NJ Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno to Deliver Luncheon Keynote at 16th Annual East Coast Gaming Congress, May 16 & 17

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - May 14, 2012) - New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno will be the Keynote Luncheon speaker at the 16th annual East Coast Gaming Congress & Hospitality Forum, May 16 & 17 at the magnificent new Revel resort in Atlantic City. She replaces Governor Chris Christie, who was unable to participate. The Keynote Luncheon is sponsored by Tishman Construction Corporation of NJ.

As the running mate of Governor Christie, Guadagno was elected New Jersey's first Lieutenant Governor and was sworn into office on January 19, 2010. In addition to serving as the Lieutenant Governor, Guadagno serves as the 33rd Secretary of State. Guadagno has led the Christie Administration's efforts to improve New Jersey's economic vitality, to streamline government, and to make business feel welcome again in New Jersey. Notably, Christie and Guadagno have been extraordinarily active in emphasizing the vitality of Atlantic City and its gaming industry.

More than 600 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals are attending the East Coast Gaming Congress. The full conference schedule and registration are available at www.ecgc.us. Early-bird registration savings will be honored until advance registration is closed on the afternoon of Monday, May 14.

The two-day event opens with the newly added Hospitality Forum, at which experts will discuss topics including tourism in a gaming market and non-gaming amenities. Liza Cartmell, CEO of the newly formed Atlantic City Alliance, will deliver the Hospitality Forum Keynote. The Atlantic City Hospitality Tradeshow joins ECGC this year on May 16 -- visit www.acchamber.com or www.achla.org for more information.

Following the Hospitality Forum is the always-popular evening reception at the Pool at Revel, sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, and is followed by the intensive, daylong conference on the 17th.

The ECGC conference will include seven keynote presentations from top industry CEOs including Scott Butera, Chief Executive Officer and President, Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise, Inc.; Kevin DeSanctis, CEO, Revel Entertainment; Mitchell Etess, Chief Executive Officer, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority; Robert Griffin, CEO, Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.; Gary Loveman, President and CEO, Caesars Entertainment; Virginia McDowell, President/CEO of Isle of Capri Casinos; and Tim Wilmott, President and Chief Operating Officer, Penn National Gaming Inc.

The conference also will include a regional panel covering the competitive challenges and outlook in the Mid-Atlantic region, the always-popular Wall Street panel featuring the industry's leading Wall Street analysts, and a panel on the potential impacts of the legalization of Internet gaming.

The ECGC conference has been approved for 4.8 Continuing Legal Education Credits ("CLE") in New Jersey, and 4.0 CLE credits in Pennsylvania, making it a must-attend event for gaming-law professionals.

The East Coast Gaming Congress & Hospitality Forum is organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, an independent research and professional services firm, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, SOSH Architects, and Topeka Capital Markets. For more information visit www.ecgc.us.