Florida Gaming Summit to Examine Legislative, Political Issues

HOLLYWOOD, FL--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - The political and legislative landscape of gaming in Florida will be the subject of the featured session at the fifth annual Florida Gaming Summit, which takes place October 19-20 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Marlon D. Goldstein, National Gaming Practice Co-Chairman for Greenberg Traurig, P.A., will moderate the thought-provoking panel that includes the following speakers:

--  Cameron D. Benson, City Manager for the City of Hollywood
--  Leo DiBenigno, Secretary of the Florida Lottery
--  Steven A. Geller, Partner with Greenspoon Marder, P.A.
--  Rep. Evan Jenne, District 100-Dania Beach, Florida House of
--  Alan B. Koslow, Director of Entertainment, Hospitality and Gaming Law
    for Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
--  Joseph H. Webster, Partner with Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Waller

"Each sector of the gaming industry -- including parimutuel, Native American tribes and the state lottery -- has its own issues and challenges to address," said Charles Anderer, Group Publisher, Gaming, for BNP Media, co-producer of the Summit with Spectrum Gaming Group. "In this session, attorneys and public officials who understand the pulse of gaming in Florida will examine the critical issues that impact gaming -- such as the pending Seminole gaming compact, expansion and tax rates. These experts will discuss how the state's policymakers are -- and should be -- reacting."

The Florida Gaming Summit kicks off on October 19 with a welcome reception, followed by an intensive daylong conference program. Complete conference details and registration information are available at www.floridagamingsummit.com.

The Summit's presenting sponsors are the City of Hollywood and the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Other sponsors include Bally Technologies, Becker & Poliakoff, Energenic, Casino Career Institute, International Game Technology, Sunshine State Casino Advertising and WMS. Media sponsors include Casino Journal, Gaming Industry Observer and Poker Pro Magazine. For sponsorship information, contact Lesley Grashow at grashowl@bnpgaming.com.

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