New York Gaming Summit Back for Third Year

8 June 2004

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The popular New York Gaming Summit is
back for its third installment, June 22-23 at a new location, Turning Stone
Casino Resort in Verona. New this year is the New York Gaming Golf Challenge
on June 22. It is followed that evening by the Opening Night Reception, with
remarks by Native American movie star Adam Beach, star of "Windtalkers" and
"Smoke Signals."

Much has happened in the past year for gaming in the Empire State, which
is reflected in the exciting lineup at this year's show.

-- The state's first three racinos have opened: Saratoga Gaming and
Raceway, Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack, and Fairgrounds Gaming and
Raceway (in Buffalo). New York's central-determinant VLT system has
been hailed as a model to be followed by new gaming jurisdictions
elsewhere in the country. The performance of these racinos and the
supporting technology will be addressed in "Race Tracks, The Impact of
VLTs" seminar June 23.

-- Turning Stone Casino Resort is nearing completion of a $300 million
project expansion that includes a 19-story hotel tower, two new
championship golf courses and a 5,000-seat events arena. You can see
the results first-hand and hear about the property's future from Ray
Halbritter, Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO, and at the June 23 luncheon
keynote address, "Gaming at Turning Stone: Past, Present and Future."

-- The Seneca tribe has followed last year's opening of Seneca Niagara
Casino with a new property in Allegany Territory, and a third project
is planned for Erie County. Hear from Seneca tribal and gaming
leaders, and from Niagara Falls Mayor Vincent Anello about the impact
of gaming on the Senecas and local economies.

-- Issues surrounding the legal and regulatory environment for gaming in
New York continue to evolve. Late last month, Gov. George Pataki
proposed consolidating New York's various gaming regulatory functions
under one supervisory body. Constitutional challenges to the state's
2001 gaming legislation continue in the courts. These are among the
topics that will be addressed in "New York Gaming and the Law"

-- New York gaming operators face the prospect of expanded competition in
Pennsylvania, the new Niagara Fallsview Casino in Canada, and a re-
energized Atlantic City market. The impact of regional gaming
developments on New York will be explored in "A Good Investment?
Assessing the New York Gaming Market."

Learn more about the conference and register online at . Attendees can register for just $325 per person, if
they register by Friday, June 11.

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