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California Nations Indian Gaming Association

The nonprofit CNIGA was created in 1988 as an association of tribal groups in the state of California. The organization advocates for gaming rights on Indian lands, provides a representative voice on industry matters, and helps develop positions on policy and legislation.

2150 River Plaza Drive
Suite 120
Sacramento, California 95833-3882
United States

Main Phone:
(916) 448-8706
(916) 448-8758


Past Events
6-8 February 2018
Valley Center, California
7-9 February 2017
Cabazon, California
9-11 February 2016
Valley Center, California
Allen Lawson
Vice Chairman
Leon Benner
Member at Large
Eric Ramos
Cody Sandoval
Member at Large
Steve Stallings
Damon Sandoval
Member at Large
Daniel Tucker
Chris Gallardo
Legislative Director
Susan A. Jensen
Executive Director
Vicki Meadows
Director of Gaming Industry Relations
Ambar Mohammed
Deputy Director of Operations
Carlos Valdez
Director of Public Affairs
Mary Pontius
Business Manager
James May
Media Specialist
Don Arnold
Member at Large
California Nations Indian Gaming Association News
CNIGA issues statement in support of California's Internet poker bill
23 Feb 2016
The California Nations Indian Gaming Association Chairman Steve Stallings issued a statement regarding the introduction of Assemblyman Adam Gray's Internet poker bill, AB 2863. read more »

California Nations Indian Gaming Association urges Assembly GO Committee to schedule hearing relating to online poker
7 Jan 2016
The CNIGA wants the state to tackle online poker before getting to daily fantasy sports. read more »

California Nations Indian Gaming Association announces election results
15 Dec 2015
Steve Stallings, Councilmember of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, has been elected chairman of the CNIGA. read more »