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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
10-13 February 2020
El Cajon, California
4-7 February 2019
Valley Center, California
6-8 February 2018
Valley Center, California
Allen Lawson
Vice Chairman
Damon Sandoval
Member at Large
Eric Ramos
Ambar Mohammed
Deputy Director of Operations
Steve Stallings
Mary Pontius
Business Manager
Daniel Tucker
Chris Gallardo
Legislative Director
Don Arnold
Member at Large
Vicki Meadows
Director of Gaming Industry Relations
Leon Benner
Member at Large
Carlos Valdez
Director of Public Affairs
Susan A. Jensen
Executive Director
James May
Media Specialist
Cody Sandoval
Member at Large
California Nations Indian Gaming Association News
SiGMA joins forces with the California Nations Indian Gaming Association
15 Dec 2021
The association supports 40 tribal gaming operators in California and is one of the largest and most active tribal gaming associations in the U.S. read more »

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 »