State Lotteries Highlighted at 2013 East Coast Gaming Congress & Hospitality Forum

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., May 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the past 50 years, state lotteries have led the way for the successful expansion of legal gambling in the US. Now, at the dawn of online gaming in the United States, lotteries are again at the forefront. Join your colleagues and peers as a distinguished panel of state lottery leaders discuss these and other issues at the 17th annual East Coast Gaming Congress & Hospitality Forum, to be held May 21-22 at the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Michael Pollock, managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group, a co-organizer and co-producer of the event, will moderate the panel, "State Lotteries: What's Next?" The session is sponsored by BMM Test Labs, and featured panelists are:

  • Kurt Freedlund, Sr. Vice President & General Counsel, Georgia Lottery
  • Vernon Kirk, Director, Delaware Lottery
  • Stephen Martino, Director, Maryland Lottery
  • Buddy Roogow, Executive Director, District of Columbia Lottery
  • Paul Sternburg, Executive Director, Massachusetts Lottery

More than 600 gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, public officials, investors and other gaming-related professionals will attend. The full conference schedule and registration information are available at Early-bird registration savings will be honored until advance registration is closed on Thursday, May 16.

Taking place at Atlantic City's historic Boardwalk Hall, the East Coast Gaming Congress will provide attendees with valuable insight and education by those most knowledgeable about this evolving industry – as well as outstanding opportunities for networking, professional development and business-to-business discussions.

Once again co-located with the Atlantic City Hospitality Trade Show, the event consists of a day and a half of in-depth conference sessions and presentations, and two full days of exhibits. Day One culminates with the always well-attended Welcome Reception, taking place at the Diamond Club at Bally's Atlantic City, offering a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean, and sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority.

The conference program also will include eight individual presentations from top industry CEOs, as well as a regional panel covering the competitive challenges and outlook in the Mid-Atlantic region, and the always-popular Wall Street panel featuring the industry's leading Wall Street analysts.

The East Coast Gaming Congress is organized and produced by Spectrum Gaming Group, an independent research and regulatory consulting firm, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, and SOSH Architects. For more information and to register, visit For sponsorship information, contact Donna Vecere at or Allison McCoy at

CONTACT: Allison McCoy, SVP, Marketing, Spectrum Gaming Group 1-609-926-5100;

Source:East Coast Gaming Congress