Analysts Examine Gaming Growth

25 April 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – (PRESS RELEASE) -- 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

-- 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

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

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