MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - Addressing the variety of gaming options available in the state, leaders from various interests will convene to discuss the future of the legal gambling choices as well as the potential for fantasy and sports wagering, retail gambling of dubious legal standing, and illegal gambling at the Florida Gaming Congress, to be held November 10-11, at the Hyatt Regency Miami.

The session, titled "Total Gambling: The Big Picture," will be moderated by Nick Sortal, a veteran journalist at the Sun-Sentinel who has long chronicled gaming-related issues. Panelists include:

  • John Fontana, President, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa
  • Pat Fowler, Executive Director, Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
  • David Griffin, Former Florida Lottery Secretary; Of Counsel, Gray Robinson
  • James Waldman, Representative, Florida House of Representatives
  • Daniel Wallach, Shareholder, Becker & Poliakoff

Throughout the conference, a broad array of speakers with varying viewpoints and expertise will shed light on a variety of gaming- and tourism-related issues that are being debated from Tallahassee to Miami. Speakers from government, business and academia will put forth ideas, express concerns and respond to proposals about the future of gaming and tourism in Florida.

The 2014 Congress will commence November 10 with an evening welcome reception. The following day delivers a full-day of in-depth seminars dedicated to presenting multiple viewpoints, ideas and concerns, along with networking opportunities. The four other outstanding panel discussions on the program include Gaming Outside of South Florida: The Right Move?, South Florida Casinos: Status and Outlook, Wall Street View, and Legislative Update: What's Next for Florida.

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The Florida Gaming Congress, owned and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, is the premier forum for professionals following the state's rapidly expanding gaming industry, and is a must-attend event for corporate executives, gaming operators, elected officials, regulators, vendors, developers, investors, analysts, and anyone else who is -- or wishes to be -- involved in Florida's nearly $3 billion gaming industry. The Florida Gaming Congress provides outstanding opportunities for networking, professional development and business-to-business discussions.

Spectrum Gaming Group is an independent, full-service global gaming research and professional services firm serving private- and public-sector clients on five continents. Spectrum produces several conferences, and together with Fantini Research and Management Science Associates, publishes SPECTRUMETRIX|Fantini, a comprehensive and dynamic suite of web-based reports.