ATLANTIC CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - Spectrum Gaming Group and Gaming Industry Observer will host a conference call this Thursday, October 15 at 2 p.m. EDT, on "Distressed Gaming Properties: State of the Industry." Call in to listen to experts discuss the benefits and risks to distressed gaming mergers and acquisitions, and how regulations and bankruptcy court can impact a takeover. Experts will discuss how to properly apply multiples, how EBITDA can be enhanced by skilled operators, and they will also field questions.

The fee to participate on the call is $75. For Gaming Industry Observer subscribers, the call is $35. For GIO2 premium subscribers and site licensees, the call is free.

The call will be moderated by Jane Pedreira, Managing Director, Clear Sights Research, and speakers will be David Berman, CEO, Regal Capital Advisors LLC; Steven Brammell, Associate, Spectrum Gaming Group; and Matthew Gates, Vice President, Chanin Capital Partners.

"Our clients and subscribers depend on us to target areas where our team of experts can provide essential advice unavailable elsewhere. Distressed properties is one of the most important, timely topics that we have embraced with this comprehensive approach," said Michael Pollock, Spectrum Managing Director and Publisher of Gaming Industry Observer.

"Spectrum is known around the world for its particular outside-the-box expertise to evaluate the critical financial, legal regulatory and operational issues that surround any analysis of distressed properties," said Spectrum Senior Vice President Harvey Perkins, who leads Spectrum's efforts in this specialty. "Everyone from bondholders, bank lenders and investment bankers to creditors, buyers of existing properties and incumbent management needs to hear what our team of experts has to say."

To register for this teleconference, go to or call 1-609-926-5100.

Spectrum Gaming Group ( is a global independent research and professional services firm focused on the global casino industry. We maintain a network of leading experts in all disciplines relating to the gaming industry.

Spectrum publishes Gaming Industry Observer (, an acclaimed award-winning newsletter that tracks casino industry trends, and produces a variety of gaming conferences. Spectrum was named for the second consecutive year to the 2009 Inc. 5000 List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the United States. In offering such recognition, Inc. Magazine noted: "A focus on integrity has allowed Spectrum to thrive." For more information about Spectrum's services, call 1-609-926-5100 or email us at