SOURCE: East Coast Gaming Congress

East Coast Gaming Congress

April 23, 2012 14:00 ET

The Future of Online Gaming to Be Discussed at 2012 East Coast Gaming Congress & Hospitality Forum

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - Apr 23, 2012) - It is a question of when, not if, Internet gambling will be legalized in the foreseeable future, either at the federal level or the states level -- or possibly both. Whichever model is implemented, legalization brings with it myriad legal, regulatory and operational questions. Seven nationally recognized industry experts will address these questions at the 16th annual East Coast Gaming Congress, May 16-17 at the spectacular new Revel resort in Atlantic City.

Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO of Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, a co-organizer and co-producer of the event, will moderate the panel, "Understanding the I-Gaming Frenzy." The session is sponsored by GTECH G2, and featured panelists are:

  • Richard D. "Skip" Bronson, Chairman, US Digital Gaming
  • David Clifton, Partner, Licensing & Gaming, Joelson Wilson LLP, London
  • Eugene Johnson, Senior Associate for Market Research, Spectrum Gaming
  • Hon. Raymond J. Lesniak, New Jersey State Senate
  • Michael Rumbolz, Board Member, Seminole Hard Rock Holdings, LLC; Chairman, Internet Gaming Committee
  • William Scott, Vice President Strategic Business Development, GTECH G2
  • Eamonn Toland, President, Paddy Power North America

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 www.ecgc.us. 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 www.accc.com or www.achla.com 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 CEO's 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, and the always-popular Wall Street panel featuring the industry's leading Wall Street analysts.

The East Coast Gaming Congress 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 www.ecgc.us and for sponsorship information, contact Donna Vecere at dvecere@cooperlevenson.com.