Southern California’s Pechanga Resort Casino Chosen as Host Property for all Raving Conferences in 2025 and 2026

Reno, NV (May 21, 2024) – Pechanga Resort Casino will be the premiere host property for all Raving conferences in 2025 and 2026 which includes Raving NEXT: Indian Gaming Strategic Operations & Leadership Conference (January), Casino Marketing & Technology and Host Player Development Conferences (July), the longest-running conference series in the gaming industry. Pechanga is one of the largest casino resorts in the United States and offers 200,000 square feet (3.5 football fields worth) of smoke-free gaming space and in Temecula Valley, minutes from the Temecula Wine Country and north of San Diego, CA.

“We are very pleased that Raving NEXT will be hosting all of their conferences and events at Pechanga,” said Ken Perez, President of the Pechanga Development Corporation. “Many of our own team members have benefitted from Raving’s invaluable conferences and workshops. Raving’s series of conferences at Pechanga are sure to be win-win events.” Watch President Perez’ welcome video above.

Raving CEO & Owner Deana Scott shared, “Raving NEXT has always been hosted by a tribal gaming property. However, this is the first time that the Casino Marketing & Technology and Host & PD conference will be held outside of Nevada, at an Indian gaming property! What an opportunity for our international, racino and commercial operators to experience our conference at a world-class Tribal resort.”

Thousands of gaming leaders and executives have completed Raving’s rigorous, relative, and hands-on programs. Raving, a native-owned gaming and hospitality company added their conference and media division in 2000. Raving also publishes Tribal Gaming and Hospitality MagazineKnown for integrating technology, current survey data and an interactive format to meet every learning style, previous attendees have rated Raving conferences as a must attend for accomplishing their learning goals each year.

Raving Conference Director Christine Faria shared, “I absolutely love having our conferences at Tribally-owned properties. They are true ‘hosts’  and welcome our attendees in unique ways, sharing their culture;  they go the extra mile to make the experience personal, and their executives are engaged. It’s important that we support tribes with our conference business and it’s inspiring for our attendees to visit these very successful Tribal enterprises that are setting the standard for destination resorts.”

Raving NEXT – January 2025 and 2026

Who: Tribal Council, GMs, CEOs, Senior HR, Emerging Leaders
What: Raving NEXT: Indian Gaming Strategic Operations & Leadership Conference
When: January 28 – January 30, 2025; January 27-29, 2026
Where: Pechanga Resort Casino

Description: For long-term strategic visioning, Tribal gaming leaders turn to Raving NEXT: Indian Gaming Strategic Operations & Leadership Conference. From economic volatility and an evolved regulatory landscape to cultural preservation and workforce management, critical conversations about the future of Tribal entities are on the table.

“At Raving NEXT, we take the 10,000 foot view,” shares Raving CEO & Owner Deana Scott, “This is the time, as an industry, to define our market position and ensure long-term sustainability for future generations.”

Casino Marketing & Technology Conference

Who: Casino Marketers, PR, Data Analysts, GMs, PD teams, Senior Executives
What: Casino Marketing & Analytics Conference
When: July 15-17, 2025 and July 14-16, 2026
Where: Pechanga Resort Casino

The Casino Marketing & Technology Conference offers savvy casino marketers a pulse on what’s next in casino marketing. As Scott shares, “We offer solutions to today’s challenges, while bringing thought leaders together to prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities.” Topics will cover personalization and data privacy, rising competition, technology integrations, and ROI measurements to sharpen marketing performance. As Scott adds, “In today’s landscape, your communication, analytics, and technology must work together to serve the best experience personalized to each guest, on and off the floor.”

Host and Player Development Conference

Who: Casino Hosts, PD Managers/Directors, GMs, Marketing
What: Host Player Development Conference
When: July 16 – 17, 2025 and July 15-16, 2026
Where: Pechanga Resort Casino

Alongside the Casino Marketing & Technology Conference, attendees can take advantage of the Host Player Development Conference. Leading the charge in proven sales techniques and player acquisition strategies, this event provides a tailored learning experience for new hosts and player development directors and managers. Host and PD teams can hear from seasoned experts and expect to learn about new player preferences, the increasing competition for high value players, and how to turn your entire casino floor into a sales team.

About Raving

When it comes to industry-specific training for casino operators and Tribal leadership, one company has been the choice for the last 25 years. Gaming and hospitality executives have relied on Raving, a Native-owned business, for training, education, and outsourced services. Raving, a company of former operators, share their knowledge and expertise through annual conferences, publications (Tribal Gaming and Hospitality Magazine), training and managed services.

For more information on Raving services or their events, please contact Gency Warren, Director of Marketing, 775-329-7864, Visit the company’s website at