Tribal casinos speak at conference

21 March 2007

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey –- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The three largest Native American casino operators in the East will speak about "The New Power of Indian Gaming" in a special presentation of the 11th annual East Coast Gaming Congress, April 30-May 1 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

James Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming; Mitchell Etess, CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority; and John O'Brien, CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, will discuss their rapidly expanding gaming enterprises, their commercial ventures, and the outlook for Indian gaming.

"Together, these three executives oversee an estimated $4 billion in total revenue, making their businesses among the most prominent and successful in the entire gaming industry. Their flagship properties have become models for the destination casino resort experience," said Charles M. Bragitikos, President of Vibrant Development, an organizing producer of the East Coast Gaming Congress.

Allen, Etess and O'Brien join a distinguished roster of East Coast Gaming Congress speakers that includes:

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

-- Honorable Jon S. Corzine, Governor, State of New Jersey

-- Kevin DeSanctis, Chairman and CEO, Revel Entertainment

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

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

-- Daniel R. Lee, Chairman and CEO, Pinnacle Entertainment

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

-- James Perry, CEO, Trump Entertainment Resorts

-- Keith Smith, President and COO, Boyd Gaming Corp.

Nearly 500 industry professionals are expected to attend the East Coast Gaming Congress, which covers gaming operations and trends from Maine to West Virginia to Florida. The program features a CEO roundtable, a panel of four leading Wall Street analysts, an analysis of gaming and leisure trends, a special presentation on the "new Atlantic City" and keynote luncheon with New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine.

The conference kicks off with an April 30 golf outing at Atlantic City Country Club, followed by an evening reception at the 40/40 Club.

Related Links
East Coast Gaming Congress 2007
Foxwoods Resort Casino Details