us.


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.

Tribal Scholarship and Mentorship Program 2018

It is critical that Tribal members are engaged in discussions about the future of this competitive and complex industry. As a native-owned business, we want to ensure there are opportunities for future leaders to have a seat at the table.

Raving is offering the opportunity for up to five eligible tribal members to attend at no cost Indian country’s largest and longest running conference, Raving’s 20th National Indian Gaming Analytics and Marketing Conference, as well as the groundbreaking one-day program, Raving NEXT: Innovative Strategies That Drive Profit. Download the Information Sheet or email

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.


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

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