SOURCE: Florida Gaming Congress

Florida Gaming Congress

February 20, 2013 11:00 ET

Former Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos to Deliver Luncheon Keynote at Florida Gaming Congress February 26

HOLLYWOOD, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - Mike Haridopolos, current executive vice president of racing giant The Stronach Group and former Florida Senate president, will deliver the Keynote Luncheon Address at the 8th Florida Gaming Congress, to be held February 25-26, 2013, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.

"Like all the other attendees, I look forward to -- and will certainly benefit from -- hearing Mike's views, and learning of his vision," said Michael Pollock, managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group, producers of the conference. "His years of leadership and accomplishment in public life have earned him a special place in Florida, and a special place at this event."

The Florida Gaming Congress is dedicated to presenting multiple viewpoints, ideas and concerns. It features five outstanding panel discussions, including Destination Florida?, The Future of Racetrack Gaming, The View from Wall Street, Gaming and Public Policy, and Internet Gaming in the US. Throughout the conference, a broad array of speakers with varying viewpoints and expertise will shed light on a variety of gaming- and tourism-related issues that are being debated from Tallahassee to Miami. Speakers from government, business and academia will put forth ideas, express concerns and respond to proposals about the future of gaming and tourism in Florida.

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre LLP is the presenting sponsor of the two-day event, which begins with an evening cocktail reception on February 25, followed by a full-day of in-depth seminars with outstanding opportunities for networking, professional development and business-to-business discussions.

The Florida Gaming Congress, solely owned and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group (, is the premier forum for professionals following the state's rapidly expanding gaming industry, and is a must-attend event for corporate executives, gaming operators, elected officials, regulators, vendors, developers, investors, analysts, and anyone else who is -- or wishes to be -- involved in Florida's nearly $3 billion gaming industry.

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