Diversity Experts to Speak At Pennsylvania Gaming Congress

14 February 2006

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – (PRESS RELEASE) -- An impressive roster of diversity
experts at the March 6-7 Pennsylvania Gaming Congress will help firms owned by
minorities and women to capitalize on the emerging Pennsylvania gaming

The Pennsylvania gaming act has the stated goal to "promote and ensure
diversity in all aspects of the gaming activities." The Pennsylvania Gaming
Congress will help advance this goal by presenting a special session titled
"Doing Business With The Casinos: A Workshop For Minority- and Female-Owned

"We look forward to a through discussion on this subject and answering the
questions posed by attendees," said workshop moderator Nolan N. Atkinson Jr.,
a partner with Duane Morris LLP who chairs the Philadelphia Diversity Law
Group Inc. as well as his firm's Diversity Committee.

Panelists are:

-- Richard Darnold, Vice President Strategic Sourcing, Boyd Gaming Corp.

-- Michael Epps, Commissioner, New Jersey Casino Control Commission

-- Michael Randazzo, Corporate Director of Purchasing, Penn National

-- Sanford Rivers, Commissioner, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

-- Melonease Shaw, CEO, Maven Inc.

-- Emily White, Director, Duane Morris Government Affairs

The keynote introduction will be provided by Peter Speaks, recently
appointed as Pennsylvania General Services deputy secretary and special
advisor to the Governor for Minority, Women-Owned and Disadvantaged Business

The Pennsylvania Gaming Congress, expected to attract hundreds of gaming-
related professionals nationwide, takes place at the Whitaker Center and the
attached Harrisburg Hilton. The conference includes an evening cocktail
reception, followed by an intensive daylong program featuring Pennsylvania
gaming regulators, Pennsylvania racino operators, Wall Street analysts, land-
use and zoning experts, as well as an exhibition area. As the conference's
room bloc at the Hilton has been sold out, additional hotel rooms are
available at the neighboring Crowne Plaza. Call 717-234-5021, and mention
Pennsylvania Gaming Congress for the special conference rate.

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