Leading Executives Will Chart Future of Gaming At 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Congress

Aztar Corp., Boyd Gaming, Harrah's Entertainment and Park Place Entertainment

Represented on Panel.



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Annual Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- One
 of the most impressive panels of casino industry leaders ever assembled will
 headline the 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress, which will be held
 May 24, 2001, at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
     The Industry Leaders Forum will feature four top officials from some of
 the largest, most innovative gaming companies.  The panelists are: William S.
 Boyd, chairman and CEO of Boyd Gaming Corp.; Thomas E. Gallagher, president
 and CEO of Park Place Entertainment, Inc.; Paul E. Rubeli, chairman and CEO of
 Aztar Corp.; and Philip G. Satre, chairman and CEO of Harrah's Entertainment,
 Inc.  The companies that these panelists lead own or operate a combined
 portfolio of some 65 casino properties, as well as some of the most powerful,
 recognized brands in gaming.
     "Over the years, the Mid-Atlantic Congress has become a forum where
 industry leaders voice their ideas and concerns about where this industry is
 heading.  These particular panelists have the ability to chart the industry's
 future, and to make that future happen," said Michael Pollock, publisher of
 Michael Pollock's Gaming Industry Observer, one of the founding organizers of
 the Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress.
     "The future of gaming in Atlantic City is in the balance, and these
 panelists will explain how their companies will play a major role," says Lloyd
 Levenson, the Senior Partner with Cooper Perskie April Niedelman Wagenheim &
 Levenson.  "Their particular vision and predictions about Atlantic City will
 be very informative."
     The conference will also feature panels of leading Wall Street analysts,
 top regulators from across North America and a special examination on the
 future of Internet gaming.  The Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress has become an
 important forum for industry leaders to put forth new ideas and map out the
 casino industry's future.
 
     The Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress is organized and produced by: the law
 firm of Cooper Perskie April Niedelman Wagenheim & Levenson, P.A.
 (http://www.cooperperskie.com), an Atlantic City firm with one of the world's
 leading gaming practices; Gaming Industry Observer, an award-winning
 newsletter and research service that tracks trends that impact the gaming
 industry (http://www.gamingobserver.com); Rutgers, the State University of New
 Jersey, which has an international reputation for academic excellence
 (http://www.rutgers.edu); and the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, LLP,
 recognized for its expertise in gaming and entertainment (http://www.ey.com);
 
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    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- One
 of the most impressive panels of casino industry leaders ever assembled will
 headline the 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress, which will be held
 May 24, 2001, at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
     The Industry Leaders Forum will feature four top officials from some of
 the largest, most innovative gaming companies.  The panelists are: William S.
 Boyd, chairman and CEO of Boyd Gaming Corp.; Thomas E. Gallagher, president
 and CEO of Park Place Entertainment, Inc.; Paul E. Rubeli, chairman and CEO of
 Aztar Corp.; and Philip G. Satre, chairman and CEO of Harrah's Entertainment,
 Inc.  The companies that these panelists lead own or operate a combined
 portfolio of some 65 casino properties, as well as some of the most powerful,
 recognized brands in gaming.
     "Over the years, the Mid-Atlantic Congress has become a forum where
 industry leaders voice their ideas and concerns about where this industry is
 heading.  These particular panelists have the ability to chart the industry's
 future, and to make that future happen," said Michael Pollock, publisher of
 Michael Pollock's Gaming Industry Observer, one of the founding organizers of
 the Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress.
     "The future of gaming in Atlantic City is in the balance, and these
 panelists will explain how their companies will play a major role," says Lloyd
 Levenson, the Senior Partner with Cooper Perskie April Niedelman Wagenheim &
 Levenson.  "Their particular vision and predictions about Atlantic City will
 be very informative."
     The conference will also feature panels of leading Wall Street analysts,
 top regulators from across North America and a special examination on the
 future of Internet gaming.  The Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress has become an
 important forum for industry leaders to put forth new ideas and map out the
 casino industry's future.
 
     The Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress is organized and produced by: the law
 firm of Cooper Perskie April Niedelman Wagenheim & Levenson, P.A.
 (http://www.cooperperskie.com), an Atlantic City firm with one of the world's
 leading gaming practices; Gaming Industry Observer, an award-winning
 newsletter and research service that tracks trends that impact the gaming
 industry (http://www.gamingobserver.com); Rutgers, the State University of New
 Jersey, which has an international reputation for academic excellence
 (http://www.rutgers.edu); and the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, LLP,
 recognized for its expertise in gaming and entertainment (http://www.ey.com);
 
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