Leadership ThinkTank Featured at East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen Gaming Forum

For the first time ever at the annual East Coast Gaming Congress & NexGen Gaming Forum, the CEOs from six prominent gaming companies will share their insights during a Leadership ThinkTank. The CEOs will discuss, among other topics, the future of land-based gaming, how sports betting is shaping their operations, the M&A environment and how and where they seek their next opportunities. The participating CEOs are:

Greg Carlin

CEO, Rush Street Gaming

With the successful development and record-breaking operation of Fallsview Casino Resort underway, Greg co-founded Rush Street Gaming, where he currently serves as CEO, overseeing several full-service casinos.

George Papanier

CEO, Twin River

George’s association with Twin River began in 2004 when he served as the Chief Operating Officer, an appointment he held until February 2011 when he was then appointed to the role of President and CEO. His career in the gaming industry spans some 35 years.

Mario Kontomerkos

CEO, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment

Mario’s career path evolved through various key financial, research and analytical roles with companies like Magnetar Capital LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities, Lehman Brothers and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He joined Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment in 2011 as CFO, and elevated to CEO in 2017.

David Cordish

Chairman, The Cordish Companies

David joined The Cordish Companies in 1963 and assumed leadership of the companies in the late 1960s. In his five decades of leadership, The Cordish Companies have grown into an internationally-recognized real estate developer and owner/operator of a growing suite of operating businesses.

Thomas Reeg

CEO, Eldorado Resorts

Thomas has served as President of Eldorado Resorts since September 2014, at which time he was also appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Thomas has been instrumental in negotiating, structuring and financing the company’s growth strategy.

Timothy Wilmott

CEO, Penn National Gaming

Timothy has been the CEO of Penn National Gaming, Inc since November 2013. During his tenure at Penn National, the company has aggressively expanded its operating base with the opening of eight new full-service casinos across the United States.

“ECGC has a long history of providing a platform for the leading voices in gaming to share their vision and expertise with the hundreds of gaming professionals who attend this conference every year,” said Cooper Levenson law firm CEO Lloyd Levenson, who will co-moderate the ThinkTank with Spectrum Gaming Group Managing Director Michael Pollock. “ECGC is proud to attract six of the brightest minds in this newly structured forum.”

In addition, ECGC features three prominent keynotes; in order of appearance they are:

  • American Gaming Association President & CEO Bill Miller
  • Monumental Sports and Entertainment Chairman and CEO Ted Leonsis
  • New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy

ECGC is the second-longest-running gaming industry conference and annually attracts more than 500 gaming operators, regulators, equipment manufacturers, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals. The outstanding ECGC program this year also includes:

  • Day 1 NexGen Gaming Forum
  • Day 1 cocktail party at The Pool at Harrah’s
  • Three Day 2 conference tracks: Sports and Gaming, Gaming Ops, and Gaming Market Analysis
  • Outstanding networking opportunities

The two-day conference is June 12-13 at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City. Schedule and registration are available at www.eastcoastgamingcongress.com.

ECGC is organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group and the Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law. 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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