Future of Casinos in New Jersey to Be Debated at East Coast Gaming Congress and i-Gaming Institute

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2016) - A referendum on the New Jersey ballot that could authorize casinos in northern New Jersey is a focal point at the 20th annual East Coast Gaming Congress and i-Gaming Institute, to be held May 25-26 at the new Waterfront Conference Center at Harrah's Resort.

The panel, titled "Atlantic City ... and North Jersey? What's Best for New Jersey?," will be moderated by respected journalist John Brennan of The Record. The panel speakers are:

  • Honorable Chris A. Brown, Assemblyman, New Jersey State Assembly
  • Honorable Ralph Caputo, Assemblyman, New Jersey State Assembly
  • Paul Fireman, Chairman, Fireman Capital Partners
  • Mark Giannantonio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Resorts Casino Hotel
  • Jeff Gural, Chief Executive Officer, New Meadowlands Racetrack

"This is the first constitutional referendum to expand gaming in New Jersey in 40 years, and we have assembled a panel that is fully prepared to discuss and vet this essential question," said Michael Pollock, Managing Director of Spectrum Gaming Group, an organizing producer and co-founder of the conference.

"The East Coast Gaming Congress was established 20 years ago to serve as an essential forum for ideas, suggestions and concerns, and so it is quite appropriate that this conference will host this particular forum," said Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO of the Cooper Levenson law firm, also an organizing producer and co-founder of the event.

More than 600 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals are expected to attend ECGC. The two-day event includes the i-Gaming Institute, and evening welcome reception at The Pool, and an intensive day of casino-focused panel discussions and presentations.

Other panel topics will include the convergence of casinos and lotteries, daily fantasy sports, retail gaming, capturing the business of millennials and the future of i-gaming. The conference will also feature keynote addresses from 11 gaming industry CEOs, as well as participation by leading regulators and Wall Street analysts.

ECGC is organized and produced by Coop Levenson, Spectrum Gaming Group and the Friedmutter Group.

For more information and to register for the East Coast Gaming Congress, visit www.ecgc.us.