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Distinguished panel to discuss state's gaming public policy at Florida Gaming Congress

13 February 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Florida -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Amid the ripening debates over pari-mutuel slots outside of South Florida, Internet sweepstakes cafes, and the legalization of destination resort casinos, along with calls for a cohesive statewide gaming policy, a panel of prominent experts will discuss the best course for Florida at the 8th Florida Gaming Congress, to be held February 25-26, 2013, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.

Speakers on the panel titled "Gaming and Public Policy" include the following:
Carol Dover, CEO, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
Pat Fowler, Executive Director of the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
Frank Nero, President & CEO, The Beacon Council
David Romanik, Gaming attorney & former Gulfstream Park CEO & general counsel

Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
"Florida has quickly become one of the largest gaming states in the country," said panel moderator Marc Dunbar, partner with conference presenting sponsor Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre LLP. "The Congress, and this panel in particular, involves some of the most influential players who are going to shape gaming policy in Florida."

The Florida Gaming Congress also features four other outstanding panel discussions, including Destination Florida?, The Future of Racetrack Gaming, The View from Wall Street, and Internet Gaming in the US. 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 Congress is dedicated to presenting multiple viewpoints, ideas and concerns.
The two-day event begins with an evening cocktail reception on February 25, followed by a full-day of in-depth seminars with outstanding opportunities for networking, professional development and business-to-business discussions.

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.

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