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Indian Casinos in Spotlight at 3rd Annual Florida Gaming Summit

Hollywood, Florida — PRNewswire — As the State of Florida and the Seminole Tribe enter the final days of their closely watched compact negotiations, the 3rd annual Florida Gaming Summit is preparing to spotlight Indian gaming with special presentations on October 8-9 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Hotel & Casino.

James F. Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming, will kick off the conference with a keynote address at the conference Welcome Reception.

The next morning, Alan Meister, author of the widely acclaimed „Indian Gaming Industry Report,“ will discuss the economics and scope of tribal gaming — and Florida’s place in this fast-growing segment of the gaming industry.

Phil Hogen, Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, then leads the panel discussion „Indian Gaming Update: Politics and Regulation.“ The panelists will examine such issues as pensions, labor rules, off-reservation gaming, federal oversight, states‘ roles and other pressing issues.

„No segment of the industry is faster growing or more controversial than Indian gaming. The Florida Gaming Summit has again attracted prominent experts in all aspects of Indian gaming to analyze the timely, critical issues,“ said Joseph Weinert, Senior Vice President of Spectrum Gaming Group, conference co- producer.

The Florida Gaming Summit kicks off with an October 8 tour of the host Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, followed by an evening reception. On October 9, the daylong conference program examines slot operations in South Florida, Wall Street’s view of Florida gaming, the impact of slots on parimutuel operations, and the political outlook in Florida.

For the complete agenda and roster of confirmed speakers — and early-bird registration (USD 100 savings) — visit http://www.floridagamingsummit.com. Special hotel rates are also available by visiting the conference website.

Florida Gaming Summit is sponsored by Advanced Electronic Systems Inc., Becker & Poliakoff, Casino Journal, Gaming Industry Observer, Ewing Cole, Gaming Laboratories International, Greenberg Traurig, International Game Technology, JCM American/TransAct, Konami, MEI, South Jersey Industries, US Bank and WMS Gaming. For sponsorship information, contact Lesley Grashow.

Working journalists can request credentials through Allison McCoy.

The Florida Gaming Summit is co-produced by BNP Media Gaming Group (formerly Ascend Media Gaming Group), the world’s largest and most experienced gaming industry media resource, and Spectrum Gaming Group is an independent research, analysis and professional services firm serving private- and public-sector clients worldwide.