NJ governor keynote for East Coast Gaming Congress

3 April 2008

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Jon S. Corzine,
Governor of New Jersey, will deliver the luncheon keynote address at the
12th annual East Coast Gaming Congress to be held at the Atlantic City
Convention Center on May 19-20.

"Casinos are a critical industry in New Jersey, and Atlantic City is
critical to the entire gaming industry along the East Coast," said Lloyd D.
Levenson of the Cooper Levenson law firm, a conference organizer. "The
governor's policies on gaming will affect the entire region, and this
industry needs to understand Governor Corzine's plans, as well as his

Tom Sykes of SOSH Architects, another conference organizer, said:
"Governor Corzine will be in good company. This conference continues to
play a central role as a forum for industry leaders to share their ideas
and visions."

The conference -- which will feature analysis of trends and changes
that are transforming the gaming landscape from Maine to Florida -- opens
with a golf outing sponsored by Harrah's Entertainment on May 19 at
Atlantic City Country Club, followed by an evening reception at Cuba Libre
at The Quarter inside Tropicana Casino Resort.

Among the prominent industry executives, regulators, elected officials
and Wall Street analysts confirmed to speak are:

-- James Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Seminole Gaming

-- Barry Cregan, President, Foxwoods Resort Casino

-- Kevin DeSanctis, President and Chief Operating Officer, Revel

-- Mitchell Etess, Chief Executive Officer, Mohegan Tribal Gaming

-- Frank Fahrenkopf, President and CEO, American Gaming Association

-- Brian Hansberry, President and Chief Operating Officer, Seneca Gaming

-- Mark Juliano, Chief Executive Officer, Trump Entertainment

-- Linda Kassekert, Chair, New Jersey Casino Control Commission

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

-- Jim Murren, President and Chief Operating Officer, MGM Mirage

-- Keith Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Boyd Gaming

-- Timothy Wilmott, President and Chief Operating Officer, Penn National

These and other executives will discuss such topics as the competitive
landscape, emerging markets, the political climate, the continued expansion
of Indian gaming, regulation and operational trends.

The East Coast Gaming Congress is well established as one of the most
high-profile forums for industry leaders. In addition, the conference
offers the hundreds of attendees outstanding networking opportunities and
the chance to visit with dozens of conference exhibitors. More than 500
executives, regulators, attorneys, equipment manufacturers, analysts,
architects, vendors and other industry-related professionals attended last
year's East Coast Gaming Congress.

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