SOURCE: East Coast Gaming Congress

East Coast Gaming Congress

April 21, 2010 13:00 ET

Future of Atlantic City Examined at 14th Annual East Coast Gaming Congress, May 24-25

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) - Public officials charged with promoting, governing and regulating Atlantic City will provide their insight into the future of the city in a special panel at the 14th annual East Coast Gaming Congress, May 24-25 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Sponsored by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, the panel will include presentations from:

-- Linda Kassekert, Chair, New Jersey Casino Control Commission
-- Vince Polistina, Assemblyman, New Jersey Legislature
-- Jeffrey Vasser, Executive Director, Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority

"It is no secret that Atlantic City faces numerous challenges to recover from the impacts of regional competition and the recession. This panel will provide three distinct, thought-provoking perspectives on the path Atlantic City should follow to regain its momentum," said panel moderator Thomas D. Carver, Esq., CRDA Executive Director.

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 rates are in effect through May 7.

The event opens with an evening reception at Dusk at Caesars, sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, and is followed by the intensive daylong conference on the 25th. The conference will include -- for the first time -- eight CEO keynote presentations as well as a presentation from Brian Dempsey, State Representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition, there will be a regional panel with five operators representing 13 properties in the Northeast discussing the competitive challenges and outlook in this dynamic region, as well as the always-popular "View from Wall Street" panel, in which four premier gaming analysts provide their insight on the operations and markets from Maine to Florida.

The East Coast Gaming Congress is organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, an independent research and professional services firm, Cooper Levenson law firm, Chapdelaine Credit Partners, and SOSH Architects.

Other sponsors include Ainsworth Game Technology, American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, Bally Technologies, Casino Career Institute, Casino Enterprise Management, Drexel University Hospitality/Gaming Program, Energenic, Ernst & Young, EwingCole, Gaming Industry Observer, Gaming Laboratories International, Global Gaming Business, Greater Atlantic City Chamber, IGT, MCA Processing, NJ Casino Control Commission, NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement, The Press of Atlantic City, and Stockton University. For sponsorship information, contact Donna Vecere at