IGT in Reno honors Nevada tribal culture, gaming leaders
RENO, Nev. — Honorary guests and employees of gaming manufacturer International Game Technology (IGT) gathered Oct. 4 at the company’s main Reno campus to participate in a special event honoring tribal cultures and IGT’s many customers that represent tribal gaming enterprises.
The event kicked off with welcoming comments by Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei (R-Carson City), followed by cultural performances, and then more formal comments and presentations from IGT CEO North America Renato Ascoli.
A variety of leaders from the tribal gaming sector, including National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernest Stevens Jr., also spoke at the event.
Tribal gaming is a $33 billion-plus per-year industry and represents the largest segment of the U.S. gaming industry. IGT’s Reno manufacturing facility employees many create products and services that generate economic growth opportunities for tribes in all geographies of the U.S.
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