IGT Executive Wins Life Achievement for Tribal Gaming
Software developer, IGT, has announced that its Vice President Business Development and Tribal Relations, Knute Knudson, has been awarded the USA’s National Indian Gaming Association’s (“NIGA”) Associate Member Lifetime Achievement Award.
According to the software development firm, the award aims to recognise leaders and advocates in the tribal gaming government industry.
Knudsen received the award at a ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the 2018 Global Gaming Expo in the US. According to IGT, Knudsen has been working in the tribal gaming industry for more than 25 years and has reportedly influenced the success of hundreds of tribal operations in the US.
Knute’s deep relationships with and contributions to Indian Country continue to positively influence many of IGT’s tribal gaming customers. –Renato Ascoli , IGT CEO North America
Ascoli continued, “His profound passion for our tribal customers’ success, coupled with his immense knowledge of the tribal gaming industry make him a valued and trusted resource to IGT and beyond. We are pleased to see NIGA bestow this wonderful honour upon Knute.”
“Knute Knudson is a personal friend of mine and a longtime friend of the Indian Gaming industry,” said Ernie Stevens, Jr., National Indian Gaming Association Chairman.
“Knute is somebody that knows the industry, does his homework, has a giant heart, and will advise us without hesitation in a good way. Knute knows the issues in Indian country, and he’s always there to help. That’s what our associate members do, and that’s why they have such a significant impact on the National Indian Gaming Association.”
I am extremely honoured to be awarded NIGA’s Associate Lifetime of Achievement Award. – IGT Knute Knudson, Vice President Business Development and Tribal Relations
Knute continued, “I’ve had the incredible opportunity at IGT to work side-by-side with tribal gaming government leaders, many of whom are now personal friends, as they break boundaries and create new opportunities for their tribes through IGT innovations and services.”