Widener University to sponsor Pennsylvania conference

5 November 2007

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Widener University
and its acclaimed School of Hospitality Management will return as Diamond
Sponsor of the 4th annual Pennsylvania Gaming Congress & Mid-Atlantic
Racing Forum, February 25-26, 2008, at the Whitaker Center and Harrisburg

In this role, Widener will again develop the content of the racing
forum, which has been expanded in scope after the strong turnout and
attendee feedback from the first racing forum last March.

"The School of Hospitality Management of Widener University will
continue to play a leading role in bringing nationally known speakers to
the Pennsylvania Gaming Congress and Mid-Atlantic Racing Forum. I am
pleased to bring an increased focus to the region's racing industry as the
mutually beneficial relationship between gaming and racing emerges," said
Nicholas J. Hadgis, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Hospitality Management at

More than 450 gaming operators, slot manufacturers, regulators,
analysts, attorneys, architects, bankers, public officials and other
industry-related professionals from 25 states attended the Pennsylvania
Gaming Congress & Racing Forum last March, which featured an opening
keynote address from Governor Edward G. Rendell.

The 2008 Pennsylvania Gaming Congress will include the Mid-Atlantic
Racing Forum and Cocktail Reception on Day 1, followed the next day by an
intensive gaming program that includes two keynote addresses and the
following sessions:

-- The View from Wall Street

-- Category 2 Casinos: Status and Outlook

-- Casino Design and Construction Trends

-- The Role of Education in Pennsylvania Gaming

-- Regulation and Legislation: What's Needed, What's Next?

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