SOURCE: East Coast Gaming Congress

East Coast Gaming Congress

March 31, 2010 13:45 ET

Top Gaming Operators to Convene at East Coast Gaming Congress, May 24 - 25 in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) -  Top executives whose companies operate in every eastern gaming jurisdiction from Maine to West Virginia to Florida will address the regulatory, operational and competitive outlook at the 14th annual East Coast Gaming Congress, May 24-25 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The conference will include -- for the first time -- eight (8) CEO presentations from:

  • James F. Allen, CEO, Seminole Gaming
  • Kevin DeSanctis, President & CEO, Revel Entertainment
  • Mitchell Etess, CEO, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
  • Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., President & CEO, American Gaming Assoc.
  • Mark Juliano, CEO, Trump Entertainment
  • Gary Loveman, Chairman, President & CEO, Harrah's Entertainment
  • Keith E. Smith, President & COO, Boyd Gaming Corporation
  • Timothy J. Wilmott, President & COO, Penn National Gaming

The Honorable Brian Dempsey, Representative, State of Massachusetts, will also be presenting. 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, the ever-popular "View from Wall Street" where five premier gaming analysts will share their outlook on East Coast gaming, and finally, an update on the Atlantic City market.

"Once again, the East Coast Gaming Congress is providing the premier forum for many of the industry's top executives, public officials and analysts to share their insights and outlook gaming in the East. This is an invaluable opportunity for attendees to learn, to be challenged, and to network," said Michael Pollock, managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group, an organizing sponsor of the conference.

More than 600 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals are attending the 13th annual 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 The Pier at Caesar's, sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, and is followed by the daylong conference on the 25th.

The East Coast Gaming Congress is organized and produced by Gaming Industry Observer, an award-winning publication produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, Cooper Levenson law firm, Chapdelaine Credit Partners, and SOSH Architects.

Other sponsors include Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce; Atlantic City Press; Casino Career Institute; Casino Enterprise Management; Energenic; EwingCole; Gaming Laboratories International; Global Gaming Business; IGT; and Stockton University. For sponsorship information, contact Donna Vecere at