ATLANTIC CITY, NJ--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) - The Honorable Raymond J. Lesniak, the New Jersey State Senator who was a sponsor of the law to legalize internet gaming in New Jersey, will be a featured speaker at the 18th annual East Coast Gaming Congress & iGaming Institute, taking place May 19-20 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.

"Internet gaming would not be taking place now in New Jersey were it not for the determination and persistence of Senator Lesniak," said Lloyd D. Levenson, conference co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law.

ECGC & iGaming Institute, the largest gaming conference outside of Las Vegas, brings prominent industry leaders -- from industry, government, Wall Street, law and other sectors -- who collectively set the policies and make the critical decisions into one forum where their ideas can be cross-pollinated and placed in the broadest context. With the many forms of legalized gambling beginning to converge -- from land-based casinos to Internet gaming to lotteries -- ECGC & iGaming Institute provides attendees with the critical insights necessary to understand where, when and how the gaming will be reshaped.

More than 600 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals are attending ECGC & iGaming Institute. The full conference schedule and registration are available at

The ECGC & iGaming Institute not only will provide attendees with valuable insight and education by those most knowledgeable about this evolving industry, but also will deliver outstanding opportunities for networking, professional development and business-to-business discussions.

The iGaming Institute launches the conference on May 19, with a keynote address from CEO Brian Mattingley, followed by the always popular and well-attended Welcome Reception. Tuesday brings a full day of comprehensive sessions addressing the most critical issues facing the industry today, including two panels featuring the CEOs of major East Coast operators including: James Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Seminole Gaming; Scott Butera, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise; John Cohlan, Chief Executive Officer, Margaritaville Holdings; Mitchell Etess, Chief Executive Officer, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority; Virginia McDowell, President & Chief Executive Officer, Isle of Capri Casinos; Keith Smith, President & Chief Executive Officer, Boyd Gaming; Joe Weinberg, Managing Partner, President Gaming, The Cordish Companies; and Timothy Wilmott, President & Chief Executive Officer, Penn National Gaming.

The East Coast Gaming Congress & iGaming Institute is organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, an independent research and regulatory consulting firm, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, SOSH Architects, and Lockton Companies, the world's largest privately-owned insurance brokerage firm. For more information and to register, visit For sponsorship information or media credentials, contact Korbi Carrison at