Destination Casino Discussion Kicks Off Florida Gaming

Destination Casino Discussion Kicks Off Florida Gaming Congress,
February 25-26, 2013 
HOLLYWOOD, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 --  A panel of lawmakers,
gaming operators and other experts will examine the potential for
destination resorts in Florida, a critical issue that could reshape
Florida's tourist industry. This panel will be the kick-off event at
the Florida Gaming Congress, to be held February 25-26, 2013, at the
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.  
The destination-resort panel will be moderated by Robert Jarvis,
Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University Law Center. Panelists
include Andy Abboud, Vice President, Las Vegas Sands Corp.; Chris
Davidson, EVP/Global Strategy & Client Leadership, MMGY Global; Rep.
Joe Gibbons, District 100, Florida House of Representatives; Virginia
McDowell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Isle of Capri
Casinos, Inc.; and Michael Yormark, President & Chief Operation
Officer, Sunrise Sports & Entertainment. 
Throughout the conference, a broad array of speakers with varying
viewpoints and expertise will shed light on a variety of gaming- and
tourism-related issues that are being debated from Tallahassee to
Miami. Speakers from government, business and academia will put forth
ideas, express concerns and respond to proposals about the future of
gaming and tourism in Florida. 
The Florida Gaming Congress, solely owned and produced by Spectrum
Gaming Group (, is the premier forum for
professionals following the state's rapidly expanding gaming
industry, and is a must-attend event for corporate executives, gaming
operators, elected officials, regulators, vendors, developers,
investors, analysts, and anyone else who is -- or wishes to be --
involved in Florida's nearly $3 billion gaming industry. The Florida
Gaming Congress provides outstanding opportunities for networking,
professional development and business-to-business discussions. 
The two-day event begins with an evening cocktail reception on
February 25, followed by a full-day of in-depth seminars with
networking opportunities. Other session topics include:  

--  The Future of Racetrack Gaming
--  Wall Street's Focus on Florida
--  Gaming and Public Policy
--  Internet Gaming in Florida and the US

Jim Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Gaming Operations for the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, will deliver the keynote address on
Tuesday, February 26. 
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Allison McCoy
Spectrum Gaming Group
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