Florida summit focuses on tribal gaming

5 September 2007

HOLLYWOOD, Florida -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- As the State of Florida and
the Seminole Tribe enter the final days of their closely watched compact
negotiations, the 3rd annual Florida Gaming Summit is preparing to
spotlight Indian gaming with special presentations on October 8-9 at the
Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Hotel & Casino.

James F. Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming, will kick off the conference
with a keynote address at the conference Welcome Reception.

The next morning, Alan Meister, author of the widely acclaimed "Indian
Gaming Industry Report," will discuss the economics and scope of tribal
gaming -- and Florida's place in this fast-growing segment of the gaming

Phil Hogen, Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, then
leads the panel discussion "Indian Gaming Update: Politics and Regulation."
The panelists will examine such issues as pensions, labor rules,
off-reservation gaming, federal oversight, states' roles and other pressing

"No segment of the industry is faster growing or more controversial
than Indian gaming. The Florida Gaming Summit has again attracted prominent
experts in all aspects of Indian gaming to analyze the timely, critical
issues," said Joseph Weinert, Senior Vice President of Spectrum Gaming
Group, conference co- producer.

The Florida Gaming Summit kicks off with an October 8 tour of the host
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, followed by an evening reception. On
October 9, the daylong conference program examines slot operations in South
Florida, Wall Street's view of Florida gaming, the impact of slots on
parimutuel operations, and the political outlook in Florida.

For the complete agenda and roster of confirmed speakers -- and
early-bird registration ($100 savings) -- visit
Floridagamingsummit.com. Special hotel rates are also available
by visiting the conference website.

Florida Gaming Summit is sponsored by Advanced Electronic Systems Inc.,
Becker & Poliakoff, Casino Journal, Gaming Industry Observer, Ewing Cole,
Gaming Laboratories International, Greenberg Traurig, International Game
Technology, JCM American/TransAct, Konami, MEI, South Jersey Industries, US
Bank and WMS Gaming. For sponsorship information, contact Lesley Grashow at

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