SOURCE: Pennsylvania Gaming Congress

Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum

January 27, 2010 11:00 ET

Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum Takes Center Stage at 6th Annual Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum, February 22-23

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - The rising fortunes of the Mid-Atlantic racing industry and its nexus with the gaming industry will be a focal point of the 6th annual Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum, which takes place February 22-23 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, PA.

The Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum, sponsored by the Widener University School of Hospitality Management, begins with a keynote address by Michael Dillon, Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania State Racing Commission. Expert panelists will then discuss "Racing Industry Update and Trends" and "Racing and Gaming: Do They Work Together?"

"We will examine the critical trends and outlook for the racing industries throughout the entire region and analyze what gaming has done -- or could do -- for racing in those states," said Forum moderator Nicholas Hadgis, Dean of the School of Hospitality Management, Widener University.

Confirmed panelists include:

--  Shonette Harrison, VP Casino Marketing, Harrah's Chester Casino &
    Racetrack
--  Jeff Lolli, Senior Lecturer in the School of Hospitality
    Management, Widener University
--  Christopher McErlean, Vice President Racing, Penn National Gaming
--  Mark A. McDermott, Executive Secretary, Pennsylvania Horse Breeders
    Association
--  Tom Osiecki, President and General Manager, Tioga Downs and Vernon
    Downs Casinos
--  Michael J. Tanner, Executive Vice President, US Trotting
    Association
    

Hundreds of casino operators, slot manufacturers, regulators, attorneys and other gaming-related professionals will attend the Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Racing Forum. The conference has again been approved for 7.0 Continuing Law Education ("CLE") credits by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board, making it a must-attend event for gaming-law professionals throughout the state.

The two-day event begins February 22 with the Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum and evening conference cocktail reception, followed the next day by the intensive daylong gaming conference. A detailed conference agenda and registration is available at www.pagamingcongress.com. Rooms are available at the integrated Radisson Hotel Valley Forge at a special conference rate by calling 610-337-2000.

The Valley Forge Convention Center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from the world-famous King of Prussia Mall, 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, and 30 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum is presented by the Fox Rothschild law firm with major sponsorship from Widener University School of Hospitality Management. Other conference sponsors include AC Coin & Slot, Casino Enterprise Management, Casino Journal, Casino Career Institute, Energenic, Gaming Industry Observer, Heeter Direct, JFF Uniforms, LP Ciminelli, and Southwest Surveillance Systems. For sponsorship information, contact pgc@spectrumgaming.com.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum is produced and organized by Spectrum Gaming Group, an independent research and consulting firm that serves public- and private-sector clients worldwide.