GLOBAL GAMING BUSINESS PODCAST: Sequoyah Simermeyer, Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission

This week, the GGB Podcast sits down with Sequoyah Simermeyer, the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, about how the agency navigated the pandemic and how it’s helping tribal casinos reopen successfully.

For a regulatory body, the National Indian Gaming Commission had several important challenges during the pandemic. Chairman Sequoyah Simermeyer says his agency used the pandemic to focus on streamlining processes and procedures to better serve the tribes and operations depending upon them. Now that the commission has its full component of three members for the first time in several years, Simermeyer is enthusiastic that his agency will exceed expectations in its primary function: the integrity of the industry. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros on Zoom from his office in Washington DC in May.

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Articles by Author: Roger Gros

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry’s leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows.
Roger Gros is the author of the best-selling book, "How to Win at Casino Gambling" (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named “Businessman of the Year” for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012 as part of the annual AGA Communications Awards.