Five Prominent Gaming CEOs in Showcase Event at 22nd Annual East Coast Gaming Congress, June 13-14 in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (May 9, 2018) – Corporate chief executives who oversee some of the largest casino operations in the East, including tribal casinos, will speak at the showcase event of the 22nd annual East Coast Gaming Congress (ECGC) , which takes place June 13-14 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

The CEO Roundtable has been the signature event of ECGC since its founding in 1997, providing a provocative and news-making forum for prominent gaming industry leaders.

CEOs in this year’s Roundtable will examine the most critical issues facing the gaming industry, the outlooks for their companies, public policy issues, industry trends, and other timely issues. The participants are:

  • James Allen, Chairman, Hard Rock International, and Chief Executive Officer, Seminole Gaming
  • Greg Carlin, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rush Street Gaming
  • David S. Cordish, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Cordish Companies
  • Holly Gagnon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Seneca Gaming Corp.
  • Felix Rappaport, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foxwoods Resort Casino

Of note, Allen will be speaking just two weeks ahead of the widely anticipated opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

The CEO Roundtable will be moderated by ECGC co-founders Lloyd D. Levenson, CEO of Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, and Michael Pollock, Managing Director of Spectrum Gaming Group.

In addition to the CEO Roundtable, ECGC includes the NexGen Gaming Forum on June 13, a cocktail reception at The Pool at Harrah’s on Day 1, the Keynote Luncheon with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Day 2, and outstanding networking opportunities.

The ECGC program has been approved for Continuing Legal Education credits in Pennsylvania (5.5 general credit hours) and New Jersey (4.8 general credit hours).

More than 500 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors, and other gaming-related professionals are expected to attend ECGC. The full two-day conference schedule and registration is at Early-bird registration savings are now available.

ECGC is organized and produced by Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law and Spectrum Gaming Group. Other co-organizers and co-producers are The Friedmutter Group, an industry-leading architectural and design firm based in Las Vegas, and Sysco Corporation, the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging and gaming establishments.

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