SOURCE: Pennsylvania Gaming Congress

Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum

December 22, 2010 10:00 ET

Pennsylvania Gaming Congress Moves to Downtown Philadelphia, March 21-22, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2010) - The annual Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum is moving to downtown Philadelphia for the 7th edition of the popular conference, which takes place March 21-22, 2011, at Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Fox Rothschild LLP, a Philadelphia-based law firm with one of the largest gaming practices in the United States, returns as Presenting Sponsor of the Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum.

"As one of the region's largest gaming law practices, Fox Rothschild is proud to sponsor the Pennsylvania Gaming Congress," said Marie J. Jones, a partner in the firm's Gaming Law practice. "We're particularly delighted Philadelphia was chosen as the venue for this year's conference. The city is a terrific location, not only because it offers a wealth of history and culture for conference attendees to enjoy but also because of many issues involving the gaming industry as it strives to sustain its success are connected to Philadelphia." 

The Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum annually attracts 300-plus attendees, including casino operators, developers, vendors, attorneys, investors, analysts, public officials, architects, designers and other industry-related professionals. This year's event will include three prominent keynote speakers and two intensive days of panel discussions, as well as an evening cocktail reception and outstanding networking opportunities. Among the panels on the program for the 2011 event:

  • Racing Industry Trends and Updates -- The latest developments and outlook for racing in the Mid-Atlantic.
  • Racing and Gaming: Chasing the Synergies -- What racinos are doing to encourage crossover play between casino gamblers and horse players.
  • All Busy on the Western Front -- Casino operators discuss the $1.3 billion western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia gaming market.
  • The Candid View from Wall Street -- A no-holds-barred discussion of Pennsylvania gaming by five of the most respected gaming-industry analysts.
  • Key Developments in the Keystone State -- A potpourri panel covering the late-breaking gaming issues in Pennsylvania.
  • The Beast in the East -- Casino operators from the Poconos to Philadelphia examine the intensely competitive Eastern Pennsylvania gaming market.
  • Legislative and Regulatory Update -- Legislators, public officials and regulators discuss developments in Harrisburg that could further shape the gaming industry.

Online registration for the Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum opens next month at www.pagamingcongress.com. For more information or to become an event sponsor, email pgc@spectrumgaming.com.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum is organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, the foremost independent research and professional services firm serving private- and public-sector clients worldwide. The firm's services include comprehensive feasibility studies and economic impact reports. Spectrum also publishes the Gaming Industry Observer newsletter and produces three other leading conferences: East Coast Gaming Congress, Florida Gaming Summit and New England Gaming Summit.