Analysts Examine Gaming Growth
Five prominent Wall Street analysts will examine the challenges and growth potential of gaming in the East at the 10th annual East Coast Gaming Congress, May 22-23 at the House of Blues here. East Coast gaming revenue surpassed $11 billion last year and is poised for strong growth with the legalization of slot machines in Pennsylvania and billions of dollars earmarked for expansion in other jurisdictions. The East Coast Gaming Congress will analyze this dynamic in the panel discussion "From Maine to Florida: The Wall Street View." The participants are:
-- Marc Falcone, Deutsche Bank
-- Dennis Forst, KeyBanc Capital Markets
-- Lawrence Klatzkin, Jefferies & Co.
-- William Lerner, Prudential Securities
-- Daniel Silvers, Fortress Investment Group
"These experts have significant influence in the gaming industry, from moving markets to shaping the investment climate. Their analysis is closely read in every executive suite in the industry. Attendees at the East Coast Gaming Congress will benefit tremendously from their insight," said Thomas Sykes, a principal with conference co-producer SOSH Architects.
The signature event of the East Coast Gaming Congress is the "Industry Leaders Forum," moderated by American Gaming Association President and CEO Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. The participants are:
-- James Allen, CEO, Seminole Gaming
-- Peter M. Carlino, Chairman & CEO, Penn National Gaming
-- Gary Loveman, Chairman, CEO & President, Harrah's Entertainment
-- James J. Murren, President, CFO & Treasurer, MGM Mirage
-- James B. Perry, CEO & President, Trump Entertainment Resorts
-- Keith E. Smith, President & COO, Boyd Gaming
Conference registration is available at early-bird rates by visiting EastCoastGamingCongress.com.
The East Coast Gaming Congress is produced by Cooper Levenson, Gaming Industry Observer, Ernst & Young and SOSH Architects. Sponsors include A.C. Coin & Slot, Ainsworth Game Technology, Atlantic Cape Community College, Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, Bally Technologies, Commerce Bank, Gaming Laboratories International, Global Gaming Business Magazine, International Game Technology, JCM American Corp., Jefferies & Co., MEI, New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, The Press of Atlantic City, Progressive Gaming International, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, South Jersey Industries, Sprint Nextel, and Vibrant Development.