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Florida Gaming Congress

November 28, 2012 13:00 ET

Wall Street Analysts to Provide Candid Insights at Florida Gaming Congress, February 25-26, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 2012) - Some of Wall Street's premier analysts will convene at the Florida Gaming Congress, February 25-26, 2013, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL, for a no-holds-barred discussion on the future of gaming in Florida.

Front and center in their discussion will be the feasibility of adding destination gaming resorts to an already multibillion-dollar gambling industry in Florida. Casino and pari-mutuel executives, legislators and regulators are all focusing on gaming expansion. How much more casino gambling can Florida accommodate? Do large-scale gaming resorts make sense in a state with a rich tourism infrastructure? The analysts and investment bankers will share their outlook for growth, discuss the pros and cons of destination gaming resorts, analyze the competitive balance gaming properties, opine on the investment climate... and answer your questions.

The panel will be moderated by Joseph Weinert, senior vice president at Spectrum Gaming Group. Panelists include David Berman, Senior Managing Director - Head of Gaming, Lodging & Leisure Group, Macquarie Capital; Robert Heller, Managing Director, UBS Investment Bank; Carlo Santarelli, Director - Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Gaming & Lodging Research; and Joel Simkins, Director - Senior Gaming, Lodging and Leisure Analyst, Credit Suisse.

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. The Florida Gaming Congress provides outstanding opportunities for networking, professional development and business-to-business discussions.

The two-day event begins with an evening cocktail reception on February 25, followed by a full-day of in-depth seminars with networking opportunities. Session topics include:

  • Destination Gaming in Florida
  • The Future of Racetrack Gaming
  • Wall Street's Focus on Florida
  • Gaming and Public Policy
  • Internet Gaming in Florida and the US

Jim Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Gaming Operations for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, February 26.

Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar -- one of Florida's most prominent law firms -- is the presenting sponsor of the Florida Gaming Congress. Pennington Law (, based at the center of Florida government in Tallahassee, is a full-service, independent law practice with offices in Tampa and Clearwater. They host the website which is a must-read for anyone interested in Florida's gaming industry and its players.

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