Regulators to Speak at Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress

26 April 2002

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey – (Press Release) -- Top regulators from major gaming destinations across North America -- from Mississippi to Nevada and from California to Michigan -- will convene here on May 22, 2002 to chart the future of gaming law at the 6th Annual Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress. They will join their New Jersey counterparts to discuss the challenges facing gaming regulators, as the casino industry continues to expand and evolve.

The regulators include: Thomas N. Auriemma, Acting Director, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement; Larry Gregory, Executive Director, Mississippi Gaming Commission; James Hurley, Chairman, New Jersey Casino Control Commission; Scott Scherer, Member, Nevada Gaming Control Board; Nelson Westrin, Executive Director, Michigan Gaming Control Board; and John Hensley, Chairman of the California Gambling Control Commission.

"This is one of the most prestigious gatherings of top regulators at one time, and it could not come at a more critical moment," said Lloyd D. Levenson, an organizing producer of the conference and senior partner in the law firm of Cooper Perskie April Niedelman Wagenheim & Levenson, P.A., who will moderate the regulatory panel. "The industry needs to know what these leaders think, and what their concerns will be in the months ahead."

Also participating will be Michael Hoblock, Chairman of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, who will appear on another prestigious panel of public and private leaders who will discuss the expansion of gaming in the Northeast.

"Regulators, along with industry CEOs and Wall Street analysts, have long served as hallmarks of the Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress," said Michael Pollock, an organizing producer. "This year, we literally have coast-to-coast representation, which reflects gaming's expansion to all corners of North America."

Other speakers include New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey, U.S. Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) and Peter C. Yesawich, CEO of the national marketing firm, Yesawich, Pepperdine & Brown.

The organizing producers of the Mid-Atlantic Gaming Congress are: Michael Pollock's Gaming Industry Observer, an award-winning newsletter and information service that tracks trends that impact the gaming industry; Cooper Perskie April Niedelman Wagenheim & Levenson, P.A., an Atlantic City firm with one of the world's leading gaming practices; the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, LLP , recognized for its expertise in gaming; and Rutgers University, which enjoys a national reputation for academic excellence.

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