International Association of Gaming Attorneys

September 07, 2005 19:49 ET

International Association of Gaming Attorneys Announce Speakers for 2005 IAGA/IAGR Gaming Law Conference

SCOTTDALE, Ariz.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 7, 2005) -

Thomas J. Matthews, CEO of International Game Technology, Named Keynote Speaker and Opening Address by Vic Poleschuck, President and CEO of British Columbia Lottery Corp.

Morden C. Lazaraus, president of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys (IAGA), announced today that Thomas J. Matthews, the CEO and COO of International Game Technology (IGT), will be the keynote speaker at the 2005 IAGA/IAGR Gaming Law Conference scheduled for Sept. 19-23 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

"We are very honored to have Tom Matthews as our keynote speaker this year at the 2005 IAGA/IAGR Gaming Law Conference. It is also very coincidental that this year represents the 25th anniversary of IGT's existence and during which period in their history they have been, at all times, a very strong and faithful supporter of IAGA and its objectives," said Lazarus.

Matthews is scheduled to speak to the conference on Friday, Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. PST in Vancouver at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

The 2005 IAGA/IAGR Gaming Law Conference will be officially opened on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, by Vic Poleschuck, the president and CEO of the British Columbia Lottery Corp. (BCLC). Poleschuck has been the president and CEO of BCLC since Oct. 1, 1999, and is recognized as a leading gaming executive in Canada. He is expected to discuss the status of gaming in British Columbia and its vision for the future.

The 2005 IAGA/IAGR Gaming Law Conference will consist of these keynote addresses as well as panel discussions regarding legal and regulatory issues specifically highlighting Canadian gaming with representatives from each of the provinces in Canada where gaming has a presence.

"It is anticipated that industry and regulatory leaders in most of the mature gaming jurisdictions in the world where gaming is legalized and regulated will be in attendance at the conference, and that this year in excess of 50% of the attendees present will come from jurisdictions outside of North America, including large delegations from South Africa, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Macau," said Lazarus.

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