NJ Governor keynote for gaming conference

9 January 2007

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey –- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The East Coast Gaming
Congress, which has a rich tradition of providing a forum for the most
influential officials impacting the gaming industry, announced today that
New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine will be Keynote Speaker for the 11th
annual conference, April 30-May 1, 2007, at the Atlantic City Convention
Center.

Governor Corzine will address an estimated 500 gaming professionals at
the East Coast Gaming Congress luncheon, at which he will speak on the
critical issues facing New Jersey's $5 billion gaming industry.

"In his first year in office, Governor Corzine has dealt with several
issues of importance to the New Jersey gaming industry - issues that impact
not just the state but have implications for gaming throughout the
Northeast," said conference co-producer Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO of the
Cooper Levenson law firm.

Governor Corzine, a former Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, has
visited Atlantic City many times in his first year in office and expressed
his commitment to seeing that the New Jersey's casino industry prospers
amid the regional growth in gaming.

The 11th annual East Coast Gaming Congress will feature an intensive
day of analysis and discussion. Confirmed speakers include:

-- James Allen, CEO, Seminole Gaming

-- Peter Carlino, Chairman and CEO, Penn National Gaming

-- Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., President & CEO, American Gaming Association

-- Daniel Lee, Chairman and CEO, Pinnacle Entertainment

-- Gary Loveman, Chairman and CEO, Harrah's Entertainment

-- James Perry, CEO, Trump Entertainment Resorts

Expert speakers in other panel discussions will examine such issues as
gaming expansion in the East, the competitive landscape, public policy,
Wall Street's perspective, Indian gaming, and the international factor.

The East Coast Gaming Congress begins April 30 with a golf outing at
historic Atlantic City Country Club sponsored by Harrah's Entertainment and
an evening welcome reception, followed by a full day of conference
sessions.


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