Pennsylvania senator keynote for conference

12 February 2008

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Pennsylvania state Senator
Jeffrey E. Piccola, a leading advocate for gaming reform, will be the
Morning Keynote Speaker at the 4th annual Pennsylvania Gaming Congress &
Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum, conference organizers announced today.

Senator Piccola, who represents Pennsylvania's 15th District, will
deliver his remarks to start the second day of the two-day conference,
which takes place February 25-26 at the Whitaker Center and Harrisburg

Senator Piccola has served in the Pennsylvania Senate since 1995 and
previously served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for 18

"The gaming industry is now firmly established throughout the
Commonwealth, with thousands upon thousands of Pennsylvanians visiting
casinos during the first 15 months of their operation. But as events over
the last two weeks have shown, it is critical that this industry and all of
its participants be effectively regulated to ensure both its continuing
success and the public's confidence. I look forward to sharing my views on
this subject at the Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing
Forum," Senator Piccola said.

The conference concludes with seven prominent members of the
Pennsylvania House, along with the President of Mohegan Sun at Pocono
Downs, participating in the roundtable discussion titled "Regulation and
Legislation: What's Needed, What's Next?"

Hundreds have already registered to attend the Pennsylvania Gaming
Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum. Registration is still available at
early-bird rates by visiting A special room rate
is available at the Hilton by calling 1-800-HILTONS.

The two-day conference includes a racing program, gaming program,
evening cocktail reception, Luncheon Keynote Address by Bradley H. Stone,
Executive Vice President of Las Vegas Sands Corp. -- and outstanding
networking opportunities. Attorneys take note: The conference is approved
by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 7.0 substantive

The Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum is
produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, the world's foremost research and
professional services firm, and presented by Fox Rothschild, a full-service
law firm with one of the country's largest gaming practices.

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