Hundreds Expected for East Coast Gaming Congress - Saturday 13th of May 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – Hundreds of casinoexecutives, slot manufacturers, analysts, regulators, investors, and othergaming-related professionals will converge in Atlantic City May 22-23 forthe 10th annual East Coast Gaming Congress at the House of Blues.

This year's East Coast Gaming Congress features one of the strongestconference programs ever presented in the industry, culminating with thesignature "Industry Leaders Forum."

The conference kicks off with an evening cocktail reception in thefamous House of Blues Foundation Room. The following day, the conferencefeatures compelling sessions with Wall Street gaming analysts, prominentfigures in nongaming development, New Jersey regulators and legislators,and operators, legislators and regulators from the East Coast.

The "Industry Leaders Forum" provides a unique format in which the CEOsaddress attendees on a key topic of their choice, then engage in aroundtable moderated by American Gaming Association President Frank J.Fahrenkopf, Jr. Participating in this special 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 is the premier forum outside of Nevadafor the gaming industry," said Lloyd Levenson, CEO of conferenceco-producer Cooper Levenson law firm.

New this year, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in alliancewith Spectrum Gaming Group will launch SIGMA. SIGMA is a nationwidecertification program that teaches the skills needed to succeed as amanager in the gaming industry. In coordination with the East Coast GamingCongress, SIGMA will assign 4 credits to event attendees toward themanagement certification.

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