LINWOOD, NJ--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2014) - Spectrum Gaming Group, the world's foremost gaming-specific research and professional services firm has been named supporting partner by Clarion Gaming for its inaugural Japan Gaming Congress, May 14-16, 2014 in Tokyo.

The Spectrum Group of Companies has an office and full-time presence in Tokyo, as well as other locations throughout Asia, where Spectrum has played an instrumental role in advising governments, investors and other clients.

Spectrum's managing director Fredric Gushin states, "We share Clarion's view that this important issue needs a full airing of all relevant views, and this conference is designed to inform policy, and discuss serious concerns in a serious forum." Gushin, who founded Spectrum in 1993, is responsible for international services at the company, including all regulatory services. A former New Jersey regulator, Gushin has extensive experience in the Southeast Asia gaming market, and will chair Day One of the Japan Gaming Congress.

The Japan Gaming Congress (JgC) is a three-day educational forum that will offer a practical insight and understanding into the proposed Japanese casino legislation. The first of its kind, JgC will bring together international and local businesses across the whole casino spectrum to help shape the casino legislation over the next 18 months.

Michael Pollock, also managing director at Spectrum, will be moderating panels at the conference. Pollock oversees all economic studies performed by Spectrum, including broad-scale impact studies for country, state and local governments, and feasibility studies for private-sector clients. His international work includes projects in Guam and Korea. More than 30 years ago, Pollock pioneered studies in the economic and social impacts of gaming, and he has led such studies in markets ranging from North America to Asia.

Paul Bromberg, CEO of Spectrum Asia, will also participate on several panels at the conference. Based in Bangkok, Bromberg has been overseeing and conducting investigations in Asia since 1988 and he oversees the Tokyo-based team. During this time, he has worked closely with various government and law enforcement departments. He has undertaken numerous surveys and due diligence investigations for many international gaming and corporate clients.

Spectrum Gaming Group ( is an independent, full-service global gaming research and professional services firm serving private- and public-sector clients worldwide. Active on five continents, Spectrum Gaming Group is the global leader in independent research, analysis and regulatory services. National governments, regulatory agencies, large gaming companies, small casino operators, developers, attorneys and major investment firms around the world recognize Spectrum for its expertise, integrity and work product of the utmost credibility. Working closely with its affiliate, Spectrum Asia, Spectrum is especially active in Southeast Asia and has been retained by the Government of Singapore for extensive regulatory services since 2006. Spectrum produces several industry conferences, and together with Fantini Research, publishes SPECTRUMETRIX™, a comprehensive and dynamic suite of web-based reports.