Reno Hosts Nevada Gaming Summit

16 February 2004

RENO, Nevada – As reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal: "A unique, new conference is scheduled for Wednesday evening and all day Thursday — the Northern Nevada Gaming Summit.

"The summit's subtitle is 'Market Growth or Market Survival?'

"Produced by Reno-based Raving Consulting and Ascend Media of Las Vegas, the conference is the first in a series to address troubled gambling markets. Because of the quickly expanding tribal casinos in Northern California, Reno tops the list.

"..Raving President Dennis Conrad said the conference will have plenty of 'tough love' from such speakers as Bill Eadington, a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming.

"…Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Chairman Phil Satre will deliver Thursday's luncheon address.

"Conrad said well-known industry consultant Michael Meczka will 'offer some interesting comparisons of where Reno stands relative to some of the more successful tribal casinos across the mountain.'

"…As for the rest of the conference, Conrad said it promises to be 'freewheeling.'…"

Related Links
Nevada Online Gambling
Northern Nevada Gaming Summit 2004