Legislative Updates Examined at Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum in Philadelphia

Mar 16, 2011, 13:28 ET from Pennsylvania Gaming Congress

PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of gaming in Pennsylvania will be discussed at the 7th annual Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum, which takes place March 21-22 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Over the course of two one-hour panels, state representatives, legislators, members of the Gaming Control Board, and other industry experts will provide their insight into the future gaming in Pennsylvania, including the possibility of additional licenses, video poker, new technology, future revenue growth and proceeds, the response to neighboring competition, and future legislation.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Michael Cruz, Director of Gaming Laboratory Operations, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
  • Sen. Jane M. Earll (R), Senate District 49, Pennsylvania State Senate
  • Rep. Florindo J. Fabrizio (D), 2nd Legislative District, Erie County, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Doug Harbach, Director of Communications, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
  • Dave LaTorre, Founder and President, LaTorre Communications
  • Cyrus Pitre, Chief Enforcement Counsel, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
  • Rep. Curt Schroder (R), 155th Legislative District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Doug Sherman, Chief Counsel, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
  • Dominic Silla, Account Executive, Shuffle Master
  • Rep. Mike Vereb (R), 150th Legislative District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Jay Young, CEO, CXO Thoughts Inc.

Hundreds of casino operators, slot manufacturers, regulators, attorneys and other gaming-related professionals will attend the Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum in downtown Philadelphia. The two-day event begins March 21 with the Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum, kicked off by a keynote presentation from Michael Tanner, Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer of the United States Trotting Association (USTA), and finishing with the evening conference cocktail reception on the 33rd floor Terrace of the Loews Hotel with breathtaking views of downtown Philadelphia. The following day is the Gaming Congress which includes intensive panel discussion as well as the Welcome Keynote Address, given by Alan Greenberger, Executive Director for the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, and the Luncheon Keynote Address, given by Patrick Murphy, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP.

The event has again been approved for 5.75 Continuing Legal Education Credits ("CLE") in Pennsylvania, and new this year, it's also been approved for 7.0 CLE credits in New Jersey, making it a must-attend event for gaming-law professionals.

A detailed agenda and online registration are available at www.pagamingcongress.com. Early bird rates are available through March 18. For more information or to become an event sponsor, email pgc@spectrumgaming.com.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum is presented by the Fox Rothschild law firm. Other conference sponsors include Casino Enterprise Management, Casino Journal, Casino Career Institute, FBR Capital Markets & Co., DiTronics Financial Services, Energenic, Gaming Industry Observer, Heeter Direct, Pechanga.net, Pennsylvania Equestrian, Slot Manager, and Top Flight Media.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum is organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, the foremost independent research and professional services firm serving private- and public-sector clients worldwide. The firm's services include comprehensive feasibility studies and economic impact reports. Spectrum also publishes the Gaming Industry Observer  newsletter and produces three other leading conferences: East Coast Gaming Congress, Florida Gaming Summit and New England Gaming Summit.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Gaming Congress