SOURCE: East Coast Gaming Congress

East Coast Gaming Congress

May 01, 2012 14:22 ET

2012 East Coast Gaming Congress & Hospitality Forum Approved for Continuing Legal Education Credits

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - May 1, 2012) - The 16th annual East Coast Gaming Congress, which takes place May 16 and 17 at the spectacular new Revel resort in Atlantic City, has been approved for 4.8 Continuing Legal Education Credits ("CLE") in New Jersey, and 4.0 CLE credits in Pennsylvania, making it a must-attend event for gaming-law professionals.

"We are very pleased that the conference offers both New Jersey and Pennsylvania CLE credit. These approvals recognize the East Coast Gaming Congress & Hospitality Forum both as an educational resource for gaming professionals and as a vital conference to those in the gaming industry," said Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO of Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, a co-organizer and co-producer of the event.

More than 600 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals are attending the East Coast Gaming Congress. The full conference schedule and registration are available at Early-bird registration savings will be honored until advance registration is closed on the afternoon of Monday, May 14.

The two-day event opens with the newly added Hospitality Forum, at which experts will discuss topics including tourism in a gaming market and non-gaming amenities. Liza Cartmell, CEO of the newly formed Atlantic City Alliance, will deliver the Hospitality Forum Keynote. The Atlantic City Hospitality Tradeshow joins ECGC this year on May 16 -- visit or for more information.

Following the Hospitality Forum is the always popular evening reception at the Pool at Revel, sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, and is followed by the intensive, daylong conference on the 17th.

Underscoring the prominence of ECGC, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will deliver the Luncheon Keynote on Thursday, May 17. The ECGC conference will include seven keynote presentations from top industry CEOs including Scott Butera, Chief Executive Officer and President, Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, Inc.; Kevin DeSanctis, CEO, Revel Entertainment; Mitchell Etess, Chief Executive Officer, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority; Robert Griffin, CEO, Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.; Gary Loveman, President and CEO, Caesars Entertainment; Virginia McDowell, President/CEO of Isle of Capri Casinos; and Tim Wilmott, President and Chief Operating Officer, Penn National Gaming Inc.

The conference also will include a regional panel covering the competitive challenges and outlook in the Mid-Atlantic region, the always-popular Wall Street panel featuring the industry's leading Wall Street analysts, and a panel on the potential impacts of the legalization of Internet gaming.

The East Coast Gaming Congress & Hospitality Forum is organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, an independent research and professional services firm, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, SOSH Architects, and Topeka Capital Markets. For more information visit and for sponsorship information, contact Donna Vecere at