Southern California’s Pechanga Resort Casino Chosen as Host Property for all Raving Conferences in 2025 and 2026

Raving NEXT: Indian Gaming Strategic Operations & Leadership Conference

January 28 – 30, 2025

Pechanga Resort Casino

Temecula, CA

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We are not the same organizations we were 30 years ago.

How can we stay ahead of today's challenges?

Collaborate and connect this January to build a strategic operation and leadership team that provides resources and growth for the future of Indian gaming.

Why Attend

Three Days of Interaction – strategic operations and leadership content for Tribal gaming

High Level Collaboration – Unique opportunities for Tribal council and operations to join forces

Interact with fellow leaders across the country in problem solving discussion groups

University of Phoenix College Credits for attending

Ask the Experts – You won’t leave without your questions answered

Interact with suppliers on your schedule – Chat about benefits, features or take demos

Incentives for participating – Prizes from sponsors and exhibitors plus special product discounts

Easy to use event app – Add sessions and events to your calendar

Supplemental e-Books and handouts for you to use on your property

“You pulled together an impressive group of passionate marketers and vendors ... knowing how this community impacts the lives of many young people is powerful. Thank you!”

“Compared to other conferences, I’ve found the format and information more relevant and up to date with technology.”

“The experience was exceptional.”

“Truly can't thank you all enough for what you've brought to me these last few years!  The training and the support have been unparalleled in my professional career."

“I leave this conference year after year with many solid takeaways.”

“I appreciated everything that you all put into the agenda.”

“I love all of the peer to peer interaction.”


 “I really liked the interactive nature of the day.”


“I was energized after the first day of the conference.  I was eager to hear more.”

“It was engaging, informative and well organized.”


Event News

Southern California’s Pechanga Resort Casino Chosen as Host Property for all Raving Conferences in 2025 and 2026

 Reno, NV – Pechanga Resort Casino will be the premiere host property for all Raving conferences in 2025 and 2026 which includes Raving NEXT- Indian Gaming Strategic Operations & Leadership Conference (January), Casino Marketing and Technology, and the Host and Player Development Conferences (July), the longest-running conference series in the gaming industry.  Pechanga is…

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Unlocking History and Resilience – Raving NEXT Keynote Margo Gray to Take Stage

 We extend a warm invitation to attend the upcoming Indian Gaming Strategic Operations and Leadership Conference in Durant, OK. It’s not just another conference; it’s a unique gathering where tribal stories, success, and struggles take center stage. At this year’s event, we are fortunate to feature a story of ultimate resilience in a deeply…

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Next-Gen Tribal Leadership with Chairman Alejandre and Justin Barrett

In a conversation with Deana Scott, Raving CEO & Owner, Chairman Alejandre of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians and Justin Barrett, Treasurer of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, explore the impact that growing up with gaming has on their generation’s perspective of tribal matters. During the upcoming conference, Chairman Alejandre and Justin Barrett will be…

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Chairman Stevens Invites You to Raving NEXT

Tribal gaming is not the same as it was thirty years ago; with increased competition and threats, aging properties, uncertain economic climates, new legislation … the time is NOW to look at your long-term strategic vision. As Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. states, “Building on conversations spanning years, we gather – tribal leaders, gaming experts, regulators,…

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College Credits for Raving Conferences and Training Programs

We are thrilled to announce a strategic alliance between Raving and the University of Phoenix. How does this relationship benefit Raving clients and conference attendees? Attendees of Raving NEXT Conferences can earn college elective credits through the University of Phoenix. That’s right, whether you are a current University of Phoenix student or planning to enroll, this…

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What You'll Experience


Problem Solving

Live Polling

Networking with your peers


As Tribal Council, Board Members, GMs, CEOs, and emerging leaders join forces, you have endless resources at your disposal to collaborate on opportunities and challenges facing your organization. We provide ample networking opportunities for you to grow your professional network. Resources are at every corner!

Get your specific questions answered

Unique to Raving conferences, we encourage attendees to interact with the experts and fellow attendees as much as possible. Not only do we have a focused pre-conference survey, any questions asked through session messaging will be answered. Attendees will receive a comprehensive report after the event!

Interactive polling, quizzes and handouts

With live polls you'll be a part of the action and contribute to live data samples for data-driven decision-making! It makes the presentation engaging and fun. Several of our sessions will have quizzes and handouts to help you retain what you’ve learned and keep it going with valuable check lists and more.

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