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September 21, 2021

Contact: Keli Elkins

(703) 587-1648


Information session to be held next month in Las Vegas during Global Gaming Expo

DENVER - The Innovation Group (TIG) today announced the relaunch of its Native American Internship Program as the gaming industry steadily recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. Suspended in the wake of the pandemic as projects were interrupted, the program offers TIG’s tribal clients the opportunity to build in-house expertise and participants the opportunity to broaden their skillsets.

“Many of the changes the industry has undergone over the last 18 months will be enduring and present an opportunity for program participants to bring what we have learned together back to tribal governments and enterprises," said TIG President Michael Soll.

TIG has proudly served the Native American community for nearly three decades, always seeking new ways to support tribes in reaching their broader development goals. Beginning again this month, tribal members seeking professional careers in gaming are invited to participate in comprehensive studies – involving expansion feasibility, economic development, marketing and database analysis, and the introduction of sports betting – being undertaken by TIG with their gaming enterprises. As paid interns, these members will work side-by-side with TIG’s expert project teams.

Said Chris Irwin, vice president of TIG’s tribal business, "The program is a win-win, boosting long-term efforts by tribes to integrate membership into management, while invigorating our work with perspective that can really bring the research to life."

TIG will host an information session to re-introduce the program next month during Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, as well as a virtual session following the event. Interested parties should contact TIG Events Director Marie Casias for details.

TIG's Native American Internship Program is open to college and graduate level students, and gaming enterprise staff from TIG's broad network of tribal clients. Candidates must be recommended by their tribal leadership. For more information, contact company President Michael Soll.


About TIG: The Innovation Group has long been recognized as the world's most respected and sought-after research and advisory firm, specializing in the gaming, entertainment, hospitality and leisure industries. To date, our research and analyses have driven over $100 billion in investment decisions across more than 80 countries and six continents. The Innovation Group's accuracy and reliability is unparalleled, with our forecasts historically tracking within 5% of actual revenues across the most complex of gaming jurisdictions throughout the globe.  

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