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E. Sequoyah Simermeyer

Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission

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As a federal agency, the National Indian Gaming Commission plays a unique role in helping to oversee and regulate a tribal gaming industry that is sometimes at odds with federal and local authorities. However, with over three years now at the helm of the NIGC, Chairman Sequoyah Simermeyer is more than capable of tackling some of the sector’s biggest challenges. He spoke with GGB Managing Editor Jess Marquez at October’s Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.

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Jess Marquez is the managing editor of Global Gaming Business. A lifelong Nevadan, Marquez has communications experience across multiple sectors, including local government. Prior to joining GGB, he was the communications and advertising director for a prominent personal injury law firm based in Las Vegas and Seattle. He also founded and hosted The Pair O’Dice Podcast, a weekly show that focused on sports betting news and predictions. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019 with a B.A. in journalism. Outside of work, Marquez is passionate about professional sports, classic literature and leatherworking.

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