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Victor Rocha is owner and editor of Rocha has been involved in the politics of Indian gaming since 1998 and has earned numerous awards for his work, including the National Indian Gaming Association's 2002 Outstanding Contribution to Indian Country, VCAT's 2001 Catalyst Award, Global Gaming Business Magazine's "40 Under 40," Raving's 2012 Casino Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award, & the AGA's Lifetime Achievment for Gaming Marketing.

(Blog) Victor Rocha: Welcome to the new

Welcome to the redesigned I hope you like the new look. I'm very excited about the new website & the features. Try the archives. Try the search engine. Everything actually works. It only took a year of planning but we're finally here. 

I'd be remiss if I didn't thank Art Shectman & the crew at Elephant Ventures for the hard work & long hours they put into Pechanga.Net v.3. You guys are amazing.

I'd also like to thank my sponsors for their support especially the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians & International Gaming Technology. I couldn't ask for two more loyal advertisers. Thank you for the years of patronage.

A big thanks to my lovely wife for holding down the fort. Rob Schmidt, the unsung hero of Pechanga.Net, for years of hard work on the website. The people of Pechanga for being my constant inspiration. My advertisers for believing in me & my vision. I save my biggest thanks for my readers. Thank you for keeping me motivated & unwavering. 

Your humble editor, Victor Rocha


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Victor Rocha: Indian Country Responds To The Repeal of PASPA
(California) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday that overturned PASPA was, IMHO, the best case scenario for tribes. A partial appeal, which I thought was the...


Victor Rocha: Why I'm Attending ICE Totally Gaming This Year
(California) -- When the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was passed by Congress in 1988, nobody could’ve predicted the opulent casinos of today rising from the...


Victor Rocha: INDIAN COUNTRY ONLINE: Preparing For The iGaming Paradigm
(California) -- Several people have asked why I created Indian Country Online: The 2013 Congress and the simple answer is this: As online gaming gains traction in...


Victor Rocha: I'll Be At NIGA This Week
(Arizona) -- I'll be at the National Indian Gaming Association tradshow & expo this week in Phoenix, AZ. Please stop by our booth (#1515) and say hello. We would...


Victor Rocha: Visiting the ICE Totally Gaming Conference
(London) -- I'll be in London this week at the ICE Totally Gaming Conference to hear about the latest i-gaming legislation Europe. I'm speaking on Tuesday at 02:...


Victor Rocha: Happy Holidays!!
(California) -- I'd like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. We'll still be here working because the news never sleeps. Thanks again for your loyal...


Victor Rocha: G2E: I'll Be In Las Vegas This Week
(California) -- It's that time of the year again, folks. I'll be in Las Vegas this week at the Global Gaming Expo. I'm posting on a light schedule until...


Victor Rocha: On The Road Again - San Diego
(California) -- I'm posting on a light schedule while I'm at the National Indian Gaming Association Tradeshow & Expo in San Diego. Please check back in the...


Victor Rocha: Social Media & Pechanga.Net
(California) -- Follow me on Twitter & Facebook for the latest breaking news. I'm also posting status updates and other important information. 


Victor Rocha: Pigs Get Fat. Hogs Get Slaughtered.
(Washington D.C.) -- If you thought the race toward Internet gaming was interesting before, you should see it now.  Sen. Harry Reid and the American...


Victor Rocha: Is Online Gaming Legislation Going Forward Without Tribes?
(California) -- Sen. Reid & Sen. Kyle wrote a letter to the Justice Department last week seeking an explanation for the Black Friday indicments. My sources tell me...


Victor Rocha: Online Gaming Legislation & Other Insightful Observations
(California) -- Thanks for your patience while I was at Res11. I love Las Vegas hotels but I don't think I'm going back to Roman Towers at Caesar’s...


Victor Rocha: IMPORTANT MESSAGE: On The Road Again
(Las Vegas) -- I'm in Las Vegas this week for the 25th Annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES 2011) & American Indian Business Trade Fair. I'll be posting...


Victor Rocha: How I Saved Myself & Made Everyone Else Miserable.
(California) -- Thanks to everyone who sent emails about the new website. I apologize if I haven’t responded but I do read everything that comes in. Unfortunately...


Victor Rocha: Finding Time To Write A Blog & Other Observations
(California) -- I apologize for not keeping up with my blog. The launch of the website has kept me very busy. My tiger blood is running thin and my Adonis DNA is...


Victor Rocha: Change is scary...
(California) -- But I hear what you're saying. It'll take a week or two to shake out the bugs so please be patient. It will be worth it in the end. ...


Victor Rocha: Welcome to the new
(California) -- Welcome to the redesigned I hope you like the new look. I'm very excited about the new website & the features. Try the...

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