Atlantic City Provides Backdrop for Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress

10 May 2002

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – (Press Release) -- With new casino hotel towers changing the skyline of Atlantic City and shovels in the ground marking future growth, the impact of gaming will be on full display for investors, industry executives and the media during the 6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress on May 22.

The conference will be held at an Atlantic City icon that is one of the symbols of the city's progress, Historic Boardwalk Hall. The famous structure has undergone a $90 million renovation, transforming it into one of the region's premiere entertainment venues.

The prestigious Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress is one of the most important events of its kind, at which industry leaders each year unveil new initiatives to help chart the industry's future. This year's lead keynote speaker is New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey, who will receive the Fleet Bank Career Contribution Award and will unveil his administration's gaming policies.

U.S. Senator Robert Toricelli will deliver the morning keynote address to offer a national focus. Other forums will feature American Gaming Association CEO Frank Fahrenkopf; J. Terrence Lanni, executive chairman of the board and CEO of MGM Mirage; Philip G. Satre, chairman, president and CEO of Harrah's Entertainment; Donald D. Snyder, president of Boyd Gaming Corporation; and Paul Rubeli, chairman and CEO of Aztar Corporation; plus gaming regulators from across North America and leading Wall Street analysts.

To highlight the positive impact of gaming on Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority is available to provide visiting media and investors with additional information about the city's new developments. Interested media and investor representatives can call Elaine Zamansky at (609) 449-7166.

The organizing producers of the Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress are Michael Pollock's Gaming Industry Observer, an award winning newsletter and information service that tracks trends that impact the gaming industry; Cooper Perskie April Niedelman Wagenheim and Levenson, PA, an Atlantic City law firm with one of the world's leading gaming practices; the accounting firm of Ernst and Young, LLP, recognized for its expertise in gaming; and Rutgers University, which enjoys a national reputation for academic excellence.

For conference information and registration, contact Roger Gros at (609) 992-5510.

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