HOLLYWOOD, FL--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - The 2012 Florida Gaming Summit, taking place February 27-28 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, is on track to draw the largest crowd of key stakeholders in the Florida gaming industry ever. Now in its seventh year, the Summit provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders to discuss current gaming initiatives and how they will impact the future of gaming in the Sunshine State.

The Summit covers the Destination Gaming Resort legislation with two key presentations from top gaming executives and financial analysts. Destination Resorts: The Missing Piece in Florida Gaming? and The View from Wall Street are sure to give attendees a complete overview of this important issue from an investment, regulatory, tribal and commercial perspective.

Individuals from more than 40 companies have already pre-registered for the Summit, with more coming in daily. Attendees represent a broad base of industry participants -- including tribal and commercial gaming and pari-mutuel operators, state and local officials, financial and investment firms, and suppliers of gaming products and services.

The two-day event begins with an evening cocktail reception on February 27, followed by a full day of in-depth seminars with networking opportunities. Additional session topics include:

  • Tribal Government Gaming in Tough Economic Times
  • South Florida Racetrack Casinos: Trends and Outlook
  • Public Policy Decisions

For more information, visit www.floridagamingsummit.com. To learn more about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, contact Lesley Grashow at grashowl@bnpmedia.com.

About the producers:
BNP Media Gaming Group (www.casinojournal.com) is the world's largest and most experienced gaming industry media resource and the leading producer of trade magazines, specialized conferences and expos, websites, e-newsletters and targeted specialty publications serving the gaming industry worldwide. BNP publishes Casino Journal and Slot Manager, two of the most respected titles in the gaming industry.

Spectrum Gaming Group (www.spectrumgaming.com) is an independent research and professional services firm that provides economic and feasibility studies, impact analyses, regulatory services, customer-service audits, and operational assistance for private- and public-sector clients on five continents. Spectrum produces the East Coast Gaming Congress and Pennsylvania Gaming Congress and co-produces the Florida Gaming Summit and the New England Gaming Summit.