Gaming CEOs Speak At ECGC - Thursday 4th of May 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -– Five of gaming's mostinfluential chief executives will share the same stage when they discusscritical industry issues at the 10th annual East Coast Gaming Congress, May22-23 at the House of Blues in Atlantic City.

The Congress' "Industry Leaders Forum" provides a unique format inwhich the CEOs address attendees on a key topic of their choice, thenengage in a roundtable moderated by American Gaming Association PresidentFrank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. Participating in this signature event are:

* James Allen, CEO, Seminole Gaming

* Peter M. Carlino, Chairman & CEO, Penn National Gaming

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

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

* Keith E. Smith, President & COO, Boyd Gaming

"The East Coast Gaming Congress has become one of the industry's mostimportant and visible platforms for chief executives. Attendees can expectto be enlightened and to be challenged by their thought-provokingdiscussion," said Michael Pollock, Publisher of the Gaming IndustryObserver newsletter, a conference co-producer.

The East Coast Gaming Congress program also features four compellingpanel discussions involving Wall Street analysts, nongaming developers, NewJersey regulators, and East Coast operators and legislators. The conferencekicks off with a Monday evening cocktail reception at the House of BluesFoundation Room.

New this year, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in alliancewith Spectrum Gaming Group will launch SIGMA. SIGMA is a certificationprogram that teaches the skills needed to succeed as a manager in thegaming industry. In coordination with the East Coast Gaming Congress, SIGMAwill assign 4 credits to event attendees toward the managementcertifications.

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