Inside behind-the-scenes story from celebrity casino personality, Gary Green providing unprecedented insight into the world of Native American casinos.
“Everyone in the continental United States lives within driving distance of one of the almost 500 Indian casinos. Almost every day, someone asks me how these casinos came into being,” explained Green, who has been involved Native American sovereignty issues since his involvement in the legendary 1973 standoff against troops at Wounded Knee South Dakota.
With extraordinary personal access to many of the pioneers of modern Indian gaming, Green offers insider information and clear explanations through participation from Tribal officials as well as staffs, regulators, the lawyers, and the financiers of these casinos. These authoritative revelations are presented in story-progression form of how Indian casinos collectively came to generate more revenue last year than Microsoft and Google combined.
Green, host of the upcoming television series “Casino Rescue” and Donald Trump’s former casino vice president of marketing and player development, added “Indian gaming generates more money than Las Vegas, more visitors than Disney World, and operates within sovereign nations exempt from state civil law and many criminal laws. But getting there has been a 400-year abomination of continuing atrocities.”
Beyond the history of the casinos’ existence, Green directly addresses the questions most often asked about Indian casinos: • Are the games “legitimate”? • Can players win? • What have Donald Trump, Caesar’s Place, MGM, and Steve Wynn done with or about Indian Casinos? • How is the money made and who gets it? • What role do non-Indian entrepreneurs play in developing and operating these casinos? • Is organized crime involved? • How are these casinos managed? • Is there investment opportunity? • Do the states have any recourse, control, or ability to tax? • Do these casinos solve or provide retribution for the poverty, near genocide, and abuse Native Americans have suffered since Europeans arrived?
Gary Green is one of the most written-about gurus in modern casino circles, as well as an award-winning newspaper journalist with the writing credentials (and chops) to clearly present the subject. A former folksinger with albums part of the prestigious Smithsonian Collection (www.GaryGreen.com).
Gary Green is represented by Alan Morell, Chairman and CEO or THE CREATIVE MANAGEMENT AGENCY: Creative Management Partners LLC, has 30 years of global experience in the successful development and management of talent, literary, TV and film packaging, commercial rights, corporate consulting, media positioning, sponsorship of live events and intellectual property (IP) rights. Mr. Morell is one of the few in the sports, entertainment, and the arts industries, who has represented and managed clients that have won the prestigious awards: Grammy, Tony, Oscar, Emmy, ESPY, Victors and NY Times Best Selling Authors.