TREASURER’S REPORT ANDY EBONA Douglas Village
I t is my honor and privilege to provide you with NIGA’s 2017 Financial Report. As Treasurer of the National Indian Gaming Association, my primary duty is to ensure the long-term fiscal health of the Association. Part of fulfilling this duty is conducting the annual audit with Joseph Eve, LLC (now renamed WIPFLi). In March of this year, WIPFLi conducted their audit of NIGA’s 2017 financials and I am pleased to report that NIGA received a “non-qualified” opinion from the auditors. This represents the sixteenth straight year that NIGA’s financial records and statements are in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), without exceptions. As a long-time NIGA Board Member, the past three Fiscal Years have been some of the toughest we’ve encountered at NIGA. In 2016, we completed construction on the $4.2 million Building Expansion. With a brand new building comes brand new expenses and outlays. I’m pleased to report that NIGA has met these challenges and is in a strong financial position heading in to 2018.
Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Thank you also to VGT (an Aristocrat Company) for its $200,000 pledge over four years. NIGA’s Associate members are an important component of serving our Tribal Members and we hope to see more donations from companies that benefit from Indian Gaming.
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