Hundreds Expected for East Coast Gaming Congress

11 May 2006

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Hundreds of casino
executives, slot manufacturers, analysts, regulators, investors, and other
gaming-related professionals will converge in Atlantic City May 22-23 for
the 10th annual East Coast Gaming Congress at the House of Blues.

This year's East Coast Gaming Congress features one of the strongest
conference programs ever presented in the industry, culminating with the
signature "Industry Leaders Forum."

The conference kicks off with an evening cocktail reception in the
famous House of Blues Foundation Room. The following day, the conference
features compelling sessions with Wall Street gaming analysts, prominent
figures in nongaming development, New Jersey regulators and legislators,
and operators, legislators and regulators from the East Coast.

The "Industry Leaders Forum" provides a unique format in which the CEOs
address attendees on a key topic of their choice, then engage in a
roundtable moderated by American Gaming Association President Frank J.
Fahrenkopf, Jr. Participating in this special event are:

-- James Allen, CEO, Seminole Gaming

-- Peter M. Carlino, Chairman & CEO, Penn National Gaming

-- Gary Loveman, Chairman, CEO & President, Harrah's Entertainment

-- James B. Perry, CEO & President, Trump Entertainment Resorts

-- Keith E. Smith, President & COO, Boyd Gaming

"The East Coast Gaming Congress is the premier forum outside of Nevada
for the gaming industry," said Lloyd Levenson, CEO of conference
co-producer Cooper Levenson law firm.

New this year, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in alliance
with Spectrum Gaming Group will launch SIGMA. SIGMA is a nationwide
certification program that teaches the skills needed to succeed as a
manager in the gaming industry. In coordination with the East Coast Gaming
Congress, SIGMA will assign 4 credits to event attendees toward the
management certification.


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