Atlantic City, N.J. Aug. 3, 2021– A critical panel of global experts at the 24th Annual East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen Gaming Forum will focus on the future of esports, an exploding cultural phenomenon that presents both challenges and opportunities for the gaming industry. The discussion will include a compelling presentation of esports in action.
Seven experts based around the globe will examine the intersection of esports, gaming, entertainment and sports in a panel designed to answer the core question: What does esports in the U.S. mean for gaming?
The panel description states: “Esports are hot, casinos want to host their tournaments, and the gaming industry generally wants to be associated with this emerging sport. But why? Are esports a casino attraction like boxing? Will it become the focus of betting? Has the gaming industry figured out exactly what it wants from esports – and vice versa?”
“This assemblage of esports knowledge in one panel is unprecedented, with experts ranging from esports pioneers to corporate giants who collectively can both chart and build the future of esports,” said Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO of the Cooper Levenson law firm and a co-founder of the conference, which will be held October 25-26, 2021 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, N.J.
The esports panel, to be held October 25, has been developed by Spectrum eSports Advisors, a division of Spectrum Gaming Group. Speakers are:
- Moderator: Josh Faber, Director, Spectrum eSports Advisors
- Ari Fox, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Gameacon
- Alex Igelman, Principal, Esports Capital Corporation & Chairman, Millennial eSports Corp
- Grant Johnson, CEO and Chairman, Esports Entertainment Group, Inc.
- Louis Rogacki, Deputy Director, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
- Ernie Stevens, III, Head of Indian Gaming, Esports Authority
The conference agenda also includes nine CEOs from gaming operators, as well as leading suppliers, investors, regulators and legislators from throughout the nation. American Gaming Association CEO Bill Miller will deliver a keynote address. A lifetime achievement award will be presented to Timothy J. (Tim) Wilmott, at the luncheon.
More than 600 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals are expected to attend ECGC. The full conference schedule and registration is at www.ecgc.us . Early-bird registration savings are now available.
ECGC is co-organized and co-produced by Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, Spectrum Gaming Group, Esports Entertainment Group, and Sports Illustrated Sportsbook.