Kassekert to Deliver Keynote at East Coast Gaming Congress

20 May 2005

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Linda Kassekert, Chair of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, will deliver the luncheon keynote address at the 9th Annual East Coast Gaming Congress on May 26 at Boardwalk. Kassekert will articulate the state's evolving gaming policy as Atlantic City and New Jersey position themselves in the increasingly competitive Eastern gaming market.

"Linda Kassekert is helping to lead Atlantic City through one of the most critical periods in its history. Industry leaders, as well as regulators from other states, are looking for guidance as to how New Jersey will help ensure Atlantic City's competitive position in a rapidly changing landscape," said Thomas Sykes of SOSH Architects, an organizing producer.

Prominent industry executives, public officials and securities analysts will also be featured. In addition, the East Coast Gaming Congress will present two recently retired industry champions -- Aztar's Paul Rubeli and Harrah's Phil Satre -- with Lifetime Achievement Awards. The conference will again include the prestigious Industry Leaders Forum. Among the participating speakers in the 9th annual East Coast Gaming Congress:

* Jim Allen, Seminole Gaming

* Thomas Auriemma, N.J. Division of Gaming Enforcement

* Curtis Bashaw, N.J. Casino Reinvestment Development Authority

* William Boyd, Boyd Gaming

* Scott Butera, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts

* Jon Corzine, U.S. Senator, New Jersey

* Frank J. Fahrenkopf, American Gaming Association

* William Gormley, State Senator, New Jersey

* Joseph Greff, Bear Stearns

* Robert Haddock, Aztar

* Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation

* Jeff Hartmann, Mohegan Sun

* Lawrence Klatzkin, Jefferies & Co.

* Gary Loveman, Harrah's Entertainment

* William Schmitt, CIBC World Markets

* Barry E. Snyder Sr., Seneca Nation of Indians

* Robert S. "Tommy" Tomlinson, State Senator, Pennsylvania

* Jeff Van Drew, Assemblyman, New Jersey

* Andrew Zarnett, Deutsche Bank

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