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Jacob Coin

Director of Public Affairs, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

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Jacob Coin is a well-known figure in tribal gaming, making the case for the development of Indian gaming since the early 1990s. Coin served as executive director of the National Indian Gaming Association along with other roles. He joined San Manuel in 2004 when the tribe’s casino was just getting started, but is now the nation’s most successful gaming enterprise as the Yaamava’ Casino Resort. Coin has directed the community involvement, philanthropy and public profile of the tribe. A member of the Hopi tribe in Arizona, Coin explains the philosophy and culture of his tribe. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros during the Indian Gaming tradeshow in Anaheim in April.

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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. He 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.

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