Experts to Examine East Coast Gaming Market - Thursday 30th of March 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – Regulators, casino operatorsand state representatives will analyze the challenges and opportunities in thedynamic East Coast gaming market on a special panel at the 10th Annual EastCoast Gaming Congress, May 22-23 at the House of Blues here.

Joining the panel "East Coast: The Competitive Landscape" are CommissionerMary DiGiacomo Colins of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board; Delaware ParkChief Operating Officer William Fasy; Florida State Representative RonGreenstein; Delaware North Cos. Gaming & Entertainment President RonaldSultemeier; and New Jersey Assemblyman James Whelan.

The $11 billion East Coast gaming market is in a period of continualexpansion, from the recently launched slot machines in Maine, to the plannedcommencement of slots at Florida parimutuels, to the pending introduction ofslots in Pennsylvania. In addition, Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Islandare debating whether to legalize or expand casino-style gaming.

"The legalization or presence of gaming in one state invariably leads tocalls for a response in neighboring states," said panel moderator JosephWeinert, Managing Editor of Gaming Industry Observer. "These experts willexamine public policy, operational challenges, regulatory issues and thecritical market dynamics."

The East Coast Gaming Congress has established itself as an industryshowcase, annually attracting 500 industry-related professionals nationwide.

The Congress' signature event is the "Industry Leaders Forum," featuringseven of the industry's most influential executives in a unique formatmoderated by American Gaming Association President and CEO Frank J. FahrenkopfJr. The participants are:

James Allen, CEO, Seminole Gaming

Peter M. Carlino, CEO, Penn National Gaming

Robert M. Haddock, Chairman, President & CEO, Aztar Corp.

Gary Loveman, Chairman, CEO & President, Harrah's Entertainment

James J. Murren, President, CFO & Treasurer, MGM Mirage

James B. Perry, CEO & President, Trump Entertainment Resorts

Keith E. Smith, President & COO, Boyd Gaming

The East Coast Gaming Congress is produced by Cooper Levenson, GamingIndustry Observer, Ernst & Young and SOSH Architects. Sponsors include A.C.Coin & Slot, Ainsworth Game Technology, Atlantic City Convention and VisitorsAuthority, Bally Technologies, Commerce Bank, Gaming LaboratoriesInternational, Global Gaming Business Magazine, International Game Technology,JCM American Corp., Jefferies & Co., New Jersey Casino ReinvestmentDevelopment Authority, Progressive Gaming International, Richard StocktonCollege of New Jersey, South Jersey Industries, and Vibrant Development.

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